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Ever Wonder What Zip Code Numbers Mean?

If you remember Mr. Zip you are showing your age. Mr. Zip was the friendly animated postal worker that was used to promote the Postal Service's "new" delivery system using zip codes. Fifty-two years ago the first zip codes came out with ZIP being an acronym for Zoning Improvement Plan.  

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School Bus, Getty Images

Should Schools go to a Trimester Format?

I was reading about how summer school students in recent years are failing to show up for school. It got me to thinking about maybe it is time for school districts to begin thinking about trimesters. School would be held from January through March, May through July, and September through November. Each three month period of time would be followed by a month away from school in April, August, and December.

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Universal
Universal

Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Pitch Perfect 2’ Takes Charge and ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ Gives Chase

In one weekend, Pitch Perfect 2 has handily outgrossed the entire run of its predecessor, proving that you should never underestimate a sleeper hit that steadily grows an army of dedicated followers through the power of Blu-ray and DVD. Right below it, Mad Max: Fury Road opened to respectable numbers that will look disastrous to anyone who doesn’t pay attention to the details. Let’s dive in.

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ThinkStock

Funny Laundromat Names

I usually go straight home without anything really happening. Just your normal ride home from work. But this caught my eye. I was on my way home from work and I saw this sign at a Laundromat.

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Tri-State Lugnuts Endless Summer Cruise-In

You know it is summer time when you see The Tri-State Lugnuts get their cars out.

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Ride Cool
Hannibal Clinic

Bridge the Gap, Ride Cool, Commencement & The Beardless Brother

This weekend's area calendar runs the gamut, with something for just about everyone.

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John Tripp, Jeff Dorsey
John Tripp, Jeff Dorsey

John Tripp Gone 6 Years, Seems Like Yesterday!

It still seems like yesterday when I got the call that numbed my body from head to toe. That was six years ago tomorrow. It was May 16, 2009 when I lost my best friend with the passing of John Tripp to a heart attack at the age of 58.

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What is the Best Beauty Salon Name You Have Ever Heard?

While out of town on Sunday, I came across a beauty shop sign that read "Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow." It got me to thinking of just how many beauty salons there are and even more interesting are the names of those salons.  

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Quincy Community Theatre
Kurt Parsons

Mary Poppins Audition Appointments Available

Quincy Community Theatre's summer blockbuster Mary Poppins is coming!

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Frederick M. Brown / David Buchan / Tibrina Hobson, Getty Images

Famous People From Iowa

The Hawkeye State might not be the first or second most likely state you think of when someone says "celebrity hometowns," but there are some folks from the state of Iowa that may come as a surprise. 

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