Dick Reeves Morning Show for Thursday December 5, 2013
The 5-DAY LOCAL WEATHER
TODAY Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers in the morning…then rain in the afternoon. Mild with highs in the mid 50′s.
A 70% chance for rain showers tonight. Lows in the mid 30′s.
Cloudy. A 60% chance of rain showers likely with a chance of snow showers in the morning. Much colder with highs in the upper 30′s. West winds 10 to 15 mph.
SATURDAY (Breakfast with Santa at N.F.D.)
Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of snow showers. Highs in the lower 30′s.
Partly sunny. Highs in the lower 30′s.
Cloudy with a 40 percent chance of rain showers. Highs in the lower 40s.
Thursday Night Football – tonight Jacksonville hosts Houston
NBA (8 games)
Suns 97 Rockets 88 Cavaliers 98 Nuggets 88
Hawks 107 Clippers 97 Pistons 105 Bucks 98
Mavericks 100 Pelicans 97 Pacers 95 Jazz 86
Trail Blazers 111 Thunder 104
MEXICO CITY – The game between the San Antonio Spurs and Minnesota Timberwolves was postponed last night because of smoky conditions inside the Mexico City arena.
The matchup will be made up in Minnesota at a later date.
The arena was evacuated about 45 minutes before the scheduled 9:30 p.m. EST tipoff when a generator malfunction outside the arena sent smoke pouring into the building, according to NBA spokeswoman Sharon Lima.
NHL (3 games)
Coyotes 4 Devils 3 Flyers 6 Red Wings 3
Flames 4 Coyotes 1
Brayden McNabb tallied a goal and two assists and Kevin Porter scored twice for the second time in four games to pace the Rochester Americans in a 6-1 drubbing of the Utica Comets last night at The Blue Cross Arena. The win, Rochester’s third straight at home and the third in its last four games, vaults the Amerks to second place in the North Division at 10-8-2-2. With the victory, the Amerks are now 4-2-0-0 against the rival Comets so far this season.
Dirty Harry Staffers Exempt from ObamaCare
Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, one of Obamacare’s architects and staunchest supporters, is also the only top congressional leader to exempt some of his staff from having to buy insurance through the law’s new exchanges.
In the charged atmosphere surrounding Obamacare, Reid’s decision only gives Republicans more ammo to attack Democrats already suffering politically from the law’s botched rollout.
In September, Reid told reporters, “Let’s stop these really juvenile political games — the one dealing with health care for senators and House members and our staff. We are going to be part of exchanges, that’s what the law says and we’ll be part of that.”
The guy is also a blatant, pathological-political liar like the president.
Girl Selling Mistletoe to Raise Money for Braces has Orders Pouring In
It appears the Oregon girl who was told she could not sell mistletoe in a public park, but could beg for money to pay for her braces, will be able to pay for dental work…and then some.
Hundreds of mistletoe orders have poured in after reports of 11-year-old Madison Root being told by a security guard that she cannot sell the item at a public park, but she could, if she wanted to, beg for money.
Root, who was selling the classic Christmas staple to earn enough money to pay for her new braces, also received $1,000 from a local entrepreneur as “seed money” for her mistletoe operations.
Rare Identical Triplets Born in California
A Northern California hospital is home to a rare set of identical triplets, who were conceived without the help of fertility drugs.
Abby, Brindabella (Brin, for short), and Laurel Hepner were born at Sutter Memorial Hospital in Sacramento to parents Hannah and Tom on November 22. The girls are all named after family members or special places in the lives of their parents. Brindabella is named after a mountain range in Australia located near where Tom Hepner grew up.
Abby weighed 3 pounds, 2 ounces; Brin 3 pounds, 11 ounces; and Laurel 4 pounds. Gilbert told the Bee those were good weights for triplets and said the girls were doing well.
The triplets were produced when a single, fertilized egg split into three. Dr. William Gilbert, director of Sutter Women’s Services, told the Sacramento Bee the odds of producing identical triplets without fertility drugs range from 1-in-1-million to 1-in-100-million, adding that the rarity makes it difficult to more accurately calculate the frequency of such births.
ELECTRIC CAR OWNER ARRESTED FOR STEALING 5 CENTS’ WORTH OF POWER
There’s no such thing as a free lunch, or free electricity. That’s the lesson Kaveh Kamooneh, the owner of a Nissan Leaf electric car, is learning after spending 15 hours in jail for plugging his car into a public school’s outlet without asking.
