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Stepping Down

Old Forge’s mayor looks back as his tenure winds down By Josh McAuliffe

moting the borough.” Mulkerin had a good working relaspecial to The Triboro Banner tionship with the police department. He and Police Chief Jason Dubernas worked Serving in public office can be an incredibly gratifying yet somewhat frustrat- together to upgrade several facets of the operation, from receiving a grant to ing experience. Bob Mulkerin would likely agree with get tablet computers in all police cars to purchasing new police radios to installing that sentiment. After four years serving as Old Forge’s a new reporting system for the departmayor, Mulkerin has decided not to seek ment’s computers. “We definitely brought some of the a second term in office. technology up to speed,” he said. The lifelong Old Forge resident came The mayor is especially proud of his into the job with intentions of helping work as one of the coordinators of the to make his beloved hometown an even popular Snow Forge holiday extravaganza better place to live. As he reflects back in downtown Old Forge, which has beon his term, he takes pride in some real, come an annual rite for families looking tangible accomplishments, but laments to get into the Christmas spirit. other aspects of the position that were “The committee has really worked not as satisfying. year-round to make that event so special The decision not to run again was a tough one, he said, “because there were a to the children of the town,” he said. “I’m few things still left on the table.” Howev- really proud of the work of the committee er, the responsibilities of being a husband and that work is going to continue.” In his role as borough promoter, and father of two children, as well as the increasing duties of his job at Prudential, Mulkerin has been interviewed by a number of media outlets for stories about were instrumental in determining his the town’s iconic style of pizza. One of choice. the more recent interviews he did is set “I feel like we did get quite a bit done to appear soon on Vice.com’s “The Pizza in four years,” he said. “A lot of people Show.” think the mayor is the CEO of the town. Another unique facet of being mayor – But with the structure of borough govyou get to marry people. ernment, the mayor really only oversees “In four years, I’ve probably done over the police department. The mayor is 60 weddings. And I was fortunate enough almost like a PR person in terms of proto officiate some of my friends’ marriages,” Mulkerin said. “And I never charged for the ceremony. I always said, ‘This is the fun part of the job.’” Some parts of the job, though, were TS_CNG/TRIBORO/PAGES [T01] | 10/04/17

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Mayor Bob Mulkerin

not so fun. For one thing, he felt like a lot of borough business drags on longer than it should. “One thing that disappointed me, there’s a lot more negativity in borough business than I anticipated, and that’s counterproductive to getting things done. It’s frustrating,” he said. “It’s such a great town. And we have such great potential. But it was tougher than I anticipated.” In addition, Mulkerin was incredibly disheartened by the intense wave of vitriol and gossip that took root on social media in the wake of the disappearance of Ghigiarelli’s owner Robert Baron. “You see so many things, rumors, just

non-truths, that were up there. It’s very upsetting,” he said. “I’m hoping people keep the Baron family in their thoughts, and we get some resolution soon.” Mulkerin plans to make himself completely available to the mayoral candidate that prevails in November’s election, be it Democrat Robert Legg or Republican Michael Komensky. If anything, he said, his term in office has been a huge learning experience, and he plans to put that knowledge to good use when he resumes his status as a private citizen. “I’m still going to be involved; I was always community oriented,” he said. “And I’m still going to be vocal.”


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The Moosic Youth Center, 606 Main St., will hold a Halloween festival on Saturday, Oct. 14, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be a children’s costume contest, a bouncey house, a photo booth, games, a basket raffle, food and more than 15 vendors. Proceeds will benefit the Riverside High School PTSA scholarship fund.

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Taylor Fire Department No. 1, Ladder Co. No. 95, 614 Union St., will host its semi-annual chicken barbecue on Satur-

day, Oct. 14, noon to 3 p.m. Tickets are $9 and can also be obtained from any department member or by calling 570-8781466. The menu includes the company’s homemade baked beans, half a chicken slathered with the department’s secret barbecue sauce, along with homemade potato salad, dessert and beverages.

