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Don Chase in the Morning for February 2, 2011 WKML weather for today & tomorrow: Today: Sunny, breezy & 70 Tonight: Clear & 35 Wednesday: Mostly sunny & 50 Congrats to those in the WKML Family celebrating birthdays: Tonya Beal Lisa Bell Samantha Bishop Andrew Bowman Mary Ann Brewer Heidi Britt Chris Brown Gail Burgess Bradley Cascavilla Tasha Chavis Kaitlyn Currie Myra Edge Lee Ann Fenn John Garris James Gibson Rebecca Gray Chris Grimsley Tonya Groves Pam Hall Victoria Hammonds Nancy Hardy Luana Hayth April Hill Donna Inman Jennifer Kingham Karen Ledbetter Sarah Lomax Robert Lovell Jodi Lundell Karl Mayfield Mindy McCall Carolyn McDonald Shannon McNeil Wanda Morris Jennifer Murphy Danny Orr Penny Parker Donald Platt Shawn Robinson James Rogers Donna Rustman Mark Sanders Allen Sessoms Jason Sessoms Raymond Smith Caralee Stevens Janet Swinson Marc Sykes Amy Tadlock Benji Taylor Meredith Taylor Richard Taylor Gail Vanscyoc Karol Wessinger Jean White Paulette Wilmot Haley Young Congratulations to Lee Ann Fenn 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Don‟t forget the name of the person celebrating the birthday and their daytime telephone number. THANXXX! Don. COUNTRY MUSIC NEWS: #1 Country Album --- On the country chart, Taylor Swift's Speak Now will remain at number-one and Jason Aldean's My Kinda Party will hold on to its number-two spot. It looks like Lady Antebellum's Need You Now could leapfrog the Country Strong soundtrack, bumping it to four, but Zac Brown Band's You Get What You Give is close behind at five. ACM Nominees --- ACM AWARDS: Nominations at a Glance -Congratulations to Miranda Lambert who scored seven ACM nominations yesterday including Entertainer and Top Female Vocalist -- the most of any other nominee. Miranda is also the reigning ACM Top Female Vocalist. -Kenny Chesney and Zac Brown Band are next in line with five nominations each. Kenny receives both artist and producer nods in the Album and Single of the Year categories for Hemingway's Whiskey and "Boys of Fall," respectively. And Zac Brown scored four nominations on his own for producer and writer credits on the band's You Get What You Give album and "As She's Walking Away" single. -Taylor Swift and The Band Perry also got four nominations each. Taylor was recognized as Entertainer, Top Female Vocalist and Album of the Year as producer and artist for Speak Now, while TBP snagged Top Vocal Group and Top New Vocal Duo or Group along with Single and Song for "If I Die Young." Kimberly Perry received an additional nomination as a writer on their hit single. -Scoring three nominations each are Lady Antebellum, Keith Urban, Alan Jackson, Lee Brice and Easton Corbin. -The Academy of Country Music Awards will air April 3rd at 8 p.m. ET on CBS. ACM Artist reactions --- ACM AWARDS: Country Stars React -The big story is Miranda Lambert's seven nominations, including the coveted Entertainer of the Year nod. Following yesterday's announcements she told us, "I'm just thankful that I've got my foot in the door as a nominee. Hopefully, with a lot more hard work, one day I may actually win Entertainer of the Year." -Kenny Chesney received the most ACM nominations of any male artist with five, including Album of the Year for Hemingway's Whiskey. The nod was especially important to him. He said, "It was important for me to push myself and my audience while at the same time staying true to who I am as an artist, That's why I'm so proud of this album and even more proud of the nomination for ACM Album of the Year." -Jason Aldean had a banner year in 2010 and the ACM recognized it with two nominations -- Entertainer and Top Male Vocalist. He called in to talk about being receiving such high praise at this point in his career. He said, "It's kind of made it that much sweeter that we had to wait a little longer for it." -Blake Shelton, who will also co-host the ACM Awards with Reba McEntire was grateful for his nod in the Video of the Year category for "Hillbilly Bone" with pal Trace Adkins. He said, "I know it's an off-camera award, but I'm really proud of that nomination, because I think we did the best as we could do with that video, Trace and I." -Little Big Town's Kimberly Schlapman spoke on behalf of the band regarding their nomination for Top Vocal Group, saying, "I hold my breath hoping for a nomination every year. It was nice to wake up this morning and hear the great news." -Jamey Johnson got a well-deserved