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On News 7 at 5, rescuers give up hope of finding any survivors in Monday's Alaska Airlines crash. We'll have the latest.
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and are you looking for an early spring? We'll hear what Punxsutawney Phil had to say today.
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Looking for some sunshine Thursday and hoping for temperatures in the 40s again. Forecast details coming up.

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=tbr]
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On Health Check
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we'll meet a local woman who is living proof that quitting smoking doesn't have to mean putting on weight.
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((WE HAVE EXTENDED WELL OVER 43 THOUSAND MAN HOURS ON A SEARCH THAT'S COVERED OVER ELEVEN HUNDRED SQUARE MILES.))
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After an extensive search- the Coast Guard gives up looking for survivors of Alaska Air Flight 261.

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
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Coast Guard crews have found four bodies so far but no survivors and now the focus turns from rescue to recovery- and finding the cause.
As Cathy Moss reports, high tech equipment is heading to the scene to help.
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[SUPER=03-Port Hueneme, CA]
[SUPER=01-Adm. Tom Collins/U.S. Coast Guard; ]
[SUPER=01-John Hammerschmidt/Nat'l Trans. Safety Board;]
[SUPER=01-Jim Hall/Nat'l Transp. Safety Chairman;]
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((THE SONAR EQUIPPED SHIP... KELLIE CHOUEST.. HAS ARRIVED IN THE LOS ANGELES AREA TO HELP INVESTIGATORS. THEY'RE SEARCHING FOR VICTIMS AND THE JET'S FLIGHT DATA RECORDERS...NOW THAT IT'S EVIDENT THERE ARE NO SURVIVORS. ADM. TOM COLLINS, U.S. COAST GUARD WE MUST PROCEED TO THE NEXT PHASE OF THIS INCIDENT, THIS TRAGEDY AND THAT NEXT PHASE WILL BE TRANISITIONING FROM SEARCH AND RESCUE TO SEARCH AND RECOVERY. AND WHILE VARIOUS SHIPS SCOUR THE SEA... INVESTIGATORS ON LAND ARE CHECKING VARIOUS LEADS... INCLUDING A REPORT IN THE SEATTLE TIMES THAT THE DOOMED MD-83 EXPERIENCED MECHANICAL PROBLEMS ON ITS WAY TO MEXICO. JOHN HAMMERSCHMIDT, NAT'L TRANS. SAFETY BOARD WE DON'T KNOW IF IT'S TRUE, WE'RE INVESTIGATING THAT REPORT. ALSO UNDER INVESTIGATION... A SET OF TAPES.. CONVERSATIONS BETWEEN THE JET'S PILOT'S AND A MAINTENANCE FACILITY IN SEATTLE. JIM HALL/NAT'L TRANS.SAFETY BOARD CHAIRMAN: THIS IS ON A SEPARATE CHANNEL FROM THE THE AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL COMMUNICATIUONS AND IT COVERS ALL THE CONVERSATIONS WITH THE FLIGHT CREW TALKING WITH THE SEATTLE MAINTENANCE BASE AS THEY WERE TROUBLE SHOOTING THE PROBLEM ON THE AIRCRAFT. AND IN PHOENIX TODAY... THIS AMERICAN AIRLINES MD-80 WAS FORCED TO MAKE AN EMERGENCY LANDING..AFTER THE PILOT REPORTED A STABILZER PROBLEM. PASSENGER, NO NAME AND THE PILOT CAME ON AND SAID WE HAVE AN EMERGENCY AND WE'RE GOING TO RETURN, THAT'S WHEN YOU START PRAYING..A CAN'T EVEN KEEP MY COMPOSUSE, I'M SCARED SO BAD.))



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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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That deadly dorm fire at Seton Hall University last month- may have been arson.
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The Star Ledger of Newark says officials believe the fire was deliberately set.
The paper says there was a feud between non-students and residents of the dorm.
The non-students were reportedly asked to leave Boland Hall less than an hour before the fire broke out. The resident assistant who asked the "non students" to leave the dorm is in critical condition.
Three freshmen died in the fire and dozens more were injured.
The paper says police have four suspects but no charges have been filed.

