Thursday, July 29, 2010

Your WBFJ Family Station Forecast: Mix of sun and clouds with scattered thunderstorms
during the afternoon into this evening. Hot…High 94

(UPDATE) Fire damages restaurant in Lexington.
Tarheel-Q on Highway 64 West near the Yadkin River was extensively damaged by fire early this morning. The fire started around 5 a.m. Firefighters say the fire started in the attic.

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.

A FEDERAL JUDGE HAS BLOCKED SEVERAL CRITICAL PROVISIONS OF ARIZONA'S NEW IMMIGRATION LAW FROM TAKING EFFECT. The judge siding with the White House implying that ‘immigration enforcement’ is the role of the federal government. Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, who signed the bill into law and has accused the federal government of failing her citizens, promised to continue pursuing the case on appeal and go as high as the U.S. Supreme Court if necessary. The ruling released today by U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton, a Clinton appointee, struck down sections of the Arizona law that made it a crime not to carry appropriate papers for immigration registration and criminalized illegal aliens' efforts to get jobs. www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=184985

A man has been charged in the 1990 rape case of a Piedmont Bible College student. You can read more about this story: www.myfox8.com/news/wghp-story-arrested-salem-100729,0,3183709.story

All four airmen on board an Air Force C-17 were killed when the cargo plane crashed during a training mission near Elmendorf Air Force Base in Alaska. www.cnn.com/2010/US/07/29/alaska.plane.crash/index.html?hpt=T2

A second U.S. Navy sailor who went missing in a dangerous part of eastern Afghanistan has been found dead and his body recovered. www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=94657615

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

The number of bedbug infestations is on the rise in parts of the Piedmont. According to health officials in Forsyth and Guilford, the number of bedbug reports has doubled over the past two years. Some of the reasons: the pests are becoming tolerant to pesticide and international travel is becoming more affordable. The cost of removing the pests can start at $500. www.myfox8.com/news/wghp-story-bedbugs-100728,0,5028896.story
Hotels with ‘bedbugs’: http://bedbugregistry.com/

Are you a ‘’couch potato”? Well, welcome to the Tarheel state. North Carolina is now ranked as the fourth laziest state in the country in a survey released by Businessweek.com. The rankings were based on statistics from the U.S. Bureau of Labor. The survey measured the states based on two factors: inactive leisure time; such as sleeping, socializing, relaxing and watching television; vs active time, such as working and exercising. The three laziest states were Louisiana, Mississippi and Arkansas. www.wxii12.com/health/24425174/detail.html

A Greensboro councilman is proposing a major road name-change. Councilman Zack Matheny thinks the city should consider renaming High Point Road to Gateway Boulevard. He said the road could use a clean slate after recent crime problems and with the city building a new Aquatic Center near the coliseum. Some business owners along High Point Road think the proposal could be an expensive change. At this point, the name change is just a ‘proposal’ and would also require approval from the city of High Point.

ISP Sports, a college media management company based in Winston-Salem, will be acquired by I-M-G Worldwide, a global sports, entertainment and media company. The newly merged group, named IMG College, will be headquartered in Winston-Salem. No ISP employees will be losing their jobs, the company said, but around 25 new employees will be hired locally.

The Dash beat the Kinston Indians…8 – 5. The DASH on the road through the weekend.