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Trending This Mornin'
The snow storm is gone and the sunshine returns, but the winds will increase to 10-15 mph. Next week, thought COLD arrives. Sunshine today. Hi 38. Mostly sunny Saturday and Sunday. Highs 46 - 48. Monday, Mostly Sunny. Hi 42. Look out for Tuesday, Partly sunny. Hi 29. Lows in the teens. Wednesday, Partly sunny. Hi 33. Thursday, Partly sunny. Hi 36. That's winter!!!!
Slick spots, some tree's down, power out, cable out for some, very low wires and the winds are picking up. NOT GOOD.
State police say hundreds of cars are at a standstill on Interstate 77 going in both directions in Wythe and Bland Counties all the way up to the East River Mountain Tunnel
The Va. State Police have a few winter snow driving tips.
On the roads, center may be good, but it's the edges that are rough...slushy and icy.
Some APCO customers are just now getting their power back. Others? About 3600 in Roanoke area without power, some 9000 in Montgomery Co..
Tigger - at home yesterday - watching the snow out the front door.
The abbreviated 2013 NHL hockey season begins tomorrow (Saturday) and goes through April 27. The Stanley Cup Champion Los Angeles Kings raise their banner Saturday against the Chicago Blackhawks.The game will air on NBC (3p ET).
NFC Championship No. 2 San Francisco vs. Atlanta, 3 p.m.
AFC Championship No. 4 Baltimore at New England, 6:30 p.m.
January 18th is the 18th day of the year. There are 347 days left in 2013.
Today is Hair Dryer Appreciation Day and Thesaurus Day. 61 days until spring.
1956, "Rock Around the Clock" by Bill Haley & The Comets became the first rock ‘n’ roll album to make the Billboard pop album chart
1973, Pink Floyd began recording Dark Side of the Moon, which would set a record by staying on the Billboard album chart for over 14 years
1974, The Six Million Dollar Man, starring Lee Majors, debuted on ABC
1975, Barry Manilow scored his first US No.1 single when 'Mandy', (originally titled 'Brandy' when it was recorded in 1972 by Scott English), went to the top of the charts.
Singer-songwriter Bobby Goldsboro is 72. Comedian-singer Brett Hudson of the Hudson Brothers is 60. Actor-director Kevin Costner is 58. Country singer Mark Collie is 57. Actor Jesse L. Martin is 44.
Joke of the Day
In the doctors office two patients are talking "You know, I had an appendectomy last month and the doctor left a sponge in me by mistake"
"A sponge!" exclaims the other "And do you feel much pain" "No pain at all", says the first, "but do I get thirsty!
Weird News This Mornin'
A tractor-trailer carrying a large container of honey overturned on I-71 in Cincinnati, dropping gobs of goo on the roadway.
The usual method of soaking up roadway liquids with sand didn’t work well, leading to a 15-hour closure while the process was repeated dozens of times. Oh honey! And we're not talking lovebirds here folks.
Tai chi bored her, so a 61-year-old grandmother in China became her nation’s oldest pole dancer. She’s a major hit online — but not everyone likes the suggestive moves.
Her husband said he stands by his wife — but would rather see her take up yoga.
Smarter Than Question
A new retail survey shows 15% of people have done this while shopping in a store. What is it? The answer: Have their spouse paged on the loudspeaker while shopping.
Night 2 of American Idol. The first night wasn't exactly good news for FOX. After 12 seasons, American Idol ratings are down 19%.
Lance Armstrong finally admitted to using performance enhancing drugs during his cycling career on Thursday, describing himself as a "bully" and a "deeply flawed character" in an interview with talk show host Oprah Winfrey. Saying his story of success after overcoming cancer "was so perfect so long," Armstrong told Winfrey he did not try to change the sport's culture during his career and that he was sorry for making mistakes.
Pauline Phillips, founder of the Dear Abby advice column, has died, according to her syndication service. She was 94. She had a long battle with Alzheimer's disease.
Look who is interested in buying Neverland. It's Lady Gaga! Michael’s mom and his kids own shares of the ranch, but the mortgage is being held by an investment group. Lady Gaga apparently wants to help buy the property back so when Michaels kids come of age, they can receive their trust fund money.
