SATs are a "waste of time and money? (NEWS) Thursday, November 03, 2011

Lots of sunshine today (Highs in the mid 60’s) with rain on the way tonight into Friday.

SATs are a “Waste of Time and Money?  Professor of Sociology Joseph Soares, a Wake Forest University professor, has published a book calling for an end to SAT testing for high school students wanting to attend college. The book “SAT Wars: Test Optional Admissions” pushes schools to rely more on essays, application answers, personal interviews and high school grades. Test Optional Admissions is practiced by more than 870 colleges and universities across the country. Wake Forest University stopped requiring SAT or ACT results as part of their admissions process in 2009. For a complete list of schools that don’t require SAT or ACT scores:  http://fairtest.org/university/optional

Dentists nationwide have reported a drop in regular checkups by families who are unable to afford tips to the dentist. Locally, Kingery & Kingery in Clemmons wants to keep dental visits affordable by offering a low, flat yearly rate of $340 a year, with no insurance needed. Family members can be signed up for an additional $290 a year. The flat rate (or membership) discounts routine dental procedures, such as X-rays, exams and cleaning.     Phone: 766-0511    www.kingerysmiles.com/

A Chinese persecution ministry has donated portions of a hand –copied Chinese Bible to the George W Bush Institute.  China Aid president Bob Fu presented the Scriptures to former President George W. Bush at a midday ceremony yesterday.  The Chinese Bible portions had been hand-copied by house church Christians imprisoned in a labor camp in northwestern China.�
http://www.chinaaid.org/2011/11/george-w-bush-institute-freedom.html#more

Police still investigating that fatal hit and run involving a man riding a bicycle in Davidson County .  The accident happened Tuesday evening around 7pm about 9 miles south of Thomasville along Highway 109.  Richard Wise was 45 years old.  http://www.myfox8.com/news/wghp-story-hit-and-run-111102,0,1854428.story

26 year old “Brent” Carrick from Lexington should be thankful.  Carrick was airlifted to a Charlotte hospital Tuesday afternoon after a large, heavy concrete slab crushed his truck. Carrick suffered a broken leg, along with some cuts and bruises. He had surgery yesterday and is listed in good condition. Talking about survival:  Brent survived a head-on collision back in 2008.  Last January, he fell 30 feet while trimming trees. That accident broke his back and both legs plus, left him in a coma for three weeks.  And…Brent survived life-threatening cancer at the age of one. http://www.myfox8.com/news/wghp-lexington-man-charged-in-concrete-slab-wreck-on-i85-20111102,0,6845259.story

Child Protective Services is still investigating how and why a two-year-old boy was found wandering in the middle of University Parkway near Bethabara Road around 8:30am yesterday morning.  Fox 8 reporting that several people stopped to assist the boy. Police eventually contacted the toddler’s mother, who had left the family’s home to take older children to school. Seems that the mother had left the boy at home with his sleeping father.   No charges have been filed.

GOOGLE UNVEILED AND THEN QUICKLY REMOVED AN IPHONE APP FOR ITS POPULAR GMAIL SERVICE ON WEDNESDAY.  Google says it removed the app after discovering that it contained a bug which was causing error messages when users opened the app. Google says it’s working on fixing the problem and hopes to deliver a new version “soon”. RnR

A new research study showing that sport fans are more likely to remember the games that their favorite teams win rather than the ones they lose. “People seem to remember positive events, not necessarily because of the experience, but because it is rehearsed more.  We think about and share the experience instead of dwelling on the negative,” says Martin Safer, a psychologist at the Catholic University of America. What happens after the event, such as the social factors of telling friends about the game, or seeing reminders of your team’s winning year on sports paraphernalia is important.” http://consumer.healthday.com/Article.asp?AID=658265

AN OCCUPY WALL STREET-TYPE PROTEST HAS SHUT DOWN THE NATION’S FIFTH BUSIEST SEA PORT, IN OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA.  Organizers of the Occupy Oakland protest say more than 20 thousand people took part in last night’s shut down of the nation’s busiest sea port inOakland,California.  There were reports of violence between demonstrators and police overnight.  RnR

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