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Bryant Stockton: Super Blues and Mod Hippie Fests

Suffering from the Super Blues, he says there must be something else after eight jillion hours of analysis. We must rebel, he says: Can't we find something better to occupy the airspace? Can't we as an audience stop this insanity?
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By Bryant Stockton
Now a teacher at McHale, but originally from Albany, KY, with ties in Cumberland County, and 'discovered for CM by Carol Perkins, his muse

Stop me if you've heard this one before: a guy walks onto the set of a sports talk show. He has a football under one arm and a box full of cliches under the other. He and a group of "experts" (former players, coaches, random analysts of all kinds) debate as to what will happen when boot is finally put to pigskin on Sunday. They debate...and they debate...and they debate. Day after bloody, mind-numbing day. That's just one TV show on one of myriad networks---and that's just TV. What about radio, podcasts, Twitter, newspapers, barber shops, bars, living rooms, the surface of the moon, man caves? This Super Bowl "analysis" has given me the Super Bowl Blues - the Superblues.


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2015-02-01 16:14:44 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Commentary

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Sarah, a lab mix with very silky coat, available for adoption



2015-02-01 - Sugarfoot Farm Rescue, 860 Sparksville Road, Columbia, KY - Photo by Peg Schaeffer.
This is Sarah. She is a Lab mix. She is 1 1/2 years old, spayed, and vaccinated. Sarah LOVES the water. She is medium size and has long hair and a very silky coat. She's high energy and loves to play. If interested call Sugarfoot Farm Rescue at 270-378-4521. We are open 7 days a week from 11 am to 4 pm. Just call us before you come.

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Bobby Benton Vibbert, 45, Metcalfe Co., KY (d. 31 Jan 2015)

He was the son of the late Benton and Ester Strode Vibbert. He was retired from RR Donnelleys in Glasgow, KY. He served in the US Navy and was a member of the Hagans Grove Baptist Church. He was the patriarch of a large, highly regarded South Central Kentucky family, with strong ties in Metcalfe County, KY, and elsewhere.
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Bobby Benton Vibbert, 65 of Edmonton, KY, passed away on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at T.J. Samson Community Hospital in Glasgow, KY.

Funeral services will be held 1pmCT, Tuesday at Butler Funeral Home, 201 East Street, Edmonton, KY, burial in the Skaggs Creek Cemetery in Monroe County. Visitation will be 4pm-8pmCT, Monday, February 2, 2015, and after 9amCT, Tuesday at the funeral home


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2015-02-01 14:01:24 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Adair County's state legislators presented Blue Raider helmets

Randy Burns makes presentation to Sen. Max Wise, Rep. Bam Carney at Town Meeting in Adair Annex on Thursday, January 29, 2015 Click on headline for article with photo(s)

By Duane Bonifer
News from Lindsey Wilson College

COLUMBIA, KY - Adair County’s two state legislators were presented Lindsey Wilson College football helmets Thursday morning, January 29, 2014, following their town-hall meeting with constituents in the Adair County Government Annex.


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2015-02-01 12:58:08 | Comments | Printable version

Billy Joe Fudge: The difference between freshet and flood

JIM's treatise on the Early 20th Century Bridge-Building Boom, and the inclusion of the word 'freshet' inspires this essay from the Great Wooded South University's Linguistics Department on the distinction between the two words
Comments re article 72881 The Saga of the Plum Point Bridge (1900-1914)

By Billy Joe Fudge, Retired Forester
Kentucky Division of Forestry

Well now, one never knows from whence one's "learning gene" may be titillated. In this case it was the word, "freshet."

In all my years of study in the Great Wooded South University's Linguistics Department, "freshet" had never popped up on my or the Department's radar screen. So all those with PHD's from GWSU were contacted to correct this deficiency by which we were blindsided.


