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Trending This Mornin'
Former assistant Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky was sentenced this morning to no less than 30 years and no more than 60 years in prison with credit for time served. They can appeal the ruling in 10 days.
Another chilly morning. Some clearing today. Hi 61. Partly sunny and breezy tomorrow. Hi 69. Sunny days will be with us through the weekend. Temps return to the upper 60s to around 70. Nighttime lows will return to the lower 50s by the weekend.
Mitt Romney told the crowd at VMI yesterday that the U.S. needed to be a leader abroad and play a more active roll in shaping world affairs. The Debate of Running Mates is Thursday.
Two of the Taubman Museum of Art's biggest donors are back, to take over the struggling museum's operations. Former Advance Auto Parts President and CEO Nick Taubman and Medical Facilities of America Chairman Heywood Fralin returned to the helm after the board asked for their help.
The number of fungal meningitis cases in the state rises to 23; 8 deaths have been reported across the country.
Austrain skydiver and BASE jumper Felix Baumgartner will attempt to break the world record gthis mornign for highest altitude human free fall when he dives from 22 miles high. which is close to the Earth's stratospher. He'll be wearing a special space suit, which he hopes NASA will become interested in.
iPad fever is coming. The iPad Mini will reportedly ship with a 7.85-inch display, making the device itself much smaller.
The Blue Ridge Parkway now has its own app that offers information on lodging and camping, major hiking trails, historical information and visitor services. Plus, it has GPS mapping capabilities. It's available for the Android and iPhone platforms. Download it from the association's website.
Monday Night Football: Texans 23, Jets 17
Fire Prevention Day (part of Fire Prevention Week)
1701 The Collegiate School of Connecticut is chartered.
1888 The public is first admitted into the Washington Monument.
1919 The Cincinnati Reds win the World Series 5-3 defeating the Chicago White Sox 10-5 at Comiskey Park.
1940 John Lennon is born.
1965 "Yesterday" by The Beatles peaks at No. 1.
1980 John Lennon celebrates his 40th birthday with the release of the single “(Just Like) Starting Over.”
Cuttin' Cake Today
Jackson Browne-64; Sharon Osbourne-60; Tony Shalhoub (Monk: Adrian)-59; John O’Hurley-58; Sean Lennon-37; Scotty McCreery 19
Joke of the Day
Which restaurant loves princesses? ans - Taco Belle
Smarter Than Question
According to a recent survey, women buy 66% of all of these sold. What is it? Congrats to Rhonda, she got it. The answer is desktop computers.
Last night on Dancing with the Stars All-stars, it was was Iconic Dance Week. Each celeb picked a dance from a season in the past and had to update and re-work it.
Here's how the leaderboard stacked up last night:
Kelly Monaco & Val Chmerkovskiy: 27
Melissa Rycroft & Tony Dovolani: 27
Shawn Johnson & Derek Hough: 26.5
Apolo Anton Ohno & Karina Smirnoff: 25.5
Gilles Marini & Peta Murgatroyd: 25.5
Hélio Castroneves & Chelsie Hightower: 25.5
Sabrina Bryan & Louis van Amstel: 25.5
Emmitt Smith & Cheryl Burke: 25
Drew Lachey & Anna Trebunskaya: 24
Kirstie Alley & Maks Chmerkovskiy: 24
Bristol Palin & Mark Ballas: 22.5
There's a double elimination tonight. Also, Paula Abdul will be a guest judge next Monday, when the all-stars pick out styles for each other.
All aboard the train to Splitsville. Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman are calling it quits after 30 years.
Jack Osbourne quietly married model Lisa Stelly in a weekend wedding ceremony. **That was a nice "early birthday present" for mom Sharon who is 60 tonight.
At least two celebrities have agreed that the feud between Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj on “American Idol” audition was actually staged. Steven Tyler, who used to judge the show with Randy Jackson and Jennifer Lopez for two seasons, called it BS, so did “The Voice” coach Cee-Lo.
Susan Boyle says the best day ever was when she got to be in the studio with her lifelong idol, Donny Osmond. They duet on two songs for her fourth studio album, “Standing Ovation.” It's out Nov 13.
abc: Dancing With the Stars is 2-hours followed by a new Private Practice
cbs: NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, and Vegas are all new
nbc: The Voice, Go On, The New Normal, and Parenthood are all new
fox: Raising Hope, Ben and Kate, New Girl, and The Mindy Project are all new tonight
cw: New episodes of Hart of Dixie and Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog
News from Nashville
Last night on The Voice, it was the first battle round of Season 3 for country coach Blake Shelton, pitting two country acts against one another. Gracia Harrison dueled it out with the Ohio-based mother-daughter duet 2 Steel Girls. They remind you so much of The Judds. BTW: Blake kept Gracia. Good thing because Adam was ready to steal her.
In the battle of "loud" singers Terry McDermott went up against country singer/wrestler Casey Muessigmann.
Terry came out of the winning end. Adam Levine let Collin McLoughlin go, leading Cee Lo Green and Blake Shelton to use their steals on him, which meant McLoughlin got to pick his new coach. He went with team Blake.
Carrie Underwood says she teases her hair to make herself look smaller! Carrie says, "The high the hair, the closer to God. It makes me laugh, but it really is southern humor. We country folk, we like our big hair. I am certainly no exception. ‘I just feel like… maybe it makes the rest of me look smaller. When someone fixes my hair, I put my fingers through it and make it look bigger. I mean for me it was all about country women."
