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WTVI, PBS Charlotte. Just ahead on
“Carolina Impact.” Well, it’s not home-schooling,
but it is school at home. I’m Jeff Sonier. Stick around. We’ll have details on North
Carolina’s first venture into K-12 online
classrooms coming up. AMY BURKETT: Plus,
conducting like this requires years of training and practice. We’ll have an interview with
the Charlotte Symphony’s Christopher Warren-Green. And– Not all art hangs on the wall. Coming up, I’ll show you some
tiny, but tasty masterpieces. Don’t go anywhere. “Carolina
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Every Foundation is pleased to support our
region’s arts organizations and artists, with
profiles and feature stories on “Carolina Impact.” [theme music] Good evening. Thanks so much for joining us. I’m Amy Burkett. When’s the last time
your home computer saved you a trip to the store,
or the bank, or the office? Yep. Online shopping, bill
paying, and messaging can make daily life a little
less hectic and a little more convenient. But how about online
schooling for your kids? Other states have been
doing it for years now. North Carolina is
joining the class, experimenting with two new
online charter public schools, and maybe changing the
way we look at education. “Carolina Impact’s” Jeff
Sonier joins us with details. Hi, Amy. We’re in a classroom, as
you can see here at– well, actually, we could be at just
about any school, I suppose. And it’s not just these
classroom surroundings that are so familiar to most of us. You know the drill. School usually starts
between 8:00 and 9:00. Classes go until about 2:00
or 3:00 in the afternoon. In the morning,
carpool lines and buses dropping kids off in the
afternoon, picking kids up. Same old, same old. But for about 1,500
families in North Carolina, this year is different. Because this year, instead
of them coming to school, school is coming to them. [cheering] If you’re a parent,
then you already know– your child’s
classroom today, minus all the technology,
of course, doesn’t look a whole lot different
than your own classroom when you were in school. [jetsons theme music] JEFF SONIER: And then, there’s
the classroom of the future. The total sum of the
trigonomic syndrome divided by the
supersonic equation. Very, good Elroy Jetson. Now, one second while I
check over your answer. JEFF SONIER: But it looks
like that Jetson’s version of schools in the sky and robot
teachers was a little off. Because the real future– VOICE: Eva, tell me
what we are going to do next in your
best math vocabulary. Subtract 8 from 14. JEFF SONIER: –may be
an online classroom, the teacher connecting with
kids from all over the state. Hey, we’ll start with a
little bit of chatting. JEFF SONIER: All learning
together on laptops, right from home. [MUSIC – “KIDS OF THE FUTURE,”
JONAS BROTHERS] Well, I call this
rethinking education, is what we’re trying to do. JEFF SONIER: Nathan Currie is
principle of North Carolina Connections Academy, one of
two new North Carolina online public charter schools,
funded this year by the state legislature. Connections Academy kids learn
the same state approved lessons and take the same tests as other
public schoolers and charter schoolers. What they don’t have are all
the normal school building, or buses, or bell schedules. Care [bell] NATHAN CURRIE: We’re
just school at home. We have North Carolina
certified teachers that’s providing that instruction. We’re staying busy. We’re at our capacity,
which is 1,500, and we have a waiting list. So things are going much
better than we anticipated. [chattering] JEFF SONIER:
Six-grader Emma Hyso, is one of those New
Connections Academy kids. So is her third
grade sister, Eva. TRICIA HYSO: Both
girls are gymnasts, and Eva trains 22 hours a week. Emma trains 24 hours a weeks. And we realized if we didn’t
do some sort of special school, we didn’t see dad, because we
were gone every single night. The good thing about North
Carolina Connections Academy is they still have teachers,
they still have peers. We still do field trips. Like Emma, she has a
teacher for every subject, just like all other middle
schoolers in the state. And then Eva, of course,
has the one teacher, just like all other
elementary kids in the state. So it’s worked out perfectly. [chattering] So both girls, they train
in the afternoons in school. And then at night, Daddy gets to
help out with math or science, and whatever’s left
over, and we still get to spend time
together as a family. So, I’d like to introduce
myself if I haven’t already. My name is Alan. I’m with Connections Academy. JEFF SONIER: These online
school info sessions over the summer
also attracted lots of home school families
