06:00-01

Iraq

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=iraq conflict


An American-led U-N weapons inspection team is not on the job in Baghdad today.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Baghdad, Iraq;


The Iraqi government blocked the team from working, claiming the team leader, American Scott Ritter, is a spy.
Meanwhile, other U-N inspectors are continuing their work as usual.
President Clinton says he expects the U-N Security Council to take strong and appropriate action if Baghdad continues to block inspections.
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tokyo-standoff


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


Asian stocks are on the rebound today.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Hong Kong;


In Hong Kong, the Hang Seng index climbed more than seven percent after plunging nearly nine-percent yesterday.
SUPER=03-Tokyo;


In Tokyo, the Nikkei index closed up more than half a percent.
Meantime, an armed man took an official hostage today at the Tokyo Stock Exchange, demanding to meet with the Japanese finance minister.
The hostage was later released unharmed and trading at the exchange was not affected.
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E-Bedford-Supes


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


A budget surplus could mean good things for Bedford County, and some residents are asking for a say in how the money is spent.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford


Many of them spoke out at last night's board of supervisors meeting.
The supervisors learned that Bedford County is looking at a 13 percent growth in revenue this year.
That's the highest increase the county has seen in recent memory.
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SOT 5:10:42
IN Q=Overall all of

((KATHLEEN GUZI/DEPUTY CO. ADMINISTRATOR: OVERALL, ALL OF THE REVENUES FOR THE GENERAL FUND HAVE INCREASED BY OVER 13 PERCENT, THAT'S MADE OF REVENUE INCREASES FROM OTHER GOVERNMENTAL SOURCES THAT WOULD INCLUDE MONEY WE RECEIVED FROM THE CITY OF BEDFORD, THE COMMONWEALTH, THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.. THAT HAS INCREASED BY MORE THAN TEN PERCENT.))
SUPER=01-Kathleen Guzi/Deputy Co. Administrator; :00
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=than ten percent.
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VO-NAT


Guzi (GUZZ-ee) says the increase was spurred by the residential growth Bedford County has experienced.
That growth means the county needs things like new schools.. the board will decide how MANY in two weeks.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


But some residents last night said they want more input on the budget process.
One taxpayers group is asking that the first half hour of every supervisors meeting be devoted to public discussion about spending.

E-Halifax-Student


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=djo
TAPE#97-93
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


A Halifax County high school student who claims she was raped now faces sexual misconduct charges.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Halifax Co./July 1997;


The teenage girl alleged she was sexually assaulted by two 16- year- old students while two others played watchdog.
She says a teacher finally walked in and stopped the attack.
Judge Franklin Slaydon rejected the girl's rape claims.
Prosecutor John Greenbacker says evidence showed the girl was not forced into sexual relations.
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ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=NONE


The girl has pleaded not guilty to two counts of sodomy and one fornication charge.
Each of the boys were charged with one count of sodomy and one was charged with fornication.
They both pleaded "no contest" to all of the charges.

E-Innotech


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sgo
TAPE#97-95
GRAPHIC=Innotech


Expansion has been the recent trend at Roanoke based Innotech.
But yesterday the maker of high tech eyeglass lenses-- reversed course and announced a series of layoffs.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Johnson and Johnson, the company that owns Innotech, will not say how many
people were fired--- only that the Fortune 500 company is making room on

Innotech's payroll to hire new workers in the future.
This round of layoffs affects workers in four departments: Sales, marketing, operations and manufacturing.
Before the layoffs, Innotech employed close to 200 people in Roanoke.
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One-Steve


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spa
TAPE#M98-1
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-Garry Ross/Fitness Instructor; :22
SUPER=12-Radford; :38
SUPER=13-Heather Serbaty/Radford College Professor; 1:47
SUPER=13-Derek Light/Radford College Student; 1:55
RUNS=3:03
OUT Q=News 7 Mornin' returns


TapeTosses to break Stocks Comm

E-Elections-Lawsuit


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-87
GRAPHIC=Virginia Seal


Today special elections finds three House seats in Tidewater, Northern Virginia, and suburban Richmond up for grabs.
This election has spurred a number of arguments unfolding in Virginia's courts on the eve of the start of the 19-98 General Assembly.
Governor Allen is even suing his own appointees to the State Board of Elections-- and losing.
Ellen Qualls has this report.
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SOT
IN Q=Electoral board
SUPER=03-Richmond; :00
SUPER=@Allen; :12
SUPER=01-John Gibney/Meadows' Attorney; :27
SUPER=@Ellen1; :34
RUNS=:52
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.

