Agronomy Department reviewed
 Superior accomplishment awards
 Volunteer activities
 Student awards
 Agronomy social events
 Faculty awards

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Title: AgroGator. Volume 10, Issue 1. Spring 2000.
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Title: AgroGator. Volume 10, Issue 1. Spring 2000.
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Table of Contents
    Agronomy Department reviewed
        Page 1
        Page 2
        Page 3
    Superior accomplishment awards
        Page 4
    Volunteer activities
        Page 5
    Student awards
        Page 6
    Agronomy social events
        Page 7
    Faculty awards
        Page 8
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Agronomy Department Reviewed

The Purpose of a Departmental
A departmental review provides stimu-
lus for an academic unit such as the
Agronomy Department to evaluate
ourselves through self-study and to
garer counsel and advice from distin-
guished peers from across the country
regarding the productivity and effec-
tiveness of our current programs and
the future direction of the Department.
Effective reviews assist departments to
appropriately position themselves to
meet future needs and challenges. The
Agronomy Department at the Univer-
sity of Florida was last reviewed in
1988. Thus, it was timely that the
Agronomy Department examine itself
and seek outside assistance to evalu-
ate and plan all programs (i.e., teach-
ing, research, and extension).

Preparations for departmental review
began approximately one year before
the actual review, held the second week
of April 2000, with the formation of a
Review Coordinating Committee and
discussions of the best approaches to

Agronomy Chair, Jerry Bennett (far right), with the Review Team.

presenting the programs of the Depart-
ment to an outside review team. Fol-
lowing numerous monthly meetings
and dedicated work by faculty and staff,
an extensive and detailed document, a
Comprehensive Review Syllabus, was
compiled and published. Included in
this review syllabus are chapters that
cover the following information: Gen-
eral Information, IFAS Administration's
Focus for Review, Organization Over-
view, Florida Agriculture, Department
Overview, State-Wide Programs, De-

apartment Programs, Strategic Plan, and
brief Faculty Biographies.
This review document provides
the informational base from which the
review team begins its evaluation of
Departmental programs. The review
syllabus is detailed and comprehen-
sive, and was written so that those
reading the document would have a
good understanding of the mission and
goals of the Department, its role within
IFAS and the University of Florida,
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Agronomy Department

College of Agricultural
and Life Sciences

Institute of Food
and Agricultural Sciences

University of Florida

Dr. Jerry Bennett

Dr. Alison Fox

Eunice Mobley
Design & Layout

Traci Durden

P.O. Box 110500
Gainesville, Florida

Fax: 352-392-1840

AgroGator Online:

AgroGator is published semiannually
for the faculty, staff, alumni and friends
of the Agronomy Department.
Comments and suggestions are




Participants at review meeting during a discussion session.

Review Continued from page 1
background information about Florida
agriculture, as well as extensive infor-
mation on Department history, program
areas, staffing, financial resources, fa-
cilities, committees, etc. Most impor-
tantly, the review syllabus contains
position papers that layout the various
state-wide programs ofthe Department
as organized into the following areas:
Genetics, Management and Nutrition,
Physiology and Ecology, Weed Sci-
ence, Teaching, and Extension.
Atwo-day, state-wide faculty meet-
ing was held in July, 1999 to discuss
the upcoming review and departmen-
tal programs. Through work-group ses-
sions at the meeting, faculty in each
program area prepared position papers
that presented the following: 1) tradi-
tional areas of strengths and achieve-
ments, 2) current areas of national/in-
ternational strength, 3) areas to be
strengthened or new directions needed,
and 4) strategies/critical needs to ad-
dress priority areas. The full faculty
then reassembled, considered informa-
tion that emerged from each program
area, and coalesced the information into
a few specific overall priorities for the
Department, forming our vision of a
strategic plan. The program area posi-
tion papers, along with the strategic
plan, also became a part of the review
Since approximately 40% of the
Agronomy program is conducted at
Research and Education Centers
(RECs) across the State, the entire state-
wide faculty was involved in all phases
of the planning and implementing of the

review. To allow the review team to
fully appreciate and understand the
state-wide programs, faculty organized
and planned tours of several RECs as
the review team began their visit to the

