News stories for Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Let the people decide: The Marriage Protect Amendment that was approved in Raleigh this week will now go to the voters next spring. If you are a registered voter, you will be able to show your support for traditional marriage next May (2012) during a statewide referendum. BTW: To date, 30 states (excluding North Carolina) have passed constitutional amendments defining marriage as solely the union of one man and one woman. Other states have added amendments because of activist judges have overturned state statutes that define marriage.
For more information about the Marriage Protection Amendment…
www.ncfamily.org/specialsma.html
www.ncfamily.org/FNC/1107F-CounteringTheDeception.pdf

Eating (OUT) for education in Kernersville today. Enjoy a meal at any of the 22 participating restaurants today (WED) and help raise funds for special projects at all of the public schools in the Kernersville area. Last year around $14,000 dollars was raised. Complete list of restaurants: http://members.kernersvillenc.com/Events/details/eating-for-education-121

President Obama will be in Raleigh today with stops at NC State and a business in Apex. The president will be pushing public support for his new jobs plan.

(Reminder) Triad Business Expo happening tomorrow (Thurs, Sept 15) from 8am til 4pm at the Benton Convention Center in downtown Winston-Salem. Connect with over 140 exhibitors from all types of business and organizations. All you need are plenty of business cards. Hosted by the Winston-Salem Chamber. Please contact Andrea Howell at 336-728-9228 for more information. List of exhibitors: www.winstonsalem.com/businessexpo.aspx

Minor League Baseball: The Battle of the ‘BUGS’. (Game Two) The Grasshoppers were swatted by the Savannah Sand Gnats (7 to 3) last night in game two of the South Atlantic League Championship series. The Best of Five series tied at one game each. Game Three and Four (Thurs + Friday) in Savannah. www.gsohoppers.com

A nationwide study finding that strong driver’s license laws have led to fewer fatal crashes among 16-year-olds. Many states require young drivers to get extensive experience, including driving with an adult, before getting a full license. The catch: those laws only apply to those younger than 18. The new study suggests some teens are just putting off getting a license until they turn 18 — meaning they have little experience and higher odds for a deadly crash. The results appear in Wednesday’s Journal of the American Medical Association. http://old.news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110914/ap_on_he_me/us_med_young_drivers_crashes

Something old, something new. Something borrowed, something blueAn Ohio bride’s “something old” was her wedding date. For Angelynn Perchermeier of Cincinnati, getting married on September 9th has been a tradition in her family for 100 years. The couple ( Angelynn and Air Force Staff Sgt. Kyle Ray) got married in Cincinnati last Friday (September 9th) 100 years to the day that her great-great-grandparents exchanged their vows. Her great-grandparents and grandparents also got hitched on Sept. 9. The couple hopes that their children will continue the tradition and choose the same date for their weddings. BTW: Family members don’t know why the original couple married on Sept. 9. http://apnews.myway.com/article/20110909/D9PL1QRO0.html

Update: In a couple of weeks, children 12 year old and younger will no longer be required to remove their shoes during airport screenings. Other TSA policy changes include more appropriate ways to screen younger children. (CNN)

The NTSB suggesting that truckers and other commercial drivers should be banned from talking and texting on mobile phones while they are behind the wheel. Too many distracted driving accidents involving cell phones and big rigs. (AP)

Your WBFJ Family Station Forecast: Sunny skies…High 88.
Looking Ahead: Chance of showers (30%) starting Thursday afternoon through Saturday with much cooler temperatures starting Friday through the weekend.

Verne Hill

Verne Hill

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Verne Hill


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