This Is our Village

Monday, December 31, 2012

PALM BEACH COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT - OUTREACH PROJECT

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UCO OPEN MONTHLY MEETINGS - JANUARY 2013

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Subject to Change
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Waltham H

That red railing paint must be a primer? Certainly the collective wisdom of your board and the business judgement rule would prevent the community eye sore from becoming a permanent fixture in the village?

CANADIAN CLUB

On behalf of the above club, which is seasonal ( Jan -Mar) I am posting their January Events:
Further information is available from Pres. Irene Brooks @ 686-2723 and additional information
will appear in the next edition of the UCO Reporter...
Monday- 1/7/13  Luncheon at Golden Corral - 1PM, $7.50 pp
Sunday - 1/13/13 Bagel Breakfast in Partyroom of CH - 10AM
Wednesday -1/23 Monthly Meeting in Partyroom of CH - 1:30PM, followed by Dinner at
Duffy's...
You don't have to be Canadian to belong...we bowl, dine out frequently and socialize....
and I am proud to be a member....Bettie Lee Bleckman.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

UCO REPORTER JANUARY 2013 - LIVE IN CYBERSPACE

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I am pleased to publish the latest edition of the UCO Reporter. Please follow the link:
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Remember, to expand the paper to full screen, mouse to the GOOGLE Drive (Docs) file button at the upper left, in the dropdown menu, click download. The Reporter will fill your entire screen.
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A very healthy and productive New Year to you all
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Tuesday, December 25, 2012

HANDEL'S MIGHTY CHORUS - PUTTING THE PARTS TOGETHER

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1) Orchestra only
2) Altos only
3) Entire Chorus Minus Altos
4) Basses only
5) Entire Chorus Minus Basses
6) Tenors only
7) Entire Chorus Minus Tenors
8) Sopranos only
9) Entire Chorus Minus Sopranos
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There you have it, a Choral work in 4 parts, a not so simple matter of Arithmetic





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Following is a photo of the Niagara Chorus in their more formal setting, when not orchestrating their Flash Mob performances:
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Pulling out all the Stops!!
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Finally, being something of a purist, I believe that the correct instrument for this piece is a full Pipe Organ. I had the opportunity, while stationed in England some years ago to see and hear one of the largest Organs on earth, housed in Coventry Cathedral, the "voice" of this instrument is overwhelming; so here is yet another interpretation of Handel's work. Rendition by Organist Diane Bish
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 Dave Israel hopes that you have enjoyed yet another Random Act of Culture
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Finally, I leave you all with a technical (hint) question: The young lady that triggers the Flash Mob performance at the mall, sings her entire part into an electronic device, what is it, and why???
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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

CENTURY VILLAGE VIGIL - LOCAL TV COVERAGE

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Candlelight Vigil

Slide show of the Candlelight Vigil


Here is a link to the NBC Coverage of Century Village Vigil the video is on the top left side of page

Seasons Greetings

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year. It has been a pleasure working with so many of you in 2012. From everyone at Becker and Poliakoff, we wish you all the best in the New Year.

THANKSGIVING DAY DINNER

In the event, this article is not able to be included in this month's UCO Reporter, I am taking
the liberty of posting it here, on the Blog.

Our First Thanksgiving Day dinner, was considered to be quite successful by most standards.
The attendance was high, food delicious, entertainment by "Solid Gold Revue" ( Dolores &
Tommy Caruso) superb, along with their Guest singer, our own Norma Lukas, who many
moons ago, sang professionally, during the Big Band Era.
Of course there were some glitches, of which my committee had no control over, due to
miscalculations on the part of the caterer, but all in all, a Good Time was had by most!
After all expenses were calculated, we ended up with a net profit of $505.00...primarily
due to our Volunteer's seeking out shops who offered deep discounts on table decorations,
printed materials ( Holiday Poster, table ID's) as well as an adjustment on our catering agreement.
Since our Community supported this event, and Yes, our Committee too, contributed not only
their time, but their $20.00 as well ( No Free-be's as rumor has it) we concluded we have a
shortage in kitchen equipment, namely Coffee Urns & Water dispenser's and would therefore
purchase & donate 2 - 100 cup Westbend Commercial Coffee Urns, to be used exclusively
in our Party Room, for our Residents, by any and all clubs.
VP Eva Rachefsky, of WPRF was consulted and informed and by the time you read this,
they will be in service ( as of today, 12/19/12)
As for the balance ($212.52 that too will be used for any additional kitchen needs.
My sincerest appreciation to VP Eva Rachesky, her staff, Noreen & Marge, their cleaning
crew, our Security Guards, Capt. Al, his staff on duty and last but not least, My Exceptional
Committee:
Dolores Caruso - Decorations & Entertainment, Olga Wolkenstein & Sonia Goldberg -
Catering, Cindy Reavis, Mimi Nosenchuk and Natalie Hauptman, who handled Reservations.
Suzy Brynes & Tom Ziccardi ( who just stepped up to the plate, as he is known to do) and
my co-chair, Marilyn Pomerantz.
IT DOES TAKE A VILLAGE!
Bettie Lee Bleckman.

