WBFJ NEWS: Tuesday, JULY 22, 2014
RECALL: A company that supplies fruit to stores like Costco, Sam’s Club and Trader Joe’s has voluntarily recalled certain lots of whole peaches, nectarines, plums and pluots due to the potential of Listeria contamination. Wawona Packing Company http://wtvr.com/2014/07/22/peach-plums-nectarine-recall/
The Greensboro Science Center is renovating the indoor museum and doubling its outdoor zoo, all combined with new technology and interactive elements for families. The non-profit hit record attendance last year with a half a million visitors expected this year. http://myfox8.com/2014/07/21/multi-million-dollar-expansion-at-the-greensboro-science-center/
Three day work week? Mexican telecom billionaire Carlos Slim is suggesting a shift to a three-day work week, with longer work days and a later retirement age. http://myfox8.com/2014/07/21/billionaire-suggests-3-day-work-week-to-improve-quality-of-life/
NO VOTE? More than half the states holding primary elections so far this year have seen record-low turnouts, according to a new survey. CNN
Don’t mess with Texas: Governor Rick Perry will immediately send up to 1,000 Texas National Guard troops to help secure the Texas border with Mexico. Their role: “referring and deterring” undocumented immigrants, not detaining undocumented immigrants from Central America have crossed into the US this year, creating a humanitarian crisis. The price tag: around $12 million per month…http://apnews.myway.com/article/20140722/us-immigration-overload-national-guard-beb91bd0db.html
Look who’s turning ONE today – Prince George Alexander Louis…
Britain’s Prince George (son of William and Kate) is celebrating his first birthday
BTW: Little George has a ‘nanny’ named Maria. Actually, you can call her a super-nanny. Maria knows everything from basic child care to defensive driving and even self-defense. This nanny not only has to handle diaper changes, she also has to worry about potential kidnap attempts and invasive paparazzi.
Only 4 more months until shoebox collection week!
Operation Christmas Child by the numbers…
Total International collections 2013…9,950,000
2014 goal is 10,000,000
Total US collections 2013…7,541,468
2014 goal is 8,675,000
NW Piedmont Area 2013…43,072
2014 goal is 46,000
National Collection Week happens November 17–24, 2014
*Start shopping for (and praying over) your shoeboxes now…
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
Answers still needed: Rebels have turned over the flight data recorders from the downed Malaysian Flight 17, days after the passenger jet was shot down in eastern Ukraine. Key questions remained unanswered… CNN
Diplomatic rounds: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will be back in Jerusalem today as the United States tries to broker a cease-fire in Gaza between Israel and Hamas. CNN