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Tuesday, Mar. 28, 2017

Verse of the Day | March 28, 2017
Verse
In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance with...

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Town & County | March 28, 2017
Town and County
Items for Town & County should be submitted on weekdays no later than 4 p.m. the day before requested publication. ...

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Business Features | March 28, 2017
Uber resumes car test program
NEW YORK — Uber says it is resuming its self-driving car program in Arizona and Pittsburgh after it was suspended following a crash over the weekend. The company had also grounded self-driving cars in San Francisco over the weekend but they resumed operating earlier on Monday. The company s...

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Business Features | March 28, 2017 Butler Eagle Online
Cranberry Eagle manager retires
CRANBERRY TWP — Machan “Mace” Pavelek, the general manager at the Cranberry Eagle and the former Butler Eagle advertising manager, will retire on March 31 after almost 18 years with the company. Pavelek accepted the advertising manager position at the Butler Eagle in 1999 after se...

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Business Briefs | March 28, 2017
In Brief
ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Maryland lawmakers have voted to ban hydraulic fracturing for oil and natural gas, a process better known as fracking. The Senate voted 35-10 Monday night for the measure that already has been approved by the House. That sends the bill to Gov. Larry Hogan, who supports the ba...

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Senior Events | March 28, 2017
Senior Events
Butler Tanglewood 10 Austin Ave., Lyndora Open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Friday Wednesday — Wellness breakfast, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Chicora Moose Hall lower level, W. Slippery Rock St. Open 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday Thursday — Hula Hoop Day,...

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Bulletin Board | March 28, 2017
Bulletin Board
Today Butler County Produce to people, 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Butler City Farm Market, 205 S. Chestnut St., for people in need. Take boxes or bags. For more information, contact Dave Miller at the Lighthouse, 724-586-5554, Ext. 250, or davemiller@thelighthousefoundation.com. FREE COMMUNITY MEAL,...

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Senior Menus | March 28, 2017
Senior Menus
Senior centers at Butler, Chicora, Cranberry, Evans City, Mars, Slippery Rock, North Central, Mount Chestnut and Southeast will serve these menus beginning Wednesday. Meals are served at noon at all sites except Butler (11:30 a.m.). Reservations are requested two days in advance. WEDNESDAY —...

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Cranberry Eblast Only | March 28, 2017
SV rifle shooters Reeb, Adomaitis in regional event
JACKSON TWP — High school sports provide an avenue for student athletes to hone their passions. It’s no different for members of Seneca Valley’s Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps’ marksmanship team. Senior Joshua Reeb is a perfect example. He has been a member of the sq...

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Cranberry Eblast Only | March 28, 2017
Council OKs Kaufman work
ZELIENOPLE — The Kaufman House will have a different look soon, albeit temporary. Borough council Monday evening voted to approve stripping the foam exterior off the building, citing concerns over wind damage slowly tearing it piece by piece. Both sides and the rear of the Kaufman House̵...

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Our Opinion | March 28, 2017
The case for a state police service fee keeps growing
The evidence that the commonwealth needs to find an alternative funding source for Pennsylvania State Police is piling up. The latest addition: revelations that despite receiving hundreds of millions of dollars from the state’s Motor License Fund, the agency can’t say exactly what it di...

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Letters to the Editor | March 28, 2017
Healthcare cuts
It is amazing to me how the Republican Party can be so against abortions but also want to cut all the benefits caring for all these children — especially the mentally ill and physically handicapped. You also call for cuts in schooling for handicapped children that might help them become produc...

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Letters to the Editor | March 28, 2017
Kelly’s conduct
Rep. Mike Kelly showed how little he cares for his constituents with his support of Trumpcare. Thirty Republican House members said they would vote against that cruel bill, but not Kelly. I wonder how many residents here would have been among the 24 million who would have lost insurance coverage? H...

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Letters to the Editor | March 28, 2017
Get tough on crime
Governor Wolf needs to man up and sign the death papers on Richard Poplawski and the other convicted murderer. Killing a police officer should be automatic. Judges and jurors need to hand out more death sentences, and they should be carried out in a timely manner — in 90 days, not years. How ...

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Letters to the Editor | March 28, 2017
Correct my letter
Carole E. Brodmerkel (“Twisting History,” March 21) is exactly right about the Berlin Wall. What made my letter wrong was what the Butler Eagle left out. I had asked the letter to be printed in its entirety. It was not. What I had written was “the Berlin Wall kept people trapped ...

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Other Voices | March 28, 2017
Obamacare: What do we do now?
In an ideal world, politics is the means by which we resolve competing interests without losing sight of the principle that every politician’s first responsibility should always be serving the well-being of the body politic. In the world in which we actually live, issues and interests are rea...

