Daily Archives: March 9, 2012

Brawley Chamber Names New Executive Director From Yuma

The Brawley Chamber of Commerce announced today named Kathryn C. “Katie” Figari of Yuma, AZ, as its new Executive Director.
The former owner of a mortgage and real estate business, Figari currently teaches third grade. She also has experience running a nonprofit organization. Her first day as Brawley Chamber Executive Director will be March 19.
“Our Board was very impressed with the level of private business experience and non-profit organization management experience Katie has,” said Brawley Chamber Board President Denise Smith. “We all felt she would provide great service to the Chamber and be a great fit with the Brawley business community.”
Figari’s resume lists her major strengths as: team building/leadership; staff training and development; grants management; operation management; budget/cost control and business planning.
She went back to school to earn her master’s degree in education and teaching credential after a career in various business including sales and grant development and administration. For 15 years, she and her husband owned a mortgage and real estate business in Yuma. As a business owner, she was a longtime member of the Chamber in Yuma.
She also was the president of a Yuma adult literacy organization that was in financial crisis and without an Executive Director when she led an effort to restructure the organization, correct deficiencies and get it back in compliance with state and federal guidelines.

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1.02pm: Barack Obama: mercantilist. Speaking at a car plant somewhere in America this afternoon, the president said:

I don’t want stuff made there and sold over here. I want stuff made here and sold over there.

D’oh. In fact “stuff” can be made here and there, and sold both here and there. It’s called comparative advantage, and everybody wins.

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Eight techniques to control high blood pressure withouttaking meidcine

When you or are a high blood pressure (B.P) sufferer with (a systolic pressure, the upper number, of 140 or above, or a diastolic pressure, the lower number, of 90 or above), you might be concerned about taking medication from your doctor to bring down your high blood pressure.

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In Other Words

Cool Stuff With
A Little Value

In the 400′s a law was set forth in   England that a man was allowed to beat his wife with a stick no thicker than his thumb.
Hence we have ‘the rule of thumb’
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Many years ago in Scotland , a new game was invented. It was ruled ‘Gentlemen
Only…Ladies Forbidden’.. .and thus, the word GOLF entered into the English language.
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The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time TV was Fred and Wilma Flintstone.
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Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than the  U.S. Treasury.
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Men can read smaller print than women can; women can hear better.
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Coca-Cola was originally green.
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It is impossible to lick your elbow.
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The State with the highest percentage of people who walk to work:
Alaska
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The percentage of Africa that is wilderness: 28% (now get this…)
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The percentage of North America that is wilderness: 38%
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The cost of raising a medium-size dog to the age of eleven: $ 16,400
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The average number of people airborne over the U.S. in any given hour: 61,000
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Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair..
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The first novel ever written on a typewriter,  Tom Sawyer.
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The  San Francisco Cable cars are the only mobile National
Monuments..
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Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from
history:
Spades – King David
Hearts – Charlemagne
Clubs  -Alexander, the Great
Diamonds – Julius Caesar
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111,111,111 x
111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987, 654,321
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If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in
the air, the person died in battle. If  the horse has one front leg in
the air, the person died because of wounds received in battle. If the
horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.
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Only two people signed the Declaration of   Independence on July 4, John Hancock and Charles Thomson. Most of the rest signed on August 2, but the last signature wasn’t added until 5 years later.
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Q. Half of all Americans live within 50 miles of what?
A. Their birthplace
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Q. Most boat owners name their boats. What is the most popular boat name requested?
A. Obsession
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Q.. If you were to spell out numbers, how far would you have to go until you would find the letter ‘A’?
A. One thousand
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Q.. What do bulletproof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers and laser printers have in common?
A. All were invented by women.
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Q. What is the only food that doesn’t spoil?
A. Honey
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Q. On which day are there more collect calls than any other day of the year?
A. Father’s Day
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In Shakespeare’s time, mattresses were secured on bed frames by ropes.
When you pulled on the ropes, the mattress tightened, making the bed firmer to sleep on. Hence the phrase…’Goodnight , sleep tight’.
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It was the accepted practice in Babylon 4,000 years ago that for a month after the wedding, the bride’s father would supply his son-in-law with all the mead he could drink. Mead is a honey beer and because their calendar was lunar based, this period was called the honey month, which we know today as the
honeymoon.
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In English pubs, ale is ordered by pints and quarts… So in old England, when customers got unruly, the bartender would yell at them ‘Mind your pints and quarts, and settle down.’ It’s where we get the phrase  ‘mind your P’s and Q’s’
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Many years ago in England , pub frequenters had a whistle baked into the rim, or handle, of  their ceramic cups. When they needed a refill, they used the whistle to get some service. ‘Wet your whistle’ is the phrase inspired by this practice.
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At least 75% of people who read this will try to lick their elbow!

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