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Tuesday, April 8, 2008

04/08/08 - Greenwich Multi - Miillionaires Say "Those !@#$%^ New York Democrats. (*&^%$ Sheldon Silver And %^&*(@ David Paterson.

Big Shots May See Their Big Bucks Headed South

'Millionaire's Tax' Could Fund NYC Mass Transit

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By: Marcia Kramer

ALBANY (CBS) ― Mayor Michael Bloomberg's congestion pricing plan may be dead, but Assembly Democrats do have a plan to raise money for mass transit: tax the rich.

It's what Albany calls a "millionaire's tax."

Yes, billionaires like Bloomberg will ante up, too.

Under the plan, people who earn over $1 million in New York state will pay an income tax surcharge of about 3/4 of 1 percent for five years. In all, it would raise over $5 billion for mass transit.

Supporters say that of the 75,000 affected taxpayers, about 35,000 don't live in New York.

"They could be ballplayers at Yankee Stadium, Shea Stadium, Madison Square Garden," Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver told CBS 2 HD. "They could be Wall Street people who live in Greenwich, Conn., or Princeton, N.J."

And with everyone scratching their heads Tuesday about how to fund mass transit, Gov. David Paterson named former MTA Chairman Richard Ravitch to head a commission to look for revenues.

"I am announcing there will be a blue ribbon commission," Paterson said.

Ravitch told CBS 2 HD that he's up to the challenge.

"Obviously, it's a tougher task with the defeat of congestion pricing because that would have provided 20 percent of what the apparent needs are," he said.

Although Bloomberg wouldn't support the so-called "millionaire's tax," Ravitch is open to it........

04/08/08 - Greenwich Late Night News Update

Greennwich News Reports:

Greenwich beach-access policy goes before federal judge
Boston Globe - United States

GREENWICH, Conn.—Both sides in a Stamford bicyclist's lawsuit challenging Greenwich's beach-access policy have agreed to forgo a trial and allow a federal ...

Rosacea is a skin condition that has its sufferers seeing red.
Stamford Advocate - Stamford,CT

"I've seen people mistake it for acne or think they just blush easily," says Dr. Lynne Haven, a dermatologist affiliated with Greenwich Hospital. ...

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04/08/08 - "We have workers struggling with health care costs and low wage jobs and budget cuts to state programs," says AFL-CIO President John Olsen

Mobilize The Greenwich SWAT Team And Riot Control Units !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Protests Planned for McCain


"We have some hard times ahead and we need a president who cares about people not just rich and powerful people."


B There Or B Square

Two groups are planning to protest when presumptive Republican presidential nominee U.S. Sen. John McCain visits the Belle Haven Club early tomorrow evening for private fundraiser. Members of the AFL-CIO of Connecticut and Connecticut Opposes the War plan to protest the event at Shore and Field roads just outside the gated Belle Haven community to demonstrate against McCain's support for the war in Iraq and the Bush tax cuts for upper income Americans, the groups said....

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04/08/08 - Greenwich Afternoon News Update

Greenwich News Reports:

Roundup: Greenwich boys golf opens with three wins
Greenwich Time

The Greenwich High School boys golf team couldn't have asked for a better way to open its season. The defending FCIAC champion Cardinals began their 2008 ...

Greenwich Spring Antiques Show Offers Pleasing Selection
Antiques and the Arts Online - Newtown,CT

A few new dealers among the many perennial favorites invigorated the Greenwich Antiques Show at its March 29–30 presentation at the Civic Center here. ...

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04/08/08 - Hey. They Took That ATV From Me !!!

Police Watch: The following reports were released April 8

Via The Greenwich Post


A 16-year-old Greenwich boy was arrested April 6 and charged with third degree larceny. Police had been sent to Pemberwick Road on the report that four teens had been seen with a stolen All Terrain Vehicle. The owner reportedly confirmed that the ATV had been taken from his driveway. The 16-year-old was accompanied by three other boys who were all juveniles (younger than 16 years old). The three younger boys were referred to the juvenile court for action. The 16-year-old was released on a promise to appear and is due in court April 9.

