Thursday, June 25, 2009

Update: 'Charlie's Angels' Star Farrah Fawcett Dies at 62 (1pm)

Amber Alert ( issued on Thursday, June 25, 2009)
Authorities are searching for two young children last seen on Roan Mountain in Mitchell County. Parents lost sight of the children while returning to a public parking lot.
Location: Roan Mountain in Western North Carolina near the Tennessee state line. Two children: 6-year-old Alexander and 4-year-old Heidi Suddeath

Iranian police blocked protesters from gathering in Tehran yesterday, as the nation's supreme Religious leader insisted that authorities will not yield to demands for a new election. At least 17 people killed in post-election violence. Opposition leaders have vowed to continue to challenge the election outcome, alleging the June 12 vote was rigged.

It’s the state’s first confirmed death from the H1N1 Virus (or Swine Flu). Health officials confirming that a Guilford County man, who died last Friday, tested positive for the H1N1 flu.
The man had flu symptoms after a heart procedure. Dr. Chris Ohl, an infectious-disease specialist at Wake Forest / Baptist Medical Center said that the vast majority of people who contract the H1N1 virus will experience nothing more severe than a case of seasonal flu – just feeling bad for three to seven days. FYI: Nationwide…there have been 87 deaths related to the H1NI virus as of Friday…with nearly 21,500 confirmed cases nationwide.

Winston-Salem Mayor Allen Joines will return a $1,000 dollar campaign contribution given to him in 2005 by Billy Prim, the owner of the WS Dash. Prim also gave smaller donations to two members of the council, Dan Besse and Vivian Burke. The council voted unanimously last week to contribute another $15.7 million dollars in additional financial help to build the downtown baseball stadium.

THE GOVERNOR OF SOUTH CAROLINA HAS SOME EXPLAINING TO DO. Governor Mark Sanford left his office last Thursday afternoon, telling a few aides that he was going to do some ‘hiking’ along the Appalachian Trail. In actually, Sanford has been having an extramarital affair with a woman in Argentina…for a year. At a news conference yesterday, the governor says he has no plans to resign.

The Guilford County Board of Education will consider a 30 to 50 cent increase in school lunch prices (depending on the grade) for the 2009 to 2010 school year.

Check out the new video from Jars of Clay on Yahoo.com. “Two Hands” shows footage of the band on a recent trip to Africa in support of its Blood:Water Mission. http://new.music.yahoo.com/videos/JarsOfClay/TwoHands--217246091

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