Central Valley Corvettes of Fresno - Feb 2016

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Central Valley Corvettes of Fresno - February 2016

The Central Valley Corvette Club was

chartered in 1991 for the owners of the only

real AMERICAN sports car, the awesome

CORVETTE. It's a social organization with

activities that provide enjoyment for the true

Corvette lover.

MONTHLY MEETINGS ARE HELD

AT 6.30 P.M. ON THE 3 RD TUESDAY

OF EVERY MONTH AT YOSEMITE

FALLS CAFE, 4278 W. ASHLAN AVE,

FRESNO CALIFORNIA. INTERESTED

CORVETTE ENTHUSIATS ARE

MORE THAN WELCOME TO

ATTEND THE MEETINGS AND MEET

OUR MEMBERS.

Club activities include monthly meetings,

car shows, weekend Club activities,

overnighters, picnics, road rallies, summer

cruises, holiday get-to-gathers and more!

Eligibility for membership in CVC is

defined in Article III, section 1 of the

bylaws in part as follows: "Membership in

Central Valley Corvettes shall be open to all

Corvette owners who are sponsored by a

member in good standing. Additionally, a

prospective member must, within a three

month period , attend two consecutive

meetings, participate in two club sanctioned

social activities, pay current membership

dues and initiation fees, and be approved by

two- thirds vote of membership present at

any general membership meeting by secret

ballot

Sponsors shall be responsible for advising

prospective member of results. All members

must submit proof of personal insurance in

accordance with California State Law upon

application for membership, and all

members must be a member of the

association providing club liability insurance

for CENTRAL VALLEY CORVETTES.

A prospective member who does not have a

sponsor will be provided one by the

membership committee. Non-members may

not participate in more than three meetings

or two sanctioned activities.

CVC membership dues are $67.00 plus an

initiation fee of $35.00. Membership entitles

two members at the same address voting

privileges at meetings (provided they are in

good standing) and membership rights.

Please feel free to contact the membership

chairperson, Charlotte Renna (559) 298323-

0153 or any officer on the following page.


PRESIDENT

Gary Pflepsen (Jan)

559-298-7241

gpflep@aol.com

VP-ACTIVITIES

Skip Severance (LeighAnn)

559-299-3550

skipseverance@att.net

VP-PUBLIC RELATIONS/ MEMBERSHIP

Charlotte Renna

559-323-0153

chrenna@aol.com

SECRETARY

Debby Anderson (Terry)

559-801-7482

Debbydoo64@yahoo.com

TREASURER

Mike Lebda (Mary)

559-298-7993

mjlebda@comcast.net

Mission Statement / Officers..... 2-3

A Word from our President.......... 4

Secretary’s Minutes..................... 5

Sunshine & Clouds...................... 6

Birthdays & Anniversaries............ 7

Cookin’ with Tom..................... 8-9

In the Garage w/Charlie........ 10-19

CVC Activities............................ 20

CVC Event Flyers.................. 21-25

Roger Rocka’s Nite Out......... 26-27

In Memory of Freddy Fam..... 28-49

PARLIMENTARIAN

Craig Hansen (Pam)

559-645-0513

hansenrt66@att.net

SERGEANT-AT-ARMS

Chuck Laningham (Linda)

559-304-2525

laningham@hotmail.com

RAFFLE TICKETS

Susan Walker (Del)

559-255-2613

delwalker@live.com

WEBSITE EDITOR

Charlie Fosnaugh (Kim)

559-299-0547

Fosnaugh@comcast.net


I’ve finally got the President’s Mystery

Run scheduled. It will be Wednesday, July

6 through Saturday, July 9. The cost will

be $650 per couple. There will be a signup

sheet at the next meeting. You will

have a choice of rooms with either two

queen beds or one king. I would suggest

making your choice of room as early as

you can to ensure you get what you want.

There will also be a choice of a box lunch

we will be having. The choices are a cold

roasted half chicken, turkey and ham

croissant sandwich or a grilled vegetable

(zucchini, squash, eggplant, tomato, bell

peppers, mushrooms and jack cheese)

sandwich. The cutoff for signing up will be

the May 17 General Meeting, but the

earlier the better. The weather should be

typical summer weather for California (or

Oregon, Utah, Nevada, Baja). Who

knows? I am having fun putting it

together and it should be a good time.

