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by Mower on October 4, 2012

in Front Page News,Morning Show Fun

New Hampshire School Board Member Calls for End to H.S. Football

A retired doctor who’s a member of the board of the Dover, New Hampshire, school district is calling for ending the football program at both the high school and younger grade levels because of concerns about players suffering concussions that could lead to brain injuries later in life. Paul Butler, who himself used to play football, told fellow board members Monday (October 1st) that such a ban is crucial for players’ safety. But parents and other board members rejected the idea, with athletic director Peter Wotton telling Fox News that concussions are taken very seriously at the school and that football isn’t alone in carrying risk, saying, “With every spot, we have at some point in time a student athlete gets a concussion.” Board chairman Rocky D’Andrea said that rather than get rid of football, coaches can ensure safety by instilling safer methods in players. Still, the issue of getting rid of football will be on next month’s school board agenda and Butler promised to force it to a vote.

Dog Stuck In Grill Reunited With Owner

Animal control authorities in East Providence, Rhode Island have found the owners of the poodle-Bichon mix that spent 11 miles riding in the grill of a car. The dog — Suzie — reportedly escaped from her home through a hole under her owners’ fence. Animal Control Supervisor William Muggle said of the reunion, “The dog was jumping up and down with them and giving kisses. She’s kind of like that with everyone but she did it that much more with them. She’s a really good dog she pretty much loved everybody… I’m glad they got a happy ending.” (ABC)

Top World Brands

The 13th annual Best Global Brands report out yesterday (October 2nd) from brand consulting company Interbrand found that Coca-Cola remains the top global brand, based on criteria including financial performance, the role the brand plays in influencing the choices made by consumers and the brand’s ability to help its parent company’s earnings. Coca-Cola has been the top brand every year since the report started, with Interbrand estimating its brand value this year at $77.8 billion, up eight percent from 2011. Among the changes this year in the top 10 on the list of 100 brands, Apple rose to second place from Number 8 last year and Samsung went up to 9th place from Number 17. In the other direction, Disney fell to 13th place from Number 9 and Hewlett-Packard dropped to Number 15 from 10th place. The top 10 global brands on the 2012 list are:

  1. Coca-Cola
  2. Apple
  3. I.B.M.
  4. Google
  5. Microsoft
  6. General Electric
  7. McDonald’s
  8. Intel
  9. Samsung
  10. Toyota

Facebook Launching Feature to Let Users Pay to Promote Posts to Friends

Facebook has announced that it’s rolling out a new feature in the U.S. that will let users promote posts to friends, such as ones announcing news like an engagement, a garage sale or a charity drive. Paying to promote a post will bump it higher in a user’s friends’ news feeds, with Facebook software engineer Abhishek Doshi explaining on the company’s website, “Every day, news feed delivers your posts to you friends. Sometimes a particular friend might not notice your post, especially if a lot of their friends have been posting recently and your story isn’t near the top of their feed.” Facebook isn’t saying how much it will cost to promote the posts, only that it’s considering a range of prices as part of the test.

90% Of Guys Think Their Partner’s Beauty Is Natural

According to a new survey, a staggering ninety percent of men believe that their partners are natural beauties with less than a third of women believing this to be the case. One quarter of women surveyed confessed to having at least one beauty secret, while 23 percent said that nobody (even their friends) really knows the extent of their beautifying. Top of the confidential list is waxing or bleaching their moustache, with 27 percent admitting that this would be the worst beauty secret their partner could discover. Other list toppers are the fear of partners discovering underarm hair (35 percent), stubbly legs (23 percent) and gray roots (12 percent). (Daily Mail)

The beauty rituals women keep secret:

  • Waxing or bleaching moustache (94 percent)
  • Waxing bikini line (90 percent)
  • Whitening teeth (90 percent)
  • Applying fake tan (79 percent)
  • Plucking eyebrows (41 percent)
  • Coloring hair (36 percent)

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