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button link Caroline Aguti, Herpetologist Interview about Ugandan Frogs

button link Amphibians & Reptiles of Mainland SE Asia

button link Frog Decline Reversal Project, Inc. and Cairns Frog Hospital

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North America
button link NAAMP
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button link The Hellbender Homepage
button link Tadpoles of the United States and Canada: A Tutorial and Key
button link Scientific and Common Names of the Reptiles and Amphibians of North America Explained
button link Project Golden Frog
button link Costa Rica Amphibian Research Center
button link Amphibian Rescue and Conservation Project (Panama)

button link Canadian Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Network
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button link The Alberta Reptile and Amphibian Society
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button link Herp Information Society of Saskatchewan
button link Westcoast Society for the Ptotection and Conservation of Reptiles
button link Nova Scotia Herpetoculture Society
button link Montreal Herpetological Association
button link Ontario Herpetofaunal Summary Atlas

button link Costa Rican Amphibian Research Center
button link Fauna of Mexico - Amphibians

United States (National Links)
button link National Amphibian Atlas
button link Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (PARC)
button link Frogwatch USA
button link Amphibian Malformations and Declines
button link NBII- Amphibians page
button link ASIH

North East (Regional Links)
button link NE PARC
button link New England Herpetological Society
button link Northeast Herpetofaunal Species
button link Habitat and Management Guidelines for NE

Midwest (Regional Links)
button link MW PARC
button link Frog evolving webumentary
button link The Herp Center
button link Habitat and Management Guidelines for MW

South (Regional Links)
button link SEPARC
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West (Regional Links)
button link NorthWest Herptile Keepers Association
button link Pacific Northwest Herpetological Society
button link Pacific Nortwest Amphibian and Reptile Consortium

AL Alabama
button link Auburn Herpetological Society

AK Alaska
button link Frogs and Toads of Alsaka
button link Alaska Wood Frog Monitoring Project

AZ Arizona
button link Arizona Herpetological Association
button link Tucson Herpetological Society

AR Arkansas
button link Arkansas Herpetological Society

CA California
button link The Bay Area Amphibian and Reptile Society
button link The North Bay Herpetological Society
button link Northern California Herpetological Society
button link San Diego Herpetological Society
button link Southwestern Herpetologists Society
button link Freshwater Sport Fishing Regulations (Amphibians)

CO Colorado
button link Colorado Herpetological Society
button link Key to the Amphibians of Colorado

CT Connecticut
button link Connecticut Amphibians

DE Delaware
button link DAMP- Delaware Amphibian Monitoring Program

DC District of Columbia

FL Florida
button link The Calusa Herpetological Society of Southwest Florida
button link Florida Herp Laws
button link Central Florida Herpetological Society
button link Jacksonville Herpetological Society
button link Suncoast Herpetological Society
button link Sawgrass Herpetological Society of Broward County, Florida

GA Georgia
button link The Frogs and Toads of Georgia
button link Amphibian Species of Georgia

HI Hawaii

ID Idaho

IL Illinois
button link Chicago Wilderness Habitat Project Frog/Toad Monitoring
button link Chicago Herpetological Society
button link Herps of Illinois
button link Illinois Herp Regulations and list of endangered, threatened and species of special concern

IN Indiana
button link Hoosier Herpetological Society
button link ToadTimes Newsletter
button link Frogs and Toads of Indiana (DNR)
button link INAMP
button link Indiana Herp Regulations and Species List
button link Herp Indiana
button link Camp Cullom - Clinton County

IA Iowa
button link Iowa Herpetological Society

KS Kansas
button link Kansas Anuran Monitoring Program (KAMP)
button link Kansas Herpetological Society

KY Kentucky
button link Kentucky Herpetological Society
button link Kentucky Herp Laws and Regulations
button link Kentucky frogs and toads
button link Kentucky Frog Loggers
button link Frogs of Kentucky Ringtones

LA Lousiana
button link Louisiana Gulf Coast Herpetological Society

ME Maine
button link Maine Herpetological Society
button link Maine Amphibian Monitoring Program

MD Maryland
button link Eastern Shore Herpetological Society
button link Mid-Atlantic Reptile Show (MARS)

MA Massachusetts
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MI Michigan
button link Michigan Society of Herpetologists
button link F/T Monitoring in the Rouge Watershed
button link Michigan Reptiles and Amphibians

MN Minnesota
button link A Thousand Friends of Frogs
button link Minnesota Frog & Toad Calling Survey (MFTCS)
button link Minnesota Herpetological Society
button link Frogs for Kids

