Don Chase in the Morning for September 15, 2010
Weather for today through tomorrow:
Today: Sunny & 93
Tonight: Clear & 63
Thursday: Sunny & 93
Congrats to those in the WKML Family celebrating birthdays:
James Britt Jr.
Carolyn Renee Cole
Terry Alexandria Herring
Marguerite (Peggy) Jackson
Carmin and Ralph Vitale twins from Bladenboro
Congratulations to Hazel Bunce on winning “Chick-fil-A” for a day.” A breakfast
biscuit, a chicken sandwich combo meal for lunch and a spicy chicken sandwich for
dinner. E-mail your birthdays and anniversaries to email@example.com. Don’t
forget the name of the person celebrating the birthday and their daytime telephone
number. THANXXX! Don.
Today is the 258th day of the year. There are 107 days remaining.
WKML Country Notes 09/15
#1 Country Album --- With no chart-shaking debuts this week, Lady Antebellum's
Need You Now is expected to hold onto number one on the country album chart.
Zac Brown Band's The Foundation should bounce back to two after being unseated
last week by Ryan Bingham's Junky Star, which will probably fall out of this week's
Top 5. That leaves plenty of room for Miranda Lambert's Revolution to take number
three and Little Big Town's The Reason Why to stay at four. Trace Adkins' Cowboy's
Back in Town should hang on to number five.
Aldean, Jason --- You might think that after a new artist signs a recording contract
that he's on easy street, but Jason Aldean can confirm that it takes more than one
hit song to put a roof over your head. It wasn't until his second album, Relentless,
came out and "Johnny Cash" hit that he and wife, Jessica, were able to buy a piece
of property. But the success of "She's Country" built their house.
Brand, Adam --- Adam Brand is a familiar name in Australia, but he’s just now
beginning to make a name for himself in the U.S. with his stateside debut single,
“Ready For Love.” As he’s been traveling the states and getting to know fans and
new friends, Adam says that some of the subtle differences between his native
Australia and the U.S. have begun to emerge.
Bryan, Luke --- Luke Bryan will kick off his 2010 Farm Tour on September 28th in
Valdosta, Georgia, with the NRA joining him as a sponsor. He says, "This is such a
natural partnership for me because we are both celebrating and highlighting the
qualities of the American farmer and their way of life.
Chesney, Kenny --- Kenny Chesney teamed up with roots rocker Grace Potter for
"You and Tequila" from his upcoming album, Hemingway's Whiskey. Kenny tells
Rolling Stone how he discovered Grace. "I listened to all kinds of music, and there
was this girl whose voice I just fell in love with. I didn't really know anything about
her -- I just knew I loved her singing and I loved her records." Hemingway's
Whiskey comes out on September 28th.
Clark, Terri --- Terri Clark will re-start her solo acoustic tour for 21 dates through
the fall. Terri tells SoundSpike.com, "That's how I got my first job, playing at
Tootsie's Orchid Lounge solo acoustic. It's important to pay homage to that."
Haggard, Merle --- Merle Haggard has canceled 10 shows due to illness. Haggard
reportedly has a chest infection, according to his reps. When the 73-year-old singer
was traveling outside of Salt Lake City, Utah, over the weekend, he began to feel
congested and decided to head back home rather than begin the tour, which was
slated to start September 15th in Anderson, Indiana, in support of his latest album,
“I Am What I Am.” Merle had lung surgery less than two years ago after tests
showed he had lung cancer. Surgeons were able to remove the affected tissue and
he’s now cancer-free.
Ingram, Jack --- Jack Ingram has released another installment in his Acoustic Motel
video series. This time he performs a song he just wrote called "Over You." He hints
that it may be on his next album, but nothing is on the schedule yet.
McCurdy, Jennette --- Country newcomer and I-Carly vet Jennette McCurdy is
letting fans create their own version of her debut video for "Not That Far Away." It's
perfect for new college freshmen who may be missing home. Plug in your details
and photos at NotThatFarAway.com and then forward it to your B-F-F or Mom.
