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In early July, Microsoft released its “Largest collection of free Microsoft eBooks ever, including Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Office 2013, Office 365, Office 2010, SharePoint 2013, Dynamics CRM, PowerShell, Exchange Server, Lync 2013, System Center, Azure, Cloud, SQL Server and much more.” This announcement was posted in an official blog by Microsoft’s Eric Ligman, senior sales excellence manager.

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This second feature from the “Scrubs” guy show more depth than his first attempt, “Garden State,” which is an improvement — but there is room for more. Zach Braff, who wrote this script with his brother Adam, also directs and stars in this as Aidan Bloom, an out-of-work actor married with two children. His wife, Sarah (Kate Hudson), works at a menial city job so Aidan can continue to pursue his dream of acting, but his last job was a dandruff commercial months ago, and the future is not looking good.

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Spindletop’s new Specialty Psychiatric Clinic can aid people in working toward solutions to their most difficult life issues. The goal of the clinic is to help people improve their emotional and mental health, including relationship difficulties and the process of working through life changes, losses and transitions.

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The National Cancer Institute estimates that approximately 15,000 Texas women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year and nearly 6,000 women will lose their lives to this devastating disease. According to the National Cancer Institute, one in six women has a lifetime probability of developing pre-cancerous cells in the breast, and one in eight has a lifetime likelihood of developing invasive breast cancer (in which cancer impacts healthy cells).

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This is some monkey business with the apes getting top billing over the humans in this second installment of the “Apes” reboot. But you can’t say Andy Serkis doesn’t deserve the honor. Call him the king of motion capture for his uncanny ability to create computer-generated creatures through body movement.

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Richard Alderman

Q. A few years ago I remarried. I immediately fell in love with my stepchild and wanted to let him know how much I felt like he was my own. I told him when I bought a new car I would give them my old one. That was almost a year ago and I no longer feel I can afford to give him the car. Am I legally obligated to give him the car as promised?

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Hi there, hope you are having a good day, because if you are reading this then it just might be my lucky day! My name is Abbas, and you are in time to adopt an amazing kitty. I love EVERYTHING: cats, dogs, kids, toys, pretty much anything. I love the folks here at the Humane Society, but I am ready to find my way out of here and into a home that I can lay up on the couch and watch some football with my family. I had a home once but my owners could not afford me. If you have time, please come down to the shelter and fall in love. 

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After seeing this I’ve come to the conclusion that while Susan Sarandon is incapable of making a bad movie, she can certainly be in one. As Tammy’s beer guzzling granny, she elevates this to “just bearable” status, and that in itself is kind of sad because I’m a Melissa McCarthy fan.

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Having written for a living for more years than I care to remember, I am still amazed at how the dear Lord puts things in my path, brings subjects to my mind, or has someone ask a question that gives me the idea for the next column. There are days when I sit in my lovely office staring at the computer screen wondering what words are going to magically appear for me to send off to one of the editors I call my friends. I am blessed.

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The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Association is hosting the fifth annual “Cops Helping Kids” Saltwater Fishing Tournament on July 25 and 26 at the Dick Dowling State Park in Sabine Pass, and they need help to meet their fundraising goal of $100,000.

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