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ANCHOR=Eric
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Up next on News 7 at six... Governor Jim Gilmore takes the oath of office today in an atmosphere of political harmony.
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ANCHOR=Eric
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And in Lynchburg the fight to save the city's train station continues.

Sports-Head


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#Headline
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In sports, Highlights from the Crestar Roundball Classic Duke holds on to beat Clemson in the A-C-C.
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And Darrell Waltrip talks about his new sponsors for the 1998 Winston Cup Season.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Andrew
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We start clearing out the clouds late tonight, Then tomorrow we see the sun, but tomorrow night we cloud up again.
Detais straight ahead.

Inauguration


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#98-01
GRAPHIC=Jim Gilmore


He was a grocery store bagger.
Then a bank teller.
He served in the Army.
He went to law school.
Now James Stuart Gilmore the Third is the Governor of Virginia.
Double Boxes=Eric and Ellen/StarLink


Ellen Qualls is at the Richmond Centre where the inaugural ball festivities are about to begin.
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Eric, the first Republican sweep of statewide offices made today a great day for the Grand Old Party in Virginia.
But for a change, there was NO name calling, no fiery partisan rhetoric.
Governor Jim Gilmore the peacemaker has arrived on the scene.
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((OH BEAUTIFUL FOR SPACIOUS SKIES.))
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((Mark Earley is now Virginia's Attorney General.
John Hager powered up the ramp and into history as Virginia's first wheelchair-using lieutenant governor.
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((AS THE GOVERNOR OF VIRGINIA, ACCORDING TO THE BEST OF MY ABILITY, SO HELP ME GOD. CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU. THANK YOU MR. CHIEF JUSTICE.))
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And then the Gilmore era began.
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((GOV.-ELECT JIM GILMORE: MAY OUR DEBATES BE CHARACTERIZED BY CIVILITY, FAIRNESS, AND JUSTICE. MAY WE GOVERN WITH LONG TERM VISION.))
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Democrats hailed the changing tone in Richmond as gentle and gentile.
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((DEL. DICK CRANWELL/D-VINTON: I MEAN THERE'S AN OLD SAYING WHERE I GREW UP THAT YOU CATCH A LOT MORE BEES OR SOMETHING WITH HONEY THAN YOU DO VINEGAR. WHAT IS IT? WHAT'S THE EXACT SAYING? IS IT FLIES?))
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sot 12:32:11

((GILMORE: ABRAHAM LINCOLN SAID "GOD MUST LOVE THE COMMON PEOPLE BECAUSE HE MADE SO MANY OF THEM." WELL GOD HAS BLESSED THIS COMMON MAN WITH A TRULY UNCOMMON CHANCE TO SERVE THE PEOPLE AS GOVERNOR.))
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But Jim Gilmore won't back away from any fights.
He declared "no car tax" now a "moral obligation."
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((IN THE SPIRIT OF PATRICK HENRY, VIRGINIANS ARE SAYING WE DON'T WORK FOR THE PURPOSE OF FUNDING GOVERNMENT. WE WORK TO PROVIDE FOR OURSELVES AND OUR FAMILY. WE HAVE THE RIGHT TO DECIDE HOW TO SPEND OUR OWN MONEY.))
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((BOB HOLSWORTH: JIM GILMORE IS ATTEMPTING TO EMPHASIZE PERSONAL FREEDOM AS HIS CORE PHILOSOPHICAL CONCEPT THAT INFORMS ALL HIS POLITICAL VIEWS.))
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HIS first view as Governor was the inaugural parade in his honor.
A former high school band drum major himself, the new governor is in his element.
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((RAY RAY UVA. YAAY!)) ))
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Live=Ellen Full/StarLink
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Tonight we get to see Jim and Roxane Gilmore shake a leg at the ball in his honor.
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Politics


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sly
TAPE#=97-86
GRAPHIC=Session 1998


Many of the General Assembly members Governor Gilmore will be working with are back in Richmond without having had much election opposition in their home districts.
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Nearly half did not have an opponent last November. Political observers note pay and other restrictions discourage candidates from seeking the job of Delegate.
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((DR. HARRY WILSON/ROANOKE COLLEGE CENTER FOR COMMUNITY RESEARCH: WE SEE A VERY HIGH PERCENTAGE OF ATTORNEYS AND SELF-EMPLOYED PEOPLE AND ALMOST EVERYONE ELSE IS REALLY DISQUALIFIED FROM RUNNING.))
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Former candidate Al Bedrosian says those interested in politics don't need big party backing or a campaign war chest--he says first time candidates can be successful if they have principle and consistency on issues.
Last fall Bedrosian came close to upsetting powerful Vinton Democrat Dick Cranwell.
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VMI-Dropout


