For more than 30 years Lisa Rollins has been a part of upstate radio. Called the most calming, caring, conservative voice in radio, Lisa can see all sides of the issue, yet is never afraid to share her own personal opinion!
Henry Wolf from California has filed a lawsuit against BMW North America claiming that a 4-hour ride on his 1993 BMW bike has caused him to have an erection for 20 months.
Itâs not entirely unheard of for an automobile or motorcycle company to be sued, but a new lawsuit waged against BMW North America appears to be a first.
He says the bikes vibration combined with a special Banana Seat gave him the âsevere case of priapismâ (a persistent erection). His attorney, Vernon Bradley filed the lawsuit last Thursday in California Superior Court in San Francisco.
Wolf claims that the bikeâs ribbed âbananaâ seat design caused his affliction. He has continued to experience problems and that he is unable to engage in sexual activity. This has led him to seek damages for lost wages, personal injury, medical expenses, product liability and negligent infliction of emotional distress.â
SERIOUSLY? If he hated it so much why didnât he pull over? Why didnât he remove the seat, why didnât he trade it in?
23 year old Chris Peterman, a senior at Bob Jones University, may NOT graduate with his class next week. He says he was caught watching the TV show, GLEE, at an off-campus Coffee Shop, but that's only partly to blame. He says his REAL trouble started months ago when he formed the group, "Do Right BJU," supporting sexual abuse awareness on campus. Since then he says he's been harassed, gotten un-due demerits and NOW suspended and kicked off campus after being turned in for watching the show. Peterman says God is still in control and has a plan; the school dean says the show is "morally reprehensible" but gave no further comment about Peterman. He says he earned the degree and will fight for it!
Researchers at Wake Forest University asked 37 college students to rate 20 faces in photos. They found they preferred those showing their left sides. Results suggest that your left cheeks tend to exhibit a greater intensity of emotion, which observers find more esthetically pleasing. 1 of the experts advises us to turn to the right -- that's your right -- so we show more of their left cheek when being photographed. It's also a difference that painters have seemingly known about for centuries; historically, most portraits depict a person's left side. Who knew? Now, we do!
The 2nd customer in 2 months collapsed while eating at The Heart Attack Grill in Las Vegas. They feature a couple of delights like âThe Single By-Passâ, or maybe youâd prefer âThe Quadruple By-pass."
So, hereâs the deal, recently a woman collapsed while eating a double bypass, drinking a margarita and smoking a cigarette. SHUT-UP!!!Sheâs recovering in the hospital.
Not 2 months ago a man suffered a heart attack at the restaurant while eating a quadruple bypass burger.
The Heart Attack Grill offers free meals to any customer who weighs over 350 pounds! They feature other favs like "flatliner" fries, butterfat milkshakes and non-filtered cigarettes.
Oh, by the way, the waitresses wear nurses' uniforms!
Listen Iâm all for freedom and stuff, but even as much as I love burgers and fries, Iâm not AT ALL interested in going there! And no, I wouldnât eat free!
So, did they get what they deserve?
A Long Island woman says she was fired after giving her boss a kidney! Let me tell you right now before I go any further with the story. I am NOT gonna give my kidney to ANYONE I work with unless I get in writing that I cannot be fired for any reason (even a good one) and I will get raises monthly, 14 weeks of vacation and unlimited sick leave that if I donât take will get paid forâ¦yeah, thatâs the ticket!
Anyway, back to the story! Deborah Stevens was working as an assistant to an executive at the Atlantic Automotive Group, which owns and operates car dealerships on Long Island. Her boss, Jaqueline Brucia, needed a new kidney. She offered to help and became a link in a multiple-patient kidney chain, which resulted in a kidney for Brucia. Because you have to give a kidney to get one. "Mine was donated on her behalf so that she could get another one, so she could get a good one that matched her perfectly," Stevens said. She says the only thanks she got from her boss came in the form of an email reading, "Thanks more than I can ever say." Stevens returned to work 4 weeks later - even before Brucia. Then 3 days after coming back Stevens says she didn't feel well and went home. "No sooner when I got through the door at my house, the phone rang and it was her, saying - 'What are you doing? Why are you home,'" Stevens said. "And I'm like, 'Jackie, I don't feel well.' And she said, 'Well you can't just can't come and go as you please. People are going to think you're getting special treatment.'" Stevens said she had complications from the surgery, like nerve damage in her leg. But she said, the yelling didn't stop. "And she told me, it sounds like a personal problem and she wasn't interested," Stevens said. "And I said, well it's a personal problem because it's surgery. I've never had a kidney removed. And she said, 'Oh, are you throwing this up in my face?'" When she hired a lawyer, Stevens was given a different job at another dealership 50 miles away, before being fired. "They just told me I wasn't performing up to standards, that I was making mistakes," Stevens said. "If I didn't live through it, I would probably have a hard time believing it also. But this is exactly how it happened." Brucia says she "will always be very grateful that she gave me a kidney. I have nothing bad to say about her. She did a wonderful thing for me. And I wish her the best." In a statement, the Atlantic Auto Group said, "It is unfortunate that one employee has used her own generous act to make up a groundless claim. Atlantic Auto treated her appropriately and acted honorably and fairly, at every turn."
Anywayâ¦there ya go! No kidney for anyone I work withâ¦well maybe one, if the deal is good enough!
The 78 million dogs in America make 10 million tons of poop each year. Thatâs according to Doody Calls, a Virginia-based pet waste pick-up service. That means the dog poop-per-year is enough to fill a line of fully-loaded tractor trailers stretching from Seattle to Boston. Doody Calls is highlighting the importance of picking up after your dog in honor of Earth Day yesterday. So do you pick up after your doggie? I would much rather do that than clean out a litter box for a catâ¦yuck!
