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Sunday, September 25, 2011

09/25/11 Cos Cob Library hosts children’s Chinese art

The Cos Cob Library is host to a new display of children’s Chinese artwork, which is being exhibited in their Community Room through Sept. 30. The exhibit is sponsored by the Chinese Language School of Connecticut, the non-profit, Riverside-based provider of Chinese language programs to students, schools and corporations.

This year’s theme is “Inventions from the Middle Kingdom,” based on Simon Winchester’s book, The Man Who Loved China. The first day of the show coincided with the Library’s annual Open House and book fair on Saturday, Sept. 10. On display is a sampling of students’ work from kindergarten through sixth grade.

Katy Chen Myers, the school’s vice president of art and culture, explained, “We are so grateful for the Cos Cob library’s support of our children’s art and culture programs. CLSC’s curriculum integrates Chinese history, art and culture, and includes hands-on learning projects for students via weekly workshops, so each student can learn experientially, through art. The Greenwich community is very fortunate to have the Cos Cob library’s resources available to children, teens and families.”

Visitors can view the artwork during regular Library hours.

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09/25/11 Marine Captain Ted John Hubbard From Greenwich Married Allison Lauren Johnston At The Ocean Club Resort in Indian Beach, N.C.

Allison Lauren Johnston, the daughter of Nancy M. Johnston and Russell D. Johnston of Emerald Isle, N.C., was married Saturday to Capt. Ted John Hubbard, a son of Bess H. Hubbard and George Hubbard of Greenwich, Conn. The Rev. Kenneth P. Ambrose, a United Methodist minister, officiated in an outdoor ceremony at the Ocean Club Resort in Indian Beach, N.C.

Mrs. Hubbard, 29, was until June a customer service representative for Peter Millar Luxury Apparel in Raleigh, N.C. She graduated from Lipscomb University.

Her father, who worked in Raleigh, retired as a real estate tax appraiser for the Wake County Department of Revenue. Her mother, who also worked in Raleigh, retired as a special education teacher with the Wake County Public School System.

Captain Hubbard, 27, is a Marine infantry officer. He is assigned to Marine Barracks Washington, as the silent drill platoon commander; he leads a 24-man rifle platoon that performs precision drill exhibitions. He served in Ramadi, Iraq, from October 2007 to May 2008, and in the Helmand Province in Afghanistan from May to November 2009. He graduated from Boston College.

His mother retired as the assistant to the headmaster of Brunswick School, an independent campus for boys in Greenwich. His father is the founder and managing partner of Algonquin Advisors, a wealth management and investment advisory firm in Greenwich.

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09/25/11 Orthopaedic foundation to honor Martha Stewart

PRESS RELEASE FROM: The Orthopaedic Foundation for Active Lifestyles

Greenwich, CT - The Orthopaedic Foundation for Active Lifestyles (OFALS) seventh anniversary gala fundraiser will take place on Wednesday, November 9, 2011 at The Harvard Club of New York City. The celebratory evening will honor Martha Stewart, who will receive the Leadership Award for Non-Profit Philanthropy, Russell Warren, MD, who will receive the Excellence in Sports Medicine Award, and John M. Bader, who will receive the Award for Embodying the Spirit of an Active Lifestyle. The menu will feature Celebrity Chef Michael Mina with wine pairing chosen by a world-famous sommelier.

The evening will begin with a champagne and hors d'oeuvres reception at 6:00 p.m. followed by dinner which will once again feature a bone-healthy menu. Guests will also experience a special performance by the perennial classic-rock favorite, America, who evolved in the late 1960s and quickly harmonized to the top of the charts with their signature song, “A Horse with No Name.” America celebrated their 40th-year anniversary in 2010 and continues as a mainstay on the domestic and international concert circuit and a cornerstone of 70’s Top 40 FM rock radio.

