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With book sales of more than 26 million for Suzanne Collins’ futuristic trilogy, a lot is riding on this initial film that introduces teen heroine Katniss Everdeen to audiences in what will be the first of at least three, possibly four, movies. Aimed at what marketers call the coveted “YA” or “young adult” market, the film has obviously been toned down from the book to earn the all-important PG-13 rating.

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When Abraham Lincoln was assassinated at Ford’s Theatre on April 14, 1865 – only five days after Lee surrendered to Grant to end the Civil War – it marked the end of a giant of a man who led the fight to preserve the Union. But it was the beginning of a remarkable cult of personality unprecedented in American history.

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Forget about hoping for samples when you visit your local grocery store. At Robert’s Meat Market & Steak House, you can have a meal and then do your shopping. And you know the great steak or hamburger you just ate are the same quality that you will be taking home.

Robert Ramirez started his grocery store 32 years ago, according to Tina Myers, store manager, who has worked for Ramirez for the past 32 years. “I wouldn’t have stayed on that long if Robert wasn’t a great guy and the store wasn’t a great place,” she said.

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What’s a momma to do? It’s spring break. It’s raining and you’ve heard for the 45th time, “I’m bored.” It’s a precursor to many summer scenarios, so you might as well start building your arsenal of amusement options now.

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An Enchanted Evening … Lamar University’s Friends of the Arts hosted the 2012 Le Grand Bal supporting the College of Fine Arts and Communication with Sandra Clark and Nell McCallum Morris co-chairing this fantastic and successful soiree March 24.

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