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Up next on News 7 at 11...
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Kosovo rebels agree to disarm and NATO stops the bombing.
One of American's best selling author's is recovering after a major car accident.
And fire destroy's a Roanoke apartment building.
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News 7 at 11 is up next [Open]
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[Kosovo]


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Two major changes in Kosovo tonight... NATO officially stopped it's bombing campaign after the last Serbian troops left the region.
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[VO-NAT]
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And in in Pristina, the Kosovo Liberation Army signed a formal demilitarization agreement.
Effective immediately, the KLA agrees to stop firing all weapons, stop using explosives, and establish secure weapon storage sites.
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[SOT 04:08:32]
[IN Q=the commander]

(( LT. GEN. MIKE JACKSON/KFOR COMMANDER; THE COMMANDER IN CHIEF OF THE UCK (KLA) HASHIM THACI HAS JUST DELIVERED TO ME THE UCK'S UNDERTAKING TO FORMALIZE ITS COMMITMENT TO THE COMPLETE DEMILITARISATION OF ITS PERSONNEL. ))
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[VO-NAT]


The leader of the KLA called the agreement a new beginning for the people.
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[Amherst-Disturbance]


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Dozens of police officers from several jurisdictions responded to a report of a large disturbance about 9:30 tonight in Amherst County.
Officers from Amherst, the State Police and three other localities are still on the scene at the Old Dominion Job Corps Center.
Authorities have not released any details of the disturbance. We have a crew at the scene and we'll have more information on News 7 Mornin'.

[Roanoke-Fire]


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[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=99-32 1:20]
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An apartment house on Campbell Avenue in Roanoke went-up in flames around seven this morning.
All of the eight people inside escaped safely...but the house was a total loss.
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When firefighters arrived the house was engulfed in flames...
The house included four apartments.
Fire officials say there was about 75-thousand dollars worth of damage...and about 10-thousand dollars in damages to the house next door.
Tonya Taylor says her son was the first to notice the flames.
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((TONYA TAYLOR/RESIDENT: I WAS LAYING ON THE COACH AND MY SON CAME IN AND SAID THE BED WAS ON FIRE. I LOOKED AT THE BED. I WAS GOING TO TRY AND PUT IT OUT BY MYSELF, BUT IT WAS LIKE I COULDN'T DO IT. SO I GRABBED MY KIDS))
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[VO-NAT]


Authorities are still investigating the cause of the fire.
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[Plane-crash]


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A couple from Covington was injured today when the small plane they were riding in crashed on takeoff at the Fayetteville, West Virginia airport.
Bob and Angela Hayward and pilot Michael Kaszegi of Florida were injured when the plane flipped on the runway and caught fire about 2:30 this afternoon.
They were all taken to the Charleston Area Medical Center where a nursing supervisor says all three are in serious condition.

[81-Accident]


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Traffic on I-81 southbound was reduced to one lane today...
As the investigation and clean-up continued for the fatal tractor trailer accident that happened yesterday. Joy Sutton has the story.
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Hazmat crews were at the fatal accident location for several hours....removing contaminated soil from the fatal accident...
Robert C. Garrard of Commerce, Georgia was killed by a tractor that detached from a row of three trucks being transported north on Interstate 81 by another tractor ...in what is known as a piggy-back.
The detached tractor crashed head-on with the tractor trailer traveling south bound.
Trucker Walter Johnson says the piggy backs are dangerous and he would not never drive one.
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[IN Q=they always look]

((WALTER JOHNSON/TRUCKER: THEY ALWAYS LOOKED DANGEROUS TO ME. THAT'S WHY THEY COULDN'T PAY ME TO PULL ONE OF THEM. I ALWAYS WHEN I SEE THEM I JUST GET FROM BEHIND THEM, CAUSE I ALWAYS FEEL LIKE ONE OF THEM COULD COME OFF))
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And some truckers say even a pre-trip safety inspection is not fool-proof.
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((PETER POSPICHAL/TRUCKER: THERE IS ALWAYS ROOM FOR A MISTAKE. A GOOD INSPECTION TAKES YOU ABOUT 10- 15 MINUTES ))
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Authorities are still trying to determine who or what is to blame in the fatal collision...but authorities have charged the driver of the piggy back, James Edward Blake of Maryland with failure to secure a load.
Futher charges could be pending.
Joy Sutton, News7, Roanoke County.
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[ANCHOR=Eric]
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One Internet company tries to force Microsoft's hand to protect customers' credit card numbers.
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[VO-NAT]

and we'll have an update on writer Stephen King's condtion after he was hit by a car yesterday.
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[King]


