Andrew Goff / Thursday, Oct. 1 @ 11:36 a.m. / News
Between seven and ten people are reportedly dead after a shooting incident that took place around 10:40 a.m. this morning at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon. Numerous media outlets report that another 20 people were injured after an unidentified gunman opened fire on the campus. Initial word from Oregon State Police indicated that 15 people had been killed, but that number was later downgraded.
UPDATE, 1:03 p.m.: The Register-Guard in Eugene spoke to a witness of the shootings who told them “the shooter was a male and acted alone. He was shot by police.” CBS News reports that Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum said that 13 people have been confirmed killed. The gunmen is among the dead.
UPDATE, 2:09 p.m.: At an afternoon press conference, Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin told reporters that the shooter, a 26-year-old male, exchanged fire with officers and was ultimately “neutralized.” No officers were injured in the fight. Law enforcement officials continue to process the campus.
“It’s been a terrible day,” Hanlin said. “At this point, it’s a very active scene. It’s a very active investigation.”
#BREAKING Oregon Attorney General now says 13 people killed in shooting at Umpqua Comm. College. Gunman “neutralized”— Elex Michaelson (@ABC7Elex) October 1, 2015
UPDATE, 10/2: The Outpost has learned that one of the victims is a former Fortuna High School graduate.
Live video coverage from KGW News below.
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Andrew Goff / Thursday, Oct. 1 @ 10:40 a.m. / Crime
Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office press release:
On Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at approximately 11:10 p.m. the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a call from a shooting victim stating he and another female victim had been shot on Wade Rd. in the Alderpoint area. Deputies arrived on scene along with medical personnel and the victims were airlifted to out of the area hospitals for major injuries. Deputies searched the crime scene and did not locate any other victims.
The suspect is still at large. Detectives are on scene to further investigate this incident.
This case has been assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division. Anyone with information for the Sheriff’s Office regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Sheriff’s Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539.
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Andrew Goff / Thursday, Oct. 1 @ 10:34 a.m. / News
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- CHP: Person Shot and Killed Yesterday Confirmed to be 17-Year-Old Hoopa Boy; Officer Suffered Major Injuries in Machete Attack
- Coroner Releases Information on This Week’s Two Violent Juvenile Deaths
- Officer Allegedly Attacked in Fatal Shooting Incident Near Willow Creek Released From Hospital
- Memorial Held Tonight for Richard Fredrick Tis Mil Estrada in Hoopa
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- OBITUARY: Richard Fredrick Tis’mil Estrada, 1997-2014
Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office press release:
District Attorney Maggie Fleming has determined that no charges should be filed related to the December 18, 2014 shooting of Richard Estrada near Willow Creek. All available witness accounts as well as video from a California Highway Patrol car show that the CHP officer who shot Mr. Estrada acted in self-defense. District Attorney Fleming has contacted the family and advised them of her decision.
The following summarizes available information on the case:
At approximately 1:33 a.m., witnesses along Highway 299 near Blue Jay Lane east of Willow Creek heard a loud crash and shortly thereafter lost power. Through the window of her home, one witness saw a broken power pole and a blue car. The car then backed up and parked. From inside, the witness was unsure if the car had hit the pole. She called 911 at 1:34 a.m. That witness and other witnesses from the same household went outside to see if anyone was injured in the crash. The only person in the area was a male (later identified as Richard Estrada) walking near the blue car. They called out to him to see if he was injured and he stated he was OK. He then walked away as another car approached on Highway 299. When that car was within 50 - 100 feet of Mr. Estrada, the witnesses saw him throw something on the ground and heard the sound of glass breaking. Mr. Estrada moved out of the roadway as the car passed. One witness noticed a blue fender by the power pole and believed the blue car driven by Mr. Estrada had collided with the power pole. A second 911 call was made at 1:38 a.m.
