Mostly cloudy with a few showers possible…High 75. Sunny and warmer for Wednesday and Thursday…
No more chocolate milk to compliment your school lunch?? Superintendent Don Martin said last week that he’s convinced that getting rid of chocolate milk in Winston-Salem / Forsyth County school lunchrooms is “a change worth making.” A review committee is expected to look at the issue, and the school board will discuss the matter before making a final decision. FYI: Chocolate milk accounts for 76% of the milk the system sells. www.journalnow.com/news/2012/mar/12/2/no-more-chocolate-milk-ar-2033997/
FYI: School systems around the nation must implement Federal nutrition standards that Congress approved including adding grains and vegetables, while reducing sodium and sugar.
Part of the ‘Legal Elite’. Attorney Tony Hartsoe has been voted one of the state’s most effective family law attorneys by his peers. Hartsoe, founder and President of Hartsoe and Associates, will be included in Business North Carolina magazine’s “Legal Elite”. www.journalnow.com Hartsoe and Associates has offices in both Winston-Salem and Greensboro. www.hartsoelaw.com/
Mt Airy is in the ‘record books’. Officials from the Guinness Book of World Records have confirmed that 1,706 people who showed up to do the ‘Twist’ in Mt Airy back on September 9th set a ‘world record’…for the largest organized ‘Twist’ dance. The event was sponsored by WSYD-AM radio. Participants danced for five minutes to “The Twist” and “Twist and Shout.” www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/1000/largest-dance-twist
The Justice Department is objecting the new voter photo ID law in Texas saying that Texas failed to demonstrate that the law is not discriminatory against Hispanic voters? Gov. Rick Perry is crying fowl claiming that “Texas has a responsibility to ensure elections are fair, beyond reproach and accurately reflect the will of voters.” www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/03/12/justice-department-files-objection-to-texas-voter-id-law/#ixzz1p0BZqLTu
A lawsuit filed nearly three years ago by a former Planned Parenthood employee has been ‘unsealed’ by a federal judge. Abby Johnson, the former director of a Planned Parenthood clinic in Texas, states in the lawsuit that Planned Parenthood knowingly participated in a “persistent pattern of Medicaid fraud” seeking improper reimbursements from the Texas Women’s Health Program from 2007 to 2009. www.citizenlink.com/2012/03/09/federal-court-unseals-planned-parenthood-lawsuit/
The Winston-Salem Centennial Commission is looking for suggestions in planning the city’s 100th anniversary celebration in 2013. All ideas must be submitted by this Thursday (Mar 15). Phone: 727-8000 to give your ideas or through the city’s website: www.cityofws.org/Home/ BTW: The independent cities of Winston AND Salem merged back in 1913 to create Winston-Salem.
A King volunteer firefighter is re-cooperating after being hit by a minivan while on the scene of that tractor trailer accident near King yesterday morning. Fox 8 news reporting that Lt. Les Collins is in stable condition at Baptist Hospital.
Tarnished. UNC-Chapel Hill getting slapped with additional penalties by the NCAA yesterday including a three year probation, a one season post-season ban and the loss of several more scholarships. http://triad.news14.com/content/654921/ncaa-announces-additional-penalties-in-unc-football-case/?ap=1&MP4
“March Madness”: 68 teams in the NCAA Division 1 Men’s Tournament… All 5 ACC teams play on Friday. Carolina and Duke will play their regional games in Greensboro on Friday…BTW: Team practice’s on Thursday afternoon for Carolina and Duke are FREE and open to the public…
The Brackets: www.ncaa.com/interactive-bracket/basketball-men/d1/2012
What Your ‘Bracket’ Says About You…www.nytimes.com/2012/03/12/sports/ncaabasketball/what-your-ncaa-tournament-bracket-says-about-you.html
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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