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ISU looking at blueprint for the future his year, Illinois State University students, faculty and staff members, along with local citizens, are participating in the university’s most important activity— the revision of our strategic plan, “Educating Illinois.” The document, first written in 2000, represents our belief in what Illinois State University stands for — its mission, vision, values and goals. “Educating Illinois” is the university’s blueprint for success and a guide that has helped transform Illinois State into a top-choice institution for motivated teachers, researchers and learners. One of the plan’s five core values is civic engagement. Illinois State’s aim is to preAl pare students to be Bowman informed and engaged citizens who will further the collective goals of society. We promote active learning experiences through which students will gain an awareness and understanding of civic engagement as a lifelong responsibility. We also encourage faculty and staff members to serve as civic leaders and role models promoting the quality of life for all citizens through collaborative and individual actions. A large body of evidence suggests that co-curricular and extracurricular experiences account for more than half of what students learn during their college careers. Students involved in out-of-class activities feel more positive about their college experiences and participation in those experiences are a good predictor of later success. Illinois State takes civic engagement seriously. In fact, ours is the only public university in the state that offers a civic engagement and responsibility minor, which combines new courses with redesigned existing courses and curriculum as well as out-of-class service learning. Illinois State was among the first universities in the country to join the American Democracy Project and its spin-off, the Political Engagement Project, which are nationwide engagement initiatives that are co-sponsored by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, American Association of State Colleges and Universities and the New York Times. Last summer, Illinois State received a national honor as the only recipient of the 2011 New York Times Political Engagement Project Program of Excellence Award. The award recognizes the efforts of faculty and staff to provide opportunities for students in the classroom, on campus and in the community to develop skills related to political processes and leadership. Illinois State has been recognized as a model for campuses across the country and as an innovator in the field. As president of Illinois State, I hope our citizens locally, and throughout the region, recognize and appreciate the civic engagement of our students and their faculty and staff mentors. Last year, Illinois State students provided over 10,000 hours of community service. More than 325 students participated in alternative break programs, contributing more than 7,600 hours of service to communities across the U.S. and the western hemisphere. Our students, faculty and staff members lead local voter registration drives, sponsor health and wellness programs, spearhead Bloomington-Normal environmental sustainability efforts and support production of documentary films on social and political issues. Illinois State University is ranked fifth in the nation as a Peace Corps master’s international school. Local Peace Corps master’s international students serve both on campus as teaching and research assistants and with local organizations such as McLean County Community Compact and our Habitat for Humanity chapter. Along with our friends and colleagues from Illinois Wesleyan University, the ISU-IWU Habitat for Humanity chapter is one of the most successful in the country, having already built 17 homes. These are just a few of the hundreds of examples of the student, faculty and staff member engagement that occur in our community every day. During a time when most of the focus on higher education spotlights our very challenging economy, I offer this uplifting reminder that education, both in and out of the classroom, remains our highest priority and greatest passion.
Bowman is president of Illinois State University.
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The Blaze mascot Scorch throws shirts to the crowd at the U.S. Cellular Coliseum on Feb. 12.
