12:00-01

RENO

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=reno, janet


Some Fireworks on capitol hill today as Attorney General Reno defends her decision not to appoint a special counsel to probe fund-raising phone calls from the White House.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Capitol Hill;


She is testifying today before a house committee.
Reno today was asked to explain why she defied congressional subpoena to surrender a memo written to her by F-B-I director Louis Freeh.
In the memo Freeh reportedly urged her to SEEK an independent counsel.
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11:11:19-28
IN Q=WE FEEL STRONGLY...
SUPER=01-Janet Reno/U.S. Attorney General;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=FOUR OUR ADVISORS.
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VO-NAT


Freeh has is also scheduled to testify.
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Prepaid-Tuition


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=education


Tax breaks of up to two-thousand dollars a year could be an added bonus for Virginians who participate in the state's prepaid tuition program.
That's Governor Allen's proposal, but the General Assembly must still approve it.
Allen is trying to make prepaid tuition more affordable.
Statistics show that the vast majority of people signing up for the program are affluent white families.

E-Bedford-Supes


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-86
GRAPHIC=Bedford County Seal


More money is needed for Bedford County schools, but the question of where it will come from is still undecided.
Steve Smallshaw has more from last night's public hearing on the county's capital improvements plan.
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IN Q=Bedford County's
SUPER=03-Bedford Co./File Tape; :00
SUPER=04-Last Night; :19
SUPER=01-Terry Wilkerson/Liberty H.S. PTA; :23
SUPER=01-Tom Foster/Resident; :46
SUPER=01-John Sublette/Resident; 1:02
SUPER=@ssm1; 1:06
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OUT Q=News7, Bedford.


(( Bedford County's school system eats up 60 percent of its annual budget, so it's no surprise school requests also comprised the biggest chunk of the county's 60 million dollar capital improvement plan.
The big projects would add three new elementary schools over the next five years, and make improvements to existing facilities.
Residents had a chance to make a pitch for their favorite project.
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SOT 20:20:08
IN Q=During the last

((TERRY WILKERSON/LIBERTY H.S. PTA: DURING THE LAST FEW DAYS, LIBERTY HAS BEEN WITHOUT HEAT DUE TO THE FAILURE OF THE ANTIQUATED BOILERS. WE CANNOT AFFORD TO WAIT UNTIL SEPTEMBER, 2000.))
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OUT Q=September 2000.


Of course, the county still has to find a way to pay for these projects.
And some residents are concerned that Bedford County, which already spends 7- point- 5 million dollars on debt service every year, is considering adding even more.
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SOT 20:17:06
IN Q=We're talking about

((TOM FOSTER/RESIDENT: WE'RE TALKING ABOUT 17 HUNDRED AND SOMETHING DOLLARS PER CITIZEN OF DEBT. THAT'S QUITE A BIT OF DEBT FOR PEOPLE THAT ARE RETIRED, WHICH MEANS THE TAX BASE IS GOING TO GO UP.))
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OUT Q=to go up.
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SOT 20:16:19
IN Q=But I believe

((JOHN SUBLETTE/RESIDENT: BUT I BELIEVE YOU'RE GOING TO BURDEN THE PEOPLE OF BEDFORD COUNTY WITH TOO MUCH DEBT IF WE DON'T WATCH IT.))
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=don't watch it.
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Standup 20:42:24
IN Q=The planning

((The planning commission will return with its recommendations on January 12th, the same night the county will unveil its revenue projections for the next fiscal year. That should give the board of supervisors a better idea of exactly how much they can afford to spend. Steve Smallshaw, News7, Bedford.))
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OUT Q=News7, Bedford.))


E-Tinsley


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-76
GRAPHIC=Paskel Tinsley


A Roanoke County jury is now considering the murder case against Pete Tinsley.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


Tinsley admits he killed Rick Knobel (kuh-NO-buhl) earlier this year, but says he was acting in self defense.
He fired at least two shots from a handgun as Knobel tried to enter the defendant's home on Bent Mountain.
The two had been drinking and began to argue over a pick-up truck.
Tinsley said he feared for his life, because of the victim's size and his reputation for violence.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


The case went to the jury this morning after lawyers presented their closing arguments.

