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May 22, 2012

FREE STUFF FOR KIDS

Many schools in the area will be getting ready to wrap things up for the Summer break and some of you may have kids getting good grades.

If that’s the case, some local places are offering from FREE stuff for students who get good grades on their report cards.

 

Here are the deals we found:

Baskin-Robbins - A free scoop of ice cream

Brusters Ice Cream - A free ice cream cone

Burger King - A free hamburger

Chuck E. Cheese - Free game tokens 

May 22, 2012

It must be a slow day in news, but the Today Show scored an exclusive interview the the New Jersey 'tan mom' Patricia Krentcil is out to prove she's a good parent.

The mother of five spoke exclusively with TODAY about the allegations that she took her then-5-year-old daughter to a tanning booth in April.

In the interview she spoke about her very typical home life.

Patricia has been charged with second-degree child endangerment, which carries a prison sentence of up to ten years.

May 21, 2012

Parents stop Treatments

I want to introduce you to 4 year old Ryan Kennedy: he is dying.  He's gone through 7 rounds of chemotherapy and 4 surgeries.  Ryan has a rare form of brain cancer that he has battled for most of his life.  Doctors do not expect him to live to his 10th birthday.  As you can imagine, his parents have been devastated watching their son endure the pain of his cancer.  Ryan's last surgery left the left side of his face drooped and without feeling.

May 21, 2012

WHO'S YOUR DADDY

And you thought Octomom had her hands full—a Tennessee man who has fathered 30 children is asking the courts for a break on child support.

Desmond Hatchett, 33, of Knoxville has children with 11 different women.

The state already takes half his paycheck and divides it up, which doesn't amount to much when Hatchett is making only minimum wage. Some of the moms receive as little as $1.49 a month. The oldest child is 14 years old.

Hatchett explains how he reached such a critical mass: He had four kids in the same year. Twice.

May 21, 2012

FACEBOOK BANNED PHOTO

Grayson James Walker was born on February 15, 2012.  He was born with Anencephaly, a rare neural tube birth defect in which a baby is born without parts of the brain and skull.  Action News 5 shared the Walker's story about their sons eight hours of life shortly after he died.

Heather Walker recently posted pictures of Grayson without his hat on.

May 21, 2012

SLEEP APNEA

So how bad is SNORING?  Everybody does it right?  You know the jokes:  sawing logs...waking up the dead...snoring through the walls... But it can get to the point where snoring is dangerous!   Snoring and other types of 'sleep disordered breathing' can deprive the body of enough oxygen for hours at a time.

Scientists now believe having low blood oxygen levels can trigger the development of cancerous tumours, by promoting the growth of the vessels that feed them.

May 21, 2012

ANOTHER ONE GONE

 

Bee Gees singer and songwriter Robin Gibb passed away on Sunday (May 20th) at the age of 62. Barry Gibb, along with Robin and his fraternal twin brother Maurice Gibb -- who passed away in 2003 -- formed the Bee Gees in 1958.

A statement from Gibb's spokesperson read: "The family of Robin Gibb, of the Bee Gees, announce with great sadness that Robin passed away today following his long battle with cancer and intestinal surgery. The family have asked that their privacy is respected at this very difficult time."

 

May 18, 2012

RESTAURANTS

If you plan to chow down tonight at a big chain restaurant, there's a better than nine-in-10 chance that your entree will fail to meet federal nutrition recommendations for both adults and kids...but you may have guessed THAT already!  The flavor is just to good to be GOOD for you...so let's look at where it really hurts the waist line and hips...

May 18, 2012

BUS DEPOT

The wheels on the bus go... nowhere!  Right now, the bus depot in Union County is full!  NO buses are running the rest of this school year.  And parents will be forced to find ways to take their kids to school.

The school board ran out of money just before the end of the school year and now kids are carpooling and parents are rushing LATE for work to make sure their kids finish this years education. 

Parking the buses saves the school system $40,000

May 18, 2012

CUP OF COFFEE

It is a morning ritual at my house:the morning BREW. That delicious cup of magic makes my morning perfect.  I love the flavor... the aroma... and now I love the latest findings by the New England Journal of Medicine!  LIVE LONG DRINK HAPPY!  

The research shows, coffee drinkers live longer!  

It's a 13 year study that showed those who drank coffee had a slightly lower risk of death than others, whether they chose decaf or full-strength.