ACM Album of the Year nomination for The Guitar Song. He said, "The triumph of a gold-selling double-album is shared by my family, my friends, bandmates, producers, my staff, my label, my booking agents, my publishers, my management, my publicists, my handlers, my wranglers, my fans, my dog, Willie's braids and that beautiful brunette in Toledo...And thanks to the Academy voters for the recognition." -Lee Brice may seem like a newcomer, but he's been working at his career for quite some time. After hearing the news of his three ACM nominations -- Song (artist and producer) and Single for "Love Like Crazy" -- he said, "It's such an honor just to be nominated and such a boost personally after putting so much time and work into this. -The Jane Dear Girls were surprised with two ACM nominations in two categories -- Top Vocal Duo of the Year and the previously announced Top New Vocal Duo or Group. Susie summed up their feelings, saying, "To be nominated for ACM's Top Vocal Duo of the Year is so overwhelming and I feel deeply honored to be in a category with so many amazing artists." -Left-of-center country boy Colt Ford was also surprised to hear his name called in the Vocal Event category for "Cold Beer," which he recorded with pal Jamey Johnson. He said, "I am so humbled to even be mentioned with the amazing artists in this category. I promise no one is more grateful than me!" -Keith Urban was among the country stars expressing their surprise and gratitude on Twitter. He tweeted, "Goodness gracious! Absolutely beaming hearing the news this morning about our ACM nominations. Can't wait to get to Vegas and hopefully get the chance to actually 'say' thank you." Keith is nominated for Entertainer, Top Male Vocalist and Vocal Event for being featured on Emily West's "Blue Sky." -Rascal Flatts was shut out of this year's ACM nominations, but good-natured Jay DeMarcus tweeted, "Thanks for your support y'all. It is disappointing, but congrats to all the nominees! We are just gonna keep on making music!" -Entertainer of the Year: Jason Aldean, Toby Keith, Miranda Lambert, Brad Paisley, Taylor Swift and Keith Urban. -Top Male Vocalist: Jason Aldean, Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton, George Strait and Keith Urban. -Top Female Vocalist: Miranda Lambert, Reba McEntire, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood and Lee Ann Womack. -Top Vocal Duo: The JaneDear Girls, Joey & Rory, Montgomery Gentry, Steel Magnolia and Sugarland. -Top Vocal Group: Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Randy Rogers Band, The Band Perry and Zac Brown Band. -Top New Solo Vocalist: Eric Church, Easton Corbin and Randy Houser. -Top New Duo or Group: The JaneDear Girls, Steel Magnolia and The Band Perry. -Album of the Year: “Hemingway‟s Whiskey” – Kenny Chesney, “Need You Now” – Lady Antebellum, “The Guitar Song” – Jamey Johnson, “Speak Now” – Taylor Swift, “Up on the Ridge” – Dierks Bentley and “You Get What You Give” – Zac Brown Band. -Single Record of the Year: “A Little More Country Than That” – Easton Corbin, “As She‟s Walking Away” – Zac Brown Band f/ Alan Jackson, “If I Die Young” – The Band Perry, “Love Like Crazy” – Lee Brice, “The Boys of Fall” – Kenny Chesney and “The House That Built Me” – Miranda Lambert. -Song of the Year: “A Little More Country Than That” – Easton Corbin, “As She‟s Walking Away” – Zac Brown Band f/ Alan Jackson, “If I Die Young” – The Band Perry, “Love Like Crazy” – Lee Brice and “The House That Built Me” – Miranda Lambert. -Video of the Year: “Hillbilly Bone” – Blake Shelton f/ Trace Adkins, “Only Prettier” – Miranda Lambert, “Stuck Like Glue” – Sugarland, “The Boys of Fall” – Kenny Chesney and “The House That Built Me” – Miranda Lambert. -Vocal Event: “As She‟s Walking Away” – Zac Brown Band f/ Alan Jackson, “Blue Sky” – Emily West f/ Keith Urban, “Coal Miner‟s Daughter” – Loretta Lynn, Sheryl Crow and Miranda Lambert, “Cold Beer” – Colt Ford f/ Jamey Johnson and “Good to Be Me” – Uncle Kracker f/ Kid Rock. Bryan, Luke --- Luke Bryan performed at a special concert with students from various arts programs throughout Nashville as a part of the CMA's Keep the Music Playing initiative. The program provides instruments and music labs to Nashville schools by donating proceeds from the CMA Music Festival, which takes place every year in June. This year's CMA Music Festival takes place June 9th -- 12th. Dunn, Ronnie --- Ronnie Dunn is keeping the promise he made after Brooks and Dunn