Route-221


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=afr
TAPE#net (edit of 97-82)
GRAPHIC=highway improvement


Road improvements may not be keeping pace with the rapid growth rate of Southwest Roanoke County.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


Route 2-21 is now on the top of V-Dot's road improvement list.
Thirteen homes are slated to be acquired by V-DOT, and several others are slated to lose a portion of their property.
Sue Hart will lose some land, and get a new driveway.
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SOT 4:35:08
IN Q=leave it alone

((SUE HART: LEAVE IT ALONE, LIKE I TOLD FRED ALTIZER, LEAVE IT LIKE IT IS THE PEOPLE THAT MOVED OUT HERE HAD TO TRAVEL 221. IF THEY DIDN'T LIKE IT, THE SAME ROAD THAT BROUGHT THEM IN CAN BRING THEM BACK. I DIDN'T INVITE ANYONE OUT HERE.))
SUPER=01-Sue Hart/Roanoke Co. Resident;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=out here.
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VO-NAT


In the first of two phases V-DOT would widen and straighten out the infamous "harris curves" on 2-21.
To do that, VDOT is proposing two bridges to span Back Creek.
The next phase would just be a widening process.
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TWA


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=NONE


The center fuel tank of T-W-A flight 800 gets more attention today at the N-T-S-B hearings in Baltimore.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Baltimore, MD;


That will be the focus in day two of the hearings.
Chairman Jim Hall says investigators want to know why explosive fuel vapors accumulated in the tank and what ignited the blast.
There's speculation they may have been sparked by a surge of high voltage electricity.
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4:05:32
IN Q=The finally analysis....
SUPER=01-Jim Hall/NTSB Chairman;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=this ignition source.
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VO-NAT


Yesterday, the National Transportation safety board showed a videotape simulation of the crash.
It also released a transcript of the cockpit voice recordings which indicated the pilots had no knowledge of trouble right up to the explosion.
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kOREA-TALKS


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=NONE


Forty-four years after the Korean war, the North and South are coming together to secure a lasting peace on the divided peninsula.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Geneva;


Representatives of the two Koreas are meeting face to face at a conference in Geneva.
The conference also includes mediators from the U-S and China.
The armistice of 19-53 ended the Korean War, but it was not a formal peace agreement.
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CITADEL


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=citadel


A female freshman cadet at the Citadel has dropped out following allegations she was sexually assaulted.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;

10:10:32
The woman told authorities she was attacked in the barracks by an upperclassman on November second.
She had been on special leave since November 21st.
The male cadet accused in the assault voluntary withdrew from the school.
The female cadet was one of 20 women in this year's freshman class.
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E-Kennard-FCC


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#97-79
GRAPHIC=None


The Federal Communications Commission is using Botetourt County as an example of how a rural community can best utilize technology.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;


Commission Chairman William Kennard toured Botetourt County yesterday.
One stop was a fiber-optic classroom at Lord Botetourt High School.
The system allows students in other schools to join the class by way of a two-way television hook-up.
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SOT 11:31:46
IN Q=Students in a more

((WILLIAM KENNARD/FCC CHAIRMAN: STUDENTS IN A MORE RURAL PART OF THIS COMMUNITY WHO WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN ABLE TO HAVE THE ADVANCED GERMAN ARE BEING PUT INTO THE SAME COMMUNITY OF LEARNING AS KIDS IN MORE URBAN AREA.))
SUPER=01-William Kennard/FCC Chairman;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=MORE URBAN AREA
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VO-NAT


Schools such as Lord Botetourt will be able to cash in on a discount from the federal government starting in January.
That would allow schools to save money by using telecommications technology.
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S-Gilmore-Alcohol


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-73
GRAPHIC=Jim Gilmore


They talk the same talk on many issues... but Jim Gilmore is NO George Allen clone.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


We asked Jim Gilmore if he'd enact a NO drinking policy for his staff like Allen did in 19-93.
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SOT 20:21
IN Q=Well I

((GOV.-ELECT JIM GILMORE: WELL I HAVEN'T THOUGHT ABOUT ANYTHING LIKE THAT. SO YOU CAN STAY INFORMED. YEAH, I'LL KEEP YOU INFORMED. WE'LL TAKE A QUESTION ON THAT SOME TIME IN THE FAR DISTANT FUTURE.))
SUPER=@Gilmore;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=far-distant future.
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VO-NAT


But the Governor defends his "10 Rules of the Game for the A-Team" directive from 19-93.
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SOT 05:19:14
IN Q=Obviously

((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN; OBVIOUSLY I WOULDN'T PUT POLICIES IN THAT I DIDN'T THINK MADE GOOD SENSE. I THINK PEOPLE SHOULD BE SOBER. THEY SHOULD BE PAYING ATTENTION TO THE TASK THAT PEOPLE ARE PAYING THEM FOR.))
SUPER=@Allen;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=them for.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=George Allen


The Governor himself has been occasionally spotted by reporters having a little beer mixed with orange juice at social events.

