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Welcome! Welcome to our March 2010 issue of Jump Magazine. Every day I look out my bedroom window and I love, of all seasons, spring. There are several things I observe daily from this window. The papaya leaves are gone for now, but he good news is that the whole plant did not freeze. They will come up and do “window play”(shadows) on my pull shade to entertain me before I get up. There is a berry tree (mora, in Spanish) that is really sprouting leaves and it is barely the end of February, as I am writing this. We fight the birds for these little treats. The green in spring is just beginning. I see the grapevine bare still, but will soon be climbing the arbor that my husband put up several years ago. What a sight when I look out at all the green grapes they give--great grape jelly and food for the birds. I look beyond to the pasture and our cow chewing on the wet, green grass. We really needed the rain, didn’t we? The banana trees will soon sprout and I will be so happy to see spring again. In the meantime, we have set out more birdseed for our wild birds and we have filled up the hummingbird feeders again. Sometimes it is easy to forget that these wild little animals need help during the winter, when little is available to them. What do you see out your window? Ask your children. My window gives me so much pleasure every season, but very especially during spring! Enjoy the greening! Betty Ramirez P.S. I am looking for highly motivated marketing people for Jump Magazine. Give me a call. Older? We like older!! 956.240.3255.

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FOR THE PARENTS 5. READER POWER 6. INSPIRATIONS 8. JUST STUFF 9. SPRING INTO HOMEWORK 10. ¡Esta primavera enfóquese en ayudar a sus hijos con las tareas escolares!

FAMILY ACTIVITIES 12. FOR THE LOVE OF BIRDS 15. SCIENCE ROCKS

16. YUM YUMS 17. CINDY’S CRAFTY CRAFTS 29. FESTIVALS, FAIRS, AND FUN

JUST FOR KIDS! 18. FOR KIDS ONLY: SELF-CONTROL 19. JUMP ACTIVITY PAGES 20.REFRIGERATOR COLORING PAGE 21.WHATS YOUR NUMBER? 22. LOL: JOKES 23. JUMP SCRAMBLER 24. REFRIGERATOR COLORING PAGE 25. CRITTER FACTS 26. THEY’RE MY RELATIVES 27. CONNECT THE DOTS GAME

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READER POWER! Letters from our readers To Jump - The Family Magazine, I’m pursuing a career in computers because I think they’re cool and also technology is getting more advanced throughout the world. I want to become a Computer Technician, and am planning to attend South Texas College. My advice to anyone, always think positive and never listen to anyone that tells you that you can’t. Last but not least I enjoy reading JUMP magazine because I like to figure out the unscrambled words, a variety of jokes, and the crafty crafts. Keep The Magazine going. You’re All Doing A Great Job!!!   Thank You, Carlos Martinez Jr. Penitas, Texas

Dear JUMP, I anxiously await to get my copy of Jump each month. Jump is a smorgasboard of various ideas and helpful articles  anyone can use and put into practice. I can find recipes, good, clean jokes, riddles, easy to do crafts by Cindy Ponce  Pictures and stories for and by children. AND  my very favorite the good and positive advice that Betty  offers to parents and children. JUMP, for all the reasons above and much , much more you are the NO 1 Family Magazine in the Valley.  You bless us each month by your tireless and wonderful advice. May God bless you, Betty, and all you do for Parents and children and all who are children at heart! From a retired teacher who still loves to read and learn new things everyday! Miss Sarah Morales Mission, Tx

THANK YOU JUMP MAGAZINE FOR ALWAYS BEING SUCH A GREAT AMBASSADOR FOR OUR ORGANIZATION!! We truly appreciate your support and your help in getting the word out of the number of children waiting to be adopted. With 6,300 children waiting for loving homes, we can  use all the help we can get.  Thank you for taking us to all the different locations in our community.   JUMP Magazine not only serves as a great form of advertisement but also promotes the much needed  traditional family values that we need in  today’s world.  The content of the magazine truly stimulates our minds!  We Love you, JUMP MAGAZINE!!   Diana M. Salazar, Recruiter for Spaulding for Children.  Spaulding For Children 4401 N. 22nd Street McAllen, TX 78504 office, (956) 631-8881 fax, (956) 631-8808

