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January 2013 National Park News #39424
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Acadia National Park News:
Woman Rescued at Acadia National Park
A woman from Florida had to be rescued from Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park Tuesday morning.
http://www.wabi.tv/news/36450/woman-rescued-at-acadia-national-park
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Grand Teton National Park News:
Park Acquires Significant Land Tract
The National Park Service has purchased the second of four parcels of Wyoming school trust lands within the park – an 86-acre tract known as the Snake River Parcel. It was acquired for an appraised value of $16 million with funds made available from congressional appropriations in fiscal years 2011, 2012 and 2013.
http://home.nps.gov/applications/digest/headline.cfm?type=Announcements&id=13254
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Pinnacles National Park
Newest national park a volcanic wonderland
The rugged terrain at California’s Pinnacles National Monument hasn’t attracted many visitors in the past, but nearby towns are hoping its upgrade to a national park will drive an upswing in tourism.
http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/...wonderland.html
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Yellowstone National Park News:
Yellowstone biologists recommend killing 450 bison
Yellowstone National Park biologists have recommended the killing of 450 bison, primarily females, this winter to “reduce abundance and growth potential” in the northern herd.
http://trib.com/news/state-and-regional/...d99c2caf4d.html
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Everglades National Park News:
Vultures Vex Visitors At Everglades National Park
Visitors to parts of Everglades National Park are being given tarps and bungee cords to make their vehicles less delectable to migrating vultures, which have developed a habit of ripping off windshield wipers, sunroof seals, and other rubber and vinyl vehicle parts.
http://www.kwtx.com/news/offbeat/headlin...-185455052.html
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Glacier National Park News:
Glacier National Park seeking bids for concessions contract
The National Park Service is seeking bids for a 16-year contract to operate hotels and other concessions in Glacier National Park.
http://missoulian.com/news/state-and-reg...1a4bcf887a.html
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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park News:
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park marking 30th anniversary of Kilauea’s ongoing eruption
Tomorrow (Jan. 3) marks the 30th anniversary of Kilauea volcano’s ongoing East Rift Zone eruption. During its first three years, spectacular lava fountains spewed from the Pu u Oo vent. Since then, nearly continuous flow has built a vast plain of slow-moving pahoehoe lava, stretching from the volcano’s rift zone to the Big Island’s shoreline.
http://www.hawaiimagazine.com/blogs/hawa...l_Park_eruption
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Mount Rainier National Park News:
Rainier to remember slain ranger Margaret Anderson today
As 2013 dawns at Mount Rainier National Park, many employees plan to gather this morning at Paradise to honor the woman who died a year ago protecting the popular destination.
http://www.theolympian.com/2013/01/01/2370089/rainier-to-remember-ranger-anderson.html#storylink=cpy
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Rocky Mountain National Park News:
Recent snows bring downhill delights for sledders at Rocky Mountain National Park and Beaver Meadows Resort
While Loveland's neighborhood slopes are lacking snow for sledding and tubing, the popular winter activity is just a short drive away.
http://www.reporterherald.com/lifestyles...edders-at-rocky
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Yellowstone National Park News:
Montana judge blocks wolf season closure near Yellowstone National Park
Wolf hunting and trapping can resume near Yellowstone National Park after a Montana judge on Wednesday blocked the state from shutting down the practice over concerns that too many animals used in research were being killed.
http://www.oregonlive.com/environment/index.ssf/2013/01/montana_judge_blocks_wolf_seas.html

Feds: Exxon Mobil’s delay worsened Yellowstone oil spill
Delays in Exxon Mobil Corp.’s response to a major pipeline break beneath Montana’s Yellowstone River made the spill far worse than it otherwise would have been, federal regulators said.
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013.../#ixzz2GwUgErmB

Yellowstone Park considering ways to manage bison
The Yellowstone National Park bison herd has grown to an estimated 4,200, raising concerns about how to manage the animal.
http://www.kaj18.com/news/yellowstone-park-considering-ways-to-manage-bison/

