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"I haven't turned off cable news since 2015. It's on in my house and in my car. I live and breathe it."

- Andrea Doria Kale, North Port Democratic candidate challenging Republican U.S. Representative Greg Steube for Florida's 17th Congressional District
 

-This stunning black and white photo of an orchid titled "The Bishop" captured by photographer Patricia Nebel won Best in Show at the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens' 42nd Annual Juried Photographic Exhibition. Click above to view the virtual gallery which will remain on view through Sept 25.
[Politics]  Kale Feels Drawn to Challenge Steube
Jacob Ogles, jacob.ogles@srqme.com

Could a former IT director for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign hack into voter frustration and pull an upset in a local congressional race? Andrea Doria Kale, a North Port Democrat, filed this year to challenge U.S. Rep. Greg Steube, a Sarasota Republican seeking his third term in Congress.

The long-time New Yorker spent 37 years working for a health care-focused nonprofit and bought a home in North Port in 2015. She initially thought it would be a vacation home but moved here full time in 2016 when National Institutes of Health funding was cut for her employer and she was laid off; the organization ultimately went under. 

Since that time, Kale became increasingly politically interested and involved.

“I haven’t turned off cable news since 2015,” she said. “It’s on in my house and in my car. I live and breathe it.”

She volunteered for Clinton’s presidential campaign and became the state-level IT director and deputy operations director for the campaign’s Florida headquarters in Tampa. But that didn’t go as expected. Donald Trump won, and Republicans running on similar agendas, including Steube, won seats in Congress soon enough. She did volunteer briefly for Joe Biden’s campaign in 2020, and now hopes in Congress to support an agenda close to the Democratic president’s.

She’s no fan of Steube, and took issue when he fought gun legislation in Congress aimed at limiting access to firearms. At at one point, Steube attended a remote congressional committee meeting and showed his own collections of guns and which would be illegal to purchase under a Democratic bill. When someone questioned if the guns were loaded, Steube replied, “I'm at my house. I can do whatever I want with my guns."

With the legislation proposed in the wake of a deadly school shooting in Uvalde, Texas where 19 children died, Kale found the exchange offensive. “I tweeted at him, ‘What’s wrong with you? Have you any shame?” Kale said.

But it’s unclear if a run for Congress will attract more attention than a Twitter notification.  Under a new congressional map in place this year, U.S. House District 17 includes all of Sarasota and Charlotte counties and part of Lee County. Around 57.49% of voters in the 2020 presidential election supported Trump, compared to 44.95% who backed Biden.

Kale hopes she can attract independent voters and disaffected Republicans into the fold with her personal story and demeanor. She also hopes for some voter outrage over federal actions, including the Supreme Court overturn of Roe v. Wade, will generate enthusiasm.

As an 18-year-old, Kale shortly after her father’s death had a child she put up for adoption and did not see again until the girl was 22. The two now have a good relationship as adults. She tells the story even as she supports a woman’s right to choose. And while she wants further gun control, she has owned a firearm since 2020. “I’m a woman alone and I’m in a state where people carry guns,” she said. “I have to learn how to protect myself and my home. So that’s where I am at. I am for responsible gun ownership.”

No-party-affiliate Theodore “Pink Tie” Murray also appears on the general election ballot. The general election is scheduled for Nov. 8. 

Image courtesy Facebook

[Partnership]  Visit Sarasota County, in Collaboration with the EDC of Sarasota County, Launches a New Series

Today, Visit Sarasota County (VSC), in collaboration with the Sarasota County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) launched “Careers on the Suncoast”, a national, week-long blog series to encourage relocation tourism to Sarasota County. It features new and innovative Sarasota County amenities, and profiles its residents by highlighting their careers and quality of life living in the community.

“Our goal is to encourage relocation tourism to national markets by showcasing the diversity and breadth of career opportunities in our area, while highlighting what the value of living in Sarasota County is to visitors,” says Virginia Haley, President of Visit Sarasota County. “This series is a part of our broader strategy to lure working-age adults to visit and consider permanently relocating to the region, while also finding local job positions to support our area businesses.”

