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Today on news 7 at 5, the U-S Senate warns the public not to be complacent. The Y-2-K bug could cause some real problems.
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and it appears the two thousand Presidential race is getting some new runners.
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Rather heavy showers are working their way into the region. We will try to time them out for you in a moment.

[Medical-Head]


[ANCHOR=Tonya]
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Today on health check -- A sour condiment is being hailed as the latest diet miracle.
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And some nursing home residents are finding the call of the wild very soothing.
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((I THINK WE WILL HAVE A BUMP IN THE ROAD BUT IT WILL NOT BE CRIPPLING.))
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U-S Senators chime in on the Y-2-K problem.
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[5-Y2K]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The fear is that on January First, two thousand computers will actually think it's January first- 19-hundred.
But most experts aren't predicting disaster.
Today the Senate investigators checked it out- Maureen Maher reports.
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[SUPER=01-Sen. Robert Bennet/(R) Utah]
[super=01-Michael Heschel/Kroger Company;]
[Super=01-Cynthia Gonzolus/Shopper;]
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[Super=07-Dr. Charles Bier:]
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((Sen.Robert Bennet/R-Utah: In this country we will have a bump in the road." BUT JUST HOW BIG OF A SPEED BUMP WILL Y2K BE?? ON CAPITOL HILL TUESDAY, SENATORS charged with charting progress in dealing with Y2k problems say THERE WILL BE NO AMERICAN MISSILES ACCIDENTALLY SET OFF ON SATURDAY, JANUARY 1ST, 2000.. THE FOOD INDUSTRY HAS ALSO INVESTED MILLIONS TO INSURE ITS SHELVES WILL BE WELL STOCKED ON THE FIRST OF THE YEAR . Michael Heschel, Kroger Co: We believe as a result, that unlessthere is widespread hoarding or excessive stockpiling, January 1st, 2000, will be a routine shopping day."
.. A RELIEF TO SOME, BUT FOR OHERS Y2K DOESN'T SEEM TO BE A CONCERN. CYNTHIA GONZOLUS, SHOPPER: Y2 - Oh, I don't know about that.."
Ed Stuckey, SHOPPER: Everybody's getting all excited over nothing. MAUREEN MAHER/CBS NEWS: So should we be more concerned about Y2K? The Senate Panel report says there is one major industry that may not be up to speed, and if you ever need medical attention after December 31, 1999, it could seriously affect you. .FROM COMPUTERS THAT RUN EQUIPMENT TO X-RAY MACHINES TO THE TELEPHONES - JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING THAT PLUGS IN TO THE WALL OF A HOSPITAL OR MEDICAL OFFICE IS DATE STAMPED - AND ACCORDING TO THE REPORT, 90% OF DOCTORS HAVE NOT FIXED THEIR COMPUTERS .
DR. CHARLES BIER SAYS COMPUTERS MAY RUN AN OFFICE, BUT IT'S THE PEOPLE IN IT WHO TAKE CARE OF THE PATIENTS. Charles Bier, M.D. I can list with my stethoscope, I can deliver appropriate health care, I can take care of you as well on Monday, as I could on Friday." SOME DOCTORS AND HOSPITALS HAVE BEEN WORKING ON THE PROBLEM BUT.
TO HELP PRIVATE PRACTICES AND OTHER SMALL BUSINESSES, THE SENATE PASSED A GUARANTEED LOAN MEASURE TO HELP PAY FOR Y2K UPDATING. THE U-S IS AHEAD OF MOST OF THE WORLD BUT Y2K IS A GLOBAL ISSUE AND, SAY THOSE WORRYING MOST ABOUT THIS, THAT IS WHERE THE BIGGER PROBLEMS WILL BE. MAUREEN MAHER, CBS NEWS WASHINGTON))


[5-Executions]


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Virginia is now executes more than any other state in the nation per capita- and a string of scheduled executions through April would be a record pace.
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Virginia has executed two inmates this year-- and has seven more scheduled through April 29th.
That would be nine in four months.
The modern record for a year was 13 last year.
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((KENT WILLIS/VIRGINIA ACLU: VIRGINIA HAS SYSTEMATICALLY OVER THE LAST DOZEN YEARS OR SO LAID THE GROUNDWORK FOR BECOMING THE KILLINGEST STATE IN THE NATION.))
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((DAVID BOTKINS/ATTORNEY GENERAL'S SPOKESMAN: THE REALITY IS A LOT OF THE CASES THAT ARE CURRENTLY COMING UP FOR EXECUTION...CARRIED OUT.))
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Before this year even began, Virginia had just ousted Texas from the number one slot PER CAPITA.
Since the reinstatement of the death penalty in 1978, Virginia's executed 9-point-8 people per million population, versus 9-point-7 in Texas.