BOARD MEMBERS - GET CERTIFIED

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Century Village residents gather to remember those lost in school shooting

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/news/local/century-village-residents-gather-to-remember-those/nTZgh/


By Toni-Ann Miller
Sniffles and quiet tears filled the cool air tonight at Century Village as residents and supporters gathered to pay their respects to the victims, survivors and families affected by Friday’s Sandy Hook, Conn., tragedy.
A woman passed out white balloons to the mourners who sat on poolside chairs. They all released them, and the balloons floated off in a group.
“They left together,” said Sydelle Banks, a resident at Century Village and the organizer of tonight’s vigil. “That’s how those children died,” she said, “Together.”
About 200 people gathered at 7 p.m. by the pool at the Century Village clubhouse off Haverhill Road, just north of Okeechobee Boulevard in suburban West Palm Beach. A rabbi and a bishop shared prayers and words of encouragement with those who attended the 30-minute memorial.
The bishop read the names of those who lost their lives, and Banks rang a bell after each name. Ryan Engelbrecht, a singer and pianist, then sang his rendition of “You Raise Me Up,” made popular by Josh Groban, and followed it with “The Lord’s Prayer.”
For Banks, the emotion of the night had hit home.
Banks’ grandson Josh works as a deli manager in Sandy Hook. One of his regular customers came in Saturday, and he greeted the man and told him to tell his wife hello. Banks said the customer broke down in tears and asked Josh, “Didn’t you know my wife was one of the teachers that was killed?”
Josh was so affected by that exchange that he had trouble working the rest of the shift.
“On Saturday, after he called me and told me that he had to leave work,” Banks said, “I decided that we have to show them solidarity and that we have compassion for them and understanding.”
So she organized the vigil and used word of mouth to inform residents.
Her message to the people in Connecticut:
“There’s a lot of compassion in the world, and people throughout the country share the grief and the sorrow of the survivors,” Banks said, unable to restrain from crying. “There’s nothing we can really do; we can only offer our support and our prayers.”
Myron Solomon, a native of Brooklyn, N.Y., had red watery eyes during the entire vigil. He said he didn’t have any family members in the immediate area, but “we all feel the pain of everybody.”
Eva Rachesky is the vice president of the West Palm Recreation Facility, which runs the daily events at Century Village. She said this was the first vigil the village has hosted, and it was much needed.
“It’s a healing for people to share the same emotion, this terrible grief that they feel and (frustration) because they have nowhere to put it,” she said. “I had tears in my eyes, but to see grown men wiping away tears tells you how deep this goes for people.”
Rachesky, a mother of two, said she hopes people who are affected by the tragedy will take away from the vigil that there are people all around the country whose hearts are breaking along with theirs.
“I can’t imagine what it’s like to have Christmas presents under the tree for children that are never gonna come home to open them,” Rachesky said.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

WPRF POOLS - PRESSURE CLEANING SCHEDULE

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NEWTOWN SHOOTING CEREMONY - 7PM MAIN CLUBHOUSE

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FLASHLIGHT VIGIL

WPRF Says Candles not allowed
PLEASE DO NOT BRING CANDLES.....PLEASE USE FLASHLIGHTS OR BATTERY CANDLES.  SAFETY SAFETY PLEASE

PARKING WILL BE A BIG PROBLEM....PLEASE WALK IF YOU CAN.  CARPOOL, AND PARK AT MEDICAL BUILDING AND DOVER GUEST SPOTS.
WPRF said, only show tickets or handicap will allow you to park on Clubhouse island.

THERE IS A SHOW TONIGHT SO PLEASE LETS ALL BE HELPFUL TO ONE ANOTHER.

PLEASE TELL OTHERS THIS NEWS SO ALL WILL GO SMOOTHLY.


Misc corrections, hopefully that is all.

CANDLELIGHT VIGIL DEC. 18, 2012 AT 7 PM.


