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Trending This Mornin'
Time to shake up fall a bit. Partly sunny and breezy today. Hi 69. Back to the upper 30s tonight. Tomorrow, possible morning frost. Sunshine. Hi 68. Friday, Partly sunny. Hi 69. Saturday, Partly sunny. Hi 65. Then the 70s return with warmer nights. Good pumpkin weather.
Reuters/Ipsos poll shows Obama and Romney are now tied in the presidential race. Just a day away from the Running Mates debate.
There are now 24 cases now linked to meningitis outbreak in Virginia.; investigation will be 'multi-month' effort. Nationally, 119 cases, 11 deaths.
“America’s Most Wanted” will run a feature on the Morgan Harrington disappearance on Lifetime, this Friday. The remains of Harrington, a Virginia Tech student who went missing Oct. 17, 2009 during a Metallica concert in Charlottesville, were later found in a field on an Albemarle County farm. Investigators are still searching for her killer. The segment will air at 10P.
The Oakland Athletics stayed alive in the ALDS by shutting down Detroit 2-0 in Game 3 behind a strong pitching performance by Brian Anderson.
Scott Rolen's 10th-inning error allowed the go-ahead run to score Tuesday and San Francisco avoided playoff elimination with a 2-1 win over Cincinnati.
Today is Emergency Nurses Day and Take Your Teddy Bear to Work Day. 21 days until Halloween.
Today is Wednesday, Oct. 10, the 284th day of 2012 with 82 to follow.
In 1845, the U.S. Naval Academy was formally opened at Fort Severn, Annapolis, Md., with 50 midshipmen in the first class.
In 1886, Griswold Lorillard of Tuxedo Park, N.Y., fashioned the first tuxedo for men.
In 1973, Spiro Agnew became the first U.S. vice president to resign in disgrace after pleading no contest to income tax evasion.
Cuttin' Cake Today
David Lee Roth turns 58
Brett Favre turns 43
Mario Lopez of Saved By the Bell and now host of The X-Factor fame is 39
Dale Earnhardt Jr 38
Joke of the Day
How did the farmer mend his pants? ans - with cabbage patches
Smarter Than Question
33% of bakers do this so they don't eat everything in the store. What is it? Congrats to Carol Lou, she's our morning smartie. The answer is "smoke."
Double elimination night on Dancing with the Stars All-stars....Season 2 champ Drew Lachey and Indy car driver Helio Castroneves. Surprise!
The dance styles for next week were then revealed. Each couple had 10 seconds to pick a dance for another team.
Bristol and Mark picked for Bollywood style for Gilles and Peta.
Kirstie and Maks, who Brooke casually mentioned were "safe," picked disco for Sabrina and Louis.
Helio and Chelsie picked Mambo for Shawn and Derek
Kelly and Val picked Bolero for Emmitt and Cheryl.
Melissa and Tony picked Hip Hop for Apolo and Karina.
Apolo and Karina picked Jitterbug for Melissa and Tony.
Emmitt and Cheryl picked Contemporary for Kelly and Val.
Sabrina and Louis picked Charleston for Kirstie and Maks.
Bristol and Mark got Rock and Roll.
Next Monday, Paula Abdul will be guest judge.
Rihanna and Nicki Minaj are the leading nominees at the 40th annual American Music Awards with four nods each.
Billboard.com named Rihanna the top pop artist of the last 20 years. The singer bagged first place in the countdown ahead of Pink and Britney Spears, who came in second and third, respectively. Kelly Clarkson landed fourth place, while Mariah Carey rounded out the top five.
TV Ratings: Sunday night football leads the way for NBC. "The Voice" was the most-watched reality show last week, beating veterans like "Dancing With the Stars," "Survivor" and "The Amazing Race." The thriller "Revolution," heavily promoted during the Olympics, has opened the season as NBC's top scripted show. NCIS on CBS was tops for the week.
Art Garfunkel is calling off the rest of his concert dates for this year because of vocal problems. Garfunkel was diagnosed with a weakened vocal cord two years ago.
Charlie Brown and his "Peanuts" pals are coming to the big-screen. Charles Schulz' beloved characters are starring in their own animated film scheduled to hit theaters Nov. 25, 2015. BTW: That year marks the 65th anniversary of the Peanuts gang and the 50th anniversary of "A Charlie Brown Christmas."
