12:00-01

ANCHOR=Melanie

NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sgo
TAPE#97-
GRAPHIC=Train derailment


Norfolk Southern crews and environmental clean up teams are on the scene of a train derailment.
It happened just after 5:30 this morning along the Maury River near Glasgow.
Double Boxes=Melanie and Scott/Starlink


Scott Goldberg is at the scene.
Scott, what can you tell us?
Live=Scott Full/Starlink
SUPER=@scott1;
SUPER=06-Glasgow;
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(Rollcue:early this morning)
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Glasgow;
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RUNS=:45
(Rollcue:river was not as high as it was yesterday)
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WIPE WIPE WIPE
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SUPER=01-Capt. Richard Spangler/Glasgow Volunteer Fire Dept.;
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Live=Scott Full/Starlink
SUPER=06-Glasgow;
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Double Boxes=Melanie and Scott/Starlink



High-Water


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=djo
TAPE#98-9
GRAPHIC=flooding


Flood waters from rain and melting snow have been bearing down on the Roanoke valley.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Blue Ridge/Last Night;


Some Blue Ridge mobile home park residents were evacuated yesterday as water in a nearby creek began to rise.
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SOT-06:33:13
IN Q=OUR MOBILE

((JANICE REEDY/BLUE RIDGE RESIDENT; OUR MOBILE HOME WAS ALMOST FLOODED. WE HAD TO GET OUR CRIPPLED GRANDSON OUT BEFORE DID FLOOD.))
SUPER=01-Janice Reedy/Blue Ridge Resident;
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=did FLOOD.
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VO-NAT


Red Cross emergency shelters were set up at W.E. Cundiff in Vinton and the Salem Civic Center, providing hot meals, warm beds and medical treatment.
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Shelter


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=spa
TAPE#97-94
GRAPHIC=flooding


Families are now in clean up mode.
This morning the shelter at W.E. Cundiff was empty.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Vinton;


Red Cross Volunteer Mike Stephens says his beds have been empty since last night around 10 pm.
That's when E-M-S personnel informed families that their homes were no longer in the danger area.
Stephens says he's happy the shelter's empty, but it won't be closing up shop just yet.
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IN Q=I do know

(( ))
SUPER=01-Mike Stephens/Red Cross Volunteer
RUNS=:14
OUT Q= by water
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


The shelter at the Salem Civic Center was also empty this morning.
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nat-WX


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=winter storm


The massive noreaster storm system is also causing problems along the Virginia coastline.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Virginia Beach;


It's whipped up the surf along Virginia Beach, eroding away precious sand.
At the same time, several inches of driving rain caused instant lakes in some areas and concern over dangerous flooding elsewhere.
SUPER=03-Ocean City, MD;


Up the coast in Ocean City, Maryland, high tides have reached up to five feet above normal.
SUPER=03-Chattanooga, TN;


Tennessee was hit the hardest with tens of thousands of power outages and roads clogged with stranded motorists.
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((WHAT ARE YOU HAVING TO DO? TOW THESE TRUCKS, BIG TRUCKS LITTLE TRUCKS...IT'S A MESS. ))
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VO-NAT


The storm is being blamed for at least a dozen deaths, most of them traffic related.
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iraq


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=iraq conflict


More troops may on their way to the Persian Gulf.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington, DC;

10:09:56
Pentagon officials says President Clinton is expected to approve sending a marine unit of two-thousand to join the more than 24-thousand American soldiers already in the region.
At a prayer breakfast this morning the President said has been consulting Scripture as he considers his next moves on Iraq.
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SOT

10:09:56
IN Q=

((SOLOMON SAID IN 1KINGS, "I AM ONLY A LITTLE CHILD, AND I DO NOT KNOW HOW TO CARRY OUT MY DUTIES. YOUR SERVANT IS HERE AMONG PEOPLE YOU HAVE CHOSEN -- A GREAT PEOPLE -- TO NUMEROUS TO COUNT OR NUMBER. SO GIVE YOUR SERVANT A DISCERNING HEART." ))
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OUT Q=A DISCERNING HEART.
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VO-NAT


Meantime, the U-S has gotten a boost from British Prime Minister Tony Blair.
Blair, who is in Washington for talks with the President, says force will be necessary if Saddam Hussein does NOT cooperate with U-N weapons inspectors.
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CLINTON-intern


