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1-News-Head

ANCHOR=Keith

He coughed so hard he feel out of bed and died.
That's what the victim's son says. AUTHORITIES say the younger man struck his Dad in the head with a wood splitter.
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VO-NAT


Also on NEWS 7 at SIX:
The house explosion that blew the roof off in Chamblissburg.
We see if we can tell how it happened.
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Sports-head
ANCHOR=Steve


In sports, Roy Stanley will preview tonight's Salem/Heritage region III title game; plus serve up the new Friday Football Extra schedule,
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VO-NAT


and did the Glenvar Lady Highlanders advance to the group A state championship? The answer and the highlights in sports.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Robin
SS=None


A rainy way to end this week. Cool readings tonight and lots of clouds this weekend.

Henry-Murder


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-74
GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation


A Henry County man is in jail for allegedly killing his father with a wood-splitter early yesterday morning.
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VO-NAT


The sheriff says 70-year-old John Henry Yancey Senior died of severe head wounds.
SUPER=03-Bassett;


Yancey's son, 45-year-old John Henry Yancey Junior, says he went upstairs to give his father a cough drop and found him lying on the bedroom floor in a pool of blood.
But investigators are charging the younger Yancey with murder.
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SOT 23:37:03
IN Q=You find him laying

((FRANK CASSELL/HENRY CO. SHERIFF: YOU FIND HIM LAYING THERE DEAD WITH SEVERE HEAD TRAUMA AND BLOOD ALL OVER EVERYTHING. THAT'S NOT CONDUSIVE WITH THE MAN COUGHING AND FALLING OUT OF BED.))
SUPER=01-Frank Cassell/Henry Co. Sheriff;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=falling out of bed
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VO-NAT


Father and son shared this home on The Great Road in Bassett -- where the rest of the family now gathers.
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SOT 17:37
IN Q=His children today

((JUANITA RICHARDSON/VICTIM'S SISTER-IN-LAW: HIS CHILDREN TODAY, THEY SEEM TO BE DOING OKAY. BUT LIKE I SAID, KNOWING WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO HIM AND THE WAY IT HAPPENED AND WHY IT HAPPENED IS QUESTIONS THAT THEY ARE JUST LIKE ASKING THEMSELVES NOW. SO OF COURSE THERE'S GOING TO BE A LITTLE BIT OF NEGATIVE ATTITUDES AND FEELINGS ABOUT THAT.))
SUPER=01-Juanita Richardson/Victim's Sister-in-Law;
RUNS=:19
OUT Q=about that
ANCHOR=Keith
SS=Murder Investigation


Investigators say there is also evidence of a struggle before Yancey died.


Bedford-Explosion


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-85
GRAPHIC=Explosion


Neighbors say Danny Beckner was an avid gun enthusiast who liked hunting and shooting so much, he would reload his own ammunition.
Now authorities want to know whether that hobby may have led to a fatal explosion last night.
Double Boxes=Keith and Steve/Microwave


Steve Smallshaw joins us from Bedford County. Steve, are authorities any closer to confirming that theory?
Live=Steve Full/Microwave
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Double Boxes=Keith and Steve/Microwave




NS-Waste


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=sgo
TAPE#97-77
GRAPHIC=Norfolk Southern


It's time to put 21st-century toilets on the trains.
That's the announcement from Norfolk Southern today.
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VO-NAT
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The railroad says it will replace the dry hopper system on its locomotives.
Using dry hoppers, railroad employees relieve themselves in plastic bags.
But unions have complained the system is not sanitary.
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And farmers have found bags of human waste on their property near railroad tracks.
One Bedford County farmer is suing the railroad.
He says the waste has hurt his cattle and damaged his equipment.
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SOT 11:41:45
IN Q=AND THIS STUFF

((LARRY CHATTIN/BEDFORD CO. FARMER: AND THIS STUFF HERE IS LIKE COMING OUT OF A SEPTIC TANK. WHEN YOU HIT IT WITH LIKE A GALLON OF THE STUFF, IT'S LIKE A SPRAY WHEN THE HAY BAILER HITS IT.))
SUPER=01-Larry Chattin/Bedford Co. Farmer
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=hits it
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VO-NAT


Chattin says he's been finding bags on his farm for the last 13-years.
For its part, the railroad said it was getting too much bad publicity over the dry hopper system.
N-S said it will install either a chemical or flush-toilet system.
But there's no timeline for putting in the new toilets.
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Tease#1

HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Keith
SS=NONE


The holiday travel frenzy has already started--coming up on News 7 at Six, some tips for keeping your sanity in the rush.
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and what happens when the city thinks your family pet is a threat to the community? Lobo the wolf hybrid is at the center of debate in Lexington.
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Car-Tax


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=Jim Gilmore


What's a BILLION dollars among friends?
Virginia's bi-partisan Senate Finance Committee says Jim Gilmore's "no car tax" plan may cost far more than Gilmore predicted.
But most of the Senators on the panel say they still support the tax cut.
SS=Personal Property Tax


The Finance Committee says it could cost the state up to 2-point-8 BILLION dollars over five years.
Gilmore campaigned on a cost of 1-point-6 BILLION.
A spokesman for the governor- elect says he stands by his "final goal" of cutting the tax, but is willing to compare numbers with the lawmakers on how to get there.

Education-Liberation


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-75
GRAPHIC=Education


Women are rallying tonight in Charlottesville around Sacagawea
(sack-uh-guh-wee-uh).


Her statue, that is.
Well really, it's a statue of 19th century explorers Lewis and Clark.
And what that teaches Virginia schoolchildren is the point of the rally.
Ellen Qualls reports.
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SUPER=01-Camille Cooper/Education Liberation Rally; :18
SUPER=01-Sharon Davies/U.Va. Women's Center; :44
SUPER=01-Harvey Carmicheal/Va. Dept. of Education; 1:03
SUPER=@Ellen2; 1:24
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OUT Q=Qualls, News 7.

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She was the chief navigator and negotiated horses for the expedition that led America west.
But in Charlottesville's statue, and Virginia's two year old Standards of Learning, you'll only see the names of Lewis and Clark -- Charlottesville's native son.
Sacagewea's crouching.
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SOT 21:42:26
IN Q=At one point

((CAMILLE COOPER/EDUCATION LIBERATION RALLY: AT ONE POINT THEY GOT LOST AND SHE LED THEM THROUGH THE BOZEMAN PASS. SHE ALSO BARTERED HER OWN PERSONAL BELONGINGS TO GET SUPPLIES FOR THEM. AND FORAGED FOR FOOD WHEN THE MEN WEREN'T SUCCESSFUL WITH HUNTING. AND SHE WAS FIFTEEN AT THE TIME. AND SIX MONTHS PREGNANT. SHE GAVE BIRTH AS THEY WERE CROSSING THE MISSOURI RIVER. SO THAT'S PRETTY ASTONISHING.))
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In fact, rally organizer Camille Cooper found only five women mentioned by name from kindergarten through 12th grade in the state's history standards.
SOT tape one 20:35:04

((SHARON DAVIES/U.Va. WOMEN'S CENTER: THERE'S STARTING TO BE AN AWARENESS OF WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP POSITIONS ACROSS A WIDE-BODIED SPECTRUM. WE'RE STILL VERY VERY FAR I THINK IN INTEGRATING A BROAD AND DEEP SENSE OF WHERE WOMEN HAVE BEEN IN HISTORY, ACROSS TIME.))
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sot 20:23:19

((HARVEY CARMICHEAL/VA. DEPT. OF EDUCATION: IT IS IMPORTANT FOR SCHOOL DIVISIONS TO UNDERSTAND THE STANDARD ITSELF IS NOT THE CURRICULUM. INDEED, THEY NEED TO TAKE THE STANDARD AND EXPLAND THAT SO IF FOR INSTANCE WE TALK ABOUT WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE, WHICH WE DO IN THE STANDARDS IN THE SIXTH GRADE, THE SCHOOL DIVISIONS WILL WANT TO TAKE THAT PARTICULAR ONE AND DO ENOUGH RESEARCH THAT SO THAT THEY KNOW WHICH WOMEN WERE INVOLVED IN THE MOVEMENT. ))
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The good news for fans of obscure women in history: the textbooks that Virginia schools most commonly use name women you'll never see on any state test.
The Sacagawea supporters are drafting a bill for the 1998 General Assembly to put those women in the standards.
Ellen Qualls, News 7.))

