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Dan was charged with arson. The prosecution attempted to prove that he burned down his failing business to get the insurance proceeds. It is uncontested that the fire was started with gasoline. At a jury trial, the following occurred: The prosecution called Neighbor, who testified that fifteen minutes after the fire broke out, he saw a blue Corvette speed from the scene. The prosecution next called Detective Pry. Pry testified that he checked Motor Vehicle Department records and found that a blue Corvette was registered to Dan. Pry also testified that he observed a blue Corvette in the driveway of Dan’s house. The prosecution then called Scribe, the bookkeeper for Dan’s business. Scribe testified that, two months before the fire, Dan told Scribe to record some phony accounts receivable to increase his chances of obtaining a loan from Bank. Scribe then testified that she created and recorded an account receivable from a fictitious entity in the amount of $250,000, but that Bank denied the loan anyway. Scribe further testified that, two days after the fire, Dan again told her to create some phony accounts receivable, but that she refused to do so. The prosecution called Jan, the night janitor at Dan’s business, to testify that the evening before the fire, as Jan was walking past Dan’s office, Jan heard a male voice say, “Gasoline is the best fire starter.” Jan knew Dan’s voice, but because the office door was closed and the voice muffled, Jan could not testify that the voice was Dan’s. Assume that, in each instance, all appropriate objections were made. Should the court have admitted:

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