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=CLINTON


The White House is preparing for a showdown with Independent counsel Kenneth Starr over grand jury testimony by key White House aides.
Starr has apparently rejected administration efforts to have questioning narrowed to protect executive privilege.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Brentwood, CA/Yesterday;


Meanwhile, time may be running out for Monica Lewinsky.
The Washington Post reports she has until Friday to cut an immunity deal with Kenneth Starr in exchange for her testimony.
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SOT

10:01:50
IN Q=

(( WILLIAM GINSBURG, ATTORNEY FOR MONICA LEWINSKY I CONTINUE TO TAKE THE POSITION THAT IF JUDGE STARR'S OBJECT OF THIS WHOLE INVESTIGATION IS TO NET MONICA LEWINSKY IN A CONVICTION AND JAIL TIME, THEN WE HAVE TO TAKE A SERIOUS LOOK AT HOW OUR TAX MONEY IS BEING SPENT. ))
SUPER=01-William Ginsburg/Monica Lewinsky's Attorney;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=being spent
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VO-NAT


Starr yesterday rejected Lewinsky's latest offer.
A source close to the case says she was willing to testify she did have sex with the President, but she apparently was not willing to say Clinton suggested she lie about it.
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E-State-Budget


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=equ
TAPE#98-2
GRAPHIC=Session 98


The Roanoke Valley may have to do without some promised state funding.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape;


Isle of Wight Senator Richard Holland has proposed eliminating all state support for the proposed Roanoke Higher Education Center.
Governor Jim Gilmore had already cut 3-point-6 million dollars from the nine million Governor George Allen had proposed.
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Charter-Schools


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=equ
TAPE#net (edit of 97-97)
GRAPHIC=Session 98


Charter schools could soon be a signature away from becoming a reality in Virginia.
The House of Delegates is expected to give the final approval today.
Yesterday, despite much debate, the State Senate approved the program.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Charter schools are public schools that are freed from some regulations so they can try innovative methods.
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sot BRUCE 12:31:31

((SEN. HENRY MARSH/D-RICHMOND: CAN WE AFFORD TO EXPERIMENT WITH OUR CHILDREN?))
SUPER=01-Sen. Henry Marsh/(D) Richmond;
runs=:05
OUt Q=our children?
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VO-NAT


Four of the Senate's five black members voted against the bill, saying it would return Virginia to the days of Massive Resistance to desegregation.
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sot 12:38:45 BRUCE

((SEN. HENRY MAXWELL: MAYBE NONE OF YOU HERE TODAY REMEMBER THOSE DAYS BUT I DO VERY WELL. I DO NOT NEED A RESEARCH TEXTBOOK TO FIND OUT INFORMATION BECAUSE I LIVED IT.))
SUPER=01-Sen. Henry Maxwell/(D) Newport News;
runs=:11
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VO-NAT


These bills have strict requirements.
Only two charter schools can be created per district.
They'd be approved by the local school boards.
But beyond that, they'd have almost NO regulations and rules beyond the new academic standards.
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E-Williams


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tte
TAPE#=98-7
GRAPHIC=NONE


A Blacksburg woman who hit and killed a Virginia Tech student is no longer facing criminal charges, but civil charges could be in the works.
Tina Tenret has the story.
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IN Q=48-year-old
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.; :00
SUPER=04-January 1997; :11
SUPER=01-Marc Long/Defense Attorney; :33
SUPER=@Tina1; :46
SUPER=01-Michael Kelly/Victim's Father; 1:03
RUNS=1:24
OUT Q=News7, Montgomery County

((48-year-old Evelyn Williams was found innocent of driving under the influence and involuntary manslaughter.
About a year ago, she hit 20-year-old Daniel Kelly as he walked on the side of a Virginia Tech road with his girlfriend.
Williams says she had two double vodka tonics before leaving the house that night -- but Virginia Tech police waited six hours to give her a blood test.
In court, experts could not determine if Williams was drunk when she killed Kelly.
Judge Ray Grubbs dismissed all charges.
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SOT 8:33:22
IN Q=It's a tragic situation