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A harvest dinner will be held on Saturday, Oct. 14, 4-7 p.m. at St. Mary’s Polish National Catholic Church, 200 Stephenson St. in Duryea. The menu will feature chicken, ziti, meatballs, mashed potatoes, vegetable, roll with butter, dessert and beverages. Tickets will be $10; $5 for kids 12 and younger. Eat in or take out. For tickets, call 570-457-2291. A limited number of tickets will be sold at the door.

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CONT RiBUT ORs LORI kISHEL, DavE LauRIHa The Triboro Banner welcomes all photos and submissions. There is no charge for publication, but all photos and submissions run on a “space available” basis. The editor reserves the right to edit or reject any or all submissions. Deadline for submissions is the Friday prior to publication at 5 P.M. The Triboro Banner does not currently accept letters to the editor. Opinions of independent columnists of The Triboro Banner do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.

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The O’Malley Family will host its 17th annual free Halloween party for kids from preschool through fifth grade on Sunday, Oct. 22, 1-3 p.m. at McDade Park. There will be food, prizes and activities. RSVP to 570-346-1828 (leave a message with the number of children attending) by Thursday, Oct. 19.

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The Old Forge High School junior varsity soccer team won a tournament in Montrose earlier this month. Lying down: Eddie Evans. Kneeling, from left: Sage Talarico, Ryan Kissolovege, Nahuel Minis, Tyler Pepsin and Dino Domiano. Standing: Jimmy Fields, assistant coach Joe Palma, Riley Tomasovitch, Hau Nguyen, Evan Kerrigan, Kelby Tyler Phonechang, Keegan Barbetti, Nathan Krenitsky, Cole Hannon, Bethany Carey and head coach Ethan Patrick.

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To prepare rice pilaf: Prepare your favorite white rice according to package directions. During the last 3 or 4 minutes of cooking, stir in some thawed frozen peas, chopped dried apricots and chopped salted nuts, such as cashews. SWEET AND SOUR LEMON CHICKEN 2 chicken breasts, split (4 halves) 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1 bunch green onions 2 (quarter-size) slices fresh ginger 3 lemons, divided 1/2 cup rice wine vinegar 1-1/2 cups chicken stock, divided 1/4 cup sugar 1/4 cup water 1/3 to 1/2 cup lemon juice 1-1/2 teaspoons cornstarch Rice or Chinese noodles Preheat oven to 350º. Rub chicken breasts with salt and pepper; set in baking dish or baking bag. Finely chop green onions; sprinkle over chicken. Add ginger. Cut one lemon into thin slices; place over chicken. Mix rice vinegar and 1/4 cup chicken stock; pour over chicken. Cover or close bag; bake 30 minutes or until chicken is cooked, but still soft. While chicken is baking, boil sugar and water for 5 minutes to make a simple syrup. Transfer chicken to a serving plate; strain cooking juice into small saucepan and add one cup stock, the syrup and lemon juice to taste. Cook until slightly thickened, about 15 minutes. Combine cornstarch with remaining stock (cold); add to boiling sauce to thicken. Adjust seasoning and pour over chicken. Decorate with thinly sliced fresh lemon; serve over rice or Chinese noodles. Yield: 4 servings. POTATO CROQUETTES 6 large potatoes, peeled and cut into thick slices Water to cover potatoes 1 tablespoon butter 3 eggs 1-1/4 cups seasoned bread crumbs 1/4 cup milk Salt and black pepper, to taste

