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Senior Spotlight

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Update on solid waste

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VOLUME 36, NUMBER 18 • April 30, 2013

Results are in – school bond rejected and council candidates elected By Cali Bagby and Scott Rasmussen

Lopez Center

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Friday, May 17st 7:30 pm

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Do you have questions about your child’s . . .

It looks like the Lopez Island School will not have renovations coming soon as voters appear to have voted no on the school bond proposition. As of this writing, 7,036 votes have been counted and 60 are left. The rejection voters have 848 votes, which is a 58 percent lead on those who sought to approve the measure. The proposed $15.5 million project would have represented an increase of $68 per $100,000 dollar of assessed property valuation, or $272

per year for a median priced house on Lopez. The issue has been controversial on Lopez, eliciting numerous letters to the editor. Proponents of the measure called the school board “ brave, sticking to the vision” and claimed that renovations will help grow “educated students in future decades.” Those opposed to the bond stated that it’s not “fiscally responsible,” and called for improvements at half the cost. Renovations would have included classroom upgrades, installation of solar panels, LED lighting and fire suppression sprinklers.

Speech? Hearing? Vision? Development? Social/Behavioral? ■

Lopez Island School District will provide a free clinic for children aged birth through five years to screen development in communication, motor, and adaptive skills. When: Friday, May 3, 2013 Where: Lopez Elementary School Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm How: Please call Laurie at 468-2201, x 2127 during school hours, to make an appointment.

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Thanks to all our Riders!

We had a great event and couldn’t have done it without our wonderful sponsors and team of dedicated volunteers.

THANK YOU LOPEZ!

Special THANKS to Jeff Nichols & crew, Lopez Fire & EMS, WS Ferries & Diamond Parking.

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A Lopez Community Theater Production Benefitting the Lopez Historical Society Age recommendation: 13 and above

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Candidate elections

Bob Jarman thought it would be a toss up. Rick Hughes knew it’d be close. And Jamie Stephens, while not wholly surprised by the outcome of the April 23 countywide council election, is grateful for the sizable margin by which voters backed his reelection bid. That wasn’t the case back in the fall of 2010, when Stephens, the council’s current chairman, endured four weeks of limbo before results of a recount confirmed his win over then-incumbent Bob Myhr and a victory in his second campaign for the county council. “It seemed like it just kept going on and on, for almost a month, and after it was over I’d still only won by just 11 votes,” he recalls. This time around, Stephens won handily. A two-year council incumbent and former port commissioner, he earned a decisive win by outpacing 33-year-old Brian McClerren, a political newcomer making a first-ever run for public office, by garnering 57 percent of total ballots cast -- 3,640 votes to 2,737 votes -- in the District 3 council race. He gathered a majority of votes in 17 of the county’s 19 voting precincts, losing San Juan Southeast and San Juan North by a combined 27 votes -- and prevailed convincingly in District 3.

Stephens, endorsed by both the local Democratic party and the San Juan’s three elected state representatives, Sen. Kevin Ranker (D-Orcas), and 40th District House representatives Kristine Lytton and Jeff Morris, out-raised and outspent McClerran more than 2-to-1 over the course of the campaign. McClerran, who drew a boost from the only political action committee involved in the campaign, Trust Islanders, spent $6,470 in campaign funds, compared to $15,628 by Stephens, who raised a total of $19,399, according to the state Public Disclosure Commission. With roughly 60 ballots remaining to be counted, voter turnout for the April 23 election, the first countywide election in seven years, excluding February’s primary, totals nearly 59 percent. All remaining ballots will be counted May 1; date of certification for the election is May 7. With the die of the April 23 election now cast, the council will now shift from a six-person panel of part-time legislators to a three-person body with legislative duties and with responsibility over dayto-day operations of county government. Each will earn $75,000 a year, plus benefits. The council will soon select someone to fill the role of county manager, whose

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Okay, so the vote did not go how we’d hoped, but we thank all who voted and shared your opinions about one of our greatest local resources: Our School.

