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Wednesday. December 6. me

an independent student newspaper


A decade"

that tore
myths apart

Images Editor

He was wearing neatly cut brown
wool pants and a silky shin. He
looked no different from any 40-
year-old man. complete with white
underwear showing through an
unfortunate pants hole.

But slowly he transformed into an
extraordinary man as he reiterated
the ‘605. event by event. It was the
decade Jerry Rubin became famous
in. when political activism and
rebellion made the country tremble.

Over 500 people came to the
Student Center Ballroom last night
to hear Rubin describe the era that
laid the groundwork. he said. for such
current cultural mainstays as
women's rights and health food.

In a speech that lasted nearly two
hours. he evoked the ‘60s as he saw
them. sometimes breaking the
narrative with comical anecdotes. ,

In one remembrance. he told of
the I967 march on the Pentagon.
when activist and colleague Abbie
Hoffman had a conviction that the
five-sided building represented evil.
The marchers surrounded the
building with a human circle. in an
attempt to exorcise it.

By confronting symbols of power.
such as the Pentagon. the ’60s
“smashed the myths.“ Rubin said.

The essence of the ‘605 was “the
willingness to be a fool.”said Rubin.
In comparison. the problem of the
'70s was that people are just the
opposite ~ “People don't want to be
laughed at.”

At the end of his recollection of


Famed political activist Jerry Rubin speaksto a crowd of 500 students in the

Student Center Ballroom last night.

the ‘605. Rubin became very serious
and somber. “Where did it all go?"
he asked quietly.

“We were smashed." Rubin
concluded. The apathy of the ‘705
was a product of fear. he said.
“We‘re now scared to change.
because it is damaging." and could
bring ruin. “In the ‘605. it was
overthrow the government. In the
‘705. it is overthrow the self.“

The alternative. Rubin said. “is
getting in touch with assertiveness
and power." But how Hide this. he
never said.

Rubin said the macho lifestyle is
out and vulnerability is in. “You
can't change the system." he said.
“until you change you. But you are
the system."

One movement that might change
the system is a new movement.

By MARTIN "isooiz/ Kernel Staff

which Rubin said is bound to come.
“The movement will combine the
power of the '60s and the love of the
‘70s." ‘

In a question-and-answer-pcriod
at the end of Rubin‘s speech.
assistant English professor (icorge
Potrati rose to speak at length on
his role in the Iranian demonstra-
tion controversy. (PotratI was.
arrested with ll others for taking
part in a protest last spring. which a
jury decided had violated UK
regulations.) Someone in the
audience shouted. “Make your
point. George."

If that point wasn‘t made. perhaps
another one was. Rubin reminded
the audience that Abbie Hoffman is
still in hiding. a fugitive from police.
The ‘605 are over. but there‘s still
work to be done.



New mail codes and delivery systems
arrive at UK, prompt complaints

Staff Writer

Significant changes are being made
in the way mail is delivered at UK.
They include new lip codes for three
major departments. a campus delivery
route with fewer stops. and a
mandatory campus zip code system.

U K officials say the new procedures
will make mail delivery faster and
more efficient. but some employees
say they‘ve been inconvenienced by the
new changes.

New zip codes

Two weeks ago. three major
University sections were issued new
federal zip eodes. Paul Nestor.
director of business services. said he
has been petitioning the US. Postal
Service for the additional zip codes for
nearly two years.

The sections and new numbers are:
residence halls. 40526; Agriculture.
40546; and the Medical Center. 40536.
All general mail sent to UK should still
have the 40506 number.

Although the zip codes are in effect.
they are not being used yet because the
departments have not received official
notice. Nestor said. .

It may take several months before
the new zip codes can be utilized.
Nestor said. A memorandum will be
sent to the affected departments giving
them time to inform their mailers of
the new numbers.

Before the new zip codes were
added. University mail was received in
the main city post office on Nandino
Boulevard. At UK it was sorted into
three groups: Medical Center.
residence halls and general campus.

