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Bowl games like Christmas time

From DVD players to Nike apparel, from camcorders to watches, the list of items has become more and more varied and intriguing since the trend began about two decades ago.
Or, say, mountain bikes.
Yes, mountain bikes.
That was the first gift received by Tech and Northern Illinois players by sponsors working with the Independence Bowl.
Nationally-renowned bike manufacturer Trek produced the bikes specifically for the Bulldogs and Huskies, complete with their names, jersey numbers, school logo and Independence Bowl logo.

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Inauguration symbol matters

In the LA Times, nation editor Katha Pollitt called it “an insulting choice” to Obama’s supporters. After all, how can a man who urged his flock to vote for Proposition 8 in California, which overturned a state Supreme Court decision imposing gay marriage, be invited to pray at Obama’s inauguration? Are not those of us who worked to overturn Proposition 8 just like people who oppose interracial marriage? Isn’t such a person supposed to be radioactively bigoted — akin to George Wallace, barring the schoolroom door with dogs and raised billy clubs?

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Ticket sales show team’s successes

Reports of slow ticket sales were entirely untrue. Tech officials didn’t even expect the local area to turn out the way they did for tickets to Tech’s coming appearance at the bowl.
They had hoped for something like what they’re getting, but in sports, and especially at a time when money that goes to luxuries like tickets for a bowl game is sparse, there are no absolutes.
Showing support for Tech during its first postseason appearance since 2001 is vitally important to the university’s athletic department right now.

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Area rings with goodwill

“My main focus is on the word made flesh,” Bernhardt said. “It’s through the word that God has touched each of our lives. He brought the breath of the spirit into our world, and it has become the word. In that experience of the word, we ourselves are challenged to reflect on our own words, especially in our situation as a country now.”
He wants his congregation to consider the gifts of the season, and so far has been impressed with how deep the area’s pockets have been even in tough times.

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