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EVOLUTION OF THE RESOLUTIONS

Making New Year’s resolutions goes back many centuries to as early as 2000 B.C. when the Babylonian New Year began with the first new moon after the first day of spring in March. The time of the year signaled the beginning of the planting season and a good time to start the new year. A typical resolution at the time was to return borrowed farm equipment from neighbors. By 153 B.C., Jan. 1 was declared to be the official New Year by the Romans after years of changing the date on the whim of the emperor of the time. January was eventually selected because the month was named after Janus, the mythical god of beginnings and guardian of entrances. Janus was said to have two faces – one in the front and one in the back in order to see the past and look forward to the future. Even after 153 B.C. the calendar would change somewhat until Julius Caesar finally established the Julian Calendar and declared Jan. 1 to be the official start of the year beginning in 46 B.C. to be synchronized with the sun. Interestingly enough, in order to make this change, 47 B.C. had to be 445 days long. New Year’s Resolutions... Continued on Page 2

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RESOLUTION NUMBERS

• About 45 percent of Americans make resolutions regularly and 38 percent never make resolutions. • A mere 8 to 12 percent are successful in achieving their resolutions. • One in four fail every resolution they set. • Almost half experience some success with their resolutions…on occasion. • The youth in their 20’s tend to achieve their resolutions about 39 percent of the time whereas only about 15 percent of the over 50 crowd sticks with goal setting. • Men are most successful when they set goals in measurable and specific steps. • Women are more successful when they tell their friends and enlist support from others.

POPULAR RESOLUTIONS

Most resolutions involve doing something positive to improve our lives. Others involve not doing something to make life better, e.g. not smoking. Those of us who indulge in resolutions usually make more than one: • Over 45 percent of people make resolutions that relate to self-improvement, such as getting fit, quitting smoking, cutting down on stress and furthering their education. • Thirty-eight percent want to lose weight. • Almost equally, 34 percent make resolutions related to finances, i.e. paying off debts and/or saving money. • And improving relationships has a fairly strong showing of 31 percent. Other popular resolutions involve volunteering, getting organized and having a successful career.

KEEPING IT SIMPLE

Statistics also show that only about a quarter of us actually stick with our resolutions for more than a week or two. Most people get caught up in the New Year’s spirit, then lose their momentum after they return to the daily grind post-holidays. Resolutions involving major changes may fall by the wayside if they are too difficult and too far reaching to accomplish with ease. Keeping the resolution simple and breaking goals into baby steps might be the key to making progress toward improvement.

LOSING WEIGHT AND GETTING PHYSICALLY HEALTHIER

• Vow to lose a pound or two a month rather than declaring “I’m going to lose 50 pounds!” • Instead of drinking soda, drink water for one

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• Start a log or journal of expenditures to see where the money goes. • Replace two of the weekly visits to your favorite coffee shop and make your own coffee at home. • Replace one lunch out per week with bringing lunch from home. • Pay cash - don’t put anything on a credit card. • Start saving or paying down debt with what you would have spent on the little things. • Request your credit report from all three agencies – this is free.

SELF-IMPROVEMENT

• Take a course for fun – photography, foreign language, pottery, cooking. • Take a course to learn a new skill for career enhancement – computer skills, writing. • Join a book club – good for establishing new relationships, too. • Keep a journal.

IMPROVING RELATIONSHIPS

• Schedule at least two meals per week with the whole family and without the TV or cell phones on. • Visit an elderly neighbor or family friend who you haven’t seen in awhile. • Take a friend out to lunch. • Invite your neighbors over for Sunday breakfast. • Call your mother. • Start a monthly movie night and invite friends or neighbors. • Write a letter to an old friend – not an e-mail but a real handwritten letter.

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bill becomes law. It was the first law in American history that granted black males the right to vote.

• On Jan. 7, 1785, Jean-Pierre Blanchard and John Jeffries travel from Dover, England, to Calais, France, in a gas balloon, becoming the first to cross the English Channel by air. They nearly crashed into the Channel, however, as their balloon was weighed down by extraneous supplies such as silk-covered oars, with which they hoped to row their way through the air. • On Jan. 8, 1867, Congress overrides President Andrew Johnson’s veto of a bill granting all adult male citizens of the District of Columbia the right to vote, and the

• On Jan. 11, 1908, President Theodore Roosevelt designates a large part of the Grand Canyon a national monument. Congress increased the protection of the canyon in 1932 by making it a national park, ensuring that private development would never spoil the Grand Canyon.

