Kid Scoop: Tornado

These stories were submitted to the Junior Dispatch by Kid Scoop, a Newspapers in Education program at the York Newspaper Co.

Topic: What would you do if a tornado was spotted?

If I was in my house alone while a tornado came I would first try to stay calm. But if I can’t I would run to the basement while screaming. Go to the little room at the end of the hall. But if I forgot my lucky dog named spot. I would scream his name while running up to my room speedy quick. I would grab him run back down back to the room and sit in the darkness until I shake like crazy then panic. So that’s what I would do. — By Dana Cutti, Grade 4, Mrs. Lindsey

I would be scared if a tornado was spotted and I was home alone. I would get the candle box from the closet. I would get something to take downstairs to eat. I would get the flashlights from the garage. I would head downstairs to the rec room and turn on my weather radio until the tornado is here. Then, I would go under the steps because that is where my tornado spot is. It is safe there because it doesn’t have any windows. Last after the tornado has come I would get out and see all the damage. — By Jacob Meakin, Grade 4, Alloway Creek, Mrs. Gross

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From Carol J. Myers’ classroom, Grade 6, E.H. Markle Intermediate School

I would run into the basement and call my parents. If they were to tell me to go to another place in the house, I would move. I would stay away from the windows and take cover. That’s what I would do if a tornado was spotted near my house. — By Ricardo Taylor

As soon as I saw the tornado coming at my house, I ran for a flashlight. Then I ran for the basement. I heard the wind whipping and snapping the trees. Suddenly, I did not hear anything. Was it over? I walked out of the basement and saw trees and leaves lying everywhere. I could see the trail the tornado made. People were standing outside in shock of the damage. For the next couple of weeks people cleaned up the disaster. — By Jacob Werner

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Kid Scoop: Olive Trees

These stories were submitted to the Junior Dispatch by Kid Scoop, a Newspapers in Education program at the York Newspaper Co.

Topic: Thoughts on olive trees

I love olives! Without them how would the black-eyed peas make a living? — Everest Robinson, fourth grade, Fishing Creek El., Mr. Richcrick

Olives, you go to eat one and you see those dreadful eyes looking you right in your face. At that point, you know it will be a dreadful meal. Sure, they may look all cool and colorful. But, they’re a killer in disguise. Olives, even the name sounds bad. — Ryan Black, sixth grade, E.H.M.I.S., Mrs. Myers

Olives are okay. I’ll have one if I have too. — Cayden Healy, fourth grade, Fishing Creek El., Mr. Richcrick

I love olives because they are strong, good and juicy. They are also very zesty. They are a good little snack to eat. They are neither hard nor soft, but just right. — Laykin Feeser, sixth grade, E.H.M.I.S., Mrs. Myers

I hate olives. They are really bad to me. My mom loves them and always tries to make me have one, but I don’t. That’s why I don’t like olives. — Madison Dicely, fourth grade, Fishing Creek El., Mr. Richcrick

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Kid Scoop: Education Opportunities

These stories were submitted to the Junior Dispatch by Kid Scoop, a Newspapers in Education program at the York Newspaper Co.

Topic: What if school was closed forever?

If I didn’t get an opportunity to get an education, I would be lost. First, I would be confused and wouldn’t understand anything. Also, think about it, you would get bored of staying home all day. Really, would you like to stay home every day? School or education gives you a chance to learn or know new things. It makes me think about the kids that don’t have an education. I’m one of the luckiest kids out there! — Madison Krammer, sixth grade, E.H.M.I.S., Mrs. Myers

If schools closed forever, I would move to Hawaii and be a hula dancer, a surfer and work at a smoothie shack. I would also live in the biggest suite in a fancy hotel. With all my jobs, I’ll be rich and I’ll be 5 foot 10 inches. My suite will have a Jacuzzi, hot tub and a private pool. My whole life will change but I will miss all the teachers. — Caylynn Beinhower, fourth grade, Fishing Creek El., Mr. Richcrick

