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A Pretty Face Is Worth Extra Points In College
It’s said of Helen of Troy that she had a face that launched a thousand ships. Translation, she was such a beauty (best in the world regardless of what Steve Harvey might say) and so beloved by her husband King Menelaus, that when she was abducted by Paris Prince of Troy, Menelaus la…
Some Fairy Tales Pre-date The Bible
My nightly routine with daughter Kate (the Gator) includes a piggyback ride with her favorite blanket as her “saddle” around the house and to her bedroom and then I read a couple of chapters from the book of her choice or I make up a story (with a positive life lesson snu…
Celebrate Dr. King’s Legacy At Heritage University
On Wednesday, Heritage University hosts Dr. Edward Taylor of the University of Washington who will deliver the keynote speech at Heritage’s Martin Luther King Day event.
This year’s event is titled “Find Your Voice: The Celebration of Dr...
Immigration And The Rule of Law
Since “the Donald” did it, everyone’s been talking about immigration. That includes our Florida-based buddy Tim Bryce. He’s an author, consultant, businessman and big picture thinker. Here’s Tim’s take on imm…
Rosa Parks Kept her Seat 60 Years Ago Today
On this day in history – December 01,1955…. black seamstress Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white man on a Montgomery, Alabama, bus. Her arrest led to a yearlong boycott of the city buses by blacks and is considered the birth of the civil rights movement...
WSU Early Glory Days Told Well In “Chance For Glory”
A new book out about Cougar football is out called Chance for Glory which celebrates the 1916 WSU Championship Rose bowl team. The author is Darin Watkins who now works for WSU but earlier in his media career he worked for a time in TV news in Yakima...
Death And Taxes Still Certain 225 Years Later
At the last debate the GOP presidential hopefuls talked about their tax plans and the possibility of eliminating the IRS.  Timing is everything. Jump back about 225 years.
On this day in history - 1789, Benjamin Franklin wrote a letter in which he said, "In this world nothing can be sai…
New National Park Marks Development of Nuclear Bomb
WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 70 years ago scientists working in secret created the atomic bomb that ended World War II and ushered the world into the nuclear age.
On Tuesday, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz formally established the Manhattan Project National Historica…

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