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| FEBRUARY 2, 2011

MILFOIL | years, focusing on the slow moving water in bays. Tuesday, Feb. McMorris Rodgers said that 1, the county commissioners using the milfoil harvesting boat sent a recommendation of areas and the Aquamog rotovator is they’d like the state to treat this becoming less effective as the year. weed spreads and fragments of The prioritized list includes the plant are left behind. 13 sites that are high public use “As a result, the community is areas such as boat launches and looking increasingly towards the swim areas. One goal is to avoid use of other appropriate treattreatment near water intakes. ment options such as herbiNo. 1 on the list is City Beach, cides,” she said. Sand Creek and the Windbag Just weeks prior, area, followed by McMorris RodgW E B E X T R A: Memorial Field, Hope DOWNLOAD COPIES OF ers received a launches, Bonner letter from the the letters from McMorris Park West, Laclede, Kalispel Tribe of Rodgers and the Bonner including Willow County Commissioners. Indians restating Bay and Riley Creek, its preference for Dover and Springy avoiding chemiPoint, Garfield Bay, cal treatments. The tribe and Morton Slough River access, other communities pull drinking Priest River area, Above Albeni water from the river. The tribe’s Cove, Johnson Creek, Bottle Bay, letter accompanied corresponand Ellisport Bay. dence from the Pend Oreille Recommendations went to Public Utility District that said it the Idaho State Department of would be willing to explore other Agriculture. treatment methods, but noted The list was put together by the water systems on the river. Bonner County’s invasive spe“We’re trying to understand cies taskforce, which is made of how it fits into the context of nine or 10 members from local all of the thought that went agencies such as Idaho Fish and into fighting milfoil over the Game and the Department of years,” Deane Osterman said in Lands, as well as private individresponse to the letter. Osterman uals and environmental groups, is the executive director of the including the Kinnikinnick Natribe’s natural resources depart- tive Plant Society and Lake Pend ment. “I think we’ve got to talk Oreille Waterkeeper. across jurisdictions to come up The state has not announced with a coherent, comprehensive how much money will be availplan … I’m not sure where herbi- able for fighting milfoil in Boncide fits into all of that.” ner County. Osterman said the letter from the congresswomen helps move toward having a bigger dialogue on the issue. PUD general manger Bob GedFROM PAGE 6A des disagrees with the letter’s statement that mechanical treatwasn’t quick to let go. Even ment is not working. He said up though 1915 as the new that chemicals likely won’t work courthouse was going up, the in all areas of the river. town tried to claim the seat. McMorris Rodgers is not After the county division against using mechanical bill passed both houses, Gov. methods, her communications Marion E. Hay signed off on director, Todd Weiner told The Miner. He said she is attempting March 1, making it official. to find funding to continue usThe bill took effect June 10, ing mechanical treatments. but that was a Saturday, so “But with the recent pull out the first county officers, apby the county, the PUD is being pointed by Hay, were sworn left to cover the entire cost itself. in at 2:10 p.m. on June 12, The Congresswoman’s letter was 1911. Commissioners were an effort to reengage the corps,” Dr. G. W. Sutherland, a he said. large property owner from The corps helped with funding Newport who had served on back in the late 1990s and early the county board in Stevens 2000s and then pulled out due County; D. R. Atherton, a to a change in policy. farmer from Cusick who had “Eurasian water milfoil conexperience in road work, tinues to devastate the Pend Oreille River and its surroundlogging and administration; ing community. As community and L. L. Mathews, an accosts continue to rise, funding countant from Ione who had to control the noxious weed are served as a treasurer before increasingly difficult to secure,” he left Minnesota. McMorris Rodgers wrote.