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Author Stephen King is in serious but stable condition after several hours of surgery tonight.
King was hit by a car while walking yesterday.
Doug Ray tells us what happened.
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[Internet-Tax]


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A national commission is meeting tomorrow in Williamsburg to discuss taxing the Internet.
Governor Jim Gilmore will lead the 19 member panel.
As of now sales over the Internet are tax free.
Many in the business say keeping it that way will help the economy grow faster.
But conventional merchants fear online shopping is robbing them of customers and local governments also worry e-commerce is taking tax dollars out of circulation.
Governor Gilmore doesn't sound optimistic. He predicts it will be really tough for the panel to reach a consensus.
Tomorrow's panel was created by Congress to establish a national policy. Congress wants to have new laws ready before a ban on new taxes on electronic sales expires in October of 2001.
New research shows online sales are rising 300 percent a year, and could top 200 (b) billion dollars in the year 2000.


[WebWatch]


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Internet traffic makes a big jump in 1999...
And a security company tries to force microsoft into action, by helping hackers.
Details in tonight's WebWatch.
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If it seems more crowded on online, that's because it is... A Nielsen Media Research/Commercenet survey found 92 million people over age 16 online in the U.S. and Canada... that's up 13 million since last August. 55 million people are shopping online... There's a demographic breakdown on the Commercenet website.

Internet Security company eEye says microsoft ignored them when they discovered a security flaw that could give hackers access to credit card numbers at hundreds of thousands of sites, including Disney, Nasdaq, and Barnes and Noble.

So eEye began offering free software that would allow hackers to break into microsoft servers... they say they wanted to force the company to fix the problem.
Last week microsoft posted a security patch on it's website.

You can also get a fix to protect microsoft Outlook from the explore worm.

If you didn't get enough of the Royal weekend wedding, you can go back and enjoy it over and over again... BBCAmerica offers streaming video of the nuptials.

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For links to these sites, click on webwatch on the WDBJ website, at WDBJ7-dot-com.))
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Viewers have differing opinions on our coverage of the resignation of a church pastor. We'll have that in a moment.
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[VO-NAT]

and we'll see how one program is helping some fathers see the children they might not be able to otherwise.
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[Fathers-Day]


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[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=99-21 41:47]
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Fathers day wouldn't have been the same for one local man without the help of a special program through TAP Virginia Cares.
The organization made it possible for him to spend time with his kids on this special day.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


James Hardy picked today as one of his supervised visitation days to spend with his two children...Malcolm and Danielle.
They made father's day cards and played football. But if it wasn't for the TAP's Access and Visitation program many parents wouldn't get to spend time with their children at all.
And Hardy says today is an important day for him to see his kids.
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((JAMES HARDY/PARENT:I PICKED THIS DAY BECAUSE THIS IS A DAY...I WANT TO BE AROUND MY KIDS AND I'LL SAY IT AGAIN...ALL FATHER THAT LOVE THEIR KIDS OUT TO BE WITH THEIR CHILDREN))
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[VO-NAT]


And his son Malcolm gave him something special for Fathers Day.
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[IN Q=Gave him]

((MALCOLM HARDY:GAVE HIM A LOT OF LETTERS....a lot of letters..what did you say in those letters...HAPPY FATHERS DAY DADDY. I LOVE YOU DADDY))
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[VO-NAT]


The Access and Visitation Program gives parents who do not have custody a supervised environment where they can spend time with their children.