Using the new 7ip codes. the city
office will receive bulk mail presorted
into these groups. saving the
University time and money. Nestor

Mail previously sorted by hand will

be sorted by machine. using the new
codes. '
Delivery change

The actual campus mail delivery
system to University departments is

also undergoing change. In the past. .

U K mail was sorted on campus for 3l5
different departments and delivered to
285 stops.

In an effort to cut down on delivery
time. a new route is being developed to
eliminate making several stops in one
building. Nestor said.

The post office will save the time
equivalent of one-half day with the
delivery system change.

“Right now over one-half of the
buildings on campus are receivingjust
one stop." Nestor said. For example.
at residence halls. mail is delivered in
bulk. and receptionists then sort it into
students‘ mailboxes.

Under the new mailing system. all
buildings with the exception of the
Service Building. Patterson Office
Tower and the Medical Center will
receive mail in bulk. Nestor said these
exceptions are because of the type of
mail delivered. such as bills and bids.
and the large number of departments
in the Office Tower and Medical

Departments are presently making
arrangements for details on how
sorting will be done. and the new
delivery system will not be used until
departments coordinate a sorting
system. Nestor said.

Employees within Patterson Tower
had expressed concern with the
delivery change. In a meeting with
Jack Blanton. vice president of student
affairs. and Patterson Tower
department heads. it was proposed
that instead of making 24 deliveries in
that building. secretaries from each
department would pick up mail from
the Classroom Building Post Office.
The mail would continue to be sorted
for each section and kept in locked

.. University of Kentucky
Lexington. Kentucky


“I feel like we (would be) doing
everybody else‘s work.“ said Jean
Mullins. a secretary in the English

Another English department
employee who wished to remain
anonymous said. "There will be less
time for secretarial work to be done.“

Marty Heuerman. administrative
secretary with the college of arts and
sciences. said “It's going to be a mess.
especially with the elevator situation.
There aren‘t too many departments
that are too happy with it from what I

However. said Nestor. “We‘ve
received very good cooperation from
almost all departments . . . In essence
we‘re sharing the workload. The
amount of time in delivery was
disproportionate to the amount of
time spent in sorting."

Codes now mandatory

“Speed Sort" is a third change that
has been received with mixed
responses. Similiar to federal zip
codes. Speed Sort uses five-digit
numbers to sort campus mail.

Each building on campus is assigned
a four-digit number. which is the basis
for the sorting system. Nestor said.
The last digit coincides with
departments within the building.

“The purpose is to enable us to
speed up the pre-sorting of mail.“
Nestor said. “Twenty percent of all
campus mail was incorrectly
addressed. which means that one out
of every five pieces had to be handled
twice or delayed while searchingfor a
correct address."

The use of Speed Sort became
mandatory Nov. l5. but UK has used
the system for the last few years. Until
last month. it was only mandatory for
departments using bulk mailing lists.
Now carriers have been instructed not
to handle intra-eampus mail that does
not have a speed sort code.

Coed dorm residents fear constrUction may bring changes

Staff Writer

The constructiOn of apartments for
upperclass students on the South side
of campus has coed dormitory
residents concerned about shifts in the

location of their dorms.

The 200 apartments
construction behind Commonwealth
Stadium will provide 600 spaces
intended for upperclass students.
Because of that. housing officials may
change some present upperclass dorms
to freshmen balls. to easethe freshmen
housing crunch.


Over [00 students from the three
coed halls met with Dean of Students
Joe Burch last night at the Complex to
discuss possible housing changes.

The coed residents were opposed to
a suggestion that Keeneland. a North
Campus upperclass women‘s dorm. be
changed to coed to take the place of




. local

STATE REP. JACK TREVEY said yesterday he
will seek the state Senate seat being vacated by his
fellow Republican. Congressman-elect Larry J.
Hopkins. .

Trevey still' must be "nominated by the local
Republican organization. He then would face George
Mills. Fayette county Democrateic Party chairman. in
a special election.

Trevey. a 45-year-old physician. said he made his
decision over the weekend.

“Larry Hopkins and I have been friends for many
years. before either one of us were elected to the
legislature. and I have his support.“ Trevey said.


morning. A short time later Paducah was hit and then
word came in that Madison and Breathitt counties had
also been struck.