WHOLE NEW GAME New teams, owners and names hit the B-N scene By Mike Egenes firstname.lastname@example.org
BLOOMINGTON — The Twin Cities’ professional sports scene is rarely lacking for storylines outside the lines. In the six-year history of professional sports in Bloomington-Normal, that was never truer than in 2011. Ownership of teams changed hands. New nicknames and coaches were introduced. And in the case of the Central Illinois Drive, an entirely new professional sports franchise hit the scene, the fourth for the Twin Cities. Here is a recap of the changes: ◗ In hockey, the PrairieThunder met its demise and folded after five seasons. In its place came the Bloomington Blaze, now owned by Sandra Hunnewell of New Jersey, as a new entry in the Central Hockey League. Former National Hockey League veteran Paul Gardner took over as coach in September. ◗ In indoor football, Ed Brady sold the team to minority investor and Twin City businessman Jim Morris. Morris then changed the name from the Extreme to the Edge and brought Kenton Carr back to coach the team after Mike Murray left for a job at Illinois State University. ◗ In baseball, the CornBelters dispatched manager Hal Lanier after the Frontier League club failed to make the playoffs for a second straight season. The addition of basketball to the U.S. Cellular Coliseum lineup was perhaps the most surprising development. About a month before Morris took full ownership of the football franchise, he and partner Scott Henderson intro-
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The Central Illinois Drive play against the St. Louis Phoenix Feb. 11 at U.S. Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington. duced the Drive and well-known coach A.J. Guyton, a native of Peoria and former All-American at Indiana University under Bob Knight. Morris is owner of Sonic America’s Drive-In in Normal, Roar Food Group LLC and four other Bloomington-Normal companies. He also played one season for the Green Bay Packers in the 1980s. “I’m a huge basketball fan,” said Morris. “I’m a businessman first and foremost, but I think there are enough basketball fans in Central Illinois to support this.” Through the first half of the season, the Drive was a rousing success on the
court as the team won its first 12 games. The Blaze did not enjoy a similar measure of early success. Slow to get off the ground with promotions and marketing, the team was equally as slow to assemble a competitive unit. Gardner had less than a month to fill out his roster and it resulted in a 12game losing streak early in the season. However, many feel Hunnewell, a pharmaceutical firm owner, is bestsuited among the revolving door of recent hockey team owners to have a successful run on and off the ice in future seasons. Hunnewell hired proven front SEE GAME / PAGE 2
Logan County escapes closure of prison — for now By Edith Brady-Lunny
idential and business growth. Among the priorities of the plan are finding ways to capitalize on Logan County’s centralized location and hopes to become a leader in wind energy. Lincoln also is looking forward to a major boost in the number of affordable housing units available in the community. A Chicago developer has announced plans to build 43 townhomes that will help with a shortage of homes in the $100,000 to $160,000 range, said Maniscalco.
LINCOLN — When the 2011 economic scorecard is tallied for Logan County, what was not lost could be more important than what was gained. Lincoln and Logan County officials and residents breathed a sigh of relief in November after Gov. Pat Quinn ditched a plan to close seven state facilities, including the Logan Correctional Center with its 350 workers and 2,000 inmates. The community came together in September in a campaign to prevent what could have been a massive economic loss comparable only to the closing of the former Lincoln Developmental Center, said Michael Maniscalco, director of the Lincoln & Logan County Economic Development Partnership. But the economic development leader is urging residents to keep the T-shirts and yard signs from last year’s campaign to save the prison.
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Audience members chant “Save Logan,” prior to the start of the State Facility Closure Act Hearing on Oct. 26 at Lincoln Christian University. “We do have that fear that it could happen again,” said Maniscalco, as the state continues to struggle with huge deficits. Loss of the Lincoln prison could have drained $21.7 million in lost worker income and $73 million in total economic losses to the area, according to an eco-
nomic impact study. Maniscalco took over as director of the economic development agency several weeks before the prison closure debate began. Since the prison crisis ended in November,he has focused on a countywide master plan for res-
One of the major boosts to the Logan County area came with the March opening of the new Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital on Stahlnut Drive,a $50 million facility that replaced a facility built in 1954 in the middle of town. The new hospital reflects a shift from inpatient care to a greater emphasis on outpatient services. The 116,000-square SEE LOGAN / PAGE 2
