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  • Taking Back Our Neighborhoods: Oakhurst update 3

    Taking Back Our Neighborhoods- Oakhurst update 3

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 12:44 AM EDT2014-07-15 04:44:30 GMT
    I first told you about the problems with 2349 Oakhurst Drive in south Jackson back in February after an email from 25-year-old Michael McGee. He's a youth minister at nearby Alta Woods Baptist Church.More >>
    I first told you about the problems with 2349 Oakhurst Drive in south Jackson back in February after an email from 25-year-old Michael McGee. He's a youth minister at nearby Alta Woods Baptist Church.
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  • Taking Back Our Neighborhoods: Wooddell Ave. eyesore

    Taking Back Our Neighborhoods- Wooddell Ave. eyesore

    Tuesday, May 20 2014 12:32 AM EDT2014-05-20 04:32:25 GMT
    You try to keep your property up; lawn and yard neatly trimmed; house well taken care of and next door to you is a burned out shell with weeds as tall as a grown man.It's a reality for residents of a southMore >>
    You try to keep your property up; lawn and yard neatly trimmed; house well taken care of and next door to you is a burned out shell with weeds as tall as a grown man.More >>
  • Taking Back Our Neighborhoods- Archer St. business

    Taking Back Our Neighborhoods- Archer St. business

    Tuesday, May 13 2014 1:13 AM EDT2014-05-13 05:13:01 GMT
    The caller said what was going on at 421 Archer Avenue should not be happening in a residential area and something should be done about it..   So, I checked it out in tonight's...     Taking Back Our NeighborhoodsMore >>
    The caller said what was going on at 421 Archer Avenue should not be happening in a residential area and something should be done about it, So, I checked it out.
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  • Taking Back Our Neighborhoods: Red Flag on Flag Chapel

    Taking Back Our Neighborhoods: Red Flag on Flag Chapel

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 12:53 AM EDT2014-04-15 04:53:02 GMT
    Abandoned houses are bad enough in a community, but an empty shopping complex and parking lot presents a whole new set of problems.Problems, the folks who live along North Flag Chapel Road, asked 3 OnMore >>
    Abandoned houses are bad enough in a community, but an empty shopping complex and parking lot presents a whole new set of problems.More >>
  • Taking Back Our Neighborhoods- Carleton St. Blight

    Taking Back Our Neighborhoods- Carleton St. Blight

    Tuesday, February 25 2014 12:04 AM EST2014-02-25 05:04:48 GMT
    A common denominator for many of Jackson's blighted neighborhoods is the absentee landlord. That's not the case for a couple of houses on Carleton Street in south Jackson and the man who owns the rentalMore >>
    A common denominator for many of Jackson's blighted neighborhoods is the absentee landlord. That's not the case for a couple of houses on Carleton Street in south Jackson and the man who owns the rental property says 2855 Carleton and others along the street are making it tough for  him to keep tenants. More >>
  • Taking Back Our Neighborhoods: Oakhurst Drive house

    Taking Back Our Neighborhoods- Oakhurst Drive house

    Tuesday, February 11 2014 12:57 AM EST2014-02-11 05:57:47 GMT
    I received an email from a viewer who said there's an abandoned house in south Jackson, sandwiched between a church and an elementary school, with activity no child should have to see.  2349 Oakhurst DriveMore >>
    I received an email from a viewer who said there's an abandoned house in south Jackson, sandwiched between a church and an elementary school, with activity no child should have to see.More >>
  • Taking Back Our Neighborhoods: Farish St. YMCA

    Taking Back Our Neighborhoods- Farish St. YMCA

    Tuesday, February 4 2014 2:32 AM EST2014-02-04 07:32:50 GMT
    An historic downtown Jackson building that housed the YMCA for decades, is about to get new tenants with a mission to breath new life into a depressed community.   The I. S. Sanders YMCA or Farish streetMore >>
    An historic downtown Jackson building that housed the YMCA for decades, is about to get new tenants with a mission to breath new life into a depressed community.
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  • Taking Back Our Neighborhoods- Angst on Arbor Vista

