06:00-01

NICHOLS

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=ok trial


The second Oklahoma City bombing trial gets underway in Denver today.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


Terry Nichols is accused of helping Timothy McVeigh carry out the 19-95 bombing of the Murrah Federal building that killed 168 people.
The government alleges Nichols conspired with McVeigh to blow up the Murrah building, bought bomb components, helped McVeigh stash a getaway car at the bomb site and then built the bomb at a lake in Kansas.
Selecting the jury in his trial could take up to a month.
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E-L'burg-Scam


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#=97-65
GRAPHIC=NONE


Lynchburg police are warning people to beware of phone scam artists.
Police say someone is calling residents, claiming to sell credit card insurance.
But, the caller quickly hangs up if people become suspicious and start asking questions.
Authorities warn those in the area to use common sense to avoid becoming a victim.
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SOT 14:34:02
IN Q=People need to

((LT. EUGENE WINGFIELD/LYNCHBURG POLICE: PEOPLE NEED TO BE REAL CAUTIOUS THAT THIS IS TAKING PLACE. ANYTIME YOU'RE DEALING WITH SOMEONE OVER THE PHONE WHO IDENTIFIES THEMSELF AS BEING AN OFFICIAL WITH THE BANK THAT YOU DEAL WITH, THAT'S NOT THE WAY THEY CONDUCT BUSINESS. AND YOU NEED TO BE SUSPICIOUS OF THAT AND YOU SHOULD NOT BE GIVING YOUR CREDIT CARD NUMBER OR YOUR PIN NUMBER TO ANYONE OVER THE PHONE.))
SUPER=01-Lt. Eugene Wingfield/Lynchburg Police; :00
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=over the phone.
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ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=none


Lieutenant Wingfield says if you receive a call like this, hang up and dial "star" 57 so an operator can trace the call.
Then contact police.

E-Bad-Beef


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=97-58
GRAPHIC=NONE


E. coli (ee KOH'-lie) has made its way to Virginia in some tainted beef.
Federal inspectors will be visiting a meatpacking plant in Nebraska today in an effort to trace the source of the bad meat.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;

use file tape from E-Safe-Cooking, 97-50; 5-E-Coli, 597-36; 5-Meat-Safety, 597-31;
A Department of Agriculture spokeswoman says beef contaminated with E. coli (ee KOH'-lie) turned up in an Emporia, Virginia supermarket.
She says the meat originated at a BeefAmerica plant in Norfolk, Nebraska.
But BeefAmerica says it does NOT believe the plant is the source of the contamination.
Meat from the plant is not under recall. No illnesses have been reported from the tainted beef.
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ca-fires


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=fire

***ANCHOR TAG***
A Wildfire is still burning this morning in northern California.
It's charred 58-hundred acres in the Sierra Nevada foothills.
Fifteen hundred residents have been forced to flee and up to 100 homes have been destroyed.
Craig Prosser reports.
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SOT
IN Q=the weather
SUPER=03-Yuba Co., CA; :00
SUPER=01-Craig Prosser/Reporting; 51
RUNS=1:19
OUT Q=for cbs news.
ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=HOLD


The fire is now 50 percent contained with full containment expected by tomorrow.

Christian-Coalition


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NONE


A new secret recording points to partisan activities by the Christian Coalition.
The speaker at a recent political training session held by the group in Fairfax urged opposition to Democratic candidate for governor Don Beyer.
The Washington Post got a copy of the tape.
Earlier this month, coalition founder Pat Robertson was heard telling supporters in another secret taping that Democrats can't keep the White House
(quote) "unless we throw it

away."
The group claims a tax exemption as non-partisan.

One-Steve


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spa
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NONE


Microwave
SUPER=15-Steve Pardon;
SUPER=11-Roanoke;
SUPER=13-Cindy Bowles/Regis Hair Salon;
SUPER=11-Roanoke;


toss to stocks Stocks Comm

E-Halifax-Ax


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#=97-68
GRAPHIC=fatal Accident


An accident in Halifax County took the life of one man after police say he hit a guardrail and flipped his log truck, landing on top of a van.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Halifax Co.


The accident happened yesterday morning on route 501 just south of Brookneal.
The driver of the truck was 41- year- old Robin Dennis Lowe.
The two people in the van that was hit were transported to the hospital.
There is no word on their condition.
Part of Route 501 was blocked for several hours as police worked to remove both vehicles.
The accident is still under investigation.
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S-Danville-Aid


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=none
GRAPHIC=none


Help, in the form of cash, will soon be on its way to Danville.
Housing Secretary Andrew Cuomo announced Friday that the city will receive two million dollars in economic development assistance.
The money will help to expand the Riverview Industrial Park, creating approximately 800 new jobs for local residents.
The money will also be used to finance road construction and to extend water, sewer and gas lines for the 425-acre site.