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2015-02-01 12:37:54 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Kentucky Color by Billy Joe Fudge

Margie Robertson, 96, Russell Co., KY (1919-2015)

She was the longest living member of New Friendship United Baptist Church. She was a native of Russell Springs, KY and a resident of the city at the time of her death there. She was the daughter of the late Lola Rachel (Walters) and Alexander Wilson. She leaves one direct living descendant.She was a loving, kind, compasionate person who loved the Lord and cherished her family and friends.
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Margie Robertson, 96, of Russell Springs, KY, passed away Sunday, February 1, 2015, at Russell County Hospital, Russell Springs, KY.

Funeral Services at New Friendship United Baptist Church, 5448 E KY 80, Russell Springs, at 10amCT, on Tuesday, February 3, 2015, with Bro. Paul Roy and Bro. Andy Robertson officiating. Visitation will be after 4pmCT, on Monday, February 2, 2015, at Wilson Funeral Home, 391 E Steve Wariner, Russell Springs, KY. Interment at New Friendship United Baptist Russell Springs, Ky


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2015-02-01 11:17:37 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

CU professor Twyla Hernandez published

By Zatoria Leavell, CU writer

"Why do many Bible-believing Christians often criticize the poor more readily, using the opportunities presented to them as a means to share the gospel in word and deed?"

That is the question that Twyla K. Hernandez, assistant professor of Christian Missions in Campbellsville University's School of Theology, looks into in her article "The War that Cannot Be Won? Poverty: What the Bible Says," published in the Journal for Baptist Theology and Ministry.


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2015-02-01 10:40:33 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Dr. Forest E. Harris calls Martin Luther King a prophet of love


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By Josh Christian, CU writer

Dr. Forest E. Harris, president of American Baptist College and faculty member of Vanderbilt Divinity School, served the church community on Jan. 21 on the campus of Campbellsville University by reminding it of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s worldwide contribution.

Harris brought the campus and community of CU a reminder of King's legacy. Harris challenged the university and community to continue to reflect on the achievements that King made. However, his challenge did not just end there.


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2015-02-01 09:43:05 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

No. 21 LWC Women's Basketball prevails over Pikeville 85-76

Blue Raiders claim fourth-straight victory against the Bears. Click on headline for article with photo(s)
The Blue Raiders play next at 5pmCT on Thursday, February 5, 2015, against No. 3 Campbellsville (KY) at J.K. Powell Athletic Center, 203 Tiger Way, Campbellsville, KY 42718.

By Matthew Stokes
News from Lindsey Wilson College

COLUMBIA, KY – No. 21-ranked Lindsey Wilson used stellar free throw shooting to hold off visiting Pikeville (KY) 85-76 on Saturday, January 31, 2015, at Biggers Sports Center.


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2015-02-01 09:08:36 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

The Saga of the Plum Point Bridge 1900-1914

Herein follows some epic moments and turns of fortunes in Adair County Travel History. The story tells how Plum Point won out over Neatsville for a bridge across Green River. It recalls the disaster of 1913, "The Great Freshet," possibly the worst flooding since 1907. It tells of the building of the Milltown Bridge over Russell Creek, another on Stanford Road, and yet another over Russell Creek on Somerset Road - in all, six Adair County Bridges by Champion Bridge Company, in an almost frenzied bridge building program not exceeded until the administration of Judge Ann Melton when 20 bridges were build in eight years.
Inspiration for this article for came from the photo and drawing of Plum Point Bridge (Where Plum Point Bridge was but isn't anymore and Scenic Adair Co., KY: Beautiful drawing of old Plum Point Bridge) on ColumbiaMagazine. - JIM
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By JIM

"These bridges are very much needed and we trust the county will do its part toward building them."--Adair County News, January, 1900. The entire Green River section of Adair County buzzed with excitement one hundred fifteen years ago. After decades of inertia, the Fiscal Court, finally with a pro-bridge majority, voted to have a bridge erected across the river. Toward that end, the Court invited Mr. Harlow H. Spain, traveling representative of the Champion Bridge Company of Wilmington, Ohio, to estimate the cost of two bridges--one across Green River either at Plum Point or Old Neatsville, the other across Russell's Creek at Milltown.

