Thursday, November 18, 2010

Your WBFJ Family Station Forecast: Mostly sunny…High 58 One week away from Thanksgiving…

Today is the 35th annual ‘Great American Smoke-out’ sponsored by the American Cancer Society. More info about ‘kicking the habit’ online at www.cancer.org

Write in candidate trumps tea party candidate? Incumbent Lisa Murkowski of Alaska declared victory over fellow Republican Joe Miller in the nation’s last Senate race. If the numbers hold and legal challenges end, Murkowski will be the second person ever to win a ‘write-in’ bid for the US senate. Strom Thurmond of South Carolina won a write in campaign in 1954. (CNN)

The FDA has given the makers of seven alcoholic energy drinks 2 weeks to show that their beverages are safe for consumers…or remove them from store shelves. Governor Perdue has requested that alcoholic energy drinks be pulled from stores until the FDA makes a ruling. (http://www.journalnow.com/)

The increasing cost of cable. Time Warner Cable will raise rates on cable and internet service after December 3rd. If you are locked into a promotional deal with Time Warner, your costs should remain the same.  (http://www.journalnow.com/)

A candlelight service to remember Army specialist ‘Jake’ Carroll is planned for this evening  6:30pm (Nov 18) at Creekside Park in Archdale. ‘Jake’ died in the line of duty last Saturday near Kandahar in Afghanistan. Jake was a 2008 graduate of Trinity High School. He was 20 years old.

We are ONE week away from Thanksgiving Day…At Samaritan Ministries of Forsyth County, the Thanksgiving holiday coming up is more than just a single day, it’s a week full of special activities. Starting this Sunday, the Samaritan Ministries ‘Soup Kitchen’ (on Patterson Ave) will be transformed into “Little Richard’s of Clemmons’ for a day complete with checkered table cloths and pig decorations. Students from Mount Tabor High School will help serve. FYI: 166 pennies equals a warm meal for someone in need. http://www.samaritanforsyth.org/

National Collection Week for Operation Christmas Child continues through Sunday. Packing information and drop-off locations online at http://www.wbfj.fm/

"Operation Slow Down” is underway by law enforcement through Thanksgiving weekend.