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[ANCHOR=Jean]

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Coming up on News 7-
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They teach the children of Roanoke County. Tonight hundreds of teachers come out. We'll tell you what's going on.
A mutilated- dog is found dead- Was it a case of animal Torture? Tonight authorities tell people in one community to keep a close eye on their pets.
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[Talent=Jean]


News 7 is next.

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((IT WAS A GREAT PLAN - AND ALL THE SUDDEN WE'RE CHANGING MIDSTREAM.))
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The Roanoke County school board releases its new early retirement plan - and many teachers aren't happy about it.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Good evening.

[County-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Hundreds of teachers had a chance to review the changes to their Early Retirement Incentive Plan for the first time tonight .. The plan cuts pay and benefits for some teachers .. and could lead many of them back to the classroom full time.
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Meredyth Censullo was there as the new plan was unveiled.
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The Roanoke County School board revised the Early Retirement Incentive Plan because of recent court rulings in the Midwest that found an Indiana School system guilty of age discrimination. Because of the changes to the plan, some teachers could see an increase in benefits. Others, though, will see an immediate reduction.
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((THIS IS THE RESULT OF SEVERAL HOURS OF NUMBER CRUNCHING AND SOME SOUL SEARCHING TRYING TO FIND SOMETHING THAT IS STILL VALUED BY YOU...))

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The school board says they decided revamp the Early Retirement plan, because changing federal guidelines would've forced them to anyway. That excuse isn't satisfying some teachers.
Under the current Early Retirement Incentive Plan, a county teacher with 10 years experience in the system can retire at 55 - receiving 30-percent of their salary for 7 years, provided they work 20-24 days a year .. Teachers aged 56-62 earn 20-percent a year. All the retirees are enrolled in the school division's health insurance program.
The New Plan for Current Retirees would pay 30-percent salary to all participants 55 and older for 5 years.. But it caps health insurance benefits at 25-hundred dollars for five years.
Future Retirees would be eligible for 20-percent of their salary for 5 years...Their health insurance would be capped at 25-hundred dollars.
The changes mean teachers who are currently taking part in the Early Retirement program will have their pay cut after five years, although they'll keep their insurance benefits the full seven years.
Many teachers say the changes will lead a number of their colleagues to return to the classroom...

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((THEY BASICALLY CAN'T AFFORD TO NOT DO IT..THEY CAN'T LIVE ON WHAT THE VIRGINIA RETIREMENT IS OFFERING...UNTIL THEY GET TO SOCIAL SECURITY AGE WHICH IS 62.))
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The school board is giving retired teachers until January 15th to decide if they'll return to teaching full time.... But then, the question is, will they be required to teach another 10 years before retiring a second time?
[DOUBLE BOXES= Jean & Meredyth/Newsroom;]

That question will be decided by the school board next month.

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Changes are also on the way to Norfolk Southern's retirement plans.
In a company-wide letter today, the railroad said it's offering voluntary early retirement.
Sources say employees will be eligible at age 53.

[Presidency]


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[WRITER=jja]
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The Presidential Race- turned elections contest- is now turning into a public relations blitz.
The Vice President is again making his case to the American people- and simultaneously fighting in several courts.
Gretchen Carlson has the latest from Washington.
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((With time and public patience wearing thin, Al Gore went before the cameras for the second time in 18 hours to call for a new count, and a few more days. Al Gore, D-Presidential Candidate: It was the latest sign that the Vice Presidents battle for the White House is coming down to the wire. In a state court, Gore lawyers asked for a fast track trial on the challenge to George W. Bush's Florida win. A hearing on that case is now scheduled for Saturday. ...a recount has not been ordered yet....but the disputed ballots must be delivered by police escort -- to Tallahassee. In all at least 40 different lawsuits have been filed by both sides in the disputed Sunshine state. The Republicans brought in reinforcements Tuesday--Legal heavyweights from George W. Bush's home state of Texas, here to argue that the Governor won fair and square. Irv Terrel/Bush Campaign Attorney: "We think that it is incumbent on the judiciary now in Florida to give difference to those county canvassing boards and if that happens then its undisputed that Governor Bush wins the election. As the legal battles move forward--the Bush team is pressing ahead with transition work. One sure sign: Republican Vice Presidential Candidate Dick Cheney has put his home up for sale, hoping to move to Washington-- for at least 4-years.))