Mr. Spain arrived in the county near the end of January 1900. Reported the News soon thereafter, "In company with Judge J.W. Butler and County Attorney Jas. Garnett, Jr., all the points were visited, but no definite conclusion was reached as to cost, as the calculations will have to be made at the manufactory. Enough, however, was learned that a bridge at Old Neatsville could be built for about $1,000 cheaper that at Plum Point."


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2015-02-01 09:01:14 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Jim: History

Mystery barn makes her homesick for Gradyville

Mary Keltner writes
Can't tell you where this beautiful barn is located, but the photo is making me homesick for Gradyville! - MARY
Comments about: Mystery Scene: Weathered barn in snow time


2015-02-01 08:44:31 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback


Remembering Rev. Robert J. Stout, author of Another Angle


Interment of ashes at Main Street Municipal Cemetery, 402 East Main Street, Horse Cave, Kentucky was at 11amCT, on Saturday, January 31, 2015. Memorial Service at Fourth Avenue United Methodist Church, 4th & St. Catherine Streets, Louisville, KY was at 4pmET, also on Saturday, January 31, 2015


By Robert Stone

Rev. Robert J. Stout, author of the Another Angle columns which appeared on Columbia Magazine a few year back, died on Sunday, January 25, 2015. He was pastor of United Methodist churches in both Liberty and Centertown, Kentucky, and had previously been pastor at Mt. Holly UMC in Fairdale (Louisville), at Horse Cave UMC, Kentucky, and in Maryland.

Another Angle first appeared January 16, 2005 and concluded on February 4, 2007. Sandra T. Wilson, editor of The Sunday News-Herald (Hart County) invited him to write a column. Because of diabetic complications, Rob had eight hospital stays and thirteen surgeries. His writing appeared under the byline The Rev. Joey N. Welsh, whose letters rearranged spell John Wesley, because Methodists suggest that ministers not maintain close ties with their previous churches. Rob had been at Horse Cave United Methodist Church for several years and was at Mt. Holly, Fairdale, Kentucky, when he started writing.


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2015-02-01 08:18:12 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

LWC Football collects its 1st MSC trophy

Big year in Blue Raider Football history: LWC coach Chris Oliver was also named American Football Coaches Association 2014 NAIA Region 1 Coach of the Year.
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By Duane Bonifer, Public Relations Director
News from Lindsey Wilson College

COLUMBIA, KY -- The Lindsey Wilson College football program officially received its first Mid-South Conference trophy Saturday, Jan. 31, at Biggers Sports Center. The Blue Raiders were presented the 2014 Tom Dowling Mid-South Conference East Division Championship trophy before the start of the LWC-University of Pikeville men’s basketball game.


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2015-02-01 08:03:31 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

LWC Alumni presents helmets to Sen. Wise, Rep. Carney

Although Kentucky politics can sometimes be a contact sport, the helmets were given to state Rep. John "Bam" Carney and Sen. Max Wise were given the helmets to display in their Frankfort offices, not to use whenever work inside the State Capitol gets rough.
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By Duane Bonifer, Public Relations Director
News from Lindsey Wilson College

COLUMBIA, KY - Adair County's two state legislators were presented Lindsey Wilson College football helmets Thursday morning following their town-hall meeting with constituents in the Adair County Government Annex.


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2015-02-01 07:54:21 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Lindsey Wilson College

Mary Ann Garnett Dowling recalls LWTS' legendary teachers

As kids, sisters Mary Ann Garnett & Martha Garnett attended Lindsey Wilson Training School (1933-1979). She remembers some very special teachers: Frances Durham and Helen Flatt, but admits her favorite class was gym. All the kids had crushes on the coaches, she remembers.
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By Duane Bonifer, Public Relations Director
News from Lindsey Wilson College

COLUMBIA, KY - Mary Ann Dowling’s mother learned to drive a car so that she and her sister could attend school at Lindsey Wilson Training School.

