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Linda Fay Perkins Cox Jones, Taylor County, KY (1944 - 2013)

"In the late fall of 1992 she was diagnosed with primary pulmonary hypertension and put on a transplant list. April 26, 1994 she received a new lung. Over the last 19 years she took full advantage of this gift of life. After her transplant she became active in the Kentucky Organ Donor Association and spoke to groups and high schools on the importance of organ donation. Some of her fondest memories were representing Kentucky in the transplant Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah and Columbus, OH where she won a bronze medal in badminton. She also represented the United States in the world transplant games in Sydney, Australia where she won a gold medal in the softball throw. In June 1996 she was awarded the Kentucky Colonel for her efforts and achievements in the Kentucky Organ Donor Association"

Linda Fay Perkins Cox Jones, age 69 of Campbellsville, KY, passed away Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at 11:50amET, at her home surrounded by her husband Michael W. Jones, her daughters, and a close friend.

Funeral services will be at 5pmCT/6pmET, Friday, May 10, 2013 at the Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Avenue, Campbellsville, KY by Dennis Penick, Lenuel Eastridge, Matt Eastridge and Dr. Michael Sekala. Visitation will be after 11amCT/12pm noon ET. Friday, May 10, 2013 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home.

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2013-05-08 21:52:21 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

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Backyard Oil Part 3 : All in all, latest episode not so bad

Show had nice opening shots of Downtown Columbia, but not enough to let it sink in just how picturesque it is. Page, Sr. getting truck stuck in mud made him more likeable, and reminded columnist of the many times he got stuck in the mud when he was a resident of Adair County.

By Jackson Brower was downhill, again, and I kept asking myself why I was so up for the third episode of Backyard Oil in the first place? I wasn't ready for two half-hour episodes, with the second one being a repeat of Week 1.

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2013-05-08 21:22:56 | Comments | Printable version

CAUD board meets at 6pmCT, Thursday, May 9, 2013: Agenda

The Columbia/Adair County Utilities Board meets at 6pmCT, Thursday, May 9, 2013, at the CAUD office, 109 Grant Lane, Columbia, KY.

  1. Call to order
  2. Approval of minutes:
    • April 3, 2013, special called meeting
    • April 11, 2013 Regular Meeting
  3. Approval of bills
  4. Phase 14 (Downtown) Project
  5. Phase 15 (River Crossing) Project
  6. Phase 16 (EDA Sewer) Project
  7. Phase 17 (CBDG Sewer) Project
  8. Discuss refinancing District debt
  9. Sewer report
  10. Water report
  11. Office report
  12. New business
  13. Adjourn

Columbia/Adair Co. Utilities District (CAUD) Board Meetings
The Columbia/Adair County Utilities District Board meets at 6pmCT/7pmET, every second Thursday in the board room of the district at 109 Grant Lane, Columbia, KY. The Board includes Barry Stotts, Robert Flowers, Rudy Higginbotham, Tim Baker, and David Jones. Lenny Stone, General Manager. The meetings are open to the public. - Jennifer Carter, office manager

2013-05-08 20:59:43 | Comments | Printable version

Relay for Life will be held on the Square, May 10, 2013

Adair County Relay for Life will be held on Friday, May 10, on the square in Columbia, beginning at 7pmCT. Please help us raise money for cancer research. Less Cancer - More Research! - Jennie Shelpman

2013-05-08 20:49:17 | Comments | Printable version

Hemp law/link: Commissioner James Comer's lobbying success

There's an indepth story posted May 8, 2013, on the Huffington Post on Commissioner of Agriculture James Comer's recent successes toward get Federal laws change to allow Kentucky famers to grow hemp again. Click to: Kentucky Hemp Lobby Makes Inroads In Washington

2013-05-08 20:26:14 | Comments | Printable version

Classified ad No. 11830 retired - results in 1 DAY

Dwight C. Hadley writes:
Thank you, ColumbiaMagazine classifieds. I found the item I was wanting throughyour classified ad after 1 day. Thank you. Dwight C. Hadley
Thank you, Mr. Hadley: One of the main reasons they work is that readers let us know, as you did, that the ad is ready to be removed. We do our best to keep the ads current, and as trim and clean as we can. Thank you for helping. - EW

2013-05-08 19:23:12 | Comments | Printable version

Commentary: Chimes a time to think about what God has done

Hears numerous compliments about the Chimes from tourist who visit here

By Sue Stivers

One of the many things I love about living in Columbia is hearing the Chimes from the Columbia Baptist Church.