Moose, sheep and goat seasons set


BOISE – The Idaho Fish and Game Commission approved moose, bighorn sheep and mountain goat seasons for 2011 and 2012 at its meeting Thursday, Jan. 27. The number of moose tags dropped, following declining hunt success in central Idaho. The new quota includes 761 tags for antlered bull moose, down by 7 percent from 20092010, and 163 tags for antlerless moose, down from 197 earlier. Three tags for bighorn sheep were added in controlled hunt area 37, following a 2010 census of the herd. Two new hunts for mountain goats, with one tag each, were established in the Panhandle

Region – one in Unit 1 and the other in units 7 and 9. In the Clearwater area, hunt boundaries were adjusted to create a new hunt in units 10 and 12, and a tag was added in eastern Idaho’s Unit 67. The fall 2010 hunting season was notable in that two new state record bighorn sheep were taken by Idaho hunters. The largest Rocky Mountain bighorn ram ever harvested by an Idaho hunter, scoring more than 197 Boone and Crockett points, was taken in Hells Canyon, and the largest California bighorn harvested by a hunter, at more than 185 points, was taken in the Jarbidge River drainage.

Stimson submits request for air permit PRIEST RIVER – The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has received a request for an air quality permit to construct from Stimson Lumber Co., Priest River. The permit will regulate emissions from the company’s dimensional lumber mill located on Old Priest River Road. A public comment period on the proposed permit will be provided if a written request is submitted to DEQ by 5 p.m.

MST, Wednesday, Feb. 16. The permit application is available for review in PDF format on DEQ’s website, www. Submit requests for a 30-day public comment period and questions regarding the public comment process electronically on DEQ’s website or by mail or e-mail to: Faye Weber, Air Quality Division, DEQ State Office, 1410 N. Hilton, Boise, ID 83706; e-mail:

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The people were quick to criticize their appointed leaders. All three were voted out in the next general election. And early on, citizens balked at the commissioners’ stipend of $4 per day. Sound familiar? The name for the state’s youngest county was up for debate in Olympia. “Pend Oreille” had come from the French fur traders, their name for the Kalispel Indians supposedly because of the ear pendants they wore, or perhaps because Lake Pend Oreille was shaped like such an adornment. Whatever the case, it was hard to pronounce, even harder to spell, and it was French. Lawmakers in Olympia suggested Allen County, after John B. Allen, the state’s first U.S. Senator. The first county offices

were on Washington Avenue, just north of what is today POVN and was then The Newport Miner offices. They converted the second story of the Craig building and added a secured vault and jail to the back. Once the new county was allowed to take on debt, it went out for a bond, and in 1915, what we now know as the “old” courthouse was built for $27,000 – much to Ione’s dismay. New buildings were springing up all over Newport in those days. Although voters were tight with their tax dollars and originally rejected the bonds, Newport was able to put up its city hall in 1913 and a new high school in 1915. “Our demands cause taxes,” Fred Wolf wrote on The Miner’s front page in 1914. “People must awaken to reform.”

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PRIEST RIVER – The newest West Bonner County School Board trustee is Phil Hixson, a Blanchard-area resident who will represent Zone 5. Hixon was the only one to apply for the vacancy left when long-time member Ken Corning resigned last month. He was interviewed, appointed and sworn in at the board meeting Wednesday, Jan. 19.

“It’s good to have the board back to full strength, having five people sit around that table and making good decisions for our children,” superintendent Mike McGuire said. The position will be up for election May 17. The school board will be discussing possible changes to its trustee zones once the latest census information is released to the county.

Free child screening Feb. 7 NEWPORT – The Newport School District will offer free screening for children up to age 5 on Monday, Feb. 7. Parents can bring their children in to have their child’s skills tested, including, cognitive (thinking and pre-academic skills), communication, fine motor skills (writing, drawing, cutting,

and visual-motor) and gross motor skills (balance, throwing, kicking). The district offers a variety of special programs for preschoolers with special needs. To schedule a screening or for more information, contact Keri Leslie at 509-447-3167, extension 4507.

Oldtown knifing results in arrest OLDTOWN – A 39-year-old Oldtown man was being held in lieu of a $50,000 bond after being arrested for cutting a man Saturday, Jan. 29, at an Oldtown wrecking yard, according to a Bonner County Sheriffs Detec-

tive. The man who was cut received stitches on his arm. Daryl James Hollingsworth was charged with aggravated battery. He was also held on a Washington state warrant alleging possession of a stolen vehicle.