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OSF Healthcare embraces vision O SF HealthCare has a new system-wide vision: “Embracing God’s great gift of life, we are one OSF ministry transforming health care to improve the lives of those we serve.” This vision reflects the past year and the year ahead at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center. We are revitalizing what health care is all about – our patients. Most recently, OSF HealthCare announced its hospitals, physiKen cians, adNatzke vanced care practitioners, home care services and pharmacies in Central Illinois have been selected to participate as a Medicare Pioneer Accountable Care Organization by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Innovation Center. OSF is one of 32 organizations in the U.S. participating in this new program during the next three years based on its demonstrated capabilities to offer high quality, coordinated care. The Pioneer ACO is a group of doctors, hospitals and health care providers working together with CMS to give our Medicare patients better service, better quality and better care at a lower cost. The goal of the Pioneer ACO is for the Medicare patients’ health care providers to better coordinate the care of their patients in order to better meet unique individual needs and preferences of the patients we serve. In August, we enhanced our commitment to God’s gift of life when we opened the doors to our new stateof-the-art Birthing Center. OSF St. Joseph Medical Center was the first to offer a new delivery of care model, designed for family-centered care, with Labor/Delivery/Recovery/Postpartum rooms. Moms and dads enjoy staying in one spacious suite for their birthing experience, making them feel at home. Our quality of service has always been excellent, and our environment now matches it. We also embarked on a
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new initiative, with other community partners, to ensure the safety of our patients by promoting the campaign, “Healthy Babies are Worth the Wait.” The campaign is designed to educate the community on the importance of waiting for elective delivery until at least 39 weeks and the overall benefit of waiting for labor to begin on its own. Also in August, the OSF Weight Management Center began offering the LAPBAND adjustable gastric banding system. OSF St. Joseph Medical Center helped to transform health care in Bloomington-Normal by being the first health care facility to perform the surgery in McLean County, providing more convenient weight loss options for patients. We are proud to report all of our patients, who have undergone the surgery, have experienced no complications and are on a road to successful weight loss. Throughout the entire patient experience, our goal at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center is to meet and exceed high patient expectations for quality and service. In 2011, our patients selected us for the HealthGrades Outstanding Patient Experience Award for the second consecutive year. HealthGrades determined our hospital ranked in the top 10 percent for patient experience. We are one of 13 recipients in Illinois and the only Bloomington-Normal area hospital to receive the designation. HealthGrades is an independent source of hospital information and quality outcomes. Patients can connect to hospitals and physicians in their area, based on the quality rating given by HealthGrades. Our services have grown in 2011 and we look forward to a bright future in 2012. We express our sincerest gratitude to the community for your continued dedication over the years. With your support, year after year, OSF St. Joseph Medical Center continues to serve every patient, every time, with the greatest care and love.
Natzke is president and CEO of OSF St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington.
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Dr. Shermian Woodhouse, with the Community Cancer Center, shows a scan of the breast after a tumor had been removed. The outpatient center is looking at expansion as the number of patients has increased.
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NORMAL — As the Community Cancer Center and Community Health Care Clinic plan for expansions, a proposed clinic for people on Medicaid remains under development.
Community Cancer Center The outpatient center at 407 E. Vernon Ave., Normal, needs to expand as the number of patients has increased, said Executive Director Barb Nathan. About 220 patients receive services at the cancer center each day and Nathan projects that number will increase 7 percent each year as the population ages and as treatments improve survivor rates. The cancer center board wants the 27,000-squarefoot building to expand to the south by 35,000 square feet while renovating some existing space. The twostory addition would include more space for medical oncology, radiation oncology, lab and patient consultation. The estimated price tag is $10 million. The board will not commit to an expansion until it determines how much money it can raise. A capital campaign began several months ago. While the campaign remains at an early phase, more than $2 million has been raised, campaign co-chairman Dave Magers said.
ALMH puts the facility among the top employers in the county and serves as an incentive for potential new residents, said Maniscalco. “This is one of those things you show off to new people. When you’re looking for a place to live, it’s all about the schools and the hospital,” for some people, he said.
foot medical center takes care of 160 outpatients a day. The community financial support — almost $5.5 million—is a reflection of how important the hospital is to residents, said hospital spokeswoman Legal expense looms Amy Denney. The contributions “speak volumes Logan County taxpayers face a pofor how people feel about their com- tential mountain of legal bills associmunity hospital,” said Denney. ated with the trials of two brothers The 290-person workforce at accused of killing five members of a
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The Community Health Care Clinic, 902 N. Franklin, hopes to expand to provide more space for patient services. This summer, the advancement phase will end, the communitywide capital campaign will begin and the board will determine the size of the expansion.