To hear the chimes at noon and the evening gives me a few minutes to stop and thank God for allowing me to be a cancer survivor and have good health to the extent that I can be of service to my community and mankind.

On week-ends I can stand at my kitchen window and find inspiration from listening to the Chimes.

I also hear numerous compliments about the Chimes from tourists who visit our City and County. -Sue Stivers

2013-05-08 18:54:24 | Comments | Printable version

Kevin Watkins, Russell County, KY (1964-2013)

He was a native of Carlisle, KY and a resident of Russell Springs, KY at the time of his death. He was the optical lab manager at Watkins Vision Center and was a member of the Carlisle United Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, Susanne Jones Watkins, Russell Springs, KY, and his father Gerald Watkins, Carlisle, KY. He leaves one direct living descendant.

Kevin Watkins, 48, of Russell Springs, died Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at the Russell County Hospital, Russell Springs, KY.

Memorial service for Kevin Watkins will be 10amCT/11amET, Friday, May 10, 2013, at the Bernard Funeral Home Chapel, 367 Main Street, Russell Springs, KY, with Dr. Mark Henry and Bro. Rick Mann officiating. Friends may call after 5pmCT/6pmET, Thursday, May 9, 2012, at the funeral home. Burial in the Carlisle Cemetery, 361 W Main Street, Carlisle, KY, on Saturday, May 11, 2013.

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2013-05-08 15:22:27 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Adair County High School Class of 1963

Click to links to other Adair County School Class lists.
Click on headline for complete roster, photo, Class of 1963 50th Year Reunion

Complied by Willie M. Feese, Jr.

Note: This list has those living as of May 8, 2013 in alphabetical order; followed by a list of class members who were deceased at the time of this posting

Classmates ACHS Class of 1963- Pauline (Feese) Akin, Ben Arnold, Virginia (Wall) Bailey, Brenda (Brummett) Bardin, Nellie (Sinclair) Bell, Brenda (Robertson) Bennett, Wanda (Rogers) Berry, Sandra Kaye Bowman, Edward Burris, Harold Burton, Lois (Absher) Burton, Jolene (Bryant) Callison, Richard Callison,

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2013-05-08 13:57:45 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Local History

CAUD Boil Water Advisory: Russell RD near Russell Co. line area

UPDATE: This Boil Water Advisory has been Lifted

A Boil Water Advisory was issued at 12:30pmCT, Wednesday, May 8, 2013, is in effect for consumers of Columbia Adair Utilities District for customers
8950 from Russell Springs Road to 9843 Russell Springs Road, Coppage Road, A. Jones Road, Dry Hollow Road, Gentry Mill Road.
The advisory has been issued due to main line leak. Following such an event, the potential exists for bacteriological contamination of the water supply therefore this Boil Water Advisory has been issued as a precautionary measure. Until further notice, boil all water used for drinking and cooking, bringing the water to a rolling boil for three minutes before using. This advisory will remain in effect until the situation has been corrected and test results have shown the water to be of an acceptable quality. For more information concerning the Boil Water Advisory, contact Lennon Stone at Columbia Adair Utilities District, 270-384-2181.

2013-05-08 13:42:12 | Comments | Printable version

Sign unveiling for Kentucky Headhunters Highway at Wisdom

Kentucky Headhunters will be present for the celebration. Metcalfe County Judge Executive Greg Wilson and Edmonton, KY, Mayor Howard Garrett will sign a proclamation declaring Wednesday, May 22, 2013 Kentucky Headhunter Day in Edmonton/Metcalfe County, KY, the same day

By Gaye Shaw

There will be proclamation signing will be held in conjunction with the unveiling of the new signage proclaiming Highway 640 "The Kentucky Headhunters Highway". The event will take place Wednesday, May 22, 2013, at 2pmCT, at the old Wisdom, KY, store at James Howard Young House, 6888 Glasgow Road, Wisdom (Mapquest Map/Directions from anywhere) near the intersection of KY 640 and US68/KY 80. Signs will also be erected on KY 640 near KY 90 and near the intersection of KY 70. The Kentucky Headhunters ()The Kentucky Headhunters, Richard Young, Fred Young, Doug Phelps, and Greg Martin, will be present for the celebration! Everyone is invited to attend. - Gaye Shaw, Edmonton Metcalfe County Chamber of Commerce, 109 East Stockton Street, Edmonton, KY.

