Cleland also ordered attorneys in the case to submit statements relating to the by VII9jovw

VIEWS: 3 PAGES: 13

									Don Chase in the Morning for September 18, 2012

Weather for today & tomorrow:
Today: Clouds, chance of showers & t-storms. High 80.
Tonight: Cloudy, chance of a shower & 63.
Wednesday: A mix of sun & clouds. High 75.

This is day 262 of the year. There are 104 days left.

Congrats to those in the WKML Family celebrating birthdays:
Davey Barrett
Don Beasley
Cathlyn Brooks
Carl Bryant
Juretta Bullard
Gerlinde Burke
Carl Bryant
Ruth Cain
Jill Charles
Alexis Lynn Clark
Michael Collins
Debi Contreras
Jimmy Cook
Neil Culbreath
Brandy Culbreath
April Davis
Destiny Deese
Jennifer Deese
Manuel DeJesus
Judine DiSantis
Lucy Ellis
Shunda Evans
Janice Gause
Johnny Gause
Timothy Gause
Billy Gentry
Liston Gist
Alyssa Leigh Hall
Tim Johnston
Bob Jordan
Conrad Kurtz
Carolyn Lamb
Tim Lamb
Johnny Letterman
Whitney Lewis
Karly Lockamy
Tammy McInnis
Neal McNeill
Brittany Moore
Patricia Osborne
Trooper Robert Reaves
Neil Singletary
Heather Stewart
Tiffany Tyler
Sandra Wallace
Becky Walton
Kim Weathington
Randy White
Amber Williams
Kelly Williams
Steven York
Greg Zoch

WKML Country Notes:

Big and Rich --- John Rich says Jon Bon Jovi deserves credit for the title of the new
Big & Rich album, “Hillbilly Jedi” – and for getting the duo permission to use it. Rich
tells Billboard that the title idea came up during a songwriting session he and “Big”
Kenny Alphin did with Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora for “Hillbilly Jedi’s” opening
track, “Born Again.” “I don’t remember who actually said ‘Hillbilly Jedi’ first, but I
remember Jon Bon saying, ‘Well, if I ever saw a couple of hillbilly Jedis, it’d be you
two knuckleheads.’ And we all kind of went ‘Ha, ha, ha,’ what a crazy line.’ And
then the title just kind of stuck.” But when Big & Rich proposed the idea to their
label, they were told that the word “Jedi” is owned by George Lucas and they
couldn’t use it without his permission. Not a problem. Kenny just called Bon Jovi,
who called George Lucas. Lucas agreed to let them use – with one stipulation. “He
said, ‘I have no problem if they want to use the word, but it’s not Jedis. There’s no
‘s’ in Jedi,
ever. Jedi is singular and plural, like deer,’ “ Rich recalls. “And we’re like, ‘Fine.’
Sure enough, the next day we got paper from New York saying ‘You guys can use
it.’”
Campbell, Craig --- Craig Campbell is heading to Switzerland to play the Gstaad
Festival [pr: stahd] -- marking his first-ever performance in Europe. Also appearing
at the festival is Martina McBride.

Corbin, Easton --- Easton Corbin releases his sophomore album, All Over the Road
today. Because of the success of his debut record, he felt pressure to be sure the
new one would also do well. Easton Corbin says he used the same formula
recording the new album as he did the first. "For me I just look at it as, how did we
do so well with the first record as far as the music we cut. Of course, for me it was
cutting songs that I love and cutting songs I relate to. I think if you do that, your
fans will see that. And that's kind of what I did. I went back and put myself in the
same mindset that I cut the first record."

Grand Ole Opry --- A slew of country stars will perform at the Grand Ole Opry’s
87th Birthday Concert including Casey James, Jason Aldean, Jimmy Dickens,
Rodney Atkins and Steve Wariner. The two-day celebration with concerts, games
and food will start on October 5th with a kick-off party. The headline show starring
Ricky Skaggs will be held the following day.

