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Trending This Morning
Who turned the heat on for the first time? Chilly start to the day with areas of fog. Rain developing again this morning. Highs today mid to upper 40s. Frost is a possibility tomorrow. Sunshine returns for the remainder of the week. Hi tomorrow around 60. Upper 60s by Wednesday. Low's in the 40s through Friday.
Mitt Romney will speak at VMI today. Next debate this week between Mr. Biden and Mr. Ryan.
Number of fungal meningitis cases in Virginia rises, as dozens are being treated in Southwest Virginia. The CDC says there are now 90 confirmed cases.
Not exactly the outcome to Saturday's game Va. Tech fans were hoping for in Chapel Hill with UNC, but did you see what they found on the field????
AL Division Series, Game 1, from Baltimore's Camden Yards - Yankees 7, Orioles 2.
The Saints got their first win of the season. Drew Brees set the record for consecutive games with a touchdown pass, held for 52 years by Johnny Unitas.
Matt Kenseth won the Good Sam Roadside Assistance 500 as mayhem exploded behind his No. 17 Ford on the final lap Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway. Tony Stewart, who spun into traffic while trying to pull down in front of the No. 55 Toyota of Michael Waltrip. The contact briefly sent Stewart's No. 14 Chevrolet airborne and collected several Chase for the Sprint Cup contenders, including Jimmie Johnson, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Kasey Kahne. in all 25 cars were involved in the crash. What a finish!
1938 Norman Rockwell’s self-portrait debuts on the Saturday Evening Post.
1999 Laila Ali, the 21-year-old daughter of Muhammad Ali, makes her professional boxing debut.
1999 Michael Jackson’s wife, Debbie Rowe, files for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences.
2004 Martha Stewart arrives at a minimum-security prison known as “Camp Cupcake” to begin serving her five-month sentence for lying about a stock sale.
Cuttin' Cake Today
Rona Barrett (Journalist)-76;
Paul Hogan(Crocodile Dundee)-73
Angus T. Jones (Two and a Half Men)-19
Bill Elliott (Auto Racer)-57
Stephanie Zimbalist (Remington Steele)-56
Joke of the Day
Why do bananas wear sunscreen? ans - because they peel
Smarter Than Question
According to Smartlifetips.net, the average person does this about 31,500 per day. What is it? Congrats to Carol Lou. Answer: 31,500 is the average number of words a person speaks each day. Get talkin'!
Moviegoers snatched Taken 2, making it Number One this weekend. The Liam Neeson sequel did $50 million. The animated comedy Hotel Transylvania took second with $26.3 million, followed by the musical hit Pitch Perfect with $14.7 million. The sci-fi thriller Looper took fourth with $12.2 million. The cartoon Frankenweenie rounded out the top five with $11.5 million
Ready for another "Fairytale" wedding? Kim Kardashian says she wants to marry Kanye West.
Brooke Burke-Charvet and Chris Harrison will return to host the next Miss America pageant. Good luck to our Miss Virginia, Rosemary Willis. The pageant airs Jan 12 from Vegas.
After a three-day silence, Big Bird appeared on Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update to comment about his newfound fame after he was mentioned on Wednesday night's presidential debate between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama. The huge yellow bird said, "I got a million tweets," but when Seth Meyers asked him if he was on Twitter, he replied, "No, I'm a bird, tweeting is how we talk."
ABC-TV said it has picked up a reality show based on the Netherlands hit "Celebrity Splash," in which celebrities are taught complicated dives. An airdate has not been set.
News from Nashville
Little Big Town's "Tornado" and Jason Aldean's "Take A Little Ride" still #1 on the country album and singles charts.
Rascal Flatts will make their first trip to Australia next year to headline the CMC Rocks the Hunter festival
For many, the fall months mean weekends filled with football games, fleece jackets, apple picking, pumpkin carving or watching the leaves turn. But Taylor Swift's idea of the perfect fall is baking and pumpkin spice lattes.
Speaking of Taylor, another track from 'Red' revealed on Good Morning America. It'll be available at midnight on iTunes.
The ‘Red’ standard edition boasts 16 tracks, so there’s a lot of Taylor to take in. The deluxe edition is rumored to add three new songs, along with demos of both ‘Red’ and ‘Treacherous,’ and an acoustic rendition of ‘State of Grace,’ so that edition collects six extra songs for a total of 22. Just like Swift’s age, which is also a song on the album.
Taylor Swift ‘Red’ Track Listing:
1. ‘State of Grace’
4. ‘I Knew You Were Trouble’
5. ‘All Too Well’
7. ‘I Almost Do’
8. ‘We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together’
9. ‘Stay Stay Stay’
10.’The Last Time’
11. ‘Holy Ground’
12. ‘Sad Beautiful Tragic’
13. ‘The Lucky One’
14. ‘Everything Has Changed’ (feat. Ed Sheeran)
16. ‘Begin Again’
1. ‘The Moment I Knew’
2. ‘Come Back Be There’
3. ‘Girl At Home’
4. ‘Treacherous’ (Original Demo)
5. ‘Red’ (Original Demo)
6. ‘State of Grace’ (Acoustic Version)
Congratulations to Keith Urban, who is up for Best Male Artist at the 2013 Aria Awards in Australia. He's nominated for the track "For You" from Act of Valor.
