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Conservation, Rehabilitation and Upgrade of the
Main Library Building 2002 - 2006

Compiled by Linda Caporicci and Linda McLean, Dissemination Section
March 2007

The Library of Parliament provides this list for reference purposes. Please consult your library for the indexed documents.

Introduction

From 2002 to 2006, Public Works and Government Services Canada and the Library of Parliament worked together on the project to conserve, rehabilitate, and upgrade the Main Library building. The planning extended over a seven year period (1995-2002). The building was officially returned to the Library of Parliament on Tuesday, May 30, 2006.

This bibliography consists of documents, periodical articles, audio-visual materials and newspaper articles that tell the many stories of the work that was done and the people who did it.

Documents

Canada’s Library of Parliament reopens. American Libraries. 37(7):11  Aug. 2006.
Z673 A5 A54

--. Library Times International.  23(1):5  July 2006.

[Cérémonie marquant l’inauguration des travaux de rénovation de la Bibliothèque du Parlement]. [Ottawa : Bibliothèque du Parlement, 2002].  18 f. en foliotation multiple.
NA4415 C3 A3689

[Ceremony marking the launch of the renovation of the Library of Parliament]. [Ottawa: Library of Parliament, 2002].  18 leaves in various foliations.
NA4415 C3 A3689

Chodikoff, Ian. Parliamentary briefing. Canadian Architect. 51(9):50-57 + photographs Sept. 2006.
Z736 L52 C46

The closing of the Library of Parliament [videorecording]. [Ottawa], PWGSC, 2002 1 videocassette (VHS)
V9233

Conseil consultatif des édifices du Parlement. Recommandations pour la Bibliothèque parlementaire [Ottawa] : Le Conseil, 1999.  1 portefeuille.
NA4415 C3 A4687

La conservation des édifices de pierre du patrimoine canadien. [Ottawa] : Travaux publics et Services gouvernementaux Canada, c1996. 1 portefeuille.
NA4415 C3 A3684

Dorsay, Joan. Renewal at the Library of Parliament. Feliciter. 50(6):248-51 2004.
Z731 L32 D67

Fortier, Michael M.  Library of Parliament [electronic resource]: end of construction and transfer of building to Parliament.  [Ottawa]: Public Works and Government Services, 2006.
PN6128.4 F675 A1 2006

Fuller wins $52m contract on the Hill.  Ottawa Business Journal  7(19):2  Feb. 11, 2002.

[Global national 2005-09-16] [videorecording]. [Toronto]: Global, 2005.  1 videocassette.
V11707

The jewel on the Hill.  Doing Business with Public Works and Government Services Canada.  pp. 11-12 + photographs  Summer 2006.
Z736 L52 A362

Le joyau de la colline. Faire affaire avec Travaux publics et Services gouvernementaux Canada. pp.11-12 + photographie  été 2006.
Z736 L52 A362

Labossière, Denis.  La Bibliothèque du Parlement tourne une nouvelle page.  Revue parlementaire canadienne. 26(1):22-24 + photographie printemps 2003.
JL141 C3572

--.  The Library of Parliament turns a new page.  Canadian Parliamentary Review. 26(1):22-24 + photographs  Spring 2003.
JL141 C357

LoP renovation photos [electronic resource].  [Ottawa, Ont.: s.n., 2002].  1 CD-ROM.
Z736 L52 A382

The Library of Parliament [videorecording].  [Ottawa: PWGSC], 2002.  [2002-04-12]. 1 videocassette (VHS).
V9861

[The Library of Parliament] [videorecording].  [Ottawa: PWGSC], 2002. [2002-09-19]. 1 videocassette (VHS).
V9862

[The Library of Parliament] [45 Sacré Coeur: a rehabilitation] [videorecording]. [Ottawa: PWGSC], 2005. 1 videocassette (VHS).
V11775

[The Library of Parliament]: Interviews re: Rehabilitation Project and Storage Facility. [videorecording] [Ottawa: PWGSC], 2002  [2002-02-02 to 2002-02-04]. 7 videocassettes (VHS).
V11188

