[Delta-Emergency]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=emergency landing]


A close call for some Delta passengers last night.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Boston, MA;]

[3:03:41]
A Delta M-D- 80 jetliner, bound for Atlanta from Rhode Island, made an emergency landing at Logan Airport in Boston.
Passengers say they heard at least one loud boom and saw flames coming from one of the plane's engines-- just after take-off.
But Delta officials say what happened was a flame-out--- that's when an engine goes out and then kicks back suddenl

y, igniting built up fumes.
Officials add, the loud boom was actually a blown tire.
None of the passengers or crew was injured.

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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morning]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


In South Carolina, a tractor trailer driver stalled his vehicle in the wrong place.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Greer, SC;]

[3:05:26]
He got stuck on a railroad track as a train was approaching.
As you can see on this police car video the driver is out of his cab trying to wave the oncoming train engine to a stop but to no avail.
The train slams into the truck and drags it through the crossing.
All the driver can do afterwards is stomp his feet in frustration.
No one was injured.
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[11Giles-Prosecutor]


[ANCHOR=MELANIE]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=99-35 1:37:46]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 99]


Garland Spangler may NOT seek a second term as Giles County prosecutor.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pearisburg/File Tape;]


Spangler says he's currently talking with friends and family about possibly withdrawing from the race.
It's too late to have Spangler's name removed from the ballot-- so Giles residents could still vote for him which is why Spangler says he'll go public with his decision soon.
Spangler says the past two years have been difficult-- citing publicity surrounding his job as prosecutor.
Earlier this year-- a three judge panel reprimanded Spangler for mishandling several criminal cases while prosecutor.
(----------)
[anchor=mELANIE]
[ss=none]


Spangler is being challenged by attorneys Patrick Muldoon and Phillip Steele.

[11Trade-Protest]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-32 1:39:37]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Southside textile workers say a proposal before Congress could wipe out their jobs.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


Dozens of apparel workers gathered in Danville to protest two bills before the Senate that would lower tariffs on African and Caribbean textiles.
They hoped to send a message to Senators Chuck Robb and John Warner to reject the proposals.
Workers say NAFTA has already put 400-thousand Americans out of work. They're afraid the new trade proposal means more layoffs.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 15:57:57 - 15:58:12]
[IN Q=This NAFTA has really]
[SUPER=01-Myrtle Fitzgerald/Healthtex Employee;]

((MYRTLE FITZGERALD: THIS NAFTA HAS REALLY AFFECTED OUR PEOPLE IN THIS AREA WITHIN A 25 MILE RADIUS, WE HAVE LOST HUNDREDS OF JOBS TO NAFTA. AND WHEN I GO TO WORK TODAY, I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW THAT I CAN GO TO WORK TOMORROW AND HAVE A JOB.))
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=tomorrow and have a job.]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Senator Robb's spokeswoman said he would work to protect jobs. But he supports a version of the trade proposal that requires foreign sewing operations to use American fabrics.

[11County-School]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-34 1:28:19]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke Co. Schools]


Roanoke County supervisors are trying to convince the school board there's a cheaper way to build a new high school.


But as Scott Goldberg reports ... the supervisors still have a lot of convincing to do.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=They spent]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]
[SUPER=01-Robert Ferris/North Carolina Architect;14]
[SUPER=01-Tom Leggette/School Board Member;30]
[RUNS=1:06]
[OUT Q=sg, news-7]

(( They spent the morning taking a tour of the Woods End site ... and drove away with the North Carolina architect saying it just might cost more than his 28-million dollar estimate to build a new high school here.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 2:06:22]
[IN Q=our prototype]

((ROBERT FERRIS/ARCHITECT: OUR PROTOTYPE WAS DESIGNED TO FIT ON A VARIETY OF SITES AND TO DO THAT ECONOMICALLY Scott: And could your prototype fit Woods End for 28 million dollars? FERRIS: I CAN'T ANSWER THAT ... I REALLY WOULD HAVE TO LOOK AT THAT IN MORE DEPTH))
[RUNS= 14]
[OUT Q=IN MORE DEPTH]


