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#CantBeatCassiday – 6/27/2017

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 7:50! Here are the questions and answers for today! Let us know how you did!                                                                            CAN’T BEAT CASSIDAY (89-6) DRAKE HOSTED THE NBA’S YEAR END AWARDS CEREMONY IN NEW YORK. WHAT SPORT IS THE NBA? ... Read More »

#SNlisten: Why Do People Hide Baby Names

Congrats to Spencer on being an uncle for the second time…although it took his brother a long time to tell him the name…why do parents hide the name of their baby before birth? Read More »

#SNlisten: Would You Be Mad?

After a parade over the weekend, Brando thought it would be a good idea to provide the local kids with water balloons…we don’t think everyone enjoyed it as much as the kids… Read More »

#SNlisten: Concert Smugglers

Spencer noticed that his friend was able to sneak water and snacks into a concert and wondered how many people actually smuggle candy/food/drinks into concerts or other public events and get away with it… Read More »

Monday with a long weekend ahead…

I don’t mind a Monday when a long weekend is on the way! I hope you had a wonderful weekend and had a chance to enjoy the beautiful St. Louis weather!   I had a great time at Suntrup Ford on Saturday, and I really really wanted this guy to follow me home. You know I am a fanatic, but last ... Read More »

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  • Malik Zaire

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  • Barack Obama, Laura Ricketts, Joe Maddon

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  • Russell Westbrook

    Michael Jordan, Taylor Swift salute MVP Russell Westbrook

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  • Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen, Jr., Bono, The Edge

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  • Gary LeVox, Joe Don Rooney, Jay DeMarcus

    Rascal Flatts surprises bride and groom at wedding reception

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  • Leslie Jones

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  • Anthony Scaramucci

    Retracted CNN story a boon for president at war with media

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  • Michel Temer

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  • LaVar Ball

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  • Anthony Scaramucci

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  • Michael Nyqvist

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  • Tupac Shakur

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  • John Legend

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    SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) — John Legend’s work has won Grammys, an Oscar and a Tony, but years before achieving global fame, the Legend-to-be took home another prize: spelling bee champ. A 1989 story in The Springfield News-Sun (http://bit.ly/2sQ6VSD ) proclaimed, “Product of home teaching wins bee.” The newspaper noted the future R&B singer’s sharp attire, his steady gaze and crisp ...
  • Sarah Palin

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    NEW YORK (AP) — Former vice presidential nominee and Alaska governor Sarah Palin is accusing The New York Times of defamation over an editorial that linked one of her political action committee ads to the mass shooting that severely wounded then-Arizona Congressman Gabby Giffords. In the lawsuit filed in Manhattan federal court Tuesday, Palin’s lawyers say the Times “violated the ...
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  • George Lucas, Mellody Hobson

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  • Michael Nyqvist

    ‘John Wick,’ ‘Dragon Tattoo’ star Michael Nyqvist dies at 56

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Swedish actor Michael Nyqvist, who starred in the original “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” films and often played villains in Hollywood movies like “John Wick” has died. Nyqvist’s representative Jenny Tversky said Tuesday that he died after a year-long battle with lung cancer. He was 56. Nyqvist is perhaps best known worldwide for originating the ...
  • F. Lee Bailey

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  • Outdoor Channel star sentenced for poaching in Wyoming

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