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[ANCHOR=Eric]
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[WRITER=jmc]
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Our coverage of the resignation of the pastor of West Salem Baptist Church has generated a lot of mail.
Most of it was critical of our decision to air the story.
But not everyone agreed with that viewpoint.
Here's assignment editor Joe McKean.
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((Almost all of the comments we received, more than we can cite on the air, were along these lines:
"By allowing such a story to air, you have become no better than the tabloid magazines and television programs I refuse to read and watch. Rev. Slaughter is not my pastor, nor am I a member of his faith, but I believe every person deserves privacy in matters such as these."
A fellow clergyman also disagreed that this was news. But he had a slightly different viewpoint.
"I do not recall any news report by WQDJ on the positive ministries that West Salem Baptist Church has been involved in our community, and there have been many positive and good ministries that this Church has contributed to the residents of the Roanoke Valley. I will continue to watch your news programs because I believe an honest judgment by the news editors was made, but I do expect to start seeing some positive reporting on the ministries, activities and churches that contribute to the residents of the Roanoke Valley."
And a Christiansburg viewer applauded our coverage.
"I think your coverage of Reverent Slaughter's resignation was appropriate and newsworthy. As a minister of the Gospel he is a public servant and open to scrutiny just as our mayor or anyone else in the public eye. Did you not report also that his spouse had forgiven him? Not once did I hear sensational wording or any bias on your part. Please keep up the good work you do as an excellent source of news."
If you'd like to get in touch with us, try P.O. Box 7, Roanoke, 24022-0007.
The fax number is 343-7269.
E-mail should be addressed to news@wdbj7.com.
And our website, wdbj7.com, has a moderated on-line forum.
Joe McKean, News-7.))




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Payne Stewart finished as the only player under par and he wins his third major title capturing the 1999 U.S. Open at Pinehurst Number two.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pinehurst, NC/NBC SPORTS; :]


Stewart signing autographs before the start of the round.
He was the leader through nine but dropped a stroke to even before making this birdie putt at the 17-th green to retake the lead.
Stewart came to 18 needing this put for the win and he drops the 20 foot putt for par finishing the tournament at 279, one under par and a one shot win over Phil Mickelson.
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Stewart won the open in 1991. Mickelson finished second at even par while Tiger Woods and Vijay Singh tied for third at one over.


[S-Orioles]


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B.J. Surhoff extended his hitting streak to 21 games to lead Baltimore to an 8 to 4 win over Chicago.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chicago, IL/HTS; :]


Ray Miller checking the situation from the dugout.
Surhoff extended the streak when he belts this two run homer over the right field wall in the first to give the Orioles the 2 to nothing lead.
Then in the third, Harold Baines hits a shot to right centerfield for a single Surhoff rounds the bases to score and the Orioles led 3 to 1.
[SUPER=35-Baltimore/8/Chicago/4/;]


The Orioles would add to the lead in the fourth when Brady Anderson hits this solo homer over the right centerfield wall and Baltimore wins it 8 to 4.
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Anaheim ended a six game losing streak yesterday beating the New York Yankees 4 to 2.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY/WNWY; :]


The crowd making its way into Yankee Stadium on this Fathers Day.
Anaheim wasted no time taking the lead. In the top of the second Matt Luke gets all of this pitch for a two run homer over the right field wall and the Angels jumped out to the 2 to nothing lead.
[SUPER=35-Anaheim/4/New York/2/;]


The Yankees would get on the board in the bottom of the third. Bernie Williams connects for this solo homer over the right field wall to make it 2 to 1 but anaheim wins it 4 to 2.
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That's it for sports have a great day everybody.

[S-Mets]


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The New York Mets rallied from a 6 to 2 deficit to win for the 11-th time in 14 games beating St. Louis 9 to 6.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-St. Louis, MO/WPIX; :]


Mark McGwire talking with a kid at the park on Fathers Day.
The Cardinals jumped out to the early lead when Ray Lankford takes this pitch over the left field wall for a two run homer to make the score 2 to nothing.
St. Louis would add to that lead in the fifth McGwire belts this three run homer his 21-st of the season to make it 6 to 2 Cardinals.
[SUPER=35-New York/9/St. Louis/6/;]


But the Mets stared their rally in the sixth Rey Ordonez singles to right field scoring two and the Mets win it 9 to 6.
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Bobby Labonte wins at Pocono. More Later on Mornin.[S-Scores]


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[VO NAT]
[SUPER=03-Denver, CO/SCFL; :]


In Denver, The Rockies completed a three game sweep over Florida.
Denver's Larry Walker and Todd Helton provided the power. Here Walker hits this 3 run homer over the left field wall for his 17-th on the season and the Rockies beat the Marlins 8 to 7.
And here are the rest of the scores.
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[Sports Tease]


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And coming up, Denise Allen has a report on the Rhythm I-B-L basketball workouts.
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[VO-NAT]


And Bobby Labonte takes the checkered flag winning the Pocono 500.
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[S-Race]


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Bobby Labonte moved into second place in the Winston Cup points race winning the Pocono 500.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Long Pond, PA/TNN; :]