Honorees include Martha Stewart, America’s most popular guide to stylish living, and known for her company Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, which consists of her Emmy-award-winning television show, numerous best-selling books and product lines and widely-read magazines. Committed to healthy living, she has donated millions of dollars to Mount Sinai Hospital for a center for healthy aging.

Russell Warren, MD, has been with the Hospital for Special Surgery for thirty-four years. Dr. Warren was surgeon-in-chief, has been the team physician for the New York Giants for twenty years, and has been named New York Magazine’s Best Doctor for many years.

John M. Bader, Chairman and Chief Investment Officer of Halcyon Asset Management, will receive the Award for Embodying the Spirit of an Active Lifestyle. He and his wife, Peggy, have been involved with guiding the Orthopaedic Foundation for Active Lifestyles for many years. Both pursue active lifestyles: enjoying kiteboarding, among other sports, and reside in New York City with their children.

Proceeds from the evening will benefit the Orthopaedic Foundation for Active Lifestyles, developed by Kevin Plancher, MD, a not-for-profit foundation whose principal mission is to promote, support, develop and encourage research and education concerning orthopaedic injuries and musculoskeletal diseases. Support will fund cutting edge research on new and minimally invasive ways to treat pain and keep individuals active. Proceeds will also provide hands on “Doctor for a Day” educational labs for middle school and high school students in the New York and Connecticut region. In the labs, the students will work directly with OFALS’ surgeons and learn how to mend broken bones on lifelike cadavers. This year, the gala will also support the addition of a chief scientific officer to further help OFALS in its mission.

Kevin Plancher, MD, MS, FACS, FAAOS, is a leading orthopaedic surgeon and sports medicine expert with offices in Greenwich, Conn. and Manhattan. He has been named a Top Orthopaedic Doctor by Connecticut Magazine for the past seven years and New York Magazine’s Top Doctor for ten consecutive years. The Orthopaedic Foundation for Active Lifestyles is based in Greenwich, Conn. For additional information about the organization or to purchase tickets to the gala, contact Janine Bahar at (203) 869-2002 ext. 403 or at jbahar@ofals.org or visit www.ofals.org

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09/25/11 The Raw Late Night Greenwich News Feed

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Greenwich United Way holds Oktoberfest to launch community campaign
Greenwich Time
Specialty beers, including St. Pauli Girl lager, were available during the third annual Greenwich United Way Oktoberfest at the Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich, Saturday night, Sept. 24, 2011.
Greenwich to host fundraiser for CT House speaker's congressional bid
Middle East North Africa Financial Network
Several Democratic leaders from Greenwich and Stamford are scheduled to hold a fundraiser for Donovan, who hails from Meriden, Monday night at Morello Italian Bistro at 253 Greenwich Ave. The suggested donation is $250, with the max set at $2500, ...
The Dish: Brendan Fraser has taste for 'Ginger' on the Avenue
Greenwich Time
Fraser, a Greenwich resident, was seen having dinner at the Ginger Man on Greenwich Avenue last week. (Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images) Photo: Getty Images, Valerie Macon / 2010 Getty Images Left to right, Maj. Gen. John Batiste, comedian Lewis ...
61 Open Houses in Greenwich, CT for Sept. 25th - Prices from $420K to $4.7MM
Patch.com
Another very busy weekend for open houses in Greenwich as fall market continues to roll along. By Mark Pruner We have 61 open houses throughout Greenwich, Connecticut including including Old Greewnch, Riverside, Cos Cob, Central Greenwich, Byram, ...
Elite Lacrosse Program Schedules Tryouts
The Daily Harrison
An elite travel lacrosse program run by Chelsea Piers Connecticut and coached by Scott Bulkley will hold tryouts next month in Stamford and Greenwich. The program is open for players in Connecticut and Westchester County, NY Boys' tryouts take place ...
Conn. candidates' observers barred from polling places
Greenwich Time
From the perspective of Fred DeCaro III, the Republican registrar of Greenwich, the more checks and balances, the better. "I think we're a better society by having the opportunity for observers than to limit the scrutiny that an election can fall under ...
Stamford Newspaper Editor Charged With DUI
The Daily Fairfield
by Tom Renner Today David McCumber, an editor at newspapers in Stamford and Greenwich, was charged with DUI in Wilton. WILTON, Conn. – The editor of The Advocate newspaper in Stamford and Greenwich Time was charged with driving under the influence ...
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09/24/11 Greenwich Roundup's Criticisms Of Hearst Newspaper Editor David McCumber's Job At The Greenwich Time Has Apparently Driven Him To Drink