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Big Bend National Park News:
New port of entry to open soon at Big Bend National Park
A new border crossing is set to open in the Big Bend National Big Bend National Park in Texas in the coming days.
http://www.gsnmagazine.com/node/28174?c=border_security
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Denali National Park News:
Senate passes bill allowing gas line through Denali National Park
The US Senate approved legislation allowing a natural gas pipeline to be built along existing highway right-of-way in Denali National Park. S. 302 would allow a gas line to be buried in the shoulder of the Parks Highway for the 7 miles that the road extends through the national park, sponsor Lisa Murkowski (R-Alas.) noted.
http://www.ogj.com/articles/2013/01/sena...ional-park.html
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Glacier National Park News:
Senate OKs maintenance on pipeline in Glacier National Park
The U.S. Senate on Wednesday gave approval to a bill that allows the National Park Service to authorize maintenance on an aging natural gas pipeline that runs through a portion of Glacier National Park.
http://missoulian.com/news/state-and-reg...mment_form=true
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Misc. National Park News:
Floods blamed for 16 pipeline spills, including Yellowstone River
Pipeline spills caused by flooding and riverbed erosion dumped 2.4 million gallons of crude oil and other hazardous liquids into U.S. waterways over the past two decades, according to a new report from federal regulators.
http://www.greatfallstribune.com/viewart...llowstone-River
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Big Bend National Park News:
Trail Reopens at Big Bend National Park
A trail at Big Bend National Park is open again after being closed for weeks.
http://www.newswest9.com/story/20513007/trail-reopens-at-big-bend-national-park
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Great Smoky Mountain National Park News:
Renovations To Upgrade Sugarlands Visitor Center In Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Starting today, the Sugarlands Visitor Center in Great Smoky Mountains National Park near Gatlinburg, Tennessee, undergoes renovations to improve the layout of the main lobby and visitor contact area.
http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/201...ional-park22649
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Misc. National Park News:
State, tribes get historic preservaton grants from National Park Service
The National Park Service on Friday announced millions in historic preservation grants, including awards to the state of South Dakota and South Dakota tribal governments.
http://www.mitchellrepublic.com/event/article/id/74433/group/homepage/

112th Congress Took Backward Steps When It Came To Designating Wilderness In National Park System
Not only did the 112th Congress fail to pass any legislation creating additional wilderness in the National Park System, but it turns out the body actually cut some official wilderness out of the system.
http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/201...ark-system22652
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Yosemite National Park News:
Yosemite National Park Will Limit Traffic Up Half Dome To 300 Per Day
Making the day-long trek to the summit of Half Dome in Yosemite National Park will be a bit trickier beginning this summer, as park officials have decided to limit to 300 the number of hikers allowed to reach the dome top each day.
http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/201...me-300-day22653
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Everglades National Park News:
National Day of Service Event at Everglades National Park
In recognition of the National Day of Service, Everglades National Park will host a public volunteer event on Saturday, January 19, 2013, in the housing and maintenance areas in the Royal Palm District of the park. The Day of Service is the nationwide celebration of the president's inauguration as well as a commemoration of Martin Luther King's vision of community service.
http://www.nps.gov/ever/parknews/national-day-of-service-event-at-everglades-national-park.htm
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Glacier Bay National Park News:
National Park Service Issues Prospectus For Glacier Bay National Park Concessions
The National Park Service recently issued a prospectus requesting bids for providing lodging, food service, retail, and boat tours in Alaska’s Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. The proposed 10-year contract is to become effective January 1, 2014.
http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/201...oncessions22650
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Outside the US/Canadian Park System
Tsavo National Park Elephants Killed By Poachers In Kenya
The Kenya Wildlife Service says its rangers are pursuing a poaching gang believed to have killed 11 elephants for their ivory tusks.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/07...tm_hp_ref=green

