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.
Your weather: March begins on the chilly side, breezy too. Some sun and clouds. Hi 43. Saturday, Mostly cloudy. Hi 41. Partly sunny Sunday. Hi 41. Mostly sunny Monday and Tuesday. Hi mid 40s. Wednesday, Rain/Snow mix. Hi 39. BTW: The weekend chill covers the Eastern half of the U.S. dipping down to Miami. Hi's there 67, low's 47. Nothing like that Florida chill.
If you've lived in the Star City for a while, you probably recognize the name Shirley Niday. She was the face of Magic City Ford for 11 years with her signature slogan, "We are so nice to deal with." She died yesterday after a 5 year fight with breast cancer. **Keep her family, friends, and co-workers in your thoughts and prayers. Shirley was a nice lady with a wonderful smile and always friendly.
Party in the Park bids farewell to downtown Roanoke. The beach music inspired weekly event will move to Daleville Town Center beginning in May. Admission price: $6 for adults, with children 12 and under free. A 10-night punch card is $50. The season runs from May 16 to Sept. 12, 6-9 p.m. every Thursday except July 4. Roanoke Party in the Park will still take place downtown, at the exact same time. That event is now managed by Downtown Roanoke Inc..
Quite the night on the JPJ hardwoods in Charlottesville. Virginia 73, #3 Duke 68
The Liberty Lady Flames clinched the Big South regular season title and number one seed in next week's tournament by routing Coastal Carolina 68-31 Thursday night in Lynchburg
•Music In Our Schools Month
•Caffeine Awareness Month
•Sing With Your Child Month
•Employee Spirit Month
•Eye Donor Month
•Frozen Food Month
•Red Cross Month
•Irish American Heritage Month
•Woman’s History Month
•Youth Art Month
Also in March:
•10th – Daylight Saving Time begins
•17th – St. Patrick’s Day
•19th – NCAA tournament begins
•20th – Spring begins
•31st – Easter Sunday
Just 19 days until spring. In 4 weekends, it's SPRING!!!!
Today is Employee Appreciation Day... if you really appreciated us, you'd give us today OFF!
Today is Peanut Butter Lover's Day. Sunday begins Professional Pet Sitters Week.
March's birthstone: bloodstone or aquamarine. March's flower is the daffodil or jonquil.
1873, the first typewriter was introduced ..
1961, President John F. Kennedy established the Peace Corps ..
1961, Mattel debuted the Ken doll ..
1968, Johnny Cash and June Carter were married in Franklin, Kentucky ..
1983, Swatch watches hit stores ..
1995, Yahoo! was incorporated.
pop star Justin Bieber (19) pop star Ke$ha (26) Ron Howard (59) Catherine Bach (59) Alan Thicke (66) The Who's Roger Daltrey (69)
joke of the day
What do you call the clone of a police officer? Ans – A copy
weird news today
A California high school student hid in a locker recently to try to catch a serial backpack thief in the act. Arming herself with a cell phone camera, Linden High School sophomore Justine Betti hoped to bust the crook who had been stealing cash from book bags during gym class for the past year. What she discovered was more shocking than she could have imagined…the thief was a well-liked teacher!
In the incriminating video footage, the teacher is seen waiting until all the students left the locker room and then opening several backpacks and methodically going through them.
Betti brought the video to the school principal and the teacher has been placed on administrative leave pending an inquiry. GUESS WHO'S IN THE PRINCIPAL'S OFFICE NOW.
smarter than question
25% of us do this every year. What is it? No winner. 25% of us CHEAT on our taxes.
Bonnie Franklin, the redheaded actress whom millions came to identify with for her role as divorced mom Ann Romano on the long-running sitcom "One Day at a Time," has died. She died Friday at her home due to complications from pancreatic cancer, family members said. She was 69.
