Dispatch photographer Clint Wood earned a second place in news photography in the Minnesota Newspaper Association's 2000-2001 Better Newspaper Contest.
Wings Airport Cafe hoping to take off
Catching a dining experience at Wings will no longer mean hunting a rerun of the old NBC television show.
Kmart expects to announce store closings by end of March
TROY, Mich. (AP) -- Kmart Corp. plans to announce next month which of its stores it wants to close as part of a turnaround effort.
Many seek help in handling holiday debt hangovers
NEW YORK -- As the bills for Christmas spending come rolling in, a lot of Americans start feeling stressed about their debts.
Wall Street got what it's been craving: Word that the recession is nearly over
NEW YORK -- Wall Street plunged into despair this past week, agonizing over economic uncertainty and a seeming lack of honesty in corporate accounting. Then, like magic, the Federal Reserve's positive economic outlook gave the market reason to believe in a better future.
Team Industries coming to Baxter
TEAM Industries of Bagley, a solution provider for power-train components including snowmobiles, ATVs and utility vehicles, is coming to the Baxter Industrial Park.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spot nonferrous metal prices Thursday.
Potlatch reports a net loss for fourth quarter
Potlatch reported a net loss for the fourth quarter of 2001 indicating continued poor market conditions for most of its products and market-related shutdowns at several facilities including the Brainerd mill.
Missy Trees, Nisswa, recently attended Creative Memories' Regional Convention 2002 in Minneapolis in January.
Martha Stewart sticks by Kmart -- for now
NEW YORK -- The future of Kmart's crown jewel of brands, Martha Stewart, hinges on a decision by the bankruptcy judge overseeing the discount chain's reorganization.
Unions agree on cuts, saving 135-year-old newspaper
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) -- The last of three unions at the Jersey Journal agreed to give up roughly half its jobs early Saturday, clearing the way for the 135-year-old newspaper to continue publishing.
Notes on what's new in fashion
London-based hairstylist and product developer Charles Worthington has added another hat to his rack:
Reliving the rivalry
There were no school bands. Few fans. No roaring "Go-C-I-Go" cheers. But the rivalry between Crosby-Ironton and Brainerd was alive and well in the Brainerd Family YMCA gym Wednesday night.
It's nice to have a friend
Are you one of those who has so much to do you aren't sure how you'll fit it all in? Now that spring is coming you're probably even busier than you were during the winter.
Couple's marriage is measured by love, not money
DEAR ABBY: I'd like to respond to your column regarding women who make more money than their husbands. While it may not be the norm for a wife to earn a higher income, it should not enter into the equation of a happy marriage.
Minnesota apple crop bigger, but sales down
Minnesota growers sold fewer apples last season despite having larger crops, according to the Minnesota Agricultural Statistics Service.
SOUTH ST. PAUL (AP) (USDA) -- Friday cattle: 850.
Ashley Mertens and Kyle Korhonen, Lake Shore, a girl, Emma Marie Korhonen, 6 pounds, 10 ounces, Jan. 14, 2002. Grandparents are Byron and Yvonne Korhonen, Kettle River, Darla Walls, Brainerd, and George Mertens, Milbank, S.D.
Wednesday -- 8:30 a.m. -- Pine River watershed protection foundation, Backus
In Friday's Dispatch it should have been reported Curtis Jenkins admitted to officers that he recalled getting a starter pistol from his bedroom.
Pebble kind to those who didn't want to be there
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) -- Pat Perez had a 103-degree temperature and no plans to stick around for the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. Lee Janzen swore off the tournament two years ago, sick of the bumpy greens, bad weather and six-hour rounds.
Bush defense budget features $9.4 billion to battle terrorism, plus increases for weapons, pay raise
WASHINGTON -- President Bush's new Pentagon budget assigns $9.4 billion to battle terrorism while boosting funds for buying weapons and providing better pay and benefits for the troops, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.
Justice orders White House to preserve Enron documents
WASHINGTON -- Underscoring the Enron Corp. scandal's proximity to the White House, Justice Department criminal investigators are ordering President Bush's staff to preserve the paper trail of any contact with the energy trading company's executives.