• On Jan. 5, 1933, construction begins on the Golden Gate Bridge, as workers start excavating 3.25 million cubic feet of dirt for the structure’s huge anchorages. The Golden Gate Bridge officially opened on May 27, 1937, the longest bridge span in

the world at the time. • On Jan. 10, 1979, the last convertible Volkswagen Beetle is produced. The VW “Bug” was a popular car throughout the 1960s and 1970s, leading to innovations such as sunroofs and convertible tops in an otherwise unchanging design.

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• On Jan. 9, 1493, Italian explorer Christopher Columbus, sailing near the Dominican Republic, sees three “mermaids” -- in reality manatees -- and describes them as “not half as beautiful as they are painted.” Mermaids, mythical half-female, half-fish creatures, are typically depicted as having a woman’s head and torso, a fishtail instead of legs and holding a mirror and comb.

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Shih Tzus are prone to ear infections because of the shape of their ears, and because of the long hair growing over the ears -- fluids don’t drain from their ears as easily. Owners must clear the hair from their dogs’ ears frequently and must DEAR PAW’S CORNER: My little be sure to dry their dogs’ ears after dog “Sandy,” a 3-year-old Shih Tzu, swimming or bathing. has had an ongoing ear infection for the past four months. The vet said it Dogs like Sandy who have repeat was a yeast infection and gave me infections may benefit from having some drops for it. It cleared quickly, the hair clipped away from around but within two weeks it was back their ears (let the veterinarian do again. This time the vet suggested this). Sandy may be given a longI change his dog food, along with term course of treatment, too -- usugiving him the drops again, so now ally oral medication. In severe cashe is on a grain-free dog food. It es, vets may recommend surgery to cleared up for a while, but it is back reconstruct the ear canal to improve again. Any suggestions on what to drainage, but this should be considdo now? -- Donna, via e-mail ered only when other avenues have

It is always a challenge when adopting a new pet. SAINT Animal Rescue asks the adopter to give the animal a reasonable amount of time to adjust to it’s new family and environment. This is so very important to your new family member as well as your existing family members. Please visit our website at saintanimalrescue.org and as always thank you for caring.

secure fenced in yard. These two love each other and and play all day together so we cannot separate them. SAINT Animal Rescue needs to adopt these two sweeties into their forever home together.

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DEAR DONNA: Keep trying! Continue working with your vet to find a solution to Sandy’s recurring ear infections. It may take a combination of treatments to stop them from happening, including a change in diet (such as the prescribed grainfree diet), drops or oral medication. Signs of an ear infection in a dog

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t’s hard to put a price tag on something as important as your health, but each of us does by the choices we make, the habits we keep and the priorities we set. It’s no surprise that those of us who have chosen careers in health care tend to place a high value on our health. Besides regular chiropractic care, we attend to countless other things to protect and advance our health. (Curious what they are? Ask me at your next visit.) Since we’d like to see everyone benefit from a better functioning nervous system, when we find out that someone has discontinued their care because they can’t afford it, we’re concerned. Are our fees out of line? Turns out it’s rarely about money. Usually, it’s just about priorities. Finances become a convenient excuse. Each of us has been given the free will to prioritize our health the way we see fit. True, most of us take our health fo9r granted until we lose it, but that may just be human nature. If other issues in your life require more attention than your health, we understand. No need to make excuses, feel embarrassed or

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still worry. Does this turn into cancer? -- V.B. ANSWER: Fibrocystic breast disease shouldn’t be called a disease. It has been renamed “fibrocystic changes.” “Disease” is not a word that can be used when 60 percent of premenopausal women have the condition.

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“Fibro” refers to strands of scar tissue. Cysts are fluid-filled sacs. With fibrocystic breast changes, both breasts are usually involved, something that rarely happens in cancer. The cysts are soft and feel like they’re made of rubber. They can be painful, especially in the days before a menstrual period. Cancers are solitary, hard masses that cannot be pushed around, like a cyst can.

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Both my left and right breasts have many lumps. They scared me, so I saw an OB/GYN doctor. She spent a long time examining my breasts and told me I had fibrocystic breast disease and that it was nothing to worry about. I had a mammogram, and no cancer was seen. I

Fibrocystic breast changes are not cancer and don’t become cancer. If they do become painful, take Tylenol or one of the anti-inflammatory medicines like Aleve or Advil. Some women find that eliminating caffeine eliminates the pain of fibrocystic breasts. Others have gotten relief by adopting a high-carbo-

Breast cancer is on every woman’s mind. The booklet on it describes it, its detection and treatment in detail. Readers can obtain a copy by writing: Dr. Donohue -- No. 1101W, Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. Enclose a check or money order for $4.75 U.S./$6 Canada with the recipient’s printed name and address. Please allow four weeks for delivery. *** DEAR DR. DONOHUE: My wife has been going through menopause for the past eight years. We have not been intimate through these years. When I bring up the subject of intimacy, she quickly states that she doesn’t want to talk about it. She won’t even hug me. My wife is only 53 years old. It seems like she will be going through menopause for the rest of her life. I have been patient, but I would like to have my wife back. If you could give me some advice, it would be greatly appreciated. -- J.T. ANSWER: Menopause can lessen sexual drive, but it shouldn’t completely eliminate it, and menopause doesn’t usually drag on for eight years.

