Tuesday headlines (AUG 09, 2016)

Update: Delta airlines still in ‘recovery mode’, after a system-wide computer failure stranded hundreds of passengers on Monday.   More flights cancelled or delayed today. Experts said it will be Wednesday, at best, before Delta’s schedule will be back to normal. Compensation: Delta passengers whose flights are canceled or delayed more than three hours will get $200 travel vouchers for future flights. Delta will also waive change fees for any passenger originally booked for Monday or Tuesday. http://news.delta.com/delta-offers-compensation-customers-affected-systemwide-outage

 

Curling up with that favorite book could add years to your life?

Research finding that yes reading books may help us live longer by as many as two years. Adults who read magazines and newspapers showed an increase in longevity compared to non-readers.  http://goo.gl/HuYrqW

 

Full armor: A Swedish Word of Life church plans to use drones to drop thousands of small Bibles in Arabic to areas controlled by the ISIS.

Organizers stress that… “Love can reach anyone, even those cut off from the outside world. Our ambition is to pass on the hope and love of the Christian gospel to a population living in closed areas where they are being denied human rights…”  The church is collecting donations for the mission.  http://goo.gl/FprwiY

 

Update: Deadly single car accident claimed the life of a Winston-Salem woman earlier this morning after she was partially ejected from a vehicle that overturned on Hwy 52 North near the 25th Street exit.  Winston-Salem Journal   http://goo.gl/tw2cA5

*All lanes of 52 North and South were CLOSED for several hours this morning.

 

Summer Games in Rio: 

*American Olympic divers David Boudia and Steele Johnson took silver in the men’s 10-meter synchronized diving event Monday night. They both have repeatedly shared how they find their identity in Jesus Christ, not in winning medals or even in swimming.     http://goo.gl/ZEajM7

 

Congrats to Winston-Salem native Kathleen Baker winning Silver in Rio…

The 19 year old finished second in the Women’s 100m Backstroke last night with a personal-best time of 58.75 seconds, just three-tenths of a second behind the gold medal winner from Hungary. Read more about Kathleen’s story on the News Blog

 

 

Tuesday at the Rio Olympics…

After a manic Monday, there will be 15 gold medals decided across nine events on Tuesday.  Events include: Equestrian, Men’s volleyball, Women’s soccer…and more swimming, diving and gymnastics…

What’s happening:  http://edition.cnn.com/sport/olympics

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