[Earley]


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Republican Attorney General Mark Earley pushed Virginia into its next political year today.
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((ATTORNEY GEN. MARK EARLEY: I'M PROUD TODAY TO ANNOUNCE MY CANDIDACY FOR GOVERNOR OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA.))

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The former Chesapeake state senator is a member of the N-double-A-C-P, and is making racial reconciliation a campaign theme.
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((MARK EARLEY: IT'S ABOUT A PROMISE OF A VIRGINIA WHERE RACIAL RECONCILIATION IS BECOMING MORE AND MORE OF A REALITY AND IS BECOMING THE SHINING AND DISTINCTIVE JEWEL IN THE CROWN OF VIRGINIA WHERE IT ALL GOT STARTED 400 YEARS AGO.))
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Earley's in Roanoke tomorrow morning for the first stop in a two week bus trip to introduce his candidacy across Virginia.
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[Va-Governors]


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The other Republican and the only Democrat running for governor were in the Star City this morning.
They're both betting their business experience will appeal to voters.
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Republican John Hager will face Mark Earley in a spring convention, seeking the G-O-P nomination.
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((LT. GOV. JOHN HAGER: I GUESS IT'S NO SECRET THAT I AM A CANDIDATE... HAVEN'T HAD A BUSINESSMAN FOR GOVERNOR SINCE 1954...THAT'S A LONG TIME.))
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Hager's a former tobacco executive.
Democrat Mark Warner earned his millions as a telecommunications pioneer, and now as a venture capitalist, investing money in other new businesses.
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((MARK WARNER/(D) CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: I DON'T BELIEVE WE SHOULD BUILD A NEW ROAD... THAT DOES NOT INCLUDE A LARGE CONDUIT... REPAY PART OF THE COST OF THE ROAD.))
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Warner hammered the Gilmore administration in an afternoon speech at Roanoke College.
He accused Gilmore of mismanaging V-DOT, a children's health insurance plan, and the severance package of a state agency head whose agency was under State Police investigation.
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[Franklin-Dog]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The following story contains video that some people may find disturbing.
Investigators found a dog they think was tortured to death. Now they want people in Franklin County to be careful.
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This purebred deerhound was found on a neighbor's property in the rural Redwood community this morning. Her owner, Jeffrey Davis, keeps several hunting dogs here even though he lives at Smith Mountain Lake. Davis says he thinks his dog was hit by a car then dragged into the yard by another animal. But investigators say she was mutilated.
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((TAMMY JAVIER/INVESTIGATOR: I SEE A DOG OBVIOUSLY SKINNED. WE DON'T KNOW FOR SURE WHETHER IT WAS BEFORE OR AFTER THE DOG'S DEATH.))
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Autopsy results show a blunt trauma to the left side killed the dog. Investigators say people should keep their pets inside when they cannot watch them.
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[Community-Services]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A budget crisis at a human service agency- is raising questions among Montgomery county's board of Supervisors.

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The Board passed a resolution asking New River Valley Community Services to explain its 407-thousand dollar deficit.
The shortfall prompted the agency to enact a two-week unpaid furlough for its 300 employees last month.
N-R-V-C-S helps people with substance abuse problems and mental retardation.
Officials there said the deficit was partly caused by unreceived Medicaid payments from the state.
They'll have to reply to the Board of Supervisors by December 11th.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Investigators say they know what caused the plane crash that killed golfer Payne Stewart and five others.
Their findings are still ahead on News 7.
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And independent bookstores in Lynchburg prepare to do battle now that a chain super-store has come to town.
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[Sports-Preview]


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((HEY EVERYBODY, THIS IS DENISE ALLEN IN THE NEWS 7 SPORTS OFFICE. THE EXPRESS SKATES TO ITS SIXTH STRAIGHT WIN. THE CAVALIERS WILL BE SPENDING CHRISTMAS IN HAWAII, PLUS HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE NBA. THOSE STORIES AND MORE LATER IN THE NEWSCAST.))