The Library of Parliament: 125 Sparks St. [videorecording].  [Ottawa: PWGSC], 2003.  1 videocassette (VHS).
V10053

[The Library of Parliament]: problems and operational issues. [videorecording]. [Ottawa: PWGSC], 2004. 1 videocassette  (VHS).
V11208

[The Library of Parliament]: Progress report, January 2005 [videorecording].  [Ottawa: PWGSC], 2005.  1 videocassette (VHS).
V11649

[The Library of Parliament]: Progress report, July 2004 [videorecording].  [Ottawa: PWGSC], 2004.  1 videocassette (VHS).
V11207

The Library of Parliament: Progress report, December 2003 [videorecording]. [Ottawa: PWGSC], 2003. 1 videocassette (VHS).
V10052

The Library of Parliament: Progress report, June 2003. [videorecording].  [Ottawa: PWGSC, 2003. 1 videocassette (VHS).
V10016

[The Library of Parliament]: Reconstruction Project. [videorecording]. [Ottawa, PWGSC], 2002. [2001-06-01 to 2002-05-27].  8 videocassettes (VHS).
11203

Library of Parliament [enregistrement vidéo] = Bibliothèque du Parlement / produced by Telewerx.  [Ottawa] : Public Works and Government Services Canada, 2003. 1 disque optique d’ordinateur (6 min., 30 sec.).
Z736 L52 A383

Library of Parliament excavation [Award of Excellence] [36th Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards].  Canadian Consulting Engineer.  45(6):44  Oct./Nov. 2004.

The Library of Parliament: Capital gem.  VIA Destinations Magazine. 3(6):38-40 Dec. 2006/Jan. 2007.

Library of Parliament heritage record [computer file = fichier d’ordinateur] / Heritage Conservation Program, Real Property Services for Canadian Heritage / Environment Canada.  [Ottawa]: Public Works and Government Services Canada = Travaux publics et Services gouvernementaux Canada 1996.  2 computer laser optical discs = 2 disques au laser d’ordinateur.
NA4415 C3 A36861

Library of Parliament heritage record [technical drawings = schémas industriels] = Bibliothèque du Parlement, relevé du patrimoine / [Heritage Conservation Program, Real Property Services for Canadian Heritage/ Environment Canada].  [Ottawa]: Public Works  and Government Services = Travaux publics et Services gouvernementaux Canada, 1996. 24 drawings = 24 schémas industriels.
NA4415 C3 A3686

[Library of Parliament renovation projects as of April 2001 = Projets de rénovations de la Bibliothèque du Parlement en date d’avril 2001]  [Ottawa]: Library of Parliament = Bibliothèque du Parlement, [2001]. 1 portfolio = portefeuille
NA4415 C3 A3688

[Library replacement exhibit video] [videorecording]. Ottawa: Sound Venture Productions, 200? 1 videocassette (VHS).
V10001

[The national 2006-10-03] [videorecording].  [Toronto]: CBC, 2006.  1 videocassette (VHS).
V12346

[The new RO at noon 2003-04-26] [videorecording].  [Ottawa]: CHRO: H & K Communications, 2003.  1 videocassette (VHS).
V9904

O’Malley, Kady. Library of Parliament to move to Sparks Street [during renovations]. The Hill Times. no 475:11  Feb. 8, 1998
JL1 H55

[Ontario today 2005-06-27] [sound recording].  [Toronto]: CBC; Ottawa: Bowdens, 2005. 1 sound cassette.
A2367

[Open House: the Library of Parliament: more than meets the eye, May 31, 2006-June 4, 2006 = Portes Ouvertes : la Bibliothèque du Parlement, au-delà des apparences, 31 mai 2006 au 4 juin 2006].  [Ottawa]: Library of Parliament = Bibliothèque du Parlement, [2006]. 1 portefeuille (11 pièces).
Z737 L52 A3882

O’Reilly, Dan. National treasure getting a rebuild.  Journal of Commerce. no. 94:2  Nov. 24, 2004.