The original Boo Boo is Back. The Yogi Bear Sequel is in the works.
Alex Karras died this morning surrounded by family. He had battled kidney disease, heart disease, dementia, and for the last two years stomach cancer. The 77 year old and former NFL Lions standout player, may be best known for his work as an actor, in the 1980s sitcom "Webster." He also played the role of Mongo in the 1974 comedy classic "Blazing Saddles." He played in the NFL for 13 years.
abc: All new episodes of The Middle, The Neighbors (which cracks me up, btw!), and two episodes of Modern Family followed by the premiere of Nashville.
cbs: new episodes of Survivor: Philippines, Criminal Minds, and CSI
nbc: new episodes of Animal Practice, Guys with Kids, Law and Order: SVU, and the premiere of Chicago Fire
fox: 2 hours of The X Factor
cw: premiere of Arrow followed by a new Supernatural
News from Nashville
Congrats to Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson, and Luke Bryan...all double nominees for the American Music Awards announced yesterday.
_ Male artist, country: Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Eric Church.
_ Female artist, country: Miranda Lambert, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood.
_ Band, duo or group, country: Zac Brown Band, Lady Antebellum, Rascal Flatts.
_ Album, country: Luke Bryan, "Tailgates & Tanlines"; Lionel Richie, "Tuskegee"; Carrie Underwood, "Blown Away."
The American Music Awards will be presented Nov. 18 at Nokia Theatre and broadcast live on ABC.
On The Voice last night, Blake Shelton hung on to Rudy Parris and attempted to steal one of Adam Levine's castoffs, but Caitlin Michelle chose Cee Lo. After the initial week of battle rounds, Shelton’s team consists of Terry McDermott, Gracia Harrison, Rudy Parris and Collin McLoughlin, the latter whom he pilfered from Team Adam.
Jason Aldean fans don't have to wait any longer to hear his new album, Night Train, since it's now streaming on iTunes. The stream is available to iTunes users on desktop and iPad devices in the United States and Canada leading up to the album's October 16 release date.
Jake Owen says he handles road life with a little help from his dog Merle. Owen tells CountryWeekly.com. "He keeps everybody sane. People pet on him and love on him and he just enjoys it. If you're having a bad day, he can cheer you up."
Dustin Lynch got a "C" in his high school music class. Maybe he had other things on his mind like "Cowboys and Angels."
Lar's This & That
What Does It All Mean
A new survey from Citi and LinkedIn found 96% of women think they can "have it all" when it comes to family, money, and a successful career.
So what does "having it all" actually mean? Two things, according to most women in this survey
Being in a loving relationship
Having enough money to do what they want
That's having it all. The research found most women want a job they can enjoy and a boss that values their work. Only 15% wanted to be the boss. Top financial worries were paying off student loans, saving for retirement, credit card debt, and paying for their children's needs.
(Photo: Neiman Marcus)
Ho, Ho, Ho...The Neiman Marcus Christmas Book is out
Their annual holiday catalog Tuesday, and the priciest gift this year is a pair of "his and hers" timepieces for just over $1 million from Van Cleef & Arpels. The watches depict a tale of lost love on the faces and come with a trip to romantic Paris and Geneva.
(Photo: Neiman Marcus)
The 86th edition also includes a red special edition McLaren 12C Spider for $354,000, a hen house inspired by France's Versailles palace for $100,000 and a walk-on role in Broadway's "Annie: The Musical" for $30,000.
Other offerings include a $90,000 gaming machine, a $150,000 woody tailgate trailer complete with a sound system and stocked bar, a $99,500 water-propelled jetpack, a $250,000 private dinner for 10 featuring four famous chefs
For those with a with smaller budget - almost 40 percent of the items offered in the catalog cost less than $250. The cheapest item is a $10 monogrammed mug.
Men Get A Bad Rap For This...