1 teaspoon parsley flakes 2 tablespoons vegetable oil Cook potatoes in enough water to cover; drain and mash. Add butter, 1 egg and 1/4 cup bread crumbs; mixing well. Let stand until cool enough to handle. Beat remaining 2 eggs, milk, salt and pepper and parsley. Spread the remaining 1 cup bread crumbs on platter. Shape potato mixture into 3-inch long croquettes. Dip in egg mixture, then roll in bread crumbs. Heat oil in skillet; add croquettes and fry until golden, turning occasionally. Drain on paper towels. Serve at once. Yield: 6 servings. ROSHKY (Small, filled rolls) 1 large package cream cheese, room temperature 2 sticks butter, softened 3 cups sifted cake flour To prepare filling: 1 pound ground walnuts 1 cup sugar 4 tablespoons milk 4 egg whites, beaten Lemon rind Cream cheese and butter; add flour, little at a time, blending well. Shape into rolls, about 2 inches in diameter and 10 inches long. Wrap in waxed paper; refrigerate overnight. When ready to bake, remove one-half roll at a time and slice into one-half-inch slices. Roll on board which has been covered with powdered sugar. Spread teaspoon filling on each round and shape into crescents. Place on ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 350º for 15 to 17 minutes or until lightly browned. Be careful, they brown quickly. Any other fillings can be used, such as lekvar (prune), apricot, pineapple. Any comments, questions or favorite recipes? Feel free to send your thoughts to helenskitchen@msn.com, and please write, “Helen’s Kitchen Request, ATTN: Lori” in the subject line to make sure I receive it. Thank you!

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SPORTS LaDy Dev iLs G OLfers WiN DisTricTs by Dave Lauriha

TribOrO baNNer WriTer It may be hard to believe, considering that some student-athletes have only been in school some five weeks, but District 2 has already had to open its treasure chest of awards. Among those athletes walking away with whatever the hardware of champions all the districts will be receiving this year, Old Forge landed one of the earliest ones in the school year, for winning the girls team golf title in Class 2A. This latest athletic accomplishment came in perhaps a surprising sport, if only for the newness of the program, which reflects on the school trying to do right by its athletes. So far, there have not been many schools that have been able to field girls’ golf teams, and this year wasn’t much different. “We didn’t find out that there were only two teams competing until the morning of the districts,” Old Forge golf coach Joe DeStefano said. “We only played Lakeland once this year and it was at its home course, which is Sleepy Hollow.” Scranton Muni, the long-time host course for many District 2 events, was the site of the Sept. 28 showdown between the Lady Devils and the Lady Chiefs. Both teams were eager to show their talents, with each player hoping to be among the low three scores for their respective teams, which combined would make up their medal-play score for the day. DeStefano seemed confident on the day, but having sweated out many golf shots over the years as Old Forge’s boys golf coach, knew anything could happen on any day. Still, he was hoping the girls playing could shake off any nervousness they had and would manufacture enough good scores to nail down the championship. There were four players that DeStefano was expecting would be the ones fighting it out for the low three scores. “Scarlett (Spager) has been a consis-

tent player for us the past few seasons,” DeStefano said. “Her score was right around where I expected.” “She has been our best player all year.” Spager shot a 103, tying for the best score of the match. The only player to tie Spager turned out to be teammate Hannah Lisowski, which was a nice round for the first-year golfer. “Hannah’s score was a little more of a surprise since this is her first year playing,” DeStefano said, “She has progressed as the year went on, and starting (made her) a lot more comfortable on the course and consistent.” Cassandra Noccera, a second-year player, ended up as the third Lady Devil with a 113 that pleased DeStefano. “Cassandra is in her second year playing, and her game has dramatically changed since last season,” DeStefano said. “She is striking the ball solidly with more consistency. Her score was a few strokes lower than I expected.” The total of 319 for those three put the Lady Devils in a good state of mind. “The overall total was very good and was what I thought (320) we would need to beat Lakeland,” DeStefano said. “Abbey Nee’s score was right behind Cassandra’s and Abbey has been coming on strong this year. She is one of our top players and has put in a lot of time practicing this year which has paid off.” Golf seems to be a success at Old Forge, which has been one of the few high schools in the Lackawanna League to get enough girls out to play as a team. “We started an official girls team five or six years ago. Before that, we would have a few girls on the boys team, but not enough to have an official girls team,” DeStefano said. “Over the past few years, the amount of girls out for the team has increased each season. We seem to be getting a group of girls from every grade.” That’s a nice way of building a solid program.