Not much else to talk about this month.

We’re kind of in the post-Christmas, prespring

slowdown. The club still has

activities happening though. Roger

Rocka’s was fun and we have Super

Bowl, Space Shuttle and Laughlin coming

up. Can’t forget the on-going Domino

games.

See you all at the next meeting.

GARY


Central Valley Corvettes

General Meeting Minutes

January 19, 2016

The General Meeting was called to order at

6:30 by President, Gary Pflepsen.

The minutes from the December meeting

were read by Debby Anderson, Secretary.

Glenn Henderson made a motion to accept

the minutes as read and it was seconded by

Terri Parks. Motion carried.

Treasurer’s Report was given by Mike Lebda.

VP of Activities Skip Severance had the run

leaders report on the previous month’s runs.

The upcoming runs are: 1/20 13 Hours, at

the Maya Theatre, 1/22 Roger Rocka’s, Feb

7 th Super Bowl Party, March 4-6 Space

Shuttle. Gary mentioned that he is in the

planning stages of the next Presidents

Mystery Run and thinks it will be this

summer either in June or July.

VP of PR/Membership Charlotte Renna gave

the Birthday and Anniversary report. The

Derringers are our newest members as of

tonight, Welcome Derringers.

Sgt. At Arms Chuck Laningham collected .50

in missing badge fees.

Sunshine and Clouds report was given by Jan

Pflepsen.

Old Business:

There was no old business to report tonight.

New Business:

There was no new business to report

tonight.

The next General Meeting will be Tuesday,

February 16 th .

The next Board Meeting will be Tuesday,

January 26 th at 7:00pm at Skip’s house.

A motion to adjourn the meeting was made

by Scott Parkin and seconded by Ruthie

Danielsen.

Meeting adjourned at 7:08

Respectfully submitted by,

Debby Anderson, Secretary

Raffle: Thank you to the following members

for donating raffle prizes: A&C Anderson,

Danielsen, Dawson, Derringer, Fosnaugh,

Garrison, Henderson, Henenfent, Jarvis,

Laningham, Null, Parkin, Renna, Severance,

Sons, Walker and Whitson.

We made $215.00 on raffle tickets tonight.


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SUNSHINE & CLOUDS

Jan De Mello-Pflepsen

Jan. 19, 2016

All of these messages were received most of which are happy.

1. Art and Nancy White are comping by the water at Lake Havasu, AZ for the next month. Then

on their return they will be off to Houston for a business trip. They will catch up with us at

the March meeting.

2. Per Debbie Anderson, she and Terry are very proud to announce that they have a new

daughter in law. Their oldest son Gary moved to China in August to be reunited with his soul

mate. He got a great job teaching English to small children. On December 30 he married

Songsong. Debbie and Terry are hoping to finally meet her this spring.

3. From our dear friend Joyce Krocker, she has been diagnosed with bladder cancer. She is

scheduled for surgery (today). Joyce says she would be much happier to be at the meeting

with all of us today. Joyce says she has been blessed with good health asks only that we

pray for her.

4. Our dear Charlotte Renna is on the road again. She went with her daughter and son in law

in their motor home for a trip to Pismo coast village. They arrived the day after the big

coastal storm. Their site was one row away from a motor home that was crushed by a fallen

tree. Luckily no one was hurt. While there they all went to see the monarch butterflies,

elephant seals, and walked & walked on the beach. She also said they ate their way through

Pismo. They enjoyed the best weather except for one rainy day, but that did not stop them.

5. Finally from Patricia Garrahan. This one is priceless: Dear Jan, I have no news worth

sharing! I have no illness, no vacations and I did not win the power ball!

6. And now for another message from Joyce Kroeker. She is recovering from surgery and has a

catheter, which makes it difficult for her to dance. That’s our Joyce!!

7. Per Pat Garrahan, she received an e-mail from Paula Fam. Freddy is now on Morphine and

Methadone and at times is unresponsive. This is very sad.

8. From Tom and Marcie: we have a new great-grandson, Ames Monroe Thomson. He is their

first great-grandson and big sister is thrilled.