    Taking Back Our Neighborhoods- Angst on Arbor Vista

    Saturday, December 14 2013 10:28 PM EST2013-12-15 03:28:59 GMT
    We go back to the Pecan Park community in west Jackson; once considered "the" community for African American professionals. My first report produced positive results, but new problems have surfaced. ThereMore >>
    We go back to the Pecan Park community in west Jackson; once considered "the" community for African American professionals. My first report produced positive results, but new problems have surfaced.More >>
  • Taking Back Our Neighborhoods: Nightmare on Pine Hill

    Taking Back Our Neighborhoods: Nightmare on Pine Hill

    Wednesday, November 20 2013 6:22 PM EST2013-11-20 23:22:19 GMT
    I received an email from a viewer complaining about two blighted properties on his street. He asked not to be identified. Three On Your Side found one at the intersection of Pine Hill Drive and IroquoisMore >>
    I received an email from a viewer complaining about two blighted properties on his street. We found one house at the intersection of Pine Hill Drive and Iroquois Avenue.More >>
  • How to: Taking Back Your Neighborhood

    Taking Back Our Neighborhoods- How to

    Wednesday, November 20 2013 6:12 PM EST2013-11-20 23:12:24 GMT
    Experts agree that getting rid of blight can promote economic development, and that's why Jackson officials are pushing to clean up the Capital City. We have a special look at some new measures beingMore >>
    Experts agree that getting rid of blight can promote economic development, and that's why Jackson officials are pushing to clean up the Capital City.More >>
  • Taking Back Our Neighborhoods: Farish St. houses razed

    Taking Back Our Neighborhoods: Farish St. houses razed

    Tuesday, November 12 2013 1:01 PM EST2013-11-12 18:01:24 GMT
    They've been eyesores for years; they've also been the source of much political controversy.      And Mayor Choke Lumumba has made it clear he wants to clean up Jackson. We're talking about the blockMore >>
    They've been eyesores for years. They've also been the source of much political controversy. But Mayor Choke Lumumba has made it clear he wants to clean up Jackson.More >>
  • Taking Back Our Neighborhoods: JATRAN building

    Taking Back Our Neighborhoods- JATRAN building

    Thursday, October 10 2013 5:34 PM EDT2013-10-10 21:34:06 GMT
    WLBT viewers emailed me with concerns over an unfinished Jackson building. It's located on the corner of Highway 80 and Valley Street and it is supposed to be the city's new headquarters for JATRAN. TheMore >>
    It had all the potential to be a showplace along a stretch of highway that could use a facelift. Instead, construction on Jackson's new terminal for it's transportation system, better known as JATRAN, has come to a grinding halt.More >>
  • Taking Back Our Neighborhoods: Meadow Forest Update

    Taking Back Our Neighborhoods- Meadow Forest Update

    Wednesday, October 2 2013 2:13 PM EDT2013-10-02 18:13:13 GMT
    Last Monday's Taking Back Our Neighborhoods report prompted a response from the Jackson city councilman who represents the ward where the eyesore is located. The address is 3058 Meadow Forest Drive inMore >>
    Last Monday's Taking Back Our Neighborhoods report prompted a response from the Jackson city councilman who represents the ward where the eyesore is located.More >>
  • Taking Back Our Neighborhoods- Meadow Forest mess

    Taking Back Our Neighborhoods- Meadow Forest mess

    Wednesday, October 2 2013 9:41 AM EDT2013-10-02 13:41:43 GMT
    WE WILL KEEP YOU POSTED AND LET YOU KNOW IF THERE IS ANY ACTION ON 3058 MEADOW FOREST DRIVE.     LET US HELP YOU TAKE BACK YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD.     JUST SEND AN EMAIL TO HBALLOU@WLBT.COM OR CONTACT ME ONMore >>
    Every time I think I've seen the worst eyesore, another one pops up in another neighborhood. This time it is an abandoned house in south Jackson at 3058 Meadow Forest Drive.More >>
  • Taking Back Our Neighborhood: 6312 Abraham Lincoln Drive

