Headlines for Tuesday, OCT 20, 2015

 High Point Home Furnishings Market: In an effort to promote a healthier lifestyle, UnitedHealthcare is hosting a FitBit Challenge, tracking the steps of market goers thru Thursday. $250 gift card goes to the winner!  News 14 Carolina

 

Fall Career Fair happening this Thursday (OCT 22).  Location: Greensboro Coliseum from 10am to 2pm. Hosted by Triad Goodwill. +50 employers will be on location. Dress to impress.  Bring an updated resume.   (336) 275-9801    http://ilovegoodwill.org/Fall-Career-Fair/

 

What do you fear? A random sample of +1,500 adults from across the US were asked about eighty-eight different fears.  Snakes, public speaking and heights scored BIG on the fear factor list. Interesting take away: Seems that most of us are more fearful of loneliness than death.  Source: Chapman University

 

What’s hot this year when it comes to dressing up in search of candy?  Political candidates, Disney characters, super heroes and pirates just to name a few.   http://www.journalnow.com/news/local/disney-characters-topical-figures-among-popular-halloween-costumes/article_0a6fc914-c181-588c-a2a2-8026168161c0.html

 

Beauty from Ashes.  After a California couple called off their wedding last week, the bride-to-be’s family decided to turn the $35,000 dollar NON-refundable event into a feast for the homeless. The bride’s parents invited 90 homeless guests in the Sacramento area to a once in a lifetime meal last Saturday at the Citizen Hotel, one of the city’s finest venues. BTW: Part of the wedding price tag included a non-refundable honeymoon, so this past Sunday, mother and daughter set off for Belize.”I hope that when she looks back at this, she knows she was doing something good with a bad situation,” Kari said.

http://goo.gl/BnQtKI

 

Traffic Alert: Operation Stop Arm happening this week through Friday.

The State Highway Patrol and local law enforcement will be aggressively enforcing stop arm and other traffic violations in and around school zones.

BTW: +800,000 kids in the state rely on buses daily.

On average: nearly 3,000 drivers ‘disregard’ bus stop arms completely.

http://www.twcnews.com/nc/triangle-sandhills/top-stories/2015/10/18/operation-stop-arm-week-starts-monday-.html

Passing a stopped school bus is a Class 1 misdemeanor. Penalty includes 5 driving points on driver’s license if convicted and a minimum fine of $500.

 

Study: Are men really threatened by smart women? Actually depends on the ‘scenario’ .  http://www.marketwatch.com/story/why-smart-women-may-threaten-your-manhood-2015-10-16

 

Salvation Army is accepting applications for their upcoming Christmas Assistance Program. For a list of cities, dates and times go to the News Blog.

 

 iPod donations are needed! The “Music & Memory” program offered through Senior Services of Forsyth County is helping people with Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia. Donations of new or used iPods with chargers and earphones are needed for the participants to use.  The program taps into deep memories that are not lost to dementia and enables the participants “to feel like themselves again” in some cases, at least for a little while.

**“Music & Memory” uses iPods with playlists compiled specifically for each participant, with music from when the individual was between the ages of 15 and 30. (Researchers believe those are the happiest years of a person’s life).

Contact the Tab Williams Center at (336) 724-2155.   http://goo.gl/cs7N3o

 

 

“The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few”. Really?  This line from Spock in the Star Trek movie “The Wrath of Khan” sounded good in a movie context, but how about real life? In the real world, repackaging the ‘Redistribution of Wealth’ system’ makes all its citizens poor, hungry, and almost hopeless. http://goo.gl/gCkwZl

 

At the Box Office:  “Woodlawn’ #9 during its first weekend at the Box Office.

After 8 weeks in theaters –  “War Room” falling to #16. (Source: Box Office Mojo)

*Movie and music reviews at Plugged In / Focus on the Family  http://www.pluggedin.com/

 

American Music Awards has announced the nominations for various categories including ‘Favorite Contemporary Inspirational Christian Artist” Casting Crowns, Hillsong United, and Mercyme need your vote.  Voting link on the News Blog. *The American Music Awards will air on November 22.  http://ama.votenow.tv/

 

A new study from Stanford University suggests you should wait an extra year before enrolling your child in kindergarten. The study found delaying the start school brings psychological benefits and a reduction in inattentiveness and hyperactivity by 73%, with benefits that can persist through age 11.

Authors of the study focused on mental health outcomes, not test scores.

http://goo.gl/GcLQ2e

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