“Careers on the Suncoast” comes as Sarasota County ranked #3 on U.S. News & World Report’s list of 2022/2023 Fastest-Growing Places in the nation. It is a vertical under its national Work Where You Want to Live campaign with the Sarasota County EDC, which was created to attract working-age adults to move and work in the community.

The series is being promoted through a national media push to reach key U.S. audiences and will additionally exist in the relocation section of Visit Sarasota County’s website and on social media. Scheduled releases will feature Sarasota County residents including Isabelle Smith (ESE Teacher, Sarasota County Schools); Jon Goetluck (Major, Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office); Tina Taylor (President, HR Elements); Natalie Wiess (Nurse, Sarasota Memorial Hospital); and Paula Wiggins (Engineer, Sarasota County Government). 

For more info.

[Accelerator]  JobGraze Has Been Accepted Into the Tampa Bay Wave TechDiversity Accelerator Program

JobGraze, the company that's revolutionizing the healthcare staffing industry with its online platform that's connecting licensed healthcare workers, healthcare students, and healthcare employers, are proud to announce they've been accepted into the Tampa Bay Wave TechDiversity Accelerator Program. The TechDiversity Accelerator, powered by Nielsen Foundation, is a unique 90-day program designed for early-stage tech companies that are 51% owned, controlled, and operated by a minority, woman, veteran, disabled person, or LGBT person or persons. Companies that are part of the program will work in a collaborative, non-competitive environment. Accessing invaluable resources, including mentoring, pitch coaching and sales training, curated workshops and networking events, significant savings from various perks partners (such as AWS), and media exposure.

With JobGraze, you'll stop googling and start grazing. They gather all the job openings in one place, with reputable companies you can trust. Choose the jobs you want to take when you want to take them in their easy-built platform that is friendly to navigate and that will help you find the professional with the skills and the personality you're looking for, all in one swipe. It's like matchmaking, but for work. Building connections with healthcare colleges around the nation to help healthcare students find credit and paid internships while still in school and paid healthcare jobs upon graduation.

JobGraze's platform is open to all licensed healthcare professionals, with specialties that include RNs, psychologists, physical therapists, physicians, and more. They have lots of job candidates ready to work now, and the best; you can filter candidates by experience, geographic location, and pay rate. They will provide you with a template to use, but in general, you will need to list your facility information, the role, and responsibilities, start and end dates, and shift length. Additionally, once you have sent out a booking request, they will have 24 hours to respond.

About Tampa Bay Wave TechDiversity Accelerator Program: For over a decade, the Tampa Bay Wave TechDiversity Accelerator Program has supported the growing tech-enabled ecosystem with its accelerator programs, incubator space, events, and more. They're an innovative community for entrepreneurs by entrepreneurs fully committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in every aspect of their organization and its programs and services.

 

For more information.

[New Neighborhood]  Pulte Homes Launches Sales at Northridge in Babcock Ranch

Professionally decorated single-family model homes are now open with sales underway in Northridge, the fourth Pulte Homes-exclusive neighborhood located in Babcock Ranch. Northridge offers 322 homes with sought-after features, flexible home designs, and enhanced livability that makes Pulte one of the nation’s most recognized and trusted brands in homebuilding for 70 years. Northridge’s choices of nine one- and two-story floor plans include a selection of quick move-in homes available in time for the holidays, and homesites overlooking lakes, nature preserves, and landscaped areas. Homes feature 1,850 to 4,600 square feet of living space, two to six bedrooms, two to six baths, and two- or three-car garages.

“Homebuyers are excited by the opportunity to move in and enjoy the lifestyle Pulte offers at Babcock Ranch with our current selection of quick move-in homes,” said Danielle Calamela, vice president of sales for PulteGroup’s Southwest Florida Division. “They love our two new, beautifully decorated models in Northridge, the variety of home designs, and the quality and attention to detail Pulte is known for.”

Reminiscent of an elegant beach cottage or countryside retreat with light sun-bleached finishes, white paneled accent walls, and rustic planked furniture, the two-story Whitestone suits families of all sizes. The model has four bedrooms, two full baths, and a powder room in 2,894 square feet under air. Its open floor plan is enhanced by pale tile flooring recalling wind-swept beaches and a palette of white, sand, and driftwood with gray and blue-gray undertones. Lighting throughout offers soft shimmers of silver, polished nickel, glass, aged bronze, and wrought iron. 

