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Archive for June 17, 1997

Casinos, Control Board disagree over deductions in chip dispute
This promotional practice, Sisk said, is comparable to "chumming" in fishing. "You throw blood into the water to attract other fish," he said.
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NFL Calendar
July 27 - American Bowl in Dublin, Ireland, Chicago vs. Pittsburgh.
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Executive says senators back renewable power laws
Her slim majority assures the legislation will at least be considered by the full Senate, she adds.
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Letter: School hands-off policy stupid behavior restriction
The rules should be changed and I think the kids at the school would be willing to set some rules down as to what is appropriate for public displays of affection.
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Obituary: Miriam Wolfovich Aguirre
Visitation is scheduled from 5-8 p.m. today in Davis Funeral Home, 2127 W. Charleston Blvd. Services will be 9 a.m. Wednesday in Davis Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery.
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Day labor bill gets panel's OK
However, a representative of the city's staff said at Monday's meeting that the bill is "not designed to preclude" poor people from getting day work, but rather to "make it more safe."
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Thunder signs ex-Roadrunner
Seven weeks after it was ousted from the playoffs, but only one day after the Detroit Vipers won the Turner Cup and closed out another International Hockey League season, the Thunder Monday signed Trevor Roenick ...
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Obituary: William Bress
Mass was celebrated 11 a.m. today in St. Viator's Catholic Church. Graveside services were 1:30 p.m. today in Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Boulder City. Palm Mortuary, 7600 S. Eastern Ave., handled arrangements.
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Cyber porn: Internet's hot money maker
Bump and grind, open file and transmit. She is as adept at the keyboard as she was moments ago -- and feet away -- before the camera; she is as much a master of cyber ...
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SUN Camp Fund: 10-year-old seeks chance to got to camp
Brenda has a wish. She wants to go to summer camp, but the family is unable to pay the fees. The fact is, one of her teachers asked the SUN Camp Fund if we could ...
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Slide show questions nuclear future
Also, environmental experts predict the United States will fall short of its commitment to clean up radioactive and toxic wastes left from 50 years of nuclear weapons research, development, production and testing.
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E-mail bill called unconstitutional
Under the bill, people couldn't send unsolicited computer e-mail advertisements. Violators would be assessed $10 per message fines.
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NLV firm ranks high in Hispanic Business 500
Vega Enterprises Inc. made the list at No. 57, slightly off last year's appearance at No. 53. A wholesale supplier to the hotel and casino industry in Southern Nevada, Vega, founded in 1958 by CEO ...
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Obituary: Ina Mae Gillson
Visitation is scheduled from 3-7 p.m. today and 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. services Wednesday in Palm Mortuary, 7600 S. Eastern Ave. Burial will follow in Paradise Memorial Gardens.
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Obituary: James Edward Russell
Desert Memorial Cremation and Burial Society, 1111 Las Vegas Blvd. North, arranged private services.
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Obituary: Paul Rutherford Reed
Nevada Funeral Service-Nevada Cremation or Burial Society, 726 S. Casino Center, Suite 208, is handling arrangements.
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Navy holds open house discussion on proposed changes
They also charge that by abandoning its plan to expand the range, the Navy has cut out state and local government from decisions on how the bombing range will be operated.
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Clinton environmental chief to host water quality workshop
Carol Browner, administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, will be at Wednesday's workshop, joined by H. Martin Lancaster, the assistant secretary of the Army for civil works.
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Obituary: Safi U. Azizi
Service was at noon today at 4730 E. Desert Inn Road. Burial followed in Memory Gardens. Bunker Mortuary, 925 Las Vegas Blvd. North, handled arrangements.
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Obituary: Kenneth 'Ray' Mcnally
Visitation is scheduled from 2-8 p.m. today in Palm Mortuary, 1325 N. Main St. Services will be 6 p.m. Wednesday in Palm Chapel, Main.
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Adams photographs on display
Gary Adams established the Mojave Desert Photographic Project in 1987 and had the 20-by-24 view camera built to fulfill it.
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Billboard limitation bill draws industry protests
As a result, a City Council Recommending Committee on Monday established a subcommittee of gaming representatives, billboard industry officials and a private citizen to hammer out a compromise.
