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Coming up on News 7-
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A new way to help fight crime in school- The story coming up.
Most toddlers take tumbles but we'll tell you about a child who survived a 230 foot fall. And can the Hokies do it on home turf? A live report from Blacksburg on tonight's Clemson matchup.
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News 7 is next.
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[Bedrosian-Cranwell]


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The pressure is on for two candidates running for the Virginia House of Delegates...
Tonight they faced off on several issues.
[Double Boxes=Jean/Joy]


Joy Sutton joins us with details.
[Live= Full/Newsroom]


With the election a little over a month away -- House Incumbent Dick Cranwell and his challenger Al Bedrosian are pushing their agendas.
Tonight at a candidates' forum - the two presented very different ideas on various issues, especially education.


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((There was standing room only as voters came out to hear from House Incumbent Dick Cranwell and his opponent Al Bedrosian.
The issues of school choice and public education were hot topics at the debate.
At one point Bedrosian said he was offended by some of Cranwell's comments.
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[SOT 20:34:01]
[IN Q=Mr. Cranwell]

((MR. CRANWELL STANDS UP HERE TALKING ABOUT EDUCATION LIKE HE'S THE EXPERT ON EDUCATION. YOU ALL ARE THE EXPERTS ON EDUCATION. THE PARENTS OUT THERE. NOBODY KNOWS WHAT'S BEST TO DO FOR MY FOUR CHILDREN THAN ME. THIS IS NOT A GAME, THIS IS NOT AN EXPERIMENT))
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Bedrosian says he wants to give parents the right to choose where their children attend school by use of a tax credit or voucher.
But Cranwell says this will only cost tax payers more-- and hurts public education.
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[IN Q=You know who gets]

((YOU KNOW WHO IS GOING TO GET STUCK WITH THE TAB TO MAKE UP THE DIFFERENCE TO SUPPORT PUBLIC EDUCATION. YOU... SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA SCHOOL ARE ALREADY UNDER FUNDED))
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But this is not the only matter the candidates disagree on.
Bedrosian is a strong pro-life supporter -- while Cranwell supports the current abortion laws-- which make abortion legal under certain circumstances.
Several other issues came out during the forum including school safety, HMO's and the future of Interstate-73.
Some voters say this forum will help them make up their minds come election day.
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((A LOT OF ISSUES CAME OUT PEOPLE HAD NO IDEA ABOUT. I THINK MOST OF THEM WERE EXPLAINED. ANYBODY WHO GOES AWAY UNEDUCATED TONIGHT... WEREN'T GOING TO ACCEPT ANYTHING.))
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[Live= Full/Newsroom]


Some voters think this could be a close race for the Delegate seat.
Last election, Cranwell defeated Bedrosian by a few percentage points.
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Jean?



[Jones]


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A candidate for State Senate is defending his reputation tonight.
State Senate Candidate Jim Jones was convicted of assault six years ago.
He denounced those allegations-
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[VO-NAT]
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Jones appeared at a Christiansburg news conference with family, friends, and employees of his business, Lifeline Ambulance Service.
The allegations date back to March, 1993... the day a storm dumped three feet of snow in western Virginia.
At the ambulance office, and a Blacksburg townhouse, a former employee claimed that Jones made inappropriate comments and unwanted sexual advances.
He was convicted of misdemeanor assault and fined 250 dollars... but Jones says it never happened.
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((JIM JONES/STATE SENATE CANDIDATE: ONE SIDE OF THE STORY HAS BEEN LEFT FLOATING AROUND AND I DON'T THINK IT WAS FAIR TO TAKE JUST ONE SIDE OF THE STORY, BUT THAT'S WHY I'M HERE TODAY, TRYING TO GET THE OTHER SIDE OF IT OUT.))
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Jones told Republican leaders about the conviction before he was nominated and says he never tried to hide it from anyone.
Meanwhile, his Democratic opponent State Senator Madison Marye has released a statement, calling on Republican leaders to withdraw their support.