American Idol recap: five guys get the boot. That puts Vincent Powell, Cortez Shaw (the one they're calling the "sexiest American Idol of the seasonJ"), Lazaro Arbos, Nick Boddington, and Burnell Taylor (a Hurricane Katrina survivor) in the Top 20. Next week, the LIVE shows begin. BTW: this season's finale' will be a two-parter airing Wed., Ma 15 and Thurs., May 16 on FOX.
Here's the American Idol Season 12 Top 20 semifinalists.
4.Curtis Finch, Jr.
Celebrity Wife Swap on ABC Tuesday, scored its highest ratings in the shows history featuring Kendra Wilkinson and Kate Gosselin.
Rhinanna has taken out a restraining order against an alleged stalker who tried to break into her recently.
Tom Cruise is in London shooting a picture. The 50 year old missed his 6 year old daughter, Suri, so much, he sent a private jet to NYC to pick her up and join him for five days.
Actress Ashley Judd is fueling more speculation that she will run for the U.S. Senate in Kentucky with two public appearances in the nation's capital Friday and Saturday.
Carol Burnett and Tim Conway will reunite on Hot in Cleveland. Those two AND Betty White. That's an "Oh wow!" TV moment. The episode is slated to air in August.
Say buh-bye to TV’s favorite zip code: The CW is ending 90210 after five seasons.
Singer Anastacia has been diagnosed with breast cancer having successfully battled the disease in 2003, She's 44. She says she will continue writing and recording her new album and hopes to schedule a new tour as soon as possible.
Former America Idol participant Fantasia has set an April 23 release date for her fourth studio album,Side Effects of You.
ABC: The Last Man Standing, Malibu Country, and 20/20 are new
CBS: all reruns
NBC: Dateline and Rock Center are new
FOX: Kitchen Nightmares and Touch are new
CW: Nikita is new
21 and Over
The Last Exorcism Part II with Ashley Bell
news from nashville
Tragic news from Toby Keith's camp. Toby's bass player of 25 years has been killed in a two-car collision in Oklahoma. Carl "Chuck" Goff Jr. was Keith's bassist, band leader, friend and co-writer on two of his best known songs. He died on Wednesday (Feb. 27) at the age of 54. He helped write the chart-topping hits ‘Upstairs Downtown’ and ‘You Ain’t Much Fun.’
Donald Trump's All-star Celebrity Apprentice is back this Sunday on NBC. Trace Adkins is competing for the American Red Cross. And we're going to see the "wackier side" of Trace.
Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Taylor Swift and R&B star Ne-Yo are the first four guest stars announced for the CBS special ACM Presents: Tim McGraw's Superstar Summer Night. ‘Superstar Summer Night’ is set to tape on April 8 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Jason Aldean took over the stage at ‘Late Night With Jimmy Fallon’ early Thursday morning. He performed his new song "1994". The Night Train tour plays Madison Square Garden this weekend. It SOLD OUT in 10 minutes.
Who are Taylor Swift's BIGGEST IDOLS in country music? Faith Hill and Kenny Chesney are the two she looks up to the most.
Gary Allan and Jake Owen will headline FREE ACM concerts in Vegas. Joe Nichols, Jana Kramer, Randy Houser, and Kip Moore will also perform on Saturday. Then hosts Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan hand out the ACM trophies Sunday, April 7. The 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards on CBS.
Tweet from Martina McBride: Just walked n the house and had the most bizarre assortment for a snack.Grapes,a bluecheese stuffed olive, and a spoonful of peanut butter! **Wait, those AREN'T cravings correct?
Kenny Chesney's new album - out April 30 - is called "Life On A Rock". What does it mean? He posted on his website, the album cover is a collage of fun, summer-centric images – Kenny calls them “snapshots” – including Kenny on the beach, a No Shoes Nation flag, a rooster (um…?) and a woman’s silhouette. That's Kenny's world.
lar's this & that
Most Miserable Cities
Forbes has put out a list of the Most Miserable cities. Here's the Top 3.
3. Rockford, Illinois
2. Flint, Michigan
1. Detroit, Michigan
Why Motor City? They lead the nation in crime and dropped home prices.
