Don Chase in the Morning for October 8, 2009
Congrats to those in the WKML Family celebrating birthdays, a service of Courtney
Baker Plumbing, 426-2027.
NASCAR's Bill Elliott
Congratulations to Lindsay Scott on winning a free buffet from Ryan’s Grill, Buffet &
Bakery, Skibo Road in Fayetteville and at exit 22 off I-95 in Lumberton. E-mail
your birthdays and anniversaries to the Fantasy Lake Country Inbox
email@example.com. Don’t forget the name of the person celebrating the birthday
and their daytime telephone number. THANXXX! Don.
News of the Weird: Sure, it's the Great Recession -- but some people have money
to spend, and plenty of it, too. Neiman Marcus is out with its Christmas Book. This
year's signature his-and-hers gift is a $250,000 private plane and flying lessons for
two. For 105-grand you can get that special someone a limited edition Jaguar. An
electric Cupcake Car for the kiddies will set you back 25-K. But Neimans points out
more than 40 percent of the gifts in the holiday catalog cost less than 250 bucks.
And for those who want to go green with their greenbacks, Neimans has an eco-
friendly chandelier made of 366 recycled plastic bottles. That goes for $12,000.
Talk about a captive audience! Well, a southwest Florida sheriff's department is
selling ad time on jailhouse TVs. The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office will offer ads
on the video monitors used by jail visitors to communicate with inmates. The
sheriff's office says rotating still-frame ads will be shown when the monitors are not
in use by a visitor. And the potential advertisers? The sheriff will offer the ads to
lawyers and other services that might be of interest to the jailhouse audience.
Officials say money from the ads will go in a welfare fund for the inmates.
It’s time now for Officer Don’s Police Blotter, a service of ―Holmes Security
Systems…If you’re paying more than $18.95 for monitoring you’re paying too
much.‖ It's a case of long-distance crime-stoppers. Police in Midwest City, Okla.,
got a tip from a woman in the Philippines about teenagers ripping off an apartment.
The woman (Maribel Chouinard) was watching her husband's place on a Web cam
from 8,000 miles away. She called her husband, who is a master sergeant at Tinker
Air Force Base. He notified police. Officers report finding two teens near the
apartment and later locating a third suspect. Police say all three were ID'd in a
photo lineup e-mailed to the woman in the Philippines. She's waiting for her visa
papers to be processed, so she can join her husband in the states.
Our Idiot Criminal for Today comes from Elmwood, Ohio, where Robert Presswood
broke into an office by kicking down the door. He then rummaged around, taking
several items worth about $1000 before wiping his fingerprints off the doorknob
and leaving. So far, so good, right? Well, not exactly. The office he had broken into
was the office of the Chief of Police inside the city police station. Video cameras
caught his every move and he was quickly placed under arrest.
Welcome to today’s ―WKML Don Chase Secret 2 Success,‖ a service of Bible Alive
Ministries. Dr. Ralph Richardson, teacher.
Our motto is ―Expect Great Things To Happen.‖
Legendary UCLA basketball coach John Wooden is the man behind today’s Secret 2
Success. Coach Wooden said, ―Failure is not fatal, but failure to change might be.‖
―Failure is not fatal, but failure to change might be.‖ The cold hard fact is, if you’re
not happy where you are in life, something must change. Life is too short to not be
happy. ―Failure is not fatal, but failure to change might be.‖ Thanks coach John
Wooden for today’s Secret 2 Success.
Our motto is ―Expect Great Things To Happen.‖
That’s your ―WKML Don Chase Secret 2 Success,‖ a service of Bible Alive Ministries.
Dr. Ralph Richardson, teacher.
In the first round of major league baseball playoffs, the Yankees had no trouble
beating Minnesota 7-2, the Dodgers got by the Cardinals 5-2 and Colorado lost to
Philly 5-1. The Rockies & Phillies play at 2:37 this afternoon, St. Louis & LA take
the field at 6:07 and the Red Sox Angels series begins on the West coast at 9:37.
The Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup continues this weekend as the NASCAR
Sprint Cup Series races for 500 miles on Sunday, Oct. 11, at Auto Club Speedway
in Fontana, California. The Pepsi 500 begins at 2:30 Sunday afternoon.