However. there were no casualties and few people in
those counties were aware they had been under attack.

The “bombings” were part of an eight-state exercise
by the federal Defense Civil Preparedness Agency
during which a mock conventional war escalated into
nuclear strikes on the southeastern United States.


REACT ED ANGRILY yesterday to the city‘s
proposal to lay off 400 safety employees in an effort to
keep Cleveland from becoming the first major US.
city to default since the Depression.

“We'r'e so under strength it's unreal to even consider
this.“ said William McNea. president of the Cleveland
Police Patrolmen‘s Association.

McNea. who has led the city‘s police on strikes twice
in l2 months. said the plan would violate a campaign
promise by Mayor Dennis J. Kucinich that there
would never be a police layoff.‘

yesterday he will fire two FBI agents for their part in
conducting allegedly illegal surveillance against the
radical Weather Underground in the early I970s. but
will take no action against 59 other agents.

In addition to firing two agents. the director
announced he will demote one agent and suspend one
for 30 days. All four had supervisory responsibility.
Webster said.

He also said he will reprimand two street agents who
conducted unauthorized surveillance against the
Weather Underground.

OF CENTS MORE for a gallon of gasoline within a
week because of the current tight supply of the fuel
industry. analysts predicted yesterday.

“Before next week is out. you will probably see a
two-or-three-cent increase in most markets." said Dan
Lundberg. publisher of the Lundberg Letter. an
influential industry newsletter. “This won‘t take place
in specific areas. it will take place on a national level a
and especially in rural areas.”

“There‘s no question the shortage is going to bring
some increase.“ said Charles Matties. a West
Hartford. Conn.. Exxon dealer who is president of the
National Congress of Petroleum Retailers. “I would
expect to see a few cents upward movement.“


today with highs in the mid 50‘s. Increasing cloudiness
and a slight chance of showers tonight with lows near
40. Rain tomorrow with highs in the upper 40‘s.



one of the three South Campus coed
buildings. which would be converted
into freshmen housing.

A survey was taken last week in the
coed dorms to see how students would
respond to such changes. Burch said
the majority of the students surveyed
wanted to stay where they were. and
did not want to move to the North side
of campus for coed living.

“I have no desire to live on the North
end of campus.“ said Mary Tim
Cravens. Blanding I president.

Burch said he got the impression
that there were fundamental
differences between the students who
lived on each side of campus.

Most of the students from
Keeneland. who met with Burch and
the panel last Thursday. are in favor of

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making the hall coed.

Martha McClellan. Keeneland Hall
vice president. said. “The general
consensus (of those attending the
meeting) was in favor of the change."

Burch reassured students that no
definite plans had been made. but he
said something would be decided
“soon.“ 4

He said he was surprised at the
reaction he got from coed students
about the apartments.

“The reaction is quite opposite from
what I expected.“ he said. adding he
had thought more students living in
coed dorms would be in favor of the

Residents. however. said the
distance of the apartments from the
rest of campus was a negative factor.

One student said apartment living
would not offer the friendly “family
atmosphere“ she found in coed dorms.

Some students also said that they
did not like the idea of four persons
sharing an apartment.

“It‘s hard enough getting along with
one roommate. much less three.“ said

Also discussed at the meeting was
the current method of applying for on-
campus housing. Students applying
for housing before April l5 are now
given priority.

Some students start sending
applications as early as the fall
semester before. Burch proposed
closed periods to submit applications.
but students agreed that the procedure

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editorials as comments

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Richard McDonald
News Editor

Thomas Clark
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Jeanne Webnes
Associate Iz'ditor

Mary Annbuehart
Debbie McDaalel
Betsy Pearce

F. Jenny Tate
('upr lz'ditors

Gregg Fields
slum. lz'ditor

Jamie Vaught

Walter Tunis
Arts Editor


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Amateur Sports Editor

Nell Fields
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Tom Moran
illircctor it] Photography

Linda (‘ampbell
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Like it or not

'Security risk,’ political climate
make the draft a likely choice

Like it or not. guys. there‘s a good chance that the
draft will be reinstituted soon. Because of a growing
concern for defense and the disappointing outcome
of the volunteer army. Congress could decide in the
next few years to terminate the dormant status of
the selective service system.

