Showers even a thunderstorm likely today through Tuesday…
Three day work week? Mexican telecom billionaire Carlos Slim is suggesting a shift to a three-day work week with some catches: longer work days and a later retirement age. (The Financial Times)
Lights- Camera- Action: The campus of Wake Forest University will be the backdrop of at least a few scenes in “The Longest Ride”, the latest movie based on a Nicholas Sparks novel. Filming will take place around Winston-Salem on August 4. Details are still being finalized.
One of the stars in the Nicolas Sparks movie “The Notebook” – James Garner – passed away over the weekend of natural causes. He was 86. Garner starred in both film and TV: “Maverick” in the late 1950s and “The Rockford Files” in the 1970s. CNN
Best-selling author James Patterson will be the main speaker for the annual ‘Bookmarks’ Writers and Readers Conference in Winston-Salem in August. Forty authors will give presentations along with several interesting panel discussions. Tickets / info at www.bookmarksnc.org
Patterson will speak at Reynolds Auditorium on Sept. 4 (6pm)…
A 5-year-old boy from Foxboro, Massachusetts wants one thing for his upcoming birthday: Lots of birthday cards with his name on them. Danny Nickerson was diagnosed with inoperable brain cancer last month.
Danny had to stop attending kindergarten to be treated, and misses all his friends His birthday is this Friday (July 25). His mother said he can recognize his name and would like to see his name on birthday cards. Wanna make Danny’s wish come true? The story and Danny’s mailing address is on our Facebook page / wbfj and the News Blog at wbfj.fm
Danny Nickerson PO Box 212 Foxboro, Massachusetts 02035
Shark sightings off Cape Cod, Great for business? A recent government study finding that the surge in the number of Great White shark sightings over the past two years is bringing in tourists (and their money) to coastal areas along the Eastern coast. Cape Cod has caught shark fever: Shark T-shirts are everywhere, and “Jaws” (the movie) is being shown in local theaters. BTW: Great whites generally are not seen as a threat to human swimmers. http://apnews.myway.com/article/20140721/us-shark-tourism-4e9b6b051f.html
Crash site chaos? The international community is angered over the handling of the crash site of that Malaysian Flight 17 that was shot down last week in the rebel-controlled area of eastern Ukraine. Major allegations of looting, tampering with evidence and investigators being stopped from examining the wreckage… http://myfox8.com/2014/07/21/network-apologizes-after-reporter-rifles-through-mh17-victims-luggage-on-live-tv/