TV and word-of-mouth are popular ways to get 'news'…

Pattie Petty, the wife of former NASCAR driver Kyle Petty, has Parkinson’s disease.  Her disease was confirmed through a new test at the University of Kansas.  Petty is temporarily living and working in Kansas City to build a camp for kids with chronic illnesses (like Victory Junction Camp in Randleman) near the Speedway.  www.myfox8.com/news/wdaf-nascar-pattie-petty-parkinsons-pattie-petty-reveals-parkinsons-diagnosis-20110927,0,6293716.story

Age matters on where you get your information? A new Pew research study showing that TV is still the most ‘popular source’ of news for most people. But, nearly half of adults use mobile devices to get local news and information. People under 40 are much more likely to turn to the Internet for local news including weather, traffic reports, job listings and information. Those over 40 tend use the Internet mostly for information on local businesses (such as restaurants)Surprisingly, word of mouth is the second most popular way to get news. http://apnews.myway.com/article/20110926/D9PVVJIO2.html

Thursday (Sept 29) is National Coffee Day
Krispy Kreme locations:
Get a 12- ounce cup of the new Krispy Kreme Signature House Blend Coffee
All 7-Eleven stores:
Get a free medium hot coffee from 7 a.m. until 11 a.m.

 “Courageous” hits theaters nationwide and in the Triad this Friday.
“Courageous” is the latest movie from Sherwood Pictures, makers of Facing the Giants and Fireproof.  www.courageousthemovie.com

Recall / update:  Cantaloupes tainted with Listeria.  The ongoing outbreak, traced back to cantaloupes grown by Jensen Farms inColorado, has now been linked to 14 fatalities and over 70 people sick  in 18 states. North Carolina is NOT one of the states effected so far. According to the CDC website, older adults, pregnant women, newborns and adults with weakened immune systems should stay away from the contaminated cantaloupes.    www.fda.gov/Food/FoodSafety/CORENetwork/ucm272372.htm

19 year old Kevin Jordan, baseball player at Wake Forest, had his first official practice yesterday. Kevin and Coach Tom Walter made national headlines after their kidney transplant was done last February at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. Kevin ran a 6.5-second 60-yard dash, the fastest on the team.  Kevin was a 19th-round draft pick by the Yankees out of high school but decided to go to Wake Forest instead.  http://www.myfox8.com/sports/wghp-story-wfu-coach-returns-110211,0,4472724.story

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