Poachers kill 11 elephants in worst Kenyan attack
Poachers killed a family of 11 elephants in the biggest single mass shooting of the animals on record in Kenya, wildlife officials said on Monday.
http://news.yahoo.com/poachers-kill-11-elephants-worst-kenyan-attack-054609710.html
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Shenandoah National Park News:
New Shenandoah National Park Concessioner Delaware North Companies
Launches Travel Packages, Begins Taking Lodge and Cabin Reservations
Global hospitality management company to begin operating Skyland Resort,
Big Meadows Lodge and Lewis Mountain Cabins, plus other guest services
http://hospitality-1st.com/PressNews/DelawareNorth-010813-2.html
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Yellowstone National Park News:
Biodiversity: Yellowstone bison get more room to roam
A long-running battle over Yellowstone bison was at least partly resolved this week, as a Montana judge upheld a state policy allowing the animals to roam outside Yellowstone National Park without facing harassment and death.
http://summitcountyvoice.com/2013/01/08/biodiversity-yellowstone-bison-get-more-room-to-roam/
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Everglades National Park News:
Everglades Park offers ‘anti-vulture kits’ to protect visitor cars
Over the last few years, staff members at Everglades National Park have experimented with ways to scare off flocks of vandals that lurk in parking lots every winter, sporadically defacing cars, trucks and boat trailers.
http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/12/28/3159785/everglades-park-offers-anti-vulture.html#storylink=cpy
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Glacier National Park News:
Skiers rescued in Glacier National Park after avalanche
Search crews rescued two skiers in Glacier National Park after an avalanche on Tuesday. Park staff say one man was injured in the avalanche, and search staff say the man's injuries do not appear life-threatening.
http://www.nbcmontana.com/news/Skiers-re...lq/-/index.html
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Grand Teton National Park News:
Wyoming game officials investigating illegal wolf kills near Grand Teton
Wyoming Game and Fish Department officials are seeking information about the illegal killing of two gray wolves in the Gros Ventre area near Jackson, Wyo., east of Grand Teton National Park.
http://www.yellowstonegate.com/2013/01/w...ar-grand-teton/
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Misc. National Park News:
National Park Service names resource chief
Kara Deutsch, who has been with the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area for the past seven years, has been named chief of Resource Management and Science Division for the park.
http://www.njherald.com/story/20538554/2013/01/08/national-park-service-names-resource-chief
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Yellowstone National Park News:
Court upholds Montana allowing bison to roam free outside Yellowstone
Montana's decision to let migrating bison roam freely across 70,000 acres outside Yellowstone National Park was upheld by a court ruling Monday that dismissed a pair of lawsuits filed by ranchers to challenge the policy.
http://www.spokesman.com/blogs/outdoors/...de-yellowstone/
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Yosemite National Park News:
Yosemite National Park planning to reduce gridlock and crowding
The public can now weigh in on how Yosemite National Park should manage its resources for future generations.
http://abclocal.go.com/kfsn/story?section=news/local&id=8946792
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Grand Teton National Park News:
Solicitation of a Prospectus for Guided Ski Touring Services within Grand Teton National Park
The National Park Service (NPS) will issue a Prospectus soliciting proposals for the award of three (3) Concession Contracts for Guided Ski Touring Services within Grand Teton National Park on December 20, 2012. The Prospectus explains the business opportunities and the terms and conditions under which the NPS will award the Concession Contract. The Director, pursuant to 36 CFR, Part 51, has determined that the existing concessioner is a preferred offeror for the Contract.
http://www.concessions.nps.gov/grteski-13.htm
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Great Smoky Mountain National Park News:
Visitation to Great Smoky Mountains National Park increased in December
Traffic into Great Smoky Mountains National Park was up 7.5%, or 676,997 more visitors than recorded during 2011. Visitation for the 2012 year totaled 9,685,828 compared with 9,008,835 in 2011. This is the highest number of visitors since 2000 when the park saw 10.1 million people.
http://www.knoxvilledailysun.com/news/2013/january/gsmnp-visitation-december.html