Community Health Care Clinic McLean County’s medical clinic for low-income residents who are uninsured or underinsured is considering growing at its location at 902 N. Franklin Ave., Normal, or moving. The clinic is planning for a 30 percent increase in patients by 2014 — a reversal from a year ago when clinic leaders anticipated a decline in patients because of health reform. Clinic leaders reversed course a few months ago after concluding that the shortage of primary care doctors who see Medicaid pa-
Beason family in 2010. The Logan County Board has earmarked about $1 million in estimated revenue the county could receive from wind farms expected to locate in the area for the pending cases against Christopher and Jason Harris. The repeal of the death penalty in Illinois ended state funding for defense costs in capital murder cases. The responsibility of paying the legal bills for those accused of slaying Rick and Ruth Gee and three of their children now rests with Logan County.
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Immanuel Health Center Community volunteers — led by Dr. Trina Scott, a family physician — are renovating part of the Marian Wing of the old St. Joseph Hospital building, 502 S. Morris Ave., Bloomington, to develop a doctor’s office that offers spiritual support. The target population for Immanuel Health Center is children and adults who are on Medicaid and in need. Renovation work should be done this spring. Scott hopes to open the clinic later this year.
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Advocate changing for better t is truly an exciting time to be in health care and an even more exciting time to be at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center and Advocate Eureka Hospital. As most of you know, there is a significant amount of discussion nationally about health care reform and many questions about it being reColleen pealed Kannaday with the upcoming elections. The truth is that health care reform is happening right now and it is being driven by a collaborative effort among hospitals, physicians and payors (insurance companies and government). Back in March 2010 when Congress passed health care reform legislation, a new and different type of dialogue started among hospitals, physicians and payors. The exciting part is that this dialogue focused on ways we could partner together and align our incentives to focus on keeping patients healthy, rather than just treating them when they get sick. One could argue this should have been the role of health care from the beginning, but the reality is that our health care system was never designed this way, so it is truly a fundamental shift. So, what are these changes and how do they impact patients? At Advocate Health Care, one example is that we have formed new partnerships with our physicians to clinically integrate the care of the patient and assist our physicians in keeping patients healthy. We have expanded office hours in many locations to make sure patients can get same day appointments with their doctor rather than going to the emergency department. Locally, Advocate Medical Group has expanded urgent care services and now offers this at both our College at Towanda Avenue location as well as on the BroMenn campus in our AMG primary care office. We have also worked with many of our physicians to proactively reach out to patients to make sure they are receiving annual preventive screenings. Again, the focus is on the patient and making sure we provide care to the patient “at the right time and in the right setting.” In reality, these are important changes that will benefit our patients and our community, regardless of health care reform. As I mentioned earlier, exciting things are happening at BroMenn this year. In June, we will open our new, state-of the-art building on our hospital campus which will house our new obstetrics unit, our new intensive care unit and our new high acuity unit. We are grateful for the generous $10 million in charitable gifts from our patients, physicians, associates and the community to support this wonderful project and allow us to expand our health care ministry. Later this summer, we will also open our new outpatient center on Illinois 9 in Bloomington, across from the Central Illinois Regional Airport. This facility will expand primary care, specialty care and outpatient services in a convenient location for our patients. Finally, I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the very best part of our ministry – our dedicated physicians, associates and volunteers. I am inspired every day by their talent, their passion for what they do and their unwavering commitment to our patients.
Kannaday is president, Advocate BroMenn Medical Center and Advocate Eureka Hospital.
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Salvation Army volunteer Emily Lesher, left, helps Bloomington resident Maricela Silva shop for her three children, during the 2011 McLean County Toys For Tots toy distribution on Dec. 21.The distribution took place at The Salvation Army, 611 W.Washington St., Bloomington.
