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Tuesday, 30 December 2014 07:08

Top News Stories of 2014 (Yahoo)

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It has been a year filled with big news stories that shaped the conversation on race, politics, privacy and much more. Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric takes a look back at your most searched news stories of 2014, according to Yahoo. Here is the full story 

10) Obamacare: Formally known as the Affordable Care Act, President Barack Obama’s plan to reform health care has been plagued by technical glitches and consumer confusion. Kathleen Sebelius, who led the rollout of the new law as health and human services secretary, stepped down in April.  But now, a second act has begun. Open enrollment is under way until mid-February, but stay tuned for a looming Supreme Court case that could dismantle the entire program.

9) Domestic violence: A viral video of NFL running back Ray Rice punching in the face his then fiancée, Janay, sparked a national conversation about domestic violence. Rice was suspended indefinitely by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell in response to public criticism that the initial decision to ban him for two games was inadequate. Rice appealed and won and has been reinstated in the league.  

8) Islamic State:  It was a brutal year in Iraq and Syria, as the terrorist group calling itself the Islamic State, or IS, gained momentum and captured territory throughout the region, killing thousands along the way. The group posted online barbaric videos of beheadings. Two American journalists were among those executed. The United States continues to fight back through airstrikes on the group in Iraq and Syria.

7) Jodi Arias: The fate of Jodi Arias lies in the hands of a jury hearing a retrial of the sentencing phase of her case. Arias was convicted of killing her boyfriend Travis Alexander, but the first jury was unable to agree on whether she should receive the death penalty or spend the rest of her life in prison.

Tuesday, 30 December 2014 07:02

8 Tips For Love in The New Year

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If 2014 wasn't your year for love, or maybe you went through a bad breakup.  2015 is right in front of you and if you want your year to be filled with love, here are 8 tips.

·         1. Be open. Be open to the idea of love. Don't close yourself off.

·         2. Be clear about what you're looking for. Whether you want a hookup or relationship, you need to know what you want in order to find people who want the same things.

·         3. No one's perfect. Don't have expectations that no one can rise to.

·         4. Get out there. Go to a lot of social events where you can meet people. Join a club. Do something where you are surrounded by people and have a greater chance of meeting someone ... or at least someone who can introduce you to the right person.

Tuesday, 30 December 2014 06:59

Why Drinking in Moderation Is Good For you

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NYE is here and it is a big night for drinking. and while we encourage moderation and are reminding you to never drink and drive...and while moderation is importantome of that partying might actually be good for you!


  • It keeps you thin– New research says that women who drink a glass of wine or two a day stay 30% thinner than women who don't.
  • It keeps you healthy – Studies show that the hops in beer can keep you from getting pneumonia.
  • It makes you glow – The flavanoids contained in red wine perk up your skin and help protect you from sun damage.
  • It gives you strong bones – Researchers found that drinking a glass of wine can increase production of estrogen and other hormones that are essential for healthy bones. Another study found that the silicon in beer boosts bone strength. 
  • It makes you live longer – A study from Harvard Medical School found that wine drinkers live longer than beer or liquor drinkers ... and even non-drinkers. (Cosmo)
Monday, 29 December 2014 07:17

New Year's Card instead of Christmas Cards?

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If you didn’t get around to sending a Christmas card, no problem! All hope has not been lost. Here are some reasons to send a New Year’s Card instead of a Christmas Card:
  • December is chaos – Real quick … Name a more chaotic month than December? Unless you’re an accountant who gets stuck doing extra work at tax time, December is the busiest time of year. Taking anything you can off your plate will help.
  • You can wish people a good start to the New Year – New Year’s gives a feeling of optimism. A clean slate. Sending a nice message in that spirit of optimism can mean a lot.
  • You won’t get lost in the wash – Instead of sending one of the dozens … or hundreds … of cards that people see around Christmastime, why not be one of the few who sends one when things calm down and people are actually catching their breath. And reading their mail again? (Source: HuffingtonPost)
Friday, 19 December 2014 08:09