That was one of the memories Dowling shared Saturday afternoon while she visited the campus where her grade school once stood. Dowling was at Lindsey Wilson Saturday, January 31, 2015, with her husband, Tom, who helped present the Mid-South Conference East Division football trophy that bears his name to the LWC program


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2015-02-01 07:38:24 | Comments | Printable version

Carol Perkins: My travel group

"Just last week one of the group called. She had been surfing the web, looking for an affordable cruise for this spring. The idea was to avoid families and spring break cruisers. We are a bit persnickety, but with age that is allowed. When she called me, the conversation went something like this: 'Carol, I've found a cruise that leaves March 28th out of Miami. It is a good price with balcony rooms. What do you think?' " - CAROL PERKINS
Click on headline for complete column. Then to continue reading more Carol Perkins articles, including the next previous ones, scroll beyond the end of this column and links to others will appear. It's never-ending fun!

By Carol Perkins

As you know from other articles, I have a group of friends with whom I travel. The group changes sometimes because of obligations, but usually as few as six or as many as ten go somewhere each summer. Usually the choice will be either to the beach trip or on a cruise. Either trip requires little effort and vast opportunity to do nothing. We like both.


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2015-02-01 07:29:43 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Carol Perkins

New Begley Gallery exhibit: Stories in faces by Len Davis

"A Thousand Words" by Len Davis will be on display through Fri, 20 Feb 2015 at The Lucretia C. Begley Gallery, W.W. Slider Humanities Center, 155 Blue Raider Drive, Columbia, KY. Gallery hours are 8am-4pmCT Monday-Friday
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By Shelia-Marie Stacy
Lindsey Wilson News Writer

COLUMBIA, KY - A new exhibit at Lindsey Wilson College invites viewers to see the stories in others' faces. "A Thousand Words" by Los Angeles-based artist Len Davis is on display in the LWC Lucretia C. Begley Gallery through February 20, 2015.


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2015-02-01 05:45:46 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Local Arts Scene

Adair 6th Graders runners up at Somerset, KY

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By Doyle Lloyd
News from the Adair County 6th Graders Basketball

The Adair County 6 graders had another great weekend of basketball when they finished runners up in the Lake Cumberland ShootOut. The tournament was held Friday and Saturday night at the Northern Middle School in Pulaski County. 650 Oak Leaf Lane Somerset KY. The team includes: Jace Coffey, Aaron Steel, Brayden Rainwater, Clay Giles, Brady Cundiff, Bryce Starks, Elliot Biggs, Brayden Burton, and coach Ricky Roy.


2015-02-01 05:10:16 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Tom Chaney: Heavenly Music

Of Writers And Their Books: Heavenly Music. Tom thinks listening to old time music is just about what heaven will have to be for him to put up with it. This column first appeared 31 January 2010.
The next earlier Tom Chaney column: Fare Thee Well, Robert Parker

By Tom Chaney

Heavenly Music

Every now and again I slither over into matters theological and eschatological. This is one of those times. It is like the proverbial slippery slope that politicians accuse their opponents of sliding down.

A couple of Thursday nights ago I braved thunderous wind and rain to go over Main to the Thomas House for "Picking on the Porch" which, of course, was not on the porch but inside.


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2015-02-01 04:56:16 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Books

4th National Women's Soccer Championship goes up in Biggers

Banner honoring program's 4th National Championship, won December 6, 2014, hung Thursday, January 29, 2015, at Biggers Sports Center
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By Duane Bonifer

Members of the Lindsey Wilson College women's soccer team unveiled their 2014 NAIA national championship banner. The Blue Raiders won the 2014 NAIA national title December 6, 2014. It was the program's fourth NAIA national title and the college's 13th "Big Red" banner to hang in Biggers Sports Center.