looking for something a little different. Well, homeschooling
him’s been OK. But I think that I’m not
the best teacher for him. I feel he needs some
sort of traditional, without being
totally traditional, help from a teacher. JEFF SONIER: Charlotte
parent, Tiffany Rogers, says she heard about Connections
Academy from her friends in South Carolina. We all have the same goal,
to provide the best education possible for our students. JEFF SONIER: Which started
in its online school program seven years ago in Columbia and
now serves almost 3,000 kids statewide. Many in North Carolina are now
drawn by that same Connections Academy promise of professional
educators and state-approved lessons and testing– We wanted something with
a little more structure– JEFF SONIER: –without
surrendering their freedom from traditional
schools and classrooms. –where we could still have
one-on-one attention with our kids, but at the same
time, have some oversight with their curriculum. from teachers who teach
that age group all the time. JEFF SONIER: Do you see
yourself in competition with the traditional
K-12 public schools? Well, absolutely not. We’re just an option. Another option for
parents to choose. [MUSIC – “KIDS OF THE FUTURE,”
JONAS BROTHERS] By the way, we mentioned that
North Carolina Connections Academy is one of two new online
public charter schools in North Carolina this year. The other one is called North
Carolina Virtual Academy. Different operators, but
the same or similar concept. And the state is watching both
new online schools closely for possible expansion to
more kids of the future, if those online
schools are successful. Amy? Thanks so much, Jeff. North Carolina
becomes the 27th state to launch an online
Connections Academy school. All are publicly-funded
and tuition free, with state tax dollars
paying the parent company of Connections Academy
to operate the schools. Any North Carolina
student can enroll. Mecklenburg is the online
school’s number one county in the state for enrollment,
with 200 students currently signed up. Well, from making sure our kids
do their homework to finishing up dinner, our work
life and chores at home can be stressful. But music always
helps me unwind. For more than 80 years, the
Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, has given our region the
gift of high quality music. Christopher Warren-Green
leads the Charlotte Symphony and recently sat down with
“Carolina Impact’s’ Jeff Rivenbark to tell us more. JEFF RIVENBARK: When
he’s conducting, his body moves to the
music, punctuating the high and low
parts of a piece, while pouring himself to
every wave of the baton. CHRISTOPHER WARREN
GREEN: Do you know, almost every concert is
a fabulous highlight. JEFF RIVENBARK: Joining
the symphony in 2010, Maestro Christopher
Warren-Green says he’s always loved music, even as a boy. I think I started to sing
in church choir at seven, and decided there and then
this is what I was going to do. JEFF RIVENBARK:
Although his work life revolves around classical music,
he enjoys other styles too. Yeah, I’d have to say
that my favorite rock band is The Beatles. JEFF RIVENBARK: In addition
to working with the Charlotte Symphony, he conducts the
London Chamber Orchestra. And when the
British royal family has a special occasion involving
music, they call the maestro. One of the greatest
thrills was doing the music and conducting the orchestra
for two royal weddings, Prince Charles and Duchess of
Cornwall’s and also, Prince William’s and the Duchess
of Cambridge’s recent wedding. JEFF RIVENBARK: A member
of the Charlotte Symphony for 17 years, Cynthia
Frank says she enjoys working with the maestro. It’s a lot easier for
us to play with someone who we can trust, and we
know what he’s going to do, and he knows the music so well. Like, tonight he was
doing it from memory. So, we’re– we’re
lucky to work with him. Yeah, it helps us. CHRISTOPHER
WARREN-GREEN: You have to enable those great
musicians in front of you to give the absolute inner self. And if you’re just
a dictator who does this kind of thing
and intimidates people, they’re not going to
give their hearts. They’ll play well, but
they won’t give you what’s in their heart. JEFF RIVENBARK: And musicians
who play with passion trigger a range of
emotions with the audience. It was perfect into this week. Like, I’m just sitting– finally
sitting still and taking it. And like the unexpected. You know, it just would go up,
and then it’s soft, and up, and soft, and it’s very nice. It’s enrichment. It’s depth. It’s just beautiful music. It’s great fun to come out
and have that deep experience. We’re are incredibly fortunate. JEFF RIVENBARK: Charlotte
Symphony President and CEO Bob Stickler says the maestro
