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ANCHOR=Jean

Up next on News 7 at five
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Will Big Bertha hit the coast?
No one seems to know for sure and coastal residents don't seem to be taking any chances.
Plus It is finally unveiled- the Arthur Ashe statue takes its place in Richmond- but not without controversy.
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Wx-Heads
TALENT=Robin
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With so much interest in the hurricane, it would be easy to miss our unusually cool evening forecast....but we won't. Details just ahead. Medical-heads
ANCHOR=Connie


On Health Check, women make up about 40-percent of the HIV cases in the world.
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We'll tell you about a new class of creams now being studied-- as a way women can protect themselves from the virus.
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Floridians are boarding up- North Carolinans- are heading out-
Just in case Hurricane Bertha hits.
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5-Bertha


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=jja
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Hurricane Bertha IS slowing down and forecasters do expect it'll turn more to the north.
If it does it may spare the East Coast.
But for now, a hurricane warning remains up from Florida's Sebastian Inlet to Cape Romain, South Carolina.
Dave Fehling is standing by on the coast with the latest on Bertha.
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5-Ashe


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#596-14
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Richmond unveiled a piece of modern history today.
The late tennis great and civil rights activist Arthur Ashe becomes the first African- American and the only native Richmonder to grace historic Monument Avenue.
DOUBLE BOX=Jean and Ellen/State Microwave


Ellen Qualls is in our Richmond newsroom.
Any chance the controversy over this statue disappeared today?
Live=Ellen Full/State Microwave;
SUPER=@Ellen1;


Jean, Arthur Ashe died of AIDS in 1993, and since he approved this statue just before his death, criticism has been almost unceasing.
SUPER=22-Richmond;


Even on this day, southern heritage supporters were in all the pictures.
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SUPER=01-Johnnie Ashe/Arthur Ashe's Brother; :00
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SUPER=07-Kevin Barrett; :32
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((JOHNNIE ASHE: THERE'S NO DOUBT IN MY MIND THAT THE MASTER HAS GIVEN HIM THE BEST SEAT IN THE HOUSE.))
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An emotional day finally realized.
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But amidst the revery, reminders of the five Confederate heroes that line this street.
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((WALTER RING: WE'RE HERE TO PROTEST THE DESECRATION OF A CONFEDERATE MEMORIAL. WE DO NOT PROTEST THE MAN. WE DO NOT PROTEST THE STATUE. IT'S JUST THE LOCATION.))
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((KEVIN BARRETT: THERE WERE A LOT OF POWERFUL... AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY HERE IN THE CITY OF RICHMOND.))
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Live=Ellen Full/State Microwave
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This would have been Ashe's 53rd birthday.
DOUBLE BOX=Jean and Ellen/State Microwave


His friends and family say they imagine him looking down on the spectacle and wondering what all the hoopla was about.

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Straight ahead--on NEWS-7 at FIVE-- A judge decides whether a teenager accused of killing a Wythe County sheriff's deputy will be tried for capital murder.
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And have authorities given up on charging Doctor Jack Kevorkian in connection with his assisted suicides? He seems to think so.
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ANCHOR=Connie


On Health Check-- a lesson in self esteem.
We'll hear from an author about the Age of Emptiness-- she's worried today's kids are more obsessed with what's on the outside, than on the inside.
Anchor=Jean 2 shot


Also--the Shenandoah Valley has a rich history from frontier times.
Anchor=Connie 2 shot


The Museum of American Frontier Culture in Staunton is the perfect place to learn all about it, and Patrick Evans will check it out for us a little later.. cc sponsor

5-Israel


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=JJA
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GRAPHIC=Mideast Peace


Israel's Prime Minister says he'll work for peace with any neighboring country that's interested- and he says he's ready to negotiate with the Palestinians.
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But Benjamin Netanyahu told Congress Israel will not yield control of any part of Jerusalem.
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((BENJAMIN NETANYAHU/ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER: WE DON'T CARE ABOUT THEIR RELIGION. WE DON'T CARE ABOUT THEIR NATIONAL IDENTIFY. WE DON'T CARE ABOUT THEIR IDEOLOGICAL BELIEF. WE CARE ABOUT PEACE AND OUR HANDS IS STRETCHED OUT FOR PEACE. APPLAUSE.))
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OUT Q=out for peace, applause."
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Netanyahu says Jerusalem is open to ALL now and will never be divided.
His speech drew applause and several standing ovations from Congress.
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5-Burning-Bill


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=JJA
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GRAPHIC=Bill Clinton


President Clinton is vowing to stop church burnings-
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This morning he reminded supporters of the church burning bill he signed last week.
The bill helps authorities prosecute people who intentionally damage religious property.
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((LET US RESOLVE ANEW TO EXTINGUISH THE FLAMES OF BIGOTRY AND INTOLERANCE AND KEEP THE FLAME OF RELIGIOUS FREEDOM AND ETHNIC DIVERSITY AND RESPECT ALL AMERICANS BURNING BRIGHTLY.))
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OUT Q=BURNING BRIGHTLY."
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ANCHOR=Jean
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The bill also increases the maximum prison sentence from 10 to 20 years and allocates private loan guarantees to help congregations rebuild.

