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Good Manners Equal Good Medicine — Dave’s Diary

Sad but true -- summer is just about over. But as she goes, if we all say thank you and good-bye, we may be less likely to succumb to the colds and flu of fall.

New British research finds that good manners not only separate humans from the rest of the animals on Earth, but also helps keep humans free of disease.

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Yakima Transit Offers Free Fair Shuttles Again This Year

Fair goers can again take advantage of a free shuttle to avoid parking congestion at this Year's Central Washington State Fair.

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America’s Most Deadly Creatures — Dave’s Diary

I just read a story about a guy who almost died while showing off for his drinking buddies when his “pet” rattlesnake bit him inside his mouth.  News flash sir.  It’s a snake—a poisonous snake!  They don’t make warm pet-like attachments.  They are cold blooded and the only attachments they make are when their fangs puncture you!

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NASA Releases Dazzling Photos of Earth

The folks at NASA have released some of the most brilliant pictures of our planet that most of us will ever see. Take a look here!

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Pit Bull Popularity Pushes Forward — Dave’s Diary

Pit Bull lovers pitched a request to city council last night to lift the city ban on the breed.  A study session in November will focus on just that.  Meanwhile national trends indicate more and more people are interested in the breed.

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YVCC Dental Hygiene Clinic Hosts Screening Day

The Yakima Valley Community College Dental Hygiene Program will host a Dental Screening Day on Thursday, September 26, from 1:00-4:00pm in the Brown Dental Hygiene Clinic at 1015 S. 16th Ave in Yakima.

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Put a Ring on it — Fourth Finger Foretells Handsomeness — Dave’s Diary

High Five! Now look at your hand.  We’ve talked about the predictive possibilities of the male ring finger in the past—higher income, better health etc.  Now a new study out of Switzerland indicates that men whose ring finger (or fourth finger) is longer than his index finger are seen as “more handsome” in the eyes of women.

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Why is Friday the Thirteenth Seen as Bad Luck? — Dave’s Diary

Friday at last—another beautiful in the Yakima Valley—except, except its Friday the 13th!!

If you're one of those people who avoid traveling, going to work, eating in a restaurant or signing important documents on Friday the 13th, you have what is known as paraskevidekatriaphobia.

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Category: Human Interest
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Miley Twerks Away Trust and Appeal — Dave’s Diary

For a brief period of time it seems like everyone in the media was talking about what’s her name ---er, uh..oh yah - Miley Cyrus. In fact there is a scale, the CDBI,  that measures the impact of celebrities when it comes to their appeal, aspiration, breakthrough, endorsement, influence, trend-setting, and trust.  A short two years ago back in December of 2010, our miss Cyrus ranked in the top 3% for influence and trend-setter as well as the top 23% for endorsement.

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Survey Shows the ‘Good Book’ Has Massive Readers Each Week

They don’t call it the “GOOD BOOK” for nuthin’!  We Americans know our Bible. According to a national survey, about 71.8 million people in the U.S. read the sacred text every week.

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