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Although it could be said the economy was still “in the tank” over much of the past year — mired in the lingering effects of a recession — the good news is, it was in other places than tanks. Like, kettles. And, community chests. Even in tough times, the Salvation Army of McLean County’s 2011 Red Kettle Campaign, as an example, surpassed its goal by more than $14,000. Spokesman Steve Schroeder said $229,126.90 was collected. Its original goal was $215,000. The agency’s mail appeal campaign also had a good year and, together, its two campaigns collected a total of $445,479, exceeding its combined goal of $425,000. Meanwhile, as the United Way of McLean County 2011 effort neared its end, State Farm Insurance Cos. made a last minute additional gift of $99,000, bringing the total from the company and its employees, to $1.9 million. That enabled the United Way to eke past its goal of $4.3 million by $200. “We were pleasantly surprised with the response from the community, especially with the economic headwinds we knew we would be facing,” said United Way 2011 Campaign Chairman Aaron Quick. “One of our goals — to help offset some of those headwinds — was to get some new businesses signed up to run campaigns and we accomplished that goal. This community always seems to step up.” At other social service agencies, like Mid Central Community Action in Bloomington, an agency whose services include Countering Domestic Violence-Neville House, home weatherization and Mayor’s Manor supportive housing for formerly homeless people, the economy and its effects brought on continued efforts to restructure amid tightening federal and state funding. In November, Rockie Ziegler, 58, of Bloomington, who for the last 22 years had been president of Original Smith Printing Co., Bloomington, became new executive director of Mid Central Community Action. Meanwhile, officials of the American Red Cross of the Heartland announced the speaker for its April 26 “Evening of Stars” extravaganza — an event that has netted $1.4 million for Red Cross services in 18 years —
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ISU and IWU see campus changes By Dan Craft email@example.com
The past year at Illinois State University and Illinois Wesleyan University was one of goals being met and new ones arising through various gifts and grants. At ISU, the year began with the January 2011 opening of the $50 million, 170,000-square-foot Student Fitness Center, which also included the renovation of McCormick Hall. More than 25,000 visitors were logged in its first week of operation. In addition,$1.8 million in support from the State Farm Insurance Companies Foundation, announced in May, resulted in “numerous” academic, cultural and scholarship programs at the school. By August, ISU was welcoming its largest enrollment since 1992, with a historic high of 85.1 percent for the freshman-to-sophomore retention rate. Come September, the Mennonite College of Nursing formally opened its new $2 million nursing simulation laboratory, which offers students real-world nursing situations. Also arriving through the fall was more grant and contract activity, including awards of $1.5 million from the U.S. Department of Education, $450,000 from the National Science Foundation,$450,000 from the Department of Children and Family Services, $400,000 from the National Institute of Justice and $330,000 from the McCormick Foundation. Other highlights of the past year: ISU’s College of Business ranked by Businessweek magazine among the nation’s top 100 undergraduate business schools; ISU’s ranking as fifth in the nation as a Peace Corps Master’s international school; and the school receiving the 2011 New York Times Political Engagement Program of Excellence Award, the highest honor for leadership in developing politically engaged stu-
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Architect's view of new classroom building at Illinois Wesleyan University dents. At Illinois Wesleyan University, meanwhile, the big news was that the third year of the “Transforming Lives” fundraising campaign, begun in 2009, reached $93 million of its $125 million goal. The campaign is the largest of its kind in the school’s 162-year history, and continues through 2014. In addition, support from alumni and others permitted construction to begin on a $16 million, 48,700square-foot new main classroom building anchoring the north end of Eckley Quad. It will house the business administration and economics departments, as well as classrooms, study
areas and research space. Another major gift, from Class of 1943 alumni Flo Armstrong and her late husband Vic, provided funding for a glass sculpture by Arizona artist Lyle London that hangs in the new rotunda entry of the Ames School of Art. A gift from Class of 1966 alumnus Byron Tucci funded the resurfacing of the historic Wilder Field with artificial turf and resulted in The Pantagraph/LORI ANN COOK-NEISLER the renaming of IWU’s football stadium as Tucci Stadi- Grand opening ceremonies for Illinois State University's new Student Fitness Center were held Jan. 9, 2011.Tours of the facility and the largest game of tag at ISU were the highlights of the um. Also part of the past year opening. at IWU was the school’s ranking on Kiplinger’s list of the 100 best values in private higher education, a ranking based on measures of quality and affordability.
