Thursday News, November 08, 2018

2 weeks til Thanksgiving… 

Breaking News Overnight:  Thousand Oaks, California

Without saying a word, a mysterious man in black clutching a semi-automatic pistol opened fire in a California bar packed with college students Wednesday night — claiming the lives of at least 12 patrons, including a veteran sheriff’s sergeant nearing retirement, before officers found the gunman dead.

http://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/us/2018/november/gunman-shoots-deputy-11-others-at-ca-country-western-restaurant

 

Sessions out: President Trump, who has made no secret of his frustration with Jeff Sessions, finally took action, requesting Sessions step down as attorney general just one day after the midterm elections.   The president has chosen Matthew Whitaker as a temporary replacement as AG…

http://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/politics/2018/november/sessions-resigns-critics-voice-concern-over-trumps-replacement

 

Sonja Tyven, a founding faculty member of the School of Dance at UNC School of the Arts, passed away on October 31 following a brief illness.   She was 90.  -WS Journal

 

The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Board of Education has a new post-election look.  The historic all-female board also has a Democratic majority.  www.journalnow.com

 

Rowan County: After a night of trick-or-treating, a 12-year-old bit into a Snickers candy bar and was ‘stuck’ by a needle hidden inside.   The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office has arrested an 11-year-old for allegedly placing sewing needles in candy at the house in the Grace Ridge area.  The juvenile now faces felony charges…

https://www.journalnow.com/news/state_region/year-old-suspected-of-putting-needles-in-candy-bars-handed/article_fad50ace-c4ee-5666-9794-2cc6b7c82e65.html

 

Amazon is going old school?  Filling the void of Toys R Us, digital retailer Amazon is mailing out its FIRST toy catalog.  The catalog doesn’t feature prices because, as everyone knows, prices change minute by minute at the online sales giant.  Amazon joins Walmart, Target and Kohl’s releasing ‘toy catalogs’ this holiday season.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/allthemoms/2018/11/07/amazon-delivers-first-holiday-toy-catalog-millions/1920016002/

 

America’s love affair with the automobile may be on the decline. 

New research: drivers are dealing with too much stop-and-go traffic and too many hours spent behind the steering wheel.

*Americans, on average, spend more time in their cars — mostly driving to and from work — than they receive in vacation time.

Most people average 321 hours in the car and get 120 hours of vacation.

BTW: Millennials say cars are a burden?  Almost twice as many millennials use ride-share services and they’re more likely to rent a car or take public transportation.

https://www.journalnow.com/news/trending/has-the-love-affair-with-driving-gotten-stuck-in-traffic/article_f1bebe56-263c-59f0-8243-bdde42d61619.html

 

NFL: Panthers vs Pittsburgh Steelers

 

College Football:  The Deacs vs NC State in Raleigh tonight to play (7:30pm ESPN)

 

UPDATE: The closure date for Business 40 has been pushed out another week.

The closure date for Business 40 has been moved to Saturday, Nov. 17, at 6am.

The planned closure covers a 1.2-mile section of Business through downtown Winston-Salem between Peters Creek Parkway and 52.

https://www.ncdot.gov/news/press-releases/Pages/2018/2018-10-31-business-40-closure.aspx

 

Breaking: Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg fractured 3 ribs in a fall last night. The 85-year-old Ginsburg remains in the hospital for observation.

https://www.journalnow.com/news/nation_world/supreme-court-justice-ruth-bader-ginsburg-hospitalized-after-fracturing-ribs/article_05cd282c-0212-560e-a886-8cfa0ea98d70.html

 

Those Bird scooters ordered off the streets in Greensboro?

Bird Rides Inc. is removing hundreds of electric scooters until the city can revise its ordinances to accommodate them.

City officials late last week asked the company to remove the scooters, which they say are often used in violation to city laws. Riders leave them lying on sidewalks, impeding foot traffic or ride them in bike lanes, where motorized vehicles are prohibited, officials said.  The scooters have become popular in the Triad since they were introduced in the summer.

https://www.journalnow.com/news/state_region/greensboro-orders-bird-to-get-its-electric-scooters-off-the/article_748786dd-9258-5ade-a1a6-d241c4fe99ee.html

 

 

The annual Butterball Turkey Talk-Line can now be used on your Amazon Alexa to offer tips and videos on Turkey cooking.

According to Amazon, you can get answers to common questions like:

How much turkey should I buy?

How long will it take to thaw my turkey?

How do I roast my turkey?

How do I know when my turkey is done?

Just say “Alexa, ask Butterball” to access how-to’s, recipes and tips.

The Alexa skill is free to download.

*The Turkey Talk-Line (1-800-Butterball) has helped over 50 million people cook their holiday turkeys to perfection since 1981.

https://dfw.cbslocal.com/2018/11/06/butterball-alexa-team-up-to-save-you-from-thanksgiving-turkey-disaster/

 

 

Coffee drinkers, rejoice!  

Even if you drink instant, decaf, or even good old regular Joe, new research reveals that coffee drinkers outlived those who don’t drink coffee.

Other health benefits attributed to coffee include:  Lower inflammation in the body, the increase intake of essential nutrients and a lower risk of Type 2 diabetes. *Researchers is also showing that coffee can (help) protect you from Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

Click here to see a list of 13 health benefits of coffee that are based on science.

http://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/health/2018/october/research-team-reveals-even-more-evidence-that-coffee-is-good-for-you

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