9. Glen Henderson says wife Lorraine went on a girl trip to Palm Springs. All flights back to

Fresno were cancelled (due to air control problems). Sooooo, Lorraine decided to rent a car

and is driving home. We might add that Lorraine has a poor sense of direction. Her cell

phone has died so Glen had trouble reaching her. As of this date, I am sure husband and wife

are reunited!

Thanks to all of you for your response.….. JAN


y Charlotte Renna

Skip Severance – 2/1, Sue Comer – 2/2, Steve Rose – 2/5, Ruthie Danielsen – 2/13,

Rennie Campos – 2/22, Linda Laningham – 2/25, Lori Cameron-Garcia– 2/25

Chuck & Linda Laningham, 2/04/67 – 49 years

Bob & Kathy Marine, 2/09/74 – 42 years

Allyn & Marilyn Goodall 2/16/91 – 25 years

PLEASE REMEMBER TO WEAR YOUR NAME BADGES TO:

ALL MEETINGS, CLUB EVENTS AND RUNS (25µ FINE EA.)

SUPPORT YOUR CLUB RAFFLE AND BRING A RAFFLE PRIZE!

AND BE SURE AND RECOMEND OUR WEB SITE REGULARY

AT:

www.CentralValleyCorvettes.com


Cooking with Tom !

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Editor’s Note: Thanks to Tom Jarvis who stepped up

to provide some recipes for this year’s newsletters!

Charlie

I was asked by Charlie if I would do our cooking section as

Charlotte has moved to the BOD. Following Charlotte is like a

Miata trying to catch a Corvette but I do see curves and hills

down the road.

I will feature different ways of cooking from "Scratch" to "Quick

& Easy" meals from your local grocery store that we have tried.

Using all fresh ingredients, nothing frozen. It will be up to you

on how much time you want to spend in the kitchen preparing

food.

We will be adding new features to our cooking section.

Special Ingredients: Pepper Lovers William-Sonoma 5-

Pepper Blend Peppercorns

Restaurant of the month: Ginza Asian Bistro Lounge, 559-412-

4703. Lunch is the best value.

Corvette Foodies, please send me your suggestion on all the

above.

kg6kyu@comcast.net

Thanks, Tom


‘In the Garage’ with Charlie Fosnaugh

I saw this and thought it was weird but interesting.

If anyone has money to spend on this Car Art then call me for

similar items I may have around my backyard you would like!

National Corvette Museum Car Art Sale!

We are please to offer for sale select works from the Car Part Art Exhibit.

TO PURCHASE:Please contact Katie Frassinelli at katie@corvettemuseum.org or 270-467-8846.

Works can be purchased with cash, credit card or check payable to the National Corvette Museum.

Payment must be received to secure the art piece, however art pieces are to stay on display at the

Museum thru January 2016. After that time purchasers may either pick up their art, or the works

can be shipped for an additional fee. Artists are paid by the Museum for their work if it sells.

Acadia's Unicorn

Alan Lequire. Parts gathered along Charlotte Avenue in

Nashville, including exhaust tips, brake drum, intake and

exhaust valves, shocks, upper control arm assembly, exhaust

strap, exhaust clamp, transmission filters, muffler, internal

transmission parts, exhaust tubing, brake pads, transmission

output shaft and lug nuts .Price: $3,500

Midnight Drive

Trent Boysen. Using kilnformed glass, Trent's piece pays

homage to the design and emotion of the first Corvettes.

The left side uses trim design off the 1954 Corvette while

the right side takes cues from the scallop door area of the

next Corvette body design.Price: $1,100 each or

$1,900 for both


American Glamour

Christopher Brendan Hayes. Inspired by art cars by Britto,

Warhol, Calder and Haring. 1960 Corvette.

Price: $150,000

Corvette Bench

Doug Regen. Uses Corvette exhaust.

Price: $4,800

Matryoshka Nesting Dolls

Anjeanette Illustration. Harley Earl, Helen Emsley and Betty

Skelton are painted on the muffler parts. The lugnuts are

Kentucky, a Stingray and a Corvette logo.

Price: $250

Warm Chroma Study

Brandon Donahue. Brandon was inspired by the idea of

totem poles and ancient sculptures that include stacking

things on top of each other to imply levels of hierarchy and

spirtual guides.