I received my copy of JUMP Magazine today and enjoyed looking through it. It is full of great information and terrific ideas.  Keep up the good work!  -Ruthe Turner/Truett Library/First Baptist Church-Dallas

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THE DEVIL AND THE DUCK There was a little boy visiting his grandparents on their farm. He was given a slingshot to play with out in the woods. He practiced in the woods, but he could never hit his targets. Getting a little discouraged, he headed back for dinner. As he was walking back, he saw Grandma’s pet duck. On impulse, he let the slingshot fly, hit the duck square in the head and killed it. He was shocked and grieved! In a panic, he hid the dead duck in the wood pile, only to see his sister watching! Sally had seen it all, but she said nothing. After lunch the next day, Grandma said, ‘Sally, let’s wash the dishes.’ But Sally said, ‘Grandma, Johnny told me he wanted to help in the kitchen.’ Then she whispered to him, “Remember the duck?’ So Johnny did the dishes. Later that day, Grandpa asked if the children wanted to go fishing, and Grandma said, ‘I’m sorry, but I need Sally to help make supper.’ Sally just smiled and said, ‘Well, that’s all right, because Johnny told me he wanted to help.’ She whispered again, ‘Remember the duck?’ So Sally went fishing, and Johnny stayed to help. After several days of Johnny doing both his chores and Sally’s; he finally couldn’t stand it any longer. He came to Grandma and confessed that he had killed the duck. Grandma knelt down, gave him a hug and said, ‘Sweetheart, I know. You see, I was standing at the window, and I saw the whole thing, but because I love you, I forgave you. I was just wondering how long you would let Sally make a slave of you.’

Thought for today and every day hereafter: Whatever is in your past, whatever you have done, and the devil keeps throwing it up in your face (lying, cheating, debt, fear, bad habits, hatred, anger, bitterness, etc.), whatever it is, you need to know that God was standing at the window, He saw the whole thing. He has seen your whole life. He wants you to know that He loves you and that you are forgiven. He’s just wondering how long you will let the devil make a slave of you. The great thing about God is that when you ask for forgiveness, He not only forgives you, but He forgets. It is by God’s grace and mercy that we are saved. Go ahead & make the difference in someone’s life today. Share this with a friend and always remember: God is at the window!

As we grow up, we learn that even the one person that wasn’t supposed to ever let you down, probably will. You will be let down more than once and it’s harder every time. You’ll break hearts, too, so remember how it felt when yours was broken? You’ll blame a new love for things an old one did. You’ll cry because time is passing too fast, and you’ll eventually take too many pictures, laugh too much, and love like you’ve never been hurt because every sixty seconds you spend upset, you won’t get back. Don’t be afraid that your life will end. Be afraid that it will never begin. -Author Unknown

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JUSTSTUFF Hear a noise outside? Don’t have an alarm system in your home? Keep your car keys next to your bed if you have a keyless lock to your car. When you hear a noise or suspect an intruder, press the alarm button and the alarm on your car will sound. Maybe this will save your life!

Locked your key in your car? Do you have a keyless lock and locked out of your car? Do you have a duplicate at home? Call someone at home on their cell phone using your cell phone, too. Hold your phone about one foot from the lock while the other person ”clicks” the duplicate to unlock your car! Let us know if this works.

For Pain Relief. My longtime friend, Magda Martinez, from Alice (Green Acres), swears by this remedy for aches and pains. This is a folk remedy (remedio) for joint or muscle pain. Check with your doctor first. 1 small jar of Vinegar (62) 1 bottle of green alcohol (available at HEB) 1 bottle of volcanic (available at HEB) 1 bottle Tuttle Absorbine for horses (feedstore). Mix together and rub affected joints and muscles.