Life Ride 330-376 RIDE

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32nd Annual Life Ride:  A FREE Cab ride home Sponsored by Budweiser, Responsibility Matters, NECA/I.B.E.W. Aron General/Cleveland Clinic Affiliate & Ganley Ford

Runs Daily, Now through New Year’s Day From 5pm-3am Call: 330-376-RIDE

Notes:  Rides provided by City Yellow Cab Company,   All Life Ride passengers must present a valid driver’s license or other proof of home address (rides are to home),             One ride per person,  Have fun for be responsible and don’t drink & drive! Life Ride is provided with the hope that a life may be saved or an injury prevented

Friday, 19 December 2014 08:04

Forever Amber Acres Sanctuary

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Out doing some holiday shopping tomorrow? Don’t forget to pick something up for your favorite pet! Tomorrow, from 11-4, stop by The Body Shop, located near the food court in the Summit Mall; where they will be hosting a baked sale for your pets. All proceeds benefit the Forever Amber Acres Animal Sanctuary, a local non-profit horse and animal rescue . They will be there selling yummy pet treats for your dogs, cats and even horses - for a donation to their charity. Here's more about Forever Amber Acres

Info on the charity: Forever Amber Acres advocates for animal welfare, providing rescue, rehabilitation and permanent retirement to horses and other animals in need. Though our primary focus is on horses, we do not discriminate against any animal, due to breed or disability. Click HERE for information

Friday, 19 December 2014 07:39

Cute Christmas One Liners :-)

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Q: What do you get if you cross Santa with a duck?

A: A Christmas Quacker!

Q: What's the most popular Christmas wine?
A: 'I don't like Brussels sprouts!'

Q: What do you get if you eat Christmas decorations?
A: Tinsilitis!

Q: Why would you invite a mushroom to a Christmas party?
A: He's a fungi to be with.

Wednesday, 17 December 2014 08:20

How to Future Proof Your Career

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The job market can be scary, but with skills that stand the test of time, you can increase your odds of staying employed. Here's how to find and develop future-proofed skills so you can keep that steady paycheck, no matter what happens.  Here is the complete article:

Tuesday, 16 December 2014 07:29

2015 Rock Hall Inductees

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Press Release

2015 Induction


The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Announces 2015 Inductees

30th Annual Ceremony Returns to Cleveland April 18

Cleveland (December 16, 2014) - Today, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announces its Inductees for 2015:

Performer Category:

  • The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
  • Green Day
  • Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
  • Lou Reed
  • Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble
  • Bill Withers

Award for Musical Excellence:

  • Ringo Starr

Early Influence Award:

  • The “5” Royales

“As we mark 30 years of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductions, we’re proud to honor these artists,” said Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation President Joel Peresman. "These Inductees epitomize rock and roll’s impact over the past 50 years and continuing through today."

The 30th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, presented by Klipsch Audio, will take place on Saturday, April 18, 2015, at Cleveland’s Public Hall. Tickets go on sale Thursday, December 18, 2014, at 10 a.m. EST. Additional ticketing details are below.

Ticket Purchase Information:
Tickets to the 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony go on sale to the public on Thursday, December 18, 2014, beginning at10 a.m. EST. To purchase tickets, visit or call 800-745-3000. Individual tickets to the Induction Ceremony are available for $75, $150 and $300. Tickets are expected to sell-out quickly. A two-ticket limit applies to all purchases.

Member Pre-Sale:
Active Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum members have the opportunity to purchase 2015 Induction Ceremony tickets in advance, beginning Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 10 a.m. EST. To purchase tickets during the member presale, visit or call800-745-3000. A valid member number will be needed to access the member pre-sale.  A two-ticket limit applies to all purchases.

2015 Inductee Exhibit & Events:
Leading up to the April 18 ceremony, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will host a series of special events, including the grand opening of the major new 2015 Inductee exhibit, which will serve as an introduction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame visitor experience. The 2015 Inductee exhibit will also include exclusive interpretive content and video to engage fans, share the stories of the 2015 Inductees and inspire visitors to think about their impact on not only music history, but on their own lives.