[Ottawa morning 2006-06-02] [sound recording].  Ottawa: CBO: Bowdens, 2006.  1 sound disc + electronic transcript.
A2464

[Panorama 2006-05-15] [enregistrement vidéo].  [Toronto] : TFO, 2006.  1 vidéocassette (VHS).
V12151

Parliamentary Buildings Advisory Council (Canada). Recommendations for the Parliament Library. [Ottawa]: The Council, 1999.  1 portfolio.
NA4415 C3 A3687

Phillips, Rhys.  Past and present: a dignified modern interior for the Library of Parliament’s swing space gives John Lyle’s Bank of Nova Scotia in Ottawa a new lease on life. Canadian Architect. 48(3):20-3+ photographs  March 2003.

Preserving Canada’s stones of history.  [Ottawa]: Public Works and Government Services Canada,1996.  1 portfolio.
NA4415 C3 A3684

[Primetime politics 2004-03-12] [videorecording].  Ottawa: CPAC : Bowdens, 2004. 1 videocassette (VHS).
V10079

Salisbury, Brian.  Full circle for Fuller Construction.  Ottawa Business Journal. 7(24):11 March 18, 2002.

Soper, Mary F.  Notre Bibliothèque du Parlement.  Patrimoine.  7(2):4-9  printemps 2004.
FC215 H468

--.  Our Library of Parliament.  Heritage. 7(2):4-9  Spring 2004.
Z736 L52 A384

[Special feature on parliamentary precinct and Library of Parliament].  Ottawa Construction News 13(1):C1-C9  January 2003
NA4415 C3 S65

[Le téléjournal magazine 2006-05-31] [enregistrement vidéo].  Ottawa : CBOFT: Bowdens, 2006. 1 vidéocassette.
V12177

Uren, Janet. Family Connections. Ottawa 11(7):86-93 Feb. 2009/Mar. 2009.
NA7243 O88 U74

Uren, Janet. Wearing its age lightly.  Ottawa.  9(6):25-29 Dec. 2006/Jan. 2007.
Z736 L52 U74

Wickens, Barbara.  Restoration comedy (Canada excludes foreign firms from project to restore parliamentary library).  Maclean’s  110(47):26 Nov. 24, 1997
FC1 M26

Williams, Patricia. Canada hoards knowledge in new underground space.  Journal of Commerce.  93(63):4 Aug. 9, 2004

--.  Canada’s heritage top of mind in library restoration.  Daily Commercial News and Construction Record 79(127):1  June 30, 2006.

Newspaper Articles

1997
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Prentice, Michael.  Some architects upset by choice of contenders for library restoration. Ottawa Citizen.  Oct. 16, 1997.  p. C10

1998
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McDuff, Gerald. Technology versus tradition.  Regina Leader Post.  Feb. 17, 1998.  p. A8

Naumetz, Tim.  Gagliano stifles staff ‘dreamers’.  Ottawa Citizen.  Aug. 20, 1998.  p. A6

Gratton, Denis.  Plus d’un demi-milliard de dollars.  Le Droit.  24 sept. 1998.  p. 3

McIntosh, Andrew. Parliament refit costs are going through the roof.  National Post. Dec. 2, 1998.  p. A8

Gratton, Denis.  Le budget initial était de 483 millions $.  Le Droit. 3 déc. 1998.  p. 5

1999
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O’Malley, Kady.  Library of Parliament to move to Sparks Street.  The Hill Times Feb. 8, 1999.  p. 11 + photographs

Gratton, Denis.  La bibliothèque du parlement déménage.  Le Droit.  9 févr. 1999. p. 5

Leblanc, Daniel.  Parliament to renovate restoration job.  Globe and Mail.  Mar. 12, 1999.  p. A5

Chartier, Jean.  Ottawa: Pas de travaux dans la Cité parlementaire durant l’année 2000.  Le Devoir 19 oct. 1999. p. A4

McDonald, Terry.  Library faces floods and leaks.  The Hill Times.  Nov. 1, 1999.  p. 1 + photographs

Naumetz, Tim.  Pay $83 million to fix library or risk losing it, panel warns.  Ottawa Citizen.  Nov. 26, 1999.  p. A1 + photograph

