Saturday, September 26, 2009

chihuahua is no match for 70 mile an hour winds

Tinkerbell the chihuahua has been reunited with her owners after being blown away. The 6 pound, 8 month old Tinkerbell was standing on it's owners trailer platform and was whisked out of sight by the strong wind. The owners used a pet psychic to help them find their beloved pet.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Jeremy Mayfield gets another chance.

NASCAR has decided to test Jeremy Mayfield for drugs used to treat ADHD. These drugs may have given a false positive when he was randomly tested under NASCAR's tougher policy on drugs.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

A football player with a lot of class

Thamail Morgan caught the kickoff and ran for a touchdown but stopped on the 2-yard line and then knelt down on the 5. He refused to make that touchdown because his team was already up 34-16 with only seconds left in the game. This game was special in other ways. The opposing team had lost one of their players and 4 others were injured in a truck accident. Thamail is a true hero.

pregnant again while pregnant?

Sounds confusing to me but a woman is having two babies that aren't twins. The older baby was conceived 3 1/2 weeks before the younger one. If they were born at their respective due dates; one would be born at the end of 2009 and the other in the beginning of 2010.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Beyonce's halo is showing.

Beyonce once again showed her caring side. In Sydney, she called a young girl on stage who was battling leukemia. Beyonce dedicated "Halo" to the girl and sang directly to her.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Million dollar hole in one!!

One would think that a heading like that would be a story about Tiger Woods but in this case it's about an amateur golfer named Jason Hargett. He entered a contest during the Mark Eaton Celebrity Classic in Utah even though he had a sore wrist. He borrowed his brother's clubs and ended up getting a hole in one for $1 million.,190463

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

More to Love

Tuesday night, September 15, is the last episode of "More to Love." I've really enjoyed watching this entire season. Were the women a bit desperate and whiny? Yes, I think so but I'm sure that's what the director's focus was. I'm so pleased to see "real" people on tv and I hope the trend continues. An acquaintance of mine from LasVegas is on the board of NAAFA and she was interviewed this morning on Good Morning America. She is fantastic!! You can watch the video here:

Taylor Swift, Kanye West, and Beyonce

Kanye West was just plain rude to Taylor Swift at the VMA awards. He took her microphone and announced that Beyonce's video should've won. Later when Beyonce won for best video of the year with "All the Single Ladies," she called Taylor Swift back on stage to finish her acceptance speech for best female video.
He has now made three apologies for his actions and plans to take some time off to reflect.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Patrick Swayze dead at age 57

After 20 months of battling pancreatic cancer, Patrick Swayze passed away peacefully with family at his side. The world has lost a great actor.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

hospital mix-up

A North Dakota hospital sent a mom home with the wrong newborn. The mistake was corrected within an hour but the hospital is now reviewing their policies and procedures.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Ellen joins American Idol

Ellen DeGeneres has been named to replace Paula Abdul on American Idol this season. She doesn't have a music background so she'll be looking at it from the people's point of view.

girl power

A cheetah named Sarah is now officially the fastest mammal on earth. She beat a male cheetah from Africa who has held the title for 8 years. What's more amazing is that Sarah has lived her life in captivity.

09/09/09 babies

A LaCrosse couple and a couple from Grand Junction CO welcomed newborns on 09/09/09 at 9:09am. ABC news has the story:

siblings with interesting birth dates

One child was born on 08/08/08 and now her sister has been born on 09/09/09. The Miller's say they're NOT going to try for one on 10/10/10.

Wells Fargo exec moves into foreclosed house

A luxury home foreclosed on by Wells Fargo becomes a party home for one of their executives. The former owners were caught up in the Madoff deal and lost everything. Seems a bit uncaring to then use their house for this reason. Here's the story:

Thursday, September 10, 2009

bottle makes 4,000 mile trip in 5 years

A bottle containing a note is found 5 years after it's thrown from a stateroom balcony on a cruise ship just outside of Freeport in the Bahamas. The bottle traveled 4,000 miles and was found by a retired electrician while walking his dog on the beach in Cornwall England. It took Tony Hoskings 7 weeks to find the note's author; 19-year-old Daniel Knopp from Baltimore MD.,0,2298526.story

good will from Goodwill

Goodwill in Miami FL received some donations and found a statue worth $500,000 amongst the other items. At first they weren't sure what they had but after some research, they discovered that there were only ten of these statues made. They have decided to return it to the owner because that's the ethical thing to do.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

thin thighs not always healthy

Danish researchers have found that having thighs that are too thin could be detrimental to your health and could actually lead to an early death. Finally some good news for me lol! They studied 2800 middle aged people for a dozen years.

where's Waldo?

An underwater robot named "Waldo" is missing since Monday off the coast of Florida. The robot's price tag is $100,000 and has mysteriously disappeared. Scientists are hoping that boaters will spot Waldo and report it's location.

man shoots cannonball through neighbor's wall

Nobody was hurt when a Pennsylvania man accidently fired a two pound cannon ball on Wednesday. The cannonball went through a neighbor's window and wall before coming to rest in a closet. He's been charged with reckless endangerment, criminal mischief, and disorderly conduct but has promised not to fire any of his cannons on his property again.

Susan Boyle's debut album reports that pre-sales of Susan Boyles debut album has topped all others. The album "I Dreamed a Dream" will be released on November 24.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Winona and "Brett" the goat make national news

I'm sure by now that you've all heard about the goat that was found in the trunk of a car last week. An employee at Tires Plus in Winona called Animal Control because he didn't like what he saw.
He is my hero!!! I would've done the same thing.
A LaCrosse man and a St. Paul woman were transporting the goat up to the Cities to be butchered. Winona Police are considering charges against the two involved and a Wisconsin couple has rescued "Brett" the goat.
Now the story is traveling around the country--Winona is on the map because of a goat painted purple and gold with a 4 shaved on it's side.
This morning I got a call from my daughter who is stationed in Norfolk VA. She could not believe that her local radio station was talking about a story from Winona MN and she wanted to know if it were true. Much to her dismay, I had to confirm the story. We should feel lucky that we live in such a place that the big story of the day is a rescued goat.