McGraw, Tim --- Tim McGraw, the Tug McGraw Foundation and renowned chef
Michael Chiarello will take part in a weekend of events in Napa Valley, California to
raise awareness of neurological conditions. The festivities on November 12th and
13th will include a "Songwriters and Storytellers" dinner, groundbreaking of the
foundation's new headquarters and a concert featuring Tim and his band, The
Dance Hall Doctors.
Wynonna --- Wynonna and Naomi Judd appeared on Oprah yesterday and among
the many things they discussed was how Wy coped with her ex-husband, D.R.
Roach, being indicted for the sexual battery of a minor. Displaying typical Judd
strength, she explained, "I could either stay in bed and feel sorry for myself...or I
could go sing my butt off and get a standing ovation and paycheck."
News of the Weird:
The football season is just getting started. But police in Arlington, Texas, are
already thinking Super Bowl. The new Cowboys Stadium in Arlington is the site for
the upcoming Super Bowl in February. Police officers have the option of wearing a
special badge promoting the big game. The badge has an image of the new
stadium. On back of the Super Bowl badge are the names of seven Arlington
officers who have died in the line of duty. Officers may start wearing the new badge
later this month, until game day, February 6.
It’s time now for Officer Don’s Police Blotter:
A Springfield Township, Ohio woman has been arrested after video surfaced of her
teaching her two-year-old daughter how to smoke pot. Jessica Gamble, the 21-
year-old mother, was charged with one count of felony corrupting with drugs. The
incident left prosecutors and Gamble's neighbors shocked. The Hamilton County
Jobs and Family Services has removed the child from her mother's care. Gamble is
behind bars and a $10,000 bond while the case is set to go in front of the grand
jury on September 20th.
A Shirley, New York, mother was arrested after she left her one-year-old child alone
in a car while she went inside of her home and smoked pot. 43-year-old Karen
Edelmann left the toddler in the vehicle for roughly 40 minutes.The cops were
called when multiple witnesses reported the child sitting alone in the car. She was
charged with endangering the welfare of a child, marijuana possession and resisting
Today's idiot criminal comes from the International File in Ramsgate, England,
where Daniel Brown stole the keys to an Audi A4 from a woman's jacket at a party.
Obviously planning on keeping the car for a while, Daniel's first stop was the local
gas station where he filled the car up. With gasoline. Unfortunately, it was a diesel
vehicle. Police found Daniel a short distance away trying to get the broken down car
to start. He's under arrest.
Here’s proof crime doesn’t pay. A Long Island man faces charges of impersonation
after a driver he pulled over for a traffic stop turned out to be a police detective.
Suffolk County Police said 35-year-old Victor Alfaro-Marquez of Selden was arrested
hours after the attempted traffic stop. Detective William Zambito was driving home
from work about 4:30 a.m. when an unmarked car with flashing lights and sirens
stopped him. When Zambito told Alfaro-Marquez he was an off-duty officer, Alfaro-
Marquez fled the scene. He was later arrested at his home. Police recovered two
badges, handcuffs, a pellet pistol and a Drug Enforcement Agency baseball hat and
You need to wear more than whipped cream in Moorhead. Officers in the Minnesota
city say a woman walked into a Walgreens wearing whipped cream and not much
else. A local paper (The Forum) reports Katherine Margaret Watson is charged with
indecent exposure. Police say the 37-year-old woman was wearing a thong, pasties,
a "partial" towel and whipped cream. According to officers, the woman calls herself
a 'free thinker" and wants to encourage people to defy society's norms. Police Lt.
Tory Jacobson says Watson later conceded her actions might have been "a little
over the top."
It's a tough time for presidents -- and just in the public opinion polls. A Virginia
tourist attraction featuring giant busts of the U.S. presidents is going bust.
