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Random Blogging For Tuesday March 4th

Good Morning!  Happy Tuesday..  It’s National Pancake Day, make sure to stop by IHOP and get your free shortstack of pancakes, then take the money you would have spent on those and give it to Children’s Miracle Network.  A great way to help out the children of Siouxland.  Thanks in advance!  Here’s what you missed on today’s show.

 

The Morning Brain Buster:

 

Q.   When it comes to Doctors, this contains more germs than their hands. What?

 

A.   Their Stethoscope!

 

 

Bonehead Of The Day:

A New Jersey teen is suing her parents after they kicked her out of their home and cut off all financial support.

They say the 18-year-old moved out on her own after refusing to follow their rules.

Their rules included her re-evaluating her relationship with her boyfriend, who they think is a bad influence, being respectful, and abiding by a curfew.

They've kept her car because they paid for it, and they stopped paying her tuition at a private CatholicHigh School.

She's filed a lawsuit demanding immediate support, current private-school fees and future college tuition.

A hearing takes place today in (MorrisCounty) Superior court.

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TV Reporter Hit With Wall Of Snow From Plow

A TV news reporter from Philadelphia covering a snowstorm in New Jersey was pelted by snow from a passing plow.

He was blasted with a wall of snow from the plow while reporting live from the side of a road.

The reporter said he was 20 feet from the road, which shows how far plows can throw snow at high speeds.

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8 Year Old Helps Other Students Pay Off Lunch Accounts

An 8-year-old boy in Michigan is helping his fellow students pay off their lunch accounts.

When he noticed that some kids in his class weren't able to afford their lunches he and his mom decided they wanted to do something to help them. They created a FundRazr page where people could crowdsource donations to help students at his school.

He raised $1,600 and was able to pay off the lunch debt of 300 students, plus give a little extra to their families.

According to his FundRazr page the boy would like to eventually pay off all the school lunch debt across the country.

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Today Is National Pancake Day!

Today (Tuesday, March 4)  the International House of Pancakes will be giving out free pancake short stacks in celebration of National Pancake Day, a holiday the company created in 2006.

Just show up at any of the chain's 1500 or so stores between 7 and 10 in the morning. For the free flappers, IHOP suggests a donation to Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.

Since 2006, IHOP says it has raised $13 million for charity through its National Pancake Day promotions.

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Apple Introduces Carplay

Apple unveiled its new system for cars called Apple CarPlay.

CarPlay mirrors your iPhone's screen… filling your center-console touchscreen with large buttons for key functions like maps, music, text messaging and phone calls.

Apple CarPlay will roll out first on cars from Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo. It will work with the iPhone 5, 5S, or 5C.

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A Green Tea Latte Or McDonald’s Fries?  Starbucks Is Actually Liquid Junk Food

A new calorie counting graphic shows that Starbucks is just as bad as fast food.

A woman created the illustrations and posted them on her blog site I Love Coffee, to encourage people to make healthier drink choices.

One image shows how a grande Green Tea Latte from Starbucks contains the same amount of calories (350) as a medium potion of McDonald's French Fries, while a 190-calorie Cafe Latte is equal to a slice of pizza.

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Update:  Auction Of Marilyn Monroe Alleged Sex Tape With Kennedy Brothers Cancelled

The home movie of Marilyn Monroe having sex with John F. Kennedy and his brother Robert F. Kennedy will not be going up on the auction block after all.

The TulareCounty Sheriff's Department says that the auction has been canceled because William Castleberry, the owner of the 8mm film, settled his $200,000 debt.

Castleberrry owed the $200k for a previous court judgement against him, and deputies had seized the film and several other items to cover the debt.

His attorneys tell us they have no idea who made the payment, but Casteleberry's stuff will be returned to him without the tape ever going public.

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Birthdays:

~~Actress/comedienne Catherine O'Hara is 60. (Mom in the 'Home Alone" movies; The Nightmare Before Christmas; Frankenweenie; SCTV Network)
~~Actress Patricia Heaton is 56. (The Middle; Everybody Loves Raymond)
~~
Victoria
's Secret model Erin Heatherton is 25
~~Actor Steven Weber ("Wings") is 53.
~~Actress Margo Harshman ("The Big Bang Theory") is 28.
~~Actress Andrea Bowen ("Desperate Housewives") is 24.
~~Director Len Wiseman (the "Underworld" movies) is 41  (married to Kate Beckinsale)
~~Actor Mykelti Williamson ("Forrest Gump") is 57. (Con Air; Justified)
~~Reality 'star' Chaz Bono (Sonny and Cher's daughter-turned- SON) is 45
~~Reality 'star' Whitney Port is 29 (The Hills; The City; What to Expect When You're Expecting)
~~Celeb daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown (Bobby Brown & Whitney Houston's offspring) is 21
~~The Old Man/The Spotter on "Pawn Stars", Richard Harrison is 63
~~Actor Adrian Zmed ("Bachelor Party": "T.J. Hooker") is 60 (Grease 2)
~~Texas Gov. Rick Perry is 64
~~Actor, Joshua Bowman is 26 (Revenge; Make it or Break It; briefly dated singer Amy Winehouse)
~~Actress, Patsy Kensit is 46 (the hot blonde in Lethal Weapon 2; third husband, Liam Gallagher, is lead singer of UK band Oasis)
~~Actress, Brittany Powell is 42 (Bold and the Beautiful's Ceci, Pacific Palisades' Beth Hopper, General Hospital's Summer)
~~soccer star Landon Donovan is 32
~~Boxing legend, Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini is 53
~~Former NBA star (now Mayor of Sacramento, CA) Kevin Johnson is 48
~~Golfer Rory McIlroy is 25