That's what bothers school-board member Tom Leggette.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 2:12:01]
[IN Q=i don't see how this]

((LEGGETTE: I DON'T SEE HOW THIS IS A POSSIBLE TAX-DOLLAR SAVINGS ...))
[RUNS= 03]
[OUT Q=SAVINGS]


Leggette says in the time it would take to adapt the North Carolina prototype to the hilly Woods End site ... the cost for building the new high school will have grown higher than the 30-million-dollars the school board now plans to spend.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 2:13:08]
[IN Q=i don't ]

((LEGGETTE: I RESPECTFULLY DISAGREE WITH WHAT'S GOING ON NOW. I THINK IT'S A WASTE OF TIME.))
[RUNS= 04]
[OUT Q=waste of time]


Supervisors like Harry Nickens still insist hiring the out-of-state architect WILL save money.
But the supervisors can't do that unless the school board relinquishes control of the high school project ...
Something the BOARD insists it has no intention of doing.
Scott Goldberg, News-7.
(-----------)))



[11Liberty-Rally]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-48 4:16]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The rallies started over a year ago - when Liberty High School lost one of its own to violence.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford]


Last night hundreds of students, teachers and parents showed up at Liberty High School for a "Rally Around the Promise".
There were enough of them to encircle the entire school.. organizers say the third in a series of anti- violence rallies helps build morale among the students.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 21:31:47]
[IN Q=These things help]

((JOHN EGGLESTON/RALLY ORGANIZER: THESE THINGS HELP BECAUSE THEY REMEMBER, THEY REMEMBER THE CAMARADERIE, THE TOGETHERNESS,THE ENJOYMENT OF LAUGHING AND BEING OUT IN FRONT, OF YOU GUYS COMING OUT AND GIVING THEM THE OPPORTUNITY TO SHOW EVERYBODY OUT THERE THAT 'HEY, WE ARE TOGETHER', SO I MEAN IT DOES A LOT FOR US.))
[SUPER=01-John Eggleston/Rally Organizer]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=a lot for us.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Eggleston and the students began their anti- violence rallies after the shooting death of Liberty High student Jamelle Poindexter.
(------------)



[11Bedford-Bus]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=99-38 41:50]
[GRAPHIC=School Bus Accident]

A school bus accident in Bedford County sent two people to the hospital
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;]


It happened shortly after four yesterday on Gravel Hill Road. The bus was dropping off students from school when a pickup truck coming the other direction collided head on with the school bus.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 49:11]
[IN Q=According]

((TROOPER G. R. SNEAD/VIRGINIA STATE POLICE: ACCORDING TO WITNESSES HE WAS IN THE CENTER OF THE ROAD HIT HIS BREAKS SLID ACROSS, THE ROAD, AND HIT THE BUS HEAD ON.))
[SUPER=01-Trooper G. R. Snead/Virginia State Police]
[RUNS=7]
[OUT Q=the bus head on.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


One young person inside the bus and the juvenile driving the pickup were taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital with minor injuries.
Officials say weather may have been a factor.
Police say they may press charges against the pickup driver following an investigation.
(------------)




[wipe wipe wipe ][11B'burg-Accident]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=99-39 24:31]
[GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe]


[wipe wipe wipe]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]


Another accident involving a school bus- this one in Blacksburg.
Police say the driver of a school bus was stopped on North Main Street yesterday, preparing to unload children, when she was hit from behind.
The driver of the two door Nissan that caused the accident was charged with reckless driving.
Police say none of the children on board was injured.
Damage to the bus is estimated at 35-hundred dollars.
(------------)




[11Deer-Virus]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=net-F]
[GRAPHIC=Deer Virus]


Many deer hunters are worried about the virus that's killing deer in Virginia.
(------------)
[VO-NAT 99-37 1:08:00]
[SUPER=04-File Tape]