We especially thank all who worked on and voted for the bond and the teachers, staff, and administrators at our school, who support our kids every day. Paid for by Yes For Lopez, 1937 Bakerview Rd., 98261 info@yesforlopez.org www.yesforlopez.org • www.lopezislandschool.org


Community Calendar tues, april 30 due date: Nominations for director positions for Catherine Washburn Medical Association, The board nominates Don Poole, Sherry Brummell and Ron Shively. Nominations must be postmarked by April 30, 2013 and sent to CWMA PO Box 309, Lopez Island, WA 98261.

thurs, may 2 theater: “Volpone,” 7:30 p.m., Lopez Center for Community and the Arts. Runs from Thursday May 2 through Sunday May 5 at 7:30 p.m. with a special matinee at 2 p.m. on Sunday May 5. fri, may 3 screening: Child Development Screenings,

9 a.m. - 12 p.m., Lopez Elementary School. Parents of young children (birth to 5 years), Do you have questions about your child’s Speech? Hearing? Vision?, Development? Motor skills? To make an appointment for a free screening. Call Laurie at 468-2201 ext. 2127. sat, may 4 fundraiser: Lopez Island Community Fireworks Presents a Mexican Dinner and Live Auction Fundraiser, 5- 9 p.m., Woodmen Hall. Begins at 5 p.m. with auction preview and drinks. Authentic Mexican threecourse meal including beer, wine and margaritas avail-

able to purchase. For more info, visit www.lopezfireworks.com. sun, may 5 fundraiser: “Dinner on the Move: An Elegant Evening on the Rock for an Exceptional Cause” for DVSAS, 4- 9 p.m., Lucky participants will be chauffeured through a fivecourse meal prepared by Lopez chefs at three locations. 28 tickets are left. For tickets and info, contact Kim Bryan at 468-3788 or email kim@ dvsassanjuans.org.

log in to: http://www.seattlefoundation.org and enter DVSAS in the search bar on the top right of the page. Once directed to the DVSAS page just click the “Donate Now” button.

shine, and enthusiastic shoppers burst through the doors, right at 10 a.m., racing to get their first choices from the wonderful plants donated by other gardeners from all over the island. The selection of plants includes trees, shrubs, perennials, groundcovers, veggie and berry starts, and a variety of native species. Repeating last year’s popular and successful event will be a “Silent Auction”. Shoppers can make bids on an amazing selection of plants donated by local businesses and nurseries, including Azusa Farm and Gardens, Bakerview Nursery, Christianson’s Nursery, D Street Nursery, Pelindaba Lavender Farm, Mitchell Bay Farm and Nursery, Sunset Builder’s Nursery, T & D Farms, Anacortes Ace Hardware, Lopez Island Village Red Apple Grocery Store, and Wells Nursery as well as others. In addition to plants for sale, there will be a used Garden Books section – a very popular feature at last year’s sale.

thurs, may 9 meeting: Lopez Island Garden Club’s Annual Plant

Sale and Silent Auction, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., Woodmen Hall. Bring a box to take home all your new plants. Donated plants can be dropped off Wednesday, May 8 from 3-5 p.m.

sat, may 11 art: Artists’ reception for the show “Reflections,” 5-7 p.m., Chimera Cooperative Gallery, Lopez Village Plaza. New cast glass pieces from Gerry Newcomb, and new paintings by Sheila Simpson-Creps. Show runs from May 11 - June 7. For info, call 468-3265. or visitwww.ChimeraGallery.com. festival: Third Annual Lopez Lamb, Wool and

Goat Festival,” 10 a.m. -3 p.m., Lopez Center for Community and the Arts. Include sheep shearing, sheep dogs, spinning, weaving, and felting. Vendors of local textiles, yarn, fleece, and other sheep products. Ticketed evening dinner and auction benefits Farmto-School Program. For info, call 468-2467 or email fibers@islandfibers.com. sat, may 18 meeting: Annual meeting of the Catherine Washburn Medical Association, 10 a.m., Lopez Library meeting room. Reports will be provided and directors elected to three vacant positions as specified in the By-laws.

