Mostly sunny skies…High 52 this afternoon. Sunny and warmer for Friday and Saturday.
What is the best diet? 22 diet and nutrition experts reviewed and rated 25 diets on seven criteria, including their ability to help people achieve short- and long-term weight loss. The DASH diet came first in Best Diets Overall, Best Diets for Healthy Eating, and tied with the Biggest Loser Diet for first in Best Diabetes Diets. The Ornish Diet came in first in Best Heart-Health Diets. Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, the Mediterranean Diet, Slim Fast and Volumetrics are the easiest diets to follow. Research listed in the second annual Best Diets by U.S. News & World Report.
Triad Chick-fil-A restaurants are giving away FREE breakfast all next week. You have until THIS Saturday to make an online breakfast ‘reservation’. The FREE breakfast at Triad Chick-Fil-A restaurants next week is limited to one free item per customer per day. You will need to print off your reservation. (Jan. 9 through Jan 14). Reminder: This Saturday is the deadline for FREE breakfast reservations. www.chick-fil-aforbreakfast.com/Triadonline
“Daughtry, Come on Down?” It’s celebrity week on the “Price is Right” and rocker Chris Daughtry will make an appearance on the game show this morning at 11am on CBS (WFMY2). Daughtry will be raising money for the Alzheimer’s Association. Daughtry’s grandmother suffered from the disease before she passed away and The Price is Right was one of her favorite TV shows.
Several puppies and kittens that were recently given as Christmas presents have been taken to the Guilford County Animal Shelter. Because of the extra pets and not enough kennels inside, some of the larger dogs have to live in cages outside in the cold. Fox 8 reporting that the shelter is asking for donations, and it will take dog houses of all shapes and sizes. Call the shelter at (336) 297-5020 for more details.
Race for the White House is now a little less crowded. Michelle Bachman has suspended her GOP presidential bid after a low showing in the Iowa Caucuses. Texas Governor Rick Perry is still in. He will skip New Hampshire and focus on the South Carolina primary.
For the 11th year in a row, UNC-Chapel Hill has been awarded the top honor of “best value” in American public higher education by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine. The magazine calculates college cost, financial aid and student indebtedness as well as student retention and four-year graduation rates. Who was it that said state budget cuts would prevent UNC institutions from providing young people with a good education? http://www.civitasreview.com/
House Republicans used a late night / early morning session to override one of Gov. Purdue’s vetoes from last year. The veto eliminates the ability of the North Carolina Association of Educators (the state’s largest teachers’ group) to have dues deducted directly from teacher paychecks. www.news-record.com/content/2012/01/05/article/house_meets_in_early_morning_to_override_dues_checkoff_veto
The city of Charlotte is looking at measures to keep Occupy: Charlotte demonstrators from disrupting the Democratic National Convention.
NC State rolling to its 5th straight win (78 – 44 over Delaware State). Temple beating #5 Duke…78 – 73
Orange Bowl: West Virginia dominating Clemson…70 – 33
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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