Driving Under The Influence - Or "Deuce" In Cop Jargon - Editor Of The Money Losing Greenwich Time Is Busted....

This Just In ....


Hearst Corporation Editor Charged With DUI


No Byline - Just Some Reporter At The Stamford Advocate

Published 12:35 p.m., Saturday, September 24, 2011

David McCumber, editor of The Advocate and Greenwich Time and editorial director of the Hearst Connecticut Media Group, was charged with driving under the influence in Wilton early Saturday morning.

McCumber, 59, of 436 Hurlbutt St., Wilton, also was charged with failure to drive in the proper lane after he was pulled over at 1:30 a.m. on Seeley Road.

The Hearst Connecticut Media Group also includes the Connecticut Post, Danbury News-Times and seven weekly newspapers.

He is to appear at state Superior Court in Norwalk Oct. 4....


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09/25/11 Adelle Alessandroni's Letter To Greenwich Roundup In Support Of Board Of Education Member Marianna Ponns Cohen

Dear Greenwich Roundup:

I am submitting the following letter to the editor in support of Ms. Ponns Cohen's candidacy for the Board of Education. I know her personally, and know the good work she does. She is a terrific and decent gal, and very smart, too.

Sincerely,

ADELLE ALESSANDRONI
OLD GREENWICH, CT 06870



To the editor:

Marianna Ponns Cohen has spent the past four years on the Board of Education working to stop bad things from happening in Greenwich and trying to make good things happen. Some highlights:


First, the prior superintendent tried to quietly negotiate a magnet school venture with Stamford – using mostly Greenwich and state money. Marianna almost singlehandedly exposed and stopped it. Next, this superintendent proposed introducing over 100 new "initiatives ," a plan so watered down there would be no way to determine what worked and what didn't. Marianna suggested 30 measurements instead – the board ignored her.


Then, Marianna recommended a budget review to help ensure an appropriate allocation of funding for students in the classrooms, rather than a continued churning of new "initiatives" that supported administrative staff and consultants. They attacked and silenced her.


In the past two years, the superintendent and the Board chair covertly signed on to expensive, "international" programs (IB) for Greenwich middle and high schools, before some board members knew anything about it. And Marianna discovered that the agents selling IB get a hefty chunk of the millions it costs every district. I've since learned that, if you try to leave IB, they help arrange lawsuits against your town. By the way, the board has not provided one IB academic success story to the public – another of those pesky questions Marianna keeps asking.


Marianna Ponns Cohen is certainly inconvenient for the rubber stamp Board of Education and their friends. But she is YOUR best friend as a taxpayer and parent. Vote for Marianna Ponns Cohen November 8.

09/25/11 Greenwich Diva Says Mr. Nunes just made it difficult for us black folks to enter Greenwich jewelry shops

Claudette Lewis-Rothman posted in Greenwich Diva.
Nunes just made it difficult for us black...
Claudette Lewis-Rothman 2:22pm Sep 25
Nunes just made it difficult for us black folks who live in Greenwich to enter this jewelry store....damn!!!
» Two New York residents accused of stealing tens of thousands of dollars worth of Rolexes from Lux.
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Two New York residents were charged in connection with a robbery of a Greenwich jewelry store. Polic

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09/25/11 Greenwich Diva Asks,"How drunk was the Greenwich Time editor?"

