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ANCHOR=Jean
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Coming up on News 7, one person is arrested as Christmas Eve starts with a murder in a Lynchburg motel room.
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and a warehouse fire last night uncovers an illegal marijuana operation.

Sports-Head


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#Headline
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In sports, We'll hear from the Hokies and Cavaliers. Carolina Head coach Dom Capers is coach of the year.
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And a couple of individual titles were earned last night as the 49-ers beat the Lions.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Kimberly
SS=None


Old Man Winter returns just in time for Christmas, bearing colder temperatures as well as an end to the rain.
The holiday forecast is straight ahead.

L'burg-Murder


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-92
GRAPHIC=Murder


A fight inside a Lynchburg motel room this morning left one man dead, another jailed on murder charges.
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33-year old James Michael David was arrested after police discovered his friend dead inside the motel room the two men were sharing.
Authorities say David and the other man, whose identity has not been released, were staying at the Ramada Inn in Lynchburg.
The victim's body was taken to the Roanoke medical examiner's office.
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((LT. EARL BURNETTE/LYNCHBURG POLICE: AUTOPSY SHOULD BE CONDUCTED ON THURSDAY AND HOPEFULLY THAT WILL DETERMINE THE CAUSE OF DEATH. Reporter: Right now it appears there was a fight inside that room? THAT'S WHAT IT APPEARS TO US THAT THERE WAS SOME BLUNT FORCE TRAUMA TO THE BODY, AND WHETHER OR NOT THAT WAS DEFINITELY THE CAUSE OF DEATH, WE'LL HAVE TO WAIT ON THE AUTOPSY.))
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Police would not comment on a possible motive for the murder.
It's believed both men were transients who were passing through the area.
David remains held without bond pending a Thursday court hearing.
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Airborne-Crash


ANCHOR=jean
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-100
GRAPHIC=Airborne Crash


Federal investigators were hoping for more answers today into the deadly plane crash in Giles County.
Two days ago a D- C- 8 slammed into East River Mountain, killing all six people on board.
Yesterday, officials made some significant progress.
But today's on- sight investigation was unexpectedly cut short. Double Box Jean/Scott Newsroom
Scott Prince joins us from the newsroom.
Scott, why did investigators call it quits so early in the day.
LIVE=Scott Full
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Jean, they were really hoping to finish up in Giles County today, but inclement weather forced them to put the investigation on hold.
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((Y'ALL HAVE A NICE CHRISTMAS. ))
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NTSB and FAA officials elected to go home to their families a little bit early this Christmas Eve.
It was suppose to be day two of the Airborne Express crash investigation in Giles County.
But it was called off due to wet weather.
The rain practically washed away the dirt road that leads to the site... and that proved too dangerous for most investigators.
In fact only a few of them actually made it to the scene this morning.
They were analyzing the plane's four engines... but refused to comment on their findings.
Yesterday, among 2 acres of debris, officials were able to locate the flight recorders.
They'll be listening to them over the next few days to help them determine what caused the crash.
LIVE=Scott Full
SUPER=@Scott1;


Officials will be back on East River Mountain on Thursday, Jean. Double Box Scott/Jean
They will continue to sift through the wreckage... and hopefully complete their on- sight probe.

Pot-Fire


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=eea
TAPE#96-105
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An accidental fire at a Roanoke storage building uncovered a secret marijuana farm.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Night;


The fire started in a large storage building on Church Avenue when a man working on his car accidentally ignited the gas tank.
As firefighters checked through the smoke-filled building for flames, they found a secret door concealing 100 marijuana plants and growing equipment.
Several people rented space in the building. The person who rented that particular space was not on the scene.
Investigators are still trying to find out who was tending the illegal indoor garden.
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MS-Donation