More Than 900 Species New To Science Found In Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Stand in Great Smoky Mountains National Park and you can't help but be enthralled by the lush forests and rolling mountains that surround you. Though a somewhat old landscape to modern civilization, the park continues to toss surprises in terms of the species that inhabit it.
http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/201...ional-park22656
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Haleakala National Park News:
New superintendent named for Haleakala National Park
The National Park Service has named Natalie Gates as the new superintendent of Haleakala National Park. Gates, chief of natural resource management at Point Reyes National Seashore in California, will start her new job in March.
http://www.staradvertiser.com/news/break...ional_Park.html
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Misc. National Park News:
National Park Service fee free days in 2013
Jan. 21 will be the first of 11 fee free days in the National Park Service in 2013. The day is a national holiday celebrating the birthday, life, and legacy of the leader of the American civil rights movement, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
http://progress-index.com/news/national-park-service-fee-free-days-in-2013-1.1426798
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Olympic National Park News:
Japanese dock 'treated' in Olympic National Park
The threat of invasive species aboard a 65-foot dock that washed ashore in a remote section of coast in the Olympic National Park in Jefferson County has been addressed as of Jan. 4, according to the Washington Department of Ecology website.
http://www.ptleader.com/main.asp?SectionID=36&SubSectionID=55&ArticleID=32839
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Denali National Park News:
Alaska Board of Game’s War on Wolves Continues: Board Rejects Lifting Moratorium on Denali Wolf Buffer (Press Release from NPCA)
“The Board of Game’s decision to continue its moratorium against even talking about reinstating the wolf buffer zone surrounding Denali National Park is just the latest blow from an agency that has forgotten that watching wildlife is every bit as important to Alaskans as killing it.”
http://www.npca.org/news/media-center/press-releases/2013/alaska-board-of-games-war-on.html
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Everglades National Park News:
National Parks Group Applauds Completed Phase One of C-111 Everglades Restoration Projec (Release from NPCA)
“We are pleased to see phase one of the C-111 Spreader Canal project completed today, which continues the momentum for restoring America’s Everglades, benefitting Everglades National Park and Florida Bay. Phase one of the C-111 canal project is part of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan, and the newly constructed features will prevent drainage of Everglades National Park by increasing fresh water flows through Taylor Slough, which will revitalize Florida Bay.
http://www.npca.org/news/media-center/press-releases/C111_project_011113.html
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Joshua Tree National Park News:
Fred Beckey Climbs Joshua Tree National Park Route at Age 89
Earlier this month, 89-year-old Fred Beckey, one of America's most prolific climbers and mountaineers, tied into a rope with Erik Harz and Felix Parham and seconded the three-pitch route Tranquility (5.6) on Moosedog Tower at Indian Cove in Joshua Tree National Park. The ascent was a few days before Fred's 90th birthday on January 14. Pretty darn amazing ascent for an old guy!
http://climbing.about.com/b/2013/01/13/f...e-at-age-89.htm
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Rocky Mountain National Park News:
Rocky Mountain National Park's Decision Not To Use Wolves To Reduce Elk Upheld By Appellate Court
Rocky Mountain National Park managers acted properly within the National Environmental Policy Act and the National Park Service Organic Act when they decided not to use wolves to reduce the elk population in their park, an appellate court has ruled.
http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/201...late-court22672
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Yellowstone National Park News:
FWP to reconsider wolf trapping near Yellowstone National Park
A plan to close two areas to wolf trapping just north of Yellowstone National Park will be the topic of a special Fish, Wildlife and Parks Commission conference call, with commission members trying to "short circuit" a legal challenge to the closure.
http://missoulian.com/news/state-and-reg...19bb2963f4.html
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Glacier National Park News:
Glacier National Park names interim chief
Glacier National Park has turned to a long-time National Park Service employee to take over until a permanent park superintendent is named.
http://www.kpax.com/news/glacier-national-park-names-interim-chief/
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Grand Canyon National Park News:
Hog-Nosed Skunk Causes Stir at Grand Canyon
Desert bighorn sheep, river otters and mountain lions, yes. But a hog-nosed skunk at the Grand Canyon? Hardly.
http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/hog-nosed-skunk-stir-grand-canyon-18213355