This week, the City of Lumberton will be removing distressed and inappropriately
placed trees around the downtown Plaza area. Once these trees are removed, the
correct plants and trees will be placed in the right location in an effort to create and
maintain a healthy tree canopy, a visually pleasing landscape that features
downtown and a safer area for pedestrians. Thank you Connie Russ, Downtown
Development Coordinator for the info.
Today is Fire Prevention Day, the anniversary of the Great Chicago Fire in 1871,
when legend says Mrs. O'Leary's cow kicked over a lantern. Over 98,000 people
were left homeless by the fire. This is also Fire Prevention Week.
Tyra Banks told Ashley to hit the road on last night's America's Next Top Model.
The auditions are over and So You Think You Can Dance went into the Las Vegas
round last night. Shelby "New Orleans Bounce" Skipper was among the many
dancers who were sent home.
Extortion is paying for off for David Letterman -- in viewers. Five-point-eight-million
people tuned in to the Late Show last Thursday when Letterman announced that he
had sexual affairs with his female employees, and Monday's show -- in which he
apologized to his wife Regina Lasko -- brought in five-point-seven-million viewers --
which, according to Daily Variety, beat anything that N-B-C had in primetime,
including Heroes and Jay Leno.
Jon and Kate Gosselin's latest war is over today's birthday party for twins Mady and
Cara. Jon says Kate is trying to bar him from the festivities. He tells Entertainment
Tonight, "She's trying to prevent me from seeing my kids on their birthday because
she doesn't want to see me." But in an E-mail to Jon, Kate writes that she believes
that "due to recent events, it will be too stressful to the kids to have both of us
here as planned. I would like to split the evening so they can see us both." Kate
wants to limit his time with the kids today to a two-hour visit.
Anna Nicole Smith was investigated for allegedly plotting to kill her tycoon
husband's son, F-B-I records reveal. According to the records, obtained by the A-P,
Anna Nicole was investigated in 2000 and 2001 in a murder-for-hire plot against E.
Pierce Marshall, but the probe was dropped for lack of evidence before she died of a
drug overdose in 2007. Marshall, who died of natural causes in 2006, fought for
years to keep the one-time Playboy Playmate from collecting a share of his late
father's billion-dollar estate.
A Louisiana woman was confused and frightened when she came home to find that
she had been burglarized. What was even more disturbing was the video that her
newly installed surveillance camera captured. She watched the tape as a naked
man broke in, took a shower, cooked a meal, took another shower and then left.
The video captured his face, tattoos and as she puts it, "the crack in his butt" and
"the front part of his organ.
Drew Barrymore says she's overworked. She's not alone. A Harvard Medical School
study puts America at the top of the list of depressed (or otherwise mentally
disordered) countries. Polls show that Americans are really only happy when they're
away from work.
-Americans put in more hours at work than any other nation, with nine more weeks
of labor per year than their working counterparts in Western Europe, who get at
least 20 paid days of vacation each year.
-Most Western European countries give workers six weeks of vacation. Finland tops
the list with an added 14 paid national holidays, bringing personal time to about
nine weeks a year.
-Canada and Japan are near the bottom of that list, with a legal minimum of ten
-The United States is the only industrialized nation that does not have a mandatory
minimum of vacation time.
Nearly half of Americans surveyed for a new poll said ―whatever‖ is the most
annoying word used in a conversation. The Marist College poll received votes for
―You know‖ and ―anyway,‖ but they weren’t even close to the 47% that pegged
―whatever‖ as a word that has definitely run its course. The breakdown found
―whatever‖ to be particularly tiresome among respondents in the Midwest, Latinos
and people under 45. A quarter of Americans polled said the phrase ―you know‖
made their skin crawl. While ―it is what it is‖ upsets 11%, 7% would ban ―anyway‖
from conversations. Another 2% said they would ax the phrase ―at the end of the
day.‖ The results differed by geographic region, but were nearly the same for men
and women and by age group.
A survey released by the National Retail Federation estimates that 33% of
Americans — including 47 million adults and 58 million children — will dress up for
Halloween, down a bit from 35% last year. As for how, vampires jumped to the No.
