Thursday, September 23, 2010

First day of Autumn
Code Orange Air Quality Alert today for the Triad
Your WBFJ Family Station Forecast: Mostly sunny and HOT…High 92.
As of Wednesday, the Triad has experienced 64 days with temperatures hitting 90 degrees or above this summer. That’s a yearly record.

Baby formula RECALL: More than 4 million containers of Similac powdered infant formula are being recalled because the products may contain a small beetle or larvae, which could cause stomach and digestion problems in infants. The recall does not affect any liquid formulas just the powder formula. www.similac.com/recall/lookup (800) 986-8850.

Tdap deadline for students. Today is the last day sixth-graders can attend school without an updated Tdap vaccination. Students who have not received the vaccine or provided documentation will be excluded from middle schools on Friday. In 2008, a state law went into affect requiring all sixth-graders who have not had a Tdap vaccination since July 2005 to receive a booster shot by the start of the school year. Appointment cards are not sufficient, according to the state. www.myfox8.com/news/wghp-story-tdap-vacc-100922,0,7897484.story

Forsyth Jail and Prison Ministries is hosting a “Prayer Walk at the Jail” this Friday (September 24) starting at 5:30. The event starts at the corner of Chestnut Street and Second Ave in downtown Winston-Salem. Forsyth Jail and Prison Ministries is the WBFJ Ministry of the Month for September. Info: 759-0063 Website: www.forsythjpm.org
FYI: Fundraiser: Purchase Fresh Pecans for $10 dollars per bag to help the ministry. Orders will be taken through September…with delivery in October

Value of mammograms questioned. A new medical study suggests that increased awareness and improved treatments rather than mammograms are the main force in reducing breast cancer deaths in the US. The American Cancer Society, as well as most doctors, still recommends annual mammograms for women starting at age 40. The study is published in the New England Journal of Medicine. http://consumer.healthday.com/Article.asp?AID=643463

Atlanta-based mega church pastor Eddie Long has canceled a news conference and a radio show interview scheduled today, after a third suit was filed against him on Wednesday.

Blockbuster files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Blockbuster rental stores, DVD vending kiosks, by-mail and digital businesses, remain open and will operate normally. www.foxnews.com/us/2010/09/23/blockbuster-files-chapter-bankruptcy/

Requests in FarmVille Facebook, changes? The on-line social network has made changes to its News Feed, Game Requests and Bookmarks. www.insidefacebook.com/2010/09/21/facebook-making-changes-to-news-feed-requests-bookmarks-to-promote-social-games-or-hide-them/

More on the story about the two men who arrested after they allegedly cut a hole in an elderly woman's roof and attempted to charge her $1,200 to repair the damage. www.myfox8.com/news/wghp-story-wicker-st-100922,0,6961614.story

The NCAA has suspended two UNC football players for receiving improper benefits. North Carolina defensive back Kendric Burney six games and safety Deunta Williams four games. Both players must also repay benefits to become eligible, though the school plans to appeal the length of the suspensions. www.news-record.com/content/2010/09/22/article/2_unc_players_get_ncaa_suspensions