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=98-04
GRAPHIC=VMI


Another female cadet at the Virginia Military Institute called it quits yesterday.
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VO-NAT
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The Washington Post reported that Beth Hogan of Oregon returned to the school Tuesday after the Christmas holidays then told officials yesterday she was leaving.
Hogan was the first woman in the school's 158-year history to sign VMI's matriculation book.
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Columbia


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=97-98
GRAPHIC=Columbia


Three Columbia/HCA hospitals are once again on the preferred provider organization lists for Trigon Blue Cross and Blue Shield.
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use file from 597-51 5-Columbia; 97-88 Columbia
Yesterday, Delegate Jim Shuler and State Senator Madison Mayre apparently worked out an agreement calling for Trigon to honor its insurance contract for state employees.
With the settlement, workers are now covered through to October 19-99.
Back in December Trigon announced plans to drop three Columbia/HCA hospitals-- Lewis-Gale, Montgomery Regional and Pulaski Community Hospital-- from its preferred provider organizations lists.
A spokesperson for Trigon would not confirm yesterday's settlement.
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Council-Tours


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=djo
TAPE#=97-95
GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Seal


One Roanoke city council member wants to bridge the gap between neighborhoods and city government.
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Nelson Harris thinks council would benefit by taking a walk through local communities.
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((REV. NELSON HARRIS/ROANOKE CITY COUNCILMAN; ESSENTIALLY, WHAT I AM PROPOSING IS THAT COUNCIL AND TOP CITY ADMINISTRATORS TOUR NEIGHBORHOODS. TALK WITH CITIZENS IN THOSE NEIGHBORHOODS. SEE FIRST HAND SOME OF THE PROBLEM AREAS OR CONCERNS THAT THOSE NEIGHBORHOODS ARE FACING, AS WELL AS SEE SOME OF THE GOOD THINGS THAT ARE HAPPENING IN THOSE NEIGHBORHOODS.))
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If council agrees to the concept, Harris says he will lead the way in forming the neighborhood partnership.
The councilman wants to follow the foot steps of a similar successful program developed in Petersburg.
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((HARRIS; IT WAS A SUBSTANTIVE WAY FOR THEM TO ADDRESS SOME NEIGHBORHOOD CONCERNS AND ISSUES BEFORE THEY REALLY BECAME PROBLEMS.))
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Harris says he's NOT trying to encourage campaigning.
He will make his recommendation to council on Tuesday.
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Webwatch


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=eea
TAPE#WebWatch
GRAPHIC=Web Watch


Netscape suffers casualties in the browser war...
And a site of "Titanic" proportions hits the web...
More in this week's edition of WebWatch.
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It's loosing millions of dollars and hundreds of workers...
Netscape is projecting an 80 million dollar quarterly loss, blaming pressure from Microsoft and lagging sales.
400 layoffs are planned, about 13 percent of it's workforce.
Meanwhile, closing arguments in Justice Department's anti-trust suit against Microsoft are scheduled for Thursday.

Learn more about money and politics in your area by visiting the Federal Election Commission site.
It now has on-line access to financial reports from candidates, and committees.
You can learn a lot with a quick search, for example, did you know Virginia dentists have their own political action committee?

An Indiana school keeps parents involved in education through it's web page.
At the Evansville Day School site parents can check on the curriculum and class materials... browse sports statistics, and check out their grades...
It's one of the first schools in the country with on-line report cards... school officials say it's well-protected by password system

If you fell head over heals for the movie "Titanic"... You'll love the real story... chronicled by the Encyclopedia Britannica in a special on-line exhibit of photographs, illustrations and press clippings.
To join the voyage, head for the WebWatch page on the WDBJ Website, at WWW-dot-wdbj7-dot-com. ))

SCLC-Awards


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=djo
TAPE#=98-05
GRAPHIC=none