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04/08/08 - The Latest News From The Greenwich Post

Town, arts council say 'go fly a kite'

On Saturday, April 12, kids of all ages may participate in the annual Kite Flying Festival sponsored by the Greenwich Arts Council and the town Department of Parks & Recreation, in partnership, once again, with McDonald’s and the educational toy store, Smart Kids.
Global economic trends among topics at forum lecture

David Rothkopf, a visiting scholar, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and president and CEO of Garten Rothkopf, will give a lecture at 8 a.m. Wednesday, April 9, as part of the World Affairs Forum's Ambassadors' Roundtable.
Exhibit puts ‘focus’ on student artists

Greenwich residents William Seaton, David Tunick and Connor Kupersmith are among the student artists exhibiting in the Wilton Arts Council annual photography exhibit, Focus ’08. It will be on display at the Wilton Library now through April 26.

Weiss exhibits at St. Luke's Renaissance Weekend

Julia Weiss of Greenwich will perform a dramatic reading of her poetry during St. Luke’s School’s Renaissance Weekend, Friday, April 11, and Saturday, April 12.


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04/08/08 - Greenwich Time News Update - On Betty Sternberg's "Moldy Dilemma"


"The Glenville community would like to stay together and would like to move along with this project on time, so we are looking optimistically at every option that would allow us to do that," said Glenville School parent Deb Klein, who also serves on the Advisory Committee on Facilities


Updated: April 08, 2008

Closed school gets a close look: Sacred Heart examined as possible relief for moldy dilemma

Greenwich school officials who toured the former Sacred Heart Academy in Stamford yesterday said they found a less than ideal site for temporarily relocating students from Hamilton Avenue and Glenville schools.

"Unfortunately, it would not be a turnkey solution -- there are issues with the building," said Leslie Moriarty, a Board of Education member who heads the Advisory Committee on Facilities. "It can stay on the list, but it's not the answer to all of our issues, as is."

Sacred Heart Academy, which closed a couple of years ago after 82 years in operation, is lacking in some classroom amenities, such as a scarcity of electrical outlets. The building also might need to be brought up to current code requirements before it can be occupied, officials said.

"It's not code-compliant in terms of sprinklers," Moriarty said, adding that the facility also is not wheelchair accessible and because of its layout may not meet state requirements for kindergarten and first grade classes.....

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Helpful Links For Glenville Parents ....

Please Read Before
Betty "You Can Trust Me" Sternberg
Puts Your Small Children In The Contaminated Modular Classrooms, Without Allowing The Hamilton Avenue School Parents To Conduct Independent And Unfettered Environmental Tests.....

As much as we shake our heads, as much as we snicker, as much as we wag our cynical tongues, this mold stuff is for real.

Soon there may be lawsuits, because Greenwich Public School administrators have not told Parents, Single Family Home Owners And Taxpayers the whole truth.

Please read....



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04/08/08 - "None of us want to unduly alarm the public," said David Bailey, Hood's attorney. "We don't want mothers getting frantic."

Don't panic, says lawyer in lawsuit over mold in Suffolk school ...

The lawyer who helped bring a lawsuit against the city over allegations of dangerous mold problems at an elementary school said Friday that he does not want to panic parents.

Cristina Hood, a fourth-grade teacher at Booker T. Washington Elementary School, filed a lawsuit this week that accuses school and city officials of failing to address dangerous levels of mold that sickened her and some of her students. She is seeking $2.5 million in damages......

....Bailey said he has not spoken to any parents with children at the school or other teachers there.

He also has not sought any school records, he said.

"All of that is down the road, depending on how the court wants to deal with it," Bailey said.

"We have tried to keep this, at the moment, to the situation with Ms. Hood," he added. "And I realize it has much broader implications."....