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A couple of recruiters for Carilion Health System have allegedly defrauded Carilion out of nearly half a million dollars.
In 1995, Carilion hired Cathy Fulton to help the company find new physicians.
She was allowed to collect a fee for each new recruit, plus expenses.
According to the government's information, Fulton and Teresa Duggan submitted more than 170 phony invoices in a little over a year.
They're now scheduled to plead guilty to fraud and conspiracy in federal court Friday.[(toss to R)]
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Two more candidates announce they are running for the White House next year. We'll let you know who they are after this break.
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And the Cat's out of the bag for area students as Dr. Seuss and the Cat in the Hat are remembered across the region.
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[ANCHOR=Tonya]


On Health Check, we'll hear what some people are saying about the use of vinegar to lose weight. [TWO-SHOT]
[ANCHOR=Jean]

and we'll hear from Patrick Evans who will come to us live from Peru from the scene of the Jason Project. [sponsor]
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[5-Presidential Race]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Pat Buchanan hopes the third time is the charm.
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The conservative commentator is throwing his hat hin the Presidential ring for the third time.
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((I INTEND TO REDEFINE WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A CONSERVATIVE IN AMERICA. APPLAUSE. ))
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George W. Bush is one step closer to running for President.
The Texas Governor says he'll form an exploratory committee to take a look at support for a presidential bid.
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((GEORGE W. BUSH/(R) TEXAS GOVERNOR: I WILL SET UP AN EXPLORATORY COMMITTEE TO BEGIN RAISING FUNDS AND TO MOVE FORWARD EXPLORING THE PROSPECT OF A RUN FOR THE PRESIDENCY.))
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Bush will formally announce a fundraising campaign on Sunday.
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In most cases, they didn't give very much.
But the Virginians who donated money to President Clinton's defense fund say they were helping a good president who had fallen upon bad times.
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Many of the 876-Virginia residents contributing to the fund are retired.
Teddy Smusz (SMUZZ) sent the president a check for 20-dollars.
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((TEDDY SMUSZ: I FIGURED FIVE, 10, 15, 20 DOLLARS. I THOUGHT IF EVERYONE WHO THOUGHT HE WAS DOING A GOOD JOB AND WANTED HIM TO REMAIN AS PRESIDENT WOULD PITCH IN, WE'D GET TO A POINT WHERE HE'D BE MORE FINANCIALLY SECURE.))
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President Clinton has legal bills totaling nine-million dollars.
So far, Americans have donated four-and-a-half million to the defense fund.
Friends of the president started the fund to cover the costs related to the Whitewater investigation, the Paula Jones lawsuit and the impeachment trial.
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During the General Assembly session, Virginia teachers lobbied for a six percent raise, but in Roanoke at least, the raise they fought for is not the raise they're going to get.
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Lawmakers approved additional money for teacher salaries, but because of the state's funding formula and other factors, Roanoke teachers will get much less than the expected six percent.
That angers members of the Roanoke Education Association.
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((AND IT'S DISAPPOINTING TO HEAR FROM OUR SURPERINTENDENT THAT IT AIN'T GOING TO HAPPEN. IT'S JUST NOT GOING TO BE.))
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Roanoke Education Association President Esther Cirasunda (SEER-uh-SUN-duh) says she will ask the Roanoke School

Board to find more money for teacher raises... but she says she's not optimistic.[5-Reading-Day]