It's the TOOTH
ABC News says the Tooth Fairy is alive and well, despite today's economy. Today a tooth will get you $2.42, that's up from $2.10. However, 20% surveyed score big, getting as much as $5 a tooth.
A study says that more women are overweight because they don’t vacuum and do the laundry as much as they used to.
The average woman today does about half as much housework as a woman in the 1960s . . . and burns up to 360 fewer calories a day because of it.
Would You Like That To Go
According to a new survey, the average worker spends $11.84 every day on coffee, lunch, and snacks. That comes out to about $2,800 a year, or almost $131,000 over the course of your career.
If you bring your lunch every day and drink free coffee, you'll save more than $105,000 in your career. (Daily Mail)
Ever said this - "you're going to be the death of me" - to your son?
You don't know how right you were!
A new study found having sons can take an average of 8 1/2 months off a moms life. Why? Because they require more nutrients from the mother's body during gestation.
Don't worry too much about it, though, because researchers studied mothers between the 17th through the 20th century. Modern medicine makes up for what was missing way back then.
These day, it's your teenage girls that will most likely stress you into an early death :)
Seriously, though, girls will kill you.
It's Finally Happened...We're APP Happy!
A whopping 85% of smartphone users would rather go without water than their mobile apps.
More than 80% say there are certain apps they use on a daily basis that they can’t live without, like email (57%), Facebook (41%) and alarms/clocks (31%). Most people use around 10 apps per day, but a small percentage use as many as 50.
The New Cookie Monster
David Neevel has built an Oreo Separator Machine. He claims the machine can scrape the cream filling off of Oreos so he can eat them the way he likes them.
He says he spent so many hours working on it that he "didn't see his girlfriend or dog for hours at a time". What? He actually has a girlfriend?
Silence IS Golden
Experts say one of the best ways of dealing with someone who’s being rude, obnoxious or offensive is to give them the silent treatment! Though it has long been considered passive-aggressive, simply cutting off conversation with a jerk helps you avoid unnecessary conflict. It also keeps you from wasting energy.
In a study, participants who were forced to have an exchange with a rude person performed poorly on a task afterwards, while those who gave the jerk the silent treatment performed better. But before you employ this tactic with your spouse, be warned: repeated use of the silent treatment can have negative effects on long-term relationships.
Here are 10 non-awkward activities to do alone courtesy of TheFrisky.com.
1) Exercise classes
2) Breakfast at the diner
3) Getting a manipedi
4) Hangin' at the coffee shop
6) Book readings
9) Hiking/Outdoorsy stuff
10) Getting a massage
What do you have to do to make a solid first impression on anyone?
The survey results are in, and it all boils down to a nice...
48% of adults think a smile is the most memorable feature after they meet someone new. Even more than what the person is actually saying or how they're dressed.
good news story
18-year-old Jhaqueil Reagan had no idea that when he stopped for directions last week he’d meet a man who’d change his life. Restaurant owner Art Bouvier was laying salt rock outside his Cajun restaurant in Indianapolis when Reagan stopped and asked how far it was to his destination. Bouvier told him it was at least six or seven miles and suggested he take a bus in the cold weather, but Reagan just thanked him and kept walking.
Later Bouvier and his wife noticed Reagan still on his trek and offered him a ride. During the trip they found out the teen had been forced to drop out of school and raise his siblings, but with only a GED he couldn’t find stable work. He was on his way to a Dairy Queen for a job interview and had already walked three miles before reaching Bouvier’s restaurant because he couldn’t afford the bus.
Bouvier was so impressed that he instantly told Reagan that even if he got the Dairy Queen offer he would double his salary to have him come work at his restaurant. Reagan accepted and started work on Monday. And that wasn’t the only good news for Reagan – it turns out he won’t be walking anywhere for a while.
After Bouvier posted the story on Facebook and it went viral, the Indianapolis Public Transportation Corporation offered the teen a year’s worth of bus passes.
lar's thought of the day
A year from now you may wish you had started today. — Karen Lamb