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Trending This Mornin'
Another chilly morning. Mostly sunny. Hi 53 today. Then look out. Friday - Sunday. Mostly sunny. Hi around 60. Monday and Tuesday, Partly sunny. Highs around 66. Rain chance and cooler Wednesday. Hi mid 50s.
Powerball officials say tickets sold in Arizona and Missouri matched all six numbers to win the record $580M million jackpot. The winning numbers were: 05, 16, 22, 23, 29, and a Powerball of 6.
(Photo:AP, Kathy Willens)
New Jersey and New Yorkers needed a little Christmas and Mayor Bloomberg and a number of celebrities delivered last night as they lit the Rockefeller Center tree. It's an 80-foot Norway spruce that made it through Superstorm Sandy, illuminated with more than 30,000 lights and topped by a Swarovski star.
Rep. Bob Goodlatte is the new chairman of the House Judiciary Committee. Goodlatte replaces Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, atop the Judiciary Committee.
President Obama and former rival Mitt Romney will meet Thursday for their first get-together since the November 6 election.
Students from Jefferson Forest High School will compete in the Virginia High School League State Theatre Festival this weekend in Charlottesville. Break a leg.
Today is Electronic Greetings Day and Square Dance Day. 25 days until Christmas. 32 to New Year's.
1775, Invisible ink was used for the first time ..
1963, The Beatles released "I Want to Hold Your Hand."
1975, The name "Micro-soft" (for "microcomputer software") was used for the first time in a letter Bill Gates sent to Paul Allen ..
1981, Natalie Wood drowned in a boating accident off Santa Catalina Island, California. .. she was 43 .
1986, Cary Grant died at age 82
2001, George Harrison died of cancer
Cuttin' Cake Today
Gena Lee Nolin 41; Howard K. Stern 44; Jonathon Knight (New Kids on the Block) 44; Don Cheadle 48; Kim Delaney 51; Rebecca De Mornay 53; Howie Mandel 57; Garry Shandling 63; Vin Scully 85
Joke of the Day
How do sheep in Mexico say Merry Christmas? ans - Fleece Navidad
Smarter Than Question
If it takes you longer than 8 minutes to do this, you're taking too long...what is it? Congrats to Sally and Carol Lou, they both got it. The answer is "falling asleep".
US Weekly says Jessica Simpson is pregnant again!! And it’s only been seven months since she gave birth to daughter Maxwell Drew Johnson! Jessica has been engaged to formal NFL pro Eric Johnson for over 2 years now.
Seems Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of Whitney Houston, walked away from a single-car wreck Wednesday in Georgia without injury to anything but her driving record — and her once-shiny Chevy Camaro. The car's front end was pretty badly munched up in the accident. She was ticketed for failure to maintain her lane. It gets better, UsMagazine.com is reporting Bobbi Kristina and Nick Gordon, who confirmed their engagement last month on their reality show, have broken up.
abc: all new shows tonight including Last Resort, Grey's Anatomy, and Scandal
cbs: The Big Bang Theory is new followed by new episodes of Two and a Half Men, Person of Interest, and Elementary
nbc: 30 Rock, Up All night, The Office, Parks and Rec, and Rock Ctr with Brian Williams are all new tonight
fox: The X Factor is live followed by a new Glee
cw: The Vampire Diaries and Beauty and the Beast are both new
Christmas Specials: Thursday (11/29)
Mickey's Christmas Carol (6pm, ABC Family)
The Christmas List (midnight, ABC Family)
News from Nashville
How's this for a tease from Carrie Underwood? It's a snippet of her video for "Two Black Cadillacs.
Brad's wife Kimberly Williams-Paisley, has signed on for at least three of the final nine episodes of "Nashville" playing the devious Peggy Samper.
It’s only been out a month, but Taylor Swift’s “Red” album has already sold almost 3 million copies worldwide! The 16 track collection has also topped the charts in 42 countries.
Vegas, hope you're ready for some country? Shania: Still the One, begins a two-year concert residency at Caesars Palace starting Saturday. Twain will perform approximately 60 shows a year with one run now through Dec. 15 and another in March and April. The remaining dates are still to be scheduled; prices range from $55 to $250.TMZ is reporting, after a series of embarrassing public incidents involving alcohol, country star Randy Travis has given up drinking.
Could the Grammy Awards be coming to Nashville soon? Music City is already hosting the Grammy Nominations Concert Live! on CBS December 5. The Hollywood Reporter says Nashville is making a play to become the new home of the big show. As for the Grammy Nominations Concert Live!, Taylor Swift is set to co-host the show with L.L. Cool J. The Band Perry and Dierks Bentley are also rumored to be taking part in a tribute to the late Johnny Cash on the program.