CENTURY VILLAGE OF WEST PALM BEACH WILL BE HOLDING A CANDLELIGHT VIGIL  DEC. 18, 2012 AT 7 PM.  IN MEMORY OF THE 28 VICTIMS OF THE SCHOOL TRAGEDY IN CONNECTICUT ON LAST FRIDAY.
THE SERVICE WILL BE OUTSIDE AT THE RESIDENT POOL BEHIND THE MAIN CLUB HOUSE.  THE SERVICES WILL NOT BE IN EXCESS OF 30 MINUTES. 
THE PUBLIC IS INVITED TO PARTICIPATE.
RABBI MICHAEL KORMAN OF CONGREGATION ANSHEI SHALOM W.P.B. AND FATHER TOMAS,  OF MARY IMMACULATE,  WILL BE THE GUEST SPEAKERS.
RYAN ENGLEBRECHT FORMALLY OF THE NEW YORK LIGHT OPERA WILL BE THE GUEST SOLOIST.  PERFORMING "THE LORD'S PRAYER" AND "YOU RAISE ME UP".
LOUIS AHWEE WILL BE SETTING UP THE MICROPHONES AND SPEAKERS.
FRANK CERABINO OF THE P.B. POST HAS BEEN CONTACTED REGARDING AN INSERT IN HIS COLUMN. 
COURTNEY OF WPTV, NEWS CHANNEL 5, WHICH IS LOCALLY AIRED ON CHANNEL 3 WILL BE TELEVISING THE EVENT WITH LIVE COVERAGE.
JOHN O'NEILL OF THE SUN SENTINEL WILL ALSO BE COVERING THIS MEMORIAL SERVICE WHICH WILL BE TAKING PLACE AT THE RESIDENT POOL BEHIND THE MAIN CLUBHOUSE.
DAVE ASSIGNED THE REPORTER.  

WE ANTICIPATE 250 OR MORE PEOPLE FROM CENTURY VILLAGE WILL SUPPORT OUR PRAYERS FOR THESE YOUNG PEOPLE WHO ARE ANGELS IN GOD'S HEAVEN.
HOPE ALL CAN MAKE IT.  TELL FAMILY AND FRIENDS THAT YOU LOVE THEM, AND HUGS ARE A GREAT FEELING TO ALL.


Email Notice forwarded around CV, from S Banks

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Twinkle, Twinkle



Just stunned thinking of Newtown, CT amidst all the holiday glitter.  I knew it well, football, book fairs, child and family focussed.
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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

IRON DOME- A GAME CHANGER IN ISRAELI DEFENSE AGAINST HAMAS ROCKET ATTACKS


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The following exchange is self explanatory, so if you want to learn more about the Iron Dome defense system, consider attending.
Dave Israel
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From: Alan Newman [mailto:a123newman@hotmail.com]
Sent: Wednesday, December 12, 2012 7:26 AM
To: Mark Levy
Cc: Gadi Soued; David Phillips; alon levkowitz
Subject: Ari Sacher Event

