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I am hard on headphones.    And cars.    And pretty much everything. This would be the loss of a second pair this year: I need to be a little easier on these things. It will be summer before we know it and if you are looking for some great activities for the kids The Human Society is offering their Kids for ... Read More »

#CantBeatCassiday – 2/22/2017

Each weekday morning Cassiday puts $83.74 of her own money on the line during Can’t Beat Cassiday.  We will play again Wednesday morning at 7:45! Here are the questions and answers for today! Let us know how you did!                                                                            CAN’T BEAT CASSIDAY (15-3) HODA KOTB ANNOUNCED SHE ADOPTED A BABY GIRL. WHO IS HER CO-HOST ON ‘THE TODAY SHOW’? ... Read More »

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