12:00-01

NOON-HEADLINES

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Governor Allen lays out his budget plans--We'll have a live report from Richmond.
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And the hostage drama continues in Lima, Peru with a local twist.
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Stick around, News 7 at noon is next.

State-Budget


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-99
GRAPHIC=George Allen


Each December, Virginia Governors define themselves to the voters and the legislature with their annual budgets.
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Ellen Qualls is in our Richmond newsroom with details on how George Allen defined himself this morning.
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(Rollcue: near and dear to his heart in the past.)
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VO-NAT **Ellen Mic Hot**


Among the Governor's other budget priorities, 30- million dollars for first grade reading programs and to provide textbooks to transition to the new academic standards.
And a first ever budget commitment to help clean-up the Chesapeake Bay.
Democrats say they saw a "kinder, gentler, and greener" George Allen in this budget... but there are things they'll change.
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PERU


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#Net
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At the Japanese embassy in Peru the hostage situation is now in its fourth day.
Leftist rebels are threatening to kill some 375 hostages and themselves if the Perurivian government doesn't release hundreds of their jailed comrades.
But news reports out of Lima today say the government does not plan to give into the rebels.
Art Rascon has the latest.
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Local-Peru


ANCHOR=Melanie
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TAPE# 96-105
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A Roanoke Valley woman concerned about the lives of her loved ones is watching the ongoing crisis in Peru very carefully, hoping for a peaceful resolution.
Jay Moore reports.
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(( Cecilia Alami says her sister and brother- in law were captured while attending the ambassador's dinner.
Her sister, Stella was released unharmed but Stella's husband is still being held hostage.
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((ALAMI: MY SISTER DIDN'T WANT TO LEAVE. SHE WOULD HAVE PREFERRED STAYING WITH HER HUSBAND. THERE IS SOME RELIEF BUT WE'RE STILL WORRIED ABOUT HIM.))
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Stella and her husband Kris have lived in Peru for about two years.
Kris has worked all over Central and South America.
He currently works for the U-S Agency for International Development.
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((ALAMI: WHAT I'M HOPING IS THAT PEOPLE TAKE THEIR TIME WITH THIS. THAT THEY DON'T RUSH WITH ANYTHING. I'M SURE THE PEOPLE THAT ARE NEGOTIATIONS THAT ARE TRYING TO GET THE HOSTAGES OUT ARE KEEPING IN MIND THE LIVES OF THE HOSTAGES. ))
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Cecilia says her sister is getting plenty of support from her and her other 14 siblings.
This large family is sending plenty of prayers for Kris's safe release.
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((ALAMI: THE DAY BEFORE THIS HAPPENED HE HAD SENT US AN EMAIL INFORMATION TELLING US HE COULDN'T BE HERE. SOME OF THE FAMILY IS COMING HERE FOR CHRISTMAS. HE WENT ON TO EXPLAIN HE PROBABLY WOULDN'T BE WORKING OVERSEES FOR VERY MUCH LONGER AND IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF YEARS HE'D COME BACK HOME HE THOUGHT FAMILY WAS IMPORTANT.))
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And the important thing for this family now is to hopefully have Kris safe and free this Christmas.
Jay Moore, News 7.))

CABINET


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=clinton


President Clinton fills out his Cabinet today.
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VO-NAT


A White House aide says Transportation Secretary Federico Pena is staying on after all, but moving to the Energy Department.
Federal Highway Administrator Rodney Slater has gets Pena's old job.
The aide also says White House aide Alex Herman has been chosen for Labor Secretary.
And Andrew Cuomo, son of former New York governor Mario Cuomo, will become housing secretary.
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WIPE/WIPE/WIPE

Democrats-Asia


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=mel
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VO-NAT


The Justice Department is expanding its investigation of fund raising by the Democratic party.
Subpoenas have been issued to the White House and to President Clinton's legal defense fund.
The Justice Department wants to see records related to the return of 600-thousand dollars in questioned donations.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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The contributions were from an Asian- American businessman.
Meanwhile, a source has told The Associated Press that a Chinese arms dealer attended a White House reception in February.
The source says aides were unaware of the dealer's ties to China's Communist government when he was invited.