Hayes, Hunter --- Hunter Hayes has racked up his first number-one with "Wanted."
Hunter tells us that he knew the song was special even before his debut album was
released. Hunter Hayes knew he had something special with "Wanted" even before
his debut album was released. "We chose it as a single because on the Most
Wanted tour, my first headline tour last year, it was the one that got the biggest
reaction -- even before the record came out, they were singing along to this song
that hadn't even been put out yet on a record. All they heard was a YouTube video
and they were singing along to it. It's a dream come true."

Hodges, J.T. - When JT Hodges asked his fans to voice their opinions about what
should be the next single from his newly-released self-titled debut album, they
picked “Sleepy Little Town” to be the third single from the album, following “Hunt
You Down” and “Goodbyes Made You Mine.” “Sleepy Little Town” has already
proven to be a huge hit during the singer’s live shows.

McBride, Martina --- “The Essential Martina McBride,” a 40-song compilation of
music recorded during her tenure at RCA Records, will be released October 22ns.
The two-CD set includes her hits and also collects several duets, including “Still
Holding On,” a collaboration with Clint Black for his 1997 “Nothin’ but the
Taillights,” and “Chances Are,” a session with Bob Seger for the “Hope Floats” film
soundtrack in 1998. Other collaborations include “Trip Around the Sun” for Jimmy
Buffett’s “License to Chill,” “Feels Like Home” for Raul Malo’s “You’re Only Lonely,”
and “Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man” with Alan Jackson for “Coal Miner’s
Daughter: A Tribute to Loretta Lynn.” McBride performs Friday and Saturday at the
Menuhin Festival Gstaad in Switzerland. She resumes her U.S. tour with a
September 28th appearance at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.

Nichols, Joe --- Joe Nichols returns to Australia later this month to play two music
festivals, including the prestigious Tamworth Festival. This will be Joe's fourth time
performing in the Land Down Under. Joe says, "Each time I go back, I learn
something new about the country, and I get to see some of the most beautiful
places on the planet."

Rascal Flatts --- Rascal Flatts became the 2,480th Star on the Hollywood Walk of
Fame Monday. "You can't even dream that big," said singer Gary LeVox on
receiving the star, "We're walkin' in some high cotton here in L.A. today." Jay
DeMarcus said, "you can't even dream that big, you know. Jay and I being cousins
from Columbus, Ohio and Joe Don from Oklahoma, we're walking in some high
cotton out here in L.A. today."
--- During Rascal Flatts' Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony Monday, record
producer David Foster brought to light that the group had recently been visited at a
Denver-area meet-and-greet by the mother of a girl who was seriously wounded in
the July's Aurora movie theater shootings. Both mother and daughter had been in
the theater and the mom had told the scared girl to sing to take her mind off her
fear. She sang "I Won't Get Let Go" by Rascal Flatts, and it may have helped keep
her alive. Although the daughter was unable to make the show due to her injuries,
she'd sent her mom to remind the group that what they do really matters.
Introducing Rascal Flatts at their Walk of Fame induction, David Foster tells about a
visit the group received from a shooting victim's mom at a meet-and-greet at a
recent show outside Denver. "She and her daughter had been inside the Aurora,
Colorado movie theater shooting. Her daughter was seriously wounded and,
understandably, very scared. She didn't know
what to do, so her mom said, 'Just sing.' So her daughter sang their song 'I Won't
Let Go' to help her get trhough the fear. It helped her hang on and it may even
have saved her life. The daughter was not well enough to make the show, but sent
her mom to tell these guys, 'Remember what you do matters to people like us.' And
that, my friends, is really powerful stuff."
---The group's Jay DeMarcus tells us, "One thing the mother said, 'When you get
tired, when the road gets long, the miles get long away from your families,
remember what impact your music has on people.' It reaffirmed that for us." Jay
DeMarcus of Rascal Flatts on what they took away from their meeting with the mom
of a girl who was wounded in the Aurora, Colorado shootings. "It was
reinforcement of the fact that our music does matter to people and it has been able
to touch people of so many different levels. One thing the mother said, 'When you
get tired, when the road gets long, the miles get long away from your families,
remember what impact your music has on people. It reaffirmed that for us."
---Joe Don Rooney on the credit his parents deserve for his success - His
bandmates, Joe Don Rooney and Jay DeMarcus, both credited their respective
families with helping get them there -- Rooney, for allowing a small town boy from
Oklahoma to follow his dream, and DeMarcus for his mom's encouragement to stay
the course when he wanted to quit the band and go home to Columbus, Ohio.
"They've given me so much more than I'll ever be able to repay them. It's
unbelievable. Growing up in Pitcher, Oklahoma, it's kind of the middle of nowhere,
but we always made it somewhere important. And growing up in a small town, they
taught me that you have to dream big, and they taught me that, 'If you don't go,
you'll never know.' My mom always said that and to give me that springboard of
love and support and that positive energy is the reason I'm here today. "
---Jay DeMarcus --- "We certainly paid some hard dues and there were people that
loved us that pushed us to persevere through all of those tough times. I wanted to
move from Nashville several times to go back to Columbus, Ohio and sort of get a
real job. But my mom kept encouraging me to stay the course and follow my
dreams. And mom, I can't ever thank you enough for being my rock."
---Gary LedVox After the ceremony, LeVox revealed their formula for success,
saying "It all starts and ends with a great song...and the fans -- and that's what
we've always focused on." "It all starts and ends with a great song and that's what
we've always focused on -- and the fans. So I think if you have all those things
lined up in place and you have the opportunity, what's so great about America is
that you do have the opportunity to set a goal and accomplish it."
---David Foster - he band was inducted by producer David Foster who explained
why "they deserve to be here." Foster recalled hearing Rascal Flatts for the first
time and knowing they had what it took. He also revealed the details of a recent
backstage visit they'd had from the mother of a girl who'd been badly wounded
during the Aurora, Colorado movie theater shootings, and how it spoke to the depth
of their music [see separate story]. Introducing Rascal Flatts at their Walk of Fame
ceremony, producer David Foster on hearing them for the first time. "Someone
sent me an interview of a country band with a very strange, odd name. They got
my attention because they said they were fans of my music and, of course, being
the egomaniac that I am, I knew right away that they were headed for the top of
the charts -- and that's even before I heard a note of their music. When I actually
put of their first single, 'Praying for Daylight,' I seriously knew they were going to
be a force to be reckoned with."