What would be your first reaction when you heard that school was out forever? My first reaction would be “YAY!” Then, it wouldn’t be so great because in school you have time to be with your friends and to meet new people. School is a time to learn new things and have fun with it! If we had no school, everyone would be clueless in everything they did. Sure you have to do work and dread it but it isn’t so bad. You also have time to do what you want and talk to friends and so many other things! A world without school is an unknown world. It’s a world with a HUGE missing piece. — Bri Perez, sixth grade, E.H.M.I.S., Mrs. Myers

There would be two things that would happen. Some kids would celebrate and some would cry. — Everest Robinson, fourth grade, Fishing Creek El., Mr. Richcrick

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Kid Scoop: The Future

These stories were submitted to the Junior Dispatch by Kid Scoop, a Newspapers in Education program at the York Newspaper Co.

Topic: Hope for the future

Cars to fly zooming by
Bikes to float instead of boats
Robots to run
So fun
Open the gate
The future waits
Jara Mumma, fourth grade, Fishing Creek El., Mr. Richcrick

When I grow up I can see
me being who I want to be.
I first will go to a great college
and attain some valuable knowledge.
Then I’ll be living in a family of four,
with a cute cat and a kitten for sure.
In the line of fashion, I’ll have a job
making clothes for a stylish mob.
I can see my fashions one day
hitting the Paris runway.
Then I’ll own a mansion
undergoing some expansion.
I’ll write a novel or two,
and paint the grand dining room blue.
I’ll win the Newberry for my newest book
called, “My Life, Just a Look.”
I’ll next get a Caldecott for another
called, “When the Fire Won’t Smother.”
JoAnne Grosskopf, sixth grade, E.H.M.I.S., Mrs. Myers

I want a driver’s license
That would be nice
Get a college degree
My parents would be so proud
I hope my future ends happily
Caylynn Beinhower, fourth grade, Fishing Creek El., Mr. Richcrick

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Kid Scoop: Ruby Bridges

These stories were submitted to the Junior Dispatch by Kid Scoop, a Newspapers in Education program at the York Newspaper Co.

Topic: School Closed Forever

If I didn’t get an opportunity to get an education, I would be lost. First, I would be confused and wouldn’t understand anything. Also, think about it, you would get bored of staying home all day. Really, would you like to stay home every day? School or education gives you a chance to learn or know new things. It makes me think about the kids that don’t have an education. I’m one of the luckiest kids out there! — Madison Krammer, Grade 6, E.H. Markle Intermediate, Mrs. Myers

If schools closed forever, I would move to Hawaii and be a hula dancer, a surfer and work at a smoothie shack. I would also live in the biggest suite in a fancy hotel. With all my jobs, I’ll be rich and I’ll be 5 foot 10 inches. My suite will have a Jacuzzi, hot tub and a private pool. My whole life will change but I will miss all the teachers. — Caylynn Beinhower, Grade 4, Fishing Creek Elementary, Mr. Richcrick

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Kid Scoop: Needs and Wants

These stories were submitted to the Junior Dispatch by Kid Scoop, a Newspapers in Education program at the York Newspaper Co.

Topic: Needs and Wants

Three things that I absolutely NEED in my life are my family’s love because without it I would be heartbroken. Next, I NEED my family. Without my family I would not be able to do the activities I wanted. Last, I NEED school because I could not have a job in my future without it. Three things that I want are a video camera, to be an awesome singer when I get older and my family to be healthy and happy. — Jordyn Altland, Grade 6, E.H. Markle Intermediate, Mrs. Myers

I want a phone. I want a laptop. I want a rat. I need baby clothes. I need an umbrella. I need my Dad to stay around more often. — Mia Christensen, Grade 4, Fishing Creek Elementary, Mr. Richcrick

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Kid Scoop: Superbowl Scoop

These stories were submitted to the Junior Dispatch by Kid Scoop, a Newspapers in Education program at the York Newspaper Co.

