12:00-01

ANCHOR=Melanie

NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=None


Nine years later, justice may be closer in the downing of Pan Am Flight 1-0-3.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-The Hague, Netherlands;


The World Court today said it has the authority to settle a legal fight holding up the trial of two Libyans suspected in the bombing that killed 270.
SUPER=03-Lockerbie, Scotland/1988;

10:02:23
Both the U-S and Britian want to try the two suspects, but Libya has been fighting extradition.
The ruling is seen as a victory for relatives of the victims.
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SOT
IN Q=

(( JIM SWIRE, LOCKERBIE VICTIMS' RELATIVES ACTIVIST:I THINK TODAY'S JUDGEMENT WILL ACCELERATE THE PROCESS OF SETTING UP AN INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT WHICH OUR GROUP WOULD LIKE TO SEE AND WE CONTINUE TO BACK WHAT HAS BEEN ON THE TABLE SINCE 1994. ))
SUPER=01-Jim Swire/Victims' Relatives Activist;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=SINCE January 1994.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Miami, FL;


Meantime, many air travelers with Pan Am tickets are going to find themselves stranded at the airport if they try to fly today.
Pan Am started shutting down just after midnight, after its two main airline units filed for bankruptcy yesterday.
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abortion-bombing


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=None


Investigators reportedly have found more evidence linking an Alabama bombing suspect to two attacks in Atlanta.
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VO-NAT


Today's "New York Times" says steel plates found at the Birmingham scene match plates from the Olympic Park bombing and another blast at an Atlanta abortion clinic.
They all come from a batch of metal found in the search of a factory that employed a friend of suspect Eric Rudolph.
The search for Rudolph continues, he is believed to be hiding in a heavily wooded area of Western North Carolina.
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Kevorkian


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=N0ON
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Kevorkian


A 21- year- old university student has become the youngest person known to have committed suicide with the help of Dr. Jack Kevorkian, accodring to Kevorkian's attorney.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Southfield, MI;

10:00:35
Roosevelt Dawson -- paralyzed and unable to breathe on this own -- committed suicide in Michigan last night.
Dawson had been unable to use his arms and legs and needed a ventilator to breathe since a viral infection attacked his spinal cord more than a year ago.
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SOT
IN Q=

((GEOFFREY FIEGER:RICHRD HE WISHED TO END HIS SUFFERING BY GOING TO SLEEP AND HIS LAST WORDS TO HIS MOTHER WERE, I LOVE YOU, ILOVE YOU, I LOVE YOU. ))
SUPER=01-Geoffrey Fieger/Kevorkian's Attorney;
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=I love you, I love you, I love you.-NOTE TRIPLE OUT
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VO-NAT


Dawson is also the first African American to die with Kevorkian's help.
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IRAQ


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Iraq Conflict


The U-N Security Council is meeting again today to decide what to do if Iraq violates its weapons inspection agreement.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-File Tape;


A final decision isn't expected until next week.
That means U-N Secretary General Kofi Annan's upcoming trip to Washington is now on hold.
He was scheduled to meet with President Clinton and senior officials Monday.
SUPER=03-Baghdad, Iraq;


U-N Weapons inspectors are back on the job in Baghdad today.
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VT-Engineers


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=Va tech


Two engineers from Virginia Tech could be of help in the Iraqi conflict.
They developed a fiber-optic sensing device that detects trace amounts of chemicals in a few seconds.
The device can be used by the military to detect poisonous biological agents in combat situations.
The research prototype still needs to be modified for field use.
During the Persian Gulf War in 1991, many chemicals went undetected, mostly because of limited technology.

Aronson


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tte
TAPE#=97-
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


The manager of a Roanoke beauty supply shop has been arrested for secretly videotaping women in the restroom.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


34- year- old Paul Aronson says his supervisors have forbidden him to comment.
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SOT 10:48:57
IN Q=But you can't

((TINA TENRET/NEWS7: BUT YOU CAN'T DENY YOU PUT THE CAMERA THERE? PAUL ARONSON/B&H SUPPLY SHOP: NO I CAN'T DENY THAT, NO.))
SUPER=01-Paul Aronson/B&H Supply Shop; QUICK!!
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=can't deny that, no
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VO-NAT


Police say Aronson describes himself as a video enthusiast, making editing and producing his own tapes.
A fellow employee at B-and-H Supply Shop found the camera in the women's bathroom.
Police say the tape shows Aronson aiming the camera toward the toilet, then a female customer using the bathroom.
Police seized several tapes from Aronson's home -- and released him on a thousand dollars bond.
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(------------)E-Weeks



ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#=98-9
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


Life in prison is the sentence one Roanoke man will pay after a jury found him guilty of murder.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/September 20


29- year- old Troy Weeks was convicted of killing 39- year- old Lenwood Alston in Alston's apartment on Day Avenue last September.
Alston was found dead, lying in a pool of blood in the hallway.
A fingerprint matching the defendant's was found in the building. The reason Weeks killed Alston is unclear.