“The 2015 Inductee exhibit is the first thing visitors will experience when they enter the Museum galleries,” said Greg Harris, President and CEO. “It’s prominently located to honor and celebrate these legends and the powerful impact of their music on our lives. It is a must-see, before visiting our other tremendous exhibits and theaters.”

About The Inductions:
The 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame performer inductees were chosen by a voting body of more than 700 artists, historians and members of the music industry. To be eligible for nomination, an individual artist or band must have released its first single or album at least 25 years prior to the year of nomination. The 2015 nominees had to release their first recording no later than 1989.
Induction ceremony presenters, performers and broadcast information as well as additional details about the week of events leading up the show ceremony will be announced at a later date. 
Klipsch Audio, a leading global speaker and headphone manufacturer, has entered into a three-year strategic partnership with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame that solidifies the brand as the first-ever presenting sponsor of Induction Ceremony events and the Rock Hall’s Main Stage. Klipsch’s renowned products will also fulfill all audio needs within the iconic museum.

The 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction is presented by Klipsch Audio. The ceremony and events are made possible through the generous support of corporate sponsor PNC Bank. Additional generous sponsors include the City of Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, the State of Ohio, Destination Cleveland, John P. Murphy Foundation, Downtown Cleveland Alliance, Greater Cleveland Partnership, Cuyahoga Arts and Culture, and the Ohio Arts Council.

About the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum:
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum’s mission is to engage, teach and inspire through the power of rock and roll. The institution carries out its mission by giving voice to the stories of the people, artifacts and events that shaped rock and roll — through Museum exhibits, materials in the Museum’s Library and Archives, traveling exhibitions, and a wide array of innovative educational programs and activities. The 150,000 square-foot Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, located in Cleveland’s rapidly developing North Coast Harbor, is home to major artifact collections, four state-of-the-art theaters, and year-round educational and concert programming.

About Klipsch Audio:
For over 65 years, Klipsch has designed premium speakers for those who are passionate about great sound. Company founder Paul W. Klipsch started this legacy in 1946, and it continues today with sheer commitment to innovation and delivering the world’s most powerful, detailed and emotional sound reproduction. Today, the brand’s diverse product portfolio encompasses home theater, professional cinema, installed whole-house contracting, commercial, computer speakers, wireless portable speakers and headphones. As one of the first U.S. loudspeaker companies, Klipsch continues to be the high-performance brand of choice for audiophiles and home theater aficionados around the world.

About the 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees:

The Paul Butterfield Blues Band

“I was born in Chicago – nineteen and forty-one…”  The racially mixed Paul Butterfield Blues Band blasted off from the Windy City with a wall-of-sound fueled by Butterfield’s inspired harmonica and lead guitarist Mike Bloomfield’s explosive lead guitar – at that moment, American rock and roll collided with the real Southside Chicago blues and there was no turning back. Along with original members Elvin Bishop on second guitar and Mark Naftalin on organ, they conquered the landmark 1965 Newport Folk Festival. It was there Bob Dylan borrowed Bloomfield and the Butterfield Band’s African-American rhythm section of Sam Lay on drums and bassist Jerome Arnold (both former Howlin’ Wolf band members) for his world-shaking electric debut that Sunday evening. The Butterfield Band converted the country-blues purists and turned on the Fillmore generation to the pleasures of Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Little Walter, Willie Dixon and Elmore James. With the release of their blues-drenched debut album in the fall of 1965, and its adventurous East-West follow-up in the summer of ‘66, the Paul Butterfield Blues Band kicked open a door that brought a defining new edge to rock and roll.