The Review Week
The review team arrived in the State
on Saturday, April 8 and on Sunday and
Monday visited several REC's, with
two review team members touring Ft.
Lauderdale REC, Everglades REC
(Belle Glade), and USDA-ARS Sugar-
cane Field Station; two members tour-
ing the Southwest Florida REC
(Immokalee) and the Range Cattle REC
(Ona); and two members touring the
West Florida REC (Jay) and North
Florida REC (Marianna and Quincy),
before coming to Gainesville on Mon-
day afternoon. At the RECs, members
of the review team visited with faculty,
center directors, county extension fac-
ulty, and representatives from various
clientele groups. The tours were criti-
cal to the review and allowed review
team members to see the diversity of
Florida agriculture and to interact with
those across the State who conduct the
programs and those who benefit from
programs of the Department.
Review team members gathered as
a group on Monday afternoon at the
Plant Science Research and Education
Center (formerly Pine Acres) for a tour
of this developing plant science field
facility. On Monday evening the re-
view team enjoyed dinner with IFAS
and University administration.
Faculty, staff, and students met

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with the review team on Tuesday,
Wednesday, and Thursday on campus
in Gainesville. Meetings to consider
programs were generally organized to
focus on a specific program area, with
initial presentations by faculty mem-
bers representing the program area, fol-
lowed by questions, answers, and dis-
cussions among faculty members and
review team members. The review
team also met separately with depart-
mental staff and students, cooperating
Department Chairs and Center Direc-
tors, other IFAS and University admin-
istrators, and county extension faculty.
The team also toured local facilities.
After six intensive days of gathering in-
formation about the Department and its
programs, the review team focused
their energy on preparing a verbal re-
port of evaluative comments and rec-
ommendations that they felt would be
helpful to the Department. The week
ended with the review team verbally
presenting such comments to the full
faculty on Friday morning. The review
team has submitted a final, written re-
port to UF/IFAS Administration.

The Overall Impression of the
Review Team
We have recently received the written
report from the review team and will
be carefully evaluating their comments
and recommendations during the
months and years to come. Beginning
later this summer, a series of faculty
meetings will be held to discuss in de-

tail the findings and recommendations
of the review team. Briefly, however,
let me report that the review team ac-
knowledged many strengths of the De-
partment and clearly affirmed that the
Agronomy Department plays a critical
role within UF/IFAS in serving agro-
nomic needs throughout the State. The
review team was quite complimentary
of how the state-wide mission of the
Department is carried out and chal-
lenged us to seek ways to establish pro-
grams in new areas as opportunities
exist to ensure that future needs are
met. The review team was most im-
pressed with the diversity of programs
in the Department and considered that
to be a strength as we approach the fu-
ture. They suggested that the Depart-
ment continue to "expand our sphere
of influence" by strengthening some
existing programs and developing ad-
ditional programs that are beyond what
is considered "traditional agronomy."
We are challenged to do a betterjob of
recruiting and retaining students and
are encouraged to engage stakeholder
groups in determining what the Depart-
ment should offer in both undergradu-
ate and graduate education.
The final report from the review
team was quite positive and the faculty,
staff, students, alumni and friends of
the Department should take pride in the
present status of the department. The
many strengths and the positive image
of the Department that were clearly ac-
knowledged by the review team, is due

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Review team addresses comments to IFAS Extension Dean Wadill.

to the very excellent quality of the
members of the Department. Never-
theless, the final report articulates need
for improvement in many areas. In fact,
the final report contains over 60 rec-
ommendations that we should consider
as we move to the future. Many are
recommendations that, if implemented,
will surely improve the Agronomy De-
partment. Some of the recommenda-
tions can be accomplished relatively
short term with little resources required,
others will require considerable discus-
sion and could have major impacts (i.e.,
a possible name change for the Depart-
ment), and still others will require long
term commitment, planning, and finan-
cial resources (i.e., a new building to

Review continued on page 4

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The Review Team
A distinguished review team was as-
sembled to perform the actual review.
They are listed in their order of ap-
pearance in the photo on the front
page going from right to left.

