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Fewer bridges need repairs, but task still monumental

Interesting article. Every day we drive over bridges, not giving them a second thought. Many of these are old and historic. WASHINGTON, February 2016 – Nearly 10% of the country’s bridges – 58,495 out of 609,539 – were considered structurally deficient … Continue reading

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On this day in history; 1952, Princess Elizabeth becomes Queen

On this day in 1952, after a long illness, King George VI of Great Britain and Northern Ireland dies in his sleep at the royal estate at Sandringham. Princess Elizabeth, the oldest of the king’s two daughters and next in … Continue reading

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Maurice White, Founder of Earth, Wind & Fire, Dies at 74

February 4th, 2016. Maurice White, the founder and leader of Earth, Wind & Fire, whose genre-defying music made it one of the most successful bands of the 1970s, has died at his home in Los Angeles. He was 74. The … Continue reading

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On This Day in History, 1959, The Day The Music Died

On this day in history, February 3rd, 1959: On this day in 1959, rising American rock stars Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson are killed when their chartered Beechcraft Bonanza plane crashes in Iowa a few … Continue reading

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Burt’s back as classic Smokey and The Bandit car goes up for auction

January 30th, 2016. Later today a piece of movie automobile history is up for grabs today as fans of Smokey and the Bandit get a chance to own the film’s instantly recognizable car. The Pontiac Firebird Trans Am from the … Continue reading

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Land Rover Defender ends production after seven decades

The death of a British icon: Land Rover Defender ends production after seven decades January 29th, 2016 The last Land Rover Defender will roll off the production line later today, ending 67 years of the popular 4×4 being made. It … Continue reading

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On this day in History, 1976, “Convoy,” by C.W. McCall, is the #1 song on the U.S. pop charts

On this day in History: 1976, 40 years ago, today! “Convoy,” by C.W. McCall, is the #1 song on the U.S. pop charts It was a song that celebrated the exploits of a rebellious trucker with a reckless disregard for … Continue reading

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On This Day In History – 2007 – Steve Jobs Unveils the iPhone

On This Day in History – January 9th, 2007 Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveils the iPhone in 2007 NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Friday, January 8, 2016, 12:00 PM PAUL SAKUMA/AP Apple CEO Steve Jobs holds up the new iPhone during … Continue reading

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Meat Labeling Law Repeal Leaves Buyers in Dark About Product Origins

Do you want to know where the meat you are buying was born, raised and processed? I sure do. I am fed up with having to check food labels, so that we can avoid fish and canned produce from China. … Continue reading

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On this day in History – January 3rd

On this day in History 1996: The Motorola StarTAC, the first clamshell mobile phone, was released and went on to become one of the first mobile phones to gain widespread consumer adoption. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motorola_StarTAC

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