Topic: Star of the Game

I would play soccer! My special moment will be to score a goal in The World Cup! — Matthew Smyser, Grade 2, Roundtown Elementary, Mrs. Kelly

I would play soccer, and I would score 20 goals in the first half of the game, and I have 64 goals at the end of the game. That would be my moment. What’s yours? — Madison Dicely, Grade 4, Fishing Creek Elementary, Mr. Richcrick

If I were a professional athlete, I would be a rally racer. An amazing moment in my career is in my first race. It would be neck and neck at the finish. He gets a little ahead of me but I catch up. At the finish, I get ahead by a teeny bit and win. That would be my amazing moment in my career. — Dominique Ullrich, Grade 6, E.H. Markle Intermediate, Mrs. Myers

If I could be a professional athlete, I would be a swimmer. One time that was awesome in my swimming career was, when one of my teammates was being drowned by unconsciousness, I dived down and grabbed her hand and pulled her up. Pretty Cool! — Jara Mumma, Grade 4, Fishing Creek Elementary, Mr. Richcrick

It’s the 4th quarter, the score 38 to 33. We’re on our 15-yard line and I’m the quarterback. I call a Hail Mary. Hike…the play starts. Nobody’s open. Then my wide receiver jukes his guy. I pass it and it’s a perfect one. “TOUCHDOWN,” boomed the announcer. — Garrett Moore, Grade 6, E.H. Markle Intermediate, Mrs. Myers

I would play basketball, and my amazing moment would be if I got the ball in the hoop 32 times. — Gabby Messenger, Grade 4, Fishing Creek Elementary, Mr. Richcrick

Softball pitcher! I was in the last inning, pitching. The crowd was so silent that you could hear your own heart beating. The batter walked up to the place, ready, focused and fierce. I took a deep breath. If I didn’t strike this person out, the other team would score and we would lose. My team would be devastated. “Foul,” yelled the umpire as the pitch flew off the bat. “Foul,” he yelled again. I took one more deep breath. “STRIKE!” he yelled. He was out. We had won. — JoAnne Grosskopf, Grade 6, E.H. Markle Intermediate, Mrs. Myers

I would like to play NFL football. One game I dived for the ball in the back of the end zone and I caught it one handed. — Jaden Henline, Grade 4, Fishing Creek Elementary, Mr. Richcrick

I’m a softball player. Two outs. It’s the bottom of the 7th inning. I’m pitching. Bases loaded. We’re up by one. Pitch one…she hits it! It’s foul. Pitch two…strike. Pitch three…strike! She’s out! We win! — McKenna Baker, Grade 6, E.H. Markle Intermediate, Mrs. Myers

I don’t like sports, but if I were a good golfer, I’d get a par. — Cayden Healy, Grade 4, Fishing Creek Elementary, Mr. Richcrick

As a pro-lacrosse player, I would make the last goal. The score is tied 7 to 7. One more point and we would win. Halfway down the field someone would pass me the ball. I would shoot and miss with 30 seconds still on the clock. Someone would pass me the ball. I would shoot. I made the last goal to make our team win. Everyone would cheer and clap. We had won the game! — Jordyn Altland, Grade 6, E.H. Markle Intermediate, Mrs. Myers

I would swim because it’s refreshing and very fun. That’s why I would swim. — Patrick McCullough, Grade 4, Fishing Creek Elementary, Mr. Richcrick

The sport I would play is field hockey! I would make an amazing goal and win the game. Everyone would yell “Yay” or “Go, Alyssa!” It would be a perfect win. That’s my amazing moment. — Alyssa Conaway, Grade 6, E.H. Markle Intermediate, Mrs. Myers

If I were a pro athlete, I would be a pro athlete in cheering. A good moment that happened in my pro sports career is when I won a trophy for the best cheerleader. — Mia Christensen, Grade 4, Fishing Creek Elementary, Mr. Richcrick

This is the X-games. I have to pull off something great. “Jordan Flander,” the loud speakers called. I pulled my BMX bike up and dropped down the quarter pipe. I flew off the ramp and did a double tail whip into a grinding pull and did an icicle grind down it. I got a score of 10 and won first place in X-games BMX!!!! — Jordan Flanders, Grade 6, E.H. Markle Intermediate, Mrs. Myers

In my baseball experience, I had one amazing experience. I had 99 runs. I ran and touched the base and I got 100 runs. — Everest Robinson, Grade 4, Fishing Creek Elementary, Mr. Richcrick

