Hoover chamber 4-18-19

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Commission President Jimmie Stephens gave updates on sewer and road projects, among other things. Read more

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Stars and Strikes

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Photos from the company's Facebook page indicate the site could include bowling, laser tag, bumper cars, an arcade and a bar. Read more

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Hoover back to school 2018 (20)

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Council members said Kelley's experience is critical as the district faces issues related to funding and a federal court desegregation case. Read more

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Kamp Fender

The Hoover and Spain Park high school sports teams were in action last week. Read more

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Denim and Dining 2019 (1)

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The 2019 Denim & Dining fundraiser for the Hoover City Schools Foundation likely raised a record amount of money, organizers said. Read more

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Trace Crossings traffic 4-10-19 (5)

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He said they are "dead in the water" and he wants to keep pursuing more substantial solutions for traffic congestion in western Hoover. Read more

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police training center groundbreaking 1

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The 16,000-square-foot facility will be built on Municipal Drive next to Hoover Fire Station No. 4 and include a virtual reality firearms training simulator. Read more

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Trace Crossings traffic 4-9-19

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Residents asked the school board not to let the city use the road around Hoover High as a new connector route from Trace Crossings to Alabama 150. Read more

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South shades Crest grocery map

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RealtyLink Investments wants to put a 48,000-square-foot grocery at the corner of South Shades Crest Road and Morgan Road. Read more

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Hoover vs. Oak Mountain Softball

Kyle Parmley

The Hoover and Spain Park sports teams were in action last week. Read more

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High Country 5K 2019  (1)

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Bluff Park Elementary School won the elementary school challenge this year after three years of wins by Shades Mountain Elementary School. Read more

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“I’m just very excited to learn and be part of such an amazing group of humans that were selected,” Bradley said. Read more

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The options are expected to cost anywhere from $3.1 million to $17.9 million. Read more

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Sydney Cromwell

The voluntary agreement states that the cities will not give incentives or otherwise try to lure businesses from their neighbors. Read more

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Jeff State welding building land

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“The Shelby-Hoover campus is the only campus we have that has not been able to offer welding, and it’s time to change that,” Jeff State President Keith Brown said. Read more

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The Hoover and Spain Park high school sports teams were in action last week. Read more

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RJs Landscaping 3-23-19

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Homeowners who want grass cut list their address and desired time, and lawn care providers bid on the job. Read more

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The wreck happened Sunday afternoon at the intersection of Interstate 459 and John Hawkins Parkway. Read more

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Spain Park vs. Gardendale Softball

Kyle Parmley

The Hoover and Spain Park high school sports teams were in action last week. Read more

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The application deadline has been extended to April 10. Read more

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The chamber honored the top police officers, firefighter, paramedic, detention officer and 911 operator. Read more

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Kamp Fender

Joiya Maddox and Sarah Ashlee Barker were named Co-Players of the Year in the inaugural Starnes Publishing All-South Metro Team. Read more

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U.S. 31 lighting 3-18-19

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The City Council hired Skipper Consulting to do engineering and design work to replace all the streetlights on U.S. 31 between Interstate 65 and Patton Chapel Road South. Read more

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pumping gas 3-18-19

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The city expects to get about $600,000 a year more and hopes the state and Jefferson and Shelby counties will have more for Hoover projects as well. Read more

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Hoover vs. Vestavia Hills Baseball

Kyle Parmley

The Hoover and Spain Park high school sports teams were in action last week. Read more

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Monique Lin-Luse 3-14-19

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Attorneys for the school system, NAACP and Justice Department shared an action plan Thursday night to meet desegregation goals. Read more

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The meeting will be Thursday, March 14, at Trace Crossings Elementary School. Read more

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Hoover High School

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Hoover High School will gain 80 to 85 more parking spaces. Read more

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Hoover vs. Vestavia Hills Softball

Kyle Parmley

The Hoover and Spain Park high school sports teams were in action last week. Read more

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NCAA Track

Kamp Fender

Former Hoover High School standout Brittley Humphrey was one of four local alumni who competed this weekend at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships in Birmingham. Read more