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Other Voices | March 28, 2017
Turns out Trump isn’t king of the deal
“Winning is everything,” Donald Trump often said as he campaigned for president. “Nothing is presidential except victory.” Last week, Trump suffered a major defeat when he couldn’t force a House vote for the health care bill he endorsed. But Trump being Trump, he said ...

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Focus Features | March 28, 2017 Butler Eagle Online
Group debuts GrandPad, a tablet for the elderly
WICHITA, Kan. — You’ve heard of the iPad, but how about the GrandPad? It’s a tablet designed to help the elderly, especially those with vision and dexterity issues, keep in touch with family and friends without the risk that being on the internet sometimes brings. “This is a...

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Milestones | March 28, 2017 Butler Eagle Online
Hepler 99th birthday
Stella T. Hepler of Butler will celebrate her 99th birthday with a family dinner at her daughter’s home in Butler. The former Stella Marchinoski was born March 30, 1918, in Butler. She has one daughter, Patricia Galbreath of Butler. She also has two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren...

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Milestones | March 28, 2017 Butler Eagle Online
Knox 70th anniversary
Lester and Laura Knox of Evans City celebrated 70 years of marriage. Knox married the former Laura Bicehouse on March 28, 1947, in Pittsburgh. They have four children, James Knox of Lexington, N.C.; John Knox of Evans City; Jeff Knox of Grove City; and Jackie Carson of Evans City. They also have 1...

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Local News | March 28, 2017
Council OKs Kaufman work
ZELIENOPLE — The Kaufman House will have a different look soon, albeit temporary. Borough council Monday evening voted to approve stripping the foam exterior off the building, citing concerns over wind damage slowly tearing it piece by piece. Both sides and the rear of the Kaufman House̵...

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Local News | March 28, 2017
Moniteau assigns stadium changes
CHERRY TWP — Sports fans in the Moniteau School District can expect new stadium seats long before the start of football season. The Moniteau School Board on Monday night accepted a bid from Stadium Solutions of Butler for $99,250 to renovate the high school stadium. It was the lower of two bi...

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Local News | March 28, 2017
Homicide, sex abuse case filed
BUTLER TWP — The sole suspect in the death of a 4-year-old boy who bled to death last week was charged Monday morning with homicide and sex offenses by Butler County prosecutors. Keith Jordan Lambing, 20, who court documents listed as having a Wexford address, is being held in Butler County P...

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Local News | March 28, 2017
Zelie replaces its gateway signs
ZELIENOPLE — Drivers who travel into the borough will see something different soon. The borough will have five gateway entrance signs installed at various points on the edge of town, four of which may be installed as soon as July. They will replace the gateway signs that have been in place si...

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Local News | March 28, 2017
Residents still question Adams plan
ADAMS TWP — A township resident questioned the approval earlier this month of a planned residential development that many property owners oppose. Rob Crouthamel said at Monday’s supervisors meeting that the township received a letter from the Butler County Planning Commission that inclu...

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Local News | March 28, 2017
SRU student faces several drug charges
SLIPPERY ROCK — A finance major at Slippery Rock University faces drug charges. Logan R. Sheridan, 20, of New Brighton, Beaver County, faces a preliminary hearing next month on felony and misdemeanor drug charges. Slippery Rock police last week charged Sheridan after they examined his cell p...

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Local News | March 28, 2017
2 vehicles collide; pickup totaled
JACKSON TWP — Two vehicles collided at the intersection of Route 19 and Little Creek Road Monday afternoon. Township police Chief Terry Seilhamer said a northbound Ford 350 driven by George Warwa II, 36, of Mingo Junction, Ohio, and a southbound Dodge Caravan driven by Frances Pratt, 87, of H...

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Local News | March 28, 2017 Butler Eagle Online
Diner owner sees sad remains
That first dollar earned is a frame-worthy memento for most business owners. But for Bryan Hutchens that first bill is not only a leader, it's also a survivor. The framed $1, wet with soot, was among the items Hutchens was able to salvage from the burned-out remains of his dream-come-true restaura...

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Local News | March 28, 2017 Butler Eagle Online
Indspec to close Petrolia operation
PETROLIA — About 220 employees of Indspec Chemical Corp. will lose their jobs this summer when the plant in Petrolia will cease operations, the parent company announced Monday. “Everybody's in shock,” said Ronald Bowser, president of United Steelworkers Local USW 13300, which repr...

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Local News | March 28, 2017 Butler Eagle Online
Tractor-trailer crashes into truck on Route 422
SUMMIT TWP — Three people were airlifted by medical helicopter from a multivehicle accident Monday afternoon, after a tractor-trailer apparently lost its brakes and slammed into a pickup truck at the intersection of Bonniebrook Road and Route 422. Lick Hill Fire Chief Timothy Gold said emerge...