(------------)E-Soering



ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=jda
TAPE#=98-2
GRAPHIC=Jens Soering


Jens Soering attorneys went before the state supreme court yesterday.
They say prosecutors withheld evidence important to his defense.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford/October 1996;


Soering was convicted of murdering Derek and Nancy Haysom, the parents of his girlfriend Elizabeth Haysom.
But his attorney says prosecutors failed to reveal that two men who were stopped by police within a week of the murders, later committed a brutal killing in Roanoke.
SOT
IN Q=These individuals proved

((GAIL STARLING MARSHALL/SOERING'S LAWYER: THESE INDIVIDUALS PROVED BY THEIR STABBING OF ANOTHER INDIVIDUAL 26 TIMES, THEY'RE CAPABLE OF HAND TO HAND COMBAT AND OF DESTROYING ANOTHER LIFE IN SUCH A FRENZIED WAY, IN A VERY SIMILAR WAY IN WHICH MR. AND MRS. HAYSOM WERE SO BRUTALLY ATTACKED.)) ((JOHN MCLEES/ASST. ATTORNEY GENERAL: THE BES THING THAT CAN BE SAID ABOUT THEM FROM SOERING'S STANDPOINT IS THAT ON AN EVENING BETWEEN FOUR AND SIX DAYS AFTER THE HAYSOM MURDERS THEY WERE KNOWN TO HAVE BEEN IN THE SAME COUNTY THAT THE MURDERS OCCURRED.))
SUPER=01-Gail Starling Marshall/Soering's Lawyer; :00
SUPER=01-John McLees/Assistant Attorney General; :13
RUNS=:27
OUT Q=that the murders occurred.
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VO-NAT


The Justices also heard from attorneys representing Ben Lilly. He was sentenced to death for the 19-95 murder of Virginia Tech student Alexander DeFilippis.
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ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=None


His lawyers argued there were errors during the trial. Among them a claim

that certain jurors should have been disqualified.E-Hughes


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#98-7
GRAPHIC=NONE


Charges against a Lynchburg man were dropped after prosecutors decided he acted in self defense when he shot and killed a man last month.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/File Tape;


32- year- old Aubrey Hughes was accused of shooting to death Terrence Johnson during an altercation January 18th.
Hughes told police Johnson shot HIM first, but his only apparent injury was a cut on his nose.
Police realized that cut was actually a gunshot wound when the bullet FELL OUT of Hughes' nose a few days later as he sat in jail.
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E-XGR-Budget


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=equ
TAPE#98-8
GRAPHIC=Session 98


A bill with an unusual nickname made it through the House.
"The blob" is eating away at Governor Jim Gilmore's car tax cut.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Fifty Democrats, 12 Republicans, and one Independent in the House of Delegates voted for it.
The bill is called the blob because it calls for an unspecified degree of a car tax cut AND a food tax cut -- plus it provides historic state money for school construction.
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SOT 18:42:39
IN Q=It's been

((DEL. BOB MCDONNELL/R-VIRGINIA BEACH: IT'S BEEN REFERRED TO AFFECTIONATELY AS BLOB, OR BLOB II, OR SON OF BLOB, OR I'M NOT SURE WHAT THE CURRENT NAME IS. BUT I'M GONNA ASK THAT YOU REJECT THIS AMENDMENT.))
SUPER=01-Del. Bob McDonnell/(R) Virginia Beach;
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=amendment.
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VO-NAT


So the blob takes cuts to Gilmore's plan even further than the Senate.
But it allows Democrats to say they voted for car tax relief, and Republicans like Allen Dudley and Tommy Baker to say they also voted for food tax relief.
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SOT 19:25:33
IN Q=We've said