brings a high level of artistry. BOB STICKLER: He has
taken a good orchestra and is making it into
a great orchestra. He continues to
build the orchestra. But what I think is as
important is what the maestro does outside the concert hall. JEFF RIVENBARK: Stickler
says the maestro loves promoting music
education programs for youth. BOB STICKLER: He is committed
to the idea that music can be a transforming force,
both for our students in terms of growing up to be
responsible adults, and in terms of bringing
the community together. JEFF RIVENBARK: Warren-Green
is the 11th music director to lead the Charlotte
Symphony Orchestra. Outside Belk Theatre and
less than a block away, the old Carolina Theater
stands, boarded up, a relic of Charlotte’s past. The Charlotte Symphony held
its first concert here in 1932. GS DeRoxlo was the Symphony’s
first music director. According to this 1935
newspaper article, DeRoxlo’s believed
the Charlotte Symphony would fill a need in the
musical life of the city by offering an opportunity
to its musicians to study and perform the
music of the great masters. Over the years, the symphony
has continued that tradition, and today employees 62 full-time
professional musicians. Last year, the
symphony presented nearly 100 performances
throughout the region. So if you’ve never
been to the Symphony, Stickler offers this advice. BOB STICKLER: I would
say to them that, put aside all of
your stereotypes about what happens
in the concert hall, and give it a try. And come dressed as
you feel comfortable. Come on in. Clap when you want to clap. You don’t have to
be an aficionado. You can be somebody
who’s just tasting it. JEFF RIVENBARK: Nearly
an hour into the concert, Maestro Warren-Green
maintains high energy. CHRISTOPHER WARREN-GREEN:
Every a single concert you play is as though you’re
playing for your life, and that you will
never play again. Every concert is important. JEFF RIVENBARK: And by aiming
for 110% in every concert, may be the key to the
Charlotte Symphony’s continued growth, year after year. For “Carolina Impact,” I’m
Jeff Rivenbark reporting. AMY BURKETT: Thanks, Jeff. Each year, the
Charlotte Symphony gives a free concert to every
fifth grader in Charlotte Mecklenburg schools, as
well as educational concerts for private and home
school children. For more information,
head to our website at pbscharlotte.org. Well, it is that time of year. Time to enjoy the area, and
go and do a little exploration throughout the Tar Heel State. I’ve got a special guest joining
me now with some suggestions. Heidi Billotto is a
Charlotte culinary expert. Heidi, thanks so
much for your time. Thank you for having me. So I could say
it’s wine season, but I think you would
correct me, and say that– It’s always wine season. But it’s a good thing to
talk about seasonal product and local food. Agriculture is this
state’s biggest industry. And a big part of that
is the wine industry. So we have lots of
farmers growing grapes. And they grow them on vineyards. There’s over 400
vineyards in the state, and over 100 wineries. So it’s a big billion
dollar industry here. Now, to help people
understand, there are lots in the area that we
could go do a little outing over the weekend. Absolutely. There are– What are some of
your favorites. They’re so close, and
they’re so close to Charlotte. So my– I have a
lot of favorites. And all of them make
for a good trip. But I love to go
to Hanover Park. It’s a very little winery
right outside of Winston-Salem. But there’s an old barn
there, and Amy and Michael are great hosts. They own it, and
are the winemakers. I love to go to
RayLen Vineyards. Shelton is a fun vineyard to
go to, a fun winery to go to, because it’s huge. It’s big. You can see the whole operation. You will learn from A to Z
how they treat the grapes, grow the grapes, make the
wine, age it, all of that. So you get the whole program. Then there’s some
other little ones that are just small, and
in people’s backyards, or in their barns. It’s– it’s all over. So the Yadkin Valley
is not far from here. If you go to
Winston-Salem, that’s really kind of a gateway
city to the Yadkin Valley. Raffaldini is a
beautiful vineyard. It’s an old Italian– or made to
look like an old Italian villa. And lots to do there. So I need some education. HEIDI BILLOTTO: OK. OK. I confess to not being
a wine connoisseur. But you have shared some
information about the five S’s, I believe it is? Yes. Yes. Let’s have a little example. OK. So the five S’s are what
you need to know to you can look– know– look like
you know what you’re doing. AMY BURKETT: OK. The truth is, you just are
going to drink the wine. None of this other
stuff matters. But it’s kind of fun. So we’re going to pour some
