Today is ‘Graham Cracker’ Day. Invented by Sylvester Graham – a Presbyterian minister and a dietary reformer, in the early 1800’s as a healthier alternative to junk food favorites including ‘pig’s feet’?
BTW: William Booth formed the Salvation Army in London, England back in 1865
Update: The Boil Water Advisory issued for the residents of Pilot Mountain has been lifted. Tests show that the samples collected after the main break (this past weekend) are free of bacteria. (Source: Pilot Mtn Facebook page)
So much for that Southern hospitality? Charlotte has been ranked the 14th rudest city in the country by Travel + Leisure’s annual list of America’s 15 Rudest Cities. *New York City has fallen to #3. Phoenix #2. Miami #1 http://goo.gl/wqUQMe
RECALL: The baking ‘flour’ RECALL from General Mills has been expanded to cover additional lots of Gold Medal Flour, Gold Medal Wondra Flour and Signature Kitchens Flour. Complete list of recalled products on the News Blog http://www.generalmills.com/flour
BTW: One-in-six Americans become sick by foodborne illnesses every year. CDC The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently advised consumers not to eat (raw) cookie dough. The CDC also advises consumers to clean up thoroughly after baking with contaminated flour, washing all utensils, bowls, and surfaces used to avoid exposing themselves to the bacteria. http://goo.gl/1VPzg6
The NASA spacecraft ‘Juno’ has reached Jupiter after a five-year voyage to begin exploring the planet. Out-of-this-world pics to come…
Stressed out? Grab a salty snack. A new study suggesting that salt may decrease the amount of stress hormones (like cortisol) that are released when we stress. Experts say that a personal-sized bag of potato chips will do the trick.
Snacking – the new American pastime? Nearly all Americans (94%) snack at least once a day. Half of adults snack two to three times per day. Yum… SOURCE: Mintel, Snacking Motivations and Attitudes US Healthiest potato ‘chip’? Lay’s Oven Baked Potato Crisps may add unnecessary sugar, but other than that, they’re low in calories and sodium and have a simple list of ingredients. Worst ‘chip’? Fritos Corn Chips with Chili Cheese. One serving of these Fritos costs you 10 grams of fat and 270 milligrams of sodium… wow
*Hillary Clinton (along with President Obama) will be in Charlotte this afternoon for a 3pm campaign rally at the Charlotte Convention Center. Clinton and Obama will arrive in Charlotte together at 2:25pm. Doors open at 1. *Donald Trump will be in Raleigh for a 7pm rally at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in Raleigh. **North Carolina has 15 electoral votes up for grabs in November http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/politics-government/article87263092.html#storylink=cpy
Several ‘new’ laws went into effect last week (July 1)
Check out the list on the News Blog at wbfj.fm
-Vehicle owners will be issued a late fee if they allow their vehicle registration to lapse. The 15 day grace-period will continue, but $15 fines will be issued instantly. After a month that fine will grow to $20 and at two months the late fee will be $25.
-Moped owners who have registered in NC must now carry liability insurance or get their license revoked.
-Permanently disabled motorists will NOT have to renew their windshield disability placards every five years. Read more at the news blog http://goo.gl/TrnJp1
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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