((
Electoral Board Secretary Bruce Meadows won't allow his board to meet to certify the special election votes before Friday -- two days after the House votes on the re-election of powerful Democratic Speaker Tom Moss.
sot 04:43:14

((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: I THINK NORMAL PEOPLE THINK "AS SOON AS POSSIBLE" MEANS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. THAT MEANS RIGHT QUICK, OR EXPEDITIOUSLY, OR TODAY AS OPPOSED TO THREE DAYS LATER.))
runs=:11


So Allen and Attorney General Richard Cullen took it court -- and lost.
sot 07:05:25

((JOHN GIBNEY: I DON'T KNOW WHAT THE GOVERNOR'S TRYING TO DO...PROCESS.))
runs=:07



sot standup


The Governor says he will appeal.
All the legal wrangling only matters if Republicans win all three special elections -- bringing their total to 49 in the house and making Bedford Independent Lacey Putney their new best friend to force a power sharing agreement.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

E-Special-elections


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=VA Seal


Meanwhile a federal judge late last night refused to stop local electoral boards from speeding up the certification of the three special elections for House of Delegates seats.
Judge Robert Payne ruled that the process the local boards are planning after today's elections does NOT violate the federal Voting Rights Act.
However, his decision could be moot after a Richmond Circuit Court judge earlier yesterday ruled that the State Board of Elections can wait until Friday to certify the election results.
The Commonwealth's Supreme Court will consider the issue today.

E-Cranwell


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-94
GRAPHIC=NONE


In other news from the state's capital,
House Majority Leader Dick Cranwell of Vinton was to introduce Jim Gilmore at Saturday's inauguration ceremony.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond/January 1994;


Perhaps remembering the bitter cold of four years ago, Cranwell is bowing out.
He tells The Washington Post he did not want (quote) "to go out and get fitted for a morning suit and sit out in the cold. Nothing less, nothing more."
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S-Parachutes


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=eea
TAPE#97-85
GRAPHIC=None


The latest attempt to circle the globe in a balloon ended less than two hours after it began.
Dick Rutan and Dave Melton had to bail out, but they fared better than their balloon, thanks to a Roanoke man.
Eric Earnhart has more.
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SOT
IN Q=Their balloon torn
SUPER=03-Near Yeso, NM; :00
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :10
SUPER=@File; :18-quick
SUPER=01-Manley Butler/Butler Parachute Systems; :26
SUPER=03-Cook Co., TX; :50-quick
SUPER=02-Dick Rutan/Balloonist; 1:00-quick
SUPER=01-Dave Melton/Balloonist; 1:13
RUNS=1:40
OUT Q=Eric Earnhart, News 7


(( Their balloon torn and leaking... Dick Rutan and Dave Melton had no choice... they bailed out...
The bright orange chutes were a pretty site to Manley Butler...
He designed them... they were made here at Butler Parachute Systems in Roanoke...
Butler met Rutan 11 years ago when he designed the emergency chutes for the round-the-world Voyager flight.
For this flight, Rutan turned to Butler again, but he needed more than just a parachute.

(/////SOT/////)
SOT 11:52:08
IN Q=In this kind of flight

((MANLEY BUTLER/BUTLER PARACHUTE SYSTEMS; IN THIS KIND OF FLIGHT YOU'RE GOING TO BE SUBJECTED TO ANYWHERE FROM SUBTROPICAL CONDITIONS OVER NORTHERN AFRICA TO POTENTIALLY ARCTIC CONDITIONS OVER SIBERIA.))
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=over Siberia



So Butler designed a parachute survival pack, complete with life raft, oxygen tank, radios, blankets and emergency rations...
Rutan was prepared for everything but the cactus he landed on... Painful, but thanks to the chutes, he and Melton weren't on the gondola when it hit power lines and exploded in Texas.
Sunday morning, Rutan left a thankyou message on Butler's answering machine.

(/////SOT/////)
SOT 11:58:10
IN Q=wanna call

((DICK RUTAN/BALLOONIST; ON BEHALF OF MYSELF AND DAVE MELTON, GOOD JOB GUY, YOU OUGHT TO BE PROUD OF YOURSELF AND YOU SAVED OUR BUTTS. ))
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=saved our butts



From his hospital bed in New Mexico, Melton says his skydiving experience taught him to trust his parachute...

(/////SOT/////)
SOT 20:13:17
IN Q=before that

((DAVE MELTON/BALLOONIST; BEFORE THAT I DIDN'T HAVE A LOT OF FAITH IN PARACHUTING, BUT EVER SINCE I WENT SKYDIVING I HAD AN AWFUL LOT OF FAITH IN PARACHUTES AND SKYDIVING. ))
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=parachutes and skydiving



Buttler's glad his part of this round-the-world trip worked the way it was supposed to.