((MARC LONG/DEFENSE ATTORNEY: IT'S A TRAGIC SITUATION. I'M VERY SORRY FOR THE KELLY FAMILY. BUT MY CLIENT'S BEEN THROUGH A LOT TOO. AND FOR SOMEONE, SHE WAS NOT GUILTY. SHE WAS NOT DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE THAT EVENING. EVIDENCE BORE THAT OUT.))
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SOT 11:23:37
IN Q=But Commonwealth's Attorney

((TINA TENRET/NEWS7: BUT COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY PHIL KEITH SAYS CERTAIN EVIDENCE WAS NEVER ADMITTED. FOR EXAMPLE, HE SAYS FIELD ALCOHOL TESTS TAKEN AT THE SCENE OF THE ACCIDENT WERE IGNORED BECAUSE THE POLICE OFFICER LOST HIS NOTES. ACCORDING TO KEITH, EVELYN WILLIAMS FAILED SOME OF THOSE TESTS.))
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SOT 8:33:22
IN Q=It's a tragic situation

((MICHAEL KELLY/VICTIM'S FATHER: NOW A WOMAN WHO ADMITTED ON THE STAND UNDER OATH THAT SHE DRANK TWO DOUBLE VODKA TONICS THEN DROVE AN HOUR AND A HALF LATER WILL BE BACK ON THE ROAD. SO THE CHILDREN OF THIS COMMUNITY ARE THE ONES IN DANGER.))
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The Kelly family plans to file a civil lawsuit against Evelyn Williams.
Tina Tenret, News7, Montgomery County))

E-Frith


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#98-1
GRAPHIC=NONE


Closing arguments are underway in the money laundering trial of real Estate Broker Earl Frith.
Yesterday the government pointed out two eight-thousand dollar cash deposits as evidence he was trying to avoid the requirement to report cash transactions over 10-thousand dollars.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke


Frith says he didn't made those deposits.
He insisted the handwriting on the deposit slips is not his.
To prove the point, his lawyer showed the jury cancelled checks Frith wrote around the same time to compare the handwriting.
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E-Georgian-Dancers


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=chu
TAPE#98-5
GRAPHIC=NONE


As the world prepares for tomorrow's opening of the Winter Olympics...some folks in Danville were also enjoying an international treat.
Christy (HUH-blee) Hubley has the story.
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IN Q=(NATS)The beat of the drums
SUPER=03-Danville;:00
SUPER=01-Inga Sukhishvili/Choreographer;:23
SUPER=01-Ilia Sukhishvili/Dancer;:49
SUPER=@Christy1;:58
SUPER=01-Tea Drher/Dancer;:1:18
RUNS=1:42
OUT Q=Christy Hubley News 7 Danville.

((NATS UP
RUNS=:03


The beat of the drums.
The exquisite costumes.
The fast and furious feet.
These dancers are from Georgia.
No, not the southern state.
Georgia, the former Soviet Republic.
Sponsored by the Danville Area Association for the Arts and Humanities, these dancers came to share the beauty and the art of their people.
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SOT 09:01:29-:41
IN Q=Some dances are

((INGA SUKHISHVILI/CHOREOGRAPHER: SOME DANCES ARE EVOCATIVE OF THE MOUNTAINS WHERE THE PEOPLE LIVE AND SOME DANCES REPRESENT PEOPLE LIVING ON THE SHORES AND SOME PEOPLE LIVE IN THE VALLEYS. AND SO THEIR DANCE REFLECT THEIR LIFESTYLES.))
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OUT Q=reflect their lifestyle.


The dancers must rehearse before each performance.. to adjust to the size of the stage.
And when the curtain opens, the music of their ancestors stirs something inside them.
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SOT 9:05:46-:56
IN Q=When you are dancing

((ILIA SUKHISHVILI/DANCER: WHEN YOU ARE DANCING FOLK DANCES ON THE STAGE YOU HAVE TO CHANGE FROM THE INSIDE TO FIND THE OLD TRADITIONAL FEELINGS OF THIS DANCE.))
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=of this dance.
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SOT 9:18:54-:11
IN Q=The Georgian State

((CHRISTY HUBLEY/NEWS 7: THE GEORGIAN STATE DANCE COMPANY IS NOW ON A THREE MONTH TOUR OF THE US, CANADA, AND PUERTO RICO. THE DANCERS WILL DO 75 PERFORMANCES. EVEN THOUGH THEY MAY TIRE OF THE TRAVELLING AND THE REHEARSALS, THEY SAY ITS EASY TO COME ALIVE WHEN THEY FINALLY HIT THE STAGE.))
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OUT Q=hit the stage.
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SOT 9:11:05-:07 & 9:11:20-:31
IN Q=When you go to

((TEA DRHER/DANCER: WHEN YOU GO THE STAGE, YOU FORGET EVERYTHING, ANY PAIN, BECAUSE YOU ARE INSIDE OF THIS. YOU CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT THIS AND THIS IS YOUR LIFE REALLY.))
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OUT Q=your life really.