Old Forge is Class AA district 2 girls golf champions and the first team to win the title for Old Forge. From left: coach Joe Destefano, Cassandra Noccera, Abbey Nee, Scarlett Spager, Hannah Shurtleff, Hannah Lisowski and coach Chris Gatto.

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Old Forge defeated Riverside 24-12, in the latest meeting of this storied rivalry. PHOTOS BY BOB KOLVECK.

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At Old Forge High School, cheerleaders, football players and seniors took part in a pep rally ahead of the football game against Riverside.

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first ConGreGational united ChurCh of Christ, 130 Union St. in Taylor. Sunday worship 10:30 a.m. Holy Communion served the first Sunday of the month. Pastor is Rev. Ginger L. Daubenhauser. 570-909-5434. First United Methodist oF taylor, 402 S. Main St. in Taylor. Sunday service: 9:30 a.m. Christian education adult Bible study: Sunday at 10:45 a.m. Sundays. Pastor is Rev. Donald A. Roberts Sr. 570-562-3335. First United Methodist oF old Forge, 143 Harrison St. in Old Forge. Sunday service: 11:15 a.m. Pastor is Rev. Susan Hardman-Zimmerman.

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nativity of our lord Parish, 127 Stephenson St. in Duryea. Renovations are complete at Holy Rosary Church and Masses will resume there. Mass schedule: Saturday Vigil, 4 p.m. Sunday, 8 a.m., 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.

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Saturday vigil is celebrated at 4 p.m. at St. Mary’s, 123 W. Grace St. in Old Forge, and at 5:30 p.m. at St. Lawrence, 620 Main St. in Old Forge. Sunday Mass is celebrated at 8 and 10 a.m. at St. Mary and 11:15 a.m. at St. Lawrence. 570-457-5900.

Queen of the aPostles Parish, 715 Hawthorne

St., Avoca. Saturday Vigil: 4 p.m. Sunday Masses: 8 and 10:30 a.m. Daily Masses: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday at 8 a.m, Wednesday at 7 p.m. Confession: Saturday 3:15-3:45 p.m.; anytime upon request. Eucharistic Adoration: Tuesday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. miraculous medal novena: Wednesday following the 7 p.m. Mass. First Friday healing Mass: First Friday of the month at 7 p.m. 570-457-3412. staff@queenoftheapostles.com. queenoftheapostles.weconnect.com. facebook.com/qapavocapa.

st. GeorGe’s orthodox,

745 S. Keyser Ave., Taylor. Weekday Divine Liturgy at 7:30 a.m. Moleben to the Mother of God Wednesdays at 6 p.m. Sunday Divine Liturgy at 9 a.m. with Sunday school following liturgy. 570-5622090 (church); 570-563-1170 (rectory). Fr.mal@comcast. net. StGeorgesTaylor.com. Very Rev. Protopresbyter Mark Leasure.

st. Mary’s byzantine CatholiC,

700 Oak St. in Taylor. Services: Sunday 11 a.m. Feast days 6:30 p.m. on the evening before the feast day. Rev. Eduard Shestak is pastor. 570-457-3042.

st. Mary’s Polish national CatholiC,

200 Stephenson St. in Duryea. Holy Mass Sunday 9:30 a.m.; daily Mass 8 a.m. Holy days 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. Rev. Fr. Carmen G. Bolock is pastor. padre@saintmaryspncc.org; saintmaryspncc.org. 570-457-2291.

st. MiChael’s orthodox,

Church and Winter streets in Old Forge. Saturday Vespers 5 p.m. Sunday Divine Liturgy 9:30 a.m. (The Hours 9:10 a.m.) Matins service Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 7 a.m. 570-457-3703. peterehenry@yahoo.com; stmichaelof.org. Rev. Peter Henry is rector.