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Architect named for elementary school roof replacement and the roof started to leak, creating a safety hazard. The warranty on the water tightness was only about two years, Thompson said. While the architectural services don’t have a warranty, a 25-year water-tight warranty will be required for the new roof, he said. “We owe the public that much,” Thompson said. The district will seek a cash settlement for the paint that was on the roof, which was under a 20year warranty.


NEWPORT – The Newport School Board voted 4-0 to award a contract to Bernado-Wells Architects, PC, to design the re-roofing project for Stratton Elementary School at its regular meeting Monday night, Feb. 28. School board member Corey Rosen had an excused absence, so he didn’t vote. The design of the new roof will cost between $63,000 and $67,050, about 9 percent of the expected cost of the roof. That doesn’t include another $3,750 for travel, advertising and printing costs. District business manager Tom Crouch said architectural services usually come in at about 10 percent of the cost of the project. BernadoWells will charge less than that, he said. The contract for architectural services didn’t go out to bid, but it wasn’t required to, he said. “The RCW does not require you to go out to bid,” he said. They’re professional services like hiring an attorney, he said. Crouch selected Bernado-Wells for the district. “My main goal was to have an

“Folks don’t dress up,” he said. “The populations are similar,” Baker said. They’re small town and rural. She said she used to think Ferry County was unique. Ferry County is the least populated of the three counties. “I used to say ‘Only in Ferry County,’” she said. “But no more. Every county has their share of characters.” Prosecutors, county commissioners differ The thing that does vary is the

and presented her with a framed certificate. Thompson said Kobylarz’s help was invaluable. “I thought I knew about levies,” he said. “But she taught me about levies here. I learned a ton.” Kaney said he appreciated her work. “She did an outstanding job,” he said. He said she has been involved in levies for the last 10 years, at least. “She’s well organized and makes it easy to plan,” he said.


Lynn Kaney, right, chairman of the Newport School Board, presents Janet Kobylarz a $200 gift certificate to Northern Quest Casino for her work on the recently passed maintenance and operations levy. The district didn’t pay for the gift certificate, school board members donated money for it.

architect who has a track record of building roofs, specifically metal roofs,” Crouch said. The re-roofing project itself is expected to cost between $700,000 to $750,000. The project will go out to bid in late April or early May, with work expected to start this summer and be completed by the time school starts next fall.

The roof will be built on top of the existing roof, district superintendent Jason Thompson said. That will avoid the cost of tearing off the old roof and will also create a cold space between the two roofs. Stratton Elementary was built in 1995. There have been problems with the soffits and gutters for some time

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The board opened the meeting with a special award to Janet Kobylarz for her work with the school levy that passed in February. She and Duane Hopkins co-chaired the Citizens Actively Promoting Schools (CAPS), which campaigned for the levy. Kobylarz had made it known the most recent levy was the last one she was going to head up. Board members contributed their own money to buy a $200 gift certificate to Northern Quest Casino

approach of the different elected prosecutors and county commissioners. “The three prosecutors have different priorities,” Baker said. The prosecutors have a great deal of influence on what happens in court by how they charge crimes. “The prosecutors can determine the caseload,” she said. Criminal trials in Pend Oreille County tend to be serious crimes like murder and sex offenses, Nielsen said. “The lower level felonies seem to work themselves out,” he said. Baker agrees.

“Not as many cases go to trial here,” she said. Each county also has an elected clerk and a staff to tend to dayto-day activities, such as record keeping. “There is a lot that goes on behind the scenes,” Baker said. Both judges speak highly of the staff that handles the day-to-day work. In addition to the staff in the individual counties, there is also a court officer in Colville who schedules the judges’ time. “The goal is not to waste any days,” Nielsen said. “There’s always work waiting.”