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Wendy Dickerson 3-7-19

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Wendy Dickerson has worked in the Vestavia Hills city clerk's office for more than 19 years and been deputy clerk for about 15 years. Read more

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Hoover school board 6-5-18

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Applicants must be Hoover residents and be willing to serve five years. Read more

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Spain Park High School

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The classroom discussions were prompted by a video of Hoover and Spain Park high school students making racist and anti-Semitic comments. Read more

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Hoover Police Explorers March 2019

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The Hoover Police Explorers had two top 10 finishes among more than 100 teams at a competition in Gatlinburg. Read more

People

Tina Hancock 3-4-19

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Hancock is leaving Hoover to become the chief finance officer for Huntsville City Schools. Read more

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Riverchase Career Connection Center

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School officials say Goodwyn, Mills & Cawood failed to get Riverchase career center renovations started in a timely fashion. Read more

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Kamp Fender

The Hoover and Spain Park high school sports teams were in action last week. Read more

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Hearts in Harmony 2019

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About 225 people attended the Hearts in Harmony Gala at the Hoover Country Club Saturday night. Read more

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Kamp Fender

The Hoover High School girls basketball team defeated Hoover on Saturday to claim its second Class 7A title in three years. Read more

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The first-term representative's bill would limit legislators to two terms in the state House and state Senate, and would take effect with the 2022 election. Read more

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Leah Eagle

Riverchase UMC is hosting its bi-annual consignment sale this weekend. Read more

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Kamp Fender

The Hoover High School girls basketball team advanced to the Class 7A state championship game with its win on Thursday. Read more

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Kamp Fender

The Hoover High School boys basketball lost to Baker 59-55 in Thursday's Class 7A state semifinal at Legacy Arena. Read more

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Tom Lehman 2019

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Lehman has won 32 professional events in his career, including five on the PGA Tour and 12 on the PGA Champions Tour. He won the Regions Tradition twice. Read more

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Each year, a senior is selected from each of Hoover's two high schools, along with an employee of Hoover City Schools. Read more

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Kamp Fender

The Hoover and Spain Park high school sports teams were in action last week. Read more

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Southern Voices 2-23-19

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Eight authors shared their life stories and the stories of their characters. Read more

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A woman was shot in the arm early Saturday morning in Hoover's Ross Bridge community. Read more

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Bryan Stevenson 2-22-19

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Bryan Stevenson, executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, was the headline speaker for the 2019 Southern Voices Festival at the Hoover Public Library. Read more

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The incident happened Wednesday morning at The Willows Apartments off Lorna Road, police said. Read more

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Hoover police said 36-year-old Jackson Bradley Young beat 73-year-old Arthur Grey Till Jr. to death over the weekend. Read more

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Jason Wilson 2-21-19

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It's a story of a man who found his passion and followed it and who wasn't afraid to experience failure on the road to success. Read more

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Ledarius Jaquad Peterson

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The 23-year-old Hoover man was involved in a fight with another inmate, according to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office. Read more

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Hoda Muthana

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“She does not have any legal basis, no valid U.S. passport, no right to a passport, nor any visa to travel to the United States," Pompeo said in a written statement. Read more

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Kamp Fender

Hoover High School guard Ahman Ellington scored 27 points in the Bucs' Class 7A Northeast Regional final victory over Huntsville. Read more

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NAACP ACLU 2-20-19

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The attorney for the family of Emantic "E.J." Bradford Jr. said the attorney general and Hoover Police Department have 10 days to release the information before legal action is taken. Read more

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Kamp Fender

The Hoover High School girls basketball team routed Sparkman on Wednesday morning in the Class 7A Northeast Regional final. Read more

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Caldwell Crossings death 2-18-19 (2)

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Authorities say the 73-year-old man died of blunt force trauma. Read more

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Kamp Fender

The Spain Park girls basketball team fell to Hewitt-Trussville in the regional final on Tuesday morning, ending the Lady Jags' season. Read more

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PetSuites Resort revised layout Jan 2019

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The company eliminated the outdoor play area and added more soundproofing to the walls. Read more

