Commentary

James Holly, M.D.

In 2009, the New York Times published an extensive article that promoted the rationing of healthcare as the only way to manage future costs. Subsequent letters to the editor responded positively and negatively to the article written by Peter Singer of Princeton University, Previously, Singer wrote a letter to the 1985 Journal of Pediatrics in which he argued that a pig might have greater value than a human child who was born with severe birth defects.

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Finn the German Shepherd

Finn is a 68-pound Shepherd mix. Finn is an adult male and is very energetic and silly, fun-loving doggie just begging for attention. He craves affection and prefers to be the only dog being loved on. Finn would do well with older children because of his very playful disposition. Sadly, Finn has been at Beaumont Animal Care since Nov. 6, and no one has shown interest in this fine fellow! He deserves more than a life at the shelter. Visit Finn at 1884 Pine St., Beaumont.

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Pictured is the 2017 Honda Pilot Elite

Honda Pilot first entered the midsize sport utility vehicle scene in 2003, and for 2017, Pilot continues to offer an attractive, fuel-efficient vehicle with thoughtful interior design. With a starting MSRP of $30,745, the 2017 Honda Pilot is available in five trims — LX, EX, EX-L, Touring and Elite — and eight exterior colors, including hues such as Obsidian Blue Pearl, Crystal Black Pearl and White Diamond Pearl.

Inside, Honda Pilot offers seating for up to eight. (The Honda Pilot Elite model has second-row captain’s chairs for a seven-passenger configuration.)

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1940 by Susan Dunn

I have recently finished reading a book by Susan Dunn titled “1940.” It’s basically about political events occurring in the year before Franklin Roosevelt ran for a third term. Much of the book is about attitudes concerning Nazi Germany’s conquest of Europe and the concerns of Americans about getting in – or staying out of – the conflict. Though I have read quite a bit from that historical period, it is still somewhat shocking to revisit the history of how involved Germany was in trying to influence American opinion and politics.

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Brenda Cannon Henley

A dear friend shared this story with me, and I liked it so much, I decided to share it with you, our readers.

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A wealthy man and his son loved to collect rare works of art. They had everything in their collection, from Picasso to Raphael. They would often sit together and admire the great works of art they had carefully collected over the years.

When the Vietnam conflict broke out, the son went to war. He was very courageous and died in battle while rescuing another soldier. The father was notified and grieved deeply for his only son.

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Shelby, black Lab

Meet Shelby, a 45-pound female black Lab mix. Shelby has been at Beaumont Animal Care since Oct. 24, and shelter staff wish to see her adopted soon. She is a happy dog, gets along with her kennel mates, and walks like a sweet lady on a leash. Shelby is not a big fan of cats but loves to be with people, especially when they have an endless supply of toys for her. She has kind, gentle behavior. To learn more about Shelby, visit her at Beaumont Animal Care, 1884 Pine St., Beaumont, ID No. 31595.

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the 2017 Lexus RC

 

For 2017, Lexus RC brings a bold design and a choice of three powertrains. The selection process continues with the F SPORT package that’s available for each RC model, which is distinguished by exclusive exterior design and interior features.

Exterior details

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Beaumont neurosurgeon Dr. Mark Kubala fits a child with a bike helmet

If you’re surprising a child with a shiny new bicycle this holiday season, remember to give a helmet, too. The physicians of the Texas Medical Association (TMA) say that accessory could save your child’s life.

Doctors believe bikes — and helmets — make great gifts because they encourage exercise. 

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Stranger Things 2 cast members

Most "Stranger Things" fans have probably finished the latest 9 episodes released on Netflix Oct. 27.

Variety reported in November that the the ’80s-themed supernatural thriller became the No. 1 most in-demand show among U.S. viewers during the week of Oct. 29 - Nov. 4, according to independent data science firm Parrot Analytics.

While we’re waiting for the Duffer brothers, the show’s co-creators, to film the next season, here are some other shows you might want to binge.

‘The OA’

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