[HEADLINES]

[TALENT=Melanie]

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[IN=]

(( JOHN STONE/JEFFERSON COUNTY SHERIFF I'VE HAD CONCERNS ... WHETHER 2-PEOPLE COULD CARRY ALL OF THAT IN THERE... ))
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[OUT=ALL OF THAT IN THERE.]
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[VO-NAT]


Colorado authorities investigate whether others were involved in the nation's deadliest school shooting.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And a death sentence could be next for a Bedford man convicted of capital murder.
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[TALENT=Patrick]
[SS=None]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]


News 7 at noon is next.

[School-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#None]
[GRAPHIC=School Shootin]


School officials in Littleton, Colorado, say Columbine High School will remain closed indefinately.
They are beginning to think about placing the 19-hundred students in other schools in the region.
This, as investigators continue what promises to be a long process of analyzing evidence inside.
As they try to piece together the events leading up to the shooting, some major questions remain, like how two teenagers got their hands on a stockpile of weapons.
Andrew Colton joins us live from Colorado with an update.
[Live=Colton Full/Newspath]
[SUPER=01-Andrew Colton/Reporting;]
[SUPER=05-Littleton, CO;]
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[***ROLLED FROM NEWSPATH***]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Darrell Scott/Father of Shooting Victim;]
[SUPER=01-Craig Scott/Brother of Shooting Victim;]
[SUPER=01-Michael Schoels/Father of Shooting Victim;]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=may never reopen]




[Live=Colton Full/Newspath]
[SUPER=05-Littleton, CO;]
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(((LOCATOR: LITTLETON, CO) NOT EVEN A HEAVY SPRING SNOW STORM CAN SLOW THE GRIEVING IN LITTLETON. IN THE HIGH SCHOOL PARKING LOT... THE CAR OF VICTIM RACHEL SCOTT HAS BECOME A MAKESHIFT SHRINE.
HER FAMILY VISITED AGAIN TODAY... COLLECTING NOTES FROM WELL-WISHERS.. AS THEY STRUGGLED TO COPE WITH THEIR LOSS.
SOT: DARRELL SCOTT/FATHER OF SHOOTING VICTIM "WE'RE NUMB HALF THE TIME, WE'RE GRIEVING HALF THE TIME."

RACHEL'S BROTHER TALKED ABOUT THE FINAL MOMENTS OF HIS FRIEND, ISIAH SCHOEL.
SOT: CRAIG SCOTT/BOTHER OF SHOOTING VICTIM "THEN THE OTHER ONE CAME OVER, THE OTHER SUSPECT AND THEY SAID GET THAT, "N

" WORD AND THEN THEY SHOT HIM." ISIAH'S FATHER HAS STRONG WORDS FOR PARENTS ACROSS THE COUNTRY.
SOT: MICHAEL SCHOELS/FATHER OF SHOOTING VICTIM "I'M CRYING OUT TO ALL OF THE PARENTS THAT'S NOT WATCHING THEIR CHILDRE

N, NOT GIVING THEIR CHILDREN THE TIME AND CONSIDERATION THEY NEED." NOW THAT ALL THE BODIES OF VICTIMS HAVE BEEN REMOVED FROM COLUMBINE HIGH SCHOOL, INVESTIGATORS WILL FOCUS ON INTERVIEWING HUNDREDS OF STUDENTS AND TEACHERS. THEY WANT TO KNOW WHETHER ERIC HARRIS AND DYLAN KLEBOLD ACTED ALONE IN ONE OF THE DEADLIEST MASS SHOOTINGS EVER CARRIED OUT IN THIS COUNTRY.
SOT: DAVE THOMAS/DISTRICT ATTORNEY "WE'RE KEEP OPENING THE POSSIBILITY THAT OTHERS AT LEAST KNEW ABOUT IT AND THE POSS

IBLITY THAT THEY MAY HAVE BEEN OTHERS WHO ASSSITED IN SOME WAY."
(STANDUP CLOSE, ABOUT CHECKING AOL'S FILES, SCHOOL MAY NEVER REOPEN)))


[E-Trenchcoat]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-13 40:06]
[GRAPHIC=School Shooting]


The suspects in Tuesday's shootings wore long black coats and belonged to a group known at the "Trenchcoat Mafia."

