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Coming up on News 7
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It's a big development at Smith Mountain Lake... we'll have the latest on how it's going.
A letter rigged to ignite is sent to Governor Warner.
And why some power car windows could be dangerous to children.. and what's being done to fix the danger.
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Plus where's Ivan?
News 7 at Eleven is next.

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It has grown piece by piece for more than 15 years ... now Bedford County wants to get a better handle on what's taking place along these shores of Smith Mountain Lake.
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[Mariners-Landing]


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It's been one of the biggest developments ever undertaken in Bedford County, but supervisors are only just now getting a look at the master plan for Mariners Landing.
As Steve Smallshaw reports, residents around that part of Smith Mountain Lake want more details about what's in store for their neighborhood.
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[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Lynn Barnes/Concerned Citizens Group; :22]
[SUPER=01-Bob Bashore/Bedford Co. Supervisor; :51]
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(( It's been developed piece by piece since the 1980's ... now Mariners Landing boasts an 18-hole golf course, restaurants and hundreds of houses, townhomes and condos.
Now, developer John White is finishing construction on his first multi-story condominium along Craddock Creek.
Plans call for at least two more, but residents are saying 'not so fast'.
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((LYNN BARNES/CONCERNED CITIZENS GROUP: THE AREA IS COMPOSED OF PRIMARILY RESIDENTIAL FOLKS, THIS KIND OF COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT IS JUST OUT OF PLACE IN THAT PART OF THE LAKE.)) [RUNS11]
[OUT Q=of the lake.]


On Monday night, the Bedford supervisors got their first look at the master plan for the entire Mariners Landing project.
Current land use guidelines would allow White to build anything from a hunting preserve to an airport ... now the county wants to know exactly what he has in mind.
[SOT 18:47:09]

((BOB BASHORE/BEDFORD CO. SUPERVISOR: I THINK THE BREADTH OF THE ACTIVITIES THAT WOULD OCCUR IN EACH ONE OF THOSE IS WHAT WE WERE MORE INTERESTED IN HAVING DELINEATED.)) [RUNS11]
[OUT Q=having delineated.]
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((BOB BASHORE/BEDFORD CO. SUPERVISOR: EVERYBODY WANTS THE BEAUTY OF THE LAKE, EVERYBODY WANTS THE PRISTINENESS, THEN YOU PILE BOATS AND BOATS AND BOATS ON TOP OF THIS, SOMEHOW THESE THINGS CLASH TOGETHER.)) [RUNS13]
[OUT Q=clash together.]


Residents have already voiced their concerns about increased traffic, noise problems and pollution.
Those comments and questions from county leaders will be passed on to the developers in October.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Bedford County.))

[Ivan]


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Ivan is expected to make landfall within days- and this time around it's not just Floridians that are preparing for the worst.
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In Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi- residents are stocking up. After Ivan's recent northwestern turn, they aren't taking any chances. But their generosity to Florida during Charley and Frances could now leave *them* in the dark.
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((ALVIN ANGELO/HOME DEPOT EMPLOYEE; YOU KNOW WE DID HELP OUT THE FLORIDA RESIDENTS IN FLORIDA, SO WE'RE OUT OF A LOT OF THINGS WE SHIPPED TO FLORIDA, SO LIKE GENERATORS, WE'RE OUT OF GENERATORS, WE AIN'T GOT NO GENERATORS, WE AIN'T GOT NO CLIPS OR NOTHING LIKE THAT, SO.))
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Ivan is carrying 160 mile-an-hour winds and is already responsible for nearly 70 deaths in the Caribbean and Venezuela. It churned over the west coast of Cuba today, making its way to the Gulf of Mexico. It's so massive the Florida Keys were pelted by rain from Ivan's outer fringes- although the storm was hundreds of miles away. The storm is expected to make landfall by Wednesday.
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Meanwhile, a new tropical depression has formed near the island of Guadaloupe. The system is predicted to become Tropical Storm *Jeanne* tomorrow.

