Mostly sunny skies and 75 for the start of the Dixie Classic Fair. Sunny and cooler temperatures for the weekend.
Twitter confirms it? A ‘mood’ study from Cornell University finding that most people tend to wake up in a good mood and are happiest on weekends. Researchers studied tweeter messages from 2.4 million people sent over that last two years.
Get ready for a new wave of bank fees. Bank of America will begin charging a $5 dollar monthly fee in 2012 for customers who make debit card purchases.If you don’t use your card at all, you won’t be assessed a fee. You can still use the ATM as much as you want without getting hit with the new charge. http://money.cnn.com/2011/09/29/pf/bank_of_america_debit_fee/index.htm?hpt=hp_c1
Volunteers from all 100 counties in North Carolina will come together to clean up our local roadways and waterways during this year’s Big Sweep. www.ncbigsweep.org/
Ground Beef Recall: Tyson is recalling over 130, 000 pounds of ground beef because of E. coli contamination. The recalled beef was distributed to Food Lion stores (sold as Butcher’s Beef brand) in North Carolina and several other states. Officials with Food Lion want you to check your freezer and if the UPC code (725439922241) matches the latest beef recall…return it to the store for a full refund.
SCHOOL OFFICIALS IN SUMNER COUNTY, TENNESSEE BANNED TEACHERS AND ADMINISTRATORS FROM BOWING THEIR HEADS TO PRAY DURING THE STUDENT-LED ‘SEE YOU AT THE POLE’ EVENT THIS WEEK. The Christian Post reporting that the decision was made after a principal at Westmoreland Middle School (in Tenn) previously witnessed football coaches at the school bowing their heads during a post-game prayer in the end zone.Though the coaches did not pray aloud, Principal Danny Robinson complained of the coaches ‘public participation’ in a student-led prayer.
In response to the display at the game, nervous school board officials sent home guidelines to staff members for Wednesday’s ‘See You At The Pole’ prayer event…stating that even though teachers and administrators were allowed to ‘supervise’ the event, they were not allowed to engage in any conduct that appeared as if they were ‘endorsing’ the event, including bowing their heads.
A LONG-ANTICIPATED DECISION HAS FINALLY BEEN HANDED DOWN BY THE FIFTH CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS IN THE SO-CALLED CANDY CANE CASE. The court ruled Wednesday that the Plano Independent School District north of Dallas violated the Constitution by not allowing student Jonathan Morgan to hand out candy cane pens with a religious message during his class “winter” party nine years ago. The court also ruled that a little girl who was threatened for handing out tickets to a religious play, and an entire class of kids who were forbidden from writing “Merry Christmas” on holiday cards to American troops overseas were also discriminated against. Government officials argued that elementary students are ‘too young’ to have First Amendment rights. Liberty Institute President Kelly Shackelford saying that a different decision would have been devastating.
The Dixie Classic Fair opens this morning in Winston-Salem. This year’s fair theme: “Everyone’s a Hero.” WBFJ will be broadcasting LIVE from the Gazebo at the Dixie Classic Fair all 10 days of the fair. Click on www.wbfj.fm for more details…
“Courageous” hits theaters nationwide and in the Triad this weekend. “Courageous” is the latest movie from Sherwood Pictures, makers of Facing the Giants and Fireproof. www.courageousthemovie.com
Day out with ‘Thomas the Train’happening this weekend (Sept 30 – Oct 02) at the NC Transportation Museum in Spencer. http://www.nctrans.org/Events/Day-Out-With-Thomas-Final.aspx
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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