[11Falwell-Protest]

[ANCHOR=Denise]

[NEWSCAST=Sun Am]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-44 10:34]
[GRAPHIC=Jerry Falwell]


For now, Jerry Falwell and Mel White have agreed to disagree when it comes to the issue of homosexuality.
The two men sat down and talked about easing their war of words and finding ways to reduce violence against gays and Christians in America.
Steve Smallshaw has the more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=natsot]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Rev. W. N. Otwell/Protester; :29]
[SUPER=01-Rev. Fred Phelps/Protester; :40]
[SUPER=01-Rev. Jerry Falwell/Thomas Road Baptist Church; 1:10]
[SUPER=@ssm1; 1:17]
[SUPER=01-Rev. Mel White/Soulforce President; 1:33]
[RUNS=1:53]
[OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.]


((
[natsot 15:11:51]

((THAT MAN, YOU HAVE TO HATE HIS SIN, YOU HAVE TO HATE HIM.))
[RUNS= 03]


While Jerry Falwell and Mel White were looking for ways to tone down their rhetoric, their meeting was causing others to ratchet theirs up.
[natsot 00:08:10]

((YOU WILL BURN IN HELL UNLESS YOU REPENT..))
[RUNS= 03]


Armed with their now- familiar anti- gay signs, protest groups from Kansas and Texas spent much of their day in Lynchburg harassing Mel White's band of Soulforce volunteers... the protesters say Falwell has sold out to the gay movement.
[SOT 12:34:14]

((REV. W.N. OTWELL/PROTESTER: THEY CHOSE THAT FILTHY LIFESTYLE, THEY CHOSE TO BE QUEERS AND GAYS AND HOMOSEXUALS AND WHATEVER YOU WANT TO CALL IT. THEY CHOSE THIS AND JERRY IS PUTTING HIS APPROVAL ON IT.))
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[OUT Q=approval on it.]
[SOT 12:47:50]

((REV. FRED PHELPS/PROTESTER: `GOD HATES FAGS' IS NOT A PEJORATIVE STATEMENT. IT'S A PROFOUND THEOLOGICAL STATEMENT, THAT THIS NATION NEEDS TODAY MORE THAN THIS NATION NEEDS OXYGEN TO BREATHE, WATER TO DRINK AND BREAD TO EAT.))
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[OUT Q=bread to eat.]


But 200 gays and lesbians went ahead and sat down with 200 conservative Christians inside Thomas Road Baptist Church in a meeting that many said was a productive first step.
Both Falwell and White say they now realize their words have consequences.. and it's time to stop demonizing the other side.
[SOT 17:46:07]

((REV. JERRY FALWELL: AND I'VE MADE NO BONES ABOUT IT, MY ULTIMATE GOAL IS TO BRING THEM OUT OF THE LIFESTYLE AND TO THE LORD, BUT I'M GOING TO LOVE THEM REGARDLESS.))
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[OUT Q=regardless.]
[Standup 18:46:35 #2)]

((Steve Smallshaw/Reporting: So the two sides have met, and in the words of Jerry Falwell, the building did not collapse around them. Both men say this was an important first step but it will take more meetings like this before any real progress is made.. in the meantime, they've agreed to disagree.))
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[OUT Q=to disagree.]
[SOT 18:11:20 #2]

((REV. MEL WHITE: BUT AS LONG AS WE'RE AT THE TABLE TOGETHER, AND JERRY HAS GIVEN US A TABLE HERE, I DON'T KNOW WHERE WE'RE GOING TO GO, WE'RE GOING TO LOOK AT EACH OTHER FOR A COUPLE OF MONTHS, THEN WE'RE GOING TO GET TOGETHER AGAIN.))
[RUNS= 13]
[OUT Q=get together again.]


How long it will take to build that bridge of friendship, no one knows, but these Christians.. both gay and straight.. say it would be a sin not to try.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.)




[KKK-Rally]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Anti Ku Klux Klan protesters out numbered KKK members 50 to one yesterday in New York.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]


About 800 protesters packed into barricades outside the Manhattan courthouse to take a stand against the KKK.
80 Klan members were supposed to march. Only 16 showed.
KKK member James W. Sheely was punched upon arrival but only suffered a minor scratch on the cheek.
Members arrived without their traditional masks, as ordered by Thursday's federal court ruling.
The group then appealed on Saturday to the Supreme Court.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg ruled upheld the ruling.
The Klan was also unsuccessful in getting Ginsberg to allow it a public address system.
Police arrested several counter demonstrators, and there were a few injuries.
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[Cruise-Ship]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The Carnival Cruise Lines ship 'Tropicale' had a less than stellar redemption voyage.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Tampa, FL;]