Price: $1,500

Midnight

John Romang. Corvette braked rotor, Corvette paint, pieces

of brick from the Flint, MI factory that produced the first 300

1953 Corvettes.

Price: $500

Pendant Lights

Jonathan Saad. Created from rims of a 1970 MG Midget.

Each light has been silver leafed.

Price: $495 each or $895/pair


Dancer

Katrina Bullington. Uses muffler, brake rotor, tail pipes, wiring

harness, mechanic gloves, clutch cage and more.

Price: $625

Barn Find

Josh Mitcham. The background is barn lumber with a Model

T bumper running the length. There are four hub center caps

and various lights, reflectors and emblems

Price: $1,100

Intergalactic Stingray

Ed Nash. This sculpture incorporates LED lighting and a

mixed media material on a Corvette Stingray hood.

Price: $4,800

Slow Ride

Taylor Pilote. Fiberglass, automotive paint and a chrome

emblem.

Price: $1,300

Painted Flower with Butterfly

Gina Rowland. 2005 Nissan Altima rotor, 1987 Buick Grand

National crank kit piece, Fram air filter.

Price: $320

A Look Inside an Artists Mind

Shelly Clark.

Price: $750


444

Sheila Turner. Black and white print transfer on a

Volkswagen window part.

Price: $1,200

1963 Split Window Coupe

Peter Geiger. More than 100 different tags from 12 states

were used to create this piece.

Price: $1,500

Please Feed the Bees

Michelle Grayum. The shapes of this form made Michelle

think of wings and insects and the idea behind the piece is to

serve as a reminder that bees and pollination are elemental

in our life cycles and help us sustain our food supply. Mixed

media encaustic on hubcap.

Price: $250

Duck

Matthew House. Hood louver for wings, transmission gear

for the tail, swivel base for more than one angle to take off.

Price: $625

Crown Victoria & Vintage Cadillac

Judy Kuniansky. Framed prints.

Price: $325 Each

A Clear Direction

Alysha Irisari Malo. The ultimate goal of the piece is to

capture the dream state of night driving and to express the

meditative solitude of the ritual through text, object, sound


Hub Cap

Andee Rudloff. Celebrating Bowling Green Kentucky by

combining Corvette and Duncan Hines.

Price: $185

Works of Art Using Corvette Hood Liners

Teachers & Students

St. Joseph School and Cumberland Trace Elementary.

Featured a deconstruced Corvette hood liner.

Price: A donation to the school's art department

The Vette Master

Adair County High School Advanced Art

Price: $150

Zentagle / Doodle Hood Cover

Mattelyn Warren

Price: $150

Racing Stripes

Cumberland Trace Elementary

Price: Donation to the school's art department.

Woven Corvette Liner

Greenwood High School

Price: Donation to the GHS art department.


Friendship

Montessori School of Bowling Green. We divided the hood

liner into parts so that we could apply our own interpretation

of the collective piece, and put it back together like the pieces

of a puzzle

Price: Donation toward a community charity that

cares for the well-being of children (HOTEL Inc,

Family Enrichment Center, Community Action, etc)

Hood of Flowers

Warren East Middle School

Price: $100

Galaxy

Jacob Absher, Adair County High School Advanced Art

Price: $120

The White Rabbit

St. Joseph School

Price: Donation to the school's art department.

Transformer

South Warren High School

Price: Donation to the SWHS art department.

My Old Kentucky Home

South Warren High School

Price: A donation to the school's art department.


Hub Cap

Andee Rudloff. Celebrating Bowling Green Kentucky by

combining Corvette and Duncan Hines.

Price: $185

Works of Art Using Corvette Hood Liners

Teachers & Students

St. Joseph School and Cumberland Trace Elementary.

Featured a deconstruced Corvette hood liner.

Price: A donation to the school's art department

The Vette Master

Adair County High School Advanced Art

Price: $150

Zentagle / Doodle Hood Cover

Mattelyn Warren

Price: $150

Racing Stripes

Cumberland Trace Elementary

Price: Donation to the school's art department.

Woven Corvette Liner

Greenwood High School

Price: Donation to the GHS art department.


