Enjoy the mild temperatures and sunshine today and Thursday. A cool down is coming by the weekend.
A federal judge has blocked part of North Carolina’s new “Women’s Right to Know Act”, ruling that providers do not have to place an ultrasound image next to a pregnant woman so she can view it, nor do they have to describe its features and offer her the chance to listen to her unborn child’s heartbeat. Most of the law goes into effect today. The other sections of the law, including the 24-hour waiting period can be enforced. Another hearing is set for December. http://www.wral.com/news/state/nccapitol/story/10298194/
Army SGT Joseph Smith and his family from Thomasville will get the keys to their new home this Saturday during a special presentation by ‘Homes for Our Troops’, a national non-profit organization dedicated to building specially adapted homes for severely injured veterans. SGT Smith was severely injured during his fourth deployment to Afghanistan. The Smith’s new home features an open floor plan, automatic door openers, hard-surfaced floors, roll-in showers, roll-under cooktops, sinks, and more. The specially built home will allow him to live with more freedom and independence. www.homesforourtroops.org/smith
Praise: Rescue crews pulled a 27-year-old woman alive from a collapsed building late Tuesday…three days after a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck eastern Turkey. Earlier in the day, crews also rescued a two week old baby from the rubble. More than 400 people lost their lives during Sunday’s quake. Tens of thousands have been left homeless. www.myfox8.com/news/sns-rt-us-turkey-quaketre79m10z-20111023,0,3833294.story
Weather stuff: Resident and vistors in Cancun, Mexico are preparing for Hurricane Rina, a strong category 2 storm, is setting her sights on the Yucatan peninsula. Also, the first big snowfall of the season is happening in the Colorado Rockies. www.weather.com
SPORTS: The Texas Rangers at St Louis tonight in Game 6 of the World Series. Rangers have a 3 – 2 lead. http://mlb.mlb.com/index.jsp
Want to express your feelings about paying 17 percent more on your Duke Energy bill this winter? A public meeting will take place this Thursday (Oct. 27) at 7 p.m. atHigh PointCity Hall. It is one of several meetings being held across the state to get input on the rate increases. The company filed a request with the state utilities commission in July to raise home rates by 17 percent, or about $20 on the average. Business rates would jump by 14 percent if commissioners pass the proposal. http://www.myfox8.com/news/wghp-duke-energy-rate-hike-meeting-scheduled-for-high-point-20111019,0,7174159.story
Blame teen car crashes on G-Forces? Crash experts studying why teen drivers have many more accidents than adults have zeroed in on the elevated gravitational forces (or “g-forces”) caused by braking late, swerving abruptly and other common new-driver mistakes. These judgment-related maneuvers make losing vehicle control more likely and leave less time to react to hazards…also limiting the ability of nearby drivers to take corrective measures. http://consumer.healthday.com/Article.asp?AID=658076
Traffic Alert: Road construction near Salisbury. The right lane of I-85 North just north of Long Ferry Road (Exit 81) near Salisbury will be shut down today for repairs. Expect delays from 8:30am til 3pm in the work zone.
The High Point Furniture Market in High Point. Expect more traffic in the downtown area and watch out for pedestrians through Thursday (Oct 27)
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)