Travis, Randy --- Randy Travis’ younger brother, David, was arrested twice in
recent weeks, including an arrest last Thursday on charges of methamphetamine
possession, manufacturing drugs and drug paraphernalia possession. David
Traywick (Travis was born Randy Traywick) was also arrested on August 27th in
Union County on second degree trespassing and communicating threats charges.
The 49-year-old was released after the first arrest on $500 bond. It’s not clear if
he’s been released after his most recent arrest. Jessica Traywick was also arrested
with David on September 13th, but was not charged with manufacturing. The
arrests took place in Randy Travis’s hometown of Marshville, North Carolina.

NEWS OF THE WEIRD:

Boy Has A Hit With Anti-Sagging Song
A 9-year-old New York rapper is gaining attention for his anti-sagging song, “Pull Ya
Pants Up,” and its accompanying music video. Amor Arteaga, a Brooklyn boy who
raps under the name Lilman, wrote the song with his father before spending the
summer filming the music video, which also features Brooklyn Borough President
Marty Markowitz. “I’m tired of seeing all these dirty underwears when I am walking
down the street. Pull ‘em up!” Amor raps in the video. “Think that you swaggin’
cause your pants saggin’ – Pull ya pants up. Pull ya pants up.” Armor said, “It’s
disrespectful showing your butt off. I’m always seeing boys, girls, rappers, singers
– everyone is sagging out.” Armor, whose song is popular on YouTube and local
radio stations, said his next song will speak out against violence and bullying.

$300 Recovered From Beagle Belly
A Largo, Florida, family said they were able to recover $300 eaten by their beagle
by collecting his droppings and washing the scraps of paper. Corey and Hope
O’Kelley said their 10-year-old beagle, Arnie, downed most of $300 while they were
sleeping last month. The couple said they took Arnie for extra walks and were
“relentless” about collecting his dog doo in order to retrieve their cash. Hope
O’Kelley said she was delighted when Arnie assisted by vomiting up some of the
scraps. She said her father’s wife and sister-in-law assisted with helping to piece
the money back together after it had been cleaned. She said the process took about
90 minutes “with wine.” Their bank agreed to replace the cash since they were able
to piece the bills back together well enough to read the serial numbers.