Crisis Line-Referral Ser.
The longevity record for kidney transplants
How long can a transplanted kidney keep working? According to the Web site of the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), the record in the published medical literatu
Chemical dependency and AA groups
Mild winter leaving area businesses out in cold
Craig Siemers, Polaris dealer at The Sled Shed in Aitkin, spent part of his time repairing a pop machine last week with no sign of snow and not many customers midweek.
Five arrested in terroristic threats case won't be charged
Crow Wing County Attorney Don Ryan has declined to charge five males initially arrested for making terroristic threats against a teen-ager Dec. 7.
A Brainerd barber offers his customers more than just a haircut.
The Cuyuna Chapter of Kinship Partners is hosting its annual fund-raiser from 6-8 p.m. Feb. 8 at Gary's Sports Bar in Ironton.
Devin Turner memorial fund
A memorial fund has been set up to help defray the funeral costs for the mother of Devin Turner, a 5-year-old Baxter boy who died Wednesday.
Judge denies motion to suppress warrant in library computer seizures
A motion to suppress a warrant allowing Crow Wing County's seizure of Brainerd Public Library's computers for a criminal investigation has been denied.
Major ice fishing events are still on
It appears it will take more than one of the warmest winters on record to halt two of Minnesota's most popular ice fishing contests.
Child passenger safety awareness focus of Safe and Sober campaign
Child passenger safety will be the focus of a Safe and Sober campaign during Valentine's Day week.
This was Brainerd
FEBRUARY 3 - 80 years ago (1922) - L.R. Tanner figured on going to Walker in his car, but first notified all fellow Rotarians so they could get out the Rotary plow in case he struck fast in a drift.
California becomes last state to number its freeway exits
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Freewheeling California is falling in line behind the rest of America: Highway exits known only by street names are finally getting numbers, and a number of new signs were unveiled Friday.
Peace Corps volunteers called upon for their subtle diplomacy
WASHINGTON -- They don't carry American flags or negotiate treaties. They don't even have a special stamp in their passport to identify them as unique from other Americans abroad.
Delta Airlines flight attendants reject union
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Flight attendants at Delta Air Lines rejected union representation in election results announced Friday for one of the largest labor organizing efforts in decades.
Idaho lawmakers override veto, become first state to repeal term limits law
SEATTLE -- Signaling growing disenchantment with term limits in statehouses across the West, the Idaho legislature on Friday defied the governor's veto and became the first state in the nation to repeal its seven-year-old law.
Winona Ryder charged with four felonies
LOS ANGELES -- Actress Winona Ryder was charged Friday with four felony counts for allegedly shoplifting about $4,700 in merchandise from a Beverly Hills department store and possessing a controlled substance in December, prosecutors said.
Wall Street gradually moving off Wall Street
NEW YORK -- It started gradually with globalization and online trading. Then came the Sept. 11 attacks and the pace quickened.
School bus driver charged with kidnapping students faces more psychiatric tests
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A school bus driver accused of kidnapping 13 children during a six-hour "field trip" was ordered Friday to undergo up to two months of psychiatric testing to determine his fitness to stand trial.
Bush promotes 401(k) changes
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The changes the White House is proposing in 401(k) retirement plans would help prevent Enron-style disasters by giving workers more flexibility in deciding whether and when to sell company stock, President Bush said Saturday.
GE appears willing to cooperate on Hudson River dredging of PCBs
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Left with few options, General Electric Co. appears willing to go along with an order from the Environmental Protection Agency demanding the dredging of tons of toxic PCBs from the Hudson River.
Milloy a big key to stopping St. Louis
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Lawyer Milloy doesn't wear the AFC championship ring he won five years ago. It's a haunting reminder that his team lost the Super Bowl.
How the Rams and Patriots match up
NEW ORLEANS -- Matchups for Sunday's Super Bowl between the St. Louis Rams and New England Patriots.
Fedorov has hardest shot
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Detroit's 30-year-old forward Sergei Fedorov won the hardest shot event in the NHL all-star weekend skills competition Friday night by recording the only drive in triple digits -- 101.5 mph.
