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[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


Cape Fear, North Carolina feels the wrath of Hurricane Floyd.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And a Wednesday night church youth service turns deadly when a gunman opens fire.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Most of the viewing area has been spared any problems from Hurricane Floyd so far this morning...
We're seeing light rainfall, with winds gusting up to 30 miles an hour.
But expect windy conditions to intensify later today.
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Hurricane Floyd is ashore near Wilmington North Carolina.
Eastern Virginia will soon be the next target.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=Hurricane Floyd]


Good morning, I'm Melanie Moon.
For the latest on Floyd, let's talk to Kimberly McBroom.

[VA-Floyd]


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[Double Boxes=Kimberly and Ellen/Starlink]


Ellen Qualls is in Virginia Beach this morning.
What's the situation there?
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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Flood watches are in effect through out the area, but few problems are being reported.
In the South Boston area, some small creeks have already crested their banks and several roads are reported as impassible.
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[LIVE-MICROWAVE]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke;]


As for the airlines...you're looking at a live picture from the Roanoke Regional Airport. So far Hurricane Floyd doesn't appear to be a problem for travelers leaving Roanoke.
A few flights to areas more severely affected by the storm have been cancelled.
If you need flight information, arrival and departure times are now available on-line.
You can get to the Airport's home page by checking out the Web Watch section of our page at WDBJ7.com
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[ANCHOR=mel]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
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Hurricane Floyd made landfall near Cape Fear, North Carolina, shortly after three this morning, with winds of 110 miles-an-hour.
Flooding has made dozens of roads impassable and hundreds of thousands of people are without power.
Lisa Hughes reports from Wilmington.
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[SUPER=01-George Cullen/CBS Meterologist;]
[SUPER=01-Lisa Hughes/Reporting;]
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[OUT Q=CBS NEWS, WILMINGTON, NC.]

((WILMINGTON, NC AS THE PUNISHING WINDS STARTED BEATING THE COAST .... IT BECAME CLEAR .. RESIDENTS WHO STAYED BEHIND WERE IN HARM'S WAY...
(NAT)

... POWER LINES, FENCES AND TREES WERE THE FIRST THINGS TO SNAP IN IN FLOYD'S GRASP ALOMG THE COAST OF SOUTH CAROLINA... AND FLOYD DIDN'T EVEN COME ON SHORE HERE.
SOT:

WE'RE NOT CRAZY-- WE'RE JUST STAYING.... SOME-- LEFT THEIR HOMES TO MOTHER NATURE'S WHIM... AND TOOK THEIR FAMILIES TO SHELTERS IN SCHOOLS AND CHURCHES IN BOTH NORTH AND SOUTH CAROLINA.
SOT:

I'M GETTING OLDER AND I DECIDED THAT I BETTER LEAVE AND DON'T WORRY ABOUT WHAT'S IN MY HOUSE." BUT IT'S IN THEIR HOUSE WHERE SOME RESIDENTS ARE STAYING PUT.
SOT: 'WE DECIDED THAT WE WOULD RATHER BE HERE THAN OUT IN THE CAR SOMEWHERE."

WHILE THE WORST MAY BE OVER FOR RESIDENTS IN SOUTH CAROLINA FORECASTERS SAY NORTH CAROLINA WILL BE GETTING A VERY UNWELCOME VISIT FROM A STORM NAMED FLOYD.
SOT: GEORGE CULLEN/CBS METEROLOGIST

THIS STORM WILL BE MOVING FAST -- NOW THAT IT'S HIT LAND.... IT WILL HEAD NORTH AND DUMP SEVERAL INCHES OF RAIN-- THRU NEW ENGLAND...ETC. STANDUP/LISA HUGHES-CBS NEWS.))