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Coast Resorts oddsmaker Franzi quits in face of probe
In a letter to Coast Resorts Chairman Michael Gaughan, Franzi said he was resigning "to avoid any further embarrassment, public or private, to Coast Resorts, and the gaming industry and myself."
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Obituary: Daravun Sawathmuang
A memorial service was from 1-3 p.m. today in Desert Memorial Cremation and Burial Society, 1111 Las Vegas Blvd. North.
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Columnist Muriel Stevens: Star Cruiser roams LV, 'MADhattan' swings
Touted as the newest and biggest star in the Planet Hollywood family (do Arnold and Bruce know this?), Star Cruiser will be used to announce upcoming events.
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Obituary: Beatrice L. 'Bette' Holt
Visitation is scheduled from 4-8 p.m. today in Palm Mortuary, 800 S. Boulder Highway, Henderson. Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday in Palm Chapel, Henderson. Burial will follow in Palm Memorial Park, Henderson.
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Ring around valley may be collared in Assembly
Titus said Southern Nevada elected officials who oppose a growth boundary may have convinced Arberry, chairman of the Assembly money committee, to bottle up Assembly Bill 490. Titus and Arberry are Democrats representing Las Vegas. ...
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Moving a hell of a time, thanks to the man downstairs
As my brain pan melted, my patience plunged and my sanity sank, Chattanooga started to look awfully good. Pardon me, boys, but I even missed that damn choo-choo song everyone hums over there.
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Flights to Vegas among the cheapest in the nation
Airlines make less money on flights to Las Vegas than anywhere in the nation, with an average yield of 9.3 cents per passenger. The yield is computed by dividing the average fare by the average ...
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Letter: A-Tech's tough rules benefit student learning
While the geography books for ninth-grade readers are being rewritten to the fourth-grade level, A-Tech is pushing the ends of the envelope outward. It expects students to come to school to learn. Not hold hands. ...
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Helfand's big bat powers LV's rout
Helfand keyed the Stars' five-run second inning with a three-run double and singled home another run in Las Vegas' four-run fourth. Doug Dascenzo was 4-for-5 with an RBI and two runs scored as the Stars ...
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Columnist Brian Hilderbrand: UNLV's Ted Oh in Palmer Cup
By winning the individual NCAA title, Charles Warren of Clemson secured the final spot on the U.S. team, which will be coached by UNLV's Dwaine Knight.
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Las Vegas business news briefs
* POLYPHASE BACK TO MARKET -- Stock trading is expected to resume today for a company whose subsidiary plans to build a 100,000-seat domed stadium. Spokesmen for Dallas-based Polyphase Corp. said they have filed annual ...
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Seniors group challenges Ward 4 election results
Don Fuller, vice president of the nonprofit Nevada State Council of Senior Citizens, submitted papers Monday to the Nevada Supreme Court questioning whether 406 voters in part of Ward 4 should have been allowed to ...
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Fryatt hopes to ride Open outing to LVI
Charlie Baron, tournament manager for the annual PGA Tour stop in Las Vegas, said that the Las Vegas Founders' Club executive committee has received Fryatt's request for an exemption and would take up the matter ...
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Security program cuts apartment crime rates
The three-step Crime Free Multi-Family Housing program trains managers and residents how to identify and prevent crime, identifies structural areas which may contribute to high crime or safety problems and offers monthly meetings where residents ...
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9-year-old killed, gunman wounded after botched robbery at Barstow McDonald's
An off-duty Barstow officer eating in the restaurant tried to confront the gunman, who opened fire, Lindley said.
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Obituary: Lorena M. Yurek
Visitation is scheduled from 9-11 a.m. and 3-7 p.m. today with a 1:30 p.m. service in Palm Mortuary, 7600 S. Eastern Ave. Church services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Viator's Catholic Church. Burial ...
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County debates regulation of licensing procedures
The company is now closed, is filing for bankruptcy, and has 36 complaints filed against it by consumers.
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Children's Home's fate still up in air
The committee may take another vote today or later this week. And the Senate Finance Committee must agree with any budget decision.
