News Update 12-30-2011

Earlier this week Sears Holdings announced that the company would be closing over 100 of their Sears and Kmart stores in the upcoming year.  Yesterday, the company released a partial list of low-performing stores that will close.  The list includes both Sears at Oak Hollow mall in High Point and the Sears store in Statesville. http://www.wxii12.com/money/30098736/detail.html

 If you are a Verizon Wireless customer, prepare to pay a little extra if you choose to pay your bill electronically.  The company said Thursday that it will start charging $2 for every payment subscribers make over the phone or online with their credit cards.  The company said this “convenience fee” will be introduced Jan. 15.  http://money.cnn.com/2011/12/29/technology/verizon_convenience_fee/

It looks like things are not going to change much in North Korea
under the new leadership of Kim Jong Un. A statement issued yesterday by the country’s National Defense Commission, vowed to have no dealings with South Korea and pledged that Pyongyang would continue its military-first policy and its pursuit of nuclear weapons advancement.
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/12/30/us-korea-north-idUSTRE7BT04S20111230

Sad irony… A man riding without a helmet an anti-helmet law rally was fatally wounded when he lost control of his cycle and hit his head.  Police say the 55-year-old motorcyclist likely would have survived the accident if he’d been wearing a helmet. The accident happened Saturday afternoon in central New York during a ride for an organization called ABATE, which states that it encourages the voluntary use of helmets but opposes mandatory helmet laws. http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2011-07-04-motorcycle-helmet-protest-death_n.htm

 

NO SURPRISE: GOOGLE AND FACEBOOK WERE THE MOST VISITED WEBSITES IN THE U.S.  Nielsen research showed that Google had 153 million visitors to its pages each month. Facebook had an average of 138 million visitors each month.  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/12/29/top-web-brands-2011_n_1174859.html?ref=technology

ACCORDING TO THE PEW RESEARCH CENTER, MORE THAN ONE IN FOUR CHRISTIANS ARE PENTECOSTAL OR CHARISMATIC.   Pew defined Pentecostals as members of Pentecostal denominations that teach Christians to seek a post-conversion experience with the Holy Spirit. Charismatics, on the other hand, are members of other denominations that seek the same experience.  Most of the Pentecostals in the world can be found in Sub-Saharan Africa, while most of the globe’s Charismatics reside in the Americas. http://www.christianpost.com/news/more-than-1-in-4-christians-are-pentecostal-charismatic-65358/

Beginning January traditional light bulbs will begin slowly disappearing from store shelves.  Congressionally mandated efficiency standards gradually phase out incandescent bulbs favor of lighting options that use less energy. The first to go, beginning Sunday, is the traditional 100-watt.  The 75 watt burns out next year and 40 and 60 watt bulbs go extinct in 2014.  Those 100-watt bulbs may still be around for a little while. Bulbs can’t be manufactured or imported after Jan. 1 but stores are permitted to sell them until stock runs out. http://www.usatoday.com/money/industries/manufacturing/story/2011-12-28/light-bulb-rules/52256656/1

 

Tami Rumfelt

Tami Rumfelt

Tami with an i - Afternoon Host at WBFJ fm - Your family station!
I have three awesome kids – Andrew, Carley and Laura. My husband, Alton, is a delivery driver by day with dreams of one day publishing his own comic book. Yes, he is a geek, but I love him anyway.

I have been working at WBFJ since September 2004 when God threw me out of the boat I was riding in and set me on a new and wonderful course. I love co-hosting the morning show, although the lack of sleep does make me a bit loopy at times.

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Tami Rumfelt

I have three awesome kids – Andrew, Carley and Laura. My husband, Alton, is a delivery driver by day with dreams of one day publishing his own comic book. Yes, he is a geek, but I love him anyway. I have been working at WBFJ since September 2004 when God threw me out of the boat I was riding in and set me on a new and wonderful course. I love co-hosting the morning show, although the lack of sleep does make me a bit loopy at times. MON-FRI 3P-7P, SAT 3P-6P tami@wbfj.fm