Dr. Gary Heichel, Review Team
Chair Professor and Head of the
Crop Science Department at the Uni-
versity of Illinois.
Dr. Ronald L. Phillips Regents'
Professor and McKnight Presidential
Endowed Chair at the University of
Dr. Alan C. York Professor of Crop
Science and Extension Specialist at
North Carolina State University.
Dr. Russell E. Mullen Professor of
Agronomy at Iowa State University.
Dr. Lowell E. Moser Sunkist Fi-
esta Bowl Professor of Agronomy at
the University of Nebraska.
Dr. J. Preston Jones National Pro-
gram Leader for Agronomy Programs
at the U.S. Department of Agricul-
ture, Cooperative State Research,
Education, and Extension Service in
Washington, DC.
Dr. Jodie S. Holt Professor of Plant
Physiology at the University of
California, Riverside.






Spring 2000

Superior Accomplishment Awards

Two members of the Agronomy Department were recognized in the 2000 UF/
IFAS Superior Accomplishment Awards. At a ceremony on April 25th, they each
received from the Vice President of Agriculture and Natural Resources a certifi-
cate, a pair of commemorative coffee mugs, and an after-taxes check for $99.99.
Traci Durden, Senior Secretary in Agronomy, was one of four award recipi-
ents in the USPS Clerical/Office Support Section. Traci was specifically recog-
nized for her leadership in organizing the renovation of the Agronomy Confer-
ence Room in Newell Hall and the Graduate Student Computer Facility.
One of seven Faculty Service Awards was won by Alison Fox, Assistant Pro-
fessor in Agronomy. Alison's nominator emphasized her contributions to the
IFAS Invasive Plants Working Group and the development of an assessment for
non-native plants in Florida's natural areas.

Faculty News

Review continued from page 3
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So, as we take a little t
"catch our breath" following
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ing of this review, we can tak
in where we are, and be coi
that we have been provided w
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course for the future. Appre
is certainly extended to all m(
of the Agronomy Department
UF/IFAS Administration, an
members of an outstanding
team for a very successful revi
will help to shape the future
already strong and vibrantAgr
Department at the Univer
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In January, Randall Stocker, Profes-
sor in the Agronomy Department and
Director of the Center for Aquatic and
Invasive Plants, was selected to serve
on the national Invasive Species Ad-
visory Committee. This technical
advisory committee will assist the
national Invasive Species Council cre-
ated by President Clinton's 1999 Ex-
ecutive Order on Invasive Species in
developing a national management
plan for all invasive species impact-
ing the U.S. Randall was selected out
of over 150 nominations to serve on
the 32-person committee and he has
already attended two meetings in
Washington D.C. to work on their
ambitious and accelerated agenda.
Greg MacDonald and Alison

Fox were elected as Directors for the
Florida Weed Science Society and
Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council, re-
Raymond Gallaher was elected
President Elect of the Soil and Crop
Science Society of Florida. In this
capacity, he serves as the Program
Chairman for the 2000 meeting. The
meeting will be held in Tallahassee,
Florida from 20 to 22 September. The
theme of the meeting this year is
"Florida First: IFAS and Industry
Working Together." Three panels that
include a total of 18 invited experts
will speak on topics related to "Precision
Agriculture," "Agribusiness/S ci e nce
Based BMP's," and "Water Quality Is-
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For the last 15 years or so,
the North Marion
Chapter of the Intema-
tional Association of
Lions Clubs has had the
benefit of the hard-work and
enthusiasm of Leroy Polk, Coordina-
tor of Research Programs in
Agronomy (a.k.a. Farm Manager).
The Lions Club is a non-profit or-
ganization dedicated to helping
people who are visually- or hear-
ing-impaired. Although an inter-
national organization with state
offices, an important characteristic of
Lions Clubs is that the money raised
stays in the local community. Leroy
estimates that his branch supports 15
to 20 local causes such as: purchasing
glaucoma screening, eye exams, and
eye-glasses, or paying for eye surgery
such as cornea transplants for people
in need in the community; supporting
research to fight diabetes which is a
major cause of blindness; providing
hearing aids; funding Leader Dogs for
the Blind; supporting a school in St.
Augustine for the Deaf and Blind;
sponsoring the Florida Lions Camp for
the visually impaired; and contribut-
ing to the Amette House in Ocala for