    Taking Back Our Neighborhood- 6312 Abraham Lincoln Drive

    Tuesday, September 17 2013 5:21 PM EDT2013-09-17 21:21:12 GMT
    There's a property in Presidential Hills I told you about last month, that has been giving neighbors headaches for years because of it's poorly maintained condition. It's 6312 Abraham Lincoln Drive andMore >>
    There's a property in Presidential Hills I told you about last month, that has been giving neighbors headaches for years because of it's poorly maintained condition.More >>
  • Taking Back Our Neighborhoods: Nightmare on Tougaloo Street

    Taking Back Our Neighborhoods- Nightmare on Tougaloo Street

    Tuesday, September 10 2013 12:47 PM EDT2013-09-10 16:47:35 GMT
    There's a house in west Jackson hidden by tall grass and thick brush. It's located on 3123 Tougaloo Street and neighbors are fed up with the eyesore no one seems to care about. Calls to the owner and theMore >>
    There's a house in west Jackson hidden by tall grass and thick brush. It's located on 3123 Tougaloo Street and neighbors are fed up with the eyesore no one seems to care about.More >>
  • Taking Back Our Neighborhoods- South Drive leak fixed

    Taking Back Our Neighborhoods- South Drive leak fixed

    Tuesday, August 20 2013 9:47 AM EDT2013-08-20 13:47:06 GMT
    In May, a northwest Jackson man called 3 On Your Side about a water leak affecting his property. He lives on 4835 South Drive and his front yard had been a virtual bog because of a leak in a pipe theMore >>
    Malcolm May lives on 4835 South Drive and his front yard had been a virtual bog because of a leak in a pipe the city of Jackson was responsible for repairing.More >>
  • Taking Back Our Neighborhoods: 6312 Abraham Lincoln Dr.

    Taking Back Our Neighborhoods: 6312 Abraham Lincoln Dr.

    Tuesday, August 13 2013 9:29 PM EDT2013-08-14 01:29:44 GMT
    We're back in west Jackson for another eyesore on Abraham Lincoln Drive. It is 6312 Abraham Lincoln Drive and folks who live beside or near this property say it is a nuisance that has to be dealt with.More >>
    We're back in west Jackson for another eyesore on Abraham Lincoln Drive.
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  • Taking Back Our Neighborhoods- Capitol Street success

    Taking Back Our Neighborhoods- Capitol Street success

    Tuesday, July 16 2013 11:46 AM EDT2013-07-16 15:46:33 GMT
    We have two updates; one on the elderly couple, we've told you about the last two weeks, on West Capitol Street; living next to a pile of rubble that used to be a house.The other on a disabled woman, IMore >>
    Taking Back our Neighborhood has two updates; one on the elderly couple on West Capitol Street who are living next to a pile of rubble that used to be a house.More >>
  • Taking Back Our Neighborhoods: Capitol Street Update

    Taking Back Our Neighborhoods: Capitol Street Update

    Tuesday, July 9 2013 7:02 PM EDT2013-07-09 23:02:35 GMT
    We told you about an elderly couple in west Jackson, last week, who suddenly found themselves living next to a pile of rubble that used to be a house. The house is located on 3520 West Capitol StreetMore >>
    We told you about an elderly couple in west Jackson, last week, who suddenly found themselves living next to a pile of rubble that used to be a house. A city official guaranteed it would be cleaned up, so we went back to see if there has been any progress.More >>
  • Taking Back Our Neighborhoods: Capitol St. eyesore

    Taking Back Our Neighborhoods: Capitol St. eyesore

    Wednesday, July 3 2013 5:04 PM EDT2013-07-03 21:04:50 GMT
    You work hard to buy your own home and now it is surrounded by debris, overgrown land and abandoned, dilapidated houses. That's the dilemma of a west Jackson couple with a pile of debris next door thatMore >>
    You work hard to buy your own home and now it is surrounded by debris, overgrown land and abandoned, dilapidated houses. That's the dilemma of a west Jackson couple with a pile of debris next door that was once 3520 West Capitol Street, and across the street, an abandoned house that attracts unsavory guests.More >>
  • Taking Back Our Neighborhoods: Dangerous Intersection

