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Roman-Inspired Garden Stones to Honor ‘Captain Latin’ By Gwen Cooper
Latin students Max Kucera and Victoria Grabinski mix concrete and scoop it into metal pans to form the round garden stones.
Following the advice “Carpe diem,” of noted Roman poet Horace, about 25 West Geauga Latin students did “seize the day” last Thursday. They worked feverously to create mosaic garden stones as gifts for their favorite teacher, Bill Prueter, who plans to retire this year after 30 years of service. With help from parents, the students mixed concrete, poured it into round metal pans and personalized them with mosaics, beads, shells and messages, making each one an original work of art. The students were divided into three shifts and worked around various sports practices and a previously scheduled band concert to complete their projects. They presented their original creations to Prueter Monday night at the conclusion
of the school’s annual student Latin awards program. The students who comprise West G’s Latin Club invited former students and Prueter’s wife to attend and join in on the fun.
“He makes it fun.” – Tyler Brininger on retiring Latin teacher Bill Prueter They also created a Facebook page where present and former students could add their comments and sing the praises of Prueter. Although, considered a “dead” language because it is no longer learned as a native tongue, Prueter apparently instilled a love of the language and the Roman culture among his students. From his toga-making work sessions held at his home to his hallway chariot races at school using ropes, sturdy flat-bottom
trays and eager students, Prueter encouraged creativity and made the language come to life. “We celebrated Roman holidays and held ceremonies,” second-year Latin student Lilly Makee said when asked about her favorite part of the classes. According to her, Prueter led them to explore the history, literature, custom and culture surrounding the language. “He makes it fun,” Tyler Brininger said. “You just enjoy the experience without knowing that you are learning anything. It’s not until later that you realize you actually learned a great deal in the process.” There are a number of advantages to studying Latin, according to Tyler’s mother, Tamara Brininger. “It really improves their vocabulary and helps with their scores on college entrance
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Chesterland Rotary Wolverines Win Five Straight, Is ‘Hitting the Bricks’ Eclipse Last Year’s Win Total By Maureen Mooney In 1995, the Chesterland Rotary Club funded and constructed a brick walkway around the gazebo in the Chester Township Park. Families, businesses and organizations had the opportunity to display their name on these engraved bricks. Now, 18 years later, the Rotary Club is reconstructing the walkway to include more bricks as well as refurbish the existing ones.
“Over time, some of the bricks have deteriorated and the entire walkway has sunk,” said Rotary member Derek Taylor. “It’s also become a trip hazard”, added Taylor. Taylor and a committee consisting of eight members, including Ben Pintabona, resurrected the project last year, with everything getting started this past winter. Pintabona, who has a con-
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Through June 15, engraved bricks are available for purchase for the Chesterland Commemorative Walkway, a project done by the Chesterland Rotary Club.
By Jamie Ward Maybe the coach thought his team needed a change of scenery. But after just two home games in the first month of the season amid cancelations on a field that grew more weeds than grass, Phil Byron decided to start from scratch. “It wasn't a varsity field, it wasn't safe, it wasn't aesthetic,” Byron said. “We’ve been road warriors. When our field wasn’t playable, we just flipped games away.” Whatever the reasons, it is good times for Phil Byron and his West G baseball Wolverines, winners of five straight. The team’s ninth win, 4-1 over Crestwood, eclipsed last year's win total. The Wolverines took infield practice before the Crestwood game as the former infield lay back behind right field, a pile of dirt and sod. The now all-dirt infield is smooth, and hard. Ground balls bounced true and the team made just one error on an 80 degree day May 2. By all accounts the team is playing its best baseball of the season at the right time. “It’s good to get five in a
row,” said senior 2B Alex Grazia. “We’re playing pretty well as a team. We started off a little slow, but we’re definitely kicking it in before the playoffs.” Grazia helps anchor a team with senior strength up the middle. When West Geauga is at its best, Harrison Sigman (2-2, 2.74 ERA, 24 strikeouts in 23 innings) is on the mound; Cal
Slusarz (9 runs scored) is at short; Grazia plays second; and senior lead-off hitter Noah Bidar (.375 BA, 10 SB's) patrols center field. “That’s our speed and strength right there, and they’ve cut down on the mistakes,” Byron said. “It started off a little rough,” Slusarz said of his season. “But
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Senior Cal Slusarz leads the infield at shortstop.