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Spring 2000

troubled youth.
All these ac-
tivities are sup-
ported by the many
fund-raisers that the

Alumni News

WendyAndrew (1992 M.S.) has been
promoted to Horticulture Manager for
Disney's Animal Kingdom and Re-
sorts. She is responsible for horticul-
ture, including the exotic animal plant
interactions, at the Animal Kingdom
and three associated resorts. Wendy
is also working part-time on a Ph.D.
in the Agronomy Department under the
supervision of Mimi Williams
William Fiebig (1990 Ph.D) is
employed at FAO as the Seed Secu-
rity Officer with the Seed and Plant
Genetic Resources Service in the Plant
Production and Protection Division.
His program involves strengthening
seed supply systems (mainly in Sub-
Saharan Africa and Asia-Pacific) to as-

sure farmers have access to good qual-
ity seeds and planting materials of
adapted varieties.
Ruth Bartels (1991 B.S.) was pro-
moted to Assistant Director at ECHO-
Educational Concerns for Hunger Or-
ganization, a nonprofit organization
providing support services to intera-
tional agriculture development work-
ers. She will marry Rudy Poglitsh on
August 5, 2000.
Neysa Call (1995 M.S.) is a
speechwriter at the National Science
Foundation for the Director, Dr. Rita
Colwell. She writes and delivers
speeches on science education,
biocomplexity, bioinformatics, en-
vironmental issues, and biotechnol-



Ken Boote was in-

Lions Clubs host during
the year including Barbecues, Fish
Frys, and Turkey Shoots, all of which
are open to the general public. All the
money raised and distributed has
to be looked after carefully and
that's where Leroy comes in. For
the last 10 years he has been
Treasurer of the North Marion Li-
ons Club and before that he was Vice-
President and President. With Club
meetings twice a month and all the ex-
tra fund-raising events, this is a major
volunteer commitment and responsibil-
ity for Leroy. But there is no doubt
that this is a cause to which he is sin-
cerely dedicated, and based on his fine
performance in Agronomy we know
that the North Marion Lions Club is in
good hands.
For more information about the
International Association of Lions
Clubs, contact Leroy at 352-591-2885
or check-out their website at: http://
wwwl0.1ionsclubs.org/Lion/. *.

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vited to present a paperat the Inter-
national Symposium on Systems Ap-
proaches for Agricultural Develop-
ment in Lima, Peru, in mid
November, 1999. Ken also made two
trips to Lugo, Spain, in March and
May/June 2000 to cooperate with
Spanish scientists on modeling soy-
bean growth and yield response to
water deficit.
In early February, a covey of weed
scientists from the Agronomy Depart-
ment attended the 40th Annual Meet-
ing of the Weed Science Society of
America. Barry Brecke,Alison Fox,
Greg MacDonald, Randall Stocker,
David Sutton, Joyce Treadaway, and
Vernon Vandiver headed to the colder
climes of Toronto, Canada and none
was sorry to get back to Florida be-
fore the falling snow got too thick.
Paul Pfahler visited Budapest,
Hungary in early June to present a paper
at the 6' International Wheat Congress.
The paper was titled "Progress in Re-
ducing the Negative Effects of Genetic
Dwarfing on Coleoptile Length in
In early June, Randall Stocker
presented his paper "Why Isn't Alien
Ecological Impact Extrapolated
Geographically?"at the 3rd Interna-
tional Weed Science Congress in Foz
do Iguassu, Brazil.
Dan Gorbet travelled to Argen-
tina and Bolivia in connection with his
peanut CRSP (Collaborative Research
Support Program-USDA) project in
Bolivia. David Zimet-Quincy, Jim
Todd and Albert Culbreath-Georgia,
also went to Bolivia on this project.
This trip was from March 27-April 6,
2000. Evaluation of various field pea-
nut studies and growers production
were made. Bolivia is a probable coun-
try of origin of peanuts and peanut
culture is very primitive.