At 1:41 a.m. California Highway Patrol Officer Timothy Gray was dispatched to the scene. This paragraph is based on Office Gray’s description of the incident and law enforcement radio communications. Officer Gray was given the information that a power pole was down with a possible vehicle involved nearby. He arrived at approximately 2:04 a.m., and drove past the blue car to see if there were any other vehicles or damage. He made a U-turn, came back and parked near the blue car. Officer Gray requested that dispatch notify PG&E of the need for service and exited his vehicle. Mr. Estrada, who had been seated in the blue car when Officer Gray arrived, got out and Officer Gray contacted him near the driver’s door of the blue car and asked him what had happened. Mr. Estrada replied that he had been in an accident and Officer Gray turned to look at the power pole. When the officer turned back he saw Mr. Estrada turn and then come at him swinging an object. The officer put up his left arm to block the attack, felt severe pain in that arm and was knocked backwards by the impact. Mr. Estrada continued to strike at the officer, hitting him repeatedly. With his back on the ground, Officer Gray kept his left arm and leg up in self-defense. Officer Gray pulled his duty weapon, and fired 11 shots. Mr. Estrada fell to the ground and Officer Gray got up and attempted to use his portable radio to request assistance but saw the radio’s cord was cut. He ran to his patrol car and radioed for assistance at 2:06 a.m. He locked the doors to his vehicle because of his severe injuries and reported that he was losing his ability to see. He advised the dispatcher that he lost sight of Mr. Estrada but knew he was still moving around and medical personnel should not exit their vehicle due to the danger. The officer next saw Mr. Estrada, who was now naked, moving near the blue car.
At 2:14 am, off-duty CHP Officer Eric Nelson received a call at his residence requesting his immediate response to assist Officer Gray. He was told the officer was injured and was locked inside his patrol car. Within minutes he was at the scene and as he approached he saw Mr. Estrada, naked and on the ground, with blood on his face. After he got out of his car he ordered Mr. Estrada to remain in place or he would shoot him. In response, Mr. Estrada said, “Shoot me devil.” Officer Nelson ordered Mr. Estrada to cross his ankles and put his hands on the ground so he could restrain him in handcuffs. Mr. Estrada continued to move, sat up and repeatedly yelled, “F– you devil!” Officer Nelson deployed his department issued taser because Mr. Estrada’s constant movement would not allow Officer Nelson to take him into custody and provide medical aid. The taser did not affect Mr. Estrada’s behavior, leading Officer Nelson to suspect that Mr. Estrada was under the influence of drugs.
People who lived near the scene came out to assist Officer Nelson and Mr. Estrada was handcuffed. Medical personnel were then able to begin the process of treating him, but Mr. Estrada began slamming his face into the asphalt. As he was lifted onto the gurney he showed signs of respiratory distress and suddenly stopped breathing. Medical personnel administered CPR from 2:33 to 3:01 am, but Mr. Estrada did not survive. Time of death was listed as 3:01 a.m.
The weapon Mr. Estrada used to attack Officer Gray was a machete with a 16” blade. Officer Gray’s left forearm was broken, his face bore numerous slashes, as did his left forearm, and one finger was severed from his left hand. Officer Gray was transported by ambulance to Mad River Community Hospital; he was then flown to UC Davis Medical Center where he immediately went into surgery.
Accounts of the incident from witnesses coincided with those of the officers. The witness who first called 911 stated she saw Officer Gray arrive and make the U-turn to go back to where the blue car was parked. She described Officer Gray getting out of the patrol car and approaching the male in a casual way. Officer Gray was standing near Mr. Estrada when he suddenly charged the officer and swung a “bat thing” at him, causing him to fall to the ground. Mr. Estrada then got on top of Officer Gray and was beating him. She heard screaming, followed by the sound of gun shots. She went to another room in her home for safety and then later heard another vehicle arrive. She went back to the location where she could see the highway and heard the officer who had arrived (Officer Nelson) ordering the man to “stay down”. She could see Mr. Estrada continuing to move and yelling, “Just f–’n shoot me!” Mr. Estrada moved toward Officer Nelson, who responded by deploying his taser. Other neighbors went outside and assisted Officer Nelson in handcuffing Mr. Estrada. When medical personnel attempted to provide medical attention to Mr. Estrada, he began banging his head on the asphalt. The witness said she believed that Mr. Estrada was trying to kill Officer Gray, and that Officer Gray would have been killed had he not fired his pistol.
