News Headlines for Wednesday (July 15)

Bigger than Black Friday?  Amazon turns 20 today and the online shopping is at a frenzy with other retailers jumping on board including Walmart, Target and Best Buy offering ‘mega deals’.

Shop smart when shopping online. If shopping on Amazon: Sign up for free. You can enroll for a 30 day free trial for Prime, and yes ‘trial members’ are eligible for Prime Day deals.  Always do your research…Make a list and stay within your budget… Consult coupon sites for deeper savings and check reviews.

About 1,000 students in Guilford County will get to complete their driver’s education classes this summer. The classes were suspended earlier this month due to potential ‘lack of funding’ for the program from Raleigh. Many students still need to complete the “driving” portion of the class after finishing the instructional portion in April, May and June. No new driver’s education classes will start this summer.  Lawmakers in Raleigh are still hammering out a budget for the coming year that could mean a total cut in the driver’s ed program in public schools.http://goo.gl/8rKZJt

I’m melting…Finally:  After record snowfall this past winter, a mound of snow in Boston – once reaching a height of 75 feet – has finally melted. The only thing left: about 80 tons of garbage that residents drug out to the curb just before two big snow storms moved in.  Snow and trash was all plowed into the huge mound. BTW: Bostonians had the chance to guess when the snow pile would officially melt, and the mayor says he’ll announce the winners this week.  CNN

 The TSA is beefing up security at airports around the country.Airport and airline employees now have to go through security checkpoints, just like the rest of us. This is in response to security weaknesses found after a breach in Atlanta last year, where guns were allegedly being smuggled by workers at the airport. CNN

Silence on Super-sized I-D Theft. Since the huge online hack into government workers information two months ago, officials say not a single person affected by the breach has been ‘officially’ notified.  The personal info of +21million people was compromised in the attack. FOX

“Do as I do…”   One group of pediatricians suggesting that if you want your kids to cut their screen time on electronic gadgets, computers and television, you (the adult) need to cut your screen time as well. Experts say that parents can help children to kick the screen habit and develop honest to goodness personal interaction with live, human beings…by leading the way.

 

 

Verne Hill

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