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Garden Club’s Annual Plant Sale

The Annual Lopez Island Garden Club’s highly anticipated Plant Sale is happening this year on Thursday, May 9 from 10 a.m. until noon at Woodmen Hall on Fisherman Bay Road. Lopez gardeners eagerly form lines at the door of the sale early, rain or

Lopez Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings: Mondays - 7:30 p.m. at the Children’s Center Wednesdays - 4 p.m. Women’s meeting at the fellowship hall at Grace Episcopal Church Fridays - 7:30 p.m. at the Children’s Center Saturdays - noon at the Children’s Center Contact phone number 468-2809

Al-Anon: Saturdays - 9:30 a.m. at the Children’s Center, Lopez. Contact phone number 468-4703.

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Funds raised by the Plant Sale are used by the Garden Club to finance their yearly scholarship awarded to a graduating Lopez High School senior and to award stipends to guest speakers that give presentations at the Garden Club Meetings. There are now almost 90 members of the Garden Club that meet monthly, September through June, on the 2nd Thursday of the month at Woodmen Hall, from 9:30 a.m. ‘till noon. Every other year the Garden Club also sponsors the Lopez Island Garden Tour. Watch for more information coming soon – it is scheduled for June 13 this year. Put on your gardening gloves and join the fun this year at the Plant Sale on May 9! Donations to the Plant Sale can be dropped off at Woodmen Hall on Wednesday, May 8 from 3-5 p.m.

‘Simphonie of Trio Sonatas’

Ingrid Matthews, Susie Napper, Hans-Jurgen Schnoor and Jeffrey Cohan will be playing at the Salish Sea Festival’s “Simphonie of Trio Sonatas” Saturday, May 4 at 7 p.m. at Grace Episcopal Church on Lopez interpreting exceptional trio sonatas of the 18th century. The donation amount is technically a free will offering and the concerts are all open to the public regardless of any contribution at the door.

All those 18 and under are free and we encourage university students to attend for a $5 donation. Additional donations are fully tax deductible.

Lopez litter pick-up On Saturday, April 20, mentors and mentees in the LIFRC Mentor Program gathered to collect litter at various spots on the island, in honor of Earth Day. This was the second annual LIFRC litter pick-up event. In partnership with the Bureau of Land Management, mentors and mentees were outfitted with safety vests and gear so that they could collect trash for two hours. After the pick-up, mentors and mentees met back at the LIFRC to display the trash that they had collected. Some interesting items picked up included a small broken boat from Hummel Lake, two car batteries, multiple bottles and cans, and even some articles of clothing. Prizes were awarded, with the grand prize being lunch at the Soda Fountain to the match who collected the most amount of trash. Other prizes included milkshakes at the Soda Fountain, treats from Holly B’s, and every student who participated received a voucher for an ice cream cone from the Fudge Factory. The group may have been small, but they picked up a large amount of trash to help keep the island clean.

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Spotlight on Seniors by Gretchen Wing

Dick Pickering,

Lopez Island

Dick Pickering’s T-shirt reads, “Been Here Longest.” He’s hardly the oldest homegrown Lopezian, but some long-timers left Lopez for years before returning, he says, and his own three-year work stint in Seattle doesn’t count because he came back most weekends. And the T-shirt only applies to men; a handful of Lopez women have him beat. But when you are born on the Lopez ferry – yes, really– you get bragging rights. Both Dick and his wife, Barbara Goodrow Pickering, are third generation Lopezians. Barbara’s mom, Marguerite McCauley, was born here in 1915, while Dick’s dad, Richard R. Pickering, was brought here as a child in 1922. Dick’s grandfather, Richard L. Pickering, moved here from Canada to start the local telephone company, which the family ran for decades. Dick’s dad was a lineman, while grandma operated the switchboard, near the present-day dentist’s office. When Dick matured, he took his place in the business, but his working life began much earlier than that. “I earned my first dollar when I was eight years old,”

