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1-Schools

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=School Info...


Some schools are still feeling the effects of last week's winter weather.
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Franklin-Shooting


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


A Franklin County woman is listed in stable condition while investigators look into the shooting that sent her to the hospital.
Newspaper reports say Rodney Feazell shot his wife Patricia and then turned the gun on himself.
Authorities were alerted to the incident by a 9-1-1 call from the couple's 15- year- old daughter, who apparently heard the argument and ensuing gunshots.

E-Great-Year


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=djo
TAPE#97-100
GRAPHIC=none


Last year, Roanoke County enjoyed its best economic development year thus far.
Officials say plans are in the works to make 19-98 another record year.
David Johnson reports.
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SOT
IN Q=The figures speak
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Tim Gubala/Economic Development Director; :19
SUPER=@David1 1:33
RUNS=1:49
OUT Q=DJ, News 7.


((The figures speak for themselves -- nearly 100- million dollars in investments-- 25 new businesses or expansions-- more than a thousand new jobs.
That's what Roanoke County was blessed with last year.
Officials say past planning is now coming to fruition.
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SOT-10:00:13

((TIM GUBALA/ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR; OVER THE YEAR OF '97, A LOT OF SITES WE HAD ON LINE BECAME AVAILABLE IN COMPANIES AND EITHER COMMERCIAL OR INDUSTRIAL LOCATED ON THOSE SITES.))
RUNS=:10


An eight-million dollar expansion announcement for the Kroger warehouse is just one of the projects which played a major role in that success.
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SOT-10:01:57

((TIM GUBALA/ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR; ALSO I-T-T NIGHTVISION ANNOUNCED A 20-MILLION DOLLAR EXPANSION AND 125-NEW JOBS. SO THOSE ARE THE TECHNOLOGY KIND OF JOBS THAT WE REALLY NEED IN THIS VALLEY. THE OTHER DIVISION OF I-T-T, GALIUM ARSENIDE, THEY ANNOUNCED A RELOCATION AND A CORPORATE DECISION IN VALLEY POINTE.))
RUNS=:19


Other players include R.R Donnelly and Sons, Barnes and Noble and the new Harris Teeter.
So what's on the horizon for this year? About 30-projects that were carried over from '97, including the anticipated construction of Sunscape Apartments and the continued expansion of the Kroger warehouse, a 35-million dollar project.
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SOT-10:03:59

((GUBALA; WE HAVE GOOD RAPPORT WITH OUR ROANOKE VALLEY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PARTNERSHIP AND WE EXPECT PROSPECTS TO BE COMING IN HERE LOOKING AT PROPERTIES LIKE VALLEY GATEWAY.))
RUNS=:09


And while business is important, there's more to the driving force behind all the development. STAND-UP ((DAVID JOHNSON/REPORTING; OFFICIALS SAY THE GOAL IN DEVELOPING SITES LIKE VALLEY GATEWAY, THE GLENN MARY PROPERTY IN WEST COUNTY AND THE MCDONALD FARM IN VINTON IS TO GENERATE NEW TAX DOLLARS FOR FUTURE SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION AND OTHER NEEDS WHILE PLACING LESS OF THE BURDEN ON COUNTY RESIDENTS. DAVID JOHNSON NEWS 7.))
RUNS=:14))


clinton


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


President Clinton is back at the White House after staying out of the public eye during a weekend retreat at camp David.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington, DC;


But the Monica Lewinsky controversy continues in Washington.
White House lawyers are bracing for a battle over whether prosecutor Kenneth Starr can compel Secret Service agents to testify whether they saw anything that would confirm a presidential affair or coverup.
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iraq


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


Iraqi newspapers are reporting Madeleine Albright is having problems mustering up international support for a possible U-S strike on Iraq.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Kuwait City;


The secretary of State arrived in Saudi Arabia.
She hopes to persuade Saudi officials to let the U-S use Saudi bases in the event of a U-S attack.
In Kuwait yesterday, Albright assured Israel and its Arab neighbors that the U-S would respond swiftly to any Iraqi attack in the region.
In Iraq, Saddam Hussein's government has begun training its citizens to defend against a possible attack.
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E-Local-Fires


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=djo
TAPE#=97-94
GRAPHIC=Fire


Flames damaged two Roanoke buildings this weekend.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


At about six yesterday morning, firefighters responded to a blaze at a condemned building in the 11-hundred block of Hunt Avenue.
It's the third time they've responded to a call at that site.
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Another fire broke out at a house near Tazewell Avenue in the downtown area.