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=5p]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=500-8 8:33]
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Two brothers were found shot to death in South Boston yesterday.
Police believe it was a murder-suicide.
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A relative found the bodies of Robert and Leon Squire late yesterday afternoon.
Police say Robert used a semi-automatic handgun to shoot Leon and then killed himself.
They also say Robert had recently been laid off from work.
Robert Squire was 28; his brother was 30.
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[5-Snow-Days]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=mjo]
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Treacherous roads are playing havoc with the schedules of some area schools.
And especially in Carroll County.
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Today is the 12th straight day of cancelled classes for Carroll County students.
The only sign of life today in Carroll County High School was basketball practice.
The students have only spent one day in class since the semester started this month.
And they STILL haven't received LAST semester's report cards.
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((SCOTT FROST/HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR: IT'S GOING TO BE TOUGH TO GET BACK. I HAVE A LOT OF WORK TO DO, CATCHING UP IN ALL MY CLASSES.))
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((HAROLD GOLDING/CARROLL H.S. PRINCIPAL: WE'VE MISSED SOME TESTING PROGRAMS. WE'VE ALSO BEEN IN SCHOOL ONE DAY AND KIDS HAVEN'T HAD A CHANCE TO GET INTO THE SOL OBJECTIVES. WE'RE JUST GOING TO HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL WE CAN GET A FEW DAYS OF SCHOOL.))
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If the backroads don't improve, school officials say school could be cancelled for the rest of the week.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Still to come on the newscast, the Federal Reserve makes another change in interest rates. We'll tell you which way they are going after this break,
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and then we'll see why officials are surprised with the discussions surrounding the future of Roanoke's Victory Stadium.
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While the Lewis-Gale Clinic works on a plan that's supposed to keep doctors from leaving ... one more doctoris turning in his resignation. [take pinnacle page]
The clinic confirms Doctor Reif (REEF) Kessler is quitting.
When his resignation takes effect in 90-days ... the clinic will have just one general surgeon still working there.
Kessler is the 30th doctor to quit this year ... as doctors accuse the clinic's parent company of mismanagement.
But one hundred doctors remain ...
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and many, like Myron Levey (LEH-vee) say they haven't thought about leaving.
Levey's been at the clinic for 22 years ... He says the plan for doctors to buy back the clinic from its parent company has merit.
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((DR. MYRON LEVEY/LEWIS-GALE INTERNIST: IT'S STILL EVOLVING. WE'LL HAVE TO SEE HOW IT ENDS UP. I'M HOPEFUL IT WILL RESULT IN A SITUATION WHERE THE DOCTROS CAN STAY TOGETHER AND PROVIDE QUALITY CARE FOR PATENTS IN THE ROANOKE VALLEY AND BEYOND.))
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Details on the plan to cut ties with parent company PhyCor are supposed to be worked out over the next 45 to 60 days.
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[5-AIDS]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Virginians with AIDS or H-I-V -- who have sex without disclosing their infection to their partner -- would be criminals under a bill approved today by the House of Delegates.
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"Infected sexual battery" would be a Class one misdemeanor.
"Infected sexual battery" with the actual intent to transmit the disease would raise it to a Class six felony.
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((DEL. MORGAN GRIFFITH/R-SALEM: THIS DISEASE IS FATAL. AND THERE ARE INDIVIDUALS WHO USE THIS AS A WEAPON. THEY GO OUT AND THEY SAY WELL IF I'M GOING OUT I'M GONNA TAKE A BUNCH OF PEOPLE WITH ME.)) ((DEL. DICK CRANWELL/D-VINTON: ON POLICY , I THINK THIS BILL GETS A TEN SCORE ON MY SCALE AS SOMETHING WE THINK IS HORRIBLE, AND WE OUGHT TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO OUTLAW IT.))
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But Delegate Cranwell argues the crime would be too hard to prove in court.
He points out that the most common modes of transmission, listed in the bill, are already crimes in Virginia under the sodomy law.
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The bill passed the House last year and died in the Senate.
Today it passed the House on a 71 to 21 vote.

