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With the demise of Windows7, I have all new software and all new problems formatting. If this doesn't quite look or sound like it used to, my apologies while I work out the kinks of the new software.
Shorterhand Skills for the Future, Pitman Publishing Corporation, 1974, p 171, 176, and 186.
We are planning to hold a conference with members of the local community concerning the complaint that we have received regarding our facilities. We are insisting on this meeting because we feel that we must have the confidence of local business men in order to develop our plans adequately.
The complaints that we have received claim that our contract with the community is contrary to their best interests chiefly because they have the impression that we plan to reduce our production in this area. W can recognize the feeling of some people in this community toward such a plan and that is why we are recommending that you communicate with us as soon as you know more about the content of their complaints.
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