If I were a professional football player, I would be on the Pittsburgh Steelers. I would be a left side receiver like Troy Polamalu. It is 27-26 against the Ravens. They’re at the 5-yard line about to get a touchdown. They hike it. I tackle Ray Lewis. There are only two seconds left in the game. It was over. The Steelers have won. Whopee! — Kia Andrews, Grade 6, E.H. Markle Intermediate, Mrs. Myers

I would play football. It is fun. A great moment would be to get to win the Super Bowl and get the MVP Award. — Trevor Henderson, Grade 4, Fishing Creek Elementary, Mr. Richcrick

“Go, Go, Go, Go!” shouts the crowd. And Olivia Hanlon wins the race. Everyone shouted and whistled and cheered. If you haven’t guessed yet, I’m a professional track and field star. The biggest moment in my career would have to be this one, winning my first race just barely. Well, bye. I’m off to claim my prize. — Olivia Hanlon, Grade 6, E.H. Markle Intermediate, Mrs. Myers

If I were a professional athlete, I would be a cheerleader. The best moments I’ve had so far in cheerleading is getting my running round-off backhand spring tuck. I could never have done it without the support of my friends. — Caylynn Beinhower, Grade 4, Fishing Creek Elementary, Mr. Richcrick

It’s the first time my cheerleading squad entered a competition. We go through the routine one last time before it’s our turn. It was perfect except for the last part – the stunts! We only had two weeks to practice the whole routine and every time we tried we failed. The coach mixed us up with different people. They called our names and we were very scared. We stepped out on the mats. One little mistake and my team goes back a level, so far so good. It’s time for the stunts. The crowd is screaming our names and the judges look impressed, time for the stunts. The first one is okay, but the back one is perfect. Everyone in the crowd is cheering! — Grace Couse, Grade 6, E.H. Markle Intermediate, Mrs. Myers

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Kid Scoop: Mayan Calendar

These stories were submitted to the Junior Dispatch by Kid Scoop, a Newspapers in Education program at the York Newspaper Co.

Topic: Favorite Month

My favorite month of the year is December. It isn’t my birth month but it’s great. I love December because I love the winter. I love playing in the snow. I also love December because it brings happiness and joy to all no matter what religion. — Rumeesa Syed, Grade 6, E.H. Markle Intermediate, Mrs. Myers

My favorite month is November because of Veterans Day and Thanksgiving. They both are for saying thanks to the military. — Trevor Henderson, Grade 4, Fishing Creek Elementary, Mr. Richcrick

December is my favorite month because you get to be with your family more over Christmas break. I try to look at Christmas as being a holiday for family, not just presents. — Danielle Klunk, Grade 6, E.H. Markle Intermediate, Mrs. Myers

My favorite month is September because that’s when my birthday is and you get to make big leaf piles and jump into them. We have big trees so it’s really fun. That’s why I love September. — Caylynn Beinhower, Grade 4, Fishing Creek Elementary, Mr. Richcrick

November is the best month. Just listen to this. Thursday night football starts! Thanksgiving dinner is where you can just pig out. Then the day after, you can wake up at 4:00 AM and find some wonderful deals. Last, but not least, my birthday is in November. November is the best! — Sean Wolfe, Grade 6, E.H. Markle Intermediate, Mrs. Myers

My favorite month is October because at that time the leaves turn orange, yellow, red and brown. Everything is so beautiful and that is why I like October. — Madison Dicely, Grade 4, Fishing Creek Elementary, Mr. Richcrick

My favorite month is September because it’s my birthday and my mamaw’s birthday! It’s the start of the new school year! I LOVE SEPTEMBER!! — Nicole Mummert, Grade 6, E.H. Markle Intermediate, Mrs. Myers

My favorite month is June because my birthday is in June and I go to the beach. — Owen Kaun, Grade 4, Fishing Creek Elementary, Mr. Richcrick

My favorite month is January because that is when skiing is at its best. — Wyatt Debnam, Grade 6, E.H. Markle Intermediate, Mrs. Myers

My favorite month is December because it is snowing outside, and you get to play in the snow. You have snowball fights and make snowmen. I also like December because it is Christmas and I get lots of toys. I also get to play with them. That is why I like December. — Ricky Dumais, Grade 4, Fishing Creek Elementary, Mr. Richcrick