E-Teacher-Liability


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-83
GRAPHIC=George Allen


Liability insurance is what Governor Allen's decided will help Virginia's public school teachers.
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SOT 05:17:47
IN Q=They ought

((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: THEY OUGHT TO BE ABLE TO ENFORCE DISCIPLINE. AND THEY SHOULDN'T BE HAVING TO WORRY ABOUT LAWSUITS. WHICH THEY WON'T. NOR SHOULD THEY HAVE TO PAY FOR LIABILITY INSURANCE. I WANT TO BACK UP OUR HARD-WORKING TEACHERS.))
SUPER=@Allen;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=hard-working teachers.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


But the Virginia Education Association- which counts about two-thirds of Virginia teachers as members- says state law already requires local school districts to have such insurance.
So EXTRA insurance is only paid for by the teachers themselves in case they're fired or NOT covered by the local schools.
The traditionally Democratic-leaning V-E-A offers such insurance.
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SOT 05:33:00
IN Q=I think

((CHERI JAMES/VA. EDUCATION ASSOC.: I THINK THE ADMINISTRATION'S MOTIVATION -- AND I'D HATE TO GUESS WHAT IT IS SINCE WE HAVEN'T HAD CONVERSATION'S IN OVER FOUR YEARS. BUT I THINK IT'S DESIGNED TO CUT INTO PERHAPS INDIVIDUALS CHOOSING TO JOIN ORGANIZATIONS...Like yours? LIKE OURS, EXACTLY.))
SUPER=01-Cheri James/Virginia Education Association;
RUNS=:19; WAIT FOR OUTQ!
OUT Q=like ours, exactly.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=Education


The Governor's also pitching a new college tuition tax credit.
It could be worth up to about 115-dollars a year in tax savings to families who buy into the Virginia Prepaid Education Program.
That's after a new report shows those who are buying the prepaid college tuition contracts are overwhelmingly affluent and white.

Impotence


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=NONE


It's estimated that 20- million American men suffer from impotence.
And as the population continues to age, that figure is expected to more than double by the year 2000.
Kimberly McBroom joins us now with one male actor who's hoping to put this personal issue into the public spotlight.
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IN Q=he's best
SUPER=@Kimberly1; :00
SUPER=01-Gavin MacLeod/Actor; :26
SUPER=07-Dr. James Barada; 1:00
SUPER=07-1-800-835-9021; 1:54
RUNS=2:16
OUT Q=Melanie

(( He's best known for his roles on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and "The Love Boat."
But now actor Gavin McLeod is acting as national spokesperson for the "Chart a New Course For Your Health" campaign to raise awareness about impotence.
Also joining us is Dr. James Barada. hanks for joining us.
(Why did you agree to allow your name to be used in association with a disorder that many men shy away from discussing?)
Dr. James Barada,
(How treatable is impotence?)
(You're going to be offering information in public service announcements-- but there is also a hotline people can call to get more information?)
Thanks again for speaking with us today on such an important health issue.
Melanie?))

AMISTAD-SUIT


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=lawsuit


Steven Spielberg's new movie Amistad will open as scheduled this week despite a legal challenge.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-"Amistad"-Dreamwork;

10:18:43
Yesterday, a federal judge refused to block the film's release.
He said the moviemaker does not appear to have plagiarized a novel about the 19th-century mutiny aboard a slave ship.
SUPER=03-Beverly Hills, CA;


The stars were out in Beverly Hills last night for the film's premiere.
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IN Q=

((THE TRUTH IS ON OUR SIDE, JUDGE SAW TRUTH WAS WITH US, NOW WE MOVE ON AND RELEASE THE PICTURE. ))
SUPER=01-Steven Spielberg/Director;
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=the picture.
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VO-NAT

10:17:43
But historical novelist Barbara Chase- Riboud (REE-BOO) says she will proceed with a ten- million- dollar lawsuit against Spielberg, claiming the film was drawn from her 19-89 book, "Echo of Lions."
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BRANSON-BALLOON


