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Table of Contents 23 ENTERTAINMENT: Seattle to lead the first leg of the Juanes U.S. tour 22 SPECIAL: Daniel Hernandez,

congresswoman’s intern hailed as a hero

21 SPORTS: Seattle ousts champion Saints by winning shootout

20 YOUR MONEY: 51 Ways to Save

Hundreds on Loans and Credit Cards (part 1 of 11)

19 ENTERTAINMENT: Generous voice brings hope

18 EDUCATION: Students, freelancers

explore complex immigration issues in joint project

16 OUR FAITH: Your life can change today

16 ANNOUNCEMENTS: Miss Hispanic

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15 COLUMN: Dave Says: Dishonesty is not the best policy

15 TECHNOLOGY: For minorities, ‘digital divide’ still exists

Articles Western Washington 17w COLUMN: Felix says: Strange Beginning

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special Daniel Hernandez, congresswoman’s intern hailed as a hero

By Raquel Maria Dillon and Terry Tang Tucxon, AZ (AP)

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20-year-old intern to U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords said Sunday he used his hands to apply pressure to a gunshot wound to her head while holding her in his lap. A 61-year-old Tucson woman grabbed the magazine from the gunman, and two men tackled him. All four are being hailed as heroes in the shooting that killed six and gravely injured the lawmaker during an event at a Tucson grocery store. The sheriff said the woman, Patricia Maisch, likely saved dozens of life. “We could have had 31 more people shot,” Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik said. Maisch was waiting in line with her husband to get a photo with Giffords at the meet-and-greet on Saturday morning. Two men tackled the suspect _ they were identified as Roger Sulzgeber, who was also in line, and Joseph Zimudie, who was at a nearby Walgreens and heard the shooting. The shooter reached for a magazine as he struggled with the men, Maisch said. “Somebody said ‘Get the magazine!’ so I got the magazine, and I was able to secure that,” Maisch said. “That's what needed to be done.” The intern Daniel Hernandez started working with Giffords just five days ago. He's a political science major and a junior at the University of Arizona, and his job on Saturday was to sign in people and control traffic at Giffords' event.

Emergency personnel and Daniel Hernandez, an intern for U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, second right, move Giffords after she was shot. AP Photo by James Palka.

When the shooting started, he was more than 30 feet away around a corner. “When I heard someone say ‘gun,’ I knew there was likely a gunman and she was likely the target because of her position. So I rushed to” where I knew she would be, Hernandez said Sunday. After the suspect identified by authorities as Jared Loughner, 22 was subdued, Hernandez said he started checking the pulses of those hurt. Then he noticed Giffords had been shot in the head, and he rushed to help

the congresswoman. “I've known them for a few years, and I consider them personal friends. So it wasn't just the person I was working for. It was, this is my friend Gabby and this is my friend Ron. And I needed to make sure that they were OK,” he said. He hugged her up against his chest and sat her upright. He tried to stop the blood loss with his hands and some frocks provided by butchers. Giffords was conscious and alert, Her-

nandez said. “She wasn't speaking however, she was letting me know that she understood what I was saying by grasping my hand and squeezing when I would ask her to.” He went with Giffords in an ambulance to the hospital, where she is in critical condition but expected to survive. “I don't consider myself a hero,” Hernandez said. “This is something that I've only done once and I hope I never have to go through again.” ★

