Friday, June 26, 2009

Code Orange Air Quality Alert today for the Triad
Your WBFJ Family Station Forecast
Today: Mostly cloudy. An afternoon thunderstorm possible…High 92
A few storms could be severe with the primary threat of damaging winds and hail

Why do celebrity deaths come in ‘threes’? Ed McMahon, Farrah Faucet…now Michael Jackson. Michael Jackson passing suddenly at age 50. The self proclaimed king of pop was pronounced dead yesterday afternoon after he was rushed to UCLA Medical Center. Doctors suggesting that Jackson suffered an apparent heart attack. An autopsy is scheduled today. Jackson was 50 years old; Farrah Fawcett was 62. www.myfox8.com/wghp-story-michael-jackson-dead-090625,0,7550462.story

Recall: JBS Swift Beef Company from Colorado is recalling approximately 41,000 pounds of beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli . These beef products were produced on April 21 and 22, 2009, and were shipped to distributors and retail establishments in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah and Wisconsin. A recall was NOT issued in North Carolina… http://www.fsis.usda.gov/News_&_Events/Recall_034_2009_Release/index.asp
USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHOTLINE
Visit www.fsis.usda.gov

Gas prices continue to drop for a 5th straight day. Triple A reporting that the national average for regular unleaded is down to about $2.66 dollars a gallon. Statewide…the average is $2.61.Last year at this time the national average had climbed to about $4.07 a gallon.
FYI: Fewer people are expected to travel this July fourth holiday weekend. Triple A predicts that about 37 million travelers will take a trip of more than 50 miles away from home.

Cheap(er) china sale??? Huge sidewalk sale this weekend at Replacements Ltd in McLeansville (located between Greensboro and Burlington).

Amber Alert cancelled: A young brother and sister missing in the rugged western North Carolina mountains have been found. 6-year-old Alexander and 4-year-old Heidi Suddeath were found yesterday about a mile from where they had disappeared on Wednesday. Both are safe. The parents of lost sight of the kids upon returning to a parking lot on Roan Mountain on Wednesday. http://www.news-record.com/content/2009/06/25/article/search_is_on_for_2_kids_missing_in_nc_mountains

PLANS HAVE BEEN UNVEILED FOR THIS YEAR'S "FAITH IN ACTION SUNDAY". The annual event challenges churches to literally close their doors on Sunday, October 11…and go out and serve their communities. Faith in Action Sunday was developed by the Christian relief agency World Vision, Christian publisher Zondervan, and the Christian marketing firm Outreach. Faith In Action encourages churches, ministries and small groups to serve and meet practical needs in their local communities. The third annual Faith In Action Sunday is set for October 11th. More information at http://www.putyourfaithinaction.org/

Sports: NBA Draft…
-Guard Stephen Curry of Davidson was the first player from our state to be
picked in the NBA Draft. Curry chosen by the Golden State Warriors.
-Gerald Henderson, from Duke, was the first ACC player selected.
He was taken by the Charlotte Bobcats.
Three Tarheels and Two Wake Forest players taken in the first round…
-Wake Forest standout James Johnson is headed to Chicago and former teammate Jeff Teague will be going to Atlanta to play with the Hawks.
****Both players gave up their last two college seasons to enter the draft.
-Tyler Hansbrough, the 2008 national college player of the year, is going to the Indiana Pacers.
-Ty Lawson was picked by the Minnesota Timberwolves.

School's out for the summer? Painters misspelled the word "school," and now the sign has become the talk of the town, especially for students who attend class nearby.
Students who attend Goulds Elementary School in southwest Miami Dade had no problem spelling "school;" however, whoever painted the word on the pavement spelled it "scohol."A DOT spokesman said, "Yes, this is a state road, but Miami-Dade County Public Works painted it there with temporary paint." The misspelled word should be corrected by Friday.
Check out the picture: http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sfl-school-zone-bn092509,0,3132933.story