On today’s show, we talked about The Top 10 Qualities Men Are Secretly Looking For In A Girlfriend, courtesy of YourTango.com. What makes the perfect girlfriend? Is she the girl next door with gorgeous good looks and double-Ds? Well, not exactly. Contrary to what you might think, most guys aren’t looking for a supermodel. They’re just looking for their perfect match: a woman who’s down-to-earth, sweet and sensitive to his needs.
We also talked about How to Celebrate After a Final Exam, courtesy of EHow.com. A final exam can be a stressful event for many reasons: the studying, wondering if you’re answering the questions correctly, worrying about the grade you’re going to get and how that grade is going to affect your final grade for the class. When all is said and done, no matter what the result of the test is, breathe a sigh of relief that you made it through the stress and celebrate your hard work.
It’s time for your updates to keep you in the know!
Boston blasts site reopens– Nine days after terrorists turned Boylston Street into a gruesome scene of carnage, the city of Boston is taking it back. Workers replaced missing bricks and patched up concrete just before opening the area to pedestrian traffic Wednesday morning. It’s another sign that Boston is recovering from the dual bombings that killed three and wounded hundreds more, but the impact of the blasts is far from over.
Car bomb explodes outside French embassy in Tripoli– A car bomb exploded just outside the French Embassy in Tripoli early Tuesday morning, injuring two French security guards and a Libyan girl, officials said. The blast was so powerful it blew the front wall off the embassy. Homes can cars adjacent to the embassy sustained heavy damage, and the windows of nearby buildings in this upscale, largely residential neighborhood were also blown out.
Texas fertilizer plant owner sued over deadly explosion– The owner of the fertilizer company in West, Texas, that exploded and killed at least 14 people this week is being sued by four separate insurance companies and a woman whose apartment and vehicle were destroyed in the blast.
Roswell mom accused of DUI with child in car– A Roswell woman was arrested for allegedly driving drunk with her daughter in the car early Sunday.
UWG might become regional university– The current draft of the University System of Georgia Policy of Institutional Function and Mission classifies the University of West Georgia as a regional University, the school announced Tuesday. This draft policy, discussed by the Board of Regents this month, has not yet been approved by vote.
Right Now: Partly cloudy. Feels like 65°. Humidity is at 61%. Pressure is 30.09 in.
Today:60% chance of evening showers and storms. High of 74° and a low of 56°.
Thursday: Mostly sunny and cooler. High of 69° and a low of 48°.
Friday: Mostly Sunny and pleasant. High of 74 and a low of 48°.
**(Courtesy of WSB-TV Severe Weather Team 2. Based on update at 9:52 a.m. EST.)
Wolves Baseball remain above .500 with a 23-21 record and now move to 11-11 in conference play. UWG’s next game is on the road in Dahlonega, GA against North Georgia College and State tomorrow at 5pm
Wolves Softball will play on back-to-back days to close out the regular season. Head coach Mandy Harris announced Tuesday that Wednesday’s game against Shorter in Rome has now been moved to Friday and the return visit that was scheduled for Saturday has been moved to Thursday.
NFL draft: 10 things to watch for during draft– Since 1936, the NFL has picked the best of college football to join the pro league. From the very first pick — Jay Berwanger, who also was the first bust, never playing a down in the NFL — to last year’s No. 1, Andrew Luck, the draft has always offered plenty of intrigue for teams and fans. The draft is THIS Thursday on ESPN at 8p.m.
Hawks look to even the series against the Pacers TONIGHT in Indiana for Game 2 starting at 7:30pm. For the Hawks, Game 2 isn’t just a chance to get even with the Pacers; it’s a brand new opportunity. Stealing a win on the road in this first-round playoff series would send Atlanta home for Games 3 and 4 with that all-important split on the road.
Braves rewrote the history books while blasting three homers in two innings to top the Rockies, 10-2, and complete a clean and cold sweep of the twin bill. Juan Francisco, B.J. Upton and Justin Upton all homered off Rockies starter John Garland in the span of two innings, giving the Braves five runs in the fourth and fifth innings after Colorado took a 1-0 lead in the third. It was Justin’s Major League-leading 11th homer, following hard on the heels of B.J.’s third and marking the first time big league brothers had gone back to back in 75 years.