Falwell-Flynt


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#96-102
GRAPHIC=Jerry Falwell

***ANCHOR TAG******
Falwell versus Flynt is back.
Lynchburg evangelist Jerry Falwell has revived his old debate with porn publisher Larry Flynt.
The two plan a joint appearance on cable T-V tonight.
Keith Humphry reminds us what it's all about.
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The T-V debate airs a week before the opening of a new movie about Flynt.
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Falwell says he wants to challenge the notion that Flynt's a hero, as a champion of the First Amendment.
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Twelve years ago this month the two men were fighting it out in a Roanoke courtroom.
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Larry Flynt had come to town to defend himself against Falwell's 45-million dollar defamation suit.
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((IT'S BEYOND ME TO UNDERSTAND THAT A COUNTRY FOUNDED ON THE PRINTED WORD THAT 200 YEARS LATER, PEOPLE ARE STILL CONCERNED ABOUT WHAT YOU READ OR ABOUT WHAT KIND OF MOVIES THAT YOU SEE.))
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The federal jury in Roanoke concluded Flynt had intentionally inflicted "emotional distress" on Falwell by publishing a parody of a liquor ad, suggesting Falwell was a drunk whose sexual initiation took place in an outhouse with his mother.
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((IF LARRY HAD BEEN PHYSICALLY ABLE AND WERE NOT IN A WHEEL CHAIR. THERE'D HAVE BEEN NO LAWSUIT. I'M A CAMPBELL COUNTY, VIRGINIA COUNTRY BOY. I'D JUST TAKE HIM OUTSIDE THE BARN AND WHIP HIM AND THAT'D BE THE END OF IT.))
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Keith Humphry News 7.))
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The Supreme Court eventually overturned the trial court's decision. Falwell got nothing, but said yesterday he enjoyed every minute of what he unapologetically calls an attempt to put Flynt out of business.

Shawsville-Fire


ANCHOR=Mel
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#96-90
GRAPHIC=Fire


A late night fire in Shawsville leaves a family homeless.
The Elliston Fire Department responded to the call shortly before midnight.
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VO-NAT
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It was first dispatched as a flue fire, but when the fire fighters arrived the house on Dark Run Road was fully engulfed.
Five people were home when the blaze broke out, but no one was injured.
The house, including everything inside, was a total loss.
Fire officials aren't sure what caused the fire.
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HARD MUSIC UNDER
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Still to come on News 7 at Noon--
The man who brought astronomy to the masses has passed away.
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VO-NAT


And,
And following recent high profile arrests, Virginia Tech will make it mandatory for all its student athletes to learn the facts about sexual assault.
But first, let's check in with Beth...
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Wx-Tease We've seen a few flurries today-- as high pressure builds in, those flurries will clear and it'll be just plain cold out there. Lows tonight will dip to about 10 degrees. Right outside the WDBJ studio-- music up full comm1

SAGAN


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NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=mel
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A man made famous for explaining the mysteries of the stars is dead.
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Astronomer Carl Sagan died of pneumonia today in Seattle.
He had become a celebrity by popularizing space through his books, lectures and T-V series ``Cosmos.''
Sagan was 62.
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BREAST-CANCER


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#Net
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Some startling news concerning breast cancer.
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VO-NAT
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Breast cancer patients may need to have more tissue removed to keep the cancer from coming back.
Researchers have found that healthy-looking tissue around breast tumors may be precancerous about 30 percent of the time.
The findings appear in ``Science'' magazine.
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Tech-Players


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#FB96-2
GRAPHIC=Frank Beamer


Virginia Tech head football coach Frank Beamer is both disappointed and fed up.
For the first time since two of his players were charged with rape, Beamer spoke publicly about the trouble his program has faced recently.
While Brian Edmonds and James Crawford are the most recent players to make headlines, the program's problems date back more than a year, and Beamer made it clear yesterday the off field problem must stop.
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Beamer says he will continue to handle each case on an individual basis - especially when it comes to reevaluating whether or not to reinstate the handful of players who are still on suspension.