Several school districts in the Denver area are now banning students from wearing trenchcoats.
School officials say the coats are "alarming to others" and could be used to hide weapons.
Meantime, in the Roanoke Valley students who were wearing trench coats to school long before the shooting are now being teased by their classmates
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem;]


16-year-old John Fidler left Northside High school early yesterday to avoid a fight.
He wasn't even wearing his usual black jeans and trenchcoat -- but he says students still would not stop calling him the Trenchcoat Mafia.
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[SOT 12:21:17]
[IN Q=When someone picks]

((WHEN SOMEONE PICKS ON ME I REALLY DON'T CARE BUT WHEN I SEE THEM PICKING ON MY FRIENDS AND THEY'RE A LOT SMALLER THAN ME THAT BUGS ME MORE THAN THEM PICKING ON ME.))
[SUPER=01-John Fidler/Roanoke Co. Student;]
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[OUT Q=picking on me]
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[VO-NAT]


Other parents have also complained, saying their children were teased for wearing trenchcoats.
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[SOT 12:32:09]
[IN Q=No kids]

((NO KIDS 16 YEARS OLD WANTS TO BE CALLED THE TRENCHCOAT MAFIA. LIKE I SAID EARLIER THAT TO ME IS JUST LIKE BEING CALLED CHARLES MANSON.))
[SUPER=01-Pat Janney/Mother;]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=charles manson]
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[VO-NAT]


Fidler says he wears a trenchcoat to mimic his favorite wrestler -- Sting -- but that he will put it away for a while.
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[Gun-Bill]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=School Shooting]


The Colorado shooting now has some students worried about a bill that would allow students with hunting rifles to keep their guns locked in their cars.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.]


For this group of seniors at Lord Botetourt, the risk of having guns nearby outweighs the convenience for hunters.

And one student says, if you consider the lengths schools go to to protect students, letting guns anywhere near the building doesn't make sense.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=kids can't have]

(( HARASH PATEL/SENIOR; KIDS CAN'T HAVE CIGARETTES, CELL PHONES, PAGERS AT SCHOOL.... THEY CAN HAV HUNTING RIFLES? IF THEY HAVE A BAD DAY, THEY COULD BE HUNTING PEOPLE. ))
[SUPER=01-Harash Patel/Senior]
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[OUT Q=hunting people]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=Gilmore]


Though Governor Gilmore is in favor of allowing hunting rifles in school lots, he did sign a bill yesterday giving anyone convicted of posessing a gun on school property, WITH THE INTENT TO USE IT THERE, or THREATEN PEOPLE WITH IT, a mandatory 5 year prison sentence.

[Evans]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#99-4 TC1:55:02]
[GRAPHIC=Andre Evans]


Convicted murderer Andre Evans could learn his fate today in Bedford Circuit Court. Evans is facing a death sentence, or life in prison, for the murder of two menin 1997.
[Double Boxes=Steve and Melanie/Microwave]

Steve Smallshaw is in Bedford today. Steve, what kind of testimony is being heard?
[Live=Steve Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=@ssm1;]
[SUPER=05-Bedford;]
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(Rollcue: keep him off death row. )
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Linda Willis/Defense Attorney; :00]
[SUPER=03-Bedford; :09 (Approx)]
[SUPER=01-Webster Hogeland/Defense Attorney; :31]
[SUPER=01-Richard Coles/Victim's Brother; ]
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[OUT Q= seemed like it was a dream at first.]




[Live=Steve Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Bedford;]
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[Double Boxes=Steve and Melanie/Microwave]


[tease1] [HARD MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Former Tech quarterback Jim Druckenmiller may be facing a legal blitz.
That's just one of the stories still ahead on NEws-7 at Noon.
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[VO-NAT ]


And NATO bombs hit one of Slobadon Milosevic's residences.
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[Talent=Patrick]

[Wx-Tease] [Weatherpro] [music up full] [comm1]

[Chopper-Crash]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A military helicopter crashed on a training mission this morning, and the Army reports 10 to 14 casualties. Some of those on board were killed, but it is not yet clear exactly how many. The chopper was a U-H-60 Black Hawk.
It went down during a training missing at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

[Kosovo]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Serbia Under Attack]


As world leaders arrive in Washington for NATO's 50th anniversary, the celebration is overshadowed by the conflict in Yogoslavia...one that is hitting President Slobodan Milosevic where he lives.
Cindy Pena has the latest.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Belgrade, Yugoslavia;]
[SUPER=01-Ken Bacon/Pentagon Spokesman;]
[SUPER=01-Rear Admiral Thomas Wilson/Dir. Of Intelligence;]
[SUPER=01-Slobodan Milosevic/Yugoslav President;]
[SUPER=01-Madeleine Albright/Secretary of State;]
[SUPER=01-Cindy Pena/Reporting;]
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[OUT=CBS NEWS, WASHINTON.]

