Angels' Salmon smokin' in Game 2
SAN FRANCISCO -- Tim Salmon isn't getting any younger. He's only playing that way.

Angels' Salmon smokin' in Game 2

Angels edge Giants in slug fest

Kid from Venezuela's sandlots makes a splash far from home

Series shifts to San Francisco

Kid from Venezuela's sandlots makes a splash far from home
CARACAS, Venezuela -- As a kid, Francisco Rodriguez couldn't afford to play in Little League, so his coach paid the bill.

Series shifts to San Francisco
SAN FRANCISCO -- Just mention Pacific Bell Park and what's the first image that comes to mind? Barry Bonds plopping balls into the water, of course.

Angels edge Giants in slug fest
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Tim Salmon also waited a long time for his World Series moment.

Future museum plans head to trash with artifacts

Odds and ends
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- James Bond's latest plaything is small, blond and totally plastic.

In Saudi Arabia, men determine size of women's underwear
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia -- The Saudi woman, swathed in black with only her eyes showing, held up a lacy orange bra and asked the salesman in a whisper if he had her size.

Business briefs

Business briefs
CHICAGO - United Airlines said Monday that it is cutting 1,250 jobs and closing three reservation centers as part of cost-cutting efforts aimed at saving the troubled carrier about $100 million annually.

Callers will vote on union attempt

Leading indicators fall in September
NEW YORK -- A key measure of future economic activity fell in September, pulled down by the stock market. It was the fourth straight monthly decline in the index, and raised again the prospect of a "double dip" into recession for the U.S. economy.

Sharp market swings could signal Wall Street's recovery
NEW YORK -- As unpredictable as Wall Street appears these days, there might be some hope behind its whipsaw price moves. Analysts say the volatility might be what's needed for a slow, truly meaningful switch from bearish to bullish sentiment.

Tips for resume success

Workers to get 30-day notice of 401(k) lockout periods
WASHINGTON -- Starting next year, workers participating in employer-sponsored 401(k) plans must receive 30 days notice before they are blocked from accessing their retirement savings accounts while administrative changes are being made.

Dow surges more than 200
NEW YORK -- Investors rewarded Wall Street Monday for an upbeat earnings season, pushing stocks sharply higher and extending two weeks of stunning gains. The market overcame an earlier round of profit taking and saw the Dow Jones industrials shoot up more than 200 points.

Workers to get 30-day notice of 401(k) lockout periods

Mutual fund costs have decreased
NEW YORK -- Wall Street's oscillations during the past three years have left many investors feeling out of control. But they might take heart from the fact that the cost of mutual fund investing has fallen - a trend investors have helped bring about.

Leading indicators fall in September

Tips for resume success
"Enclosed please find my resume. Do not let its length put you off. Every page is worth reading."

Callers will vote on union attempt
Not all local elections next month will involve candidates vying for political office.

Sharp market swings could signal Wall Street's recovery

Tide of job applications spell the end of courtesy letter
Doug Ecklund totes up 11 months of job searching with these figures - about 1,000 resumes sent out via e-mail, just two interviews in person, one over the telephone, and zero offers.

Tide of job applications spell the end of courtesy letter

Dow surges more than 200

Clemson saves season with second-half revival against Wake Forest
CLEMSON, S.C. -- Clemson quarterback Willie Simmons couldn't move the offense. The defense couldn't stop Wake Forest's ground game, and no one could know if there was anything to save Clemson's sinking season.

Clemson saves season with second-half revival against Wake Forest

Monday morning quarterback

Oklahoma gains four first-place votes

Oklahoma gains four first-place votes
Oklahoma gained ground on No. 1 Miami, picking up four first-place votes in The Associated Press Top 25.

Miami is only second best in BCS standings

Miami is only second best in BCS standings
Miami is No. 1 just about everywhere but where it counts most - in the Bowl Championship Series standings.

Monday morning quarterback
A look back and ahead in the ACC, SEC and abroad in college football:

Organic accuracy

Saddam's prison ploy

MCG, front & center

A natural connection

Window dressing

Some of NBC's established hits are falling in ratings
NEW YORK -- If "The West Wing" were the real White House, glum-faced presidential operatives would be obsessing over worrisome poll numbers.

