Monday, January 17, 2011

Your WBFJ Family Station Forecast: Mostly cloudy skies with a High near 40.   Rain overnight.

Today is a state and Federal holiday celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.   Local, State and Federal offices will be closed today.  No school for most public schools today.

Dr King, a social conservative? Dr. Alveda King, full-time Director of African American Outreach for Priests for Life and niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., said today that advice columns written by her uncle for Ebony magazine in 1957-58 reveal a man who today would be regarded as a ‘social conservative’. "In advising men and women on questions of personal behavior 50 years ago, Uncle Martin sounded no different than a conservative Christian preacher does now," said Dr. King. "He was pro-life, pro-abstinence before marriage…and based his views…on the unchanging Word of the Bible. Today, Planned Parenthood would condemn Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as part of the ‘religious right.'"  Read the entire article…
MLK bio: http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/peace/laureates/1964/king-bio.html

Week Two of the LIVE webcast with Dr Ski (SKEE) Chilton (our special guest on the morning show) and Lysa Terkerst ( president of Proverbs 31 Ministries ) TONIGHT at 8pm online at www.madetocrave.org.    Topic: “Fiber, fish and eating healthy on a shoe string budget”.  Monday night's webcast will be re-played 4 times on Tuesday at noon, 3pm, 8pm and 10pm.
This 6 week webcast focuses on Lysa’s new book, “Made to Crave: Satisfying Your Deepest Desire with God, Not Food”

Celebrate LIFE…January 16 – 23, 2011 is ‘Sanctity of Human Life’ week.  For a list of Pregnancy Care Centers in your area…go to http://www.wbfj.fm/event4.html

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:
Northwest NC Chapter site: www.nwnc-redcross.org/

More details about the KRISPY KREME FRIENDS & FAMILY NIGHTS at the US Figure Skating Championships on January 27, 28, 29th in Greensboro on Tami’s blog site on the morning show page at wbfj.fm .  The deadline to order is this Wednesday, January 19, at 5 p.m.
To order your tickets: Call (336) 331-3820 or e-mail us at tickets@usfigureskating2011.com

Book your cabin on the Music Boat 2011… NOW. Special pre-sale is going on through January 24th. For details call: 1-800-889-5265

The number of Flu cases in the US is on the rise. According to the Centers for Disease Control, eight states (including North Carolina) reported widespread influenza activity. Map and Info: www.flu.gov/news/blogs/blog20110103.html

Proposed cuts to the Winston-Salem / Forsyth County school system’s budget could eliminate hundreds of jobs. The Winston-Salem Journal reported on Saturday that Superintendent Don Martin presented scenarios to the school board’s finance committee on Friday, in response to the Governor’s request for additional cuts in next year’s state budget.

The Children's Home in Winston-Salem is expanding. The "Opportunity House" is opening its doors to offer aid to abused and neglected children…while adding 45 new jobs to the community. The Opportunity House serves as a temporary home until the children, ages 7 to 21, can live with relatives, foster parents, or possibly be adopted. http://www.tchome.org/

CONGRESSWOMAN GABRIELLE GIFFORDS HAS BEEN UPGRADED FROM CRITICAL TO SERIOUS CONDITION. Giffords has been removed from a ventilator and is now breathing on her own. 13 people were wounded, six people lost their lives, in the deadly shooting spree in Tucson a week ago. The suspected gunman is in custody.


ONE OF THE ASTRONAUTS SCHEDULED TO GO UP ON THE NEXT SHUTTLE MISSION HAS BEEN INJURED IN A BICYCLE ACCIDENT.  NASA says although astronaut commander Tim Kopra will be OK, though his injuries could impact his duties aboard Space Shuttle Discovery.  Discovery is scheduled to launch on February 24th.

SPORTS: The road to the Super Bowl just got ‘less’ crowded.  The Divisional Championships next weekend will include: (AFC) Jets and Steelers.  (NFC) Bears hosting the Packers.

ACC Basketball: Low scoring game for the Taheels. Georgia Tech over the Heels…78 – 58