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Arlee 92, Hot Springs 46

Belgrade 59, Browning 51

Belt 63, Winnett-Grass Range 49

Billings Christian 83, Yellowstone Home School 76

Billings Senior 72, Butte 55

Billings Skyview 79, Great Falls Russell 67

Box Elder 89, North Star 54

Bozeman 77, Great Falls 76, OT

Broadus 54, Terry 50

Broadview-Lavina 62, Harlowton 14

Butte Central 58, Stevensville 33

Chester-Joplin-Inverness 76, Hays-Lodgepole 74

Chinook 67, Big Sandy 35

Choteau 66, Townsend 57

Columbia Falls 68, Frenchtown 53

Columbus 70, Three Forks 60

Culbertson 63, Brockton 41

Custer-Hysham 56, Fromberg 41

Darby 42, Victor 23

Deer Lodge 80, St. Ignatius 63

Dillon 52, Helena Capital 41

Drummond 48, Seeley-Swan 46, OT

Eureka 67, Ronan 54

Fairfield 59, Cut Bank 38

Florence 59, Thompson Falls 42

Gallatin Valley Christian 68, Foothills Christian 65

Geraldine/Ft. Benton 59, Turner 15

Great Falls Central 72, Dutton-Brady 37

Hardin 41, Glendive 40

Harlem 49, Wolf Point 44

Havre 74, Livingston 57

Hinsdale 72, Nashua 33

Jefferson (Boulder) 50, Manhattan 38

Kalispell Glacier 55, Lake City, Idaho 42

Lewistown (Fergus) 60, Huntley Project 51

Lodge Grass 51, Baker 46

Lone Peak 71, Sheridan 35

Malta 61, Poplar 24

Manhattan Christian 69, Lima 23

Melstone 63, Ekalaka 62

Miles City 71, Sidney 43

Missoula Hellgate 49, Helena 38

Missoula Loyola 75, Anaconda 58

Missoula Sentinel 50, Hamilton 38

Mon-Dak, N.D. 64, Circle 19

Park City 60, Roberts 25

Plains 44, Troy 38

Plenty Coups 77, Reed Point-Rapelje 40

Richey-Lambert 58, Froid/Medicine Lake 51

Rocky Boy 69, Shelby 59

Scobey 56, Dodson 9

Shepherd 55, Colstrip 54

St. Labre 89, Forsyth 69

St. Regis 95, Lincoln 53

Sunburst 65, Cascade 30

Trinity Christian, N.D. 64, Bainville 36

Twin Bridges 68, Gardiner 53

Two Eagle River 80, Noxon 34

Valley Christian 45, Phillipsburg 41

Whitefish 40, Polson 37

Absarokee 43, Bridger 31

Arlee 71, Hot Springs 15

Baker 58, Lodge Grass 31

Belt 59, Winnett-Grass Range 51

Billings Senior 49, Butte 29

Box Elder 64, North Star 49

Bozeman 64, Great Falls 63

Broadus 59, Terry 27

Browning 69, Belgrade 43

Butte Central 65, Stevensville 35

Cascade 65, Sunburst 45

Chester-Joplin-Inverness 74, Hays-Lodgepole 18

Chinook 69, Big Sandy 6

Choteau 54, Townsend 42

Columbia Falls 61, Frenchtown 44

Columbus 51, Three Forks 38

Culbertson 61, Brockton 45

Custer-Hysham 42, Fromberg 32

Darby 64, Victor 27

Deer Lodge 40, St. Ignatius 19

Dutton-Brady 51, Great Falls Central 47

Eureka 45, Ronan 42

Fairfield 53, Cut Bank 34

Forsyth 62, St. Labre 32

Gardiner 62, Twin Bridges 55

Great Falls Russell 41, Billings Skyview 39

Hardin 59, Glendive 55

Harlowton 60, Broadview-Lavina 45

Havre 59, Livingston 49

Helena Capital 51, Dillon 41

Kalispell Glacier 45, Lake City, Idaho 44

Lewistown (Fergus) 38, Huntley Project 35

Malta 71, Poplar 29

Manhattan 51, Jefferson (Boulder) 34

Manhattan Christian 52, Lima 29

Melstone 27, Ekalaka 22

Miles City 55, Sidney 35

Missoula Hellgate 57, Helena 43

Missoula Loyola 60, Anaconda 55

Missoula Sentinel 65, Hamilton 50

Mon-Dak, N.D. 52, Circle 42

Park City 44, Roberts 33

Phillipsburg 56, Valley Christian 44

Plains 49, Troy 31

Plenty Coups 49, Reed Point-Rapelje 40

Polson 45, Whitefish 36

Red Lodge 65, Lame Deer 46

Richey-Lambert 54, Froid/Medicine Lake 43

Rocky Boy 44, Shelby 33

Rosebud 43, Lustre Christian 31

Saco-Whitewater 82, Frazer 28

Scobey 63, Dodson 25

Seeley-Swan 61, Drummond 26

Shepherd 75, Colstrip 71

Shields Valley 51, West Yellowstone 27

Simm-Augusta 51, Power 32

St. Regis 48, Lincoln 28

Thompson Falls 49, Florence 33

Wolf Point 56, Harlem 40

The world is closer to having a real weapon to fight Ebola, vaccines being tested