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PARENTING

SPRING INTO HOMEWORK! The sun is shining, the trees are sprouting, flowers are beginning to bloom and we are moving away from one of the longest, wettest, and coldest winters we have experienced in a long time. It’s also more than halfway through the school year, and as parents we have continue to monitor our children’s progress through school. One school task that can help students remained focused and engaged in their classes in completing and turning in homework assignments. Homework is one of those chores which, if not handled properly from the beginning, can get totally out of control. Homework is often supplemental learning exercises to help students understand more complex concepts. Some home-

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work is rote or repetition work to help students remember as they write and recite spelling works or basic math tables or even word definitions. Homework can also be research type work that is given over a period of time for the intent of completing a larger project like a research paper or science project. Homework is a practice skill designed to help students master a subject or skill. No matter what type of homework it is, it must be addressed with the intent of doing one’s best, completing it, and turning it in. Make sure your student uses a calendar/planner to list their homework tasks. Here are some tips to help you promote the benefits of homework no matter what grades your children are in:

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1. Check your child’s assignment book 1. Ask your child what type of homeevery day. work do you have tonight?

1. Ask what type of homework do you have and how can I help you?

2. Set a routine for homework right 2. Set a routine for homework, includafter school, including time for snacks, ing time for snacks. Limit video and and play. telephone time.

2. Set a routine for homework, including time for snacks and stick to it!

3. Schedule 10-15 minutes of study time and then a break. Continue until homework is completed and check the homework.

3. Schedule 20-30 minutes of study time and then a break. Continue and frequently check to see if how things are going.

3. Schedule 30 minutes to 1 hour of study time and then a break. Make sure it all gets done.

4. Schedule a family reading night sometime during the month.

4. Purchase teen magazines with positive messages for your teen.

4. Share reading time and material with your high schooler.

5. Homework time*: Grades 1 and 2 = 1 hour per week Grades 3 and 4 = 1.5 hours per week Grades 5 and 6 = 30 minutes per day *Depending on various times of the year. Testing might require more study time.

5. Homework time*: Grades 7 and 8 = 45 – 90 minutes per day *Depending on various times of the year. Testing might require more study time.

Homework time*: Grade 9 = 1 to 2 hours per day Grades 10, 11 = 1.5 to 2.5 hours per day Grade 12 = 2 – 3 hours per day *Depending on various times of the year. Testing might require more study time.

Overall, the research agrees that the benefits of homework include: Improving study skills, especially time management, Promoting responsibility and self-discipline Learning basic study skills which carry over into college and beyond Involvement of parents to help students raise academic achievement goals. One more thing, set aside a place in your home for homework – the kitchen/dining table, living room, student’s room but monitor and help your child succeed in school!

By Dr. Ida Acuña-Garza, Executive Director for Research and Training, Abriendo Puertas, Inc. Parental communication initiative, Texas A&M University. 956.383.3711

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¡Esta primavera enfóquese en ayudar a sus hijos con las tareas escolares! By: Dr. Ida H. Acuna-Garza

¡Esta primavera enfóquese en ayudar a sus hijos con las tareas escolares! El sol esta brillando, los árboles están brotando, las flores empiezan a florear, y nos estamos deshaciendo de un de las más largas, húmedas, y frías temporadas de invierno que hemos tenido por mucho tiempo. También estamos a más de mitad del año, y como padres, tenemos que continuar a monitorear el progreso de nuestros hijos en la escuela. Un requisito escolar que puede ayudar a nuestros hijos mantenerse enfocados y enlazados en sus clases es de completar y entregar sus tareas escolares. Las tareas escolares son ese tipo de quehaceres los cuales, si no se establecen reglas desde el principio, se transforma en algo problemático. Las tareas escolares a veces son ejercicios suplementarios de aprendizaje para ayudarles a los estudiantes comprender

conceptos más complejos. Algunas tares escolares son trabajo de memorización para repetir conceptos y ayudar a los estudiantes recordar ya que escriben palabras, formulas de matemática o definiciones. Las tareas escolares también pueden ser parte de proyectos más detallados como reportes de investigación o proyectos de ciencia. Las tareas escolares son habilidades de práctica diseñadas para ayudar a los estudiantes dominar una materia o habilidad. No le hace que tipo de tarea escolar sea, se debe considerar importante para que el estudiante haga su mejor esfuerzo, completarlo, y entregarlo a tiempo. Asegure que su estudiante utiliza un calendario o agenda para anotar sus tareas escolares. He aquí algunos puntos para ayudarle a promover los beneficios de las tareas escolares en cada grado de educación donde se encuentran sus hijos.