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Good Samaritans 2-28-19 (1)

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Three Gardendale High School sports medicine students rendered aid to a woman who had fallen as people were fleeing gunshots at the mall. Read more

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Caldwell Crossings death 2-18-19

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Police have blocked off a portion of the 3100 block of Crossings Drive with crime scene tape. Read more

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HHS Boys Basketball

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The Hoover and Spain Park high school sports teams were in action last week. Read more

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They smashed at least one display case and took an undisclosed amount of jewelry, Hoover police said. Read more

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The Jefferson County District Attorney's office elected not to pursue charges against the shooter, whom witnesses said was approached by another man with a handgun. Read more

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HHS Boys Basketball

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The Hoover High School boys basketball team knocked off Sparkman 69-54 in Thursday's Class 7A Northeast Regional semifinal in Jacksonville. Read more

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Hoover school board 2-4-19 (1)

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The school board chose not to borrow an additional $12 million for upcoming classroom additions and instead use money already in the bank. Read more

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HHS Girls Basketball

Photos by Barry Stephenson

The Hoover High School girls basketball team cruised to an 84-46 victory over Grissom on Thursday in the Class 7A Northeast Regional semifinal. Read more

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Kamp Fender

The Spain Park girls basketball team cruised to a Class 7A Northwest Regional semifinal win over James Clemens on Thursday morning. Read more

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Hoover Board of Education Building

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The new debt would be combined with a much larger refinancing of debt. Read more

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Bluff Park rezoning map 2-11-19

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Longtime Bluff Park resident Don Bennett wants to create a set of shops or a restaurant at the corner of Park Avenue and Valley Street. Read more

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Dick's Golf Galaxy

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Construction on the Dick's Sporting Goods and Golf Galaxy should begin this summer, and a grand opening is set for the first quarter of 2020. Read more

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Spain Park Girls Soccer

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The Hoover and Spain Park high school girls and boys varsity soccer teams begin their 2019 seasons this week. Read more

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Kamp Fender

The Hoover and Spain Park high school sports teams were in action last week. Read more

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Alice in Wonderland

Images from Birmingham Children's Theatre

The theater plans to put on four shows at the mall as part of the Magic City Theatre Festival. Read more

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Hoover police vehicle

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The 29-year-old reportedly had gotten into an argument with another man, retrieved a gun from his vehicle and approached the other man again, police said. Read more

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Hoover High Paradigm Show Choir Jan 2019

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Students from Hoover's five middle and high schools are scheduled to perform at Spain Park High School. Read more

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Police officers now will be paid overtime for any time worked over 40 hours, instead of 43 hours. Read more

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Mayor Frank Brocato said the city will vigorously defend any legal action and vigorously defends the rights of people to protest. Read more

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Protesters flag burn 2-5-19

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"Our lives still don't matter in the United States of America," protest leader Carlos Chaverst Jr. said. Read more

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E.J. Bradford prom

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"You whitewashed this case," the father said. Read more

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Bradford shooting

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The attorney general says the officer acted reasonably when he identified an armed E.J. Bradford as an immediate threat to innocent civilians. Read more

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Hoover Met Complex Jan 2019

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CBRE Hotels will examine the demand for hotels in that area and the impact a new hotel would have on the economy and other lodging facilities. Read more

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Protesters at Hoover council 2-4-19

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Hoover officials cut off talks with Birmingham Justice League due to false statements, City Administrator Allan Rice said. Read more

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Riverchase Art Show

Layton Dudley

The 13th Annual Riverchase Loves Art took place on Saturday, Feb. 2 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Riverchase Country Club. Read more

People

Hoover Track and Field

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The Hoover and Spain Park high school sports teams were in action last week. Read more

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Hoover Track and Field

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The Hoover High School boys indoor track and field team won its third consecutive Class 7A state title. Read more

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Academy Sports Lee Branch 1-31-19

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The 71,000-square-foot store is scheduled to close at the end of March. Read more

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Hoover police 2-1-19

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There was a significant decrease in drug crimes and weapons law offenses. Read more

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