(CNN) -- The first doses of the Ebola vaccine were on a commercial flight to West Africa and were expected to arrive on Friday, according to a spokesperson from GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) one of the companies that has created the vaccine with the National Institutes of Health.

Another vaccine from Merck and NewLink will also be tested.

"Shipping the vaccine today is a major achievement and shows that we remain on track with the accelerated development of our candidate Ebola vaccine," Dr. Moncef Slaoui, chairman of global vaccines at GSK said in a company release.

In December, the trial of the vaccine made by Merck and NewLink were stopped after some of the volunteers in the trial had "transient mild" joint pain. After investigating that side effect, scientists concluded it was not a big enough issue to stop the development of the vaccine. No similar side effects were noted in the GSK trial.

There are other Ebola vaccines being tested by companies in the United States and in Russia.

This first shipment will be used, along with a placebo in this first large-scale trial in the next few weeks in Liberia.

"We are expecting to start by the last week in January, but there are some details that need to be ironed out regarding the FDA," said Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at a press conference.

The tests should begin in the Monrovia area and will involve nearly 30,000 people. People who have had the virus and survived will be excluded from this trial, according to GSK.

The first people to get the vaccine will be health care workers who are some of the population that is most at risk for catching Ebola. That's because it can be easily transmitted through exposure to bodily fluids. In Liberia there have been 370 cases of health care workers becoming infected with Ebola, 178 of them have died according to the World Health Organization.

The number of newly infected health care workers has declined recently, as has the number of cases in general in Liberia.

In August and September of 2014 the WHO was seeing 300 new confirmed cases per week, versus the 8 new confirmed cases according to this latest incident report.

Another trial in Sierra Leone should start a few weeks after the trials get started in Liberia, according to the NIH.

Sierra Leone has had the largest number of infections of any country with 10,340 reported cases and 3,145 deaths from Ebola. The disease has slowed down according to the WHO, but still there were 117 new confirmed cases according to the latest report.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will work with Sierra Leone's government to help manage the tests.

The NIH will also soon be testing the therapeutic drug ZMapp as early as next month.

ZMapp is an experimental drug that has been used to help patients who have already been infected by the virus. The drug maker, Mapp Biopharmaceutical ran out of the drug last year, but has been making enough doses for a small human trial.

The number of new Ebola cases in Liberia has been declining, but public health leaders say that there are still "little mini outbreaks" and that "until there is a very last case, (an epidemic) is not over until it is over," Fauci said.

Since the outbreak began in December 2013, there have been 21,759 infections and 8,668 people have died from Ebola.

The-CNN-Wire  TM & © 2015 Cable News Network, Inc., a Time Warner Company. All rights reserved.


Montana Agricultural and Industrial Exhibit wraps up in Great Falls

GREAT FALLS -- Montana's largest farm and ranch trade show wrapped up its final day Saturday in Great Falls.

The Montana Agricultural and Industrial Exhibit, also known as MAGIE, has been going on for over three decades.

This year, around 225 exhibitors attended the three-day event at Montana ExpoPark and most visitors where interested in seeing the newest farming technology out there.

Although, there is still a lot of behind-the-scenes action that goes on throughout the year.

