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After more than a quarter of a century producing the all-wheel-drive Legacy family sedan, Subaru launches the sixth-generation of its popular mid-size five-seater for 2015 claiming its luxurious interior space is now best-in-class. comments

A few weeks ago a reader responded to an article I had written in which I discussed the advantages of reading literature that is commonly referred to as classics. comments

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I've traveled often throughout my life, but my recent 4,000-mile road trip across the West took me through some of the most gorgeous terrain I've ever seen. comments


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Nearly a year ago, various churches began meeting together to discuss the possibility of providing hospitality in church buildings for homeless children and their families in Shenandoah County. comments


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It is the morning of Oct. 3. As I have for the past more than 40 October 3rds, I take from the cupboard a special kind of candle and light it. As I do so, I think about my father. comments


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There is a small rock in one of our flower gardens that my wife, Mary Ann, stole from a crumbling stone wall in North Carolina. She did so under my insistence and guidance. That square rock is a reminder, as is the No. 2 wash tub next to the corn crib. comments


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What do you call 4,051 miles? Good question. comments


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After 20 years in the United States market, Kia wants to be known as a company with a comprehensive vehicle line-up and has entered the upscale luxury sedan market with the 2015 launch the K900, a classy family sedan loaded with cutting edge safety and infotainment features at a competitive market price. comments


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Sometime last week I first noticed the seasonal changes on the mountain. Working in the raised flower garden, I went to the shop for some pruning shears and on the way back, I glanced to the saddle just south of Edinburg Gap. Yep, there was a light touch of yellow, gold, and specks of red. Since that day last week, the change has spread along the ridge, causing the mountain to take on an array of colors like those of an artist's palette. comments


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Earlier this year, all the world's attention was focused on Brazil for the globe's largest and most watched sporting event, the 20th World Cup Soccer Competition. comments


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During a class I taught, a student would ask me, "Mr. Barbee, how's reading 'Beowulf' gonna help make me a better ____(his hoped for trade)?" comments


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I've had a lot of ideas in my approximately 40 (cough, cough) years. Some were brilliant. Some were brilliantly awful. But from each one of them, I've discovered something interesting about myself. Usually, as I wrote in this column on failure, I've learned what not to do next time. comments


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Most of us have a set of keys either in our pocket right now or in our pocket book. Keys are necessary to start our cars, open our homes, and enter our workplaces. For those who are behind bars, keys hold special meaning for they are what stand between the incarcerated and his freedom. In earlier times, prisoners were often locked in iron shackles or collars and bound to posts or dungeons and longed for access to the key of their freedom. comments


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Honda is a major automotive force and the Japanese-based company has periodically produced the best-selling compact car in the United States, the Honda Civic. comments


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Subaru's Outback is a best-selling five-passenger wagon that gets a little bigger for 2015, improving gas mileage, adding some horsepower and expanding already generous seating and cargo space. comments


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The look of a Jaguar can attract second glances and just sitting behind the wheel can create an addiction. comments


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Range Rover's long-wheelbase luxury SUV is destined to attract celebrities, wealthy businessmen or anyone who wants to be chauffeured in a top-performing vehicle while basking in second-row luxury reminiscent of a snobby English gentleman's club. comments


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  • Jason Wright: Disney's 'Frozen' and why we won't 'Let It Go'   comments
  • Tom Crosby: Popular Mazda3 is all-new third generation for 2014   comments
  • Roger Barbee: Memories of a spring snow   comments
  • George Bowers Sr.: Nation was founded on the rule of law, not man   comments
  • Roger Barbee: Oh, say do you know...   comments
  • Jason Wright: Why I have been off my game this past year   comments
  • George Bowers Sr.: Help for the homeless   comments
  • Tom Crosby: Popular 2014 Ford Escape setting records   comments
  • Jason Wright: Didn't get a medal? Work harder   comments
  • George Bowers Sr.: Our faith-filled presidents   comments
  • Jason Wright: Soldier, thank you   comments
  • Roger Barbee: Encountering technology   comments
  • Richard Hoover: 'Good Lord, it really is Shirley Temple!'   comments
  • Jason Wright: Heaven delivers a warning   comments
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  • Roger Barbee: County should consider changing animal welfare code   comments
  • Karen Poff: Your 'financial GPS'   comments
  • Jason Wright: Children deserve encouragement   comments
  • George A. Bowers Sr.: Snowy wonder points to our great creator   comments
  • Roger Barbee: One more time   comments
  • Jason Wright: Life's dirty spots deserve to be cleaned   comments
  • Roger Barbee: An upward path   comments
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  • Jason Wright: The power of 'no'   comments
  • Jason Wright: Take the Six Blessings Challenge   comments
  • Roger Barbee: Being a good winner   comments
  • Karen Kwiatkowski: What do our congressmen care about?   comments
  • George Bowers: Maximizing our footprints   comments
  • Jason Wright: Quirky Christmas traditions persevere   comments
  • Roger Barbee: An orange with peppermint   comments
  • George Bowers: Delivered as promised   comments
  • Roger Barbee: A hushed morning   comments
  • Jason Wright: Christmas Jars tradition celebrates 9 years   comments
  • Roger Barbee: Clothes make the wo(man)   comments
  • Oakli Wright: Lessons that I've learned   comments
  • Jason Wright: Lessons I hope she has learned   comments
  • George Bowers Sr.: Helping others in Jesus' name   comments
  • Roger Barbee: Take a nap, get some rest   comments
  • Jason Wright: Family learns to overcome   comments
  • Roger Barbee: The VHSL version of a football playoff   comments
  • Jason Wright: Glenn Beck's new book a thriller   comments
  • Roger Barbee: Tough is all around us   comments
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  • Jason Wright: Listen to inner voice   comments
  • George Bowers Sr.: Floating down life's river   comments
  • Karen Kwiatkowski: Thoughts on the McAuliffe win   comments
  • Chastity Harris: The ugly before the rain   comments
  • Roger Barbee: Make time for yourself   comments
  • Jason Wright: Facebook friends don't care what you had for breakfast   comments
  • Jason Wright: Living a life of light   comments
  • Roger Barbee: Choices made can haunt us   comments
  • Jason Wright: When anxiety joins the family   comments
  • Roger Barbee: A piece of paper   comments
  • Roger Barbee: Being good stewards   comments
  • Ask Dave the Car Guy: Distracted driving   comments
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  • Roger Barbee: It seems greed has replaced 'giving'   comments
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