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GK: One spring afternoon at the highway department.....
TR: So----- Route 10 ---- haven't done anything there for awhile.
TK: What you want to do?
TR: We could repaint the center line.
TK: We painted it in the fall.
TR: What color?
TR: Let's make it yellow. How's the roadbed? Need patching?
TK: No. Did that last fall too.
TR: Too bad. ---We could always widen the shoulders.
TK: Sounds good.
TR: Between the shoulders and the center line, that pretty well takes care of her, don't it.
TR: Where you want to put the detour?
TK: How about County Road F?
TK: You bet.
TK: How many cars a day nowadays on Route 10?
TR: Got it right here on my computer. Just a sec. (POWER MUSIC)
SS: Yes, when you need data fast, it's the Jujitsu 850 9L CPU from Anoka ---- 26 MB Ram, 160 Mhz processor, 2500 GDs, 14-2 RLF ratio, so it boots up in 4.2 seconds.
TR: About twenty-two thousand.
TK: WOW! When can we start?
TR: We'll set up the barricades on Monday morning, start construction in about six weeks.....
SS: When you need to know, make your data base the Jujitsu 850 9L CPU from Anoka........(MUSIC OUT)
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