--.  Vancouver Sun.  Nov. 26, 1999.  p. B11

2000
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Cuddington, Wayne.  Ottawa residents of one century erected the Parliament Buildings and Ottawans of another century keep them standing.  Here, workers touch up the Library of Parliament’s weathervane [photograph].  Ottawa Citizen.  Jan. 13, 2000.  p. R.1.FRO

Curry, Bill.  Massive Hill renovations on hold, by 2025 could be 320 MPs.  The Hill Times. June 26, 2000.  p. 12 + photographs

Prentice, Michael.  Work begins on 5-year redevelopment project.  Ottawa Citizen. July 11, 2000.  p. B1

2001
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McDonald, Terry.  Hill begins $83-million preservation to Library of Parliament.  The Hill Times.  June 25, 2001.  p. 9

Ross, Jen. Parliamentary library to get $83M facelift:  ‘You get drizzle coming in’.  National Post.  July 20, 2001.  p. A7

--.  North Bay Nugget.  July 20, 2001.  p. A8

--.  Ottawa Citizen.  July 22, 2001.  p. A6

--.  St. John’s Evening Telegram.  July 21, 2001.  p. A13

Gordon, Ross.  Library of Parliament getting makeover.  Brantford Expositor.  Oct. 13, 2001.  p. D9

Bibliothèque du Parlement : voyage au cœur du chantier.  Le Droit.  17 nov. 2001.  p. 16 + photographie

2002
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Gaudreault, Patrice.  52 millions $ pour rénover la bibliothèque du Parlement.  Le Droit.  5 févr. 2002.  p. 6 + photographie

Naumetz, Tim.  Mock library costs Commons $160,000.  Ottawa Citizen.  Apr. 7, 2002.  p. A8 + photograph

--.  Mock library’s cost heckled in Commons.  Halifax Daily News.  Apr. 7, 2002. p. 22

Kall, Karen.  Windows of opportunity; unique talent spells big bucks.  Windsor Star.  May 2, 2002.  p. C1.FRO

Phillips, Rhys.  Towering space gets dynamic new role.  Ottawa Citizen.  Sept. 6, 2002.  p. F4 + photographs

2003
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Francoli, Paco and Henri Michaud.  Hill art: the scaffolding recently went up around the Hill’s glorious round Library of Parliament and looks like a work of art in itself.  The $50-million renovation to the Library is all part of the Hill’s $1.5-billion overhaul of Parliament Hill [photograph].  The Hill Times. Jan. 13, 2003.  p. N/A

Wright, Jake.  Man at work in Library of Parliament [photograph].  The Hill Times.  March 10, 2003.  p. N/A

Cook, Maria. Renovating a masterpiece.  Ottawa Citizen.  June 6, 2003.  p. F1 + photographs

Foster, Scott.  Library loses its top.  The Hill Times.  Sept. 1, 2003.  p. 7 + photograph

Wright, Jake.  You’re the tops [photograph].  The Hill Times.  Sept. 1, 2003. p. 1

Roy, Martin.  Les travaux à mi-chemin à la Bibliothèque du Parlement [photographie].  Le Droit.  27 sept. 2003.  p. 6

Cook, Maria. Workers dig enormous hole beneath Library of Parliament.  Ottawa Citizen.  Sept. 28, 2003.  p. A3 + photographs

Gaudreault, Patrice.  135 million $ de plus que prévu pour rénover.  Le Droit.  31 oct. 2003.  p. 3 + photographie

Lafleur, Michel.  33% plus cher que prévu [photographie].  Le Droit. 31 oct. 2003.  p. 1

Naumetz, Tim.  Parliamentary construction estimates jump by $135M.  Ottawa Citizen.  Nov. 1, 2003. p. A3 + photograph

--.  Calgary Herald.  Nov. 1, 2003. p. A4

--.  Montreal Gazette. Nov. 1, 2003. p. A16

Naumetz, Tim.  National Post.  Nov. 1, 2003. p. A3 + photograph

--.  North Bay Nugget.  Nov. 1, 2003.  p. A9

--.  Times-Colonist.  Nov. 1, 2003.  p. B8

--.  Vancouver Sun.  Nov. 1, 2003.  p. A9

2004
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Shephard, Tamara.  Etobicoke architectural company provides a window to Parliament.  Etobicoke Guardian.  July 2, 2004.  p. ETP.00