The Montana Grain Growers Association will be making their annual trip to Washington D.C. next week where they will attend a National Wheat and Barely convention.

Montana Grain Growers Associations Executive Vice President Lola Raska says that they will also be meeting with legislatures and advocating for the state.

"Well much of the policy that affects procedures is governmental. Its either federal or state policy. Environmental rules, farm programs, conservation and in order for those to be effective and beneficial for Montana and not be detrimental to our growers, somebody needs to be there at the table," Raska said.

Raska says one of the groups top priorities is trade and that they support trade promotion agreements and looking at agreements to help Montana's grain growers

Montana Boat Show held in Helena

HELENA -- Boat enthusiasts from across Montana checked out the latest floatable rigs on Saturday. The Montana Boat Show is a place for people to browse, buy, and sell boats.

Montana Boat Center Owner Tom Rispens admits cruising on the water can be an expensive hobby.

Rispens said, "You know some people want to start out with something a little more affordable and work their way up into it and we do take trades so some people will own a boat for three to four years then move into something new."

About 90 boats were on display, which ranged from pontoons, to fishing, to wakesurf models.

Rispens said recreational boating is like taking your patio out for the day.

Rispens noted, "It's fun to see people out. They enjoy each other's company and families will take other families with them and spend the day on the water and just have fun."

Bob Wells and his wife come from Bozeman with a knack for fishing. Wells enjoys fishing on Canyon Ferry and Hauser Lakes.

The Montana Boat Show is littered with temptations, Wells added. He said, "We always come to the boat show. Always see a boat better than ours but they're all so very expensive so it's also a good chance to keep up with technology."

Fisherman Bob Hickey of Kalispell said, "Montana has some of the best anglers across the country here."

Bob Hickey is a professional fisherman with numerous accolades.

Sponsored by Townsend Marine, Hickey acknowledges boating as more than a recreational activity.

Hickey said, "Whether you're fishing in a Lund boat or whether you're pleasure cruising on one of the G-3 pontoon boats, it's a lifestyle."

It's a lifestyle loved by Montanans year around; be it for sport or relaxation.

The Montana Boat Show concludes on Sunday at the Lewis and Clark County Fairgrounds. The doors open at 10 a.m. and close at 4 p.m.


Car catches fire on I-90; Carroll basketball players help driver and child

HELENA -- It was not a normal bus ride for the Carroll College basketball teams on Friday; on their way home from Oregon on 1-90 just west of Drummond, they noticed a car that was on fire.

They quickly pulled over to make sure everyone was OK.

A woman and her small child were able to escape the flames but, unfortunately, their car and all their belongings were destroyed.

ESPN Montana radio director Jason Walker said, "We saw a car in front of us with flames coming out of the bottom of the car so, we pulled over and the bus driver, myself, and Assistant Coach Dan Pearson jumped out, ran over to the car. The lady pulled her baby out and then flames starting coming out of their front bumper and within a few minutes it was engulfed. It was full of clothes and all sorts of things, she was coming from Washington and yeah, it was crazy, you see flames and the first thought is to get everyone out to make sure that they are OK."

The woman and her baby are OK; no injuries were reported as a result of the incident.

The cause of the fire is still being investigated.



KRTV Evening Top News - Sat Jan 24

Top stories on KRTV for the evening of Saturday, January 24:

-Thomas Sutherland has been been booked into the Cascade County Detention Center for allegedly stabbing a person with a knife. Click here for details.

-It was not a normal bus ride for the Carroll Men and Women's basketball teams Friday; on their way home from Oregon on 1-90 just west of Drummond, they noticed a car that was on fire and they quickly pulled over to make sure everyone was OK. Click here for the story.

-Helena officials are notifying residents that with the warm temperatures, we are experiencing some flooding in the valley. Click here for more information.

-Residents of Trailer Terrace mobile home park in Great Falls came together Saturday to celebrate a new beginning; with the co-op taking over ownership of the park. Click here for details.

-Winter is an ideal time for wildlife biologists to capture animals. In this week's Outdoor Report, Winston Greely talks about the many ways they capture and manage game in Montana.


Sutherland charged with knife assault

GREAT FALLS -- Thomas Sutherland has been been booked into the Cascade County Detention Center for allegedly stabbing a person with a knife.

