06:00-01

E-Henry-Fire

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-82
GRAPHIC=Fatal Fire


In Henry County yesterday, a house fire claimed two lives.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bassett;


Firefighters were called to a home on Fairystone Park Highway.
Heavy smoke was coming from the building.
68- year- old James Privette, and 40- year- old Banks Tunstall were inside.
Firefighters were unable to revive them.
The blaze apparently started on a sofa.
Investigators say they believe careless smoking was the cause.
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Franklin-Fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#net (edit of 97-78)
GRAPHIC=Fire


Fire also took its toll on a Franklin County home yesterday, but eleven family members there safely escaped.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;


Mary Lou and Tony Brooks and their nine children were asleep when the smoke alarms went off around two A- M.
Everyone made it out safely, but most of their belongings were destroyed.
Neighbors have rallied around the family with offers of food, clothing, money and temporary shelter.
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SOT 15:37:43
IN Q=The outpouring of this neighborhood

((THE OUTPOURING OF THIS NEIGHBORHOOD IS JUST WONDERFUL. I WAS BORN HERE AND I'VE LIVED IN THIS HOUSE FOR 21 YEARS. AT SEVEN O'CLOCK THIS MORNING, NONE OF MY CHILDREN HAD ANY CLOTHES. NONE OF MY CHILDREN HAD ANY SHOES AND NOW MY MOTHER'S LIVING ROOM IS STACKED TO THE CEILING WITH CLOTHES AND SHOES.))
OUT Q=clothes and shoes.

((TONY BROOKS: WE'VE BEEN ON THE OTHER SIDE A FEW TIMES AND HELPED OTHERS, BUT WE'VE NEVER HAD IT POURED OUT ON US THIS WAY AND IT'S OVERWHELMING.))
SUPER=07-Mary Lou Brooks; :00
SUPER=07-Tony Brooks; :21
RUNS=:26
OUT Q=it's overwhelming.
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VO-NAT


Volunteers from four fire departments and two rescue squads responded to the blaze.
A wood stove in the basement may have been responsible.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


The home was insured, and the Brooks say they hope to rebuild.

PHILA-FIRE


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Fire


A New Year's day fire in Philadelphia left 31 people injured, injured, including 13 police officers.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Philadelphia, PA;


The four alarm blaze destroyed 48 units in an apartment building, leaving 40 families homeless.
The American Red Cross set up shelter in a local school.
Fire officials are investigating arson as the cause of the blaze.
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KENNEDY


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


The Kennedy family will gather today at their home in Massachusetts for a private wake for Michael Kennedy.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


The 39- year- old son of the late Senator Robert Kennedy died Wednesday after skiing headfirst into a tree on Colorado's Aspen Mountain.
SUPER=03-Hyannis Port, MA;


His body arrived yesterday in Cape Cod.
A private funeral will be held tomorrow.
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OK-TRIAL


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=OK Bombing Trial


The defense begins presenting its case today in the penalty phase of the Oklahoma City bombing trial.
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VO-NAT


Terry Nichols' family and friends will be testifying, trying to persuade jurors that Nichols does NOT deserve to die for his role in the attack.
Nichols was convicted of conspiracy and involuntary manslaughter-- but acquitted of murder.
Because of the mixed verdict, legal experts don't think he'll get the death penalty.
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balloon


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


A day and a-half into his latest ballooning adventure, Steve Fossett says he's tired but ecstatic about his progress.
Fossett is over the Atlantic and approaching Bermuda, as he tries to become the first balloonist to circle the globe nonstop.
John Mills has more.
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SOT

4:11:26
IN Q=
SUPER=03-St. Louis, MO
SUPER=01-David Rapp/National Aeronautics Assoc.;
SUPER=01-John Mills/Reporting;
RUNS=1:33
OUT Q=for cbs news.


One-Steve


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spa
TAPE#M97-13
GRAPHIC=NONE


On Record
SUPER=15-Steve Pardon;



(roll cold out of break)
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SOT
IN Q=welcome back
SUPER=15-Steve Pardon; :00
SUPER=13-Rex Davidson/Band Director; :18
SUPER=12-Botetourt Co.; :33
SUPER=13-Kirk Andrews/Senior Band Member; 1:39
SUPER=13-Meg Sellers/Drum Major; 2:10
RUNS=2:59
OUT Q=News 7 Mornin' returns


TapeToss to break Stocks Comm

Gilmore


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


Some state Democrats are NOT happy with how Governor-elect Jim Gilmore's cabinet is shaping up.
They say Gilmore is trying to use cleverly-crafted back-room deals to engineer a Republican takeover of the General Assembly.
Gilmore has already given one Democratic legislator a job in his administration -- and rumor has it the Republican will offer a job to the Democrat in the predominantly Republican district of Loudoun County.
Virginia Democratic Party chairwoman Sue Wrenn says Gilmore is trying to use taxpayer's money to buy what he couldn't win at the polls -- a G-O-P controlled legislature.
One more Senate seat or two more House seats will give the G-O-P its first-ever majority in either body.

