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As another school year comes to an end, it is easy to look back on
ones' mind and remember the happenings of the past year. But what
of next year or the year after that? Many memories will undoubtedly
fade with age or be lost in the confusion of ensuing years. Graduating
seniors may find it especially hard to reminisce the times they en-
countered in their last year at I. B.C., now that they are beginning
another stage of their lives.
So how does one sum up a year? How does one go about putting
down on paper the memories, sports, special events and visions of
everyday life at I. B.C.?
We, of the yearbook staff, have tried to accomplish this seemingly
insurmountable task and present here, to the students and faculty the
best of our combined abilities (in the limited space alotted us). If
anything has been accidentally omitted, we wish to voice our sin-
In a game marred by costly fumbles and
untimely interceptions, the IBC Eagles
dropped their Homecoming contest to
Eureka 17-14. Despite two touchdown
passes from Bill Caiahan to Pete Mas-
tandrea and Frank Riley, along with a fine
defensive exhibition in the closing min-
utes, the Red Devils of Eureka were still
able to edge by our Eagles.
It was an exciting game played on a
muddy field, under overcast skies, before
a receptive crowd.
HOME !M VISITOR !1
3D0WN "TOGO UOTR
"This One's For You" was the theme of
the 1977 Homecoming Dance held in the
Lindheimer Room of McCormick Place, on
the lake. Nearly 200 couples danced to the
music of "Sahara."
The loss of the Homecoming football
game to Eureka did not prevent the for-
mally attired couples from having a very
PELC BECOMES RICE
The Physical Education Learning Center officially became the
Dan and Ada Rice Center Sunday, October 16, 1977, in cere-
monies held in the arena area. The Rice family bequeathed the
school their collection of trophies and also $500,000 from their
On November 5, 1977, Dr. Richard C. Becker was
officially inaugurated as president of Illinois Benedic-
tine College and in doing so became the first lay pres-
ident in the history of the college. Although he has
held the office for well over a year, he felt he deserved
a reasonable test of time and discouraged thoughts of
an earlier inauguration.
Expounding on his past accomplishments and fu-
ture goals, Dr. Becker vowed to strive for the aca-
demic and personal excellence that will form I. B.C.
into an institute of high esteem.
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This is EAGLE COUNTS
There were people playing softball, going to
football and basketball games and partying.
People partied at the Pub, the Halloween party
in the old gym and at Hall parties. Then there
were those who painted their Hall for the IHA
decorating contest, and even a few who par-
tied while studying for tests. While studying
SO IF YOU THINK YOUR LIFE IS COMPLETE CONFUSION
CAUSE YOUR NEIGHBORS GOT IT MADE
JUST REMEMBER, PLEASE, IT'S A GRAND ILLUSION
AND DEEP INSIDE, WERE ALL THE SAME
— Styx —
GRIDMEN FINISH SEASON WITH
Coaches and players look on at a tense moment.
Row 1: (I to r) G. Lopez, C. O'Brien, K. Gosewisch, B. Bolger, T. Laz-
zara, S. McGuire, B. Dunn, C. Dobes, K. Nelson, J. Dobes, T. Nevosa,
M. O'D, Row 2: J. Osborne, D. Murray, D. Moran, L. White, J. Zielinski,
R. Gallagher, T. Benoit, T. McMahon, T. Healy, M. Nawrocki, J.
McGrath, R. Sanders, H. Segoviano, J. Elo, T. Ross, Row 3: P. Zenzola,
B. Small, M. Abernathy, W. Elwart, J. Contento, M. Janecke, J. Rejc, D.
O'Conner, M. Corley, E. Jurica, T. McGrath, P. Mastandrea, B. Calla-
han, J. Welty, T. Norton, M. Carlson, T. Roth. Row 4: M. Bickel, M.
Oskielunas, R. Wright, R. Brya, K. Silver, L. Budnik, D. Higgins, T.
Cahill, M. O'Reilly, K. O'Shea, K. Knight, M. Ryan, B. Gleason, J.
O'Donnel, J. Kocal, B. Eufrasio. S. Tompkins, Row 5: J. Wojcik, J.
