Thursday, March 26, 2009

Good News for March 26 (posted by Mary Beth)

E-mail add-ons can tame even the peskiest inbox

"I don't have the sharpest memory around, but my computer forgets nothing. That's why I prefer to communicate via e-mail; it provides a permanent record of the conversation.

But with thousands of messages rolling in every week, how do you keep track of it all? My favorite e-mail software, Microsoft Corp.'s Outlook, has a pretty good set of management tools, but there's lots of room for improvement."

Click here for more information on organizing your inbox.

KFC's proposal: First pot pies, now potholes

"Everybody needs a little KFC. But maybe not Chicago.

The fast-food chain has sent off a letter to the nation's mayors, offering to patch their potholes for free. The company will leave behind a stenciled brand on the patch informing people the road has been 'Re-Freshed by KFC.'"

Read about KFC's newest strategy by clicking here.

Right whales in Cape Cod Bay

"In a rare congregation, about 70 North Atlantic right whales have gathered in Cape Cod Bay. The group represents approximately 20 percent of the endangered species' worldwide population."

Click here to enjoy a slideshow of images taken of this unusual gathering.

A baby's first Bluebonnet patch

"Nature's first green may be gold, but in Texas it's also blue, pink and orange. Take a look at how happy spring makes these kids."

To view the joy of kids and wildflowers, click here!

Bridging the past and present

"Sitting on the banks of the American River, Folsom has always had one engineering feat to aid its transportation needs — bridges.

And in celebration of the city’s newest bridge, the Folsom History Museum is highlighting the structures, both past and present, with a special exhibit that opened earlier this week and runs through May 10."

Click here to visit the Folsom History Museum and its new exhibit.

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