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Pennsylvania | March 28, 2017
Rep. sees focused bipartisan efforts to fix health care
HARRISBURG — U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent of Pennsylvania gave a withering assessment of the Republican effort to undo President Barack Obama’s signature health care law Monday, saying coalitions weren’t built, its complexity was underestimated and artificial deadlines were set. Dent, a...

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Pennsylvania | March 28, 2017
State
Ailing symphony gets grants PITTSBURGH — Three foundations have collectively committed $6.5 million in donations to help the struggling Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. A Pittsburgh newspaper reports the Heinz Endowments approved a $5 million grant over five years to support the orchest...

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Pennsylvania | March 28, 2017
Zambelli to pay $200K for not reporting theft
PITTSBURGH — A 124-year-old Pennsylvania fireworks business will pay a $200,000 penalty after pleading guilty to failing to report more than 63,000 fireworks that were stolen nearly three years ago. Zambelli International Fireworks in January announced it had agreed to the penalty, which was ...

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National | March 28, 2017
GOP divided after health care debacle
WASHINGTON — Still reeling from last week’s House health care debacle, Republicans are pivoting to tax cuts and other issues but remain riven into factions and all over the map about how and when to return to their marquee pledge to eviscerate former President Barack Obama’s 2010 o...

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National | March 28, 2017
Victim worried about her kids
CINCINNATI — A mother of five who was wounded in the Cincinnati nightclub shooting described a chaotic scene in which she and other patrons were frantically crawling over one another to reach the exits and said that all she could think about was her kids. One man was killed and Angel Higgins...

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National | March 28, 2017
Jared Kushner to testify to committee on ties to Russia
NEW YORK — Jared Kushner will face questioning by the Senate Intelligence Committee as part of its investigations into ties between the Russian government and President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign, the panel said Monday. The committee wants answers from Kushner on meetings he arranged ...

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National | March 28, 2017
Hannity angry at CBS for Koppel’s ‘fake edited news’
NEW YORK — Fox News Channel’s Sean Hannity is calling on CBS News to release the full tape of his interview with Ted Koppel for “Sunday Morning,” in which the veteran “Nightline” anchor answered “yes” when Hannity asked if Koppel thought he was bad for...

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International | March 28, 2017
UK attacker’s wife saddened, shocked
LONDON — The wife of the man who killed four people outside Britain’s Parliament last week condemned the attack today, saying she is “saddened and shocked.” “I express my condolences to the families of the victims that have died, and wish a speedy recovery to all the i...

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Police Reports | March 28, 2017
Police reports
These items have been collected from various police departments. Butler Police 8:08 p.m. Friday — Joshua K. Greaves, 34, of Mercer and Tiffany N. Hilliard, 30, of Butler both were arrested after they gave bogus names to police investigating a suspicious vehicle call in the 300 block o...

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Digital Media Exclusive | March 28, 2017 Butler Eagle Online
Diner owner sees sad remains
That first dollar earned is a frame-worthy memento for most business owners. But for Bryan Hutchens that first bill is not only a leader, it's also a survivor. The framed $1, wet with soot, was among the items Hutchens was able to salvage from the burned-out remains of his dream-come-true restaura...

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Death Notices | March 28, 2017
Death Notices
Stephen Brown, Slippery Rock Jack R. Etzel, Ellwood City James W. Freehling Sr., Sarver Andy “Hi-speed” Grinnik, Zelienople Robert G. Noah, Valencia ...

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Birthday Tributes | March 28, 2017 Butler Eagle Online
Barbara Trombatt
For our beloved Barbara Trombatt Born March 28, 1937 Passed away April 14, 2013 Two weeks before her wedding anniversary, April 27, 1957 We miss you very much, We will always have fond memories of you. Husband Dom, Children, Grandchildren and Great-grandchildren ...

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Birthday Tributes | March 28, 2017 Butler Eagle Online
Brian D. Tebay Jr.
In loving memory of Brian D. Tebay Jr. March 28, 1989 – October 27, 2005 Brian, Today is your 28th Birthday. This is the 12th birthday without you here with us. It’s still a very special day for us, a sad day now, but very special. Even though there are no cake and presents or even a ...

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Birthday Tributes | March 28, 2017 Butler Eagle Online
Brent Lindsay
In loving memory of Brent Lindsay whose birthday is March 28. Happy Birthday Brent. Sadly missed and always loved, Mom, Destiny, Kelsey, Austin, Dawn, Brian and Family ...

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In Memoriams | March 28, 2017 Butler Eagle Online
Kathleen Dulya
In loving memory of our beloved Kathleen Dulya who passed away two years ago today. You never said I’m leaving You never said goodbye You were gone before we knew it And only God knows why. In life we loved you dearly, In death we love you still In our hearts you hold a place, That onl...

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In Memoriams | March 28, 2017 Butler Eagle Online
Ralph Baldauf
In loving memory of our beloved brother Ralph Baldauf who passed away one year ago today. Brother dear it’s been a year since Jesus called you home. As we stare at your empty chair out hearts are filled with sadness. We hold within shared memories in all our years together. Through thick a...