On their return to Tampa Saturday, many passengers say broken toilets with the accompanying stench of sewage ruined the trip.
The vessel remains under investigation by the Coast Guard following a fire last month that left it stranded at sea amid a tropical storm. Many of the passengers admitted Carnival employees did their best to make the trip a fun one.
Carnival says eleven factory technicians were on board to monitor the vacuum toilet system and were able to resolve most problems.
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[11Battle-Field]


[ANCHOR=denise]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=99-32 1:46:24]
[GRAPHIC=none]


It's a walking trail with a rich history...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


A dedication ceremony was held yesterday at the Hanging Rock Battlefield trail. The trail has civil war ties dating back to 1864.
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[SOT 04:39:28]
[IN Q=Gen Hunter's troops]

((DAVID ROBBINS/PRESERVATIONIST:GENERAL HUNTER'S TROOPS WERE RETREATING THROUGH THIS VALLEY FROM SALEM TO NEW CASTLE AFTER HAVING ATTACKED LYNCHBURG AND THEY WERE CAUGHT HERE AT HANGING ROCK AND THERE WAS A SKIRMISH PROBABLY ONE OF THE BIGGER SKIRMISHES IN ROANOKE COUNTY AND THE ROANOKE VALLEY))
[SUPER=01-David Robbins/Preservationist]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=Roanoke]
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[VO-NAT]


The 1-point-6 mile greenway goes from Hanging Rock into the city of Salem. Funding for the trail came from a federal grant.
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[Health-Week]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun am]
[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#=hEALTH CHECK]
[GRAPHIC=HEALTH CHECK]


Parents in the Valley are learning to deal with children who have mental health needs and opening ceremonies in Danville for a new outpatient care clinic. Tonya Flory has more.
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[SOT ]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00 ]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Michael Chiglinsky/Appalachian Counseling Center; :13]
[SUPER=03-Danville; :40]
[SUPER=@Tonya2; :48]
[SUPER=01-Joseph Kingma/Director of Marketing; 1:02]
[SUPER=01-Bodie King/Medeco Employee; 1:18]
[RUNS=1:37]
[OUT Q=Health Check.]




[GO STRAIGHT TO BUMP]

[2-11Falwell-Protest]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun Am]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Jerry Falwell]


They're two men who could not disagree more when it comes to the issue of homosexuality. But for now, they'll agree to disagree. Jerry Falwell and Mel White sat down yesterday to talk about easing their war of words and finding ways to reduce violence against gays and Christians in America.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]

But while the two men were looking for ways to tone down their rhetoric, their meeting was causing others to ratchet theirs up.
Protest groups from Kansas and Texas spent much of their day in Lynchburg harassing Mel White's band of Soulforce volunteers... the protesters say Falwell has sold out to the gay movement.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=They chose]

((REV. W.N. OTWELL/PROTESTER: THEY CHOSE THAT FILTHY LIFESTYLE, THEY CHOSE TO BE QUEERS AND GAYS AND HOMOSEXUALS AND WHATEVER YOU WANT TO CALL IT. THEY CHOSE THIS AND JERRY IS PUTTING HIS APPROVAL ON IT.))
[SUPER=01-W. N. Otwell/Protester]
[RUNS= 11]
[OUT Q=approval on it.]


But 200 gays and lesbians went ahead and sat down with 200 conservative Christians inside Thomas Road Baptist Church in a meeting that many said was a productive first step. Both Falwell and White say they now realize their words have consequences.. and it's time to stop demonizing the other side.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=And I've]

((REV. JERRY FALWELL: AND I'VE MADE NO BONES ABOUT IT, MY ULTIMATE GOAL IS TO BRING THEM OUT OF THE LIFESTYLE AND TO THE LORD, BUT I'M GOING TO LOVE THEM REGARDLESS.))
[SUPER=01-Rev. Jerry Falwell/Thomas Road Baptist Church]
[RUNS= 08]
[OUT Q=regardless.]

Both men say this was an important first step but it will take more meetings like this before any real progress is made.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((REV. MEL WHITE: BUT AS LONG AS WE'RE AT THE TABLE TOGETHER, AND JERRY HAS GIVEN US A TABLE HERE, I DON'T KNOW WHERE WE'RE GOING TO GO, WE'RE GOING TO LOOK AT EACH OTHER FOR A COUPLE OF MONTHS, THEN WE'RE GOING TO GET TOGETHER AGAIN.))
[SUPER=01-Rev. Mel White/Soulforce President]
[RUNS= 13]
[OUT Q=get together again.]
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[Abortion-Doctor]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]

[anchor tag anchor tag]
Abortion clinics across the country are on alert this weekend.
It was one year ago an assassin gunned down doctor Barnett Slepian at his home.
As Lorey Schultz reports, police worldwide are hunting for prime suspect...James Kopp.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Buffalo, NY/File Tape; :00]
[SUPER=03-Buffalo, NY/Friday; :10]
[SUPER=01-Bernard Tolbert/Buffalo FBI; :18]
[SUPER=10-Amherst/Roxbury Park/October 23, 1998; :25]
[super=01-Lorey Schultz/CBS News; :50]
[super=01-Ronald Hagelberger/Amherst Asst. Police Chief; 1:10]
[RUNS=1:31]
[OUT Q=find their man]
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[anchor=Denise]
[ss=none]


That was Lorey Schultz reporting.
Federal agents say they have a better chance at catching Kopp now that he's been added to the FBI's ten most wanted list.