...Hood was hired at Booker T. Washington last summer to teach about 25 fourth-graders. According to her complaint, she began to suffer itchy eyes within days of beginning work and later developed nasal congestion....,

.... about 20 percent to 30 percent of Hood's students have respiratory problems, watery eyes, allergies, asthma, runny noses, headaches and stomach issues. Hood sends children to the school nurse daily, the complaint said.


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04/08/08 - Have You Heard About The Westport School Mold Problem And How It Was Initially Handled - Greenwich Parents Should Talk To Westport Parents

State health experts addressed mold issues at A Town Hall meeting on air quality at King’s Highway Elementary School.

Westport, Connecticut, Elementary School
portable classroom has high mold spore level

by Meg Learson Grosso

One of the two portable classrooms behind King's Highway Elementary School was closed last week, just one week after it reopened, because it was found to have high levels of mold spores. The other has a clean bill of health and was reopened.

Gavin Anderson, chairman of the King's Highway School Maintenance Committee, said the count was about 5,000 mold spore equivalents per cubic meter in the now-closed portable classroom, compared to about 1,700 in the other portable.

The "likely" reason for the higher level of mold is the teaching materials, such as sheet music that the music teacher, Sarah Guterman, was unpacking the day the tests were taken, according to Gil Cormier, an air quality expert with Occupational Risk Control Services in New Britain. He was reached by phone on Tuesday night.

There has been much speculation among parents and even committee members about who knew what, and when. The following timeline was provided by Anderson and verified by Cormier and others.

On Monday, Nov. 26, at a meeting of the King's Highway Elementary School Maintenance Committee, it was revealed that children were having classes in the portable classrooms. Some committee members asked who had approved the opening of the portable classrooms. According to a number of parents present, as well as Joe Strickland, an architect, member of the committee and also chairman of the Public Site and Building Committee, he asked the question and he remembers that Nancy Harris, Assistant Supt. for Business, said, "Gil did," meaning Gil Cormier approved the opening.

However, Cormier did not even know that children were in the portable classrooms. According to Cormier, on Monday night, Bill Pecoriello, a parent and member of the King's Highway Maintenance Committee, called Cormier to say that children were now in the portable and he asked Cormier if he could test the rooms, as the school system had previously agreed that Cormier would do.

On Tuesday, Cormier tested the portables in the afternoon and when he got back, there was an email from Anderson, sent earlier in the day, which also asked Cormier to test.

By Wednesday or Thursday, when children were in those classrooms (as they were on Friday and Monday), Cormier asked Harris if she wanted the laboratory results the fast or slow way. She gave the go-ahead for the more expensive, but quicker results.

Cormier said he got those results late Friday afternoon, Nov. 30. He put the results together in a table. Looking at them, he told himself, "the results look odd and it didn't make sense to me." The north portable had shown much worse test results prior to extensive renovations, and now the southern classroom had much worse results.

Cormier told himself that possible culprits for a high mold spore level could be the ceiling tiles, or the small amount of insulation that was left in the air handling system. (He had originally pushed for removing all the insulation, but finally settled for allowing ten percent to be left in.) However, the ceiling tiles and insulation were the same in both classrooms, yet there was an elevated level of mold in only one classroom.

Cormier remembered that the music teacher, Sarah Guterman, was unpacking materials in the southern portable, the one with the higher mold count, on the day that he did the testing.

He also remembered that the music teacher had once taught in the pod that was torn down this past summer because it was riddled with mold. He seemed to remember that her next classroom also had problems. While she has not been in the pod for at least a few years, Cormier said that mold can exist that long.

Over the weekend, Cormier left for a long-planned vacation, but on Monday, Dec. 3, he called Harris from Hawaii to tell her that no children should be allowed in the classroom and he sent her an email on Tuesday.

He added that the information should be shared with parents and staff, and that the schools should further "assess" the problem to determine the cause. He advised the administrators to have the rooms tested again, after further remediation was done.

According to Marge Cion, chair of the Board of Education, the rooms have been retested.