5-NAACP


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#597-48
GRAPHIC=None


A ceremony yesterday that honored local companies has sparked a rift between two area chapters of the N- double- A- C- P.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke


Roanoke chapter president Martin Jeffrey says the ten businesses have agreed to work with the N-double-A-C-P to promote minority hiring and promotions.
But members of the Salem chapter protested the ceremony, claiming nothing has been accomplished yet.
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SOT 13:29:13
IN Q=Several of these

((NANCY WILSON/SALEM NAACP PRESIDENT: SEVERAL OF THESE CORPORATIONS HAVE LAWSUITS OR PENDING LAWSUITS AGAINST THEM AND SEVERAL OF THEM ALSO HAVE SOME PRACTICES GOING ON IN THEIR COMPANY THAT NEEDS TO BE IRONED OUT AND LOOKED AT IN THE BEGINNING.))
SUPER=01-Nancy Wilson/Salem NAACP President; :00
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=in the beginning.
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VO-NAT


Martin Jeffrey says the important thing is these companies have agreed to make themselves more accountable.
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S-Judges-Commission


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-79
GRAPHIC=Virginia Seal


Before any new judges are appointed in Central Virginia, lawmakers say they want some public input.
They've put together a non- partisan commission made up of fifteen Lynchburg- area residents.
The group will interview and gather background information on potential judicial candidates.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;


Its first job will be to help find a replacement for Bedford circuit judge William Sweeney, who is retiring this year.
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SOT 11:08:56
IN Q=There are probably

((DEL. PRESTON BRYANT/R- LYNCHBURG: THERE ARE PROBABLY FOUR OR FIVE GOOD QUALIFIED CANDIDATES, BUT IT'S IMPORTANT THAT WE OPEN UP THE PROCESS TO ALLOW CITIZENS INPUT BECAUSE OF THE POWER THAT THESE JUDGES WIELD FOR SUCH A LONG PERIOD OF TIME. ONCE A JUDGE GOES ON A BENCH, HE'S PRETTY MUCH THERE FOR LIFE, EVEN THOUGH HE DOES HAVE TO COME UP FOR REAPPOINTMENT PERIODICALLY.))
SUPER=01-Del. Preston Bryant/(R) Lynchburg; :00
RUNS=:19
OUT Q=reappointment periodically.
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VO-NAT


Lawmakers will get the commission's findings by January 20th.
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5-Mining


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sly
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=None


With the end of a year comes tabulations of records set.
West Virginia achieved a dubious first-place distinction for 19-97.
It led the nation in mining deaths, with seven fatal accidents. Kentucky and Virginia tied for second place with five apiece.
Overall, though, it was the safest year since the federal government began keeping records in 19-10.
Only 30 people died in mining accidents nationwide.

S-Census


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#597-49
GRAPHIC=NONE


Tabulations by the U-S Census Bureau show the Danville-Pittsylvania County region has the slowest growth rate in Virginia.
New figures show the area grew just a half percent in the last six years.
The metropolitan area that grew the fastest was Charlottesville.
The Roanoke region showed a modest increase.
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VO-NAT


The city's population actually declined by one percent.
But Botetourt County grew by more than 11 percent.
The number of people living in Bedford County grew by almost 16 percent.
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Two-Steve


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spa
TAPE#MR-1
GRAPHIC=NONE


On Record
SUPER=15-Steve Pardon;
(I'll Call for pack)



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SOT
IN Q=Scream 2
SUPER=13-Anna Wentworth/Arts Reviewer; :00
SUPER=18-"Scream 2" - Miramax; :11
SUPER=18-Anna's Grade "B"; :39
RUNS=:43
OUT Q=just as much



Steve Live

(Toss to Kimberly)
DOUBLE BOXES=KMC & SPA


MICHAEL-KENNEDY


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


It's a sad reunion today for the Kennedy family.
They're gathering in Massachusetts for a private wake for Michael Kennedy.
The 39- year- old son of the late Senator Robert Kennedy was killed New Year's Eve in a skiing accident.
Liz Mullen reports.
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SOT

4:03:20
IN Q=
SUPER=@File;:00
SUPER=10-Joe Kennedy/Michael Kennedy's Brother/File Tape;:42
SUPER=03-Aspen, CO;:49
SUPER=01-Dr. William Rodman/Aspen Valley Hospital;1:11
SUPER=01-Liz Mullen/Reporting;1L31
RUNS=1:52
OUT Q=cbs news, Boston.