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ANCHOR=Jean
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WRITER=JJA
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Dr. Jack Kevorkian apparently thinks authorities have given up on charging him.
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SUPER=@File;


He attended yet another suicide last night- his 33rd.
Kevorkian brought the body of Rebecca Badger to the hospital himself shortly after midnight- She had been suffering from multiple sclerosis.
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((DR. KEVORKIAN TOOK THE PATIENT ALONG WITH ANOTHER DOCTOR TO THE HOSPITAL HIMSELF. HE FEELS THAT THIS IS NOW THE BETTER WAY TO HANDLE IT RATHER THAN HAVE THE PATIENT'S FAMILY TAKE THEM IN.))
SUPER=01-Geoffrey Fieger/Kevorkian's Attorney;
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OUT Q=take them in."
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ANCHOR=Jean
SS=Jack Kevorkian


In May the 68-year old doctor won his third acquittal on assisted-suicide charges.

5-Danville-Homicide


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#None
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Authorities suspect foul play in the death of a 58-year old Danville woman.
Police say Loraine Bessie Womack was found dead around seven this morning inside her Holbrook Avenue apartment.
Authorities say it appears she was either shot or beat on the head.
Womack's body has been sent to Roanoke for an autopsy.



5-Wheeler


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=tal
TAPE#596-15
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The teen accused of killing Wythe County sheriff's deputy Cliff Dicker may plead guilty to second degree murder.
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SUPER=03-Wytheville;


Today for the second time, a judge ruled Christopher Shawn Wheeler may NOT be tried for CAPITAL murder, as prosecutors had hoped.
With the possibility of a 40-year maximum sentence, as opposed to life in prison or even death, Wheeler's lawyers say they're ready to resolve the case.
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((JONATHAN VENZIE/WHEELER'S LAWYER: GIVEN THE COURT'S RULING, IT WAS OUR EXPECTATION IF THE RULING CAME DOWN, AS IT DID, THAT WE WOULD BE ENTERING A PLEA OF GUILTY. ))
SUPER=01-Jonathan Venzie/Wheeler's Lawyer;
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OUT Q=plea of guilty.
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A plea hearing is set for August sixth.
In the meantime, assistant prosecutor Keith Blankenship says he'll still consider other avenues to ensure justice is served.
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Western Virginia has a strong link to American frontier history, and Staunton is just one community where visitors can learn more about that history.
Live=Patrick Full/StarLink
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5-Frontier


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=pev
TAPE#596-16
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What was life like when the Shenandoah Valley was the Western Edge of the nation?
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Patrick Evans joins from the Museum of American Frontier Culture, which serves as a historical guide and great vacation spot for the whole family.
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SUPER=01-Rhonda Howdyshell/Public Relations Specialist
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ANCHOR=Jean
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Stay with us-- Still to come on News 7 at 5--Steve Mason has the story of an unlucky break-literally, for baseball's Iron Man Cal Ripken.
Anchor=Connie


On Health Check-- our self image, and how it effects the way we relate to others.
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A new book examines the pressure of perfection on adolescent girls.
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((THIS AGE I CALL THE AGE OF THE EMPTY PACKAGE, SURFACE, HOW THE PACKAGE IS WRAPPED, WHAT IT IS WEARING. ESPECIALLY FOR YOUNG PEOPLE BECOMES THE MOST IMPORTANT THING.))
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5-AIDS


ANCHOR=Connie
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WRITER=cst
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As the AIDS Conference continues in Canada-- stopping the spread of the disease is of course the focus.
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The U-S Government is pledging 100-million dollars for new efforts to protect WOMEN from the AIDS virus.
The money would go to develop virus-killing vaginal creams-- called microbicides-- for women to apply themselves.
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IN Q=Today too

((DONNA SHALALA/HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES SECRETARY:TODAY TOO OFTEN WOMEN MUST RELY SOLEY ON THEIR MALE PARTNERS FROM PROTECTION OF HIV. AND IN TOO MANY CASES THAT MEANS NO PROTECTION AT ALL ))
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OUT Q=no protection at all
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Worldwide, women comprise 40-percent of people infected with the deadly virus.
In the U-S, the incidence of HIV infection is increasing most rapidly among women infected through heterosexual intercourse.
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5-Robot-Surgery