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Roanoke recreation officials were expecting controversy, but their discussions about the future of Victory Stadium have also produced some surprises.
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Last week, the city solicited comments on the proposed master plan for parks and recreation, a plan that calls for the demolition of Victory Stadium and construction of a smaller replacement.
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((DINAH FERRANCE/ROANOKE PARKS AND RECREATION: ACTUALLY I WAS QUITE SURPRISED. BASED ON PAST INPUT, I EXPECTED A LOT MORE PEOPLE TO COME AND ACTUALLY ARGUE WHETHER VICTORY STADIUM SHOULD BE RENOVATED OR TORN DOWN AND REPLACED. WE DIDN'T SEE AS MUCH OF THAT AS WE THOUGHT.))
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Most of the comments have dealt with the size and facilities of a NEW stadium... and the hope that it would be large enough to host state play-off and championship games.
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Meanwhile, the Recreation Department is considering removing Victory Stadium from the proposed master plan, so that other recommendations can move forward while the Victory Stadium discussions continue.

[5-Interest-Rates]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
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Plan on paying even more for a loan-
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The Federal Reserve has raised interest rates yeat again- this time by a quarter of a point.
The hike did not adversely affect the stock market today- Stocks remained higher throughout the day-
One analyst says investors are turning to stocks that advance quickly enough to outrun the rising interest rates.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Coming up next on the broadcast, we'll meet the star of a one woman play about the life of noted artist Georgia O'Keefe.
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Georgia O'Keefe devoted much of her life to preserving the natural beauty of America's Desert Southwest landscape through her paintings, and along the way she lived a colorful and interesting life.
Mill Mountain Theater is telling the story of O'Keefe's life in a one-woman play, and Patrick Evans takes us backstage for a look.
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Today in Sports, Steve Mason will join us with this week's roundup of high school basketball.
Plus On Health check,
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we'll meet a local woman who has had great success in breaking some unhealthy habits.
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((AMY LYNCH/SMOKELESS: NOT ONLY WAS I MOTIVATED TO QUIT SMOKING, BUT TO QUIT SMOKING SO I WOULD BE HEALTHY ENOUGH TO WORK OUT.))
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[5-Smokeless]


[ANCHOR=Jean 2-shot]
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[WRITER=tbr]
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We are well into New Years Resolutions and two that usually top the list are quitting smoking and exercising.
Tonya Flory is here to tell us about one Roanoke woman who did both.
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Jean, some people struggle their whole lives either trying to quit smoking or losing weight. But one Roanoke women did both at the same time.
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She did it by using a program through Carilion called Smokeless and with the support of just about everyone around her.
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((AMY LYNCH/SMOKELESS: WHEN I WENT THROUGH THE MOODINESS THEY WERE ALL REAL GOOD ABOUT IT AND EVERYBODY WAS VERY ENCOURAGING.)) [RUNS:05]
[OUT Q=very encouraging.]

It's been 115 days and counting since Amy Lynch quit after smoking more than half her life.
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[IN Q=for 20 years]

((AMY LYNCH/SMOKELESS: FOR 20 YEARS, ONE OF THE EXERCISES IN THE CLASS THAT I TOOK WAS DO A TIMELINE OF YOUR LIFE AND HOW LONG YOU'VE BEEN SMOKING AND WHEN I LOOKED AND I WAS 33 YEARS OLD AND HAD SMOKED 20 YEARS, I SAID THAT WAS CRAZY, IT REALLY WAS A SHOCK.)) [RUNS:18]
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The Smokeless program allowed Lynch to customize how she would quit by using alternatives to smoking a cigarette but with familiar objects.
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((AMY LYNCH/SMOKELESS: WHEN I WOULD GET IN THE CAR ALL THE TIME I WOULD LIGHT A CIGARETTE, AND I CARRIED A PENCIL WITH ME, CAN'T SMOKE A PENCIL, YOU KNOW. buttbuttbutt...I CHEWED STRAWS, I CHEWED A LOT OF STRAWS.)) [RUNS:12]
[OUT Q=lot of straws.]

