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Youth spread holiday

Rockett handed out awards for the best shoebox gift presentation, best decoration and for best spirit.
“Some of the children even donated $5 or $10 out of their monthly allowances to buy items for the gift boxes,” Rockett said. “It’s a small way to give back, but it’s a big gesture for these kids.”

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Ah, the magic of cell phones

The cell phone wasn’t so popular, you know. In my Cro-Magnon days, the 1980s had several of us on the telephone. Parents of teens today will remember the rotary version (that’s not a club), and when we really went uptown, we were able to push square buttons that dialed faster. So, I tried it.

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Tech goes after victory No. 7

“It would give us a winning season,” noted coach Derek Dooley. “That would be huge.
Because even though we are bowl eligible right now, it doesn’t mean we are guaranteed to be in one. We’ve got to be concerned more about going out and winning these last two games than about the bowl talk.”
Indeed, the bowl situation will take care of itself.
But victories in the final two games?
That’s another matter that will be decided strictly with what transpires on the field, not in some smoke-filled room with bowl representatives gathered around to evaluate candidates.

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Share the warmth by giving coats

It’s a neat way to reach out and be a good person — comfort is something that can be easy to take for granted unless you lack it, and providing a new coat for a child during a winter that some predict will be particularly biting is certainly a worthy cause.
Primary school teachers see the needs of their students more intimately than most recognize.

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ULS president speaks to grads

“I don’t tell you that to increase your sense of privilege, but to really heighten your sense of obligation to those who have not enjoyed the opportunities that you had and will have because of your degree,” Moffett said.
He told them that their work was not over and that it was just beginning. “That is really why we call today’s ceremony ‘commencement’,” he said. “It is a beginning for you to commence on that journey toward those life experiences and opportunities that you can use to make this a better world.”

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