From the Huffington Post: "What Men Really Want -- and Don't. Six Myths Debunked"
Myth #1: Men don't listen Myth #2: Men want to be in control Myth #3: Men always want sex Myth #4: Men can't be monogamous Myth #5: Men are not into foreplay Myth #6: Men need to be the breadwinner
A 16-year old cheerleader in Texas breaks the world handspring record with a series of 35 back flips
The Myth Of Black Friday
Attention Black Friday shoppers, you’re probably wasting your time. It turns out the best time to deal hunt almost never involves standing in the November cold all night. After crunching years of pricing data for a number of typical holiday gifts, Consumer price research firm Decide Inc. has turned up the best times to go deal hunting – and it isn’t Black Friday or Cyber Monday.
It turns out that gifts from Barbie dolls to watches to blenders are often priced below Black Friday levels at various times throughout the year, even during the holiday season, and their prices follow different trajectories as the remaining shopping days tick down.
The study found prices for some gifts are lowest early in the holiday season (like right now), before retailers start to gradually increase prices. So when is the best time to buy? A lot depends on what you are buying.
Jewelry And Watches A Citizen men’s watch listed at $600 was tracked from 2008 through 2011. Early March was the best time to buy, at $350, compared to $379 on Black Friday.
TVs The best holiday-season time to buy a flat-screen TV is in October, when a Samsung 46-inch LCD TV sells for $1,159, compared to $1,355 for the same model on Black Friday.
Toys The price of a Sesame Street Elmo toy jumped 31% to $17.78 on Black Friday from its average price in September and October, and prices can get even more inflated as supplies dwindle and demand increases ahead of the holidays.
What To Wait For The mid-December price of a KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer was reduced nearly 20% from November.
Kmart and Sears stores still reserve their lowest prices on some items for Black Friday – the so-called “door busters.”
Apple stores also offered a rare discount on the iPad last Black Friday – a $41 to $61 discount – depending on the model.
Videogame systems like Xbox also showed their biggest price drops during Black Friday and Cyber Monday, resulting in more than $100 in savings.
What is it about a man's text message that is so hard to understand?
Apparently, plenty, if you're a woman. If you're wondering what his text really means, head to HeTexted.com. It's like the old Hot or Not website, but for texts. You show the text, and the public votes on whether he's "into you," "not into you," or the "verdict is still out."
Fantastic Plastic Not So Fantastic Anymore
A new AARP Bulletin survey found that about half of credit card users use two to three different cards. When asked how many cards do you have, 34% said 2-3. Surprisingly, 26% said “none,” while 20% said they have four or more. Another 20% said they have only one card.
I Leave You With This
The face, which appears on the side of Grimming Mountain in Steiermark, has an uncanny resemblance to Albert Einstein.
Weird, But True News
A man tried to rob a Pennsylvania bank of $1 because he hoped to be sent to a federal prison nearby, police said.
Jeffrey McMullen, a 50-year-old regular customer of an AmeriServ bank in the western Pennsylvania town of Northern Cambria, handed notes to two tellers Friday demanding a dollar. The tellers thought it was a joke, police said. He then spoke with a new accounts employee and repeated he was robbing the bank for a buck.
Police say McMullen apparently wanted to be prosecuted federally so he could be taken to a prison in central Pennsylvania. Police could not immediately say why. He awaits a preliminary hearing, **There's got to be a reality show here.
Staying Healthy Today
According to a new survey by Bradley Corporation, 75% of Americans do not increase hand-washing in a public restroom even during the holiday season, when public restrooms are used the most. Bradley asked 1,046 adults: “How often do you wash your hands after using a public restroom?” While 70% said they ALWAYS wash their hands after using a public restroom, 29% said SOMETIMES, and 1% said NEVER.
Good News Story
The director of the Ronald McDonald House charity in Baltimore said a call for help brought in 70 “McMiracles” in the form of volunteers. Sandy Pagnotti, executive director of the facility, said she sent an email saying the charity needed “bodies,” and she ended up with “70 men on the doorstep at 8 a.m.”
The volunteers were put to work swapping out beds at the 36-room house, which provides shelter to families with children undergoing medical treatment at five area hospitals.
Nearly 100 mattresses were donated by Tempur-Pedics. Firefighters spearheaded an assembly line for the project. The old mattresses will be donated to area homeless shelters. Pagnotti called them "McMiracles"
Lar's Thought of the Day
Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better. --Samuel Beckett