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week ahead
"The Big Time" is quite a good time. This delightful film, which premieres on TNT Sunday at 8 p.m. EDT, revisits the era of early television with a charm that recalls theatrical features like "My Favorite Year" and "The Front."

David Letterman is getting his wish
NEW YORK -- So far this season, David Letterman has gotten the prime-time help he asked for from CBS.

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From the bottom of the sea to the top of the ratings
NEW YORK -- Nickelodeon boss Herb Scannell remembers his reaction to a rough cut of the very first "SpongeBob SquarePants" cartoon.

In the know
Who should be mayor? No, not that mayor. We're looking for your mayor. Who presides over your neighborhood? Is there a person who greets everyone at your corner convenience store? Who's always at community events and neighborhood parties? It's election season and we're looking for the people who really help your town run.

All-California series a challenge for network
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Fox will chase World Series viewers with two surprising California teams and a manic monkey, but history casts doubt on the odds of TV ratings glory for a matchup that doesn't cross state lines.

Pepsi doesn't pledge to be pepper too
Is Pepsi Cola deleting God? Did Dr Pepper take the fizz out of faith?

Burns beats back Tiger to win Disney
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Bob Burns became the 16th player to win his first PGA Tour event this year at the Disney World Golf Classic on Sunday, although he distinguished himself in one significant way.

Quigley holds off Gilder's charge to win SBC Championship

Woods at center of debate regarding women membership at Augusta
NEW YORK -- Tiger Woods has given his opinion on whether women should be members at Augusta National Golf Club, and the world's top-ranked player said people should respect it or not ask for it.

Aiken's Simons wins state title
Aiken High School's Whitney Simons braced herself for disappointment over the past few days heading into the Class AAAA state golf tournament.

Els beats Garcia for fourth Match Play title
VIRGINIA WATER, England -- Ernie Els won his fourth World Match Play title Sunday with a 2 and 1 victory over Sergio Garcia.

Els beats Garcia for fourth Match Play title

Quigley holds off Gilder's charge to win SBC Championship
SAN ANTONIO -- Dana Quigley shot a 2-under 69 Sunday and held off a final-round charge by Bob Gilder to win the Senior PGA's SBC Championship by one stroke.

Price loses playoff to Zhang in Macau Open

Woods at center of debate regarding women membership at Augusta

Price loses playoff to Zhang in Macau Open
MACAU -- Nick Price missed a 6-foot par putt on the fifth playoff hole and lost to defending champion Zhang Lianwei in the Macau Open on Sunday.

Burns beats back Tiger to win Disney

Laney girls own big hoops hopes

Thrashers remain winless

Thrashers remain winless
SUNRISE, Fla. -- Kristian Huselius scored two goals, including the game-winner with 1:27 left in the third period as the Florida Panthers defeated the Atlanta Thrashers 3-2 on Monday night.

Future museum plans head to trash with artifacts
I was doing some fall cleaning, and filling up garbage bag after garbage bag with broken stuff I meant to fix in case I ever needed it.

DeVaney's military slur offensive

'Chronicle' misuse of 'jihad' contributes to misunderstanding

Davidson School letter 'ironic'

Hall exemplifies morality, character

First Friday troubles are seen as racist

Complains that wage-hike editorial was ridiculous

Photo doesn't promote healthy eating

Visitors impressed by city and Augustan's hospitality

Entrance to subdivision dangerous

DeLoach's intervention beneficial

No truth to charges against Burns

Agrees with writer about Corps of Engineers

Punish spoilers' parents

David Letterman is getting his wish

Senior calendar

TV Lookout: highlights (and lowlights) for the week ahead

From the bottom of the sea to the top of the ratings

In the know

All-California series a challenge for network

Some of NBC's established hits are falling in ratings

Rants and Raves
THIS IS A RANT to the person complaining about the drunk, underage, shirtless soldiers. You have run out of things to gripe about. And to Charles DeVaney: We understand why you are the ex-mayor.