Air-Travel


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=dal
TAPE#97-92
GRAPHIC=Holiday Travel


Traveling for Thanksgiving?
Well you're not alone.
The busiest travel season of the year started today.
Denise Allen is at Roanoke Regional Airport were business is picking up.
Double Boxes=Keith and Denise/Microwave


That's right Keith.
Airport officials say college students going home on break make up the majority of the travelers.
Live=Denise Full/Microwave
SUPER=@Denise1;
SUPER=05-Roanoke;


Today, Wednesday and Sunday are historically the busiest days of the year for the airport.
Here are some suggestions to make your trip more enjoyable.
(roll cue:...your trip more enjoyable.)
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SUPER=01-Mary Noon/Martin Travel; :41
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OUT Q=some bowl packages

(( Have your photo I-D on hand for security purposes and try to get your ticket before you come to the airport.
Also check to see if your flight is on time, that could save you some aggravation.
Expect to wait because the airports will be crowded.
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(( ))
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OUT Q=traffic that last year
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Double Boxes=Keith and Denise/Microwave
(Keith question--is it too late to plan for Christmas trips?)



Stocks


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=sly
TAPE#=None
GRAPHIC=NONE


The stock market advanced today, continuing its rally. TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE
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Wolf-Hybrid


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=sta
TAPE#97-78
GRAPHIC=None


Half dog and half wolf--a combination some people say makes a good pet, while others call it dangerous.
Until earlier this year, the state had regulations for ownership of wolf hybrids, but now it's left up to local governments.
Lexington is one of the first communities to tackle the issue.
Stacey Martin has more.
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SOT
IN Q=Any large dog
SUPER=01-Melanie Beard/Wolf-Hybrid Owner; :00
SUPER=03-Lexington; :19
SUPER=01-John Ellestad/Lexington City Manager; :25
SUPER=01-Terri Wieringa/Rockbridge Co. SPCA; :55
SUPER=@Stacey1; 1:05
RUNS=1:19
OUT Q=SM, news 7 Lexington.
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SOT 04.08.11 - 04.08.24
IN Q=Any large dog

((MELANIE BEARD/WOLF-HYBRID OWNER: ANY LARGE DOG SHOULD BE WATCHED A LITTLE MORE. AS FAR AS DISTINGUISHING WOLF-HYBRIDS FROM A GREAT DANE OR ANY OTHER LARGE DOG, I THINK THAT IT'S JUST UNCALLED FOR.))
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=just uncalled for.


His name is Lobo. His owner says he's mild-mannered in spite of his mix-breeding but Lexington city officials fear he's a threat to public safety.
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SOT 01.56.22 - 01.56.36
IN Q=When they're bred

((JON ELLESTAD/LEXINGTON CITY MGR.: WHEN THEY'RE BRED WITH DOGS THEY DON'T LOSE ALL THE ATTRIBUTES OF A WOLF. A LOT OF PEOPLE THINK THAT WHEN THEY'RE BRED WITH A DOG THEY ARE DOMESTICATED LIKE A DOG AND FROM WHAT I'VE LEARNED THAT'S NOT NECESSARILY SO.))
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=not necessarily so.


The Beards adopted Lobo from the S-P-C-A which listed him as a wolf-hybrid.
Authorities note there's always the possibility Lobo could attack--in fact, a pup fathered by Lobo had to be put to sleep after attacking another dog.
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SOT 02.43.37 - 02.43.47
IN Q=Any dog can

((TERRI WIERINGA/ROCKBRIDGE CO. SPCA: ANY DOG CAN TURN WE'VE HAD A LOT OF SMALL DOGS, JACK RUSSELL TERRIERS THAT ARE HOUSE DOGS..TURNED.))
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OUT Q=house dogs..turned.
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IN Q=Lexington is considering

((STACEY MARTIN/REPORTING: LEXINGTON IS CONSIDERING REGULATING THE SIZE OF THE FENCES, HAVING OWNERS REGISTER THE ANIMALS AND GET TAGS FOR THEM BUT NOT BEFORE A PUBLIC HEARING POSSIBLY NEXT MONTH TO HEAR WHAT OTHERS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT THE ISSUE. STACEY MARTIN, NEWS 7, LEXINGTON.))
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OUT Q=SM, News 7 Lexington.