'Miracle on Ice' players moved on in life
LOS ANGELES -- Time marched backward Friday, to an era when it was our parents who had the gray hair and mortgages and the slacks with elastic waistbands, not us.
AT STAKE -- National Football League Championship for the Vince Lombardi Trophy.
Big Easy tightens up
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- The big question for Super Bowl weekend is: How much fun can tourists have on Bourbon Street with soldiers in camouflage looking over their shoulders?
'Bama hit with two-year bowl ban
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) -- Alabama paid a hefty price for rogue boosters.
End of an era in NFL broadcasting
One awfully good football team will be broken up after Sunday's Super Bowl, when Pat Summerall and John Madden part company, ending 21 years of broadcasting NFL games together.
Helen L. Czech
LITTLE FALLS -- Helen L. Czech, 92, Elmdale, died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2002, at St. Gabriel's Hospital in Little Falls.
STAPLES -- Ruth Hegstad, 94, Staples, formerly of Warroad, died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2002, at the Greater Staples Hospital.
Mabel 'May' L. VanGeest Brown
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Mabel "May" Lois VanGeest Brown, 65, Springfield, Mo., died Jan. 27, 2002, in Springfield, Mo.
SARASOTA, Fla. -- Milly McCollough, 81, Sarasota, Fla., formerly of Brainerd, died Friday, Jan.. 25, 2002.
PIERZ -- Frances Larsen, 87, Little Falls, died Thursday, Jan. 31, 2002, at St. Mary's Villa in Pierz.
I was reading (Vox Pop) about the group homes. All I can say is how true. They should go back to the state. They were cared for better back there.
Send me your junk e-mail!
During the hardscrabble days of the Great Depression it's said that con men and scam artists would place a mark on the fencepost that bordered homes where the residents were particularly gullible.
I want to take this opportunity to express my disbelief at the story you printed regarding the incident the YMCA on Wednesday. The story was full of half-truths and with a blatant disregard for all of the parties involved.
Dispatch editorial opinions
Editorial views in The Brainerd Dispatch represent a consensus of opinion by members of the newspaper's editorial board.
Arson is terrorism - Dispatch Editorial
The threat of terrorism extends beyond those criminals associated with the Sept. 11 attacks. Unfortunately, Minnesota appears to have its own home-grown political terrorists -- a group which gave itself the pretentious name of Earth Liberation Front.
A step back is in order
This editorial appeared in Friday's Los Angeles Times:
Antarctic study finds surprising lake warming
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A surprise discovery in Antarctic lakes could have important implications for global climate change: As the air got a little warmer, it set off a chain reaction that made the water warm three times faster.
North Country calendar
Wildlife service OKs reopening bays in Voyageurs to snowmobiles
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service signed off Friday on the decision by Voyageurs National Park to let snowmobilers ride on 11 bays that had been closed to protect the park's wolves.
Boat show again proves to be irresistible
Try as I might, I can't stay away from the Minneapolis Boat Show. When I saw the show dates on the calendar earlier this year I told myself there's no pressing reason for me to attend. I've never bought a new boat, I don't plan to buy a new boat and I might never buy a new boat.
Mille Lacs' walleye limit might be cut from six to four
GARRISON (AP) -- The Lake Mille Lacs walleye limit would be cut from six to four fish this year, and strict size limits would be imposed, under a plan that the Department of Natural Resources is considering.
Humane Society releases crippling study, results don't bode well for waterfowlers
The Humane Society of the United States has published a study on waterfowl mortality resulting from hunter-related crippling. Based on the closing statement in the report, it would appear that the goal of the study is to inflict a mortal wound to waterfowl hunting.
Retrieving lost items is a peculiar reward of ice fishing
Usually it's fish we're after. But sometimes you can feel just as good pulling something else from the water. Especially if it's something you just dropped.
Deer hunters mostly satisfied with their hunting, survey shows
The vast majority of Minnesota deer hunters are very satisfied or somewhat satisfied with their hunting experience, according to the DNR.
The DNR is sponsoring a snowmobile safety class for adults 16 and older on Feb. 7 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the basement of DNR headquarters in Brainerd (1601 Minnesota Drive).