(((LOCATOR: BELGRADE) ON THURSDAY, NATO BOMBS HIT ONE OF SLOBODAN MILOSEVIC'S HOMES IN BELGRADE. MUCH OF THE 2 STORY MANSION WAS RDESTROYED. THE YUGOSLAVAIN PRESIDENT AND HIS FAMILY WERE NOT HOME DURING THE RAID. IN WASHINGTON, THE PENGATON DEFENDED THE ATTACK...
SOT: KEN BACON - PENTAGON SPOKESMAN "all of these leadership facilities have bunkers and propaganda systems that are

the nervous system of the regime and they're fair targets." JUST HOURS AFTER THE ATTACK ON HIS HOME, MILOSEVIC MET WITH RUSSIAN PRESIDENT VIKTOR CHERNOMYRDIN ON HOW TO RESOLVE THE CRISIS. THIS AS NATO STEPED UP AIRSTRIKES. FOR THE THIRD NIGHT, BOMBS HIT A FACTORY IN CENTRAL SERBIA DAMAGING NEARBY CIVILIAN HOMES. THERE WAS NO REPORT OF CASUALTIES. BUT AFTER A MONTH OF BOMBING, PENTAGON OFFICIALS SAY SERBIAN TROOP MORALE IS WEAKENING...
SOT: REAR ADMIRAL THOMAS WILSON, DIR. OF INTELLIGENCE we think that this campaign is having an impact on their morale

(edit) so this campaign continues to damage the capability of the military to conduct these operation, although they are still responding to political guidance, they are diminishing and that was our goal all along." DESPITE THE REPEATED STORIES THAT REFUGEES ARE BEING FORCED FROM THEIR HOMES AT THE HANDS OF SERBIAN TROOPS, MILOSEVIC MAINTAINS THE REFUGEES ARE FLEEING BOMBS NOT PERSECUTION...
(SOT, SLOBODAY MILOSEVIC, YUGOSLAV PRESIDENT) "There was never any policy of this country to expel any citizen of yugo

slavia from any part of this country. (edit) when they started bombing, refugees appears of course as a result of bombing and everybody knows it."
(SOT, MADELEINE ALBRIGHT, SEC. OF STATE, parahprased, he's a liar)


CBS NEWS , WASHINGTON.))[E-Druckenmiller]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#=99-7 1:14:20]
[GRAPHIC=Druckenmiller]


A Montgomery County Circuit judge is expected to rule today whether to UN-seal a grand jury indictment that allegedly involves former Virginia Tech Quarterback Jim Druckenmiller.
Papers filed in court by the Times-World Corporation allege the indictment charges Druckenmiller with a felony but does not go into the nature of the alleged offense.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC/1997;]


Druckenmiller just finished his second year as a back-up quarterback with the San Francisco 49-ers.
He played at Virginia Tech for four years before moving on to a professional career.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=*None*]


During yesterday's hearing, both sides had a chance to make their case.
Prosecutor Skip Schwab argued that a defendant has the right to be served with an indictment before learning about it in the media.

[Smart-Road]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Smart Road]


The company building the first section of the Smart Road in Montgomery County has been cited for nine safety violations.
The state department of labor and industry want to fine P-C-L Civil Contractors more than 37-thousand dollars.
The Canadian-based company will appeal the citations.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./December 28, 1998]


The work site was inspected last winter after a worker fell 45-feet from a steel scaffolding.
John Wesley Burford died 23 days later.
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[Tease2] [SOFT MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


A new ranking of the nation's playgrounds are out.
Find out where Virginia stands next on News-7 at Noon.
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[VO-NAT ]


And this is no toy-- it's the latest in electric vehicles.
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[MUSIC UP FULL]
[COMM BREAK #2]


[Playground-Safety]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Many of the nation's playgrounds are a danger to children.
That's according to a new report from the National Program for Playground Safety.
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[TAKE FULL SCREEN BOARD 1010]
The group surveyed 13-hundred playgrounds in 27 states and found many did not meet federal guidelines set in 19-81. [ADD Virginia 1011]
Virginia's playgrounds got a C. [ADD National Average 1012]
That's a little better than the national average which was a C-minus. [ADD Delaware 1013]
Delware's playgrounds got a B, the best grade of any state surveyed.
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[Electric-Bike]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


There's a new bike on the market....
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Grandville, MI;]

