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300 new jobs are coming to Pulaski.

Three people are shot at a Roanoke apartment complex.
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And, Rush Limbaugh loses his fight for privacy.
A judge decides to unseal the talk show host's medical records.
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Join us for News 7 at noon, straight ahead.

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[Pulaski-jobs]


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Pulaski residents are getting a Christmas present a couple of days early.
Three-hundred new jobs are on their way.
Governor Warner announced today that Global Contact Services has selected the New River Valley for the location of a customer contact center.
The one-point-three million dollar investment will create more than 300 new jobs in Pulaski County.
It is the area's largest economic development project in more than three years.

[Roanoke-Shooting]


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Police are investigating a gunfight that injured three men in northwest Roanoke. The gunfire wounded the men at the Laurel Ridge apartments..
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Night]


Police say the three victims and two other men went to the apartment of a man they all knew, 25-year-old Jesse Allen Butler.
An argument led to an exchange of gunfire.
Police say Butler fled through a window; police found him a short distance away.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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23-year-old Matthew Ryan Anderson of Radford was shot in the chest. He's at the UVA medical center.
25-year-old Mitchell Samuel Anderson, of the same address, was shot in the hand and the head; he was treated at Carilion/Roanoke Memorial and released.
25-year-old Bradford Powers of Salem was wounded in the shoulder and stomach; he's in fair condition at Roanoke Memorial.

Police recovered one handgun. NO one has been charged.[Limbaugh]


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A judge in Florida has given prosecutors the go-ahead to examine Rush Limbaugh's medical records.
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The judge in West Palm Beach says the prosecutors can look at the records to see if Limbaugh should be charged with ''doctor-shopping'' in order to get access to prescription painkillers.
But Limbaugh's attorney earlier argued that medical records should be private documents.
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[IN Q=That's always a dilemma]

((ROY BLACK/LIMBAUGH'S ATTORNEY: THAT'S ALWAYS A DILEMMA YOU'RE IN WHEN IN A SITUATION LIKE THIS, WHEN YOU EXCERCISE YOUR RIGHTS TO PRIVACY THERE WILL BE THOSE WHO SAY LOOK YOU'RE HIDING SOMETHING. BUT WHAT COULD BE MORE IMPORTANT THAN KEEPING YOUR MEDICAL RECORDS PRIVATE.))
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Limbaugh's records were seized from doctors in Florida and California after authorities learned that he'd received more than two thousand painkillers prescribed by four different doctors.
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[Malvo]


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The jury in Chesapeake has resumed deliberations in the sentencing phase of the trial of Lee Malvo.
They've already found him guilty of murder.
Now they have to decide how he should pay for the crime.
Scott Rapoport has more.
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(( TRACK: IT'S A LIFE OR DEATH DECISION FOR THE JURY, IN THEIR SECOND DAY OF DELIBERATIONS ON HOW TO PUNISH CONVICTED SNIPER LEE BOYD MALVO.

(SUPER: COURTROOM ART BY WILLIAM HENNESSY, JR.)


TRACK: AS THEY WEIGH THEIR DECISIONS THEY MUST FACTOR IN SEVEN WEEKS OF POWERFUL EVIDENCE...AND TWO EMOTIONAL CLOSING ARGUMENTS.
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TRACK: MALVO'S DEFENSE TEAM ASKED THE JURY TO BE COMPASSIONATE, TELLING THEM HE ACTED UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF A CONTROLLING FATHER FIGURE, JOHN ALLEN MOHAMMAD. ATTORNEY CRAIG COOLEY ASKED THE JURY TO SPARE MALVO'S LIFE, SAYING QUOTE, "EVERY PERSON, CERTAINLY A CHILD, HAS GOOD WITHIN HIM."
TRACK: BUT THE PROSECUTION BRUSHED THAT OFF, SAYING THE SLAYING WERE "OUTRAGEOUSLY VILE", AND THAT MALVO WAS A "PRODIGY IN EVIL".
TRACK: THE JURY DELIBERATED 13 HOURS LAST WEEK BEFORE FINDING MALVO GUILTY IN THE MURDER OF FBI ANALYST LINDA FRANKLIN. SHE WAS SHOT IN THE HEAD OUTSIDE A HOME DEPOT STORE IN VIRGINIA, PART OF A 3-WEEK SHOOTING SPREE THAT LEFT 10 DEAD AND 3 OTHERS WOUNDED IN THE WASHINGTON AREA.
STAND-UP: WITH CHRISTMAS JUST TWO DAYS AWAY, THIS IS THE JURY'S LAST DAY OF WORK BEFORE BREAKING FOR THE HOLIDAYS. WHETHER THAT TIMING WILL PLAY A FACTOR IN THEIR DECISION REMAINS TO BE SEEN. SCOTT RAPOPORT, CBS NEWS, CHESAPEAKE, VIRGINIA. ))

