Friday, June 27, 2008

Got Gun?

The court's 5-4 ruling struck down the District of Columbia's ban on handguns and imperiled similar prohibitions in other cities, Chicago and San Francisco among them. Federal gun restrictions, however, were expected to remain largely intact.
Get the full scoop - CLICK HERE

I Saw God Today....?

Apparently, Jesus isn't camera shy when he's hanging out in a womb, or so say a couple of moms who saw him in their kids' sonograms.
Get the story, CLICK HERE.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

One-Eyed Pooch Named World's Ugliest

(June 21) - Life might be tough for little Gus, a one-eyed, three-legged, hairless Chinese Crested who also has skin cancer, but he came away as the big winner on Friday. The crowd favorite was crowned World's Ugliest Dog at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma, Calif., The Press Democrat reports.

Jeanenne Teed brought Gus all the way from St. Petersburg, Fla., to compete with the worst of the worst. "We know she doesn’t have a leg to stand on," Teed joked.

To read the rest of the story CLICK HERE.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Trace Trying to Bring Awareness...

FAIRFAX, Va., June 25 -- Country music superstar and The Celebrity Apprentice finalist Trace Adkins will serve as the National Honorary Chair of the 2008 Walk for Food Allergy: Moving Toward A Cure. For more on the story CLICK HERE

Tim McGraw Goes Paw to Paw with a Bad Guy

This guy got out of hand at a concert last night and Tim pulls him on stage for the beatdown!

Not dead honey, we're just on holidays

A MELBOURNE doctor and his wife have arrived home from holiday to find homicide detectives about to hold a press conference into their suspected deaths.

Police and the media had gathered at the home of William "Roy" Ostell, 63 and his wife Heather, 58, amid growing fears for their safety after their daughter reported them missing.

To read the full story Click Here.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Mafia man too fat for jail released to house arrest

ROME (Reuters) - A court in Sicily has ruled that an accused Mafioso can be put under house arrest because he is too fat for any Italian jail.

Salvatore Ferranti, who weighs 210 kg (462 pounds), was allowed to go home after spending six months in four Italian prisons, his lawyer told Reuters, confirming a local newspaper report.

Guards at the first two prisons said they constantly needed to help Ferranti, 36, get dressed and undressed, move about and go to the bathroom.

Guards at other prisons said there was no bed big enough for him, that he could not get through the bathroom door, and that they would be at a loss if he had to be taken to a hospital in an emergency.

Ferranti was accused of being a member of the Mafia clan once headed by Salvatore Lo Piccolo, the "boss of bosses" arrested last November.

Lawyer Raffaele Bonsignore filed a motion with a court in Palermo to release him under house arrest because he suffered from "grave obesity", calling it "a pathology incompatible with prison".

Monday, June 23, 2008

Lost and Found Surprise

The surprise was on the phone I found at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History. It had some racy pics of its owner on it, to which I posted my own angry face with "naughty" shaking finger on it. When the owner gets back their phone, I hope they'll be embarrassed knowing someone saw that.
Have you ever found something that was unusual? What happened? Was there a reward?
Email us and let us know. If it's interesting, we may air the story.
Good luck!

We Struck GOLD!!!

On Friday we talked about "one tank trips" to do with friends or family. One that caught us by surprise was, panning for gold. Now of course it appeals to us in many ways...nature, family time, and um....$$$$!
Steve Sekula was good enough to bring this great outing to our attention and invited us to go panning for gold near Lake Anna. Jessica couldn't make it so I took my family to a stream with a dream, and we meet Steve Sekula a.k.a. Master Panner
Steve taught us the tricks of the trade, and then we went to work.
I didn't think we'd find any gold, but have a nice family day and get some exercise. Boy was I wrong - WE STRUCK GOLD! Thanks to Steve and his keen eye, we went home with excitement about our experience! We are hooked! Needless to say we have our next 12 weekends planned out - or should I say panned out.
If you're interested, CLICK HERE to get more information. See some of the pics below.
Thanks again to Steve Sekula!

Friday, June 20, 2008

Lee Ann Womack's New Album Features Strait, Urban

George Strait and Keith Urban make guest appearances on Lee Ann Womack's new album, Call Me Crazy, scheduled for release this fall. In 2005, Womack's collaboration with Strait on "Good News, Bad News" was named musical event of the year at the CMA Awards.

To read the full story, click here.

Country Music has a New Dogg?

Rapper turned country? OK, now I've seen everything.
Snoop Dogg is jumping on the band wagon of Jessica Simpson, Julianna Huff and
For more on the story - CLICK HERE.
The video is below.

Snoop Dogg Does Country...View at Your Own Risk

Enema monument

Only in Russia would they have a bronze syringe bulb, which weighs 800 pounds and is held by three angels, to immortalize the enema. The town claims the end...the spas that are represented by the bulb are worth the visit. For more on the story CLICK HERE. (Next week the town will unveil a new fountain that resembles a tuchie...or not.)