The incident happened just before 2:30 a.m. on Saturday in the area of 11th Street South and 8th Avenue South.

According to the Great Falls Police Department, Sutherland is charged with felony assault with a weapon.

The alleged victim reported they had been stabbed twice.

The extent of the victim's injuries has not yet been disclosed.

Trailer Terrace residents celebrate new ownership

GREAT FALLS -- Residents of Trailer Terrace mobile home park in Great Falls came together Saturday to celebrate a new beginning.

Trailer Terrace co-op President Don Feist signed the papers on Tuesday for the Co-op to take over ownership of the park.

NeighborWorks hosted a celebration at their downtown office for the event, which was a long-time coming.

The problems at Trailer Terrace started when arsenic was found in the community's water system. A study done in 2012 also found iron, sulfates, and total dissolved solids were also at excessive levels.

That study also showed a lagoon for wastewater was outdated, raw, and partially treated wastewater was going directly into the ground.

All of the residents who attended the celebration say they're happy the situation is finally over.

"Ecstatic. I was just, I didn't think it would ever really happen. And just the anxiety built and built and now, well, we own it," Terrace Trailer resident Charlene Winkle said.

"Oh my gosh. I started crying when I first heard it. Going without water for seven weeks you know. I guess you take things for granted when you don't have it you just really realize how much you take it for granted," Terrace Trailer resident Courtney Kane said.

Now that the co-op has ownership they'll be putting in new water and sewage pipes as well as getting rid of the lagoon.

Officials advising Helena residents of flood danger

HELENA -- Parts of Helena and the valley surrounding are beginning to look like a lake.

Lewis and Clark County Sheriff Leo Dutton reminds residents that with the increasingly warm temperatures, there's the potential for flooding in the Helena valley.

Some areas are already seeing flooding.

Dutton advises drivers to be careful of large pools of water.

Water levels may rise, so property owners should also be extra aware.

We will continue to update you as the situation progresses.

(3:30 pm, MTN News - Helena) Helena officials are notifying residents that with the warm temperatures, we are experiencing some flooding in the valley.

Officials are advising the public to be careful for water on roadways and also to monitor temperatures as the week continues.

If your property or your house has flooded before, please watch the rising water and be prepared for high water.


Missoula man accused of assault with a weapon, resisting arrest

MISSOULA -- A 54-year-old Missoula man is in custody after pulling a knife on two individuals early Saturday morning.

Missoula Police were called to the 300 block of North Higgins just after 4am Saturday and, upon arrival, officers were told a man was threatening two people with a pocket knife.

When police found the suspect he was yelling and pointing the knife at two individuals. The suspect immediately folded the knife and put it in his pocket when he saw the officers.

The suspect then took off walking. Officers said they instructed the suspect to stop and put his hands up multiple times. The man was tasered after ignoring their commands.

Reports indicate the man resisted arrest and was tasered a second time.

The suspect was then taken into custody.

He is being charged with two counts of assault with a weapon as well as resisting arrest.

2014 Predictions

As promised here are my 2014 mid-term election predictions. Just a reminder, I was 100% in 2012 predicting Obama’s re-election, Tester beating Rehberg, the GOP not gaining U.S. Senate control, Bullock winning the governorship and Daines winning the House seat. So without further adieu or a-don’t:

THE GOP WILL WIN THE U.S. SENATE taking at least 6 seats away from the Dems; Montana, South Dakota, West Virginia, North Carolina, Iowa and Arkansas. The GOP could flip as many as 10 states adding Alaska, Louisiana, Colorado and New Hampshire to the mix. Oregon, Michigan and Minnesota are in play according to some but I doubt those will go red.

STATUS QUO IN THE HOUSE. No significant change in the U.S. House unless the GOP wins 8-12 Senate seats, then it’s a wave similar to 2010 and they’ll pick up an additional 10 or so House seats.

Daines will easily beat Curtis for the open Montana Senate seat by 10-20 percentage points or more. The Zinke-Lewis House race will be much tighter, though I think Zinke pulls it out by 3-5 points due to the big Republican voter enthusiasm advantage. The Dems have the President to thank for that.

