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Like Wine? Choose Red Wine and Protect Your Body

I like to drink a glass of wine every now and then, and I typically don't care if it's red, blush, white or whatever.  I only care about drinking a semi-sweet wine that I like.  After reading the latest information about red wine, however, I may begin making it my wine staple.  It seems there are many reasons to enjoy a glass of red wine every day.  That's just the news I wanted to hear!

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It’s Time for Ten Digit Phone Calls in Evansville and Indiana

I blogged about this a while back and now it's here.  Beginning Saturday, Hoosiers will be in a "permissive dialing" situation, a six-month period where you can still dial the seven-digit numbers you've been dialing, but you should begin dialing the ten-digit (area code + number) to get into the habit.  Forcing yourself to dial the ten-digit now will have you ready for the mandatory switch beginning September 6.

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Evansville Easter Seals Dine Out Event – Tuesday, March 4

Put the date in your smart phone calendar, write it on the refrigerator calendar and get ready for a day of dining out, Tuesday, March 4!  Go our for a meal (or two) at participating restaurants that will be donating a portion of their sales to fund therapy for tri-state kids and adults with disabilities at the Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center.

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Love Isn’t Found in the Origins of Valentine’s Day

It's amazing how this particular day transformed itself into a day for lovers, since the name Valentine, although connected to three different historical saints and martyrdom, is also connected to a tragic event of spilled blood called, the Valentine's Day Massacre which occurred on the streets of Chicago involving the notorious gangster, Al Capone.

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State of Indiana Considering Options for Making Up Snow Days

This winter's ice and snow affects anyone with kids in the household, plus adults who work in any of the school corporations.  Since both of my kids are still in public schools and Jenny teaches in one, we are affected by the snow days that will have to be made up.  Interestingly enough, one of the options being offered by the state is a situation I would propose every year to my students in regard to a regular school week.  I'll explain more...

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Your Cell Phone May Be the Next Target of the One Ring Scam

I talked to you about this while I was on the air Wednesday afternoon.  If you missed hearing me, this is a trap you don't want to be tempted to fall into.  It's the latest phone scam and it could easily follow you over the cellular network.  the "One Ring" scam is exactly as the name describes.  Someone you don't know from an area code you don't recognize will call once and hang up.  Why do they do this?  To get you to call them back...then they have you!

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Will a Biological Blight Bottom Out the Banana Bunch?

I like to eat bananas occasionally and I like them well enough, but I wouldn't say that I'm a banana lover.  If you are a banana lover, this news may greatly disturb you.  (It certainly is bad enough to make the monkeys go ape!)  There is currently a blight on bananas in Asia that has now been found in Mozambique (Africa) and Jordan (Middle East), and the concern is that it may reach Latin America.  If that happens, the Cavendish banana that we all can find in our local supermarkets may disappear.

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The Story of the Christmas Candy Cane

When people in Europe began making decorations for their Christmas trees, many of the decorations were already made from food, including cookies and candy.  Straight, white sticks of sugar candy, called candy canes, became a favorite decoration around the 17th century. 

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Cancer Fighting Fundraiser for Addisen Newman

8 year-old Addisen Newman has a smile that could outshine a fully lighted Christmas tree!  During this season of giving, Addisen and her family hope that you'll help her in her fight against a rare cancer called Wilms tumor, a cancer that begins in a child's kidney.  Currently Addisen is in Riley Hospital in Indianapolis with a hard fight and long road ahead of her.  But you can help and have a great time, too, this Saturday

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Wal-Mart In Canton, Ohio Steps on a Metaphorical Land Mine That Affects All of its Stores

Well intentioned?  Yes.  Smart move. NOT!  The masses are rising up against the misstep that took place in Canton, Ohio's local Wal-Mart.  Bins were placed inside the store with a sign that read, "Please donate food items here so Associates in need can enjoy Thanksgiving dinner."  "Boom!"  The metaphorical land mine exploded.

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