E-Rail-Excursion


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#=97-62
GRAPHIC=none


Train excursions are returning to southwest Virginia.
The Roanoke Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society organized a fall program with Amtrak.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


It won't be on the old 6-11.
Norfolk Southern retired the engine and the excursion program about three years ago.
The new excursions will be on an AMTRAK state of the art train.
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SOT 14:33:44
IN Q=THEY ACTUALLY HAVE

((PAUL HOWELL/ROANOKE CHAPTER NATIONAL RAILWAY HISTORICAL SOCIETY: THEY ACTUALLY HAVE TRACKAGE RIGHTS ON DIFFERENT RAILROADS TO RUN THEIR TRAINS SO THEY CAN NEGOTIATE WITH RAILROADS IN ORDER TO DO EXCURSIONS.))
SUPER=01-Paul Howell/Nat'l. Railway Hist. Society;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=TO DO EXCURSIONS
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VO-NAT


The excursions will be on this superliner which has double-decker cars.
Ticket prices run from 69 to 89-dollars.
Howell says some people who used to ride the 6-11 are buying tickets.
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SOT 14:35:13
IN Q=IT BRINGS TOURISTS

((HOWELL: IT BRINGS TOURISTS IN. THERE'S SO MUCH RAIL HERITAGE AND SO MUCH INTEREST IN THE RAILROAD AND WE JUST THINK IT'S A GOOD THING FOR ROANOKE AND THE WHOLE AREA.))
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=AND THE WHOLE AREA
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=none


The rail excursions are scheduled for October 25th and 26th.
On Saturday, the 25th, the train will be headed to Bluefield, West Virginia.
(XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX)

Take pinnacle full-essC 100
And the next day the train travels to Luray, Virginia.
Both excursions are round trips.
You can purchase tickets by calling 540-427-5126 or 540-966-4408.
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Richest


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NONE


The Forbes magazine list of the 400 richest Americans is out.
And once again, Charlottesville billionaire John Kluge is near the top.
Kluge is ranked seventh this year with seven-point-eight- billion dollars.
Also in the top 100 are a couple of northern Virginia heirs to the Mars candy fortune, Forrest Edward Mars, Junior and John Franklyn Mars.
Other Virginians on the list include Mellon fortune heir Paul Mellon of Upperville, Landmark Newspapers executive Frank Batten of Virginia Beach and the Ethyl corporation's Floyd and Bruce Gottwald of Richmond.

Common-Sense


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#Common Sense
GRAPHIC=Common Sense


If you have children, a new tax credit awaits you.
Here's Len Besthoff with this week's edition of Common Sense.
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SOT
IN Q=If you
SUPER=@Len1; :00
SUPER=01-Gary Duerk/CPA-Brown, Edwards & Co.; :10
RUNS=:38
OUT Q=the newsdesk.
(((/////SOT/////)
SOT COMMON SENSE STANDUP TAPE 10:45:27
IN Q=If you're

(( If you're a parent, the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997 has something in it for you.
Gary Deurk, an accountant with Brown Edwards and Company here in Roanoke explains.))
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=explains.
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SOT COMMON SENSE I TOT 14:26:13
IN Q=What the

((GARY DUERK/CPA-BROWN, EDWARDS & CO.: WHAT THE ACT DOES THERE IS GIVE PARENTS CREDIT OF 400 DOLLARS FOR EVERY CHILD UNDER THE AGE OF 17, AND THAT STARTS IN 1998. IN 1999 IT INCREASES TO 500 DOLLARS PER CHILD. HOWEVER IT HAS A PHASE OUT PROVISION FOR JOINT FILERS IF THEIR ADJUSTED GROSS INCOME IS ABOVE 110 THOUSAND DOLLARS, IT PHASES OUT. ))
RUNS=:24
OUT Q=phases out.
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SOT COMMON SENSE STANDUPS 11:01:14
IN Q=I'm

((I'm Len Besthoff with this week's edition of Common Sense, let's send it back to the newsdesk.))
RUNS=:04
OUT Q=the newsdesk.))


Two-Steve


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spa
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NONE


Microwave
SUPER=15-Steve Pardon;
SUPER=11-Roanoke;



(I'll call for #)
SUPER=16-(800) 777-4444



double boxes=SPA &KMC


Toss to Kimberly

terry-nichols


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=ok bombing trial


In Denver this morning jury selection begins in the trial of the second Oklahoma City bombing suspect.
Terry Nichols faces the same charges as co-defendant Timothy McVeigh.
McVeigh was convicted and sentenced to die.
Terry Jessup reports.
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SOT
IN Q=
SUPER=03-Denver, CO; :00
SUPER=01-Terry Jessup/Reporting; 1:16
RUNS=1:33
OUT Q=cbs news.