MS Mississippi
button link Mississippi Herpetological Atlas

MO Missouri
button link Missouri Herpetological Association
button link Kansas City Herpetological Society
button link Mid Missouri Herpetological Society
button link St. Louis Herpetologial Society

MT Montana

NE Nebraska
button link Nebraska Herpetological Society

NV Nevada

NH New Hampshire

NJ New Jersey

NM New Mexico
button link New Mexico Herpetological Society

NY New York
button link Long Island Herpetological Society
button link Upstate Herpetological Association
button link Western New York Herpetological Society

NC North Carolina
button link North Carolina Herpetological Society
button link Frogs and Toads of North Carolina
button link NC CASP (Calling Amphibian Survey Program)
button link Frogs and Toads of NC book/CD
button link NC PARC (Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation)

ND North Dakota

OH Ohio
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button link NOAH
button link Greater Cincinnati Herpetological Society
button link Greater Dayton Herpetological Society
button link Ohio Herp Regulations

OK Oklahoma
button link Amphibians and Reptiles in Oklahoma

OR Oregon

PA Pennsylvania
button link Northeast Pennsylvania Herpetological Society
button link Philadelphia Herpetological Society
button link Pennsylvania Online Herpetological Atlas

RI Rhode Island

SC South Carolina
button link Frogs and Toads Found in South Carolina

SD South Dakota

TN Tennessee
button link The Frogs and Toads of Tennessee
button link Tennessee Herpetological Society
button link Salamanders of Tennessee
button link TAMP
button link Froghaven Farm

TX Texas
button link Texas Herpetological Society
button link West Texas Herpetological Society
button link East Texas Herpetological Society
button link South Texas Herpetological Society
button link Dallas-Ft. Worth Herpetological Society

UT Utah

VT Vermont

VA Virginia
button link Virginia Herpetological Society

WA Washington

WV West Virginia

WI Wisconsin
button link Wisconsin Herpetological Society
button link Amphibians of Wisconsin

WY Wyoming

South America
button link Operation Atelopus
button link Yeager's Frogs

Kid's Links
button link FROGSTER-Video Game
button link Frog Coloring Pages
button link Amphibian Word Search
button link Froggyville Jokes and Games
button link Frogland!
button link Frogs for Kids

Other Links
button link Online Frog Dissection
button link Toe-Clipping of Frogs and Toads
button link Collection of Blood Samples From Adult Amphibians
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Wendell's Frog Blog
Wednesday, 4 March 2009
Upcoming Days to Celebrate!
Mood:  sharp
Topic: Fun & Games

March 8th is Amphibian Awareness Day- So SPING AHEAD like a frog and remember amphibians on this clock changing day. See what the Kansas City Zoo is doing to celebrate!

March 16-20 is National Wildlife Week.

Participate in three ways:

1. Personally: Take time to appreciate the wildlife in your community. The National Wildlife Week website offers downloads of free activities and service project ideas to do with kids and teens, Wildlife Watch lists of local plants and animals, and fact sheets about the benefits of playing outside.

2. In your community: Organize a time for your friends and neighbors to participate in a wildlife habitat project or to watch for wildlife.

3. Spread the word: Forward this email to others, including educators, parents, and kids so they can get involved during National Wildlife Week.

Since 1938, National Wildlife Week has been increasing awareness about wildlife conservation and the benefits of spending time outdoors. Research shows that a daily Green Hour® (playing outside) improves one's physical, mental and emotional well-being. Be out there.

Starting March 1, visit for more info!

April 28th is Save the Frogs Day!

In an effort to raise awareness of the plight of amphibians, the scientific community has declared April 28th, 2009 the 1st Annual 'Save The Frogs Day'. On this day we encourage the appreciation and celebration of amphibians by people from all walks of life.

Please get involved and help spread the word! Remember that only a small proportion of our public is aware that frogs are disappearing, and that amphibian conservation efforts will not be successful until amphibian declines are common knowledge: think of how long it has taken for any political action on global warming to occur! Politicians rarely act until the public demands action. Our goal is to make the amphibian extinction crisis common knowledge by 2013: help make it happen!

Save The Frogs Day is a perfect time for teachers and students to focus on amphibian conservation, learn about amphibian extinctions, and discuss ways that we can all contribute to amphibian conservation efforts.

Please join the SAVE THE FROGS! mailing list (in the left sidebar of this page) so that we can keep you informed of important Save The Frogs Day news and events.

If you know of other events you think should be listed on Wendells Frog Blog, please email them to


Posted by wendellsfrogblog at 1:41 PM EST
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Sunday, 22 February 2009
SAVE THE FROGS! 1st Annual Frog Poetry Contest
Mood:  special
Topic: Fun & Games
The SAVE THE FROGS! 1st Annual Frog Poetry Contest is officially underway!