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Pregnancy assistance
HUNTRIDGE TEEN CLINIC, 2100 S. Maryland Parkway, 732-8776 Provides health care for teens 11-19, prescribes birth control, offers free pregnancy testing and counseling.
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Two injured in plane crash in Jean
Authorities also are hoping to interview the pilot and his female passenger, who were transported by Mercy Ambulance from the Sport Aviation Center to University Medical Center about 35 miles away with multiple facial cuts ...
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NHL Awards Finalists
Hart Memorial Trophy, MVP - Dominik Hasek, Buffalo; Paul Kariya, Anaheim; Mario Lemieux, Pittsburgh.
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Lieutenant governor, state officials nearer to pay hike
If approved by the Senate, the increases will become effective in January 1999, when officials elected in 1998 take office. The last such pay raise was in January 1991.
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Youth backs out of deal to testify in Lone Star murder
Witnesses put him at the scene of the grisly slayings and he was arrested just hours later fleeing to the central Nevada town of Hawthorne.
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NHL Draft Order
1. Boston
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Obituary: Gene Hance
Palm Mortuary, 1325 N. Main St., handled arrangements.
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Letter: Hands-off policy ignores good judgment of students
We are all very mature and should be allowed to "just be kids." I am sure Kinnaird was one of us at one time. He should not overlook this as he makes his decisions. I ...
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Columnist Dean Juipe: Els only two shots better than Venturi
Its message is simple, if exaggerated.
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Columnist Jeff German: Governors conference will put Las Vegas in the limelight
But the first-ever conference in Las Vegas, which takes place July 27-30, also will be a time to showcase the City of Glitz around the country.
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One-stop shopping for environment
As the partnership evolves, community groups seeking advice and assistance on environmental problems will have a resource available that is intended to eliminate the guesswork out of whom to turn to for help.
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Ethics Commission to investigate BC allegations
The politicians allegedly approved a regional dump and a power station 17 miles south of Boulder City without disclosing that they had an interest in the outcome.
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Southern California executive recommended for tourism authority post
Keene is head of Keene & Associates marketing consultants in Redondo Beach, Calif..
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Tyson, Holyfield come out talkin'
It took his co-manager, John Horne, to convince Tyson that he had, indeed, lost by 11th-round technical knockout.
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Harried ... With Children
The devil baby is crying so hard it shakes in my hands.
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Indy Racing League takes scoring, timing from USAC
"I expect this transition will go smoothly," USAC president Dick King said. "We will do all we can to make sure the IRL is prepared for its new duties."
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Hollandsworth back in AAA
After tumbling from NL Rookie of the Year to the minor leagues in less than one year, Todd Hollandsworth says he can't do anything more than try harder.
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Columnist Bob Shemeligian: Watergate and a guy named Manny
That was the night five men dressed in suits and ties broke into the office of the Democratic National Committee.
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Obituary: Henry Hamilton Stoner Jr.
Visitation is scheduled one hour prior to a 10 a.m. memorial service Friday in Desert Memorial Cremation and Burial Society, 1111 Las Vegas Blvd. North. Burial will be 11:30 a.m. Friday in Southern Nevada Veterans ...
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Lawmakers must settle chip dispute
David Sisk, vice president of finance for Caesars Palace, said his resort gave $50,000 in free chips to one player who eventually lost $20 million.
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Box Score: Stars 10, Rainiers 3
E--Gipson, Ibanez. DP--Tacoma 3. LOB--Las Vegas 11, Tacoma 10. 2B--Helfand, D.L. Lee, Raabe, Zinter, Rohrmeier, Leach. HR-Sheets (7). S--Encarnacion. CS--Dascenzo.
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Sands executive charged in cheating scheme
McElfresh and dealer Laura Hernandez were arrested May 31 in the incident. Hernandez was also charged in the complaint.
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Carson City lawyer will face trial in fatal hit-run case
The ruling came only a week after the appeal was filed by Damonte's attorney, Bill Maddox, and clears the way for her to face trial.
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A Book Called 'Midnight' Brings Glare of Kleig Lights and Stars to Sleepy Savannah
SAVANNAH -- To saunter along Savannah's brick-lined streets, in the shade of oaks older than the nation, is to live a moment in another era.