Claudette Lewis-Rothman posted in Greenwich Diva.
How drunk was the Greenwich Time editor?
Claudette Lewis-Rothman 2:18pm Sep 25
How drunk was the Greenwich Time editor?
» Greenwich Time editor David McCumber arrested for DUI Greenwich Diva: Keeping it "REAL" in Greenwi
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09/25/11 Greenwich High School Teacher Jen Kennelly Wants To Be On The Fairfield Board Of Education Even Though Her School Failed NCLB Standards

Jen Kennelly currently teaches English literature at Greenwich High School and is running for the Fairfield Connecticut Board Of Education.

According to a Kennelly campgain supporter.....

"As a young professional administrator, Jen turned around a parochial school in New York’s “Hell’s Kitchen,” achieving significantly raised academic performance, increasing enrollment, reversing fiscal deficits, creating financial stability and, as coach of the basketball, team turning around a failed program into state champs.
Jen and her husband have three children attending Fairfield public schools and are dedicated to our community with many years serving with PTA activities, co-founding our Board of Education Cultural Diversity Task Force and achieving a gold medal performance as coach of the Stratfield Elementary School’s fifth grade International Odyssey of the Mind Competition."

WOW!!!

If this is all true, maybe we should take Ms. Kennelly out of that Greenwich High School English classroom and fire a very highly paid failed Greenwich High School administrator.

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09/25/11 The Greenwich Topix Message Board - (7 stories) - TOP STORY:Naked Man Exposes Self to Newspaper Delivery Woman

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Greenwich - News September 25, 2011


More Evidence Of The Decline Of The Hearst Corporation And Print Media In America:

First The Greenwich Time Editor David McCumber Is Busted For Drunk Driving In Wilton, CT

And Now ....


Naked Man Exposes Self to Newspaper Delivery Woman

(Patch)
Screaming, a 53-year-old man threw a flower pot at a van in his driveway, which was occupied by another man.....

AOL / PATCH'S OMG PD ALSO REPORTS ....

Want to buy a Rolex? Just don't use a fake credit card and driver's license in Greenwich.

In the second case this month, Greenwich Police busted a New York City man who they say tried to buy a $30,665 Rolex watch at Betteridge Jewelers on Greenwich Avenue. The suspect admitted to police he used a fake license for ID and a fake credit card to buy the pricey timepiece on Sept. 20.

On Sept. 10, a similar incident occurred at the Greenwich Avenue shop, resulting in another NYC man.

(The Daily Greenwich)
Whitby School in Greenwich started off the new year with an all-time high enrollment, a new faculty and a new look.

Light show: Lost car magnets make for an interesting display on car wash light post

(Greenwich Citizen)

It rises like a totem pole from the ground in front of the Old Greenwich Car Wash on East Putnam Ave .

Don't miss Putin' On the Dog Sunday, September 25, 2011

(Examiner)

If you are up for taking a ride on Sunday, September 25, 2011, there is an event in Greenwich, CT worth the trip.

Greenwich Police Foil Robbery Attempt

(Patch)

Greenwich police foiled a robbery attempt of a jewelry store on Greenwich Avenue on Friday afternoon.

FEMA Recovery Center Transitions to New Role

(Patch)

This is a press release from Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's office. Governor Dannel P. Malloy announced Thursday that seven of the state's eleven FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers will soon be transitioning into Small Business Administration Disaster Loan Outreach Centers at their current locations.


Greenwich Local Sports

Brunswick QB hurt in loss to Taft
(Greenwich Citizen)
Trailing by five in the second quarter, the Brunswick football team was just seeming to get into an offensive rhythm and figure out the Taft defense when the wheels came off in a big way.

Greenwich's Wildest And Craziest Orthodox Jew Is Going With His Ex-Buddhist Wife And Heading Up To The Fastest Growing Church In Town!!!

After Trashing Just About Everyone In Town, Greenwich Roundup Is Signing Off And Headed Up On King Street To Harvest Time Church To Watch Today's Three Sunday Services On The Big Screen TV In The Coffee Bar.

