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The Weiner's!!!

PERFECT HUSBAND

You heard us talk about former New York congressman Anthony Weiner and some rumors of running for Mayor.

Now in an exclusive interview in People magazine, Anthony and his wife talk about their life now.

Wife Huma Abedin, who is deputy chief of staff to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, addressed how they survived Weiner's lewd text and photo scandal that led to his resignation, as well as who has diaper duty in the interview.

Local Teacher Receives Huge Honor

TEACHER

Longtime Oak Ridge High School math teacher Phyllis Hillis has received the 2011 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.

She has taught math at the high school since 1979, was one of 97 U.S. teachers across the country who won the prestigious award.

Winners receive a $10,000 award from the National Science Foundation. The awards are the nation’s highest honor for math and science teachers.

Charlie Sheen on American Idol?

Sheen on American Idol:

So Steven Tyler left American Idol and now J-Lo says she left because Steven, who she  had great chemistry with, departed.

So, 2 openings are up for grabs.

 

We've heard plenty of rumors about WHO might be interested: Aretha, Adam Lambert, Mariah Carey, Shania Twain, Justin Timberlake, Pink, Bon Jovi, Queen Latifa

 

So, for giggles, let's throw one more in:  Tiger Blood himself... Charlie Sheen!

 

Oak Ridge Firefighters to Get New Responsibilities

TICKETS

Let’s hope Knox County doesn’t get the same idea.

 

Soon, Oak Ridge residents might see a firefighter writing a parking ticket.

But wait -- not all firefighters will be authorized to do that -- only the three top officials, Chief Darryl Kerley and his two deputy chiefs, will be carrying a citation book.

The Oak Ridge City Council on Monday approved the citation-writing which is already being done, in part, to assist the Oak Ridge Police Department in addressing some parking issues that firefighters often encounter first.

The Solution to Loneliness

LONELY GUY

We all feel lonely from time to time.  Sometimes our husband or wife is out of town, maybe the kids are at Grandma and Grandpas for the summer, or even maybe you're going thru that "empty nest" syndrome.

So, what do you do?  Reconnect with an old friend via the telephone?  Or maybe text a friend and ask them to meet for dinner? 

How Much To Feel Rich?

WHAT AMOUNT MAKES YOU RICH

Think of an amount of money that would make you rich?

Is it $100,000 or $1 million or even a billion.

Before we tell you what a recent poll found. The poll stumbled on a sad fact: Wealth is now an impossible dream.

YouTube: The New News Outlet

YOU NEWS

A new study has found that YouTube has become a major platform for news, one where viewers are turning for eyewitness videos in times of major events and natural disasters.

The Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism on Monday released their examination of 15 months of the most popular news videos on the Google Inc.-owned site. It found that while viewership for TV news still easily outpaces those consuming news on YouTube, the video-sharing site is a growing digital environment where professional journalism mingles with citizen content.

Women Surpass Men

WOMEN BEAT MEN

Ladies, we have a reason to celebrate this morning! And it's a reason THE MEN don't really want to hear. For the first time in 100 years, women now score higher on IQ tests than men.

Yes, the latest research from James Flynn, known as an IQ testing expert, showed women have closed the gap and moved ahead of men in this battle of the intelligent sexes.

Flynn says “Over the last 100 years, everyone in the developing world has been gaining about three IQ points, but women have been gaining faster,”  on a standard IQ test.

Facebook Makes A Change

FACEBOOK STALKING

One of the absolute joys of Facebook is the ability to anonymously stalk people.  I mean, without being able to see how chubby everyone from your past has gotten, why would you even have a profile?

But yesterday, Facebook took the first step toward ruining the glory of stealth-stalking.  And it scares us.

As of this past week, whenever you visit a Facebook group, like your bowling team or a party announcement, you can see a list of everyone who's seen each of the posts in that group.

Leave Nothing Behind But The Truth

CONFESSIONS

A 59-year-old Utah man who wrote his own obituary before he died last week used the opportunity to come clean.

Friends and family of Val Patterson learned Sunday that the man they thought held a doctorate from the University of Utah received the degree thanks to a paperwork mistake and that he never even graduated.

Patterson died from throat cancer on July 10 and he wrote his own death notice in the first person last fall.

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