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Another Tiger in the News

He did it, and it may be the last time. Get the full story CLICK HERE.

Want to Buy a Kitty?

A woman in Texas was trying to sell some unusual cats. CLICK HERE for the full story.

Here's your Giggle for Today - Country Baby

Looking for the Challenge!

Summer's here, and that means it's time for amusement parks!
We talked this morning about what rides scare you the most. We heard some great suggestions and we'd like to get more. We're looking for something that has heart stopping fear...tell us which ride you think will make us wet our shorts.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Warm and Fuzzy

Here are a few warm and fuzzy videos for Fathers Day;

Video 1
Video 2
Video 3
Video 4

Kids NASCAR Tomorrow ! ! !

Well kind of, its Rappahannock Regional Soap Box Derby. It's like NASCAR for kids.
This is the big leages for the little people. Our driver Mary Ashley Bordeaux will be driving the #93 WFLS car. For info on the road closings CLICK HERE , and for more info on the Derby CLICK HERE

First Words for Fathers Day...alot of them...

A Fathers Day Extravaganza!

Looking for ideas, info, recipies and more? I have a site you have to check out for great Fathers Day goodness - CLICK HERE


Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Disney Is Giving It Away

Who ever heard of Disney giving away anything? Well it's happening - Disney will stream full-length movies on its Web site for the first time, as part of its "Wonderful World of Disney" series on ABC. The films are scheduled to stream through August.
For more Disney magic and where to catch the free flicks, CLICK HERE

Way Cool...

We talked about "The Hottest Jobs" this morning ranging from Jessica's Corn Detassler to Lineman, Bus Drivers, Roofers, and being a US Serviceman. The heat is going to only increase and to help cooool you down, we're passing on some great tips;

*Drink lots of cold drinks. Water is the best but cool liquids of any type will help to cool you down.

*Keep still and quiet (this is big for parents with kids). This is not a good time for exercising, sports or running around. Keep these activities for the evening when the air becomes cooler and the sun goes down.

*Go swimming (but not in the Rappahannock). If you can, select a shady body of water.

*Have a cold shower or bath. Even a small amount of water sprayed or splashed on you can help. Or try a face washer dipped in cold water and held against your face and forehead for instant cooling relief. Wet towels if you need to cool all of your body and wrap your legs, torso and arms with them.

*Wet your hair with cold water every half an hour.

*Apply lots of sun protection lotion throughout the day. The protective function of such lotion only lasts for a few hours and less when you are in water. Reapply frequently for best coverage.

*Wear a hat and don't expose too much skin. Long-sleeved shirts made of cotton, hemp and other natural fabrics will help deflect the sun's rays and protect your skin.

*Keep inside or in the shade when the sun is at its height. Don't go outside if you can help it between 11 o' clock and 3 o' clock, as these are the hours during which the sun is at its strongest.


**If you get a headache, drink lots of water and stay in the shade. Lie down if you feel faint.

**Always be attentive to the elderly who can suffer heat exhaustion quickly.

**Keep an eye on your companion animals as well, to make sure that they do not suffer from heat exhaustion or dehydration. Leave water bowls around for them and other animals in your garden or yard.


***If you sunbathe, reapply sunscreen cream more often than you think you need to. Water washes the sunscreen lotion off.

***Read the labels of sunscreen cream very carefully. Be informed about the ingredients and make sure they are suitable for your skin.

***Dehydration is a serious condition - stay hydrated!

for more great info from Wiki, CLICK HERE

Tuesday, June 10, 2008


That's what many people are thinking, who bought the first generation of iPhones.
Why you ask? Because the new generation high-speed iPhone 3G is arriving shortly (on July 11). It's half the price of its predecessor ($199 for an 8GB model with a two-year contract), and it has GPS. Apple hasn't offered any type of compensation for those who still have the dinosaur version that first came out last year.
There are some drawbacks with the new version - it has to be activated IN STORE ONLY, and now comes with a plastic back.
So if you've already bought the first could always eBay it and get the new 3G, or visit the nearest Apple iPhone store and oogle it through the glass. : (

He Knows How to Cool Off

Keep the cash and save some Gas...

We recently had a Dan from Express Auto Service in to tell us how to improve your gas mileage. So with the gas prices around $4.00 a gallon, we wanted to direct you to those gas saving tips in the Q & A area on our site.

You may be able to save up to 25% . CLICK HERE for the money saving tips!

If you have any other money saving tips, we'd love to hear from you - email us.

Monday, June 9, 2008

What the....?

The New York City Opera has commissioned an opera based on "Brokeback Mountain," the Annie Proulx short story that became the basis for the 2005 Oscar-winning movie starring Jake Gyllenhaal and the late Heath Ledger.
The critically acclaimed film caused controversy with its unabashed portrayal of a homosexual romance between two ranch hands. It won three Academy Awards.
City Opera tapped Charles Wuorinen to
compose the opera, which is to premiere in spring 2013.