The Miracle On King Street's First Service Starts At 8;30 AM And Greenwich Roundup Is Going To Be Serving Hot Food Later In The Day.

The Best Kept Secret In Greenwich Is Right Where Bedford Road Meets King Street. Just North Of The Westchester County Airport. All Are Welcome To Come Watch This Dynamic Church Break Ground On The New 1,000 Seat Sanctuary That Will Be The Biggest Auditorium In The Town Of Greenwich Connecticut.

09/25/11 OMG PD and not much more from Greenwich Patch


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A Greenwich Avenue jewelry store is robbed of Rolex watches. Suspects apprehended.

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Greenwich Area Newcomers Lobster Fest

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09/25/11 Greenwich's Whitby Starts School Year on a High And More News In The Daily Greenwich

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Greenwich's Whitby Starts School Year on a High
by Anna Helhoski | 09/25/11

GREENWICH, Conn. – Whitby School in Greenwich started off the new year with an all-time high enrollment, a new faculty and ...

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Norwalk Celebrates End of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'
by Richard Weizel | 09/25/11

NORWALK, Conn. – When 22-year-old Anthony Grecco returns next month to Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., where he was discharged from a ...

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Two Charged in Greenwich Jewelry Store Robbery
by Anna Helhoski | 09/24/11

GREENWICH, Conn. – A Brooklyn, N.Y., man was arrested Friday and charged with robbing a Greenwich Avenue jewelry store, police said. ...

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Greenwich Group Serves Up Autumn Harvest Supper
by Anna Helhoski | 09/24/11

GREENWICH, Conn. – Celebrate the fall season with the Greenwich Historical Society at its second annual Autumn Harvest ...

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Fairfield County 'Toughest Place to Find a Job'
by Richard Weizel | 09/24/11

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. – There's even more bad news for anyone without a job in Fairfield County. It's tougher to find a job in the ...

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09/25/11 The Raw Overnight Greenwich News Feed

  1. Greenwich's Whitby Starts School Year on a HighRead the original story w/Photo

    The Daily Greenwich

    Whitby School in Greenwich started off the new year with an all-time high enrollment, a new faculty and a new look.

  2. Greenwich to host fundraiser for CT House speaker's congressional bidRead the original storyw/Photo

    Connecticut Post

    Connecticut's Democratic House Speaker Chris Donovan, viewed by a number of people in his party as the heir apparent to Chris Murphy in the 5th Congressional District, is programming Greenwich into his fundraising GPS.

  3. OBITUARY Former Golf Standout Dies in N.Y. AttacksRead the original story

    The Hoya

    ... should be," Mustion said. "He had so much love for the program and for its future." Galvin, 32, was a native of Greenwich, Conn. During his high-school career, he captained the Greenwich High Golf Team and was named All-State and All-County ...

  4. Norwalk improves to 2-0 for first time since 1999 with win over StamfordRead the original story

    Norwalk Citizen News

    Ireland based his message off last season, when the Bears followed up a stunning opening win over Greenwich with three straight blowout losses, in which they were outscored by a total of 98 points.

  5. Light show: Lost car magnets make for an interesting display on car wash light postRead the original story

    Greenwich Citizen

    It rises like a totem pole from the ground in front of the Old Greenwich Car Wash on East Putnam Ave .

  6. State to hear GHS neighbor's FOI complaint against townRead the original story w/Photo

    Connecticut Post

    The state Freedom of Information Commission will conduct a hearing Tuesday based on complaints by a neighbor of Greenwich High School that the town has refused to provide documents he has requested related to the construction of a new auditorium on the campus, and held secret meetings before funding for the project was approved.

  7. Don't miss Puttin' On the Dog Sunday, September 25, 2011Read the original story

    Examiner.com

    If you are up for taking a ride on Sunday, September 25, 2011, there is an event inGreenwich, CT worth the trip.