The "5" Royales

The "5" Royales are responsible for crafting some of rock and roll's first true standards. Over the course of two decades, from 1945 to 1965, the group created a remarkable body of work that laid the foundation for a host of music that followed in its wake, with pivotal recordings and performing techniques that helped define a variety of styles under the rock and roll umbrella. The group transitioned to secular music by the early 50s, and they were among the very first to incorporate elements of gospel, jazz and blues into the genre of group vocal harmony. Their resoundingly soulful sound was built around the dual-lead vocals of siblings Johnny and Eugene Tanner. That combination paired perfectly with Lowman Pauling's exceptional songwriting and innovative guitar playing, which profoundly influenced the likes of Steve Cropper and had many similarities to the single-string soloing favored by Albert King and Freddie King. With a move to King Records in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1954, the "5" Royales hit a stride that produced "Dedicated to the One I Love," which decades later became a hit with versions by the Shirelles and the Mamas & the Papas; and "Tell the Truth," later recorded by Ray Charles and also covered by Eric Clapton. The "5" Royales' "I Think" was a Top 10 R&B hit in 1957 and is a nearly unclassifiable masterpiece. In 1960, "Think" made the R&B Top 10 for a second time in a radical re-working by James Brown and the Famous Flames that pointed toward future funk classics like "Papa's Got a Brand New Bag" and "Cold Sweat." In 1993, Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger recorded a version of "Think" for a solo album, Wandering Spirit. Not long after recording a handful of singles produced by James Brown, the “5” Royales disbanded in 1965.

Green Day

Fueled by the manically prolific imagination of lyricist, guitarist and lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong, Green Day are the perennial punk adolescents, true to the ethos of every basement and garage-rock band that preceded them. Building on the trail blazed by the Clash, the Sex Pistols and the Ramones, Green Day are forever wed to The Wild One credo: “What are you rebelling against?" What do you got?”  The pickings were slim for a pair of teenagers from the East Bay enclaves of Berkeley and Oakland in the 80s, when Armstrong and bassist/backing vocalist Mike Dirnt first hooked up and began playing in high school. Within three years, the drum chair was filled by Tré Cool, and Green Day were on their way. Arguably, the 75 million or so records they have sold, the tours and the Grammys haven’t changed their outlook very much – they’re still on the outside looking in. Who doesn’t hold dear their battered CD of Dookie, with its litany of hits – “Longview,” “Basket Case,” “Welcome To Paradise,” “When I Come Around” and “She” – that collectively held radio hostage for over 15 months in 1994-95? Green Day touchstones raved on as the millennia changed: “Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)” spent an astounding 43 weeks on the pop chart in 1997-98. Their rock opera masterpiece American Idiot was a damning indictment of the Bush administration, catapulting the group to another level.  “American Idiot” went all the way to Rolling Stone’s "500 Greatest Songs Of All Time;" and 2004’s “Boulevard Of Broken Dreams” took the Grammy for Record of the Year. Anyone who caught Armstrong in one of his hair-raising stints as St. Jimmy in the Broadway musical of American Idiot witnessed something special.

Joan Jett & the Blackhearts

Joan Jett and the Blackhearts created a potent mix of hard rock, glam, punk, metal and garage rock that sounds fresh and relevant in any era. Their biggest hit, “I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll” (Number One in 1982) is a rock classic – as pure and simple a statement about the music’s power as Chuck Berry’s “Roll Over Beethoven.” The honesty and power of their records make you believe that rock and roll can change the world. As Jett once described rock and roll: “It’s a feeling thing, it’s emotion. You don’t think about it. If you start thinking rock ‘n’ roll, you’re f**ked. That’s when you’re homogenized. That’s when it’s boring. And that’s when it’s bullsh*t.” From her days as a founding member of the all-female Runaways, Jett has made loud, hook-laden records that convey toughness and joy. Sporting black leather and a shag to create a sexy and androgynous look, Jett took over a role formerly reserved for male rockers. She formed the Blackhearts in 1982, and their classic four-piece sound (with Gary Ryan on bass, Lee Crystal on drums, and Ricky Byrd on guitar) muscled past the synthesizers that dominated the 80s and carried the flag for rock and roll. Three of their albums – I Love Rock ‘N’ RollAlbum and Up Your Alley – reached the Top 20, behind songs written by Jett and manager Kenny Laguna. By covering songs from all corners of the rock catalogue – from Gary Glitter to Tommy James to Sly and the Family Stone – the band effortlessly broke down barriers between genres and eras. In the 90s, Jett’s no-nonsense attitude and vocal style was a major influence on the riot grrrl movement, and she went on to produce Bikini Kill and record with L7. She continues to be an inspiration for young female rockers.