    Taking Back Our Neighborhoods: Dangerous Intersection

    Wednesday, June 19 2013 7:10 PM EDT2013-06-19 23:10:32 GMT
    Some Jackson business owners called 3 On Your Side about an intersection that has had more than it's share of traffic accidents. It's located in an area known as 5-points where Bailey Avenue crosses WoodrowMore >>
    Some Jackson business owners called 3 On Your Side about an intersection that has had more than it's share of traffic accidents. It's located in an area known as 5-points where Bailey Avenue crosses Woodrow Wilson near the Jackson Medical Mall.More >>
  • Taking Back Our Neighborhoods: South Drive Water Woes

    Taking Back Our Neighborhoods: South Drive Water Woes

    Tuesday, May 14 2013 9:35 AM EDT2013-05-14 13:35:51 GMT
    Imagine having to wear goulashes just to cut your grass or even get to your car in the driveway. That's what's happening to the resident of 48-35 South Drive in northwest Jackson. He called 3 On Your SideMore >>
    Imagine having to wear golashes just to cut your grass or even get to your car in the driveway. That's what's happening to the resident of 48-35 South Drive in northwest Jackson.More >>
  • Taking Back Our Neighborhoods-Southside Terrace follow up

    Taking Back Our Neighborhoods-Southside Terrace follow up

    Thursday, April 11 2013 10:29 AM EDT2013-04-11 14:29:23 GMT
    On March 28th, I checked out a burned out unit of a south Jackson apartment complex. A viewer had sent me an email about the eyesore, the Southside Terrace building, had become. It's located on 2750 NorthMore >>
    The WLBT News team checked out a burned out unit of a south Jackson apartment complex at the end of March. A resident emailed 3 On Your Side about the eyesore that the Southside Terrace building had become.More >>
  • Taking Back Our Neighborhoods- Rosemary and Norwood

    Taking Back Our Neighborhoods- Rosemary and Norwood

    Tuesday, March 5 2013 8:37 AM EST2013-03-05 13:37:06 GMT
    An 82-year-old viewer, who asked not to be identified, sent me an email asking for help with, not one, but several blighted properties on two avenues in her neighborhood. She invited 3 On Your Side toMore >>
    An 82-year-old woman, who asked not to be identified, asked for help with, not one, but several blighted properties on two avenues in her neighborhood.More >>
  • Taking Back Our Neighborhoods: Abandoned houses

    Taking Back Our Neighborhoods: Abandoned houses

    Tuesday, February 26 2013 11:52 AM EST2013-02-26 16:52:08 GMT
    I received a Facebook message from a city of Jackson employee who says she's been getting cries for help from her neighbors over blighted property.There are three abandoned houses in the 17-hundred blockMore >>
    There are three abandoned houses in the 17-hundred block of Wood Glen Drive. Two of them have become dumping grounds and even a haven for homeless people and criminals in the area.More >>
  • Abandoned home creates eyesore in Jackson neighborhood

    Abandoned home creates eyesore in Jackson neighborhood

    Tuesday, January 8 2013 9:34 AM EST2013-01-08 14:34:24 GMT
    I received a message on my Facebook page from a woman reaching out for help with an eyesore in her community. It's located on 3702 Liberty Street in Jackson off of Medgar Evers Boulevard.      We checkedMore >>
    Residents in one Jackson neighborhood are fed up with an eyesore on their street, and one homeowner is demanding a response from the city. A dilapidated home, located on 3702 Liberty Street in Jackson off of Medgar Evers Boulevard, has neighbors ready to take back their neighborhood. More >>
  • Taking Back Our Neighborhoods: Updates

    Taking Back Our Neighborhoods: Updates

    Tuesday, December 11 2012 3:23 PM EST2012-12-11 20:23:51 GMT
    This spring and summer, you asked me to check out an overgrown eyesore on 5320 Queen Eleanor Lane and a house that's not a home on 2604 Lynch Street in the Pecan Park community. I promised to keep youMore >>
    This spring and summer, you asked me to check out an overgrown eyesore on 5320 Queen Eleanor Lane and a house that's not a home on 2604 Lynch Street in the Pecan Park community.I promised to keep you posted and in this follow up, we'll see what, if anything, has been done to fix the problems.More >>
  • Taking Back Our Neighborhoods- Mitchell Avenue drainage