BRAINERD/NISSWA - The main portion of North Long Lake is kicking out quite a few walleyes and jumbo perch. On Gull Lake, Hole in the Day Bay, Dutchman's Bar, the Rock Pile, Center Bar, and Sandy Beach Bar continue to provide consistent walleye action.
Rachel Germaine Broom and Kerry David Krumwiede
Rachel Germaine Broom and Kerry David Krumwiede announce their engagement. Parents are Pastor and Mrs. Jeff Brown, Backus, and Mr. and Mrs. Hank, Krumwiede, Pine River. A June 15 wedding is planned at Lakeside Baptist Church with a reception to follow.
Jamie Reese and Dain Erickson were married Jan. 5, 2002, at Desert Christian Fellowship in Phoenix with the Rev. Greg Iehl officiating.
David and Kathy Tibbetts
David and Kathy Tibbetts, Garrison, will celebrate their 35th wedding anniversary. They were married Feb. 4, 1967, in Garrison.
Ellen Hohman will celebrate her 95th birthday with an open house from 2-4 p.m. Feb. 10 at Woodland Good Samaritan, 300 Buffalo Hills Lane.
Kristina Dawn Lander and Keith John Weber were married Dec. 1, 2001, in St. Anna.
Daniel and Bernadette Peters
Daniel and Bernadette Peters, Brainerd, recently celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary. A celebration was held in their honor. They were married Feb. 10, 1962, in St. Cloud.
Maria Thiede and Phil Laube
Maria Thiede and Phil Laube announce their engagement. Parents are Paul and Dee Thiede, Pequot Lakes, and Harold and Fern Laube, Owen, Wis. An April 13 wedding is planned at St. Alice Catholic Church in Pequot Lakes.
Tandra Judith Thesing and Jeffrey Vernon Ahrens were married May 27, 2001, at St. Andrew's Catholic Church in Brainerd with Father Paul Fruth officiating.
Kristin Helmer and Scott Erlandson were married Oct. 6, 2001, at St. Andrew's Catholic Church with the Rev. Paul Fruth officiating.
Four generations recently gathered were Tyler Clark, son; Trevor Clark, father; Linda Boyer, grandmother; and Dorothy Jense, great-grandmother.
Melody Stende and Joseph Adams were married Oct. 27, 2001, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Parkers Prairie.
Dorothy Jensen, Perham, will celebrate her 90th birthday with an open house from 2-4 p.m. Saturday in the main dining room of the Perham Memorial Nursing Home in Perham.
Melissa Sue Davey and Tobin James Gabrio
Melissa Sue Davey and Tobin James Gabrio announce their engagement. Parents are David and Dawn Davey, Shafer, and the late Thomas and Marie Gabrio. A March 9 wedding is planned. A reception will follow at the Moose Lodge in Aitkin.
Duluth woman sentenced to read after pleading guilty to stabbing
DULUTH (AP) -- A judge sentenced a woman who pleaded guilty in a stabbing case to read a list of books, poetry and government documents, including the Declaration of Independence, and submit a report on each to the court.
Law enforcers not all complying with DNA law, crime agency says
ST. PAUL -- Some police agencies aren't complying with a state law requiring them to provide blood samples of people convicted of certain types of felonies for the state's DNA database, state crime investigators said.
Bills would help Fingerhut workers who lose their jobs
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Lawmakers began taking steps Friday to help workers who would lose their jobs in the liquidation or sale of endangered Fingerhut Companies Inc.
Ventura notes 'bad smell' in school financing
DULUTH (AP) -- Gov. Jesse Ventura told a convention Friday that competition may be needed to remove what he called a "bad smell" from state public school financing.
Hatch wants to restrict auditors
ST. PAUL (AP) -- In the wake of Enron's collapse, Minnesota Attorney General Mike Hatch on Friday presented details of his proposal to prevent accounting firms from providing "substantial" consulting services to firms they also audit.
Twenty one cars on a Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern train derailed at the eastern edge of Kasson early Friday.