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A shooting at a church in Fort Worth, Texas, has left eight people, including the gunman, dead.
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Officials say a man shouting obscenities and mocking religion walked into a teen prayer meeting last night and opened fire, before turning the gun on himself.
Six of the victims -- three adults and three teen-agers -- died at the church.
Another died at a hospital.
Seven others are hospitalized, some in critical condition.
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((I WAS NEXT TO MY FRIEND AND SHE STOOD UP AND GOT SHOT. THEN SHE FELL OVER AND I WAS ALL OVER HER CRYING WONDERING IF IT WAS ALL TRUE."))
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Authorities also say a pipe bomb exploded in the church balcony just after the shooting but they don't think anyone was injured.
Officials also think the gunman may have wired himself with explosives.
They've sent a robot in to search his body.
Authorities have not been able to remove the other bodies from the church because of the possibility of bombs.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
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There has been another deadly explosion in Russia.
Police suspect a bomb is responsible for a blast that shattered a large apartment today in a southern Russian city, killing at least eleven and injuring 165.
It's the fourth major explosion in Russia during the past two weeks.

[1-Sports]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=chr]
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In sports, The Cleveland browns are trying redeem themselves with a new quarterback.
Here's Roy Stanley with more.
Good Morning Roy.
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[ANCHOR=mel]
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Hurricane Floyd has made landfall.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Wilmington, NC;]


The strong category two storm came ashore near Cape Fear, North Carolina, shortly after 3 this morning with winds of 110 miles an hour.
The eye of the huge storm was preceded by more than a foot of rain, flooding dozens of roads.
Floyd also spawned tornadoes and is blamed for at least two deaths.
More than 300-thousand utility customers in North and South Carolina are without power.
The inland track Floyd is taking puts the Outer Banks in the path of winds from the most severe side of the storm.


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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#none]
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Floyd's next likely target is Eastern Virginia.
[Double Boxes=Melanie and Ellen/Starlink]


And that's where we find Ellen Qualls this morning.
Ellen what's the situation in Virginia Beach right now?
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
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Flood watches are in effect through out the area, but few problems are being reported.
In the South Boston area, some small creeks have already crested their banks and several roads are reported as impassible.
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[LIVE-MICROWAVE]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke;]


As for the airlines...you're looking at a live picture from the Roanoke Regional Airport. So far Hurricane Floyd doesn't appear to be a problem for travelers leaving Roanoke.
A few flights to areas more severely affected by the storm have been cancelled.
If you need flight information, arrival and departure times are now available on-line.
You can get to the Airport's home page by checking out the Web Watch section of our page at WDBJ7.com
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[Health-Check]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin Health Check]


In medical news, there's a new transplant drug on the market.
Mika Brzezinski has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
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((THERE IS NEW HOPE TODAY FOR THE THOUSANDS OF AMERICANS WHO UNDERGO KIDNEY TRANSPLANTS EACH YEAR.
VT=VO

((vo)) THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION HAS JUST APPROVED THE DRUG RAPAMUNE WHICH REDUCES ORGAN TRANSPLANT REJECTIONS. ORGAN REJECTION IS A BIG CONCERN FOR DOCTORS AND PATIENTS ALIKE, ESPECIALLY WITH THE SHORTAGE OF DONATED ORGANS. MORE THAN 12 THOUSAND AMERICANS UNDERGO KIDNEY TRANSPLANTS EACH YEAR, MAKING IT THE MOST COMMON TRANSPLANT PROCEDURE IN AMERICA.
VT=VO

((vo)) RESEARCHERS FROM YALE UNIVERSITY SAY THEY ARE CLOSER TO UNDERSTANDING COCAINE ADDICTION. THEIR DISCOVERY IS GOOD NEWS TO THE MANY ADDICTS WHO FEAR A RELAPSE EVEN AFTER THEY KICK THE HABIT. THE DOCTORS FOUND THAT REPEATED USE OF THE ILLEGAL SUBSTANCE TRIGGERS THE PRODUCTION OF A NEW GENE IN THE BRAIN. THIS GENE THEY SAY STAYS IN THE BRAIN LONG AFTER COCAINE USE HAS STOPPED. MANY DOCTORS BELIEVE THAT COCAINE ADDICTION PARTLY CAUSED BY BIOLOGICAL CHANGES.
VT=VO

((vo)) AND NEW RESEARCH SUGGESTS THE FEMALE HORMONE ESTROGEN COULD IMPROVE MEMORY. THE STUDY, PUBLISHED IN NEW SCIENTIST MAGAZINE FOUND THAT WOMEN DEPRIVED OF ESTROGEN APPEAR TO SUFFER MEMORY LAPSES THAT DISAPPEAR WHEN THE HORMONE IS REPLACED.
RESEARCHERS STUDIED A GROUP OF ONE HUNDRED WOMEN IN THEIR MID FORTIES. ALL HAD A SUDDEN DROP IN ESTROGEN LEVELS WHEN THEIR OVARIES AND UTERUS WERE REMOVED.

