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Ahead on News 7 Mornin, the man convicted of making obscene phone calls to young girls in this area is sentenced to more prison time.
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And Jens Soering strikes out again. A knife believed to be connected with the murders came from from the state lab WITHOUT any traces of blood.

P-Obremski


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In the past Michael Obremski was an honors student, an Eagle Scout and went to college on a U-S Navy scholarship.
But now his future is NOT looking so bright.
He faces 62 years in prison for making obscene phone calls to young girls.
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The 39- year- old cook says he was just talking to them, when he made the calls from the pay phone outside his motel room.
A police detective let us hear an example of Obremski's calls.
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The prosecutor says that was NOTHING compared to the graphic language Obremski used in the hundreds of calls describing how he planned to defile his victims.
Yesterday in Roanoke, Obremski got an additional 31-years added on to his sentence-- that's on TOP of the 31 and a half years he'll serve in Botetourt and Roanoke Counties.

Soering


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
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TAPE#96-86
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A knife from a pair of murder suspects in 19-85 may now be a factor in another case from the same era.
(Yens Sir-ings) Jens Soering's attorney hoped the knife would exonerate him in the deaths of Derek and Nancy Hayson.
But it came back from the state lab this week withOUT any traces of blood.
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Now serving TWO life terms for killing his girlfriend's parents, Soering is due BACK in court in Bedford in two weeks.
His lawyer will argue that a couple of hitchhikers who killed a Roanoke man two days later could have murdered the Haysoms, rather than the German honors student from U-V-a.
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NK-Spy


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The American missionary accused of being a spy by North Korea is finally free and will be home for Thanksgiving.
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26 year old Evan Hunziker has been held for three months, but safely arrived in Japan this morning with Congressman Bill Richardson, who negotiated his release.
Richardson says Hunziker was treated well and denies he was a spy.
Hunziker's relatives say he probably crossed the border from China to try to convert North Koreans to Christianity.
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Kilgore


ANCHOR=Beth
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Virginia Public Safety Secretary Jerry Kilgore is stepping down.
Kilgore is expected to announce a bid for Attorney General.
That brings the number of Republicans to four who are interested in running for Attorney General in 19-97.
Kilgore has overseen law enforcement, prisons and natural disasters for Governor George Allen since 19-93.
He's from Scott County.

Lottery


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A Salem couple became the state's latest millionaires.
James and Martha Richards claimed the second half of last Wednesday's eight-point- seven million dollar jackpot.
The Richards bought the winning ticket at C-J's Market on Chestnut Street in Salem.
The store gets five-thousand dollars for selling the winning ticket.
The Richards got their first of 19 payments yesterday for 149-thousand dollars, after taxes.
An Alexandria Couple won the other half of the prize.

Alleghany-Jl


ANCHOR=Beth
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TAPE# 96-98
GRAPHIC=Regional Jail


Just a few weeks ago, a regional jail agreement in the Alleghany Highlands fell apart.
Last night community leaders tried to put it back together.
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Officials from Alleghany County, Bath County, and Clifton Forge spent almost two- and- a -half hours in closed session, trying to hammer out a new deal.
State Senator Bo Trumbo, who was there to provide information, inferred that there may be some flexibility in state deadlines for construction.
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((SEN. BO TRUMBO/R-BOTETOURT CO.;THEY'VE GOT AN ESTIMATED COMPLETION DATE OF FEBRUARY OF '99, IF YOU GO AND EXPAND ON THAT THEN IT NEEDS TO BE DONE NOW, BUT BY THE SAME TOKEN, WE LIVE IN A WORLD OF VARIABLES, ALL THINGS ARE RELATIVE AND WE'LL GET IT DONE WHEN WE GET IT DONE.))
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Officials leaving the meeting would not comment on how things went, but everyone appeared upbeat.
One representative said it was time well spent, and they've taken the first step.
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Checkpoint


