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Welcome To America, Have Some Ice Cream — Dave’s Diary

 

Earlier we told you that July was national Ice Cream Month.  But it bears repeating -yup-  it’s ice cream month!  Here are some cool and refreshing fun facts about just about everyone’s favorite summertime treat!

  1. We Americans slurp up the most ice cream per person than folks in any other nation - a whopping 48 pints for each of us per year.
  2. Vanilla orders account for anyw
Category: food, Human Interest
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Did Jay Buhner Utter Racial Slur Against Jews During Last Night’s Mariners Telecast?

During Tuesday night's ROOT Sports telecast of the Mariners' 2-0 loss to the Minnesota Twins, Seattle Hall of Fame outfielder Jay Buhner was caught uttering a phrase that some are deeming a racial slur.

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More Than Ever We Need a William Wallace of Our Own — Dave’s Diary [video]

My all time favorite movie is Mel Gibson’s 1995 Oscar winner Braveheart.  It’s the story of 13th century Sottish hero William Wallace’s efforts to free Scotland from the tyranny of the English.  The classic line delivered on horseback as he rallies his troops before the big battle –“they may take our lives -  but they’ll never take our freedom!” 

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Age Appropriate? Mind Your Own Business! — Dave’s Diary

I’ve got some bad news for my on-air radio partner Lance. He’s gotten into tattoos in the past couple of years, but the news of which I speak comes in the form of a verdict from the court of public opinion

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Happy Fourth of July to You and Uncle Sam — Dave’s Diary

Sure, most of us will get the day off work tomorrow as the nations celebrates its independence but do we know the real details behind the 4th of July.  Try these tidbits on for size and have a safe and Happy Fourth of July!

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Category: Holiday, Human Interest
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The New Kid In Town/On Townsquare Is Andy Dean — Dave’s Diary

To all KIT fans out there it's a day of mixed emotions.  We said goodby to "The Mike Bastinelli Show" and hello to "America Now" with Andy Dean.

Andy is a young (33) up-and-coming talk radio star with more than 100 affiliates tuned in each day across the country

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Downtown Summer Nights Hosts Great Kids’ Activities [VIDEO]

Not only does the Downtown Summer Nights concert series offer great music, food, and fun, it also has some great activities for children.

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Memorial Hospital Wants Your Input on Policies — Dave’s Diary

Show of hands—who’s frustrated by Obamacare.  I thought so.  Don’t you feel like we were all left out of the process?  Wouldn’t it be nice if somehow we had a voice in how health care is administered in the Yakima Valley?

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Are We Hardwired To Be Emotionally Up or Down? — Dave’s Diary

I have had a lifelong interest in psychology -- even got a degree in it after the Army as I tried to figure out myself and others around me. Psychologists will most often say we are in control of our attitudes. Self-help experts will say the one thing in that is in our control during life’s ups and downs is our choice to be positive. BUT -- researchers will now say “not so fast there, Mrs. Positive Person.”  

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Category: Human Interest, Study
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Pasadena Tops America’s 10 Snobbiest Cities — Dave’s Diary

Ever meet a real snob? They're out there -- feeling superior for no good reason. Do you know anybody who might be considered a snob? Are you one? Let's hope not, and let’s define our terms.

One definition is that a snob is a person who believes in the existence of an equation between status and human worth. The term also re

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