Madonik, Rick.  A new window on a parliamentarian’s library [photograph].  Toronto Star.  July 10, 2004.  p. D5

Hughes, Graham.  Copper connects war museum to Canada’s Parliament.  Ottawa Citizen. Nov. 9, 2004.  p. B2

Lake, Holly. Old is new again at museum.  Ottawa Sun.  Nov. 9, 2004.  p. 17

Cook, Maria. Parliamentary library gets new copper top.  Ottawa Citizen.  Nov. 10, 2004.  p. B7 + photographs

Ward, John. Library emerging from years’ worth of renovations.  Charlottetown Guardian.  Dec. 24, 2004.  p. B6

--.  London Free Press.  Dec. 24, 2004.  p. A11

--.  Niagara Falls Review.  Dec. 24, 2004.  p. C8

--.  North Bay Nugget.  Dec. 24, 2004.  p. A12

--.  Prince George Citizen.  Dec. 24, 2004.  p. 14

--.  St. Catharines Standard. Dec. 24, 2004.  p. C7

--.  St. John’s Evening Telegram.  Dec. 24, 2004.  p. A12

--.  Sudbury Star.  Dec. 24.  2004.  p. A8

--.  Trail Daily Times.  Dec. 24, 2004.  p. 11

--.  Western Star (Corner Brook).  Dec. 24, 2004.  p. 8

--.  Windsor Star.  Dec. 24, 2004. p. D14

--.  Edmonton Journal.  Dec. 26, 2004.  p. D13

Ward, John.  Hamilton Spectator.  Dec. 26, 2004.  p. A20

--.  Vancouver Sun.  Dec. 26, 2004. p. B23

2005
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Gaudreault, Patrice.  Bibliothèque du Parlement : la facture gonfle toujours.  Le Droit.  2 mars 2005.  p. 6

Cook, Maria.  Parliamentary library refit is faulty.  Ottawa Citizen.  May 6, 2005.  p. A1 + photograph

Gaudreault, Patrice.  La réouverture de la Bibliothèque du Parlement reportée à 2006.  Le Droit.  30 juin 2005.  p. 6 + photographie

Goddard, John.  Ready for any kind of weather.  Toronto Star.  July 3, 2005.  p. A4 + photographs

Vongdouangchanh, Bea.  ‘It’s like we’re mining with teaspoons’: Public Works.  The Hill Times.  Aug. 14, 2005.  p. 1

Dugas, Dan. Library renovation to cost $50M more than first booked.  Ottawa Citizen. Aug. 16, 2005.  p. C15

--.  Brantford Expositor.  Aug. 16, 2005.  p. A4

--.  Cranbrook Daily Townsman.  Aug. 16, 2005.  p. 2

--.  Halifax Chronicle-Herald.  Aug. 16, 2005.  p. A5

--.  Kamloops Daily News.  Aug. 16, 2005.  p. A8

--.  Kimberley Daily Bulletin.  Aug. 16, 2005.  p. 2

--.  London Free Press.  Aug. 16, 2005.  p. A4

--.  Ottawa Sun.  Aug. 16, 2005.  p. 6

--.  St. Catharines Standard.  Aug. 16, 2005.  p. B7

--.  Sudbury Star.  Aug. 16, 2005.  p. A7

--.  Trail Daily Times.  Aug. 16, 2005.  p. 4

--.  Waterloo Region: The Record.  Aug. 16, 2005.  p. A4

--.  Windsor Star.  Aug. 16, 2005.  p. A9

Canadian Press.  Worker dead after plunging down the Hill.  Cornwall Standard-Freeholder. Aug. 20, 2005.  p. 9

Gaudreault, Patrice.  Une rétrocaveuse dévale la falaise du Parlement : un mort.  Le Droit.  20 août, 2005.  p. 5

