Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Increased Fire Danger possible for Wednesday because of gusty winds and low humidity Your WBFJ Family Station Forecast Today: Sunny…High 86

The Guilford County Board of Health has passed new local restrictions on smoking in governmental buildings. Smoking will be banned inside PTI as of September 1st.

Eight lifeguards were on duty last Friday when a 6-year-old girl was found unresponsive in the deep end of the Kimberly Park Pool in Winston-Salem. Police saying that 30 to 35 people were in the pool when the 6 year old girl, Ja'Nae Nicole McCullum, went under water. A group of 21 youngsters from the Salvation Army Boy's and Girl's Club and two chaperones were swimming at the pool. http://www.wxii12.com/news/19893698/detail.html

An autopsy in Florida shows television pitchman Billy Mays died from heart-related problems, not head trauma. Mays, 50, was on a US Airways flight Saturday from Philadelphia to Tampa, Fla. The flight had a rough landing and Mays had told a reporter in Florida before his death he had bumped his head. Mays was found dead in his Tampa home Sunday. There was speculation that his death may have been linked to the rough landing.

The US military has officially transferred control of all major Iraqi cities including Baghdad to the Iraqi military this morning. The government of Iraq has declared today…National Sovereignty Day. http://www.voanews.com/english/2009-06-29-voa29.cfm

The Supreme Court ruled yesterday that white firefighters in New Haven, Connecticut were unfairly denied promotions because of their race, reversing a decision that Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor endorsed as an appeals court judge. http://apnews.myway.com/article/20090629/D994GBUG0.html

The new president in Honduras is rejecting international pressure to allow the return of President Manuel Zelaya, who was ousted by military forces on Sunday. Zelaya was exiled to Costa Rica.

AN AIRBUS FLIGHT FROM YEMEN HAS CRASHED INTO THE INDIAN OCEAN. Rescuers are on the scene. So, far a young child has been found alive. Officials are blaming the crash on bad weather.It was just about four weeks ago that an Airbus A330 crashed into the Atlantic Ocean as it was flying from Brazil to France. No one survived that crash.

Michael Jackson’s children, ages 7, 11 and 12, have been placed under the temporary guardianship of their grandmother…Katherine Jackson. Funeral arrangements for Jackson are incomplete at this time.

Michael Jackson fans who purchased tickets to his final concerts will receive a full refund…or…if they choose, a commemorative ticket. Fifty sold-out Jackson concerts were scheduled for the O2 Arena in London, starting July 13, with admission costing at least $105 dollars. http://www.cnn.com/2009/SHOWBIZ/Music/06/30/jackson.refunds/index.html

Health officials say more than 47,000 elderly Americans end up in emergency rooms each year from falls involving walkers and canes. That's almost 3% of all falls among people 65 and older.
Officials with the CDC in Atlanta suggesting that doctors take more time to better fit patients with walking aids and to teach how to use them safely.

New tapping game from “Digital Praise” can be played on the I-Phone and I-pod. Dance Praise combines music from well-known Christian artists with a tapping game that's designed to put the skills of its users to the test. Hits by Newsboys, tobyMac, Superchick, Relient K and other top artists pulsate as players follow onscreen cues. Available at the iTunes app store.

A baby opossum's instinct to play dead evidently didn't help matters after it got wedged inside a soda machine at an upstate New York fitness club last Wednesday. The opossum ran into the Court Jester Athletic Club in Johnson City, N.Y., near Binghamton, and scurried behind a soda machine. The club's assistant manager called police realizing the critter was stuck inside, hanging upside down in a compartment below the soda dispenser. Read more...

The 39th Annual Southeast Old Threshers' Reunion is going on today through Saturday at Denton Farm Park. Print a map and ticket info at http://www.threshers.com/farmpark/.

Sports: The Winston-Salem Dash will celebrate Independence Day on Thursday, July 2 with fireworks after the game. BTW: Kevin Terry – President of the Dash will join the Morning Show around 8:05 tomorrow morning. Ticket details: (336) 714-2287 http://www.wsdash.com/