For more.

[Parking]  More Places to Park at Ft. Hamer Park

Just in time for the Labor Day holiday, Manatee County is bringing more parking to the popular Ft. Hamer Park boat ramp in Parrish. An additional 30 spaces will be accessible at the Hidden Harbor Park truck and trailer parking lot (adjacent to Fort Hamer Boat Ramp) when it officially opens Friday, September 2, 2022. The project has been ongoing “across Ft. Hamer Road” from the boat ramp for months. “This will provide much-needed parking for boaters at the county’s easternmost boat ramp,” said Manatee County Administrator Scott Hopes. “We are pleased to bring this added amenity to completion for the holiday weekend.” 

For more about the boat ramps.

[Partnership]  Education Foundation and Sarasota Military Academy Partner

Cadets at Sarasota Military Academy (SMA) found a new addition on campus when they arrived for the new school year—through a partnership with the Education Foundation of Sarasota County, a Student Success Center is open and staffed with two Student Success Coaches. At the Student Success Center on SMA’s campus, students will work one-on-one with a Student Success Coach to identify their purpose and interests and to map pathways for potential college, military, and career pursuits after high school. Individualized services that help cadets plan for their futures include workshops on paying for college, writing essays and resumes, and more. 

Jennifer Vigne, Education Foundation president and CEO, said, “We believe we have a responsibility to support each and every student as they develop their plans beyond high school, and we are building relationships in the community to identify those who need extra support and to meet those students where they are.” Located in downtown Sarasota, SMA serves approximately 700 students in grades 9 – 12.

“Having seen firsthand the difference made at our community-wide LaunchPad4U located in downtown Sarasota, this agreement with SMA is exciting because it gives us the opportunity to customize our Student Success Center model for SMA students and to connect directly with students. Expanding students’ options will prepare them to seize the opportunity to go further in life,” Vigne said.

SMA-COL Christina Bowman, interim head of school and CEO, said, “We are excited and proud to partner with the Education Foundation in bringing this level of comprehensive support to our students and families. We believe the benefits will expand their opportunities and have a positive multi-generational impact.” 

For more information.

[Staff Announcements]  The Players Centre Announces New Team Members

New Director of Operations, AV Engineer and Interim Artistic Director join The Players’ team on cusp of 93rd season. With the retirement of longtime Director of Operations, Jolie Schroeder, The Players secured the experience and expertise of Jill Franxman. “We wouldn’t be where we are today without the unbelievable amount of care, effort, and joy Jolie has given The Players over her 26 years with us,” says The Players CEO William Skaggs, “and we look forward to Jolie enjoying our shows as an audience member during visits back to Sarasota.” 

Franxman, a long-time Sarasota visitor who recently became a full-time resident, joins The Players after an illustrious 24-year career with Procter & Gamble as a Senior Director in Finance & Accounting. Following her time at P&G, Jill earned an MA in Arts Administration from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and an MBA with a marketing concentration from the same school’s Lindner College of Business. She served as the National Program Manager for two groundbreaking programs of The Educational Theatre Association followed by service as a marketing professional in secondary education. “I’m really excited to hit the ground running and help move The Players toward its centennial and beyond,” says Franxman.

The Players also welcomes Paul Mathias II as its new Audio Video Engineer. Mathias, originally from West Palm Beach, Florida, joins the community theatre after a diverse background in retail operations, audio-visual production and theatre production. Mathias has worked as an audio-visual engineer for the past seven years with various organizations locally and across the state. Notably, his experience with the renowned Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe will help ensure The Players continues to bring the professionalism and accessibility it’s become known for. About his new role, Mathias says, “returning to a theatre full time is an exciting opportunity to grow individually while helping an historic theatre blossom following the pandemic.”

