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Monday, February 19, 2018, 11:56 p.m.

'Blade maker' settles down in Fort Smith

FORT SMITH -- Francois Van Der Watt, the world-renowned prosthetist who designed the "blades" that enabled Oscar Pistorius to become the first double-leg amputee to compete as a sprinter in the Olympics in 2012, has only fond memories and well-wishes for the athlete, who's on trial in a murder case.

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