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Coming up on News 7-
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Hundreds of Hokie fans gather to celebrate what many had already suspected-- Virginia Tech is officially headed to the Sugar Bowl.
A local fire fighter loses his home to fire.
And-- a government panel weighs in on whether Prices Fork should become a town.
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News 7 is next.
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It's the moment the Hokies have been waiting for -- confirmation that they will be competing for the national championship.
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Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.




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When the news came down, the team was wearing identical number 12- jerseys and for a reason.
The team had a perfect 11 and oh season-- and they hope their 12th win will be against Florida State.
This is the first time the Hokies have competed for the national championship and the fans are just as excited as the team.
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Joy Sutton was in the midst of hundreds of Tech fans this afternoon when the big announcement was made.
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Teresa,
The fans are going wild -- and many say even if they don't have tickets they are still going to New Orleans to be a part of Hokie history.
(rollcue...hokie history. )
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((
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[nat sound 5:59] ((nat sound with tech/vs florida state on tv))
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At least 300 hundred Hokie fans packed inside Gobbler Town Restaurant in Christiansburg -- to hear the news they had all been waiting for -- that Tech would be going to the Sugar Bowl.
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[nat sound of bus driving 10:13] ((nat sound of bus driving, horn honking))
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And these Tech students already have their transportation to go to New Orleans.
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((MARK CONOVER/TECH STUDENT: IT'S GOING TO BE 8 TO 12 OF US. WE'VE GOT OUR RV RESERVATIONS JUST OUTSIDE OF NEW ORLEANS ON THE BUS ROUTE.))
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The students say their ride is like a mobile home -- complete with a refrigerator, sink, and beds.
But none of the passengers have Sugar Bowl Tickets.
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((why go if you don't have tickets:CONOVER: WHY NOT. IT'S JUST GOING TO BE FUN TO BE DOWN THERE WITH ALL THE OTHER HOKIES))
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These students are still hoping to get a ticket through the lottery process at Tech.
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((MATT WASATONIC: I KNOW SEVERAL PEOPLE THAT AREN'T GOING. I TOLD THEM I'LL GIVE YOU MORE MONEY THAN ANYONE ELSE BECAUSE IT'S JUST THAT IMPORTANT TO ME. I HAVE TO GO))
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[nat sound] ((nat sound cheering fans))
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Many fans say they never expected the Hokies to go this far --- in such a short time.
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((GREG DUNN: I REALLY DIDN'T THINK IT WOULD HAPPEN THIS FAST. I WAS REALLY THINKING THE NEXT FIVE TO SIX YEARS WE MIGHT GET THERE. IT'S BEEN AN INCREDIBLE YEAR. WE'RE VERY HAPPY, VERY ELATED, SHOCKED ALMOST))
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But it's finally official -- and the T-shirts are out -- it's the Hokies versus the Seminoles -- competing the national championship.))
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The Tech Athletic Department will receive 16-thousand tickets for the January 4th game.
But the ticket office has more than 24-thousand requests for those tickets.
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So Teresa that will mean thousands of Tech fans unfortunately will have to watch this game on television.




