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[ANCHOR=Keith]

Debris from the Pentagon will NOT be coming to the landfill in Roanoke County.
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And the only pre-school in the area for the hearing impaired keeps children from feeling isolated.
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[Sports-head]


[ANCHOR=steve]
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[WRITER=sma]
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The Hokies talk about beefed up security at Lane Stadium, the NBDL signs two players who could play for the Roanoke Dazzle
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[VO-NAT]

and it is official, that trade mark smile and tongue will again grace NBA courts this season.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


How low will it go? Temperatures are truly chilly tonight. Details ahead.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 3-Shot]


News 7 at Six is next.
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A Roanoke Valley landfill was prepared to answer the call.
But the state now says it won't be needed to dispose of debris from the Pentagon.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.
Shannon is off tonight.

[County-Supers]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#01-32 TC1:44:42]
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The Roanoke Valley Resource authority received word this afternoon that the debris was headed to another landfill in the state.
[Double Boxes=Keith and JoeD/Microwave]


Joe Dashiell is at the County Administration Center tonight with more on the announcement.
Joe, I guess residents in the Bradshaw Road area are breathing easier tonight?
[Live=JoeD Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=149-Joe Dashiell/jdashiell*wdbj7.com;]
[SUPER=145-Roanoke Co.;]
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(Rollcue:will not be coming to the Smith Gap Landfill.)
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[IN Q=We really did not]
[SUPER=141-Kathi Scearce/Community Relations Director;]
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[OUT Q=aid our neighbors.]
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[***JOE'S MIC HOT***]
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[OUT Q= To another facility in King George County]
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[Gilmore-Terrorism]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#01-31 TC1:32:28]
[GRAPHIC=War on Terrorism]


Virginia has had a statewide terrorism attack response plan since 1999.
Today, Governor Jim Gilmore said he worried he had an "overactive imagination" then.
Of course, he now knows he didn't.
Today, the Governor named a Virginia Preparedness and Security Panel to assess the current threats on Virginia soil, and see what gaps in security exist.
[Double Boxes=Keith & Ellen/State Microwave]


Ellen Qualls is in our Richmond newsroom.
So If we've had a plan since 1999, what new work needs to be done?
[Live=Ellen Full/State Microwave]
[SUPER=149-Ellen Qualls/equalls*wdbj7.com;]
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Well, certainly September 11th was the best disaster drill Virginia could have had to test its current plan.
The Governor has even had his own terrorism panel advising him since.
But this new panel includes outside folks, including computer and utility executives, and even Virginia Tech President Charles Steger, to take a comprehensive, and quick look.
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(( In announcing the terrorism panel, the Governor says its prototype was up and running BEFORE the Pentagon was even struck the morning of the attack.
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((GOV. JIM GILMORE: I'M NOT SURE IF YOU REALLY THINK BACK ABOUT THAT MORNING. BECAUSE NOW IT LOOKS LIKE WE WERE TRYING TO RESPOND TO WHAT WAS GOING ON AT THE PENTAGON. THE TRUTH WAS IN THOSE FIRST THREE TO FOUR HOURS, THAT WASN'T EXACTLY WHAT WE WERE DOING AT ALL. WE WERE TRYING TO ENGAGE ... AGAINST ADDITIONAL ATTACKS THAT MIGHT BE COMING.))
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One breach of security is already clear.
Streamlined services at the Department of Motor Vehicles helped at least two of the hijackers on two different planes get Virginia driver's licenses that eased their way through security.
The D-M-V has already closed the loophole.
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((GOV. JIM GILMORE: WE ARE LIVING IN A DAY IN WHICH THE DMV HAS BEEN WIDELY CRITICIZED AS BEING TOO BUREAUCRATIC.))
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[sot tape 15:46:28 ]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: GUESS WHAT? WHEN THERE IS AN ORGANIZED MILITARY TYPE ENEMY... CONVENIENCE TO OUR CITIZENS HAS CREATED A MILITARY VULNERABILITY.))
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The panel's headed up by former State Police superintendent Wayne Huggins -- who told us today terrorism has been Jim Gilmore's biggest interest in the years he's known the Governor.
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((WAYNE HUGGINS: I SEE NO GLARING HOLES AT THIS POINT. JIM GILMORE: BUT THERE ARE TARGETS, AS WE KNOW, IN VIRGINIA.))
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first meeting Friday open session, but there will be closed sessions
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(KEITH QUESTION: What are the potential targets the Governor seems most worried about?)


