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Attention fans of Star Trek: The Next Generation! I came across a little Christmas cheer from the far reaches of the Universe. You’ll enjoy this!
Jingle all the way…..
The Christmas parade season gets underway for the Golden Corner Monday night! Doug Stephens and Kris Butts will be riding the WGOG/Edwards Auto Sale truck, and as they pass you in the parade, you’re invited to drop new, unwrapped, toys or clothing items into the truck to benefit area children in need. See you tonight in Seneca beginning at 6:00 PM.
As we get prepared for Turkey Day 2013…
That Thanksgiving feast could actually be good for you, depending on what food –and how much– you eat: Holiday superfoods, from Ladies’ Home Journal:
–Turkey: low in cholesterol, saturated fat, and overall fat, and it provides nearly 50 percent of the RDA for folic acid –which helps protect against birth defects, various forms of cancer, and heart disease.
–Cranberries: excellent source of free-radical scavenging antioxidants like vitamins C and E, the berries may help reduce the risk of chronic diseases like cancer, stroke, and heart disease. May prevent urinary tract infections.
–Pumpkin: chock-full of beta-carotene (which is good for the eyes and may help prevent some types of cancer and atherosclerosis) and serves up vitamin C and potassium (the latter can help counteract the effects of sodium if you have high blood pressure).
–Whole Wheat Diner Rolls: 100 percent whole wheat breads have more fiber than white bread or other breads made with wheat flour. Fiber can decrease the risk of heart disease and some types of cancer and it helps you maintain regular bowel movements.
–Peas: ample source of fiber (both insoluble and soluble).
–Sweet Potatoes: excellent source of beta-carotene, antioxidants, and fiber.
Domino’s says the Wednesday before Thanksgiving is their biggest night of the year –bigger, even, than Super Bowl Sunday. Seems with lots of family already in town and gathered at the home where the big meal will take place, pizza deliveries and take-outs skyrocket.
Or you can kill two birds with one stone and order a pizza with that festive giblet topping.
Check it out! The world’s tallest water slide is being built in Kansas City and is due to be completed next spring. Visitors at Schlitterbahn Park have to go nearly 140-feet in the air to ride the slide. Riders will go approximately 60-miles-per-hour on the way down. The 2nd largest water slide is in Brazil at 134-feet-tall.
As we approach the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy Assassination on Friday, I presented an update on a couple of relics from that day in Dallas. If you’ve ever wondered what happened to Jackie’s pink suit or the President’s original coffin, here’s your answer.
Kennedy’s Bronze Coffin
After John F. Kennedy’s death on November 22, 1963 in Dallas, Texas, his body was placed in a bronze coffin with white satin interior provided by the Oneal Funeral Home in Dallas for the flight on Air Force One back to Washington, D. C. After the arrival in Washington, and the preparation for the public funeral service, it was noticed that the coffin had become damaged. There was also a handle on the coffin missing. It is thought the damage occurred when the Secret Service was loading the plane onto Air Force One at Love Field in Dallas. The Kennedy family decided on using a different coffin to bury the President in Arlington Cemetery.
So, what became of the original bronze coffin? Well, for two and half years it was housed at the National Archives. The decision was then made to dispose of the coffin, but make it so no one could ever claim parts of the coffin as a relic. In February 1966, the bronze coffin was removed from the National Archives and placed in a pine box aboard an Air Force plane. That plane flew out of the Washington area on February 18, 1966 to several miles out to sea off the Maryland-Delaware coast. This weighted box was then dropped over the Atlantic Ocean and sank to a depth of 9,000 ft. The undersea location was where test weapons had been fired for years and the sea floor was covered with munitions. It would not only be very deep where the box with the bronze coffin rests, but very dangerous with the test weapons scattered everywhere.
Jackie Kennedy’s Blood Stained Pink Suit
The First Lady, Jackie Kennedy, worn her Chez Ninon from a Chanel design, pink wool suit with the President’s bloodstains on it, until she returned to Washington, D. C. the night of November 22. A short time later the suit was delivered anonymously to the National Archives in Washington.
The Archives keep the suit in a climate-controlled building in College Park, Maryland under tight security. The Kennedy family set a very strict policy about anyone viewing the suit. No one can see the suit until the year 2103, a total of 140 years after Kennedy’s assassination.
In a lingering mystery the pink pill-box hat that accompanied the suit remains missing. It has not been seen since the day of the assassination.
Our thoughts and prayers continue to go out to those in the Phillipines and, as I mentioned on-air this morning, there are three quick ways you can help disaster relief efforts following the recent typhoon, via your phone (all donations will be added to your monthly bill):
–Shelterbox delivers survival necessities to homeless and displaced families instantly after a disaster. Their large boxes include things like a big tent, clean water, blankets, cooking utensils and other vital items. Donate $10 by texting “Shelter” to 20222.
