Postage stamps going up a penny? (NEWS) Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Showers throughout the day. Maybe a thunderstorm this afternoon…High 70

The cost of mailing a letter is going up.  A first-class stamp will go up a penny to 45 cents starting on January 22. This is the first rate increase by the U.S. Postal Service in more than two years. FYI: Those ‘Forever stamps’ are looking like a really good investment.

The White House and police in Henrico County, Virginia are still investigating the theft of a truck…and not just any truck. A government truck (connected with the President’s bus trip through Virginia) containing $200,000 dollars worth of Presidential seals, podiums, sound equipment and yes even one of the President’s teleprompters was stolen from outside a hotel on Monday.  Authorities later found the truck at another hotel near the Richmond airport.  www.myfox8.com/news/wghp-story-prompter-stolen-111018,0,1216549.story   Also, A Virginia State trooper, part of the President’s motorcade in southernVirginia, wrecked his motorcycle on Tuesday. Sgt. J.L. Kirkpatrick suffered some cuts in the accident.   

 The search is on for the longest married couple in the US.  Worldwide Marriage Encounter, a ministry based out of San Bernardino, California, says the project is an effort to, quote, “honor the commitment of married couples and to give hope to younger couples that they can have long and lasting marriages.”  The winning couple will be announced in February, along with the longest married couples from each state.  To nominating a couple, go to the Worldwide Marriage Encounter’s website  www.WWME.org

People with lots of Facebook friends tend to have areas of the brain that are larger than those with fewer online friends. British researchers were interested in understanding whether social networks and our participation in them is reflected in brain structure and function. BTW: Facebook has more than 800 million active users worldwide, according to a university news release.  The study was published in the Oct. 18 issue of the Proceedings of the Royal Society B. http://consumer.healthday.com/Article.asp?AID=657994

 

The Cardinals hosting the Rangers in St Louis tonight for Game One of the World Series.  Health officials even US senators from Texas and St. Louis are urging the (pro baseball’s) players union to agree to ban ‘chewing tobacco’ during the Series.   http://consumer.healthday.com/Article.asp?AID=657970
Keep up with the series: http://mlb.mlb.com/index.jsp

A ‘lively’ presidential debate between the seven GOP candidates last night in Las VegasThe front-runners were taking aim at Herman Cain’s 9-9-9 tax plan. Five things to take away from the debate:   www.wxii12.com/index.html#ixzz1bE2KdCFE

A memorial service will be held this morning for Steve Jobs, the co-founder and former CEO of Apple.  Jobs lost his battling with pancreatic cancer on October 5th.  He was 56.

Verne Hill

Verne Hill

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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.”

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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