Finally, longtime regional theatre standout Scott Keys will join The Players as its Interim Artistic Director. Keys’ distinguished career began with a BFA in Musical Theatre Performance from Syracuse University, which preceded an MFA in Musical Theatre Writing from the illustrious NYU Tisch School of the Arts. He has directed over 150 plays and musicals in professional, civic and educational theatres locally and throughout the country. Most recently, Keys directed “Falsettos” and “Some Enchanted Evening” during The Players’ 92nd Season. “The Players was the first theatre I directed for when I moved here in 1993,” says Keys, “I’m overjoyed to be helping raise the curtain on their 93rd Season.” Keys also served more than two decades as teacher, director and Chairman of the prolific development programs in the Booker Visual & Performing Arts magnet school, overseeing the development of musicians, actors and other creatives that have gone on to distinguished careers of their own. 

For more.



[SOON]  THEATER: Manatee Performing Arts Center: Gypsy , October 20 – August 30, Varied

A mother who wishes for stardom, and two daughters who were dragged into it because of her. Considered to be the best musical, “GYPSY” tells the story of how a mother uses her two daughters to achieve the dream she has, ignoring the strain it puts on them. Throughout the story, one daughter has all the attention, while the other has almost none. Will both girls succeed because of their mother’s efforts, or will the dreams of their mother crush their relationship with her? For more information visit www.manateeperformingartscenter.com, Ticket Office 941-748-5875

Manatee Performing Arts Center , 502 Third Avenue West Bradenton, FL 34205

[SOON]  GRAB BAG: Selby Gardens: Seeing the Invisible , September 25 – August 31, 10am-5pm

The most ambitious and expansive exhibition to date of contemporary artworks created with augmented reality (AR) technology will premiere at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, opening on September 25, 2021 and ongoing through August 31 2022, as one of 12 participating gardens across six countries. Seeing the Invisible features works by more than a dozen international artists such as Ai Weiwei, Refik Anadol, El Anatsui, Isaac Julien CBE, Mohammed Kazem, Sigalit Landau, Sarah Meyohas, Pamela Rosenkranz, and Timur Si-Qin—including several artists’ first work in AR. Visitors will engage with Seeing the Invisible via an app designed for the exhibition downloadable to smartphones and tablets. Forging new links between botanical gardens located in diverse biomes around the globe, the exhibition fosters collaboration between institutions, artists, and audiences, highlighting the power of art to connect people around the world.

[SOON]  GRAB BAG: Tap Takeover Tuesdays at Geckos on Hillview Street , August 9 – August 31, 7:00-8:00 pm

Still going strong on the second Tuesday of each month. We are local and we support local! Join us from 7:00-8:00 to sample flights of the latest craft beer offerings from our local craft breweries as they take over our taps, along with all your favorite Geckos fare. August is Sierra Nevada Brewery’s five newest craft beers to enjoy. Hillview-Southside Village, 1900 Hillview Street, Sarasota. wwwgeckosgrill.com

Gecko’s on Hillview

[SOON]  GRAB BAG: To Rum or Not To Rum: That is Not Even a Question , August 31, 5-6 pm

Hamlets Eatery and Siesta Key Rum have come together to create a fun and delicious experience on Wednesday, August 31 from 5-8 pm. Chef Lisa of Hamlet's Eatery will tantalize your taste buds with a five-course tasting menu paired with Siesta Key Rum craft cocktails. Between dishes Chef Lisa and Nicole of Siesta Key Rum will guide you through the pairings. Live Steel Drum music by Nax Steel throughout the evening. Timeline: 5-6 pm Enjoy Siesta Key Rum Tasting, a craft cocktail and live steel drum music; 6pm: Dinner; 8pm: Take your full and happy belly home. Hamlets Eatery is located at 821 Apricot Ave in Sarasota. The event will be outside under a covered patio with fans. Casual attire. Must be 21+ years of age. Tickets are $80 per person and must be purchased in advance. Non-refundable. Purchase tickets here: https://bit.ly/ToRumOrNotToRum For more information call 941-445-1938. Cheers!