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Thank you for announcing at the December 10 "Success from the Start" the Ari Sacher event - I really appreciate your responsiveness. Below is a note I have been sending out….please feel free to forward it to any and all who would enjoy hearing an heroic story
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Dear Friend
AIPAC ( The American Israel Public Affairs Committeeand Rabbi Alon Lefkovitz have arranged for Ari Sacher, one of the heroic technical creators of the life saving Iron Dome, to speak at 7:30 PM on Tuesday December 18 at Temple Beth Am in Jupiter.
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This is a great opportunity for you to hear a compelling story that confirms just how critical AIPAC's efforts are to build an American - Israel alliance. I have attached a flyer for the event. I have also attached below a relevant note from Michael Oren, Israel's ambassador the the United States.
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Ari Sacher comes to us in North Palm Beach to tell the exciting story of innovation, American-Israeli cooperation and of recent Gaza events. He works for the prestigious Rafael Company and has talked with nearly one half of the US Congress on Israeli Missile Defense, including a briefing on Capitol Hill at the invitation of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren. Ari is a highly requested speaker , enabling even the layman to understand the "rocket science", and his speaking events are regularly sold-out.
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The story is right off the "front page" and "evening news", and Ari tells it with gusto. You will hear just how the defensive missile system, created and funded due to AIPAC's efforts in Congress, was the game changer. He will highlight how Israeli lives were spared thanks to the Iron Dome missile system. If you have any questions call me at 561-630-5811, Rebecca Leibowitz at 954-382-6110. 
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The Iron Dome Military Revolution.
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 Historically, defensive measures lag behind offensive capabilities. Not so with Israel's new antimissile system.
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Two hundred years ago, during the War of 1812, British cannonballs slammed into the hull of the USS Constitution—and bounced off. "Huzzah," an American sailor shouted, "Her hull is made of iron!" In fact, "Old Ironsides" was constructed of sturdy pine and oak, and real ironclad ships didn't appear until a half-century later, when the Confederate Merrimack battled the Union's Monitor to a stalemate. Not even the most powerful shell could penetrate either warship's armor—a breakthrough in defensive technology.
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Such revolutions are rare. Throughout the ages, defense has lagged behind offense. Medieval rulers thickened and angled their castles' walls to withstand and deflect artillery, but the walls inevitably crumbled. Knights tempered their armor only to be felled by crossbows and muskets. Allied tanks subdued German trenches in World War I, and German tanks in World War II outflanked France's Maginot Line.
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Defenders were especially helpless against rockets, from the Nazi V-1s and V-2s to Iraqi scuds. When Iranian-backed terrorists in Lebanon and the Gaza Strip started firing thousands of rockets at Israel, the Israeli military was forced to mount costly counter-strikes in 2006 and 2008.
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But today, the attacked in Israel are now trumping their attackers. That is because, in the spirit of Old Ironsides and the ironclads, Israel developed the Iron Dome antimissile system.
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From drawing board to deployment in 2011, Israel completed the Iron Dome in a mere three years. The first two batteries—developed and financed entirely by Israel—took down dozens of Hamas rockets, making Iron Dome the first antimissile system ever to succeed in combat. The generous support of President Obama and the U.S. Congress enabled the construction of four additional batteries. Ultimately, 10 to 13 batteries and a full complement of interceptors will be needed to defend the entire country.
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Intercepting supersonic projectiles in mid-flight is literally rocket science. Israeli engineers pulled off the feat by combining cutting-edge tracking radar with electro-optic sensors and mounting them on highly mobile, all-weather air-defense systems. Iron Dome can hit multiple types of rockets and missiles at ranges of up to 75 kilometers. It can also be relocated swiftly to new sites and radically different terrain. (As part of our vast alliance with the United States, we have offered to share this pioneering technology.)
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Most ingeniously, the Iron Dome determines within split seconds whether an incoming rocket is headed for an open space or a populated area—and saves its fire for the latter case. Millions of Israelis live within the terrorists' range, with as little as 15 seconds to reach a bomb shelter.
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By neutralizing most rockets headed for populated areas, the Iron Dome gives decision makers invaluable time to find diplomatic solutions. If salvos of rockets were pummeling Israeli homes, hospitals and schools, Israeli leaders would be under immense pressure to order ground operations that could yield significant casualties. By denying the terrorists a decisive offensive advantage, Iron Dome will save lives and prevent wars.
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Before Israel's recent Operation Pillar of Defense, Gaza terrorists fired some 700 rockets and mortars at southern Israel, many of which were taken out by Iron Dome. Still Israel was forced to take action, mounting precise sorties against terrorists and launch sites. In turn the terrorists fired 1,500 rockets, some aimed at Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. These might have inflicted severe human and material loss, but Iron Dome downed nearly 85% of those headed toward populated areas.
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Combined with Israel's world-class civil-defense system, Iron Dome thwarted the terrorists' aim to wreak intolerable damage. Consequently, Israeli leaders had the time and space needed to join with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi in working out a cease-fire. More than 50,000 Israeli reservists who had assembled on Gaza's border returned peacefully to their families.
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Iron Dome is thus a game-changer, but it isn't a game-ender. Terrorists on our borders have more than 70,000 rockets, and 15 of every 100 fired can still get through the Iron Dome. The danger even of conventional warheads is unacceptable, but nuclear warheads would pose an existential threat. That is why, together with the U.S., Israel has developed the Arrow to intercept orbital and suborbital ballistic missiles, and we have successfully tested David's Sling, a long-range rocket-defense system.
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These innovations will not only protect Israel but enhance security for America and its allies world-wide. Yet no air-defense system is foolproof, and robust offensive capabilities remain necessary to protect Israelis from harm. Iron hulls once made war ships invulnerable, but the skies cannot be armored. At least Iron Dome, along with Arrow and David's Sling, makes them safer.
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CV ELECTIONS - PREPARING YOUR BIOGRAPHY

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HOW TO WRITE A BIO FOR THE SEARCH/NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE

Please follow this outline when sending your bio to me. Pretend you are applying for a paid position and this is how your information should be written.

Name and address...............................
Education...........................................
UCO & Village experiences................
Related Qualifications........................

No more than 250 words will be accepted by the REPORTER. If you sent me your bio as an essay, please re-do it in this format. Essays are not acceptable by the paper. I have attempted calling you if you filed an essay-type bio. Many numbers have been changed and I could not get your current one. I would appreciate your immediate attention to re-sending the information. If you have any questions, do not hesitate contacting me. Many thanks for your help in sending bios in the proper form.
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Roberta Fromkin

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

CV GOLF COURSE - OFFER FROM MR. KEVIN SWILL - MR. WALDMAN ARE YOU LISTENING

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Mr Waldman,
Are you listening?
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Let's here from you all in the Comment stream
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Monday, December 10, 2012

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Delegate Assembly Procedures


IMHO. The Delegate Assembly is a Board of 300+ Directors, it is their job to judge motions, projects, and plans for serving the village. These items have been researched and thoroughly vetted by UCO committees, Officers, and Executive Board. The Delegate Assembly deals with ideas that have been polished and refined.
There may be people with fantastic ideas as Paul noted below, but they need to go thru the process. Do not fling ideas at the Delegates without backup and full of unverifiable claims. That only causes confusion and wastes time.
If you have a brand new idea for the village, please DO NOT bring it untested to the Delegate Assembly. Go to UCO where there is a great experience base and the historical searchable database, most ideas are not new. When the idea is properly organised the UCO system will move the idea/plan to the Assembly. Then maybe we can finish on time.
Also spare us from historical regurgitation and whining, we understand some people have unique sensitivities but we should not waste the time of hundreds of residents.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Back to the 1970s


Why are members of UCO committees (especially the Executive Board) starting their own independent groups? This is the way the village was before 1980 and the formation of UCO. Per Philip Sokol at that time “there were narrowly based groups which, while certainly well-intentioned, inevitably competed with each other, with all the attendant hostilities and personal animosities resulting from such competition”.
Working for the common good, cooperating and being productive at the Executive Board would be better than this.
But, its a free country so start your own group, give yourself a title, tell people anything you want, divide the village, and fill the lawyers' pockets.