ANCHOR=Beth
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TAPE#96-92
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Mothers Against Drunk Drivers... says the Commonwealth is doing pretty well in the fight against drinking and driving.
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Yesterday at a press conference, MADD gave Virginia a "B" grade... but for the nation as a whole... the rating was only a "C"
Despite being better than average in the Commonwealth, officials believe more can be done.
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((BRENDA ALTMAN/MOTHERS AGAINST DRUNK DRIVERS: OUR STATE HAS MADE GREAT STRIDES IN COMBATTING IMPAIRED DRIVING. WE HAVE COME A LONG WAY. BUT THERE IS ALWAYS ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT. ))
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One way to improve... according to Altman... is to increase the number of sobriety checkpoints.
She got some help yesterday from 15 local law enforcement agencies.
They teamed up for the first of many holiday season D- U- I stops.
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((1ST SERGEANT JOE PETERS/VIRGINIA STATE POLICE: OUR GOAL IS BETWEEN NOW AND THE END OF THE YEAR THROUGH NEW YEARS IS TO HAVE SEVERAL SOBRIETY CHECK POINTS THROUGHOUT OUR DISTRICT.))
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Peters says the day before Thanksgiving is one of the busiest travel times of the year.
He's urging motorists to drive defensively.
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Bar-Association


ANCHOR=Beth
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WRITER=KHu
TAPE#96-90
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


Attorneys in Salem and Roanoke County have made their endorsement for the man they'd like to be the next Circuit Judge in the Valley.
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On the fourth ballot yesterday, members of the COUNTY bar association picked a man who practices law throughout the area, but maintains his office in the CITY.
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((JONATHAN APGAR/CANDIDATE FOR JUDICIAL APPOINTMENT: WELL, I'VE BEEN PRACTICING LAW FOR 20 YEARS. I'VE BEEN A SUBSTITUTE JUDGE FOR 10 YEAR. I JUST FELT THAT I'D LIKE TO ASSUME MORE RESPONSIBILITY.))
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The endorsement would almost ensure Apgar the job, IF he gets the nod from the CITY bar association, too. City lawyers meet Monday.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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If they chose a DIFFERENT candidate for the bench, the Governor might well appoint someone else entirely.
Whoever gets the job fills a vacancy created by the retirement of Circuit Judge G-O Clemens. 2-HEADLINES
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Here's a look at today's top stories. (----------------)
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An American missionary accused of being a spy by North Korea has been released and is on his way home for Thanksgiving.
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Honeymooners capture the last seconds of the hijacked Ethiopian plane as it crashes into the Indian Ocean Saturday. They thought the low flying plane was part of an air show. 120 people died in the crash.
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And a man convicted of making obscene phone calls to young girls in the area
is sentenced more prison time. (----------------)
ANCHOR=Beth


All that is making news on this Wednesday the 27th of November... and the busiest travel day of the year!

Spy


ANCHOR=Beth
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After a three-month ordeal in North Korea, Evan Hunziker is a free man and is headed home for Thanksgiving.
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The American missionary accused of being a spy by North Korea arrived in Japan this morning. He was accompanied by Congressman Bill Richardson, who negotiated his release.
Richardson says Hunziker was treated "in a humanitarian manner" and denies the 26- year- old is a spy.
Hunziker's relatives say he probably crossed the border from China to try to convert North Koreans to Christianity.
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Simpson


ANCHOR=Beth
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After three days of testimony by O.J. Simpson, his wrongful-death civil trial is in recess for the holiday.
Liz Mullen Reports.
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(( TRACK: OJ SIMPSON SPENT ONLY 40 MINUTES ON THE STAND TUESDAY BEFORE COURT RECESSED FOR THE THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY1/8. THE DAY CUT SHORT.. AFTER SIMPSON'S ATTORNEY ROBERT BAKER TOLD JUDGE FUJISAKI HE'D LIKE TO WAIT UNTIL THE DEFENSE STARTS ITS CASE TO PUT SIMPSON BACK ON THE STAND. THAT COULD BE SOMETIME NEXT MONTH.

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"BY THE TIME OJ TESTIFIES AGAIN.. HE WON'T HAVE TO EXPLAIN AS MUCH."
TRACK: IT HAS BEEN SPECULATED THAT THIS COULD ALSO PROVIDE THE DEFENSE WITH A BETTER CHANCE TO FULLY REFUTE THE PICTURE THE PLAINTIFFS ATTORNEYS WILL CONTINUE TO PAINT NEXT WEEK.