102-Year-Old Car Enthusiast Dotes On 82-Year-Old Car
A 102-year-old woman who brought her 1930 Packard 740 Roadster to an Ohio car
show said she still changes her own oil and spark plugs. Margaret Dunning of
Plymouth, Michigan, said at the 18th annual Glenmoor Gathering of Significant
Automobiles at Glenmoor Country Club in Canton the car was in rough shape when
she bought it in 1949 but it has since been restored with four upholstery jobs and
22 coats of hand-rubbed lacquer. Dunning said she still often finds herself crawling
under the car, which was the first vehicle to ever receive a 100-point score by the
Classic Car Club of America, with a funnel and an oil pan. Dunning, who has been
driving since she was 8 years old and was about 20 when her Packard rolled off the
assembly line, said motoring in her everyday car, a 2003 Cadillac, sometimes gets
her in trouble for speeding.

OFFICER DON'S POLICE BLOTTER:
It’s time now for Officer Don’s Police Blotter, a service of Holmes Security Systems.
U.L. Listed, locally owned with a local monitoring station. That means faster
response time for you. And, isn’t that what you’re looking for in a security
company? Call 483-6922 or online at Holmes. That’s H-O-L-M-E-S Electric
Security.com.

Inmate Sues Over Lack Of Toothpaste
An inmate suing Michigan prison officials claims he lost a tooth because officials
wouldn’t let him have toothpaste. A trial in Jerry Flanory’s lawsuit started
yesterday. Flanory claims the lack of toothpaste was punishment for not attending
prison classes. But officials counter the tooth was already loose and Flanory had
access to plenty of toothpaste. Flanory is serving as his own attorney.

Couple Filmed Having Sex At Yankees Game
A pair of New York Yankees fans were filmed having sex in a stadium bathroom
during the team’s win over the Tampa Bay Rays. The video, posted on the Deadspin
blog, depicts a man in a CC Sabathia T-shirt having sex with a woman in a
bathroom identified by a tipster as being located under the left field bleachers.
“People were jockeying for position outside the stall to take pics either over or
under, and even standing up on the toilet bowl on the neighboring stall,” the source
told Deadspin. The couple received a standing ovation from their fellow fans when
they exited the restroom. The Yankees beat the Rays 5-3.

Welcome to today’s Don Chase Secret 2 Success:
Our motto is “Expect Great Things To Happen.”
“One Day At A Time”
One day at a time
For this is enough
Do not live in the past
For it is gone.
And do not be troubled by the future
For it is not here yet
Live in the present
And make it so beautiful
That it will be worth remembering.
Our motto is “Expect Great Things To Happen.”
Welcome to today’s Don Chase Secret 2 Success!
SPORTS:

In major league baseball yesterday:
Atlanta 7, at Miami 5
Chicago White Sox 5, Detroit 4
Philadelphia 3, at NY Mets 1
Boston 5, at Tampa Bay 2
Pittsburgh 3, at Chicago Cubs 0
Baltimore 10, at Seattle 4
San Francisco 2, Colorado 1

On tap today/tonight & starting pitchers:
Minnesota at Cleveland 7:05 PM Walters vs Huff
Oakland at Detroit 7:05 PM Griffin vs Scherzer
Toronto at NY Yankees 7:05 PM Romero vs Pettitte
LA Dodgers at Washington 7:05 PM Harang vs Zimmermann
Milwaukee at Pittsburgh 7:05 PM Gallardo vs Burnett
Philadelphia at NY Mets 7:10 PM Cloyd vs Harvey
Atlanta at Miami 7:10 PM Maholm vs Eovaldi
Boston at Tampa Bay 7:10 PM Doubront vs Hellickson
Cincinnati at Chicago Cubs 8:05 PM Bailey vs Germano
Chicago White Sox at Kansas City 8:10 PM Floyd vs Hochevar
Houston at St. Louis 8:15 PM Abad vs Lohse
San Diego at Arizona 9:40 PM Stults vs Kennedy
Texas at LA Angels 10:05 PM Dempster vs Weaver
Baltimore at Seattle 10:10 PM Chen vs Ramirez
Colorado at San Francisco 10:15 PM Francis vs Lincecum

NFL:
In NFL Monday Night Football, it was an off night for Peyton Manning who was
picked off 3 times as Denver lost to Atlanta 27-21.