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Sexual desire is a complex process that involves hormones, nerves, blood vessels, general health and the brain. The brain is, perhaps, the most important element. Your wife needs professional help. Her total lack of sexual desire at a young age and for so long could be a physical problem, so the family doctor is the place to start. If, as is more likely the case, it is a psychological problem, the doctor can start treatment for that, or can refer her to a specialist. You have been more than patient. *** DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Does regular running cancel the danger of smoking cigarettes? My boyfriend says it does. -- K.H. ANSWER: Your boyfriend is delusional. *** Dr. Donohue regrets that he is unable to answer individual letters, but he will incorporate them in his column whenever possible. Readers may write him or request an order form of available health newsletters at P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. (c) 2009 North America Synd., Inc. All Rights Reserved


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ith belts tightening everywhere, it’s more important than ever to look for ways to save money. Pennies count, and you can hold on to many of them if you surround yourself with a network of money-saving opportunities and make it a way of life. • Get involved in a food-supply group. Angel Food Ministries [www.angelfoodministries.com], for example, makes bulk purchases of food and has distribution points in 38 states. The cost of the food is very low. Often the program is run by local churches, but there are no qualification requirements. Once a month, orders are taken and the food delivered to a central location. If there is no distribution group near you, look into starting one. • Look for other low-cost food distribution groups in your area. Do an Internet search for “low cost food” and put in your town and state. • On FreeCycle [www.freecycle.org], you can ask for what you need and give away what you don’t need. Areas are broken down by ZIP code across the

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• Check the craigslist [www.craigslist. org] Free section for your area before spending money. Lots of useful items are being given away all the time. • Do it yourself, for everything possible. Need clothing altered, a roof repaired, oil in the car changed? Read up on it. There are manuals and howto books for everything under the sun. If you can learn how to do a task, not only will you save yourself money, but you’ll then have a skill that’s valuable to others. Assess your skills and see what you might barter for things you need. • Consider adopting a philosophy of voluntary simplicity where less is more. Voluntary simplicity can put a whole new face on a tight budget. Instead of feeling pressure about what you can’t buy, in a simpler lifestyle you won’t want extras cluttering your life. The less stuff you buy, the less you have to take care of and the more money you keep in your pocket. Bottom line: Become extremely proprietary about your cash. Take a hard look at each and every situation in which you might spend money. Make every penny count. David Uffington regrets that he cannot personally answer reader questions, but will incorporate them into his column whenever possible. Write to him in care of King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475, or send e-mail to columnreply@gmail.com. (c) 2009 King Features Synd., Inc.


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f you’re like many people, you’ve made some New Year’s resolutions. Perhaps you’ve vowed to go the gym more often, or learn a new language or reconnect with long-lost friends. All these are worthy goals, of course, but at the same time, you don’t want to neglect one of the most important areas of your life — your finances. So this year, why not make some financial resolutions? Here are a few to consider: Stay calm. As you’re well aware, 2008 was not exactly a stellar year for the stock market. What will 2009 bring? No one can say for sure, but it seems likely that we are in for some volatility in the months ahead as we slog our way through the recession. As an investor, your best move is to stay calm and remain focused on your long-term goals. Review your financial strategy to make sure it’s still appropriate for your risk tolerance, family situation and time horizon. Increase your 401(k) contributions. Even though you might not have enjoyed looking at your 401(k) statements during 2008, it’s still a good idea to boost your contributions for 2009. Why? For one thing, you typically invest pre-tax dollars in your 401(k), so the more you put in, the lower your annual taxable income. And your earnings grow on a taxdeferred basis, which means your money can grow faster than it would if placed in an account on which you paid taxes every year. Furthermore, you can adjust your investment mix to reflect changes in your risk tolerance and your proximity to retire-