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"WELL NEXT WEEK THE PLAINTIFFS WILL BE UP AGAIN AND THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE MANY SHORT WITNESSES TO EMPHASIZE ALL THE INCONSISTENCIES IN WHAT THEY SAY ARE LIES IN OJ'S TESTIMONY."
TRACK: WHEN COURT RESUMES NEXT WEEK.. A NEW JUROR WILL BE IN THE BOX. TUESDAY, JUDGE HIROSHI FUJISAKI DISMISSED ASPIRING ACTRESS ANNE-MARIE JAMISON FOR ALLEGEDLY BEING TOO SOCIAL. JAMISON SAYS SHE SIMPLY COMPLIMENTED A CLERK'S TIE.

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"I HAVE KIND OF AN OUTGOING PERSONALITY AND I GUESS SOME OF WHAT I SAID COULD BE TAKEN AND TWISTED."
S/U CLOSE/LIZ MULLEN, CBS NEWS Testimony ended on Tuesday with Simpson once again describing the nature of his relationship with ex-wife Nicole. As it stands, court is set to resume once again next Tuesday. Liz Mullen, CBS News, Los Angeles ))

Hijacking


ANCHOR=Beth
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WRITER=bmy
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A South African couple on their honeymoon in the Comoros Islands witnessed the Ethiopian Airlines plane crash on Saturday.
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These are the LAST moments of the plane's flight before it crashed and broke up in the sea.
The couple thought the low flying plane was an air show for tourists.
The Boeing aircraft had been hijacked and the pilot was ordered to fly to Australia when the plane ran out of gas.
At least 120 people died in the crash, including all three hijackers. About 50 people did survive the crash.
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Clinton


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President Clinton is back on American soil after a 12-day trip to the Far East.
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Air Force One touched down at one of Alaska's military bases to refuel last night.
The President was cheered by airmen-and-women when he saluted the military for standing guard over America's interests. He also wished everyone in uniform a Happy Thanksgiving.
This was Mr. Clinton's longest overseas trip as President. Now he'll be traveling to Camp David, Maryland where he'll spend the Thanksgiving holiday.
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Traffic


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Today is the most heavily traveled day of the year and higher gasoline prices are not keeping holiday travelers off the road.
The American Automobile Association predicts that a record number of Americans will be traveling over this long Thanksgiving weekend, most of them by car.
The heavy traffic comes even with gasoline prices an average of 15 cents a gallon higher than they were a year ago.

Kids-Tobacco


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-97
GRAPHIC=James Gilmore


Attorney General Jim Gilmore may be fighting the F-D-A's effort to stop kids from smoking-- but he's still FOR tougher enforcement in Virginia.
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Gilmore says it's perfectly legal for law enforcement officers to use children for undercover tobacco buying "sting" operations.
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Loudoun Republican Bill Mims requested the opinion.
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((DEL. BILL MIMS/R-LEESBURG: I HOPE THAT THE OPINION WILL BE USED BY THE LOCAL OFFICIALS IN DECIDING WHETHER THEY LOCALLY WANT TO HAVE THAT SORT OF AN ENFORCEMENT EFFORT. AND OF COURSE, IF AN UNDERAGE PURCHASER DOES WORK WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT, IT WOULD HAVE TO BE WITH THE FULL APPROVAL OF THAT YOUTH'S PARENTS, AND ALSO WITH THE FULL CONSENT OF THE YOUTH AS WELL.))
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The Virginia Department of Health has just finished its second annual survey of how often illegal sales of tobacco to minors are made.
About 100 youth volunteers tried to purchase tobacco at more than one thousand stores and vending machines around the state.
They were successful in making an illegal purchase 37 percent of the time.

Goode-Election


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The election to fill the State Senate seat vacated by Virgil Goode's successor is now set for December 17th.
Democrat Roscoe Reynolds will take on Republican Allen Dudley in the special election.
The winner will replace Goode in Richmond--the Rocky Mount Democrat was elected to the 5th District congressional seat earlier this month.
If Dudley wins the special election, the G-O-P would gain a majority in the 40-member Senate.

