I was born & raised in Marysville, Washington (the other Marysville). I am the son of teacher parents so education was pretty important in my family. I graduated with a B.S. degree in Organizational & Mass Communications from Eastern Washington University (after a lengthy battle over a typing compentency test, which I eventually won). When I got to college I asked someone who had the best parties and they told me to try the Radio & Television Department. So I got a job on the campus station and it turns out the guy was right, I got hooked on radio and the rest is the proverbial history.
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Manley's History lesson...
Monday October 20, 2014
*Lung Health Day: 20 (Monday of Respiratory Care Week.)
*Miss American Rose Day: 20
*National Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day: 20 (3rd Monday)
This Week Is...
Food & Drug Interactions and Awareness Week: 17-24
Freedom From Bullies Week: 19-25 (3rd Full Week)
International Infection Prevention Week: 19-25 Link Mediation Week: 19-25 (Third Full Week)
National Character Counts Week: 19-25 (3rd Full Week)
National Chemistry Week: 19-25 (3rd Full Week)
National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week: 19-25 Link National Forest Products Week: 19-25 (Starts Third Sunday)
National Friends of Libraries Week: 19-25 (Third Full Week)
National Hospital and Health-System Pharmacy Week: 19-25 Link National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week: 19-25 (Always Third week)
National Massage Therapy Week: 19-25 (Last Full Week)
National Respiratory Care Week: 19-25 Link (last full week)
National Save For Retirement Week: 19-25 Link (3rd Full Week)
Red Ribbon Week: 19-25 Link (Last Week)
Ally Week: 20-24 Link
Freedom of Speech Week: 20-26 (3rd Full Week)
Mike's Blog De Jour
This week is International Infection Prevention Week. The timing is pretty coincidental since Ebola is about the only thing we are hearing about in the news lately. While it's important to take steps to protect ourselves and for the government to help stop the spread of the disease, it also opens up the possibilities for the worst in people to come out. I am of course talking about those who want to cash in on the Ebola virus. Seems impossible to most of us that someone would do that, but there are companies out there like the venture capital outfit in Vegas which purchased the ebola.com web domain because they were hoping that they could sell it for a profit. There is also a company selling ebola hazmat suit halloween costumes and another that is now selling a line of jewelry in the shape of the ebola virus. Yes we do live in a world of what might sometimes be over kill when it comes to political correctness and people often come up with creative ways to raise money for lots of causes, but it seems to me that there should be some things that remain off limits to those who are seeking to simply make a profit.
Nearly Impossible Quiz:
Monday October 20, 2014
Q: Q: Spanish scientists developed an “electric tongue” which can distinguish between different varieties of THIS with about 82% accuracy. What is it that it has a taste for?
and other stuff I thought you'd like to know...
Monday October 20, 2014
Some San Francisco radio stations are pulling Lorde’s hit song “Royals” from their playlists until after the World Series.
Charlie Sheen has been engaged to porn star Brett Rossi and she would have been Mrs. Sheen number 4... but the engagement has been called off.
The TV game show "Family Feud" is getting some heat over a question they had: name a woman's job!
Then there's Camp Bonifas, a U.S. Army base adjacent to the Demilitarized Zone in South Korea, that boasts the "world's most dangerous golf hole" -- a par-3, 192-yarder that's surrounded on three sides by land mines.
HBO says it's going to offer streaming service, beginning next year.
You'd have to run four miles to burn off the calories of one Coca Cola.
A new survey claims that 1 in every 10 people have had sex at an airport to pass time.
Anyone not have an email address? Internet?
In Case You Missed It...
Best To Stay Home In October: Most Accidents
It's best to stay home on weekends in October. A study shows that the deadliest month in which to drive and Saturday is the most perilous day.
October road fatalities totaled 3,612 compared to 2,818 in January.
Researchers believe the difference may result from time of day, unsafe behavior and distractions.
Night is the most likely time for instances of drunken driving, speeding and driving without a seat belt to occur. Alcohol was involved in 18% of daytime fatalities and the number jumped to 54% at night.
Midweek days like Tuesday with 96 fatalities and Wednesday with 100 fatalities are safer than the combined average of 143 deaths on Saturdays and Sundays.