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Major Memorial Day traffic expected locally



Watch out, Checkered Flag fans.  The roads are about to get crazy.  Memorial Day travel madness is on the way.

After a Harsh Winter More Americans to Start Summer Travel Season with a Memorial Day Getaway
AAA projects more than 36 million Americans to travel for the holiday

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., (May 16, 2014) ? AAA Travel projects 36.1 million Americans will journey…
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Texting 911



Texting has become as much a part of language as a giggle or the word "like" to a teenage girl.  Now there is another use for the text, to contact emergency services with 911.  Although it is a really new program there has been some information put out about the program. 

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10 reasons you should pull over immediately



Every Saturday my husband wakes up bright and early to listen to his "shows" on NPR (National Public Radio for you non-hipsters).   If nothing's on the boob tube, I even listen along myself. 

Although I'm not a huge fan of chat radio, I have to admit, the all-about-auto show "Car Talk" is not only hilarious, it's also very informative…
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Action Movie Kid to the rescue!



When you?re little, just about any job your dad does seems pretty awesome.  But, in reality, most dads don?t do anything nearly as cool as Daniel Hashimoto.  This DreamWorks animator has made a career of building famously creative films, including How to Train your Dragon and Kung Fu Panda 2.  And at home, he brings his three-year-old son, James? imagination to life. 

Here is a sampler of some of his series of mini-films starring James, the Action Movie Kid!

You can catch his full list of Action Movie Kid films on YouTube.

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For more spectacular…
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"Rubber Duck" coming to Norfolk this weekend




Certainly, by now, most of our Checkered Flag fans have heard about the big yellow duck that is headed to Hampton Roads.  If you're wondering what all the quacking is about, here are the details.

Giant rubber duck coming for Chrysler's reopening
By Teresa Annas
The Virginian-Pilot 
  

NORFOLK

The Chrysler Museum of Art has booked a giant rubber duck to make a mighty splash after…
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