Sandusky Sentencing Set
Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State assistant football coach convicted of
sexually abusing young boys for years, will be sentenced October 9th. Judge John
M. Cleland, who scheduled the sentencing hearing yesterday, also will hold a
hearing to determine if Sandusky is a sexually violent predator immediately before
determining his punishment. Sandusky was found guilty in June on 45 counts
charging him with abusing 10 boys over a 15-year period. The scandal erupted last
November when Sandusky was arrested and led to the firing of head Coach Joe
Paterno, who died of cancer two months later. It also led to severe sanctions
against the Penn State football program. Cleland also ordered attorneys in the case
to submit statements relating to the sentencing by October 5th. Attorneys for both
sides will meet with the judge October 8th.

NASCAR:
Sunday at 1pm, it's the Sylvania 300 from New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

CELEBRITY NEWS:

Amanda Bynes has dismissed rumors that she was smoking pot inside her car. The
rumors emerged after the actress was caught on camera smoking from what looked
like a marijuana pipe. According to TMZ, she insisted the picture was not what it
seemed. The former Nickelodeon star allegedly told her friends that “everything’s
fine” in an attempt to make them back off. The actress also claimed the recent
stories run by media “are being blown way out of proportion.”

The surveillance video from the Beacher’s Madhouse theater in Hollywood proves
that Miley Cyrus did not commit criminal battery last weekend. The video has been
given to the police, who are still investigating. They have interviewed Cyrus and her
fiancé Liam Hemsworth. Cyrus was accused of punching a man in the face at the
club while trying to break up a fight between Hemsworth and the “victim.” The man
filed a police report early Sunday morning. The couple were interviewed separately
and they told detectives that the fight began after the man bumped into
Hemsworth’s chair. They also both said that Cyrus never touched him. Sources told
TMZ it’s “almost certain” that no charges will be filed against her.

John Ingle, who has played millionaire Edward Quartermaine on “General Hospital”
since 1992, has died, his family said. He was 84 when he died Sunday. The cause
was not disclosed. It is unclear how Ingle’s death will be dealt with on the daily
daytime drama, since he is still appearing on previously recorded episodes. His
character was seen last week surviving an incident when a madman put a pathogen
in the Port Charles water supply. Fortunately, an anti-serum was administered to
the populace before the upstate New York city was wiped out.

Top Movie Catchphrases
Arnold Schwarzenegger’s famous line “I’ll be back” from “The Terminator” has been
voted the most memorable movie line of all time in a poll by Sky’s film streaming
service Now TV. The top 10 Most Memorable Movie Quotes:
1. “I’ll be back.” – “The Terminator” (16%)
2. “Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn.” – “Gone With The Wind” (15%)
3. “Houston, we have a problem.” – “Apollo 13” (8.8%)
4. “May the force be with you.” – “Star Wars Episode IV A New Hope” (8.4%)
5. “My mamma always said, ‘Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know
what you’re gonna get.’” – “Forrest Gump” (6.05%)
6. “Nobody puts Baby in a corner.” – “Dirty Dancing” (5.8%)
7. “Of all the gin joints, in all the towns, in all the world, she walks into mine.” –
“Casablanca” (4.75%)
8. “There’s no place like home.” – “The Wizard Of Oz” (4.2%)
9. “Here’s Johnny.” – “The Shining” (4.15%)
10. “No, Mr. Bond. I expect you to die.” – “Goldfinger” (4.15%)

