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Letter: Buffalo casino stands on shaky legal ground

The Seneca Nation Gaming Corp. casino – in its new scaled-down digs, surrounded by a surface parking lot – opened on Aug. 27 in downtown Buffalo, complete with fireworks.

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6/2/2016

article High Court Declines To Hear Seneca Casino Land Dispute [sub req]
(New York) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to review a petition by a New York citizens’ group seeking to overturn a Second Circuit decision that...

1/14/2016

article Buffalo casino expansion driven by amenities
(New York) -- The Seneca Gaming Corp. believes there is still ample demand for the region’s casinos, and is putting $40 million behind that premise.
article Ground breaks on $40 million expansion of Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino
(New York) -- Exciting development began in downtown Buffalo eight years ago, centered around the Buffalo Creek Casino, and now the city’s core and waterfront is...
article Seneca Nation begins $40 million expansion of Buffalo casino
(New York) -- The Seneca Indian Nation is beginning work on a $40 million expansion of its casino in Buffalo. Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown is scheduled to be at the Buffalo...
article Senecas embark on $40 million Buffalo Creek Casino expansion
(New York) -- More growth is underway at the Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino. Seneca President Maurice John was among the officials who helped break ground on the $40...

1/13/2016

article Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino to expand Buffalo location
(New York) -- Eight years ago, the Seneca Nation of Indians took a risk on a neglected part of downtown Buffalo, putting up a giant temporary metal shed housing gaming...

12/15/2015

article NY Residents Take Seneca Casino Challenge To High Court [sub req]
(New York) -- A citizens’ group opposed to the Seneca Nation of Indians’ casino in downtown Buffalo, New York, appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court Monday,...

9/16/2015

article Appeals court gives thumbs up to Seneca's Buffalo casino
(New York) -- Seneca Indian Nation is operating a Buffalo casino on ground that qualifies for use as a gaming destination, a federal appeals court said Tuesday.
article Buffalo Casino Opponents Go Busto in 2nd Circuit
(New York) -- With a $40 million expansion slated to kick off next month, an Indian casino in upstate New York has hurtled a challenge in the Second Circuit. The Seneca...

9/15/2015

article Appeals court gives thumbs up to Seneca's Buffalo casino
(New York) -- An appeals court has upheld a lower-court's rejection of a lawsuit challenging the Seneca Indian Nation's right to operate a casino in Buffalo, New...
article Appeals court gives thumbs up to Seneca's Buffalo casino
(New York) -- An appeals court has affirmed a lower court's decision concerning the legality of the Seneca Nation of Indians Buffalo Creek Casino in downtown Buffalo...
article Court of Appeals rejects lawsuit against Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino
(New York) -- Opponents of the Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino were delivered a significant setback Tuesday by the U.S. Court of Appeals Second Circuit which backed previous...
article Seneca Nation wins right to keep Buffalo casino open
(New York) -- The nine-year legal battle to end casino gambling in Buffalo and Niagara Falls may be over. With the help of a federal appeals court, the Seneca Nation of...

6/6/2014

article Court denies Indian Gaming Commission’s intervention in Buffalo suit
(New York) -- The latest ruling in the ongoing battle of the legality of a casino in downtown Buffalo was made but resolution of the eight-year-old case doesn’t...

4/29/2014

article Seneca Gaming executive says $1.7 million marketing target for Buffalo casino will be met
(New York) -- Seneca Gaming Corp. officials said Monday that they are working on a marketing campaign that will comply with a 2006 agreement with the city of Buffalo,...

11/11/2013

article Group Files Second Appeal to Have Local Casino Shut Down
(New York) -- A local activist group is not giving it up when it comes to their intent to have a local casino shut down.

11/8/2013

article Citizens group files appeal to shut down Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino
(New York) -- The fight to shutter the downtown Buffalo casino continues. Citizens Against Casino Gambling in Erie County filed an appeal Friday with the United States...