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V-M-I Cadets put on new hats today....their reading hats in honor of National Reading Day and Dr. Seuss' birthday.
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The Cadets ditched their traditional uniform and picked up the large red and white stripped hat made famous by the Cat in the Hat. Cadets and children from Central Elementary School gathered on the Parade Ground to read stories from Dr. Seuss books.
Part of the excitement for the kids was a V-M-I Corps of Cadets parade.
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((EBONY MCELROY/V.M.I. Cadet: VMI IS A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT THEN EVERYWHERE ELSE, AND THEY GOT TO SEE CADET, REAL LIFE KEYDETS, THINGS THAT PEOPLE SEE ON T.V. OR HEAR ABOUT, THEY MIGHT EVEN READ ABOUT, AND SO ITS A REAL LIVE CADET AND WERE READING TO THEM AND THEY'RE ALL EXCITED AND I THINK THAT'S IMPORTANT FOR THEM.))
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And something you don't see everyday....
The principal at Narrows Elementary in Giles County agreed to dress as Dr. Seuss--- if students read more than two-

thousand books in the month of February.
It was a challenge the kids couldn't pass up-- having read close to 27- hundred books.

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Normally at this time every day we hear from Patrick Evans about some event going on in the Valley.
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But we'll excuse him for being a little later in the newscast today as he updates us LIVE FROM Peru on the Jason project.
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The beep of a severe weather warning scrolling across the bottom of your television screen can cause high anxiety.
Especially if it is a tornado warning.
[Double Boxes=Robin and Andrew/WXCenter]


Andrew Freiden joins us in the weather center--
To talk about S.W. Virginia Tornadoes.
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Robin, It's never too early to start thinking about severe weather--
But around here a tornado warning may not be what you think it is.
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((MIKE EMLAW: UNLIKE WHAT HAPPENED IN STONEVILLE, NC THIS PAST SPRING, WHEN IT WAS A WIDE SWATH OF DAMAGE. FOR AN EXTENDED DISTANCE. [:09] BUT THAT CAN HAPPEN IN VIRGINIA. IT'S JUST NOT VERY LIKELY))
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Small tornadoes still ARE tornadoes-- and they can cause a lot of damage.
Tonight on News-7, we learn more about Virginia Tornadoes.
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[LIVE- Andrew Full]
We live in a state where only 6 to 8 tornadoes touch down each year
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George Lynch is having the best season of his N-B-A career and today in Sports, we'll hear from the Roanoke native.


[ANCHOR=Tonya]

In Health news, residents at some nursing homes in the Roanoke Valley are having a howling good time using pet therapy.
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and can something as simple as vinegar help you lose weight? Some people say yes
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(( PEOPLE THINK I'M NUTS BUT I'VE TOLD THEM, I'VE SAID ALL I KNOW IS I TRIED IT AND WORKED FOR ME. ))
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[5-Vinegar]


[ANCHOR=Tonya]
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Some people have boosted the medicinal benefits of vinegar for years. Now some modern experts say it may help you lose weight. They're calling it the "Vinegar Effect," but they're not sure exactly how it works.
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Recent studies have shown that apple cider vinegar does indeed have a unique effect on the digestive system.
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(( DR RICHARD JOSEPH: STUDIES SAY PERHAPS THE VINEGAR WILL SLOW GASTRIC EMPYTING, HOW FAST FOODS GET OUT OF THE STOMACH, AND THEREFORE A PATIENT WILL FEEL FULLER FOR A LONGER PERIOD OF TIME AND HOPEFULLY WILL NOT OVEREAT.))
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Also vinegar's acidity appears to have an effect on insulin production which is responsible for the bodies production of fat.
In several studies, volunteers had vinegar before a starchy meal.
It's unclear why, but blood tests showed after the meal, the volunteers produced less insulin, and possibly less fat.
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(( IT WAS GREAT. I DIDN'T HAVE TO FOLLOW THE GUIDELINES OF REGULAR DIETING. DID YOU LOSE WEIGHT? I DID, I LOST ABOUT 20 POUNDS. AND YOU ATE WHATEVER YOU WANTED? YEAH, ANYTHING I WANTED. THAT WAS THE GOOD PART ABOUT IT.))
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[OUT Q=good part about it.]
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The keyword is "possibly." There have NOT been any studies on the DIRECT effects on vinegar on weight loss.
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[5-Wolf-Therapy]


