FREE college for Starbucks employees…Icon Casey Kasem dead at 82…More unrest in Iraq…USA vs Ghana in World Cup soccer…Lightning strikes NC church pianist? (Monday News)

“Keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars”…
Broadcasting icon Casey Kasem passed away on Sunday. He was 82.
In addition to his radio and TV programs (including “American Top 40”) Casey Kasem also provided the voice for a number of cartoon characters, including Shaggy on “Scooby-Doo”. Remember those “long-distance dedications”??
http://www.cnn.com/2014/06/15/showbiz/casey-kasem-obit/index.html?iref=allsearch&nbd=5_things

Two years of college for FREE?? Starbucks is now offering both full- and part-time employees a generous benefit that covers two full years of college classes through a partnership with Arizona State University’s online studies program. Employees can choose any of more than 40 undergraduate degrees (not just business classes). The benefit is equal to about $30,000 per employee.
-Employees will not be required to stay with Starbucks after earning their degree.
-About 70% of Starbucks’ employees do not have undergraduate degrees.
http://myfox8.com/2014/06/15/starbucks-offers-workers-2-years-of-free-college/

LOGO contest: Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools need your help in choosing a new logo – all part of their 50th anniversary. One of five designs will be chosen on this Wednesday. (June 18). Check out the 5 unique designs on our News Blog (wbfj.fm)…then vote for your favorite. www.surveymonkey.com/s/wsfcslogo

Lightning struck a church in Brunswick County yesterday, right in the middle of their service, zapping the person playing piano.
The incident happened around noon yesterday at the Zion Hill Baptist Church.
Lightning struck the roof of the church, then travelled through the electrical wiring in the building. The individual was treated on scene and is expected to be OK.
The church suffered minor electrical damage but no structural damage.
http://myfox8.com/2014/06/15/lightning-strikes-nc-church-zaps-pianist/

SPORTS
World Cup Soccer: USA vs Ghana play at 6pm (Eastern Time)…
-NASCAR: Jimmie Johnson gets his first victory at Michigan…
-Tim Duncan and the San Antonio Spurs winning their 5th NBA
Championship beating the Miami Heat 104-87 Sunday night…
-Martin Kaymer winning the men’s U.S. Open Sunday in Pinehurst.

The Marketplace Cinemas in Winston-Salem is offering FREE
‘Summer Movie Mornings’ for Kids (and parents) starting this Wednesday
**June 18 & 19 (Wed + Thurs) The Lego Movie (PG) at 10am
Kid Size Popcorns and Sodas will be available for $1.00!
https://www.facebook.com/MarketPlace250Cinemas

More unrest in Iraq – U.S. State Department has started a partially evacuation of the American embassy in Baghdad. The Pentagon is sending about a hundred troops to protect embassy staff that stay behind.
http://www.cbn.com/cbnnews/world/2014/June/Militants-Post-Images-of-Mass-Killing-in-Iraq/

Arson? Quick thinking customers put out a small fire at the at the Walmart on Kestermill Road off Hanes Mall Blvd in Winston-Salem last night before 7pm.
The store was evacuated for about two hours Sunday. No injuries reported.
http://myfox8.com/2014/06/16/arson-suspected-in-small-fire-at-winston-salem-walmart/

Daddy? Police say a Connecticut woman became concerned when she heard ‘someone’ calling “Daddy” repeatedly near a school. But when she began looking for a child, she instead found a large green parrot up in a tree. The local fire department used a long pole to remove the bird from the tree at Holland Hill School on Thursday. The bird was later reunited with its owner, who had reported it missing. http://apnews.myway.com/article/20140613/us-odd–parrot-daddy-714f031230.html

Open Casting Call for ‘The Amazing Race’
Location: Colfax Furniture & Mattress on Silas Creek Parkway, Winston-Salem
Date: next Saturday (June 21) from 10am – 12pm.
Each team of two will have one minute to convince the judges why they should be picked to be on an upcoming edition of The Amazing Race.
Details online at the News Blog / wbfj.fm
http://www.wfmynews2.com/story/entertainment/2014/04/23/casting-amazing-race-2014/8060757/

Verne Hill

Verne Hill

The News Guy – WBFJ Family Friendly Morning Show at WBFJ fm - Your family station!
I enjoy many things: Music. Family movie nights. My American flag flapping in the wind. Sunsets at the beach. Snow days. The Sweet Tea Party. Salvation through Grace…

VERSE: “Let everything that has breath praise the LORD” Psalm 150

QUOTE: “A person who loves his job, will never work a day in his life.”

MON-SAT 6A-10A(& Sunday@5 host)
verne@wbfj.fm
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Verne Hill

I enjoy many things: Music. Family movie nights. My American flag flapping in the wind. Sunsets at the beach. Snow days. The Sweet Tea Party. Salvation through Grace… VERSE: “Let everything that has breath praise the LORD” Psalm 150 QUOTE: “A person who loves his job, will never work a day in his life.” MON-SAT 6A-10A (& Sunday@5 host) verne@wbfj.fm