2013-05-08 10:26:48 | Comments | Printable version

Jordan Alves had life changing experience at Campbellsville

Jordan Alves came to CU focused on being a baseball player, but he will graduate as a coach

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By Linda Waggener
News from Lindsey Wilson College

CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY - Campbellsville University senior Jordan Alves from Lawrenceburg, KY, reflected on his personal experiences after a life-changing sophomore year. He felt his life was falling apart until a Christian professor/coach/mentor saw the trouble he was in and began to help him turnthings around. Alves said, "I was an incoming freshman with a lot of talent. I wasn't here for anything else besides playing baseball and becoming the best infielder I could be."

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2013-05-08 09:15:25 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Campbellsville, KY, man succumbs to gunshot wounds

Update on Campbellsville, KY Police Department story

Mr. Bon E. Clark succumbed to his injuries on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at the University of Louisville Hospital. No other details are available at this time. Anne Sanders, for Campbellsville, KY, Police Department

2013-05-08 08:29:50 | Comments | Printable version

Comment: Look like Lindsey Wilson College

'Why can't Adair County schools look like Lindsey Wilson'

At the unveiling ceremony yesterday at noon at the Chamber Building, Columbia Mayor Mark D. Harris commented on the aesthetic transformation at the Adair County School campus. "I've never seen the schools look better," Mayor Harris remarked.

Superintendent Alan W. Reed, thanked him, and said, "For 20 years I've been hearing people ask, 'Why can't Adair County Schools look like Lindsey Wilson?' Well now, we're focused on making that happen."

It's a tall order, to live up to the standard of one of America's most beautiful campuses, but it's happening. - EW

2013-05-08 08:13:44 | Comments | Printable version

LWC students take break from studies at midnight breakfast

It's a semi-annual tradition at Lindsey Wilson College as students complete finals and college gets ready to hold graduation ceremonies this weekend
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By Duane Bonifer
News from Lindsey Wilson College

COLUMBIA, KY - A total of 623 Lindsey Wilson College students took a study break late Tuesday night at the college's semi-annual "Midnight Breakfast." Hosted by the college's Office of Residence Life, the event, held 11pm-1amCT in Roberta D. Cranmer Dining & Conference Center, provides students with comfort food, a respite from studying and fellowship during final examinations week.

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2013-05-08 07:59:19 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Lindsey Wilson College

LWC Men's Tennis gets 1 of 8 byes in NAIA National Tournament

LWC in 2013 NAIA National Tennis Tournament
Lindsey Wilson vs. winner of Concordia (CA) and Doane (NE) at 9amCT on Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at the Mobile Tennis Center, 851 Gaillard Drive, Mobile, AL 36608

By Chris Wells
News from Lindsey Wilson College

COLUMBIA, KY - Lindsey Wilson men's tennis received one of eight byes into the second round of the 2013 NAIA National Tournament being held next week at the Mobile Tennis Center, 851 Gaillard Drive, Mobile, Mobile, AL.

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2013-05-08 07:23:16 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

William (Bill) James Martens, 40, Adair Co., KY (1972-2013)

Bill worked as a mechanic. He served in the Army. He loved growing his flowers and tending his yard. He was the son of Tony and Lorene Martens of Columbia, KY, who survive. He is also survived by his wife, Stacey Berry Martens of Panama City, FL, and leaves one direct and two step living descendants.
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William (Bill) James Martens, age 40, of Panama City, FL, passed away Friday, May 3, 2013 in the Sacred Heart Hospital, Panama City, Florida. Bill died as the result of a tragic accident that occurred on April 24, 2013 at the Rock'It Lanes Bowling Alley in Panama City, FL.

A celebration of life and memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 2pmCT/3pmET, at New Life for the Nations, 5095 Campbellsville Road, Columbia, KY.

