AAA: 1 out of 7 drivers in NC does NOT have a license? News for Wednesday

AAA:  1 out of 7 drivers in NC does NOT have a license?   News for Wednesday

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Say what?? One out of every seven drivers on the road in North Carolina does NOT have a license, according to a study by AAA. The agency plans to use its research to push state lawmakers to take a tougher stance to get these dangerous and illegal drivers off the roads.   Check the rest of the story…www.wsoctv.com/news/news/local/aaa-one-seven-nc-drivers-does-not-have-license/nSXch/

RECALL: Major global recall from Toyota – due to a power window problem that poses a fire risk.  In the US, approximately 2.5 million Toyota owners will be getting a notice in the mail. A variety of Toyota models (including the Corolla, Camry and RAV4) are listed in the recall.  http://money.cnn.com/2012/10/10/investing/toyota-recall/index.html?hpt=hp_t3

Goodwill Industries is hosting a Career Fair TODAY from 11am to 3pm at Oak Hollow Mall in High Point.  Dress to impress and bring a current resume.  Call 336-275-9801 X-328 for more information.   www.triadgoodwill.org

Season jobs plentiful?  According to USA Today, six major retailers -including Toys
R Us…Walmart…Kohl’s…Macy’s…Target…GameStop – will be hiring lots of extra workers for the Holidays: Read the full article here: http://usat.ly/WtxTq4

Anxiously waiting: Another attempt by daredevil skydiver Felix Baumgartner to make his historic 23 mile free-fall from the stratosphere will likely be on Thursday. Tuesday’s attempt was aborted due to windy weather. The Deal:  Felix plans to jump from a higher altitude than anyone ever has — 120,000 feet (about 23 miles), more than three times the cruising altitude of the average airliner — with nothing but a space suit, helmet and parachute. He also hopes to be the first person to break the sound barrier in such a dive. At that altitude, the thin air provides so little resistance that after just 40 seconds, he is expected to be free-falling faster than 690 miles an hour. He plans to fall 115,000 feet in less than five minutes, then deploy a parachute for the final 5,000 feet to Earth. Red Bull is sponsoring this free fall. www.cnn.com/2012/10/09/us/skydiver-record-attempt/index.html?hpt=hp_t3

Update: According to the CDC, High Point Surgery is the ONLY healthcare facility in the Triad connected with the recall from New England Compounding Center – the company that distributed a steroid linked to an outbreak of ‘fungal
meningitis’.
   The current fungal meningitis outbreak that spans nine states including North Carolina has sickened over 100 people, with 12 fatalities.   FYI: Fungal
meningitis is NOT contagious. Contact HP Surgery at 878-6048 www.cdc.gov/hai/outbreaks/meningitis-facilities-map.html

Did you know: The average family has about five pounds (or roughly $90) of loose change just lying around their home?  BTW: 5 lbs. of quarters…22 lbs. of nickels…60.5 lbs. of pennies = each adds up to $100 www.coinstar.com/funstuff/miningforcoins.aspx

Area single moms: FREE car care event for local single moms this Thursday (OCT 11)  from 4 – 7pm at the Kernersville Express Oil Change at 900 S. Main Street in Kernersville.  Call 336-993-4210 for more information

Recent studies have estimated that 65%-80% of auto repair shop customers are women, with nine out of ten women feeling unequally treated by their repair technician.     www.expressoil.com

Voter registration deadline – to register to vote or make changes is this Friday, October 12.  Early voting’ period begins October 18. Various Voter Guides are available on the News Blog at wbfj.fm (Look under ‘Election 2012’).  Election Day 2012:  NOV 6th .   Voter registration Info:  www.ncsbe.gov/content.aspx?id=1&s=1

The Vice-Presidential Debate between Joe Biden and Paul Ryan will be this Thursday evening (Oct 11) at 9pm on most major networks.  Congressman
Paul Ryan discusses faith and values with Jim Daly (President of Focus on the
Family).  -Brought to you by CitizenLink  Audio: www.citizenlink.com/2012/10/02/a-conversation-with-congressman-paul-ryan/

Planned Parenthood’s political arm continues Anti-Romney mailing in Virginia.  It’s the abortion provider’s third aggressive mail attack against GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney and Virginia Senate candidate George Allen. The postcard titled as “Julie” highlights Romney and Allen’s shared desire to overturn Roe v. Wade and end federal funding for Planned Parenthood.  http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/10/10/planned-parenthood-continues-anti-romney-mail-push-in-virginia/?hpt=hp_t2

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