Thursday, July 22, 2010

Your WBFJ Family Station Forecast: Mix of sun and clouds…High 95

Weather is posing latest challenge to the Gulf clean up and containment. Forecasters say that a weather disturbance in the Caribbean could grow into a tropical storm over the next 24 hours. The storm is expected to move across southern Florida into the eastern Gulf this weekend, bringing heavy thunderstorms and high seas to the area affected by the BP oil spill. The next name on the storm list will be “Bonnie”. www.weather.com

Shirley Sherrod, the Federal Ag Department worker who was forced to resign from her government job in Georgia based on incomplete and misleading reports of a speech she gave, has been offered a new job by the White House. But, she said Wednesday night, she will have to "think about it." Sherrod, an African-American, is the former Agriculture Department official who resigned under pressure after a video clip surfaced of her discussing a white farmer. Sherrod says White House directly pressured her to resign

A three-year research project at Wake Forest University will delve into question of character in order to find out what makes one person compassionate, another cruel and another courageous. The research, called "The Character Project," is being funded through a $4 million dollar grant from the John Templeton Foundation to the university. It's the largest grant ever awarded for humanities research at Wake Forest. www.wfu.edu

Kernersville police are still searching for a man who allegedly robbed the Denny's on South Main Street in Kernersville early yesterday morning. The robber took an undetermined amount of money and fled the business on foot. Anyone with information about this incident should contact the Kernersville Police Department. www.myfox8.com/news/wghp-story-kernersville-dennys-100722,0,1374175.story

Hey 'Joe', are you listening? Every great cause needs a song. On Saturday afternoon, hundreds of Winston-Salem residents will gather at BB&T Ballpark (where the WS Dash play their home games) and lend their voices to a cause they believe in deeply…bringing a Trader Joe's to Winston-Salem. Organizers plan to record a video this Saturday between 3 and 4pm at the ballpark, featuring as many people as possible singing an original song.
BTW: Trader Joe's is a supermarket chain best known for its eclectic selection (including soy and flaxseed tortilla chips and sea-salt brownies) plus bargain prices. Trader Joe’s has six stores in North Carolina (including 3 in Charlotte), but none in the Triad.
Facebook page: Bring Trader Joe's to Winston-Salem

Read more about how refugees from Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, are adjusting to life here in the Triad. Check out the article from the Winston-Salem Journal featuring Tim and Jody Cross and Calvary Baptist Church on the News Blog at wbfj.fm
FYI: There are currently 45 Karenni families living in the area, with a total of about 100 children. www.journalnow.com/content/2010/jul/22/group-that-fled-persecution-in-myanmar-making-rapi/

The Winston-Salem Dash and the U.S. Postal Service will introduce the postal service's newest 44-cent Negro Leagues Baseball stamps in a ceremony at 6:30 p.m. today at BB&T Ballpark. The stamps are available at post offices and online: www.usps.com/shop The Dash vs the Potomac Nationals at 7 p.m. www.wsdash.com