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The man who lead the Hokies to a perfect season has strong ties to the area.
Frank Beamer grew up in Carroll County-- and, even as a child, friends say he had a competitive edge when it came to football.
No one knows this better than Beamer's mother-- and his classmates at what used to be Hillsville High school.
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((HERMA BEAMER/FRANK BEAMER'S MOTHER: IT DOESN'T MATTER WHETHER HE HAS RECEIVED A LOT OF HONORS OR NOT, HE'S STILL JUST FRANK, MY SON.)) [RUNS11]
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Like most mothers-- Herma Beamer is proud of ALL her children. It just so happens-- her youngest son has become one of the most recognizable coaches in the nation, having led Virginia Tech to a national championship game.
Herma says she knew Frank would be successful-- by the way he handled himself as a child when his face was burned and he had to endure 30- skin grafts.
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((HERMA BEAMER/FRANK BEAMER'S MOTHER: HE WAS GOING TO BE A DOCTOR THEN, AND MADE THE ROUNDS AND CARRIED HIS LITTLE DOCTORS BAG AND PLANNED TO BE A DOCTOR BUT IT DIDN'T TURN OUT THAT WAY BUT I KNEW HE'D BE SUCCESSFUL.)) [runs12.]
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Those who grew up with Frank Beamer-- also knew he was destined to be a leader. [nat sound 11:39:40] ((SOMEDAY ALL OF YOU ARE GOING TO BE ADULTS AND DO SOMETHING REALLY GREAT JUST LIKE FRANK DID.)) [RUNS08]
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Margie Quesenberry teaches grade school in Carroll County and is one of Frank Beamer's biggest fans.
The two graduated together from Hillsville high school in 1965.
Frank was a star football player and class president.... and still attends class reunions every five years.
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((MARGIE QUESENBERRY/FRANK BEAMER'S CLASSMATE: HE WAS JUST ALWAYS THERE FOR ALL OF US IN HIGH SCHOOL AND NOW YOU LOOK BACK AND SEE WHERE HE'S GONE, THE CLASS OF '65 HAD THEIR DREAMS AND FRANK IS DEFINITELY ACHIEVING HIS DREAMS.)) [RUNS10]
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Larry Collins also grew up with Frank and remembers spending hours playing football together as a child in Fancy Gap.
And-- if the Hokies snag a National Title-- he plans to make sure no one forgets Frank's roots.
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((LARRY COLLINS/FRANK BEAMER'S CLASSMATE: WE'VE GOT A LITTLE JOKE GOING ON AROUND, SOME OF THE BOYS OUT AT FANCY GAP, WE WANT TO PUT A SIGN OUT ON THE FARM "HOME OF FRANK BEAMER", THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP.)) [runs12]
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Frank's mother was at the Tech/Boston College game as the goal posts were carried off--
Her only regret: That her late husband isn't here to enjoy their son's latest accomplishments.
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((HIS DAD WAS SUCH A SPORTS FAN AND ISN'T HERE TO ENJOY ALL THIS.)) [runs10]
Herma says she definitely plans to be in New Orleans, as any proud mother would, watching along with thousands of others, as the boy from Fancy Gap tries to achieve for Virginia Tech what know one else has even come close to. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7.))
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Coming up later in the newscast-- Mike Stevens will have reaction from Frank Beamer to today's news.
We'll also hear from quarterback, Michael Vick.

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At least 11 people are dead following an explosion that leveled a four-story apartment building in France late last night.
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Three people were seriously injured and three more were still missing this morning.
Firefighters say they smelled gas when they arrived.
14 people lived in the building but one family was having a party so the number of people missing was difficult for the rescuers to determine.
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It was a similar scene in southern Russia today.
There-- a section of a four-story apartment building collapsed killing at least ten people, including two children.
14- others are still missing.
No word on what caused the collapse.
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One body has been found amidst the rubble left by a burnt out warehouse-- which killed six firefighters.
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The search continues for the other victims.
The firefighters got trapped inside the abandoned building in
(Wuss-ter) Worcester, Massachusetts Friday night, while they were looking inside

for homeless people.
Those investigating the cause of the blaze say it will be a long slow process.
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A fire fighter in Pittsylvania County lost his home to fire tonight.
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The house belonged to a volunteer in the Blairs community.
When crews arrived shortly after six- P-M, they say the house was fully engulfed in flames.
It 30 minutes for the blaze to be brought under control.
The Blairs fire fighter who lived there was NOT home at the time.
So far no word on a cause -- officials say the house is a total loss.
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A government panel says it would be a bad idea for the community of Prices Fork to become a town.
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Several meetings have been held to get input from residents--- and while some are pro-town status others are agains

t the idea.
The Commission on Local Government concluded that Prices Fork would be unable to provide basic services like water and garbage removal.
A judicial panel still must review the petition -- that will happen next month.
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Coming up next on News 7...
Charges could be filed against the driver involved in an accident this morning in Salem.
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Plus, are NASA scientists giving up hope of hearing anything from the Mars Polar Lander? The story... after the break.