SAFE


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NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-94
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Sexual assault education will be soon be a mandatory requirement for all Virginia Tech student athletes.
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The university is launching Project SAFE, Sexual Assault Facts and Education.
It's taken a year to develop the comprehensive program, which will eventually be extended campus-wide.
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((ELYZABETH HOLFORD/PROJECT SAFE COORDINATOR: IT'S DESIGNED TO LOOK AT MORE THAN THE ISSUE OF SEXUAL ASSAULT, BUT TO ACTUALLY LOOK AT THE ROOTS OF THE PROBLEM. AND THAT'S TAKING A LOOK AT GENDER RELATIONS, ALSO LOOKING AT SEXISM. ))
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Officials say Christy Brzonkala's rape allegations against two football players LAST year highlighted a need for the program.
Athletic Director Dave Braine says Project SAFE will be a model for all campuses.
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((DAVE BRAINE/TECH ATHLETIC DIRECTOR: I MEAN I SURE HAVE LEARNED A GREAT DEAL FROM IT AND I THINK BECAUSE I THINK IT'S SO IMPORTANT AND THAT I HAVE PREACHED THAT TO OUR STAFF AND OUR COACHES, THEY NOW KNOW IT'S IMPORTANT AND I THINK THAT WILL PERMEATE THROUGH THE PROGRAM, AND HOPEFULLY THE UNIVERSITY. ))
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The program consists of eight hours worth of seminars, which will include alcohol education.

Rail-Merger


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-97
GRAPHIC=Rail Merger


The stakes just keep getting higher in the bidding war for Conrail.
Norfolk Southern and cross- state rival C-S-X both want to acquire Conrail.
Last night N-S raised its hostile bid to 115 dollars per share.
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That's larger than the nine- point- five- billion- dollar bid C-S-X made yesterday.
That's about a 16- dollar- a- share increase.
Monday's vote on the Conrail- C-S-X agreement has been postponed until next month.
N-S calls the C-S-X offer an eleventh hour attempt to avoid defeat in a shareholder vote.
Its bid still exceeds the new C-S-X offer by 500- million- dollars.
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Fuel-Prices


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-89
GRAPHIC=NONE


With a cold snap upon us, heating your home is probably a top priority.
But don't be surprised if your bill is SIGNIFICANTLY higher than last year's.
Roanoke Gas reports an increase of 20 to 25 percent when it comes to natural gas.
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But rate hikes are also affecting other players in the home- heating industry.
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((RON LUNDY/APB-WHITING OIL: UNFORTUNATELY, ALL FORMS OF ENERGY ARE SUBJECT TO FLUCTUATION-- NATURAL GAS, ELECTRIC, CRUDE OIL. THAT'S THE BASIS FOR WHICH HEATING OIL IS MADE. WE'RE ALL IN THE SAME BALL GAME TOGETHER. ))
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Lundy says customers who receive fuel oil to heat their homes will see a 10- percent price increase over last year.
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SOFT MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Melanie


Later in the newscast,
Some furry entertainers are making a comeback in Brazil.
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VO-NAT


And,
Many residents are getting their FOOT in the door at a new shoe factory in Pocahontas county
That's cut unemployment numbers in half--
Stay with us.
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Pocahontas