2 spot, from No. 3 last year. Nurses, on the other hand, fell from No. 5 last year to
No. 13. Witches continue to grip the No. 1 position in their talons, with 18% of
adults saying they plan to wart up. The NRF survey also finds as many as 17% of
consumers were planning to make rather than buy a costume, while 16% were just
going to wear last year's.
Think the government here in America should be spending more on our schools?
Wait 'til you hear about the budget cuts in Ireland. Reuters says parents in Ireland
not only have to pay for school books and uniforms — now they're being asked to
buy toilet paper for the schools! Students at St John's Girls National School are
being asked to bring toilet paper rolls from home because of cuts in government
funding. Principal Catherine O’Neill says parents have responded positively to the
request, with more than half of the students remembering to bring in their own TP.
She says, "I have no doubt that there are an enormous number of schools out there
that are doing the same thing."
NASA will throw a one-two punch at the moon tomorrow and the whole world will
have ringside seats for the lunar dust-up. NASA will send an old spacecraft
slamming into the moon’s south pole to kick up a massive plume of lunar dirt and
then scour it to see if there’s any water or ice spraying up. The idea is to confirm
the theory that water – a key resource if people are going to go back to the moon –
is hidden below the barren moonscape. The crashing spaceship was launched in
June along with an orbiter that’s now mapping the lunar surface. The ship, LCROSS,
is on a collision course with the moon and is attached to a 2.2 ton rocket that
helped get the probe off the ground. Tonight, about 10 hours before the crash,
LCROSS and its empty rocket will separate. At 7:31 a.m. [ET], the larger empty
rocket will crash into a permanently dark crater and kick up a 6.2-mile high spray
of debris. Trailing just behind will be the rocket itself, beaming back to Earth live
pictures of the impact. You can follow the action at
The Hollywood Reporter says Warner Brothers is working on a "sequel of sorts" to
the 1983 comedy classic, "National Lampoon's Vacation." The difference — this time
the movie will focus on Clark Griswold's son, Rusty, who's now a dad himself and
ready to take his own family on a road trip vacation. Look for Chevy Chase and
Beverly D’Angelo to each have a small role in the flick.
Hollywood trade papers say Oscar-winner Adrien Brody will star in a remake of the
Arnold Schwarzenegger classic, Predator." Robert Rodriguez has written the film
and will direct Brody, as the mercenary who battles alien hunters. The Hollywood
Reporter says Topher Grace is also in negotiations to join him in the action flick,
which will be in theatres Jul 09 of next year.
Here's a little fun for the family. Go outside and try to catch a leaf before it hits the
ground. Legend says that for every leaf you catch before it hits the ground, you
will have one lucky month next year. Legend also says that Pumpkin was once
believed to remove freckles and cure snake bites.
A Casselton, North Dakota, woman thinks she may have the world’s tallest living
dog. Boomer measures 3 feet tall at the shoulders and 7 feet long from nose to tail.
Caryn Weber says her 3-year-old Landseer Newfoundland keeps all four paws on
the floor when he drinks from the kitchen faucet in her family’s farmhouse in
eastern North Dakota. Boomer can look into a car window eye to eye with a driver.
Weber says the fluffy black-and-white dog ―comes into the house and his tail is so
high everything gets knocked around.‖ Weber plans to send Boomer’s
measurements to Guinness World Records. The previous record holder was a nearly
4-foot-tall Great Dane that died this summer.
10 Healthy Foods That could Make you Sick: Many of the foods that are normally
considered ―good‖ for you have the potential to make you sick, very sick, according
to the Center for Science in the Public Interest. The consumer watchdog group has
released the findings of a study titled The 10 Riskiest Foods Regulated by the U.S.
Food & Drug Administration. The report cites the top 10 foods regulated by the FDA
that can reportedly be riskiest in terms of food-borne illness. Leafy greens top the
list, accounting for nearly a quarter of illnesses linked to contaminated foods –
more than 13,000 cases since 1990.
1. Leafy Greens
7. Ice Cream
According to the Centers for Disease Control, an estimated 76 million cases of food-
borne illness occur in the U.S. each year, including 5,000 deaths. See the full report
Today is Ozzie and Harriet Day, marking the couple’s debut on CBS Radio on their
9th wedding anniversary, October 8, 1944. "The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet"
continued on radio, then television, through 1966.
Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)
Private Practice (ABC)
Survivor: Samoa (CBS)
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (CBS)
The Mentalist (CBS)
Parks and Recreation (NBC)
The Office (NBC)
Larry King (CNN) N/A.
The Jay Leno Show (NBC) Gerard Butler, Ben Harper and Jack Black.
Late Night Lineup:
The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien (NBC) NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson and
the Backstreet Boys.
Late Show with David Letterman (CBS) Kristin Davis and Barry Sonnenfeld.
Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (CBS) Jean Reno and Sophia Bush.
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (NBC) Christopher Meloni, Eve and Alton Brown.
Last Call with Carson Daly (NBC) Joss Stone.
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (COM) David Gregory.
Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC) Kelsey Grammer, Stana Katic and Motorhead.
The Colbert Report (COM) Colin Beavan.
10 Things You Need To Know About Swine Flu
Since it first emerged in April, the global swine flu epidemic has sickened more than
1 million Americans and killed about 500. It’s also spread around the world,
infecting tens of thousands and killing nearly 2,000. So how worried should you be
and how do you prepare? Here are 10 things you should know about the H1N1
1. Don’t panic! So far, swine flu isn’t much more threatening than the regular
2. The virus is tougher on some than on others. Swine flu is a greater threat to
children under 2, pregnant women, people with health problems like asthma,
diabetes and heart disease. Teens and young adults are also more vulnerable to
3. Wash your hands often and long. The best thing you can do to prevent the
spread of the swine flu is wash your hands using the ABC method. Soap up and
start scrubbing until you’ve sung the ABC song. Also use alcohol-based hand
4. Get the kids vaccinated. People 6 months to 24 years old, pregnant women and
health care workers should be first in line.
5. Get your shots early. Swine flu shots won’t be available until October, so get in
6. Immunity takes awhile. Even those first in line won’t have immunity until around
7. Vaccines are being tested. Health officials presume the swine flu vaccine is safe,
but they’re testing it just to make sure. The federal government is currently testing
it in eight cities around the country.
8. Help! Surrounded by swine flu. If an outbreak hits your area before you’re
vaccinated, be extra careful. Stay away from public gathering places, big events
and churches. Don’t be a hero and think you won’t get it.
9. What if you get sick? Call your doctor right away. You may be prescribed Tamiflu
or Relenza. These drugs can reduce the severity of swine flu if taken right after
symptoms first appear.
10. No swine flu from barbecue. You can’t catch swine flu from pork. Swine flu is
NOT spread by handling meat, whether it’s raw or cooked.
Swine Flu Survival Kit: As the U.S. prepares for a possible second wave of the
swine flu, as well as for the annual seasonal flu, a new report from Consumer
Reports helps households prepare for, prevent, and treat flu symptoms safely and
effectively, including recommendations for what to pack in an emergency kit for a
flu outbreak. The report is available in the September 2009 issue of Consumer
Reports and online at www.ConsumerReportsHealth.org. In case the second wave
of swine flu is severe enough to warrant home confinement, consumers should pack
an emergency kit in advance. Here’s what you’ll need:
•A two-week supply of food and water.
•Fever reducers, such as acetaminophen, ibuprofen or naproxen.
•Cough and cold medications containing chlorpheniramine, diphenhydramine,
oxymetazoline and pseudoephedrine.
Lozenges with dyclonine, glycerin or honey can help ease symptoms as well.
•Electrolyte drinks such as Gatorade or Powerade to keep you hydrated.
•Hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol to kill viruses when soap and water aren’t
•Surgical masks with an FDA rating of at least N-95 to help prevent spreading the
flu. Masks need to be replaced often and disposed of after use.
•For all emergencies, Consumer Reports recommends packing at least three days’
worth of nonperishable food; at least one gallon of water per person, per day; a
first-aid kit that includes any prescription or over-the-counter medications your
family might need; as well as antihistamines for allergic reactions, pain relievers,
stomach and anti-diarrhea remedies, and antacids.
The government is currently preparing a vaccine against the swine flu that will
likely be recommended for school-age children and other high-risk individuals, such
as pregnant women, those with chronic illness, and those who live or work with
infants, preschoolers or older adults. In the meantime, Consumer Reports
recommends that everyone – especially high-risk people – get vaccinated against
seasonal flu before December.