WILDFIRES


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=fire


Firefighters in northern California hope to have a raging wildfire under control by early tomorrow morning.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Yuba Co., CA;


The flames have destroyed around 100 homes and forced more than a thousand residents in an area just north of Sacramento to evacuate.
Officials say the fire was sparked Saturday by a faulty generator on a motor home.
Hundreds of fire-fighters are using bulldozers, helicopters and air tankers to put out the blaze.
The fire is now half contained.
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MIT-DEATHS


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=NONE


A Massachusetts Institute of Technology fraternity pledge remains in intensive care this morning after going into an alcohol-induced coma over the weekend.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Cambridge, MA;


Eighteen- year- old Scott Krueger was found unconscious at the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity house Friday night.
There are now questions of whether he was forced to drink for initiation.
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SOT
IN Q=IT'S BEING INVESTIGATED

4:08:56-4:09:06
SUPER=01-Robert Randolph/MIT Associate Dean;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=WE WANT TO KNOW THAT.
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VO-NAT


Krueger's mother told the Boston Globe Newspaper that her son's blood alcohol level was point four- one- oh, five times the legal limit for drunk drivers.
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2-E-L'burg-Scam


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#=97-65
GRAPHIC=NONE


Lynchburg residents should be wary of a phone scam artist.
Police say someone is calling residents and claiming to sell credit card insurance.
But, the caller quickly hangs up if people become suspicious and start asking questions.
Authorities say using common sense is the key to NOT becoming a victim.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 14:34:02
IN Q=People need to

((LT. EUGENE WINGFIELD/LYNCHBURG POLICE: PEOPLE NEED TO BE REAL CAUTIOUS THAT THIS IS TAKING PLACE. ANYTIME YOU'RE DEALING WITH SOMEONE OVER THE PHONE WHO IDENTIFIES THEMSELF AS BEING AN OFFICIAL WITH THE BANK THAT YOU DEAL WITH, THAT'S NOT THE WAY THEY CONDUCT BUSINESS. AND YOU NEED TO BE SUSPICIOUS OF THAT AND YOU SHOULD NOT BE GIVING YOUR CREDIT CARD NUMBER OR YOUR PIN NUMBER TO ANYONE OVER THE PHONE.))
SUPER=01-Lt. Eugene Wingfield/Lynchburg Police; :00
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=over the phone.
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ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=none


Lieutenant Wingfield says if you receive like this, hang up and dial "star" 57 so an operator can trace the call.
Then call the police.

Rail-Excursion


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#=net (edit of 97-62)
GRAPHIC=none


Roanoke Valley residents will soon be able to ride the rails thanks to the Roanoke Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


Amtrack will provide the train.
Norfolk Southern retired the 6-11 and its excursion program about three years ago.
The new rides will begin at the end of October.
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SOT 14:35:13
IN Q=IT BRINGS TOURISTS

((HOWELL: IT BRINGS TOURISTS IN. THERE'S SO MUCH RAIL HERITAGE AND SO MUCH INTEREST IN THE RAILROAD AND WE JUST THINK IT'S A GOOD THING FOR ROANOKE AND THE WHOLE AREA.))
SUPER=01-Paul Howell/Nat'l. Railway Hist. Society;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=AND THE AREA
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VO-NAT


The excursions will be on this superliner which has double decker cars.
Ticket prices run from 69 to 89 dollars.
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Take pinnacle full-essC 100
You can purchase tickets by calling 540 427-5126 or 540-966-4408.
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Three-Steve


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spa
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NONE

MICROWAVE

SUPER=15-Steve Pardon;
SUPER=11-Roanoke;
SUPER=13-Mary Loritsch/Breast Cancer Survivor;
SUPER=11-Roanoke;



Double boxes=SPA & MEL

Toss to Mel

2-E-Bad-Beef


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=97-58
GRAPHIC=NONE


Tainted beef has been found in southern Virginia.
Federal inspectors will visit a meatpacking plant in Nebraska today to try to trace the source of the bad meat.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;

use file tape from E-Safe-Cooking, 97-50; 5-E-Coli, 597-36; 5-Meat-Safety, 597-31;
A Department of Agriculture spokeswoman says beef contaminated with E. coli (EE KOH'-lie) turned up in an Emporia, Virginia supermarket.
She says the meat originated at a BeefAmerica plant in Nebraska.
But BeefAmerica says it does NOT believe the plant is the source of the contamination.
Meat from the plant is not under recall. No illnesses have been reported from the tainted beef.
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SHUTTLE