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Natalie Cizek, left, Victoria Grabinski and Lily Makee formed an assembly line to help create about 30 original mosaic tiled garden stones for their Latin teacher Bill Prueter’s Roman garden. They surprised him Monday night with the stones at the conclusion of his Latin student awards program.
Garden Stones from page 1 exams, such as SAT and ACTs,” she said. She said the language has practical applications for student who pursue medicine, law and science, all disciplines that use Latin terms and names. According to another parent, several of the students have older siblings who are former students of Prueter’s who credit their Latin studies as part of the reason they did well on college entrance exams and were accepted to schools such as Notre Dame and Northwestern. “He treats us all as if we are the smart kids,” Victoria Grabinski said. Brenden Judson explained, “There’s a lot of freedom in his class and he trusts us that we will study hard and learn from our experiences.” One mother, Linda Todaro, shook her head over the apparent spell Prueter has on his students. She said they vie to learn enough to go to Latin competitions in Columbus, a regime of study and nine tests held during a weekend, after a week of school.
Todaro said the students do well in the competition, often placing in the top three among schools and outscoring private school students who have had six years of Latin versus four years at West G. “That’s not something that would appeal to you or I, nor it is something that would appeal to most teens, but he somehow has them convinced it is fun,” Todaro said. “They study on the bus on the drive there, take a test as soon as they arrive, study until 1 a.m., sleep and take more tests the next day. And, they tell me this is fun?” Said Alex Concilla, “That’s why we call him ‘Captain Latin.’” Another parent marveled at the closeness of the students. “They include athletes, musicians, serious students and a wide cross-section of interests, yet they are very close,” she said. Who’s idea was it to pay tribute to him with garden stones? “All of us,”said sophomore Max Kucera. “Romans were known for their mosaics tiles and we’ve been to his house. He has a Roman garden there as well as on school grounds near
“Carpe Diem,” or seize the day, is the fond send-off for a much loved West Geauga Latin teacher retiring at the end of the school year.
the entrance to the high school.” “With all the heartfelt work the students have done, we’re expecting there won’t be a dry eye in the house when they present their garden stones to him Monday night,” Tamara Brininger said.
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Harrison Sigman, team captain as a senior, hits fifth and is the team’s ace pitcher.
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ball well and I’ve been hitting the ball at people,” said Grazia, who also pitched one inning for his third save. Those four runs were all West Geauga would need to improve to 9-6 on the season before Sunday’s tournament draw at Jefferson and two games Monday and Tuesday against rival Chagrin Falls that were finished after deadline. “We're playing well right now and I’m really content with where we are at,” Byron said. “I’m not saying we don’t need to improve, because we all need to get better. But I’m content
JC Mazzurco, a sophomore, pitched six innings to earn his second win of the season against Crestwood
with the strides we have made up to this point.” May will be busy before the sectionals begin May 13. Carmen Engoglia hit a HR that turned heads away from the varsity field to the junior varsity field, which is behind the varsity field. Engoglia's blast landed beyond the left field fence, as the varsity dugout wondered who had hit it. “I knew it would be Carmen,” Bidar said after the game. The team plans on re-planting the sod this fall and working
to get a running water source to the field, an issue Byron blamed for its poor conditions. There are quirks, too, that need fixing. Like third base, which stayed in its peg long after everybody left the field. “Put five guys on it and try to get it out,” Byron told his team, laughing. “That thing is like Merlin’s sword, the sword in the stone. It’s right there. Go and get it.” For more photos, visit bit.ly/leafphotos. Look for more in this week’s Geauga County Maple Leaf.