10/29/2013

article No LRSB ‘shutdown’ - New Buffalo City Council goes with status quo
(Michigan) -- This year’s $6 million tribal payment from the Four Winds Casino to local municipalities was spared a stay in limbo by the New Buffalo City Council...

10/1/2013

article Seneca Buffalo Opens Big
(New York) -- The gaming floor was jam-packed during the official grand opening of the Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino, reports the Buffalo News.

9/18/2013

article Letter: Time to stop fighting Buffalo Creek Casino
(New York) -- On Sept. 5, Dianne Bennett, president of Citizens for a Better Buffalo, writes in her letter on Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino’s grand opening, “...

9/14/2013

article Buffalo Creek Casino links a nation with a neighborhood
(New York) -- With so many eye-catching elements built into the new Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino on Michigan Avenue between Perry and South Park, it might take a while to...

9/12/2013

article Bakery hits jackpot at casino
(New York) -- The Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino is boosting business for some local companies. The $130 million casino recently held its grand opening.

9/4/2013

article Letter: Buffalo casino stands on shaky legal ground
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation Gaming Corp. casino – in its new scaled-down digs, surrounded by a surface parking lot – opened on Aug. 27 in downtown...

8/28/2013

article A windfall for the Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino
(New York) -- Last evening was the grand opening of the new $130 million gaming facility known as Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino. A telltale sign that it was going to be a...
article Gamblers try their luck at bigger Buffalo casino
(New York) -- The formal grand opening of the Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino was a study in contrasts.
article Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino celebrates grand opening as downtown gaming destination
(New York) -- $130 million permanent facility brings 808 slots, 18 table games, Buffalo-centric restaurant and approximately 500 jobs to downtown Buffalo's...
article Seneca Nation Opens New Facility
(New York) -- Not even the threat from Mother Nature could dampen the festivities and celebration as the Seneca Nation held the Grand Opening for its newest...

8/27/2013

article Enlarged Buffalo casino set to go
(New York) -- With its official grand opening just hours away, representatives from the Seneca Gaming Corp. have confirmed that all table games and slot machines in...
article Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino wows at grand opening
(New York) -- There was not a seat to be had Tuesday night on the gambling floor of the new Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino, while on the roof of its four-story parking...

8/26/2013

article Grand opening set for Senecas' Buffalo casino
(New York) -- The Seneca Indian Nation is set to cut the ribbon on its new $130 million Buffalo casino. The grand opening ceremony is scheduled for Tuesday evening.

8/25/2013

article Grand opening set for Senecas' Buffalo casino
(New York) -- The Seneca Indian Nation is set to cut the ribbon on its new $130 million Buffalo casino. The grand opening ceremony is scheduled for Tuesday evening.

8/16/2013

article Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino quietly opens downtown
(New York) -- It has taken years, but there is finally a new Native American casino in Buffalo. First there was the issue of getting city approval, as officials from...

8/12/2013

article Buffalo casino opens ahead of schedule
(New York) -- Seneca Gaming Corp. officials, earlier this year, predicted that the permanent Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino complex would be open by the end of August or...

7/26/2013

article Senecas to launch Irving-to-Steamburg bus service
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation of Indians is starting a daily inter-territory bus service from Irving to Steamburg. Beginning Monday, buses will run Monday through...

7/3/2013

article Buffalo Creek Casino: Next Bets
(New York) -- Even as the Seneca Nation of Indians nears completion of a permanent casino in downtown Buffalo, the anti-casino and the anti-gambling forces (not...

6/27/2013

article Buffalo Creek Casino Ahead of Schedule
(New York) -- According to officials from the Seneca Gaming Corporation, the new Buffalo Creek Casino is several weeks ahead of schedule.
article Progress on new Buffalo Creek Casino
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation of Indians' temporary downtown Buffalo casino is still attracting customers who enter through the construction site of the the new...
article Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino takes shape
(New York) -- The deafening sounds of buzz saws and hammers at the Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino will soon be replaced by the sounds of slot machines churning and dealers...

