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Jeff Dorsey
Jeff Dorsey

Baseball Has Made ‘Cracker Jack’ a Household Name

The song came out in 1908 and it is played at almost every baseball game played in America including the Hannibal Cavemen and the Quincy Gems games. It’s the “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” song and that song has single handedly sent the sales of Cracker Jack through the roof. In the song there is a line that says “Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jack.”

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ThinkStock
ThinkStock

Just One Little Pill Can Cause All These Symptoms?

I was watching the national news on TV a few nights ago and during every commercial break there was an ad for some kind of medicine or a pill for some ailment.  

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Salvation Army’s Christmas Campaigns Conclude in Hannibal & Quincy

The final numbers are in and the Salvation Army has announced that over $524-thousand was raised between the Quincy and Hannibal in the 2014 Christmas Campaign.

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Jeff Dorsey
Jeff Dorsey

Quincy Model Dallas Stephens in National Advertisement

Like millions of Americans do every Sunday, I poured myself a cup of coffee and opened the newspaper. Little did I know I would see someone I know in an ad inside last Sunday's edition of the Quincy Herald Whig.

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Timur Emek,Getty Images
Timur Emek,Getty Images

Do We Need a ‘Plus Sized’ Barbie?

Barbie and Ken dolls have come in all kinds of different outfits but they never have come in different sizes until maybe now.

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Alzheimer’s Association Selling a 2013 Hand Blown Ornament

The Quincy Area Branch of the Alzheimer’s Association is selling the 2013 seventh-in-the-series hand blown holiday ornament by regional artist Hiram Toraason during the holiday season. The limited-edition 5-inch ornament is especially designed for the Central Illinois Chapter with shades of bright purple, snowy white, with just a touch of blue.

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YouTube

Are TV Ads Beginning to Cross the Line?

After complaining about the Capital One TV ad last week, I feel like I won a small battle in a large war when the commercial removed a swear word from it and replaced it with a cleaner version. I considered it a small battle because there are others to fight, as well.

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Justin Hession, Getty Images
Justin Hession, Getty Images

Hey, They Took the Swear Word Out of the Credit Card Commercial

Well apparently people other than me complained about the use of a swear word by Samual L. Jackson in a recent Capitol One Credit Card TV commercial. That commercial has been replaced minus the word.

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Allison Joyce, Getty Images
Allison Joyce, Getty Images

Retailers Will Be Shortchanged on Weekends this Holiday Season

Traditionally, weekends are huge for retailers during the Christmas shopping season so the more weekends between Thanksgiving and Christmas the better for their business. Unfortunately, this year with Thanksgiving falling late in November, there will be one less weekend of shopping.

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"Black Friday" Marks Start Of Holiday Shopping Season
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Black Friday is About to Go Away

Kmart upped the ante this week by announcing that they would be open Thanksgiving morning at 6 a.m. this year, thus kicking off "Black Friday" on Thursday, a national holiday. I thought about writing more on this and then I realized I already wrote about it last year and what I wrote last year is coming true this year. If you missed it last year, here is what I wrote:

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