Escuela Primaria

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Preparatoria

1. Examine el portafolio de tareas de sus hijos cada día.

1¿Pregúntele a su estudiante que tipo de tarea tienes hoy?

1. ¿Pregúntele a su estudiante que tipo de tarea traes hoy y como te puedo ayudar?

2. Establezca una rutina para las tareas escolares después de escuela, incluyendo tiempo para antojitos, y entretenimiento

2. Establezca una rutina para las tareas escolares después de escuela incluyendo tiempo para antojitos. Establezca límites en tiempo para el teléfono y juegos de video.

2. Establezca una rutina para las tareas escolares incluyendo tiempo para antojitos y sea firme. Establezca límites en tiempo para el teléfono y juegos de video.

3. Establezca un horario de 10-15 minutos de estudio y luego un intermedio. Continúe este plan hasta que se ha completado todo el trabajo y después revise las tareas.

3. Establezca un horario de 20-30 minutes de estudio y luego un intermedio. Continúe este plan pero revise con frecuencia para averiguar cómo se está llevando a cabo todo.

3. Establezca 30 minutos a 1 hora de estudio y luego un intermedio. Asegure que todas las tareas se terminan.

4. Ponga en el horario una noche para leer para toda la familia durante el mes.

4. Compre revistas dedicadas para adolescentes que tengan mensajes positives.

4. Comparta tiempo para leer y materiales con su estudiante

5. Tiempo para tareas escolares*: Grados 1 y 2 = 1 hora por semana Grados 3 y 4 = 1.5 horas por semana Grados 5 y 6 = 30 minutos por día *Depende en el tiempo del año. Los exámenes pueden requerir más tiempo.

5. Tiempo para tareas escolares*: Grados 7 y 8 = 45 – 90 minutos por día *Depende en el tiempo del año. Los exámenes pueden requerir más tiempo

5. Tiempo para tareas escolares*: Grado 9 = 1 - 2 horas por día Grados 10, 11 = 1.5 - 2.5 horas por día Grado 12 = 2 – 3 horas por día *Depende en el tiempo del año. Los exámenes pueden requerir más tiempo

Generalmente, las investigaciones están de acuerdo que los beneficios de las tareas escolares incluyen: Mejoramiento de las habilidades de estudiar, especialmente la administración del tiempo Promoviendo responsabilidad y auto-disciplina Aprendiendo habilidades básicos de estudiar lo cuales los utilizaran en el colegio y después en sus vidas El involucramiento de padres para ayudar a sus hijos aumentar sus metas y logros académicos ¡Una cosa más, establezca un sitio en su hogar para que los estudiantes tengan donde hacer sus tareas escolares – la mesa de la cocina, el comedor, la sala, el cuarto del estudiante, pero monitoree y ayude a sus hijos lograr el éxito escolar! By Dr. Ida Acuña-Garza, Executive Director for Research and Training, Abriendo Puertas, Inc. – parental communication initiative, Texas A&M University. 956.383.3711