A common side effect of giving up cigarettes is putting on pounds, but not for Lynch. She cooks Wednesday night dinner for over 100 people at Cave Spring Baptist Church. But being around all this food isn't a temptation. She says that's a workout in itself.
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((I BET I MOVE 500 POUNDS A WEDNESDAY AT SEPARATE TIMES.)) [RUNS:05] and when she's not lugging cans or chopping vegetables -- she hit the new gym at the Family Life Center at her church.
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((I'M GETTING THERE, WHERE TO NEXT? TO PREACHERS CURL, OH NO.)) [RUNS:06]
[OUT Q=oh no.]

and where ever she goes she has a better sense of the world around her.
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[IN Q=I have a clear]

((AMY LYNCH/SMOKELESS: I HAVE A CLEAR SENSE OF SMELL, I HAVE A MUCH CLEARER SENSE OF TASTE BUTTBUTTBUTT...NOW I BREATHE EASIER AND IT'S EASIER TO RUN AND WORKOUT SO IT'S ALL TIED INTO A MOTIVATION THING, THIS BENEFITS THIS BENEFITS THIS SO IT JUST KEEPS GOING IN A REALLY NICE CIRCLE.)) [RUNS:15]
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((I'M GETTING THERE. WHERE TO NEXT?))
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[OUT Q=where to next.] ))
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-55 1:08:57]
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It's time for our two minute ticker.
[GRAPHIC=hometown hoops weekly]


Steve Mason takes a look at the Pioneer District in Hometown Hoops Weekly.
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[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/1994 Championship; :04]
[SUPER=01-Nelson Fox/21st Year as Parry McCluer Coach; :09]
[SUPER=03-Buena Vista; :19]
[SUPER=01-Jason Wright/Parry McCluer Center; :28(QUICK)]
[SUPER=01-Nelson Fox/Parry McCluer Two Guard; 1:00]
[SUPER=03-Covington; 1:11]
[SUPER=01-Rob Bennett/Covington Boys Basketball Coach; 1:24]
[SUPER=01-Darren Venable/Averages 15.4 Pts. Per Game; 1:45]
[SUPER=03-New Castle; 1:51]
[SUPER=01-Dan Bowser/James River Head Coach; 1:59(QUICK)]
[SUPER=01-David Brown/Craig County Senior Forward; 2:06(VERY QUICK!)]
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WIPE OUT OF STEVE'S PKG TO PINNACLE] [pinnacle page 7515] Thanks Steve, and don't forget that later tonight here on Your Hometown Station you can catch the Virginia Cavaliers taking on the University of Maryland at eight, right here on WDBJ-7. I'll be right back with the rest of News 7 at Five in just a moment.
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[5-Groundhog]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=5]
[WRITER=tbr]
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If you were hoping for an early spring, you're going to have to argue with Punxsutawney Phil.
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[SUPER=03-Punxsutawney, PA;]


This morning, the world's most famous groundhog emerged from his winter's nap to make his annual prediction.
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[SOT 7:25:19]
[IN Q=On this special]

((ON THIS SPECIAL MILLENIUM GROUNDHOG DAY, I HAVE NO FEAR OF Y-2-K. THERE IS NO GLITCH IN THE PREDICTION I SAY. THE SUN ABOUNDS IN THE SKY AND CASTS A SHADOW NEARBY. WHEN MY SHADOW I SEE, SIX MORE WEEKS OF WINTER THERE BE.))
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[OUT Q=there will be]
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The report came from Phil's handlers, despite the fact an overcast sky hid the sun.
Thousands of people cheered the rodent, but the crowd at Gobbler's Knob was noticeably smaller this year.
It's not known if the 15 degree weather or a well publicized ban on alcohol had more to do with that.
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[5-Roanoke-Groundhog]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=tbr]
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********WIPE*********WIPE******
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


It was more accurately Prairie Dog day at Roanoke's Mill Mountain Zoo.
The previous prognosticator Kirby the groundhog died of natural causes last year, so the Zoo called upon Kylie the prairie dog to fill in.
While she was less than enthusiastic about coming out in the cold, Kylie apparently agreed with her animal cousin.

Mayor David Bower says Kylie saw her shadow, which, IF it's the same for prairie dogs as it is groundhogs- means six more weeks of winter weather for the Valley.
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