–UNICEF is helping displaced families find access to shelter, clean water, food and vaccines and airlifting supplies from its Copenhagen warehouse. To give $10, text RELIEF to 864233.
–World Food Programme (WFP), another United Nations organization, is sending more than 40 tons of food and working with the Filipino government to help with logistics and emergency communications systems. To donate $10, text the word AID to 27722.
If you’re into what’s out there in outer space you might wanna check out the latest photos from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft. NASA released a panoramic image (at right. Click it for a full page view.) of the solar system from the dark side of Saturn Tuesday, the result of 141 separate photos taken over four hours by Cassini in July. The organization then meticulously pieced together those images to produce a spectacular look at Saturn and its rings from a backlit view. The entire shot spans 405-thousand miles across.
Even better: Within that panorama is a tiny, bright speck among Saturn’s outer rings. That speck is Earth. It’s just the third time our home planet has been photographed from the outer solar system. Other specks include Venus and Mars, though they’re more faint than the Earth in the photo because the two planets were on the far side of the Sun on picture day. More easily visible are several of Saturn’s moons.
If you want some perspective, look at Saturn’s E ring, the second outermost ring (a bluish-purple color in the photos). The distance between Earth and our moon –239-thousand miles– would fit comfortably inside the span of the E ring.
Happy Veteran’s Day! Be sure to thank a vet today and everyday! Don’t forget the annual Veteran’s Day Parade, which is set for 4:30 PM Monday in downtown Seneca.
You might want to mark December 5 on your calendar. That’s the date of the LIVE performance of “The Sound of Music” on NBC, starring Carrie Underwood. Here’s a teaser for the perfomance:
He may be on his farewell tour, but GEORGE STRAIT still has the goods. He was named Entertainer of the Year last night at the 47th Annual Country Music Association Awards in Nashville.
TAYLOR SWIFT had five nominations, but only took home Music Event and Music Video of the Year for “Highway Don’t Care” with TIM McGRAW and KEITH URBAN. However, Taylor did receive the Pinnacle Award for her success all over the world.
Husband and wife superstars BLAKE SHELTON and MIRANDA LAMBERT won Male and Female Vocalist of the Year for the fourth year in a row. KACEY MUSGRAVES, who had five nominations, won Best New Artist. KENNY ROGERS was honored with the Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award. DARIUS RUCKER sang Kenny’s classic, “The Gambler,” and JENNIFER NETTLES stood in for DOLLY PARTON and teamed up with Kenny for “Islands In The Stream.” Here are the winners:
–ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR: George Strait
–SINGLE OF THE YEAR: “Cruise,” Florida Georgia Line
–ALBUM OF THE YEAR: “Based on a True Story,” Blake Shelton
–SONG OF THE YEAR (songwriters’ award): “I Drive Your Truck,” written by Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington and Jimmy Yeary for Lee Brice
–FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR: Miranda Lambert
–MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR: Blake Shelton
–VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR: Little Big Town
–VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR: Florida Georgia Line
–NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Kacey Musgraves
WGOG and Westwood One are pleased to provide you with a great chance to see Shania in Vegas!
We’re sending one lucky winner and a guest to Las Vegas to be treated like a star! The grand prize includes: roundtrip airfare, hotel accommodations for two nights at The Laurel Collection at Caesar’s Palace, dinner at Bobby Flay’s Mesa Grill, hair styled at Color Salon, and tickets to see Shania Twain: Still the One! Enter by texting “Win Star” to 27503. Contest ends Thursday, November 14 at 5:00 PM.
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A five-year-old boy battling leukemia will get the chance to fight crime as “Batkid”. The Make-A-Wish foundation decided to transform part of San Francisco into Gotham city for a Batman fan named Miles. The charity revealed that Miles will be facing the Riddler and the Penguin, in a performance that will feature “thousands of participants”. As part of the event, Penguin and Riddler will have to be stopped after “kidnapping” the San Francisco Giant’s mascot Lou Seal on November 15th. After catching the Penguin, Batkid will make his final stop at City Hall, where the mayor and the police chief of Gotham City will thank him and give him the key to the city.
Join Kris Butts for the Golden Corner’s Morning Show each morning on 96.3 WGOG. Kris plays all your favorite country songs, both today’s hottest hits, and yesterday’s Favorites, and traffic and weather to get your day started. Plus, Dick Mangrum in the Newscenter with the days top headlines.
And, don’t forget to join Kris and Don Seiglar each Friday morning from 8:30-10:00 for the popular “Flashback Friday” show sponsored by Moons Drug Store and Moon’s Home Health in Westminster.