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#596-18
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The F-D-A has approved a new robot, to be used in surgery.
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Right now, it's being tested at a California hospital.
The new robotic arm is called AESOP (E-Sop) Two-Thousand-- the innovation is similar to the technology NASA uses.
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((DR. ROBERT MOSS/SURGEON: NOW WE HAVE VOICE ACTIVATION SO BY USING THIS MICROPHONE, I CAN TALK TO THE ROBOT AND THE ROBOT DOES WHAT I ASK IT. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Robert Moss/Surgeon; :
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OUT Q=I ask it.
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***CONNIE AUDIO ON CART***
This patient is having her gallbladder removed using lapropscopic surgery.
A tiny camera on the end of the robotic arm shows the surgeon what he's doing--
Until now, the doctor depended on a foot-pedal, or even human help to control the camera.
Now, he just records his voice onto a chip, so the robot hears only him.
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(( DR. MOSS: THE BIGGEST ADVANTAGE IS THAT THE SCOPE NOW GOES WHERE I WANT IT TO GO. NOT NECESSARILY WHERE SOMEBODY ELSE WHO IS INTERPRETING WHAT MY ACTIONS AND WHAT MY THOUGHTS MIGHT BE. I WANT THE SCOPE AND THEN IT'S STEADY, IT JUST HOLDS IT IN PERFECT POSITION ))
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OUT Q=perfect position.
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While the arm is currently being used mostly for gallbladder or hernia surgery-- doctors say possibilities are limitless.
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5-Beauty


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#596-22
GRAPHIC=Self Image


Best-selling author Nancy Friday is now tackling the way we look-- and how that effects the way we see ourselves and others.
It's her new book, "The Power of Beauty."
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SUPER=@File; :


Friday believes that from the moment we are born, it's that "gaze"-- an infant seeing itself in the eyes of it's mother and father, that is so important to the development of self-esteem.
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((NANCY FRIDAY/AUTHOR: OBVIOUSLY TODAY WITH SO MANY PARENTS OUT OF THE NURSERY, IT'S A LOT ROUGHER. AND I THINK WE ARE SEEING THAT AMONG CHILDREN THAT THEY ARE ABSOLUTELY CAUGHT UP IN LOOKS, IT'S NOT WHAT'S INSIDE, IT'S NOT ALL THOSE GOOD QUALITIES WE USED TO PRIZE SO MUCH LIKE KINDNESS AND GOODNESS AND LOYALTY. EVERYTHING IS SURFACE AND FOR CHILDREN THAT IS VERY UNSETTLING. ))
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OUT Q=very unsettling.
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And Friday is worried about the impact of advertising and fashion ideals on adolescent girls-- she says for many, image is everything, and there has been a loss of invisible beauty.
Friday calls this the Age of the Empty Package-- where what a person is wearing becomes the most important thing about them.
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5-Long-Nails


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#596-20
GRAPHIC=Health Check


From the "for what it's worth department"--
Or maybe the, "now we've seen it all category...."--
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SUPER=03-Dallas, TX; :


A Dallas woman is caught between finding a job, and keeping her fingernails.
Lauretta Adams says no one will hire her because of her nails-- she thinks they might be turning off prospective employers.
But she insists her nails do not get in the way-- she does the dishes, and as you can see, even types.
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ANCHOR=Jean


Time now for sports--and Cal Ripken is tending to a broken nose today.
Anchor=Connie


He was injured, believe it or not, during a team photo session at last night's All Star game. Steve Mason has that story and more.

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We start the 120 second ticker on the diamond. The 67th all star game went to the National League 6-nothing last night, thanks to some strong pitching and some strong bats.
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SUPER=03-Philadelphia, PA/NBC; :00


Mike Piazza had the most powerful wood on the night, collecting a towering homerun and an RBI double to earn all star game MVP status. It was a story book game for the Dodger catcher, who returned home for a big night.
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((MIKE PIAZZA/ALL STAR GAME MVP:))
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The most compelling moment of the game took place before the first pitch was thrown. ironman Cal Ripken broke his nose during a pre-game photo session when Chicago's Roberto Hernandez slipped and clocked cal in the face.
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((CAL RIPKEN/AL SHORTSTOP:))
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ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=sma
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Winston Cup drivers are in Loudon this weekend for the the Jiffey Lube 300 at the New Hampshire International Speedway.
Ernie Irvan has moved up two spots in the points standings to 14th.
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SUPER=03-South Boston/Last Week; :00


His top 5 finish at Daytona, plus his miraculous recovery from his wreck at Michigan has made him more of a fan favorite this season
He even has an impersonator. Here's Ernie....and here's Fred Dalton!!! There is no relation. The similarities go beyond appearance.
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((FRED DALTON/ERNIE IRVAN LOOK A LIKE:))
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OUT Q=...a little weird"
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Dalton was at south Boston Speedway last week to get autographs and watch Ernie race late model stock cars with 5 other Winston Cup stars. He's even fooled Ernie's closest associates.
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ANCHOR=Steve


Coming up at six, Roy Stanley will take us to a trout fisherman's dream place and the Riverdawgs talk about tonight's game with Greensboro.



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ANCHOR=Jean
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ANCHOR=Jean


In April of 1995, fire all but destroyed the Old First Baptist Church in Roanoke-
and now the walls are coming down, too.
Jean/Keith double boxes


Keith Humphry is in the newsroom tonight with more on that story.
ANCHOR=Keith
SUPER=@Keith1;


Jean, members of the First Baptist Church confirm they've reached a difficult decision
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And within the next couple of weeks, what remains of the building will be torn down.
Tonight at Six... we'll hear reaction from the Gainsboro neighborhood...
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ANCHOR=Keith


along with the rest of the day's news weather and sports.
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All of that, Jean, in one half hour on News 7 at Six
ANCHOR=Jean

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