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UHV SBD Center Offers First Steps to Starting Your Business

The UHV Small Business Development Center is offering their recommended workshop for those considering opening a business on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 starting at 10:00 a.m. If you have a great idea you think could be a successful business--but just don’t know how to get started--this no-cost workshop can help.

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BBB Advice For Safe Shopping Online

Online shopping has become an easy way for consumers to purchase products from the convenience of your computer or portable device. While online shopping allows you to avoid crowds and lines, there are certain risks involved when spending at online retailers. Last year, BBB received over 2,000 complaints against online retailers nationally. Complaints cover a wide range of issues. Some allege the product did not match its description, others state delivery issues, and problems receiving a refund.

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Victoria Amateur Radio Club Meeting Thursday 8/21/14

The Victoria Amateur Radio Club will hold their monthly meeting this Thursday, August 21st starting at 7:30 p.m. at the DeTar Conference Center on Medical Drive, off Nursery Drive. Meeting starts at 7:30. "Eating Meeting" at the Mall Food Court, about 6:00. You can learn about the hobby and service of amateur radio, including how to obtain your FCC license, which is required to become an amateur radio ("ham")

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Tech Basics: Microsoft Excel 2010

Learn the basic elements of Microsoft Excel 2010 spreadsheet software. Create a spreadsheet using formulas and chart the data. The class will be held at the Library (302 N. Main St.) on Tuesday, August 19th at 9:30 a

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Tom Hanks’ Typewriter App Shoots To The Top Of The App Store

When I was in junior high school in the early-1970's (yes, I'm not a "Spring chicken" anymore), I learned to type in a summer school class, on a manual typewriter. At about that same time, my Mom bought an electric typewriter, and for the next 15 years or so, I used that machine to type out everything from homework reports in high school to song lyrics for bands I played in over the years. Sometime in the early-90's, it finally died, and I moved on to computers with word processors. I'm sure there are many people reading this who have never experienced the feeling of pushing down on a character key and hearing the "clack" as the letter hammer snapped into contact with the paper, transferring--character by character--your thoughts to a blank sheet of paper.

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BBB Warns Social Media Users to Beware of Phishing Messages

These days almost every social media outlet allows for private messaging. Even Pinterest recently jumped on the messaging bandwagon. The unfortunate side effect is that scammers are quick to jump on too.

When con artists create emails, links or web pages assuming the identity of a trustworthy source and prompt you to share sensitive personal data, it’s called “phishing”. Phishing is big business for cyber criminals.

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Photo © 2013 Skeeter Nash
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Skeeter Heard Worldwide On Newsline

Once again this week, KIXS 108 Morning Show host Skeeter Nash will be anchoring the Amateur Radio Newsline® report, heard around the world, over the ham radio airwaves, and online at www.arnewsline.org. This is a valuable service to ham radio operators worldwide, with reports coming in from all around the globe. A dedicated group of volunteers produce these reports, and they use their background in broadcast radio and/or television to give these weekly updates a very

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BBB: Students Give Financial Aid Scams a Failing Grade

The college fall semester will kick off soon, so now is the time to beware of scams targeting students. Scholarships and financial aid are a great way to help with the high cost of education. Even though finances have already been planned out for the school year, scammers still use this time as an opportunity to take advantage of students and parents. Before you think about last-minute financial assistance, Better Business Bureau (BBB) serving Central, Coastal, Southwest Texas and the Permian Basin wants you to be wary of financial aid fraud.

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Tech Basics: Microsoft Word 2010-Pt. 1

Learn the basic elements in Microsoft Word 2010 word processing software. Participants will edit an existing document in a variety of ways: Exercises include: adding a bulleted list, cutting and pasting text, copying and pasting text, editing the quick access toolbar, spell checking, tracking changes, saving and printing the document.

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Tech Basics: Microsoft Office 2010

Learn features of all programs in Microsoft Office 2010. Exercises include creating a document in Microsoft Word, changing the document’s format, and saving and printing the document.

The class will be held at the Workforce Solutions Golden Crescent Computer Lab (120 S

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Tech Basics: Introduction to Computers

If you've felt intimidated by today's computer technology, there's hope! The Victoria Public Library invites you to a basic introduction to the computer. Learn computer terminology and learn to use the mouse—an important step to mastering the world of computers. The class will use an online mousing tutorial and is designed for those who have never touched a computer.

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Video: Austin Summerfest 2014 Ham Radio Event

Check out my video recapping the 31st annual Austin Summerfest, where amateur radio operators (a.k.a. hams) from all over Texas and beyond converged on the Capitol City for this year's get-together.

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