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SHOTLIST:AP Television - AP Clients Only New York City, New York - December 28, 20131. Wide of woman shredding document2. Wide pan left of crowd at Times Square3. Mid of woman dropping sheet into trash can4. SOUNDBITE (English) Janet Roman, Fort Wayne, Indiana (Transcript Below)5. SOUNDBITE: (English) Seth Mosler, New Yorker (Transcript Below)6. Couple with "living alone" sign in Times Square7. SOUNDBITE (English) Dan Ernest, Phoenix Arizona (Transcript Below)8.SOUNDBITE (English) Breann Westmore, Phoenix, Arizona (Transcript Below) 9. Various of woman smashing computers on ground10. SOUNDBITE (English) Jody Watkins, New Yorker (Transcript Below) 11. Mid of Johnson family and host12. Tight of CAT Scan sheet13. Brodey Johnson putting envelopes into trash can14. SOUNDBITE (English) Amy Johnson, Hendersonville, NC (Transcript Below) 15. Wide of two women giving a "high-five"16. Wide of woman dumping knapsack of papers into trash canVOICE-OVER SCRIPT:"Round of applause....getting rid of clutter."THREE DAYS BEFOR MILLIONS GATHER IN TIMES SQUARE TO RING IN THE A NEW YEAR -- THEY GOT A CHANCE TO SHRED THE BAD MEMORIES AT AN EVENT CALLED "GOOD RIDDANCE DAY."SOUNDBITE: Janet Roman, Fort Wayne, IndianaI wrote goodbye to my 14 year old son's moody attitude."SOUNDBITE: Seth Mosler, New Yorker"I shredded a letter from my mother in law. We had a very bad year and we want to put it to an end and start fresh."2013 IS THE SEVENTH YEAR THAT PEOPLE HAVE BEEN "KISSING THEIR BAD MEMORIES" GOODBYE.SOUNDBITE: Dan Ernest, Phoenix, Arizona"I've been single and I found her...and she's amazing...and I'm looking forward to us living together and starting a life together."SOUNDBITE: Breann Westmore, Phoenix, Arizona"We've been together for two years....we came together to New York for New Year's Eve....so it's a great time to take that next step."THIS WOMAN WASN'T SHREDDING....SHE WAS SMASHING HER OLD COMPUTERS AND CELL PHONES TO GET RID OF CLUTTER....AND GET PAST HER FEAR OF TECHNOLOGY.SOUNDBITE: Jody Watkins/New Yorker"It was almost like a fervor going through my apartment and collecting as much as I could in a short period of time....there's a real feeling of liberation and freedom."THE EVENT'S GRAND PRIZE WINNER WAS THE JOHNSON FAMILY.THREE YEAR OLD BODEY (BOH-dee) WAS DIAGNOSED WITH CANCER LAST YEAR, BUT IT'S NOW IN REMISSION.SOUNDBITE: Amy Johnson, Hendersonville, North Carolina"this is quite an experience being able to watch him shred all the bills and the CAT scan picture....this is the coolest way to say goodbye to the bad memories."IN A FEW DAYS, EVERYONE CAN GIVE A HIG- FIVE TO START OF 2014.FOR NOW.....2013 IS ALMOST HISTORY!!SIGOUT - Ed Donahue/Associated Press