RayLen Cabernet Sauvignon. It’s a great red. RayLen does a great job and
has some wonderful wines. And so the first one
is to see the wine. Now, we have a black
counter in front of us, so that’s not a good set
up for a wine tasting. You really want something white. I’m gonna just turn your
notes over for one second. Sure. So if you look at the wine
onto a white piece of paper, you see the color of the wine. And that’s what
you’re looking for. When you’re first starting, that
really doesn’t matter so much. But as you do it,
you start to see how wines– I’m going to hold
that– how can we do this? There we go. How wines are different colors
based on what kind of grape it is. So once you learn, as
you start to learn, you learn that a Cabernet
Sauvignon grape is maybe a deeper color than a Pinot
Noir grape, for example. And what will have
the best flavor? They all have great flavor. OK. So the color has nothing
to do with the flavor. But you’re just looking at. Now next S is to swirl. So you just are going
to swirl like that. You can pick up the
glass and do it, but it’s easier if you
leave the stem on the table. You want to try? OK. Give us your hand at it. And then you can
have your notes back. It doesn’t look as
cool as when you did it. I’m getting better. So swirling– yeah,
you’re doing great. All that does is work
oxygen into the wine. And oxygen helps to
open up the flavor. So the wine’s been bottled up
and kind of cooped up in there. And red wines are
bottled longer, because they’re aged longer
than white wines are. So when you swirl, that kind
of works the oxygen into it. Now, there’s all
these gadgets you can buy now that are
wine aerators that will kind of do that for you. Oh, but that takes
the fun out of it. I like– It does. And just opening
the bottle, that’s a little space the
size of a quarter. That doesn’t aerate
a wine very well. It’s the swirling of it,
or perhaps pouring it into a decanter. That really does that for you. So then, you’re
going to smell it. After you work up the oxygen
and get the wine moving around, if you just stick
your nose in there, and you can only smell
for a couple seconds. You know, there’s no
point holding your nose in there for a minute. You’re not going
to smell that long. But you can get a
smell of the grape. So if you swirl and
then smell, then you can get the taste of it. Lots of times, when you
go into big wine tastings, they’ll pour the
wine in advance, and then they put a
glass saucer on the top so that the aroma doesn’t
go out into the air. So when you lift that saucer up,
you get this beautiful aroma. We’re running out of time. I want to get the other S’s. Whoops. Then you the sip. So you just take a little sip. Always a fun reason to
share wine with somebody. AMY BURKETT: Right. So you sip. You savor that taste. And then if you’re on a
big wine tasting, big tour, you got to spit. Or you have to dump it into
a bucket, or something. Because there’s no way
you could swallow it all. It’s too delicious. You can’t even have
a designated driver to help you on that one. Well, you could. But you know, if you’re going
to four or five wineries, even with a
designated driver, you want to be able to
walk into place. So those are the five steps. And then you just enjoy it. And the truth is, you just
drink the wine that you like, and just enjoy it, and
make the most of it. North Carolina has a lot
of great wines to offer. So some great fall celebrations
to go out and explore this wonderful area. Yes. Absolutely. People go online to
each individual winery, or you can go to ncwine.org. And that will connect you
with all the wineries. You can see all
the fall festivals. Lots of them have concert
series, and movie series. A lot of them have restaurants. A lot of them have farms. Heidi Billotto, culinary
expert here in Charlotte. We’re so glad that you– Thank you. Educated me a
little bit on wine. And I think it will
be a lot of fun. See you later. My pleasure. From drinks to
dessert, think back to the last time you
went to a wedding. Aside from the beautiful
bride, the cake was likely the other
star attraction. According to America’s Small
Business Development Center, retail bakeries across the
country generate $3.8 billion each and every year. When it comes to cake
decorating, anything goes. “Carolina Impact’s”
Danielle Kosir takes us to a South Charlotte
cake shop serving up flavor, The Flare. [music – “sugar, sugar”] DANIELLE KOSIR: No candy
here, but plenty of sugar goes into making sweet treats
at Edible Art Cake Shop. [beep] We’ve built our reputation
on our pound cake recipes. We still use fresh ingredients. We don’t use cake
mixes or cut corners. DANIELLE KOSIR: Owner
Jackie Southwell says the shop has been a
cornerstone of this Myers Park neighborhood for