6/26/2013

article On the cusp of big casino downtown, a larger development picture emerges
(New York) -- Seneca Gaming Corp. officials say they are betting that the new Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino will both benefit from and contribute to the larger...

6/5/2013

article Senecas’ plan to buy last parcel for Buffalo casino gets federal OK
(New York) -- In the shadow of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s announcement that he wants to build up to three new casinos in Western New York, the Seneca Nation of Indians...

5/20/2013

article Casino fight not over yet, group says
(New York) -- In the latest round of a heavyweight legal fight that has dragged on for more than seven years and three federal lawsuits, a group opposing the operation...

5/13/2013

article Appeal anticipated in Buffalo casino suit
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation of Indians hailed a decision issued by a ranking federal court judge that affirms their right to operate the Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino.

5/12/2013

article Brown’s latest spending proposal reflects good fiscal management
(New York) -- In the current shaky economic environment, City of Buffalo officials have worked for years to maintain services without raising taxes that would give...

5/10/2013

article Judge dismisses suit trying to block Seneca casino in Buffalo
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation’s plans for a bigger, more elaborate casino in downtown Buffalo got the legal go-ahead today when a federal judge dismissed the...

3/17/2013

article Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino is Now Hiring
(New York) -- Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino held a Career Fair in downtown Buffalo Saturday. Representatives of Seneca Casinos are looking to fill hundreds of positions...

3/5/2013

article Construction Watch: Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino
(New York) -- Construction of the new Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino is moving rapidly towards a November completion date. Crews have nearly finished work on the site's...

2/10/2013

article Letter: Buffalo creek casino is a drain on downtown
(New York) -- Opponents to casino gambling in downtown Buffalo gathered at the Pierce-Arrow Transportation Museum on Jan. 31 to hear an update on the third lawsuit...

2/1/2013

article Chicken coops, not casino, raise money for city
(New York) -- Buffalo’s city treasury expects to collect more money this year in license fees for chicken coops than from the Seneca Nation for operation of the...

1/22/2013

article Senecas agree to comprehensive street improvements
(New York) -- The Seneca Gaming Corp. has agreed to make street and sidewalk improvements around the Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino, and the Common Council on Tuesday...

1/16/2013

article Buffalo Common Council seeks extensive street work from Senecas
(New York) -- The Seneca Gaming Corp. has offered to repave city streets around the Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino, but Common Council members said this week that they...

1/4/2013

article Casino a ‘piece of the puzzle’ for downtown development
(New York) -- By itself, the fall opening of the $130 million Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino will be a monumental development. But add it to the wave of projects under way...

12/31/2012

article Looking forward to the New Year [3rd Item]
(New York) -- Downtown casino: A six-year legal battle over the fate of the Seneca Nation’s downtown casino could be decided once and for all this year.

12/19/2012

article Casino Construction Tops Off
(New York) -- Local construction workers set the final steel beam into place for the new Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino yesterday.
article Senecas 'top off' Buffalo Creek Casino
(New York) -- The permanent Buffalo Creek Casino continues taking shape near the Inner Harbor in downtown Buffalo. A few dozen invited guests and Seneca leaders were on...

12/11/2012

article Seneca Buffalo Creek’s marketing efforts not enough for LoCurto
(New York) -- A new report from the Seneca Gaming Corp. on efforts to market its Buffalo casino through such things as billboards on the Niagara Thruway and a banner on...

9/26/2012

article Buffalo, NY, official: Rescind Seneca casino deal
(New York) -- A Buffalo, N.Y. lawmaker is seeking support for a resolution to rescind a contract with the Seneca Indian Nation that allows it to operate a casino in the...
article Casino opponents fight for city to end contract with Senecas
(New York) -- Casino opponents appeared at City Hall Tuesday afternoon encouraging lawmakers to support the end to an agreement with the Seneca Nation for its downtown...

