Thursday, January 06, 2011

Your WBFJ Family Station Forecast:  Partly sunny…High 45

Updates: Wilkes County Schools are now on a 3 hour delay…
As of 9am...Millers Creek Christian School is now Closed.
WXII reported around 8:30am that officials with Yadkin County Schools ordered buses to pull off the highway earlier this morning until road conditions improve.

Thanks to Randy Wooden (Pres.- the Wooden Group) for talking about starting the New Year searching for a new job. More information on job searches and updating your resume for the New Year at www.woodengroup.com
For more info about the FREE monthly “Get Hired” seminars in Clemmons call Randy’s office at 793 - 8040

A math teacher at Jefferson Middle School in Winston-Salem has been suspended with pay after being accused of having inappropriate sexual relationships with at least two female students. The Winston-Salem Journal reporting that the teacher (Mark Tobin Mercer) recently exchanged about 1,000 text messages with one of the two female students with whom he is accused of sexual relations. The girl's parent discovered the text messages, setting off the chain of events that led to Mercer’s arrest on Tuesday. He was charged with a total of 29 counts of sexual offense involving the two 14-year-old students. Mercer has been suspended with pay pending further investigation. http://www.journalnow.com/news/2011/jan/06/wsmain01-math-teacher-and-female-student-exchanged-ar-670149/

The Pentagon is sending 1,400 more Marine combat forces to Afghanistan. Marines are now being notified and are expected to go within weeks. Late in 2010, the President mentioned that the US would begin withdrawing troops from Afghanistan in July. (Fox News)

One man died and two others were injured while working to repair a pipeline yesterday in Winston-Salem. 62 year old Herman Wilson died yesterday morning while working in a stretch of pipe between the Salem Lake Dam and Reynolds Park. Two other employees were taken to the hospital. OSHA is investigating the incident.  http://www.myfox8.com/news/wghp-story-contractor-dies-110105,0,3008980.story

A 1998 STUDY THAT LINKED CHILDHOOD VACCINES TO AUTISM IS JUST AN 'ELABORATE FRAUD'. The British Medical Journal published the scathing criticism along with an analysis of the study by journalist Brian Deer.  The 1998 study was first published by the Lancet. Last year, the Lancet retracted the study. The study is believed to be responsible for a worldwide decline in the number of children receiving the M-M-R shot. That vaccine is designed to protect against measles, mumps, and rubella. http://www.businessweek.com/lifestyle/content/healthday/648562.html?chan=rss_topStories_ssi_5

The United Nations reporting that worldwide food prices in December hit a record high. Weather conditions are the unpredictable factor that could cause food prices to go even higher.
 Best of the BEST . The ‘Best Christian Workplaces Institute’ has come out with their list of the best Christian places to work in the US, Canada and Australia.  Included in the 24 US organizations that all have a stated Christian mission and values: The American Bible Society, Joni and Friends, Intervarsity Press, KSBJ Radio, World Harvest Mission, MOPS International and Samaritan Ministries International. The list is put together based on surveys of employees. http://www.christiannewswire.com/news/2496415844.html

TABLET COMPUTERS AND VARIOUS SMART DEVICES ARE THE BIG ITEMS OF INTEREST AT THIS YEAR'S CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW THAT STARTS TODAY IN LAS VEGAS. The Consumer Electronics Association says it expects more than 80 new tablet computers to be launched at the show. The convention will also feature smart phones, smart TVs, and smart washing machines and refrigerators. The Consumer Electronics Association says consumer electronics in the United States is a 170 billion dollar-a year industry.

Elizabeth Edwards did not include John Edwards in her last will and testament. The News and Observer reported that the will, signed on December 01…six days before she died, states as follows:"All of my furniture, furnishings, household goods, jewelry, china, silverware and personal effects and any automobiles owned by me at the time of my death, I give and bequeath to my children." In January 2010, Elizabeth Edwards separated from John Edwards, a former U.S. senator and presidential candidate, after 32 years of marriage after he admitted to having an extramarital affair with a campaign videographer while Elizabeth was battling breast cancer. http://www.myfox8.com/news/wghp-story-elizabeth-edwards-will-110105,0,16317.story

Have you seen the video clip of the homeless man from Columbus, Ohio with the ‘smooth, silky’ radio voice? The homeless man is 53 year old Ted Williams. Williams’ story became a viral sensation on YouTube on Tuesday…reaching more than four million views in 24 hours. He was found by a Columbus reporter on the side of the road, using his incredible voice to collect money on the street.  As a 14 year old kid, Ted has dreamed of being in radio…ever since a field trip to a local radio station in New York. He is professionally trained with some on-air experience in broadcasting, but drugs and alcohol got in the way of a career in radio. Williams states that he has been ‘drug and alcohol’ free for two years.  Williams’ story has reached millions of people. And the voice over job offers are now pouring in including a full-time job and a mortgage on a home by Quicken Loans Arena and the Cleveland Cavaliers. NFL Films is looking to contact the man dubbed the "Homeless D.J." about work.
Check out Ted’s testimony on NBC’s The Today Show (Thursday morning)