ment. Build an emergency fund. It’s a good idea to build an emergency fund containing six to 12 months’ worth of living expenses, held in a liquid account. If you face an unexpected expense — such as a major medical bill or a costly car repair — you don’t want to be forced into cashing out any stocks, especially if their price happens to be down. Diversify, diversify, diversify. In 2008, we witnessed something that’s unusual, though not unheard of: a bad year for stocks and bonds. In the past, it has more often been the case that when stocks are up, bonds are down, and vice versa. That’s why diversification makes so much sense: By spreading your dollars among an array of stocks, bonds, government securities, certificates of deposit and other investments, you can help reduce the impact of a downturn that primarily affects just one type of asset. Of course, diversification, by itself, cannot guarantee a profit or protect against a loss, but if you aren’t diversified at all, you are inviting significant risk into your investment portfolio. Stick with quality. During turbulent times, quality investments are your best bet for “weathering the storm.” If you’re buying stocks, look for those companies that have long track records of profitability, strong management teams, competitive products and solid business plans. If you’re considering bonds, find the ones that have received the highest ratings from the independent rating agencies. Finally, be patient, disciplined and forward-looking. The investment world has taken some knocks lately, but good investment opportunities are still out there. This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor. For additional information, contact:

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CALL MICHAEL 719-338-7028 relationship. Others may prefer the legal separation concept for religious or ethical reasons. The main attraction of a legal separation, and the usual reason some people opt for the legal separation over a divorce, is that a legal separation may permit one spouse to retain spousal benefits from the other spouse such as health insurance coverage. However, it is important to keep in mind that health insurance coverage is a contractual relationship between the other spouse and that spouse’s benefit provider. A court cannot interfere with this contractual relationship due to the contract clause of the United States Constitution. You should not assume that you will be able to retain your spousal benefits if you get a legal separation. You should investigate whether the contract between your spouse and the benefit provider will permit you to retain your eligibility if you get a legal separation. Do not confuse legal separation with simple separation. Legal separation is just like a divorce except for the distinctions mentioned above. Simple separation means that you are no longer living together as man and wife. If you are married, simple separation does not create or extinguish legal obligations. If you are parting ways with your married spouse, the only way to avoid future financial or parental complications is to get a divorce or a legal separation. If you aren’t concerned about getting remarried, a legal separation will accomplish your goals, but it can be automatically converted into a divorce whether you want it to or not. Good luck to you if you are contemplating leaving the Marriage Zone, and remember that there are two exits: legal separation and divorce. Chris Meyer is an attorney practicing family law in Monument. Chris’ law practice is limited to domestic relations cases. Chris has been practicing law since 1977. He is a former prosecutor and is licensed to practice law in Colorado, Florida, California and Wisconsin. Chris can be contacted at 719-488-9395. Chris’s website (www.cmeyerlaw.com) has additional divorce and family law information.

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8. To make cream puffs make small dollops about 1” apart. To make éclairs pipe out with a pastry bag long strips about 1” apart. 9. Place the pan on the bottom rack and increase the temperature to 450ºF for 10 minutes. 10. Reduce the temperature back down to 300ºF for an additional 10 minutes.

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1. Who was the first pitcher to win a Cy Young Award? 2. Four major-league players played in all four decades from the 1970s to the 2000s. Name two. 3. Rice’s Chase Clement and Jarrett Dillard set an NCAA record in 2008 for touchdowns by a quarterback-receiver tandem. Who had held the mark at 39? 4. When was the last time a Boston Celtic grabbed 900-plus rebounds in a season? 5. Name the first NHL team to win the Stanley Cup one season, then miss the playoffs the next two seasons. 6. When was the last time the winner of the World Series of Poker’s no-limit Texas Hold ‘em Main Event was a repeat winner? 7. After Evander Holyfield won the undisputed heavyweight boxing title in 1990, name the three men he beat before losing to Riddick Bowe in 1992.

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1. Where did the band Lynyrd Skynyrd get its name? 2. Who are Alvin, Simon and Theodore? 3. How many takes did Solomon Burke do for his 1961 hit “Just Out of Reach”? 4. Name the Billboard Hot 100 hit of 1975. 5. Name the two artists who had hits singing “When a Man Loves a Woman.”