WKML Country Notes 10/08
Adkins, Trace --- Trace Adkins will appear on A-B-C's Extreme Makeover: Home
Edition on October 18th, helping to re-build the home of an injured Dallas police
officer. Carlton Marshall suffered a severe spinal injury and hearing loss after being
shot while leading a SWAT team. And worse, the walls of his home were infested
with snakes that destroyed the wiring and plumbing. Trace says, "I've worked with
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition three times now, and I personally feel that
they're doing God's work.‖
Clarkson, Kelly --- Reba McEntire was spotted in the audience at Kelly Clarkson's
tour stop in New York City.
Cook, Jeff --- Alabama’s Jeff Cook is pulling out all the stops with the release of his
first-ever solo Christmas album, ―Christmas Joy.‖ The album comes out November
3rd for digital download via iTunes, Amazon.com and www.JeffCook-AGB.com. The
10-track album features several classic holiday hits as well as original Alabama
material rerecorded by Jeff. Legendary Rock n’ Roll Hall of Famers The Ventures
join on the project’s title cut, and Jeff’s wife Lisa steps in for lead vocals on several
Lady Antebellum --- Lady Antebellum -- who will release their sophomore C-D Need
You Now on January 26th -- feel they've grown since releasing their self-titled
debut album last year. Charles Kelley says, "You'll hear some similar content from
the first record. But I think lyrically I think we got a little deeper.‖
--- Charles, Hillary and Dave head to the West Coast to play the title cut of the new
album Friday on The Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien.
Lambert, Miranda --- Miranda Lambert has the nation's top country album with
Revolution, which sold 66-thousand copies last week to land at number-eight
overall. That pushes Taylor Swift's Fearless into the number-two country spot. Zac
Brown Band's The Foundation drops to number-three. Jason Aldean's Wide Open
and Brooks and Dunn's Number Ones and Then Some round out the Top 5.
--- Miranda Lambert, who scored a number-one album this week with her newly
released C-D Revolution, became one of only three country artists in the
SoundScan era, which began in 1991, to have their first three albums debut at the
top of Billboard's Country Album chart. "I know everyone says they are proud of the
album they make but I feel this one is so special I can hand it to my idols, hold my
head up and say, 'Here, this is all of me. I hope you like it.'" In addition to some
headlining dates, Miranda will open shows for the winter leg of Brad Paisley's
American Saturday Night Tour.
McEntire, Reba --- Reba McEntire was spotted in the audience at Kelly Clarkson's
tour stop in New York City.
Paisley, Brad --- Brad Paisley is extending his American Saturday Night Tour into
2010 with 19 new dates. The winter trek begins on January 7th in San Antonio,
Texas with Miranda Lambert and Justin Moore as openers. Brad says with all the
shows he performs, it's a challenge to keep the hits fresh. He tells us, "That's
always the trick for me, figuring out how to make these songs new again.
Rogers, Kenny --- Kenny Rogers will appear on the C-B-S sitcom How I Met Your
Mother on October 19th. TVGuide.com reports that he'll sing "Goodbye Sparky" as
part of a Marley and Me themed show.
Swift, Taylor --- Taylor Swift is thrilled to be getting attention from other formats.
She tells Pittsburgh's Post-Gazette, "I feel like the luckiest girl in the world because
country stations and pop stations play my music... Growing up, my heroes were
Faith Hill and Shania Twain and the Dixie Chicks, and they were crossover artists,
but it wasn't because they were trying really hard to crossover. It's just that the
music they made transcended genres.‖
Underwood, Carrie --- You can buy Carrie Underwood's upcoming C-D, Play On,
before it hits stores on November 3rd -- just head to her newly designed website,
CarrieUnderwoodOfficial.com. It has a re-vamped news section, blogs, fan photos,
videos, tour dates and a music store. And if you pre-order a special C-D bundle,
you'll also get a limited-edition print featuring art from the album photo shoot.
Urban, Keith --- Keith Urban credits his wife Nicole Kidman for the feel of his new
album, Defying Gravity -- even though they don't dabble in each other's craft. Keith
tells us, "We tend to keep our work separate. She's a huge inspiration, though, in
every way, really.‖
---Keith brings his Escape Together World Tour to New York City's Madison Square