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We have one school announcement to pass along to you.
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[Take Schooltouch Full] Grayson County schools are dismissing students at 1:00 today. Again, Grayson County schools closing at one.
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Steve in WX-CENTER
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[Earthquake]


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The trembling is over, now officials are assessing damage from yesterday's earthquake in California.
The small town of Paso Robles was the hardest hit.
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger plans to visit there later today.
Chris Lawrence reports.
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[Holiday-Travel]


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The nation's terror alert level is higher and the wait at airports could be longer, as we head into one of the busiest travel times of the year.
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A number of additional security measures are already in place, or are being put into place at airports around the country.
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((MARK HATFIELD/TRANSPORTATION SECURITY ADMINISTRATION SPOKESMAN:THE VISUAL CHANGES THAT PEOPLE WILL SEE AROUND THE AIRPORT MAY INCLUDE THINGS LIKE RANDOM VEHICLE INSPECTIONS, YOU MAY SEE K9 PATROLS MOVING THROUGH THE TERMINAL ITSELF, PARKING LOT'S ARE GOING TO BE RESTRICTED, THE JERSEY BARRIERS MAY PUSH THAT FIRST LINE OF CARS FURTHER AWAY FROM THE TERMINAL. THESE THINGS MAY TAKE A LITTLE EXTRA TIME TO GET THROUGH TO ACTUALLY GET INTO THE TERMINAL, BUT I STILL THINK PEOPLES GREATEST CHANCE OF DELAY IS GOING TO BE FROM WEATHER. ))
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Hatfield reminds travelers to add anywhere from 15 minutes to a half- hour onto your schedule to allow for security checks.
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Three boys are thankful to get out alive. The details are just ahead.
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And it's been a long way home, but Roy Horn is out of the hospital. The latest on his recovery later on News 7 at Noon.
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[Franklin-Accident]


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A Rocky Mount man is dead after his dump truck ran an into an oncoming tractor trailer.
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It happened yesterday on Burnt Chimney Road in Franklin County. Authorities say the dump truck went out of control, overturned and skidded into a tractor-trailer in the opposite lane.
The collision killed 39 year old John Lee Tyree of Rocky Mount.
The other driver, Jimmy Lee Smith of Wirtz, was not seriously hurt.
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A survivor of Sunday's fatal bus crash in Henry County says the accident has only strengthened her faith in God.
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[SUPER=03-Henry Co.;]

Karen Compton was one of the eight passengers injured when the Freedom Baptist Church bus collided head-on with an on-coming car Sunday on Route-57. The bus went over a guardrail and rolled about 70-feet down an embankment. Compton says it was God, not luck that saved her life.
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((KAREN COMPTON/SURVIVED CRASH: WE HAD TO HAVE HAD GUARDIAN ANGELS WITH US, THIS BUS WENT ALMOST A HUNDRED FEET DOWN THIS HILL TUMBLING.))
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All eight passengers of the bus were taken to nearby hospitals, and are expected to recover. But the car's driver, 21-year-old Telisa Ann Hunt of Henry, died instantly. State police say it appears Hunt was driving on the wrong side of the road for several feet before she crashed, but they're still trying to find out why.
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A house fire destroyed more than a home yesterday. An Amherst County mother and her two sons lost everything, including their Christmas presents.
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[SUPER=03-Amherst Co.]


The blaze at this house on Lowesville Road was reported around one o-clock yesterday.
Three teenagers.. two brothers and their cousin.. were home at the time when they heard a popping noise upstairs.