Lou Reed

With the Velvet Underground, Lou Reed created music that ranked him among the Beatles and Bob Dylan in terms of both importance and influence. Every alternative movement that arose from the late 60s until his death in 2013 – from punk to grunge and beyond – owed Reed an essential debt. In the course of a fearless solo career that lasted more than 40 years, Reed both solidified and enhanced the stature he had attained with the Velvet Underground. He consistently took an uncompromising stance in the service of his artistic vision – often following commercial breakthroughs with daring, experimental projects that initially confounded both fans and critics only to gain recognition decades later. That willingness to follow his creative instincts wherever they led him, regardless of the cost, made him a figure of tremendous symbolic significance to succeeding generations of artists – from David Bowie to R.E.M., from Iggy Pop to U2, from Patti Smith to Arcade Fire. In addition, like James Joyce with Dublin or Bruce Springsteen with the Jersey Shore, Reed became inextricably associated with New York, transforming the city in his songs into a cauldron of moral challenges, a spiritual proving ground in which damnation and redemption were sometimes impossible to tell apart. Reed both observed the world and transformed it, definitively shaping the sound and the sense of contemporary music. His impact has been so total that it can be easy to overlook. It’s hard to remember that one man could be responsible for so much that came after him, but in the case of Lou Reed, it’s not only true, but also undeniable.

Ringo Starr

Ringo Starr is one of the greatest and most creative drummers in rock and roll history. He got to know the members of the Beatles while both groups were playing clubs in Hamburg, Germany, and occasionally sat in with them. He joined the group in August 1962, providing the musicianship and personality that the group needed to become stars. Starr’s drumming was key to the Beatles’ overall sound. Their songs rested on his always-steady backbeat, and he added creative, memorable fills on songs like “Ticket to Ride” (1965) and “A Day in the Life,” (1967) one of his finest moments on record. Throughout the Beatles’ career he sang on many lighthearted and funny songs (“Yellow Submarine,” “Octopus’s Garden”), providing sly humor and clever turns of phrase that helped cultivate the group’s image and persona. Starr was the first Beatle to have significant solo hits in the 1970s.  “Back Off Boogaloo,” “It Don’t Come Easy,” “Photograph,” “Oh My My” and “The No No Song” dominated the U.S. and U.K. charts. His 1973 album Ringo, produced by Richard Perry, is the best representation of this period – a time during which he also played on some of the best Beatle solo records of the era, such as George Harrison’s All Things Must Pass and John Lennon’s Plastic Ono Band. Starr’s revival with the All-Starr Band has lead to the recording of a series of strong albums, including Time Takes Time (1992), Ringorama (2003) and Liverpool 8 (2008), a reflective album about his birthplace. Starr continues to be a vital rock and roll musician.

Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble

Tuesday, 02 December 2014 06:38

Daily Scoop for week of Dec 1st

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Today is Today is the kick-off to the 15th annual Tree of Lights, to raise money for the fine work of Haven of Rest in downtown Akron. Donate in person online or by call the JW Didado phone line at  855-254-2819  Online @ wqmx. We are here all day Friday and Saturday raising money for Haven of Rest...a homeless ministry in Akron 

It is also  National Comfort Food Day 

Cavs – In New York Last Night, Cavs win 90-87 (5th Straight)

JAKE OWEN Cut all his hair off –  Looks like a different guy!

According to a University of California, Santa Barbara study, one hour of chopping wood will increase a man's testosterone levels by 48%

Perceptions are if you put on a few pounds and be tall to be perceived as an alpha male. New study says facial features have nothing to do with it anymore.

Birth Rate? The birth rate in the USA has hit an all time low.