[Downtown-lights]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-44 TC47:33]
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America's colors may soon be shining all over downtown Roanoke.
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[SUPER=143-Roanoke]


Once the Star was turned red, white and blue again, Downtown Roanoke Incorporated decided to ask local businesses to change their own bulbs.
More than a dozen downtown businesses including city buildings, the Roanoke Times and parking garages have been asked to change their perimeter light bulbs to red white and blue.
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[IN Q=About 21 buildings that]

((MATT KENNELL: ABOUT 21 BUILDINGS THAT PARTICIPATE IN THE WINTER LIGHTS PROGRAM -- WE ENCOURAGED THESE FOLKS TO SIMPLY CHANGE THEIR BULBS TO MAKE A STATEMENT.))
[SUPER=141-Matt Kennell/Downtown Roanoke, Inc.]
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Fire Station Number One and The SunTrust Building have already changed their bulbs.
Downtown Roanoke is hoping others will follow their lead.
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[Martin]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=mjo]
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A Carroll County teenager who killed her 80-year-old grandfather will spend the next 21 years in prison.
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Robin Martin was 15 years old when she shot John Mesics in the head with a 12-gauge shotgun.
That was July of 1999.
Prosecutors said it was cold, premeditated murder, but Martin said he'd threatened abuse.
A jury convicted her of first degree murder last year.
Martin will be eligible for parole in 2020, when she is 36 years old.
The court also ordered her to pay her grandmother 35 hundred dollars in restitution for her grandfather's funeral expenses.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=KEith]
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The fight over history and homes continues in the Hill City.
We'll have the latest next on News 7.
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And later, one local man takes his patriotism on the road.
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[Historic District]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Vinyl siding was the hot topic of debate in Lynchburg city council's work session today.
The city is trying to work out a plan to protect its more historic neighborhoods.. but preservationists still aren't satisfied.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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[SUPER=01-Julian Adams/Lynchburg Council Member; :27]
[SUPER=01-Scott Glass/Historic Preservation Commission; :56]
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(( Where a historic district failed, Lynchburg officials now hope an historic corridor will succeed.
Preservationists have been pushing to make the Rivermont Avenue area the city's sixth historic district... council voted down the idea in June, but a new proposal would carry less restrictions on what homeowners can do with their properties.
Council member Julian Adams says Rivermont is not as historically significant as the other districts, and perhaps needs less protection.
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((JULIAN ADAMS/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: I DON'T THINK IT'S PERCEIVED AS QUITE THE SAME ANTIQUITY, IT'S NOT AS OLD... IT IS NOT AS WILLIAMSBURG-Y.))
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The biggest difference is, in a historic corridor, a homeowner could put vinyl siding on their house or paint it whatever color they chose without getting commission approval.
But commission members say allowing vinyl siding defeats the purpose of preservation and creates a double standard.
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((SCOTT GLASS/HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION: THE INSTALLATION OF VINYL SIDING CAN OBSCURE OR COMPLETELY REMOVE THOSE FEATURES THAT MAKE THAT HOUSE, THAT BUILDING ARCHITECTURALLY SIGNIFICANT.))
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((ROBERT HOLLOWAY/HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION: HOW REALLY CAN YOU JUSTIFY PERMITTING VINYL SIDING ON AN ARCHITECTURALLY SIGNIFICANT MANSION ON RIVERMONT AND DENYING IT ON A MODEST COTTAGE IN THE HISTORIC DISTRICTS?))
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Property owners along Rivermont will get to vote on whether they want the corridor designation.
Council will make a final decision this fall.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))

[Farm-Bureau]


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The Virginia Farm Bureau Federation took the unprecedented step today of endorsing two candidates for governor.
The group gave its blessing to both Democrat Mark Warner and Republican Mark Earley.
A spokeswoman says both candidates have positions that are favorable toward agriculture and forestry.
She also says the group hopes the dual endorsement will enhance its relationship with elected officials.

[Vaughan-Furniture]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=jmi]
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For the second consecutive quarter Vaughan Furniture is calling earnings "extremely disappointing."
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Third-quarter earnings per share were down nearly 50 percent.
The company blames a lack of sufficient orders forced reduced work schedules throughout the quarter.
Vaughan says a slight increase in daily orders for dining room suites has bumped all plants back to full schedules.
The company says it's determined to successfully emerge through uncertain times.
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[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=dse]
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Wall Street not only managed to survive a choppy trading session, but extended yesterday's remarkable rally. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW climbed 56 points.
NASDAQ gained two.
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[Deaf-School]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=rca]
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Learning can be tough for any child. For those children who are hearing impaired or deaf, the challenge can be even greater. A new program in Pulaski County is trying to make it easier for kids in that area. As New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel Cannon tells us, the goal is to get them interacting and signing.
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[SUPER=01-Michelle Barker/Teacher and Interpreter; :11]
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[SUPER=01-Patrice Phillips/School Director; :49 ]
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((Nats TC 12:33:14 "THERE'S THE I LOVE YOU SIGN" Michelle Barker teaches sign language to her 4-year-old students at The Little Lamb Christian Day Care and Preschool.

