Good Morning! Happy Thursday.. My Friday!! YAY.. Looking forward to my cousin's wedding tomorrow! Should be a fantastic time. Looking forward to seeing all my family. Been awhile since we've all hung out. Hope you have a great day, and a great weekend! We will talk to you again on Monday! Here's what you missed on today's show.
The Morning Brain Buster:
Q. According to a new survey, 2 out of 5 Adults would take a trip here if they could afford it. Where?
A. Outer Space!
Bonehead Of The Day:
San Marino, California Mayor Dennis Kneier is in some hot water after footage of him throwing a bag of dog poop onto his neighbor's walkway surfaced. KTLA.com is reporting the mayor's excuse is that he saw the poop-filled bad on a nearby lamp post then he simply tossed it onto neighbor's Phillip Lao's walkway. Lao's shared the apology letter he received from the mayor.
“Dear Phil, Late in the day this past Saturday, June 7, Liz and I were returning from a walk in Lacy Park when we noticed a bag of dog waste in your west parkway near the lamp post,” it stated. "Rather than leave it or dispose of it properly, I placed it on your side walkway. This was a mistake for which I apologize. It won't happen again."
Lao was not satisfied with this crappy apology, accusing the mayor of ulterior motives. His thinks this move was retaliation for not supporting the mayor's proposed dog park. Lao is planning on consulting a lawyer and considering pursuing a harassment charge.
Girl Survives 30 Foot Fall Off A Cliff
One mom experienced one of the worst phone calls a mother could get when her 18-year-old daughter, Cherelle LaGrou, called her as she was hiking in Alaska near the Denali National Park.
"This was the first time she went hiking alone," mom Shelly LaGrou told the "Omak-Okanogan County Chronicle." "She hikes several times a week with friends, but they were all at work. She wanted to go see some waterfalls." Shelly then heard her daughter scream and fall, then silence for a while. Eventually, Cherelle came on the line and told her mom "she did not want to die."
Alaska State Troopers were notified of the situation and arrived on the scene but Cherelle's phone had died. 45 minutes later, Shelly got the call that her daughter was okay. "You don't know if you're talking to your child for the last time," Shelly said. "It was a miracle."
A father in Kent, Washington is fuming after his son told him a cafeteria worker at Mill Creek Middle School took back a lunch when the boy didn't have enough to pay for it, then threw it in the garbage. The amount at issue? 26-cents. Jimmie Keys said his son was humiliated when it happened two days in row last week in front of other students. "My first instinct was to get a huge jar of pennies, and get it ready," Keys said. "I was going to take it down to the school and throw it on 'em. He gets up to the front and they say there's not enough in his account, so they take his food, and in front of him, throw it away." Instead, he called Q13-FOX and went to school district headquarters to speak with administrators about the incident.
Kent schools serve about 19,000 meals a day in a district with 28,000 students. Lunches cost 40 cents, and many students pay through a meal account, similar in concept to a debit card. Parents can use credit or debit to load money onto the accounts. Keys' son had just 14 cents remaining on his account when he reached the cashier and had his lunch taken away. According to school district spokesperson Chris Loftis said the incident was a "terrible mistake that should not have happened." Ya think!?
"I just have to say sorry to this student, sorry to the parents," he said. "We made a mistake, we need to fix it, we're sorry." Loftis confirmed the father's account of what happened, and acknowledged the cafeteria worker made more than one mistake. The school is required to give any student who cannot pay a free substitute food item like yogurt or cereal. That did not happen. What else didn't happen? A pre-emptive notification. Parents are supposed to receive notification when a meal account is short or about to be. Keys says he never received that notification for the past two years.
Maybe His Luck Is Changing...
A Stockton man is hoping his luck has changed. Jobless for four years, and recently splitting with his significant other, Lorenzo Juarez was feeling pretty down when he went into a Stockton market to buy a bottle of water on his birthday. He watched as the customer in front of him tore up a scratch-off lottery ticket saying he didn't need the money and threw the pieces in a dumpster before walking off. KCRA says Juarez jumped into the dumpster and retrieved enough pieces of the ticket to collect the five-hundred dollar prize.
John Stewart Is More Trusted Than MSNBC
Sure, go on and laugh. That's what he's really there for, anyway. But "Daily Show" host Jon Stewart, that fake news anchor we've all come to love, is more trusted these days than the progressive cable news outlet known as MSNBC. At least that's what a survey conducted jointly by the Brookings Institution and the Public Religion Research Institute tells us.
The survey was actually put together to study Americans' views on immigration. But deep inside the questionnaire was a query about which news organization was the most trusted. As reported by the Huffington Post, FOX News won out in this survey, despite being consistently voted the best and worst in various surveys over the years. MSNBC came in dead last, with just 5-percent of Americans saying they trusted it most. By comparison, 8-percent said they most trusted "The Daily Show" with Jon Stewart.
Interestingly, the findings come just weeks after another study demonstrated that Stephen Colbert of "The Colbert Report" - a fellow Comedy Central laughfest along with Stewart's program - did a better job at informing people about campaign finance issues than traditional news outlets.
- Timothy Busfield (“Field of Dreams” “Revenge of the Nerds”) – 57
- Mario Casas (“Paco’s Men) – 28
- Dave Franco (“21 Jump Street” “Now You See Me”) – 29
- Jenilee Harrison (Cindy of “Three’s Company”) – 56
- Paula Marshall (“Gary Unmarried” “Cheaper by the Dozen”) – 50
- Jim Nabors (Gomer Pyle on “The Andy Griffith Show”) – 84
- Kendra Leigh Wilkinson (Star of E!’s “Girls Next Door”) – 29
- Junior Brown – 62
- Chick Corea (FAST FACT: He attended Columbia University for one month and The Juilliard School for six, but was not satisfied with either, so he dropped out to pursue a career on his own terms) – 73
- Vic Damone (American Singer-Songwriter) – 85
- Robyn (FAST FACT: Her 2010 single “Dancing on my Own” was nominated for a GRAMMY) – 35
- Chris Young – 29
- Sportscaster Marv Albert (While known by sports fans as “The Voice of Basketball,” Albert became the focus of a media frenzy in 1997, when he went on trial for felony charges of forcible sodomy. He was accused of biting a woman and forcing sex on her – something he said was consensual and part of a long-standing affair. He later pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault and battery charges, while the sodomy charge was dropped. Albert was given a 12-month suspended sentence. He was on the air two years later) – 73
- President George H.W. Bush (aka Bush I) – 90
- The late author Anne Frank (1929-1945)… she would have been 85
- Wrestler Mark Henry (FAST FACT: U.S. National powerlifting champion who won Silver, Gold and Bronze Medals at the Pan American Games in 1995 before joining WWE) – 43
- Victoria’s Secret Model Adrianna Lima (FAST FACT: In 2011, she said she drinks nothing but protein shakes for the nine days preceding a show) – 33
Video Of The Day:
Skyler Gisondo got some superstar help in asking a special girl to prom. We don’t know her answer, but she’s basically stupid if she declined.