Friday, July 10, 2009

Eat More Chicken! The 5th annual Cow Appreciation Day (all day) at Chick-Fil-A
Dress up like a ‘cow’ and get Free food at Chick-Fil-A

The water in your tap is more rigorously regulated than the bottled water you buy in a store. According to a General Accounting Office report delivered to Congress on Wednesday, EPA rules governing tap water are more thorough and require more disclosure than the FDA rules that govern bottled water. Americans spend more than $11 billion dollars a year on bottled water…that equals to an estimated 200 bottles annually for every "man, woman and child." http://www.healthday.com/Article.asp?AID=628836

You’ve probably heard of the Monday morning blues. A new study shows that Americans are most likely to commit suicide on Wednesdays.In a five-year study, nearly 25% of suicides take place on Wednesdays, followed by Mondays then Saturdays. Also, contrary to earlier research that showed more suicides in winter and spring, the new study found almost no seasonal differences. http://www.healthday.com/Article.asp?AID=628836

Cut calories…live longer? Cutting daily calorie intake by 30% may put the brakes on the aging process. According to a new 20-year study of monkeys, carefully cutting calories have beneficial effects on the brain and could result in a longer life span. The study published in the journal Science.

The Greensboro Symphony Orchestra will be able to keep two of its full-time staff jobs, thanks to $50,000 in federal stimulus money. The symphony is among seven non-profit arts organizations in North Carolina that will receive grants totaling $325,000 dollars through the National Endowment for the Arts.

GM rising? General Motors has emerged from bankruptcy protection after signing papers to transfer the bulk of its assets to a new, leaner company majority-owned by the U.S. government.

A charging bull gored a young man to death Friday during the ‘running of the bulls’ event in Pamplona, Spain. Nine others were injured. This is the first such fatality in nearly 15 years. http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,531361,00.html

A 6.0 magnitude earthquake in southwestern China has destroyed more than 18 thousand homes. More than 400 thousand people in the quake zone need to be evacuated

THE TROUBLED INSURANCE GIANT A.I.G. IS REPORTEDLY PLANNING TO PAY MILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN BONUSES TO ITS TOP EXECUTIVES. The Washington Post reports that AIG is looking for Washington's blessing on the payouts. AIG has received nearly 180 billion dollars in federal bailout money.

What? The presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church stating that it's "heresy" to believe that an individual can be saved through a sinner's prayer of repentance. Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori made her comments at the opening of the Episcopal Church's General Conference in California. She described the belief in individual salvation as the, quote, "great Western heresy." -In recent years, many congregations and dioceses have left the Episcopal Church because of its increasingly liberal theology and policies.

Check out this scripture from Romans 10:9-10 (NIV) “That if you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved.”

Jeremy Camp has announced plans for his first headlining tour in nearly two years. The "Speaking Louder Than Before" tour (sponsored by Compassion International) kicks off on September 10th. Jeremy will be joined by Natalie Grant and Bebo Norman. www.jeremycamp.com

SPORTS: Olympic Gold medal winner Michael Phelps has broken the world record in the 100-meter butterfly at the U.S. national championships being held at Indiana University. http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,531320,00.html

Seven time champion Lance Armstrong remains second in the Tour de France. The racing continues through July 26.

The Community Swim Association – city championships continue through Saturday at Lindley Park Pool in Greensboro. www.greensborocsa.org

The 54th annual Highland Games at Grandfather Mountain now thru Sunday. (July 9 -12 ) www.gmhg.org