News you can use
Oct. 22, 1974 Richmond County Commissioner Edward M. McIntyre decided Monday to give citizens an extra seven days to submit suggestions for a new landfill site after about 100 persons showed up at an afternoon hearing to protest all seven sites under consideration.

Women bring experience in schools to race

Across South Carolina
CHARLESTON -The state Supreme Court will rule on last call for Charleston's bars when it hears arguments Wednesday in a case over who gets to decide when liquor-selling businesses have to call it a night.

Across the area

Subscriber of the day

Senate leader visits school
Senate Majority Leader Charles Walker Sr. got a tour of the Medical College of Georgia on Monday and a chance to talk about what he's done for the school, particularly in terms of cancer research.

Okenfenokee landowners handle fire
FARGO, Ga. - Wildfires in Colorado, California and other Western states got the headlines this year while one of the largest wildfires - at the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge - received little national publicity. More than 125,000 acres of land burned in the swamp in late spring and early summer.

Polling booths leave a light on
ATLANTA - Georgia voters who are afraid of the dark should have nothing to worry about when they cast ballots in the Nov. 5 general election.

Army hospital reviews card use
The U.S. General Accounting Office didn't know what it would find when it chose Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center as one of five Army installations to audit in a review of government credit card fraud.

Choices differ in their past training

Police say autopsy shows foul play
Police say foul play was involved in the death of a man found Friday in a truck behind an abandoned Graniteville house.

Across Georgia
VIDALIA -Toombs County officials are still looking for people in connection with a major drug find in Vidalia.

Across Georgia

Former mayor 'a new man' after acquittal
YORK, Pa. - Former York Mayor Charlie Robertson, a day after his acquittal on charges he conspired to murder a young black South Carolina woman while a police officer during the city's 1969 race riots, stood outside his sea-green clapboard house and gladly waved to a well-wishing motorist who honked.

Across the southeast

Online renewal reduces lines
Diana Morris says she has found the key to eternal youth. Of all places, it was on a Georgia Department of Motor Vehicle Safety Web site.

Across the area

Groundbreakings set for three fire stations
The wait is nearly over for firefighters sweating it out in Augusta's oldest working firehouse.

Choices differ in their past training
ATLANTA - When Georgia voters cast their ballot for the state's next attorney general this year, their choice is between a veteran politician originally appointed to the job and a veteran prosecutor who has never been involved in politics.

County stays out of dispute over funding
Richmond County school officials say they plan to stay out of any dispute over a $1.1 million grant passed along by outgoing state Superintendent Linda Schrenko.

A traditional scare

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA -Democrat Gov. Jim Hodges and his Republican opponent, Mark Sanford, both have more than $1 million left as they enter the final two weeks of the gubernatorial campaign.

Across the area
An Augusta woman and her son have been charged after a dispute with the son's ex-girlfriend resulted in gunfire and a fight, police said.

Okenfenokee landowners handle fire

Red ribbon day

Online renewal reduces lines

News you can use

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Sieglinde Boykin of Augusta.

County stays out of dispute over funding

Women bring experience in schools to race
ATLANTA - Parents and employers pushed education to the forefront of the political agenda in 2000 just in time for Gov. Roy Barnes to pass his education-reform plan.

Practice pitch

A traditional scare
AIKEN - Larry Day says most men don't get too excited about Halloween costumes until they see what they can get for their wives or girlfriends.

Rants and Raves
IT SHOULD BE against the law for President Bush to fly all over the country in Air Force One to campaign for Republican candidates. It should be illegal for him to campaign for others, period.

Across Georgia
ATLANTA -Democratic incumbents are leading the two big races on the Georgia ballot next month, a new survey indicates.

Bus blaze erupts on I-20

Rants and Raves
IT SHOULD BE against the law for President Bush to fly all over the country in Air Force One to campaign for Republican candidates. It should be illegal for him to campaign for others, period.

Testimony starts in murder trial
Edith Ann Haynes was excited about Nov. 15, 2000, the day she expected a long-due $25,000 payment and a lunch celebration with the co-worker who was buying her home, a friend testified Monday.