it appears Washington will get a 10th congressional district. It could also mean changes in state legislative district boundaries. The new boundaries are being considered by the Washington State Redistricting Commission, which meets next March 29. Washington’s data from the 2010 census was released Wednesday, Feb. 23. Idaho’s statistics should come in the next month. Data for all states will be out by April 1. Newport’s population grew 10.6

percent to 2,126. Ione’s shrank by 32 people, totaling 447. Cusick lost five people for a total of 207 residents. Metaline Falls has 238 and Metaline 173, both growing at a rate of 6.7 percent. Despite the growth, Metaline Falls has a large number of houses sitting empty – likely a result of the Pend Oreille Mine shutdown in 2009. Eighty-two housing units are unoccupied, according to census data. That’s nearly 40 percent of the houses in town. Mayor Tara Leininger said most of the empty housing is at the apartment building where the

mine’s contract workers used to rent. She said, otherwise the town is “holding our own.” The grocery store is still open, and though the movie theatre closed last year, the town has a new hair salon and tanning business on its main street. The Metaline Falls housing situation is behind the county’s high vacancy rate. Pend Oreille has the third highest number of housing units sitting empty in the state. The county has 30.9 percent of its units unoccupied, behind 42.8 percent in San Juan County and 38.9 percent in Pacific County.

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bargain over it. Jones said they also created a management position, hiring from within the company, and allowed the employee to do union work without bargaining for it. Peña declined to comment on the complaints before the NLRB. She said each party is pretty strong on its positions. “We’re going to let the legal process weigh in on that,” she said. “Sometimes it just takes a legal ruling to set the record

straight.” Ponderay operations and technical service employees chose to unionized by a vote in September 2009. The bargaining unit makes up 92 out of 178 mill employees. AWPPW and Ponderay Newsprint began the collective bargaining process Jan. 7, 2010, and have been meeting since. “We have been disappointed to see that instead of adhering to a fair process for addressing our bargaining differences, management has committed unfair practices that have severely

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District to ask voters for $2.3 million Levy expenses range from sports to copy paper

transportation, McGuire said. “The message from the Idaho legislature is that our local comBY MICHELLE NEDVED munities need to help out even OF THE MINER more in paying for K-12 education,� McGuire said. “Passage PRIEST RIVER – Property own- of the May 17 levy is crucial to ers in the West Bonner County continuing district programs and School District will be asked to services to our students.� pitch in more than $2.3 million in Last year, voters approved a levy election May 17. The proa $1,499,813 levy. This year’s posed levy totals almost $1 millevy will total $2,350,000 and lion more than the last one. The if approved, costing $8.31 per district is suffering month for a financially because “The message from the home valued at of a decreased en- Idaho legislature is that $150,000 after rollment and huge the homeownour local communities state budget cuts to ers’ exemption. need to help out even education. That is up from The Idaho legis- more in paying for K-12 $5.31 a month lature has passed for the current education.� three “Students levy that expires Come First� reform this year. bills the governor Mike McGuire The school has signed into law Superintendent, West board held two that will signifiadditional public Bonner County School District cantly reduce fundmeetings in the ing levels. last two weeks “In many ways, we are back to to hear from the public on what pre-1998 funding levels,� West should be included on the levy. Bonner superintendent Mike Mc“Our district has many things Guire said. “More specifically, our to celebrate, and we believe our legislature has targeted educators’ voters will support this levy so we salaries for deep cuts and they are can continue to provide a qualsimply sending us significantly ity K-12 academic program plus less money for the staff required transportation, nutrition, and coto provide education for 1,290 curricular and after-school prostudents.� grams for our students,� McGuire At its regular meeting March said. “Our voters have supported 16, the board approved a reducWest Bonner Schools on each of tion in force that will eliminate our past maintenance and operapositions for at least seven teachtions levies and we need our voter ers district wide due to a drop in support now more than ever.� enrollment. If approved, the levy will make In addition to those reductions, up the anticipated deficit from this the state is sending the district less school year, a problem the board funding for required expenditures is hoping to remedy by adding a such as heating and lighting and line item of $196,249 for a reserve

