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We Are a Mobile Society, So In What State Were You Born?

With the weather as hot as it was over the weekend, it turned out to be a "lost" weekend as far as doing the things I wanted to do. I did manage to make it to Blues in the District Friday night, and while there I ran into a guy from Hannibal who recognized me. Then I met a guy and his wife from Kansas who was there as well. Saturday, I ventured out for dinner and struck up a conversation from some people from Arkansas, Indiana and Florida. Just by chance these occurrences all took place. It almost felt like I was around more "outsiders" than "locals."  It got me to thinking about just how mobile our society is.  

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Kevin Winter, Getty Images

American Bandstand Got a Big Boost 57 Years Ago

Dick Clark was known as America's oldest teenager having hosted American Bandstand on TV for years. Clark recently passed away after an illustrious career in TV and Radio.

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Chris Hondros, Getty Images

You Never Forget Your Favorite Teacher

I was out of town this weekend and I ran into someone who started yelling my name, trying to get my attention. He new me, but I was not familiar with him. It amazes me the people I run into away from Quincy. I told this story to a friend and he related a story back that he too was recently out of town and ran into his all-time favorite teacher from years ago. We started talking about our favorite teachers.

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Monika Graff/Getty Images

Busch Stadium a Qualifying Site for Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest in N.Y.

Hot dog eaters, your chance has arrived! Busch Stadium will be the site of a qualifying round for the annual Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest at Coney Island, New York this summer.

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Chaloner Woods, Getty Images

Happy Birthday to My Dad

March 11 has always brought memories and good times for me.  My father was born on March 11 and every year we would celebrate his birthday and every year he would get the same birthday gift from me. That gift was two tickets to opening day of the baseball season. I haven't been able to give him tickets for 29 years now. He passed away in 1985 from Alzheimer's or dementia as it was known then.

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Scott Olson, Getty Images

Another Abducted Child is Allegedly Murdered

My, how the world has changed in my lifetime. As a kid in Brooklyn, New York, I could go out and play in the neighborhood. There was no fear of someone coming by and taking me away. Unfortunately, we don’t live in my past world and kids are being taken away. Such was the case of 10 year old Hailey Owens of Springfield, Missouri.

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Francois Nel, Getty Images

Quincy Table Tennis Club to Hold a Junior Tournament

Call it Table Tennis or Ping Pong, it is still a fun game to play and a great way to get some exercise as well. As a two time winner of the Rome, New York summer table tennis championships as a kid, I found ping pong to be quite a bit of fun to play.

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Eric Nadel/ MLB
Eric Nadel/ MLB

Texas Ranger’s Voice, Eric Nadel Wins the Ford C. Frick Award

Eric Nadel, who has spent the past 35 years as the voice of the Texas Rangers, has been selected as the 2014 recipient of the Ford C. Frick Award, presented annually for excellence in broadcasting by the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.

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Hulton Archive, Getty Images

It’s Time to Build a Canal from Meredosia to Quincy

I have been sitting on this thought for the past ten years and decided maybe this would be a good time to reveal it to the world (or at least my little portion of it).  Having grown up in New York State, I lived literally on the Erie Canal in Rome, New York

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Spencer Platt, Getty Images

City of Quincy Hosting a 9-11 Ceremony

The City of Quincy will hold a remembrance ceremony on Wednesday, September 11. The ceremony will be held at 8 a.m. outside of City Hall at 730 Maine Street near the 9-11 Artifact and Memorial.  

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