--.  Le Nouvelliste (Trois-Rivières).  20 août 2005.  p. 36

--.  La Presse.  20 août 2005.  p. Petites annonces 9

--.  Tribune (Sherbrooke).  20 août 2005.  p. C16

--.  La Voix de l’Est. 20 août 2005.  p. 14

McCooey, Paula.  Construction worker dies in Hill fall.  Ottawa Citizen.  Aug. 20, 2005.  p. E3 + photograph

O’Malley, Kady.  Backhoe driver’s death under investigation.  The Hill Times. Aug. 29, 2005.  p. 12 + photograph

Naumetz, Tim.  Weather vane gets back to its blue roots.  Ottawa Citizen.  Oct. 10, 2005.  p. A3 + photograph

Cuddington, Wayne.  Raising the library’s roof [photograph].  Windsor Star. Nov. 17, 2005.  p. N/A

--.  The wraps come off the jewel of Parliament [photograph].  Ottawa Citizen. Nov. 21, 2005.  p. A1

Kristal-Schroder, Carrie.  Wraps come off Canada’s gem.  Ottawa Citizen.  Nov. 21, 2005. p. C1 + photographs

2006
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Ross, Val.  Parliament’s gothic confection.  Globe and Mail.  Mar. 13, 2006.  p. R3

Beavers, Robert.  Gothic style, 21st century desk.  Peterborough Examiner.  Mar. 28, 2006.  p.B3

Deachman, Bruce.  Back to its former glory.  Ottawa Citizen.  May 31, 2006.  p. A3 + photograph

Fraîchement rénovée [Photo PC].  Journal de Montréal.  31 mai 2006.  p. 24

Gaudreault, Patrice.  Réouverture d’ « un trésor rempli de trésors ».  Le Droit.  31 mai 2006.  p. 6 + photographie

Library of Parliament: Open again after 4 years of construction.  National Post. May 31, 2006.  p. A3 + photograph

MacIvor, Rod.  Grand reopening [photograph].  Calgary Herald.  May 31, 2006.  p. A7

--.  National treasure gets a lift [photograph].  National Post.  May 31, 2006.  p. A1

Parliamentary library refurbished.  Edmonton Journal.  May 31, 2006.  p. A6 + photographs

Wright, Jake.  House Speaker Peter Milliken, Public Works Minister Michael Fortier and Senate Speaker Noel Kinsella examine the job, after the Library of Parliament was unveiled last week after being closed for four years of renovations.  In 1994, it was estimated to cost $136.3-million, but it will rise [photographs].  The Hill Times.  June 5, 2006.  p. 22

--.  Under the dome [photograph].  The Hill Times.  June 5, 2006.  p. 1

Jenkins, Phil.  Irreplaceable Beauty.  Ottawa Citizen.  June 19, 2006.  p. C4 + photograph

Cuddington, Wayne.  Prime Minister Stephen Harper saw the Parliamentary Library yesterday for the first time since it reopened after renovations, as he gave interviews there to CanWest News and Global Television [photograph].  Montreal Gazette.  June 21, 2006.  p. A1

Panetta, Alexander.  Canada’s ‘most beautiful room’ returns to original splendour.  Whitehorse Star.  July 17, 2006.  p. 14

--.  Globe and Mail.  July 19, 2006.  p. R10 + photograph

--.  Prince Albert Daily Herald.  July 21, 2006.  p. 8

--.  Edmonton Journal.  July 22, 2006.  p. K4

--.  Fredericton Daily Gleaner.  July 22, 2006.  p. D7

--.  Guelph Mercury.  July 22, 2006.  p. G10

--.  London Free Press.  July 22, 2006.  p. G4 + photograph

--.  Red Deer Advocate.  July 22, 2006.  p. C2

--.  Waterloo Region: The Record.  July 22, 2006.  p. G10

--.  Moncton Times-Transcript.  Aug. 5, 2006.  p. G2

Gaudreault, Patrice.  Construire…une facture.  Le Droit.  23 sept. 2006.  p. 17

--.  La facture de grands projets fédéraux gonfle de 30 à 200%.  Le Droit. 23 sept. 2006.  p. 16

2007
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Cook, Maria.  Recipe for restoration.  Ottawa Citizen. Feb. 17, 2007.  p. 17

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