Darcey, R. Van Ham, J. Baumgartner, B. Klatt, T. Hanrahan, M. Darcey,
J. Quaid, R. Vincent, K. O'Keefe, M. Reiter, T. O'Meara B. Meyer, M.
O'Grady, B. Benjamin, F. Riley, S. Staten, T. Nelson, T. Cronin, B.
Scott, F. Sabatine.
The IBC football team ended its season with
a 4-6 record. The victories of the 1977 season
were over Concordia, 55-20, Illinois Wesleyan
35-28, Dubuque, 23-21, and Lakeland, 37-0.
Graduating from the squad will be Callahan,
Mastandrea, Jerry Rejc, John Welty, Jann
Contento, Ed Jurica, Jim Roth, Mike Corley,
Dan O'Connor, and Tom McGrath.
Bill Calahan, Pete Mastandrea, and Mike
Manson were named to the all-district team,
and Mastandrea was nominated for all-
American honors in the NAIA.
Don Murray heads down field.
A tired and disgusted Pete Mastandrea walks
to the sidelines.
Joe O'Donnel breaks a tackle
Dennis Moran finds a big whole in opposition's line.
Front: Beth Conroyd, Row 2: (I to r)
Sue Curran, Kathy O'Laughlin, Tina
Benesh, Row 3: Debbie Behrens,
Mary Spahn, Julie Marshall, Top:
CHEERLEADERS SEND SPIRIT
TO NEW HEIGHTS
POM-PON SQUAD: SPIRIT IS
Front: (I to r) Erin Hooley, Helen Geanon, Row 1: Cindy
Anderson, Sue Knox, Bernie Kucik, Beth Hammond, Row
2: Kerry Lyman, Sue Krynicki, Linda Nowazyk, Row 3:
Mary Buckley, Nancy Toussaint, Mary O'Ryan, Caryl
Ellman, Jeanine Paese, Standing: Ann Horkain, Barb
Bielowski, Jory Gillfillan.
IBC HARRIERS WIN
GO TO NATIONALS
The 1977 Cross Country team was the finest
in Illinois Benedictine's history. The team had
a 12-1 dual meet record and they successfully
defended their championship in the N.I.I.C.
and the Spartan Invitational. The team, on the
strength of a second place finish in the district
meet, qualified for the national championship
for the third consecutive year. At the N.C.A.A.
Division III Championship Meet, the team
placed 31st, which was the highest finish in
this school's history.
Row 1: (I to r) Scott Donnelli, Mike Orloski,
Lee Crumpton, Jim Kopkowski, Jorge Herr-
era, Tim Strevell, Row 2: Mike O'Brien,
John Sweich, Dan Ohara, Don Hickman,
Tim Laverne, Coach Bruce Coleman.
VOLLEYBALL TEAM FINISHES
The 1977 Women's Volleyball Team finished
second in their conference for the season. Lori
Desjardini was selected as Most Valuable and Liz
Boesen as the most improved player. According to
Coach Laura Bena, the twelve women who repre-
sented I. B.C. in volleyball played very well during
the season, and with several key team members
returning next year an even better finish could be
Row 1: (I to r) Karen Kellogg, Liz Boesen, Sue Stecher, Kathy
Cullen, Marilyn Kulak, Carol Garvey, Lori Desjardine, Row 2:
Laura Bena, Liz Giannini, Madeline Gianforte, Mo Sloan,
Marge Payne, Sara Holland, Ray G.
SOCCER CLUB HAS ROUGH
The IBC soccer club in its
third season experienced
some difficulty last season. It
was a learning experience
for the club, though, and
their 1978 schedule is being
looked forward to.
Club Member works to elude the opposition.
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An IBC shot is saved by an opposing goalie.
