Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Your WBFJ Family Station Forecast: Mostly sunny and breezy…High 72

Special Education Day at the Dixie Classic Fair. Students get into the Fair at 9am this morning…

WBFJ at the Dixie Classic Fair underwritten by Nationwide agent Brent Johnson
Stop by the WBFJ Gazebo today and play PLINKO…Proceeds going to “Shoes For Orphan Souls”

The Supreme Court will consider how FREE…free speech actually is when it comes to privacy at military funerals. The High Court is hearing arguments today in the dispute between the father of a Marine killed in Iraq (Albert Snyder) and members of the Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kansas. The outspoken church pickets many military funerals to make their point that U.S. military deaths in Afghanistan and Iraq are punishment for Americans' immorality…including tolerance of homosexuality and abortion. http://apnews.myway.com/article/20101006/D9IM5F9O2.html

State law restricting the use of spanking won't go into effect until 2011, but Thomasville and Randolph County schools are thinking of making some rule changes. The change mostly affects students with disabilities. Starting in 2011, school administrators must get written permission from parents at the beginning of the school year to use corporal punishment such as spanking.

Persistent, loud noise on the job more than doubles the risk for heart disease in younger workers…especially men. According to Canadian researchers at the University of British Columbia, ‘noise’ was defined as industrial noise, such as noise in mining, lumbering and wood product manufacturing. Persistent loud noise does not mean loud music or talking. The report is published in the online edition of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. www.businessweek.com/lifestyle/content/healthday/643960.html

No more noisy SunChip bags? Frito-Lay is switching out the bio-degradable bags for the original plastic bags. The original plain flavor of SunChips will keep the louder bags.
The snack maker said the switch should be complete by the end of October.

Fire crews on the scene yesterday afternoon at Rick’s Smokehouse Barbecue Restaurant on Old Highway 52 in Welcome. Witnesses reported seeing smoke billowing from the restaurant yesterday afternoon. There was a lot of smoke and water damage. No one was injured…The fire is under investigation. WXII / FOX8 / Dispatch

Richard Childress Racing lost its last bid to overturn Clint Bowyer's championship-ending penalty. After a formal meeting with NASCAR, Bowyer will not get back the 150 points he was docked after his winning car failed inspection on September 19th.

Major League baseball: Division Play-offs start today (Best of 5)
Texas at Tampa Bay
Reds at the Phillies
NY Yankees at Minnesota
(And on Thursday) Atlanta at San Fran