Thursday, June 18, 2009

Hot temperatures…late day thunderstorms through Saturday
Your WBFJ Family Station Forecast
Today: Mostly cloudy skies…High near 90

Flash Flood Warning for Randolph County until 7:45am
A flash flood warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring.

Tyco Electronics will close its plant in the Davidson County town of Wallburg. Most of the plant’s workers will be relocated to Greensboro.

A respiratory therapist at The Women’s Hospital in Greensboro might have unknowingly exposed 33 babies this week to the H1N1 virus, or swine flu, after she treated a patient who has since tested positive for the virus. So far, none of the newborns in the neonatal intensive care unit have shown signs of the illness. The babies exposed are being treated with the anti-viral drug Tamiflu. There are 125 confirmed cases of swine flu in North Carolina.

The North Carolina House Committee on Health is scheduled will consider legislation that would legalize marijuana use for medical purposes. The bill, introduced by Rep. Earl Jones (Guilford) and Rep. Beverly Earle (Mecklenburg) would make the drug's use legal for those with medical conditions who have a physician's recommendation.
Thirteen other states have already legalized the use of medical marijuana.

An unofficial ‘Day of Mourning’ will be observed today in Iran. Supporters of the opposition party are being asked to wear BLACK today in memory of the 7 demonstrators who were killed on Monday. More demonstrations are planned today in Iran.
Hossein Moussavi supporters have been rallying daily since hard-line incumbent President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad won re-election over the weekend.

The Winston-Salem City Council voted unanimously last night to provide additional loans for the downtown baseball stadium. The $12 million dollar loan will likely come with some conditions.

Cave Creek, Arizona: The race for the city council went down to the wire…or was it the card?Thomas McGuire and Adam Trent each won 660 votes in an election last month for a seat on the Cave Creek council. A re-count was considered too expensive.So, town leaders invoked a 1925 local statute. Settle the dispute by a game of chance. Previous deadlocks have been decided by gunfights…but the pair opted to draw cards instead.
During a ceremony at the local town hall last week, George Preston, Cave Creek's judge, took out a pair of playing cards from a Stetson hat and shuffled it six times. King of hearts beats a six of hearts…Thomas McGuire (a 64 year old retired teacher who has served two terms on the council) drew the six of hearts. He was beaten by Adam Trent (a 25 year old law student and newcomer to Cave Creek) who pulled the king of hearts. BTW: In Japan, a game of scissors, paper, stone is occasionally used to settle disputes. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/5561662/Arizona-town-decides-election-with-deck-of-cards.html

(College World Series - Omaha)
North Carolina Tarheels will play Arizona State tonight.

Minor League Baseball:
WS Dash beat the Frederick Keys 8-7 during a noon game
The Winston-Salem Dash clinched the first-half title in the Southern Division earlier in the week.
FYI: The Dash will celebrate Independence Day on Thursday, July 2 with fireworks after the game. Ticket details: (336) 714-2287 http://www.wsdash.com/

PGA: The US Open starts today in New York. Favored to win: Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson. Local golfer Drew Weaver (High Point) will be playing as well. http://www.news-record.com/content/2009/06/09/article/weaver_has_ticket_to_play_in_us_open