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  • Disabled parents face loss of kids

    Posted by Nikki Montgomery

    blindA Kansas City, MO couple had their daughter taken away by the state two days after she was born because both parents were blind. The nurse reported that the mother was having trouble with breastfeeding and was concerned about her ability to care for the child. 

    "Parents with disabilties continue to be the only distinct community that has to fight to retain - and sometimes gain- custody of their own children," said autism-rights activist Ari Ne'eman. 

    After a 57 day legal battle the blind parents did get their baby back. Since they've been left alone, but speak about their experience in support of other people facing similar challenges. 

    A Windsor, Colorado woman, Carrie Ann Lucas, says her experience prompted her to go to law school to fight for herself and others like her.

    Lucas is confined to a wheelchair and uses a ventilator due to a form of muscular dystrophy. She is a single mother of 4 adopted children all of them have disabilities. Two also use wheelchairs and three of them have mental disabilities.

    She has been investigated by Child Services on multiple occassions which she claims is only because of her disabilities. The first of these dated back to 1999 when first attempted adopted her niece after she had been placed in foster care. The social worker told the judge, "There's no way a handicapped woman could care for that handicapped child." The judge did grant Lucas custody of her niece and 13 years later she is doing well. 

    Child-welfare expert Judith Schargrin said, "At the end of the day, the child's interest in having permanence and stability has to be the priority over the intrests of their parents."

    In Arlington Heights, Illinois, Jenn Thomas, a 36 year old mother of 8 year old twins who has cerebral palsy, says her kids sometimes complain about having to do extra chores to help her out around the house, but for the most part things are pretty normal. The couple has created a support network to help when Jenn's husband is working. Social workers view this team of support as evidence that the disabled parent on their own is incapable.

    What are your thoughts? 

  • Black Friday Shopping tips that could save your life

    Posted by Nikki Montgomery

    black friday15 Black Friday tips that could save your life from Examiner.com by Sunshine Simmons with a few modifications by Bryan and Nikki

    1. Look at sites like blackfriday.com to find out which stores have teh things on your list as well as door busters.
    2. Make sure you pay attention to door buster times, because many stores have different door busters at different times.
    3. Take water, dehydration can make your Black Friday shopping trip end in misery
    4. Fill a thermos, unless you plan on hitting that $5 cup of coffee more than once
    5. Take a buddy. You never know if the crowd you're in is the one that's going to bum rush, and people have been known to lose their lives. Don't go alone.
    6. Have a plan. Map out your trip before you leave.
    7. Have an attitude adjustment. So many people refuse to go out because there are too many crabby people. Spread Christmas cheer.
    8. Share ideas. If you've already been to a store and they are out of something, tell people in line at the next store. They will be thankful they didn't waste their time.
    9. Set a budget!
    10. Have a strategy. If a store doesn't have what youwant as a time restricted door buster, try going two hours after it opens.
    11. Don't forget to eat. Bring snacks you don't need a blood sugar crash in the middle of your shopping trip.
    12. Don't get into a fight over materialistic items.
    13. Be mindful of elderly people they need a little extra time and space
    14. Get a baby sitter. Please don't drag your children with you that early in the morning! We got a message from a listener that witnessed a woman who let her child pee their pants because she refused to get out of line to take him to the bathroom!
    15. Most of all have fun!
  • Rascal Flatts Concert Details

    Posted by Bryan Scott

    SPECIAL WDEZ PRESALE INFO

    Go to http://protected.tickets.com/buy/TicketOnsale?agency=PMI_PROMO8&orgid=35230&poid=36334 Today (11/15/12) between 10a-10p and enter the code:  changed

     

     

    This is going to be a blast!  Here are the details...

    **MAJOR CONCERT ANNOUNCEMENT**

    Farmers Insurance Presents “Changed Tour”

    RASCAL FLATTS

    With special guests

    THE BAND PERRY

      

    JANUARY 10 2013

     RESCH CENTER

    GREEN BAY,WI

     

    Tickets on-sale Friday 11/16 at 11AM!

     Tickets available at Resch Center box office, by phone 494.3401 or toll free 800.895.0071 or online at www.ticketstaronline.com or www.livenation.com    

     

  • Aaron Rodgers Engaged?

    Posted by Bryan Scott

    Sorry ladies for the following information...

    According to the website BustedCoverage.com, Aaron Rodgers' girlfriend seemed to be wearing a pretty good sized engagement ring over the weekend!  

    Aaron-rodgers-engagement-ring_originalPhoto Credit: Busted Coverage

    Who is Aaron's girlfriend?  Her name is Destiny Newton.  According to a 2011 Radar Online interview, Rodgers and Newton have been the close friends since they met at church camp back about 10 years ago.

    Congratulations Buddy!!!!

  • Amazing Turkey Trot CLUE

    Posted by Bryan Scott

    Your clue this morning is from one of our favorite movies...

    HA!  LOVE IT!!!!  Now the answer you'll need for your Amazing Turkey Trot "Tic Tac Toe" board is ...