Damage is reportedly in the thousands of dollars.
No injuries were reported in either incident.
Investigations into the cause of the fires continue.
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One-Steve


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


Microwave
SUPER=15-Steve Pardon;
SUPER=11-Roanoke;
SUPER=13-Amy Chattin/Mill Mountain Zoo;
SUPER=11-Roanoke;



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STOCKS COMM

2-Schools


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=School Info...


The cold temperatures and left over snow is still changing a few school schedules.
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Assessments


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=djo
TAPE#597-54
GRAPHIC=Roanoke Co.


Real estate assessment complaints are down in Roanoke County and officials say its because of computers and communication.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


Two years ago, 589 county residents questioned their assessments. Of those 115- took their appeal to the next level, the board of equalization.
Last year, 635 appealed the initial assessment, but only 52 went to the equalization board.
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SOT-13:51:09
IN Q=when a citizen

((birckhead; WHEN A CITIZEN COMES IN AND EXPRESSES THEIR CONCERNS, WE WILL EITHER MAKE AN OFFICE REVIEW OF RUNNING THROUGH OUR NEIGHBORHOODS AND SEEING WHAT OTHERS ARE ASSESSED FOR. POSSIBLY GOING BACK OUT AND TAKING A CLOSER LOOK AT THAT PROPERTY.))
SUPER=01-John Birckhead/Real Estate Assessment Director;
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=that property
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VO-NAT


Public hearings for residents with questions about real estate assessments are being held by the county's staff.
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Parenting


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=Parenting
GRAPHIC=Parenting


A baby's only way of communicating is by crying.
But, according to a doctor in Charlotte, North Carolina those cries can trigger a range of responses from parents.
Helen Chickering has more in this week's edition of Parenting.
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SOT
IN Q=
SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC; :00
SUPER=01-Dr. Philip Zeskind/CMC Pediatric; :10
SUPER=01-Helen Chickering/Reporting; :17
RUNS=2:24
OUT Q=HC, for CBS News.




Two-Steve


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


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




Double Boxes=KMC & SPA/M-Wave
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3-Schools


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=School Info...


Some schools are still feeling the effects of last week's winter weather.
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2-Franklin-Shooting


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


Roanoke Memorial lists Patricia Feazell in stable condition this morning after an apparent domestic dispute this weekend.
Newspaper reports say Rodney Feazell shot his wife and then turned the gun on himself.
Franklin County authorities were alerted to the incident by a 9-1-1 call from the couple's 15- year- old daughter, who apparently heard the argument and ensuing gunshots.

INTERN


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


White House lawyers are hoping to meet with Whitewater prosecutors this week, to talk over the subpoenas issued in the Monica Lewinsky controversy.
One issue is whether prosecutors can compel Secret Service agents to testify in the matter.
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VO-NAT


Meantime, Lewinsky's attorney made the rounds on the Sunday talk shows, defending his client.
SUPER=03-Washington, DC;

4:04:01
The 24- year- old plans to return to her home state of California to visit her father.
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BUDGET


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=WIPE WIPE WIPE
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington, DC;


President Clinton is back at the White House after a weekend retreat at camp David.
Today he releases his proposed 19-99 budget, the first in 30 years to promise a surplus.
The one- point- seven trillion dollar plan calls for more spending for child care, education and medical research, and a big hike in cigarette taxes.
But Republicans say the surplus should be used to cut taxes, not to pay for new programs.
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albright


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=wipe/wipe/wipe
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Kuwait City;


Secretary of State Madeleine Albright arrived in Saudi Arabia this morning.
It's all part of her effort to rally Arab support for possible military action against Iraq.
In Kuwait yesterday, Albright assured Israel and its Arab neighbors that the U-S would respond swiftly to any Iraqi attack in the region.
In Iraq, Saddam Hussein's government has begun training its citizens to defend against a possible U-S attack.
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2-E-Local-Fires


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=djo
TAPE#=97-94
GRAPHIC=Fire


Fire consumed two Roanoke buildings yesterday.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Around six yesterday morning, firefighters responded to a blaze at a condemned building in the 11-hundred block of Hunt Avenue.
It's the third time they've responded to a call at that site.
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Another fire broke out at a house near Tazewell Avenue in the downtown area.