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Police in Salem say charges are pending against the driver who's car collided with a motorcycle.
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It happened near Lewis Gale hospital, this morning.
26- year old Scott Jones of Salem was the driver of the bike.
He was taken to the hospital but was NOT seriously injured.
Police have NOT released the name of the other driver-- saying charges are pending.
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NASA appears to be running out of options as it tries to reach the still silent Mars Polar Lander.
Manuel Gallegus has the latest.
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(( ITS BEEN NEARLY THREE DAYS SINCE THE MARS POLAR LANDER WAS SUPPOSED TO GENTLY SET DOWN ON THE SURFACE OF THE RED PLANET.
ANXIOUS SCIENTISTS HAVE BEEN USING THE DEEP SPACE NETWORK OF ANTENNAS, AND THE MARS GLOBAL SURVEYOR TO LISTEN FOR ANY SIGNAL FROM THE CRAFT.
BUT AFTER ANOTHER CRITICAL TRY STILL NOTHING.

-SOT-RICHARD COOK, MARS POLAR LANDER


SCIENTISTS THEORIZE THE LANDER IS SITTING ON THE SURFACE OF MARS IN A KIND OF ELECTRONIC HIBERNATION, UNABLE TO FIND EARTH WITH ITS ANTENNAS.
THEYVE BEEN SENDING THE CRAFT HELP SIGNALS FROM EARTH, BUT UNTIL FIRST CONTACT IS MADE, THEY CANT BEGIN TO KNOW WHATS HAPPENED.

-SOT- RICHARD COOK, MARS POLAR LANDER


THEY ALSO HAVE NO IDEA WHETHER THE MICRO PROBES SURVIVED. THEY WERE SUPPOSED TO SLAM INTO MARTIAN SURFACEAND SEND THEIR OWN SIGNALS.

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-STAND-UP-))

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Cuban President Fidel Castro is demanding that America return a five-year-old Cuban boy to his father within 72 hours.
If not, Castro says millions will protest in the streets.
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The little boy was rescued at sea on Thanksgiving.
His mother drowned when the overcrowded boat they were on sank.
The boy's father says his ex-wife took the child without his knowledge.
The U-S released him to relatives in Miami.
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The 58-th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor is only a few days away.
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Coming up-- we'll take a look back at some of the stories shared by local veterans.
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Tuesday marks the 58-th anniversary of the bombing at Pearl Harbor. The attack catapulted the country into World War Two. Keith Humphry has more in this week's Virginia Newsreel.
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((December 7-th 1941, a day that will live in infamy)) [RUNS11]
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The day is remembered for Japan's surprise aerial attack on the U-S naval base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii.
On the eve of the raid, Japanese Prime Minister Tojo informed the emperor that Japan would go to war against the United States.
The next morning, some 360 Japanese carrier-based warplanes took off for Pearl Harbor. A U-S Army Private noticed the planes on his radar screen, but he was told to disregard them since the base was expecting a flight of B-17's from the U-S mainland.
Within an hour, they realized the planes were not American, but Japanese. The attack began at 7:55 that morning and took the Americans by surprise.
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((YOU JUST COULDN'T BELIEVE IT WAS ACTUALLY HAPPENING. WE HAD BEEN ALERT FOR 2 WEEKS. YOU KNOW YOUNG KIDS DON'T DREAM ABOUT THINGS LIKE THAT HAPPENING TO YOU)) [RUNS14]
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Frank Hall and his brother Bentley, were both stationed at Pearl Harbor and remember the attack.
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((THEY STARTED DROPPING SHRAPNEL BOMBS ON US AND AS I WENT OUT OF THE BUILDING A BOMB HIT IN THE AIR WHERE I WAS AND HIT ME. I STAYED IN THE GUTTER UNTIL AN AMBULANCE CAME ALONG AND PICKED ME UP AND TOOK ME TO THE HOSPITAL)) [RUNS20]
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The United States had broken the Japanese diplomatic code and knew an attack was coming. A warning had been sent from Washington, but the transmission was delayed and did not arrive until after the attack had begun.
Within two hours, the Japanese planes hit, sunk, or severely damaged eight U-S battleships, including the U-S-S Arizona and 14 smaller ships. They also destroyed 200 aircraft. More than 23-hundred people lost their lives.
The next day, Congress declared war against Japan and the United States entered World War 2.
That's Virginia Newsreel, I'm Keith Humphry.))