Row 1: Tony Stablein, Dave Zuro, Marty Malone, Tim Healey, Joe Payette,
Gene Kus, Scott Tompkins, Mark Lepinski; Manger, Row 2: Mike Miller, Paul
Schierer, John Lane, Blain Cusak, Pete Caravette, Brian O'Gradt, Jim
Roccasalva, Jon Wiezeorick, Coach Tom Carrico,
The IBC mens swim team won
the schools first swimming trophy,
won at the Hawk Relays, hosted by
the Illinois Institute of Technology
in 1977. The highlight of the sea-
son was the total team effort at the
IIT Relays. The 1977 season was
the men's teams first which is
made up of 14 swimmers and two
The womens team had 11
swimmers participate in the State
Meet. The team finished fifth in the
small college division. The overall
team record for the women was
Row 1: Marie Stablein, Magarite Smith, Maggie Vandale, Marilyn Kulak, Judy Runge, Row 2: Mark
Lepinski; manager, Jane Eckerson, Lynn Riley, Denise Fleming, Alicia Blask, Kathy Pavletic, Coach
Dr. Richard Becker, President
Thomas Dyba, Executive Vice President
James Weinlader, Dean of Student Services
John Riggenbach, Director of Residence
Rev. Joseph Chang, OSB, Controller.
Thomas Rich, Director of Admissions.
Walter Block, Director of Grants and Special
Dr. Gloria Tysl, Dean of Faculty and
PT BOATS AND
It was a "crazy kind of year"
Whether you were working in the lab,
taking part in the first mens panty raid
or watching Dave Laz and his PT Boat
bomb the slough, there was always
something different to do around IBC.
For a change of pace you could make
a fool of yourself by getting hyp-
notized in front of a crowd, or partici-
pate in a game of Risk with "The
TRI BETA HAS RECORD
PSYCHOLOGY CLUB SEEKS
THE VOICE OF THE STUDENTS:
The Torch provided everyone with the news
of the previous weeks events as well as in-
formed everyone of upcoming parties, football
games, dances, and new policies of the col-
lege. It truely was and is the voice of Illinois
In 1977-1978, the Torch had two editors-in-
chief. First semester Bill Lisowski was in
command, but due to his graduation in the
spring, passed the lead position to Bob Belter
second semester. Along with the dedication of
the editor-in-chief, many departmental editors
and a responsible staff exhibited journalistic
excellence not soon to be forgotten.
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The 1977-1978 Torch Staff.
THE STUDENT AFFAIRS BOARD
A wide range of activities
were held by SAB, including:
folk singers, a polka party,
hypnotists, mimes, magicians,
the outdoor concert, and very
successful Homecoming and
Winter Weekend activities and
Besides the planning of so-
cial events, SAB is responsible
for controlling the budgets of
all student clubs and organiza-
tions as well as the for classes.
SAB also works with the Dean
on policy effecting the stu-
dents of the college.
SAB President. Jeanine LaLoggia.
The SAB Council during a general meeting.
THE INTERHALL ASSOCIATION
Interhall Association President. John Osborne.
IHA, besides organizing
recreational activities for the
residents of IBC, is also re-
sponsible for establishing
the judicial board. Through
the representation of each
floor of each dorm in IHA, a
healthy relationship has
been established between
the administration and the
Elected representatives of the Interhall Association listen to their president.
One of many models at the BSA fashion show.
Members of the 1977-1978 Black Student Association.
PEP BAND PROMOTES WINNING
Rich Jirka pleases crowd with his
The 1977-78 IBC Pep Band.
STUDENT AFFILITATES OF THE
AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY
THE 1977-1978 MEMORYBOOK STAFF
ASSISTANT EDITOR Ron Hugar
PHOTO EDITORS Mike Davern and Andy Siewert
SPORTS EDITOR Jim Carey
STAFF Ann Manthey
Special thanks to Morris Ferensen of Hunter for all his
help and patience.
PRESENTS SUPER SEASON
I DO! I DO!: (I to r) Roger Place, Sharon Place.
The cast of PURLIE.
DAMES AT SEA: (I to r) Glen Jordan, Dave Rice, Kathy Svetich, Ray Bradford, Theresa Echols.
COME BACK LITTLE SHEBA: (I to r)
James O'Donnell, Nancy Sotos.
YOUR A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN: (I to r) Dave Rice, Dorinda Gannon, Jim Hanak,
Laura Miller; front: Rich Gannon.
IBC CAGERS FINISH THIRD IN
IBC basketball supporters.
Bob Bray on defense.
