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Projects getting under way

It is advantageous to get these projects started in the winter as things heat up quickly in the summer, both literally and figuratively.
The Romanian Army company and my team occupy a girl’s school and we want to return it to the people of Shajoy and be able to move closer to the Afghan battalion’s headquarters.
To spend our tax money properly I’ll get three bids on the project, that sounds so simple but nothing in Afghanistan is simple — nothing.
Contractors have to worry about their safety if they are seen working for the U.S., NATO, and even the Afghan army.

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A life longer than miniskirts

Counselors and public defenders will litigate that youth is a public right, and age is a public nuisance. Demographics will hardly disagree, and humans resort to shocking acts of behavior to conceal evidence. As children, when parents needed leverage in setting the maturity example, we were told to “grow up” and “act our age.” Yet as adults, we seem to want to put the car in reverse at full speed, even if it risks blowing out the transmission. European and Asian cultures have embraced age, viewing it as wine that ages with a flavor of sophisticated nuance that only betters with time.

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Every little bit helps kids at St. Jude

It’s a harsh reality that they are, and it’s a reality that has a long reach. Families can be devastated by the suffering and loss cancer causes in those among us who are most vulnerable.
Thankfully, there is something that can be done to address the issue, and it’s as simple as a phone call. With an option like that available to us, we’d be silly to pass it up.

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Techsters continue home stand

Next assignment: get past Idaho (8-10, 5-2) tonight at 7 p.m.
After that, it’s then three more games at the TAC, where Tech will battle against Boise State (11-10, 4-3) on Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. and then wind down the home series against Hawaii on Feb. 13 and San Jose State on Feb. 15.
“If we can go 4-1 or 5-0 during this time, we are right there in the thick of the race,” said Techsters’ coach Chris Long. “We’ve got a good opportunity to make a move in the conference race with this series at home. We just need to take advantage of it.”

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Fans join festivities

“Every year this signing day party gets bigger and bigger, and that’s something we’re looking for,” Tech athletics director/head football coach Derek Dooley said. “I think that the number of people you see here today is a testament to the hard work we’ve done and the progress we’ve made in our two years here.
“But we still have a long way to go and a lot of work to do — we’re just getting started. Hopefully winning the Independence Bowl was a good stat and sign of good things to come.”

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