Chester Officials: Obamacare May Reshape Local Fire Departments By Diane Ryder When the Affordable Health Care for America Act, more commonly known as Obamacare, takes full effect next year, its regulations about insuring part-time workers might have repercussions on local government, especially those with volunteer fire departments, Chester Township officials said April 18. If a seasonal or part-time employee works more than 120 days per year, or more than 30 hours per week, he or she will be considered full-time and must be offered health care insurance or the employer will be hit with a hefty $2,000 per total employee penalty, Chester Township Fiscal Officer Mike Stark said. The regulations could force local governments to cut back on the hours their employees can work, cut back on the number of days they can employ a seasonal worker or decide not to hire additional workers that would add up to more than 50 employees, the officials said. The discussion came as trustees voted to hire a part-time seasonal worker to perform grounds maintenance during the growing season, a practice that many local communities follow. Others hire outside landscaping companies.
“If it’s more than 120 days and we haven’t offered them benefits, we could be fined,” Stark told trustees, adding the rule applies to employers with more than 50 employees. “With our police department and fire department, we’re close to that threshold,” Trustee Ken Radtke said. “We need to be looking at this at a month-tomonth basis.” Because most area fire departments, and many local police departments, have parttime workers who also work for other communities, the issue could become complicated, trustees said. They also said they would be careful to keep all seasonal hires under the 120-day limit to make sure they will not be considered as full time under the new law. “Seasonal employment is counted in days and not hours,” Trustee Mike Joyce said. Radtke asked where he got that fact. Joyce said he has talked to officials in the City of Willoughby, who told him they have hired two attorneys to sort out the employment rules in the new law. “I don’t know where it’s going, but our firefighters are
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I’m starting to play the type of baseball I know I can play, starting to hit the ball a little more, making fewer errors in the field, and I cleared my head, and I'm just having fun playing baseball and that’s the key.” Byron’s lineup against Crestwood looked like this: Bidar, CF; Mike Bielek, LF; Mike Koller, RF; JC Mazzurco, P; Sigman, DH; John Monaco, 1B; Andrew Centrackio, 3B; Grazia, 2B; Slusarz, SS. The Wolverines scored first in the first inning when Bidar reached on an error and scored on Bielek’s hit down the right field line. Bielek stole second, went to third on a ground ball and scored on a wild pitch. Mazzurco, a sophomore who now has 20 innings and an ERA under 2.00 as the team's third starter, pitched masterfully, mixing his fastball, change-up and curveball through the Crestwood order. Mazzurco, working with junior catcher Ross Clark, threw six innings, allowed one run on
part time,” he said. Stark added, “There’s so much to be determined yet. No one knows everything at this time.” He said he has heard employers say they will pay the fine instead of insure their parttime workers, but he said the new rules will fine an employer for all of his or her employees regardless of how many are insured. “It will be $2,0 0 0 for all employees, on everybody, not just on the people you don’t pay,” Stark said. Joyce added, “Suffice it to say, we’re all watching it and are confused by it.”
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food baskets, painted maps on the asphalt of playgrounds at the elementary schools and giving personal dictionaries to each individual elementary school child. In addition to local projects, the club has also done national work. After the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, the club purchased and rebuilt an old bookmobile, filled it with books and drove it down south to donate
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Football, Environmental Teams Partner to Primp West G for Prom By Ann Wishart What do water purifiers in Guatemala, flowerbeds at West Geauga Schools, May Day and a sophomore offensive tackle have in common? In a multiple choice quiz, one answer would be “mulch.” Another would be “school spirit.” The rest — fill in the blanks. Last Wednesday after school, about 25 members of the West Geauga Schools football team, coach Lou Cirino, members of the schools’ Environmental Discovery Project team and its advisor Irene McMullen gathered at the high school for some hands-on volunteer work.
