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Time to Open Up a Can On the YH-R! — Dave’s Diary

KIT and myself have both had our share of crossed swords with the Yakima Herald-Republic over the years on a variety of subjects. This weekend the YH-R printed an editorial critical of the Yakima City Council’s decision to appeal the court decision in the ACLU voting rights case.

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The Bug Report Is Out and It Warns of West Nile for the Northwest — Dave’s Diary

If this weekend’s weather doesn't get you champin’ at the bit to go camping, you’ll have to turn in your woodsman card! All systems point to amazing weather -- but wait … what about the bugs? Camping means insects and weather means insect potential.

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Hey, Wine Tasters, Science Affirms Using Traditional Glasses — Dave’s Diary

This is pre-spring barrel tasting weekend. It’s great chance for us locals to get the lowdown on the area’s wine and winemakers. It’s a shakedown cruise for next weekend’s spring barrel tasting tourism season kick off. It’s billed as a “bring your own glass” event.  Guess what, according to an article from the UPI? When it comes to wine it really does matter which glass you bring!

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Well Done Is Not Well Played At The Grill — Dave’s Diary

There is an old saying among us carnivore types, when confronted with an extremely rare piece of meat, “heck, I think a pretty good vet could still save that one.”  Followed by laughs and the sounds of a hyena eating a wildebeest.   Another classic -when asked by the waiter as to how you take your steak,  “just knock his horns off, wipe his behind and put him on the plate.”

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More Good Health News About Wine — Dave’s Diary

The next two weekends in the Yakima Valley are a tribute to the wine industry. Pre-Spring Barrel Tasting and Spring Barrel Tasting will bring thousands of visitors into the valley to sample the future. They come for fun, but if they needed another excuse to drink wine, new research suggests that four to six glasses a week could lessen your risk for osteoarthritis.

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Apologize For Lies And Earn Back Your Trust – Dave’s Diary

As we head full speed into the “Presidential Political Season” we are and will continue to be bombarded by the accusations of fibs, misstatements, distortions and outright lies told to us by the various candidates.  Usually it’s one candidate saying that about their opponent. And vice versa.  Sometimes it will be the media itself doing the lying.  Wait…Brian Williams is still on the sidelines, right? 

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Movie Beauty Started Out In TV Ads – Match And Win! – Dave’s Diary

It’s like buying a new silver car and then seeing silver cars everywhere you look.  The heightened awareness is a byproduct of heightened investment. So I spent the last couple of days writing some radio commercials and now I clue in to radio and TV commercials more than ever

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Do Women Not Have A Sex Drive? — Dave’s Diary

Ok, I know quite a few guys down at the gym and at work that are going to have a problem with this one—but here goes.

We all see the ads on television and in magazines warning us that taking certain medications can lead to a reduced sex drive, but are we worrying about reducing something that doesn't exist? Time out

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France Says Models Too Thin Earns A Fat Fine — Dave’s Diary

Which come first, the chicken or the plus sixed egg?   The average American woman is a size 14,  so it stands to reason that a size 14 would be the most common size sold in the United State -- but it’s  not.

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Which Commercial Diet Plans Work Best? — Dave’s Diary

When the prestigious Johns Hopkins University Medical School weighs in on weight loss, you’ll want to wait to hear what they have to say.

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