announced the end of the duo -- he's released a solo single and is readying for his first tour. Following the ACM nominee announcements he revealed that he's put a band together and they're rehearsing in his barn, much to the chagrin of his neighbors. Lady Antebellum --- Lady Antebellum's Need You Now and Taylor Swift's Speak Now are both in the running for Juno Awards in the International Album of the Year category. Also nominated for the award are Eminem's Recovery, Katy Perry's Teenage Dream and Kesha's Animal. The awards will be given out in Canada on March 27th Swift, Taylor --- Taylor Swift has expanded her line of cards for American Greetings to include special Valentine's Day greetings. The cards are reminiscent of handmade Valentines with special touches of ribbons and sparkles. There's also oversized musical cards that play "Love Story," "Stay Beautiful" and "Jump Then Fall." Trailer Choir --- Crystal Hoyt of Trailer Choir is leaving the group to pursue other interests. Butter writes on TrailerChoir.com, "The band is very proud of its work and efforts together, and is parting on very supportive terms." Crystal adds, "Working with Butter and Vinny has been an incredible experience, and I wish them nothing but the best." NEWS OF THE WEIRD: The big game means a big day for pizza makers. Super Bowl Sunday is Papa John's busiest day. Officials of the chain predict they'll sell a million pizzas. To prepare, they've shipped two million pounds of cheese and 350,000 pounds pepperoni to distribution centers. At the Domino's Pizza chain, officials expect to deliver more than 9 million slices Sunday. But pizza isn't the only big seller. Wings are another Super Sunday favorite. At least there's one thing Republicans and Democrats can agree on -- the Super Bowl. Lawmakers in Wisconsin and Pennsylvania have a friendly wager on Sunday's big game. Legislators from both parties in Wisconsin are uniting behind their Green Bay Packers. The same in P-A, where the Pittsburgh Steelers are the favorite. The Wisconsin side is wagering two pounds of 10-year-old cheddar, six pounds of bratwurst and one case of Sprecher Root Beer. The Pennsylvania parties are putting up four orders of Pamela's Pancakes, four Primanti (prih-MAHN'-tee) Brothers sandwiches and one case of Iron City beer. There's lots of snow this winter -- for a really big snowman. Vern Scoville has topped his own record by building a 35-foot-tall snowman in northern New York. The big, cold guys have become a tradition for Scoville. Last year's snowman topped out at 25 feet. Scoville says building the giant snowmen is something for his family and friends to do after the holidays. This year's Frosty has three black car tires for buttons, an orange and white traffic cone for a nose and part of an old pool for a top hat. A local TV station (WWNY) reports kids like to get their pictures taken in front of Frosty. The nation's capital has plenty of maps -- but an old is getting some new attention. A Washington businessman has shelled out 1.8 million bucks for the first U.S. map printed in the new United States of America. It was published in 1784, just six months after the Revolutionary War ended. David Rubenstein bought the map at auction in December. It'll be on loan to the Library of Congress. It's a reason for Maine lawmakers to shout, "Whoopie." A legislative committee is considering a proposal to make the whoopie pie the official state dessert. The bill's sponsor, Representative Paul Davis, urges his colleagues to act quickly. He warns that Pennsylvania might try to get a piece of the whoopie pie by claiming the treat as its own. A whoopie pie is made of two soft chocolate cakes with fluffly white filling in between. The power of pork is coming to South Carolina. Researchers from Clemson University are helping to plan a power plant that uses methane gas to fuel electric generators. The methane will come from hog waste. Officials of Santee Cooper, the state-owned utility, say the piggy power will produce enough electricity for 90 homes. An Atlanta woman is looking to nail down her place in history -- with her very own nails. Jazz Ison Sinkfield has been growing her fingernails for more than two decades -- and recently passed the 20-inch mark. Each manicure, incidentally, costs her 250 bucks. She admits that she's no longer able to tie her shoes or use a computer, but hopes that her talent for talons can help her meet Oprah ... but perhaps not shake her hand. 