Partly sunny…High near 50. Mostly sunny and warmer on Tuesday
A local marine from Randolph County has died in the line of duty. Lance Cpl. Jacob Levy was shot by a sniper in Afghanistan last Wednesday when he was flown to Germany. Levy’s mom and dad were by his side when he passed away on Saturday. Levy was 21 years old. Levy graduated from Eastern Randolph High School in 2009. This was his second tour of duty in Afghanistan. http://www.news-record.com/content/2011/12/10/article/randolph_county_marine_in_critical_condition
Lowe’s Home Improvement has pulled its ads from the TLC reality show “All-American Muslim” after the Florida Family Association had threatened a boycott. Now, a state senator fromSouthern Californiasaid he was considering calling for a boycott if Lowe’s DOSEN’T apologize to Muslims and reinstate its ads on the show. TLC’s “All-American Muslim” premiered last month and chronicles the lives of five families fromDearborn,Michigan with a large Muslim and Arab-American population. http://www.news-record.com/content/2011/12/11/article/lowes_pulls_ads_from_tv_show_about_us_muslims_0
Eating raw cookie dough is not a good idea. A 2009 case study confirming that cookie dough can contain salmonella from ingredients such as raw eggs, but the new study suggests that E. coli can lurk in the dough as well. The study was published Friday in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases. http://consumer.healthday.com/Article.asp?AID=659706
Starting this week, students at one high school in Rock Hill, South Carolina won’t get disciplined right away for wearing saggy pants. Instead, school officials will lend them a belt. The Herald of Rock Hill reporting that administrators at Northwestern High School hope the change will cause students to think about how they dress and also reduce the number of students referred for discipline.
Principal James Blake says the school is willing to try anything to give students the opportunity to do the right thing. http://www.myfox8.com/news/wghp-story-saggy-pants-belt-111211,0,5763784.story
Yawning: It’s all in who you know. Seriously! An Italian study found that yawns were most contagious among family members, followed by friends and then acquaintances and strangers. The study was published in the journal PLoS One. ABC News
For a fifth year in a row, an anonymous donor has dropped a gold coin in a Salvation Army kettle outside a Sam’s Club in Clarksville, Tennessee.
The South African gold coin is worth over $1,700 dollars. Officials with the Salvation Army found the coin last Thursday night while counting donations. Clarksville is about 50 miles north ofNashville. (The Leaf-Chronicle)http://www.myfox8.com/news/wghp-story-mystery-donor-111210,0,232287.story
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.”
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