Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Your WBFJ 'FAT Tuesday' Forecast:  Mix of sun and clouds…High near 60 Wednesday Night into Thursday: Rain with thunderstorms possible.

How would you like YOUR church choir to be highlighted during the Dove Awards in April? Just send in a version of your church choir singing “How Great Is Our God”. Selected choir entries will then be compiled into a collage of the song to be presented throughout the Dove Awards. Your choir could win an iPad or an iTunes gift card. Deadline for entries is March 21st.  To submit your choir’s video: go to www.cclitv.com/dove
The 42 annual GMA Dove Awards will be held at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta on Wednesday, April 20th and and re-aired on Sunday April 20th on the Gospel Music Channel.

A NEW STUDY FINDS THAT NEARLY A THIRD OF DRIVERS AGED 30 AND YOUNGER HAVE BEEN TEXTING WHILE DRIVING… IN THE PAST 30 DAYS. The Department of Transportation says nearly 55-hundred people lost their lives in accidents related to distracted driving in 2009. Of that number, 18 percent involved the use of a cell phone. The study comes from Consumer Reports, which is working with the federal Department of Transportation.

A research team at Wake Forest - Baptist Medical Center has become the first in the world to successfully grow organ tissue in a lab with the patient's own DNA. The researchers successfully used regenerative tissue of five boys between the ages of 10 and 14 to replace damaged sections of their urinary tubes. After 6 years of study and follow through…the ‘grown tissue’ is still working as normal.  It will likely be several years before the treatment is widely available for patients. http://www.myfox8.com/news/wghp-story-wfu-regenerative-110307,0,5867317.story

Expanding globally. Subway now has more outlets than McDonald’s worldwide. Subway had over 33, 700 restaurants across the globe at the end of 2010. Subway has opened its 1,000th location in Asia, including its first in Vietnam.     http://247wallst.com/2011/03/08/subway-passes-mcdonalds-in-global-store-count/#ixzz1G0ZHNcO0

The founder of the Ingle's grocery store chain has passed away. "Bob" Ingle died Sunday after a battle with cancer. Ingle was 77.  A funeral has been planned for Thursday in Asheville.

In stores today: "Passion: Here For You", featuring Chris Tomlin, Matt Redman and David Crowder, was recorded live at the Passion 2011 conference with more than 20-thousand university-aged students in Atlanta, Georgia this past January. Win it all this week if you are caller 7 when we play Chick-Fil-A Nugget between 8 and 9am.

In Michigan: The Fennville Blackhawks paid tribute to 16-year-old Wes Leonard last night by continuing the team’s undefeated season.  Last Thursday, Wes hit the game-winning shot for Fennville before collapsing and dying. Doctors saying that the cause of death was an enlarged heart. The small community near Lake Michigan came together last night to support their Fennville Blackhawks in an emotional first-round state tournament game before a crowd of 3,500 people.  They won, again...

Breaking News: Police in Spain have found the body of missing U.S. college student Austin Bice early this morning in Madrid. The 22 year old San Diego State University student had not been seen since early February 26, when he decided to go home early after a night out with friends.  www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/europe/03/08/spain.missing.student/index.html?hpt=T1&iref=BN1

The White House is considering a ‘no-fly zone’ and protected humanitarian aid in responding to Libya, which is on the brink of civil war.  CNN

SPORTS:  Duke and Carolina NOT will not be at the open practice on Wednesday.  The other ACC teams will be practicing at various times, and it's open to the public. The Men’s ACC Basketball Tournament starts on Thursday. 

The new ACC Hall of Champions is officially open in Greensboro.  Admission is $5. www.acchallofchampions.net/