Presidents Park in Yorktown will close without displaying the latest occupant of
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, President Barack Obama. The park had been trying to
raise the 60-grand needed for the 18-foot tall sculpture of Obama. The Daily Press
of Newport News first reported the closing. Park officials say they'll shut down
Two senators slugged it out yesterday. But it has nothing to do with politics. The
two Thai senators are both former professional kickboxers. They went two rounds in
a ring in front Parliament to promote traditional Thai kickboxing. One of the boxing
senators is 59, the other is 64 years old. The younger lawmaker says it's a good
thing he could still stand after his bout.
Firefighter Jason Nolan was used to heights before he ever had to climb a
department ladder. He's a former circus performer and one of his specialties was
the trapeze. He got involved with a circus at Illinois State University, where he met
his wife. Nolan joined the Decatur Fire Department two years ago. He tells a local
paper (Herald & Review) it's been a good transition for him. He says he smiles
"every day going to work."
Nashville is collecting spare change for the homeless -- but not in cups. The city is
installing five special parking meters to raise money for the Metropolitan
Homelessness Commission. A local TV station (WTVF) reports the meters won't cost
the city a dime. Each meter has a corporate sponsor. Nashville hopes to eventually
have 30 meters for the homeless. The report notes Denver raises $100,000 a year
from its homeless meter program.
A St. Clair Shores, Michigan, woman was arrested in New Orleans when she entered
a cab, ordered the driver to take her to Michigan and then began removing her
clothing. 29-year-old Jennifer Gille initially called the cab service and asked them
to take her to an address within the city, but then changed her mind after he tried
to drop her off. After she started taking off her clothes, the driver took her to the
police department. She then stole the car when the cabbie went inside the
precinct. Cops located the car about a block away. Gille was in the back seat and
refused to get out. Police finally got her out of the car -- and to the station. She
was allegedly heavily intoxicated and refused to answer any questions.
A Vancouver, Washington, kindergarten student who accidentally wandered into the
wrong classroom caused a school-wide lockdown.The boy had apparently been
reported missing. 5-year-old Braiden Gonzalez had been playing with a group of
first graders from the school and blindly followed them into their school when their
recess was over.The school went to lockdown when teachers were unable to
identify the boy and called authorities. He was eventually reunited with his mother.
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.”
Wayne Dyer gives us something to think about in today's S2S. "Go for it now. The
future is promised to no one." We both are blown away at how fast time is passing
by. "Go for it now. The future is promised to no one." Wayne Dyer.
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.
The Nationals blew away the Braves 6-0 & The Phillies beat the Marlins 2-1 last
night. The Phils now lead Atlanta by 2 games in the NL East.
Happy birthday to NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Dan Marino, who turns 49 today.
The Pittsburgh native began his 17-year career as the Miami Dolphins' quarterback
in 1983 and holds or has held just about every significant quarterback record. The
one thing he never got, however, was a Super Bowl ring. Marino retired in 1999.
He's currently a football commentator on CBS.
New Orleans Saints running back Reggie Bush announced yesterday that he would
forfeit the Heisman Trophy he won in 2005 when he was at the University of
Southern California. The NCAA hit USC with heavy sanctions related to improper
benefits given to Bush, as well as basketball star O.J. Mayo. The football team is
banned from postseason play for two seasons and lost 30 scholarships over a
three-year span. Since Bush was retroactively stripped of his eligibility, many of the
awards he won have been called into question. Bush is the first player to relinquish
the Heisman Trophy. It is unknown what will happen with the 2005 award, but
former University of Texas quarterback Vince Young, the runner-up to Bush in that
year’s voting, said, “if they send it over to me I am not going to say no to it.”
Everyone says that walking is the best exercise you can do, but now it seems like
walking might just be the best thing for your brain as well. Because of all the
muscle groups used for walking, it can keep your brain sharp as you get old,
basically boosting your brain circuits. So the side effect to a healthy body, is a
AMERICA'S GOT TALENT: The Final Four performed on last night's America's Got
-Prince Poppycock pranced out in a suit of armor with red feathers -- and got
buzzed by Piers Morgan. The audience gave him a standing ovation.
-Soulful singer Michael Grimm did "When a Man Loves a Woman." Sharon Osbourne
said it gave her goose bumps, and told us hubby Ozzy bet $100 that Grimm would
win the competition.