[Poindexter]


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A man who wants to be Bedford County's next sheriff has been charged with writing bad checks.
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[VO-NAT]
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Elton Poindexter admits he wrote two bad checks for 20 dollars each to a convenience store.
But he says his overdraft account should have covered them.
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((ELTON POINDEXTER/CANDIDATE FOR SHERIFF: I DON'T SEE WHERE I DONE SOMETHING WRONG. IF I WERE THE ONLY ONE DOING IT, THAT WOULD BE SOMETHING ELSE.))
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[VO-NAT]


Poindexter's trial is scheduled for October 13th.
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[Water-Main]


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No water for several homes in Northwest County earlier tonight - after a water main was broken.
It happened when a construction crew struck a water line while working on a bridge on Verndale Road.
All damage has been now cleared and water is back to all residents.

[Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Robin in Weather Center

[WX1] [11:00pm] [09/23/1999] [MCU]WEATHER OFFICE [WXPRO/FULL]WEATHER MAP WAKE UP FORECAST

[Toss back to anchor][Wasena-sex]


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The jury has spoken. And Roanoke's Commonwealth's Attorney got the message.
In light of two acquittals in the Wasena- sex-in-the-park cases, Donald Caldwell will ask the judge to drop the charges in two of the remaining three cases.
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((WHERE SOME HAVE SAID WE NEVER LEARN, WE HAVE REEVALUATED WITH THE POLICE DEPARTMENT AND DECIDED THE EVIDENCE WE HAVE IS NOT OF THE QUALITY OR QUANTITY THAT A JURY EXPECTS. SO WE'RE NOT GOING TO GO FORWARD ON THE REMAINING TWO.))
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Roanoke school teacher Shane Wolfe is one of those who will not be tried.
His case resulted in a MIS-trial in July.
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Wolfe had taught fourth grade at Monterey Elementary until his arrest last November.
The superintendent hasn't made a formal decision, but the 23-year-old teacher will "probably" be offered another position in the city schools once the charges are dropped Tuesday.

[Falwell-Protests]


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Their purpose is to reduce anti-gay violence.. but a planned meeting between the Reverend Jerry Falwell and gay pastor Mel White is creating MORE controversy over homosexuality.
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Falwell and White have agreed to meet the weekend of October 23rd to discuss toning down their rhetoric on the gay issue.
A pro-gay group from Miami known as the Oral Majority has already received a permit to protest at that meeting.
Others may follow.
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Lynchburg city law requires groups of five or more to get a permit before holding any kind of assembly or protest.

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[Brewer]


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A jury decides on the death sentence- for the second man convicted in a Texas dragging death.
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It took the jury about 14 hours to decide the fate of 32 year old Lawrence Brewer.
He is the second man to be sentenced to death for brutally killing James Byrd Junior by dragging him behind a truck.
Brewer admitted he was there but claimed he did not do the killing.
A third man goes on trial next month.
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[NC-Flooding]


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The water won't go away in North Carolina- but today the Governor did.
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He made a trip to Washington D-C to plea for more federal money to help flood victims.
Governor Jim Hunt was on Capitol Hill telling lawmakers some people lost everything- cars, homes, farms.
More than 3-dozen people have been killed so far- property damage is expected to exceed six billion dollars.
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[Disaster-Relief]


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The American Red Cross is asking for help ... for flood relief. The Red Cross is hoping to collect one million dollars in Virginia alone.
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The fastest way to donate is to call 1-800-HELP-NOW. Or you can send your donation to Virginia/Carolina Flood Relief, American Red Cross, 352 Church Ave., Roanoke, VA 24016.
The Red Cross says financial donations provide the quickest way to help the most people.
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Still ahead - Virginia's math and science teachers are put to the test.
And a surprising number didn't make the grade.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus it's not a movie that landed Jean Claude Van Damme in a Hollywood jail today.
We'll have details.
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[School-Violence]