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2013-05-08 06:40:52 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Site Based Council Elections drawing intense interest this year

With Adair County's concern for Academic Excellence has grown, and a landshift emphasis on education to the public schools has occcurred, elections which in the past have drawn scant attention seem as big this year as races for citywide and countywide contests. The interest is evident throughout the system. And with it, questions on eligibility for the offices. Leighann Loy, parent liason for Adair County Middle School, has summarized guidelines for parent membership on the council at ACMS. The general information, not specific to ACMS, applies broadly to membership on all four of the councils for the 2013-2014 school year at Adair County Primary Center, Adair County Elementary School (ACES), and Adair County High School, as well as Adair County Middle School - CM

By Leighann Loy
Parent Liason for Adair County Middle School

As you are probably aware most schools have a Site Based Decision Making Council that consists of members of the school community. The role of the council is to help in making decision in many aspects of the school. The SBDM council is made up of two parents, one minority parent representative, three teachers, and a principal.

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2013-05-08 05:59:28 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Derby Redux: Pennsyltuckian story about memorable Downs trip

The author says his friend's weekend and description of the Derby are reminiscent of Hunter S. Thompson's description in "Fear and Loathing," it was one big alcohol fueled party. (Those fans of NPR All Things Considered will be reminded of the story, May 4, 2013, A 'Decadent And Depraved' Derby With Hunter S. Thompson about the start of a lifetime friendship between the Louisville author/Gonzo journalist and the famous London illustrator Rick Steadman. Great as that story was, it's just on a par with born again Adair Countian Jackson Brower, now an ex-pat - as we see it - in his own country, Pennsylvania.) This 90 proof column is one of my personal favorites. It's best viewed on an iPad, from a Stratolounger seatbelt secured, with the bottle of Wild Turkey consumed to just below the neck, and( "My Old Kentucky Home" looped in the head. If the music in the head jumps track and louie-louies "Old Rugged Cross," stop. You're at least one drap over the line. But do make it through this story somehow, it's filled with fascinating factoids and an O. Henry ending, including the 'what might have been' they discovered on the ticket half-way back to Pittsburg.- EW

By Jackson Brower, late of the Promised Land, Barnett's Creek, Adair County, KY

It reminded me of a chapter out of a Hunter S. Thompson book, specifically "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas". My co-worker/buddy at the major drilling company where I'm gainfully employed, told me a story worth re-telling about her and her boyfriend's weekend trip to the Kentucky Derby.

On Mondays, it's customary to always ask your co-workers, "How was your weekend." The usual response is, "Not long enough," right? Well, this is one of the best answers I have ever heard in response to that question.

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2013-05-08 04:27:02 | Comments | Printable version

Today, WEDNESDAY with CM, May 8, 2013

Haiku by Robert Stone for May 8, 2013:
Nothing is sadder --
young love caught up in old hate,
future lost to past.
- Robert Stone, Wednesday, 8 May 2013.
-1000 haiku countdown to Chambers Stevens' 50th birthday, Day 603, in progress

Quick links to Favorite CM Columns
Mostly from Sunday with CM, May 5, 2013 and a few others from the past week

2013-05-08 02:49:14 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Older Americans: Are they going to get anything this month?

Maury E Lewis writes:
Are those that call themselves Older American going to get anything this month for being Older Americans. Maybe a free breakfast or lunch. A free cup of coffee or free glass of tea? Is this month going to be any different than any other for the Older Americcans. Inquiring minds want to know. - Maury E Lewis