Damage is reportedly in the thousands of dollars.
No injuries were reported in either incident.
Investigations into the cause of the fires continue.
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Common-Sense


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


Believe it or not, it's only 73-days before your tax returns are due.
Scott Goldberg has some advice that might help you save money in this week's Common Sense.
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SOT
IN Q=Investing
SUPER=@Scott1; :00
SUPER=01-Gary Duerk/Brown, Edwards & Company; :13
RUNS=1:13
OUT Q=I'm Scott Goldberg

((Investing money in certain types of bonds could help you put off some of your tax payments.
Gary Duerk of Brown Edwards and Company has a couple of suggestions for taxpayers looking to lighten their tax burden.
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SOT 14:17:20

"Tax" tape
IN Q=TAXPAYERS

((GARY DUERK/BROWN, EDWARDS AND COMPANY: TAXPAYERS MIGHT CONSIDER BUYING MUNICIPAL BONDS FOR THEMSELVES. THEY AVOID FEDERAL TAX ALTOGETHER AND IF THE BONDS ARE OBLIGATIONS OF VIRGINIA MUNICIPALITIES THEY ARE TAX-FREE FOR VIRGINIA PURPOSES SO THOSE ARE THE BEST KINDS TO HAVE. ALSO YOU CAN BUY SAVINGS BONDS OR T-BILLS THAT MATURE IN THE FUTURE, AND YOU CAN AVOID PAYING TAXES UNTIL THEY MATURE. ))
RUNS=:26
OUT Q=THEY MATURE
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SOT "Common Sense 2/2" at 15:24:05
IN Q=Duerk

((Duerk says taxpayers can save lots of money this year IF they know where to look. ))
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=to look
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SOT 14:19:18

"Tax" tape
IN Q=WITH THE TAXPAYERS

((GARY DUERK: WITH THE TAXPAYERS' RELIEF ACT THERE ARE SOME BENEFITS IN THERE, BUT YOU'RE GONNA HAVE TO WORK HARD TO GET THEM. AS WE SAY IN THE PROFESSION, CONGRESS ONCE AGAIN SIMPLIFIED THE TAX CODE BEYOND ALL COMPREHENSION.))
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=ALL COMPREHENSION
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SOT "Common Sense 2/2" at 15:24:53
IN Q=the kindler

((The kindler and gentler Internal Revenue Service is offering free advice this year, to help you get your maximum number of benefits when you file your tax return.
That's this week's Common Sense.
I'm Scott Goldberg. ))
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OUT Q=scott goldberg))


Lottery
Pick 3/Pick 4
SUPER=69-00/00/00/00/00/00/00;


Pick 3/Pick 4/Cash 5
SUPER=65-00/00/00/00/00/00/00/00/00/00/00/00;


Pick 3/Pick 4/Cash 5/Lotto
SUPER=67-00/00/00/00/00/00/00/00/00/00/00/00/00/00/00/00/00/00;



SUPER=#555; RESET



Three-Steve


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


Microwave
SUPER=15-Steve Pardon;
SUPER=11-Roanoke;
SUPER=13-Amy Chattin/Mill Mountain Zoo;
SUPER=11-Roanoke;



double Boxes=SPA & MEL
(toss to Melanie)


4-Schools


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=School Info...


The cold temperatures and left over snow is still changing a few school schedules.
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County-Development


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=djo
TAPE#597-55
GRAPHIC=NONE


Economic development was at a record high in Roanoke County last year.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


25-new businesses or expansions yielded more than 94-million dollars in investments and over a thousand new or retained jobs.
Officials say there were three major reasons--
The announcement of I-T-T Nightvision's 20-million dollar expansion plans, creating 125-new jobs.
The company's other division, Galium Arsenide plans to relocate to ValleyPointe, and the Kroger warehouse expansion.
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SOT-10:01:47
IN Q=THE FIRST PHASE

((TIM GUBALA/ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR; THE FIRST PHASE OF THAT, IT'S A 35-MILLION DOLLAR TOTAL EXPANSION. THE FIRST PHASE OF ABOUT EIGHT TO NINE MILLION IS NEARING COMPLETION FOR THE VEHICEL MAINTENANCE CENTER.))
SUPER=01-Tim Gubala/Economic Development Director;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=MAINTENANCE CENTER.
ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=NONE


Plans to keep those type of numbers rolling in include the development of Valley Gateway near the Roanoke Centre for Technology, the Glenn-Mary property in west county and the McDonald Farm in Vinton.

