Sunny and breezy this afternoon with steady temperatures in the mid 60s. Sunny and cooler for the weekend.
Eating out, adds up. Despite recent tough economic times, last year over half of employees in the US regularly spend a $1,000 dollars a year on coffee. Also, 66% of Americans buy their lunch every day. That’s $2,000 dollars a year (or $37 a week). http://www.myfoxboston.com/dpps/business/study-workers-spend-1000-yearly-on-coffee-dpgoh-20120126-fc_17400358
Working Too Much Can Give You the Blues? A new research study showing that if you work more than 11 hours or more each day …your risk for depression, doubles compared to those who work just seven to eight hours daily. http://consumer.healthday.com/Article.asp?AID=661017
The rate of moms giving birth at home has gone up dramatically since 2004. Home births are more common among women aged 35 and over. For white women, home births account for one in every 90 births. http://consumer.healthday.com/Article.asp?AID=661075
Retired NFL quarterback Kurt earner will host a new reality show on the USA Network that will give contestants the chance to pursue their dream careers. The show, titled “The Moment,” will feature contestants who have been secretly nominated by close friends and families. At the end, contestants will have to decide whether they will leave the lives they have always known to pursue their ambitions. FYI: Warner was bagging groceries 18 months before he led the St. Louis Rams to victory in Super Bowl 34. Kurt and his wife spend part of their time helping others through their “First Things First” Christian charitable foundation. www.stltoday.com/entertainment/television/gail-pennington/kurt-warner-will-host-usa-reality-show/article_fba7dc30-4775-11e1-a68a-001a4bcf6878.html#ixzz1kfSFndYq
Congratulations to Wibur & Theresa Faiss of Las Vegas, Nevada, they are the winners of the “Longest Married Couple” a contest by Worldwide Marriage Encounter . Wilbur and Theresa have been married 77 years (with their anniversary coming up on Feb. 11th ). The Nevada couple met at a roller skating rink in Centralia, IL in 1930. Wilbur said it was “love at first sight.” http://www.christiannewswire.com/news/2235818764.html
“Baby on Board”!!! NASCAR driver Kevin Harvick and wife DeLana are expecting their first child, due in July.
You can vote to protect traditional marriage in North Carolina. State law already makes the distinction that a legal marriage in North Carolinais between one man and one woman. All you need to know about the upcoming Marriage Protection Amendment vote on May 8th at “Vote FOR Marriage NC” www.voteformarriagenc.com/ NC Family Policy Council talk point in support of the Amendment: http://ncfpc.org/pdffiles/Talkingpoints.pdf
Another school merger: Two private schools in our area,TriadAcademy andSummit school, will merge. The Winston-Salem Journal reporting that students at Triad Academy will finish the year at their Friedberg Church Road location, but attend classes at Summit in August.
Now that Governor Bev Perdue will NOT run for re-election in November …who are some of the possible Democratic candidates that may run for Governor? Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton has thrown his hat into the ring. Heath Schuler, Roy Cooper, Erskine Bowles, even Winston-Salem Mayor Allen Joines are possibilities. Former Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory (R) is ready for another run on the GOP side. http://lockerroom.johnlocke.org/2012/01/26/perdue-to-say-no-to-second-term/
Will US Rep Howard Coble seek another term in Congress? He will hold a press conference later this afternoon…
Grab your sled? WFMY News 2 WinterFest organizers are bringing snow toFestivalPark in downtownGreensboro. Three tons of snow will be dumped onto the hillside near the outdoor skating rink for sledding. The snow making will begin at 5pm this evening (FRI)…sledding will start at 6pm. This is the final weekend to enjoy outdoor ice skating in Greensboro. http://www.digtriad.com/news/local/article/210047/327/Winterfest-To-Wrap-Up-With-3-Tons-Of-Snow
On a case by case basis, Twitter will start restricting Tweets in specific countries -if that country protests a specific viewpoint. Twitter will still make the tweets in question visible to the rest of the world. Some are calling the new move censorship. http://www.myfox8.com/news/wtvr-twitter-will-begin-restricting-tweets-20120126,0,2356036.story
College Hoops (Last night) Carolina over NC State 74 – 55…UNC-G knocking off ASU in OT…77 – 73.
ACC (Sat): State hosting Virginia(8pm)… ACC (Sun): UNC hosting Ga Tech (6pm)
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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