From Danville, the Georgian State Dance Company goes on to Annapolis Maryland and Washington DCTERMS.
The troupe will return to their native land in April. NATS CLAPPING
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Christy Hubley, News 7, Danville.))
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Lewinsky


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=sly
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=NONE


We have an update to our Monica Lewinsky story.
CBS News is now reporting that lawyers for Lewinsky and Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr have reached an agreement which will allow Lewinsky immunity from prosecution in exchange for her testimony.
We'll have more on this development tonight on News 7 at Five.

UVA


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=UVA Logo


Virginia's Norman Nolan scored 26 but it wasn't enough as Florida State beats the Cavaliers last night in Charlottesville 71 to 63.
Virginia loses its fifth straight game and drops to 10 and 13 overall and 2 and 8 in the conference.
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PINNACLE BOARD(99051)
And tonight on your hometown station Duke and North Carolina square off at 9 in a match up between the top two ranked college teams.
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Wake


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#net (edit of BB98-1)
GRAPHIC=ACC Logo


In other A-C-C action last night, Wake Forest was on the road for a key match up against N.C. State.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Raleigh, NC/JP-RAYCOM Sports;


Guard Robert O'Kelly gets the ball stripped, but picks it up and lays it back in as Wake took the early lead.
But the Wolfpack got hot from the outside. Tim Wells pulls up and hits the baseline jumper giving State a 2 point lead.
The Wolfpack then took it inside as SUPER=33-Wake Forest/68/N.C.

State/62/;Kenny Inge takes the ball to the Hoop and scores off the glass but Wake wins it 68 to 62.
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Kelly


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#FB97-3
GRAPHIC=NFL Logo


Former Buffalo Bill quarterback Jim Kelly could be back in the N-F-L next season.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=04-NFL;


Kelly wants to play for the Baltimore Ravens and his brother-agent Dan Kelly says they hope to have a deal by the end of the month.
Kelly will be 38 in just over a week. He would have to go through a physical and workout to determine his conditioning.
Kelly retired after the 19-96 season he was a color commentator for N-B-C last season.
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Tyson


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#ST5-32
GRAPHIC=generic


A-P is reporting that Mike Tyson is on the verge of breaking away from promoter Don King.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=04-File Tape; :


The report says that Tyson is frustrated over his banishment from boxing.
Tyson made about 112 million dollars in six fights after his release from prison in 19-95. But he reportedly owes 7 million in unpaid taxes and is down to 150 thousand dollars in liquid assets and he blames the situation on King.
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Chinqua-Penn


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=spa
TAPE#97-99
GRAPHIC=NONE


The mansion at Chinqua-Penn Plantation in Reidsville North Carolina is open to the public March through December.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Reidsville, NC;


But you can tour part of the 72- year- old estate tomorrow from the comfort of your living room.
Less than a two hour drive from Roanoke, the plantation offers a unique look into the lives of Thomas and Betsy Penn.
The wealthy couple loved to travel the world and decorate their home with things they picked up along the way.
The result is a fantastic collection of everything from the bones of Saints to a 17th century Spanish writing desk.
Steve Pardon takes a look at two of the Penn's favorite rooms tomorrow on News 7 Mornin'
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Ice-Festival


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=lfi
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=NONE


Many area residents in the Roanoke Valley were disappointed when the expected snow didn't come, but in Japan today
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Sapporro, Japan

it was a different story.
Today there's enough snow here to kick off the world famous (Sah -por-roh) Sapporro Snow Festival.
Hundreds of snow statues and sculptures line the streets of the city.
The sculptures are supported by wooden frames under the snow.
The festival, which began with only six snow statues in 19-50, has grown into a major tourist attraction.
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