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FAMILY PROJECTS

FOR THE LOVE OF BIRDS The National Bird-Feeding Society has named February and March as National Bird Feeding Months because winter months are the hardest on wild birds. We enjoy feeding our wild birds and we encourage you and your family to supplement their food supply, which is not plentiful right now. Birds will most likely feed where they feel safe-from humans or predators, such as cats. So, make sure you put your feeders to accommodate them. Feeders can be homemade or store-bought, but make sure they are appropriate for the type of bird you want to feed. It should b easy to keep clean, too. Regular upkeep is necessary to keep feeders from forming mold, mildew or other disease-causing bacteria. Here are some tip when setting up feeders. *Set up more than one feeder and space them amply. *Clean feeders often. *Hang or place them where they will not get “rained on.” *Be consistent. Make sure you maintain a good routine and have enough food for them. Then, set up some water for them. Make sure to keep it clean, too. Birding.about.com recommends black oil sunflower seed, hulled peanuts (for the bigger birds), suet mixes with seeds/ fruit, peanut butter and white millet food. Also recommended (need to write this down on your calendar), is that birdseed be bought in the fall, when it is discounted to make room for winter merchandise. These seeds last for months, properly stored in a closed plastic container. Let’s encourage each other to feed the birds. Making it important to take care of our little creatures can become a great hobby and a great learning experience. The whole family can sit and bird-watch, just to enjoy the hundreds of varied birds that we have. Parents, encourage your children to talk about what type of birds they see. Rare birds are even often spotted by amateurs and experts alike. Take pictures, take a count, find other things that can be fun-filled learning experiences.

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CEREAL NECKLACE

Make sure your child is old enough to wear a necklace responsibly. Always supervise wearing of necklace to ensure child will not choke on cereal or strangle themselves with floss.

Bird Feeder Projects

You will need: Dental Floss, Child's Plastic Needle, O Cereal of Choice (we used 365 organic fruit o's), bowl

Cone Pine Feeder

I started by measuring the length of floss. Make sure floss is long enough for child to place over head on own. You could used elastic cording if you had it. Thread needle. I doubled the floss and tied one O to end to act as a stop. This will prevent frustration. Pour cereal in bowl and let child thread O's onto floss. I left bowl at the kitchen table and when she felt like it she could work on her necklace. She spent anywhere from a few minutes to 15 minutes at a time threading O's. In the past we have used Wagon Wheel teether's as a medallion in the middle. It is a simple activity that helps develop your child's fine motor skills, concentration and is also entertaining. Not to mention fun to eat afterwards.

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wax paper, pine or other cone, string, peanut butter or shortening if anyone has peanut allergies, butter knife, bird seed, and scissors. Spread the peanut butter or shortening inside the openings all around the center and bottom of the cone and fill up the spaces. Spread bird seed of your choice on the wax paper. Take the cone and roll it in the bird seed so that the seeds stick to the peanut butter all around the outside. You may also want to sprinkle seeds inside any openings. Measure your string to hang down from a branch of a tree or bush so that it is far enough from the branch to keep any squirrels from eating your feeder. Tie your string to the top of the pine cone and then to the tree branch. Watch and record who comes to visit your cone feeder this winter. Cheerios/Fruit Loops “Necklace” Bird Feeder With a string of yarn, a straw, and some Cheerios or Fruit Loops, even small children can help create these fun bird feeders. Take about 24 inches of yarn and thread the yarn though the cereal circles, not only making an effective bird feeder, but helping develop motor skills. When they have threaded the cereal up to the top, carefully hold the top of the string and tie a knot. Hang it outside for the birds’ eating pleasure.

Other bird feeders: Make it a family project and use your imagination. Use household containers that are completely clean to make bird feeders. Use milk jugs, milk cartons, trays, coffee cans, pie tins PG 14