Taylor Swift says she gets nervous before stepping out in front of a crowd of fans and she offers a few tips on how she deals with it. She says, "I get pretty nervous. I kind of like go through, you know when you talk to yourself in the mirror? And I’m like, ‘They’re not going to throw things at you, it’s going to be OK, it’s going to be OK.’ It’s not like that, it’s more like, ‘Mmm…it’s going to be ok?’ ‘I don’t get nervous when I’m on stage and a crowd of people have bought tickets to see me, because I’m like, ‘You guys totally want to be here’ It’s when I’m not sure if people want me to be on stage."
Yesterday was Luke Bryan Day in his hometown of Leesburg, Georgia.
Uncle Kracker will release a new album, Midnight Special, on Nov. 20.
Eric Church, Carrie Underwood, Kenny Chesney and the Band Perry are the latest performers to be announced for the 46th annual CMA Music Awards, which will air live on from Nashville's Bridgestone Arena on Thursday, November 1.
Lar's This & That
How To Prevent A Stolen Office Lunch
Three out of 10 workers have had their lunch stolen from the office refrigerator, according to a new survey by the Edelman Berland public relations firm. The 31% have had their food stolen at work an average of three times a month or 36 times a year. Here’s what workers say they do to prevent this lunch theft:
Write your name on your lunch before placing it in the fridge.
Store your food in a stay-fresh bag in your desk drawer.
Hide your food in the back of the refrigerator.
Women Love Red
So this is how Bill Clinton works his magic! It turns out a guy with a red nose and rosy glow signals perceived aggression, dominance, and attractiveness to women.
In a study, a bunch of women were asked to use a computer to change the color of male faces to make them more attractive, and most of them went for more reddish glow.
Keep in mind, this was skin tone and not hair... Red hair still means evil.
So what does Kyle Busch's new home near Charlotte look like?
Want it? "Click Here"
Facebook is getting a "Want" button. Facebook has joined forces with seven retailers -- including Pottery Barn, Victoria Secret, and Neiman Marcus -- to test the platform which allows users to "want," "collect," or "like" a product.
Beauty Tips Women Should Know
There's a bunch of 'em including using cooking spray Pam on your nails.
10 Little Fibs Women Tell Each Other
Glamour took a funny look at the "10 Little Lies Women Tell Each Other." Recognize any of these?
Sure, you should totally get a third cat!
I'm glad he went for you. I'm not that into Italian soccer players.
Of course you and your boyfriend can stay with me for a week. I'll just sleep on the couch – it's no problem.
Who's Honey Boo Boo? I don't even watch that show.
No, no, yours is much more tasteful than the typical tramp stamp.
Nah, I don't really want dessert either.
You went with the tangerine-colored walls! Nice!
I know he's bad for me, and I promise I am so over him.
This was really fun. I love a good closet clean-out!
Honey, that's just water weight − it'll come right off as soon as you have the baby.
People Are Strange
Frequent hotel guests are used to hearing concierges say something along the lines of, "anything we can do to make your stay better, don't hesitate to ask," but according to a new survey, some guests take that too literally.
Employees at British Best Western hotels were given a list of the strangest guest requests, and a patron who asked for a ferret so he wouldn't attend a party alone topped the list.
Other notable mentions included, "a room with a sea view" -- some 107 miles from the nearest shoreline -- an extra bed for a doll, and a ghost to keep the guest company. Hummmm?
Weird, But True News
Police in Orem, Utah, say a man who thought he was getting a call from a burglar had actually gotten a call from his dog.
Authorities in the community south of Salt Lake City say the man alerted police Wednesday after he received a phone call from his home phone on his cellphone. Officials say the man heard banging and scratching noises on the line and figured it was an intruder.
Police went to the man's home but didn't find anything missing or broken.
The man later called officers and told them he figured out the mystery. He said his dog had grabbed the home phone's receiver and apparently hit the redial button while burying it in the backyard.
Staying Healthy Today
There is growing concern that kids listening at high volume today will face hearing problems tomorrow. Researchers say almost 20 percent of teens have some form of hearing loss. The CDC says 12.5 percent of children and adolescents between 6 and 19 years of age have suffered permanent damage to their hearing from excessive exposure to noise.
Pamela Buethe, director of audiology at the Hearing and Speech Center at Children's National Medical Center, feels parents need to talk to their kids about the dangers of listening to loud music with headphones.
Headphones should never be used at the highest volume level, even for just five minutes. That's especially true for kids who are already experiencing problems due to childhood ear infections. Dr. Buethe says our MP3 players or any type of music players that we have now, can cause permanent hearing loss when they're at maximum loudness.
A good rule of thumb is, if somebody has to shout to get your attention or for you to hear them when you are wearing headphones, you're causing risk.
Good News Story
Two old friends who reconnected during the Portland Marathon in Oregon five years ago held their wedding at the 20-mile mark of this year's race.
Katie Holmes and Eric Johansson, friends who began dating and had a son after getting together at the 20-mile mark of the marathon five years ago, said they decided to wed last week after running the first 20 miles side by side.
Holmes was dressed in white with a veil-bearing baseball cap while Johansson ran by her side in a Dri-Fit tuxedo shirt. They stepped off the course into nearby Columbia Park at the 20-mile mark, where they greeted their waiting family and friends.
Homes called it "The most memorable marathon ever." The couple completed the last 6.2 miles of the marathon after completing their ceremony.
Lar's Thought of the Day
Instead of worrying about what people say of you, why not spend time trying to accomplish something they will admire. Dale Carnegie