Wednesday Headlines (AUG 10, 2016)

Today is National S’mores Day.

 

Get a Stack of Three Buttermilk Pancakes for just 50₵ at IHOP today

Offer good only at participating Triad IHOP locations. Dine-in only.

Tax extra. Limit one per customer. http://www.ihop.com/

 

Although cigarette use among kids is declining in the US, researchers at UNC Chapel Hill say more teens in our state are using…e-cigarettes.

The rate of e-cigarette usage among minors had quadrupled in the past 5 years. Although the General Assembly passed legislation in 2013 prohibiting retail stores from selling e-cigs to minors, UNC researchers say more teens are now finding easier ways to buy them online.  http://goo.gl/oUJvr6

 

Cosmic light show: Weather permitting, the best viewing times for the Perseid meteor shower will be Thursday evening into early Friday morning.

BTW: The meteors will look like streaks of light across the sky.  Its actually space debris left over by Comet Swift-Tuttle.

Source: Forsyth Astronomical Society / Ask Sam, Winston-Salem Journal  http://goo.gl/xvCkN4

 

Summer Games in Rio:  Michael Phelps and Katie Ledecky added to their gold medal count Tuesday night. Plus, the US women’s gymnastics team is ‘golden’ once more, easily winning the gymnastics team event.

Day 5: Wednesday at the Rio Olympics

20 golds will be awarded across 11 sports today including…

More from the pool…Table Tennis, Cycling, Men’s basketball:  USA vs Australia

And Women’s Beach Volleyball: The Americans (Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross) take on the Swiss team.  What’s happening today in Rio: http://goo.gl/7VwOrr

 

 

Inside RIO…

Take a closer look at US swimmer Caeleb Dressel during some of his past swimming competitions, and you’ll notice a Scripture reference written across his goggles. A favorite one for the 19-year-old is Isaiah 40:31: “but those who trust in the Lord will renew their strength; they will soar on wings like eagles….”

*That verse served as the inspiration for the large eagle tattoo on Dressel’s left shoulder, and the Scripture references he wears are not just for him.

“It’s the reason I’m in the sport, not just to go fast times, but to inspire people and show them where I find my happiness with what God’s given me,” Dressel said in an interview last year after U.S. Nationals.

*Not bad for a guy who gave up the sport for nearly six months his senior year of high school because he simply wasn’t enjoying it.

Dressel admits that he wrestled with some “mental demons” during that period and struggled in his walk with the Lord. But eventually he returned, both to the pool and to his commitment to Christ.  http://goo.gl/dksIgJ

Verne Hill

Verne Hill

The News Guy – WBFJ Family Friendly Morning Show at WBFJ fm - Your family station!
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.”

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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