Friday, December 7, 2012

DELEGATE ASSEMBLY MEETING - DECEMBER 7, 2012 - LIVE IN CYBERSPACE

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Century Village Delegate Assembly 12-7-2012 from David B. Israel on Vimeo.
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Videography.....Laurent Lasage.....WPRF
Video Rendering.....Ed Black.....UCO
Upload to BLOGGER.....Dave Israel.....UCO
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Thanks to all!
Got Cyberskills? Join our Geek Squad
Make WiFi happen
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CV FIRST ANNUAL RUN/WALK APPLICATION - LIVE INTERACTIVE FORM

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Hi all,
The following link will take you to an interactive form to sign-up for the event. Download the form to obtain the live interactive version:
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If interested, please fill out the Application online, save, print and bring to the main Clubhouse between 1pm - 4pm on the following dates:
January 22, 24, 29, 31
February 5, 7, 12, 14.
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AN OPINION ON IMPEACHMENT

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Thursday, December 6, 2012

Cardiac Arrest

Interesting video/test from Medtronics. Perhaps someone from UCO could tell us if this is the same as our AEDs. Thx
Remember dial 911 EMTs are only 6 minutes away.

SEARCH/NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE

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Throughout the year I have heard owners saying that he/she would like to be an officer on the Executive Board of UCO. To be on the Board would enable you to have a vote that makes changes in procedures, rules and regulations here in the Village. It also gives one the opportunity to support the issues that now have opponents bringing them to the forefront. 
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There has been much praise and some negativity as to what goes on inside the gates of Century Village.
YOUR VOICE WILL BE HEARD BUT WHERE ARE YOU?????????

As of this date (December 6th) five bios were sent to me. Are you just talk and no action? You cannot run for the Board or any other position if bios are not presented. Don't be on the fence. Send us your bios as soon as possible. If your picture has to be taken by either Ken or Howie or any changes have to be made, you'll have plenty of time to do so.
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Many times I have explained what  by-laws must be adhered to and how you should send them to me. AGAIN.... Email your bio to me at rgwlbf@gmail.com. I will send you an acknowledgment of it within 24 hours. 
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If you do not receive this, please call me at 712-0259. Leave a detailed message with your name and phone number. Do not just say "call me back." Do not disregard this process because, if you do, and the bio has not been received, you will not be able to run.
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Should you have any question now, send me Email or call me.
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GOOD LUCK TO YOU ALL
Roberta Boehm Fromkin
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CENTURY VILLAGE 1ST 5K FUN RUN/WALK

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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

SHALLOWAY & SHALLOWAY, P.A. - PROTECTING YOUR ASSETS FROM COST OF LONG TERM HEALTH CARE

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Hi all,
 
The following link is to an audio presention by Shalloway & Shalloway about how to protect your assets from the cost of nursing homes, assisted living and home health care!
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60th Anniversary of the Korean War

Charles Koppelman
KW60 Ambassador
24 Hastings B
West Palm Beach, FL 33417-1209
Email: 148kwv@gmail.com

My name is Charles Koppelman I live here in Century Village, West Palm Beach and I have been recognized by the Department of Defense 60th Anniversary of the Korean War (KW60) Commemoration Committee as your KW60 Ambassador.

The Committee, a three-year program initiated in 2010, seeks to honor the service and sacrifice of Korean War Veterans, commemorate the key events of the war, and educate Americans about the Korean War’s significance.

The Korean War is often referred as “The Forgotten War” As a KW60 Ambassador, I hope to propel Korean War Veterans and their contribution to greater public awareness. I will focus on establishing a local voice of sincere appreciation for the selfless service and sacrifices that Korean War Veterans made on behalf of all Americans. I look forward to incorporating Korean War Veterans history and Veterans into local activities such as community festival events, school programs and commemoration ceremonies.

As part of the program, I plan to thank and honor as many of our treasured Korean War Veterans (June 25,1950 – July 27, 1953) as possible in a heartfelt and meaningful way. I hope that working together locally and reaching across the Palm Beach community, we can partner, collaborate and achieve more to acknowledge our valued Korean War Veterans.

