Monday, July 26, 2010

NOT AS HOT… Your WBFJ Family Station Forecast: Partly sunny with scattered afternoon thunderstorms...High 90

Long-term mortgage rates fell again last week. Both 30- and 15-year fixed-rate mortgages at their lowest levels. The average rate on a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage in the week ending July 22 was 4.56%. That’s the lowest level since 1971. A 15-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 4.03% , the lowest since at least 1991. www.bizjournals.com/triad/stories/2010/07/19/daily47.html

Kaye Cowher, the wife of former Steeler’s football coach Bill Cowher, died of skin cancer on Friday. Kaye was 54 years old. Kate Cowher is survived by her husband and three daughters. Kaye was a former basketball player at North Carolina State. A private funeral service will be held Monday in North Carolina. FYI: Skin cancer s the most common type of cancer in America. www.myfox8.com/lifestyle/sns-ap-fbn-obit-kaye-cowher,0,4133650.story

Could BP’s CEO be on the way out?? BP Execs saying that "no final decision" has been made about possible management changes, which apparently includes reports over the weekend that CEO Tony Hayward is on the way out. A Board of Director’s meeting is scheduled this morning.
*****Offshore oil crews are returning to work at the site of a damaged oil well in the Gulf of Mexico, after Tropical Storm Bonnie fizzled out in the Gulf.

The Boy Scouts annual Jamboree is going on this week in Virginia. This meeting is extra special this year with the celebration of the Boy Scouts of America’s 100th Anniversary. www.scouting.org/
FYI: The Old Hickory Council is celebrating 100 years of scouting this Saturday at BBT Ball Park (where the WS Dash play their home games). The Christian band ‘Revive’ will be in concert that evening. Affordable family fun. Open to the public…Ticket info: www.wbfj.fm

Navy officials confirming that two US sailors are missing in Afghanistan. The Taliban is claiming responsibility. www.voanews.com/english/news/Four-US-Soldiers-Killed-in-Afghan-Attack-99164884.html

More than 70,000 children and teens go to the emergency room each year for injuries and complications from medical devices…and contact lenses are the leading culprit. About one-fourth of the problems were things like infections and eye abrasions in contact lens wearers. These are sometimes preventable and can result from wearing contact lenses too long without cleaning them. Journal Pediatrics: www.pediatrics.org

NASCAR: Jamie McMurray winning at the Brickyard on Sunday

Pro golfer Carl Peterson winning the Canadian Open on Sunday. Peterson has ties to the Triad…He went to high School at Grimsley and college at NC State. This is Peterson’s first PGA victory since winning the Wyndham Championship in Greensboro back in 2008.
The 2010 Wyndham Championship will be at Sedgefield CC August 19 – 22, 2010.

The Winston-Salem Dash fall to the Potomac Nationals…13 – 3. The Dash taking on the Kinston Indians at home through Wednesday. Tonight and Tuesday night (7pm)
Wednesday at noon… www.wsdash.com