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=space shuttle


U-S Astronaut David Wolf is adjusting to life on board the Russian space station Mir today.
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VO-NAT


Yesterday, Wolf traded places with astronaut Michael Foale and officially joined the Mir crew.
Foale, who has been aboard Mir since May, will return to earth with Atlantis on Sunday.
Foale lived on board Mir for 134 days.
He was on hand during the worst-ever collision in space, the June accident when a supply ship slammed into the station.
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albright


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=albright, madeleine


Peace talks could resume soon between Israelis and Palestinians.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


U-S Secretary of State Madeleine Albright hosts a meeting in New York today between top Israeli and Palestinian officials.
The Palestinians AND Israelis both say they expect peace talks to continue soon.
After six months of violence, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says the Palestinians have made preliminary steps toward fighting terrorism.
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2-Richest


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NONE


Charlottesville billionaire John Kluge has once again landed himself near the top of Forbes magazine list of the 400 richest Americans.
Kluge is ranked seventh this year with seven-point-eight- billion dollars.
Also in the top 100 are a couple of northern Virginia heirs to the Mars candy fortune, Forrest Edward Mars, Junior and John Franklyn Mars.

2-E-Halifax-Ax


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#=97-68
GRAPHIC=Accident


One man is dead and two others were sent to the hospital after an accident along route 501 in Halifax County.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Halifax Co.


Police say 41-one- year- old Robin Dennis Lowe hit a guardrail, flipped his log truck over and landed on top of a van yesterday morning just south of Brookneal.
The two people in the van were transported to the hospital.
There is no word on their condition.
Part of Route 501 was blocked for several hours as police worked to remove both vehicles.
The accident is still under investigation.
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E-Breckinridge


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#=97-61
GRAPHIC=none


One look at Breckinridge Middle School on Williamson Road does NOT tell the whole story.
Students returned to the school at the beginning of the month, but this weekend alumni and neighbors got their chance to see the school.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Hundreds of visitors drove up to what looked like the old Breckinridge Junior High School.
INSIDE, are bright airy halls lit with sky-lights and classrooms equipped with the latest in technology.
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SOT 15:24:34
IN Q=WITH A TELEVISION

((DAVID AMOS/BRECKINRIDGE ALUM: WITH A TELEVISION IN EACH ROOM ALLOWS THE STUDENTS TO LEARN MORE ABOUT TECHNOLOGY AND THE USE OF COMPUTERS, BUT THEN WHEN THEY COME OUT IN THE HALL IT'S LIKE A MALL AND THEY CAN LOOK AROUND AND FEEL LIKE THEY'RE NOT EVEN IN SCHOOL.)) ((PAUL MANNING/BRECKINRIDGE ALUM: OUTSIDE IT LOOKS THE SAME AS IT DID IN THE MID-'70'S BUT WHEN I WALKED IN THE DOOR I WAS IMMEDIATELY LOST. BUT IT IS A BEAUTIFUL FACILITY AND THESE KIDS HAVE A LOT OF ADVANTAGES.))
SUPER=01-David Amos/Breckinridge Alum;
SUPER=01-Paul Manning/Breckinridge Alum; :15
RUNS=:26
OUT Q=A LOT OF ADVANTAGES
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VO-NAT


The school now has a computer lab for each grade level.
And a fitness facility which is tentatively scheduled to be open six days a week.
The gym is another piece of the past that was saved, but it did receive a new floor.
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4-Scores


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NFL


In sports,
Troy Aikman had two touchdown passes as Dallas dominated Chicago and Dave Brown had two touchdown passes to lead the New York Giants over New Orleans.
For yesterday's scores from the gridiron, let's check the scoreboards.
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WIPE TO SCORES
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SUPER=X5022;
SUPER=0100-/Arizona/18/j/Tampa Bay/19///j/Denver/29//Atlanta/21///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0100-/Green Bay/15/j/Detroit/26////Tennessee/24/j/Pittsburgh/37///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0100-/Jacksonville/12/j/Washington/24////New Orleans/9/j/N.Y.

Giants/14///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0100-/Baltimore/17/j/San Diego/21////Chicago/3/j/Dallas/27///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0100-j/N.Y. Jets/31//Cincinnati/14////St. Louis/17/j/Oakland/35///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0100-/Seattle/17/j/Kansas
City/20//Overtime//Philadelphia/19/j/Minnesota/28///;
RUNS=:42
OUT Q=....last score."

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