But the Game and Inland Fisheries Department emphasizes the disease won't affect people - even if they eat the meat of a deer with the virus.
For the last week or so the organization has been receiving a number of phone calls about the virus.
Officials say a biting fly transmits the disease to the deer, causing the heart and lung muscles to hemorrhage in white tail deer.
The virus is not harmful to humans, pets, and livestock.
(------------)




[11Halloween]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Halloween]


The city of Roanoke is now on the list of localities planning to observe Halloween a day early.
The following areas will also observe Halloween Saturday, October 30-th: [++++++++] [TAKE PRE PRO FULL]
Bath, Carroll, Craig, Giles, Henry County, Martinsville, Pulaski, and Roanoke City are all observing Halloween on October 30-th. [+++++++] [take web address full]
You can find the complete list on our home page at WDBJ7.com [+++++++]






[Health-Check]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin Health Check]


In medical news, The American Dietetic Association says the home is one of the most common places for people to get food poisoning,

Dr. Dave Hnida has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Dave Hnida/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:27]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

(( Information: ON CAM
There are few things as good as a nice home cooked meal. But according to the American Dietetic Association, that home cooked meal can cause some very uncomfortable tummy problems.

VT=VO

The Association says the home is one of the most common places for people to get food poisoning, with cases up 25% over the past five years.
The cause of most cases: not enough hand washing by the cook.
The dietitians say the person making food should wash their hands for at least 20 seconds in warm soapy water before and then several times during meal preparation process, basically at each step along the way.
Some soggy hands certainly better than an upset stomach.

VT=VO


Well if you've got asthma or other types of lung problems, fruits and vegetables may be a breathe of fresh air.
Researchers in the medical Journal "Thorax" say people who eat at least five servings of fruits and vegetables every day generally have stronger and larger lungs than people who tend to avoid fruits and vegetables. Just one more reason to listen to mom.

VT=VO


And finally for the last couple of weeks, we doctors have been telling you to go out and get a flu shot. One problem though, in some areas, there hasn't been enough vaccine to go around.
The company that makes most of the nation's flu vaccines say they've had some trouble growing some strains in the vaccine, so shipments are going out late.
If you're not at high risk for flu, you may want to hold off and let those over age 65 and those with health problems get their vaccines first.
The problem should be fixed by the end of the month.
ON CAM That's today's health news. I'm Dr. Dave Hnida for CBS News.))


(ad lib to weather)

[2-HEADLINES]
[2-shot=Mel/Kmc]
[SUPER=#4049; Morning Headlines]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Here's a look at today's top stories.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Southern California is shaking again.
Last night evening there was a cluster of powerful aftershocks from Saturday's earthquake.
At least four measured between 4.3 and 5.1.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


Southside textile workers fear they'll lose their jobs if certain bills before Congress become law.
Dozens of apparel workers gathered to protest yesterday in Danville.
The legislation would lower tariffs on African and Caribbean textiles.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And at Liberty High school students and teachers held what they call a Rally around the Promise.
It's the third in a series of anti-violence rallies aimed at building morale among sutdents.
The rallies began after Liberty football star Jamelle Poindexter was shot to death.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Thursday October 21-st .
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[CA-AFTERSHOCKS]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=MORN]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=earthquake]


More earthquake scares in southern California.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pasadena, CA;]

[3:16:13] Last night several moderate aftershocks from last week's quake rocked the Mojave Desert.
Two reached magnitude five-point-one.
Saturday's quake registered seven point one.
There are no reports of damage or injury , but that's because the area is sparsely populated.
It's about 150 miles northeast of Los Angeles.
(------------)


[11Bank-Robbery]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Bank Robbery]


Authorities are still searching for the man who robbed a bank in Carroll County.
It happened around 2:30 yesterday at the B-B and T bank on Fancy Gap Highway in Cana. The robber apparently handed the teller a note demanding money, but a weapon was never shown.
The man fled the bank with an undisclosed amount of cash- Police say he was driving a black Toyota pickup headed towards North Carolina. [++++++++++] [TAKE FULL SCREEN GRAPHIC] He is described as a white male, six feet tall, weighing 160 pounds. He has light brown hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a tee shirt, jeans, and a tan baseball cap. [TAKE FULL SCREEN GRAPHIC] If you have any information you can call the Carroll County Sheriffs Office at 540-728-4146 or the Twin County Crimestoppers at 540-236-7300. [++++++++++]