9/25/2012

article Anti-casino group steps up fight over Buffalo site
(New York) -- The battle over the controversial Buffalo Seneca Creek Casino show’s no signs of letting up as members of the anti-casino coalition held a news...
article Buffalo mayor thinks move to cut off services to casino is premature
(New York) -- Mayor Byron W. Brown refrained from criticizing the Seneca Nation of Indians today, saying he hopes a downtown casino is successful and that any move to...
article Buffalo official: Rescind Seneca casino agreement
(New York) -- A city lawmaker in Buffalo says the city should rescind a contract with the Seneca Indian Nation that allows it to operate a casino in Buffalo.
article New Battle Over Buffalo Creek Casino
(New York) -- Could yet another huge project in Buffalo be stalled? It looks that way now that some Buffalo Common council members are making claims that the Seneca...

9/24/2012

article BLOG: Council Resolution Could Doom Downtown Casino
(New York) -- This weekend I was alerted by Joel Rose, Chair of Citizens Against Casino Gambling in Erie County (CACGEC), to a resolution that will be submitted this...
article Buffalo councilman seeks to halt Seneca casino
(New York) -- A Buffalo lawmaker has submitted a resolution that calls to halt construction of the Seneca Nation of Indians' multi-million dollar downtown casino and...
article Buffalo councilmember wants Seneca casino stopped
(New York) -- A proposed resolution by Buffalo Common Council member Michael LoCurto to have work stopped on the Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino — and ultimately...
article Downtown Casino in Jeopardy?
(New York) -- If one lawmaker gets his way, construction on the project will stop, and that's not all. A resolution being submitted this week would not only halt...

9/23/2012

article Council Resolution Could Doom Downtown Casino
(New York) -- This weekend I was alerted by Joel Rose, Chair of Citizens Against Casino Gambling in Erie County (CACGEC), to a resolution that will be submitted this...

8/7/2012

article Dump Trucks Don't Impress Casino Opponents
(New York) -- Counsel for the Citizens Against Casino Gambling in Erie County issued a stern reminder yesterday in a letter to the attorney representing the Seneca...

8/5/2012

article Construction Watch: Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino
(New York) -- Love it or hate it, the new Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino is coming. Officials from Seneca Gaming Corporation gathered to officially kicked-off work on the $...

8/4/2012

article Work begins on tribe's new $130M Buffalo casino
(New York) -- Construction has begun on the Seneca Indian Nation's new casino in downtown Buffalo. Local media outlets report that Seneca officials have broken...

8/1/2012

article Construction of redesigned downtown casino kicks off
(New York) -- Construction has started on a $130 million redesign of the Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino that will replace the temporary blue metal building the gambling...
article Construction On New Casino Gets Underway In Downtown Buffalo
(New York) -- Construction on a multi-million dollar project will get underway in downtown Buffalo. The Senecas will make it official in a groundbreaking which will be...
article Construction underway at Senecas' Buffalo casino
(New York) -- The Seneca Indian Nation has resumed construction of a permanent casino in Buffalo after significantly scaling back plans because of the economy.

7/31/2012

article Work to begin on tribe's new $130M Buffalo casino
(New York) -- Construction is set to begin on the Seneca Indian Nation's new casino in downtown Buffalo. Local media outlets report that Seneca officials plan to...

6/14/2012

article GUEST VIEW: Tackling the big issues in the city
(New York) -- For the past five months I’ve had the privilege of serving on the city council and representing you, the residents of Niagara Falls. And so I would...

6/5/2012

article Seneca Nation awards waterfront grants in NY
(New York) -- The Seneca Indian Nation says it will spend a million dollars to help fund 15 landscaping, lighting and other public and private improvement projects near...

6/2/2012

article Buffalo firefighter busted
(New York) -- A Buffalo firefighter was arrested early Friday morning after a vulgarity laden and brawling encounter with Falls cops, first at Seneca Niagara Casino, and...

4/16/2012

article Seneca Gaming plans job fair
(New York) -- With more than 70 full- and part-time jobs available, the Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel has set its sixth annual job fair. The job fair is set for 11 a...