He even had to show a few the right way to use a shovel, she said. “I think the boys thought it was fun,” she said. “When you’re done, you can see you’ve done something.” Sandwiches from Farmer in the Deli were an added bonus, but McMullen said the project itself was rewarding for the work crew.
struction background, came up with the original project in 1995, is still active on the board and project today. Once a brick is engraved, it’s filled with adhesive paint to make the lettering stand out and help preserve the engravement. The Rotary Club consists of volunteers from the community and will be doing the labor, start to finish. Deadline to order the bricks is June 15. The finished project will be done by mid August, in time for Chesterfest, the annual Chester Township community picnic. Proceeds from this project benefits the Chesterland Rotary Foundation, a nonprofit and tax deductible organization. “This is a great way to show community support and spirit and pride,” Taylor added. Bricks are available for purchase at www.chesterlandrotary.org (click on the brick) for $50 (individuals) or $75 (businesses). Order forms are also available on page 7 of this publication. Other community projects funded and organized by the Chesterland Rotary Club include Breakfast with Santa, the Gazebo Christmas tree lights and decorations, holiday
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“It’s such a thoughtful project and a way of building teamwork and pride in your school.” – Irene McMullen In less than two hours, the students weeded and mulched the seven flower gardens on the West Geauga campus. McMullen, who supervised the weeding detail, said she got a kick out of watching Cirino’s pre-game pep talk with his players about the value of doing something for the community, responsibility and the pride they will feel when the job is well done.
The West Geauga Schools football team and members of the Environmental Discovery Project team helped weed and mulch seven flower gardens on the West Geauga campus last Wednesday as part of a hands-on volunteer project.
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from page 5 Kelly Wright and Shawn Cooper joined up to form a core group and they started entering environmental challenges. Most recently, the EDP won an award from the Lexus Ecological Challenge for their project to provide water purifiers and cook stoves to a village in Guatemala, said Max Kucera, 16, offensive tackle for the West Geauga football team and a member of the EDP. They chose the project, organized their approach, paid for the stoves and purifiers and sent a Spanish-speaking expert to Guatemala to handle that end of it, Kucera said. EDP has applied to a number of challenges every year and has a little prize money saved up, he said. The seven annual flower gardens created around the West Geauga school campus by students require maintenance, but the school’s operating budget has been caught in the same fiscal wringer as other districts, McMullen said. Urged to do their community service by Cirino, 29, the football team has taken the maintenance on. The team does other chores in the school district and any donations go into the football program, Cirino said. The coach, who has been teaching government and contemporary issues at West Geauga for six years, said he goes along and works with the boys to set the pace and help them learn a good work ethic. “They love our school,” he said. “I had a coach who did that for me.” Some of the EDP prize money is used to purchase the mulch, which is sold by the West Geauga la cross team to raise funds for their activities — another lesson in leveraging resources for the good of the community, McMullen said. Not only do they sell the mulch, they will deliver it to the buyer’s home, she said. More information is available on the school website. “It’s so sweet. This is why I love to live in the country,” McMullen said. Getting the flowerbeds in order is something of an annual ritual carried out in a group effort before prom, so the school looks great, she said. Cirino, who graduated from West Geauga, really knows how to motivate kids and the results prove it, she added. “It’s such a thoughtful project and a way of building teamwork and pride in your school,” McMullen said. Andrew Todaro, 16 and a member of the EDP, said there were a lot of people at the May Day event and he praised the football team for really digging in. “We gave them food and they worked hard,” he said.