[4:21;41]
It's the first product of Lee Iacocca's new company...E-V Global Motors.
The bicycle combines world class design, engineering and electricity to create a new type of vehicle.
It will be distributed through bike shops and specialty dealers.
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[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE# none]
[GRAPHIC=stocks]


On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was UP 97 points.
[tease3] [SPORTS MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Still ahead in sports, find out who has the early lead in Greensboro.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus, they used to be happy days for Scottie Pippen, but when we come back, we'll tell you about his run-in with the law.
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[MUSIC UP FULL]
[COMM BREAK #3]


[Pippen]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=ssa]
[TAPE#=net-]
[GRAPHIC=NBA]


NBA all-star Scottie Pippen was arrested early this morning on a drunk driving charge. Police say Pippen failed a field sobriety test and refused to take a breathalyzer test-- after running a red light in downtown Houston.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File;]


The Rockets forward-- and former World Champion Chicago Bull-- was booked on suspicion of D-W-I, and released.
His arrest came after last night's 109-to-95 loss to the Dallas Mavericks, in which Pippen scored only four points.


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[Blanchard]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Redskins]


He made just 11 of 17 field goals last season--
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NFL]


But the Washington Redskins have resigned kicker Carey Blanchard.
Blanchard went to the Pro-Bowl as a Colt a few years ago.
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[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[ss=hold!!!]


The Skins also signed long-snapper Troy Sadowski.
He's expected to compete with Dan Turk for the Redskins' long-snapping duties.

[Express]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-31 1:15:51]
[GRAPHIC=Express/Chesapeake]


The Roanoke Express hits the road tomorrow to take on Chesapeake in game three of the Northern Conference Semifinals.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]


Yesterday, the team practiced at the Round House. Kris Cantu is healthy and set to make his return-- he'll be playing in his first E-C-H-L playoff game ever. And while the Icebreakers are the immediate focus, coach Scott Gordon is looking ahead. Last night, he went to Richmond to scout the Renegades/Toledo Storm playoff game.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="It would]

((SCOTT GORDON/EXPRESS HEAD COACH:IT WOULD JUST BE NICE TO GO IN THERE AND SEE WHAT THEY'RE DOING FROM A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE. WE WATCHED CHESAPEAKE PLAY COLUMBUS ON TAPE AND YOU CAN SEE THINGS MORE CLEARLY AGAINST ANOTHER TEAM BECAUSE MAYBE THEY'RE A LITTLE MORE DELIBERATE THAN WHAT WE DO OR THEY PRESENT OTHER DIFFICULTIES FOR ANOTHER TEAM, SO HOPEFULLY WE'LL GET TO SEE SOME THINGS TOLEDO DOES NEGATIVELY AND POSITIVELY THAT WILL HOPEFULLY SHOW SOME HOLES IN THE RICHMOND TEAM TO.))
[SUPER=01-Scott Gordon/Express Head Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:25]
[OUT Q=...richmond team to"]
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[TALENT=Patrick]
[GRAHIC=Hold!!!]


The Express leads ths series 2 games to none.

[Mario]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-32 (1:14:55)]
[GRAPHIC=NHL Logo]


The rest of the N-H-L got the first round underway last night, with Detroit beating Anaheim 5 to 3, Dallas topping the Oilers 2 to 1, and Ottawa falling to Buffalo by one.
In Pittsburgh, Mario Lemieux will have the League's backing in his bid to buy the bankrupt Penguins.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NHL; :]


The N-H-L is leaning toward revoking the team's francise if Lemieux does not gain control.
They will file legal documents tomorrow morning-- supporting the Lemieux group and offering to work with him to get the Penguins out of bankruptcy.
A U.S. bankruptcy court judge has scheduled a hearing on Lemieux's takeover bid for next Friday.
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[GGO]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=sp-37]
[GRAPHIC=Greater Greensboro]


The Greater Greesboro Chrysler Classic is underway at Forest Oak Country Club, and in the first round, Dudley Hart is in the lead at five under par.
Dennis Paulson, Neal Lancaster and Ted Purdy are all one shot behind. Roanoke's Chip Sullivan is back on the tour this week.
Mike Stevens caught up with him on the course.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=FIRST AUDIO]
[SUPER=03-Greensboro, NC/April 1997; :00]
[SUPER=04-Yesterday; :09]
[SUPER=01-Chip Sullivan/Playing in Greensboro This Week; :29]
[SUPER=01-Steve Elkington/Chip's College Roommate; 1:27]
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