[11Robbery-Suspect]


[ANCHOR=kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Sheriff's deputies say they have the man who robbed and tied up a Henry County woman with a phone cord in her apartment early Monday morning.
Nicholas Apollo Streeter of Pen-hook is charged with four felonies, including abduction, stealing her money and car.
He's being held in the Henry County jail without bond.

[Spotsylvania]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=99-40 57:13]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Police say it will be about a month before they have D-N-A test results from a Stafford County man who is an object of their investigation into the death of three Spotsylvania County girls. Police say 29-year-old carpet cleaner is NOT a suspect. But they took blood and saliva samples from the man after he allegedly knocked on the door of a 15-year-old Spotsylvania girl last week and made sexually suggestive comments.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Spotsylvania Co./1997]


The two and a half year long investigation began with the murder of 16 year old Sofia Silva, then 8 months later - the murders of 15 year old Kristen Lisk and her 12 year old sister, Kati.
The Lisk sisters' bodies were found floating in a Hanover County river.
Silva's body was discovered in a creek in King George County.
(------------)
[Anchor=Melanie]
[ss=none]

Police say they questioned the man two years ago about the deaths of Silva and the Lisk sisters.
They wanted him to provide D-N-A samples at the time but he refused.

[Ramsey]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morning]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=JonBenet Ramsey]


The gravesite of JonBenet Ramsey has been vandalized.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Marietta, GA;]

[3:09:39]
Someone wrote``No Justice in U.S.A.'' in red marker on the plain marble slab covering the grave at St. James Episcopal Church Cemetery.
The headstone has since been cleaned up.
Police say the vandalism was reported Monday, five days after a grand jury in Colorado ended its 13-month investigation of the Ramsey murder without indicting anyone.
Police are investigating the vandalism and have no leads.
(------------)


[11Voter-Ids]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=99-40 57:44]
[GRAPHIC=Voter IDs]


Lawyers in the Virginia Attorney General's office say the State Supreme Court has until Monday night to rule.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/Tuesday]


After that, state lawyers say it will be too late to get a million voter ID cards mailed out to the ten cities and counties which will require them on election day.
The state is also asking the Supreme Court to make the Virginia Democratic Party pay the 300-thousand dollar cost of printing the ID cards - if the high court upholds a Richmond judge's ruling.
The Democrats successfully challenged the pilot Voter ID project in court this week.
The party says it could discourage some voters and impact legislative elections.
(------------)
[anchor=melanie]
[graphic=none]


The General Assembly narrowly approved the program this year to fight voter fraud.

[11Utilities]


[ANCHOR=kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-37 1:16:04]
[GRAPHIC=Gas Bills]


Your home heating bill could increase by 40 percent this winter.
That's because natural gas supplies are going up in price-- directly affecting natural gas and home heating oil customers.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 15:48:14]
[IN Q=And you've]

((KEN SCHRAD/STATE CORPORATION COMMISSION: AND YOU'VE GOT TO KEEP IN MIND TOO THAT A LOT ELECTRICITY THAT'S BEING GENERATED NOW ESPECIALLY FOR PEAK LOAD, IN OTHER WORDS, WHEN EVERYBODY'S HEATING THEIR HOME, EVEN IF THEY HAVE ELECTRICITY FOR THEIR FURNACE, ALL THAT ELECTRICITY'S BEING GENERATED BY NATURAL GAS. SO IN THE LONG RUN, IT COULD HAVE AN IMPACT ON ELECTRIC BILLS AS WELL.))
[SUPER=01-Ken Schrad/State Corporation Commission;]
[RUNS=:21]
[OUT Q=bills as well.]
[TALENT=kimberly]
[SS=Hold]


51-thousand Roanoke Gas customers in the Roanoke Valley will see only about a 14-percent increase.
The utility says it anticipated the cost increase and locked in rates early.
[ss=AEP]


Meanwhile, American Electric Power says it will shave about one-dollar 57 cents off the average consumer's home electric bill.
That's a price readjustment based on the cost of the fuel A-E-P uses to produce electricity.