The assessment should particularly include the teaching materials, Cormier said. An expert should assess these to determine whether they can be cleaned and saved, or should be thrown out. Cormier said the problem with cleaning porous materials, such as paper, is that the only way to know if the materials are safe afterwards is to test again and that is expensive. "Usually, we recommend that things be thrown out," he said.

Cormier also said that the rooms should be examined to see that all the renovations that were recommended were actually done.

The ceiling tiles were removed and replaced on Saturday, Dec. 1, as Schools Supt. Dr. Elliott Landon announced at a Board of Education meeting on Dec. 3.
Cormier had noticed the day he was testing, Nov. 27, that the ceiling tiles weren't replaced as he had expected they would be during the extensive renovations to the portable classrooms. It seems the fault lay in the recommendations of the Technical Committtee, a sub-committee of the Kings's Highway School Maintenance Committee. That group had inadvertently left replacement of ceiling tiles off the list of repairs that it gave the school system, according to Gavin Anderson, chair of that group.

Parent Amanda Gebicki took issue with the way that the news was reported to parents at Kings Highway School, saying that an email was sent from Anderson to parents entitled "Environmental Update from Special Maintenance Sub-Committee."

She noted that the email merely said that on Nov. 27, air samples showed "elevated readings" for the southern of the two modulars. She took issue with the fact that mold was not mentioned, nor the extent of the mold.

She said that when Staples High School was found to have mold, earlier in the year, Dr. Landon emailed the parents and informed them that mold was present and said that steps were being taken to remediate it. "I don't know why the parents at King's Highway are not afforded the same candor," said Gebicki.
The parent said she emailed Anderson and "I questioned whether it was a full and accurate disclosure."

Reached by phone on Tuesday evening, Anderson said that he phrased the email the way he did because, "I didn't want to frighten anybody."

Gebicki said of the administration's opening the portables without the approval of Cormier: "My big problem is that they gambled. They knew that a critical step had not been taken in remediation (replacement of ceiling tiles), and they knew that Gil had not issued an approval for re-occupancy. They gambled with the health of the children."

Gebicki noted that two years ago, a report done by a company called AMC Technology in September of 2006 said that porous materials must be decontaminated or disposed of. "They got the report, but did not go back and decontaminate them," she said.

Parent Lauren Tarshis said that the reopening of the portables without an expert's inspection is "another example of why, even with an expert on hand, the administration did not follow the protocols."

Anderson noted in his email that "It is worth noting that the school maintenance division have responded quickly and efficiently to countless repair and remediation needs at the school throughout the last three months, and a great deal of positive work has been completed."

He also noted that during the three days that the classroom was open "individual student exposure to whatever levels of airborne contaminants" was likely to be minimal, since students were not there for the entire day or for extended periods."


Heated Meeting on King’s Highway Mold at Town Hall

By Linda Alvkall

It was a heated meeting Wednesday night at Westport Town Hall as many parents expressed anger and concern about the air quality at King’s Highway
Elementary School.

So many Westporters showed up that the meeting first scheduled for room 309 had to be moved to the Town Hall auditorium.

Brendan Reilly, a concerned parent who has two children at the school, was upset that his son’s asthma has worsened due to what he said was mold in his classroom.

Fourteen out of 19 children in one classroom have symptoms,” Reilly said. “The sickness of these children is the most important thing.”

More "Heated Meeting on King’s Highway Mold at Town Hall"

But There Is Even More Westport School Mold News:

Remediation Costs at KHS Topped $250K
Westport-News - Apr 2, 2008

In a final 84-page report released on Wednesday by Westport First Selectman Gordon F. Joseloff, Gavin Anderson, chairman of the special committee, ...

Reservations on KHS final report

Westport Minuteman - Mar 27, 2008

... to investigate mold and air quality. Parents said his report "has been delayed by an undisclosed conflict between the Westport school administration and ...
Dispute delays report on mold
Westport Minuteman, - Mar 13, 2008

A dispute between the Westport schools' administration and air quality consultant Gil Cormier of Occupational Risk Control Services in New Britain, ...