OK, the story worked on film, but as an opera? How are they going to get the horses to sing?

(source: DailyNews)

Which Flick to Pick?

If you're wondering which flick to check out, these were tops at the box office.
Two thumbs up, or two thumbs down??? Please email us YOUR movie reviews, we'd love to hear from you.

1. "Kung Fu Panda," $60 million.
2. "You Don't Mess With the Zohan," $40 million.
3. "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull," $22.8 million.
4. "Sex and the City," $21.3 million.
5. "The Strangers," $9.3 million.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Save Money at the Parks this Summer...

Amusement Park

6 Ways to Hit an Amusement Park on the Cheap from Smart Money

- Visit on weekdays .. Saturdays are parks' busiest days, so many offer discounts for weekday attendees,

- Buy online .. Ticket prices are often 35% cheaper, plus you'll save time waiting in line.

- Pay with plastic .. Discounted theme park admission is a common credit-card perk

- Go late .. Arrive at the park once the afternoon rush has dispersed, and you can easily save 20% or more with so-called twilight entry passes,

- Consider a season pass .. Passes typically pay for themselves in just two visits, and offer additional value through freebies and special access,

- Check your wallet .. Employers, banks, professional organizations and clubs may offer discounts or specially-priced tickets

Help Needed....

This morning Geoff told a story about having to give CPR to a man on the highway just before he came to work here. We then received a call from Lieutenant Julie A. Bienlien Stafford County Fire & Rescue Department with some great resources if you're interested in a CPR or saftey course;

Ongoing CPR Classes (monthly):

Mary Washington Hospital: (540)741-1160

Potomac Hospital: (703)221-2500

Stafford County Fire & Rescue:(540)658-8579 or (click on “training opportunities”.

Websites that will assist with finding a CPR class based on geographical location:

The American Heart Association

The Red Cross or 1-800-REDCROSS

Thanks for listening, and be safe!

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Blood for Gas?

The Arizona Blood Services is trying a new marketing technique to entice people to donate blood - offering free gas; it is being reported by the Arizona Daily Star.

“Blood donations historically decrease when people are traveling, often causing the blood supply to fall below safe levels,” said Debra Deininger, a spokesperson for the Tucson American Red Cross. “We have projected that we will need to see 23,000 people donate blood now through Labor Day in order to maintain an adequate supply through summer.”

On Memorial Day, donors at two Tucson blood centers will receive free barbeque meals and the chance to win a $150 gas card, according to the newspaper.

Be on the lookout for your chance to give!

(story from Fox News)

Forget High Gas Prices - it runs on H2O!

A Florida man has created a car he claims runs on tap water.
Brown said any profit he makes from his invention will go toward helping missionaries around the world.

"I've just been asking for a way, for the Lord to show me to raise money rapidly and I started to working on this idea," Brown said.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Numb Nut or Numnah?

Car Dealer Wants to Satisfy Your WHAT???

Mars Bars 24/7

A Mars addict who eats 12 bars a day insists he in good health despite his bizarre diet.
Keith Sorrell, 37, gets through 4,000 bars a year and even drinks Mars milkshakes mixed with vodka when he goes out.
He said he looks after his health by drinking plenty of orange juice and taking multivitamins.
But nutritionists said that Mr Sorrell, from Walton, Liverpool, risked heart disease, cancer and bowel problems with his obsession.
For more on the story CLICK HERE

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Buried in a Pringles Can...

Dr. Fredric J. Baur, who designed the container for Pringles potato chips, was recently cremated and buried in one of his own canisters at Arlington Memorial Gardens in Springfield Township,OH. He was 89 and also invented freeze-dried ice cream, which never caught on. At least he'll stay fresh in the can. (bad Geoff, bad Geoff)

Monday, June 2, 2008

The NASA Toilet Bowl Song

The space station's only toilet has been broken for the last week. What a crapper! The astronauts have been crossing their legs waiting for a solution. To take their minds off of the space outhouse, they came up with a song to get the message out...
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Fitness Alert: Childhood Obesity is on the Rise

Do you know when to be concerned about your child's weight? Of course, all children gain weight as they grow older. But extra pounds — more than what's needed to support their growth and development — can lead to childhood obesity.

Childhood obesity is serious. It occurs when a child is well above the normal weight for his or her age and height. Childhood obesity is particularly troubling because the extra pounds often start kids on the path to health problems that were once confined to adults, such as diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol.

We spoke to Denise Austin about kids and familys making healthy choices. If you missed any of the show or the great tips, you can log onto the Mayo Clinic's Site by CLICKING HERE, and Denise Austin's site and her "Fit Forever" program CLICK HERE.

Get started today making healthy choices for your kids and yourself!