4/15/2012

article Editorial: Risky casino proposal
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation of Indians at one time planned to build a gambling palace in Buffalo. By comparison, its newest design is more like a gambling cabin.

4/10/2012

article Casino Suit: Dianne Bennett of Citizens for a Better Buffalo Provides an Update
(New York) -- In late March, the Seneca Nation of Indians and Seneca Gaming Corp. unveiled a re-designed $130 million Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino on the Nation's 9.5...

3/28/2012

article BLOG: Drop the 'Citizens for a Better Buffalo' jive, please
(New York) -- Attention Citizens for a Better Buffalo: If you want to be moral crusaders against gambling casinos in downtown Buffalo, that’s fine.
article Seneca Nation Unveils Re-Designed $130 Million Buffalo Creek Casino
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation of Indians has announced plans to move ahead with a re-designed $130 million casino in Buffalo’s waterfront district after a three-...

3/27/2012

article Buffalo Creek Casino Scaled Back
(New York) -- Construction has begun anew on the Buffalo Creek Casino, which the Seneca Nation of Indians says it will now have completed by the summer of 2013, after...
article DESIGN: The Senecas’ Buffalo Creek Casino Re-Design
(New York) -- I hope to move my way up from “surface parking” to “valet parking”, and someday aim to join the “chairman parking”...
article Disappointing, Revised Casino Plans Unveiled
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation unveiled a new design for the Buffalo Creek casino complex on their nine-acre site in the Cobblestone District. It's a much smaller...
article Plans for upgraded downtown Seneca casino released
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation of Indians today unveiled the long-awaited project to succeed a grander casino once slated for downtown Buffalo — this time a $130...
article Seneca Nation Unveils Buffalo Creek Casino Design
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation of Indians and Seneca Gaming Corp. on Tuesday unveiled a re-designed $130 million Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino on the Nation’s 9.5...
article Seneca Nation Unveils New Buffalo Creek Casino Design
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation Tuesday unveiled a revised design for the Buffalo Creek Casino. The $130 million casino design is expected to integrate with city's...
article Seneca Nation unveils revised NY casino plan
(New York) -- The Seneca Indian Nation announced plans Tuesday to resume construction of a permanent casino in Buffalo, more than three years after suspending the...
article Senecas to build $130 million casino (Updated)
(New York) -- The Seneca Indian Nation announced plans Tuesday to resume construction of a permanent casino in Buffalo, more than three years after suspending the...
article State, citizen group defend amicus brief request regarding Red Clay Casino
(Oklahoma) -- The state of Oklahoma and Broken Arrow Citizens Against Neighborhood Gaming LLC submitted federal court filings in Tulsa Monday in defense of the citizen...

3/26/2012

article Seneca Nation to unveil revised NY casino plan
(New York) -- The Seneca Indian Nation is unveiling plans for a scaled-back version of the casino it plans in Buffalo. The western New York tribe had envisioned a $330...
article Senecas to unveil casino plans
(New York) -- Tuesday we'll be getting a better picture of what the Seneca's have planned for downtown Buffalo. At 10 A. M., the Seneca Gaming Corporation will...

3/14/2012

article Judge tosses one lawsuit against Buffalo casino
(New York) -- A U.S. District Court has ended one lawsuit seeking to stop a casino in downtown Buffalo. The lawsuit was filed by Daniel Warren six years to block the...

3/13/2012

article Court dismisses suit aimed at blocking casino
(New York) -- A six-year-old lawsuit, filed as an attempt to block the development and operation of Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino was dismissed by U.S. District Court...
article Lawsuit against Buffalo Creek dismissed
(New York) -- One of the impediments to the Buffalo Creek Casino in downtown Buffalo has been dismissed. Two lawsuits were filed against the casino, one directly against...
article Seneca Nation Succeeds in a Buffalo Creek Case
(New York) -- U.S. District Court Judge William M. Skretny on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit filed in 2006 aimed at blocking the Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino.