2013-05-08 02:40:12 | Comments | Printable version

Birthdays and Anniversaries for May 8
Happy Anniversary, Jason & Melena Lacy | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Richard and Betty Burris (1993) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Ann Young (May 8, 1969) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Bryce Farris (2000) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy BIrthday, Danny Hammond | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Dello Jessee (1943) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Eula Goetz | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Jonathan Begley (1986) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kristal Bunch | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Linda A. Grider (1985) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Logan Williams | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Marcus Foster (1985) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Michael Loy | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Retter Bailey | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sheila Owens | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Shelby Elizabeth Jones | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Dr. Joe Tilford Pettey, Russell County, KY (May 8, 1922 - September 30, 1995) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Carrie Lewis Dobson, 92, Green Co. KY | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Marsha Lee Jackson, Crocus, KY, native (1943) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Blanche Grider, 88, Russell Co., KY (1920) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James T. Emerson, Casey Co., KY (1916) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Frank J. Rowe, Adair Co., KY native (1929) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Robert Alton Brewington, (1934) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Clifton Eugene Bradshaw, 54, Russell Springs, KY (1958) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lucille Edwards Stitzel, 93, Green County, KY (1919) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Calvin C. Brown, Adair County, KY (1925-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Audrey Hatter Hines, Casey Co., KY (1925-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lana Bryant, Casey County, KY (1960-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Linken Alexander Close, Taylor County, KY (May 8, 2014-May 8, 2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mildred Coffman, Casey County, KY, (1933-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Elmer Beaty, Casey County, KY, Adair native (1932-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Eddie V Walker, Taylor County, KY (1945-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mrs. Nina Mae Riddle Jarvis, 96, Burkesville, KY (1919-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bro. Mitchell Reed Jeffries, Greensburg, KY (1930-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Pamella Ann Harrison Harper, Edmonton, KY (1967-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Barry Michael Reynolds, Campbellsville, KY (1946-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, John R. Blankenship, 77, Russell County, KY (1939-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Garnett Allen Coffman, 48, Hustonville, KY (1968-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Patricia Ann Young, 40, Green County, KY (1967-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Boyd Meece, 83, Russell Springs, KY (1934-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Deward Dean Davis, Casey County, KY (1933-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Fannie England Hall, 91, Taylor County, KY (1926-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Bobby Gilpin, 85, Campbellsville, KY (1932-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, James D. Coffey, Adair County, KY (1944) | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Wednesday, May 8, 2013
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.
8:00amCTArt works by 3 LWC seniors, Jessica Wethington, Brittney Novickis, and Betsy Durham, on display in Begley Gallery, 8am-4pmCT, in Begley Art Gallery, 155 Blue Raider Drive, Columbia, KY. | (ID:22239, Comment)
7 County Area Court: Circuit Courts. District Courts, at at Glance.
Always Click on County Name for Link to Docket at Kentucky Court of Justice:
Adair County. Adair Co. Judicial Center, 201 Campbellsville ST. Columbia, KY: no (0) Court Events Circuit Court. Fifty-three (53) Court Events District Court.
Casey County Judicial Center, 231 Courthouse Square, Liberty, KY. Three (3) Court Events Circuit Court. No (0) Court Events District Court.
Cumberland County, Justice Center, 112 Courthouse Square, Burkesville, KY. No (0) Court Events Circuit Court. Sixty-one (61) Court Events District Court.
Green County Judicial Center, 200 W. Court Street, Greensburg, KY. One hundred thirty-five(135) Court Events Circuit Court. Two (2) Court Events District Court.
Metcalfe County, Judicial Center, 201 E. Stockton Street, Edmonton, KY. No (0) Court Events Circuit Court. Thirty-seven (37) Court Events cases District Court.
Russell County. Judicial Center, 410 Monument Square, Jamestown, KY, No (0) Court Events Circuit Court. No (0) Court Events District Court.
Taylor County, Justice Center, 300 E. Main Street, Campbellsville, KY. No (0) Court Events Circuit Court. One hundred forty-two (142) Court Events District Court.
Not an official docket. For official court information, check with circuit court clerk in your county. | (ID:22410, Comment)
10:00amCTServices, Russell Springs, KY, for Bonnie Tarter, Russell County, KY (1925-2013) | (ID:22321, Comment)
NoonCTChimes at noon. Downtown Columbia, KY. Two Selections. | (ID:22335, Comment)
Services, Liberty, KY, for Leonard (Lenny) Jones, Casey Co., KY (1955-2013) | (ID:22400, Comment)
1:00pmCTServices, Sulphur Lick, KY, for Elzie Lee (Big Dee) Lawson, Nobob, KY (d. May 5, 2013 | (ID:22326, Comment)
3:00pmCTSpecial called meeting, SBDM council at Adair Middle school, 322 Gen. John Adair Drive, Columbia, KY | (ID:22398, Comment)
4:00pmCTTime to check Directory of Churches for Wednesday worship service schedules. | (ID:22418, Comment)
5:00pmCTChimes for the evening. Downtown Columbia, KY. Two Selections. | (ID:22368, Comment)


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