MLB


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#net
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Major League Baseball's four years of labor problems are over.
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VO-NAT
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League owners ratified a collective bargaining agreement yesterday.. the one they had rejected just three weeks ago.
The contract includes labor peace through the year 2000.
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P-Soering


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#596-35
SS=SOERING


It's another strike for convicted killer Jens Soering-- who maintains he did NOT murder Derrick and Nancy Haysom.
The state lab says there's no sign of blood on the knife Soering's lawyer thought might exonerate him.
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VO-NAT
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Soering is due back in court in Bedford next month for a hearing on whether he deserves a new trial.
His lawyer will argue that a couple of hitchhikers who killed a Roanoke man around the same time could have murdered Derek and Nancy Haysom, rather than the German honors student from U-V-a.
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ANCHOR=BETH
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An appeals court sent the case back to the trial judge to decide whether to try it again.

Obremski


ANCHOR=Beth
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WRITER=KHu
TAPE#96-82
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Two or three times a week over the past THREE YEARS Michael Obremski called some unsuspecting young girl in the Roanoke area, threatening- -in graphic detail- -to defile her.
A judge in Roanoke yesterday doubled Obremski's sentence for the string of obscene phone calls that the prosecutor said robbed these girls of their innocence.
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Obremski said he was just "TALKING" to the young girls he called from the pay phone outside his motel room.
A police detective played a recording of one of Obremski's calls for us yesterday.
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The prosecutor says that was nothing compared to the kind of graphic language Obremski used in the hundreds of calls describing how he planned to defile his victims.
Obremski will serve about 20 of the 31-years he got in Roanoke, before becoming eligible for parole.
He's also been sentenced to serve an additional 31 and a half years from other jurisdictions.

Danville-Bodies


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TAPE#96-88
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Danville authorities are investigating the death of an elderly couple discovered in their Springfield Road home yesterday.
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Police found Jessie and Elizabeth Kendrick dead after their daughter could not get them to answer their door.
Authorities would not say how the Kendricks died but foul play appears to have been a factor.
A back window in the home may have been forced open, and the couple's car was found a few blocks away.
Police did say the two may have been dead for several days before they were discovered,
Autopsies will be scheduled for today.
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Radford-Firefighter


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An accident involving a fire truck and a police car has a Radford firefighter out of a job AND charged with driving under the influence.
Tommy Long was placed on administrative leave immediately after the accident last Thursday.
Yesterday he was fired.
Radford police chief A-C Earles says the fire truck hit a police car that was parked at another wreck at the intersection of Rock Road and Auburn Avenue.
The accident caused minor damages to the police car and fire truck and no one was injured.
Long had been a firefighter in Radford for more than 20 years.

P-Checkpoint


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=spr
TAPE#596-37
GRAPHIC=drunk driving


The Federal government is barely making the grade in the fight against drunk driving.
That, from Mothers Against Drunk Driving.
The group says for the first time in 10 years-- the number of fatalities caused by drunk driving accidents has increased in the U- S.
The group gives the government a "C" for its efforts in 19-96-- compared to a "B Minus" a couple of years ago.
In Botetourt County yesterday, State police tried to help in the fight, by setting up a sobriety checkpoint.
Scott Prince has the story.
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Even though MADD gave the nation a "C" grade... Virginia faired much better.
Because of those sobriety checkpoints coupled with strong legislation... the Commonwealth received a "B".

Dorms


ANCHOR=Beth
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WRITER=lba
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Virginia's high-rise dormitories could be disasters in waiting.
An Associated Press investigation shows that 13 high-rise dorms at seven state colleges lack sprinklers in living areas.
And if fire ever breaks out, half are too tall for ladder trucks to reach the top floors.
Effected schools include Radford, Virginia Tech, U-V-A and James Madison.

P-Tech-Billboard


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=tal
TAPE#596-41
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A billboard on the route 460 bypass in Christiansburg has heated up some Hokies.
Virginia Tech put up a plaque, just days before the annual gridiron grudge match with the University of Virginia.
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The billboard is a salute to higher education in the state.
For the second year in a row, USA-Today has ranked U-V-A the number one public institution in the nation.
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Hincker says Tech is getting calls from Hokies who think Cavaliers must have erected the billboard just to raise some pre-game ire.
So today, it will be changed to make it clear it's a sincere salute from Tech.
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4-Scores


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Shaquille O'Neal made five of six free throws down the stretch as the Los Angeles Lakers topped the Philadelphia 76ers 100-to-88.
For all of last night's scores let's check the boards.
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