MUSICALLY:


~~Percussionist Emilio Estefan (of the Miami Sound Machine) is 61 (Gloria's hubby)
~~Bassist Jason Newsted (Metallica) is 51
~~Rapper Grand Puba (Brand Nubian) is 48.
~~Drummer Patrick Hannan (of The Sundays) is 48.
~~Singer Evan Dando (of The Lemonheads) is 47.
~~Drummer Fergal Lawler (of The Cranberries) is 43.
~~Singer Bobby Womack is 70.
~~Bassist Chris Squire (of Yes) is 66.
~~Singer Shakin' Stevens is 66
~~Singer Chris Rea is 63.
~~Actor-singer Ronn Moss (of Player; and "The Bold and the Beautiful") is 62.
~~Country singer Jason Sellers is 43.

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New On DVD

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (PG-13)
Stars Jennifer Lawrence,
Willow Shields  

12 Years a Slave (-R-)
Stars Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender     $47.3

Cold Comes the Night (-R-)
Stars Alice Eve, Bryan Cranston     
        
Girl Rising (PG-13)
Stars Cate Blanchett, Priyanka Chopra     

Hours (PG-13)
Stars Paul Walker, Genesis Rodriguez     

The Last Days on Mars (-R-)
Stars Liev Schreiber, Romola Garai     

Oldboy (-R-)
Stars Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Olsen  

Wicked Blood
Stars Abigail Breslin, Alexa Vega     




TV on DVD:

Boardwalk Empire: The Complete Third Season
Breaking Amish: Season 1

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Jimmy Kimmel Grills Toronto Mayor Rob Ford

During Monday's "Jimmy Kimmel Live!," Toronto's crack-smoking Mayor Rob Ford was hit with questions regarding drugs and alcohol-- and why he even agreed to appear on the late-night program in the first place.
 
Ford was dressed in an all-black tux with a bright red tie and handkerchief (like a "magician," Kimmel joked) and threw shirts into the audience as he made his entrance. Moments after he sat down, Kimmel cut right to the chase: "Don't get me wrong, I'm glad that you are here, but why are you here? What good could come of this? Have you ever seen this show?"
 
Kimmel cold-called Ford personally, after the mayor publicly gave out his private number, to invite him on Jimmy Kimmel Live! "and imagine my shock when you answered the phone and said, 'Yeah OK, I'll come out there.' " Ford's response? "Absolutely, I'm all about customer service."

Kimmel fired back: "Yeah, but I'm not even a customer."

Kimmel wasn't shy about telling Ford how disliked he was, rattling off viewer backlash he had received since announcing that Ford would be a guest ("abusive exploiter," "very sick, very bad man" were just some of the descriptors used by
Toronto
residents)-- as well as accusations that Ford was homophobic and racist.

At one point Ford was sweating so much that Kimmel broke from his line of questioning with a Kleenex. Kimmel asked, "Do you mind if I dab you Mr. Mayor? I'll auction this off on eBay. Actually, I'm going to take this DNA and I'm going to clone you and we're going to have a whole army of you in
L.A.
"

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5 Dog Myths

Myth 1: Dogs should be bathed a couple of times a year. Frequent bathing is bad for the coat and skin.

Fact: It's an old idea that frequent baths strip moisture from the skin and coat. A weekly bath not only makes your pet easier to live with but also can help prevent some skin diseases. There are all kinds of gentle shampoos for dogs, so ask your vet what might be best for your pet.

Myth 2: Short-haired dogs shed less.

Fact: Actually, long-haired dogs shed less because genetics say they keep their fur longer. The practical way to end up with a dog who sheds only a little is to get a small dog with long hair. The less dog, the less fur. Even more effective is keeping a long-haired dog's coat trimmed short.

Myth 3: A dog needs to get all his shots every year.

Fact: Vaccinations are no longer one size fits all. They are tailored to each dog's individual lifestyle, so vaccinations consist of core vaccines for certain diseases, some of which can be given at three-year-intervals, and optional vaccines for diseases that some dogs can be exposed to or are at a higher risk for.

Myth 4: Anesthesia is too dangerous for older pets.

Fact: Pet owners don't need not be concerned about older pets undergoing anesthesia. Veterinary medicine has gotten safer and the risk is low for pets.

Myth 5: Pain-management isn't important for pets and can even be bad for animals recovering from surgery.

Fact: Pain medication should be given before, during, and after any procedure to ease suffering and support recovery. For pets with chronic pain, new medications can help make them feel better. 

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Fake Chef Tricks TV Host Into Drinking Disgusting Smoothies & Mashed Potato Ice Cream

A fake chef managed to book himself on Wisconsin local news programs.

The creators of a touring comedy show called the Found Footage Festival introduced a guy named Chef Keith.

The fake chef made five TV apperances, " giving tips for sprucing up ypur holiday lefovers, even though he wasn't a real guy."

He blended meat, corn, ham and other holiday staples into a drink and some of the hosts even drank it.

He mentioned to hosts that he was self-taught before giving advice to "Put on your corn sprinkles, and don't forget the cranberry cherry on top."

The prankster claimed that "everyone at the news station was delightful and thanked me for coming on afterward."

He added, "They wished me the best of luck on my book. Bless them and their tolerance for putting up with an idiot both on and off air."

 

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Video Of The Day

"Airplane!" stars Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Robert Hays star in an ad for the Wisconsin tourism agency.

The commercial was the work of the cult film's directors, Jerry and David Zucker, who are residents of the state.

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