WBFJ News Tuesday, AUG 30, 2016


The National Hurricane Center is tracking multiple storms in the Atlantic. Tropical Depression #8 is expected to bring heavy rain and windy to our coast.   A Tropical Storm Warning has been issued.    TWC News    http://goo.gl/ZgcHVp

Health: New recommendations from the American Heart Association suggesting that children (ages 2 to 18), should consume no more than about six teaspoons of ‘added sugars’ in their daily diets.  Normal allowance should be 20 to 30 grams depending on the child’s age.  Bottom line:  “Heavy sugar consumption has been associated with weight gain, insulin resistance, abnormal cholesterol and fatty liver disease in children…”    http://goo.gl/0tqGND


16 so-called Healthy Foods with more Sugar than a Snickers Bar?

McDonald’s Fruit & Maple Oatmeal: 32 grams sugar

Dunkin’ Donuts Reduced-Fat Blueberry Muffin: 40 grams sugar

Chobani Black Cherry Blended Yogurt: 28 grams sugar

Snapple Green Tea (16-ounce bottle): 30 grams sugar

Raisins (one-quarter cup): 29 grams sugar

Vitamin Water Power-C: 32 grams sugar

Starbucks Greek Yogurt and Honey Parfait: 30 grams sugar

BTW: A regular size Snickers bar has up to 6 teaspoons of sugar.  https://goo.gl/HIFzwy


Sad news: Gene Wilder, the star such classics as ‘Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory’ and ‘”The Producers” passed away on Monday due to complications from Alzheimers. Wilder was 83.   NPR http://goo.gl/gk5xuX

**Where are the ‘Willy Wonka’ stars now? Gene Wilder became a Hollywood star but his young chocolate-gobbling co-stars – all have normal jobs?  http://goo.gl/wfsezb


Drivers needed? Winston-Salem / Forsyth County Schools is still more than two dozen drivers short.   Interested? Info at the News Blog        http://goo.gl/PNokcH


Election 2016:  Trump VP running mate (Mike Pence) will speak at a rally in downtown Winston-Salem TONIGHT 8pm at the Millennium Center. Expect HEAVY security. Free tickets are available at www.donaldjtrump.com


UPDATE: Krishawn Noble, whose body was recovered from Kernersville Lake on Friday, died from drowning according to an early autopsy report on Monday.  Noble was set to start his first year teaching at East Forsyth Middle School.  Nobel, a 2012 graduate from Winston-Salem Prep, just graduated from WSSU back in May. 


UPDATED REMINDER:  ALL students who are ‘entering public school’ for the FIRST time  (no matter what age)  are required to have a ‘health assessment form’ completed by their physician and returned to their school. You now have less than 30 days to get that ‘health assessment form’ to your child’s school.

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