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New DVD Releases for Week of Jan. 5, 2009 PICK OF THE WEEK “Pineapple Express” -- I’m usually not a fan of stoner movies. I liked Cheech and Chong’s “Up in Smoke” and “Cheech and Chong’s Next Movie,” and more recently “Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle,” but that’s about it. I think the reason I don’t go for the stoner humor is because most stoner movies are

funny only to audiences who are already stoned. And let’s face it, it doesn’t take much to make a stoner laugh. A french fry can provide hours of hilarity. “Pineapple Express” is one of those rare pot pictures that is funny to audiences who aren’t ripped on the wacky tabacky. It stars Seth Rogan and James Franco as two lovable potheads who get mixed up in a mob war after Rogan’s character witnesses a murder of an Asian gangster by a mobster and a crooked cop (Gary Cole and Rosie Perez). The script is hilarious, the acting is better than you’d expect from a movie like this, and the action scenes are well-executed. Definitely worth a look. DOGS OF THE WEEK “Babylon A.D.” -- This is perhaps the worst science-fiction movie ever made

that doesn’t have Uwe Boll’s name attached to it. French director Mathieu Kassovitz’s dystopian tale of a genetically manipulated “messiah” is a convoluted, plodding mishmash of “Blade Runner” and “Children of Men.” This movie was hacked up so badly in the editing room by the studio that Kassovitz publicly denounced the film. What was intended to be a commentary on organized religion and commerce and corruption became, instead, a bunch of action scenes strung together and no context. This isn’t even one of those movies that’s so bad it’s good. It’s just plain awful. “Righteous Kill” -- The big hoo-hah hype about this movie was that it was the Robert De Niro/Al Pacino movie that fans have been awaiting for some 30 years. Sadly, it should have been made 30 years

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TRIVIA TEST ANSWERS 1. “FYI” 2. White 3. The foxglove flower 4. Antoinette Perry 5. Codswallop 6. Computer programming language that stands for FORmula TRANslation 7. High jump 8. Impairment of speech and verbal comprehension 9. Volcanic eruption 10. Soup or stew

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SPORTS QUIZ ANSWERS 1. Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher Don Newcombe in 1956 (only one award was given that year). 2. Rickey Henderson, Mike Morgan, Jesse Orosco and Tim Raines. 3. Tim Rattay and Troy Edwards of Louisiana Tech, and Colt Brennan and Davone Bess of Hawaii. 4. Robert Parish had 996 in 1988-89. 5. The Carolina Hurricanes (who won the Cup in 2006). 6. It was 1997, when Stu Ungar won his third title. 7. George Foreman, Bert Cooper and Larry Holmes.

FLASH BACK ANSWERS 1. Back in the early 1970s, the band, originally called the Noble Five, changed their name to Leonard Skinnerd after a strict teacher at their Jacksonville, Fla., high school. The “Lynyrd Skynyrd” spelling came at the release of their first album. 2. Alvin, Simon and Theodore formed The Chipmunks, a fictional group of three chipmunks famous for their song “Christmas Don’t Be Late.” The chipmunk voices were all done by one man, David Seville, who in 1958 learned how to change voices by altering the recording tape’s speed. 3. Burke did just one take. He left the studio because it was snowing and he had a snowplowing job to do. 4. Rod Stewart’s “Tonight’s the Night” stayed on the charts for 23 weeks. 5. Both Percy Sledge (1966) and Michael Bolton (1991) had No. 1 hits with the song.

LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) A temporary setback could give you time to go over your plans to find weaknesses you might have overlooked before. A romantic getaway with that special person is favored this weekend.

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) It’s a good time to take a much-needed break from your recent hectic schedule and spend some time in quieter surroundings. Important news could arrive early next week.

SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Professional and personal situations benefit once you set a positive tone in getting things off to a good start. Honest dialogue smoothes over any occasional display of balkiness.

TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) The Taurean traits of reliability and thoroughness could be well-tested when decision-makers consider your proposals and/or requests. Be prepared to answer some probing questions.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) A problem with workplace colleagues or family members seems to defy even your sage counsel. But be patient. Your words will eventually lead to a resolution.

GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) A sudden attack of boredom leaves you with some tasks undone. It’s OK to take a short respite. But get back to work by week’s end so that you have time for other projects.

CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Don’t just wait out that unexpected and unexplained delay in your career move. You could gain added respect if you ask why it happened and what you can do to move things along.

CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Avoid prejudging a situation just because it looks bad. Facts could emerge that would make your position uncomfortable, to say the least. A relative has interesting news to share with you.

AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Although your workplace strategies usually are accepted, you could be challenged by someone who isn’t so favorably impressed. Be prepared to defend your positions.

LEO (July 23 to August 22) This is a good time to begin reassessing some of your recent decisions about your long-range goals to see if they still have merit. Spend more time with loved ones this weekend.

PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Your friendship circle expands, with new people coming into your life at this time. Welcome them warmly. But don’t neglect those cherished longtime personal relationships.

VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) An unsettled situation at home or on the job early in the week could drain your energy levels, making it difficult to get your work done on schedule. But things improve by midweek.

BORN THIS WEEK: You love to search for knowledge and share it with others. You would make an especially fine teacher.

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