Can You Spot the Real Story?

We had a little April Fool’s Fun on the Morning Show today. Can you figure out which of the following stories is true?

Story #1

WASHINGTON, D.C. The Obama administration is considering drastic measures to reduce American dependence on foreign oil and clean up the environment. White House Press Secretary, Robert Gibbs announced yesterday that the president is closely looking at the possibility of only allowing Americans to operate their vehicles every other day, similar to the tactic used by Beijing officials prior to the ’08 Olympics.

If approved, the plan would likely work this way: automobiles with license plates ending in the numbers 0-4 or the letters A-M would be permitted to operate on Monday, Wednesday and Friday: the numbers 5-9, or letters N-Z would be allowed on the road on Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday. Nobody will be permitted to drive on Sunday.

President Obama says he will use his executive powers to their fullest extent to ensure this law is enacted as soon as possible, possibly as soon as this summer.

Story #2
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The staff dietitian at a doctors group says a minor-league baseball team in Grand Rapids, Mich., should warn fans that a 4,800-calorie burger it plans to sell is bad for them.

Susan Levin of the Washington-based Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine sent a letter to the West Michigan Whitecaps on Tuesday. She wants the enormous burger to be labeled a “dietary disaster” that increases the risk of cancer and heart disease.
The 4-pound, $20 burger features five beef patties, five slices of cheese, nearly a cup of chili and liberal doses of salsa and corn chips – all on an 8-inch bun.

Whitecaps spokesman Mickey Graham says the team hasn’t considered labeling the burger, which he says is a gimmick being promoted as a very unhealthy menu item

Story #3
Fargo, N.D.-Jimmy K. Shorts of Fargo, ND is ‘cashing in’ on the latest natural disaster. Even before the flood waters started to rise along the Red River, Shorts had the bright idea of trucking in 100 tons of playground sand and dumping it on his property…then selling it to local townspeople…that in turn would be used in make-shift sand bags. Thousands of sand bags were then placed along flood prone areas along the Red River.

State officials are not very happy. Shorts is now facing price gouging and racketeering charges for profiting during a federal State of Emergency. Shorts could face up to 10 years behind bars.

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