Additional witnesses described the initial interaction between Officer Gray and Mr. Estrada as casual. Within 1-2 seconds after the initial contact, however, Mr. Estrada was suddenly swinging something at the officer who backed away. One additional witness saw Officer Gray fall to the ground where Mr. Estrada continued to attack him. Once Officer Gray was on the ground with Mr. Estrada on top of him, witnesses heard screaming and then the sound of gun shots.
The camera in Officer Gray’s patrol car recorded much of the incident. Available video begins from the point Officer Gray began to drive his vehicle to the scene of the accident. He parked facing the blue car and the camera shows Mr. Estrada sit up and then exit the car. Officer Gray contacted Mr. Estrada and both are visible on camera. Although no audio is available, the video shows the two exchanging words and then Officer Gray looks off to his right towards the power pole that was hit. As Officer Gray turns his face back towards Mr. Estrada, the video clearly shows Mr. Estrada bringing his right arm up and making a swinging motion down towards Officer Gray, who backs away rapidly. As Mr. Estrada brings his arm back up for a second swing the lights from the police car reveal that he is holding a large machete in his right hand. As he swings the second time he is chasing the officer and both have moved out of the camera’s field of view. A few minutes later the officer can be heard inside the patrol car making radio calls for assistance. The video then shows Mr. Estrada getting back into the blue car.
Mr. Estrada can be seen drinking inside the blue car, then he leans back and is no longer visible. Several minutes later he exits the car naked and goes toward the rear of his vehicle. Mr. Estrada then lays down on the edge of the roadway and shortly thereafter a second patrol car arrives. The video shows Officer Nelson approaching Mr. Estrada, who rolls and moves his hand. Officer Nelson backs up and away from Mr. Estrada, who repeatedly rolls and moves his arms and legs. The video shows Officer Nelson’s deployment of the taser and Mr. Estrada continually moving his arms.At that point two men (civilians) arrive to assist Officer Nelson, who then restrains Mr. Estrada in handcuffs. Medical personnel then arrive to provide medical aid.
Investigators contacted the Estrada family and learned that Mr. Estrada had suffered from mental illness and had used drugs prior to his death. His family had attempted to get him help on the evening of December 17, 2014, but Mr. Estrada left the family residence in the blue car. His sister and mother called 911 at approximately 8:51 p.m. to report that Estrada had used mushrooms in the past few days, was bi-polar, and had left the residence in the blue Sentra. CHP Dispatch transferred the call to Hoopa Valley Tribal Police Department dispatcher who also spoke with Mr. Estrada’s mother. CHP contacted Officer Nelson at the Willow Creek Resident Post to relay this information at approximately 9:04 p.m. Mr. Estrada was not located or contacted by law enforcement until he collided with the power pole on Highway 299. Because Officer Gray was not on duty at the time the 911 call was broadcast, he was not aware of the call nor was the information from that call relayed to him when he was sent to the scene of the accident.
The pathologist who reviewed the toxicology screen of Mr. Estrada’s blood reported that it showed elevated levels of cannabinoids (marijuana) and sub-therapeutic levels of lithium. The pathologist determined cause of death was multiple gunshot wounds.
The California Penal Code provides that a person has the right use deadly force when in imminent danger of being killed or suffering great bodily injury.
In this case Officer Gray fired his weapon after having already suffered multiple injuries from the deadly and unprovoked machete attack by Mr. Estrada. The officer’s statement, those of eyewitnesses and the video from the patrol car all indicate that the attack by Mr. Estrada occurred within seconds of Officer Gray contacting him in response to the traffic collision. Multiple strikes by the machete inflicted great bodily injury on Officer Gray and Mr. Estrada was on top of him and continuing his assault when Officer Gray fired his weapon. No charges will be filed as the officer acted in self-defense.