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ngelica Salem founded the nonprofit foundation Voice of an Angel to help financially struggling young people and families afford tuition, medical bills, and more. Angelica is only 17 years old and has understood what a lot of people don’t or can’t understand in a lifetime. “There are so many kids that don’t get the opportunities I get every day.” Angelica said. In an effort to help even more kids, Angelica had the idea to create a large concert that would benefit kids with cancer. This concert was held on January 8th at the Palace Theater in Stamford, Connecticut. The palace holds 1600 people and on Saturday not even one seat was left empty. Recording artist Angelica Salem performed along with famous artists like Sean Kingston, Flo Rida, Jada Kiss, The New Boyz, Iyaz, Fat Man Scoop and Frankie Z. Tickets ranged from $100 to $200. More than 300 tickets were donated to the Hispanic community so that they can attend and become a part of this community effort. Isabel Useche, personal assistant and friend to Angelica said, “Angelica wants to get involved with the community as a whole, she wants to actively participate and is engaged in social and charity work for the ones who need our support the most. She loves and cares about the Latin community too and she wanted everybody to attend this one time event, with such great artists.” Isabel Useche was not only in charge of distributing the tickets but also to gather the Hispanic community to support these causes too. “The young artist was able to ing of finance the cost of tickets course, those of Hiswith donations from benepanic origin.” factors, ensuring that the amount collected Proceeds are being donated to children will be delivered to cancer patients, includ- with cancer with the hope of directing the

funds to the Cancer Unit at The Stamford Hospital in Connecticut. Angelica has inspired a lot of poor, ill and disabled people. She has touched numerous hearts in her local community and is now touching the hearts of many people along the US as more are getting to know what a magnanimous self can do for others.

Sometimes, in life, we get to know people worthy enough to imitate. People who take into consideration that there are always others who have more need than us, there is always something else we can do to make someone smile. Angelica Salem is one of those people. Undoubtedly, she is a great example for our youth. For more information about Angelica Salem and Voice of an Angel, the nonprofit organization, please visit AngelicaSalem.com ★

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ete Carroll never appears calm about anything. He speaks like he’s stuck in fast-forward and stalks the sideline with a bundle of youthful energy. So maybe the Seahawks’ first-year coach caught himself by surprise with how mellow he was in the minutes after Seattle shocked the rest of football with its stunning upset of the defending Super Bowl champions. “It’s funny I’m so calm about this. You’d all think that I’d be all pumped up and jacked up, but there is just a calm about it,” Carroll said. “I’m just so proud to be part of this thing and see these guys come through like this and we’re done; we’re talking about next week already.” The reason Seattle is talking about a trip to the divisional round of the playoffs is almost as shocking as its 41-36 upset of the New Orleans Saints on Saturday. The Seahawks didn’t just beat New Orleans. This wasn’t a fluky victory based on external forces like weather or a long list of Saints mistakes. The Seahawks (8-9) somehow managed to win a shootout against New Orleans. Matt Hasselbeck threw four touchdowns in one of the finest performances of his career, and Marshawn Lynch capped the upset with an electrifying 67-yard touchdown run that was going viral on the Internet after Lynch shed at least a half-dozen tacklers on his way to the end zone.

Seattle Seahawks’ Marshawn Lynch (24) breaks away from a tackle by the New Orleans Saints defenders to score a touchdown. AP Photo by Elaine Thompson.

It all seemed so unlikely the first division champs in league history with a losing record, and a 10-point home underdog, booting the reigning champs out of the playoffs. But having served as the punch line of the playoffs for a week, the Seahawks did more than just validate their place in the postseason. “We just beat the world champs and that’s a great feeling,” Hasselbeck said. “And we worked hard to do it. It wasn’t like it kind of happened. We worked hard this week, and we prepared, and we believed and we laid it

on the line.” The Seahawks will face Chicago next Sunday after Green Bay beat Philadelphia 21-16. Seattle is familiar with the Bears, having defeated them 23-20 in Chicago in Week 6. But here they are, preparing to play in the second-round of the playoffs for the fourth time since 2005. And then came Lynch. “I was just pretty much determined,” he said. By Sunday afternoon, his memorable run had already been set to the tune of “Super