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. An immigration officer in the UK was so sick of his wife that he put her on a terrorist watch list - ¬so she couldn't get home from Pakistan. The officer added her name to the register of people banned from flights into the UK while she was visiting family overseas. When she went to the airport to get her return flight back, officials told her she could not board the plane and did not ¬explain why. She called her husband, who ¬promised to look into it - but left her stuck in Pakistan for three years while he had the "time of his life". The officer's scheme was finally discovered by his superiors. From Moses Lake, Washington, comes the story of Shirley Anderson who was pulled over by the cops. After the officer informed her that she was wanted on a forgery charge, she drove away. She hadn't gone very far when she decided the best thing to do would be to flee the vehicle. Unfortunately, the car was still moving when she decided to jump out. She was then run over by her own car. Her arrest is pending while she's being treated in the local hospital. A Florida man was arrested for assaulting his neighbor with a machete --after they argued over the proper way to milk a cow! According to police, Sylvester Byrd and the unidentified victim were engaged in a heated debate about the milking question when Byrd had a cow and grabbed his weapon, slicing the neighbor's face. Byrd, who says he was acting in self-defense, faces aggravated battery charges. A woman in St. Petersburg, Florida, saved some time but lost some money on her auto insurance -- by crashing her car into the office of the guy who sold her the policy! Rescue crews found the woman and her two passengers uninjured inside a Saab sedan that was wedged into the insurance office -- the third time a car has crashed into the business. 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.” Let me give Thomas Jefferson credit for today‟s S2S. “Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.” 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. Great news for the Queen City of Charlotte on being selected to host the 2012 Democratic National Convention. Now the committee has to raise $40 million in order to make it happen. SPORTS: COLLEGE BASKETBALL: The UNC Tar Heels did what needed to be done in beating Boston College 106-74 last night. Tonight, Duke plays Maryland at 9. N.C. State takes on Virginia Tech at 7. SUPER BOWL: If you only watch the Super Bowl for the ads, why bother sitting through the game? Check out superbowl-ads.com to see every major Super Bowl ad since 1998, plus samples of this year‟s ads! Check „em out then vote for your favorite. www.superbowl-ads.com The National Football League‟s official Web site for Super Bowl XLV. This is THE source for everything Super Bowl 45. The state-of-the-art Cowboys Stadium in Arlington will host the clash between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers for the National Football League‟s championship title on February 6th. Make sure to hit this site before the big game and then buff up on your trivia, check out the stats, find out about Super Bowl history, and more. If you‟re lucky enough to have scored tickets, check out the Visitors Guide tab to find out all you need to about the Host City. www.nfl.com/superbowl/45 Footballs used in the Super Bowl game in Arlington, Texas, will be marked with invisible synthetic DNA ink to protect against counterfeiting, officials say. More than 100 footballs will be “tagged,” along with sideline pylons and even the coin used in the opening coin flip. PSA/DNA Authentication Services plans to mark each ball with a DNA strand only visible when illuminated by a particular laser frequency. “The DNA ink has an astronomical 1-in-33 trillion chance of being accurately reproduced by counterfeiters,” PSA/DNA President Joe Orlando said. “Many of the game-used Super Bowl footballs are sold by the NFL through charity auctions,” he said, “The certification combats potential counterfeiting and helps assure future owners that each ball is genuine.” About 120 footballs are expected to be utilized in Sunday‟s game between the Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers. There are 18 days til NASCAR racing at Daytona CELEBRITY NEWS: Charlie Sheen's parents want to take control of their son's personal affairs. Radar Online says Martin and Janet Sheen are worried about the star and may ask a judge to grant them guardianship over him. A source