Friday August 10, 2018

Show Notes for Friday August 10, 2018

Today we visit with international best selling author Lindwood Barclay about his new book "A Noise Downstairs" -

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August 10th
National Shapewear Day
National Connecticut Day
National Lazy Day

National S’mores Day

"We're here for a reason. I believe that reason is to throw little torches out to lead people through the dark." --Whoopi Goldberg

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Police say a “very drunk” woman jumped from a drawbridge at a Maryland beach town, and was arrested. The Daily Times of Salisbury cites charging documents saying the Coast Guard and Maryland National Resources Police searched for hours after a woman was reported to have jumped off the Route 50 bridge. Officers were later called to a gravel parking lot, where they found 39-year-old Brooke North stumbling in a swimsuit. North said she jumped because “she just likes swimming and wanted to get away” after an argument. She said she’d washed up on the rocks. Police say she also screamed at passing vehicles and the responding officers. North is charged with intoxicated public disturbance and disorderly conduct. (

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Every dog has its day. One in Chattanooga certainly did after police said she helped catch a suspected thief. A dog's constant barking alerted her owner to a suspicious man in their yard on North Chamberlain Avenue Friday morning, said the Chattanooga Police Department in a Facebook post. The police called her a "crime-fighting canine." The post also said officers hope she got extra treats for her good work.

The Daytona Beach, Florida, police department is looking for the owner of a lost ATM. The machine was found on some railroad tracks. It was found empty and police have no idea where it came from.

Thousands of chicken nuggets are currently strewn across a Newport, Tennessee, intersection after the Cocke County Emergency Management Agency says a train and a tractor trailer were involved in an accident. "Chicken nuggets for blocks!" Newport resident Linda Witson told WVLT News. According to officials, a refrigerated trailer was carrying 39,000 pounds of Tyson chicken nuggets when it was involved in an accident with a rail car at the intersection of Main Street and Woodlawn Avenue. The pictures shared by Cocke County EMA shows at least a hundred boxes strewn across the ground, likely each holding dozens of nuggets a piece. There were no injuries reported, but the intersection is currently shut down while the boxes of chicken nuggets are cleaned up.
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The Vatican City is the country that drinks the most wine per capita at 74 liters per citizen per year.
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Whittawer (wit-TAW-er)
-A person who makes whitleather (white or light-colored leather). In later use also (English regional): a saddler or harness-maker, especially one who works in whitleather.
-A person who converts skins into white leather; a tawer.

From Middle English. From white + “tawer” - from “taw” -to make (hide) into leather without the use of tannin, especially by soaking it in a solution of alum and salt. First Known Use: 12th century.

Used in a sentence:
“Having nothing to do with Minas Tirith, a whittawer is a good friend to have if your leisure activities have a tendency towards recreational servitude.”

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Publix is cracking down on dogs—even service animals. The grocery chain has posted signs at all of their locations, telling shoppers to leave their pets at home, unless they are service animals trained to help those with disabilities. “For food safety reasons, only service animals that are specifically trained to aid a person with disabilities are permitted within the store,” the signs say. “Service animals are not permitted to sit or ride in shopping carts. Thank you for your help!” A spokesman for Publix told the Orlando Sentinel this has always been their policy, but the signs are there for awareness. Service animals have become a hot-button issue over the last year as several states have tried to crack down on people who falsely claim their pets as service and support animals so they can bring them into public places.
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Raising backyard chickens is becoming a popular option for people all across the country, but the Centers for Disease Control is warning people to play it safe so they don't get sick. The CDC says backyard chickens have sickened people in 44 states so far this year, including five in Alabama, 11 in Florida, and two in Mississippi. The CDC is advising people to not hug chickens because doing so could spread illness like salmonella. Health leaders say the birds should also be kept away from any area where food or drinks are prepared. Eight years ago, Tiffany Steele started raising chickens, along with turkeys and guineas. All the birds here are free range, which means they are rarely confined. "I've had her about seven years now. She lays a blue egg every few days or so because she is old," said Steele. Steele has safety protocols in place to protect her family and her flock, including handwashing, cleaning her boots, and frequently cleaning the areas where the birds live. "I keep my animals clean, happy, healthy. That is part of farm life you just take care of the animals and make sure that they are OK." Raising the birds here at home is something she's passionate about as she tries to make sure her daughters know where their food comes from. "Reduce, reuse, recycle is a good thing I have here on the farm. Nothing goes to waste." You can read the full report on the CDC's website.

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A Florida Teen has dropped out of school and legally changed his name
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A Boynton Beach, Florida man was struck by a car while filming a video for the so-called “In My Feelings” challenge. FLORIDA - (

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