Across South Carolina

Testimony starts in murder trial

Neighborhood plan creates work for adjoining counties
A planned residential development in Grovetown could create problems for officials in both Richmond and Columbia counties.

County to plan charter school
Richmond County school officials say plans are in the works for the county's first charter school, but where to locate the school remains a question.

Across the southeast
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -A North Carolina man who was burned in the bombing on Bali was in critical condition Monday at a burn center.

Teacher prepares pupils for real world
When Laotha Carswell began teaching 23 years ago, she was a home economics instructor. Today, she teaches family and consumer science at Evans High School.

Bus blaze erupts on I-20
No one was injured Monday evening when a Southeastern Stages bus caught fire in the westbound lane of Interstate 20 near Belair Road.

Subscriber of the day
Today's subscriber of the day is Brenda Bibee of Evans.

Across the area
Police say a domestic slaying last week in Augusta apparently began with an argument about cigarettes.

News you can use
Oct. 21, 1966 A group of Augusta physicians, incorporated as Augusta Doctors Medical Center Inc., plan to build a hospital with all private rooms, utilizing the progressive care concept, which separates patients according to the amount of care they require.

Teacher prepares pupils for real world

Officials charge roommate in assault
Richmond County authorities say they have an arrest and an apparent motive in Saturday night's stabbing of a man in downtown Augusta.

County to plan charter school

Practice pitch
Lamont Williams pitches a ball to co-worker Steve Lorick at Riverview Park. The two spent their day off Monday exercising and hitting softballs around for fun.

Officials charge roommate in assault

Army hospital reviews card use

Subscriber of the day

Hopefuls comment on grand jury

Red ribbon day
Pupils at Riverside Elementary School take part in a Red Ribbon Week parade around the school track. Red Ribbon Week, which started Monday, is devoted to anti-drug education.

Hopefuls comment on grand jury
Augusta's mayoral candidates agree that a special grand jury empaneled to investigate city government is providing a valuable community service.

Council raises franchise fees
North Augusta City Council voted Monday night to raise several franchise fees by 2 percent to help feed a 2003 budget that is starved for revenue.

News you can use

Council raises franchise fees

Polling booths leave a light on

Benching frustrates Augusta's Grant
ATLANTA - Deon Grant had a front-row seat to Sunday afternoon's Michael Vick Spectacular. He lost the right to be part of the show.

Rankings mean little to No. 5 Bulldogs
Take the second toughest schedule among the eight unbeaten teams, factor in the third-best computer composite and fifth-rate human input, disregard the one active brain cell in Tennessee quarterback Casey Clausen's head and subtract any relevance to margin of victory.

Busch wins Old Dominion 500 at Martinsville
MARTINSVILLE, Va. -- Kurt Busch beat the field out of the pits with 91 laps to go and then held off Johnny Benson to win the Old Dominion 500 Sunday.

Gordon fades from title chase

Busch holds on for victory

Gordon fades from title chase
MARTINSVILLE, Va. - The list of contenders for the NASCAR Winston Cup Series championship shrunk to five during Sunday's Old Dominion 500 at the Martinsville Speedway.

Busch holds on for victory
MARTINSVILLE, Va. - Nice guys don't always finish last in stock car racing. Sometimes they finish second.

Busch wins Old Dominion 500 at Martinsville

Rookie QB could start against Bucs after Weinke's concussion

Vick is impressive - even as he learns

Monday Night Football: Steelers top Colts

Falcons rout Panthers

Braves' Pendleton gives sliding pointers to Vick

Panthers Vicktimized

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First Friday troubles are seen as racist
The only problem with First Friday is the color. All the articles I have read about the incident at First Friday called the individuals "hooligans" and "these people," and your paper shows a picture of the black community gathering to enjoy the same events as everyone else. Ron A. Allen, Augusta

Photo doesn't promote healthy eating
I was glad to read in the Oct. 16 edition of The Chronicle about the National School Lunch Week program, promoting healthy eating habits. Gould B. Hagler, Augusta

Saddam's prison ploy
One supposes that a president with a 100-percent approval rating such as Saddam Hussein's has some political capital to expend.

