Sunny skies with Highs near 70. Even warmer on Wednesday with a BIG cool down for Friday through the weekend.
Traffic Alert: The High Point Furniture Market continues in High Point. Expect more traffic in the downtown area and watch out for pedestrians. The Fall Market runs through Thursday (Oct 27).
Blame it on G-Forces? Crash experts studying why teen drivers have many more accidents than adults have zeroed in on the elevated gravitational forces (or “g-forces”) caused by braking late, swerving abruptly and other common new-driver mistakes. These judgment-related maneuvers make losing vehicle control more likely and leave less time to react to hazards…also limiting the ability of nearby drivers to take corrective measures. http://consumer.healthday.com/Article.asp?AID=658076
Girls exposed to high levels of bisphenol A (BPA) while in their mother’s womb may be more likely to show signs of behavioral and emotional problems as toddlers, new research finds. What about boys? The study is published in the Oct. 24 online edition of the journal Pediatrics. Read more: http://consumer.healthday.com/Article.asp?AID=658121
Want to express your feelings about paying 17 percent more on your Duke Energy bill this winter? A public meeting will take place this Thursday Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. atHigh PointCity Hall. It is one of several meetings being held across the state to get input on the rate increases. The company filed a request with the state utilities commission in July to raise home rates by 17 percent, or about $20 on the average. Business rates would jump by 14 percent if commissioners pass the proposal. http://www.myfox8.com/news/wghp-duke-energy-rate-hike-meeting-scheduled-for-high-point-20111019,0,7174159.story
The Obama administration has announced the expansion of a re-financing plan that could help up to one million homeowners who are ‘underwater’ on their mortgages (or owe more on their house, than their house is worth). The plan will allow homeowners who have made at least consecutive monthly payments to qualify for new loans, no matter how much value their home has lost. FYI: The average home prices have fallen 17% since the housing bubble burst. RnR
Deputies in Davidson County are searching for Cainaan Brewer, 15, and Kaitlyn Phillips, 14. The juveniles have a history of running away. Phillips and Brewer were last seen together in the Tyro area around Tyro School Road on Sunday. Brewer is described as a white male, blonde hair and blue eyes, 5-8 and 175 pounds. Phillips is described as a white female, blonde hair and brown eyes, 5-5 and 120 pounds. Contact the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office if you have any info: 242-2105. http://www.the-dispatch.com/article/20111024/news/310249992
Find out more about these teen runaways on Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Help-Find-Katie-Phillips-Cainaan-Brewer-Page/155394781223733.
Two students have been taken into custody after a 15-year-old girl was shot in the neck while eating lunch at a Cumberland County high school yesterday afternoon. 15-year-old Catilyn Abercrombie was taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, and was listed in ‘fair’ condition after surgery on Monday. http://www.myfox8.com/news/wghp-story-student-shot-outside-cumberland-county-schools-111024,0,4122988.story
SPORTS: The Rangers rally to beat the St Louis Cardinals 4 – 2 last night in Game 5 of the World Series. The Texas Rangers take a 3-2 lead. World Series Game 6: Wednesday night in St Louis. http://mlb.mlb.com/index.jsp
A historic church bell worth thousands has been stolen. Here’s the story: The over 2-ton bell was removed from St. Mary’s Cathedral back in the 1960s, and has been sitting on a platform at a remote corner on church property ever since…until a church member noticed it was missing . The historic bell is about 80% copper (20% tin) and worth nearly $75-thousand dollars. San Francisco Police believe that the thieves must have used a crane to remove the 53-hundred pound copper bell. San Francisco Chronicle (RnR)
Government officials with the island nation of Maldives has deported a teacher for owning a Christian Bible . Compass Direct News reports that the 30-year old Catholic teacher was held by authorities for fifteen days before being deported to India. An anonymous source told CDN that the teacher was deported because a Christian Bible and a rosary were found in his home during a raid.
Police raided the teacher’s home after he downloaded some Christian songs and a picture of Mary onto his school computer. The island nation restricts the practice of all non-Islamic faiths and claims that all of its citizens are Muslims…except one?? RnR
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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