Woman reported missing on Grand Canyon river trip
Grand Canyon National Park rangers are searching for a woman reported missing from a private river trip.
http://www.azfamily.com/news/Woman-reported-missing-on-Grand-Canyon-river-trip-186841562.html
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Misc. National Park News:
Director of U.S. National Park Service to speak at university
Director of the U.S. National Park Service Jonathan Jarvis will pay a visit to Mississippi State University today.
http://www.reflector-online.com/news/dir...33#.UPWzMVKjU80
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Olympic National Park News:
New Olympic National Park chief says she plans to stay awhile
Olympic National Park's new superintendant said she intends to stick around longer than her recent predecessors.
http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/articl...-to-stay-awhile
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Pinacles National Park:
America's newest national park declared
Pinnacles National Monument in California was signed into law as the United States' 59th and newest national park, now bearing the name Pinnacles National Park.
http://www.foxnews.com/science/2013/01/14/america-newest-national-park-declared/#ixzz2I5EHU9kW
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Wind Cave National Park News:
Wind Cave National Park to reduce elk herd
Officials are considering herding hundreds of elk out of Wind Cave National Park in southwestern South Dakota to reduce a bloated herd.
http://www.argusleader.com/viewart/20130...reduce-elk-herd
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Yellowstone National Park News:
Court takes up Yellowstone-area wolf harvests
Whether gray wolf hunting and trapping should continue outside the gates of Yellowstone National Park is in the hands of a state judge, after Montana wildlife officials pressed Monday to reinstate a temporary ban.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/huff-wires/20130115/us-travel-yellowstone-wolves/
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Grand Canyon National Park News:
Mother of a missing Grand Canyon rafter fears the worst
The mother of missing Grand Canyon rafter Kaitlin Kenney, 21, is prepared for bad news.
http://www.usatoday.com/story/dispatches...issing/1838297/
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Joshua Tree National Park News:
Joshua Tree National Park Boasts Three Previously Unknown Species Of Trapdoor Spiders, One Named After Bono
Three previously unknown species of trapdoor spiders have been discovered in Joshua Tree National Park, and scientists have named one after Bono of the rock band U2 in honor or their Joshua Tree album.
http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/201...ed-after-b22694
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Mammoth Cave National Park News:
Bat disease hits Mammoth Cave National Park
White-nose syndrome, already responsible for killing some 6 million North American bats, has now been confirmed in Kentucky's iconic cave system.
http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/blogs/bat-disease-hits-mammoth-cave-national-park


Olympic National Park News:
The dock that washed ashore on a remote Olympic National Park beach last month has been confirmed as debris from the March 2011 tsunami in Japan.
http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/articl...-tsunami-debris
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Outside the US/Canadian Park System:
Russian national park to bridge US-Russia divide
Russia on Thursday decreed a national park in its remote Far Eastern Chukotka region, paving the way for a joint US-Russian nature reserve spanning the Bering Strait, an idea first proposed by the last Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev.
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/art...2b14428879.1171
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Yellowstone National Park New:
Yellowstone wolf population declines by 25% partly due to hunting near YNP borders
Loss of collared wolves has had a significant effect on research of wolves in Yellowstone National Park
http://www.thewildlifenews.com/2013/01/1...ar-ynp-borders/

CN could receive Yellowstone bison in 2014
Bringing bison to the Cherokee Nation may take longer than expected because of a change in leadership in Montana and possible interference by the group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.
http://www.cherokeephoenix.org/Article/Index/6939

Yellowstone micro hydro generation comes online
Though the state's first natural-gas fired power plant is coming soon, the newest electricity generation in the state is actually inside the boundaries of Yellowstone National Park.
http://www.wyomingbusinessreport.com/article.asp?id=64445
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