Organic accuracy
Oftentimes Americans complain - with good reason - about an overbearing, meddling federal government. But there are some things Uncle Sam does well and one of them is to see to it that consumers get accurate information.

Visitors impressed by city and Augustan's hospitality
My wife and I are retired, and we travel the United States in our RV. We have been to many cities and towns, and have met mighty fine people everywhere we go. Mr. and Mrs. Bernie Stamford, Houston, Texas

MCG, front & center
When Gov. Roy Barnes first announced the creation of a Georgia coalition to fight cancer a few years ago, he said he envisioned the establishment of three research "centers of excellence," one in Atlanta and two more sites to be named later.

Agrees with writer about Corps of Engineers
Jerry Clontz's Oct. 4 letter, "Criticizes Corps' lake level management," was right on target. More of us should speak our minds on the so-called management of Lake Thurmond. Earl R. Bradley, Washington, Ga.

DeLoach's intervention beneficial
I would like to let my friends know how important it is to our community that Rep. George DeLoach be returned to the Georgia House of Representatives on Nov. 5. Roy Stampley Sr., Augusta

Window dressing
When it comes to flying, security simply must come first.

No truth to charges against Burns
It is distressing that someone can become a college senior and be so ill-informed as Michael Meyers, the writer of the anti-Max Burns diatribe in the Oct. 9 Chronicle ("Walker superior candidate to radical, right-wing Burns"). Robert Thiele, Portal, Ga.

Davidson School letter 'ironic'
Some things in life are just ironic, like how it's ironic that all the traffic lights turn red when you're running late. It's also ironic to launch a letter to the editor berating one of the finest public schools in the nation, when you yourself are swimming in ignorance. L. Bairas, Augusta

Hall exemplifies morality, character
The significance of November's election in the race for the Georgia Senate is not going unnoticed in Richmond County. Residents of Richmond County have an opportunity to send a person of character, integrity and honesty to Atlanta. That person is Randy Hall. The Rev. Stephen M. Dodson, Augusta

Entrance to subdivision dangerous
How many more wrecks? How many more deaths? That is what I would like to know. The entrance to Goshen subdivision has visibility problems, and what I would like to know is when is Richmond County going to care about south Augusta enough to prevent any more of these accidents? Sandra Brown, Augusta

Complains that wage-hike editorial was ridiculous
In response to the Sept. 26 editorial, "Back in business," the fact that the full Richmond County Coliseum Authority did not agree with the recommendation made by the budget committee is fine - that is democracy. But for the editorial page to suggest the recommendation is ridiculous, I think is ridiculous. Billy Holden, Hephzibah, Ga.

DeVaney's military slur offensive
This is in response to the Oct. 7 Metro section article, "Trespasser thought he was at hotel." SFC Kent A. Briley, Martinez, Ga.

Punish spoilers' parents
This is ridiculous. Augusta has a fun time on First Friday, only to have it ruined by these punks who can't control themselves. The underage kids should be taken to a facility just for them - Phinizy Road anyone? Becca Howard, Augusta

A natural connection
Are bike-and-jogging paths frivolous?

'Chronicle' misuse of 'jihad' contributes to misunderstanding
In today's world, the term "jihad" often evinces the misconceived notion of violence, suicide bombings and terrorism. However, true jihad in Islam carries quite a different meaning. Zameer Sheikh, Martinez, Ga.

Overtime

Galaxy wins soccer title

Former president of sports firm pleads guilty

Overtime

Galaxy wins soccer title
FOXBORO, Mass. -- League MVP Carlos Ruiz scored in the 23rd minute of overtime Sunday to give the Los Angeles Galaxy their first Major League Soccer title with a 1-0 victory over the New England Revolution.

Overtime
Andre Agassi claimed his record 15th Masters Series title when Jiri Novak pulled out of Sunday's Madrid final with a groin injury.

Former president of sports firm pleads guilty
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- The former president of a Columbia sports management company accused of mishandling the assets of several high-profile professional athletes pleaded guilty Monday to bank fraud.

Overtime
Baseball Hall of Famer Kirby Puckett declared he is innocent of charges he dragged a woman into a restaurant bathroom and groped her.

