Friday, September 24, 2010

Now this is sportsmanship!!

Ike Ditzenberger loves football. He shows up at practice every day and works hard with his team. He ends his practice by training for a touchdown. He got to live out that dream when the Lake Stevens' team collaborated with Ike's very own Snohomish's team to allow him that touchdown. Ike has Downs Syndrome and learned to love football by watching his brothers play. Now he has his own moment of celebration--the second in his football career. story and video

New stars in Carrie Underwood video

It's all about who you know. Carrie Underwood give her mother and husband a spot in her new video. 'Mama's song' is about a mother and a new husband so it was only fitting. Story and video here.

Buy the wrong ticket and win $54 million.

Garina Fearon accidently bought a Mega Millions ticket when she had intended to buy a Powerball. It was a lucky twist though because she ended up with a winning ticket. She plans to keep her job but take some days off. She also wants to buy a house for her ailing mother. story

Friday, September 17, 2010

viral video from gamestop in Winona

The debut of Halo Reach had some fans waiting in line. About twenty-five showed up at the Winona store to get their pre-ordered copy including my son. What they didn't expect is to be joined by a drunk and Winona's finest. One young man decided to show up after he'd been drinking and cause problems. The video on youtube shows the drunk speaking to my son, then messing with other customers, and finally arrested and escorted out by the police. story
and youtube video.

Cat Village

Once upon a time Craig Grant didn't like cats but now he has 660 of them. He spends 14 hours a day taking care of them and has built them their own village. It's called "Caboodle Ranch" and is located on 30 acres of a tree farm about 100 miles from Jacksonville. see the town
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Sunday, September 12, 2010

tickets still available for Klingon Opera

An Opera sung entirely in Klingon opens in the Netherlands. I wonder if Worf will show up. Klingon Opera

unique houses

A house doesn't always have to have just four walls and a ceiling. Here are some odd houses...some are even for sale. Some people live in a shoe, a boat, a barn, a dome, a cave, a church, a firehouse, an earthship, a rotating round house, and even an old military silo. Happy shopping

big dance moves will get the girl

A recent study done at the Northumbria University and the University of Gottingen in Germany found that women are more attracted to men who have some big dance moves. The researchers filmed non-professional male dancers, created computerized avatars (to remove "looks" as a factor), and then had women watch the dancers. Women tended to like the ones that displayed the most dance moves. story

baby found in trashbag

A baby boy was found in the trash after a flight landed in Manila. Thankfully a security officer saw something moving in the bag and discovered the newborn. The little boy is doing well. When the mother is found, she can face some serious charges. The child will be given to relatives or put up for adoption. baby's story

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Kids lived in trash.

A single mom is arrested after it's discovered that her three children lived in at least a foot of trash in their home. The mom said that it got out of hand because she was a single mom and just couldn't keep up with working and taking care of the house. story

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Lady Antebellum talks about American Idol

The lead singer from Lady Antebellum, Hillary Scott, actually tried out for American Idol twice and didn't make it past the first round either time. Watch video here.


Taylor Swift says that when she was a little girl, Shania Twain was her inspiration. She thought that if she ever got the chance, she'd want to do what she could to say thanks. Dolly Parton was the inspiration for Rascal Flatts. cmt

My Country Jam Session

It took me a while but I finally got on the CC106.3 website and got my Country Jam Session photo. You can still get yours. Go to and relive the memories of Country Jam 2010. cc106.3

they're dropping like flies

American Idol has lost another judge. Kara DioGuardi is stepping down. Ellen DeGeneres left at the end of Season 9 along with Simon Cowell. Steven Tyler has been named as a new judge and Jennifer Lopez is still in consideration. Kara