Best TV Show Hangouts
TV shows are famous for having a hangout spot where the characters always
congregate. You become familiar with those places, and maybe even wish you could
actually go there.
According to Buzzfeed, here are some of TV's best hangouts ...
1. I Love Lucy – The Tropicana Club
2. Happy Days – Arnold's
3. Cheers – Cheers
4. The Simpsons – Lard Lad Donuts
5. Saved By The Bell – The Max
6. Full House – Smash Club
7. Family Matters – Rachel's Place
8. 90210 – Peach Pit
9. The Fresh Prince of Bel Air – The Peacock Stop
10. Seinfeld – Monks
11. Friends – Central Perk
12. Everybody Loves Raymond – Nemo's Pizza
13. Family Guy – The Drunken Clam
14. Will & Grace – Cafe Jacques
15. That 70's Show- The Hub
16. Arrested Development – The Banana Stand
17. Always Sunny in Philadelphia– Paddy's Pub
18. How I Met Your Mother – MacLaren's Pub
19. Big Bang Theory – The Cheesecake Factory
20. The Office – Chili's
21. Parks and Recreations – Jay Jay's Diner

ON TV:

Daytime Lineup:
Anderson (Syn) True crime Tuesday: Video Voyeurism Exclusive and the West
Memphis 3.
Kelly And Michael (Syn) Maya Rudolph, Elizabeth Olsen and Neon Trees.
The View (ABC) Jon Cryer and Andrew McCartney.
Dr. Phil (Syn) Psychic dilemmas and John Edward.
The Martha Stewart Show (Syn)
The Ellen DeGeneres Show (Syn) Clint Eastwood, Pattie Mallette and Carly Rae
Jepsen.
Rachael Ray Show (Syn) National Cheeseburger Day with Guy Fieri.
The Doctors (Syn) Health dangers lurking in your closet.
The Dr. Oz Show (Syn) Has this doctor found the fountain of youth?
The Wendy Williams Show (Syn) Tony Danza.
The Talk (CBS) Christina Applegate and Janet Montgomery.
Katie Couric (ABC) Raffaelo Sollecito.

Primetime Lineup:
NCIS (CBS)
NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS)
The Voice (NBC)
Go On (NBC)
The New Normal (NBC)
Parenthood (NBC)
So You Think You Can Dance (FOX)
The Middle (ABC)
Last Man Standing (ABC)
A Special Edition of 20/20 (ABC)

Late Night Lineup:
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (NBC) Justin Timberlake, Steve Nash and Ryan
Bingham.
Late Show with David Letterman (CBS) President Obama.
Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (CBS) John Goodman, Arjay Smith and Helissa
Etheridge
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (NBC) Jon Cryer, Taraji P. Henson and Nelly Furtado.
Last Call with Carson Daly (NBC) Matt Walsh, Flying Lotus and Band of Skulls.
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (COM) Salman Rushdie.
Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC) Richard Gere and Josh Radnor.
The Colbert Report (COM) Jefferey Toobin.
Conan (TBS) Chris Colfer, Adam Scott and Nikki Glaser.
Tavis Smiley (PBS) Ivanla Vanzant.
Chelsea Lately (E!) Eva Longoria, Ryan Stout, Retta and Ross Matthews.

EXTRAS:

Free Donuts For Pirates At Krispy Kreme Tomorrow
Do you plunder and pillage? Do you favor parrots, eye patches and fancy hats? If
so, then you might be able to score a free donut – or maybe even a free dozen
donuts – from Krispy Kreme. In honor of National Talk Like A Pirate Day, Krispy
Kreme is giving away free glazed donuts tomorrow to people who show up with
pirate catch phrases. And if you go full-pirate, you can help yourself to a dozen
glazed treats to fill your treasure chest. It points out in the fine print “No Weapons
Allowed,” so leave your sword at home. New to pirate lingo? Here are some basics
to get you started, from TalkLikeAPirate.com:
Ahoy! - “Hello!”
Avast! - Stop and give attention. It can be used in a sense of surprise, “Whoa! Get
a load of that!” which today makes it more of a “Check it out” or “No way!” or “Get
off!”
Aye! - “Why yes, I agree most heartily with everything you just said or did.”
Aye aye! - “I’ll get right on that sir, as soon as my break is over.”
Arrr! - This one is often confused with arrrgh, which is of course the sound you
make when you sit on a belaying pin. “Arrr!” can mean, variously, “yes,” “I agree,”
“I’m happy,” “I’m enjoying this beer,” “My team is going to win it all,” “I saw that
television show, it sucked!” and “That was a clever remark you or I just made.” And
those are just a few of the myriad possibilities of Arrr!