2/10/2012

article Anti-casino forces undaunted
(New York) -- Though the Seneca Nation of Indians is accustomed to being the one dealing the cards, leaders of the anti-casino movement say it is the Senecas themselves...

1/7/2012

article Casino opponents renew conflict-of-interest complaints against lawyer
(New York) -- Casino opponents are reviving allegations that a personal relationship between a high-ranking government lawyer and a lawyer for the firm that once...

1/4/2012

article Casino Battle Royale: Citizens Group Calls for Further Inquiry into Alleged Conflict of Interest
(New York) -- On December 30, the citizens group challenging the Seneca Buffalo Casino filed papers in federal court calling for further scrutiny into the possible...

1/3/2012

article Timeline taking shape
(Oklahoma) -- New information has come to light Tuesday with regard to the Red Clay Casino. This morning, Tara Thompson, Broken Arrow Public School District public...

12/28/2011

article Red Clay Casino sparks range of opinions
(Oklahoma) -- Emotional comments filled the room at last week’s City Council meeting as community members expressed concern over the Kialegee Tribe’s Red...

12/27/2011

article Oklahoma tribe defends casino plan, says it has no other viable economic development options
(Oklahoma) -- The leader of the Kialegee Tribal Town has responded to an Oklahoma congressman's concern about a proposal to build a casino in Broken Arrow by saying...

8/31/2011

article Judge dismisses conflict of interest allegations in casino case
(New York) -- Two months ago, Edith R. Blackwell and Michael Rossetti stood accused of tainting the federal government's approval of a Seneca Nation casino downtown.

6/29/2011

article Seneca Nation lawyer married to Interior Department attorney
(New York) -- Michael Rossetti, a lobbyist for the Seneca Nation of New York, insists there is no wrongdoing between him and an Interior Department attorney.
article Senecas join pro-casino lawyer to fire back at LaFalce
(New York) -- A Washington lawyer accused by Buffalo casino opponents of unethical conduct fired back Tuesday, and the president of the Seneca Nation of Indians joined...

6/28/2011

article Seneca Nation rejects complaints about off-reservation casino
(New York) -- The Seneca Nation says opponents of its off-reservation casino are stirring up baseless "conspiracy theories." The tribe opened the Seneca...

6/23/2011

article Casino suit cites lawyers' impropriety
(New York) -- An "intimate personal relationship" between a high-ranking government lawyer and a Seneca Nation lawyer tainted the federal government's...
article Opponents of Seneca Nation's Buffalo casino claim conflict of interest tainted gov't decision
(New York) -- A citizens group trying to shut down the Seneca Indian Nation's Buffalo casino is raising questions about the U.S. government's decision to allow...
article THE JUDGES OBAMA IGNORES: Will casino money trump law in Buffalo?
(New York) -- It has been more than seven years since the Second Circuit Court of Appeals told a judge in Buffalo that he was correct in deciding that the Seneca Nation...
article OP/ED: Positive moves by Senecas
(New York) -- Anyone who supports the establishment of a permanent gambling casino in downtown Buffalo has to be pleased by the announcement that the Seneca Nation of...

6/9/2011

article Senecas seek Buffalo casino proposals
(New York) -- In a sign that it may be moving forward with the construction of its permanent downtown Buffalo casino, the Seneca Gaming Corp. has issued an RFP for...

6/5/2011

article Senecas Set Up $1M Buffalo Creek Development Fund, Enhance City Neighborhoods Near Casino
(New York) -- The neighborhoods around Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino in downtown Buffalo, New York will be revitalized with the help of a million dollar fund to upgrade...

2/16/2011

article Report Says Casino Is Bad For Buffalo
(New York) -- The Seneca Gaming Corporation has hinted that they will resume construction on the Buffalo Creek Casino this year. Now, an anti-gambling coalition called...
article Seneca Gaming Responds to Casino Study
(New York) -- Seneca Gaming Corporation, the operators of Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel, Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel and Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino, issued...

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