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Why We Eat What We Eat – Stories Behind Traditional Thanksgiving Foods

 

If you're like most Americans, your Thanksgiving dinner table will include at least a few basic items — turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce and the like. But have you ever thought about why we eat those foods on Thanksgiving? Or, for that matter, why turkey is called “turkey”?

In order to answer these hard-hitting questions and maybe even give you some interesting small-talk for the table, here are the stories behind the traditional Thanksgiving foods.

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Corn Maze in action
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Family Lost In Massachusetts Corn Maze Calls 911

We've seen some great corn mazes in the Mid Columbia, and who hasn't lost their way in one. But THIS story takes it all...maybe it was too complicated!

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Christmas Assistance Coming From Salvation Army

Although the holidays are a ways off, the Salvation Army Of Tri Cities is offering a Christmas assistance program for needy families, and your help is encouraged.

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Halloween Extreme Pumpkins
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Pumpkin Carving-To The Extreme

Just a few weeks left til Halloween, and within a week or two many of you will be picking up your pumpkin and carving it.   A lot of folks use the two week window, because after that, they start to frown, collapse, and look like Weird Al Yankovic in costume.

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Listen To Our Over The River Airshow Pilot Interview Saturday Morning

Join Newstalk 870 this saturday morning just after 9:30am as we catch up with  Air National Guard Aerobatic Pilot John Klatt, who will be part of the Over The River Airshow this weekend for the Lamb Weston Columbia Cup.

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Senator-”Best Way To Get An Appt. With President Is To Set Up A Tee Time”

Reacting to President Obama lecturing Congress on them saying their schedules were creating issues in the budget battle, A GOP Senator came back with a classic response.

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Flag Flying Controversey In New Jersey

The residents of an apartment complex in Marlton New Jersey will probably not forget July 4, 2011.  Not after a flyer appeared in their mailboxes and around the complex asking residents who were displaying the American Flag, to take it down.

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10 America-Themed Songs for the Fourth of July

American popular music has been around since before America even declared its independence. ‘Yankee Doodle,’ anyone? That classic was sung by Colonial American soldiers as early as The French and Indian War.

Since then, our country has established one of the richest musical traditions in the world. Many songs even deal with America itself, from ‘God Bless America’ to ‘God Bless the USA.’

Here’s a list of 10 to add to your Fourth of July playlist.

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Final Preparations Are Made Ahead Of The Royal Wedding
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Watching The Royal Wedding? Late Nighter

If you wish to watch the Royal Wedding--get out the Rock Star and Gatorade..it will be at 1am our time.

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(Photo by David Gard for The Star-Ledger)
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Cell Phone Could Earn You Speeding Ticket

Keep your radar detector and shut off your smart phone…that is if you want to speed. Thanks to modern technology and the new Highway Electronic Radio Enforcement Squad (HERES), if you are speeding while your smart phone is turned on, you could end up with a ticket tacked on to your cell phone bill.

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