Billy Joel, Maroon 5, Willie Nelson, Fleetwood Mac and Hall & Oates are among the acts headlining this year's New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival
TONIGHT ON TV
ABC:Last Man Standing is New along with Malibu country and 20/20
CBS: Undercover Boss is new along with CSI: NY and Blue Bloods
NBC: Dateline is new at 9
FOX: Fringe's finale is tonight
CW: Nikita is new
NEW AT THE MOVIES
Mama (Jessica Chastain)
The Last Stand (Arnold Schwarzenegger
Broken City (Mark Wahlberg
NEW ON DVD THIS WEEKEND
News from Nashville
Anyone up for joining Alabama on a cruise? The four-night cruise on Norwegian Pearl departs Miami on Oct. 24 and visits Nassau and Great Stirrup Cay.
Blake Shelton will headline the Ten Times Crazier tour starting July 19 in Virginia Beach, Va.. He'll be joined by special guests Easton Corbin and Jana Kramer. Other dates: Aug. 9: Raleigh, N.C., Sept. 26: Charlottesville, Va.
Kenny Chesney will release a new album on April 30, although no title or single has been announced.
Carrie Underwood’s video for Two Black Cadillacs will premiere on Entertainment Tonight January 23rd.
Radar Online reports that Taylor Swift recently got rejected by actor Bradley Cooper at The Golden Globes. Bradley’s co-star Jennifer Lawrence is good friends with Taylor. When she allegedly went to introduce Taylor to Cooper, he said he "Wasn’t interested and she’s far too young". **Does that mean "Never, ever"?
Lar's This & That
THAT'S SOME GOOD EATIN'
The average person should ingest around 2,000 calories per day -- which is what makes it so incredible that the Cheesecake Factory's Bistro Shrimp Pasta contains 3,120 calories. It's the top "winner" of this year's Xtreme Eating Awards, which highlight the highest-calorie meals you can order while eating out.
DOES FACEBOOK PRAISE KILL SELF-CONTROL?
One hateful Facebook comment might reduce you to tears, but a recent study found that the "likes" you get might also have a negative impact, especially on your waistline and pocketbook. Researchers (Columbia Business School professor Keith Wilcox and University of Pittsburgh business professor Andrew Stephen) studied people who use Facebook and found that the more likes and self-affirming comments they got, the more likely they were to reach for a cookie over a granola bar.
WORDS YOU MAY NOT REALIZED ARE "TRADEMARKED"
Snow? No not really. I just wanted your attention for a minute.
Onesie's (little things you put on babies)
ALL trademarked words. Wonder if 'Gangnam" is trademarked?
Rolling Stone is out with the 10 Most Annoying Concert Behaviors. See if you agree.
10. Yelling "Sit down!" at people who are standing
9. Filming the entire show on your iPhone
8. Loudly complaining after the show because the band didn't play your favorite song
7. Getting so drunk you throw up.
6. Pushing your way to the front.
5. Yelling out Freebird!
4. Yelling requests
3. Incessantly talking to your friends.
2. Checking email Facebook, and Twitter every couple of minutes
1. Taking pictures the entire freaking show.
THE TRAVEL BUG
A new survey by a travel company finds that 20% of women blame their hotel room for getting them sick. The cleanest area in your hotel room is surprisingly the bathroom! The dirtiest area -- yes, the bed. 80% of women said they like eating while in bed. Not a good idea. Source
APPS THAT ARE ALL UP IN YOUR BUSINESS
The 10 worst apps for taking your personal details without letting you know! This is from researchers at Carnegie Mellon University. Some of the apps may surprise you...
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Of those 10 apps:
* 6 access where you are
* two grab your contact list
* all 10 accessed your device ID
What do they do with the info? Share it! Angry Birds, for example, shares your info with 8 companies that mainly use it for advertising purposes. Source
An interesting new study by the National Institutes of Health followed 34 kids diagnosed with autism in early childhood and but went on to function as well as non-autistic peers. The now 8 to 21 year olds have no problems with communication, language, or social interaction.
Obvious question -- were they misdiagnosed in the first place? Great question, and the answer is no. Researchers believe children can just "outgrow" autism. More here
Good News Story
A pair of Massachusetts parents are making good on a wager and getting a new puppy after their children got more than a million likes on a Facebook photo. Ryan and Evie Cordell said their five kids could
have a dog if their photo could top 1 million likes.
Lar's Thought of the Day
"I am careful not to confuse excellence with perfection. Excellence, I can reach for; perfection is God's business." Michael J. Fox