The fears over an inadequate national defense
were highlighted this week with the release of a
'House Armed Services Committee report that
criticized the present system.

There is “an unacceptable risk to national
security“ because of the amount of time needed to
bring civilians into uniform should war occur. the
report found.

Under optimistic conditions, the report estimated
it would take 65 days to deliver the first recruits. and
90 days to deliver l00.000. The system is supposed
to be capable of putting recruits in camp within 30
days of mobilization. delivering l00.000 inductees
in two months. Pessimistically. the report said it
could take as long as three months to deliver

The country‘s armed forces readiness has been
found inadequate in other ways. The “volunteer
army“ concept has brought disproportionate
numbers of poorly educated soldiers into the
service. creating training problems with complex
modern equipment. Discipline and combat
readiness are apparently declining. and revelations

of massive drug use and dealing among Europe-
based troops don’t inspire confidence. Because of
declining enlistments. the Army is now trying to
attract recruits through reducing the time length of a
tour of duty. almost a showing of desperation.

The arguments about whether to have a
compulsory draft are complex ones. Will large
ground forces be necessary during an atomic war. or
should the military concentrate on reducing forces
and building up the nuclear deterrent? Should the
Army be large enough to fight wars abroad. if such
an action is necessary. and can such incursions be
justified? Above all. is the United States one of the
countries that can afford the luxury of giving.
citizens a choice about serving?

What seems certain is that no matter which side is
right. the country will soon become politically ready
for a return to the draft. President Carter is aware of
the concern over defense: that portion of the
national budget is the one where increases will be
made. Opponents to the draft would have nothing
like Vietnam to rally around. and the Army. now
aware of potential image problems. knows how to
counter criticism. .

So. be prepared. Birth date lotteries. Al ratings
and little white cardboard cards may soon be more
than memories. For those who are concerned about
keeping their right to choose the best way to serve
their country. hard times may be ahead.


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Readers offer comments in defense of sororities, in agreement with Fields’eolumn

Come on Greg Fields. you don‘t
really believe what you wrote in “I‘m
gone suckerl." (Kernel. Dec. 4) that
humorous little “debut“ you wrote on
sorority girls. After four years ofbeing
on this campus and (God forbid!!)
being a member of a sorority. I feel I
deserve a word or two in their defense.

Your (column). which I admit was
very funny. was also unfair. The
“sorority girl“ characterization is as
old as the hills. Ironically. I do have
blond hair and I do drive a white
C amaro; but I can‘t remember the last
time my sorority voted on what type of
cigarettes we should all smoke or
“blackballcd” a girl for not buying a
green slicker.

Perhaps some of us do dress alike.
but does that really have anything to
do with individuality? If we all
changed into bell-bottom blue jeans
and imported Mexican guaze shirts.
would that make us any different?
Would it even make us acceptable in
the eyes of the so-called “anti-greeks?“
I don‘t think so.

But let me move on to the real issue
at hand. Incredible as it may be.
sororitites have bigger and better
concerns than the latest “tea party."
I‘m proud to say you will find in my
sorority the vice president and the
secretary-treasurer of the Student
Center Board. a member of the


Intramural Board of Directors.
members of Links. Lances. Mortor
Board and Omicron Delta Kappa.just
to name a few.

Every member of my sorority is
encouraged to hold one outside
activity. whether it be volunteer
tutoring or working on a Student
Government committee. Remember

'the Awards‘ Night so many of you

attended last spring? One of my
sorority sisters planned and carried
out the whole evening. Celebrity
Breakfast? Same holds here. I could go
on. but I feel I’ve made my point.

I‘m not so blind as to see there are a
few exceptions to every rule. but on the
whole I‘m proud of the contributions
all the sororities have made to this
campus and this community.