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In New West, Disk Drives Replace the Cattle Drives
Now Mr. Christensen spends his time jetting to Jakarta and other foreign capitals, developing the international business operations for US West's Media Group. He has learned the art of dealmaking in cultures as diverse as ...
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Technology has its drawbacks for some legislators
Sen. Bob Coffin, D-Las Vegas, said the Legislature should supplement its computerized tote board with old-fashioned blackboards -- including eraser dust.
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Obituary: John Stires
Palm Mortuary, 1325 N. Main St., is handling arrangements.
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Rare fish left off river list
But Bureau of Reclamation biologists said there is no need to renew studies on the humpback chub, an endangered fish found in the Colorado River.
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Behind the Tragedy Of Discarded Babies
But a recent spate of such incidents - and the intense publicity surrounding them - point to a society in conflict over teen sexuality and a huge communication gap between the generations.
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Obituary: Robert N. Howe
A memorial service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday in Christ Church Episcopal, 2000 S. Maryland Parkway. Affordable Cremation and Burial Service, 2457 N. Decatur Blvd., is handling arrangements.
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Murders Push Britain's New Minister Into 'No Talk' policy
LONDON -- When terrorists murdered two police officers in the Northern Ireland town of Lurgan early June 16 Marjorie "Mo" Mowlam was preparing to unveil two fresh initiatives aimed at tackling the province's political and ...
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FBI seeks help in finding serial killing suspect
Andrew Phillip Cunanan is considered armed and dangerous and could be anywhere in the U.S., according to Special Agent Aurelio Flores. He is known to have ties to the gay community, wears glasses, speaks several ...
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Where You Stand for June 17, 1997
Name withheld
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Las Vegas museum will showcase Coke's history
Now, officials of the Atlanta-based soft drink giant are putting the finishing touches on a museum adjacent to the gargantuan bottle that will showcase the 111-year history of the company.
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New milk on the shelf in Las Vegas
"Say yes," president Charles Thomas answers emphatically, hoping his company's products catch on with health-conscious Americans.
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Show planners deal with Konstantinov situation
Vladimir Konstantinov's absence will cast a pall over Thursday night's showcase event.
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Long-term plan for building of schools touted
At least that's the way Clark County School District Superintendent Brian Cram sees it as he tries to gather support in the state Legislature for his 10-year campus construction financing plan.
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Anchor Gaming stock jumps after favorable financial news
Anchor stock closed Monday at $40, up $2.37, following the announcement. Since the end of April, the stock has soared 60 percent after falling from a peak of $71 a share a year ago.
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Sports history for June 17
1961 - Gene Littler shoots a 68 in the final round to edge Doug Sanders and Bob Goalby in the U.S. Open golf tournament.
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Golf Glance
Buick Classic
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Where I Stand: Flight snafus mar informative trip to Northern Nevada
First mistake was booking my flight on Reno Air. Over-booked and full to the hilt, the plane was an hour late leaving Las Vegas. Coming back I discovered I had been booked on an earlier ...
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Editorial: Info scam bilking retirees
The loophole has spawned a rash of companies through the nation charging seniors for information and services that the Social Security Administration provides without cost. The same holds true for Medicare services, handled by the ...
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Obituary: Helen Cahill Petty
Visitation is scheduled from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday with a 7 p.m. rosary in Palm Mortuary, 1325 N. Main St. Mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. Thursday in Prince of Peace Catholic Church. Burial will be ...
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Obituary: Marietta A. Smith
Desert Memorial Cremation and Burial Society, 1111 Las Vegas Blvd. North, is arranging private services.
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Bicyclist struck and killed by truck
The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.
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Obituary: Marcial A. Servillon
Visitation is scheduled from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Wednesday in Palm Mortuary, 1600 S. Jones Blvd. Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday in Our Lady of Las Vegas Catholic Church.
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Obituary: Steven M. Doroshow
Services were 11 a.m. today in Palm Mortuary, 1325 N. Main St. Burial followed in Palm Valley View Memorial Park.
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Correction to photo caption
* A woman in a photograph accompanying a story on Classroom on Wheels in Sunday's SUN was incorrectly identified. She is Nancy Lancia, a teacher's aide.
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