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While some blame the economy, competition or technological change for the decline of Microsoft and its flagship operating system Windows, there is no doubt that Microsoft’s current offering, Windows 8, is nowhere even close to meeting its sales projections. This has also hurt others in the industry dependent of the sales of Windows based computers, including manufacturers such as Dell and HP, as well as Intel and other component makers.

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The 2013 Chrysler Town & Country offers classic design and a long list of standa

Thirty years ago the Chrysler Group invented the modern minivan in 1983 with the Dodge Caravan and Plymouth Voyager. Six years later, the first luxury minivan, the Chrysler Town & Country, debuted in 1989. Seventy-eight minivan-first innovations and 13-million minivan sales later, the company still leads the way.

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For almost two years, the BISD board has known the will of the voters is to change from a 7/0 board to a 5/2 method of representation. Not something the majority on the board wanted, for certain, since they probably would lose some seats and certainly their ability to run the district like a monarchy.

From the beginning, their strategy was really quite simple: delay the change as long as possible and flavor the deliberation with well-orchestrated opposition. Next, pull out the race card.

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When I taught in Christian school and worked at the church, our many bulletin boards, church publications, and classroom decorations often depicted brightly colored kites, hot air balloons, and steps rising into the air. Our theme was to rise higher, accept challenges, and grow to be the “you” that you had envisioned. Some of us started on an exciting journey but got waylaid and have not had the strength or courage to start again. But as long as there is breath, there is hope.

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Allen Kruse

The 2013 season on ShareLunker bass weighing 13 pounds or more is nearing an end, but not without at least one more very interesting twist.

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