ONCAM=MIKA

AND THAT'S A LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS. I'M MIKA BRZEZINSKI, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Here's a look at today's top stories.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Hurricane Floyd has made landfall at Cape Fear, North Carolina -- coming ashore with wind gusts from 90 to 115 miles-an-hour.
The storm was preceded by heavy rains and tornadoes.
At least two people are dead and hundreds of thousands of people in both North and South Carolina are without power.

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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


People along the East Coast are bracing for Hurricane Floyd.
In Virginia, thousands of residents have fled inland, and National Guard troops are standing by.
Forecasters are expecting gale-force winds and up to ten inches of rain in parts of the state.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Eight people, including the gunman, are dead following a shooting at a Fort Worth, Texas, church.
Authorities say a young man burst into a prayer meeting for teen-agers last night and opened fire. Several people are hospitalized, some in critical condition.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Thursday September 16.
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

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Hurricane Floyd is ashore near Wilmington North Carolina.
Eastern Virginia will soon be the next target.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=Hurricane Floyd]


Good morning, I'm Melanie Moon.
For the latest on Floyd, let's talk to Kimberly McBroom.

[3-VA-Floyd]


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[WRITER=equ]
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[Double Boxes=Kimberly and Ellen/Starlink]


Floyd will pass over the Virginia Beach area during the next few hours.
Let's talk to Ellen Qualls who's on the coast this morning.
[Live=Ellen Full/Starlink]
[SUPER=@Ellen1;]
[SUPER=06-Virginia Beach;]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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There are few problems in our area to report this morning.
In the South Boston area, some small creeks have already crested their banks and several roads are reported as impassible.
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[LIVE-MICROWAVE]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke;]


As for the airlines...you're looking at a live picture from the Roanoke Regional Airport. So far Hurricane Floyd doesn't appear to be a problem for travelers leaving Roanoke.
A few flights to areas more severely affected by the storm have been cancelled.
If you need flight information, arrival and departure times are now available on-line.
You can get to the Airport's home page by checking out the Web Watch section of our page at WDBJ7.com
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[ANCHOR=mel]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
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Floyd came ashore near Cape Fear, North Carolina at about three this morning, with drenching rains and wind gusts from 90 to 115 miles an hour.
The eye of the huge storm was preceded by more than a foot of rain, flooding dozens of roads.
Floyd has also spawned tornadoes and is blamed for at least two deaths.
Lisa Hughes reports from Wilmington.
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[SUPER=01-George Cullen/CBS Meterologist; :57]
[SUPER=01-Lisa Hughes/Reporting; 1:11]
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(( WILMINGTON, NC AS THE PUNISHING WINDS STARTED BEATING THE COAST .... IT BECAME CLEAR ... RESIDENTS WHO STAYED BEHIND WERE IN HARM'S WAY...
(NAT)

... POWER LINES, FENCES AND TREES WERE THE FIRST THINGS TO SNAP IN IN FLOYD'S GRASP ALOMG THE COAST OF SOUTH CAROLINA... AND FLOYD DIDN'T EVEN COME ON SHORE HERE.

SOT:

WE'RE NOT CRAZY-- WE'RE JUST STAYING....
SOME-- LEFT THEIR HOMES TO MOTHER NATURE'S WHIM... AND TOOK THEIR FAMILIES TO SHELTERS IN SCHOOLS AND CHURCHES IN BOTH NORTH AND SOUTH CAROLINA.

SOT:

I'M GETTING OLDER AND I DECIDED THAT I BETTER LEAVE AND DON'T WORRY ABOUT WHAT'S IN MY HOUSE."
BUT IT'S IN THEIR HOUSE WHERE SOME RESIDENTS ARE STAYING PUT.

