Headlines for Tuesday, JAN 19, 2016

 If you are venturing out today, please dress in layers to ‘trap in’ your body heat.


Be Prepared: Tips on surviving (and outlasting) severe winter weather…

– Make certain your vehicle tires are properly inflated.

-Keep portable heaters at least 3 feet away from furniture and drapes.

*Buy now before you need it” = Rock-salt to melt ice on walkways

                          More TIPS on the News Blog    http://goo.gl/zrnXwh


Today is National Popcorn Day     Enough is enough for one frustrated movie fan (Mike Shotton, 39) who’s calling for popcorn to be banned from theaters in the UK because he says it’s too ‘noisy’. Mike says that his enjoyment of films is constantly being ruined by others ‘chomping down’ on the snack?     http://goo.gl/gzNTzg


How LOW?  A gas station in Houghton Lake, Michigan, hit the 47 cents mark after a price war between three stations in the town on Sunday.

Triad gas prices around $1.88 a gallon.  ABC News


Man forgets what at gas station?  The man, identified only as Walter, was driving home to Argentina from a holiday in Brazil when he stopped at a gas station for a fill up. Walter left for the bathroom. Walter’s wife (who had been sleeping in the backseat) got out of the car to buy cookies. Walter and his 14-year-old son, who was sitting on the front seat playing a game on a mobile, left the gas station…without the wife.  Reportedly, the wife tried to call her husband’s mobile but could not get through due to lack of signal. Walter finally returned (two hours later) to get his wife. Bystanders saying that she was NOT happy!   http://goo.gl/m4wqBZ


January is ‘Sanctity of Human Life’ month – This Friday -January 22- marks the 43rd anniversary of Roe vs Wade when the US Supreme Court legalized abortion-on-demand in all 50 states.    http://goo.gl/crlNKj

There is hope: A list of Pro-Life Pregnancy Care Centers at the News Blog.


The Winston-Salem / Forsyth County school system will likely get to use their NEW tool when it comes to winter road conditions.

The ‘Mobile Advanced Road Weather Information System’ (or MAR-WIS) detects road and weather conditions in real time.  The school system tested the system last year and was pleased with the results.

WS/FC Stat: The majority of snow days occur in January…    http://goo.gl/eAanHd


Help Re-Name Business 40 through downtown Winston-Salem.

Submit your ‘nominations’ through January 30, 2016 at www.business40nc.com


Photo ID Required:  A federal judge has ruled that North Carolina’s photo ID requirement for voting will be in effect for the March 15 primary election.


Check out what is acceptable (and some exceptions) http://voterid.nc.gov/

NEW: Qualified families interested in participating in North Carolina’s ‘Education Opportunity Scholarship Program’ can still apply for scholarships for the spring semester!  Open enrollment continues through January 31, 2016. Details on the News Blog

http://www.ncseaa.edu/OSG.htm   NC Family Policy Council http://goo.gl/9B07De


Downton Abbey with American accents? See what happened when Downton Abbey cast members Michelle Dockery, Hugh Bonneville, and Allen Leech (Lady Mary Crawley, Lord Grantham, and Tom Branson) recently stopped by The Late Show With Stephen Colbert…  http://goo.gl/GMzzKn


Surveys have shown that about 4 to 6% of all Americans experience seasonal affective disorder (or SAD) during the winter months.

Beat the ‘winter blues’ with a few simple lifestyle changes…

Stick to a schedule: Avoid hibernating. Keep your schedule

-Exercise: Make sure you devote some time to vigorous physical activity.

-Network: Even if you feel out of sorts, force yourself to socialize with others.

-Talk about it:  A recent study published in the American Journal of Psychiatry suggests that “talk therapy” combats seasonal depression even more effectively than treatment using light? More TIPS on the News Blog at wbfj.fm


January is National Radon Action Month

Free radon test kits are available for a limited time on a first-come, first-serve basis. The kits typically retail for $15.  FYI: Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer deaths among non-smokers annually (EPA).  www.ncradon.org  


Random Fact: Water expands 9% when it is frozen

Winter can be brutal, especially for our roadways.

Road crews are stepping up their battle over potholes and other road hazards.

You can help: To file a report, Call (877) 368-4968 or go online…


Lowe’s Home Improvement is hiring ‘seasonal employees’ for the spring and summer. Seasonal positions offer flexible work hours, a 10% employee discount and often can be an entry point for regular part-time or full-time employment.   Typical seasonal positions include: cashiers, lawn and garden associates, stockers and loaders. Details online http://springhire.lowes.com/


Cadbury has learned a very valuable lesson: Don’t mess with people’s chocolate Creme Eggs? The brand’s best-selling Easter chocolate lost millions last year after admitting it replaced the popular Dairy Milk egg shell with a “standard” cocoa mix. Cadbury claimed the new recipe was about improving efficiency…rather than saving money.   http://goo.gl/Gx2AZs


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