Row 1 : (I to r) Kevin Martel, John Bonk, Ken
Lescinski, Ed Dickson. Row 2: Coach La-
Scala, Joe Kilbride, Mark DeBroek, Greg
Page, Greg Brown, Bob Bray. Row 3: Mike
Smith, Greg Pachowski, Bob Budnick,
Maurice Clark, Paul Sidney.
Illinois Benedictine ended its
basketball season February 21
with a 16-10 record. The Eagles
were 9-3 in the NIIC, good for a
third place finish. The 1978 team
accomplished this with no seniors
on the squad. Both Paul Sidney
and Ed Dickson will be four year
varsity starters next year. Also re-
turning is junior Bob Bray, an ex-
cellent outside shooter. Coach
LaScala attributes this years high
points to team effort and perser-
Coach LaScala talks to the squad before the game.
Paul Sidney scoring against St. Joe.
The Eagles await the officials decision.
WOMEN HAVE TOUGH SEASON
The 1977-1978 Womens Basketball Team,
coached by Barb Kane, finished the season with a
record of eight wins and nine losses. Liz Bossen
was the teams leading scorer and rebounder, av-
eraging 16.6 points and 7.5 rebounds per game.
Other key players were Sandy Smith, 10.1 points
and 7 rebounds per game, and Madeline Gran-
forte, 11.9 points and 5.5 rebounds per game.
Special awards were given to Liz Bossen, most
valuable, Vicki Banks, most improved, and Karen
Maloney, best defensive player.
Row 1: (I to r) Marge Payne. Madeline Granforte, Vicki
Banks, Liz Giannini, Patty Guare. Row 2: Karen Kellen,
Sandy Smith, Annette Rhodes, Leah Walker, Liz Boesen,
Cindy Dube, Coach Barb Kane.
WONDERLAND AMIDST THE
On February 25, 1978, the Indian Lakes Country
Club of Bloomingdale was host to the Illinois Be-
nedictine College Winter Weekend Dance. Ap-
proximately 130 couples attended the semi-formal
affair which concluded the events of the tradi-
tional Winter Weekend activities.
Couples danced to the music of Aureus. The
band played a wide range of music including Dis-
co, 50's and Rock. The co-chairpersons were
Mary-Gail Adams and Vicki Banks who went all
out to make the dance a total success.
Aureus plays for the couples in attendance.
A happy couple poses for the camera.
Bob Meyer and date boogie to beat of Aureus.
TONIGHT, IN THE PUB
The Pub is the closest thing
IBC has to a student union,
and it is used accordingly. SAB
usually scheduled entertain-
ment there once a week. The
acts ranged from hypnotists to
singers to mimes.
Dorms used the Pub to hold
beer parties, and Ondrak Hall
even used it for its spring pic-
nic. The Pub is a place to stop
in for a quick beer, shoot a
game of pool, or take on a fu-
ture Pinball Wizard at the pin-
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TRACK TEAM #1 INSIDE AND OUT
1978 brought yet another
NAIA District 20 title to the IBC
track team. The Eagles staged
come from behind victories
and passed by defending
champion Illinois Wesleyan.
The end of the outdoor track
season found IBC on top
again. This being the Eagles
second straight outdoor Dis-
trict 20 championship.
Coach Coleman was named
coach of the year for an out-
standing year. This is the first
team in the school's history to
win two district titles.
TWs Is EAGLE COU
INAUGURATED AT IBC
Coach Laura Bena was pleased with the per-
formance of the first ever IBC womens track team.
The women showed great enthusiasm in victories
over North Central and in the invitational meet the
Eagles co-hosted with North Central. Strong per-
formers of the season were Nancy Feltz, Annette
Rhodes, and Lynn Green.