[SOON]  GRAB BAG: Bookstore1Sarasota: Author Talk & Book Signing with Jason Cannon , September 3, 12pm-1pm

This Above All: How to Live an Artistic Life. Author Talk & Book Signing with Jason Cannon. Bookstore1Sarasota 117 S. Pineapple Ave. Sarasota, FL 34236 September 3rd, 2022. 12pm-1pm. Price $0 – $8. Is there something holding you back from what you know you can do? From who you know you can be? Are you always starting, but never finishing? Your novel? Your music? Your painting, poetry, sculpture, or play? Do you struggle to maintain passion and balance in your work, your exercise routine, or your relationship? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, then this book is for you. Come participate in a Q&A with Jason, buy the book, and get it signed. For more information visit www.sarasotabooks.com

Bookstore1Sarasota , 117 S. Pineapple Ave. Sarasota, FL 34236

[SOON]  THEATER: Urbanite Theatre: Mr. Yunioshi , September 7 – September 11, Varied

MR. YUNIOSHI Written, Directed and Performed by J. Elijah Cho. A Limited Engagement. September 7 - 11, 2022. Urbanite Theatre. What compels an actor to play a character that they probably shouldn't? In this side splitting roast, J. Elijah Cho cleverly answers that question by exploring Mickey Rooney's infamous yellowface performance of Mr. Yunioshi in Breakfast at Tiffany's. For tickets and info contact - phone (941) 321-1397, email info@urbanitetheatre.com, website www.urbanitetheatre.com

Urbanite Theatre , 1487 2nd Street Sarasota FL, 34236

[SOON]  GRAB BAG: Forty Carrots Family Center 20th Annual Free Virtual Community Speaker Event , September 21, 7:00 pm

Registration is open for Forty Carrots Family Center’s 20th annual free educational community speaker event Thrivers: The Surprising Reasons Why Some Kids Struggle and Others Shine, presented in partnership with the Community Foundation of Sarasota County. The virtual presentation will feature educational psychologist and best-selling author Michele Borba, Ed.D. at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 21st. The event is free and advance registration is required. Michele Borba’s latest book, Thrivers, is a sharply insightful, science-backed guide that helps parents and educators teach the essential character traits kids need to become “thrivers” – young people who flourish in rapidly changing, digitally-driven and uncertain world. Borba will identify seven teachable strengths that will safeguard kids for the future, offering practical “how-to” strategies and ideas for everyday activities that build up kids’ strength, resilience, happiness, and success. Certificates of Attendance and CEU’s will be available. The previous 19 speaker events have reached nearly 14,000 parents, professionals, and educators in our area. To register for this free virtual community event visit www.fortycarrots.org, email events@fortycarrots.com or call (941) 365-7716. RSVP is required and registration is open at www.FortyCarrots.org.

[SOON]  FILM: Summer Movies at Sarasota Opera House , May 22 – September 23, Varies.

Sarasota Opera is pleased to announce the lineup for the 2022 summer movie series: HD at the Opera House and Classic Movies at the Opera House. HD at the Opera House featuring filmed performances of opera and ballet from around the world will open on Sunday, May 22nd at 1:30 p.m. with Giuseppe Verdi’s Rigoletto from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden in London, with tickets at $22, and $20 for Sarasota Opera subscribers. The Classic Movies at the Opera House series will open with In the Heat of the Night on Friday, July 8th at 7:30 p.m. with tickets at $12. (Tickets will go on sale starting Monday, May 2nd.)

[SOON]  PERFORMANCE: Van Wezel: Friday Fest 2022 , June 17 – September 16, 5pm

The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall Friday Fest events are our outdoor concert series that provide the community with 4 entertaining and FREE events from June to September, showcasing the best of local bands from Sarasota and Bradenton. Friday Fest brings together a wide variety of talented artists along with food trucks and drink stations on the Van Wezel lawn along the beautiful Sarasota Bayfront. Our Friday Fest lineup includes: Yesterdayze - June 17, Kettle of Fish - July 15, Big Night Out - August 12, and Jah Movement - September 16 at 5pm. 

Van Wezel

[SOON]  HEALTH: Zumba at The Bay , July 9 – September 24, 10am-11am

Join Ya’el Campbell for a special monthly Zumba from 10:00 am – 11:00 am. This is a high energy outdoor Zumba class! Come dance with a fantastic group of Zumba Rockstars who will make you move, smile, jump, shake and sing… (it happens sometimes). Grab a friend, bring your kids, and meet new Zumba friends. Program Dates: July 9 (Bayfront Community Center); August 20 (Bayfront Community Center); September 24; The Bay Park, 655 N. Tamiami Trail.

