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Daily Holidays August 4

Coast Guard Day Coast Guard Day honours the courageous work of coast guards. When Hurricane Katrina struck the Atlantic coast of America, the US Coast Guardsmen saved over 33,500 lives, an estimated 24,000 of these were rescued from peril in severely dangerous conditions. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/coast-guard-day/

Assistance Dog Day Assistance dogs improve the quality of life for countless people who live with disability or illness, and a special day celebrates these four-legged friends every year. Assistance Dog Day recognises and honours assistance dogs and their trainers, and aims to raise funds and increase awareness of the work they do. It is part of International Assistance Dog Week, a yearly event started by long-time paraplegic, Marcie Davis. There are many different kinds of assistance dogs, from the well-known guide dogs and hearing alert dogs that help people with vision and hearing loss, to lesser-known helpers like seizure alert and medical alert dogs that can recognise the signs of heart attacks, strokes and epilepsy. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/assistance-dog-day/

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St. Louis Zoo nominated as 'best free attraction' in U.S.

The St. Louis Zoo, charging no admission since it opened in 1910, has been named one of the best free attractions in the nation by USA Today.

Here's what copywriters said about our free and famous menagerie:

"The 90-acre St. Louis Zoo exhibits 600 species of animals representing every continent and major biome on the planet. It's also one of the nation's few zoos that offers free entry, though some exhibits and shows charge smaller admission fees."

They also showed some love for the flightless birds: "The zoo's Penguin & Puffin Coast exhibit is one of the best penguin habitats in the country ... ."

http://www.stltoday.com/lifestyles/columns/joe-holleman/st-louis-zoo-nominated-as-best-free-attraction-in-u/article_a1aca046-7ccf-59f7-bc73-de5bdbea1df9.html

Wal-Mart has Parking Lot Problem

Notes from The Florissant, MO City Council Meeting RE: Wal Mart's newly opened store. One would think that a firm the size of Wal Mart would have done some soil testing prior to building next to a creek, but what do I know.....

The council also held a public hearing about the new Wal-Mart. Raymond Frankenberg II, an engineer on the project, spoke to the council. He told the council that a portion of the parking lot is moving. The area would be to the right as someone exited the store, at the corner of the lot farthest from the store. The parking lot as well as the ground beyond it is moving.

Four acres are moving, Frankenberg said. They are moving in the direction of Coldwater Creek. He said that there is a layer of soft grey clay which is very soft about 80 feet down. When it rains, a lot, “it liquefies, if you will.” In very dry periods, he said, the movement almost stops.

Two geotechnical firms are working on a solution. The have been monitoring the movement.

The solution, Frankenberg said, was to take weight off the area. The company plans to haul off approximately 35,000 cubic years of material. This will take between seven and 15 weeks, Frankenburg said. “Once we’ve unloaded the first 12,000 yards of material, should see movement stop,” he said

http://www.flovalleynews.com/florissant-city-council-meeting-2

The comment from the City Council members in the article are amusing.

Daily Holidays August 3

National Watermelon Day With a name like watermelon, one would expect it to be juicy, scrumptious and amazing. The watermelon meets, and in every case, exceeds that very exclamation. The presence of so much water makes this melon an impressive addition to the fruit family. Here it comes, the carefully procured but wonderfully amazing, Watermelon Day! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/watermelon-day/

Clean Your Floors Day https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/clean-your-floors-day/

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Daily Holidays August 2

National Ice Cream Sandwich Day The cold twin bursts of chocolate with the soft hint of vanilla between, leading to a small explosion of flavor. A delight over a century old, and even more impressive is that it is still as liked today as it was back then. The very taste of delight for untold of summers, this is the celebration of Ice Cream Sandwich Day! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/ice-cream-sandwich-day/

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Daily Holidays August 1

World Lung Cancer Day Lung cancer continues to be one of the most common cancers worldwide, claiming more lives yearly than breast, colon, and prostate cancers combined. It is estimated that lung cancer accounts for nearly one in five cancer deaths globally. In 2012, there were 1.8 million newly diagnosed cases of lung cancer alone. The American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST), alongside members of the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS) commemorates, celebrates and supports those impacted by lung cancer. FIRS joins the grassroots efforts of the lung cancer community to raise awareness about lung cancer and its global impact, creating an educational movement of understanding lung cancer risks as well as early treatment around the world. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/world-lung-cancer-day/

World Wide Web Day The World Wide Web was conceived by Tim Berners-Lee in 1989 at the CERN centre in Geneva, Switzerland, as a way for him to communicate with co-workers via hyperlinks. A quarter of a century later, WWW has become the main means of interaction, transaction and communication among humans, opening the door of opportunity for people in ways that would have been unimaginable to previous generations. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/world-wide-web-day/

Raspberry Cream Pie Day an often-overlooked kind of dessert, which is why we should celebrate Raspberry Cream Pie Day.
Many people use a pre-made pie base to save some time, but others prefer to make their own crust with crushed graham crackers or digestive biscuits. The one thing that can’t be compromised or altered, however, is the filling, which demands heavy cream, sugar, a dash of vanilla essence and, of course, some jewel-like raspberries. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/raspberry-cream-pie-day/

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