Below: Row 1 : (I to r) Sonny Brosofske. Nancy Feltz, Marie
Stableln, Jory Gllfillan, Liz Boeson, Gina Bojanowski. Row
2: Roxanne Suchy, Sue Walsh, Jeanine LaLoggla, Marilyn
Young, Jane Eckerson, Bobbie Givens, Coach Laura
The Illinois Benedictine College baseball team
finished its 1978 season with a 28-26 record. This
years team chalked up the most wins ever by an
IBC baseball team. The Eagles also had four
players nominated for all-District honors, Jim
Deegan, Pete Mastandrea, Tom McCarthy, and
Coach Ostrowski believes the good season was
due to a team effort. The Eagles have now had at
least a share of the NIIC crown for the last eight
The strength in the 1978 womens
Softball team was in its infield quickness
and depth. Outstanding players of the past
season in the infield were: Sue Stecher,
Patty Guare, Marge Paine and Vicki
Banks. Although it was believed pitching
would pose a problem to the Eagles, Paula
Nordstrum proved to be a able hurler.
Below: Row 1: (I to r) Sue Stetcher, Karen
Maloney, Lori Lesjardine, Nancy Bond, Sandy
Smith, Row 2: Judy Runge, Liz Giannini, Diana
Kwiecinski, Rita Murray, Paula Nordstrom, Row 3:
Paul Bardachowski, Margie Payne, Denise Flem-
ming, Vicki Banks, Cindy Krzystofiak, Karen Kel-
len, Coach Barb Kane.
TENNIS TEAM FINISHES ON TOP
The 1978 IBC tennis team cap-
tured the fifth straight NIIC
crown. The Eagles are the first
team to win five championships
in the nine year history of the
Northern Illinois Intercollegiate
Coach Gary Moore, in his fifth
season, has won all the confer-
ence titles since he has taken
over. Coach Moore also believes
IBC will have a representation in
Members of the 1978 tennis team.
GOOD TIME FOR
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THE YEAR'S FINAL BLOW OUT
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THE WOMEN OF ONDRAK HALL
THE TURN OF ANOTHER PAGE . .
For me the world is weird because it is stupend-
ous, awesome, mysterious, unfathomable; my in-
terest has been to convince you that you must
assume responsibility for being here, in this mar-
velous world, in this marvelous time. I wanted to
convince you that you must learn to be here for
only a short while; in fact, too short for witnessing
all the marvels of it.
— Don Juan —
Phil Bozek addresses the graduates.
IBC President Dr. Richard Becker presents the class
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Bill Pavlecic receives his diploma.
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Mary Gail Adams
Psychology/Elementary Education — Circle-K; 1,2,3,4 Intra-
mural Sports; 1,2,3,4 Blue Key National Honor Fraternity; 3,4
Psychology Club; 3,4 Who's Who in American Colleges & Uni-
Economics/Accounting — Track Team; 1,2,3,4 Co-Captain; 4
IM Supervisor; 1,2,3,4 Torch Statf; 1,2,3,4, Sports Editor; 2,3,4
Marian L. Bertellotti
Psychology — Intramural Sports; 1,2,3,4 Biology Club;
1 ,2,3,4 Psychology Club; 3,4 Vice-Pres.; 4 Circle-K; 2,3,4 Who's
Who In American Colleges & Universities; 4
James M. Brown
Music Education — IBC Community Chorus; 1,2,3,4
Mary Alice Buckley
Physical Education — Pom Pon Squad; 3,4 Physical Educa-
tion Club; 3
Terrence Joseph Bugno
Chemistry/Math — ACS; 2,3,4 Treasurer; 3 President; 4 Math
Club; 2,3,4 IBC Jazz Band; 2,3,4 Blue Key National Honor Fra-
ternity; 3,4 Dean's List; 2,3,4 Who's Who in American Colleges