The GOP will maintain it’s big majority in the Montana House and a slimmer majority in the state Senate, though it’s hard to predict due to this being the first election with new state legislative districts. The entrance of Amanda Curtis into the Senate race is likely to hurt down-ticket Democratic candidates statewide unless she crafts and communicates a much more middle-of-the-road, positive message. So far she is not inspiring independents and is angering conservatives who will take it out on Dems at the ballot box. The only constituency she is currently energizing is the far, far left who would turn out and vote anyway.

It looks like a very good year for the GOP statewide and nationally but things could change pretty quickly. There’s only about 9 weeks until Election Day and actually in MT folks will begin to vote in about 5 weeks. Not a lot of time to change the positive GOP trajectory but here are a few wild cards that could change things either way:

1.) Obama could take executive action on immigration that would anger and energize a bigger conservative turnout OR energize a bigger Dem turnout. I’m sure the White House is calculating and polling on that as we speak.

2.) When the GOP led House comes back next week they could form the circular firing squad they’re so famous for and decide to “shut down the government” in response to an Obama action like the one mentioned above. If they do that then they will not retake the Senate and will LOSE House seats.

3.) It’s possible that Louisiana will have a run-off election in December to determine which party will control the U.S. Senate. They have a weird set of procedures down there and if a candidate doesn’t get at least 50% in the general then it goes to a run-off. I don’t think this scenario is likely to determine Senate control but you never know…

4.) International problems could get very ugly and much, much worse in the coming days and weeks. If so, it will most likely make things much worse for Dems, but could benefit them if the President shows some exceptional leadership and courage.

There you have it friends, and delivered before Labor Day. Have a great holiday weekend!

Fair questions about fairgrounds

Good observations and questions about Expo Park here in Cascade County from a listener to the radio show:

“The financial situation at the Fairgrounds is very concerning. It seems the most fundamental  accounting procedures to ensure employee accountability and prevent theft have not traditionally been in place. Since the Fairgrounds is a public entity, this is very surprising. Along with proper daily procedures of cash handling, an annual audit is the rule.

I applaud whoever “blew the horn” on the situation and brought these unfortunate circumstances to light. I can only hope that as we move forward, the County continues to remain transparent, and inform and reassure the public that the correct procedures are in place.

Will we see an annual audit from a private accounting firm, and will the audit be publicly noticed and available to voters? And has anyone estimated the total amount of loss to taxpayers from this situation?”

Worse than Nixon? Wow!

Obama is the worst President since WWII.
Worse than Bush.
Worse than Nixon.
According to FOX News? No, according to 1446 registered voters in a new Quinnipiac poll. And the numbers get worse and worse as you look further into the poll. It’s devastating for the President and his party.

The President could turn it around though if he would stop behaving like a third grader with the taunting, mocking, “so sue me” cocky attitude and start behaving like the adult in the room.

Democrats will start jumping ship pretty quickly now because the Presidents antics and woeful lack of anything remotely resembling leadership will not yield the intended results of sufficiently firing up the base for November. Captain Obama is steering the Titanic directly at the iceberg and will sink his party and this country if not checked. Apparently he’s too arrogant and confident in his golden lifeboat waiting in 2016 to give a rip.

Wednesday radio show featuring former GOP state senator Jerry Black

This Wednesday, June 25th live in the studio will be former GOP state senator and longtime north central Montana broadcaster Jerry Black. Topics will include state and local politics and issues, political polarization and the state of the Montana Republican Party.
As always the show features listener call-ins and emails. The call-in number is 452-1073 and the email is

Two good reasons for war no more

We should all hope and pray that our great country is not sucked into another foreign war for two reasons:

First, we should have all learned the lesson that nation building and trying to solve ancient feuds when the people directly involved don’t want us to is impossible and not worth even one drop of American blood or one penny of American treasure. Thanks to the blindness and ignorance of neo-cons like Cheney and the inept prosecution of the war by the then CINC G.W. Bush that lesson was learned at the expense of our brave young soldiers and an economic debt we may never pay off.

Second, the notion of engaging in another war under the “leadership” of Obama should frighten the crap out of all of us. The weakness, indecision and incompetence of the current CINC would make W look like a military genius by comparison. Just imagine a war-time president like Obama who thinks global warming or climate change or whatever they’re calling it this week is the greatest threat facing us and who can’t even manage a web site…or his own State Department. Imagine a CINC who has no idea whats going on in the world, or his own administration for that matter, until he learns about it from the newspaper after it’s too late.