[US-Airways]


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It's the biggest carrier in the Valley and the 7th largest in the nation. Yesterday U-S Airways filed bankruptcy for the second time in two-years.
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U-S Airway's president says passenger's tickets and frequent flier miles will be honored, the schedule will be uninterrupted and normal day-to-day operations will continue. Nevertheless, a local travel agent is warning customers about buying U-S Airways tickets for 2005, but even if they did- travelers would still be covered.
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((MEL LUDOVICI/MARTIN TRAVEL: OTHER AIRLINES WANT TO HONOR THOSE TICKETS, THEY'RE CASH TO AIRLINES. SO THE QUESTION BECOMES DOES A DELTA, CONTINENTAL, AMERICAN OR WHOEVERS THERE- DO THEY HAVE A SEAT FOR YOU? YOU BETCHA' THEY'LL TAKE THOSE TICKETS, THAT'S REVENUE TO THEM.))
[SUPER=01-Mel Ludovici/Martin Travel]
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[OUT Q=... revenue to them.]
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Roanoke Regional Airport officials say it will continue to support the airline and are waiting to see what happens next.
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[Franklin-Murder]


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Authorities have now determined the cause of death of a man murdered in Franklin County.
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[SUPER=03-Franklin Co./Yesterday;]

An autopsy report shows 32-year-old Ronald Christopher Bonds died of blunt force trauma to the head. Bonds was found dead Saturday inside his mobile home at the Chestnut Trailer Park Court on English Road. Investigators are now interviewing people who knew Bonds. So far, they have NOT named any suspects.
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[Rigged-Letter]


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While federal authorities are still investigating the 2001 anthrax attacks, it appears they may have another form of postal terrorism on their hands.
In the past week, governors in at least 17-states have been sent letters that are rigged to ignite when opened -- and the latest victims are close to home. [***NEWS 7 @ 6 IN MONITOR***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Myranda /BAM;]

Myranda Stephens is here with more. Jean, Governor Mark Warner and West Virginia Governor Bob Wise both received similar letters today.
[LIVE= Myranda /FULL BAM]
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As in most of these cases, the letters were intercepted before they ever even reached the governors' offices -- in fact, both governors were in Richmond attending a southern governor's conference when they got the news.
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((
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[RUNS16] ((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: I HAVE TO TELL YOU I DON'T THINK WE AS GOVERNORS AS PUBLIC OFFICIALS SHOULD NOT BE AFRAID IN LIGHT OF THESE KIND OF ACTIONS 28 AND I HOPE THAT IT SEEMS LIKE IT IS JUST THE ACTION OF A SINGLE DISTURBED INDIVIDUAL 37)) Authorities say all of the letters came in a standard, white business envelope, and had a return address from Nevada's maximum-security Ely State Prison. Inmates there are now being questioned. But, having been a target of an anthrax scare nearly two years ago, West Virginia Governor Bob Wise says he's had enough.
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[RUNS14] ((BOB WISE/WVA GOVERNOR: I CAN EXPRESS THE OUTRAGE THAT ONE WOULD SUBJECT PEOPLE EITHER TO THE FEAR AND TERROR OF THIS, EVEN IF INDEED WHAT'S IN THE ENVELOPE TURNS OUT TO BE RELATIVELY HARMLESS 34))))
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Mail procedures in both states were adjusted following the anthrax attacks in 2001. And Governor Warner says the Commonwealth continues its efforts to consolidate its mail operations to enhance security and reduce operating costs for all sectors of state government.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Myranda /BAM;]

Jean, one other note -- at least FOUR of the rigged letters opened last week caught fire, but no one was hurt.
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Another day in court for Marcus Vick. Still ahead on News 7, how today's proceeding will keep him out of jail.


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((THE 1994 BAN ON ASSAULT WEAPONS EXPIRES. WILL THAT HAVE ANY EFFECT ON THE GUN INDUSTRY? I'M TERI OKITA IN CHANTILLY, VIRGINIA. THAT STORY COMING UP.))
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[Sports-preview]


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(( Hey folks Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office the folks at UVa try to figure out what caused the structure problems in the upper deck of Scott Stadium. The Hokies get ready for their conference opener against Duke. Chris Rix will keep his job at FSU. And the Spartans and Vikings get after it in volleyball. Tonight on the Big 7.))
[Vick-Case]

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Suspended Virginia Tech quarterback Marcus Vick won't do any jail time for a party with underage girls.
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The 20 year old pleaded no contest today in Montgomery County Circuit Court to one count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. The charges stem from a party Vick and two teammates, Brenden Hill and Mike Imoh, had with 14 and 15 year old girls at Vick's apartment last winter. Vick was sentenced to 30 days in jail, but the jail time was suspended. He was also ordered to perform 24-hours of community service, fined 100 dollars and can not have any contact with the teenage girls. The Univeristy has already suspended Vick for the season, but Vick's lawyer believes he'll return to school.
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[Assault-Weapons]