the last 24 years. And it doesn’t feel
like I’m coming to work when I come in the morning. DANIELLE KOSIR: A
castle-shaped cake is just one of the decadent
desserts tempting customers from the window. The bakery is known
for its detail designs. VOICE: On this episode
of “Cake Boss.” DANIELLE KOSIR: Think TLC’s
“Cake Boss” on the local level. [music – “sugar, sugar”] I’ve always really been
interested in artsy things. DANIELLE KOSIR: Kristin Basch
studied baking and pastry arts at Johnson and Wales
University here in Charlotte. Using buttercream
is her canvas, she transforms a signature a
six inch almond pound cake into a sweet birthday treat,
topped with pink flowers. KRISTIN BASCH: It’s one
our standard designs, so it’s got pretty drop flowers
on it in different colors. DANIELLE KOSIR: To her
left, Liz Kruckemeyer uses water to glue
fondant stripes of the side of the cake. The thick paste, made
mostly of sugar and water, is an edible icing used to
decorate or sculpt sweets. I like that I get to actually
make something every day. DANIELLE KOSIR: With a degree
in drawing and painting, she traded in her sketch
book for a spatula, using cake and fondant as
mediums to create edible art. LIZ KRUCKEMEYER: Learning
like, the structure of doing any sort
of 3D piece has helped with trying to figure
out the structure for cake. DANIELLE KOSIR:
Kruckemeyer says she’s not afraid of a challenge. Recently, she created this
elaborate six-tier cake, paying homage to a bride
and groom’s alma maters, the University of Virginia
and Auburn University. Topping the cake, the University
of Virginia’s historic rotunda. Iconic oak trees
frame the sides, a replica of Toomer’s Corner,
where Auburn fans celebrate sports victories by throwing
toilet paper into the trees. This cake started as a sketch. LIZ KRUCKEMEYER: I think
that it’s easier for people to visualize what the final
project is going to be if I can draw it for them. For these artists, it’s
all about taking a concept and turning it into a creation. Complex cakes like these can
take about 20 hours to make. And it’s also important to
have that art background, where you can really
make the cake pop, and you know, do something
that creates a piece of art. DANIELLE KOSIR: These
culinary creators focus on our fundamentals, like
composition and contrast, using the seven elements of
art– lines, shapes, forms, values, colors,
textures, and spaces to raise the bar for Edible Art. It’s just a form
of the expression where you get to interpret
what the client wants into cake form. LIZ KRUCKEMEYER:
One of the things that I really love being able
to do is using the butter cream and icing draw and to paint. DANIELLE KOSIR:
Combining creativity and critical thinking
skills, employees find ways to defy gravity
using edible ingredients, like gum paste, a
sugar dough that hardens as it dries, making
it ideal to create delicate 3D shapes like flowers and bows. I really enjoy when they do
something different each time for every customer. DANIELLE KOSIR: Sandy Kreif
says this is her go-to place for baked goods. I really like to encourage
people to shop local, and I try to do that
pretty often myself. DANIELLE KOSIR: Southwell
says the bakery sells more than 60 cakes each week
to customers like Kreif, helping them celebrate special
milestones with stunning sugar sculptures. My favorite day of
the week is Saturday. Saturday is when that
most of our clients will pick up their cakes
for the weekend parties. Just getting to see
people’s reactions when they come pick up
the cake, and it’s better than what they expected. DANIELLE KOSIR: United
by a background in baking and a love for art,
Southwell says the team here takes pride in creating cakes. I’m passionate about
cake decorating, and I really enjoy
working with people who share the same interest
that I do, and are just as excited about creating
a beautiful cake. DANIELLE KOSIR: From frosting
in the form of a teddy bear, to a garden of
gum paste flowers, everything on these
cakes is edible. [music playing] Southwell says for
her team, every day is an adventure, combining
a time-tested pound cake recipe with intricate artwork
to ensure these masterpieces taste as good as they look. For “Carolina Impact,” I’m
Danielle Kosir reporting. Thanks so much, Danielle. I really feel like falling
off the wagon right now and having some cake. How about you? Well, Edible Arts standard six
inch pound cake starts at $42. But the more complex the cake,
the higher the price tag. The groom’s cake you saw with
the two alma maters on it cost over $800. Workers tell us some
elaborate multi-tiered cakes sell for more than $1,000. We’ve got a link to Editable
Art Cake Shop on our website at pbscharlotte.org. Just as weddings