[Patina-Bride]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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If one woman's experience is any indication .. some area "brides-to-be" may bear some additional expenses after a store fire yesterday.
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Mandy Hasenback's wedding dress was burned in a fire at Patina bridal shop.
She says she went to the store today and was told by store owners to quote: "get out of their faces,"...
That they did not want to deal with her.
Hasenback says Patina later agreed to reimburse her for her dress, but would not pay for the $200 in alterations Mandy had done to the dress.
When News 7 returned to the store this afternoon, the owners would not answer questions and asked us to leave.
Mandy Hasenback has ordered another dress from a different bridal shop. The dress will be here in time for her December 16th wedding.
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[Stewart]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A loss of cabin pressure caused the plane crash that killed golfer Payne Stewart last year.
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That's according to federal investigators today- but the National Transportation Safety Board says it doesn't know why the plane lost pressure.
The chartered Lear jet crashed killing all six people aboard- including Stewart.
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[Spectacle-Lens]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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What's wrong with this picture? The Spectacle Lens Group, a division of Johnson and Johnson, says demand for its latest product is high, so it's laying off 85 employees.
The company says its workers are not the problem, it just needs to find a better way to produce the product.
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The Spectacle Lens Group makes lenses that minimize blurs and distortions.
One hundred sixty six workers will remain at the plant.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The company is now looking for new ways to make the product.
It's also in the process of moving to a new building in Roanoke.

[Bookstores]


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The arrival of a new Barnes & Noble bookstore in Lynchburg isn't necessarily bad news for the city's smaller booksellers.
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Shoppers did pack the store during its grand opening last week.
Besides books, Barnes & Noble also offers a music department, children's playroom and coffee from Starbucks.
But the independent dealers say they've found a niche market that the big guys don't fill.
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((WALT CAREY/BOOKSHOP ON THE AVENUE: IF YOU WANT TO STAY ALIVE YOU BETTER FIND YOUR OWN SPECIAL NICHE BECAUSE THERE'LL BE SOMEBODY ELSE TO COME IN WANTING TO FILL YOUR NICHE IF YOU DON'T WATCH OUT.))
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Barnes & Noble officials say there are enough book lovers in Lynchburg to keep everyone in business.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A new drug used by thousands of women could have dangerous side-effects.
The latest on Lotronex is still ahead on News 7.
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[VO-NAT]


And forget rogaine and hair plugs.
This could be the latest craze in hair replacement.
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[Toy-Safety]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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This is the time of year when people buy lots of toys.
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Shoppers should not forget safety-
One of the years most popular toys- the scooter- has been linked to injuries- some 26 thousand in all.
For the younger children -- parents should be aware of toys that can pose a choking and strangulation hazard.
Young children can choke on small parts of toys- and cords longer than seven inches can potentially strangle a child.
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((A HUNDRED AND TWENTY ONE THOUSAND EACH YEAR GET INJURED BY TOYS MOST OF THEM ARE SCRAPES AND BRUISES THINGS LIKE THAT BUT IT CAN CAUSE DEATH WHEN YOU GET INTO THE CHOKING HAZARD AND THE STRANGULATION CONCERN.))
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Davis says most importantly parents should follow the age recommendations on the package.
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[Lotronex]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
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It's the first drug to treat irritable bowel syndrome, but now some critics say it could be dangerous.
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About 300-thousand women have taken Lotronex- most without problems- but some have developed serious side effects