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
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TAPE#96-92
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Last year, officials in Pocahontas County, West Virginia were optimistic they could cut their unemployment numbers in half.
As Scott Prince reports, they've almost reached that goal.
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((It appears Pocahontas County residents have weathered the storm in more ways than one.
This time last year, unemployment was at 20- point- five percent.
Then two floods practically paralyzed the area.
But the county is now putting its best foot forward.
The newly opened West Virginia Shoe Company has instantly become one of Marlinton's largest employers, thanks to an increasing number of sales.
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((GORDON STUART/WEST VIRGINIA SHOE: SOME OF THE TOP RETAILERS IN THE UNITED STATES HAVE CAST THEIR LOT WITH US. ))
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The factory is already making shoes for J.C. Penny and Sebago... and they've secured new contracts with J. Crew and Brooks Brothers.
By the end of 1997 company officials hope to employ 200 workers. Stand up 14:48:02 ((There' little doubt that places like West Virginia Shoe have made a significant impact. But just as important are the small businesses. Here in Marlinton, most have recovered from the flooding, and that's put even more people back in the workforce.))
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For years the River Place Restaurant operated in cramped quarters.
But last month, an expansion project was completed...
The restaurant reopened with 28 workers... more than twice the staff it had before.
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((MELANIE SHAFER/RIVER PLACE RESTAURANT: I HAVE SOME REALLY GOOD WORKERS. REALLY GOOD WORKERS. THEY PUT THEIR HEART AND SOUL IN THIS PLACE. ))
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Since last year, the unemployment rate has nearly been sliced in half.
But at 10- point- 8 percent, West Virginia officials know they still have a long way to go.
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((SEN. WALT HELMICK/D- MARLINTON: THE WAY WE FEEL WE CAN GET IT EVEN LOWER AND STABILIZE THE ECONOMY IN POCAHONTAS COUNTY IS DOING AS MUCH AS WE POSSIBLY CAN WITH THE RESOURCES WE HAVE AVAILABLE TO US-- NATURAL RESOURCES AND THE TIMBER INDUSTRY. ))
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But for right now, most seem satisfied that STEPS have been taken in the right direction.
Scott Prince, News- 7, Pocahontas County West Virginia. )) WEATHER
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Stocks


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NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lba
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On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was was UP nearly 25 points.
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SPORTS MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Melanie


Still to come in sports,
U-V-A basketball loses its most explosive scorer to a sprained ankle.
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And,
N-H-L coaching legend Mike Keenan is let go--
but Roanoke Express coach Frank Anzalone says not to worry, we all get fired eventually.
Stay with us.
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UVA


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=net (edit of S6-23)
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U-V-A forward/guard Courtney Alexander is hurt and it's doubtful he'll play in this Saturday's game against U-M-B-C.
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The Cavalier sophomore sprained his left ankle with just over two minutes left in Virginia's 67-54 win over the Liberty Flames Wednesday night.
X-rays taken yesterday showed no fracture.
He is also questionable for Monday's game versus University of Connecticut.
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Keenan


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sma
TAPE#S6-25
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Former Roanoke Valley Rebel, Mike Keenan, was fired by the St. Louis Blues yesterday.
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Keenan was stripped of his head coaching job and his general manager's title.
The Blues are two games under 500 this season. Keenan is the first coach to lose his job in the N-H-L this year.
Express head coach Frank Anzalone commented on Keenan's situation.
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((FRANK ANZALONE/EXPRESS HEAD COACH: KEENAN RESPECTS HIS PLAYERS, BUT DOESN'T RESPECT HIS PLAYERS, IT'S RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE. KEENAN IS A TOUGH GUY TO PLAY FOR, BUT HE GETS RESULTS. IN THE CASE OF ST LOUIS, THE FANS GOT HIM. THE FANS GOT TIRED OF THE WAITING AND THE MEDIOCRITY. HE'S A VERY GOOD HOCKEY GUY. BUT ALL OF US ARE GOING TO GET FIRED SOONER OR LATER.))
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Tamarin-monkey


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=None


A rare Brazilian monkey has made a big comeback.
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Twelve years ago the Golden Lion Tamarin was on the edge of extinction when its population nose dived to less than 100.
Now, thanks to a global initiative the rare monkey is on the road to recovery.
The World Wide Fund for Nature, who call this the wildlife story of 19-96, says their are now some 800 Tamarins living in the wild.
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