    Taking Back Our Neighborhoods- Mitchell Avenue drainage

    Tuesday, December 4 2012 5:24 PM EST2012-12-04 22:24:12 GMT
    In this an email dated November 27th, Lorinda Swick told WLBT about the standing water along the street outside her Mitchell Avenue residence. She has rented the property since October 5th. In part,More >>
    In this an email dated November 27th, Lorinda Swick told WLBT about the standing water along the street outside her Mitchell Avenue residence. She has rented the property since October 5th.More >>
  • Taking Back Our Neighborhoods- Dilapidated Lampton Avenue Home

    Taking Back Our Neighborhoods- Dilapidated Lampton Avenue Home

    Tuesday, November 13 2012 12:14 AM EST2012-11-13 05:14:59 GMT
    A WLBT viewer sent an email, with pictures attached, of a dilapidated house in the neighborhood. It's located on 3412 Lampton Avenue between Eminence Row and Hume. The emailer called the house a disgrace,More >>
    A WLBT viewer sent an email, with pictures attached, of a dilapidated house in the neighborhood. It's located on 3412 Lampton Avenue between Eminence Row and Hume.More >>
  • Taking Back Our Neighborhoods- Manhattan Road bridge open

    Taking Back Our Neighborhoods- Manhattan Road bridge open

    Monday, October 29 2012 11:57 PM EDT2012-10-30 03:57:18 GMT
    Several viewers had called and emailed WLBT about a bridge in north Jackson that had been closed for repairs. It's located on Manhattan Road near Cedars of Lebanon and Cedarhurst Road. The structureMore >>
    Several viewers had called and emailed WLBT about a bridge in north Jackson that had been closed for repairs.  It's located on Manhattan Road near Cedars of Lebanon and Cedarhurst Road.More >>
  • Taking Back Our Neighborhoods- Englewood Gardens restored

    Taking Back Our Neighborhoods- Englewood Gardens restored

    Monday, October 22 2012 11:58 PM EDT2012-10-23 03:58:48 GMT
    This Taking Back Our Neighborhoods report takes us back to a community that was all but dead because of blight. 3 On Your Side was contacted two years ago by residents who were determined to see somethingMore >>
    This Taking Back Our Neighborhoods report takes us back to a community that was all but dead because of blight.More >>
  • Taking Back Our Neighborhoods - Taft Street Blight

    Taking Back Our Neighborhoods - Taft Street Blight

    Tuesday, October 16 2012 12:18 AM EDT2012-10-16 04:18:21 GMT
    A Jackson resident is singing the blues over blighted property beside and near his house. George Harris lives on 217 Taft Street and he said he's not getting the help from city officials he needs toMore >>
    A Jackson resident is singing the blues over blighted property beside and near his house. George Harris lives on 217 Taft Street and he said he's not getting the help from city officials he needs to clean up the eyesores, so he called Three On Your Side to help take back his neighborhood.More >>
  • Taking Back Our Neighborhoods- Fondren skate dispute

    Taking Back Our Neighborhoods- Fondren skate dispute

    Monday, October 1 2012 11:58 PM EDT2012-10-02 03:58:55 GMT
    Tonight's Taking back our neighborhoods report takes us to Jackson's Fondren district. Folks who live on and around 355 Decelle Street said their peaceful community has been shattered by a skateboardMore >>
    Tonight's Taking back our neighborhoods report takes us to Jackson's Fondren district.

    Folks who live on and around 355 Decelle Street said their peaceful community has been shattered by a skateboard park built in the backyard of this address.
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  • Taking Back Our Neighborhoods - Ellis grass follow up

    Taking Back Our Neighborhoods - Ellis grass follow up

    Monday, September 3 2012 10:14 PM EDT2012-09-04 02:14:10 GMT
    Last month, I checked out a viewer complaint about how poorly the state has maintained grass around some Jackson highways. One area of particular concern to Ronnie Crudup, Jr. was the Ellis Avenue exit off Interstate 20.More >>
    Last month, I checked out a viewer complaint about how poorly the state has maintained grass around some Jackson highways. One area of particular concern to Ronnie Crudup, Jr. was the Ellis Avenue exit off Interstate 20.More >>
  • Taking Back Our Neighborhoods - Broadmoor Avenue eyesores