S-Real-Assessments


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=djo
TAPE#=98-01
GRAPHIC=Roanoke County Seal


Real estate assessments are being issued in Roanoke County.
The number of complaints going beyond the assessors office has dropped over the years.
David Johnson reports that the reasons are communication and computers.
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SOT
IN Q=Dan O'Donnell is
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Dan O'Donnell/Property Owner; :08
SUPER=01-John Birckhead/Real Estate Assessment Director; :25
SUPER=@David2 1:10
RUNS=1:18
OUT Q=djo, news 7.


((Dan O'Donnell is one of several property owners in Vinton who has concerns about increases in his assessment.
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SOT-13:37:38

((DAN O'DONNELL/OWNS PROPERTY IN VINTON; WE JUST GOT THE NEW PROPOSED ASSESSMENTS AND WE FEEL THEY'RE A LITTLE HIGH.))
RUNS=:06


While he's not the only resident with concerns, officials say they're seeing fewer people like O'Donnell these days.
They say technology is helping to make real estate assessments a little easier.
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SOT-13:47:14

((JOHN BIRCKHEAD/REAL ESTATE ASSESSMENT DIRECTOR; I THINK WE'VE DONE A GOOD JOB OF EDUCATING THE PUBLIC. WE ALSO NOW HAVE A COMPUTER SYSTEM THAT HELPS US IN DOING A REASSESSMENT.))
RUNS=:10


Two years ago, 589 county residents questioned their assessments. Of those 115- took their appeal to the next level, the board of equalization.
Last year, 635 appealed the initial assessment, but only 52 went to the equalization board.
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SOT-13:51:09

((birckhead; WHEN A CITIZEN COMES IN AND EXPRESSES THEIR CONCERNS, WE WILL EITHER MAKE AN OFFICE REVIEW OF RUNNING THROUGH OUR NEIGHBORHOODS AND SEEING WHAT OTHERS ARE ASSESSED FOR. POSSIBLY GOING BACK OUT AND TAKING A CLOSER LOOK AT THAT PROPERTY.))
RUNS=:16


The county's real estate assessment staff is now holding public hearings for people who have questions about their assessments.
David Johnson, news 7.))

Nigerian-Scam


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#net (edit of 98-10)
GRAPHIC=Scam


An officials looking letter from Nigeria can mean problems for some people.
The Nigerian Advance Fraud Scheme targets business owners.
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VO-NAT


The letter has a Nigerian post mark and senders identify themselves as top officials trying to free up money for their country.
In return for their financial help, the American business owner is promised 30-percent of multi-million dollar windfall.
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SOT
IN Q=when they call

((TOM KINCAID/ROANOKE COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT: WHEN THEY CALL THE 1-900 NUMBER THEY END UP BEING BILLED AN EXTRAORDINARY AMOUNT ONLY TO FIND OUT THEY'RE NOT GOING TO PROCEED FURTHER. DAVE SUSSAN/U-S POSTAL INSPECTOR: IT INVOLVES ORGANIZED CRIME IN NIGERIA. THEY'VE BEEN SENDING OUT THESE LETTERS FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS ASKING YOU TO GIVE THE PARTICULARS OF YOUR CHECKING ACCOUNT.))
SUPER=01-Tom Kincaid/Roanoke Co. Police; :00
SUPER=01-Dave Sussan/U.S. Postal Inspector; :18 QUICK
RUNS=:20
OUT Q=checking account
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Losses aren't reported because victims are embarrassed they fell for the trick.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


Officials say if you receive a letter don't respond and forward it to the U-S Postal Service.

4-Scores


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


In sports,
The San Antonio Spurs used their powerful inside game to beat Sacramento.
For yesterday's scores, let's check the scoreboards.
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WIPE TO MOTION
SUPER=#556
SUPER=X5028;
SUPER=0096-j/New York/89//Miami/83///j/Milwaukee/118//Minnesota/110///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0096-/Chicago/87/j/L.A. Lakers/112////Houston/96/j/Boston/107///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0096-j/Utah/115//Golden St./88///j/San Antonio/103//Sacramento/97///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0096-/Toronto/90/j/Portland/97///j/Indiana/99//L.A. Clippers/92///;
SUPER=X5027;
SUPER=0098-j/Maryland#23/77//Virginia/70////Lynchburg/68/j/Roanoke/99///;
RUNS=:42

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