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Chester Dumpster Issue Heats Up By Diane Ryder Chester Township Trustees appear so frustrated over placement of recycling dumpsters, they would like to get rid of them altogether. Last month, Trustee Ken Radtke suggested moving the bank of dumpsters from their current Parkside Drive location back to the old Chester School site at 12535 Chillicothe Road. Township officials and Park Board members have told trustees they need to be moved because they are too close to the park, are on a street frequently used by police and fire vehicles, and have become a safety issue. At the April 18 meeting, two residents had objected to the Chester School site because they said dumping of trash and garbage at that location had been a constant problem for neighbors. Radtke said the township would install security cameras if the dumpsters were moved. Trustees said a second option, placing them at the unused Fire Station 2, would not be acceptable because of traffic concerns. Last Thursday, Radtke said he had asked trustees to look into the Chester School site, but had received no feedback. He said he had received a rough estimate that it would cost about $18,000 to locate the dumpsters there, with a cost of $15,000 for concrete and $3,000 for fencing. “Any thoughts?” Radtke asked. Joyce said he has discussed the issue with Chester Township Park Board member Joe Weiss and Weiss told him he might have a solution to the problem. “He was kind of excited and seemed to be having something up his sleeve,” Joyce said, adding he would like to follow up with Weiss before making any decisions. Joyce said the dumpsters are more trouble than they’re worth and he might be in favor of doing away with them altogether. “There’s no good place to put the dumpsters,” Joyce said. “They’re nice to have, but it’s a case of ‘not in my backyard. I’m not sure we even need those dumpsters.” He said any money they make from the recycling is lost in the road crew’s time in cleaning it up. “This board hasn’t discussed this yet, but I’m rather disturbed how haphazardly we use that facility,” Joyce said. Trustee Judy Caputo said she is concerned about people using the center to dispose of
their household garbage instead of paying about $300 per year for curbside pickup. “It’s a sign of the times,” Caputo said. “It’s a touchy subject and I would ask the residents to be more thoughtful. The last thing we want to do is chase people down by their license numbers.” Caputo said she also would like to get rid of the dumpsters, because the township has to spend time and money cleaning up after people who use them to get rid of garbage, but the center does serve a purpose. “Did you know that the sheriff’s department has a fulltime deputy who spends his time running them down and prosecuting them?” Joyce asked. Parkview Drive resident Albino Fisco said he has lived on the corner of Parkview and Seminary Lane since 1967, close to the old Chester School, and he and his wife witnessed people dumping mattresses, couches, and trash at the recycling center when it was located there.
“You’d see garbage all over the place,” Fisco said. He told trustees he and his wife were worried that trustees might move the center back to the school site. “My wife is not happy at all,” he said. “People pull in Seminary Lane and use the dumpsters at Drug Mart; I have called the police on them,” Fisco said, adding he knows of people depositing garbage in dumpsters outside office buildings. He said many of those businesses have installed locks on their dumpsters to prevent the practice. “Another option would be pushing it closer to the police station,” Radtke said. He added that the township used to have curbside recycling. “Unfortunately, that program went away,” said Radtke. Fisco asked trustees when a decision would be made. Caputo said she would call him the next time the issue is on the agenda.
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6:30 p.m. The Geauga County Genealogical Society will celebrate its 40th anniversary at Chardon Library, 110 East Park St., Chardon, with an opportunity to view pictures and mementoes of 1973. Stacie Murry will present “A Fun Look at Fashions from the Victorian Era to the Present” at 7 p.m. Cake and refreshments available. No admission; all are welcome. Email email@example.com for more information.
Join 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 18 and noon to 2 p.m. May 19 for the Bee Happy Plant sale at St. Mark Lutheran Church, 11900 Chillicothe Road, Chester Township. A variety of annuals, hanging baskets, perennials, vegetables and garden items available. Plants may be pre-ordered. Hamburgers and hot dogs for sale. Call 440-729-1668 for more information.
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Oxtravaganza and Flea Market Word of Grace Church will be hosting the annual Oxtravaganza and Flea Market. Held 5-9 p.m. July 26 and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 27. Looking to make money by selling old “treasures?” Clean out closets, attic and garage and reserve a 20-foot-by20-foot space for $20. Fun, food, live bands and more. Call 440-729-7006 for more information.
events June 17-21: Vacation Bible School 9 a.m. to noon A summer family event, “Athens: Paul’s Dangerous Journey to Share the Truth” will be hosted at St. Mark Lutheran Church. Children step back in time at Athens, exploring some of the adventures the Apostle Paul faced. Kids participate in a memorable Bible-times Marketplace, sing catchy songs, play teamwork-building games, dig into Bible-times snacks, visit Paul and collect Bible Memory Makers to remind them of God’s Word. Everyone learns to look for evidence of God all around them through something called “God Sightings.” Each day concludes at Celebration — a time of upbeat worship that gets everyone involved. Kids at Athens VBS will join nearly a million participants reaching out to needy kids through a hands-on mission project called Operation Kidto-Kid, in which families will send photos and personalized Bible coloring books to children in India. Call 440-729-1668 to register or for more information.
