Ira Wilsker

Americans are a generous people. In times of disaster or crisis, countless Americans have always heeded an internal call to do good and contribute to those in need. The recent terrorism in Boston, which resulted in at least three dead from the bombings, as well as over 170 injured, many losing limbs, has encouraged Americans to open their hearts and wallets to help. Donations are also pouring in to help the family of the murdered MIT campus police officer and a critically wounded Boston Transit officer, allegedly at the hands of the two suspected bombers.

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The 2013 Chevrolet Malibu

The very first thing I noticed about the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu when it rolled into my driveway was its expressive new look. It carries DNA from its sister vehicles, the Camaro and Corvette, bringing a sporty sensibility to the family sedan segment. A wider stance, broad shoulders and an integrated rear spoiler bring a new athleticism to Malibu. Additionally, the new Malibu has 62-inch front and rear tracks that are more than two inches wider than the model it replaces.

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Several junior high and high school students at Community Christian School participated in the annual ACSI Creative Writing Festival. Students first competed on the local school level, then advanced to the Regional level.

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The Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce partnered with the American Petroleum Institute for a crawfish boil at the downtown Event Centre on Thursday evening, April 18. Hundreds of letters of support addressed to the State Department were signed seeking the permit to approve construction of the Keystone XL pipeline.

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Gerald Duff speaks with a fan

Many authors choose to write fiction set in the most popular locations such as New York, London, or Hollywood. And although these settings are commonplace and perhaps overdone, they sell, according to publishing statistics regarding U.S. fiction titles compiled by Bowker, an American limited liability company that provides bibliographic information of published works to the industry and is the exclusive U.S. agent for issuing International Standard Book Numbers.

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