Friday, July 30, 2010

Your WBFJ Family Station Forecast: Mostly sunny today. Not as humid…High around 90 . Mostly cloudy skies for the weekend. highs in the mid to upper 80's.

Winston-Salem has been chosen as the location for a new Caterpillar Plant. Caterpillar will be required to create and maintain at least 400 full time positions within the first five years. The proposed location of the Caterpillar plant is near the existing Dell Plant off Temple School Road and Union Cross Road. The Governor will attend a press conference at Forsyth Tech this afternoon regarding the Caterpillar announcement . Winston-Salem beat out Montgomery, Alabama and Spartanburg, South Carolina were also in the running for the Caterpillar plant.

Fire damages a BBQ restaurant in Lexington. Tarheel-Q on Highway 64 West near the Yadkin River was extensively damaged by fire early Thursday morning. Firefighters say the fire started in the attic. www.the-dispatch.com/article/20100729/ARTICLES/100729897/1074?Title=Tarheel-Q-damaged-by-fire

Personal details of 100 million Facebook users have been collected and published on the net by a security consultant. Ron Bowes used a piece of code to scan Facebook profiles, collecting data not hidden by the user's privacy settings and put online as a downloadable file. Mr Bowes said he published the data to highlight privacy issues. In a statement to BBC News, Facebook said that the information in the list was already freely available online.

Google is developing a social networking site that could rival Facebook. The Wall Street Journal reports that Google has been talking to companies that make social networking games…like "Farmville," which is played within Facebook. Games that draw tens of millions of players a month. No details on when Google might launch the new offering. www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=128818489

The Walt Disney is selling Miramax Films to an investor group for about $660 million dollars. Disney had been looking to sell Miramax because it no longer resonated with its other family friendly studio units such as Pixar and Marvel. www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=128865823

New this morning: The news organization Reuters is reporting that three U.S. embassy employees in Paris are being treated for poisoning after opening mail.

Wedding Bells this weekend for Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of former President Bill Clinton. Security is tight for the Saturday wedding in Rhinebeck, New York, a small town on the Hudson River. www.ndtv.com/article/world/chelsea-clinton-wedding-sneak-peek-39465?cp

There’s an unusual chance for someone to buy an established vineyard right here in the Piedmont. Black Wolf Vineyards in Dobson is up for sale. The sellers have broken the property up into five tracts: including the vineyard, winery and the old Wolf's Lair Restaurant will be up for auction on August 20th. For auction details, visit http://www.ironhorseauction.com/

If not Ansel Adams…then who?? It’s almost like something right out of "Antiques Road Show". Ten years ago, Fresno California commercial painter. Rick Norsigian (Noor-sah-GEE-inn) bought 65 old negatives at a garage sale for $45 dollars. He now claims that the glass photographic plates have been authentipated as the work of Ansel Adams…and are worth $200 million dollars. A representative of Adams disputes the claim…saying the negatives were produced in a darkroom. www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=128828530

The two new studies conclude that "hands-only" chest compression is enough to save a life. Experts advise doing chest pushes continually at a rate of 100 pushes per minute and skipping the mouth-to-mouth. FYI: Unofficially, experts suggest using the beat of the old disco song by the BeeGee’s "Stayin' Alive" as a guide for the 100 pushes per minute.
The American Heart Association has been promoting hands-only CPR for two years.

(Union County, NC) Church Deacon nabs teen vandals while sitting out in the cemetery. Church members in Union County help deputies solve several break-ins at two churches. Pastor Dr. David Richardson at Faulks Baptist Church said over the last few weeks, someone broke into the church and shot out lights and stained-glass windows with a BB gun. Deputies said someone had been causing the same problems about four miles away at Good News Baptist Church. Deputies were called to Faulk's Baptist Church at around 12:45 a.m. early Wednesday morning by a deacon who had been staking out the church for the last week. The deacon sat in a chair overnight in the church's cemetery and said he spotted two teenage boys with BB guns. The deacon stopped the teens and called deputies. The boys were charged with several counts of breaking and entering and with property damage. Pastor Richardson said he forgives the teenagers. "We know that God has…” www.wsoctv.com/news/24431384/detail.html