-Little opera singer Jackie Evancho, who has been the person to beat, did "Ave
Maria." Howie Mandel said it was heavenly. Piers said he's never seen an act with
-Fighting Gravity wowed the audience with a new floating routine. Piers pointed out
a small mistake.
Spencer Pratt's recent arrest for illegal possession of a firearm has a bright side.
Heidi's giving him a second chance at wedded bliss. After getting detained with
Spencer at a Costa Rican airport, she said, "As far as I'm concerned the last thing
in the world after everything we have just been through is to go through with this
divorce. But we are just taking life second by second." Spencer says he went on a
jungle retreat in the Central American country to convince Heidi he could give up
his obsession with fame.
Bristol Palin has turned to a Dancing With the Stars vet to help her succeed. Kate
Gosselin -- who's gotten close to the Palins after taping an episode of her TLC show
with Sarah Palin -- has been offering the teen mom advice via E-mail. Kate's
suggestions include: don't be afraid to beg for votes, and if all else fails, use your
famous mom. Kate lasted five weeks on last season's competition.
Here's your tv schedule for tonight:
The Middle (ABC)
Modern Family (ABC)
Cougar Town (ABC)
Survivor: Nicaragua (CBS) Season premiere.
Big Brother 12 (CBS) Season finale – the jury members vote for the $500,000
MasterChef (Fox) Season finale – Gordon Ramsay announces the winner.
America’s Got Talent (NBC) Season finale – the winning act is revealed.
Larry King (CNN) N/A.
Late Night Lineup:
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (NBC) Ben Affleck, Julie Bowen and Weezer.
Late Show with David Letterman (CBS) Will Ferrell, Nas and Damian Marley. (R)
Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (CBS) Don Rickles and Brie Larson.
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (NBC) Regis Philbin, Emma Stone and American Idiot.
Last Call with Carson Daly (NBC) Greta Gerwig, Lance Briggs and Surfer Blood. (R)
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (COM) Jon Hamm.
Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC) Dr. Phil McGraw, Nathan Fillion and Trace Adkins.
The Colbert Report (COM) Inventor Saul Griffith.
Lopez Tonight (TBS) Danny DeVito, Carmelo Anthony, La La Vasquez and Chris
After more tests on the new iPhone 4, apple decided the problem with dropped calls
wasn’t bad enough to continue giving out free cases for their phone and the
program will be dropped this Friday, while they said they will still help out those
with the antenna problems the phone has been known for, if you want to get your
free case, you’ll need to do that before the end of the week.
Sarah Shourd, one of three American hikers imprisoned in Iran for 14 months, was
released yesterday after posting half a million dollars bail. She was reunited with
her mother, Nora Shourd, on the tarmac of the Oman airport. The elder Shourd
said in a statement, "I am going to make sure that she now gets the care and
attention she needs. I can only imagine how bittersweet her freedom must be for
her, leaving Shane and Josh behind." Sarah Shourd, 29, her fiance Shane Bauer
and friend Josh Fattal were charged with espionage while hiking in July 2009 after
allegedly crossing the border of Iraq into Iran. Shourd was released after finding a
lump in her breast and posing the $500,000 bail.
Fastest Growing And Best Paying Jobs-After a historic economic meltdown that
prompted investment firms to layoff tens of thousands of employees, Wall Street
has gained new traction in the job market, according to CareerCast.com. In its
latest Jobs Rated report, stockbroker has emerged as the fastest growing and best
paying job in the United States. Annual salaries for stockbrokers start around
$31,000 and can rise to $171,000 for top performers. Here are the top 10 fastest
growing and best paying jobs:
Occupation: Salary Range:
1.Stockbroker $31,000 - $171,000
2.Advertising Salesperson $23,000 - $94,000
3.Biologist $39,000 - $148,000
4.Geologist $42,000 - $155,000
5.Stenographer/Court Reporter $25,000 - $84,000
6.Actuary $49,000 - $161,000
7.Market Research Analyst $34,000 - $112,000
8.Historian $34,000 - $111,000