In March 2008, I came in third place in City Magazine's "Best Radio Personalities." I've always said, I have the best listeners in the world. Thank-you so much for tuning in every day. It wouldn't be nearly as much fun without you.
Rain tapers off today. Several Flood Warnings have been issued for small streams, creeks and low lying areas. Rather cloudy today. Hi 53. Lo 38. Mostly cloudy tomorrow. Hi 47. Lo 32. Mix of sun and clouds. Hi 45. Lo 29. A mostly sunny weekend. Hi around 50. Lows 29 - 32. Partly sunny Monday. Hi 45. Really cold Tuesday. Hi 35. Lo's 25. Burrrrrrr!!!!
Say it isn't so...maybe.
Thursday night into Friday, there's a snow chance for the area. It could be several inches of snow with highest amounts in the mountains of the Alleghany Highlands and Greenbrier. That's IF the storm takes a northern track as it hits the cold air. Timing will be everything.
The 57th Presidential Inaugural is set. President Obama, the seventh president or president-elect to have Inauguration Day fall on a Sunday, is following the path of predecessors who held a private oath-taking on the constitutionally prescribed Jan. 20 date, followed by a public swearing-in and parade on Monday.
Roanoke County has new moped rules. If you are riding on a moped on a public street or highway in the country, you must wear a face shield, safety glasses, or goggles, and have the moped equipped with safety glass or a windshield. Everyone driving a moped, as well as passengers, must wear a helmet. The new ordinances were passed in December. Once enforcement begins moped riders in violation of the ordinance will be subject to a maximum fine of $50.
Taxes for the Virginia unemployment insurance benefits are set to decline this year for the first time since the recession hit. The latest projections are that employers will pay an average state tax of $221 per employee this year, down from $232 in 2012,
Today is Hot and Spicy Food Day.
1919- The 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which prohibited the sale or transportation of alcoholic beverages, was ratified. It was later repealed by the 21st Amendment.
1920- Prohibition went into effect in the U.S., one year after the 18th Amendment was ratified.
1961- Mickey Mantle signed a contract that made him the highest paid baseball player in the American League at $75,000 for the 1961 season.
1973- The final first-run episode of the long-running western Bonanza aired on NBC.
Singer Sade- 54, Debbie Allen (A Different World, Fame) - 63, Talk show host Dr. Laura Schlessinger – 66, David Chokachi (Baywatch) is 45, Kate Moss, the Supermodel is 39
Son says to his dad..."Dad, Can you write in the dark?"
The father replies, "I think so. What is it you want me to write?"
The son says, "Your name on this report card."
What is the best-selling product of all time? Congrats to Rhonda, she got it. The answer is "rubik's cube."
1. NFC Playoff Game: Green Bay at San Francisco, Fox, 30.89 million.
2. "NCIS," CBS, 21.11 million.
3. "The Big Bang Theory," CBS, 20 million.
4. "Golden Globe Awards," NBC, 19.69 million.
5. "NCIS: Los Angeles," CBS, 17.9 million.
AJ McCarron is once again getting shown up by his model girlfriend. Miss Alabama Katherine Webb is back. She Tweeted yesterday, "So excited to be chosen to cover the Super Bowl XLVII for @InsideEdition in New Orleans!"
Backstreeter A.J. McLean says actor Ryan Gosling almost passed up a promising screen career to become a Backstreet Boy.
TONIGHT ON TV
ABC: All new tonight starting with The Middle, The Neighbors, Modern Family, Suburgatory, and Nashville
CBS: Criminal Minds and CSI are new
NBC: reruns tonight
FOX: The premiere of American Idol (2-hours)
CW: Arrow and Supernatural are both new tonight
5/3 -- Charlotte, NC, Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
5/4 -- Raleigh, NC, Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion
7/27 -- Virginia Beach, VA, Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
Kenny Chesney announced an additional 28 dates for his Summer tour. One stop included Charlotte! Mark your calendars for August the 1st at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater! He'll be joined by The Eli Young Band, and newcomer Kacey Musgraves.
