Carolina Panthers player criticize 'Texans' for lack of respect during National Anthem (NEWS) DEC 19, 2011

SIX more ‘windows’ to open up on your Advent calendar til Christmas 

Forecast: Sunny skies…High 58. Showers later in the day on Tuesday. High 60

NFL:  After yesterday’s win, Carolina Panthers tight end Jeremy Shockey criticized members of the Houston Texans for NOT putting their hands over their hearts during the playing of the National Anthem.  Shockey said that he was “pretty upset in the way that they were not showing respect to America.”  FYI:  Shockey, who sports a red, white and blue tattoo on his right biceps portraying a bald eagle draped in an American flag, caught a 9-yard touchdown pass from Cam Newton in Sunday’s game.  (AP) Carolina Panthers over the Houston Texans…28 – 13. 

Representative Howard Coble will remain in a Washington, DC hospital for several more days.  The 80 year old representative is getting treatment for an upper respiratory illness. (Coble was first admitted to the hospital on Dec. 13). FOX

The remains of 21 year old Lance Corporal Jacob Levy arrived at PTI over the weekend.  Levy was shot by a sniper in Afghanistan on December 7th and later died from his wounds at a hospital in Germany.  An open visitation for family and friends will be held tonight from 6pm to 9pm at Pleasant Garden Baptist Church on Neelley Road.  A private funeral service will be held at the same church Tuesday afternoon. -Levy graduated from Eastern Randolph High School back in 2009.

Another Triad soldier 23 year old Army Specialist David Hickman of Greensboro became the last American soldier to die in Iraq.   Hickman was killed in an I-E-D explosion on November 14th. FYI:  Hickman’s friends are planning a 5K run in the spring in Hickman’s honor to benefit the Wounded Warriors project.

Kim Jong Il, longtime Communist dictator of North Korea, has died of a heart attack.  He was 69 years old.   Neighbor South Korea has put its military on “high alert”.    The White House is closely monitoring the situation.  www.foxnews.com/world/2011/12/18/north-korean-leader-kim-jong-il-6-has-died/#ixzz1gyyYJy8r

Just in time for Christmas:  Check out Consumer Reports rating of AA batteries.  Find out which batteries perform best, safety tips for batteries and find out where to recycle re-chargeables. FYI:  AA batteries are still the most widely sold battery type. More details:  http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/magazine-archive/2011/december/electronics-computers/batteries/overview/index.htm

 All is calm after a stolen shepherd has been returned to the outdoor nativity display at Greensboro College.   A woman found the shepherd, which is valued at $2,500, on a trail in the western part of the city. Campus security picked up the statue and safely transported it back to its rightful place at Greensboro College.
Some history: The original Nativity scene was built in the 1930s and a gift from the former Jefferson-Pilot company. This scene was the replacement for one destroyed by vandals in 2007. Campus security has kept the scene under 24-hour watch ever since a new Nativity scene was put up in 2008. The college has displayed a nativity scene since 1990. Security keeping their watch by night, and day?  www.myfox8.com/news/wghp-story-gso-college-nativity-scene-vandalism-111218,0,522139.story

Dr. Jeff Guy, director of Vanderbilt Regional Burn Center in Nashville, Tennessee, confirming that the risk of burns increases over the holiday season.  Many of these injuries are easily preventable, simply by eliminate potential dangers:  -Staying in the kitchen and being attentive while cooking can prevent most cooking fires. Keep pot holders, wooden utensils, towels, food packaging and anything else that can catch fire away from the stovetop.  -When you buy an artificial Christmas tree, select one with a “fire resistant” label.  -When buying a real tree, check for freshness. Also, keep fresh trees away from fireplaces and radiators and keep the tree stand filled with water.  -Check new and old sets of Christmas lights for broken or cracked sockets, frayed wires or loose connections, and discard damaged sets. -Don’t overload extension cords.  -Never leave candles unattended. http://consumer.healthday.com/Article.asp?AID=659270                More information: http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hl-vs/securit/season-saison/holiday-fetes/index-eng.php

About 12 million children were treated for acute bronchitis back in 2008.  Acute bronchitis, along with asthma, trauma-related disorders, middle-ear infections and mental disorders are among the top five most commonly treated medical conditions among children in the US.   A Federal report showing that more than 40% of kids in the US, age 17 and younger, were treated for at least one of those conditions back in 2008.        Medicare paid the largest share of treatment costs for asthma (51 percent) and mental disorders (46 percent), while private insurance paid the largest share for the treatment of middle-ear infections (64 percent), trauma (62 percent) and bronchitis (55 percent).

Verne Hill

Verne Hill

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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