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Virginia Tech's first ever shot at a national championship is finally official. Mike Stevens has more on one of the sweetest days in Hokie history.
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Former Redskin quarterback Gus Frerotte threw one touchdown pass to lead Detroit to a 33 to 17 win over the Redskins.
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We go straight to the action James Thrasher fields this kickoff and he cuts it up the sideline on his way to a 95 yard touchdown run and the Redskins took the 10 to 3 lead in the second quarter.
But the Lions answer. Frerotte drops back pump fakes and hits Herman Moore on the 24 yard touchdown pass play and the score was tied at 10 to 10 in the second quarter.
Detroit would get in back on a punt. Desmond Howard, just activated today, gets through the coverage and putts the nice move on Matt Turk and he takes it in from 68 yards out and the Lions led 17 to 10.
Washington opened the third with a score Johnson hits Michael Westbrook on the 39 yard T-D pass and the Skins trailed by 3, 20 to 17.
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The Lions would ice the win when Luther Ellis catches the Johnnson fumble in the air and returns it 11 yards for the score and Detroit wins it 33 to 17.
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The St. Louis Rams clinched their first N-F-C west division title since 1985. Kurt Warner threw his 32-nd touchdown pass today a Rams record and St. Louis beats the Carolina Panthers 34 to 21.
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[SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC/FOX SPORTS; :]


It wasn't long ago that Warner was playing Arena football.
He started the day with this 14 yard touchdown pass to Roland Williams and the Rams took the 7 to nothing lead.
Still in the first quarter, Warner goes to the air and hits Az-Zahr Hakim on this 48 yard touchdown pass play to make the score 14 to nothing Rams.
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Carolina's Steve Buerlein hooks up with Wesley Walls on the 15 yard T-d pass but the Rams win it 34 to 21.
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The Cowboys have placed Michael Irvin on injured reserve ending his season.
The decision comes after a meeting with Cowboy's owner Jerry Jones and Irvin's doctor. Irvin has missed several games with a neck injury.
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[SUPER=03-Miami, FL/CBS SPORTS; :]


The Colts are in first place in the A-F-C East.
Mike Vanderjaght booted a 53 yard field goal as time ran out to lead the Colts to a 37 to 34 win over Miami.
and here are the rest of the scores.
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And coming up in sports, the Lady Hokies open their Atlantic 10 schedule with a win The Roanoke College Women win at home.
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And the Express comes up short at the Roundhouse losing to Johnstown.
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The Roanoke Express missed a chance to move closer to the top in their conference losing to Johnstown tonight at the Roundhouse.
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During one of the breaks the rink looked like a zoo.
The Express trailed 2 to nothing early but had a couple of opportunitys to beat the Chiefs goalie Paul DiFrancesco leavies it for Joe Murphy who makes the move but can't finish the shot.
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Roanoke got on the board with 17 seconds left Murphy lights the lamp from the Blue line but it was too late and the Express comes up short 2 to 1.
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Virginia Tech opened its Atlantic 10 conference schedule today at the Cassell beating Duquesne 78 to 42.
Sophomore Sarah Hicks led the Hokies with 17 points. Tech improves to 5 and 2 and 1 and 0 in the conference.
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Telisha Quarles scored 17 but it was not enough as Duke beat Virginia 83 to 62.
It's Duke's second largest margin ever against Virginia and the Blue Devils have won 17 straight at home.
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The Lady Maroons of Roanoke College beat Randolph-Macon 76 to 64.
The win ends a four game regular season losing streak against Macon.
Crystal Barrett led the Maroons with 17. Roanoke is 5 and 1.



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The Spurs were in Toronto today for a game with the Raptors.
Vince Carter scored 39 points as the Raptors beat the Spurs 98 to 92. And here are the rest of the scores.
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[SUPER=0098-j/Kansas#6/97//Middle Tennessee/77///j/Auburn#7/55//Florida St./54///;]
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[SUPER=0098-j/Illinois#6/72//Seton Hall/61////Maryland#24/69/j/G. Washington/74///;]
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[SUPER=0096-/San Antonio/92/j/Toronto/98///j/Charlotte/103//Seattle/91///;]
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[SUPER=0096-j/Denver/80//New York/78////Dallas/97/j/Milwaukee/103///;]
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[SUPER=0096-j/Portland/92//Phoenix/90///;]
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[SUPER=0103-/St. Louis/2/j/Philadelphia/3///;]
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[OUT Q=...last score."]
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