SOT: 'WE DECIDED THAT WE WOULD RATHER BE HERE THAN OUT IN THE CAR

SOMEWHERE."
WHILE THE WORST MAY BE OVER FOR RESIDENTS IN SOUTH CAROLINA FORECASTERS SAY NORTH CAROLINA WILL BE GETTING A VERY UNWELCOME VISIT FROM A STORM NAMED FLOYD.

SOT: GEORGE CULLEN/CBS METEROLOGIST

THIS STORM WILL BE MOVING FAST -- NOW THAT IT'S HIT LAND.... IT WILL HEAD NORTH AND DUMP SEVERAL INCHES OF RAIN-- THRU NEW ENGLAND...ETC.

STANDUP/LISA HUGHES-CBS NEWS.))[2-church-shooting]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
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Fort Worth, Texas is a city in shock this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Fort Worth, TX;]


At least eight people, including the gunmen are dead after a shooting spree at a baptist church.
Police say the suspect fatally shot several teenagers and adults at a youth service before turning the gun on himself.
Several others were wounded and many are hospitalized in critical condition.
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Authorities also say a pipe bomb exploded inside the church's sanctuary right after the shootings.
About 150 young people were in the church at the time of the shooting.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Explosion]


For the fourth time in the last two weeks there has been another deadly bombing in Russia.
Police suspect a bomb is responsible for a blast that shattered a large apartment today in a southern Russian city, killing at least eleven and injuring 165.
Russian authorities suspect Islamic militants are responsible for the earlier explosions which have killed 275.


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[ANCHOR=mel]
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A very unwelcome visit this morning in North Carolina from Hurricane Floyd.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Wilmington, NC;]

[4:50]
The strong category two storm made landfall near Cape Fear, North Carolina, shortly after 3 this morning with winds of 110 miles an hour.
Flooding has made dozens of roads impassable. Hundreds of thousands of people are without power.
Floyd also spawned tornadoes and is blamed for at least two deaths.
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The inland track Floyd is taking puts the Outer Banks in the path of winds from the most severe side of the storm.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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As the hurricane continues to track more to the east, officials in central Virginia are breathing a little easier this morning.
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Lynchburg authorities have been monitoring the storm all night, and they now expect the worst to hit during the daylight hours there.
Officials say the city is prepared for whatever Floyd is going to throw at them.
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((COL. CHARLES BENNETT/LYNCHBURG POLICE CHIEF: TO A GREAT DEGREE WE CAN ONLY BE REACTIVE IN THIS SITUATION, OBVIOUSLY DEPENDING ON WHAT THE CONDITIONS ARE AND I THINK WE'VE BEEN VERY FORTUNATE SO FAR.. THE TRACK OF THE STORM SEEMS TO BE MOVING A BIT MORE TO THE EAST THAN THEY ORIGINALLY PREDICTED AND CERTAINLY TO HAVE THE HIGH WINDS AND RAIN IN THE HOURS OF DAYLIGHT WILL BE MUCH BETTER.))
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Red Cross officials say ten people spent last night in a shelter the city has set up for those who don't feel comfortable riding the storm out at home.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=equ]
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Floyd will be moving into Eastern Virginia over the next few hours.
[Double Boxes=Melanie and Ellen/Starlink]


And Ellen Qualls is in Virginia Beach where preparations are underway for his arrival.
[Live=Ellen Full/Starlink]
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[3-Sports]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=chr]
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In sports, Mike Stevens is at Martinsville speedway for some practice runs.
But first here's Roy Stanley
Good Morning Roy.
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[Local-Recap]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Hurricane Floyd has his eye on Eastern Virginia. The storm made landfall near Wilmington North Carolina a few hours ago.
Governor Gilmore has put 400 National Guard troops and 650 state troopers on standby.
The Sandbridge community near Virginia Beach and Tangier Island in the Chesapeake Bay have been evacuated.
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[LIVE MICROWAVE]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


There are few problems to report in our part of the state.
Some minor flooding and road closures are being reported in the South Boston area.
If you are flying this morning, check with the airport before you leave.
Some flights have been canceled.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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