Tuesday, May 7, 2013

KIDNAPPED GIRLS FOUND ALIVE
You just NEVER know what's going on right next door to you! In Cleveland, Ohio, Charles Ramsey says he had no clue his neighbor had been holding three women hostage for a DECADE until he saw one of them trying to escape. He kicked in the bottom of the door, and she got out, along with a little girl, though it's not clear yet who the child was. The woman was Amanda Berry, who went missing in 2003, the day before her 17th birthday. Cops also rescued 23 year old Gina DeJesus, who'd been held for 9 years and Michelle Knight, missing for 11 years. The man who lives at the home, and two of his brothers, have been arrested.

HACKERS BREACH MAPCO PAYMENT CARD PROCESSING SYSTEMS
If you used your credit or debit card at a Mapco in March or April, your personal information may be at risk. Mapco says hackers got into their payment card processing systems. You can find out what to do about it if you think yours is affected at www.mapcoexpress.com.

SANDY HOOK ELEMENTARY MONEY NOT GIVEN TO VICTIMS YET
Distribution of more than seven-million dollars to families who lost loved ones in the Sandy Hook Elementary School killings is being postponed.... after the Connecticut Attorney General raised questions about why only seven-million dollars is being given to the families rather than the whole fund.

CARNIVAL SHIP NOT FINISHED
Some passengers are complaining that one of Carnival's newly remodeled cruise ships is not finished. The "Carnival Sunshine" is on a Mediterranean cruise after a 155-million-dollar overhaul.  But passengers say there are problems in some of the cabins and sections of top decks are off-limits because work there isn't finished.

BOMBING SUSPECT BURIAL
The uncle of dead Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev is trying to have his nephew buried in Cambridge, Massachusetts, but so far the Cambridge city cemetery and others are saying no.

FOR HEART HEALTH, WALKING BETTER THAN RUNNING
Before you kick yourself for not getting out and running, that may be okay. Turns out it's the distance you walk (if you walk briskly), and not the highest speed that gives you the health benefits, including lower blood pressure, lower cholesterol and lower risk of type 2 diabetes. Running is heart healthy, but experts say brisk walking will give you the same benefit with less chance of hurting yourself. (HealthDay News.)

BODY IMAGE ISSUES HIT IN SUMMERTIME
In the wintertime, nobody has cellulite. At least you can't see it. Nearly half of people surveyed about summertime and body image say they hate when it gets hot because they don't feel good about how they look in skimpier clothes like shorts and sleeveless shirts. Women are much more bothered by it than men, and work harder to coverup what they think their trouble spots are. (55-percent saying they "compensate for certain areas" or "cover up everything.") 20-percent don't believe they look "fit" enough to be seen in a gym.

GEORGE JONES CONCERT TO BE TRIBUTE
George Jone's final concert will now be a tribute concert complete with all the main talent who promised to participate before Jones passed away on April 26.
“Everyone has been asking if we will still do the show,” Jones’ widow, Nancy, said in a statement. “I have asked Garth (Brooks), Kid Rock, Travis Tritt, The Oak Ridge Boys, Montgomery Gentry, Sam Moore, Charlie Daniels, Jamey Johnson and others and they all said ‘Yes, I am still going to do it.’ So with all the artists still planning on coming, we are going to honor George one final time.”
The concert is still set for Nov. 22 at Bridgestone Arena. It's been sold out for weeks, already, though.

FLYING CAR IN THE WORKS
We're finally getting to where we thought we'd already be when we hit this century: flying cars! A Massachusetts aerospace company says it's a couple of years away from unveiling a new flying car that you can drive, and then just launch into the air when you want to fly a little. No runway needed.

TEBOW MOST INFLUENTIAL
Quarterback Tim Tebow tops a Forbes.com list of the most influential athletes in sports.  OIympic swimming champ Michael Phelps is second at 25-percent, followed by Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt. 

MOTHER OF FOUR WINS 14 MILLION DOLLAR LOTTERY BY ACCIDENT
A woman in California just won 14 million dollars in the lottery after she accidentally put too much money in a self-serve lottery ticket dispenser and decided she'd keep the extra SuperLotto ticket. When she took the ticket to the store to check it against the winning numbers and make sure she'd really won, she was so excited she ran screaming from the store. 14 million dollars. For a mistake.