Headlines for Thursday (NOV 19, 2015)

 

About 1 in 5 adults (some 43 million Americans) smoke…

-Smoking is responsible for nearly 1 in 5 deaths in the US.

-Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death for men + women.   Another 8 million people live with serious illnesses caused by smoking.   Find out more about kicking the habit during the annual ‘Great American SmokeOut’ on our News Blog at wbfj.fm     http://goo.gl/wRCRfx

 

Random Facts:

-Charlie Brown’s father was a barber

-There are more than 2,000 different varieties of cheese in the world

-The Super Bowl is so popular that it is the #1 at-home party event of the year

 

A new study says the gender ‘pay gap’ is actually widening in the US. Currently, women make 64% of what men make for similar work.  Good News? Economists say mark your calendar for the year 2133. That’s when they believe the gender pay gap will close between men and women in the workplace.   http://goo.gl/qJYDKa

 

NFL Quarterback Doug Flutie posting on social media that he lost his father and his mother on Wednesday. Doug’s father Richard had been ill and died of a heart attack while in the hospital.  His mom Joan suffered a heart attack less than an hour later. The couple had been married for 56 years.  https://goo.gl/sh6qZZ

 

Reality: The average American consumes 4,500 calories on Thanksgiving?  Good News: Check out these simple ‘food swaps’ that will save you 2,000 CALORIES during your holiday meal. Example: Trade pecan pie for pumpkin pie. AND eat the white turkey meat: dark turkey meat has nearly twice the fat of white turkey breast and about 40% more calories.     http://goo.gl/YIM0j8

 

The suspected ringleader (Abdelhamid Abaaoud) in last week’s terrorist attacks in Paris, has been identified as one of the individuals killed early Wednesday as heavily armed police stormed a building in a suburb north of Paris. FOX

 

Traffic Alert: The majority of deer related crashes happen during the Fall months (November and December). Deer are typically on the move early morning and late evening.  https://goo.gl/CBPUFp

 

 The Salvation Army is encouraging all of us to share our ‘reasons for giving’ this holiday season with the hashtag #RedKettleReason. New this year, The Salvation Army will award one lucky winner of The Salvation Army Giving Spree Contest with a paid trip to New York City. To enter, upload a video to Twitter sharing your reason for giving by using the hashtags #RedKettleReason and #GivingSpreeSweeps.     On December 1, six finalists will be announced and the national voting period will begin at RedKettleReason.org.   http://ow.ly/UHiPu

Verne Hill

Verne Hill

The News Guy – WBFJ Family Friendly Morning Show at WBFJ fm - Your family station!
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
Verne Hill

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Verne Hill

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