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After a ten year ban, some assault weapons are now legal again...
But not everyone's happy with that. Teri Okita has more on the ban and why some say lifting it is a bad idea.
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[SUPER=01-Tom Manger/Montgomery Co., MD Police Chief; :16]
[SUPER=01-Dany Westerban/Trauma Surgeon; :36]
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((OPPONENTS AND SUPPORTERS OF GUN CONTROL ARE FIRING SALVOS OVER THE EXPIRATION OF A DECADE-LONG BAN ON 19 TYPES OF ASSAULT WEAPONS. SUPPORTERS OF THE BAN SAY THE STREETS WILL BECOME MORE DANGEROUS BECAUSE THESE TYPES OF GUNS CAN HOLD MORE BULLETS. Tom Manger/Montgomery County, Maryland Police Chief: These weapons are not designed for hunting, not designed for any sporting activity. They are weapons that the military uses to kill people. CK: BAN SUPPORTERS CITE THE 2002 WASHINGTON, D-C SNIPER SHOOTINGS WHERE MILITARY-STYLE WEAPONS WERE USED TO KILL 10-PEOPLE. THIS TRAUMA SURGEON TREATED SOME OF THE VICTIMS. Dany Westerban/Trauma Surgeon: These high-powered rifles, weapons have absolutely no business being on our streets. Teri Okita/Reporting: Gun shop owners say this will have little, if any effect on their sales and trade-ins, and that this was really just politics, in the first place. THEY SAY THE BAN WAS NOTHING MORE THAN A FEEL-GOOD ATTEMPT TO MAKE AMERICANS THINK THEY WERE SAFER ... BRINGING LITTLE MORE THAN COSMETIC CHANGES TO FIREARMS. THEY CLAIM THE PUBLIC WAS MISLED INTO BELIEVING THAT THE BAN COVERED SOME FOREIGN-MADE WEAPONS. Keith Weaver/Blue Ridge Arsenal Gun Shop:
SOT: There will be no new types of firearms on the streets uzis, AK-47s, firearms of that nature were not affected by

this ban.
BAN OPPONENTS SAY THEIR RIGHTS WERE INFRINGED SUPPORTERS SAY LIFTING THE BAN IS PUTTING SPECIAL INTEREST ABOVE PUBLIC SAFETY. EITHER WAY, TWO MONTHS BEFORE THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION, GUN CONTROL REMAINS IN THE BULLS-EYE OF PARTISAN POLITICS. TERI OKITA, CBS NEWS, CHANTILLY, VIRGINIA.))

[Batman]


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Batman- you expect to see him on the pages of comic books- not on a palace balcony.
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[SUPER=03-London, United Kingdom;]

But that's exactly where this protestor spent five hours today after scaling the wall at Buckingham Palace. Police finally talked him down after he reached his goal of making the evening news. The man is from a fathers' rights group called *Fathers For Justice*- who fight for fathers' rights to see children in divorce cases. This comes just days after another protestor from the group- dressed as Spiderman- scaled the 400 foot high London Eye Ferris Wheel.
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Foreget contacts or glasses. Now there's a new way to correct your vision. We'll show you when News 7 returns.
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Closing the window of your car is often as easy as pressing a button... but the government says that's too easy.
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It may be a luxury in a car, but power windows can be dangerous for children.
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Now the government is requiring automakers to install switches on power windows by 2008.
In some cars now, children can accidentally hit the power switch and suffocate themselves.
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((THERE'S NOT MUCH TIME FOR CHILD. ONE TWO AND IT'S ALL OVER.))
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Sheila Johnson's 11 year old son died when he accidentally hit the power window while in the school parking lot. She was inside the school with her other son.
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((SHEILA JOHNSON/MOTHER OF VICTIM; YOU DON'T EXPECT TO LOOK OUT AND SEE YOUR CHILD'S HEAD HANGIN OUT THE WINDOW AND NEXT THING YOU KNOW YOU'RE BURYING HIM.))
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The new rule will outlaw toggle switches which rock back and forth. They can be replaced with a different design where the occupant has to lift up on the switch to close the window.
Most foreign cars already have the safer switches- while most American cars do not.
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[Implantable-Lens]


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Good new for the extremely nearsighted.
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The FDA has given approval for a new lens implant that promises to help.
The lens permanently replaces glasses, contact lens and laser surgery.
In a study of patients with the Artisan lens, 92 percent had vision of 20-40 or better.
Doctors say it offers remarkable improvement for some patients.
The lens for the nearsighted costs about 4-thousand dollars per eye.
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[S-Extra]