Kamooneh was picking his son up from tennis practice at Chamblee Middle School in Chamblee, Ga., when he plugged his Nissan Leaf into a 110-volt external outlet and let it charge “for about 20 minutes,” he says. A little more than a week later, cops showed up and arrested Kamooneh, charging him with stealing from the county.
The estimated worth of that stolen electricity? About five cents. But Sergeant Ernesto Ford of the Chamblee Police Department says what Kamooneh was stealing is irrelevant. “A theft is a theft,” he told Atlanta’s Channel 11 News. Kamooneh plans to fight the criminal charges.
THINGS THAT YOU NOW KNOW
NUMBER ONE WITH A CHRISTMAS TREE
The number one favorite holiday song is “O Holy Night.” That’s the word from a Zogby International poll, which gave a list of nine holiday songs to 2,330 adults and asked them to choose their top three. Top holiday songs:
1. “O Holy Night,” 58%
2. “White Christmas,” 41%
3. “The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire),” 38%
4. “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas,” 28%
5. “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” 24%
6. “Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s Christmas Eve/Sarajevo” 12/24: 17%
7. “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” 15%
8. “Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer,” 10%
9. “The Hanukkah Song” by Adam Sandler, 9%
• When it comes to partisan choices, 67% of Republicans chose “O Holy Night” as their favorite holiday song, compared with 50% of Democrats and 56% of independents.
• 76% of adults who attend religious services more than once a week said “O Holy Night” is among their top three holiday songs, but only 25% of those who said they never attend religious services included the song as one of their favorites.
• Composed in 1847 by Adolphe Adam, “O Holy Night” is a French song that dates from the 19th century and was titled “Cantique de Noel.”
Woman with Low Intimacy
Women who have low intimacy levels in college may be more likely to divorce later in life, according to a study in Personal Relationships. When researchers at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst tracked down 167 people who had taken a psychological test 34 years earlier, they found the correlation but only among women. Women tend to take a more active role than men in maintaining a couple’s closeness, so a relationship in which the woman shows less intimacy may be more likely to falter, says study author Mark Weinberger, Ph.D.
The Wedding Vows Make it Clear
The wedding vows are clear. You are to love one another “for richer or for poorer,” but be warned! Focusing too much on the “for richer” part could doom your marriage to fail. When one or both partners in a marriage are materialistic with a high priority of either accumulating a lot of money or buying a lot of material things — from a too-expensive house to the latest appliances and fashionable clothing — they are far less likely to have a satisfying and stable marriage, according to researchers from Brigham Young University. The study: The team surveyed 1,700 married couples. To gauge their level of materialism, they asked the couples to what extent they agreed with such statements as “I like to own things to impress people” or “Money can buy happiness.” Spouses were then surveyed on various aspects of their marriage.
• In 20 percent of the couples in the study, both partners admitted a strong love of money. These couples had less marriage stability, marriage satisfaction, communications skills and other metrics of healthy matrimony.
• In 14 percent of the couples in the study, both partners reported low levels of materialism. They also both scored 10 percent to 15 percent higher in all metrics of marital quality and satisfaction.
Lead study author Jason Carroll say that materialistic couples have lower levels of responsiveness and less emotional maturity. “Materialism was also linked to less effective communication, higher levels of negative conflict, lower relationship satisfaction and less marriage stability.”
In 1756 Composer, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
In 1782 Martin Van Buren, 8th U.S. president (1837-41)
In 1894 Businessman, Philip “P.K.” Wrigley (owned Chicago Cubs 1932-77)
In 1901 Director/producer, Walt Disney (created Mickey Mouse) [d: 12-15-66]
In 1932 Singer/actor, Little Richard (Good Golly Miss Molly) (81)
In 1946 Singer/songwriter, Andy Kim (Rock Me Gently, Baby I Love You) (67)
In 1947 Singer/songwriter, Jim Messina (Poco, Loggins & Messina) (66)
In 1947 Former football player, Jim Plunkett (Patriots, Raiders) (66)
IT WAS ON THIS DAY
In 1776 The first American scholastic fraternity, Phi Beta Kappa, is organized at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA.
Dick Reeves Thought – “ Their motto: “Gonna party like its 1799!” Few know that Phi Beta Kappa is Latin for “Betsy Ross is Hot!”
In 1792 George Washington is re-elected president of the U.S. and John Adams was re-elected vice president.
In 1932 German physicist Albert Einstein is granted a visa to the U.S.
In 1933 Prohibition comes to an end as Utah became the 36th state to ratify the 21st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, repealing the 18th Amendment.
In 1951 ”Dragnet” premieres on television.