    Taking Back Our Neighborhoods - Broadmoor Avenue eyesores

    Tuesday, August 28 2012 12:00 AM EDT2012-08-28 04:00:10 GMT
    A 3 On Your Side viewer called for help with blighted property in her elderly relative's neighborhood. She said two houses, side by side, located on 749 and 741 Broadmoor Drive, are bringing down the neighborhoodMore >>
    A 3 On Your Side viewer called for help with blighted property in her elderly relative's neighborhood. She said two houses, side by side, located on 749 and 741 Broadmoor Drive, are bringing down the neighborhood in more ways than one and she says she isn't getting anywhere with calls to Jackson officials, so she called me and I checked it out.More >>
  • Taking Back Our Neighborhoods Tall grass on Ellis Avenue

    Taking Back Our Neighborhoods - Tall grass on Ellis Avenue

    Monday, August 20 2012 11:48 PM EDT2012-08-21 03:48:30 GMT
    A viewer emailed 3 On Your Side about some grass that's so overgrown, it's beginning to obstruct highway signs. It's around the Ellis Avenue exit off Interstate 20 and Ronnie Crudup, Jr. saysMore >>
    A viewer emailed 3 On Your Side about some grass that's so overgrown, it's beginning to obstruct highway signs. It's around the Ellis Avenue exit off Interstate 20 and Ronnie Crudup, Jr. says the eyesore is undermining the efforts of his church to take back the south Jackson neighborhood.More >>
  • Taking Back Our Neighborhoods - Alta Woods update

    Taking Back Our Neighborhoods - Alta Woods update

    Monday, July 23 2012 11:56 PM EDT2012-07-24 03:56:11 GMT
    We're back in the Alta Woods neighborhood for this Taking Back Our Neighborhoods report. A resident of East Street called 3 On Your Side two weeks ago, about the condition of the house across the streetMore >>
    We're back in the Alta Woods neighborhood for this Taking Back Our Neighborhoods report. A resident of East Street called 3 On Your Side two weeks ago, about the condition of the house across the street from hers and others along East Drive.More >>
  • Taking Back Our Neighborhood: Dumping on Cynthia Road

    Taking Back Our Neighborhood: Dumping on Cynthia Road

    Monday, July 16 2012 11:51 PM EDT2012-07-17 03:51:43 GMT
    I received an email from a Clinton man who works in Jackson. His commute includes Cynthia Road along the Natchez Trace and he said it looks like a dumpsite most of the time. The road, he said, is in constantMore >>
    I received an email from a Clinton man who works in Jackson. His commute includes Cynthia Road along the Natchez Trace and he said it looks like a dumpsite most of the time. The road, he said, is in constant disrepair.More >>
  • Taking Back Our Neighborhood - East Street blight

    Taking Back Our Neighborhood - East Street blight

    Tuesday, July 10 2012 12:10 AM EDT2012-07-10 04:10:10 GMT
    This taking back our neighborhood report takes us to a south Jackson subdivision called Alta Woods, specifically 2015 East Street. A homeowner who lives across the street called 3 On Your Side for helpMore >>
    This taking back our neighborhood report takes us to a south Jackson subdivision called Alta Woods, specifically 2015 East Street. A homeowner who lives across the street called 3 On Your Side for help getting someone to do something about the eyesore.More >>
  • Taking Back Our Neighborhoods- Denson Avenue Eyesores

    Taking Back Our Neighborhoods- Denson Avenue Eyesores

    Monday, April 16 2012 11:48 PM EDT2012-04-17 03:48:52 GMT

    No one wants to live near a dilapidated house with overgrown weeds and garbage dumped in the yard. But that's what residents of Denson Avenue in west Jackson have been dealing with for several years now; and after repeated calls to the city produced no results, they called 3 On Your Side for help taking back their neighborhoods.More >>

  • Taking Back Our Neighborhoods - WEWILLGO Ministries

    Taking Back Our Neighborhoods - WEWILLGO Ministries

    Monday, April 9 2012 11:57 PM EDT2012-04-10 03:57:42 GMT
    Practice what you preach. It's a message one family takes to heart in this Taking Back Our Neighborhoods report.

    The "before" still pictures show what David and Amy Lancaster had to work with when they moved from their spacious home in Brandon to downtown Jackson 7 years ago.
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