Both professional and amateur artists are welcome to enter the contest. Entry is free and there are cash prizes and other giveaways:
Frog Poetry Contest | Cash Prizes

Our goal is to have thousands of schools worldwide taking part in the Frog Poetry Contest on Save The Frogs Day – April 28th, 2009:
Save The Frogs Day | April 28, 2009

The Frog Poetry Contest will promote awareness of the amphibian extinction crisis by actively involving a wide sector of society, and we plan to advertise the contest in school systems worldwide. The best Frog Poems will be used to create a book of Frog Poetry that will be published and distributed internationally. All proceeds from sales of the book will go towards SAVE THE FROGS! amphibian conservation efforts. The book will be illustrated by the winning entries from our concurrent 1st Annual Frog Art Contest:
Frog Art Contest | Cash Prizes

The Japanese poet Basho wrote a famous haiku in the 17th century:

Œ? ’r ‚?
Š^ ”? ̀ ‚?
… ‚? ‰?

Furuike ya
Kawazu tobikomu
Mizu no oto

Which is translated as:

The old pond
A frog jumps in
The sound of water.

Please send us your 21st century poems of any length, form or style.

The old pond
Frogs are in danger
Poets jump in.

Have a Basho!

You can help spread the word by pasting the following picture on your website:
Click the image to open in full size.

You can put this flyer up at your school or office.
The PDF is available here.
Click the image to open in full size.

Good luck and have fun!
SAVE THE FROGS! Founder & Executive Director
Kerry Kriger

Posted by wendellsfrogblog at 9:02 AM EST
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Sunday, 1 February 2009
FREE Downloadable Frog Game
Mood:  lucky
Topic: Fun & Games

"Frog Xing is a well-paced arcade game."

It claims its a FREE Download, but I haven't tried it, so no guarantees.

Posted by wendellsfrogblog at 9:57 AM EST
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Friday, 18 April 2008
New Frog Video Game-FROGSTER
Mood:  special
Topic: Fun & Games

I was sent a link to a new video game this morning and asked to spead the word around. It is part of a promotion for the Vancouver Aquarium's new Year of the Frog exhibit. The game is called Frogster, and is a new twist on the game Frogger. The new hazards include Chytrid Fungus, Air Pollution, Loss of Habitat, Water Pollution, Climate Change and Human Interference. My kids saw me checking it out and insisted on playing. You use the arrow keys to move and have many things to watch out for. Learning about amphibian declines and having fun at the same time, what a concept! I have used the Frogger analogy in teaching about the Green Treefrog migration north into Indiana. I explain how the frog goes to sleep in a log and gets washed into the river, then has to get to shore before it runs out of suitable habitat. This game takes it even further in a wonderful mix of fun and education. Check it out and let me know what you think.

Posted by wendellsfrogblog at 10:26 PM EDT
Updated: Friday, 18 April 2008 11:48 PM EDT
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Tuesday, 1 April 2008
New Discovery! A Must read for anyone wanting to help prevent amphibian declines
Mood:  mischievious
Topic: Fun & Games

New reason for Amphibian Declines Discovered

A scientist, Dr. P. Charming from Far Far Away University (FFAU) has discovered a new syndrome that is causing the rapid decline of many species of frogs and toads. He calls this PSG (Prince Seeking Girl) syndrome. It seems that PSG syndrome occurs most often during periods of Purple Rain. For many years, the actual number has gone undocumented, only occasionally being referred to in fairy tales and folklore. Dr. Charming’s findings show that this happens much more often than previously believed and that even losing a small number of frogs and toads to royalty can disrupt the amphibian ecosystem. While still unknown the age a girl starts to see boys and frogs as not gross, or cootie infected, it seems to be between 13 and 21. Kissing frogs and toads has the potential of spreading salmonella, which is natural in the amphibian but can cause problems for the human. There is also the possibility of being sickened by the toxins created by toads. On the bright side however, there is no correlation to warts being transferred to either amphibian or human species. There is hope however! With new technologies such as On-line dating services and MySpace, maybe the need to go to the local pond in search of a Prince in froggy armor and kiss a poor frog and take him away from his happy home will finally come to an end. Maybe if humans tried to get along a little better with their own species, they wouldn’t decide to search for the companionship in threatened species. If you know of a case of PSG syndrome in progress, please intervene and try to prevent this tragedy from happening. If you need assistance in the intervention, please call 1-APR-ILF-OOLS!