Westminster falters in state quarterfinals
Once the second goal hit the back of the net, Westminster soccer coach Kian Brownlee figured his team was in trouble.

Laney girls own big hoops hopes
On the first day of practice across the state, 12 members of the Laney girls basketball team have other thoughts floating their heads this week.

Rookie QB could start against Bucs after Weinke's concussion
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Carolina quarterback Chris Weinke spent the night in the hospital with a concussion, leaving the Panthers with rookie Randy Fasani as their only healthy option for this week's game against Tampa Bay.

Vick is impressive - even as he learns
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Michael Vick was on the move again Monday, rushing out the door to catch a flight home.

Falcons rout Panthers
ATLANTA -- Michael Vick was more than healthy. He was unstoppable.

Monday Night Football: Steelers top Colts
PITTSBURGH -- Terry Bradshaw finally returned to Pittsburgh, and Tommy Maddox celebrated by playing just like him.

Panthers Vicktimized
ATLANTA - Michael Vick redefined the meaning of play-action Sunday afternoon.

Braves' Pendleton gives sliding pointers to Vick
ATLANTA - Michael Vick worked in training camp to avoid injury by sliding at the end of his runs.

Benching frustrates Augusta's Grant

Rankings mean little to No. 5 Bulldogs

Latest in 'Starfox' series is best so far
It's been far too long since Fox McCloud and his merry band of airborne furballs have graced a Nintendo game system.

No edge to mastectomies over lump removal
BOSTON -- Twenty years of follow-up research on women with breast cancer has offered powerfully reassuring confirmation that cutting out just the lumps can save as many lives as mastectomies.

EA fills your 'Need For Speed' with arcade racer
You say you feel the need for speed? Let Electronic Arts help.

How to pick a new Internet service provider
Q. How do I go about choosing a new Internet service provider?

Injuries sideline top Dogs

Georgia holds same spot in BCS as the polls

Injuries sideline top Dogs
Georgia's football team paid a stiff price for its most prolific offensive day of the season.

Georgia's Stinchcomb also out for Kentucky game
ATHENS, Ga. -- Georgia received more bad news on the injury report Monday: offensive tackle Jon Stinchcomb will need arthroscopic surgery on his ailing left knee and won't be able to play against Kentucky.

Georgia's Stinchcomb also out for Kentucky game

Georgia holds same spot in BCS as the polls
ATHENS, Ga. -- Georgia got the same spot in the first Bowl Championship Series rankings that it has in the polls - No. 5.

Kickoff moved to 3:30 p.m. to accommodate TV

LSU handles success better in second half

Gamecocks to use off-week to recuperate

LSU handles success better in second half
BATON ROUGE, La, -- LSU faced a big problem going into the South Carolina and it wasn't the loss of their starting quarterback.

Gamecocks to use off-week to recuperate
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- As he rattled off a list of the injured players on his team, South Carolina offensive coordinator Skip Holtz conceded Sunday that the Gamecocks' off-week comes at an opportune time.

Kickoff moved to 3:30 p.m. to accommodate TV
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Kickoff for the Tennessee-South Carolina game Nov. 2 has been moved to 3:30 p.m. to accommodate television.

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HE FACTS: Will Lively, 17, a senior at Hephzibah High School.

Boy should be leery of online romances
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Korn will play at Atlanta's Philips Arena at 8 p.m. Tickets are $37.50, available at Ticketmaster locations.

Cheerleading is much more than pretty sideshow
Cheerleading is a sport. Really.

Audio best
Weekly charts for the nation's best-selling recorded music as they appear in Billboard magazine. Platinum signifies more than 1 million copies sold; Gold signifies more than 500,000 copies sold:

Holly was a bright star to her friends at Evans

Boy should be leery of online romances

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Cheerleading is much more than pretty sideshow

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Your style
THE FACTS: Cicely Cooper, 16, a junior at the Academy of Richmond County

Holly was a bright star to her friends at Evans
On Oct. 4, the Evans High School junior class lost one of its most valuable members: Holly Faith Spivey. Holly and her parents, Harry and Linda Spivey, died in a fire at their home.

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