says, "Charlie looks awful... [He] is coughing a lot, and he doesn't seem to care what he is doing to his body... Charlie truly thinks he is invincible, and that he can do as much drugs as possible with no ramifications... Martin and Janet know that it's highly unlikely their [conservatorship] petition would be granted, but they are trying to do whatever possible to save Charlie's life." Meanwhile, the star is expected to return to Two and a Half Men in three to four weeks, according to TMZ. That's the plan anyway. Blake Lively has been named Hollywood's "most desirable" woman by AskMen.com. Her "unusual amount of dignity and composure" helped her nail the honor, according to the website. Last year, the Gossip Girl star landed at number-85. Mila Kunis came in second, followed by Modern Family's Sofia Vergara, and models Selita Ebanks and Miranda Kerr. Other hotties on the list include Scarlett Johansson at number-seven, Natalie Portman at number-11 and Kim Kardashian at number-45. Zsa Zsa Gabor has returned to the hospital. The actress, who's in critical condition after possibly suffering a stroke, was spitting up blood, according to her husband, Prince Frederic von Anhalt. Zsa Zsa's right leg was partially amputated two weeks ago. Christina Applegate is a mom! The actress gave birth to a baby girl last Thursday in L.A. She and her fiance, musician Martyn LeNoble, named her Sadie Grace LeNoble. Adam Sandler received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame yesterday. Friends Henry Winkler and Kevin James were on hand at the ceremony. The Kennedys mini-series has finally found a network willing to put it on the air. After The History Channel and Showtime passed on it, ReelzChanel has agreed to premiere the drama, starring Katie Holmes as Jackie Kennedy, on April 3rd. AMERICAN IDOL: Austin Auditions Tonight Tonight, the American Idol auditions roll into Austin, Texas. We'll see some singers who have made it to the Top 40, some angry auditions, and a woman who clucks like a chicken. Ryan Seacrest tweeted that the producers are giving us an apology at the top of the episode. We're guessing it's about the video with off-key Boy Scout Chris Cordeiro. In a segment with Cordeiro's family, a young girl's nipple can be seen. FOX has since censored the video. Clips of the slip have been pulled from YouTube and other sites. ON TV: Daytime Lineup: Live with Regis & Kelly (Syn) Julianne Hough and Larry the Cable Guy. The View (ABC) Ricky Martin and Whoopi shares her recent adventure at sea aboard the new Disney Dream cruise ship. The Oprah Winfrey Show (Syn) ”American Idol” judges, Jennifer Aniston, Adam Sandler and Piers Morgan. Dr. Phil (Syn) Former guest and Oxy-Contin addict Jaime returns to talk about her rehab. The Martha Stewart Show (Syn) Easy-to-grow house plants. The Tyra Show (Syn) Fake nails, fake hair, fake chest – Intervention. The Ellen DeGeneres Show (Syn) “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” Darren Criss and the world‟s fastest violinist Oliver Lewis. Rachael Ray Show (Syn) John Henson and Matt Walton. The Doctors (Syn) Turn your fat belly into a flat belly. The Dr. Oz Show (Syn) Anti-aging head to toe. The Wendy Williams Show (Syn) Brooke Burke and Larry the Cable Guy. The Talk (CBS) Jean Smart. Primetime Lineup: The Middle (ABC) Modern Family (ABC) Cougar Town (ABC) Of the Map (ABC) Live to Dance (CBS) Criminal Minds (CBS) Blue Bloods (CBS) American Idol (Fox) Human Target (Fox) Minute to Win It (NBC) Chase (NBC) Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (NBC) Piers Morgan Tonight (CNN) N/A. Late Night Lineup: The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (NBC) Jesse Eisenberg, Jennifer Lawrence and Ryan Bingham. Late Show with David Letterman (CBS) Kate Walsh, Jim Gaffigan and Boxer Rebellion. Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (CBS) Jim Parsons. Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (NBC) Samuel L. Jackson, Larry the Cable Guy and rock duo Phantogram. Last Call with Carson Daly (NBC) Rich Eisen, Meltdown Comedy and Screaming Females. The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (COM) Matthew Perry. Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC) Josh Brolin, comedian Jonathan Winters and rapper Tinie Tempah. The Colbert Report (COM) Sean Kelly. Conan (TBS) Kobe Bryant, Camilla Belle and Jamie Kilstein. Lopez Tonight (TBS) Mindy Kaling, Derek Fisher and Jasper Redd.
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