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THEEND   3'2m0f An end-of-the-world scenario

Neal -- KKDL news time is 3:40 and that means it's time for a 
KKDL sports update with Bob Murphy. Bob? 

Bob -- Thanks, Neal. The L.A. Kings win big, in spite of yet 
another injury. The Raiders may move to... are you ready for 
this... Las Vegas. And the Lakers squeak by the Rockets. We'll 
have details of these stories and more right after this word 
from our...

Neal -- Excuse me, Bob. We have to interrupt this commercial 
message for this wire service bulletin: "Scientists at Kitt Peak 
Observatory in Arizona have been measuring alarming increases in 
solar flair activity recently. They estimate that the planets 
Mercury, Venus and Earth with be vaporized by a solar flair in 
eight and a half minutes."

Bob -- (clears throat, pauses) And we'll be right back right 
after this word from our...

Neal -- What's the use in running an ad for a sponsor, Bob. 
We'll all be nothing but ashes before anyone gets there. 

Bob -- (pauses) And how apropos, Neal, the commercial message 
was for Sizzler. Heh Heh. Oh, and look at this sports update: 
(reads) The Lakers take on the red hot Phoenix Suns tomorrow 
night. Heh heh. We'll have a preview of tomorrow's game right 
after this...

Neal -- There won't be a tomorrow, Bob.

Bob -- You weren't kidding, Neal?

Neal -- It's over, Bob.

Bob -- But, I had courtside tickets to the Lakers game 
tomorrow... Right next to Jack... Nicholson...

Neal -- Does the word "vaporized" mean anything to you, Bob?

Bob -- What do we do now?

Neal -- Jeanie. Jeanie, Honey, if you're listening, Sweety, kiss 
and hug the kids for me. I'll see you in heaven, Honey.

Bob -- Well, I wanna go to heaven, too. I'm gonna confess my 
sins.

Neal -- We don't have that much time, Bob.

Bob --  I don't care. I'll get started on the worst ones. First, 
Doris, Honey, I... I'm sorry, Honey, on that trip to Dallas last 
fall... I was ah... I was uh...unfaithful to you. I'm sorry, 
Honey. I'll never do it again.

Neal -- You can say that again.

Bob --  Let's see... I cheated on my income tax in 1994. I don't 
always drop a quarter in the basket when I take a cookie from 
the lunch room. I have 5 unpaid parking tickets and I break the 
speed limit all the time. And let's see...

Neal -- Listen, Bob, confession is good for the sole, but it 
won't get you to heaven. 

Bob -- It won't?

Neal -- No. The Bible says "yet to all who received HIM, to 
those who believed in HIS name HE gave the right to become 
children of God". It's not about ANYTHING YOU do. It's about 
what HE did for you already. 

Bob -- Who?

Neal -- Jesus. He wants you to receive the gift of his death on 
the cross as payment for your sins, whether you can remember 
each individual sin or not.

Bob --  You mean I don't have to confess creasing the fender of 
that BMW in the parking lot?

Neal -- What color was the BMW?

Bob -- Ah, um.... Hey, look there.

Neal -- Look where?

Bob --  The news bulletin.

Neal -- mmm mmm mmm Mercury, Venus, and Earth will be vaporized 
by a solar flair. So?

Bob -- Read on.

Neal -- ... mmm mmm vaporized by a solar flair in eight and a 
half ...millennia.

Bob -- That's eight and a half millennia, not eight and a half 
minutes? 

Neal -- Oh... Yeah.

Bob -- You mean I just spilled my guts to 600,000 KKDL newsradio 
listeners for nothing?

Neal -- Wull, I ah... (fading) I have to check out the wire 
service.... 

(running footsteps, door open, close)

Bob -- Ladies and gentlemen, in just a minute I'll be back at 
the KKDL newsradio microphone with one more sin to confess... 
(fading) Wait till I get my hands on you, you miserable 
little....

(running footsteps, door open, close)


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