Jason Aldean will make his big screen debut as an actor in the film 'Sweetwater,' in which he stars alongside January Jones and Ed Harris. He plays a henchmen who eventually meets his maker in the action western
George Strait marks a new chapter in his life this week with the start of his final tour beginning Friday with Martina McBride.
X-Factor champ Tate Stevens has signed a record deal with Syco Music/RCA Records Nashville and is already writing and recording his major-label debut. The untitled album will come out this fall. BTW: Tate's daughter is a Harry Styles fan. Note: He's available if she doesn't mind sloppy seconds after Taylor Swift.
In a 2 1/2-minute video featuring a naked stick figure drawn with a stocking cap, Maynard explains how a 1957 British experiment mistakenly led people to believe people lose at least half their body heat via their head.
Maynard corrects that wrongheaded notion by noting it's not which body part that is exposed but how much of the body is exposed.
"And what that means is that you can't dance around naked and expect to stay relatively warm by wearing only a hat," he concludes.
Before you give up on your New Years resolution to lose weight and stay fit, here are a couple diet MYTHS...
No sweets before noon
Wrong. A study last March found people who ate a big breakfast that included dessert lost more weight over a four month period than a group with a low-carb meal. Why? Indulgence early may prevent it later.
Workout as long as possible
The more you exercise, the more you'll eat concluded a Danish study last September. If you workout for a long period of time, be careful of how much you eat.
The Girl Scouts are selling a new cookie this year called the Mango Crème. in some ways it's like an Oreo, except this is vanilla and coconut flavored with mango filling in between. The cookies also have an additive called NutriFusion that jams a bunch of VITAMINS in them. Will that make you pick this mediocre flavor over the classics? (Los Angeles Times)
REMEMBER BACK WHEN????
A new study figured out the basic skills that are disappearing the fastest because of modern technology.
The top five are handwriting, using a dictionary or encyclopedia, mental math, reading a map, and finding something at the library. There's GOT to be an app for that. Oh yeah. (Daily Mail)
CARBS LEAD TO WEIGHT GAIN
Last April, a study concluded that those who ate a low-calorie diet high in whole wheat lost more fat than a group that ate a low-calorie diet high in refined wheat. Surprised? Don't be. The extra fiber in whole grains is more filling.
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With the flu epidemic sweeping the nation, WebMD has issued a list of home remedies for fast flu relief:
For Stuffy Sinuses:
For Cough Relief:
Try cough syrup or cough drops
For a Scatchy Throat and Congestion:
Eat hot chicken soup.
Add spice to your meal.
Try an expectorant.
For Fever And Muscle Aches:
Try an OTC analgesic like aspirin, Tylenol or Advil.
Drink more fluids.
Stay in bed and rest.
For Nighttime Congestion and Loss of Sleep
Try a humidifier.
Use nasal strips.
Elevate your head.
LET'S DESIGN THE PERFECT MAN
A website survey of 9,000 women discovered what makes up the perfect man. Guys, put a check mark next to what you have covered...
_____ Has a graduate degree
_____ Makes between $150,000 to $200,000 a year
_____ Green eyes
_____ Brown hair
Good luck waiting for Mr. Wonderful, ladies!
World War II veteran - William Kadar - who served in France during the war has been reunited with his Army-issued duffel bag nearly seven decades after it went missing.
The 92 year old opened a carefully wrapped package Tuesday at his Merrillville, Ind., home and found his drab green duffel bag inside, still stenciled in black with his name and serial number. Kadar last saw the bag used by soldiers to tote their gear in November 1944, a month before he was captured by the Germans.
A letter included in the package said the bag was being returned by a 16-year-old French boy who found it in his grandfather's house.
Kadar's granddaughter, Arleen Haas, said the bag was found and kept by a family in Rehaupal, France. The teen's great-grandparents were killed when their house was bombed by the Germans when his grandfather was 10 years old.
Mr. Kadar's daughter, Lynn Sattler, said the experience left her with a mixture of emotions. She was amazed it was found, grateful it was sent back, but bittersweet because her dad doesn't remember (the war), but parts of it do come back.
It's still a nice story of someone going out of their way for a complete stranger.
Lar's Thought of the Day
The happiest people are fearless dreamers. They use their imaginations to create hope and possibility. - Author Ian K. Smith, M.D.