    "Planes, Trains and Automobiles"

  • Money 4 Music Final Top 10 WINNERS and Video Winners

    Posted by Nikki Montgomery
    Money4Music
    VIDEO WINNERS:
     
    Best Produced: Pacelli  http://bcove.me/9m0hrmxn 100,000 points

    Most Creative: Newman Catholic http://bcove.me/shimhnxp 100,000 points

    Most School Spirit: Pacelli http://bcove.me/q3ndhaei 100,000 points

    Best Overall: Pacelli http://bcove.me/g53s5luw 250,000 points

    FINAL Top 10:

    10- Columbus 45,609
    9- Merrill 46,543
    8- Edgar 111,184
    7- Stratford 172,109
    6- Rosholt 213,230
    5- Almond-Bancroft 318,317  $1,000
    4- Wittenberg-Birnamwood 390,588 $1,500
    3- Gresham 493,587 $2,000
    2- Newman Catholic 719,260 $3,000
    1- Pacelli 1,146,519 $7,000

    Thank you to everyone who participated in Money 4 Music and thanks to our sponsors:
    Video sponsor: Homestead on Hwy 52
    Texting sponsor: BRB Autobody
    Top 10 sponsor: Midstate Technical College
    Bonus Song sponsor: Scheirl Tire
    Supporting sponsors: Heartland Cooperative, Marathon Savings Bank, and Marth Wood Shavings
    Major sponsors: Crossroads County Market, Cellcom, and Solarus - Always on, Always Dependable 

  • Face Yoga

    Posted by Nikki Montgomery

    Bryan tried to teach Nikki face yoga today after reading that it's a natural way to reduce facial wrinkles. 

    Here's how he taught it:

    Here's how the expert teaches it:

    The expert also has an eye, lip, forehead and neck version you'll find on their youtube channel.

  • Money for Music Top 10 Final week

    Posted by Nikki Montgomery

    M4M

    Today Bonus votes are more important than ever! Next week Thursday we announce the final winners for Money for Music! Subscribe to text alerts by texting Money4Music to 39327.

    Money for Music Top 10 Final Week

    1. PACELLI 615,715
    2. NEWMAN  580,265
    3. GRESHAM  449,220
    4. WITTENBERG-BIRNAMWOOD  379,778
    5. ALMOND-BANCROFT 283,922
    6. ROSHOLT 207,498
    7. STRATFORD  165,932
    8. EDGAR  111,076
    9. COLUMBUS  45,441
    10. MERRILL  45,308
    The only movement this week is Rosholt and Almond-Bancroft switched places.
  • Shopping with Sara Evans

    Posted by Nikki Montgomery

    One lucky winner from a radio station in Alabama got to go shopping with Sara Evans when she came to town for a show. Check out the Simply Sara Webisode:

    Do you think we should try to do something like this? What artist would you want to shop with?

  • Blake and Miranda were the big winners

    Posted by Nikki Montgomery
    2012 CMA AWARDS: BIG WINNERS INCLUDE BLAKE, MIRANDA.... E.C. AND LBT

    Blake Shelton won the night's biggest honor, CMA Entertainer of the year, during the Country Music Association Awards.

    Blake put his head in his hands after Reba McEntire and Tim Allen announced his name.

    He threw out his arms on stage, laughed and said, "You can tell this time I really didn't think (I'd win). Man, whoa. Entertainer of the year? What are you talking about?"...

    "... Yo know what, listen here. Man when I moved to Nashville in 1994, I had two goals - one was to someday to have a Gold record and (the second) was to someday be a member of the Grand Ole Opry. Entertainer of the year was, what is this? I don't even know.

    "... Look, I'm not even on the road..Taylor Swift? I don't know how this happen, but I freakin love it though. I try to represent country music as best as I can...I love country music more than anybody else in this room. Thank you."

    (Blake took the award over Kenny Chesney, Taylor Swift, Jason Aldean and Brad Paisley.)

    He also won Male Vocalist of the Year and Song of the Year for "Over You", which he wrote with wife Miranda Lambert.

    The awards show was hosted yet again by Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley.


    Here's the complete list of winners from the 46th Annual CMA Awards:

    Entertainer of the Year: Blake Shelton
    Album of the Year: ChiefEric Church
    Female Vocalist of the Year: Miranda Lambert
    Male Vocalist of the Year: Blake Shelton
    Vocal Group of the Year: Little Big Town
    Single of the Year: "Pontoon," Little Big Town
    Song of the Year: "Over You," Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert (songwriters)
    Musical Event of the Year: "Feel Like a Rock Star," Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw
    Musician of the Year: Mac McAnally
    Music Video of the Year: "Red Solo Cup," Toby Keith
    New Artist of the Year: Hunter Hayes


    Source

     Last year's Entertainer of the Year, Taylor Swift, may have gone home empty handed, but she sure looked good and I enjoyed her performance. Click here to see pictures and see her CMA performance of "Begin Again"

  • Is that a milk mustache on Miranda?

    Posted by Bryan Scott

    Yup, sure is!  Well, sort of!?  Miranda is the newest face of the "Got Milk?" campaign.  But she said that it is not milk (at least 100% milk that they use).  

    She says, "It's milk and it has a foam to it and also some yogurt. And it takes a while. And you drink it, you have to drink it—it tastes good! Then you have to use a Q-tip to get it perfect. It took four or five times to get it. But it's pretty!"

    LINK