Nevertheless. here‘s a toast to you
Gregg; you are a fine writer and your
article. although quite one-sided.
brightened my day. Who knows?
Tommorrow I may dig deeper into my
closet for an old pair of blue jeans to
wear. I may have to. My kilt is at the

Carolyn Cummings
Business Administration senior

Once again the Kernel has gone to

'great lengths to belittle our Greek

organizations. This time it was

sororities. next time it will probably be

I suppose it was mere random
choice that a letter addressing (Sigma
Alpha Epsilon) about their football
(game) conduct just happened to
appear at the top of the daily letters to
the editor. Does "Independent
Student Newspaper" mean (the paper
is) to be published for the benefit of
independent‘s (non-Greeks)? When is
this staff going to refrain from
resorting to such mundane innuendos?

Time and time again these
organizations raise money for
charities. However. if some
unfortunate soul restricted his media
exposure to the illustrious Kernel.
would he ever know? Hell no!!

Last year. Kappa Kappa Gamma
and Sigma Alpha Epsilon held their
annual muscular dystrophy drive.
Somehow The Lexington Herald

' managed to find time out from their

rigorous schedule to report this to the
Lexington community. However our
Kentucky Kernel refraimed. Tell me
guys. was there an important Kiss
concert to report on that same

This semester. Kappa Alpha Theta
and Delta Tau Delta held an annual
bike-a-thon fund raising event.
Granted. the Kernel was there

snapping a few “token“ pictures.

However. the main reason for holding
the event -— charity — was barely
mentioned. The community list goes
on and on.

On Monday. Dec. 4. the Kernel staff
continued this abuse. courtesy of
Gregg Fields' (column). First off. I
must congratulate Fields on a well-
written debut. Chalk one up for our
journalism college.

However. may I recomend you
retake a few ground courses.
Primarily those outlining biasness
(sic) and slander (sic). Surely you
mustn‘t be planning on a career in
journalism? Any “nonindependent”
newspaper would be insane to hire

Question: Were’ you deprived the
opportunity to join a fraternity just as
any other incoming freshman might
be? Or did you blunder your chance
and merely attend a few parties with
the primary purpose of milking that
particular fraternity (out) of a few
beers? Please don‘t get me wrong.
“some of best friends are

Furthermore. I don‘t downgrade
people who wear pre-washed disco
demins and silk shirts unbuttoned
down to their navals. Therefore. why
not grow up a little Fields and accept



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those who enjoy dressing in the
“conservative fashion."

Please don‘t dislike me just because
I am in a Greek-affiliated
organization. I do not have a
stereotype hatred for those such as

One last suggestion: Work on
developing a little self-respect Fields.
A good start may be referring to
yourself as something other than a

Mark Switow
Political Science junior

(EDITOR‘S NOTE: Just a few notes
of explanation. 1.) Letters to the editor
are not placed in any specific order.
They are usually laid on the page in the
same order in which they are received
and typed. 2.) The words
"Independent Student Newspaper"
appearing below the flag everyday are
indicitive of this paper‘s independence
from University control and not our
readers‘ affiliation with campus
organizations. 3.) Gregg Fields was
making his debut as a weekly
columnist. The “Franklin and Me"
series originally appeared every other
Friday. 4.) Fields is a member of the
Phi Gamma Delta fraternity (Fljls). a
former member of the Inter-Fraternity
Council and former sports editor of
the Kentucky Greek. He also served as
a summer intern for The Wall Street
Journal and was recently choosen to
Intern at The Louisville Times during
the Christmas holidays.

Congrats to Greg Fields on a really
socko article in Monday‘s Kernel

(Dec. 4) exposing the sorority.

mentality with such articulate fairness
and objectivity. As a guy who‘s had
occasional contact with these
respectable types. I can really agree
with your panning of those weird
things they go for. like nice clothes.
cars from this decade. and social
gatherings where all they do is sit
around and get to know each other
and have a good time. and don‘t even
get drunk or tell dirty jokes or nothing.

I mean. like man. these chicks even
care about what they look like. and
watch their diets. and everything.
Shoot. some of ‘em won‘t even let you
break the speed limit. or do donuts
while they‘re in the car. or even be
around you when you‘re drunk.