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YUM YUMS

PASTEL DE TRES LECHES

You will need: 1-½ cups All-purpose flour 1 teaspoon Baking powder ½ cup Unsalted butter 2 cups White sugar (divided) 5 Eggs 1-½ teaspoon Vanilla extract (divided) 1 cup Milk ½ of a 14-ounce can Sweetened condensed milk ½ of a 12-ounce can Evaporated milk 1/3 cup Liqueur, Frangelico, Brandy or Chambord, for example (optional) 1-½ cups Heavy (whipping) cream Sift flour and baking powder together and set aside. Cream the butter and 1 cup of the sugar together until fluffy. Add the eggs and 1/2 teaspoon of the vanilla. Beat well. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture, 2 tablespoons at a time, mixing well until blended. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake for 30 minutes. When cake has finished baking, pierce it in 8 or 10 places with a fork or skewer, and let it cool. Combine the whole milk, evaporated milk, condensed milk and liqueur and pour over the top of the cooled cake. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving. Whipped Cream Topping: When ready to serve, combine the whipping cream and the remaining 1 teaspoon of vanilla and 1 cup of sugar, whipping until thick. Spread over top of cake. Because of the milk in the cake, it is very important that you keep the cake refrigerated until ready to serve. Serve chilled. Variations Caribbean Version: Replace the sweetened condensed milk with cup of Coco Lopez Cream of Coconut in the milk mixture. You can also add ¼ cup rum. Southern Version: In addition to the three milks, add 1/3 cup peach schnapps. You can add cup of diced, drained peaches to the batter. About cup of pecans can be added to the batter or sprinkled on top of the cake before serving. Now, if you like cherries, blueberries, raspberries or apples, you can add them to this cake much in the same way. Well, what about chocolate? Why not add some chocolate syrup to the three-milk mixture, or temper in some white chocolate. This is another one of those great recipes that allows for culinary adventure. Plus, it is just plain delicious. texascooking.com

mexican coffee You will need: 1 quart whole milk 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2/3 cup instant cocoa mix 8 cups boiling water 1/3 cup instant coffee granules whipped cream

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Combine first three ingredients in a Dutch oven, and cook over medium heat until thoroughly heated. Do not allow to boil. Stir in instant cocoa mix. Combine boiling water and coffee granules, and stir into milk mixture. Serve with a dollop of whipped cream and, if desired, garnish with cinnamon sticks. Makes 3 quarts.


You will need: Large Styrofoam ball Long, wooden dowel Flower pot or vase Spanish Moss, faux grass, or shredded paper Floral foam Toothpicks Gumdrops in many different colors Ribbon Gumdrops should be inserted on one end of the toothpick and pressed into the foam ball. Or insert the toothpick first and then the gumdrop. I recommend that you do not insert the gumdrops with the dowel in the pot because it will wobble. The candy topiary will be heavy when it is finished. We used over 100 “spice drops.” Fill the bottom of the “vase” with the floral foam and coat the top of it with the Spanish Moss, plastic grass or shredded paper. Insert the dowel last and trim with the ribbon. This will make a nice little “treat” for a meeting or a desk. It won’t last long, but can always be “redone.”

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Self-control is making decisions that may get you what you want. Yelling, crying and throwing tantrums will usually get you in trouble. When you lose our self-control, you say and do things that are hurtful to others and to yourself. Self-control can be difficult, but if you practice it regularly, it will become a part of you and remain with you throughout your life. Making good decisions involves stopping what you are doing and really thinking things through. Ask yourself: How am I feeling and what do I have to do to make a decision that will not get me in trouble? Learning how to control your actions and emotions requires practice and lots of it! Learn self-control by praying about it. Ask God to help you be more patient and to help you make decisions that are going to bring you happiness in your life. Betty Ramirez When you strike out in anger, You may miss the other person, But you will always hit yourself. Jim Gallery

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What do penguins use for napkins? Why did the bunny cross the road? What do corn wear to bed? What do you call a cat that is frozen? What is the one word a dog can say? What happened to the dog that swallowed a SAy?

What do dogs eat at the movie theater? Why did the cook get arrested?

I don’t have lungs or a chest, but I need air. I am not alive, but I can grow. I don’t have a mouth and I am highly allergic to water. What am I?

What is a baby’s motto? 1. Flapkins 2.Because he wanted his girlfriend to know he could hip-hop. 3. Silk 4.Catsicle 5.Bark! 6. It barked with de-light! 7.If at first you don’t succeed, cry and cry again. 8.Taxi drivers 9.Pupcorn. 10.For beating an egg! 11. Fire

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Jump Family Magazine #40  

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