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Left: Max Seibert, 3, and Matt Krause, 30, of Deer Creek-Mackinaw High School hold up their IHSA super sectional basketball trophy after defeating Chrisman at Redbird Arena in Normal, on March 8, 2011. Center: Rachel Durchholz (10) and Whitney Nichols (20) of Mount Pulaski High School carry away their IHSA 1A volleyball runnerup trophy Nov. 12 at Redbird Arena in Normal. Mount Pulaski lost to Dakota High School, in the championship game, 25-16 and 25-20. Right: Prairie Central's Andy Hoselton celebrates his win with coach Joe Cliffe after defeating Peotone's
Alex Young in the championship match of the IHSA Class 1A 160-pound class last year at Assembly Hall in Champaign.
2011 high school teams delivered excitement Pantagraph-area high school teams made several deep runs at state titles By Randy Sharer email@example.com
When the topic of 2011 Pantagraph area high school sports comes up at future class reunions, stories will fly. Doing what hadn’t been done in school history is a sure conversation starter and one Normal Community’s basketball team can claim that after advancing to the state tourney. The 27-8 Ironmen’s fourth-place finish in Class 4A was a shocker, especially after trailing by 14 in the regional semifinal. Among those saving the day then and later was Illinois State-recruit Anthony Beane. Deer Creek-Mackinaw’s basketball team, which had never won a sectional, placed fourth in Class 1A. The 25-7 Chiefs were easy to cheer for because of their reputation for academic success and community involvement. Pantagraph Area Athlete of the Year Matt Krause set the tone, graduating as a three-sport all-stater before leaving on a mission trip to Africa. No area basketball team matched the 32-1 record of the Central Catholic girls, who took second in 2A after winning the year before. Central was led by the Pantagraph Area Female Athlete of the Year Jess Reinhart, who shared the Area Basketball Player of the Year Award with teammate Allie Norton. The area’s only team state champion was University High’s girls in Class A golf. The Pioneers’ one-shot win over Nashville came after Katherine Hepler sank a 15-foot putt on the final hole. Hepler won individually by six strokes. Helping the area sweep the small-school golf titles was Tri-Valley’s Austin Sproles, who won in a playoff. Mount Pulaski advanced to the 1A volleyball final for the ninth time in Donna Dulle’s 31 years as coach. The senior-less Lady Toppers (26-16) finished second for the seventh time. Five area teams placed third in the state, but only one did so in a singleclass sport and that was the boys swim team of U High (enrollment 610), which trailed New Trier (4,167) and Naperville Central (2,921). U High won its third trophy of 2011 when its
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The Central Catholic High School girls basketball team celebrate winning the IHSA Girls Class 2A Supersectional over Litchfield High School at Millikin University in Decatur last year. boys cross country team ran third in 2A. The battle for third in 1A dual team wrestling was an all-area affair as LeRoy (21-2) topped Prairie Central (22-5). Sending Prairie Central coach Joe Cliffe into retirement in style was Area Wrestler of the Year Andy Hoselton, the 46-0 state champ at 160 pounds. The 27-7 Ridgeview girls basketball team finished third in 1A, matching its 2009 finish. The Eureka girls’ thirdplace state track effort was their fifth trophy, tying the most in 1A history. Leading the way was twotime state 400-meter dash champ Kalla Gold, who keyed the winning 1,600 relay. Area pole vaulters won 12 state medals led by champions Emily Grove of Pontiac in 2A and Taylor Kirby of Normal Community West in 3A. Grove’s best was an all-time Illinois record 13 feet, 5 inches. The area’s lone double state champion was Sydni
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