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wo journalism programs have completed a collaborative multicultural reporting project that explored the complexity of the immigration experience in the United States. Through the Beyond the Border project, students produced multimedia reports to be published on http://pavementpieces.com/tag/border/. The project, developed by Dr. Celeste González de Bustamante, from the University of Arizona School of Journalism, and Prof. Yvonne Latty, from the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at New York University, paired up about 30 students from both schools with faculty and mentors to report on the life and challenges for immigrants and the general community on the U.S.-Mexico border and in the hugely diverse metropolis of New York. With help from Continental Airlines, the National Association of Hispanic Journalists selected and supported the participation of five Latino freelance journalists -- more than twice the two slots originally planned for -- to help guide the students through their coverage. The freelancers with significant experience covering immigration and immigrant communities were Valeria Fernandez, a writer and documentary producer from Arizona, Monica Ortiz Uribe, a radio journalist from El Paso,

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Sergio Quintana, a video and multimedia journalist from San Francisco, Monica Campbell, a photographer and writer from New York and Mexico, and Giovanna Drpic, a television reporter and producer from New York City.

“It was exhilarating to watch the students being pushed -- in a gentle way -- by their freelancer/mentor to take their reports to the highest level. The work that students produced will contribute to a vast media landscape that often finds itself devoid

of context, nuance and complexity,” said González de Bustamante. Seventeen NYU students, three faculty members and the freelancers went to the adjoining states of Arizona and Sonora in October to report on such issues such as: the effect of tightened border security, drug violence, and anger over Arizona’s SB1070 on businesses on both sides of the border; Latinos that support SB1070; businesses that help individuals prepare for the journey of crossing the border into the U.S.; worry among ranchers who hire migrant workers; a deported man who plans to cross again; an organization that seeks to reduce the death toll by providing water to dehydrated migrants; the negative effects that the 670-mile fence and the Border Patrol has inflicted on wildlife and the environment; the physical dangers and death toll of crossing into the U.S. “If you want to be a journalist with integrity, you really need to know what’s going on. And you can’t learn that sitting in a classroom and watching me lecture,” said Latty. “The way to learn that is to be physically in the middle of a big story. This, [immigration] is a big story.” Link to see the mini-documentary (http://vimeo.com/16661257) that was produced and directed by NYU Professors Yvonne Latty and Adrian Mihai about the Beyond the Border experience. ★

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ed Williams was a homeless man who begged for money in the streets of Columbus, Ohio. He has gone from that to worldwide fame overnight, because of his golden voice. He had worked on radio before, but his life crumbled due to alcohol and drugs, leaving him completely destitute. One day, a man who worked in a radio station came up to give him a dollar and hear his amazing voice. He videotaped him and posted it on the internet, then invited him to one of his radio shows, and now Ted Williams’ life has changed radically. He has become a celebrity on social networks and over five million people have gone online to see his story, now radio stations and the sports world want to have him on the air because of his great voice. How interesting, don’t you think? This man had been living like this for some time. He was dirty, with unkempt hair and hungry, but after he was discovered by this good man his life changed completely and now his image and state of mind have improved exponentially; you can see his high selfesteem. Have you also been at the peak of your success when your life suddenly crumbled? Are you currently feeling hopeless? Have you fallen into drugs or alcohol? Does no one care about you? Maybe you are not living in the streets, but are you feeling as destitute as one of those people? There was a person that went up to Ted Williams and helped him, but Williams had to place his trust in that person who was offering him assistance. Maybe you do not have a prodigious voice like his, but let me tell you that Jesus loves you and wants to make a surprising change in your life. Just like Williams’ life changed, yours can also be transformed because