(/////SOT/////)
SOT 11:53:55
IN Q=we're real proud

((MANLEY BUTLER/BUTLER PARACHUTE SYSTEMS; WE'RE REAL PROUD OF OUR PRODUCT AND EVERYBODY HERE THAT PARTICIPATED IN BUILDING IT, EVERYBODY IN THE BUILDING THAT YOU'RE LOOKING AT HAD A PIECE OF IT ))
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=piece of it.



Rutan will try again... no doubt with one of Manley Butler's packs on his back.
In Roanoke Eric Earnhart, News 7. ))

Two-Steve


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


On Record
SUPER=15-Steve Pardon;



(toss to Kimberly)
Double Boxes=SPA & KMC


UN-INSPECTION


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Iraq Conflict


Iraq today is barring weapons inspections by an American led U-N team.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Baghdad, Iraq;


Iraqi officials claim Scott Ritter is a spy.
They say his team is actually a U-S intelligence team intent on collecting security, economic and scientific information.
Meanwhile, other U-N inspectors are going about their work as normal.
The U-N Security Council today could take up Iraq's latest challenge to its authority.
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HOSTAGE-TOKYO


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


Some scary moments today at the Tokyo Stock Exchange and it had nothing to do with trading.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Tokyo;


An armed man took an official hostage, demanding to meet with the Japanese finance minister.
The hostage was freed six hours later and trading at the exchange was not interrupted.
That was good news because the Nikkei index closed up more than half a percent.
SUPER=03-Hong Kong;


And in Hong Kong, the Hang Seng gained more than seven percent after plunging nearly nine-percent yesterday.
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5-Innotech


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sgo
TAPE#597=53
GRAPHIC=innotech


How many people will be out of work is still unknown, but Roanoke-based Innotech has announced layoffs.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The "Johnson-and Johnson owned" company says the cuts include employees in sales, marketing, operations and manufacturing departments.
Just last March, the maker of high-tech eyeglass lenses said it would double the size of its plant and quadruple its work force.
Now, Johnson and Johnson wouldn't say why it's firing people, except that Fortune 500 company is making room on the payroll to hire new workers in the future at Innotech.
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E-City-Firefighters


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-82
GRAPHIC=Roanoke Seal


The consolidation of Roanoke's Fire and E-M-S Departments is still generating grievances, two years after the merger.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Last year, a group of employees unsuccessfully challenged the policy that requires them to serve on ambulance crews.
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Fifteen- year veteran Ron Mathews says the standards he agreed to when he was hired did not include emergency medical service.
He has returned to court with what he contends are new issues.
But Chief Jim Grigsby says the new grievance is identical to the one the court rejected last year.
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ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=NONE


Judge Richard Pattisal denied a motion to remove local judges from the case.
He'll hear more evidence later this month.

E-Allen-Portrait


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-86
GRAPHIC=George Allen


He's with books, in front of columns, standing tall.
But the color scheme shows his warmth.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


That was the thinking of the artist who painted Governor George Allen's official portrait.
The work was unveiled yesterday at the State Capitol.
Governor Allen got up to talk about the painting before the REAL reactions came.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 04;22:54
IN Q=Each and every

((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: EACH AND EVERY ASPECT OF THAT PAINTING-- YOU HAVE KIDS CRYING... FRIGHTEN THE BABY. ACTUALLY IT WAS YELPING IN JOY AND HAPPINESS.))
SUPER=@Allen;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=joy and happiness.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Allen's portrait takes its place among the other governors just outside the office he'll vacate this weekend.
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Three-Steve


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spa
TAPE#M98-1
GRAPHIC=NONE


On Record
SUPER=15-Steve Pardon;

Roll cold out of birthdays

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SOT
IN Q=Alright, today we
SUPER=15-Steve Pardon; :00
SUPER=13-Emily Ross/Fitness Instructor; :22
SUPER=12-Radford; :30
RUNS=2:47
OUT Q=enough is enough


Steve Live
(toss to Melanie)
Double Boxes=SPA & MEL


2-E-Bedford-Supes


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


A budget surplus in Bedford County could bode well for the possibility of new schools.
Some residents say they want a say in how the funds are spent.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford


Many of them spoke out at last night's board of supervisors meeting.
The supervisors learned that Bedford County is looking at a 13 percent growth in revenue this year.
That's the highest increase the county has seen in recent memory.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 5:10:42
IN Q=Overall all of

((KATHLEEN GUZI/DEPUTY CO. ADMINISTRATOR: OVERALL, ALL OF THE REVENUES FOR THE GENERAL FUND HAVE INCREASED BY OVER 13 PERCENT, THAT'S MADE OF REVENUE INCREASES FROM OTHER GOVERNMENTAL SOURCES THAT WOULD INCLUDE MONEY WE RECEIVED FROM THE CITY OF BEDFORD, THE COMMONWEALTH, THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.. THAT HAS INCREASED BY MORE THAN TEN PERCENT.))
SUPER=01-Kathleen Guzi/Deputy Co. Administrator; :00
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=receiving high growth.
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VO-NAT


Guzi (GUZZ-ee) says the increase was spurred by the residential growth Bedford County has experienced.
That growth means the county needs things like new schools.. the board will decide how MANY in two weeks.
(----------------)
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


But some residents last night said they want more input on the budget process.
One taxpayers group is asking that the first half hour of every supervisors meeting be devoted to public discussion about spending.