Ryan Burns / Wednesday, Sept. 30 @ 4:50 p.m. / Courts
The trial of Gary Lee Bullock has been postponed until Feb. 8, more than two years after he’s accused of torturing and murdering Father Eric Freed, the priest of St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Eureka. Father Freed’s sister, Karin Freed, personally beseeched the court not to grant another continuance, telling Judge John Feeney that her family, including her 90-year-old father, remains “in limbo” and wants peace and a resolution.
However, only one of the three court-appointed psychiatrists have submitted their evaluations of Bullock to the court, and so Judge Feeney granted the continuance motion.
Bullock stands accused of murder with special allegations of torture, burglary and carjacking. He has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity.
Back in March the court ordered three psychiatrists to evaluate Bullock. To date, only one, Anna Glezer of the University of California, San Francisco, has submitted her evaluation. A Dr. John Chamberlain, also of UCSF, told the court that he anticipates submitting an evaluation by October 7 or 8, though upon further questioning Bullock’s attorney, Kaleb Cockrum, said Chamberlain has yet to drive to Humboldt County to perform the evaluation.
The third court-appointed psychiatrist, Dr. John Greene of Los Gatos, has withdrawn his candidacy as an expert witness.
Deputy District Attorney Stacey Eads also objected to the continuance motion.
“We are very much wanting this matter to proceed,” she told the judge. But she acknowledged that, with only one of three expert reports submitted, there was good cause for the continuance.
There will be an interim court date on Oct. 14 to check on the status of Dr. Chamberlain’s evaluation. A trial confirmation hearing is scheduled for Jan. 13 at 4 p.m.
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Hank Sims / Wednesday, Sept. 30 @ 4:07 p.m. / Crime
From the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office:
On Sep. 30, 2015 the Humboldt County Drug Task Force, assisted by the Arcata Police Department, conducted a probation compliance search on the 3200 block of Spear Avenue in Arcata. Two male adults were detained at the residence without incidence.
At the residence an indoor marijuana growing operation, a butane hash oil extraction system, and concentrated cannabis were found. Agents also discovered a loaded .45 caliber handgun that had been reported stolen from Pacific Outfitters in Eureka on Aug. 8, 2015.
Gary Earl Goddard was arrested for violations of 11358 H&S; cultivation of marijuana, and 1203.2 PC; violation of terms of probation.
Tucker Jordan Labs was arrested for violations of 11379.5(a) H&S; manufacturing of concentrated cannabis by chemical extraction, 11357(a) H&S; possession of concentrated cannabis, and 496(a) PC; possession of stolen property.
Anyone with information for the Sheriff’s Office regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Sheriff’s Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539.
Andrew Goff / Wednesday, Sept. 30 @ 4:05 p.m. / Education
Does this mean anything? Last spring and for the first time, California schools administered the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) test, part of the Common Core initiative, which replaced the Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) system of yesteryear. Students in grades three through eight and high school juniors were given online tests (bye bye, bubbles) divided into English and mathematics sections.
The results were released earlier this month and, eh, Humboldt did OK. When it comes to English skills, 39 percent of local students met or exceeded the state-set standard, compared to 44 percent in California as a whole. In math, the breakdown was 29 percent to 33 percent. If you’d like to claim Humboldt schools are on par with learning institutions in the rest of California, well, standardized testing will enhance your argument.
Now, whether or not you put stock in such tests as being good measures of how well schools are doing in molding your offspring into functional humans is up to you — a topic/rant for a much longer post, for sure — but the state has released testing data for Humboldt’s individual schools. Curious who’s testing well? We wanted to try and make sense of the numbers so we did some light crunching in an attempt to rank local schools’ abilities to teach skills valued by the government and/or local kids’ abilities to answer questions that flash before them on computer screens. Yeah, some combination of that.
Listed below are nearly all Humboldt schools (Note: Test results for some smaller schools are not available online to protect student privacy. Oh, and St. Bernard’s schools, as an example, are private and didn’t play along, it seems.) Listed along with the schools is the percentage of students who met or exceeded standards in English and math (plus the number of students tested). The schools have been ranked according to their combined scores. We will admit that this is an imperfect list. We’ve grouped schools, as best we can, into high schools and elementary schools, but there is obviously a lot of variation in how these schools run — some of the elementary schools are K-8, some are middle schools. There are charter schools and continuation schools, etc.