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High school volleyball, some Ivan interruptions, ACC league notes, and the latest on the structural problems in the upper deck at Scott Stadium. But first your Extra Point -
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[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/Last Saturday; :00]

UVa has two ACC players of the week. Marquis Weeks is the specialist of the week after returning a kickoff for 100 yards in the second-half of Virginia's win over North Carolina. The senior now shares the school record for most career kickoff returns for TDs. Virginia senior guard Elton Brown has been named the league's lineman of the week. He had eight knockdown blocks.
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[S-Cavs]


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The Virginia Cavaliers are flying up the polls, ranked 12th in the nation and getting ready to battle Akron this Saturday for Homecoming 2004. And Steve Mason says with a section of Scott Stadium falling apart during the U-N-C game - Virginia is having to gets its house is order in more ways than one.
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[S-WDBJ]


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The ACC begins is year long schedule of games here on Your Hometown Station this weekend. This Saturday at Noon WDBJ-7 is only place you can watch the Hokies' historic first ever game in the ACC
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[go to aprisa board on wdbj-7] As Tech hosts Duke. The action begins at Noon. And, the Tech players are anxious to prove they deserve their new ACC membership cards.
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[go aprisa board on wdbj-7] The Hokies and Hoos also found out the starting times for their games on Saturday September 25th. The Tech - N.C. State game in Blacksburg will kickoff at Noon, and it will be televised by ESPN. The UVa game on the 25th in Charlottesville against Syracuse will kickoff at 3:30 - and it will NOT be televised.
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[S-Rix]


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Florida State will stay with quarterback Chris Rix and not make a change this week.
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[SUPER=03-Miami, FL/Last Friday-ABC; :00]

Coach Bobby Bowden announced his decision at his weekly booster luncheon today. Rix, who is Bowden's first-ever four-year starter, became Division I-A's only quarterback to go 0-5 against the same school losing to Miami on Friday night. Rix completed 12 of 28 passes for 108 yards, threw two interceptions and lost two fumbles.
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[S-MLB]


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Hurricane Ivan is still a couple days away the panhandle the Florida, but already folks in front of the storm are taking no chances. This Thursday night's Cal at Southern Miss football game in Hattiesburg, Mississippi has been postponed and likely will not be made up until sometime in early December. Last week it looked like Ivan would be in Miami today - so the Florida Marlins
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[SUPER=03-Chicago, IL/MLB-Cubs; :00]

game today with the Expos- originally set for Miami, was moved to Chicago's US Cellular field due to the threat of the Hurricane. About 4 thousand fans showed up to watch the game. They paid
[super=35-Montreal/3/Florida/6;]

$15 a ticket and saw the Marlins beat the Expos 6-to-3 and move within two games of the Giants in the NL wildcard race.
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[S-Volley]


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High school volleyball action tonight in Salem as the Spartans hosted Northside.
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[SUPER=03-Salem/Vikings vs. Spartans; :00]

David Turk and his staff were hoping to make quick work of the Vikings. But Northside was all business in the opening game as the Vikings took the early advantage in the match by taking the first game with some solid play at the net. In game two the Spartans would answer by playing large at the net themselves. Salem gets this point and the win in game two 25-to-21. And win the final three of the night to win the match 3 games to one.
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[TOSS TO BREAK]

[Opera-Roanoke]


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Roanoke's Market Square is putting opera on the lunch-time menu.
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Bass Baritone Drew Dowdy is putting on a strolling performance as part of a new Opera Roanoke advertising campaign. Among other pieces, the 27-year old is singing selections from Verdi's (VEHR-deez) Rigoletto in which he'll star later this month.
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[SOT 9:18:45 - 9:18:56]
[IN Q=We're getting a pretty good response...]

((DREW DOWDY/BASS BARITONE, OPERA ROANOKE: WE'RE GETTING A PRETTY GOOD RESPONSE. LOTS OF PEOPLE SAY THEY ENJOY IT AND ONE WONDERFUL WOMAN SAID SHE THOUGHT WE SHOULD DO THIS ALL THE TIME.))
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[OUT Q=thought we should do this all the time.]
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Downtown Roanoke Incorporated says it, too, would like to see more performances on the Market. The Opera's concerts are free and can be caught this Wednesday and Friday between 11:30 and 1:30.
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