Let’s bake a bigger pie

It’s distressing to see this community being divided once again over a school levy vote. Political vendettas, personal attacks, name calling and disrespect on all sides. Folks who oppose the levy have legitimate reasons and aren’t trying to hurt the community and those who support the levy do so for noble reasons as well and aren’t trying to rip off taxpayers.

Instead of squabbling over how to divide up the crumbs and thin slices of a shrinking pie we should be WORKING TOGETHER TO GROW THE PIE. I want to hear the sound of hammer and saw building new homes, businesses and infrastructure. I want to see a thriving economy where lot’s of people have good full time jobs, where shops and restaurants are so busy they can barely keep up.

We can have a growing community where we don’t even think twice about paying a little more for public schools because we’re prosperous and student enrollment is expanding because people want to move here and live here and raise their kids here.

We CAN be that. Why not here? Let’s get to work!

GFPS levy issue: BOTH sides need to compromise

When it comes to funding our schools at the local district level we need to find common ground and make arguments based on facts rather than casting aspersions on those we disagree with. We have to come to some kind of a consensus on funding education so we can build and maintain a prosperous economy and attract and keep good jobs here. It’s not rocket science; unless we show we are able to agree and make a commitment to excellence in public education we have little chance of growing and developing a thriving economy in Cascade County. Unfortunately many levy proponents always make the same silly mistake: they just can’t seem to stop themselves from referring to levy opponents as “haters” and “gripers” etc. This kind of name-calling really hurts the pro-levy cause. I’m not sure why those who favor a levy don’t seem to understand that most of those who oppose a levy have good reasons for doing so and are not “against kids” or “cheapskates” or “selfish” or “vandals” or “naysayers” – all terms I’ve heard and read recently referring to the “anti-levy crowd” which recently has been the majority “crowd”. Instead of characterizing opponents negatively try understanding their point of view. Instead of putting all of the responsibility on local taxpayers to buck up and just “hand over the money because it’s for the kids”, why not suggest, no DEMAND, that administrators and teachers also make some sacrifices. Most levy opponents I’ve spoken with are FOR more transparency, FOR more accountability, FOR more frugality, FOR more shared responsibility between taxpayers and district employees.

The district is asking for about $500,000 of this levy request to pay for the increase in health insurance premiums for district employees which is largely due to ObamaCare mandates. A 2% raise was just approved for teachers. The GFPS Athletic Director makes $96,569 per year. Where are the sacrifices being made by district employees? Where is the compromise and attempt to find common ground? We’re still waiting for information on how much of our property and money was stolen from OUR school district by a district employee. How can we be expected to give more money to an administration that doesn’t do everything possible to account for the money we have already given?

I want to make sure we provide a world class education to our kids, my own daughters got that education here and I am proud of our community and school system. That’s why I am urging the pro-levy voices, along with their advocacy for good public education, to ask for some accountability, responsibility and shared sacrifice by the GFPS and employees. I believe this is the key. If we want to see the levy pass there has to be a GENUINE attempt by the school board, the administration and the teachers union to compromise, find solutions and work together, otherwise everyone will suffer the consequences. I stand ready to help in the effort in any way I can.

A couple of random musings

Cynical political tip #113:  Draft a bill, it can have anything at all in it as long as you’re sure the opposing party will vote against it, then call it either the “Fairness and Equality For The Kids Act” or the “America Super Patriot Hero of the Republic Act”. Then when all of your political foes vote against it because of the actual content of the bill (if they actually read it) you can say that they’re against “Fairness and equality for children” or they’re against “American patriotism” in your stupid, lying-ass, hypocritical, selfish, evil, cynical, expensive campaign ads.

Cost of the ACA – According to Great Falls Public Schools Superintendent Tammy Lacey about $500,000 of the proposed $1.6 million dollar school funding levy will be used for increased health insurance premiums for district employees. The increase, according to Lacey, is mostly due to the ACA mandates which lead to more claims thus requiring the districts insurance provider, Signa, to raise premiums. You can hear all of Ms. Laceys remarks on my radio show podcast here.  This is not necessarily a reason to vote against the levy but it is necessarily a reason to question all of the pie-in-sky claims originally made to sell ObamaCare



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