ABC's new show "Nashville" premieres this Wednesday.
Kelly Clarkson will release Greatest Hits -- Chapter 1 on Nov. 19. In addition, Clarkson will digitally release a new single, "Catch My Breath," on Oct. 16. The track will also be featured on the Greatest Hits album.
Jason Aldean tweeted this picture over the weekend. Is he hunting or in hiding?
Lar's This and That
The top things that stress us out are:
1. Work 2. Personal Relationships 3. Change - job loss, death, pregnancy, relocation, divorce... 4. Money Just over half of us say we're always stressed!
Ready for Angry Birds Star Wars
The next big thing for Angry Birds is arriving today (Monday). And, if the teaser image posted to the company's Twitter page is anything to go by, the next big thing involves Star Wars. A blog post promises that all will be revealed at Toys R Us in New York City's Time Square.
How would you like to be photo-bombed by a dolphin?
Nothing Likes A Couples Weekend
A Finnish couple has added to their victories by taking first place in the North American Wife Carrying Championship at Maine's Sunday River ski resort.
Taisto Miettinen and Kristina Haapanen traveled from Helsinki, Finland _ where they won the World Wife Carrying Championship _ for Saturday's contest. The Sun Journal (bit.ly/Q30QWq) reports that the couple finished with a time of 52.58 seconds on a course that includes hurdles, sand traps and a water hole.
The winners receive the woman's weight in beer and five times her weight in cash. For Miettinen and Haapanen, that meant a check for $530. They shared their beer winnings with the second- and third- place finishers
Most annoying sounds
Hearingdirect.com has listed some of the most common annoying sounds:
1. Whining 6. Polystyrene rubbed together
2. Eating, chewing and slurping 7. Nails or a squeaky chalk against a blackboard
3. Snoring, sniffing and loud breathing 8. Clicking pens
4. Mobile ring tones 9. Dogs barking
5. Alarm clocks and car alarms 10. Mosquitoes and flies
Store tricks that make you shop longer
Next time you're at the store, you may notice the background music. Its there for a reason. A study by the Journal of Consumer Research reveals, it only takes a small amount of background noise to distract your brain from thinking practically. Next time you're at the store, imagine yourself using the items unusual features. This will help you stick to your budget.
Surprising six figure jobs
Clearing trees. Performing magic tricks. Pet sitting. Repairing other people's credit. These people are earning $100,000 or more. It's a must see.
5 ways to be more productive at work
It's Monday, a new work week is starting...you need more ways to be more productive on the job. This may help. You can thank me later. Check this out.
Hunting Season Revenge???
Weird, But True News
According to Florida deputies some guy placed his order at the drive thru of a McDonald's. When the employee told him through the PA how much his order would cost, the guy said he was a law enforcement officer, did not have his wallet with him, and wanted his food free of charge. When he pulled around to the window he told the manager the same story. He repeated he was a police officer and added he had just come from a sting and didn't have his wallet. He then flashed a badge and showed a gun to the manager. Employees called 911 and that's when real cops showed up.
Staying Healthy Today
Planing to carve a jack-‘o-lantern for Halloween?
Don’t toss the seeds. According to the book The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth, pumpkin seeds are one of the most nutritious foods that most of us aren’t eating enough of. Pumpkin seeds are packed with heart-healthy and brain-boosting omega-3 fatty acids. Not to mention, they're an excellent source of magnesium, which is known to decrease your risk of heart disease and diabetes. Studies show that magnesium reduces the frequency and intensity of migraine headaches!
Here's a recipe to turn those leftover seeds into a nice snack.
--Wash the seeds from two medium pumpkins in cold water and drain them in a colander.
--Put the seeds on a baking sheet and let them dry overnight.
--Coat the seeds with two tablespoons of olive oil and sprinkle some salt. I like fine sea salt myself.
--Bake the seeds about an hour at 300 degrees.
Good News Story
For 25 years, Willie McPherson, 74, and Christopher Manzi, 44, dutifully put their cash together in the hope that the day would come one when of their lottery tickets finally hit.
Last month, the two old friends won a $14 million Mega Millions jackpot, and they did it with a ticket they didn’t even have to pay for. After borrowing $20 from Manzi, McPherson bought the usual $40 worth of Powerball and Mega Millions tickets for the two men on September 18 at a coffee shop in Manhattan and was given two $1 Quick Picks for free as part of a promotion. One of those two was the jackpot winner, which McPherson determined a day later.
"It's just a great feeling,’’ Manzi told the Daily News. “We are two lucky guys." Wow! A friendship that starts in 1987 while working at a Manhattan print shop and today, it's still paying off.
Lar's Thought of the Day
Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude. Denis Whatley