Commentary

One thing that I have learned and learned well in these seven decades of living is that change always comes and most often when we least expect it, affecting our loved ones or us. We best learn early on to roll with the punches and take life as it comes.

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Chevy Malibu
Chevy Malibu interior

The Chevrolet Malibu was introduced more than 50 years ago, and for 2016, this quintessential midsize sedan boldly steps into the future with an all-new model that is completely redesigned.

With a starting MSRP of $21,625, the 2016 Malibu is available in five trims: L, LS, LT, Premier and Hybrid.

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A team of faculty, graduate and undergraduate researchers from LU has made significant progress toward developing digital technologies as an aid for hearing loss thanks to the funding from Lamar University’s Center for Innovation, Commercialization and Entrepreneurship (CICE).

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Some things in life are few and far between, and when they come along, we would be wise to take advantage. I fear looking around my own environment that way too many young couples – and older ones alike – simply live too fast. There is little time to actually teach, inspire, motivate and help others.

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With a fuel-efficient four-cylinder engine, six-speed automatic transmission, and two-row seating for five, the 2016 Toyota RAV4 offers a balance of fuel efficiency, cargo capacity and stylish design. Plus, the RAV4 is available in six trim levels: LE, XLE, XLE Hybrid, SE, Limited, and Limited Hybrid.

The manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) for the 2016 RAV4 gas models begins at $24,350. The MSRP for the 2016 RAV4 Hybrid is $28,370 for the XLE Hybrid and $33,610 for the Limited Hybrid.

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This is a three-part series that examines SETMA’s work over the last 20 years and how it anticipated the categories of the MACRA and MIPS. While I personally like MACRA and MIPS, there are elements of its design that perpetuate past healthcare reform design flaws. This series examines those flaws and recommends means of resolving them.

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Sept. 20, SETMA’s provider training session focused on MACRA, the acronym for the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015, and MIPS, the acronym for the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System.

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OK, OK, I know that many of you no longer actually pick up a book, open the covers, and turn the pages. I am familiar with Kindle, iPads, various other readers on the market, and my computer, but for me, although I have several devices, I still prefer the bound book. It doesn’t have to be a hardback or library edition. A good paperback will suffice, and a loaned or gifted copy is great, too. In fact, I have been thinking of ways to get our readers to share books they’ve already read with others.

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Lexus created the blueprint for its luxury crossover utility vehicle more than 15 years ago with the launch of the original RX model in 1998. Today, Lexus continues its success in this segment with the 2016 RX 350, which has a starting MSRP of $43,020.

For 2016, a 3.5-liter direct-injection gasoline-powered V6 engine with 295 horsepower and 267 foot-pounds of torque powers the RX 350 and is paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. (A hybrid model is also available.)

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Sasha should really be named chatty Kathy. When you walk into the cat room at the shelter, Sasha is always the first to say hello. She just loves to have conversations with BAS staff and even chirps. She’s a young, beautiful tabby cat around 8 months old and has big bright yellow eyes. Take a look at her super long tail; it is rather bushy and has really cool stripes on it. Please stop by the shelter and fill out an adoption application. The cost to adopt her is $30, and she is fully vaccinated and ready to go home with you.

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