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[IN Q=Me and my]

((NICK SMOOT/ESCAPED FIRE: ME AND MY COUSIN TYLER WE RAN UPSTAIRS AND WE KICKED THE DOOR IN AND THERE WAS FLAMES EVERYWHERE SO WE RAN DOWNSTAIRS, GRABBED AS MUCH STUFF AS WE COULD AND RAN OUTSIDE.))
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The boys flagged down a motorist who called 9-1-1.
Fire crews were already just a mile or two down the road, battling a brush fire when the call came in.
They had a tough job from the moment they arrived.
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[SOT 14:54:32]

((TOM SHRADER/AMHERST VOL. FIRE DEPARTMENT; INITIALLY WENT INTO THE INTERIOR, WE HAD TWO MEN WHO WENT IN ON THE INTERIOR, FIRE RAN THE WHOLE CEILING SO WE PULLED THEM OUT AND ATTACKED FROM OUTSIDE.))
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Crews from three area fire departments spent about an hour bringing the fire under control.
Nearly the entire house suffered smoke, water and fire damage.
Investigators say a strobe light in an upstairs bedroom apparently sparked the blaze.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[ENG#=V10]


It looks like partly cloudy skies for Santa. Your holiday forecast is still ahead.
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And for last-minute Santas, some things to consider when selecting a gift card or certificate, when we return.
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[PKGGift-Certificates]


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Call it the "other" Christmas card .. the gift card or gift certificate. Many people buy them as holiday gifts, but they can come with several limitations you might not even know about.
Justin McLeod has the story.
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[SUPER=01-Kerry Mosley/Bedford Resident; :13]
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It's the one gift that requires no wrapping, in fact it can simply fit in an envelope.
We're talking about gift certificates and gift cards.
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((KERRY MOSLEY/BEDFORD RESIDENT: AT CHRISTMAS I BUY ABOUT TEN FOR THOSE PEOPLE YOU JUST DON'T KNOW WHAT TO GET THEM.))
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If you're one of those shoppers, then buyer beware.
That's because in Virginia, you may be surprised to hear stores pretty much hold all the cards meaning they can set their own policies including expiration dates.
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((JULIE WHEELER/BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU: AS LONG AS THEY PROMINENTLY HAVE IT ON THE CARD OR THE ACTUAL GIFT CERTIFICATE DOCUMENT.)) [Runs06]
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[GRAPHIC 1]
We did some checking and found several area stores that have no expiration dates at all.
The Better Business Bureau says any good business will give you at least three months to use the card.
The bottom line? Read the fine print.
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((CHRIS ANDERSON/ROANOKE RESIDENT: I'VE NEVER READ IT. WHETHER I SHOULD OR NOT I AM NOT SURE. I'VE NEVER READ IT.))

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Nowadays he should.
That's because many stores now charge what is called a non-use fee.
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[IN Q=If they leave]

((JULIE WHEELER/BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU: IF THEY LEAVE THAT GIFT CARD OUT THERE AT ITS FULL VALUE AND PEOPLE DON'T USE IT FOR TEN YEARS THEN THAT'S A LIABILITY TO THEM.)) [Runs07]
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[GRAPHIC 2]
So some businesses now dedcut a set amount each month from the remaining balance of the card if you fail to use it within a certain time limit.
We checked at several stores and found a wide range of restrictions.
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((ADRIAN WADE/ROANOKE CO. RESIDENT: I THINK IT IS VERY UNFAIR. YOU DON'T GET YOUR MONEYS WORTH.)) ((KERRY MOSELY/BEDFORD RESIDENT: I THINK IT IS UNFAIR BECAUSE IF IT'S A GIFT IT'S UNTIL THEY USE IT. I THINK THE TIME SHOULD BE LONGER.)) [Runs10]
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((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: SOMETHING ELSE TO LOOK OUT FOR WHEN BUYING A GIFT CERTIFICATE OR GIFT CARD IS WHETHER IT'S AN ESTABLISHED BUSINESS. IF IT GOES BANKRUPT AND CLOSES ITS DOOR, THE BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU SAYS YOU ARE OUT OF LUCK.
JUSTIN McLEOD, NEWS 7.))))