Report: Third of state's workers earn less than $10 an hour
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- One in three of Minnesota's 2.7 million workers makes less than $10 per hour, according to a first-of-its kind report from the Minnesota Department of Economic Security.
Only one other school shares Aitkin's Gobblers' nickname
"Franklin had it right."
brainerddispatch.com Online Inline route
The tentative 13-mile route for the first Brainerd Dispatch Online In-Line Half-Marathon 7:30 a.m. Saturday, June 15:
CLC wins in Ely
ELY-- The Central Lakes College Raiders picked up a crucial road victory with a 93-83 triumph over the Vermilion Ironmen in North Division Community College Conference play Friday.
Zelinske, Pickar take three matches
FOLEY --The Brainerd Warriors lost to Litchfield 52-17 and Foley 54-15 and then defeated Mora 31-29 at the Foley Quadrangular wrestling meet Friday.
Brainerd girls dump Apollo
ST. CLOUD -- Amy Kittelson scored 13 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead the Brainerd Warriors girls' basketball team past the St. Cloud Apollo Eagles 41-33 in Central Lakes Conference action Friday.
Cardinal girls prevail
STAPLES -- The Staples-Motley Cardinals girls' basketball team played two completely different halves, but pulled out a 65-31 non-conference win over Swanville Friday.
Local sports shorts
ST. PAUL -- Tony Bonsante of Crosby-Ironton scored a unanimous 10-round decision over Gustavo Soto of Culiacan, Mexico, in a supermiddleweight fight Thursday at Roy Wilkins Auditorium in the RiverCentre.
Area events Saturday
Pierz wrestling making his mark
As a 103-pound eighth-grader, Nathan Janson may not strike fear in opposing wrestlers at first glance.
Bowling champs crowned
Champions have been determined in the Brainerd Women's Bowling Association City Tournament at Paul Bunyan Bowl in Baxter.
Flyers skate to victory
LITTLE FALLS -- Senior winger Eric Rakow scored one goal and added one assist for his 100th and 101st career points to lead the Little Falls Flyers past the Long Prairie-Grey Eagle Thunder 3-0 in non-conference hockey on Friday.
Aitkin places second in conference meet
HINKLEY -- Led by individual championships from Jordan Kell at 125 pounds and Darik Lamke at 189, the Aitkin Gobblers wrestling team grappled their way to second place at the Great Rivers Conference meet Friday night, finishing behind MilleLacs with 190 points.
Ranger player is proving her point
Whitney Smetana finally realizes she's got game and she's slowly gaining the confidence to back it up.
Dispatch online inline half-marathon June 15
If you have driven past a man on an area highway, in-line skating or roller skiing in a colorful body suit, chances are it was Terry Holm.
S-M boys roll to triumph
PERHAM -- Adam Barnett and Bobby Burton each scored in double-figures to lead the Staples Motley Cardinals boys' basketball team past the Perham Yellowjackets 58-49 Friday.
Pequot Lakes boys edge Pine River-Backus
PINE RIVER -- In a gymnasium packed with energy and excitement, one of the area's greatest sports rivalries took place as the Pine River-Backus Tigers squared off against the Pequot Lakes Patriots in boys' basketball for the last time this season.
PAUL BUNYAN BOWL
Raider women tumble
ELY -- Costly turnovers late in the second half cost the Central Lakes College Raiders women's basketball team as they fell to the Vermilion Ironmen 67-58 in North Division action Friday.
Gophers win before record mat crowd
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Top-ranked Minnesota won six of 10 matches, including four by a major decision, to beat No. 2 Iowa 22-15 Friday night before a record crowd for an NCAA wrestling dual.
Wolves snap out of slump, beat Celtics in OT
BOSTON (AP) -- Wally Szczerbiak allowed 41 points in his matchup with Paul Pierce a year ago. This time, he held his own.
Twins fans show support
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Minnesota Twins fans don't have a say in contraction, so they'll do the only thing they can: Show up.
Vikings hire Linehan
ST. PAUL (AP) -- The Minnesota Vikings' new offensive coordinator will be the University of Louisville's Scott Linehan.
Can AOL keep pace with the broadband revolution?