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Dick says, helping out as the Lopez Inn (now the Islander Resort) was under construction. He proudly carried his first earnings to his grandmother to preserve beneath her glass table – only to retrieve the dollar the very next day, breaking the glass. “Spent it on bubble gum at the Lopez Inn,” Dick grins. But if you assume this beginning boded an irresponsible working life, you’d be wrong. “Jack of all trades,” Dick describes himself, when pressed, and his resumé affirms the title. He got his first real job at age 13, working for Bartholomew Building Supply. Of course he needed a car to get to work, but luckily Dick is a car nut who, a year earlier, had already purchased his first vehicle, a Model A, for $35. (He and buddy George Orcutt had split the price, but Dick later bought George out.) So at 13, he was already commuting to work, but it was a pretty safe commute. “You never hardly met another car on the road. We used to say, ‘Well, the ferry must be in, two cars went by.’” The phone company, and fishing off Iceberg Point, provided work through high school, but when Dick and Barbara got married shortly after graduation, they needed more employment than Lopez offered. Hence the three years in Seattle, where their kids were born. Dick worked

for “a couple of machinery outfits” and Barbara at various jobs, including the UW. Even in the early 60s, Seattle’s bustling lifestyle was a difficult adjustment, and in 1963 when Barbara said, “Let’s go home,” Dick says, “I couldn’t wait to get out. I threw my toolbox in the car and left her there.” Barbara stayed behind to have their second child, then rejoined Dick, and they’ve been on Lopez ever since. Discussing his working life, Dick is deceptively casual. Yes, he worked for the family company, then for the county, then OPALCO. And, oh, by the way, during this period of full-time employment and parenthood, the couple also ran 25-30 milk cows and kept chickens and pigs and sheep. So not many more Pickering See Spotlight, page 5

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dollars went to bubble gum. In the 1970s, Dick’s dad started the Ready Mix cement works, and Dick soon bought him out. After 10 years, Dick sold the company and entered a period of “retirement,” which included a number of jobs that, when listed, sound Contributed photos like, well …work. Left: Dick Pickering as a young man on Lopez. Right: Dick Pickering now living in Lopez. When Barbara, coauthor of the Lopez Island Cookbook, started a cater- Ready Mix, so I could buy least 40 years to call your- there, your Lopez is more self an old-timer,” Dick richly layered than the one ing business, Dick found trucks.” His grandson, Risto laughs – but when you get most of us see. himself wearing a chef’s hat off and on for the next two Turunen, shares this passion, and together they’ve decades. “Salmon was my thing,” been renovating two dump he says; he marinated the trucks. The Pickerings fish overnight and slow- are unusual long-time smoked it. “People rave Lopezians, in that both Across their son and daugh- 1. Go over about it.” Dick estimates that ter came back to Lopez 6. Blunted end he’s cooked thousands of to raise their families, so 10. All excited pounds of salmon for folks three of their five grand14. Ascended over the years at weddings kids live nearby. 15. Legal prefix Dick’s low-key assessand parties. When the county upped their kitchen ment of this happy situation: 16. Scowl requirements, though, the “We do pretty good.” 17. Small jetty When Dick and Barbara Pickerings left the catering protecting a walk through the village or business. beach against Salmon doesn’t figure drive around the island, they erosion see everything through a too large in Dick’s life these days, but motors filter of who used to live 18. Pipe problem where, or what pasture or 19. Food sticker still do. “I’ve always been truck- business used to occupy 20. Sandal with a Sign “That’s up Ad #1which spot. crazy,” he admits. rope or rubber “You have to be here at probably why I went into