Last weeks winer at Michigan Dale Jarrett would take the lead with 176 laps left in the 200 lap race.
Chad Little gets in trouble trying to pit the car gets lose turns around and backs into the wall. He was penalized 4 laps.
Then South Boston native Ward Burton made his way to the front taking the lead from Mark Martin after 70 laps of the race.
Then Dave Marcis gets lose and slams into the wall on the drivers side bringing out the caution. Marcis walked from the crash but was taken to a local hospital with cuts and bruises.
Jeff Gordon finally made it to the front to lead the race and collect the bonus points.
But the ninth caution of the day would come out when Steve Park taps Darrell Waltrip in the rear he hits the wall in turn one.
Bobby Labonte took the lead from Jimmy Spencer with less than 20 laps to go and he holds off Gordon to win the Pocono 500, his second win of the season.
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Dale Jarrett was third, Sterling Marlin fourth and Mark Martin fifth.






[S-IBL]


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[anchor tag with pinnacle board]
The Richmond Rhythm wraped up it's pre-draft camp by inviting fans to an open house today to get a look at some of the players who may be making their mark in the International Basketball League.
Denise Allen talked with Rhythm G-M, Ralph Sampson, and he says the new pro-league will stress parity.
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If these players make it into the league, they will be employees of the league not the franchise.
The league is also providing educational opportunities, so the players can become well-round men making them good role models for young fans.
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A roster hasn't been determined, but general manager and executive vice president Ralph Sampson announced former Virginia Tech player and Richmond native Allan Bristow is the Rhythm's head coach.
Sampson promises fans will be entertained on and off the court.
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The league starts play next fall with a 64 game schedule.
10 teams make up the IBL for '99-2000 season.
Denise Allen News 7 sports.))
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[anchor=Roy]


If you want to learn more about the Richmond Rhythm and the IBL, you can find links to both in the sports section of our web page at WDBJ-7-dot-com
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[ROAD]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
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[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=99-35 1:21]
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Accepting the responsibilities of parenthood, can be difficult for teenagers, but there is a group out there to help young unmarried men.
The Roanoke organization ROAD or "Reaching Out To Adolescent Dads" is doing what it can to keep them on the straight and narrow. Andrew Freiden has more.
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((3 months ago D-C Dunnaville wasn't working. He was behind in his child support and not spending time with his son. But ROAD turned him around.
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[IN Q=If it were not]

((D-C DUNNAVILLE/IF IT WERE NOT FOR THIS PROGRAM, IT WOULD HAVE PROBABLY TAKEN ME 2 TO 3 MORE YEARS BEFORE I ACTUALLY HAD A GOOD RELATIONSHIP WITH HIM BECAUSE I WAS REALLY ON THE BRINK OF GIVING UP.)) [RUNS10]
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Dunnaville didn't give up. He's catching up on his child support payments and he spends more time with his son. Wednesday night he was awarded for his success-- being named ROAD's most improved father.
Health Educator Anthony Drakeford says the main focus of Road is to get the dads involved in their childrens lives. The program teaches being a father is more than just giving financial support.
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((ANTHONY DRAKEFORD/WE TEACH THEM Everything FROM CHANGING DIAPERS TO HOW TO DEAL WITH THE BABIES MOTHER.)) [RUNS03]
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Jermaine Peeks has been in the program since last year. He says his situation isn't easy, but ROAD offers support.


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[IN Q=It's a really]

((JERMAINE PEEKS/IT'S A REALLY GOOD PROGRAM FOR FATHERS IF THEY NEED SOMEONE TO TALK TO AND UNDERSTAND THEY ARE NOT THE ONLY ONES OUT THERE THAT HAVE KIDS.)) [RUNS08]
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((JERMAINE PEEKS/THEY HELP YOU FIND JOBS IN DIFFERENT AREAS HELP YOU WITH LEGAL MATTERS IF YOU NEED IT AND SHOW YOU THE RIGHT DIRECTION )) [RUNS11]
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Peeks took home an award for father of the year. Jermaine and D.C encourage other teen fathers to check out the program.
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[SOT 19:18:38]
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((IT DOESN'T COST ANYTHING IT DOESN'T DEMAND ANYTHING IT'S REALLY THERE FOR YOU AND YOUR KIDS )) [RUNS06]
[OUT Q=for your kids]))
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