Friday, January 14, 2011

Watch out for ‘black ice’ on shaded areas again this morning. Any ice and snow that melted yesterday has refrozen overnight
Your WBFJ Family Station Forecast: Mostly sunny…High 38. Lots of sunshine and warmer for the weekend.

WS/FC Schools Twitter updates being sent out this morning.  Use caution this morning. Numerous secondary roads are still icy. http://twitter.com/wsfcs

GAS PRICES HAVE BEEN HOLDING STEADY FOR THE LAST COUPLE OF DAYS. Today's national average price for regular unleaded is just above three dollars-and-nine cents. A little cheaper in the Triad.

Blood donations at the local Red Cross are way down due the winter weather earlier in the week. To schedule an appointment or locate a Red Cross Blood Drive in your area go to www.redcrossblood.org/donating-blood

The FDA is limiting the amount of acetaminophen, better known as Tylenol, in prescription pain medicines. The FDA is also requiring stronger warnings on the labels of those medicines about possible liver failure from taking the drug.

Continue to pray for the families (and victims) affected by the Tucson, Arizona shooting last Saturday that claimed 6 lives and wounded 13 others including a US Representative. A nine year old shooting victim was laid to rest in Tucson yesterday.
Related story: Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is opening both eyes, moving both legs and arms, and is responding to friends and family. Doctors are calling the ‘miracle’ a "major milestone" in her recovery. www.journalnow.com/news/2011/jan/14/wsmet07-giffords-moves-arms-and-legs-ar-693501/

Stop the violence. The World Evangelical Alliance says the violence against Christians in Iran "needs to stop immediately." A crackdown on Christians in the Islam-controlled country began before Christmas. Forty Iranian Christians have been arrested in Iran since December 26th.

For what it’s worth. An astronomer says that a shift in the Earth's alignment has changed zodiac dates, and there are actually 13 signs instead of 12. So Virgos, how do you feel about being Leos? Just a thought, shouldn’t we trust in the One whom created the universe…and the stars? www.myfox8.com/news/wghp-story-zodiac-changes-100114,0,2808860.story

“The Green Hornet’ hits theaters this weekend. Get the latest family friendly movie reviews from ‘Plugged in’ and ‘Focus on the Family’.   http://www.pluggedinonline.com/

Need advice? "Ask Adie". Adie Camp, the wife of Jeremy Camp, will be the host of a new ‘advice’ segment on the Gospel Music Channel. Questions for "Ask Adie" can be submitted through the Gospel music Channel website. Adie will take a look at everyday problems with an eternal perspective. More info: www.watchgmctv.com/adie  http://www.gospelmusicchannel.com/ 

More details about the KRISPY KREME FRIENDS & FAMILY NIGHTS at the US Figure Skating Championships in Greensboro on January 27, 28, 29th on Tami’s blog site on the morning show page at www.wbfj.fm

The deadline to order is Wednesday, January 19, at 5 p.m.

To order your tickets: Call (336) 331-3820 or e-mail us at tickets@usfigureskating2011.com

Deborah Hooper has been named as the new president of the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce. Hooper has been the general manager WFMY News 2 for the past 25 years, Hooper takes her new position on Feb. 7th.

SPORTS: ACC Basketball…

The Tarheels came back from a 16 point deficit beating Virginia Tech in Chapel Hill last night…64 – 61

UNC-G getting its first win of the season over ASU…75 – 74

NFL Divisional play-offs this weekend…