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Students immobilize a simulated patient on a backboard.

It takes a special set of skills and a unique personality type to be a paramedic. The work can be incredibly draining both physically and mentally, with paramedics responding to everything from automobile accidents and shootings to stroke and seizure incidents. Paramedics, or emergency medical technicians, must be trained on how to treat infants to elderly, and must be prepared for any situation.

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Silverado models and trim levels include Work Truck (WT), LS, LT, LTZ and High C

The award-winning Chevrolet Silverado 1500 — named the 2014 North American Truck of the Year — adds an all-new eight-speed automatic transmission to its 2015 powertrain roster.

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Several months ago, Microsoft offered millions of users of Windows 7 and 8.1 a free online update to the then newly released Windows 10. While Microsoft has claimed that as many as 110 million Windows 7 and 8.1 users did accept the free offer to upgrade to Windows 10, Microsoft has also expressed some concern that as many as a billion other Windows 7 and 8.1 users have not yet upgraded to Windows 10.

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Several months ago, Microsoft offered millions of users of Windows 7 and 8.1 a free online update to the then newly released Windows 10. While Microsoft has claimed that as many as 110 million Windows 7 and 8.1 users did accept the free offer to upgrade to Windows 10, Microsoft has also expressed some concern that as many as a billion other Windows 7 and 8.1 users have not yet upgraded to Windows 10.

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It always amazes me to find that when God puts a topic on my heart and mind, and I give consideration to write what I am learning, material and ideas flow from every side. It is similar to when we choose and buy a new automobile — we tend to see them everywhere we go and most often when we are not intentionally looking for them.

I had been giving thought to the idea of the masses of “hollow heroes” we have all around us in today’s day and age, and lo and behold, three different writings or thoughts made their way to my inbox or my ear.

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Q. I owe a lot of money and can’t seem to ever catch up with my payments. I am constantly harassed by debt collectors. I have been told that even if I file bankruptcy, I will still owe my student loans. Is this true? They are one of my largest debts.

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2016 Dodge Journey lineup has been streamlined from seven models to f

With several sales records under its belt in 2015, Dodge is looking to build on that momentum with its 2016 Dodge Journey. Dodge’s versatile crossover offers a simplified lineup for 2016.

For 2016, the Dodge Journey lineup has been streamlined from seven models to five. The SE model replaces the AVP at the entry level, providing customers with standard features like 17-inch wheels and keyless Enter ‘n’ Go with push-button start.

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This past few weeks have been as busy for cyber security professionals as it has been for bargain shoppers. While there have been several stories in the national and local media about shopping safety and security, cyber crooks are also well aware that that the seasonal shopping frenzy creates illicit financial opportunities for those ingenious enough to create malware to again attack our “POS” (Point of Sale) payment systems, as well as to infect popular Android tablets with malware at the time of manufacture.

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While writing my two columns for the printings nearing Thanksgiving 2015, I received a telephone call from a dear old friend. Actually, The Examiner’s publisher introduced me to this wonderful human being when he asked me to meet with him and his wife and get to know what many describe as a character in our area and write a story for our newspaper. I knew the minute I said hello I was onto something good, and I have not changed my mind in more than a decade of friendship.

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Q. I just bought a present to give someone for Christmas. The store told me that if she didn’t like it she could exchange it, but that there were no returns. I decided not to buy it because I was afraid she wouldn’t like it and it was a small store 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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