Elections


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


Three House of Delegates seats are up for grabs in special elections today.
No matter who the unofficial winner is, it is still unclear whether the votes will be certified tomorrow or Friday.
The Virginia Supreme Court will consider the matter today.
If Republicans win all three races they will be able to challenge Democrats for a share of power when the General Assembly convenes tomorrow.
Yesterday a state judge upheld a Board of Elections decision to certify the results on Friday. But last night, a federal judge said speeding up the vote count doesn't need Justice Department approval.

E-Abed


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#97-88
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


The first witness might not be called until tomorrow as jury selection enters a second day in the Abed trial.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke


Just two of the nine defendants are out on bond, nearly a year after the racketeering indictment was returned in U-S District Court in Roanoke.
The case is expected to take six weeks to try.
With jurors coming from as far away as Cumberland County- -in hopes of finding citizens who haven't heard about the case- -the court may have to rent rooms in Roanoke for some jury members.
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E-Blood-Supply


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tbr
TAPE#97-96
GRAPHIC=Red Cross


Roanoke's chapter of the American Red Cross is putting out a plea for blood donors.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;


The Red Cross says bad weather kept donors away from holiday blood drives and now inventories are below emergency levels.
Healthy donors of all types are needed.
The Appalachian Region Red Cross supplies blood to 44 hospitals and nine dialysis centers in the area.
To donate blood, you must be healthy, at least 17- years- old and weigh at least 110 pounds.
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E-Parachutes


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=eea
TAPE#97-85
GRAPHIC=NONE


Dick Rutan and Dave Melton's dramatic bail-out from their crippled balloon last Friday had a Roanoke connection.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Near Yeso, NM;


When the two balloonists jumped to safety, the bright orange parachutes that carried them to the ground came were custom made in Roanoke.
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Butler Parachute Systems designed a parachute and survival pack with life raft, oxygen tank and emergency supplies so the men could survive a bail-out anywhere from Africa to Siberia.
Sunday Rutan left a message on their answering machine saying thanks.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 11:58:00
IN Q=yea, the message

((DICK RUTAN/YEA THE MESSAGE AT THE BEEP IS FROM DICK RUTAN, WANNA CALL MANLEY AND THANK HIM FOR AN OUTSTANDING PARACHUTE, ON BEHALF OF MYSELF AND DAVE MELTON, GOOD JOB GUY, YOU OUGHT TO BE PROUD OF YOURSELF AND YOU SAVED OUR BUTTS.
SOT 11:53:55

MANLEY BUTLER/BUTLER PARACHUTE SYSTEMS; WE'RE REAL PROUD OF OUR PRODUCT AND EVERYBODY HERE THAT PARTICIPATED IN BUILDING IT, EVERYBODY IN THE BUILDING THAT YOU'RE LOOKING AT HAD A PIECE OF IT ))
SUPER=02-Dick Rutan/Balloonist;
SUPER=01-Manley Butler/Butler Parachute Systems; :16
RUNS=:24
OUT Q=had a piece of it
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VO-NAT


Manley Butler met Rutan 11 years ago when he designed the parachutes for the famous round-the-world "Voyager" flight.
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4-Scores


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


In sports,
Cherokee Parks scored eleven of his 14 points in the last 16 minutes of
Minnesota's win over Golden State.


For yesterday's scores, let's check the scoreboards.
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WIPE TO MOTION
SUPER=#556
SUPER=X5028;
SUPER=0096-j/New Jersey/108//Toronto/100////Golden
State/87/j/Minnesota/103///;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0096-j/Milwaukee/110//L.A. Clippers/95///j/Utah/106//Cleveland/99///;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0096-j/Sacramento/96//Phoenix/90///;
SUPER=X5027;
SUPER=0098-j/VMI/61//Davidson/58///j/W & L/69//Dickinson/55///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0098-/Norfolk/69/j/James Madison/91///j/Emory &

Henry/77//Bridgewater/74///;
RUNS=:35

(-------------) OUT Q=....last score."