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In spite of challenges, freedom lives

At home, we suffer a bit. We bear a flagging economy, which has been heralded on news reports since the nation became aware of its credit crisis and before, as well as the crunch on everything we consume generated by rising gas prices, health-care cost increases and job training and security issues.
Abroad, we suffer as well. The United States’ allies are watching as we persevere in Iraq and Afghanistan, and we continue with a greatly unpopular effort through tenacious resolve. We struggle with nuclear nonproliferation efforts and worldwide energy shortages.

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How music affects emotion

All of us hear music in different things and in different ways. As individuals, we take any music (bands, soloists, etc.) differently from our best friends. Not everyone sees a marching band the same as another. Some of us might hear music as crickets chirping, or maybe you only listen to the radio when you’re driving your car. Music changes our emotions, makes us act crazy when we’re with our friends or drive fast.
Or you might be someone who thinks that none of this is true — that music and emotions aren’t connected.
Let’s see what he thinks…

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WAC baseball: Can FSU repeat?

So was the league’s No. 2 ranked hitter versus WAC teams only in New Mexico State’s Tyler Hardt.
But Ahmady, one of three players to slam the baseball at a .400-plus clip (.420) against in-league clubs only this season, leads a solid group of returning offensive players.
Teammate Eric Wetzel, a starting second baseman who batted .379, and shortstop Muno (.341) will both be back.

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Patriotism, fireworks ignite

A patriotic program inside the church precedes the fireworks display.
Beginning at 7:30 p.m., the church’s 100-voice choir and 28-piece orchestra will perform patriotic favorites. Williams said songs that will likely pop up include “America the Beautiful,” “My Country ‘Tis of Thee,” “The Battle Hymn of the Republic,” “You’re a Grand Old Flag,” “Stars and Stripes Forever,” “God Bless the USA” and “I am Thankful to be an American.”
Special guest is the Todd Allen Family from Michigan, who last performed at the church in 2006.

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