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Friday, 16 February 2007
Interactive Frogs at Houston's Musuem of Natural Science
Mood:  a-ok
Topic: Fun & Games

Frogs! A Chorus of Colors

Frog calls, frog facts, dress a frog, Toadally awesome give-aways...this site has it all!

Spur Digital Launches "Frogs!" Interactive Web Site

Posted by wendellsfrogblog at 6:33 PM EST
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Monday, 6 November 2006
Take your own sticker to the polls when YOU VOTE!
Mood:  a-ok
Topic: Fun & Games

<a href="">..<img src="" border="0" alt="Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting"></a>
<b>VOTE for what you care about on TUESDAY NOVEMBER 7th</b>
<i>Click the sticker to download your own or watch the Voting Bear video!</i>


Newton's first law of motion is often stated as

An object at rest tends to stay at rest and an object in motion tends to stay in motion with the same speed and in the same direction unless acted upon by an unbalanced force.

What does that have to do with voting or frogs for that matter? Well WE are the unbalanced force that can make a change in the direction of the "motion". If we do nothing, things will move along how they will, but if we intervene, things will get done in the way we think they should. Whatever your cause is, if you don't vote, change is out of your control.

Vote for What you Believe!

Posted by wendellsfrogblog at 8:29 PM EST
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Tuesday, 31 October 2006
Hoppy Halloween
Mood:  don't ask
Topic: Fun & Games
Sorry I haven't posted for a few days, things have been a bit crazy and I'm a bit under the weather, which I guess evryone is unless your in orbit, anyway, I hope you all have a fun and safe Halloween and I hope to see many of you this weekend in Indianapolis at the 22nd Annual Midwest Herpetological Symposium.

Posted by wendellsfrogblog at 6:30 PM EST
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Tuesday, 15 August 2006
Vacation Scavenger Hunts
Mood:  lazy
Topic: Fun & Games

On vacation? Let the games begin!


Seveal of the ideas I already do in some variation with my family. We play Sign Alphabet on long trips, or long ones to the kids, where you start at "A" and have to find all the letters in order. They always groan when we pass a Dairy Queen early in the game. We also play a variation of Slug Bug we call Doodle Bug where you call Doodlebug and the color and keep track of points rather than the kids beating the heck out of each other. We also will pick an animal and see who sees the most, like turkey vultures or red-tailed hawks along the interstate. Usually at a State Park or other nature area, we see who finds the first of each species, sometimes with a reward for the first amphibian.(usually only a dollar, but it really gets the kids interested in flipping logs) It did seem a bit odd that I found this article at the end of the summer, my kids went back to school yesterday, but its still some ideas to have some fun with.

Posted by wendellsfrogblog at 8:34 AM EDT
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Friday, 11 August 2006
The Well Frog and the Sea Turtle
Mood:  quizzical
Topic: Fun & Games

Good Stories From China: The Well Frog And The Sea Turtle

This has the start of a great story I think, but it just quits. Does anyone know if there is more to the story, or are you supposed to draw your own conclusions to learn a lesson. It would be interesting to see what some of you readers think would happen next. Put your ending in the comment section please.

Posted by wendellsfrogblog at 9:25 AM EDT
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Thursday, 10 August 2006
Frogger by Kids
Mood:  surprised
Topic: Fun & Games

Roomba Frogger

If Frogger is your game, check out this version created by kids.

Posted by wendellsfrogblog at 9:43 AM EDT
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Thursday, 13 July 2006
Frogger is out for Xbox 360
Mood:  surprised
Topic: Fun & Games
The Xbox 360 is now so advanced, you can play a game that came out on the original Atari. For all of you amphibian fans that have carpal tunnel surgery for reasons other than work, this is what you've been waiting for. For those that cannot afford the highly priced Xbox 360 console, fear not! Frogger is also available on the $20 Atari games that look like a joystick and plug right into your TV. If that is still too much, look through old posts under "Fun & Games" and there is a link to play the first level for free. That's my kind of price, and I usually get ran over before the second level anyway. Here is a review of the "new" game.

Posted by wendellsfrogblog at 8:34 PM EDT
Updated: Thursday, 13 July 2006 8:35 PM EDT
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Tuesday, 20 June 2006
Wendell's Frog Blog Quiz
Mood:  quizzical
Topic: Fun & Games
I thought this might be fun. Test your knowlege and your search engine skills to see how you do on an amphibian quiz.