st. niCholas of Myra byzantine CatholiC,

140 Church St. in Old Forge. Services: Saturday at 5 p.m.; Sunday at 8:30 a.m. (feast days at 9 a.m.). Rev. Eduard Shestak is pastor. 570-457-3042.

st. Paul’s indePendent bible,

401 W. Grove St. in Taylor. Sunday service at 11 a.m.. Children’s Sunday school during the service. Pastor is Norm Demming. 570-562-2200.

st. stePhen’s russian orthodox,

St. Stephen’s Lane and Hickory Street in Old Forge. Divine Liturgy Sundays and Feast Days: 9:30 a.m. Vigil service: 5:30 p.m. on the night before Liturgies. 570-457-3384. Email: StStephensROChurch@gmail.com. Pastor is Rev. German Ciuba.

stewart MeMorial united Methodist,

174 N. Main St. in Old Forge. Sunday Service at 10:15 a.m. Sunday school at 11:15 a.m. Pastor is Rev. Michael Shambora. 570457-1109. ALP007@aol.com.

taylor PriMitive Methodist,

153 S. Keyser Ave. in Taylor. Sunday service: 11 a.m. Pastor is James P. Whitman.

united baPtist of taylor,

125 Church St. in Taylor. Sunday worship service: 10 a.m. Sunday school: 11:15 a.m. Bible study: Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. 570-562-1331. Rev. Dr. David Barrett is pastor.

unity in Christ Parish,

at Moosic United Methodist Church, 609 Main St. in Moosic. Sunday worship is at 9 a.m., followed by a fellowship time. D’s Food Pantry, serving the four–borough area, is open from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays. Pastor is Rev. Michael Shambora. 570-457-2499.

unity in Christ Parish,

at Stewart Memorial United Methodist Church, 174 N. Main St. in Old Forge. Sunday worship begins at 10:15 a.m. Sunday School follows the service. Pastor is Don Perry. 570-457-1109.


Community Calendar Email your organization’s events to POlisH language classes: Polish language triborobanner@timesshamrock.com. Please have classes will resume at the Taylor Library on Thursthem in by noon on Friday to have them included days at 4-5:30 p.m. Call 570-562-2007 for more in the following Thursday’s edition. Visit the information. thetriborobanner.com for the complete calendar listing. clOtHing drOPBOx: Moosic Alliance Church,

Old FOrge HOmecOming: Homecoming in the

Old Forge School District will be held on Friday, Oct. 6. The parade will step off from Old Forge High School at approximately 6 p.m., travel from the school to Oak Street, onto Main Street, to Miles Street and will end at the football stadium.

Fall Festival: The Stewart Memorial United

Methodist Church , 174 N. Main St. in Old Forge will hold its annual fall festival on Saturday, Oct. 7, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Homemade clam chowder, potato soup, sausage and peppers, meatball sandwiches, wimpies , hot dogs, crafts, baked goods and a white elephant table will be available.

cHurcH dinner: Queen of the Apostles Parish will hold a takeout-only pasta dinner on Sunday, Oct. 8, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the parish hall, 742 Spring St. in Avoca. The dinner menu includes salad, bread, pasta, sauce and meatballs and homemade cannoli. Tickets are $10; $6 for kids ages 3 to 12. The quarts of sauce are $5 each and the quarts of sauce with meatballs is $7 each. The homemade cannoli are $3 each. To purchase tickets and advance order quarts of sauce with or without meatballs and cannoli, call 570-457-3412 by Wednesday, Oct. 4. designer Purse BingO: Only 250 tickets will be available for designer purse bingo on Sunday, Oct. 8, at the Eagle McClure Hose Co. No. 1, 375 Milwaukee Ave. in Old Forge. Doors will open at 11 a.m.; first bingo game starts at 1 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Admission includes 20 games of bingo. There will be four specials, plus raffle tickets, and a 50/50 raffle. Purses will include Coach, Dooney & Bourke, Michael Kors and more. You may not bring alcoholic beverages or food. There will be food and beverages available for purchase. Email triborosoccercj@ outlook.com or stacymoakley@gmail.com for more information. This event is sponsored by Triboro Youth Soccer and all proceeds from this event will go to the children of the league. ‘Our tOwn — taylOr’: DVDs of the WVIA documentary “Our Town: Taylor” are now available for sale at the Taylor Community Library, 710 S. Main St. The DVDs are $19.95 each.