[11Senate-Campaign]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun Am]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=99-34 1:37:14]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 99]


People shopping on the market in downtown Roanoke got a chance to meet one of their United States Senators.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


John Warner was in town helping State Senate candidate William Fralin do some campaigning.
Warner says it's important to build ties between the Virginia Assembly and Congress.
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[SOT 29:39:23]
[IN Q=When I've got to]

((SEN. JOHN WARNER/(R) VIRGINIA:WHEN I'VE GOT TO SOLVE A PROBLEM IN THIS REGION THIS MAN IS GOING TO BE MY EYES AND EARS AND I'LL CALL HIM UP AND SAY WHAT IS YOU WANT TO DO))
[SUPER=@Warner]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=want to do.]
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[VO-NAT]


Warner says it's time for Republicans to take over the General Assembly.
Fralin says he appreciates the support.
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[SOT22:38:47]
[IN Q=I look forward]

((WILLIAM FRALIN/STATE SENATE CANDIDATE: I LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH THE SENATOR TO SOLVING SOME OF THE PROBLEMS IN THE ROANOKE VALLEY LIKE I-81. THAT INTERSTATE NEEDS TO BE FIXED AND WE'RE GOING TO DO IT))
[SUPER=01-William Fralin/State Senate Candidate]
[RUNS=6]
[OUT Q=we're going to do it]
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[VO-NAT]


Fralin is challenging State Senator John Edwards in the 21st District.
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[11Japanese-School]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun Am]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=99-38 43:54]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Some children in the Roanoke Valley attend school on Saturday to learn the Japanese language and culture. Many of their parents are employees of Japanese companies that have moved to the Roanoke Valley and they want to make sure their children don't forget their heritage.
Joy Sutton has the story.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;00]
[SUPER=07-Tomo Masuda;:23]
[SUPER=04-March 17;1:06]
[SUPER=01-Pearl Fu/Multicultural Advocate;1:21]
[SUPER=@Joy1;1:37]
[RUNS=1:48]
[OUT Q=N7 Botetourt Co.]


(( It's Saturday morning and 9 year old Nao Masuda is at school.
He's learning how to do math in Japanese at the Japanese Saturday School of Roanoke.
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[SOT23:56:38]
[IN Q=]

((NAT SOUND OF STUDENTS BOWING TO TEACHER))
[RUNS= 3]
[OUT Q=]


Although Nao's parents want him and his brother to adapt to the American way -- the don't want them to lose their culture in the process.
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[SOT 23:41:02]
[IN Q=They forget many things]

((TOMO MASUDA: THEY FORGET MANY THINGS WE TRY TO GO BACK TO JAPAN EVERY SUMMER TO LET THEM EXPERIENCE MANY THINGS. IT'S STILL HARD BUT IF WE CAN COME HERE EVERY SATURDAY IT'S GOOD FOR THEM MEETING SAME AGE JAPANESE STUDENTS))
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[OUT Q=Japanese student]


The school is temporarily operating at Read Mountain Middle School.
Students ages six to eleven spend two hours there every Saturday learning the Japanese language and culture.
And for the Masuda family -- making sure their children have this opportunity is important.
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[SOT 23:40:07]
[IN Q=Because of my husbands]

((TOMO MASUDA: BECAUSE OF MY HUSBANDS SITUATION WE DON'T KNOW WE DON'T KNOW WHEN WE GO BACK TO JAPAN IT DEPENDS ON THE COMPANIES DECISION. SO THEY KIDS GOT TO BE PREPARED. WHENEVER THEY GO BACK THEY HAVE TO ADJUST TO JAPANESE SCHOOL ))
[RUNS= 9]
[OUT Q=Japanese school]


Many of the parents are employees of Japanese companies that have moved to the Roanoke Valley -- including the most recent addition of Koyo Steering Corporation.
Pearl Fu a multi-culturial advocate says other Asian groups are also migrating to the area because of jobs -- which will have an impact on the economy.
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[SOT 02:07:25]
[IN Q=By having all these]

