Thank You: The Iranian pastor who was jailed three years for his Christian Faith thanks supporters for prayers…(News for Thursday)

“Thank You” The Iranian pastor who was jailed for three years because of his Christian faith has released a letter of “Thanks” to everyone around the world who prayer and supported him during his ordeal. Pastor Youcef Nardarkhani wrote that he had been “put to the test of faith which is, according to the Scriptures, more precious than perishable gold.” RnR

Tarheel head basketball coach Roy Williams re-cooperating after having a tumor removed from his right kidney yesterday. The tumor was detected during a routine physical. http://www.news-record.com/

So, is the rice we are eating safe?? The USDA saying that there’s no evidence (so far) to suggest that rice and rice products sold in the US has unsafe levels of arsenic. A recent Consumer Reports study found ‘elevated’ levels of arsenic in over 200 rice products.*Currently, there is no federal standard for how much arsenic is allowed in food. http://consumer.healthday.com/Article.asp?AID=668805

The Chicago Department of Aviation is looking for a few good goats? Officials recently put out a bid for goats and a goat herder to keep the grass and weeds under control at O’Hare International Airport. Actually, airports in Atlanta and San Francisco use goats instead of mowers. BTW: The grassy area is outside the security fence, so there’s no danger of goats straying onto the runways. http://apnews.myway.com/article/20120914/DA19JE002.html

Procter & Gamble is adding a blast of fruit flavor to the over the counter heartburn medication – Prilosec.   P+ G is hoping that by adding the berry flavor to Prilosec, which is a pill that is meant to be is swallowed, not chewed, it will be more competitive with traditional ‘flavored’ antacids like Tums. http://apnews.myway.com/article/20120920/DA1D9M701.html

SPORTS (NFL)   Carolina Panthers hosting the NY Giants (8:20pm tonight)

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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