Wendell's Frog Blog Quiz

1) What is the origin of the word tadpole?
A] Middle English: Tad=toad, Pole=head
B] Greek: Tad=polly (wiggly), Pole=wog (black head)
C] Latin: Tad=slimy, Pole=tail(as in polecat)

2) What is the largest frog in the world?
A] Rana catesbeiana of the United States
B] Pyxiecephalus adspersus of Southern Africa
C] Conraua goliath of Cameroon

3) What is the smallest frog in the world?
A] Eleutherodactylus iberia of Cuba
B] Pseudacris ocularis of the United States
C] Psyllophryne didactyla of Brazil

4) What is the difference between a frog and toad?
A] Nothing, frogs are toads
B] Nothing, toads are frogs
C] Warts, back legs, parotoid gland

5) What is a group of frogs called?
A] Knot
B] Gaggle
C] Army

6) How many species of frogs and toads are found in the United States?
A] 172
B] 57
C] 103

7) What is the difference between a newt and a salamander?
A] Newts have no larval stage
B] Newts have an “eft” stage
C] Newts are totally aquatic

8) What is a caecilian?
A] An islander from southern Italy
B] A legless worm-like amphibian
C] The largest of the salamanders

9) As of June 20, 2006, how many amphibian species are there in the world?
A] 8675
B] 3090
C] 6035

10) What is the best way to help frogs?
A] Volunteer with Frogwatch USA or NAAMP
B] Get a degree and research frogs and amphibian declines
C] ___________________________________

Put your guesses in the comment section. After a week I'll post the answers in the comment section. Hint: Some questions might have more than one answer.

Posted by wendellsfrogblog at 1:52 PM EDT
Updated: Sunday, 9 July 2006 9:33 AM EDT
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Thursday, 18 May 2006
Test Your Amphibian Knowledge
Mood:  happy
Topic: Fun & Games
Conservation International has an Amphibian Quiz on their site to see how much you know about our amphibious friends. How much do you know about amphibians It's only 8 questions, but who knows, you might just learn something new.

Posted by wendellsfrogblog at 10:05 AM EDT
Updated: Friday, 7 July 2006 7:59 PM EDT
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Saturday, 22 April 2006
Use your Brain!Game Test your environmental knowledge
Mood:  bright
Topic: Fun & Games
Here is a fun game to see what you know about your environment that the Indiana Department of Environmental Management(IDEM) is hosting. Use Your Brain! Game Although its designed for kids, its interesting to see what we adults really know.

Posted by wendellsfrogblog at 11:38 AM EDT
Updated: Monday, 24 April 2006 6:48 AM EDT
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Saturday, 1 April 2006
Winged Frog Discovered near Lost City of Atlantis
Mood:  mischievious
Topic: Fun & Games

You know how they say if frogs had wings...Well this one does! Dr. Fibious Hoaxalot discovered it near the gates to the Lost City of Atlantis. It is not believed to be related to any of the known amphibian families although gene testing is still inconclusive. Its diet seems to consist only of a flea, found nowhere other than in the mane of unicorns. Whether a symbiotic relationship or parasitism is yet to be determined. The frog, whose species name will be Fictisious wingedfrogius, is thought to only live near the Lost City. The frog found is a male, it is uncertain if the female also has wings since this is the only one that has been found. There seems to be no vocal sac, the mating call seems to come from the rubbing of the wings. The calls came from a saturated rain cloud, so whether the female flies up to the male or waits for the rain to fall is also uncertain. Much research needs to be done to find out the natural history of this unusual frog. Please make your contributions to the April Fools Day Gotcha Fund. Thank You

Posted by wendellsfrogblog at 2:16 PM EST
Updated: Sunday, 2 April 2006 3:12 PM EST
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Thursday, 23 March 2006
The Birthday Card my wife sent
Mood:  silly
Topic: Fun & Games
My wife sent me an awesome Birthday e-card today. This is the link to check it out and send one to someone you know having a birthday. Hoppy Birthday!

Posted by wendellsfrogblog at 3:47 PM EST
Updated: Thursday, 23 March 2006 4:38 PM EST
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Wednesday, 15 March 2006
Mood:  silly
Topic: Fun & Games
Another great site with weird facts and lots of good info plus studip frog jokes.

Posted by wendellsfrogblog at 1:52 PM EST
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Mood:  silly
Topic: Fun & Games
A fun site with games (including Frogger), jokes and other frog related things.

Posted by wendellsfrogblog at 12:46 PM EST
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Fly eating game
Mood:  silly
Topic: Fun & Games
See how many flies you can catch. My high is 19 so far, but I'm not really a video game person.
Feel free to post your high scores in the comment section.

Posted by wendellsfrogblog at 7:54 AM EST
Updated: Wednesday, 15 March 2006 12:48 PM EST
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