Thanksgiving without a federal program
I was born on Chicago's south side, a stone's throw from the stock yards; a melting pot neighborhood. A neighborhood that did not have the word 'poverty' in it's vernacular. I grew up in a cold wat...
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A profound and true life love story written in heaven, East Texas Performing Arts presents  Shadowlands , written by William Faulkner, during Candlelight weekends at the historic Playhouse in downt...
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Outdoor Power Equipment Institute offers tips on how to correctly address fuel use and storage   ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Across the United States this fall and winter, lawn mowers and other seasonal outd...
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Christmas Parade and Community Pep Rally to be held Thursday night
Yulefest Gilmer will hold a Parade and Stroll through downtown Gilmer beginning at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 3. It is sponsored by Goudarzi and Young, LLP Trial Firm. After the parade, everyone is u...
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Marynell Henry Hosts 20th Century Club
The 20th Century Club met in the home of Marynell Henry on Thursday, November 19. Annette Herrmann presided over the meeting in Bridget Fowler’s absence. Margo Carter’s invocation was followed by B...
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4thAnnual “Santas For Seniors” Gift Drive Kicks Off!
  November 30, 2015 (TYLER, TX) – Make the holiday season special this year for a senior in need by donating new or gently used items to the Alpha Media Group and Meals on Wheels “Santas for Senior...
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The View from Writers Roost
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Expectant fathers waiting room often hysterically funny As an old great-grandfather-wannabe, I was recently reflecting on some first-child experiences.  Men are ill prepared for the birth of their ...
Texas Weekly Fuel Update and Outlook
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November 30- Average retail gasoline prices in Texas have fallen 3.0 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $1.82/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 13,114 gas outlets in Te...
I don’t Mind looking Crazy
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I know some people loathe black friday. I am not one of those people. It is time for my annual, why black friday is so great rant. Unfortunately, I can’t think of anything to say. I am somewhat dep...
Putting the Thanks in Thanksgiving
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I am so thankful I lived long enough to experience having grandchildren and grand nieces and nephews. It’s everything one could hope for, and then some. The “grands” offer seniors a second chance t...
Leasing v. Buying Your Next Car
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  According to Edmunds.com, more than 25 percent of new American cars are now financed by lease instead of loan, and most of the people making that choice are under age 35.  It's all about the lowe...
Hollywood’s Love of Crazy
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Hollywood’s fascination with the human mind and all of its many perversions goes back to its earliest beginnings. Not all that long ago, 1960 to be precise, the Alfred Hitchcock classic ‘Psycho’ hi...
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An aircraft taxis next to the control tower at Heathrow airport in LondonThe British government should not give final approval to the expansion of London's Heathrow [FGPTOW.UL] airport until it shows it accepts and will comply with environmental conditions, a parliamentary committee said in a report. Members of parliament on the Environmental Audit Committee said Heathrow must show it can reconcile expansion with a commitment to introduce a ban on night flights, a legal commitment on air quality and demonstrate that an expanded Heathrow would be less noisy than a two-runway Heathrow. "The communities living near to the roads around Heathrow already put up with noise and extra traffic, it would be quite unacceptable to subject them to a potentially significant deterioration in air quality as well," committee chairman Huw Irranca-Davies said in a statement.

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US photographer Annie Leibovitz poses during a photocall for the launch of the 2016 Pirelli calendar in London, on November 30, 2015Topless women out, female luminaries in: the latest edition of the famously titillating Pirelli calendar presented in London by US photographer Annie Leibovitz has won praise for its feminist makeover. The Huffington Post's UK edition called the images "inspiring" and "stunning", while the Daily Telegraph said the calendar had "swapped sex for substance". "It might only be pinned up at some enlightened garages, but the Pirelli calendar has signalled a break with history," Adam Sherwin wrote in The Independent on Tuesday under the headline: "Pirelli calendar's sexism replaced by 'amazing women'".

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