Commentary

I have often, over the years, written about the power of words — both those that hurt and wound and those that help and heal. The Book of James teaches about the tongue and how powerful it is when used in anger or insult. I read Chapter 3 three times this week because I wanted to understand it as best I could.

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Ken Meyer of Conroe remembers their sacrifice, as he must. Some things are simply too sacred not to be remembered and honored. The U.S. Air Force Security Police veteran is honoring the 19 servicemen who lost their lives in Operation Red Wings in a way that is a bit unusual, but one that will certainly stand out in the minds of those he meets on his 628-mile journey.

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As one of the leaders in the minivan segment since its creation back in 1983, the Chrysler Town & Country has spent more than three decades delivering versatility, functionality and innovation. New for 2016, the Town & Country Anniversary Edition celebrates the 90th anniversary of the Chrysler brand.

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Layla

You would just love Layla. Her foster mom says she is lovely, and we agree. Layla is a 1-year old, 53-pound golden retriever/hound mix. Layla came to the shelter due to the death of her owner. She has a medium-short length, red-colored coat. She has the appearance of a hound, especially with her long ears and pining eyes. She is super sweet with a hound’s laid-back nature.

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Q. My son was hired as a mechanic’s assistant at $14 an hour. He told the supervisor that he had some experience, but he was willing to learn as he went along with the job. The supervisor was fine with this, and my son was given other duties as well. My son was very happy, always on time to work, apparently no problems. Last week he was called to the office and told they had hired a previous ex-employee to come back as the assistant. My son was given the option to go work in another job, but his pay would be reduced to $10 an hour. Is this legal?

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Consider this column a Public Service Announcement. I have been in the newspaper world for many years now and have written my fair share of articles about fraud, theft, criminal activity, and those who live to take from those who work hard to pay their just and honest debts. In the past few years, I have interviewed bankers, loan officers, members of law enforcement, and individuals affected by crime, and have learned a lot.

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Sophisticated looks and expressive materials make up the 2016 Chrysler 300, which is available in four models: 300 Limited, 300S, 300C and 300C Platinum.

At the front, a sculptured surface fascia proudly accommodates Chrysler 300’s prominent grille with unique dimensional texture and chrome grille surround. The grille contains the Chrysler wing badge, which highlights the new “face of Chrysler.” Nestled below the upper grille is an elegantly drawn chrome band that outlines the lower grille opening and extends outward.

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Hendrix is one cool dude. He is great on a leash, loves to play, doesn’t bark a lot, is very patient and knows basic commands. He’s a staff favorite at Beaumont Animal Services, where they believe he is a red healer mix around 2 years old. His fur is very soft, and it has orange/red dots. He weighs 43 pounds. No. 24681

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In a nationwide lecture and Webinar on electronic prescribing of controlled substances (ePCS), the benefits of ePCS were discussed this week in Austin. Performed in the context of identifying safety and quality issues related to all medication prescribing habits and methods, the discussion included “medication reconciliation,” one of the most important aspects of prescribing medications.

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Richard Alderman

Q. I went to a big-box store last week and had an accident. The manager completed an accident/incident report. I am not sure quite what actually happened, but I wound up in the floor in a sitting position. I hit my knee, and elbow somehow on the way down. I have an appointment with my doctor this week to get checked out. I have never had to deal with something like this, and never expected it. I would like to know what procedures or steps I should take for something like this.

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