Studded tire deadline extended another week OLYMPIA – Washington state officials have extended the studded tire deadline one week for the second time this year. Drivers must now remove their studded tires by the end of the day Thursday, April 14. Studded tires are legal in Idaho until April 30. The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) extended the studded tire deadline because forecasts call for continued winter driving conditions across the mountain passes and

fund that could be used when other funding falls short. The levy will also include the following items: • Unfunded teacher salaries and benefits $1,196,340 • Junior high library tech (15 hours/week) $4,781 • School resource officers $50,000 • All co-curricular expenses (sports, music, drama, etc.) $305,618 • Critical facility repairs/maintenance $165,000 • Emergency critical equipment repair $8,000 • Technology $50,000 • Gifted and talented program $6,000 • Library and school funds $68,784 • Copy paper $10,274 • Curriculum (elementary reading/math materials) $53,000 • ACADECA (Academic Decathlon) $3,000 • Longevity stipends $25,954 • Community building usage (custodial, utilities for weekend, evening usage) $47,000 • Tuition credit payments $10,000

High resolution photography will give firefighters, public view of county BY DON GRONNING OF THE MINER

NEWPORT – Later this spring the entire county will be photographed from the air as a result of a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters grant made to the South Pend Oreille County Fire and Rescue District. “We’ll get the results in late June or early July,� said Mike Lithgow, the county’s director of community development. The high-resolution images will go up on the county’s website, on the GIS page. The grant was written by former fire chief Mark Havener and Josh Shelton of the county’s community development department, Lithgow said. FEMA awarded the fire district $262,504 and the PUD will put up $13,816 as a 5 percent match, according to SPOFR chief Mike Nokes. He said the fire district will contract with Pictography, a firm headquartered in Rochester, N.Y. The company will fly over

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PUD to hold evening meeting ees can learn about ongoing PUD projects, including the Box Canyon turbine upgrade, Sullivan Creek, progress on the Metaline Falls water project and wildlife projects. The PUD board of commissioners and staff will be present. There will be a question and answer session, and light refreshments will be served.

Water trail group to meet April 7 CUSICK â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Pend Oreille Water Trail group will hold a meeting Thursday, April 7, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Cusick Community Center at 111 First Ave., in Cusick. The agenda includes an overview of the project by the countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s community development director Mike Lithgow, a review of draft site and sign recommendations,

proximately a 40-degree angle, according to the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website. That means buildings, properties and geographic areas can be seen in detailed, 3-D views. That will enable firefighters to have a lot more information when they are preparing to go to a fire. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Firefighters will be able to see windows and doors to look for access points,â&#x20AC;? Lithgow said. They will also be able to use the images to plan for things like fuel reduction. The images will be available to the public, as well as to all government agencies, including the Kalispel tribe and the PUD. They will be useful for law enforcement and planning, as well as firefighting.

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the entire county, taking aerial photos. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll do it on as nice a day as possible, when the leaves are off the trees,â&#x20AC;? Nokes said. The images will be have more resolution than the current images on the countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website. The current images, which were taken in 2009, have a resolution ratio of one pixel to 1 meter. Pixels are the little dots that make up a digital image. The resolution for the new images will be one pixel to 4 inches in the south part of the county and one pixel to 12 inches in the forested northern part of the county. The images will also be more than overhead pictures. They will show an oblique view, with 12 to 20 images taken from ap-