Friendship

Montessori School of Bowling Green. We divided the hood

liner into parts so that we could apply our own interpretation

of the collective piece, and put it back together like the pieces

of a puzzle

Price: Donation toward a community charity that

cares for the well-being of children (HOTEL Inc,

Family Enrichment Center, Community Action, etc)

Hood of Flowers

Warren East Middle School

Price: $100

Galaxy

Jacob Absher, Adair County High School Advanced Art

Price: $120

The White Rabbit

St. Joseph School

Price: Donation to the school's art department.

Transformer

South Warren High School

Price: Donation to the SWHS art department.

My Old Kentucky Home

South Warren High School

Price: A donation to the school's art department.


Sacred Heart

St. Joseph School

Price: A donation to the school's art department.

St. Joseph School

Price: A donation to the school's art department.

A View From Saint Joe's

St. Joseph School

Price: A donation to the school's art department

American Made

St. Joseph School

Price: Donation to the school's art department.

America the Beautiful

North Warren Elementary School. Symbols depics purple

mountains majesty, amber waves of grain, cities, green

fields, highways, Kentucky, Cumberland Falls Moonbow,

gears and wheels.

Price: Donation to the school's art department.

Industrial Muscle

Tyler McKinney. Corvette hood liner, nuts, bolts, fuses,

wheel covers, gaskets, washers, license plate, wiring

harness, hoses, paint cans, emblems, spark plugs, grill

covers, fluid caps, tail lights, antenna, seatbelt, lug nuts,

spark plug wires, key, bulbs, gauges, springs, clock

components.

Price: $250


TO PURCHASE

Please contact Katie Frassinelli at 270-467-8846 or katie@corvettemuseum.org. Works can be purchased with cash, credit

card or check payable to the National Corvette Museum. Payment must be received to secure the art piece, however art

pieces are to stay on display at the Museum thru January, 2016. After that time purchasers may either pick up their art, or

the works can be shipped for an additional fee. Artists are paid by the Museum for their work if it sells.

Read more about the works of art online at:

www.carpartart.org

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CVC Activities Schedule

Here are the runs that are currently scheduled.

Call me with your run ideas.

Feb 7 Super Bowl Party Anderson’s

Mar 4-6 Space Shuttle Capurro’s

Apr 14-16 Gamblers Classic Laughlin Garrison’s

April 23 Clovis Rodeo Parade Fosnaugh’s

May 1 Annual Kroekerville Picnic Board

Jun 26 Word from Home Car Show Hansen’s

Jul 6-9 Presidents Mystery Tour Pflepsen

Aug 27-Sep 11 North by North West Hansen’s

Dec 8 Christmas Party Garrison’s

Dec 11 Hay Ride Renna

Dec 31 New Year’s Eve Lunch Severance

GENERAL MEETING ALWAYS 3 RD TUESDAY 6:30pm

BOARD MEETING ALWAYS 4 TH TUESDAY 7:00pm

Dominos 2 nd & 4 th Thursday of the Month


Central Valley Corvette Run To Universal Studio

and The California Science Center

March 4 th Through March 6th

We will stay at the Hilton Hotel Universal Studio. The cost is $189 per night plus tax

and $24 per night for parking. This hotel in on the grounds of Universal and easy

walking distance to the theme park and City Walk as well as the Subway station.

The cost for Universal Studio is about $85 per person. I will include that in the trip

fee as that has to be paid in advance as a group.

We will take the subway to the Science Museum on Friday at a cost of about $5.

The museum is free but they will charge a nominal fee for the group tour that will

be included in the trip fee.

We will have Dinner as a group in a restaurant in Universal City Walk on Friday

night.

All other meals will be on your own.

Exact departure time and Trip fee cost will be given out at the January meeting.


C-CVT16


I WANT YOUR CORVETTE

In the Clovis Rodeo’s

Annual Parade !

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Meet at:

Judy’s Donuts in The Trading Post Center on the SE corner of Herndon & Clovis Ave.

Time: Donuts & Coffee from 7:45 to 8:00 am - No later than 8:00 am, Saturday, April 23, 2016

Caravan:

Waiting:

We leave at 8:00 am to the parade staging area (Jefferson, just west of Sunnyside).

We MUST be in place on Jefferson before 8:25 am as they close all of the streets

in that area at that time.

