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How Well Do You Know World Flags?

Lately the story of UC Irvine's discussion of banning the U.S. flag on campus has been in the news.

The short-lived rule has been vetoed at the school, but meantime, let's take a lighter look at countries' flags and how well

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Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg via Getty Images
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BBB Says to Be On Alert For Phone Scams And Phony Sales

It’s National Consumer Protection Week and the Better Business Bureau is on the frontlines in the fight against fraud.  Each year scammers get more sophisticated in the variety of ways they use to fool consumers. From the BBB, here are two more schemes to avoid:

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It’s National Anthem Day

Today, March 3, is National Anthem Day. How well do you know the history of our national anthem and flag?
Courtesy of the Smithsonian.

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From Snakes to Elephants — the Adventure Continues — Dave’s Diary

As I wrote earlier last week, my daughter Dacotah and a couple of her friends are on a grand adventure to a 1,000-year-old festival in India.

She's the one in the middle, collecting elephant-sized memories for a lifetime!

As the slightly nervous dad, I am thinking: "OK, first the cobra and then elephant

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Holi Festival In India: Meet My Daughter the Adventurer — Dave’s Diary

She's bolder than I ever was, I'll give her that.  My middle daughter Dacotah is on another one of her adventures -- she's the one on the right with the purple scarf.

This one includes her two best girlfriends and a trip halfway around the world for the Holi Festival, which could be as old as the 4th century

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Guys-You Could Be Happier If She Wore The Pants! – Dave’s Diary

It’s the age old question -Who wears the pants in your relationship?   A new study reveals it may not matter so much as to which one of you wears them, just make sure one of you clearly does! It turns out couples that have one dominant partner tend to be happier and that happiness ultimately leads to having more children

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Yakima Valley Community College To Host Truck Driving Training This Spring

 

Want to drive the big rigs? Yakima Valley Community College will again host truck driving classes at the end of April.

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By: Getty Images/Hulton Archive
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Mr. Spock Has Been Beamed Up — Leonard Nimoy Dead at 83

According to numerous news agencies and outlets, actor Leonard Nimoy -- best known for his role as the Vulcan Mr. Spock in the Star Trek franchise of television and motion pictures -- died Friday morning at the age of 83.

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YVCC – Grandview Back With Safety Flagger Training in March

 

Yakima Valley Community College will host another flagger training opportunity on its Grandview campus on March 20.

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Yakima Valley Community College to Offer Free Technology Workshops

Want to sharpen your skills with Microsoft Excel, Access or Publisher? Here's a great opportunity!

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