If you are a Korean War Veteran (June 25, 1950 –July 27, 1953) interested in being recognized with an official Certificate of Appreciation sent to you by the Department of Defense and signed by the Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta, you may Email me at: 148kwv@gamil.com

The following information is requested: (PLEASE PRINT) Rank, First and Last Name, Service Branch, Street Address, City, State and Zip Code. Email address optional.

Mail to: Charles Koppelman
KW60 Certificate
24 Hastings B
West Palm Beach, FL 33417-1209

Holiday Lights

A friend had this posted on his Facebook: I would be the one on the right.

Monday, December 3, 2012

UNITED ORDER OF TRUE SISTERS - TOYS FOR TOTS

 
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As you know The United Order of True Sisters (UOTS) is a remarkable organization whose sole mission is to help kids with cancer. They do a  remarkable job raising funds to give these kids as much of a normal life as possible.
Having said that, we are collecting toys for these kids for the
holidays. There is no color, or age, or race or religion. These kids are all the same. Remember, everyone's tears are salty and everyone's blood is red.
 
So, please bring an unwrapped toy or game into the UCO office. All ages from infant to teen. There is a big box in my office. LET'S FILL IT UP".


Thanks!
Phyllis Richland VP UCO
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WI FI Updates

With many of us anxiously awaiting the arrival of WI-FI in C.V., I was hoping one of the folks spearheading the effort could provide a link on the blog's sidebar that would keep us up to date as the process moves along. I know that hundreds of us are looking forward to its implementation. Providing the most current information will keep us all in the loop. Thanks. Ed S.

A PLEA FOR HELP - McKENZIE LOWE

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Joan LaFountain
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Thursday, November 29, 2012

CV COVERAGES WITH BROWN & BROWN - COME TO UCO TO DISCUSS

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Dave Israel
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COME DISCUSS YOUR ASSOCIATION INSURANCE WITH EXPERTS

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NOTE THE START TIME ON DECEMBER 10, SHOULD READ 10:00 AM
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Garage Sale


Garage Sale
Andover "L"
Saturday  Dec lst 8 am - 2 pm.
Lots of Vendors and Lots of Bargains
For info, including if you want to set up as a vendor
Carole  561 615 0946 

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

ARCHIVED UCO REPORTER EDITIONS

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WOW!  I just read the 1982 DECEMBER UCO REPORTER.  They have added some OLD UCO REPORTER from the Archives.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

NOTICE OF SHOW CHANGE - LESLIE GORE

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Fable of the Porcupine

Fable of the Porcupine

It was the coldest winter ever. Many animals died because of the cold.

The porcupines, realizing the situation, decided to group together to keep warm. This way they covered and

Protected themselves; but the quills of each one wounded their closest companions.

After awhile, they decided to distance themselves one from the other and they began to die, alone and frozen. So they had to make a choice: either accept the quills of their

Companions or disappear from the Earth.

Wisely, they decided to go back to being together. They learned to live with the little wounds caused by the close

Relationship with their companions in order to receive the heat that came from the others. This way they were able to survive.


The best relationship is not the one that brings together perfect people, but when each individual learns to live with the imperfections of others and can admire the other person's good qualities.

The moral of the story is:


Just learn to live with the Pricks in your life!

Monday, November 26, 2012


I miss you quick tab...

I miss the quick tab on the left column that let me quickly go to the latest comments and posts. Will it be coming back?

Sunday, November 25, 2012

workmen noise and mess

are there specific hours when privately hired workmen  within an association may work/generate noise?  I thought they are not supposed to start before 8a and end by 6p?  weekdays but what about weekends - especially Sunday?  Thanks

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Israel

Does anybody think it is strange that President has had absolutely nothing to say about the debacle that is happening in the Mid-east?

Thursday, November 22, 2012

DUMP DAVE COMMITTEE (PUC) MEETS AT CLUBHOUSE = ELECTION CAMPAIGN BEGINS

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Photo of Dump Dave Committee in Session
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If anyone has some hard news, please publish in the comment stream. Especially, let's hear from the "Usual Suspects" who disrupt our Delegate Assembly meeting!!
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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

UCO REPORTER - DECEMBER 2012 - LIVE IN CYBERSPACE

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Hi all,
The December 2012 edition of the UCO Reporter is now live in Cyberspace.
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Follow the link:
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http://goo.gl/h0kZx
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Dave Israel
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Hungry Howie's has a stupid driver.

My husband and I were both tired this evening so we ordered a pizza from Hungry Howie's.  I get a call from a driver when they were ready to leave with the pizza.  He wanted to know how to find our address.  I asked if he was at Century Village yet?  He asked me where Century Village was.  When I said it was at Okeechobee and Haverhill he promptly asks me if that is across from the Walmart.  I immediately demanded a manager and said they better get a different driver out if he puts Century Village across from the Walmart. 

Monday, November 19, 2012

Where is the security in Century Village?

