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Labor Day

Hi79° Sunny

Tonight

Lo58° Mostly Clear

Tuesday

Hi78° Mostly Sunny

Tuesday Night

Lo54° Breezy

Wednesday

Hi75° Mostly Sunny

Wednesday Night

Lo52° Mostly Clear

Thursday

Hi79° Sunny

Thursday Night

Lo54° Mostly Clear

Friday

Hi82° Sunny

Friday Night

Lo56° Mostly Clear

This 2012 ends up pretty well

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Imagine, you hold an envelope. You open it and take out a Christmas card. It is large, rectangular, of the usual sort, but on its cover is a painted landscape. It is a beautiful and peaceful scene on a cold, deep, clear midwinter night. Snow-covered foothills roll through the middle, bright white flecked with brown. Behind them, an abundance of mountain peaks, tree-covered spires and rocky crags stretch to the horizon. Below lies a sleepy village. Its streets are empty, at peace. Warm firelight shines from a few windows, smoke curls from chimneys. The village lies on the banks of great river, dark and cold, the deepest blue you can imagine. Above all, a single star shines far brighter than the rest. Out falls a neatly folded letter. You open it, and read:

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