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Girls with Goals Alliance 2013 Opportuni-Tea


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President Obama’s Inaugural Address: ‘Our Journey Is Not Complete’


Little Known Facts in African American History


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Langley FCU Hurricane Sandy Relief Contributions Total $10,000


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Valentine's Ball for Singles and Couples Will Benefit Local Charities


BY CHRIS PARKS Hampton Roads


President Obama delivers another hopeful inaugural address BY PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA


THE PRESIDENT: Vice


President Biden, Mr. Chief Justice, members of the United States Congress, distinguished guests, and fellow citizens:


Each time we gather to


inaugurate a President we bear witness to the enduring strength of our Constitution. We affirm the promise of our democracy. We recall that what binds this nation together is not the colors of our skin or the tenets of our faith or the origins of our names. What makes us exceptional — what makes us American — is our allegiance to an idea articulated in a declaration made more than two centuries ago:


“We hold these truths to


be self-evident, that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”


Today we continue a never-ending journey to


bridge the meaning of those words with the realities of our time. For history tells us that while these truths may be self-evident, they’ve never been self-executing; that while freedom is a gift from God, it must be secured by His people here on Earth. (Applause.) The patriots of 1776 did not fight to replace the tyranny of a king with the privileges of a few or the rule of a mob. They gave to us a republic, a government of, and by, and for the people, entrusting each generation to keep safe our founding creed.


And for more than two hundred years, we have.


Through blood drawn


by lash and blood drawn by sword, we learned that no union founded on the principles of liberty and equality could survive half-slave and half-free. We made ourselves anew, and vowed to move forward together.


Together, we determined


that a modern economy requires railroads and highways to speed


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Your Opinion Matters Editorial Career Opportunities Hampton Roads Upcoming Events Scholarships Watch


Learn Your African American Story; Then Celebrate 50 Years of Moving America Toward Justice


Cox is Hiring! Nauticus to Host Roots Collaborator My Haley African American History Month Quiz Bowl Buick Achievers Scholarship Program


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residents will show their love for that special someone or their favorite charity by attending the Hollywood in Hampton Roads Valentine's Ball. Attendees will feel like celebrities as they dine and dance after being photographed by paparazzi on the red carpet and are showered with gifts and prizes. The charity with the most guests in attendance will receive a donation. Tables of 10 can be reserved for


Free February 2013


corporations,


Guests at last year's Valentine's event enjoy the dinner buffet which featured crab cakes, blackened talapia and chicken francaise.


individual supporters and organizations. This event is for couples and singles who can bring their sweethearts or meet their sweethearts at the ball. The festivities will take place at the Chesapeake


Conference Center on Thursday, February 14, 2013 from 7 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. More information is available at Hollywood757. eventbrite.com or by calling 757-575-1863.


66 Ways to Save Money For most kinds of purchases, you can


get valuable advice and comparisons on the Internet. Ask a librarian or friends which Internet sites they think are helpful, or you can use a search engine like Google or Yahoo. Be aware that information you find is often biased. At many websites, the only products or sellers listed are ones that pay to advertise. Before buying anything on the Internet, check several websites and make sure you deal with reputable dealers.


Transportation Airline Fares 1. Compare low-cost carriers with


major carriers that fly to your destination. Remember, the best fares may not be out of the airport closest to you.


2. You may save by including a Saturday


evening stay-over or by purchasing the ticket at least 14 days in advance. Ask which days of the week and times of the day have the lowest fare.


3. Even if you are using a travel agent,


check airline and Internet travel sites, and look for special deals. If you call, always ask for the lowest fare to your destination.


Car Rental 4. Since car rental rates can vary greatly,


compare total price (including taxes and surcharge) and take advantage of any special offers and membership discounts.


5. Rental car companies offer various


insurance and waiver options. Check with your automobile insurance agent and credit card company in advance to avoid duplicating any coverage you may already have.


New Cars 6. You can save thousands of dollars


over the lifetime of a car by selecting a model that combines a low purchase price with low depreciation, financing, insurance, gasoline, maintenance, and repair costs. Ask your local librarian for new car guides that contain this information.


7. Having selected a model and options


you are interested in, you can save hundreds of dollars by comparison shopping. Get price


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