My favorite month of the year is July because my birthday is in that month. My family and I usually go to the beach in July. Sometimes, I visit my grandparents in July. They live in West Virginia. My favorite thing to do in July is to have cookouts and roast s’mores. — Andy Swingler, Grade 6, E.H. Markle Intermediate, Mrs. Myers

My favorite month is December because you get to put up the Christmas tree, listen to Christmas songs and play in snow. — Gabby Messenger, Grade 4, Fishing Creek Elementary, Mr. Richcrick

I love June because my birthday is June 20th. It is also because it’s the beginning of summer so everybody is always happy. I just hate cold weather. — Allie Bonagura, Grade 6, E.H. Markle Intermediate, Mrs. Myers

My favorite month is October because my birthday is in October and it’s Halloween. That’s why it is my favorite month. — Aaliyah Ansari, Grade 4, Fishing Creek Elementary, Mr. Richcrick

August is my favorite month because it is my birthday month. It is a time of the year when I’m the star of the show. — Danielle Moberly, Grade 6, E.H. Markle Intermediate, Mrs. Myers

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Kid Scoop: Chinese New Year

These stories were submitted to the Junior Dispatch by Kid Scoop, a Newspapers in Education program at the York Newspaper Co.

Topic: Fortune Cookie

You are very wise. You may see your answer is right in front of you. In your past you were weak. In your future you are strong. Never give up. You will accomplish whatever you face. — Megan Knight, Grade 6, E.H. Markle Intermediate, Mrs. Myers

If I were to write a fortune, it would be “Help, I’m trapped in a Chinese restaurant!” — Patrick McCullough, Grade 4, Fishing Creek Elementary, Mr. Richcrick

You can’t choose how you will die, but you can choose how you will live. — Monique DeLee, Grade 6, E.H. Markle Intermediate, Mrs. Myers

This year, the Chinese New Year marked the beginning of the Year of the Dragon. (PAOLO CAMERA)

You will find your love tonight at 8:00. — Trevor Henderson, Grade 4, Fishing Creek Elementary, Mr. Richcrick

Sometimes the easy decision is the wrong decision. — JoAnne Grosskopf, Grade 6, E.H. Markle Intermediate, Mrs. Myers

The fortune would say “Never give up on your hopes and dreams.” — Madison Dicely, Grade 4, Fishing Creek Elementary, Mr. Richcrick

Your ear is burning! Someone must be thinking about you. They will soon surprise you. Oh, and your lucky numbers are 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, …etc.! You’re a lucky person! — Sarah Cooper, Grade 6, E.H. Markle Intermediate, Mrs. Myers

My fortune cookie would say “If you eat vegetables, you’ll die.” — Caylynn Beinhower, Grade 4, Fishing Creek Elementary, Mr. Richcrick

You will have peace when you are joyful and not so selfish. — Judith Sanchez-Rojo, Grade 6, E.H. Markle Intermediate, Mrs. Myers

If you and someone in your family are mean to each other, change your personalities.– Faith Malley, Grade 4, Fishing Creek Elementary, Mr. Richcrick

Today may be the best day in the world, but only YOU can make it the best. — Macey Bahlow, Grade 6, E.H. Markle Intermediate, Mrs. Myers

When you grow up, you will have a spouse and 3 children. — Ricky Dumais, Grade 4, Fishing Creek Elementary, Mr. Richcrick

Follow your dreams and never give up! — Olivia Hanlon, Grade 6, E.H. Markle Intermediate, Mrs. Myers

Your identity will be discovered in a bowl of cookies. — Aaliyah Ansari, Grade 4, Fishing Creek Elementary, Mr. Richcrick

A man who is late on his air conditioner payment loses his cool. — Braden Dunn, Grade 6, E.H. Markle Intermediate, Mrs. Myers

If I were in charge of writing the fortunes in fortune cookies, one of the fortunes would be “Winning is a good thing, but don’t over do it.” — Jillian Daggs, Grade 4, Fishing Creek Elementary, Mr. Richcrick

