Vestavia Hills Football

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The Vestavia Hills High School sports teams were in action last week. Read more

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Vestavia Hills Football

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The Vestavia Hills High School football team downed Tuscaloosa County 45-16 on Friday night. Read more

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Fifteen seniors at Vestavia Hills High School have been named to this year’s class of National Merit Semifinalists. Read more

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Vestavia Hills Elementary Dolly Ridge fifth-grade teacher, Jenna Williams, had a special guest visit with her class on 9/11. Read more

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The Vestavia Service Unit of Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama hosted its first Group Troop Thursday, September 5, 2019. Girl Scouts from all Vestavia troops were invited to participate in activities related to STEM. Read more

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Tour an open house this weekend from 2-4 p.m. Read more

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Here's a look at some of the local high school football games this week. Read more

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Neal Embry

Doug Wilson spoke about traveling safely in a post-9/11 world. Read more

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Current Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill and state Representative Arnold Mooney will speak beginning at 9 a.m. Read more

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Holy Family Cristo Rey’s board acquired the former Center Street Middle School on June 11, 2019 from the Birmingham Board of Education. Renovations and upgrades were made over the summer in time for classes to begin on August 8. Read more

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The Vestavia Hills High School sports teams were in action last week. Read more

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Courtesy, respect, and responsibility make up “The West Way,” and every year, students learn about these good character traits during West Way Week. Read more

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Tour an open house this weekend from 2-4 p.m. Read more

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Homewood VS Vestavia Football 2019

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Here's a look at some of the local high school football games this week. Read more

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The “Put Childhood Cancer in Chains” fundraiser encouraged students to donate money or participate in the St. Jude Walk/Run of Birmingham on Sept. 21, benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Read more

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Homewood VS Vestavia Football 2019

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The Vestavia Hills High School sports teams were in action last week. Read more

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Education may be a second career for Jennifer Bailey, but she’s already moving into her second job with Vestavia Hills City Schools. Read more

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An integral part of Vestavia Hills City Schools is the relationship between parents and teachers, helped along by each school’s Parent Teacher Organization. Here are the leaders for each school’s PTO for the 2019-20 school year. Read more

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Vestavia Hills Mayor Ashley Curry will be the keynote speaker at this year’s Harvest of Hope luncheon, a fundraiser for Oak Mountain Mission Ministries. Read more

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Two consignment sales will once again offer Vestavia Hills residents a chance to shop for the new school year or get a head start on Christmas. Read more

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Homewood VS Vestavia Football 2019

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Vestavia Hills High School routed longtime rival Homewood on Friday night. Read more

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The annual Patriot Day ceremony held by Vestavia Hills, Mountain Brook and Homewood to remember the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, this year returns to Homewood City Hall. Read more

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On Sept. 14, teams from across Vestavia Hills will help carry out service projects all across the city. Read more

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From first aid to kayaking, the members of Scout Troop 86 Green tried nearly everything that Camp Comer had to offer in their first summer at camp. Read more

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The new Vestavia Medical Plaza is still on track to open late this year after breaking ground last December. Read more

Businesses

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From sponsoring community events to advertising at high school football games, small businesses are a part of life in Vestavia Hills. Read more

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This fall, Vestavia Hills will welcome two new pediatric urgent care clinics, both of which will provide after-hours care for children and young adults, birth to age 21. Read more

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Three Vestavia Hills businesses have been announced as winners in the Alabama Retailer of the Year competition: New York Butcher Shoppe, Domino’s Pizza and Leaf and Petal. Read more

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Our “Phoenix Program” became operational on July 1. As you may have read in last month’s submission, this substance abuse intervention program provides an opportunity for individuals to seek counseling or recovery assistance. Read more

Mayor's Minute

VHCS Superintendent Todd Freeman said with a ranger placed on the third hole of the golf course, the playground can now be reopened. Read more

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Most runners would have tossed in the towel after running three races in two days. But Ethan Strand, as he has demonstrated time after time, is not like most runners. Read more

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Photo by Erin Nelson.

The new Wald Park, part of the Community Spaces plan, is designed with the intent to be an attraction for the city along U.S. 31 and will include new ballfields, green spaces, a new swimming pool, an amphitheater and a “great lawn” area. Read more

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Here's a look at some of the local high school football games this week. Read more

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The council also approved the bid for work at the Sicard Hollow Athletic Complex. Read more

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From winning a national championship as a member of the Auburn football team in 2010 to starring in movies like “Woodlawn” and going on international tour with the cast of “Spamalot,” Blake Burgess has been busy since graduating from Vestavia Hills. Read more

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When Western Supermarkets closed in January, Vestavia Hills lost a family-owned store that had been a staple in the community for decades. Read more

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The move was delayed in February after heavy rainfall delayed construction. Read more

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Photo by Todd Kwarcinski

The Vestavia Hills High School sports teams were in action last week. Read more

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Vestavia Hills vs. Briarwood