[SOON]  GRAB BAG: The Sarasota Modern: Wink Wink Modern Pool , September 4, Noon-5pm

The Sarasota Modern & Hiatus Tequila present Wink Wink Modern Pool: Sunday Funday! Join us for some end-of-summer fun on Sept 4, 2022! 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM. $30 General Admission $40 at the door VIP Rentals (prices vary, limited availbility). Our Wink Wink Modern Pool Bar will offer a full menu fun tropical fusion bites and featuring Hiatus Tequila cocktails. DJ Joey D will be playing Tropical House and your favorite summer time tunes from Noon til' 5:00 PM. This event is 21+. ID's will be checked and wristbands will be given out upon arrival. Valet Parking $14.00 per vehicle All registered Sarasota Modern Hotel guests are allowed free access to this event Please see our front desk agents for your wristband for entry. $30 General Admission Online, $40 at the door.

[SOON]  PERFORMANCE: The Players Centre: Side by Side by Sondheim , September 8 – September 18, Varied

Join The Players in their 93rd Season with Six That Matter – shows that explore finding purpose, the universal desire to live a life that matters, to fully appreciate aspiration. Be it finding true love, sacrificing it all, a life of devotion, cultivating artistry, finding fame, each of these unforgettable shows- important in their own genres, are celebrations of greatness, of striving for more, that will make memories, sparking feelings of joy- of what being alive fully means. Side by Side by Sondheim is a revue that celebrates the wit and genius of musical theatre’s most influential artist, who searched for what it means to be alive. Get ready to laugh, cry and fall in love with lyrics that are heartbreakingly true and music that captures the soaring emotions of a new generation with Side by Side by Sondheim. Simple and unpretentious, this Tony Award-winning musical is a perfect introduction to the work of this contemporary master and a must for diehard fans. September 8th-18th, 2022. For tickets visit theplayers.org, Ph. 941-365-2494, email BoxOffice@ThePlayers.org

The Players Centre For Performing Arts, Performance Venue & Box Office The Crossings at Siesta Key 3501 South Tamiami Trail, Suite 1130 Sarasota, FL 34239

[SOON]  FILM: MOTE MARINE: International Ocean Film Festival , September 10, 3pm & 7pm


On Sept. 10, Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium invites you to view a selection of imaginative, inspiring and award winning films presented in partnership with the International Ocean Film Festival. Two showing times are available (matinee & evening) for this family friendly event. Cost: $8 for Mote Member tickets, $10 for Early Bird Tickets (now through Sept. 1) and $12 for Regular Tickets (Sept. 1 through Sept. 10 at the door). Be inspired by the work of award winning filmmakers as you immerse yourself in vibrant images and creative storytelling. Doors will open 30 minutes prior to the showing and concessions will be available from the Deep Sea Diner. Both showings take place in the WAVE Center attached to Mote Aquarium, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, Florida. 

[SOON]  SPORTS: WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup , September 9 – September 18

The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) and host USA Baseball revealed the new dates for the next WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup, with the 30th edition of the youth world championship to take place from 9 to 18 September 2022 in Sarasota and Bradenton, Florida. The elite international tournament will be played at Sarasota’s Ed Smith Stadium and Bradenton’s LECOM Park, the respective Spring Training homes of the Baltimore Orioles and the Pittsburgh Pirates of Major League Baseball (MLB). The XXX WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup will include 12 national teams, whose rosters will feature the best youth players in their respective countries.

Ed Smith Stadium and LECOM Park

[SOON]  THEATER: Manatee Performing Arts Center: RENT , September 14 – October 2, Varies

La Vie Boheme! Jonathan Larson’s iconic Pulitzer Prize-winning musical that shaped a generation of audiences and taught us all to measure our life in love. Set in the East Village of New York City, Rent is about falling in love, finding your voice and living for today. Rent has become a pop cultural phenomenon. with songs that rock and a story that resonates with audiences of all ages. This is theatre at its best – exuberant, passionate and joyous. For more information visit www.manateeperformingartscenter.com, Ticket Office 941-748-5875

Manatee Performing Arts Center , 502 Third Avenue West Bradenton, FL 34205

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