Jesus the son of God loves you and is interested in you and wants to turn you into a new person. The Bible teaches us that God “raises the poor from the dust and lifts the needy from the ash heap; he seats them with princes, with the princes of his people.” (Psalm 113:7-8) Jesus loves you and not because of any great quality you possess; he loves you because of his grace, his mercy, his great love that led him to die on the cross for you. Today Jesus is coming up to you. Yes, he is coming into your life because he has seen it and knows that your are suffering, struggling, fighting, maybe with poverty, with sickness, with daily problems, with that pain inside your heart, with that heavy load of sin that you can no longer sustain, with those wounds that have been made in the depths of your heart, with that bitter root that has taken a hold inside of you, with that vice you have not been able to stop until now. Today Jesus comes into your life and wishes to help you, but you need to have the desire to be helped by him, just like Ted Williams knew to trust in who was sent to help him. Like him you need to trust in the Lord Jesus and tell him that you place yourself in his hands so he will, in his infinite mercy, transform your life. Get close to the Lord today and pray for him to help you, forgive you, transform you, and change you so that you may have a new start, a new path, a new life. The word of God tells us that he who has believed in Jesus Christ is now a new creature and the old things have passed and now all has been made new. Do you believe in the word of God? I know you do. Get closet o Jesus today, he is close to you. Feel His presence beside you, watching you, loving you, ready to change your life today. May the Lord Jesus abundantly bless you. feparavivir@live.com

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Miss Hispanic Seafair holds orientation for College Scholarship Program at Univision Seattle Miss Hispanic Seafair promotes academics, community service and leadership 

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he Hispanic Seafair Organization will host an orientation on Saturday, January 29, 2011 to inform and sign-up potential candidates for the Miss Hispanic Seafair Scholarship Program, which provides collegiate scholarships, to the elected Miss Hispanic Seafair, and her court, depending on funds raised. The orientation will take place 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Univision Television Seattle, located in Fischer Plaza at 140 Fourth Avenue, in the Forum.    Special guests include:   Michelle Font, Miss Washington USA 2008 and Krystal Hernandez, Miss Hispanic Seafair 2010, as well as Univision News personalities. Univision Seattle will also be recording this event for future broadcast.  Candidates that qualify and choose to participate in the program following the orientation will receive training in public speaking, interviewing, etiquette and grooming over the course of three months through a series of workshops and appearances. Training is designed to help build well rounded role models and community advocates, and to position each young woman for success and life-long leader-

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ship.  Candidates must be 18+ by August 2011 and be enrolled in a college, university or technical school. Scholarships are awarded based on academic achievements, community service platform, creative expression, a personal interview, and participation in program events. About Hispanic Seafair OrganizationThe Hispanic Seafair Organization (HSO) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the advancement and education of Hispanic women and representing the Hispanic community during Seattle’s Seafair celebration and throughout the year. HSO provides college scholarships to qualifying young women, and has celebrated Seafair the Latin way at the annual Hispanic Seafair Festival at Seward Park, since 1980. This year’s festival will be held in July 2011 at the Seattle Center.  It is a free event, which includes a full day of Latin music, dance, and arts and crafts, and an opportunity to sample diverse regional cuisines. For additional information, including how to become a member of HSO, and to volunteer, perform, sponsor or become a vendor at the festival, please contact hispanicseafair@gmail.com ★


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Dishonesty is not the best policy Dear Dave,

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don’t hide debt from my spouse, but I do hide money from her. I’ve been squirreling away money for emergencies without her knowledge. She’s not terrible with money, but she always finds something to spend it on. We were never able to save anything before I started doing this. After hearing you talk about “financial infidelity,” I began to worry about her reaction when she finds out I’ve been doing this. What’s your advice? —Paul Dear Paul,

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think you have every reason to worry. Not just about her reaction, but what this represents in your marriage. I believe in saving up for emergencies. I mean, I’m Mr. Emergency Fund.

I talk all the time about saving up three to six months of expenses. But deception is never a positive thing in a relationship. You’ve got to man up and tell her. I know this won’t be easy, and you have to make sure you tell her in the right way.

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Don’t try to blame this on her. Basically, you’ve deceived her about this, and your lying isn’t her fault. Let her know that you’re sorry for not being honest with her, but you also need to explain that the reason you hid the money was you were afraid to speak up and disagree Ask for her forgiveness, and let her know you’re committed to never letting it happen again.     At the same time, you’ve got to grow a backbone so you can let her know when you’ve got a problem. Managing money in a marriage is a “we” thing. Decisions should always be made together. It means you each have a vote, but it also means you have to stand up and vote no if she wants to spend money on something silly when you guys haven’t taken care of business! —Dave  * For more financial help, please visit daveramsey.com.