608 Rocky Glen Road, in cooperation with St. Paul Textile, is sponsoring a clothing drop-off shed as a fundraiser to send youth to camp. The youth at Moosic Alliance Church will receive $40 for every 1,000 pounds of clothing donated.

liBrary adds new audiOBOOks: The Taylor Community Library now offers additional audiobooks via RBdigital (formerly known as OneClickDigital), an online service for downloading audiobooks. While a small selection of titles were previously available through the service, the library was able to purchase a more robust subscription that now includes bestsellers, Recorded Books exclusives, classics and selections for children and young adults. James Patterson, Janet Evanovich, John Grisham and Heather Graham are just a few of the popular authors available from RBdigital With this service, patrons enjoy free access to audiobooks at home, in the library or on the go. Many titles are multi-access, so multiple users can check out titles at the same time, eliminating holds. RBdigital is compatible with all popular listening devices and mobile apps are available for iOS, Android and Kindle Fire devices. RBdigital also features an easy-to-use interface, fast downloads, and automatic software updates. Live toll-free technical support is available at (877) 77AUDIO. For additional information regarding this program, see a library staff member or go to LCLShome.org. seeking vOlunteers: The American Cancer Society has a specific need for Road to Recovery volunteer coordinators. The volunteers would assist in scheduling rides for patients in upper Luzerne County, Wilkes-Barre and surrounding cities. The volunteers don’t need to live in Luzerne County, but it is helpful. This is a good volunteer opportunity for a retiree, an administrative professional or someone who works part time and has good computer skills. Volunteer coordinators are essential to organize and schedule volunteer drivers, who will provide transportation assistance to cancer patients to and from appointments. The requirements are: good communication and listening skills, strong organizational and time management, working knowledge of Microsoft and computer skills (the organization uses a web-based database to coordi-

nate rides). The coordinator must have internet access, email and a phone. A short orientation and training session will be provided. Volunteers need to fill out some paperwork and have a clear background check. The hours are flexible and a volunteer coordinator may spend about five hours per week calling drivers and responding to ride requests. If you are interested in this volunteer opportunity or being a volunteer Road to Recovery driver, call 570-562-9749 or email to Jennifer.washney@ cancer.org.

Bereavement grOuP: Allied Services is preparing to launch a new support group on its Scranton campus. The Bereavement Support Group is free and open to all. Group meetings will take place in the Community Room at Luger Rehab Center, 475 Morgan Highway in Scranton. There will be two sessions: Group 1 will meet 2-3 p.m. Group 2 will meet 5:30-6:30 p.m. To learn more and to RSVP for the first meeting call 570-341-4650. Meetings will be held Oct. 17, Nov. 14 and Dec. 5. One-Bin recycling: Moosic Borough has a combined-stream, “one-bin” format for recyclable

paper fiber. The system allows each household to combine or commingle newspaper, office paper, magazines, phone books and heavy and light cardboard in one recycling bin. Glass bottles and jars without tops, aluminum and steel cans, beverage and food containers, plastic bottles, jars, tubs, plastic tops and lids will continue to be included in a separate “one-bin” format for containers. These items should be free of any food waste and debris.

aid FOr veterans: Temporary emergency funding to support either Pennsylvania veterans or nonprofit groups that serve veterans, is available through the Lackawanna County Veterans Affairs Office. An application for aid needs to be filled out and submitted along with a brief narrative and support documentation. Office staff are able to provide assistance in completing the application. They review the paperwork and generally provide an answer in two or three business days. The average grants are about $1,000, depending on need. The staff may also be able to suggest other forms of assistance and benefits that may be available. For more information, call 570-963-6778.

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