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Ezra Shaw, Getty Images

Coyote Presence in Quincy Threatens Small Pets

I arrived at my home in the city limits of Quincy last week around 9:30 p.m. and to my surprise there stood a small German Shepherd in my driveway. A closer look made it obvious I was wrong and that it was actually a coyote. It ran off once I pulled into the driveway. Wildlife experts are warning people in the Midwest to be aware that this is the time of year when female coyotes begin to care for their pups in dens they have built.

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Andrew Walker/ Getty Images

Will Your Dog Yawn After You Do?

Isn't it funny that when you see someone yawn you almost always follow with one of your own?  Well, now according to a study by scientists at the University of Porto in Portugal, dogs can do the same.  

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Sam Greenwood, Getty Images

Are You Ready for a Round of Golf Being Just 9 Holes?

 

 

I knew it would eventually get to this, and it finally has. Golf is cutting the course by nine holes to attract more players. To play an 18-hole round of golf takes approximately 4 or 5 hours, and that maybe about two hours too long for some people.  

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Carlos Alvarez, Getty Images

First Day of School Always Brings Tears and Hugs

You can expect tears to flow and hugs galore this week. It happens every year in August. The first ever day of school for your youngster will fill the eyes of moms and dads with tears like no other cry. Watching little Johnny or Janie get on the bus or walk into the school are moments a parent will never ever forget.

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Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Dick Clark & American Bandstand Started 59 Years Ago

Dick Clark was known as America's oldest teenager having hosted American Bandstand on TV for years. Clark passed away in 2012 after an illustrious career in TV and Radio.

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Remote Control Drone Helicopter/Getty Images

Drone Pizza Delivery Has Arrived

There will come a day when home delivery by humans is a thing of the past. I would never have thought that that day would come during my lifetime but low and behold it has. There is a humanless pizza delivery system being used in England.

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Ian Gavan, Getty Images

We Found Out Who Shot J.R. 35 Years Ago Today

It was 35 years ago today that 83 million television viewers, and most likely you were one of them, were glued to the TV to watch the the CBS prime-time soap opera Dallas to find out "Who shot J.R.?"

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Dan Kitwood, Getty Images

Why is The Full Moon Called a ‘Blue Moon’ when it Isn’t Blue?

Have you taken the time to look at that great big "Blue Moon" each evening rising in the eastern sky the past two days? By definition a "Blue" moon is the term for a second full moon within one calendar month. With the first full moon of this month occurring on July 1 and this one on the 31st, it qualifies as a "Blue" moon.  

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Ever Wonder How Wiffle Ball Started? Here’s Your Answer!

 

Last weekend, my daughter stopped by to visit and my grandson, Jack, found an old plastic baseball which he, in the Dorsey tradition, threw it at me. It got me to thinking about how a plastic ball could be so popular when I was his age.  Who came up with this invention?

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Kurt Parsons

The Best Regional Foods in the Midwest

I learned something recently while watching PBS, and I bet I'm not the only one that did not know this.

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