ACC FanFest - Saturday in Charlotte. If you're going to the ACC Championship game, get there early for Lee Brice at 3:30 and Little Big Town at 5:30.
Lar's This & That
How Much Can You Save By Regifting?
A new holiday survey finds, 92% of Americans now say it's totally acceptable to regift. The average regifter says they'll save about $150 on presents. (PR Newswire)
Best Time To Do Just About Anything
Here are some of the best times of the day to do different things. Experts say planning your day is essential to success.
Take Vitamins: with breakfast
Go to Doctor: 8am-9am or 1pm-2pm
Take a nap: 1pm-2:30pm
Walk the Dog: 8pm-9pm
Do Cardio Work Out: 5pm-6pm
Ask for a Raise: 5pm
Return Merchandise: 10am
Send Mail at Post Office: 7:30am-10am
Get a haircut: 8am-9am
Depart a Flight (on-time): 6am-7am
House Cleaning: 4pm
Read and Retain Information: 8am or 10pm
Employee Raises Will Pay For Themselves
A study by a think tank found that when companies give people raises, they earn MORE than the cost of the raises back from extra productivity.
The survey also found that folks who get raises stimulate the economy enough to create tens of thousands of new jobs.
Shhhhhhh! It's Too Early For Words
According to a new survey, the average person wakes up at 6:49 A.M., but doesn't want to talk to anyone for the first hour and 15 minutes they're awake. **Glenna calls it "too many words".
43% of people avoid talking to their significant other in the a.m.. One in three try to avoid coworkers . . . and one in five don't want to talk to their children. (Daily Mail)
Romantic gift ideas...
Looking for something for that special someone in your life? Yahoo! has a few suggestions... pretty basic, but still good to keep in mind for the romantically challenged.
Consumer Reports has come out with their annual "Naughty and Nice" list. The "Naughty List" was made up from companies who have hidden fees, fine print and unfriendly practices, while the "Nice List" were companies who were generous and had outstanding customer service.
Key To A Succesful Marriage
A new study out of Michigan has found that a huge key to a successful marriage is . . . whether the man gets along with his in-laws.
The 26 year old study found that if a man likes his wife's parents, there's a 20% lower risk of divorce. The reason: His wife sees that as a sign he's truly invested in her for the long term.
Most Annoying Airport Security Checkpoints
Traveling over the holidays can challenge your patience. Add luggage, a car seat, two strollers and kids, and you're challenging your sanity. The last thing you need is an extremely long wait getting through airport security.
Well just thank goodness you're not going through one of these airports this month (or are you???)... Travel and Leisure ranked the top five MOST annoying airports for security delays...
See the rest of the list here
According to Yahoo, the most-popular name for female kittens is Bella. As in, Kristen Stewart's character from "Twilight". Lucy was the second most-popular name, and Kitty was third.
For boy kittens, the top three names are Max, Oliver, and Charlie.
**What? No Michael? Our middle son sends Christmas greetings to all his kitty buddies. He really loves the holidays. Really. You can see it on his face.
Weird, But True News
The so-called Cleaning Fairy who broke into an Ohio house, cleaned up and left a bill, was this week sentenced to one year of probation + community service. Susan Warren broke into a home May 22, cleaned up and left a bill for her services. **I only hope she dusted under the pictures and not around them.
Staying Healthy Today
Yahoo says weak muscles are prone to injury, and a broken bone, injured joint or pulled muscle can lead to a lengthy recovery time. If you're frequently plagued with neck pain, low back pain or sprained ankles, a weak group of muscles may be to blame.
Read on to learn how weakened muscles can cause injury, as well as what exercises to practice to strengthen these muscle groups
Good News Story
A New York couple say they recently received a postcard that was placed in the mail in 1943. The postcard was addressed to Pauline and Theresa Leisenring and was sent out on July 4, 1943, from Rockford, Illinois. It was sent by their parents, who were visiting their brother at the Medical Center Barracks at Camp Grant. However, it just arrived last week at the home of Adam and Laura Rundell. “It was delivered in mint condition.
Laura called it "a treasure in the mailbox." Theresa died in 1954, Pauline in 1962. The Rundells found some relatives of the late Leisenrings and offered the postcard to them.
Lar's Thought of the Day
"If you dream it, then you can achieve it. You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want." Zig Ziglar