With the rise of camera-phones, the postcard has become a relic of the past. But
this website is keeping the dream alive in the digital age by letting you upload your
own photos – and send them out as physical mail. This website and app allows you
to create a tailor-made postcard online, uploading a photo of your choice for the
picture on the front, and writing whatever message you want on the reverse. The
app is available on the iPhone, iPad, Android mobiles and tablets. Users can also
send postcards from Facebook.
www.touchnote.com

Majority Of Americans Live Paycheck To Paycheck
The majority of Americans live paycheck to paycheck, according to the 2012
“Getting Paid In America” survey recently conducted by the American Payroll
Association. The annual survey asked respondents how difficult it would be to meet
their current financial obligations if their paychecks were delayed for a week. More
than 28,300 of the 30,611 respondents, 68%, said they would find it somewhat or
very difficult to meet their financial obligations if their paychecks were delayed. To
help employees ensure the accuracy of their paychecks, the American Payroll
Association offers free tools, including a paycheck calculator on its National Payroll
Week website, www.nationalpayrollweek.com. In addition, the APA’s Paycheck
Maximizer smartphone app helps workers properly fill out Form W-4 to potentially
add hundreds of dollars to their paychecks instantly.
McDonald’s Eyes The McRib For December
McRib fans will have to wait a little longer this year. McDonald’s is delaying the
debut of the meaty treat this year to bump up its December sales numbers,
according to a memo obtained by Advertising Age. Normally, McDonald’s starts
selling the sandwich in a short window from October to early November. The
company was originally scheduled to fire up the McRib marketing from October
22nd through November 11th, according to a memo to a national advertising fund
for McDonald’s operators. The McRib is a big deal to some McDonald’s fans. And the
company hopes that by turning the McRib spotlight to December, it will be able to
reproduce the stellar sales numbers it hit in December 2011. The weather last
December was unseasonably mild, which helped McDonald’s boost its sales 9.8%,
Ad Age says.

Update: Football Player Gets His Pink Gloves Back
Pink is back on a New Jersey football field. Twelve-year-old Julian Connerton briefly
quit his team when his coach told him he couldn’t wear pink gloves. Julian wanted
to wear pink to support his mother’s fight against breast cancer. He wasn’t the only
one in pink when the Egg Harbor City Crusaders played over the weekend. All the
players and the cheerleaders were wearing pink socks. The boy’s coach has
apologized for the misunderstanding. The coach says he simply forgot why the boy
wanted to wear pink.

SMOKING MESSES WITH YOUR SLEEP
According to a new study, smokers deal with more sleep problems than non-
smokers. Researchers found that smokers get fewer hours of sleep and have less
restful sleep than non-smokers. How bad is it? Well, 17 percent of smokers got
fewer than six hours of sleep each night – and 28 percent reported "disturbed"
sleep quality. While the findings sound bad, it doesn’t mean that smoking directly
causes bad sleep, since smokers may also have other habits that can affect their
shut-eye such as staying up late to watch TV or getting little exercise. But then
again, there’s a bunch of nicotine rushing through their bloodstream – and their
breathing is probably messed up. Which, of course, can’t be good for sleep.

STUDY: Fish Oil Has No Heart Health Benefit
There’s bad news for the millions of Americans who are choking down those big,
disgusting fish oil supplements every day. A new study has found that fish oil has
no heart health benefit. Nada. None. Nothing. This is an amazing discovery,
considering over a billion dollars’ worth of fish oil supplements are sold each year.
The doctors involved in the study suggest you put down the fish oil pills – and
instead protect your heart the old fashioned way, by eating healthy foods and
exercising regularly

								
To top