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Residents have to be ever vigilant, even with their company ,it seems.
At 5:45AM  this morning a neighbor of mine was walking along the "walk" area, as she does every morning. she enters into the Stratford C area, where the cars and disposal are. 

While walking near Stratford C area garbage bins she sees a man sleeping on some mattresses. She meets someone and they go to security at the East gate. 

When they arrive, the man is woken and part of the story, though incomplete, was that he was visiting friends and they threw him out. My neighbor told me he was young, about in his 40's, dressed nicely.
This whole incident  is unacceptable to me. If COPS is going around during the night how did they miss him? 

What did security at the East Gate finally do? why wasn't he arrested for vagrancy; and what kind of "friend' throws another friend out without seeing him out of the village? if they were that upset or angry with him and he had no transportation what did they expect him to do?

And please, if you are going to walk, be out no matter what the time, please take your cell phone and i would call 911.

And a note to all residents: Century Village is a great place to live and each of us is responsible to keep it that way...keep it safe for all your neighbors by paying attention, following the speed limit, don't litter, keep the noise down if you are having company, ...Am i telling you what to do, you betcha. Seems somebody had to. and I do care what happens here, my home.
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JAMAICA HIGH SCHOOL 1955 - THE CLEFTONES - LITTLE GIRL OF MINE

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You would have to be a New York Ex-pat and Jamaica High School student to really remember this one! How many of you do?
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What do you say Abby, bring them to our clubhouse!
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PRESIDENT - RESIDENT MEETING - SHALLOWAY & SHALLOWAY - ELDER LAW PRESENTATION

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Dave Israel
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Banned and Burned Exhibition at the Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach


Banned and Burned Exhibition at the Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach

The West Palm Beach Library Foundation presents “Banned and Burned: Literary Censorship and the Loss of Freedom”. This eight-week exhibition at the Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach runs from Wed., Nov. 7th- Sun., Jan. 6, 2013 and will provide a vivid look at the first steps the Nazis took to suppress freedom of expression, and the strong response from the United States.

It includes displays of period artifacts, documents and news coverage, along with film, video and newsreel footage. For exhibition details, other events and sponsorship information, call 561.868.7715 or visit the Foundation website at www.wpblibraryfound.org.

A special event highlighting the exhibition will be a free musical concert, “A Tribute to Holocaust Music!”  This performance will be held on Sunday, December 2nd from 2:00pm-3:00pm in the library’s Auditorium.   Please join us as Cantor Emil Levy and keyboardist Dr. Mark Cuttler perform a tribute to Holocaust music. Learn about Holocaust music and the optimistic influence Jewish music had on the prisoners as a sign of hope. The film The Forgotten People: Christianity and the Holocaust will be shown following the performance. This film spotlights Judeo-Christian solidarity throughout history’s darkest hour.  For more information please contact the library at 561.868.7701.  Parking at the library is FREE on Sundays!

See you soon at the Mandel Public Library!

Theresa Trabucco
Reference Librarian
Mandel Public Library
411 Clematis Street
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
561-868-7701

WiFi Status for Century Village

I know everyone (the committee especially) is busy with the planning and implementation of WiFi within Century Village; but it would be appreciated if we could get a status report on when might be a realistic date for it's launch within the Village. I was holding off getting Internet connection from Comcast for when I return in January, 2013, but need to know when we can realistically expect WiFi.

A timeline schedule (if possible) of the implementation steps would be appreciated. This would allow everyone to plan for either cancellation of existing service or create the need to continue or request new service until  WiFi arrives.

Any new information would be appreciated and thanks for the hard work.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

INSURANCE AGENCY SELECTION FINAL - NEW RATES ANNOUNCED

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Dave Israel
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FOLK & LINE DANCING INSTRUCTIONS

On behalf of the following Clubs, I am posting this notice:
International Folk Dancing instruction & practice is now in session, and
will continue until further notice.  They meet on Thursdays, from 9:30 to
10:30AM in Clubhouse Partyroom..Barbara @640-7168 may be contacted
for further information..
For those interested in Line Dancing, they too meet in the Clubhouse
Partyroom, on Monday, from 9 to 10AM and Friday, from 3 to 4PM
conducted by Yvonne Ring.  ( See above phone number, for further information.
Both of the above are FREE.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

SOMERSET POOL AND TENNIS COURT TO RE-OPEN

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Dave Israel
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KARAOKE - HOSTED BY MR. KARAOKE

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Dave Israel
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THANKSGIVING MEAL FOR THOSE ALONE

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Where was the 11:28 Mall Bus at WInnDixie?

Wednesday November 14, 2012, My wife was at the WinnDixie Bus Stop at 11.15am, the scheduled 11:28 MALL BUS never showed up. Is there an explanation? Or is it that the driver needed an extended lunch hour!

TWO GOOD READS

Two quite different and very interesting books I've read recently are "Killing Lincoln," by Bill O'Reilly, and "The Road," by Jack London. The first, on the Best Seller list, was lent me by a friend, and the second I got for free on my Kindle--because it's in the public domain--by inputting "Free classics." Both are easy reads.