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-89
GRAPHIC=NONE


The holiday season is a perfect time to recognize those who help their neighbors.
A Danville group that helps multiple sclerosis patients year round is one such group.
Teresa Hamilton has its story.
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(( For multiple sclerosis patients, like Frank Hollingsworth, freedom is important.
The disease is slowly robbing Frank's ability to walk-- without a scooter-- travel would be difficult.
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((NAT SOUND FROM LOADING ONTO THE VAN))
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Frank knows what it's like without "wheels".
On several occasions his scooter has broke down-- but not for long.
Thanks to the Danville Association of Life Underwriters' his bills were covered.
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((FRANK HOLLINGSWORTH/MS PATIENT:JUST ABOUT ANYTHING THAT SOMEBODY WITH MS NEEDS THEY TRY TO HELP TO TAKE THE WEIGHT OFF OF THEM, THE FRUSTRATIONS OF NOT BEING ABLE TO BECAUSE WHEN YOU'RE ON A FIXED INCOME YOU DON'T HAVE A WHOLE LOT OF MONEY TO DO STUFF AND THESE PEOPLE REALLY DO HELP, IF IT WEREN'T FOR THEM, I DON'T KNOW WHAT I'D DO. ))
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Insurance agents, John Barton and Reid Yates, are members of the Danville Association.
The organization contributes to a handful of local causes-- but is mainly known for helping MS patients.
It all began about five years ago-- when the group sponsored a golf tournament.
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((REID YATES/D.A.L.U. MEMBER:WE THOUGHT IT WAS QUITE AN UNDERTAKING BUT WE MANAGED TO PULL IT OFF AND VERY SUCCESSFULLY, IN FACT, WE RAISED I BELIEVE SOME 46- HUNDRED DOLLARS. ))
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All money raised stays in the Danville area.
This year the group will sponsor tournament-- number six.
Organization president, John Barton, is also looking to the future.
He dreams of buying a wheelchair equipped van.
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((JOHN BARTON/D.A.L.U. PRESIDENT:IT'S REALLY A MATTER OF THE MONEY THAT WE RAISE, IT VIRTUALLY ALL GOES DIRECTLY TO AID FOR THESE PEOPLE, AND THE MORE THAT WE HAVE, THE MORE THAT WE CAN DO. ))
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The organization is already going above and beyond.
Aside from repairing or providing scooters-- the organization helps MS patients with bills, food and rent.
Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7.))

New-Drug


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=NONE


Meantime, there is news to report regarding TREATMENT of multiple sclerosis.
The Food and Drug Administration has just cleared the way for the sale of Co-Polymer-One, an injectable medication, to treat M-S.
The drug joins two other medications approved since 1993 to combat the disease.
Some 300-thousand Americans have M-S.

Tease#1

HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Jean
SS=NONE


Still to come on News 7 at 6, we'll tell you how Rockingham County police stop an alleged bank robber in his tracks,
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and we'll see why an angry man went to great efforts to give one hospital his two cents worth... and then some.
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Bank-Robbery


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=Bank Robbery


A bank robbery suspect in Rockingham County was tripped up by his own tracks.
Footprints in the snow led police right to the home of Bobby Graves Riggleman in Broadway-
That's where authorities found money taken in a robbery at the Farmers and Merchants Bank yesterday.
Officials aren't saying how much cash they found.
They also consider Riggleman a suspect in a bank robbery last week in Harrisonburg.

Carilion-Patient


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=eea
TAPE#96-95
GRAPHIC=Carilion


A bearded man dropped a big bag under the Carilion Christmas tree this morning.
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It wasn't Santa, and his mood was anything but jolly.
Walter Ball brought more than 30 thousand pennies to the Carilion payment office this morning.
Ball was protesting a 1982 emergency room charge he says he never incurred.
He says someone else used his name, and he got the bill.
When Carilion tried to garnish his wages, he said he went to 15 banks to round up enough pennies to pay the bill.
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((WALTER BALL/PROTESTER;IT'S JUST A PROTEST THING BASICALLY, THEY'VE MADE MY LIFE HARD FOR THE LAST FEW MONTHS, I GUESS IT'S A LITTLE BIT OF PAYBACK OR SOMETHING ))
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The people in the payment office would not accept the pennies at first, but then changed their minds.
Ball says he'll file a civil suit to try and get the money back.
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ANCHOR=Jean
SS=HOLD


A Carilion spokesman says he can't comment on the specific case because of the confidentiality of medical records.
He also said there are many safeguards in place to make sure the right person is billed for emergency room charges.