Your smile may shine like the sun, but your personality shines better. — Danielle Amoriell, Grade 6, E.H. Markle Intermediate, Mrs. Myers

You are a nice friend. — Cayden Healy, Grade 4, Fishing Creek Elementary, Mr. Richcrick

You’re destined for greatness. It’s up to you to make your fortune come true. — Bri Perez, Grade 6, E.H. Markle Intermediate, Mrs. Myers

If you follow your spirit, you can have fun throughout your life. — Jordyn Altland, Grade 6, E.H. Markle Intermediate, Mrs. Myers

Your heart is a place to draw true happiness. — Maddie Krammer, Grade 6, E.H. Markle Intermediate, Mrs. Myers

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Kid Scoop: Our favorite months

These stories were submitted to the Junior Dispatch by Kid Scoop, a Newspapers in Education program at the York Newspaper Co.

Topic: Favorite Month

My favorite month of the year is December. It isn’t my birth month but it’s great. I love December because I love the winter. I love playing in the snow. I also love December because it brings happiness and joy to all no matter what religion. — Rumeesa Syed, Grade 6, E.H. Markle Intermediate School, Mrs. Myers

My favorite month is November because of Veterans Day and Thanksgiving. They both are for saying thanks to the military. — Trevor Henderson, Grade 4, Fishing Creek Elem., Mr. Richcrick

December is my favorite month because you get to be with your family more over Christmas break. I try to look at Christmas as being a holiday for family, not just presents. — Danielle Klunk, Grade 6, E.H.M.I.S., Mrs. Myers

My favorite month is September because that’s when my birthday is and you get to make big leaf piles and jump into them. We have big trees so it’s really fun. That’s why I love September. — Caylynn Beinhower, Grade 4, Fishing Creek Elem., Mr. Richcrick

November is the best month. Just listen to this. Thursday night football starts! Thanksgiving dinner is where you can just pig out. Then the day after, you can wake up at 4:00 AM and find some wonderful deals. Last, but not least, my birthday is in November. November is the best! — Sean Wolfe, Grade 6, E.H.M.I.S., Mrs. Myers

My favorite month is October because at that time the leaves turn orange, yellow, red and brown. Everything is so beautiful and that is why I like October. — Madison Dicely, Grade 4, Fishing Creek Elem., Mr. Richcrick

My favorite month is September because it’s my birthday and my mamaw’s birthday! It’s the start of the new school year! I LOVE SEPTEMBER!! — Nicole Mummert, Grade 6, E.H.M.I.S., Mrs. Myers

My favorite month is June because my birthday is in June and I go to the beach. — Owen Kaun, Grade 4, Fishing Creek Elem., Mr. Richcrick

My favorite month is January because that is when skiing is at its best. — Wyatt Debnam, Grade 6, E.H.M.I.S., Mrs. Myers

My favorite month is December because it is snowing outside, and you get to play in the snow. You have snowball fights and make snowmen. I also like December because it is Christmas and I get lots of toys. I also get to play with them. That is why I like December. — Ricky Dumais, Grade 4, Fishing Creek Elem., Mr. Richcrick

My favorite month of the year is July because my birthday is in that month. My family and I usually go to the beach in July. Sometimes, I visit my grandparents in July. They live in West Virginia. My favorite thing to do in July is to have cookouts and roast s’mores. — Andy Swingler, Grade 6, E.H.M.I.S., Mrs. Myers

My favorite month is December because you get to put up the Christmas tree, listen to Christmas songs and play in snow. — Gabby Messenger, Grade 4, Fishing Creek Elem., Mr. Richcrick

I love June because my birthday is June 20th. It is also because it’s the beginning of summer so everybody is always happy. I just hate cold weather. — Allie Bonagura, Grade 6, E.H.M.I.S., Mrs. Myers

My favorite month is October because my birthday is in October and it’s Halloween. That’s why it is my favorite month. — Aaliyah Ansari, Grade 4, Fishing Creek Elem., Mr. Richcrick

August is my favorite month because it is my birthday month. It is a time of the year when I’m the star of the show. — Danielle Moberly, Grade 6, E.H.M.I.S., Mrs. Myers

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