& Universities; 4
Alan R. Burnham
Bio-Chemistry/Math — ACS; 1,2,3,4 Math Club; 2,3,4 Vice-
Pres.; 4 Who's Who in American Colleges & Universities; 4
Janine M. Cook
Physical Education — Dean's List; 3,4
Math — Dean's List; 4
Michael J. Exarhos
Biology — Tri-Beta; 1,2,3,4 Soccer Club; 2,3,4 Captain; 4
Math/Physical Education — Pom Pon Squad; 1,2,3,4 Cap-
tain; 4 Intramural Sports; 1,2,3,4 R.A.; 3,4 Math Club; 3,4 Blue
Key National Honor Fraternity; 4 Who's Who in American Col-
leges & Universities; 4
Biochemistry — Tri-Beta; 1,2,3,4 ACS; 1,2,3,4 Intramural
Sports; 2,3,4 Dean's List; 1,2,3,4
Catherine A. Griffin
Math/Secondary Education — Stage Band; 1,2,3,4 Circle-K;
1,2 Math Club; 3,4
Elementary Education — Baseball Team; 2,3 Hockey Club; 2
Intramural Sports; 4
Chemistry — Intramural Sports; 1,2,3,4 ACS; 2,3,4 Soccer
Club; 2,3,4 M.R. Program; 1,2,3,4
Biology — Tri-Beta; 2,3,4 Pres.; 4 Campus Ministry; 3,4
Psychology — Psychology Club; 2,3,4 BSA; 2,3,4 Intramural
Sports; 1,2,3,4 ACS; 3,4 Dean's List; 1,2,3,4
Steven J. Kizior
Pre-Med (Biology) — Tri-Beta; 3,4 Secretary; 4 Dean's List;
John F. Knobloch
History — History Club; 1,2 Campus Ministry; 2,3,4 Presi-
dents Award; 2,3 Who's Who in American Colleges & Univer-
Literature & Communications — Intramural Sports; 1,2,3,4
Dean's List; 1,2,3,4 Flux/Torch; 1,2,3,4 Sports Editor; 1 Fea-
tures Editor; 2 Editor-in-Chief; 3,4
Physical Education — Track Team; 1,2,3,4 Intramural Sports
1,2,3,4 S.A.B. Class Rep; 3,4 Who's Who in American Colleges
& Universities; 4
Chemistry — ACS; 1,2,3,4 Vice-Pres.; 4 Circle-K; 3,4
Mary K. Martel
Chemistry — ACS; 1,2,3,4 Film Commission; 1,2,3,4 Intramu-
ral Sports; 1,2,3,4 Women's Director; 3,4 Blue Key National
Honor Fraternity; 4
Judi A. McKenna
Accounting — Memory Book Editor; 2
Michael A. Merola
Music — Intramural Sports; 1,2,3,4 Psychology Club; 2,3 IBC
Jazz Band; 4
Business Economics/English — Intramural Sports; 1,2,3,4
Circle-K; 3 Campus Ministry; 3,4 Football; 1,4
Gregory Thomas Oparyk
Accounting — Intramural Sports; 1,2,3,4 IBC Bowling
League; 3,4 President; 4 Business Club; 3,4 Vice-Pres.; 4
Business Economics — Flux/Torch; 1,2,3,4 News Editor; 3
Assoc. Editor; 4 Soccer Club; 2,3 Dean's List; 3,4
Carolyn L. Phelan
Math — Football Team; 1,2,3,4 Intramural Sports; 1,2,3,4
Political Science — Golf Team; 2,3,4 Captain; 4 Dean's List;
2,3,4 President's Award; 3 Who's Who in American Colleges &
Music — Campus Ministry; 1,2,3,4 M.R. Program; 2,3,4 Pep
Band; 3,4 Conductor; 4 Coffee House Mgr.; 4
Nancy Marie Rudzinski
Business Economics — Commuter Assoc; 3,4 President; 4
Intramural Sports; 3,4 Torch Staff; 3 Blue Key National Honor
Fraternity; 4 Who's Who in American Colleges & Universities; 4
Justine A. Salcik
Music — Coordinator Child Care Co op; 2,3 Psychology
Club; 2 Campus Ministry; 4
Pre-Dent (Biology) — Tri-Beta; 1,2,3,4 Karate Club; 1,2 Blue
Key National Honor Fraternity; 4
Biology — Intramural Sports; 1,2,3,4 Genetic Research; 2,3,4
Narue A. Zenere
Business Economics — Volleyball Team; 1,2 Intramural
Sports; 1,2,3,4 Business Club; 1,2,3,4 Poli. Sci. Club; 3,4
Elementary Education — Intramural Sports; 1,2,3,4 Memory
Book Staff; 2 Circle-K; 2
Physical Education — Intramural Sports; 2,3,4 Physical Edu-
cation Club; 2 Swim Team; 4
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