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The 2015 MINI Cooper Hardtop  4-Door sells for about $26,000.
The Mini Hardtop four-door’s luggage compartment has a volume of 13.1 cubic feet

The stylish Mini has expanded its model range with the addition of an entirely new body variant, the Mini Hardtop four-door.

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On one of the morning talk shows earlier this week, guest “Kurt the Cyber Guy,” also known as Kurt Knutsson, discussed “5 Apps That Can Help You Earn Extra Money.” All of the apps that he mentioned were free, and available for both Android and iOS devices.

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BBQ Stuffed Turkey, pork loin stuffed with boudin and cream cheese, swineapple

I declare barbecue season open for business. This is the time of year when friends and family spend time together in the great outdoors and/or their backyards centered around fun summer activities and their desired cooking apparatus. Many folks incorporate some sort of mixture of meat and fire into their meals during the season.

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Love & Mercy poster and movie still

‘Love & Mercy,’ starring John Cusack, Paul Dano and Elizabeth Banks. Directed by Bill

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Pictured is the 2015 Civic LX Sedan

With a starting MSRP of $18,290 for the Civic Coupe LX, Honda’s Civic lineup is efficient and stylish. For 2015, Civic is available in various trims that include the Civic Coupe (trims: LX, EX, EX-L) and Civic Sedan (LX, SE, EX and EX-L).

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As happens a few times each year, earlier today I was the guest speaker for the local computer club. Before my presentation, one of the leaders of the computer club was answering some questions from a few of those present, and his answers led to one of the several websites that I visit daily to find the latest deals in software, Ashraf’s ShareWareOnSale.com.

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Having served in Christian ministry for many years on the local church level and with a large international ministry, I have met and become friends with people from many places and walks of life. Even as a writer, I still have many opportunities to witness good people in action helping others, good deeds being done, and Christianity being shown forth from pure hearts with good motives.

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With this ring ...

Q. I am separated and in the process of getting a divorce. I have been living with a man as his common law wife for almost two years. Is there anything special I need to do to have our marriage recognized?

A. As I have said many times before, the legal affect of a common law marriage is no different than any other marriage. To have a common law marriage you must agree to be married, live together as married and hold yourself out as married. Once you meet the requirements to establish a common law marriage, you are married. There is no need to do anything else.

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In the past 17 years, this column has often addressed the importance of hope in the healthcare process. Without hope, personal healthcare improvement will not happen. Increasingly, in the context of a patient-centered medical home model of care, we have realized that while technology and science can treat diseases, neither can produce health.

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Charles Kingsley wrote, “Thank God every morning when you get up that you have something to do which must be done, whether you like it or not. Being forced to work, and forced to do your best, will breed in you temperance, self control, diligence, strength of will, content, and a hundred other virtues which the idle never know.

Elvis Presley perhaps was paraphrasing Joseph Addison when he said, “The grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.”

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