No one has profited more from the explosion of interest in cyberspace than America Online.
Caution raised about e-mail reliability as usage grows
NEW YORK (AP) -- As an online newsletter publisher, David Carney has discovered one thing about e-mail delivery: You can't always count on it.
Biotech companies fighting threat of 'superbugs'
SAN FRANCISCO -- Genetic engineers who have spent years fighting diseases face a dismaying paradox in the post-Sept. 11 world: many of their impressive breakthroughs can also be used for sinister purposes.
Internet can protect your files
The Internet has changed a lot of things, but one of the most useful is the new ways in which you can back up your data.
THE ONLINE SLEUTHS
GOLDEN, Colo. -- By day, Julie Posey is a 37-year-old homemaker, tidying the family's trailer at the foot of the Rocky Mountains and home-schooling her daughter. But at night, Posey logs on to the Internet as Kendra -- a gum-snapping 14-year-old looking for trouble.
Your search for an engine should stop with Google
Some two years ago, I would employ an entire palette of search engines to find things on the Web: HotBot, Ask Jeeves, Lycos, Yahoo, AltaVista -- plus a newer contender called Google. And I wrote a column advising readers to pick and choose among the best of these sites.
Iowa state forecast
Dense fog advisory through mid morning east central...
State forecast for South Dakota
Today...Partly to mostly cloudy. Highs in the 30s east to the mid 40s southwest.
Wisconsin state forecast
Today...Becoming cloudy. Light snow north and scattered flurries south. Highs in the 20s to around 30.
Minnesota state forecast
Today...Mostly cloudy. Some light snow or flurries mainly northeast. Becoming partly cloudy far west by afternoon. Highs from the lower 20s northeast to middle 30s south.
The Weather Elsewhere
Phil predicts six more weeks of winter; mum on Super Bowl
PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. (AP) -- Punxsutawney Phil predicted six more weeks of winter Saturday but hedged his bets on the winner of this year's Super Bowl.
Weather drawing by Matt Rubin of Mrs. Wig's third grade class at Garfield school.
Arctic jet stream, heavy snowfall are staying away this season
This winter season is on the verge of being a letdown for outdoor enthusiasts.
Winter storm departs Northeast, leaving behind wind; snow showers in northern Lakes, Rockies
Gusty wind was blowing in much of the Northeast early Saturday as a winter storm that pummeled the Midwest and East Coast moved farther offshore. Calm weather prevailed in most of the rest of the nation.
State forecast for North Dakota
Today...Partly to mostly cloudy with a few flurries. Highs from the mid 20s northeast to 35 southwest.
Dianne Schwerin will be presenting an educational and entertaining program entitled "Lasagna Gardening" for the Lakes and Woods Horticultural Club at 7 p.m. Monday. Other 2002 programs include
Washington Middle School 6th Grade Basketball would like to thank Mark and Rob at Viking Coke for the great support this year.
Pakistanis, newspaper say they believe kidnapped U.S. reporter Daniel Pearl is still alive
KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) -- The Wall Street Journal issued a new appeal for kidnapped reporter Daniel Pearl's life Saturday, saying it believed an e-mail claiming he had been killed was a hoax. Pakistani authorities also said they think Pearl is still alive.
World Economic Forum focuses on problems of poor
NEW YORK -- For a gathering of the rich and powerful, the World Economic Forum is spending a lot of time focusing on the poor and weak.
Death toll from Nigeria weapons dump blasts rises to more than 1,000
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) -- The death toll from a series of explosions at an army weapons depot in Lagos rose to more than 1,000 as more bodies were found, mainly children who drowned in a canal during their panicked flight from the blasts, a Lagos state official said Saturday.
U.S. officials now believe some anti-Taliban forces captured or killed in Jan. 23 raid
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. military officials reversed themselves and now believe innocent people were among the estimated 15 killed and 27 captured in a commando raid in Afghanistan last week.
Warlord's forces re-arm; refusal of U.S. to intervene dismays Afghans
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- A warlord re-armed his men Saturday to mount another assault on a provincial capital where residents don't want him as governor and are dismayed that U.S. forces operating in the area won't come to their rescue.
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