You get it. Here are LoCO‘s first-ever school rankings.
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English: 44% of students met or exceeded the state standard; Math: 33% of students met or exceeded the state standard
English: 39% Math: 29%
1. Northcoast Preparatory and Performing Arts Academy (61)
English: 88% Math: 48%
2. Academy of the Redwoods (79)
English: 86% Math: 46%
3. Arcata High School (389)
English: 77% Math: 48%
4. McKinleyville High School (283)
English: 76% Math: 34%
5. Eureka Senior High School (488)
English: 62% Math: 27%
6. Ferndale High School (79)
English: 48% Math: 32%
7. South Fork High School (72)
English: 30% Math: 40%
8. Six Rivers Charter High School (53)
English: 48% Math: 19%
9. Hoopa High School (98)
English: 22% Math: 40%
10. Fortuna High School (383)
English: 39% Math: 11%
11. East High School (33)
English: 12% Math: 3%
11. Pacific Coast High School (32)
English: 15% Math: 0%
13. Zoe Barnum High School (24)
English: 0% Math: 0%
1. Union Street Charter School (48)
English: 78% Math: 79%
2. Jacoby Creek School (286)
English: 72% Math: 65%
3. Fieldbrook Elementary School (100)
English: 74% Math: 57%
4. Freshwater Elementary School (145)
English: 67% Math: 57%
5. Coastal Grove Charter School (99)
English: 64% Math: 55%
6. Freshwater Charter Middle School (51)
English: 60% Math: 47%
7. Bridgeville Elementary School (21)
English: 55% Math: 50%
7. Trinidad Elementary School (109)
English: 54% Math: 51%
9. Garfield Elementary School (29)
English: 55% Math: 48%
10. Redwood Preparatory Charter School (133)
English: 55% Math: 45%
11. Sunny Brae Middle School (228)
English: 48% Math: 48%
12. Pine Hill Elementary School (70)
English: 44% Math: 51%
13. Mattole Elementary School (22)
English: 45% Math: 46%
14. Cutten Elementary School (299)
English: 42% Math: 43%
14. South Bay Charter School (89)
English: 56% Math: 29%
15. Pacific Union Elementary School (333)
English: 48% Math: 35%
16. McKinleyville Middle School (343)
English: 45% Math: 36%
17. Cuddeback Elementary School (76)
English: 40% Math: 40%
17. Hydesville Elementary School (121)
English: 48% Math: 32%
17. Washington Elementary School (273)
English: 41% Math: 39%
20. Fuente Nueva Charter School (49)
English: 51% Math: 27%
21. Casterlin Elementary School (21)
English: 33% Math: 39%
22. Miranda Junior High School (100)
English: 43% Math: 28%
23. Morris Elementary School (372)
English: 35% Math: 33%
24. Redwood Coast Montessori School (43)
English: 39% Math: 28%
25. Alder Grove Charter School (221)
English: 42% Math: 24%
25. Mattole Valley Charter School (432)
English: 40% Math: 26%
27. Agnes J. Johnson Elementary School (38)
English: 39% Math: 26%
28. Ambrosini Elementary School (110)
English: 36% Math: 28%
29. Arcata Elementary School (143)
English: 37% Math: 26%
29. Blue Lake Elementary School (108)
English: 40% Math: 23%
29. Honeydew Elementary School (11)
English: 36% Math: 27%
32. Laurel Tree Charter School (76)
English: 41% Math: 20%
33. Zane Middle School (491)
English: 32% Math: 28%
34. South Bay Elementary School (178)
English: 36% Math: 23%
35. Ferndale Elementary School (238)
English: 33% Math: 24%
36. Kneeland Elementary School (20)
English: 30% Math: 25%
37. Winship Middle School (387)
English: 29% Math: 25%
38. Redway Elementary School (124)
English: 28% Math: 24%
39. Trillium Charter School (22)
English: 38% Math: 23%
40. Peninsula Union Elementary School (18)
English: 24% Math: 22%
41. Monument Middle School (97)
English: 27% Math: 16%
42. Murphy Elementary School (153)
English: 19% Math: 21%
43. Lafayette Elementary School (149)
English: 19%% Math: 20%
43. Toddy Thomas Elementary School (239)
English: 25% Math: 14%
45. Big Lagoon Elementary School (23)
English: 21% Math: 13%
46. Grant Elementary School (135)
English: 20% Math: 14%
47. Orleans Elementary School (33)
English: 12% Math: 18%
48. Alice Birney Elementary School (217)
English: 19% Math: 10%