But they can all hear.
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((MICHELLE BARKER/TEACHER AND INTERPRETER; I LEARNED AND LIKED SIGN LANGUAGE, AND THEN I LEARNED ABOUT HELEN KELLER AND SHE JUST REALLY INSPIRED ME.))
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Inspired this childhood development teacher to get deaf instruction and interpreter certification. It's something unique in Barker's classroom and the New River Valley. The school says they're the region's only day care/preschool prepared for the deaf and hearing impaired.
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((RACHEL CANNON/RCANNON@WDBJ7.COM; ALTHOUGH THE SCHOOL HAS YET TO ENROLL ANY HEARING IMPAIRED OR DEAF STUDENTS, PEDIATRICIANS AND AUDIOLOGISTS IN THE AREA SAY THERE IS A NEED FOR THIS SERVICE. ))
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((PATRICE PHILLIPS/SCHOOL DIRECTOR; FOR PARENTS WHO ARE STRUGGLING WITH, I HAVE A CHILD WHO IS DEAF OR THEIR HARD OF HEARING. THEY DON'T KNOW SIGN LANGUAGE THEMSELVES USUALLY AND THEY HAVE A CHILD AND THEY DON'T KNOW HOW TO EDUCATE THEM, WE ARE TRYING TO GET THE WORD OUT.))
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To get those kids into education early. Phillips says the goal is to develop communication skills and have all children, hearing or not, interact.
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((PATRICE PHILLIPS/SCHOOL DIRECTOR; WHEN THEY GO TO KINDERGARTEN THEIR GOING TO BE ABLE TO COMMUNICATE WITH THE INTERPRETER THE TEACHER AND OTHER CHILDREN.))
[OUT Q=AND OTHER CHILDREN.]
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((I REALLY WANT TO SEE DEAF CHILDREN BE ABLE TO BE INTERMINGLE WITH HEARING AND NOT FEEL LIKE THEIR ISOLATED.))
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Nats TC :03:28:26 blocks
Barker is preparing for the final stage of her certification. She takes written and performance boards in October. Rachel Cannon, News 7, Pulaski County.))


[Sports tease]


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New security measures for Virginia Tech football games, Michael Jordan is coming back,
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and former William Fleming star Derrike Hines is introduced as one of two players signed by the NBDL.
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Michael Jordan announced through press release today that he is coming out of retirement.
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[SUPER=03-Greensboro, NC; :00]

The five time NBA MVP will sign a two year deal to play for the Washington Wizards. The 38 year old ends his three year retirement and will donate his entire salary for the upcoming season to relief agencies working with victims of the recent terrorist attacks. He will not comment on his return until October first, but his coach did today.
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[OUT Q=.....for everybody"]
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[S-Dazzle]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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The Roanoke Dazzle announced its allocated regional players today. As we told you last night, Derrick Hines is one of the players.
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The other is former UVa great Harold Deane, who finished his UVa career ranked 7th all-time in scoring. Deane's aunt and grandmother still live here in Roanoke.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

But the big news today is that Hines, the former William Fleming great, has been given the chance of a lifetime to make it in professional basketball.
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[SUPER=01-Derrick Hines/Signs with NBDL & Dazzle; :00]
[SUPER=01-Kent Davison/Dazzle Head Coach; :11]
[SUPER=01-Burrall Paye/Derrick's High School Coach; :24]
[SUPER=01-Joe Gaither/Derrick's AAU Coach; :35]
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[OUT Q=...DERRICK HINES CAN PLAY."]
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[S-Hokies]


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[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
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Seventh ranked Virginia Tech hosts the University of Central Florida this Saturday. And Mike Stevens says the Hokies are hoping to "secure" more than just their 4th straight win.
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[SUPER=03-Piscataway, NJ/Saturday; :00]
[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Va. Tech Head Coach; :18]
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[SUPER=01-Sharon McCloskey/VT Senior Associate Athletic Director; :59]
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((Too bad the Hokies' defensive players will be busy on the field Saturday. The increased stadium security staff that will be closely watching fans at the ticket gates could use could use the players skills in shutting down the opposition. ((FRANK BEAMER:)) ((MIKE STEVENS:)) ((SHARON MCCLOSKEY:)) Wayne Ward dropped by the weekly media briefing despite sharp pains in his left side. Tech s[ecial teams leader's ribs are still badly bruised.] ((WAYNE WARD:)) Kickoff Saturday is set for Noon. In Blacksburg Mike Stevens News 7 Sports.))

[S-Skinner]


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[WRITER=sma]
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Mike Skinner and Richard Childress racing are ending their partnership earlier than expected.
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[SUPER=03-Martinsville; :00]


Skinner was going to leave the number 31 Chevrolet after this season. But Skinner will undergo surgery on his injured left knee and then begin rehab for the 2002 season, thus ending this season.
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[anchor=steve]
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Robby Gordon replaces Skinner for the remaining 10 Winston Cup races.

[eagle-car]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-48 TC08:08]
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Everywhere you look now cars are decked out in red, white and blue flags, ribbons, window stickers.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Get a load of this though. The entire car is red, white and blue car.
The patriotic Yugo belongs to Suttie and Annie Economy.
Suttie is a World War Two Veteran.
He planned to decorate his car for memorial day, but decided the Attack on America was more than enough reason to do it now.
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