Dec. 18 1998 3:30 AM


A libretto in search of a composer

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God, this news is manna, Linda!


At last our cause will finally have it's chance!

TRIPP: Oh, you're a dreamer Luci!

There'll be headlines, then he'll pull off an


He'll spin the story, he'll turn the tables--

GOLDBERG: Unless you get that airhead down on tape.

TRIPP: What?

GOLDBERG: Unless you get that silly, vapid, trampy time bomb

Down on tape.

TRIPP: Oh--one more thing ...

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