O'Reilly's book covers the remarkably short period of time from when John Wilkes Booth and his fellow conspirators began plotting four simultaneous assassinations, to when Booth was hunted down and shot. A great deal, described in fascinating detail, took place in these few days: General Grant and the Union forces finally cornered the ragtag Confederate army at Appomattox, where Lee, a military escape artist if there ever was one, surrendered to the most gracious terms imposed by Lincoln. Lincoln was reelected President. Booth and the conspirators plotted to kill not only Lincoln, but also Andrew Johnson, the Vice President; General Grant, who had become a close friend of Lincoln; and William Seward, the Secretary of State. Seward was very badly injured, but recovered and bought Alaska for the US. The book tells how the plans to kill Grant and Johnson both went awry. Booth, a glory-seeker, coveted public recognition for his "pro-Confederation" assassination deed, but failed at every turn to be so credited, beginning with his leap from Lincoln's box in the Ford Theater onto the stage, only nine feet below. He tripped on a curtain and fell, breaking a bone in his foot. The book  has you on the edge of your seat and gives you a perfect picture of what took place during those critical days.

I understand the Steven Spielberg movie on Lincoln, soon to come out, also has great reviews.

I had read many Jack London books but never "The Road." It's all about London's days as a hobo. A hobo is a tramp who rides the rails. You can't put this book down, it's so gripping. A standout chapter describes how he and the more agile hobos escaped being thrown off the trains time after time by outwitting the train personnel in different ways. They rode in the rail cars, sometimes under them (dangerous if you fell asleep), and very occasionally on top of them (also dangerous). Another chapter describes his 30-day stay in a penitentiary, again explaining how he and others used their wits to get by. He and his fellow hobos--there were hundreds of them in those days--crossed and re-crossed the US and Canada. They communicated with one another through messages sometimes written on water towers, and they almost made a fine art out of begging for food at their stops. It's all explained in this very interesting book.


 

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Monday, November 12, 2012

UCO BYLAWS - AS AMENDED NOVEMBER 2, 2012 - LIVE IN CYBERSPACE

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The UCO Bylaws as amended November 2, 2012, are now live in Cyberspace.
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Thanks to Randall Borchardt, the amended Bylaws may be read at the following URL:
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http://goo.gl/oWy4F
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There is also a link in the sidebar under the heading "Core Documents"
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Dave Israel
President 
United Civic Organization

UCO REPORTER NOW HAS IT'S OWN BLOG

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Hi all,
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I am pleased to announce that the UCO Reporter has it's own Website.
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Ken Graff has created the site, which may be seen at the following URL:
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A link to the site may also be found in the sidebar under the heading - UCO Reporter.
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The 2012 editions have been Posted.
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Thanks, Ken!
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Dave Israel
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PADDLE BALL PLAYER SEEKS PLAYERS

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Hi all,
Dr. Leon F Gerard sends along the following:
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“Avid paddleball player from the Rockaways looking for a 1-wall game in the West Palm Beach area. If anyone knows of a game going on or is interested in playing, please contact Leon at Dr.G@BocaDr.com or 561 504 6666. There is a single wall with 2 courts in Phipps Park near Southern and Dixie Hwy, but I don’t know when or even if anyone plays there.”
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Dave Israel
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Federal Holidays

  2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
New Year's Day January 2 January 1 January 1 January 1 January 1
Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. January 16 January 21 January 20 January 19 January 18
Washington's Birthday February 20 February 18 February 17 February 16 February 15
Memorial Day May 28 May 27 May 26 May 25 May 30
Independence Day July 4 July 4 July 4 July 4* July 4
Labor Day September 3 September 2 September 1 September 7 September 5
Columbus Day October 8 October 14 October 13 October 12 October 10
Veterans Day November 12 November 11 November 11 November 11 November 11
Thanksgiving Day November 22 November 28 November 27 November 26 November 24
Christmas Day December 25 December 25 December 25 December 25 December 26

Is Channel 63 Out of Order?

My channel 63 is a blank screen, 
the slide show seems to be minimized in the lower right corner :-(

Sunday, November 11, 2012

NORTHERN STARS RESUMES

 To all of our "Northern Stars" Fans and Friends, our Season Opener, is
tomorrow night, November 12th, from 6 to 9:30PM, clubhouse partyroom.
 prizes, galore, Dues of $5.00 will be collected..Please bring your own
snacks & drinks.
Posted on behalf of Janisse.

DISCOUNTS FOR VETERANS

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http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152215021675012&set=a.10151235463870012.797217.732560011&type=1&relevant_count=1&ref=nf

Hi Clarence,
Here is a link that I believe will open for most readers, it has local discounts and freebees for Veterans:

http://militaryandveteransdiscounts.com/location/florida/west-palm-beach.html

Dave Israel
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