And you really hit it on the head
with that bit about snobbery. Why.
some of ‘em. just cause a fella can‘t
help cussing a little. crackin‘ a dirty
joke once in while. or even just plain
lose control (on himself when he's

'messed up. well. they wont even go
out with him!

(I) sure am glad you set the record
straight on the gals. dude. I‘d sure hate
for some poor. dumb. uniformed kid
to get hooked up with one not
knowing any better. and maybe even
get stuck on a date with a real lady.
David Lauderdale
Business Administration junior

In the three and one halfyears I have
attended the University of Kentucky.
the Kernel has only made me laugh at
the stupidity of some of its articles.
Gregg Fields‘ fact and fiction (column)
(Kernel. Dec. 4) was truely refreshing.
almost to the point of pleasure. I
congratulate him on his uncommon
sense of humor.

In this time when the true individual
appears to be a dying breed. a time

when women are no longer women

and men are no longer men. the largest
group who holds similar opinions
rules. Fields‘ longing for a human of
the true individual spirit persists.

My one recommendation is that
Fields not only look at the obvious.
but also the subtle. The false
individual is the one who states
individuality but seems to have a tape
recorder hidden somewhere inside his

It is true that knowledge is passed
from generation to generation.
Knowledge is a continuum seeming to
have no end. Truths will be repetitive
and will remain so if they continue to
be truths. The false individual holds
nothing as truth. His or her knowledge
seems to be similar to the “new and
improved“ mixed media means of
selling soup.

Fields' humor is good and if he
-could devote his talents to a less
'sophomoric level and truly become
engulfed to the point of passion. much

understanding could be acheived.
Without understanding we become
equal to the machines we operate. we
become amoral.

Mark S. Clary

Architecture student

Mac vs. ecosystem

Permit me to add my voice to those
who have spoken so eloquently aganst
McDonald‘s preying upon the Student
Center Grill. Variety adds stability to
the ecosystem. To have some of Ray
Kroc‘s bile-flavored metastasis' on
every street corner would severely
restrict the diet of this (yours truly)
and many other carnivores I know.
Besides. the pizza in the grill is the
finest fast food in town.

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Oberon (played by Robert Brock) directs
production of
Shakespeare‘s A Midsummer Night's Dream.

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Staff Writer

In the course of mounting a
production like A Midsummer
Night's Dream. a director is
liable to be anxious about
possible difficulties involving a
large set design. elaborate
Costumes. and'a, huge cast of
actors and technicians. This
huge cast consists of UK
faculty and staff.

Combine these obstacles
with the unfamiliarity of the
new theatre department
chairman working with
similarly unfamiliar faces and
one can see why a director
could be a bit edgy before
opening night. But Dr. Jim
Rogers expressed more delight
than anxiety when asked about
the past few weeks since
acquiring that position.

“There were a lot of things
that had us worried about this
production. The Thanksgiving
break was difficult. but since all
ofthe facets ofproduction have
come together we have begun
to look forward to the show."

Rogers narrowed the facets
to specific areas of theatre
production. such as lighting.
set construction. sound.
costuming and acting. Rogers
handles the actors (There are
27.) leaving the other areas to
people like UK‘s technical
director. Bob Ploch.

Ploch described the set as
"an artistic collage symbolizing
everything and nothing."

He said there are five
movable set pieces. explaining
that “it took weeks instead of
days toengineer these segments
into workable pieces. These are
some of the things that people
never see.“

Some things people will see
are a result of the imagination
of Den Kopani. a native of
Yugoslavia who came to
America at the age of II. He
later studied theatre design at
Michigan State and Illinois.

Kopani has created a design
consisting of moving pieces
resembling (ireek architecture.
transposed with a multiple
plateau arrangement which
resembles a forest. The levels
have tree roots fashioned from
wire and canvas. There are
strands of gauze. plastic. mylar
strips. and even army nettings.

“The moving parts were built
because Shakespeare called for
isolated scenes in different
parts of the forest." Kopani
said. “The movement should
appear subtle. If the effect
becomes too complex. then we

The cost of" the construction
is roughly Sl50 less than the
last show. The Hoylage.

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the creation of the show‘s
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