Carbon Dioxide Levels Reduced at KHS
Westport-News - Mar 14, 2008

By Frank Luongo

Carbon dioxide at the King's Highway Elementary School (KHS) in Westport has been significantly reduced in a number of classrooms that...

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04/08/08 - Here Are Some More Oldie Moldie School Lawsuit News Stories

San Benito schools’ mold lawsuit settled

The Valley Morning Star (September 2, 2004).

SAN BENITO, Texas — Three years after two San Benito campuses were rid of mold, the company that installed the school district’s heating and cooling systems has agreed to pay the school district $15 million.

Honeywell International Inc.’s $15 million settlement falls short of the $180 million in damages and attorney fees that the school district was seeking in a lawsuit that was headed to trial this week.

But School Board President Oscar De La Fuente, Jr., said that the settlement would cover a $7 million loan to pay for the mold remediation and save the district legal fees from a prolonged lawsuit.

The money will also cover $729,000 the district has paid in interest on the two-year-old loan, and attorney fees whose percentage is still being worked out, schools interim superintendent Antonio Limon said.

"We will break even with this settlement," he said.

First National Bank of Edinburg had given the loan, which had to be renewed every year and did not allow for payment on the principal, Limon added.

The school district alleged in its 2002 lawsuit that Honeywell installed and mismanaged faulty heating and cooling systems at SBCISD from 1994 to 2001.

A November arbitration in Minnesota was going to decide the outcome of the litigation involving mold cases at Bertha Cabaza Middle and Dr. Raul Garza Elementary schools, where most of the mold was found and cleaned up.

Limon said that the mold consultant had given all 13 campuses a "clean bill of health" and that he did not anticipate any future substantial cost in mold clean up.

A statement issued by the company stated that there was no basis to the school district’s allegations of fraud and that "we believe that we would have prevailed at trial."

The statement added that no mold was found in any of these schools and that the school board has not done any mold remediation over the last 2 years since moisture concerns were raised.

"Honeywell had a successful working relationship with the San Benito schools for more than eight years," the statement adds. "All along this case was shaped by the district’s mold consultant, Assured Indoor Air Quality."

The statement said that the mold consultant gained millions of dollars to assess the cause of moisture in the schools and resolve the problem.

Here Is Another School Mold Lawsuit:

Professor Files Lawsuit, Says Mold In Classroom Is Making Her Sick ...

A Brevard Community College professor is suing the college, because she says her classroom was full of mold, making her constantly sick.

Carolyn Hayes has been teaching at Brevard Community College for 11 years, until, she says, the mold got so bad she couldn't take it anymore.....

...."You can't breathe and it's hard to get air out and you wheeze and your ribcage hurts," she says....

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Jury awards $375K in mold lawsuit against Housing Authority of ...

Three people with disabilities were awarded a little more than $375,000 yesterday in their negligence action against their landlord, the Housing Authority of Baltimore City, over mold and fungi in their apartments.

Johnnie Pratt, Louise Bills and Mary Roy lived in Homewood House, in East Baltimore's Midway community...

Mold-Help.org: Mold blamed in health issues; $100 million lawsuit ...

Written by: Howard Breuer
Pasadena Star News


Pasadena, CA - Something awful is happening to children at the Kings Villages housing complex, says longtime tenant Annie Williams.

Many wake in the night with heavy nosebleeds, and have asthma so bad their mothers keep breathing machines by their beds....

Maryland toxic mold lawsuit verdict $270000 | Legal News & Updates ...

On October 30, 2006, a Maryland toxic mold lawsuit filed in St. Mary’s County resulted in a verdict of $270,000. The claim was filed against a landlord by individuals who were injured by mold in the home they rented.

The toxic mold lawsuit was filed because the landlords failed to fulfill their obligation to respond to the renters’ requests for repairs and failed to maintain the property in a reasonably safe condition. The law suit, which was filed by Maryland lawyer Scott Nevin, indicates that the renters told the landlord of a water problem which developed in the rental home, but adequate repairs were never completed. They claimed that the water problem led to mold, fungus and other toxic substances in the home...