In just eight months on the market- it's been linked to 54 cases of a severe and potentially fatal abdominal problem- called (i-SCHEME-ic colitis) Ischemic Colitis and 20 more possible cases- including five deaths.
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((DR. SID WOLFE/CONSUMER ADVOCATE: TO TAKE A DISEASE THAT IS NOT LIFE THREATENING AND TREAT IT WITH SOMETHING THAT DOESN'T REALLY WORK MUCH BETTER THAN A PLACEBO AND WIND UP KILLING OR HOSPITALIZING LARGE NUMBERS OF PEOPLE DOESN'T SEEM LIKE A GOOD TRADE OFF.))
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The Food and Drug Administration has met behind closed doors to decide whether to pull Lotronex off the market- The drug's maker, Glaxo Wellcome- says the drug has helped thousands- they're confident the risks can be managed.
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[Baldness]


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Men have tried so many ways to stop hair loss ..... but one hairdresser in Colombia says he's found a new technique that has bald men lining up.
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It involves his cow Simona- who licks the heads of bald men to stimulate hair growth.
The owner of the "Institute for Capillary Health and Beauty" says he has over 200 customers so far.
His claims male hair loss is associated with blocked follicles resulting from pollution and improper hair care.
He says Simona's rough tongue combined with his special hair tonic help to open up capillaries and stimulate hair growth.
Of course, the cow needs motivation- so the customer's head is smeared with molasses and oats.
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[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
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The Express and Pee Dee battle in the Roundhouse, the Hoos go bowling in Hawaii and highlights from the NBA.
First our extra point.
For the first time in the history of NASCAR, a member of the France family will not be running the show.
Bill France Junior, has been undergoing cancer treatments for the past 11 months.
He announced today he's giving up his role as stock car racing's president.
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France, who is 67 years old, is being replaced by Mike Helton, the man on the right hand side of your screen.
Helton has served as NASCAR's senior vice-president and chief operating officer.
He's just the third president in NASCAR's 52 year history. Bill France Senior founded the racing organization in 1949.
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[S-Express]


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The Roanoke Express topped the Pee Dee Pride 4-3 at the Round House last night.
Steve Mason has a recap.
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[S-HOOPS]


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Liberty beat Virginia Tech 61-56 in men's basketball last night in Blacksburg.
The Hokies are now one and three. Liberty is two and two.
Tech also lost two of its big men. Mibindo Dongo left in the first half with a knee injury. Dennis Mims left the game in the second half with an ankle injury.

[S-Wizards]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
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[WRITER=dal]
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Things are bad for the Washington Wizards. Washington was trying to put back to back wins together--something the team hadn't done since last season.
The two and 12 Hawks seemed the perfect opportunity.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC/HTS;]


The Wizards didn't get back to back wins, but Felipe Lopez accounts for six unanswered points late in the fourth. The steal leads to the dunk.
The next time down the court Richard Hamilton lofts a pretty pass to a flying Lopez. The Wizards are down by 21.
DerMarr Johnson ends the Hawks scoring drought with a long two from the corner.
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Atlanta improves to three and 12 with the 102-75 win over Washington. The Wizards are four and 11 on the season.
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[S-UVa]


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The Cavaliers will spend the holidays in Hawaii.
Virginia was officially invited to play either a Big East, Pac 10 or SEC opponent on either Christmas Eve or Christmas Day.
George Welsh talked about making it to his 7th straight bowl in a teleconference yesterday.
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[VO NAT CON'T] The irony is that UVa could play Boston College and Welsh's former right hand man Tom O'Brien. The same Tom O'Brien has been rumored to be Welsh's replacement when he retires.
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[VO NAT CON'T] Welsh confirmed that he will coach the Cavs in the bowl game, but refused to say anything else about his future in Charlottesville.
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The Cavs will know their opponent by next Monday or Tuesday at the latest.

[S-Bath]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
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Three Friday Football Extra teams will be playing for a state championship this Saturday afternoon.
Salem and Rustburg will play in separate title games at JMU, while Bath County will play the division one title game at Liberty University.
All three schools have had to scramble a bit this week to secure shoes that are suited for the artificial turf surfaces.
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