((
MICHAEL KENNEDY LED A LIFE OF PRIVILEGE AND SACRIFICE. ONE OF ROBERT AND ETHEL KENNEDY'S 11 CHILDREN, MICHAEL WAS ONLY TEN WHEN HIS FATHER WAS ASSASSINATED. AS A YOUNG MAN, HE TOOK THE HELM OF HIS BROTHER JOE'S NON-PROFIT CITIZEN'S ENERGY CORPORATION...WHICH PROVIDES DISCOUNTED HEAT TO FAMILIES IN NEED. MANY SAY MICHAEL WAS A NATURAL PHILANTHROPIST, MINDFUL OF THE FAMILY CREDO OF CIVIC RESPONSIBILITY. KENNEDY ALSO LED RELIEF MISSIONS TO WEST AFRICA AND HELPED RAISE AWARENESS ABOUT THE DANGERS OF HANDGUNS. BUT IN THE END, SCANDAL PERHAPS OVERSHADOWED HIS ACCOMPLISHMENTS. LAST SPRING, HE WAS ACCUSED OF HAVING AN AFFAIR WITH HIS FAMILY'S TEENAGED BABYSITTER.
SUPER: 60 MINUTES

Joe Kennedy, Michael Kennedy's Brother "It cant be condoned it should be condemned."
AFTER A ROCKY YEAR, MICHAEL HEADED TO ASPEN WITH FAMILY MEMBERS FOR THE HOLIDAYS. IT WAS ANOTHER FAMILY TRADITION...TOSSING A FOOTBALL.... THAT FINALLY TOOK HIS LIFE. ON THIS ASPEN SKI SLOPE, NICKNAMED COPPER BOWL, MICHAEL WAS CARRYING ON A GAME OF TOSS WITH A FELLOW SKIER. NOT PAYING ENOUGH ATTENTION TO THE SLOPES, HE CRASHED INTO A TREE.
NEARLY 24 HOURS LATER, MICHAEL'S BROTHER JOE AND UNCLE, SENATOR TED KENNEDY, COLLECTED HIS BODY FROM A PRIVATE PLANE, AND HEADED HYANNIS TO GRIEVE.

The family has planned a private wake and funeral mass at the family compound..... Liz Mullen, CBS News, New York.))

2-E-Henry-Fire


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-82
GRAPHIC=Fatal Fire


Two men died in a Henry County house fire yesterday morning.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bassett;


Firefighters were called to a home on Fairystone Park Highway. Heavy smoke was coming from the building.
68- year- old James Privette, and 40- year- old Banks Tunstall were inside. Firefighters were unable to revive them.
The blaze apparently started in a sofa. Investigators believe careless smoking was the cause.
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5-Franklin-Fire


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=jda
TAPE#597-47
GRAPHIC=Fire


Eleven members of a Franklin County family are counting their blessings after a fire destoryed their home yesterday.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Franklin Co.


Mary Lou and Tony Brooks and their nine children were asleep when smoke detectors sounded the alarm around two a-m.
Everyone made it out safely but most of their belongings were destroyed by flames, smoke and water.
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SOT
IN Q=We were just fortunate

(( ))
SUPER=07-Tony Brooks; :00
SUPER=07-Mary Lou Brooks;
RUNS=:31
OUT Q=everything
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VO-NAT


Four volunteer fire departments and two rescue squads responded and spent several hours at the fire.
Local restaurants have offered food and the Comfort Inn is providing temporary shelter.
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ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=Fire


The house was insured. The couple hopes to rebuild on the property where they have lived for more than 20 years.

Three-Steve


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spa
TAPE#M97-13
GRAPHIC=NONE


On Record
SUPER=15-Steve Pardon;

Roll cold out of birthdays

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SOT
IN Q=as if the pressure
SUPER=15-Steve Pardon; :00
SUPER=13-Ashly Mady/Co-Captain; :20
SUPER=12-Botetourt Co.; :43
SUPER=13-Jennifer Kessler/Co-Captain;
RUNS=2:40
OUT Q=one or two others


Steve Live

(toss to Melanie)
Double Boxes=SPA & MEL


2-Gilmore


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


As Governor-elect Jim Gilmore shapes his administration, state Democrats charge he's also trying to REshape the General Assembly with a Republican takeover.
Gilmore has already given one Democratic legislator a job in his administration -- and rumor has it the Republican will offer a job to the Democrat in the predominantly Republican district of Loudoun County.
Virginia Democratic Party chairwoman Sue Wrenn says Gilmore is trying to use taxpayer's money to buy what he couldn't win at the polls -- a G-O-P controlled legislature.
One more Senate seat or two more House seats will give the G-O-P its first-ever majority in either body.