((PEARL FU/LOCAL COLOR COORDINATOR: BY HAVING ALL THESE COMING FROM DIFFERENT AREAS THIS WILL REALLY SHOW HOW WONDERFULLY DIVERSIFIED AND HOW MUCH ROANOKE HAS TO OFFER. I THINK BIG COMPANIES LOOK FOR THAT WHEN THEY RELOCATE TO A DIFFERENT PLACE))
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[OUT Q=to a different place]
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[SOT 36:59]
[IN Q=Construction has ]

((JOY SUTTON/REPORTER: CONSTRUCTION HAS STARTED FOR AN EDUCATION CENTER HERE AT GREENFIELD PARK WHICH WILL HOUSE THE SATURDAY SCHOOL. THE SCHOOL IS EXPECTED TO MOVE TO ITS NEW LOCATION APRIL OF THE YEAR 2000))
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[OUT Q=N7 Botetourt Co.]))























[Profile-Open]


[ANCHOR=Andrew]
[NEWSCAST=sun Am]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=Profile]
[GRAPHIC=VA Profiles]

The Star city may be more like MUSIC CITY if the guys at "OFF the hook" recording studio have their way. Joy Sutton has the story of this full-service recording studio.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=animation]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=stop animation]


[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]




[Virginia-Profile]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=sun.am]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=VA profiles]
[GRAPHIC=wipe wipe]


[wipe wipe wipe wipe]

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[SOT]
[IN Q=For Jermaine English;]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :12 QUICK]
[SUPER=01-Jermaine English/Owner; :17]
[SUPER=01-Bernard Hairston/Off the Hook Studio; 1:15]
[SUPER=@Joy2; 1:23 QUICK]
[RUNS=1:50]
[OUT Q=N7 Roanoke;]
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[SOT 00:48:35]
[IN Q=Alright give me]

((NAT SOUND: ALRIGHT GIVE ME A MIC TEST)) [RUNS3]
[OUT Q=a mic test]


For Jermaine English having his own recording studio has always been a dream -- a dream that turned into a reality this year -- when he along with his partners opened "Off the Hook."
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[SOT 59:46]
[IN Q=We're trying to]

((JERMAINE ENGLISH/OFF THE HOOK: WE'RE TRYING TO BREAK THE ICE MUSICALLY HERE IN ROANOKE. WE'RE TRYING TO SET A TREND HERE IN ROANOKE THAT'S REALLY NOT SET HERE IN THIS COMMUNITY)) [RUNS9]
[OUT Q=this community]


The studio already has had its share of clients including a state senate candidate.
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[SOT 00:52:14]
[IN Q=]

((NAT SOUND: HI I'M WILLIAM FRALIN, MY LEAVING NO ONE BEHIND PROPOSAL)) [RUNS4]
[OUT Q=no one behind]


Fralin came to the studio to record a commercial for his campaign.
"Off the Hook" also has a variety of other services.
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[SOT 56:48]
[IN Q=We offer piano lessons]

((JERMAINE ENGLISH: WE OFFER PIANO LESSONS, BASE LESSONS, WE OFFER STUDIO TIME. IF YOU WANT TO COME IN AND LAY DOWN BEATS AS A RAPPERS WOULD SAY OR LAY MATERIAL FOR GOSPEL OR JAZZ MUSIC, WE DO PRE- PRODUCTION FOR THAT OR INSTRUMENTALS, ANY TYPE DEALING WITH MUSIC)) [RUNS20]
[OUT Q=dealing with music]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((NAT SOUND OF GUYS PLAYING)) [RUNS5]
[OUT Q=]


They're also musicians who write and produce music.
They hope one day to become a record label and make albums.
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[SOT 1:04:22]
[IN Q=It's a whole lot]

((BERNARD HAIRSTON/OFF THE HOOK: IT'S A WHOLE LOT OF UNTAPPED TALENT HERE IN ROANOKE THAT NEEDS TO BE SEEN AND HEARD ABOUT. WE JUST WANT TO PROVIDE A PLACE WHERE IT CAN BLOSSOM INTO SOMETHING)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=into something]


And although they realize this a big dream -- it has been done before -- and they are inspired by one record label in particular.
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[SOT 1:06:34]
[IN Q=With what we're trying]

((BERNARD HAIRSTON: WITH WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO DO RIGHT NOW, I WOULD HAVE TO SAY MOTOWN, BECAUSE THEY STARTED WITH NOTHING AND TURNED IT INTO AN EMPIRE)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=into an empire]


If their determination has anything to do with it -- these guys are on their way to the top.
Joy Sutton, News 7, Roanoke.))












[Kicker]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


We'll leave you today with a look at this season of colors provided by photographer Brent Watts.
Have a good week.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=music under]
[RUNS=1:00]

[OUT Q=music under]