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Sports tease


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=none
GRAPHIC=none


Glenavr advances to the group A state championship, we will have a a preview of the new and improved Friday football extra schedule,
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VO-NAT


and Roy Stanley will give us a pre game break down of thge salem/Heritage Region III, Division 4 championship tonoight.
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S-Glenvar


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S7-18
GRAPHIC=VHSL


In girls basketball; Glenvar advanced to the group A state championship this afternoon by beating George Mason 43-33.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Bristol/Group A State Semi-Finals; :00


Bryan Harvey and his Lady Highlanders were fired up down in Bristol at Virginia High.
In the first half; Mandy Williams hooked up with Erika Hale for the hoop and the harm for the early Glenvar lead.
With George Mason up by 3; Katrina Williams goes inside to Elizabeth Webb.
Her shot is blocked; but Hale cleans up SUPER=34-Glenvar/43/George Mason/33;

the mess with the bucket.
Williams would then get the assist to Webb; who does a little window cleaning and Glenvar wins by 10 and will face Northwood in the state championship tomorrow at 1.
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S-Girls


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S7-16
GRAPHIC=None
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VO-NAT WIPE TO #ENG!!!!!!!!!!


The VHSL double A semi-finals are tonight. Turner Ashby meets Salem at 7.
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SOT
IN Q="I

((TRACEY DRISCOLL/SALEM HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Tracey Driscoll/Salem Head Coach; :00
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=...roll on this energy"
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VO-NAT(Con't)


William Byrd faces 1996 runner up Charlottesville in the night cap.
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SOT
IN Q="I

((RICHARD THRASHER/WILLIAM BYRD HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Richard Thrasher/William Byrd Head Coach; :00
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=....win the big one"
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S-Salem


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#FB97-4
GRAPHIC=Salem/Heritage


The rainy weather has forced two regional finals to be postponed until tomorrow.
But three games are still on including the Region three Division four championship at Salem between the Spartans and Heritage.
Roy Stanley has more on this game and an updated schedule for the rest of the weekend.
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SUPER=@Roy1; :05
SUPER=01-Willis White/Salem Head Coach; :19
SUPER=03-Salem/Spartans vs Vikings; :27
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/This Season; :58
RUNS=1:33
OUT Q=..last team logo comes full."
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S-Pitt


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#TF97-2
GRAPHIC=BIG EAST


The Virginia Tech Hokies can clinch at least a share of their third straight Big East title tomorrow if they can beat a dangerous Pittsburgh team that scored 27 fourth quarter points on Syracuse last week before losing 32-to-27.
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SOT
IN Q=BITE

((FRANK BEAMER/VA. TECH HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Va. Tech Head Coach; :00
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=...up there and win."
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ANCHOR=Mike
SS=VMI


The VMI Keydets will try to avoid a winless season tomorrow as they host East Tennessee State.
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BIG PINNACLE
And if you can't make it out of the house tomorrow, stay right here with Your Hometown Station to catch Florida State and Florida tomorrow afternoon at 3:30.
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S-Hokies


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=TB98-1
GRAPHIC=Tech basketball


Tech men's and women's basketball teams are opening their seasons tonight.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :


Right now; Bonnie Hendrickson, who was named the women's coach in April, is on the castle floor against East Carolina.
Bobby Hussey begins his coaching tenure at 8 against Tennessee Martin.
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S-Maroons


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S7-11
GRAPHIC=Roanoke College


The Roanoke College mens basketball team is hosting the Salem Bank & Trust tip off tournament this weekend.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Salem; :00


The Maroons play 9th ranked Goucher tomorrow night at 7:30. Ferrum takes on Maryville at 5:30. The tourney benefits the Community Christmas Store.
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((PAGE MORI/ROANOKE MEN'S BASKETBALL COACH:))
SUPER=01-Page Moir/Roanoke Men's Basketball Coach; :00
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=....great cause"
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S-Express


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=ICE-98
GRAPHIC=Express/Chesapeake


For the first time this season; the Express faces Chesapeake tonight in a division road game.
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SOT
IN Q="I

((FRANK ANZALONE/EXPRESS HEAD COACH:)) ((DAVE STEWART/EXPRESS DEFENSEMAN:))
SUPER=01-Frank Anzalone/Express Head Coach; :00
SUPER=01-Dave Stewart/Express Defenseman; :11
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=...tough team"
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Promo


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
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A little touch of royalty is coming to Roanoke.
A gown worn by the late Princess Diana will be on display tonight at the American Lung Association's annual Christmas Seal gala.
We'll have the story, and more tonight on News 7 at 11. (ad lib byes)

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