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Three touchdown tosses from Eli Sawyer was all Vestavia Hills would need as it cruised to a commanding 38-3 exhibition game victory over Briarwood on Friday night. Read more

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Honorary chairs Carole Waitzman and Kam Patton hosted over 500 guests for Red Mountain Theatre Company’s biggest fundraiser of the year at UAB’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center on April 27, 2019. Read more

People

Now that we have concluded one school year and prepare to begin another, the Vestavia Hills City Schools Foundation ("VHCSF") is once again proud to have helped our award-winning schools in achieving the excellence that we are all accustomed to. Read more

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Here's a look at several of the local high school football games this week. Read more

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The amendment would alter the fee structure as part of a compromise between the city and AT&T. Read more

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Bendy's had been closed after the death of Ben and Wendy Treadwell's infant son, Owen, in late July. Read more

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The country club said in a statement emailed to the Voice on Friday night that it instructed players "further to the green." Read more

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Tour an open house this weekend from 2-4 p.m. Read more

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Petty Officer 1st Class Timothy Marshall, a native of Vestavia Hills, Alabama, is an instructor at NETC, providing the fleet with sailors who possess the basic technical knowledge and skills necessary for naval service. Read more

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As part of a fundraiser, the Vestavia Hills PTO is trying to turn the city “red and blue.” Read more

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On Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, the final touches were completed on the new McCallum Nature Trail kiosk at McCallum Park. The kiosk was constructed as part of the Eagle Scout project of Graham Moore. Read more

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Freeman spoke about the school's strategic plan and how to continually improve Vestavia Hills City Schools. Read more

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The city council also approved an increase of about $32,000 to the Green Valley Road sidewalk project. Read more

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The event celebrates the return of the school year and is geared toward children and families. Read more

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In late April, the riverkeeper threatened to sue the Taylor Burton Company, claiming sediment had seeped into the Cahaba River. Read more

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The raffle raised more than $3,300 to help support veterans in need. Read more

People

The country club said in a statement emailed to the Voice on Friday night that it instructed players "further to the green." Read more

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John Henry Kirkpatrick was one of two Alabama youths, selected from a pool of nearly 1,000 children ages 4 to 17, to represent the state at the JDRF 2019 Children’s Congress in Washington, D.C. Read more

People

The Prince of Peace Knights of Columbus recently gave parishioner Meagan Richardson a donation of $1,500 to support her FOCUS (Fellowship of Catholic University Students) missionary work at Tulane University. Read more

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Tour an open house this weekend from 2-4 p.m. Read more

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John Clark of Vestavia Hills recently attended Robotics Academy at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, home of Space Camp, the Aviation Challenge, U.S. Cyber Camp and NASA Marshall Space Flight Center’s Official Visitor Center. Read more

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The restaurant is expected to open next spring. Read more

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In August, Buddy Anderson will begin his 42nd season as the head football coach at Vestavia Hills High School. His Rebels are aiming to build on a 2018 campaign that saw them go 6-4 and narrowly miss the Class 7A state playoffs. Read more

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One of life’s biggest challenges is attaining and maintaining success. Achieving success is the easy part, but sustaining success takes a special individual or group. The Vestavia Hills High School girls lacrosse team falls in that category. Read more

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There was no mistaking when Walter Berry walked into the room. “When he would get here in the morning, you could tell right when he would walk in the door, because you would hear him,” said Jamie Pursell, owner of Leaf and Petal. Read more

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As of July, Unless U has received $1.25 million of the $1.3 million fundraising goal they set late last year to pay for their new building on Chestnut Street. Read more

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While some Vestavia Hills elementary students might be heading off to more traditional sports like soccer or tennis this fall, Treeline Expeditions LLC offers kids the unique opportunity to spend time after school paddling the Cahaba River. Read more

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Ground has been cleared and construction has started on the Publix at the Marketplace, located at the Bray at Liberty Park, according to new project manager John Bonanno. Read more

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When Nick Lannuzzi, the owner of one of Birmingham’s newest food trucks, Nuzzi Gelato, went to Italy a few years ago and tried their artisan gelato for the first time, he couldn’t stop thinking about the frozen treat. Read more

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Natalie and Shad Simpson both began dancing in Birmingham studios at around 2 years old. The husband and wife duo now own NS Dance Studio, where they can share their love for dance with others. Read more

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The new Baumhower’s Victory Grille, along with adjacent business Dunkin’ (formerly known as Dunkin’ Donuts), are expected to open Oct. 1 or shortly before or after, a few weeks after college football season gets started. Read more

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The production and potential of a few Vestavia Hills High School baseball and softball players have been recognized over the summer months. Read more

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With a long career in education, Aimee Rainey is now prepared to take yet another step forward as she assumes the role of assistant superintendent of teaching and learning at Vestavia Hills City Schools. Read more

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The largest CrossFit event in the state of Alabama, Mayhem on the Mountain, is set to return to Oak Mountain State Park on Aug. 17 and 18. Read more