[Weather] [NOON WEATHER] [12/23/2003] [TWO SHOT]

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[Stocks]


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Things are looking up so far on Wall Street. At Noon,
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the Dow was UP 12 points. Nasdaq was UP 10 points.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Steve Mason will take a closer look at UVA and their opponent as they both prepare for their upcoming bowl.
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And Brett Favre puts on a superb game as the Packers raid Oakland.
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[Packers-Raiders]


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The Oakland Raiders were no match for Green Bay last night. The Packers beat the Raiders 41 to 7.
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Brett Favre put together one of the finest games of his career, throwing for 399 yards and four touchdowns.
The win came after Favre lost his father who died unexpectedly on Sunday.
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Favre's heroic effort leaves the Packers 9-and-6, tied with Minnesota for the N-F-C North lead.
Green Bay, Minnesota and Seattle are battling for the final two N-F-C playoff berths.
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The Virginia Cavaliers beat Coastal Carolina last night at U-Hal,l 89-74.
Elton Brown scored 22 points for the Cavaliers.
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The Dazzle's Mikki Moore is headed back to the NBA with the New Jersey Nets.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]


Moore has played in 150 NBA games in his career.
This season with the Dazzle, he was averaging nearly 21 points and 10 rebounds a game.
He is the 23rd N-B-D-L call- up since the developmental league began play in 2001.
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Friday's Insight Bowl will be the first post season appearance for Cal since 1996, and Coach Jeff Tedford hopes his team can make the most of its opportunity against the Hokies in what could be a high scoring affair.
Both teams average over 30 points per contest.
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The Continental Tire Bowl could very well be a shootout if Matt Schaub and Larry Fitzgerald have their way.
Fitzgerald and the Panthers' vertical passing game has certainly gotten the Cavaliers' attention.
Steve Mason explains.
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((STEVE MASON:WHAT AWARD HAS LARRY FITZGERALND NOT WON. HE WAS SECOND IN THE HESIMAN VOTING, HE IS THE WALTER CAMP RECIPIENT, WHICH GOES TO THE NATION'S TOP PLAYER, AND THE SOPHOMORE WON THE BELITNIKOFF TROPHY WHCIH GOES TO COLLEEG FOOTBALL'S BEST RECEIVER. hE IS ALOS THE bIG EAST OFFENSEIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR.)) ((Fitgerald has 34 TD catches in two seasons, an NCAA record. To the Cavaliers, he is a great player that they must contain, a task that has been difficult for so many opponents. The 6 foot 3, 225 Fitgerald presents specific problems for UVa and its short secondary. ((AL GROH/UVA HEAD FOOTBALL COACH:))
In order to stop the super sophs 18 game streak with a touchdown reception the Cavaliers know they must be physical and cut down on the time the future NFL star has to get open. ((:)) ((:)) Fitzgerald needs just one more 100 yard receiving game to tie the NCAA record for century marks in a season at 11. Steve Mason News 7 sports.))


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It's a major feat for half of the duo, Siegfried and Roy.
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[VO-NAT]
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Magician Roy Horn has left the hospital and is now back home where he'll continue recovering from a tiger attack.
The incident happened on stage at the MGM- Mirage Hotel on October third.
His manager says 59- year- old Horn was moved to the U-C-L-A Hospital two months ago, and has now returned to Las Vegas.
Officials say Horn has made steady progress.
He's now able to write notes.
No word yet on how long his recovery may take.
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[Zoo-Presents]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Finally, almost all members of the animal kingdom can appreciate an early visit from Santa--
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[SUPER=03-Colorado Springs, CO;]


The big guy in the red suit brought gifts yesterday to animals at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs.


In case you're wondering, the animals were locked inside the zoo while Santa was in their exhibit.
The zoo's African lions, bears and red river hogs were among those receiving Christmas goodies.
The animals got bagels, fruit, nuts and berries, except for the lions. They received boxes filled with wild game hides.
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If you missed it early, we have one school announcement to pass along to you.
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[Take Schooltouch Full] Grayson County schools are dismissing students at 1:00 today. Again, Grayson County schools closing at one.
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[Kimberly at Desk] [News7@6 FS in Monitor] Hundreds of new jobs are coming to the New River Valley.
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And gunfire at a Roanoke apartment complex. Police try to sort out what happened and why
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[Closing Animation] tonight on News 7 at 6.
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