49. Fortuna Middle School (255)
English: 16% Math: 12%
50. South Fortuna Elementary School (146)
English: 13% Math: 12%
51. Eagle Prairie Elementary School (108)
English: 16% Math: 13%
52. Trinity Valley Elementary School (117)
English: 15% Math: 13%
53. Pacific View Charter School (65)
English: 18% Math: 0%
54. Orick Elementary School (12)
English: 17% Math: 0%
55. Loleta Elementary School (72)
English: 8% Math: 8%
56. Hoopa Valley Elementary School (274)
English: 5% Math: 4%
57. Jack Norton Elementary School (20)
English: 5% Math: 0%
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(Again, you can get super meticulous about how well your kid’s school did on these tests by searching this website.)
Ryan Burns / Wednesday, Sept. 30 @ 3:29 p.m. / Courts
During the afternoon hearing in the trial of Jason Anthony Warren, several potential jurors were excused by the judge after they admitted, in one way or another, that they’d be unable to abide by the fundamental tenet of the American judicial system, that a person is presumed innocent until proven guilty.
Judge Timothy Cissna brought potential jurors into the courtroom one at a time and asked them to elaborate on answers they gave on a juror questionnaire. Most had indicated that they were at least vaguely familiar with the basic elements of the case.
Warren stands accused of double homicide in the 2013 2012 deaths of Dorothy Ulrich and Suzanne Seemann. Almost all potential jurors brought in for questioning today said they’d heard about the case in the media or at their jobs. Most had heard that a woman was killed in Hoopa and three joggers and a dog were run down on Old Arcata Road.
Beyond that, several in the jury pool said they would have trouble being impartial.
“My feelings are they caught the person,” one man said. “I feel like it’s a waste of time going through this process.”
Judge Cissna asked the man if he believes Warren is guilty, before any evidence has been presented.
“Yes,” the man said. He went on to mumble a bit, and he admitted he hadn’t heard any evidence. Judge Cissna asked him if he could put his preconceived ideas out of his mind.
“It would be difficult,” the man said. He was excused from the jury selection process.
Another man, who said he’s worked with a relative of Suzanne Seemann, one of the victims in the case, expressed sympathy for the families of those killed. When the judge asked if he’d be able to base his decisions on the facts presented in the case, the man said he’d need to see evidence that the person who was arrested was not guilty.
Judge Cissna responded promptly, “K, that’s the opposite of our laws.” The defense, Cissna said, doesn’t have to prove anything. It’s up to the prosecution to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. The man said there were effects on his thinking over which he has no control, but after some more questioning he said he understood the burden of proof concept. The man was kept in the jury pool.
A woman who said she works security at the Bayshore Mall had written in her questionnaire that she wasn’t sure she’d be able to presume innocence. Questioned by Cissna she said she said that after seeing so much of the criminal element at her job, “It’s hard to believe someone’s innocent if they’ve been arrested.” She, too, was ultimately kept in the jury pool after defense attorney Glenn Brown peppered her on the “reasonable doubt” concept.
Several jurors were questioned and accepted, but justice system skeptics kept popping up.
“Authorities don’t make many mistakes in apprehending criminals,” said a man in his sixties.
The judge asked if he thinks any person arrested is likely guilty.
“For serious crimes, yes,” the man said. Asked if he could be fair and impartial he responded, “I don’t think so. Because police get it right 98 percent of the time.”
He, too, was excused.
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