Visit-Virginia


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-91
GRAPHIC=NONE


A unique tourist information service is racking up Internet awards and bringing unlimited exposure to the Commonwealth.
But the potential is only as big as the advertisers make it.
Tracy Altizer reports.
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SUPER=01-Charlotte Reed/Tech Tourism Dev. Specialist; :21
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(( All you need is a computer to browse VISIT Virginia, the Visitor Information System for the Interactive Traveler.
It's a collaboration between the Virginia Tourism Corporation and Virginia Tech, not to mention the hundreds of localities, businesses and organizations which post their information.
The system even provides links for those with their own separate web sites.
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((CHARLOTTE REED/TECH TOURISM DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST: THAT WAY THEY HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO ADVERTISE THEMSELVES THEMSELVES, INDIVIDUALLY, AND ALSO TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE STATE OF VIRGINIA'S ADVERTISING, WHICH OF COURSE IS ABOUT A SEVEN MILLION DOLLAR ADVERTISING BUDGET. ))
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The town of Pulaski jumped at the idea.
Through Visit Virginia, Internet visitors may check out attractions such as Claytor Lake State Park, Pulaski's historic courthouse, and downtown shopping and dining.
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((BARRY MATHERLY/PULASKI ECON. DEV. DIRECTOR: WE'VE TRIED TO LOAD IN EVERY CATEGORY. YOU CAN DO ACCOMMODATIONS, YOU CAN DO UNIQUE SHOPPING OR RESTAURANTS, ATTRACTIONS. WE HAVE A LOT OF OUTDOOR RECREATION OPPORTUNITIES IN THE AREA AND SOMETIMES WHEN YOU'RE EVEN LIVING HERE IT'S HARD TO IMAGINE THEM ALL, SO YOU CAN EVEN GO IN THOSE SECTIONS. WE'VE LOADED FESTIVALS AND PARADES.))
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All it takes is a request for a password from the Virginia Tourism Corporation.
And it doesn't cost a penny.
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((YES IT'S FREE. THAT'S HARD FOR MOST PEOPLE TO BELIEVE. WELL WHAT DO WE HAVE TO DO TO GET ON? ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS GET ON AND PUT YOUR DATA ON THERE. ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS HAVE A DESIRE TO GET ON THERE AND KEEP IT UP TO DATE. ))
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Reed says the project is only as good as participating advertisers make it, and the more people who post information, the more potential exposure for everyone.
Tracy Altizer, News 7.))

Tourism


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#NONE
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A man with more than 20 years experience in the tourism industry will head the Roanoke Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau.
David (CALL- heed) Kjolhede begins his new job as executive director in February.
He replaces Martha Mackey, who resigned in June.
Kjolhede (CALL- heed) will be the Bureau's fourth executive director.
His latest job was with the Amana Colonies, a tourism destination in Iowa that had over one million visitors a year.
Before that, he was the assistant director and marketing manager for the state of Iowa's Bureau of Tourism.

Stocks


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tbr
TAPE#=None
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On Wall Street today, the stock market advanced in a short session.
The DOW gained 33 and a half points closing at 65-hundred-23.
NASDAQ closed UP eight points.
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Bedford-Camaros


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-94
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Last night we showed you Bedford County's newest additions to its fleet of police cruisers...
Today those 1997 Camaros saw their first action on the road.
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Bedford's new Crime Suppression Unit was out in force today, patrolling the holiday traffic on Route 460.
The souped-up cruisers are outfitted with all the latest radar detection and video equipment, all to help nab DUI and other offenders on the county's highways.
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((SGT. STEVE BROOKS/BEDFORD CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: THERE'S A LOT OF TRAFFIC ON 460, THERE'S A LOT OF STOLEN GOODS, DRUGS TRAVEL ON THIS ROAD, AND GETTING OUT HERE AND STOPPING MORE CARS, WE'RE GOING TO BE ABLE TO FIND MORE DRUGS, STOLEN GUNS, WANTED PEOPLE, THINGS LIKE THAT.))
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While they mostly just handed out speeding tickets, Brooks says the new patrol cars are getting motorists' attention.
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((SGT. STEVE BROOKS: SEVERAL OF THE PEOPLE WERE SURPRISED, A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE HEARD ABOUT THE CARS, YOU GET A LOT OF THUMBS UP, A LOT OF FOLKS ARE EXCITED ABOUT IT. THEY LIKE TO SEE US OUT HERE WORKING.))
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Sheriff Mike Brown says the Camaros actually cost less than the average new patrol car.
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Rescue-Santa