((DEL. TOM JACKSON/D-HILLSVILLE: WE'VE SAID ALL ALONG WE WERE IN FAVOR OF GENERAL, EQUITABLE TAX RELIEF. AND WE VOTED THAT WAY WHEN WE VOTED FOR THIS AMENDMENT.))
SOT 11:53:14

((DEL. MORGAN GRIFFITH/R-SALEM: WE'LL HAVE TO TAKE A LOOK AT IT AND FIGURE OUT A NEW STRATEGY. WE'VE LOST THIS ROUND, BUT IT WAS VERY, VERY CLOSE AND I THINK YOU'LL SEE THIS BILL COME BACK.))
SUPER=@Jackson; :00
SUPER=@Griffith; :08
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=come back.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;


There was NO comment from the Governor's office last night.
He can still push for his car tax bill to be revived.

(------0----------)S-Bedrosian



ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=equ
TAPE#98-10
GRAPHIC=Al Bedrosian


Capital police had to escort Al Bedrosian out of a Senate committe meeting in Richmond.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;


Bedrosian lost a squeaker election as a Republican to Democratic Delegate Dick Cranwell in November.
Yesterday, he went to Richmond to speak out against sex education in front of a Senate committee.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=Al Bedrosian


But the committee's Republican chairwoman allowed NO members of the public to speak.
Bedrosian objected to having driven four hours and NOT getting to

speak.Hog-Farm


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=chu
TAPE#net (edit of 98-11)
GRAPHIC=farming


It was a meeting, and not crops or livestock attracting the attention of farmers in Pittsylvania County last night.
The Board of Supervisors held a special meeting.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Chatham;


The revisions passed last night basically state the more animals a farmer has, the more land he must have to raise them, and the farther away they must be from neighboring properties.
Some say the changes don't go far enough.
They say large hog farms need to be much farther away from neighboring properties or there will be serious environmental problems.
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SOT 10:37:54-38:05
IN Q= Then you have the possibility

((KAREN MAUTE/CONCERNED RESIDENT: THEN YOU HAVE THE POSSIBILITY AND POTENTIAL OF HAVING A LAGOON THAT'S FULL OF PIG MANURE AND URINE WITHIN 300 FEET OF SOMEBODY'S HOUSE.))
SUPER=01-Karen Maute/Concerned Resident;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=feet of somebody's house.
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VO-NAT


The livestock ordinance now goes to the county's Planning Commission for review.
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E-Robbery-Victim


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-95
GRAPHIC=NONE


A robbery investigation in takes an unusual turn.
Charges against Jeremy Wayne Akers were refiled after investigators learned the alleged victim is alive and well-- after all.
Last week-- prosecutors dropped the case because they thought 88- year- old Willie Battle was dead.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Shawsville;


Battle was robbed at this Shawsville laundromat, last fall.
Sheriff Doug Marrs says a court clerk was the one who mistakenly told one of his deputies and the commonwealth attorney Battle was dead.
But he says-- the clerk can not remember who relayed the misinformation to her.
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SOT
IN Q=I guess

((DOUG MARRS/MONTGOMERY CO. SHERIFF:I GUESS IT JUST SHOWS THAT WE HAVE HUMAN ERRORS THAT OCCUR, IT'S SAD. ))
SUPER=01-Doug Marrs/Montgomery Co. Sheriff; :00
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=it's sad.
ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=


Marrs says the whole situation could have been avoided had Battle appeared in court last week for a scheduled hearing.

defamation


ANCHOR=melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE#=None
GRAPHIC=None


The state Supreme Court today refused to reinstate a defamation lawsuit filed by a Virginia Tech administrator when a student newspaper identified her with an uncomplimentary title.
Yeagle is assistant to the vice president for student affairs.
In a majority ruling, Justice Elizabeth B- Lacy acknowledged the phrase was quote "disgusting, offensive and in extremely bad taste."
But Lacy said the phrase did NOT reflect Yeagle's conduct.