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Technology

For minorities, ‘digital divide’ still exists can Republic 20 years ago. He uses a laptop at home and a desktop in his store to run hen the personal computer his business and update his two Facebook revolution began decades ago, accounts. One account is for personal Latinos and blacks were much use _ he estimates that 75 percent of the less likely to use one of the marvelous new people he knows are on Facebook _ and machines. Then, when the Internet began one is aimed at his customers. He recognizes that mobile phones are to change life as we know it, these groups had less access to the Web and slower more limited than computers: “Phones online connections _ placing them on the are more for entertainment right now. I don't want to use the word unedwrong side of the “digital divide.” ucated, but I don't think Today, as mobile techSponsored by (customers) are 100 nology puts computers percent educated on in our pockets, Latinos what the Internet can and blacks are more likely do in your life. They just see than the general population to access the Web by cellular phones, and you can have fun on it.” “For the Latino community,” he says, they use their phones more often to do “people without Internet are missing more things. But now some see a new “digital divide” about 65 percent of the opportunities in emerging _ with Latinos and blacks being life.” Yet mobile Internet access may not be challenged by more, not less, access to technology. It's tough to fill out a job the great equalizer. Aaron Smith, a Pew application on a cell phone, for example. senior research specialist, says there are Researchers have noticed signs of segre- obvious limitations on what you can do gation online that perpetuate divisions on a mobile device _ updating a resume in the physical world. And blacks and being the classic example. “Research has shown that people with Latinos may be using their increased Web access more for entertainment than an actual connection at home, the ability to go online on a computer at home, are empowerment. Fifty-one percent of Hispanics and more engaged in a lot of different things 46 percent of blacks use their phones to that people who rely on access from work, access the Internet, compared with 33 a friend's house, or a phone,” Smith says. The early days of the Internet were filled percent of whites, according to a July 2010 Pew poll. Forty-seven percent of Latinos with visions of a Utopian space where and 41 percent of blacks use their phones race would disappear. But the reality has for e-mail, compared with 30 percent of turned out much differently, says Peter whites. The figures for using social media Chow-White, an assistant communicalike Facebook via phone were 36 percent tions professor at Simon Fraser University for Latinos, 33 percent for blacks and 19 and co-author of the forthcoming anthology “Race After the Internet.” He says percent for whites. A greater percentage of whites than there is “absolutely” still a racial divide blacks and Latinos still have broadband online, in terms of broadband access and access at home, but laptop ownership is the ability of blacks and Latinos to make now about even for all these groups, after their voices widely heard. “As long as you have structural inequalblack laptop ownership jumped from 34 percent in 2009 to 51 percent in 2010, ities in society, you cannot expect to have anything less than that on the Internet,” he according to Pew. Increased access and usage should be says. “The Internet is not a separate space from the world, it's intricately connected good things, right? “I don't know if it's the right time to cel- to everyday life and social institutions.” Today, Facebook has eclipsed MySpace ebrate. There are challenges still there,” says Craig Watkins, an associate professor in popularity, and Facebook says that at the University of Texas at Austin and blacks are about 11 percent of all U.S. author of “The Young and the Digital.” He Facebook users. But no ethnic group adds: “We are much more engaged, but has increased its Facebook usage more now the questions turn to the quality of than Hispanics, which went from about that engagement, what are people doing 3 percent to 9 percent of U.S. users since 2006, according to the site's own analysis. with that access.” Amador believes this trend, along Facebook and Internet access are what most of Miguel Amador's customers want with more Internet access in general, is when they enter his two stores in Latino speeding up the process of assimilation neighborhoods in Camden, N.J. Five years for Latinos by connecting them to their ago, the majority of his revenue came friends and families back home. “When you're far away from something, from music CDs. Now his mobile device sales are up 50 percent from a year ago. you have a strong feeling for it, and you His top seller is the MyTouch 4G phone, want it more,” he says. “But now that we can get closer to those things, it makes us which costs $499. Amador immigrated from the Domini- much more comfortable here.” ★ By Jesse Washington, AP