Spring 2000

Student Awards

* Mike Edenfield received a pair of
first prizes for presentations in gradu-
ate paper competitions in the Crop
Physiology Section of the Southern
Weed Science SocietyAnnual Meeting
in late January in Tulsa, OK, and at the
Florida Weed Science Society Meeting
in Ocala, FL, in March. Eric Johnson
placed second in the Forest Vegetation
Management Section of the SWSS
meeting and also second at the FWSS
Award of Excellence for Gradu-
ate Research The Agronomy Depart-
ment Awards committee read several
M.S. and Ph.D. dissertations submit-
ted for this award. The committee se-
lected department winners as follows:
Yoana Newman in the M.S. Category.

Her major professor was Lynn
Sollenberger. The title of her M.S. the-
sis was "Growth and Chemical Com-
position of Rhizoma Peanut and
Bahiagrass Under Elevated CO2 and
Temperature Conditions."
Michael Netherland in the Ph.D.
Category. His major professor was
William Haller. The title of his Ph.D.
dissertation was "Management Im-
pacts on the Quiescence and Sprout-
ing of Subterranean Turicous of Dioe-
cious Hydrilla (Hydrilla verticillata
(L.f) Royle."
SThe following students received
awards at the FloridaAcademy of Sci-
ence meetings in March 2000: Jackie
Greenwood was first place winner of
the student paper award in the Agri-

Student News

The Agronomy Soils Club's Spring Fling was held outside Newell Hall on
April 6', right after Jerry Bennett's seminar preparing us for the Departmental
Review. A good-sized crowd of students, staff, and faculty gathered to enjoy
friendship and food, and in some cases to evaluate the quality of the Chair's
Christina Fulford, Todd Timko, Justin West, and Jimmy Wilkerson
each received Scholarships of $600 from the Agronomy Soils Club / Florida
Foundation Seed Producers, Inc. These funds come from the sale of peanuts
donated by the Florida Foundation Seed Producers. Dr. Jerry Kidder of the
Soil and Water Sciences Department was recently presented with a plaque for
his extensive services to the Agronomy Soils Club.
During the first weekend in April, five members of the Agronomy Soils
Club went to the American Society of Agronomy / Student Activities Section
(ASA/SAS) regional meeting at Virginia Tech. in Blacksburg, VA. The stu-
dents were able to tour the campus and farm research facilities, a winery, and
enjoy a drive along the beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway. Two club members
attended the ASA/SAS regional meeting at the University of Illinois in Cham-
pagne held April 14-15. There they toured the Morrow plots (the oldest con-
tinuously-used research plots in the U.S.), soil archives (with over 100 years' of
soil samples), ADM, Anderson's (grain elevator business), and their campus
laboratories. A representative from Monsanto gave a very interesting presenta-
tion to the students about GMO's.
The new officers for the Agronomy Soils Club are:
President Christina Fulford
Vice President Justin West
Treasurer Leslie Demchenko
Secretary Johanna Welch

cultural and Natural Resources section.
She was also nominated for the UF
Sigma Xi award. Her major professor
is Raymond Gallaher.
Alison Snyder won honorable
mention for her paper in the Agricul-
tural and Natural Resources section.
Her major professor is Ken Boote.
Danielle Siano was first place
winner of the paper award in the un-
dergraduate category of the Agricul-
tural and Natural Resources Section.
She also won first place in Florida
Academy of Science-wide competi-
tion. She was a University of Florida
Scholar working on a special research
project with Raymond Gallaher.
Kristin Fox won honorable men-
tion for her paper in the Agricultural
and Natural Resources section. She
presented research from a special prob-
lems course working with Raymond
Graduate Students honored as
Gamma Sigma Delta Inductees at the
March 2000 banquet: WendyAndrew,
Jackie Greenwood, Todd Neel, Jen-
nifer Possley, and Alison Snyder.