Lauryn Hill Tax Evasion Sentencing Delayed– Lauryn Hill isn’t quite off the hook just yet. The “Doo Wop” singer, who pleaded guilty to three years’ worth of tax evasion during a court case in June 2012, is still waiting to find out what the final sentencing for her crimes will be, a federal judge decided on Monday, Apr. 22. Hill, 37, has thus far only paid $50,000 of the total $554,000 she owes in retribution.
Gwyneth Paltrow Tops People’s 2013 Most Beautiful List– You already knew she was beautiful, but now People has made it official, putting Gwyneth Paltrow at the top of the magazine’s annual list of beautiful people, and naming her the World’s Most Beautiful Woman. Gwyneth takes the reins from her pal Beyoncé, who received the honor last year, just a few months after giving birth to her first child, Blue Ivy.
Lance Armstrong Sued by U.S. Justice Department– Lance Armstrong isn’t finished with the flogging he’s received since admitting last year to taking performance-enhancing substances. This time, it’s from the U.S. Justice Department. The department filed formal charges Tuesday against Armstrong and his company, Tailwind Sports, for taking millions from the U.S. Postal Service for his cycling team.
‘Teen Mom’ Star Jenelle Evans Arrested for Heroin Possession– Jenelle Evans just can’t seem to stay on the straight and narrow. The 21-year-old “Teen Mom 2” star was arrested in North Carolina on Tuesday for possession of heroin with intent to manufacture, sell, or distribute as well as assault after a domestic dispute with her husband Courtland Rogers brought police to the pair’s home.
Actress Shirley MacLaine is 79.
Actress-singer-director Barbra Streisand is 71.
Drummer Doug Clifford of Creedence Clearwater Revival is 68.
Actor Eric Bogosian is 60.
Actor Michael O’Keefe is 58.
Actor-comedian Cedric the Entertainer is 49.
Actor Djimon Hounsou is 49.
Actor Eric Balfour is 36.
Singer Kelly Clarkson is 31. Singer-bassist Tyson Ritter of All-American Rejects is 29.
Actor Derek Luke is 39.
Miss Alabama 2012 Katherine Webb is 24.
French fashion designer Jean Paul Galtier is 61.
Atlanta Braves legend Chipper Jones is 41.
THE BACON REPORT
Today’s Bacon Report is brought to you by Delish.com. Today’s recipe is Glazed Bacon-and-Cheese-Filled Burgers. A new perspective on an iconic cookout classic? Yes, please!
Sanford radio show taken off college station after NC Rep. complains– A Lee County community college stopped airing a radio talk show this month after a state lawmaker took issue with an online post a radio host wrote criticizing the lawmaker. A legislative assistant for State Rep. Mike Stone, wrote the president of Central Carolina Community College on April 3 asking what the school’s affiliation was with “The Rant,” a weekly radio show hosted by three former Sanford-area journalists on the college’s FM radio station WDCC, 90.5. Stone is a Sanford Republican serving his second term in the state legislature. After questioning the show’s affiliation with the college, Susan Phillips, Stone’s legislative assistant, followed up with another email the next day saying that Stone had questions about the station’s radio programming, budget and source of funding. (Click here to read that email chain.) Central Carolina Community College is one of the state’s 58 community colleges that depend on the N.C. legislature for funding.
Not all of the community college’s trustees felt the program should have been suspended. Tony Lett, who is serving his fourth four-year term, wrote in an email to the entire board of trustees that if Stone was so bothered by the blog post, he should have come on as a guest of the Rant radio show to talk about the bills. “I wonder if Mr. Stone has heard of our Constitution and the First Amendment concerning freedom of speech,” Lett wrote in an email sent Thursday morning. He added, “Why does he (Stone) fear criticism of the decisions he is making?”
Well, that’s it for today’s show!
Be sure to tune in tomorrow morning as we will give you the usual rundown of news, sports,
weather, & entertainment. Plus, we’ll have two new Bacon Reports to keep you in the know! Hope
you guys & gals have an awesome Hump Day!
Until tomorrow… Rock on, West Georgia!