Samaritan's Purse: Staff OK after bombing of refugee camp in south Sudan (NEWS) Monday, Nov 14, 2011

Above normal temperatures to start your work week. Partly sunny and mild…High 70 degrees. 

Golden Corral restaurants saying Thank You today with a FREE meal for all service men and women. The 10th annual ‘Military Appreciation Dinner’ takes place this evening from 5-7pm at Golden Corral restaurants in the Triad (and nationwide).  Details www.goldencorral.com/military  FYI: Open to anyone who has ever served in the U.S. Military. No ID required.     Dine-in only.

Samaritan’s Purse reporting that none of their staff members were injured during a bombing of a refugee camp in Southern Sudan.  Officials on the ground with Samaritan’s Purse believe the government of North Sudan is responsible for last Thursday’s bombing. The ministry says four bombs were reportedly dropped.One of the bombs that was dropped on a school house – did not explode. More than 23 thousand people live in the camp. Franklin Graham, president of Samaritan’s Purse, had visited the refugee camp in Southern Sudan just 6 days before the bombing. www.samaritanspurse.org/index.php/articles/support_for_south_sudan_refugees/

Helping those in Need (Pre-Thanksgiving events in the Triad)                            The ‘Feed 600’ FREE spaghetti meal for the homeless will take place this Saturday (NOV 19) from noon to 6pm at “Fruit of theSpritHolinessChurch on Elm –Eugene Street inGreensboro.  To volunteer or help out financially:  Call the church at 379-1059.  (Greensboro News / Record)

 It’s ‘Hunger and Homeless’ week at Wake Forest University (NOV 12 – 20): Students participating in ‘TurkeyPalooza’ will be preparing and distributing more than 200 Thanksgiving meals during the week. The meals will be distributed to organizations like The Children’s Home and The Potter’s House inWinston-Salem.  Various activities have been planned throughout the week including the “Habitat for Humanity: Turkey Trot 5K this Sunday (NOV 20) at 2pm on the Reynolda Campus.   http://vsc.groups.wfu.edu/2011/11/10/hunger-and-homelessness-week/

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has fired back at a CBS News’ “60 Minutes” report that highlighted several investments of various lawmakers — including Pelosi and House Speaker John Boehner who reportedly bought stocks around the same time legislation involving those investments was being discussed.  Steve Kroft reporting that members of Congress can legally trade stock based on non-public information from Capitol Hill.  Check out the video segment / transcript: www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7388130n&tag=re1.galleries  

President Obama’s proposed tax on Christmas trees has been put on hold.  The new tax that should have gone into effect last week, was designed to finance a new “Christmas Tree Promotion Board”. The tax had the support of Christmas tree growers, it did not have the support of some members of Congress.  RnR

Michael W Smith releases his second instrumental project called “Glory” on Tuesday.  “Glory” is a follow-up to Michael’s first instrumental project, “Freedom”, which was released back in 2000. This new instrumental collection is Smitty’s 23rd career album. BTW: “Glory” was recorded with a 65-piece orchestra.

Sports: Congratulations to Winston-Salem State University and their football team on winning the CIAA title for the first time in 11 years. The Rams improved to 11-0 going into the Division II playoffs. The Rams get a bye in the opening round and will play in two weeks.  www.wssu.edu

NASCAR: Carl Edwards and Tony Stewart are now within three points going into the last race of the Chase for the Sprint Cup. 

 NFL:  Another loss for the Carolina Panthers.  Tennessee over Carolina 30-3. Tonight: Vikings at the Packers.

 

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