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Announcements Verizon Wireless & Apple team up to deliver iPhone 4 on Verizon

erizon Wireless and Apple® today announced that the iPhone® 4 will be available on the Verizon Wireless network beginning on Thursday, February 10. Qualified Verizon Wireless customers will be given the exclusive opportunity to pre-order iPhone 4 online on February 3, ahead of general availability. iPhone 4 is the most innovative phone in the world, featuring Apple’s stunning Retina™ display, the highest resolution display ever built into a phone resulting in super crisp text, images and video, and FaceTime®, which makes video calling a reality. iPhone 4 on Verizon Wireless will also include new Personal Hotspot capabilities allowing customers to use iPhone 4 to connect up to five Wi-Fi enabled devices. “We are pleased to introduce millions of wireless users to the industry leading iPhone 4 on the nation’s most reliable network,” said Lowell McAdam, president and chief operating officer of Verizon. “This is an important step for the industry as two great companies join forces to give wireless customers one of the most important technological additions to the mobile landscape this century.” “Verizon Wireless customers have told us they can’t wait to get their hands on iPhone 4, and we think they are going to love it,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s chief

operating officer. “We have enormous respect for the company Verizon has built and the loyalty they have earned from their customers.” iPhone 4 features a 5 megapixel camera with LED flash, HD video recording, Apple’s A4 chip, a 3-axis gyro and a beautiful glass and stainless steel design like no other mobile phone. iPhone 4 also comes with iOS 4, the world’s most advanced mobile operating system, which includes multitasking, folders, Game Center, AirPlay® and AirPrint wireless printing. iPhone 4 customers have access to the world’s most popular App Store, with more than 300,000 apps available in an incredible range of 20 categories, including games, business, news, sports, health and reference. Pricing & Availability iPhone 4 will be available on the Verizon Wireless network beginning Thursday, February 10 for a suggested retail price of $199.99 for the 16GB model and $299.99 for the 32GB model with a new two year customer agreement. iPhone 4 will be available at more than 2,000 Verizon Wireless Communications Stores nationwide, online at www.verizonwireless.com/iphone, at Apple Retail Stores, at the Apple Store® (www.apple. com), at Apple Authorized Resellers, and by calling 1-800-2 JOIN IN. ★

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his New Year started in a strange way and I would like to dedicate this column to write about my theory.  First I will tell you about the strange deaths of thousands of birds and fishes in many parts of the world like Canada, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Brazil, Chile, South Africa, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, and China. Curious, isn’t it? There are many theories about these deaths, like the one about how New Year fireworks are responsible. But what about the fish? What I think is that these animals are sensitive to bad things that have happened and can happen in the planet. An example of this is that in tsuFélix A. Valderrama namis the first to flee the area are always the birds. As far as earthquakes are concerned, many animals can predict this type of event. I have always thought that there is no bigger damage being done to the planet than the one we cause. On another topic, it is a shame that so many terrible things are happening because of the way some people have fostered hate and discrimination through the creation of absurd legislation. Many people do not know how to unload their frustrations or issues in a manner other than attacking or murdering, as was the case with congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who was shot this past Friday at an openair event in Arizona. Unfortunately, six people were killed and the congresswoman was seriously injured because of an American citizen with a hate-filled mind.

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This is the result of all these campaigns to blame undocumented Hispanic immigrants for all the bad things in this country. I want to remind you that the immigrant has always been an important part of this country’s constitution, and acts like these will become even more common if the ill will is not halted. It is very important to be tolerant and intelligent with the things that are happening in this world, it is not the time to break apart, and we should work together and work towards defeating all the bad things that are happening around us. Friends, I do not want to be negative, but I believe we should be increasingly mindful of what is happening, we should be informed about everything that is happening around us. Take care, and I’ll see you next week.

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