Several of Roanoke's prominent African-Americans and others are being honored this evening at the third annual Dr. Martin Luther King banquet.
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Among those recognized are former Senator Granger MacFarlane and some of Norfolk- Southern's employees.
Officials say every person recognized is familiar with Dr. King's dream for equality and has helped in some capacity in the peaceful movement.
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((PERNELLER CHUBB-WILSON/SCLC PRESIDENT; LIKE MY SISTER, SHE WAS PICKETING IN COLLEGE, FOR DISCRIMINATION THAT WAS HAPPENING AT BLUEFIELD AT THE TIME. MS. COLES WAS THE FIRST BLACK TEACHER WHO WAS WORKING IN BEDFORD COUNTY WHICH WAS PREDOMINATELY ALL WHITE. EVERYONE HERE KNOWS WHAT THE STRUGGLE HAS BEEN.))
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The event is being hosted by the Roanoke branch of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, a civil rights group started by Dr. King in 1957.
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Train-Station


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#=97-87
GRAPHIC=none


Today marks the one- year anniversary of the death of Lynchburg city councilman Junius Haskins.
One of Haskins' pet projects was the renovation of the city's old train station.
His colleagues are working to make sure that dream stays alive.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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(( Five months before he died, Junius Haskins surveyed the old train station that meant so much to him, and talked about his vision for the property.
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((JUNIUS HASKINS/JULY, 1996: IT COULD BE A GOLD MINE. I'M JUST WAITING FOR IT TO HAPPEN. IT'S NOT IF, BUT IT'S JUST WHEN, BECAUSE IT'S GOT TO HAPPEN.))
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Haskins died of a heart attack in Washington D.C., on a mission to raise federal support for the project.
A year later, his efforts are paying off.
The city has completed a development plan for the area, and will soon start applying a quarter million dollar grant towards renovating the station.
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Standup 4:22:07
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((STEVE SMALLSHAW/REPORTING: DESPITE THE OUTWARD APPEARANCES, OFFICIALS SAY PROGRESS IS BEING MADE HERE. A CITY STAFFER HAS BEEN ASSIGNED FULL TIME TO THE TRAIN STATION DEVELOPMENT PROJECT, AND NEGOTIATIONS CONTINUE WITH THE RAILROADS TO HAVE THE PROPERTY DONATED TO LYNCHBURG.))
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Like Haskins, his colleagues know this will take time.
It's his memory that keeps them going.
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((CARL HUTCHERSON/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: DOESN'T LOOK A LOT DIFFERENT THEN IT DID LAST YEAR AT THIS TIME, BUT I THINK IT WILL, AND THINGS DO TAKE TIME. WE'RE LOOKING AT THE WHOLE AREA.))
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((ED BARKSDALE/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: IT'S GOING TO BE A LONG, DRAWN OUT PROJECT, BUT IT'S GOING TO BE BEAUTIFUL ONCE IT IS COMPLETED, AND I'M GOING TO STAY ON TOP OF IT UNTIL IT DOES REACH COMPLETION.))
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Barksdale says the city and Haskins deserve at least that much.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))

Profile-Preview


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=Sat 6pm
WRITER=kzu
TAPE#98-06
GRAPHIC=Virginia Profiles


The Roanoke Rescue Mission is 50 years old this year.
The mission's founder, Lois Johnson Bettis is the subject of this weekend's Virginia Profile.
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In July of 1948 Lois and her new husband Gus arrived from Chicago to begin their work in an old flop house on Salem Avenue.
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((LOIS JOHNSON BETTIS/ROANOKE RESCUE MISSION: THE FIRST NIGHT THAT WE WERE THERE, I MEAN THE POLICE COME TO RAID THE PLACE, YOU KNOW, WHICH WAS UNUSUAL FOR ME. I WASN'T EXPECTING THAT. WHEN I WENT TO THE DOOR THE MAN ASKED ME IF I WAS THE NEW MADAM. THE OFFICER SAID ARE YOU THE NEW MADAM? I SAID NO, I'M THE NEW MISSIONARY. HE SAID OH, SO THAT'S WHAT YOU CALL YOURSELVES THESE DAYS. I APPARENTLY DIDN'T MAKE A GOOD IMPRESSION ON HIM AND HE DIDN'T MAKE A GOOD IMPRESSION ON ME EITHER. ))
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Anchor=Eric
SS=Virginia Profiles


Join News 7 at 8 o'clock tomorrow morning for Virginia Profiles as Public Affairs Director Kelly Zuber looks at the history of the Roanoke Rescue Mission.


Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#Tease
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And coming up, Virginia Tech loses its third straight game the Crestar Roundball Classic is underway at the Salem Civic Center.
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And Clemson uses a second half rally to take Duke to the wire in an A-C-C game this afternoon.
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S-High


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#BB98-1
GRAPHIC=Crestar Classic


The Crestar Classic Roundball Classic opened this afternoon at the Salem Civic Center.
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Providence Day head coach David Carrier huddled around his team setting up a play.
Fleming moves the ball in close Scott Byrd passes to Michael Fleshman who hits the jumper in traffic to tie it at 17 to 17 in the second quarter.
But Providence day comes right back with the outside game Ryan Carson hits the three pointer for the lead.
The Colonels took the lead in the SUPER=33-William Fleming/63/Providence

Day/61/;quarter and then William Hankins nails this three pointer and Fleming goes on to win the game 63 to 61.
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ANCHOR=Roy
SS=Hold Logo


Salem and Lee of Staunton are on the floor right now then later tonight Patrick Henry takes on Liberty at 6-thirty and Northise faces Chapel Hill, North Carolina at 8:15

S-Tech


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=Atlantic 10.


Virginia Tech failed in its bid to knock off a top ranked opponent.
This afternoon, Torraye Braggs tied a career high with 24 points and he grabbed 11 rebounds as Xavier beat the Hokies 77 to 66 in the Atlantic 10.
Tech trailed by 15 at the half and could never catch. Brendan Dunlop led the Hokies with 15 Rolan Roberts and Russ Wheeler added 12 apiece.
The Hokies have lost three in a row and six of their last seven games.
Meantime, The Lady Hokies beat George Washington 64 to 57. Terri Williams scored 19 for the Hokies.

S-Duke


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#BB98-2
GRAPHIC=ACC Logo


Second ranked Duke had to hold on today in the final seconds and the Blue Devils beat Clemson 81 to 80.
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Rick Barnes watches his Tigers fall behind in the second half.
The Blue Devils would take it to the hoop and this basket put the Tigers behind by a score of 55 to 31.
Then moments later Trajan Langdon gets behind the line and hits the three pointer for three of his season high 23 points.
But the Tigers clawed their way back into the game on this play Terrell McIntyre banks in the three from the top of the key to make it 78 to 72.
Langdon answered that basket with this three pointer and the Tigers trailed 81 to 78.
Clemson cut the lead to one and had SUPER=33-Duke/81/Clemson/80/;two

shots at the win in the closing seconds but Duke holds on to win 81 to 80.
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S-Carolina


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#BB98-3
GRAPHIC=ACC Logo


North Carolina was back to work this afternoon after losing to Maryland earlier in the week.
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Buzz Peterson was back in Chapel Hill with his Mountaineers.
Carolina took it to the hoop early and often Vince Carter driving in for the first points of the game.
The next time down the floor Antwan Jamison takes it in the paint and hits the jump hook for a 4 to nothing lead.
Appalachian State trailed by 16 at the half Mike Garner hitting this three pointer for the Mountaineers.
But Carolina was just to strong Ed SUPER=33-North Carolina/96/Appalachian

St./63/;Cota takes it in and scores off the glass and the Tar Heels win it 96 to 63.
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S-Waltrip


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#R-38
GRAPHIC=Darrell Waltrip


Darrell Waltrip celebrated his 25-th year in Winston Cup racing in 1997. But a lack of sponsorship money almost kept him from joining the circuit this season.
However, Mike Stevens tells us that some construction specialists are helping him build up his bank account just in time for Daytona.
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S-Express


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=Express


Roanoke goalie Daniel Berthiaume was back in net for the Express last night he registered 43 saves as the Express beat the Charlotte Checkers 4 to 1.
Chris Cantu scored twice and J.F. Tremblay had a goal.
Roanoke plays on the road at Raleigh tonight. Wx-Tape
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Weekend-Promo


ANCHOR=Eric
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And, one final note tonight-- there's a new way to start your weekend.
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Take Fullscreen Board 9404 Weekend News
Join Denise Allen and Andrew Freiden for News 7 Saturday Morning and News 7 Sunday Morning--weekends at 8 a-m.
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