Headlines for Thursday 08, 2016

TIPS: Preparing for Cold Weather

Personally: Wear extra layers of clothing when going outside…

Home:  Keep your indoor temperature consistent; don’t turn down the thermostat

when you leave for work.  Experts say it’s more costly to re-heat a ‘cold’ house.

Vehicle: Make certain your tires are properly inflated.

*Check out the Cold Weather Check List on the News Blog


Things NOT to leave in your car when it’s super cold

Lap Tops, Smart Phones, Medications even Canned sodas. Details … http://www.wxii12.com/article/things-you-shouldnt-leave-in-your-car-when-its-super-cold/8475896


Online pet-sitting community Rover.com has announced its “most popular pup names” for 2016. Top Dog Names include…

Female Names:  Bella. Lucy, Daisy, Lola, Luna

Male Names:  Max, Charlie, Buddy, Cooper, Jack      https://goo.gl/KaQBcM


Over 50% of dog owners (75% of Millennials) have named their dog after a movie/TV character, book character or celebrity…  Source: www.Rover.com


In honor of the latest Star Wars movie “Rogue One”, Disney World in Florida has transformed Epcot’s ‘Spaceship Earth’ into the ‘Death Star’.

“Rogue One” hits theaters in less than 2 weeks. https://goo.gl/a6fycx

BTW: Attention Star wars fans – back in April, Disney broke ground on a 14-acre “Star Wars” themed expansion at Hollywood Studios. An official opening date TBA.


Two teens have been taken into custody, charged with aggravated arson in relation to the deadly wildfires that devastated several East Tennessee communities last week. The fire in Gatlinburg claimed at least 14 people and injured 150 others. More than 1,700 homes and businesses were either damaged or destroyed.     https://goo.gl/HPOJ7X


Two pairs of tap shoes belonging to child star Shirley Temple have sold at auction for $20,000.  The two-day auction of jewelry, outfits and other keepsakes brought in more than $1.6 million for the family of Shirley Temple, who died in 2014 at age 85.  Source: Heritage Auctions



Helpful links from the US Postal Service, Fed Ex and UPS to make sure your Christmas packages and cards arrive on or before Dec 25th, at the News Blog at wbfj.fm


New holiday STAMPS available from the US Postal Service include the Nativity, Christmas Magi, Florentine Madonna and Child, and Holy Family.    View the stamps on the News Blog.  Purchase these stamps online at usps.com/shop


Holiday DEALS: Mark your calendars for December 16 and 17th.

*December 16 is now known as “Free Shipping Day”

Many online retailers will offer FREE shipping with no minimum orders as a final delivery push toward DEC 25thwww.freeshippingday.com

*December 17 (known as Super Saturday) Expect last minute online deals.

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