E-NAACP


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-81
GRAPHIC=NONE


The recognition of ten area businesses for hiring and promoting minorities is causing some controversy.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke


The companies were honored yesterday during Jubilee Day ceremonies at First Baptist Church.
But protesters from the Salem chapter say ALL those businesses did was fill out a form.
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SOT 13:29:38
IN Q=But I did

((NANCY WILSON/SALEM NAACP PRESIDENT: BUT I DID WANT HIM TO HAVE A SIGNED AGREEMENT. FILLING OUT A SURVEY DOESN'T MEAN ANYTHING. I FILL THOSE OUT EVERY DAY AND IF YOU WANT TO GIVE ME A PLAQUE, I'VE EARNED FIVE OF THEM FOR FILLING OUT SURVEYS.))
SUPER=01-Nancy Wilson/Salem NAACP President; :00
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=filling out surveys.
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VO-NAT


Roanoke chapter president Martin Jeffrey agrees the companies have room to improve, but calls this an important first step.
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SOT 14:04:13
IN Q=This is a

((MARTIN JEFFREY/ROANOKE NAACP PRESIDENT: THIS IS A PRACTICAL APPROACH TO DEALING WITH THESE ISSUES. LET'S BE PARTNERS, LET'S CREATE A RELATIONSHIP SO THAT WE CAN AVOID A LOT OF THIS STUFF AND THEN WHEN THOSE THINGS COME UP, WE ALREADY HAVE THE CHANNELS, WE ALREADY HAVE THE PROCESS, WE ALREADY HAVE THE RELATIONSHIP AND THE TRUST TO DEAL WITH THEM IN A MUCH MORE PROGRESSIVE MANNER.))
SUPER=01-Martin Jeffrey/Roanoke NAACP President; :00
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=more progressive manner.
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VO-NAT


Jeffrey says the idea is to hold these employers accountable for their hiring practices.
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5-Census


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#597-49
GRAPHIC=None


Roanoke's population continues falling, while surrounding counties keep growing.
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VO-NAT


The latest figures from the Census Bureau show that Roanoke has about 95-thousand-500 people. That's a drop of one percent since the 1990 census.
During that same period, Botetourt County has reached a population of almost 28-thousand, an increase of 11 percent.
Bedford County grew even more, increasing its population by almost 16 percent.
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ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=None


The area of the state that grew the least was Danville-Pittsylvania County.
The fastest growing metropolitan area in Virginia was Charlottesville.
In the nation, it was Las Vegas, Nevada.
Its population grew 41 percent over the last six years.

Judges-Commission


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#net o
GRAPHIC=NONE


Central Virginia lawmakers will be getting a helping hand this year when it comes to appointing new local judges.
A 15- member citizens panel has been created to interview and gather background on potential candidates.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg

2-shot at end of intvw.
Legislators say the idea is to try and take politics out of the appointment process.
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SOT 11:09:24
IN Q=We tried to

((DEL. PRESTON BRYANT/R- LYNCHBURG: WE TRIED TO APPOINT PEOPLE FROM A WIDE RANGE OF BACKGROUNDS, BOTH MEN AND WOMEN, REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS, ELECTED AND NON- ELECTED PEOPLE, LAWYERS AND NON- LAWYERS, TO GET AS WIDE A RANGE OF OPINIONS AND VIEWS AS POSSIBLE.))
SUPER=01-Del. Preston Bryant/(R) Lynchburg; :00
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=views as possible.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;
file of Sweeney tape #97-44


The commission's first job wil be to find a replacement for retiring circuit court judge William Sweeney.
Their final report should be completed by January 20th.
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4-Scores


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


In sports,
Virginia Tech lost the Gator Bowl 3 to 42
and Phoenix shut out Los Angeles on the ice.
For yesterday's scores, let's check the scoreboards.
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WIPE TO MOTION
SUPER=#556
SUPER=X5031;
SUPER=0103-/New Jersey/1/j/Florida/2////Anaheim/2/j/Washington/3///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0103-/Ottawa/0//Boston/0//Final In Overtime//Toronto/3//Chicago/3//Final

in Overtime/;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0103-j/Phoenix/4//Los Angeles/0///;
SUPER=X5028;
SUPER=0096-j/Philadelphia/115//Vancouver/104///;
RUNS=:28
OUT Q=....last score."

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