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May 29: Coffee with the Commissioner 11 a.m. Geauga County Commissioner Tracy Jemison will join for coffee and answer questions about the county government.
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ST. ANSELM FESTIVAL SCHEDULE The 41st St. Anselm Church Festival maintains its roots with the motto â€œFood, Family and Fun.â€? Located at 13013 Chillicothe Road, Chester Township. Carnival rides, games, $10,000 cash raffle and instant bingo available all four days. Call 440-729-9575 or visit www.stanselm.org for more information.
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Rescue Village Summer Series Enjoy stories, singing, dancing and games in Geauga Humane Societyâ€™s Rescue Villageâ€™s beautiful Celebration Garden, 15463 Chillicothe Road, Russell Township. Children will have the opportunity to help Nacho guide through picture books, learn the importance of pet care and how to approach a dog properly. Meet inside Rescue Villageâ€™s Community Room if rain. Pre-register by contacting Linda Hernandez at firstname.lastname@example.org or 440596-1743.
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Book Discussion June 5, 7 p.m. â€œHotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet,â€? by Jamie Ford.
Itâ€™s Almost Vacation Time May 16, 7 p.m. Discover vacation options from singing in the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville to quilting in West Virginia to big-game driving in Africa. These choices and many more are available in packages including airfare, lodging and meals. Program designed for adults.
Participants are asked to bring a can of cat/dog food or a $2 donation. May 18, Noon: â€œSpots Colorful Day,â€? by Emma Dodd. June 2, 4 p.m.: â€œPete the Cat,â€? by Eric Litwin. July 14, 4 p.m.: â€œBiscuit,â€? by Aylssa Capucilli. August 17, at 1 p.m.: â€œClifford the Big Red Dog,â€? by Norman Bridwell.
Arabica Scoops Up New Ice Cream Arabica Coffee House, 12626 Chillicothe Road, Chester Township, is now featuring a new ice cream brand, Ashbyâ€™s Sterling Ice Cream. Based in Shelby Township, Mich., Ashbyâ€™s Sterling Ice Cream has been recognized on numerous occasions for its quality and innovative flavors including Amaretto Cherry. Raspberry Chip Cheesecake, Ultimate Peanut Butter Brownie, Banana Puddinâ€™, Belgian Chocolate and Scoutâ€™s Honor Mint Cookie. Featuring 70 creamy, premium flavors loaded with â€œgood stuffâ€? such as buttery, roasted and salted pencan halves, chewy Mackinac Island Fudge, large black or maraschino cherries and fresh frozen strawberry halves. Stop in to Arabica to try these assorted ice cream flavors. Call 440-729-3130 for more information. Program designed for youth.
Book Buddies Training Monday, June 3, 3â€“4 p.m. or 4:15-5:15 p.m. On Monday nights and Wednesday afternoons, encourage young students with reading and gain volunteer hours. Book buddies must attend a training session, apply and commit to participate. Program designed for teens.
Book Tasting June 11, 1â€“2 p.m. for middleschool students; 3â€“4 p.m. for high-school students Check out new books and get a taste of a book in three minutes. Program designed for teens.
G AT E S M I L L S LIBRARY Gates Mills Library is at 1491 Chagrin River Road. For more information on these programs or to register, call 440423-4808 or register in person.
Super Sign-Up Day May 29, 4â€“8 p.m. Register for summer reading and pick up reading logs in person. Phone registration begins May 30. Program designed for entire family.
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