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Professional Baseball | March 28, 2017
Pirate homers top Twins, 4-1
Andrew McCutchen launched a two-run homer, his first of the spring, and Adam Frazier added a solo shot as part of a three-run first for Pittsburgh in a 4-1 Grapefruit League win over Minnesota. Ivan Nova worked four innings for the Pirates, allowing one run with six strikeouts. Nova has a 1.29 spri...

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Professional Baseball | March 28, 2017
Pirates looking for relief through playing
PITTSBURGH — Considering the way the last six months have gone for the Pittsburgh Pirates, simply playing meaningful games should provide a measure of relief. Let longtime franchise cornerstone Andrew McCutchen field balls in right field instead of talking — and talking, and talking ...

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Professional Football | March 28, 2017
Raiders approved for Vegas
SAN LEANDRO, Calif. — Ivan Davis stared stone-faced at the television as the news came down that the Oakland Raiders would be moving to Las Vegas and was asked if he was a fan of the team. “I used to be,” he responded. Davis has been a Raiders fan for about a half-century, celebr...

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Professional Golf | March 28, 2017
Day remains uncertain of Masters status as mother continues battling cancer
AVONDALE, La. — PGA Tour star Jason Day expects to arrive in Augusta, Georgia, on Friday to start practicing for the Masters, but said he could pull still out of the season’s first major, depending on his mother’s prognosis following surgery for lung cancer last week. “Obvio...

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Other College Sports | March 28, 2017
BC3 softball improves to 7-1
Nicole Houk tallied five combined hits, including three doubles and a home run, as the Butler County Community College softball team rolled to a doubleheader sweep of visiting Westmoreland County Community College on Monday by five-inning scores of 13-4 and 14-3. Kristen Karcher contributed to the ...

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High School Softball | March 28, 2017 Butler Eagle Online
Simply dominant
JACKSON TWP — Claire Zimmerman’s dominant performance during the game was followed by her humble attitude afterwards. Seneca Valley’s sophomore pitcher struck out nine batters during her four no-hit innings of Monday’s softball game against Mars. Teammate Kearson Wagner pres...

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High School Softball | March 28, 2017 Butler Eagle Online
Mars' Glomb joins HOF
This is the third in a series of 10 articles profiling the 2017 inductees into the Butler County Sports Hall of Fame. VALENCIA — To say Monica Glomb could “bring it” probably wouldn't be doing her justice. The 2007 Mars graduate and standout softball pitcher led the Planet...

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Other High School Sports | March 28, 2017
They're right on target
JACKSON TWP — High school sports provide an avenue for student athletes to hone their passions. It's no different for members of Seneca Valley's Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps' marksmanship team. Senior Joshua Reeb is a perfect example. He has been a member of the squad since his fres...

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High School Round Up | March 28, 2017
Freeport’s 18 hits defeat Armstrong
Freeport exploded for 18 hits — including home runs from Kristie Radvan and Maddie Wagner — in a 13-4 thumping of Armstrong in high school softball play Monday. Ally DeJidas went 4-for-5 for the ’Jackets while Ashleigh Schmidt and Claire Crytzer were both 3-for-4. Radvan was the ...

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Other Amateur Sports | March 28, 2017
Steel City Select heads for nationals
The Steel City Select girls hockey program will be busy next week. The organization has qualified its 19U, 16U and 14U teams for the USA Hockey Tier II Nationals, slated April 6-10 in Troy, Mich. A number of Butler County girls helped make that happen. “We’re ranked ninth in the countr...

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In Brief | March 28, 2017
In Brief
Kimmel shining in shot put, discus Moniteau graduate Maura Kimmel has broken the University of Pennsylvania's outdoor discus record as a freshman on the Quakers' track and field team. Kimmel tossed the discus 156 feet, six inches at the Penn Challenge last weekend. She owns Penn's indoor s...

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Notices | March 28, 2017
Notices
Hoop players sought SHARON — The Penn-Ohio Athletic Club Blue Storm is seeking AAU basketball players for boys in grades 3-4, girls in grades 7-8. Call 724-813-7210 or e-mail www.pennohioathleticclub.com. Softball fundraiser CRANBERRY TWP — The Seneca Valley Softball Bo...

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Trivia | March 28, 2017
Trivia
Who was the first black pitcher to win the American League Cy Young Award? ...

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Youth Sports | March 28, 2017
Youth Sports
Two Butler elementary wrestlers placed fifth in their respective weight classes at the PJW Youth State Championships last weekend in Wilkes-Barre. Levi Donnel, 11, went 4-2 and placed fifth in the 12-under/70-pound division. Santino Sloboda, 9, went 6-2 and placed fifth in the 10-under/55-pound div...

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