THEY'RE BACK! The Florida
Foundation Seed Producers, Inc. has
once again generously donated high-
quality, mid-range oleic peanuts to be
sold by the Agronomy Soils Club.
There has been a change in peanut pro-
cessor so the containers are composi-
tion cardboard (like Pringles chip tubes
instead of metal) and there are only
two flavors Dry Honey Roast and Dry
Roast "low salt." But, the 56 oz con-
tainers have stayed at the same bargain
price of $6 each, with six cans to a
case. Call the Agronomy Office at 304
Newell Hall (352-392-1811 ext 201)
to find out how you can get some cans
before they sell out.



Spring 2000

Agronom So l E

On December 3rd, members of the De-
partment enjoyed the annual
Agronomy Holiday Party at the con-
ference center in the Austin Cary Me-
morial Forest. With over 100 stu-
dents, staff, faculty and guests in at-
tendance, there were many happy
Gators chomping on the traditional
fare of turkey, ham, etc. Feasting was
willingly interrupted for the inspec-
tion of tickets for door-prizes, most
of which were donated by local busi-
nesses after a blitz of requests for sup-

port from the Agronomy Office. The
grand door-prize of dinner and theater
tickets was won by graduate student
Bisoondat Macoon. To celebrate the
auspicious New Year, Traci Durden,
Eunice Mobley and others put together
a PowerPoint presentation of the his-
tory of the department. This caused
many oohs and ahhs as some of our se-
nior staff and faculty were shown in
their younger days, and there were
chuckles all round for the picture of a
computer-aged Jerry Bennett who is an-

ticipated to remain Department Chair
well into the future. (Perhaps after the
efforts of the Departmental Review, that
image doesn't feel so far off for Jerry!)
The Agronomy Undergraduate /
Graduate Student Social was held on
the afternoon of February 8th, in the
Friends of the Music Room at the Uni-
versity Auditorium. All students and
faculty members were invited to munch
and mingle at this annual event, and
faculty were able to introduce their new
students and post-docs.

Photo Gallery

Grand door prize winner Bisoondat
Macoon and son.

ur. bennett in me Tuture.

Mrs. Mary Prine and George MacDonald
get acquainted at the Holiday Party.

(Above) Agronomy's new graduate students.

(Right) Kudos to our office staff for organizing a successful
Holiday Party. They are Traci Durden, Kim Lottinville, Paula
Cunningham, Sandy Durden.



Spring 2000

Faculty Awards

Maria Gallo-
Meagher was
honored at the
Sigma Delta
Banquet on
March 31st
with the Uni-
versity of
Chapter's Jun-
ior Faculty

Award.This award is presented in rec-
ognition of outstanding contributions to
agriculture and natural resources, to fac-
ulty who are under 45 years of age and
who have been on the faculty for less
than 12 years. In addition to having her
biography illustrated in a slide show and
receiving a plaque atthe banquet, Maria
will be giving a seminar on genetic en-
gineering in foods sponsored by
Gamma Sigma Delta in the Fall.

Faculty News

From May through November, Lynn
Sollenberger is on Faculty Development
Leave at the University of Queensland
in Brisbane, Australia. He is working
with Dr. Max Shelton and his research
group on use ofleguminous trees in tropi-
cal forage-livestock systems and is par-
ticipating in teaching programs at the


Dr. Johan Scholberg has accepted the
Environmental Agronomist-Assistant
Professor faculty position in our depart-
ment. We are excited about what Johan
will bring to the department and UF/IFAS
as he develops research and teaching pro-
grams in the area of "environmental
agronomy." Dr. Scholberg will begin his
duties in September.


Agronomy has a new
website address:

The annual Agronomy and Soil and Wa-
ter Science Departments' BarBQ and
Fish Fry will be held at the Livestock
Pavilion on September 15, 2000.
This year's Agronomy Holiday
Party has been booked at the Austin
Cary Forest for December 1, 2000.
Look for further details in the next is-
sue ofAgroGator or online at http://

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