Commentary

While Dec. 25 is not the actual day on which Christ was born, it is the date on which we celebrate His birth. And while this celebration has been associated with many traditions, some of which distract from the importance of His birth, they do not distract from the imperative of His birth. Some say that Jesus was a great man, or a great prophet. Others, believing the biblical account, affirm that He is God. This raises the question why did God need to or have to become a man? And what is necessity of the Incarnation?

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Izzy

I’m Izzy, a 6-year-old spayed female Lab mix. I didn’t think my life would turn out like this, sitting in a shelter, sharing a kennel with a stranger. I was in a home when I was younger. I was loved by the family and was very happy. I am gentle, get along with other animals and children. I am housebroken and have gone to obedience school! My only fault is I take thyroid meds … and what lady my age doesn’t? I don’t understand why my family left me here.

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The big week is almost here, and for me, it is a big week indeed. My birthday is Dec. 23, and then we have the blessed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. For those of us celebrating a different kind of Christmas this year for whatever reason, please let me assure you with confidence that God knows all about each of our Christmases and what we will have and what we will not have.

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Q. We had our foundation repaired by a company that gave us a “lifetime warranty.” Now that it has cracked again they won’t even return our calls. We are not even sure if they are still in business. What are our legal rights? What kind of an attorney do we need?

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The Ford F-150, part of Ford’s F-Series, America’s best-selling truck for 38 years, continues to innovate in 2016. With a starting MSRP of $26,540, the 2016 F150 is available in six trims (XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum and Limited) and four engines.

New for 2016

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The new 2016 Volkswagen Passat is a midsize sedan built in Volkswagen’s factory in Chattanooga, Tennessee. For 2016, the Passat combines new interior and exterior design elements with a greater variety of available convenience features than ever before.

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After a major refresh for 2015 that brought a new powertrain, significantly enhanced exterior and interior styling, and a long list of new standard and available features, the 2016 Honda CR-V returns with a new Special Edition (SE) trim and a lineup with a starting manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $23,845.

The new Special Edition CR-V is positioned above the LX trim by adding features such as larger 17-inch alloy wheels with an exclusive two-tone finish. The complete 2016 CR-V lineup is as follows: LX, SE, EX, EX-L and Touring.

Interior design

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Hi, Guys! Aren’t my eyes hypnotizing? My name is Zorro and I’m a shepherd/Lab mix who is about 2 years old. I love to play with toys and run around with my doggie friends. I’d love a home with children, but I can be a little clumsy, so bigger kids would be best. If you are interested in me, please contact BAS and ask for me Zorro, No. 27896.

 

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Q. I went to buy a present to give someone for Christmas. The store told me that if she didn’t like it, she could exchange it, but there were no returns. I decided not to buy it because I was afraid she wouldn’t like it. The store was small without a lot of selection. Is it legal for a store to not allow you to return a gift and get a refund?

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The Land Cruiser features 8-passenger seating

Toyota has continually sold Land Cruiser models in the United States since 1957. Over the decades, the Land Cruiser has evolved into an impressive and luxurious SUV.

For 2016, Toyota Land Cruiser receives a whole new look, with the grille, integrated Land Cruiser logo and more all contributing to the new design signature. Additionally, chrome body side molding embossed with the Land Cruiser logo and new-design 18-inch alloy wheels accentuate the Land Cruiser’s muscular profile.

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