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Police and school officials unveiled a program today they hope will help kids fight crime at school.
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It's the Crime Line for calling in tips.
Students will remain anonymous.
And if their tips help police prevent a real crime ... students can earn as much as a hundred dollars.
Student's at Patrick Henry High welcome the idea-
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((JAMIE PAYNE/PH FRESHMAN: I THINK MOST PEOPLE ARE AFRAID THAT IF THEY TELL, THE PERSON'S GOING TO COME AFTER THEM AND BEAT THEM UP/////////////JONATHAN KATZ/PH SOPHOMORE: IF THEY KNOW SOMETHING IS GOING DOWN LIKE A DRUG BUST OR SHOOTINGS, BOMB SCARES -- THEY CAN CALL AND HELP THE SAFETY OF PH.))
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[Take Pinnacle Page]
Crime Line is available for students in the Roanoke, Roanoke County, Salem and Botetourt County School Districts...


The number is 3-4-4 8-5-0-0.
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[Education]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Education experts at Virginia Commonwealth University are warning of a teaching crisis.
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At the middle school level, 300 new math and science teachers will be needed each year.
And right now, 49 percent of middle school science teachers do NOT meet the new certification requirements... and neither do 52 percent of middle school math teachers.
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((KIRK SCHRODER/VIRGINIA BOARD OF EDUCATION: IT MAKES THE CASE FOR LOOKING AT ALTERNATIVE LICENSURE ROUTES TO ALLOW PEOPLE, ESPECIALLY IN THE FIELD OF SCIENCE-- CHEMISTS, BIOLOGISTS, OTHERS-- WHO WANT TO LOOK FOR A SECOND CAREER IN THE TEACHING FIELD WHO HAVE TREMENDOUS AMOUNTS OF KNOWLEDGE, TO TRY TO STREAMLINE GETTING THEM INTO THE TEACHING FIELD.))
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The new VCU study also shows that 56 percent of middle school science teachers didn't even major or minor in the subject area they're teaching.
67 percent or a full two-thirds of middle school math teachers did NOT major or minor in math.
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[Tax-bill]


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It's a tax bill that would have provided tax cuts for married couples- and lowered the capital gains tax- but today the President vetoed it.
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((THE BILL IS TOO BIG, TOO BLOATED AND PLACES TOO GREAT A BURDEN ON THE AMERICAN ECONOMY.))
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But GOP leaders say Americans know they are overtaxed. That's why they came up with the 800 billion dollar tax cut bill.
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((SEN. TRENT LOTT/R- MAJORITY LEADER: IT'S A GOOD BILL. I REGRET THAT THE PRESIDENT HAS STOLEN THIS TAX CUT FROM WORKING AMERICAN FAMILIES.))
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The President urged Republicans to come up with an alternative plan by the end of the year.
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[Tease2]
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A toddler falls hundreds of feet - and survives.
The story still to come.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus... his life took him from Southwest Virginia to Tinseltown... Now it ends.
The story on George C- Scott's death straight ahead.
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[lotto]
[SUPER=135-8 7 0/9 9 1 6/2 3 7 8 28]



NIGHT DRAWING=

Pick 3:
8-7-0

(eight, seven, zero)


Pick 4:
9-9-1-6

(nine, nine, one, six)


Cash 5:
2-3-7-8-28

(two, three, seven, eight, twenty-eight)



[George-C-Scott]


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Western Virginia has lost one of its most famous native sons. Actor George C. Scott died yesterday at his home near Los Angeles.
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((GEORGE C. SCOTT--AMERICANS LOVE A WINNER. AND WILL NOT TOLERATE A LOSER.))
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[SUPER=03-"Patton"/20th Century Fox]


George Campbell Scott was a winning actor, best-known for his Oscar-winning portrayal of General George S. Patton in 19-70.
Scott was born in Wise in 19-27. While he can claim to be Virginian, it wasn't for long.
His family moved to Detroit a short time later- That's where Scott grew up.
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[Van-Damme]


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In the movies... he's an action hero.
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[19:19:30 on the RATHER UPDATE tape]
[SUPER=03-West Hollywood, CA]


But to Hollywood authorities - Jean-Claude (Van-Damn) Van Damme was another drunk driving suspect.
The film star was arrested on Sunset Boulevard today.
A sheriff's deputy says the actor's alcohol level was unknown at the time of his arrest.
Van Damme did not comment after his release.
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[Toddler-Fall]