[11Employment-Center]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=99-]
[GRAPHIC=none]


There's a one-stop help center for job seekers in Roanoke.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


It's the Resource Center at the Virginia Employment Commission.
You can get on the Internet and search the job market.
Once you find something, you can use V-E-C's word-processing software to perfect your resume, make copies, send out a FAX, and call an employer to set up an interview.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 14:42:15]
[IN Q=I just started]

((I JUST STARTED USING IT ABOUT A MONTH AGO, WHEN I LOST MY JOB. SO, I CAME DOWN AND STARTED SEARCHING, JUST GETTING REFERRALS AND GOING ON INTERVIEWS AND STUFF.))
[SUPER=01-Laura Reed/Job Seeker]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=interviews and stuff.]
(------------)

[V/O-NAT]
The V-E-C staff will also help you draft a resume, help you navigate the "net," and get the word out that YOU need a job.
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[11Henry-VEC]


[ANCHOR=]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Henry Co. Improving Economy]

Henry County is boasting a landmark year in job growth and investment, despite big textile job losses.
According to a state survey, Henry County ranked fourth out of 135 Virginia counties and cities in attracting new jobs.
Since January, the county has won more than one-thousand-seventy jobs.
The county also ranked seventh in attracting new investors ... with more than 72-million dollars being invested this year by companies. Most are companies that are expanding.


[11humane-society]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-27 1:49:16]
[GRAPHIC=None]

The first low-cost clinic for pets is opening in Franklin County.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]


Vets at the so-called Planned Pethood Clinic will spay or neuter your pets for thirty dollars or less.
Humane society employees are spearheading this project to cut the number of strays killed in shelters.
They say ten thousand animals were put to sleep in southwest Virginia last year alone.
The clinic is due to open next spring or as soon as volunteers can raise 100 thousand dollars.
There's a meeting for people who want to help the clinic tomorrow night at the Franklin County library.
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[2-11Halloween]


[ANCHOR=kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Halloween]


The city of Roanoke will observe Halloween a day early.
The following areas will also observe Halloween Saturday, October 30-th: [++++++++] [TAKE PRE PRO FULL]
Bath, Carroll, Craig, Giles, Henry County, Martinsville, Pulaski, and Roanoke City are all observing Halloween on October 30-th. [+++++++] [take web address full]
You can find the complete list on our home page at WDBJ7.com [+++++++]





[Local-Recap]
[SUPER=#4059;Local Recap]
[2-Shot=Mel/Kmc]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Your home heating bill could increase by 40 percent this winter.
51-thousand Roanoke Gas customers in the Roanoke Valley will see only about a 14-percent increase. The utility says it anticipated the cost increase and locked in rates early.
Meanwhile, American Electric Power says it will shave about one-dollar 57 cents off the average consumer's home electric bill.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Garland Spangler may NOT seek a second term as Giles County prosecutor.
Spangler says he's currently talking with friends and family about possibly withdrawing from the race.
It's too late to have Spangler's name removed from the ballot-- so Giles residents could still vote for him which is why Spangler says he'll go public with his decision soon. Spangler says the past two years have been difficult-- citing publicity surrounding his job as prosecutor.
Earlier this year-- a three judge panel reprimanded Spangler for mishandling several criminal cases while prosecutor.

(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Many deer hunters are worried about the virus that's killing deer in Virginia.
But the Game and Inland Fisheries Department emphasizes the disease won't affect people - even if they eat the meat of a deer with the virus.
The virus is not harmful to humans, pets, and livestock.
(-------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
(Kimberly mic hot)
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(Kimberly ad lib weather)
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[Double Boxes=Melanie/Kimberly and Steve]
(toss)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(live ad lib, tease tomorrow)

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