04/08/08 - Going Once, Going Twice, Gone

Sotheby's C. Hugh Hidesley to conduct benefit auction in Greenwich ...

Stamford Plus Magazine

Mr. Hildesley will conduct a benefit auction during the event at Richards in Greenwich to support the front line troops defending our freedoms by ensuring ...



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04/08/08 Minutes From Special School Facilities Mettings Held In March

Special Facilities Committee
Mike Reilly’s Meeting Minutes

March 31, 2008
At the special committee meeting Tuesday night, 03/31/08, the discussion centered on who should hire the forensic specialist - the administration, the BOE, or the town attorney. The three options were related to the hiring of a forensic specialist. The options presented were: 1) the administration hires the forensic firm; 2) the BOE hires the firm; or 3) the town attorney hires the firm. There are advantages and disadvantages to each option. It seems like a conflict of interest if the administration hires the firm. If the BOE hires the firm, this leaves the lines of communication open, but this can limit the town attorney. If the town attorney hires them, this option retains attorney client privileges and limits communication.

We reviewed the options for relocation, ever being mindful that Ham Ave comes first in anything if our school does not finish. A presentation from Turner construction was made regarding the different options on the modulars and relocation. With regard to relocation, we voted to remove two options off the list: Option 6 (HAS moving into Glenville School); and Option 19 (Glenville grades being dispersed).

Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Thank you for asking me to participate in this committee. The first night has been enlightening already. Here is a brief recap before I forget. I will forward more info as I reread some of my notes but wanted to get you some info.

The first item on the meeting agenda was the Glenville relocation options.
There was an extensive discussion on this topic as it took up most of the meeting tonight, really a review of the BOE meeting from Thursday.
The modular school had several different issues that were reviewed tonight, remediate the existing, install new ones at couple of different sites including the existing site.
Another set of options was to use some existing TOG/BOE buildings and do in one, two, or three locations.
One location was ruled out immediately, there was some discussion on two locations but there were several negatives to this option; and three locations was last. There were a lot of ideas on this.
Third was to use community or commercial space.
Commercial was ruled out right away as the cost of obtaining this option was not in line with the budget.
The last thing discussed on the Glenville relocation was having split sessions with another host school.
I did not like this idea and I added some input on this topic, first the schedule would have limited kids after school programs (religion classes) as I did not feel the churches would rearrange their schedules for a few students, and most of the board agreed on my comment. Other objections were students and teachers sharing the same space.
Leslie started a criteria for grading each option which is what will drive this recommendation to the BOE.
Betty released some information regarding the air test results which she received late this afternoon. The teachers can go into the school and sort what they for teaching at the host school. These items can not be shipped to the new schools until next wed. The engineers and architects can not continue their investigation until all the personal belongings are out of the school as the dismantling can pose a problem with getting mold on those items and transferring to another location and create a health hazard. I agree with this process. The problem with this is that they will not go into the building until the end of month.
We finally got to the causes of the modular building and we breezed through as we were handed some documents that will take me some time to read and be prepared for our next meeting on Tues.
We spoke about criteria for the outside consultant that is being pursued. That is going to take some time as we need to find some who has no conflict of interest with the contractor and Greenwich.

08/08/08 - The Greenwich News Wire For Tuesday


Mom's 'green-eyed thinking' makes good idea for kids' book

Greenwich Time

"I wanted something that was fun not so doom-and-gloom," the 42-year-old Greenwich resident said during an interview yesterday. Inspired by her 4-year-old ...

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Town Police Department has done itself proud

Greenwich Time

In January, Greenwich police also cracked the case of a Bronx man who had
been murdered and his body dumped in the backcountry. The back-to-back
successes ...

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College notes

Stamford Advocate

Caroline Simmons (Greenwich Academy) was on the Ivy League Honor Roll after scoring three goals and adding three assists as Harvard (7-3) got past Vermont. ...

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    Houston Chronicle

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Shellfish beds: Doing something right for clams, but what?
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