A Turnaround for the Industry – Advertising
Several factors indicate that the advertising industry will enjoy a robust rebound in 2011, especially in marketing online.

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11 stories to watch in ’11
The New Year may offer a new lesson for Michigan, a chance to learn a different, more hopeful set of the three Rs: rebound, reshape and reinvent. After emerging from the worst of the economic slump, residents from Lansing to Ludington will be looking to see if 2011 will continue the (slight) gains of 2010.

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Bay Area transit agencies offering free service tonight
But Tri-Valley’s Wheels opts out of special ‘deals’ for local riders

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Teacher arrested for showing porn to students
A 51-year-old William R. Davie middle school teacher is facing 11 counts of disseminating obscene material to minors under the age of 16 and 11 counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor for reportedly showing students a sexual act on his laptop computer.

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Flu season begins in Denton County
The holidays are upon us, and so is flu season as the Denton County Health Department’s hospital surveillance systems have noted a substantial increase in influenza activity.

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Christmas concert at Manila Pen soars with fresh talent
The majestic lobby of The Peninsula Manila was transformed into a magnificent concert hall for its annual Christmas concert, a tradition that has stood the test of time.

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Man with shabu in underwear nabbed at NAIA
A PASSENGER at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport passed off the bulge in his crotch as a “work of nature” but airport authorities believed otherwise. Police arrested Tar Mokalam, 38, who was headed for Cotabato City, after a packet of suspected shabu was discovered in his underwear yesterday. Manila International Airport Authority assistant general manager for operations Bing Lina said …

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Nonfiction review: Frank: The Voice
Contrary to F. Scott’s Fitzgerald’s pronouncement, American lives do have second acts.

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Retired priests give cool Christmas gifts
One rode a horse up the Andes Mountains, danced in the streets of Chile and sang in a Bangkok jail. The other is a banjo-strumming, championship-swimming surfer dude – if you can call a kindly octogenarian recovering from heart surgery dude. We…

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Watch: Khloe Kardashian on Lakers’ VP
Khloe Kardashian says the Lakers’ VP is very “hands on” and curses during games.

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