Friday, August 12, 2011

Your WBFJ Family Station Forecast: Partly sunny. Scattered thunderstorms this afternoon…High 88.  Best chance of rain this weekend wil be Saturday night into Sunday

Hanesbrands is having its annual clothing sample sale at the Joel Coliseum Education Building in Winston-Salem.  The Hanesbrands clothing sale is going on today until 4pm.  And on Saturday from 8am - 2pm.  Free Admission. Free Parking…just enter thru Gate 9 at the Fairgrounds.   Save up to 65% on brands including Hanes, Champion, Bali and Just My Size
Are you ready for some local High School football?  Gates open at 5pm this afternoon for the NewBridge Bank Invitational Football Jamboree, an annual scrimmage and fundraising event for area high schools. Tickets are $5 at the door (children under six get in for free) .
Team schedules and location info: http://www.newbridgebankjamboree.com/default.aspx

About 100 people stopped by a house in High Point on Wednesday after seeing an ad on Craigslist that the owner was giving away FREE stuff.  The Craigslist ad was a prank…and the homeowner (Scott Lovelace) was not amused. Fox 8 reporting that a young man in Scott’s neighborhood posted the fake ad and has since apologized to the homeowner. FYI: For those looking for deals on Craigslist, the organization recommends doing business only with people you can meet in person or who leave a phone number. 

The 12-year-old boy who was rescued after spending 15 minutes or more in the cold Pacific last week, likely survived because of his age.  "Dale" Ostrander was visiting the southwest Washington coast with his church youth group last Friday when he was swept out by a riptide. Rescuers who pulled Dale out of the water said he had no pulse and his face was pale. It's unclear how long Dale was underwater. A rescuer said Dale was pulled from the water 15 minutes after crews were dispatched. So how did he survive? Studies of near-drownings in cold water have found that survival depends on many factors including a person's age, water temperature, time spent underwater and how fast CPR is given. http://apnews.myway.com/article/20110810/D9P1H9KO1.html

“Rumors of my death are greatly exaggerated…” Mark Twain
Cheri Schumann Taylor would like Kennewick High School's class of 1971 to know she is very much ALIVE. A story in Saturday's Tri-City Herald about Kennewick High's reunion focused on seven classmates who were ‘murdered’ out of the 80 classmates who had died. Cheri was mistakenly included as a classmate who killed. But Cheri lives north of Seattle, with her husband and four children. She says she's happy, healthy and not ready to be buried. Reunion co-chairwoman Debra Blum told the newspaper the report of Taylor's pre-mature demise came by email, apparently from another classmate. http://apnews.myway.com/article/20110808/D9OVVM081.html

The US Postal Service is appealing to Congress to remove collective bargaining restrictions in order to lay off 120,000 postal workers while replacing existing government health care and retirement plans in order to save money.  (CNNMoney)

Michele Bachmann and Tim Pawlenty exchanging verbal jabs during last night’s GOP Presidential debate last night in Minnesota. BTW: Sources say that Texas Gov. Rick Perry will announce that he is running for president on Saturday.

NFL Pre-Season: Carolina Panthers play on Saturday