CLINTONs-CHELSEA


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Clinton, Bill


The first family is in Utah this afternoon for a weekend skiing trip.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salt Lake City, UT;

7:10:34
President Clinton arrived in snowy Salt Lake City last night.
SUPER=@File;

10:24:38
The ski trip is also a birthday celebration for Chelsea who turned 18 today.
However, the President doesn't plan to do any skiing.
Fourteen years ago he took a fall and injured his knees on the slopes and hasn't skied since.
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Soy-Bomb


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=lfi
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Grammy awards


Wednesday night's Grammy awards spotlighted today's best musicians and a very daring performance artist from New York City.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-Wednesday-NARAS-CBS;


His name is Michael Portnoy. And during legendary singer Bob Dylan's performance, he began gyrating with the words "Soy Bomb" painted on his bare chest.
The world was left to wonder what exactly did Portnoy mean?
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SOT 07:42:34
IN Q=Soy is a dense

((MICHAEL PORTNOY/SOY IS A DENSE NUTRITIOUS LIFE ENERGY AND BOMB IS AN EXPLOSION. THIS IS WHAT ART SHOULD BE - A DENSE EXPLOSION OF LIFE.))
SUPER=01-Michael Portnoy/"Soy Bomb" Dancer
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=explosion of life.
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VO-NAT


Portnoy was hired along with several other people to sit BEHIND Dylan during the performance and was to be paid 200 dollars, which he will now NOT be paid.
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Northwest


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#net (edit of BB98-3)
GRAPHIC=Northwest Region


The Cave Spring Boys faced top ranked G.W. Danville as the Northwest Region tournament opened last night.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Eagles vs Knights;


The Eagles Charles Stephens goes to the board for the tip in; two of his game high 20 points.
Cave Spring's Wally Kern gets the steal and layup.
Then Cave's Corey Paxton scores two of his 14 points drawing the foul.
But Danville's Marcus Cunningham SUPER=33-G.W. Danville/65/Cave

Spring/55/;goes to corner for this J; 2 of his 19 as the Eagles beat the Knights 65 to 55.
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Girls


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#net (edit of S8-1)
GRAPHIC=Northwest Region


It's back to the state tournament for the ladies of Cave Spring after a close win over William Fleming.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Knights vs Colonels; :


Fleming led by 4 at the half, but the Knights hit a 6 to nothing run and it was tied at 22.
Cave Spring took a 2 point lead but Fleming's Tonia (Tow-NEE-ah) Brown hits the jumper to tie it again.
The Knights' Aaron Smailes hits the jumper.
Fleming fell behind by five, but SUPER=33-Cave Spring/45/William

Fleming/37/;Brown hits this three pointer, but Cave Spring holds on for the 45 to 37 win.
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SOT
IN Q="I think...

((LINDA LONG/CAVE SPRING HEAD COACH: ))
SUPER=01-Linda Long/Cave Spring Head Coach; :
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=..........got it done."

(-------------)Liberty



ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=net (edit of S8-3)
GRAPHIC=Region III


Also returning to state's will be Liberty in the Group 2-A after a victory over Dan River last night.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Rustburg/Region III Semifinals; :00


Liberty's Robert Carson finds Rodney Morris under the iron.
Morris makes the shot and draws the foul.
Dan River's Darrell Lanier shakes and bakes his way through the lane for the easy lay up.
SUPER=33-Liberty/83/Dan River/79;


The Minutemen's Brandon Mills then connects with all state performer Peanut Arrington for another effortless Liberty hoop.
Liberty advances to the region III championship with the 83-79 win.
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Region


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sma
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=Region C


IN region C quarterfinal action; Parry McCluer's season came to an end last night. The Fighting Blues lost to John Battle 70-63 at Northwood high school in one semifinal.
In the other Region C final four game; Glenvar was a winner; beating Bland 68

to 53.ODAC


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#net (edit of BB98-2)
GRAPHIC=ODAC Logo


Randolph-Macon dominated Washington & Lee 78-49 in their ODAC opener.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Salem/Marlins vs. Maroons; :


Roanoke was fighting to stay alive in the other quarterfinal.
Megan Herrigan catches the pass and hits the turn around jumper for the Maroons.
Then Samantha Green gets the hoop to make it 31 to 28 Marlins.
Virginia Wesleyan's defense pushed SUPER=33-Virginia

Wesleyan/70/Roanoke/74/;the Maroons outside Toree Morris with the three pointer, Roanoke goes on to win the game 74 to 70.
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Rolls-Royce


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=lfi
TAPE#07:31:34
GRAPHIC=
It's been 18 years---
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Crewe, England

but a new Rolls Royce is to be unveiled today at the company's northwest England factory. The company has been around for 90 years, but the new model is only the NINTH motor car in Rolls Royce history.
The development of the new Rolls has been top secret. The new car will take 20 hours to roll off the production line -- it moves at a speed on only point-zero-one miles per hour.
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