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2015-02-01 04:27:01 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Ramon and Lemia Laval: Excited to learn news of Brittany Curry

Ramon and Lemia Laval writes:
Congratulations from Texas to Brittany Curry! We were so excited to see the news of Brittany receiving this distinction - what a way to represent Adair County and your Christian faith! Brittany, we wish you success in all of your endeavors and hope you will be a continuing inspiration for young Adair County women! --Ramon and Lemia Laval
Comments re photo 54861 Brittany Curry 2015 Distinguished Young Woman of Adair Co


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LWC Spring Theater offers diverse lineup of productions

Ambitious schedule will include, one Shakespeare play, the entire Book of Revelation word-by-word; an evening of nine one-act plays directed by LWC students, and "New Play Readings" with plays by Lindsey Wilson Students.
Click on headline for complete story with schedule of performances, which will be included in the CM Calendar of Events and, on days of performances, on the front page of CM

By Duane Bonifer
News from Lindsey Wilson Theatre

COLUMBIA, KY - The Lindsey Wilson College spring theater season will feature an interpretation of apocalyptic literature, a Shakespeare classic and original work by the college's theatre students.

The spring theatre season will open in late March with a multimedia dramatization of the Book of Revelation. April will include an evening of one-act, student-directed plays, a production of William Shakespeare's Julius Ceasar and a reading of new plays by LWC students.


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2015-02-01 03:39:55 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Local Arts Scene

Today, SUNDAY with CM, 1 Feb 2015

Haiku by Robert Stone for February 1, 2015:
With first pretty thing
wearer feels as if stepping
into a new world.
--Robert Stone, Sunday, 1 February 2015.
-1000 haiku countdown finished, now for some more days, Day 1237



2015-02-01 03:16:23 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today


Birthdays and Anniversaries for February 1
Happy Anniversary, Jason & Tabitha Upchurch | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Michael and Amanda Decker (2003) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, William and Betty Overstreet (1991) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Amy Roy Cundiff | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Baylee Johnson (1992) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Carli Feese 2/1/98 | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Cole Sargent | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Derrick Hollers (2002) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Eliza Creola Biggs (1937) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Hallie Annabeth Hadley | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Hallie Hadley (1997) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jackie Stinson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jake Spoon (2002) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Janet Sewell | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Judy Haysley | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Mark Hutcheson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Patricia Harper | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ricky Bennett | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Teresa Hargis | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Trevor Pelston (2001) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Jake Edwards, 64, Adair Co., KY (1945) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Barbara Ann Roy, Taylor Co., KY (1942) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Chester Voils, Sr., Russell Springs, KY (1945) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Virginia Marie Mann, Russell Co., KY (1926) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Roy Lee Flanagan, Russell Co., KY (1923) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lula Redmon Simpson Adair Co., KY (1913) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Audra Clements, Casey Co., KY (1922) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Eldon Russell Guthrie, Cumberland Co., KY (1933) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Alice Jackson, Adair Co., KY (1943) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Albert Grimes, Taylor County, KY (1954) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Donald Edmonds, 72, Green County, KY (1940-2012) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Reggie Taylor, Cumberland Co., KY (1942-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lindon Antle, Russell Co., KY (1935-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Clifford Alben Wilson, Russell County, KY (1934-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Roger Glenn Conner, 55, Russell County, KY (1959-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Fannie Compton (1917-1995) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Sunday, February 1, 2015
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
6:00amCTTime to check CM Directory of Churches for Sunday worship service schedules. | (ID:32684, Comment)
NoonCTPause for Chimes at Noon, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:32583, Comment)
1:00pmCTServices, Greensburg, KY, for Mrs. Elizabeth K. (Kitty) Bloyd, 88, Green County, KY (1925-2015) | (ID:32576, Comment)
4:00pmCT Winter Bible study, "A Challenge to a new Generation" led by Dr. John Hurtgen . at Saloma Baptist Church, 1505 West Saloma Road, Campbellsville, KY. 4-week series, Saloma Baptist Church, Sundays, January 25, February 1, 8, and 15, 2015 | (ID:32356, Comment)
5:00pmCTChimes at the Evening, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:32613, Comment)

 





















 
 
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