[ANCHOR=Tonya]
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[WRITER=tfl]
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A Botetourt County couple travels to nursing homes with their pet wolf dispelling the fairy tale image of being Big and Bad. Instead of eating Grandma, this one is treating her.
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((COME ON SHI, READY TO GO, COME ON, LET'S GO.)) [RUNS:04]
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Dressed in her blue bandana, this gentle beast is ready to get to work. Shiloh greets residents at Richfield Retirement Community with a sniff or a friendly lick, but never a bite.
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((BROOKE VAN CLEAF/SHILOH'S OWNER: YOU KNOW THE RUMORS THAT YOU HEAR, THE LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD STORY AND THE THREE LITTLE PIG STORIES.)) [RUNS:05]
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residents here have her eating out of their hands, some got even closer.
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((LETTIE ADAMS/NURSING HOME RESIDENT: IT JUST EATS OUT OF YOUR MOUTH AND LOVES YOU.)) [RUNS:03]
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socializing her has made Shiloh tame with people. During that process her owner's realized she has a healing touch.
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((BROOKE VAN CLEAF/SHILOH'S OWNER: SOME OF THE ALZHEIMER'S PATIENTS OVER THERE HAVE A DIFFICULT TIME REMEMBERING A LOT OF THINGS, THEY NEVER FORGET WHEN SHILOH'S COMING BACK, THEY ALWAYS KNOW, THEY ALWAYS LOOK ON THE CALENDAR, THEY ALWAYS KNOW WHEN SHE'S COMING BACK.)) [RUNS:13]
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((LETTIE ADAMS/NURSING HOME RESIDENT: IT MAKES YOU FEEL GOOD, I DON'T KNOW IF I'D WANT TO MEET HER OUTSIDE OF HERE.)) [RUNS:09]
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((BROOKE VAN CLEAF/SHILOH'S OWNER: SHE HAS A LOT OF WILD ANIMAL INSTINCTS. THE WOLF IS IN HER, WE CAN SEE WHEN SHE PLAYS, BUT SHE'S BEEN SO WELL SOCIALIZED WITH HUMANS AND CHILDREN I DON'T SEE ANY PROBLEMS.)) [RUNS:18]
[OUT Q=any problems.]))
[ANCHOR=Tonya]
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The Van Cleaf's are organizing an education program for the schools, to take Shiloh to meet children next.




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Good evening everybody and welcome to the Tuesday ticker that begins with homeboy George Lynch.
[GRAPHIC=76ERS]


His team, the Philadelphia 76ers are the talk of the league so far. Philly is sitting pretty in the East with a 9-and-5 record after having won five in a row.
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[SUPER=03-Washington, DC/Last Night; :00]


Last night the Sixers ripped the Wizards 104-to-91 as the NBA's player of the week Allen Iverson scored 38.
George has started all 14 games for his new team and is currently second in the league in steals. He also is averaging 9 points and seven rebounds a game.
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George is in his sixth season in the league, and his stats this season are his best since his rookie year with the Lakers in 1993.
The 9-and-5 Sixers are off tonight before hosting the Bulls tomorrow.

[S5-Storm]


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[WRITER=sma]
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The Express will try and beat the Toledo Storm for the first time tonight in the two teams fourth meeting of the season. Face off is set for 7 o'clock at the Round House.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/This Morning; :00]


The Express practiced this morning. Jeremy Schaeffer has been cleared to play tonight but Gordon said he will hold him out. Roanoke has under 20 games remaining before the playoffs and a more intense post season focus starts with the high powered Storm.
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[OUT Q=....scoring chances"]
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[ANCHOR=mike]
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Thats it for 5, coming up at six we will hear about Virginia tech All-Big East Cornerback Loren Johnson's visit to William Byrd high school today, have a great day everybody.

[5-Laban-Johnson]


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Cookin' Cheap host and former Roanoke special events coordinator Laban Johnson died today.
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[VO-Nat]
Johnson failed to show up for a taping session at Blue Ridge Public Television this afternoon.
Station employees went to his apartment to check on him, and found he was dead.
Johnson had some health problems in the past few years, and his popular syndicated cooking show with Larry Bly had just started a new season.
Johnson was also well known for his radio work, and was a teacher in the Roanoke school system.
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[5-Jason-Project]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=tbr]
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The Jason Project is the dream of explorer Bob Ballard. The man who brought us the treasures of the Titanic is also an innovator in education.
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[VO-NO NAT****]
Through the project's efforts, children around the world and right here in Roanoke are using the internet studying the Peruvian rain forests.
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[Double Boxes=Jean/Patrick Satellite]


Patrick Evans has just arrived in Peru where he is gathering information for several stories this week.
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Patrick interviews student

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