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LOST SIBERIAN HUSKY Red and white with blue eyes. Wearing a red collar. Last seen on Deer Valley Road near milepost 10. Call (509) 308-7136.(9p) NEED A LEGAL FORM? Stop by The Miner newspaper, your headquarters for Washington and Idaho legal forms. We have Quit Claim Deeds, Rental Agreements, Terminate Tenancy, Health Care Directives, Last Will and Testament, Bills of Sale, Promissory Notes, Real Estate Agreements, Homestead Declarations, Claim of Lien and more! 421 South Spokane, Newport. (509) 447-2433.(48HB-alt-tf) TERI-FIC AUTO SALVAGE Has now expanded to Stevens County! During our Chewelah Grand Opening we are now paying $150 on up for your complete junk car, truck or machinery at both our locations. Push, pull or haul your junker for instant cash to 328862 Highway 2, Newport, (509) 447-2487 or 2434 Highway 395, Chewelah, (509) 935-4095 or call to arrange pickup.(4-TF) RADIATION PROTECTION! Potassium iodide, liquid organic iodine, essential oils, stones. In stock now! Sago Naturals & More, 110 East Main Avenue, Chewelah. (509) 935-4388 or (877) 9352633. Mail orders welcome.(9) WANTED: BOAT SLIP at Diamond Lake for 12 foot sailboat. Quiet. (509) 292-0682. Pay top dollar seasonally.(9HB-sp) FARM MARKET MEETING Pend Oreille Valley Farmerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Market meeting April 13, 5:30 p.m. at Create, Newport. Interested vendors call (208) 448-1145. (9HB-2) 2500 SQUARE FOOT A- frame. 2 large decks. enclosed heated patio. 2 bedroom 2 bath, den. No smoking. No pets. 13 miles south of Newport on Highway 2. $750 month, $600 deposit. Available May1st. (509) 951-7296.(9p) AUCTION for Sam McKnightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s medical expenses. At The Jammer, downtown Priest River. April 9. Starts at noon. (208) 448-9956.(9) LARGE UPSTAIRS 1 bedroom apartment, 536 West Spruce, Newport. No pets. $395/ month includes water and sewer. (509) 671-1885. (9p) SOCIALIZE YOUR DOG On Saturdays plus basic obedience classes starting. Call for info LuckyUs Ranch Dog Boarding and Grooming. (509) 447-3541. (8HB-2)

G&S LANDSCAPING Spring clean-up, sprinkler activation/repairs, power raking, core aeration, tree/shrub pruning, fertilizing, weekly mowing. Call (509) 276-2361/ (509) 220-3605. Serving Pend Oreille, west Bonner and Stevens Counties.(9p) 2 PLUS BEDROOM 1.5 bath house in Priest River with 1 car garage, available now. $650/ month. (208) 255-8455.(9-4) PEND OREILLE COUNTY DEMOCRATS Meeting Saturday April 9 at 10:00 a.m. Cusick Community Center. Topic: Are you ready to say good-bye to your Social Security? Potluck follows.(9) OLDTOWN AUTO SALES We buy clean used cars and RVâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. See our complete inventory online at VOLUNTEERS NEEDED to transport people with their private cars in Pend Oreille County. Flexible hours are available. Volunteers are reimbursed the current state rate for mileage, parking fees and meals while on duty. You must have a valid driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s license, proof of auto insurance, a good-clean running car, and a clean driving record. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please call Rural Resources Community Action Transportation at (800) 776-9026. (7HB-3) MISCELLANEOUS SALE Saturday, April 9th, 9:00 am- 3:00 pm. Newport Eagle Dance Hall. Public Welcome!(9p) TRIPLE CREEK FAMILY FARM Greenhouse kits: 10â&#x20AC;&#x2122;x12â&#x20AC;&#x2122; $550.00, 10â&#x20AC;&#x2122;x16â&#x20AC;&#x2122; $600.00, 10â&#x20AC;&#x2122;x20â&#x20AC;&#x2122; $650.00. Blueberry plants, hardy, healthy, $12.00 each. Compost worms: 1 pound $25.00. Worm castings: 15 pounds $20.00, 30 pounds $35.00. Bulk/ton pricing available. www.triplecreekfamilyfarm. com (509) 675-3545.(9p) SPRING BAZAAR Usk Community Club, Saturday, April 16th, 9 a.m- 2 p.m. Door prizes! Crafters needed! Tables $5. Amy (509) 445-1453, Francis Hupp (509) 445-1223. Fabulous food served! (8HB-3) RADIATION PROTECTION FOR HORSES! Now in stock at Sago Naturals & More, 110 East Main Avenue, Chewelah. (509) 935-4388 or (877) 935-2633.(9) GOT VERTIGO? Call Lefty at (509) 447-4237.(9p)

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