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If you do not have the free Acrobat Reader, but would like to download it and install it to your computer at this time, you can click on the link immediately below this text:

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Also, due to the length of some of these documents, it is necessary to "zip" these files to save on transfer time. These "zipped" files (*.zip) can be "unzipped" by using the DOS-based PKZIP/PKUNZIP programs or with Windows-based applications like Winzip. If you would like to download PKZIP/PKUNZIP or Winzip, please click on their respective links:

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