usher the beginning of an exciting new chapter in
our lives, so do retirements. For many Americans,
retirement is a moving target. According to the Gallup
Poll, the average worker retires before the age of 65. But a number of folks
choose to keep working. When we heard how long the
next man you’re about to meet has been working, we sent
“Carolina Impact’s” Jason Terzis out to meet him. JASON TERZIS: For 65 years, it’s
been a Charlotte institution. Not another furniture
show room like this. JASON TERZIS: Generation of
customers have come and gone. All my friends are amazed
that A, he’s still here, and B, he’s still
here at the store. JASON TERZIS: But on October
31, the Colony Furniture Store will close its doors
for the final time. Frankly, I think it’s
a shame for Charlotte. Come November 1, the
store will fall silent. It’s time. The time’s right. JASON TERZIS: That’s
because Merrill Gattis has decided to retire, a few weeks
shy of his 91st birthday. Opened in 1950 at the
corner of Colony and Selwyn, the Colony Furniture
Store took its name from the street it was on. Gattis opened in the store
after serving in the US Navy during World War II. When the Charlotte native
returned home from the war, he somehow found himself working
in the furniture business. A friend used to
say, he decided he would stay in the business
until he found something else he liked better to do. And I never found anything
that I liked better to do, so I stayed in the
furniture business. JASON TERZIS: After
nearly a decade at its original location, Gattis
took the store and the name to its current spot at
811 Providence Road. That’s where he’s been serving
customers for more than half a century. Gattis made sure to stock
unique items, antiques, classic reproductions,
and custom fabrics. And it worked. Colony not only
survived, but thrived, offering customers
competitive prices and access to decorators who
were always on hand to help plan the specifics
of every room. They have things
here that are unique, that other people don’t have. They have great service in terms
of what they can find for you. Most of the pieces I’ve
bought up until now have been upholstered. And I can’t think
of any place else that I would go
that I would trust. Hey, all right. I like that. [laughing] JASON TERZIS:
Customers old and new have been streaming, some with
tears, others with smiles. Over the years, many
of those customers have become more
like family members, and the decision to retire
has been bittersweet for them, as well as Gattis’ real family. Daughter Linda has
grown up with the store. That’s her working the
phones as a three-year-old at the original store. It was always a
part of our family. It was like having another
sibling in the family, because he devoted
as much attention to this store development
as he did to my brother’s and my development. So it was like having a
third child in the family. JASON TERZIS: Funny thing
is, Linda has already retired from her profession,
while her dad has just kept on working. I’ve already retired. My husband has too. And Dad just kept on going. We called the Energizer
Bunny, because he refused to give in to illness. He refused to give in to
the hard economic period. JASON TERZIS: Even at 90 years
old and 65 years in business, the decision to finally
retire didn’t come easy forget for Gattis. He put it off for many
years because he simply enjoyed what he was doing,
and felt an obligation to his employees. So, why now? I decided I would rather
walk out than be rolled out on a gurney. That’s really what
made the decision. I’m almost 91. In a few weeks, I’ll be 91. And I decided that
was long enough. JASON TERZIS: Come
November, Gattis says he wants to relax, and do
some traveling with wife, Gail, who spent 45 years
working in the store herself as vice president
and art decorator. It was just time. It was time for us personally,
and it was time for us as a store, just to move on to
the next chapter in our lives. I’d like to thank all of the
loyal customers that allowed us to stay in business 65 years. Without them, we
couldn’t have done it. And I couldn’t have done all
my life what I enjoy doing. JASON TERZIS: For “Carolina
Impact,” I’m Jason Tersiz. What an incredible career. Thanks so much for
sharing that story, Jason. Colony Furniture
closes October 31. And if you’re wondering
what Mr. Gattis plans to do with all his
free time, he tells us a place to do some
international travel and catch up on his reading. If you have a suggestion
for interesting profile or a segment you’d like to
see on “Carolina Impact,” we’d love to hear from you. Please, send us an email
to [email protected] with all the details. Don’t forget. We’re giving away family
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