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-90
GRAPHIC=Christmas


Santa began delivering his Christmas gifts a little early this year.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke;


One of his first stops; the Roanoke Rescue Mission.
Dozens of sacks filled with presents awaited the children.
This has apparently been a tradition at the Rescue Mission for some time.
One woman recalls receiving a similar package here when she was a child.
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((PAM CALDWELL: AS A CHILD I REMEMBER COMING HERE AND HAVING THE PREACHING DONE AND THE SINGING, AND CHRISTMAS TIME WHEN THEY WOULD GIVE US THE HAPPY BAGS, AND IT WAS REAL FUN, I REMEMBER THAT.))
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Pam Caldwell hopes the kids learn that someone cares enough about them to bring them gifts.
It was standing room only at the Rescue Mission.
These kids were lucky enough to get their presents hand delivered by Santa himself.
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Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#Tease
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And coming up, Virginia Tech and Virginia continue preparations for their bowl games. High school coaches talk about the NationsBank holiday basketball tournament.
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And Carolina Panther head coach Dom Capers is the A-P coach of the year.
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S-Panthers


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#FB96-4
GRAPHIC=Panthers Logo


Carolina Panther Coach Dom Capers says any honors he receives should be credited to his players.
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Capers is the A-P N-F-L coach of the year. He received 67 votes from a nationwide panel of Sports Reporters.
Capers led the Panthers to the N-F-C West title and a bye in the first round of the playoffs with a 12 and 4 record.
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ANCHOR=Roy
SS=NFL LOGO


Meantime, The Oakland Raiders have fired head coach Mike White. White had a 7 and 9 record this season and was 15 and 17 overall.

S-Niners


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#FB96-3
GRAPHIC=NFL Logo


Barry Sanders captured the N-F-L rushing title and Steve Young the Passing title as the 49-ers beat Detroit last night 24 to 14.
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Wayne Fontes coaching possibly his final game in Detroit.
Young got the Niners rolling early in the first quarter he rolls out and hits tight end Ted Popson on the 2 yard touchdown pass to make it 7 to nothing Niners.
Sanders rushed for 175 yards and this 54 yard touchdown. He gained 15-hundred and 53 yards on the season to win the rushing title and he's also the first runner to post three straight 15 hundred yard season.
Young completed 11 of 14 passes SUPER=30-San

Francisco/24/Detroit/14/;this 1 yard strike to Derek Loville who scores pushed him past Bret Favre for his fifth passing title and the Niners win it 24 to 14.
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S-Tech


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#TF96-2
GRAPHIC=NEBRASKA/TECH


The New Year's Eve Orange Bowl mathcup between the Hokies and the Huskers is drawing closer.
But are the Hokies any closer to figuring out a way to mathcup with the two time defending national champions?
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((FRANK BEAMER/VIRGINIA TECH HEAD COACH:))
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Beamer also has plenty of respect for Nebraska head coach Tom Osborne, who says even though he and Beamer are not close friends, he admires the program he has built at Tech.
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((TOM OSBORNE/NEBRASKA HEAD COACH:))
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S-UVA


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=VF96-2
GRAPHIC=UVa/Miami


When the Virginia Cavaliers take Pro Player Stadium Field December 27th against Miami, it will be the final college game Tiki and Ronde Barber will play together.
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The brother twin tandem ranks up there with the best ever to play together in college. Tiki set the career rushing record at Virginia, breaking terry Kirby's record.
Ronde, a three time all-ACC selection and an all-American, not only leads all active conference players in interceptions, but he has also beefed up his tackling skills.
having both play out their careers at UVa has been a tremendous plus.
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((GEORGE WELSH/UVA HEAD COACH:))
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S-Hoops


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#BB97-1
GRAPHIC=High School Hoops


The NationsBank Holiday Hoops tournament tips off December 26, 17, and 28 at the Salem Civic Center.
The eight team field includes Glenvar, Cave Spring, Northside, Riverside, William Byrd, Patrick Henry, Garfield and Salem.
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((CHARLIE MORGAN/SALEM HEAD COACH: )) ((PAUL BERNARD/WILLIAM BYRD HEAD COACH: ))
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