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Potato Chip Day Held on March 14th

Potato Chip day was held March 14 to celebrate the chip that got its start as the Saratoga Chip. The name comes from Saratoga, New York, where at a lodge there the first chips were made. As the story goes, Native American chef, George Crum, made the first chips after a customer sent back his potatoes complaining they were too thick. The chef being temperamental was angry at the customer and decided to slice the potatoes extremely thin and fry them to teach the customer a lesson.

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Studying and Getting Ready To Pick My NCAA Brackets

I’m getting ready to pick my brackets for the NCAA championship and it is tough this year. Normally there is a team that sticks out as a favorite to win it all, but this year too many of the top teams have lost games they should have won. Throughout the year when a team reached the #1 position in the pools, they lost that week. Indiana was able to hang on to the top spot for 4 weeks in a row but they eventually fell.

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Category: Morning Buzz, Opinion, Sports Tags: ,
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Vote to Determine the Top 10 Videos of the Week in Taste of Country’s Countdown

Carrie Underwood took the top spot in last week's ToC Top 10 Video Countdown, but not by much. A number of high-profile videos gave 'Two Black Cadillacs' a run for No. 1, as did a few clips from country newcomers like the Henningsens. A new battle to determine the hottest video in country music begins right now. 

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Oxford Casino

Renee Nelson’s Road Trip Leads Her to the ‘One Armed Bandits’

I took a road trip today to Norway. I was doing a favor for a friend. BUT on the way back, after a little shoe shopping, I found myself at the Oxford Casino.  I had not been before and since I was in the neighborhood, I had to check it out. 

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Andy Capwell’s American Idol Recap and Predictions

Season 12 of American Idol is down to the top ten, after tonight, they'll be down to the top nine. Last night the top ten, sang songs that past American Idol winners either sang during the show or had sung after winning the show. Here's my quick recap of their performances last night.

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Roberto Clemte Statue
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Remembering Roberto Clemente Agian

I was watching a special on ESPN about Roberto Clemente and it brought back some memories on an earlier story I wrote. This special was in Spanish with subtitles called 'The Clemente Effect' and mentioned a couple of things I had forgotten about.

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Photo by listener, Kerrie Lall
Photo by listener, Kerrie Lall

Bill to Have DOT Study of Two Way Traffic in Downtown Augusta

Let me start by saying I love a lively downtown area, anywhere. I love the older building and think they can be a hub for exciting local business opportunity. But, would changing the traffic pattern in Augusta really make a difference?

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Abbott and Costello
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When Comedians Were Funny, Remember Them?

I was so disappointed with the Oscars last night. I hope they never ask Seth MacFarLAME, oops, make that MacFarlane, to host again.

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Do You Want To Quit Facebook For A While Like Me?

There was a recent story that even though Valentine's Day is right around the corner, people are getting so fed up or frustrated with Facebook that they want to take a break from it for a while.

That's true for me! And here's why...

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Ross Land, Getty Images

New Study Finds “Smart Meters” are Safe, but Still Critics Have Questions

The new independent study found that radio frequency emissions from Central Maine Power’s Smart Meters have levels of exposure that are lower that what the Federal Communications Commission say are safe! But, that is of little comfort to those who have concerns over the smart meters' safety concerns.

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