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Solid Waste Board’s quarterly report Submitted by Lopez Solid Waste Disposal District

The first quarter report by the Lopez Solid Waste Disposal District highlights some clear successes, a few disappointments, and much work in progress. Successes include: a flawless operational system that transferred 75 tons of garbage to the Skagit Transfer Station and significantly-expanded recycling options. 46.75 tons of self-

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Going into the second quarter, LSWDD will continue to closely monitor the revenue picture and refine the solid waste and recycling operation as a whole. On May 15 the Dump will shift to a summer schedule, extending the opening hours by two hours – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. LSWDD also plans to meet with island contractors to explore how the facility can better serve their disposal needs. “We’re still in our infancy stage of this great experiment,” says LSWDD Chair Page Read.“Obviously we’re not satisfied with our revenue picture. The good news is that we’re operating smoothly and efficiently.” I love working at the site and hearing the enthusiasm and pride that people express about the Dump. We will meet the challenges as they come our way.” More details can be found at www.lopezsolidwaste.org.

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duties include assisting in the county’s daily management. Stephens said a top priority for the council will be managing transitions, such as selecting a manager, meeting with department supervisors and other elected officials. “I think it’ll be really important how all that gets handled,” he said. “I think we’ll be able to do that well.” While Stephens’ margin of victory proved decisive, his fellow council incumbents, Hughes and Jarman, only squeaked past their respective opponents. Jarman, who defeated former Councilwoman Lovel Pratt in the November election, outpaced Pratt in the April election by just 70 votes. A fire district commissioner and former longtime manager with the local telephone company, CenturyTel, Jarman came in second behind Pratt in February’s three-way primary, after defeating her by only 99 See electionS, page 8

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FISHERMAN BAY Spacious 3 BR, 2 BA with 2 car garage on .5 acres. Close to village. $1200/mo. Carol (360)468-3177 **************************** OWNERS! We want your rentals! Property management & lease services avail. Great rates. Shawn (360)378-8600 ***************************** see more at: www.windermeresji.com ORCAS ISLAND

BEAUTIFUL HOUSE BY owner for summer rental. Beach view & access Fully furnished 2 BR, 2 BA home (sleeps 4). Located in central Eastsound on Orcas. 1 block from market. Non smoking. No pets. Renting by the month. 1 month free for 6 month lease. $2,500. Contact John 360-376-8874 or email johnmazz@centurytel.net

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2 BR, 2 BA Condo on Orcas Island / Eastsound (upstairs bright corner unit in lower section) keyless digital entry, wood floors, all kitchen applianaces and window coverings. Walk to town. No smoke / no pets. $795/month, First & security. Ask about discount. 1 year lease minimum, references required. Alan 714-2711215 nordicstr@aol.com

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including but not limited to: certified oversight of water systems, regular inspection of system, regular usage calculations, monthly chloride tests and submittal to proper authorities and agencies, prepare and submit an annual water use and quality report to the district, routine coliform sampling and other water testing as needed, provide liaison to DOH and other agencies. Bidders must contact District Office for further bid details. Bids should be submitted to the Lopez Island School District Office by 4pm, May 15, 2013. Please contact Denny Jardine 4682202 ext. 2121 or Bill Evans 468-2202 ext. 2350 for questions or further information. LOPEZ ISLAND SCHOOL DISTRICT Seeks qualified applicants.

