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THROWBACK THURSDAY — Wanna See the First School in Tri-Cities?

For our very first Throwback Thursday we decided to go WAY, WAY BACK! The first school in the Tri-Cities was operated out of the home of a Mrs. Van Horn. In 1896 the first official school house was built. It was a single-room structure for farm children built of 12-inch square timbers floated down the Columbia River. Take a look!

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Can Business Be Sued for Using the Term ’12th Man’?

It is undisputed that CenturyLink Field and the Seattle Seahawks' fans help the team. They definitely earn the title, "12th Man." As the entire Pacific Northwest adopts the title, recent news reports are warning that businesses should refrain.

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Woody’s Hanford Tour Report — I’ll Tell You, But Then I’ll Have to Kill You

I went on a four and a half hour tour of Hanford on Wednesday. I'm now an expert on radiation, Cold War history and Tri-Cities economic history. Just call up and ask me anything.

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Getty Images, Danny Martindale
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5 Reasons Why It Sucks to Be Prince Harry Right Now!

No. 1 is obvious: his chances of being king someday just went down the toilet! But here are four more reasons he'd rather be naked in Vegas right now.

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Take the ‘Dude With the Food’ Quiz to Test Your Food History Knowledge

We're talking about food -- again -- but this time it's food history. We all associate delicious dishes with certain countries, but sometimes we're dead wrong. Do you know where YOUR food came from?

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Running Of The Bulls 2013 [Video]

 

Running Of the Bulls Facts:

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Apparently NO ONE Knows Why It’s Called ‘Jump Off Joe’

We put a call out to listeners and none of the explanations checked out so we took the question to the East Benton County Historical Society Museum. Here’s what they said:

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Seven Words and Pronunciations That Americans Just Can’t Agree On

Everyone in this country can get behind a good "U-S-A!  U-S-A!" chant.  For everything else, we've got our own regional dialects.

A statistician at North Carolina State University analyzed survey data on the different words and pronunciations different parts of this country use to describe the same exact thing.  Here are the seven biggest ones we disagree on . . .

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Monday Fun Song: You’re the Reason Our Kids Are Ugly [VIDEO]

Your Monday Fun Song is here!!!

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The Strange History of Toilet Paper: What Did We Used to Use?

You might want to bring your lap top into the bath room with you...this makes for some good reading in the ol' "library!"

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Who Remembers Tri-Cities Junior Soccer?

I've been nostalgic for my childhood lately and was remembering the way youth soccer used to be in Tri-Cities. My kids are too young to play now, so I can't compare and contrast, but here are my favorite things about the way things used to be:

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When All Else Fails… Do the ‘Elaine Dance’ – Watch The Emotions Almost Ruin an ‘Earth, Wind & Fire’ Video

We love the "Elaine Dance." I'm convinced that Julia Louis-Dreyfus got the idea from one of The Emotions. Check out this collaboration between The Emotions and Earth, Wind & Fire. I picked two spots in the video at about :55 and about 2:20 but the whole thing is worth watching.

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