We will wait on Jefferson approximately ½ to 1 hour until we are called on to line up.

Wear/Bring: Your Patriotic Cap & CVC Shirt / American Flags & Decor, Water, Chair, Umbrella, etc.

Rules:

Lunch:

ABSOLUTELY NO BURN-OUT OF TIRES. If one car spins its tires, we will all be escorted off

the parade route and never be invited back again. No throwing of candy or trinkets. (Only

walkers may hand out goodies). Yes, you MAY honk, wave, smile, & rev your engine in neutral!

We will meet up after the Parade at Red Robin, SE corner Shaw/Clovis for lunch / Ice Cream

Contact: Charlie Fosnaugh at fosnaugh@comcast.net or 281-2876

Or Co-Chair : Mike Lebda at mjlebda@comcast.net or 905-9971

Sign up by the April 19 st Meeting!


CVC 3 rd Annual Picnic at Kroekerville

May 1, 2016

Back by popular demand, good food,

music, desert contest, games & more.

More details to follow.


PRESIDENT’S

MYSTERY RUN

JULY 6-9

COST: $650 PER COUPLE

DESTINATION: YOU’RE LOOKING AT IT!!!

SIGN UP AND PAY CVC BY THE MAY 17 MEETING

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CVC - Roger Rocka’s Nite Out – 1/15/16


Freddy was always a good talker

so of course got his way.

Freddy loved flying, but his

parents wanted him to be a doctor.

In Egypt, parents have a lot of

control and influence even after

you are an adult.

Freddy was born in Cairo, Egypt.

Over his career, he flew for three

different airlines. He started in

Egypt but also flew for British Air

and Holland Air. He traveled all

over the world and spoke several

languages.

One day, he went into the dutyfree

store at the Cairo Airport…

and there he found a very

attractive sales girl. Her name was

Paula -she was 21years old and

he was 33.

In Egypt it was customary to ask

the father’s permission to marry

his daughter. He did some fast

talking and convinces Paula’s

father that he was the right guy for

her.

Freddy had a photographic

memory and was a quick study.

While he continued to work as an

airline pilot, he attended medical

school. After getting his doctorate,

he and Paula moved to Kuwait.

They lived there for a while, and

then decided to immigrate to the

U.S. Of course that meant Freddy

had to do another residency to be

licensed to practice in the U.S.

They arrived in New York in June,

too late for Freddy to enter a

residency program. Through their

very good fortune (and another

residence’s very bad fortune)

Freddy was able to enter the

program six months late when the

other resident had to leave

because of an illness in his family.

Freddy was always a workaholic.

He worked night and day in the

emergency room. Eventually, they

began to look for some way to get


out of the rat race. They decided

to move to California; once there,

Freddy became a small town

doctor in Tulare.

He worked in Tulare for a while

and then decided to build a walk-in

clinic in Fresno. So he packed up

his family (now two sons and a

daughter) once more and moved

to their current home in Fresno.

Though he was still working long

hours in his private practice, he

began to volunteer on Thursday

evenings at a clinic to provide free

medical care for the uninsured.

When salesmen left him samples,

Freddy would take them on

Thursday nights to dispense to his

poor patients who could not afford

medication. Through his church,

Freddy counseled those with

addiction problems while

continuing to work long hours with

very little time for socializing.

Finally, he and Paula decided to

put a little fun back in their life.

This decision led them to do many

things, one of which was to join

Central Valley Corvettes!

He loved to scuba dive and was

full of energy and always busy

doing something. They took over

100 cruises and did lots of

traveling before Freddy’s illness.

The son of one of Freddy’s

neighbors had an addiction

problem and was counseled by

Freddy. When he heard Freddy

was ill, he came to see him. He

told Freddy that he owed his life to

him. He is clean and sober

because of Freddy and he

promised him that he would stay

that way. He said Freddy saved

his life.

Paula said that Freddy helped so

many people in his life, but never

talked about it. He had such a zest

for life and filled every minute of it

with one activity or another. When

he wasn’t helping people he was

having fun. He laughed frequently

and danced whenever he got the

chance!

Once Freddy retired, he and Paula

began their love affair with the

cruise ship…any cruise ship.

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