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Our friends at Operation We Care held their packing day yesterday in Sharptown and packed a record 680 boxes! 680!! This community is amazing! Thanks for all the items that you donated and money you gave! If you haven't had a chance to get involved, give items or give a financial donation you still can help. It costs around $15 a box to ship to our men and women serving our country all over the world (That's about $10,200 for this shipment!) Contact Jeff Merritt if you are able to give. OperationWeCare.email@example.com
Find out more at operationwecare.org!
Congrats to our Island Girl Grand Prize Winner Taylor Whitehair!
She scored two Sandbar tickets to see Kenny Chesney, two seats aboard the Kenny Chesney Express, some autographed items and more!
Here we are with Squawkapella! They are an acapella group made up of students from SU that have a passion and an amazing talent for singing!
They are heading to Oriole Park at Camden Yards on Wednesday to sing the National Anthem before the O's take on the Yankees!
They did a great job singing The Band Perry's Better Dig Two, Rascal Flatts' What Hurts the Most and Little Big Town's Boondocks with us!
With a flawless voice that recalled past "American Idol" finalist Jennifer Hudson and a sense of determination after not making it in previous seasons, Candice Glover did the one thing Hudson wasn't able to do: She won the title of "American Idol."
"I always knew for some reason that it would happen if I kept going," said Glover backstage Thursday after her coronation.
The 23-year-old vocal powerhouse from St. Helena Island, S.C., auditioned for the ninth and 11th seasons of the Fox singing competition but didn't ascend to the finals until this season.
Glover looked stunned when "Idol" host Ryan Seacrest announced amid a flurry of confetti that she had bested soulful 22-year-old country singer Kree Harrison from Woodville, Texas.
Get the full AP Story here.
"The Office" ended its nine-season run last night, and STEVE CARELL DID return for the series finale. On the surface, that isn't surprising . . . but it IS impressive that they were able to keep it under wraps.
Steve's character Michael Scott showed up at Dwight and Angela's wedding to serve as Dwight's best man. Here's how it went down: Jim was supposed to be Dwight's best man, but he played a prank on Dwight.
He said the best man was supposed to be someone older, and he wasn't going to be able to perform the duties. Dwight turned around, and saw Michael standing in the doorway.
A while back we talked about the "SixtyForSixty.com" campaign, which was a push to help GEORGE STRAITget his 60th #1 single while he's still 60 years old.
Tons of country stars participated in a pair of videos urging people to buy his single "Give It All We Got Tonight" . . . hoping to push it to the top before his 61st birthday, which is tomorrow.(Video 1) (Video 2)
"Give It All We Got Tonight" just this week cracked Number 10 on the "Billboard" Top Country Songs chart. The song still might make it to the top, but it'll be too late for George's birthday.
According to the Ocean Conservancy, more than 560,000 volunteers helped clean over 17,000 miles of coastline around the word last year, and removed 10 million pounds of garbage. Here are the 10 most common things they found . . .
1. 2,117,931 cigarette butts.
2. 1,140,222 food wrappers and containers.
3. 1,065,171 plastic bottles.
4. 1,019,902 plastic bags.
5. 958,893 bottle caps and lids.
6. 692,767 cups, plates, and eating utensils.
7. 611,048 straws and coffee stirrers.
8. 521,730 glass bottles.
9. 339,875 cans.
10. 298,332 paper bags.
They also found 4,159 candles . . . 236 toothbrushes . . . 117 mattresses . . . and 40 lottery tickets.
Women live longer than men. It's true now, it was true hundreds of years ago, it's true in the U.S., it's true in Japan, it's true in the Congo, it's probably true with your grandparents. And scientists have FINALLY figured out why.
The answer isn't particularly sexy, but whatever.
Scientists in Japan found that men's bodies produce fewer T-cells and B-cells than women as they get older. T-cells protect us from infections, and B-cells produce antibodies.
And it suggests that the female body is DESIGNED to last a little longer than the male body. The male body just starts breaking down sooner and becomes more prone to diseases than the female body.
In the U.S., the current life expectancy for a man is 75.35 years. For a woman it's 80.51 years.
Right now, the legal blood-alcohol limit in the U.S. is .08%. You might not know this, but we're one of the last countries left where the limit is that HIGH. In most countries, the legal limit is .05%.
And now . . . it looks like there's a good chance we'll be dropping down to that level too. Yesterday morning, the National Transportation Safety Board announced a plan to get the legal limit lowered to .05%.
The rough rule-of-thumb for guessing whether you were at .08% was about one drink per hour. So .05% basically means you shouldn't drive if you've had ANYTHING to drink.
According to the NTSB, at .05%, you start having trouble with depth perception, and your risk of having an accident goes up by 39%. At .08%, your risk of an accident goes up more than 100%.
The NTSB thinks at least 1,000 lives would be saved every year by dropping the legal limit. But it would still be up to each individual state whether to drop their level from .08% to .05%.
Of course, if we REALLY wanted to get rid of drunk driving, we could do what they do in Bulgaria. On your first offense there, you get a mandatory PRISON SENTENCE. And not just for 24 hours . . . it can be months or years.