Iranian Christian Pastor released from prison, reunited with his family

Beautiful FALL-like forecast: Lots of sunshine starting today through Friday with HIGHs near 80.

The Iranian pastor sentenced to death for refusing to recant his Christian faith has been released from prison and reunited with his family. According to
Christian Solidarity Worldwide,  Pastor Yousef Nadarkhani was acquitted of apostasy
charges on Saturday.  ACLJ: Youcef is now free, but some believe he’s still in great danger because of his religious convictions.     Stiff international pressure was put on the Iranian government to release the pastor. Pastor Yousef had been in prison for his faith for nearly three years. Pastor Yousef was arrested in 2009 for challenging required Islamic instruction for children. He was sentenced to ‘death’ in 2010 for apostasy after refusing to renounce his Christian faith. www.cbn.com/cbnnews/world/2012/September/Iran-Pastor-Acquitted-of-Apostasy-Released-from-Prison/

RECALL: Harris Teeter is recalling more than a dozen crab and lobster products sold in their seafood department that may be contaminated with listeria.   Customers who may have purchased the products between September 3-7 can return them for a refund.  http://triad.news14.com/content/top_stories/663715/harris-teeter-recalls-more-than-a-dozen-seafood-products

 No school for 400,000 students in Chicago.  Teachers in the nation’s third largest school district are on strike.   The teachers’ union and the city are still wrangling over benefits.  RnR

Both the US House and US Senate are back in session, after a 5 week recess. Because of the upcoming election on November 6th, many members of Congress are expected to be in Washington, DC for only a couple of weeks before heading to their home states to campaign.   RnR

Students at UNC-Chapel Hill will be gathering at the Pit tonight at 8pm to remember 19-year-old Faith Hedgepeth, whose body was found in her apartment last Friday. Police have ruled her death a homicide.  www.news-record.com/content/2012/09/10/article/candlelight_vigil_planned_for_unc_student

NFL – Start of the Regular Season:  Carolina Panthers QB cam Newton NOT
playing well in yesterday’s 16-10 loss to the Tampa Bay Bucs.  

Serena Williams winning the U.S. Open championship on Sunday

The Winston-Salem Dash and the Lynchburg Hillcats are tied at one game apiece in the best-of-5 Mills Cup Championship series.   Games 3 and 4 will be in Lynchburg, Va., on Tuesday and Wednesday at 6:05. Game 5, if necessary, would be in Lynchburg on Thursday at 6:05.

Tuesday is the 11th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks.   A day of Remembrance and a day of Service:  Local events: Winston-Salem:        A commemoration service will be held at 9am at Corpening Plaza to remember the
victims of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.  Speakers will include: Mayor Allen Joines, Police Chief Scott Cunningham and Fire Chief Antony Farmer. Police
Officer Fleurette Gregory-Phillips will sing God Bless America.  Police
Officers David Honeycutt and Savannah Christoffel will perform Taps in echo. www.cityofws.org/Home/Departments/MarketingAndCommunications/NewsArchive/News2012/Articles/9-11CommemorationToBeHeldInCorpeningPlaza

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Verne Hill


Verne Hill

I enjoy many things: Music. Family movie nights. My American flag flapping in the wind. Sunsets at the beach. Snow days. The Sweet Tea Party. Salvation through Grace… VERSE: “Let everything that has breath praise the LORD” Psalm 150 QUOTE: “A person who loves his job, will never work a day in his life.” MON-SAT 6A-10A (& Sunday@5 host) verne@wbfj.fm