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I’ll take the dystopian future over fur and fangs any day. That is to say I was never a fan of the “Twilight” movies based on the best-selling young adult novels. Then along came “Hunger Games,” and so far those have been more inter­esting. Now on its heels comes another series of movie-ready young adult nov­els, beginning with “Divergent,” from writer Veronica Roth.

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BASF

BASF sponsored an interactive science experience for local students through the Trailblazer II traveling science program, offering hands-on learning activities for students to promote science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers.

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Nissan's Hybrid SUV

The evolution of the Nissan Pathfinder continues for the 2014 model year with the introduction of a new hybrid powertrain system designed to enhance fuel economy and reduce CO2 emissions.

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Parker

I have seldom gone to an athletic contest where the home team was losing when I did not hear comments all around me from those who believe they could have done better than the coach—They should have called a pass instead of a run; they should have punted instead of trying on fourth down, etc. etc. Criticism such as this always carries the implication the critic could have done better had he or she been in the shoes of the person being criticized. Being a Monday-morning quarterback is not only large in athletic endeavors, it is also extremely large in politics and government.

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Jefferson County Commissioners issued a proclamation naming Monday, March 17, Kicks Butts Day in Jefferson County to raise awareness and acknowledge activism by local youth to stand up and speak out against tobacco use.

Organized by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, Kick Butts Day is an annual, nationwide celebration of youth leadership and activism in the fight against tobacco. During the week, youth will encourage their peers to stay tobacco-free and educate their communities about the tobacco industry’s harmful marketing practices.

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