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


As British mogul Richard Branson set off for an around the globe flight in his hot air balloon today, it was up, up and away, with one small problem.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Marrakech, Morocco;


The balloon took off without him.
Apparently a sudden gust of wind allowed the balloon to escape as technicians were attempting to inflate it.
It's the second time that disaster has hit Branson's efforts to become the first man to fly a balloon non-stop around the world.
But Branson says he'll try again.
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clinton-dog


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=CLINTON


Socks, the first family's cat, is getting some company.
Yesterday the White House confirmed President Clinton has a new puppy.
The three- month- old chocolate lab, as yet unnamed, and the President met Friday afternoon.
They apparently took a walk together and played on the White House south lawn.
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SOT

4:45:58
IN Q=
((SOT(Reporter) Is it empty nest syndrome?
SOT(McCurry) It's the President's desire to have one loyal friend in

Washington. (laughter) ))
SUPER=01-Mike McCurry/White House Press Secretary
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=in Washington.
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VO-NAT


But McCurry says the puppy won't be moving in anytime soon.
He has been returned to the kennel for official "oval office training."
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WEATHER
SUPER=300-36/75/Southeast 5mph/29.94f/73/1978/15/1992;
SUPER=301-37/79/Calm/29.96f/73/1946/ 8/1876;

Forecasts
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SUPER=330-Periods of/Rain & Drizzle/34-37/Morning Clouds/Slow Clearing/44-47;
SUPER=331-Periods of/Rain & Drizzle/35-38/Morning Clouds/Slow Clearing/45-48;
SUPER=332-Cold/Rain Likely/33-35/Continued/Rain Likely/43-45;
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SUPER=334-Rain/Steady Temps./35-40/Rain Likely/Temps. Falling/30's/;
SUPER=X5001;



Monday-Football


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=NFL


The Dallas Cowboys' five-year reign as N-F-C East champs is over.
Carolina all-but knocked the Cowboys out of playoff contention by winning at Texas Stadium.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Irving, TX/NFL-ABC Sports;


The Panthers never trailed thanks to Fred Lane's 138 rushing yards and Kerry Collins' two touchdown passes.
They opened the second half with a 69 yard drive, ending with a Kerry Collins to Scott Greene touchdown pass.
In the fourth quarter Troy Aikman hit Michael Irvin with a 52 yard scoring pass.
The Panthers improved to 7-and-7 with the 23-to-13 win.
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Paxton


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#net (edit of S7-18)
GRAPHIC=WILLIAM & MARY


William and Mary college is the destination of Cave Spring's Corey Paxton.
The hard throwing six foot two inch quarterback verbally committed to play at the school.
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IN Q="I'm very...

((COREY PAXTON/COMMITS TO WILLIAM & MARY:))
SUPER=01-Corey Paxton/Commits to William & Mary; :00
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=...TO GO."
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VO-NAT CON'T
SUPER=04-This Season; :00


Paxton completed 55 percent of his passes this year for over 1000 yards and 13 touchdowns.
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Civitan


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#FB97-4
GRAPHIC=CIVITAN SPORTSMANSHIP


The William Fleming Colonels picked up a sportsmanship award.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00


Head Coach George Miller and a number of his state-runner-up team were lunch guests of the Civitan Club, which also gave the team its prestigious Sportsmanship award.
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IN Q="BITE

((GEORGE MILLER/FLEMING HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-George Miller/Fleming Head Coach; :00
RUNS=:21
OUT Q=...TO VICTORY."
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VO-NAT CON'T


One of the key parts of the Fleming team, Josh Berry also received a 500-dollar scholarship from the Civitan Club.
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Old-Shoes


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=NONE


If you're getting new clothes for the holidays, you may be wondering what to do with your old worn out outfits.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Chicago, IL;


A company from Utah was in Chicago, paying top dollar for old shoes, old Hawaiian shirts and old Levis.
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SOT M-W-F 3AM

03:51:58:08
IN Q= my outfit in total

((MY OUTFIT IN TOTAL WOULD RETAIL FOR MORE THAN 10,000 AMERICAN DOLLARS. TO BUY THESE PAIRS OF SHOES YOU WOULD HAVE TO PAY TWO TO THREE THOUSAND AMERICAN DOLLARS))
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OUT Q=AMERICAN DOLLARS
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VO-NAT


And if you're wondering who will buy the items at these high prices..look across the globe.
These articles of clothing are status symbols for teenagers in Japan....especially vintage Air Jordans. (----------------)