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Rescue workers are calling it a miracle.
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[15:07:25]
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A 17-month-old girl fell 230 feet off a suspension bridge in North Vancouver, Canada.
She landed on a rocky ledge, and survived.
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((THE BABY WAS SITTING ON A ROCK SHELF AT THE EDGE OF THE RIVER AND SORT OF MIRACULOUSLY WE COULD SEE THAT THE BABY WAS MOVING.))
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The toddler didn't even suffer broken bones.
Witnesses on the bridge say the little girl's mother slipped while carrying her... but police are still investigating.
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Mike Stevens will join us from Blacksburg for the latest on the Virginia Tech/Clemson game, UVa talks about Brigham Young, the complete Friday Football Extra rundown and much more,
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=76-NBA; :]


but first our extra point. Weeks after Billionaire Bill Laurie purchased the NHL's St. Louis Blues, reports say he has agreed in principle to buy the NBA's Vancouver Grizzlies. The League Board of governors still must approve the sale, a price has not been released. Now some other big numbers.
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[S-Live]


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Virginia Tech's first real test of the season came against Clemson last night on Worsham Field at Lane Stadium.
And the eighth ranked Hokies got all they wanted from the feisty unranked Tigers, barely escaping with a win.

Mike Stevens has the story.
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Speaking of Clemson, the Virginia Cavaliers feel Brigham Young, their next opponent this Saturday night, resembles the Tigers.
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[SUPER=03-Provo, UT; :00]


The Cougars, at times, go to the short passing game but also can spread the field. The Cavaliers hope to take the negatives from the Clemson game and turn them into positives against BYU, a team the Wahoos know well.
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[S-UVA]


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The Virginia Cavaliers will play Brigham Young this Saturday without three key starters.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/This Past Saturday; :00]


Defensive back Dwayne Stukes will not play against the Cougars because of a strained quadricep. Fellow DB Antwan Harris will also sit out the BYU game, the senior has a sore hamstring that will prevent him from suiting up.
And All-ACC tight end Casey Crawford is still recovering from a severe groin injury and will not suit up.
One positive for UVa, defensive tackle Mo Anderson, who injured his knee against wake Forest, is scheduled to play.


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[S-FFE]


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Week Five of Friday Football Extra kicks off tomorrow night. Your Hometown Station will bring you the highlights from 16 games. Here's the list.
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[S-Hoops]


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In girls basketball Salem and William Byrd went head to head in a Blue Ridge District battle.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Terriers vs. Spartans; :00]


The 52 thousand plus at Tech weren't the only crazy fans at a sporting event last night.
In the third quarter, watch Chandler Givens give to Jennifer Stone, she rips rope from the left side and Salem was out in front 35-13.
Byrd never quits. Andrea Gay dishes to Dawn Chewning and she is gonna tickle [SUPER=34-Salem/44/William Byrd/27;]som

e twine. The three pointer cuts Salem's lead to under 20.
Gay then goes in the paint with the strong drive and hoop for the Lady Terriers for Byrd's fifth straight point.
Salem's Fallon Fant cleans up her own mess and the Lady Spartans win 44-27.
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((BYE BYE))


[Sports Tease]


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Still to come in sports, some racing news that involves Jeff Gordon's crew chief Ray Evernham.

[S-Gordon]


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Jeff Gordon and crew Chief Ray Evernham might race together for the last time this weekend at Dover. The Charlotte Observer is reporting that Evernham might step down from his crew chief position at the conclusion of this weekend's race.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Daytona Beach, FL; :00]


Sources say he wants to spend more time with his wife Mary and son Ray and cannot do that in a job that takes 80 to 100 hours a week. He was previously reported to be stepping down at the end of the season and taking management job with Hendrick Motorsports. Reports now say, he will be leaving the operation all together.
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Evernham Has been with Hendrick Motorsports since 1992 and during that span, he has lead the Gordon and the #24 Dupo

nt team to three Winston Cup Championships and 47 wins. ((BYE BYE))



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