  8. Greenwich Police Foil Robbery AttemptRead the original story

    Patch.com

    Greenwich police foiled a robbery attempt of a jewelry store on Greenwich Avenue on Friday afternoon.

  9. 'Make a night of it' at Red Lulu in SoNoRead the original story

    Norwalk Citizen News

    ... Red Lulu is the younger sister of Lolita Cocina & Tequila Bar, which Pennette opened in the Byram section of Greenwich about a year ago. It became an instant success. Although Pennette, as the owner of cb5 Restaurant Group, has opened 130 ...

  10. Retroweek: A look back on Greenwich newsRead the original story

    Connecticut Post

    "I'm very apt to do something that my father's generation had a great amount of trouble doing, and that is telling your children honestly when you have failed and to be able to say they were sorry." Ian Cron, an adjunct pastor and curator of Christ Church Greenwich's Conversations on Courage and Faith discussions, on his new book, "Jesus, My ...

  11. Greenwich Crushes Bassick, 49-8Read the original story

    Patch.com

    Greenwich put away Friday's contest against overmatched Bassick early. The Cardinals erupted for 28 points in the first quarter en route to a 49-8 victory over the Lions for their second win of the young season.

  12. Gayle Killilea and her husband Sean Dunne in the back of their Lexus, 2008Read the original story

    Independent.ie

    ... Killilea. When they moved with their three young children to the exclusive billionaire's enclave of Belle Haven in Greenwich, Connecticut , late last year, it was Killilea, not Dunne, who purchased a $2m house. She also delved into property ...

  13. Greenwich Songwriter Stays Connected to CommunityRead the original story

    The Daily Greenwich

    GREENWICH, Conn. - If you shop at the Old Greenwich Farmers' Market, you may have seen songwriter and Greenwich native Jesse Terry strumming his guitar and singing.

  14. Greenwich Group Serves Up Autumn Harvest SupperRead the original story w/Photo

    The Daily Greenwich

    ... Barricelli, the popular host of "Everyday Baking" and owner of SoNo CafA .?? There will also be live music by Greenwich natives Ed Wright and Bill Nollman, aka Mojo. The event once again takes place against the beautiful backdrop of the ...

  15. Packers locker-room tour may be only dividend new shares offerRead the original story

    News Times

    Nicholas Bertha, an officer of Fieldpoint Private Bank & Trust in Greenwich, Conn.

  16. Greenwich routs BassickRead the original story

    Yesterday | Greenwich Citizen

    The Greenwich High School football team scored 28 unanswered first-quarter points and never looked back in posting a one-sided 49-8 win over Bassick Friday night at rainy Cardinal Stadium.

  17. Greenwich under a flood watchRead the original story w/Photo

    News Times

    ... fall in certain parts of Connecticut, the National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for the entire state. Greenwich will see between 1 1/2 and 3 inches of rain over the next day or so, according to John Murray, meteorologist with the NWS. ...

  18. Darien man charged in alleged prostitution bustRead the original story

    Darien News-Review

    ... patronizing a prostitute. Police identified them as Miguel Triay , 40, of Darien, and Patsy Calvello, Jr., 67, of Greenwich. The massage parlor, called La Rue Estetique Spa, was at 2700 Summer St. An investigation into activities there began six ...

  19. NYC Investor Jones Recalls Memphis RootsRead the original story w/Photo

    The Daily News

    ... of that very nurturing environment with the secular environment in which my children are being brought up in Greenwich, Connecticut. Hopefully I can fill in as a parent where many of the institutions have failed in my children's lives. "Like anyone ...

  20. 'Class Warfare' - An Educating Read on the School SystemRead the original story

    Patch.com

    ... far more heat than light in public discourse. Our latest superintendent, Mr. Freund, quit because two of the eight Greenwich school board members questioned his devotion to, and spending our money on, the Baccalaureate Program. Further ructions ...

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