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SPECIAL SERVICES PROGRAM ASSISTANT 5 hours/4 days per week CTE/VOCATIONAL TEACHER .2 FTE Accepting applications until filled. For information or an application packet please contact Christina at 360.468.2202 ext 2300 or www.lopezislandschool.org AA/EOE

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GERMAN SHORTHAIR Pointer puppies born 3/21/13 and ready to come home with you 5/18/13. Parent on site. Females $300. Males $200. Call Claud for more details at 360-9295807. Oak Harbor. kingsmenconstruction@comcast.net

EVINRUDE LONGSHAFT Outboard, 28hp. Steering wheel mounted on console. Includes all components for motor. 15’ King trailer. $1600 takes all. 360-370-5273 Friday Harbor, San Juan Island MAD RIVER Canoe, 16 foot Kevlar 49 Explorer, rarely used. One seat needs repair. $500 or best offer. 360-468-2716 Automobiles Chevrolet

CLASSIC CADILLAC 1991 silver Brougham with leather interior, all power and sunroof. Good tires, original rims and only 66,680 miles. Original owner maintained. Spacious cruiser! They don’t make them like this anymore! Includes records. Wonderful condition! $3,500 obo. San Juan Island. Interior and exterior photos available via email. 360-378-3186. Pickup Trucks Dodge

1990 DODGE Ram 250 Turbo Cummings diesel. New rear slider window. Good tires. Runs good. $2800. (360)929-6046 Whidbey Island 5th Wheels

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Great pairings May 18, 2013, 6:00 Woodmen Hall Please join Award-Winning Winemaker Brent Charnley for a Pairing of 5 Lopez Island Vineyards’ 2013 releases with 5 delectable creations by some of our best local chefs. Tickets ($60 per person) for reservations made before May 10th; ($70) after May 10th. Available at Paper Scissors or by credit card by calling Jane

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Marie Luckhurst is the winner of the 7th annual Farmers’ Market Poster Contest for 2013. “I’ve entered a few time times so I was surprised to win,” she said. Her art was inspired by photographs of a truck in the Fourth of July parade. Luckhurst, shown right, grew up on Lopez Island. She began her art career in Dillingham Alaska, selling her first piece of art work in 1980. Self taught, she developed her watercolor style and continues to work in watercolor with the islands and the local Native American culture as her inspiration. She is also known for her mixed media native dolls, portrait masks and stor y masks.Luckhurst enjoys making jewelry from the abalone that was also used for adornment by all coastal people. Her work is in the collection of the Samuel K. Fox Museum in Dillingham, Alaska, the collection of the late Gov. Jay Hammond of Alaska,

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“When I looked at the primary numbers I felt pretty sure I’d get most of Marc’s votes (Councilman Marc Forlenza), and that it would be a pretty close race,” Jarman said. “Then when it got down to the wire and anyone would ask me, I’s say, ‘just toss a coin’. But I felt pretty good about my chances.” Jarman had 50.5 percent of votes cast in the District 1 race -- 3,372 to 3,302, with 60 ballots left to count. He prevailed in all nine of District 1’s voting precincts, and with a combined 548vote advantage from those precincts, overcame his opponent’s combined 478vote advantage in District 2 (Orcas) and District 3 (Lopez/Shaw).

Beginning with the charter changes approved in November, Jarman believes voters are restless for change. Like McClerren, he also drew the endorsement and support from Trust Islanders! PAC. “I think people want change or were just frustrated by the ways things were going,” he said. “The majority I think want to see some change and have someone take a fresh look at things.” Much like Jarman, Hughes came in second in February’s three-way primary, trailing Lisa Byers, making a firstever bid for public office, by nearly 20 percent. He anticipated that supporters of council candidate Greg Ayers, eliminated in the primary, were likely jump on

his bandwagon. If they did, Hughes thought his chance of winning a close race would be good. Claiming 51 percent of votes cast in the District 2 race, Hughes prevailed in his bid for reelection by 148 votes. While Byers, director of Orcas Island’s affordable housing group, Of People and Land, garnered a 388vote combined advantage in District 3’s four voting precincts, Hughes eclipsed that with gaining 331 more votes on San Juan Island and 205 more on Orcas. “I’m thrilled with Orcas West’s support for me and with Eastsound too,” he said. “And my hat’s off to San Juan Island, they’re a lot of the reason why I’m here.”

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