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For the sixth year in a row, Back 2 School in the Hills will provide families a chance to have one last party as the school year gets underway. Read more

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While flooding continues to be a concern in the city, City Manager Jeff Downes said the city is taking care of what it can. The most affected areas along U.S. 31 fall to the control of ALDOT, Jefferson County and private businesses. Read more

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Vestavia Hills is committed to assisting individuals that are struggling with addiction, and this intervention program would provide an opportunity for individuals that realize their addiction to seek counseling or recovery assistance. Read more

Mayor's Minute

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Vestavia Hills City Schools Director of Public Relations Whit McGhee said he’s heard the first day of school is like “Christmas morning” for teachers and school leaders who work tirelessly over the summer to get to day one. Read more

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Photo by Erin Nelson.

After the state Legislature passed a bill aimed at keeping teens away from e-cigarette usage, city leaders in the greater Birmingham area are working together to address the issue in their respective cities. Read more

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Tour an open house this weekend from 2-4 p.m. Read more

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On August 1, families in the Vestavia Hills area can share their story of how they came to Alabama at the Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest. Read more

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Neal Embry

The goals were created as part of the strategic planning session held by Vestavia Hills City Schools. Read more

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Neal Embry

The bid allows work on the pool facility, baseball complex, parking and roadway work to begin almost immediately. Read more

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The Vestavia Hills High School math team placed fourth at the 49th annual Mu Alpha Theta National Convention, held in July. Read more

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On July 13, a group of past teachers, administrators and friends gathered at First Watch in Vestavia Hills City Center to celebrate the 90th birthday of Ozilene Cartee. Read more

People

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Several teams within the Vestavia Hills Youth Baseball network put together successful spring seasons, with teams ranging in age from six and under to high school. Read more

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Neal Embry

Byrne, from the Mobile area, questioned sitting Senator Doug Jones' values and positioned himself as an ally to President Donald Trump. Read more

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The building of a new softball and baseball complex, as well as improvements to Columbiana Road, were approved at the July 2 meeting. Read more

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The New Neighbors League Club (NNLC) of Birmingham announced its 2019 Annual Donation gift in July to the Alzheimer’s Research Program at UAB, led by Dr. Jeremy Hershkowitz. Read more

People

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Vestavia Hills City Schools will start the 2019-20 school year with an additional director of curriculum and instruction. Read more

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Neal Embry

There was no old or new business at the July council meeting, though Finance Director Melvin Turner gave a financial report. Read more

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The Magic City Theatre On Ice skating team defended their 2018 National title in the open division and won silver in the intermediate division during the National Theatre on Ice Competition at the end of June. Read more

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Tee It Up Fore Life, the American Cancer Society’s premier golf tournament in Birmingham, was held on June 10 at Old Overton Club in Vestavia Hills. Read more

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The 2019 Vestavia 8U All-Stars won the USSSA State Championship over the summer. Read more

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Claire Christie of Vestavia Hills High School was one of 32 rising high school seniors who participated in the third annual Huntingdon College Economic and Community Development Scholars Program June 25-27. Read more

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Neal Embry

The event was moved indoors prior to the start time. Read more

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Neal Embry

Todd Freeman and VHCS CSFO Courtney Brown were called "rockstars" by Susan Salter from the Alabama Association of School Boards, which facilitated the review. Read more

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Neal Embry

The eight townhomes will go in the space previously occupied by the unfinished Vestavia Terrace condominiums, which burned down in July 2015. Read more

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Neal Embry

The studies were conducted as part of an APPLE Grant, and have not yet been formally approved by the City Council. Read more

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The text of HB 309 allows the president or chief executive of each campus to employ police officers to “keep off intruders and prevent trespass upon, and damage to, the property of the school or academy.” Read more

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Neal Embry

Merrill, who's been in office since 2015, spoke about his work in expanding voter registration and helping business leaders. Read more

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Neal Embry

The council also approved the annexation of land to possibly be used for overflow parking at Vestavia Hills Elementary Dolly Ridge. Read more

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The VHUMC Farmers Market is in its fourth week and takes place each Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Read more

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Neal Embry

The project has been in the works since 2014, and will connect both sides of the Sicard Hollow Athletic Complex. Read more

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Neal Embry

The memorial is partially finished, with statues to be added later. Read more

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Neal Embry

Chris Pfefferkorn has led the zoo since June 2018. Read more

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Neal Embry

The council also heard a complaint from Dennis Hardy about a personnel issue. Read more

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The Birmingham Water Works will replace four large valves in the Rocky Ridge area of the city. Read more

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Kyle Parmley

The Vestavia Hills girls soccer team capped off an unblemished season with a victory over McGill-Toolen on Saturday afternoon in the Class 7A state championship game. Read more

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Developer Charles Kessler is proposing to build eight town houses on a site where 15 condos previously burned down. Read more

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