19 year old McDonald's worker, Marvin Washington Junior, was arrested yesterday. 2 customers at Simpsonville location had sent their teas back, saying they were not sweet! That's when surveillance video shows Washington leaning over the cups, spitting in them, and giving them back. The customers then removed the lids to add sugar, and found phlegm floating on top. Washington is charged with malicious tampering with food and faces up to 20 years in prison if found guilty.
Police in Milledgeville, Georgia handcuffed a 6-year-old student at Creekside Elementary School for throwing a tantrum. The kindergartener, Salecia Johnson, ripped items off the wall, threw furniture and even knocked a bookshelf into the principal. Police said they were not able to reason with Johnson so they handcuffed her. Police Chief Dray Swicord said, "Our policy is that any detainee transported to our station in a patrol vehicle is to be handcuffed in the back. There's no age discrimination on that rule." Johnson's mother said, "She has mood swings some days, which all of us have mood swings some days. I guess that was just one of her bad days that day." The girl was booked on charges of simple assault and property damage and suspended for the rest of the school year. (UPI)
Several stores are offering freebies and special deals to help ease the pain of Tax Day today when income taxes filings are due. Kiplinger's did of round up of some of them:
Arby's - Go to Arby's Facebook page for a coupon for free curly fries on April 17th.
Chili's has a coupon for a free appetizer or dessert with the purchase of an adult entree from now April 16th through April 18th. You can print the coupon or show it on your smartphone.
Cinnabon will offer two free Classic Cinnabon Bites on April 17th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at participating locations.
HydroMassage will provide free massages between April 16th and April 20th. Get a coupon for it at www.hydromassage.com/taxday.htm and call to schedule.
MaggieMoo's Ice Cream and Treatery and Marble Slab Creamery will both offer a free scoop of frozen yogurt from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on April 17th at participating locations.
Panda Express will give a free single serving of its new Shanghai Angus Steak at participating locations on April 17th. "Like" Panda Express on Facebook to downloand the coupon.
P.F. Chang's is offering a 15 percent discount at restaurants nationwide on both dine-in and carry-out orders on April 17th.
I know we may not have all of these locations but will you take advantage of them?
With the tax filing deadline arriving tomorrow -- 2 days later than the usual April 15th -- IRS statistics show that more than 30% of taxpayers last year filed the week before the deadline or later through extensions, and the pace is similar this year. Among the tips offered by AP for procrastinators who've wait until crunch time to file, is to carefully review your return, since rushing can lead to missed deductions and mistakes, with late filers prone to simple math errors and transposing Social Security numbers or birthdates. If you've waited so long that you think you might miss even this year's delayed deadline, ask for a 6-month extension, which is granted automatically. Filing for an extension will enable you to avoid a late-filing penalty, but if you owe money, you still have to pay by April 17th, since the extension is just to get your filing in.
The Greenville Police and Sheriffâs Offices invite you and your entire family to come out to Sirrine Stadium tomorrow afternoon at 3, for the 1st EVER K-9 Show and Demonstration! Youâll get to know the canine officers and see some of the wonderful work they do in service to the community; AND yes, itâs FREE! I will be there and hope to see you and yours!
A man in Greer, South Carolina says he will risk jail time to keep his pet goat, YOGI! Animal control officers in Greer have told Charles Ferguson that if he doesn't remove his by Friday (April 13th), he could face criminal prosecution. Ferguson said that Yogi is like his child, and that he has raised the animal since it was born. He explained, "Would the city of Greer ask you to get rid of one of your kids? No! That's like asking me to get rid of one of my kids. This is my kid. It's not gonna happen!" A ban on goats has reportedly been in effect since before Ferguson got the pet.
At one time you it took a lot of hard work to be a guitar whiz. Now, all it takes is a urinal. The Brazilian company, Guitar Pee, has created a musical urinal that turns the sound of peeing into a guitar solo. When a stream hits the tabs in the urinal, pre-recorded, solo guitar sounds play. The only known musical toilet is now located in a Sao Paulo bar.
Only thing I gotta sayâ¦maybe now they will try to aim a little better!
Researchers in the U.S. have found the ingredients in chocolate actually rev up your metabolism! Now that sounds good to ME!
Anyway, they also found that chocolate eaters are generally slimmer than those who stay away. Itâs said to be good news for those who have a chocolate habit and even those who wish to start one. Itâs part of a study from the University of California.
The K-9 units from the Greenville County and City are going to be giving a Presentation this coming Saturday at 3 p.m. at Sirrine Stadium, on the corner of Cleveland Street and University Ridge. The canine officers and their handlers will perform a variety of tasks including finding contraband and tracking down the lost. Itâs free and open to the public so come and enjoy. Bring the kids...but NOT the pets! See ya there!
Happy Easter to youâ¦I found this poem the other day and wanted to share it with you!
By Joanna Fuchs
there would be no hope of heaven.
Without the hope of heaven,
there would be no repentance,
no personal transformation,
no attempt to follow biblical principles.
the world would be in chaos
Jesusâ death and resurrection
means we can be reborn,
to live better, to do better,
to shine light into the shadows.
Happy, Happy Easter!â
Hate waiting in line? Consumer Reports subscribers say their biggest peeve at grocery stores is the shortage of open checkouts. They don't like cluttered aisles, either, OR out-of-stock specials. More than 24 thousand rated and answered questions about their shopping. They were HIGH on the national chains Trader Joe's and Publix. They also like Wegmans and Fareway stores. They say shoppers average 83 grocery trips a year and spend over $5,000 a year. It suggests shoppers use a store's flyer, coupons and loyalty card, compare unit prices and buy store brands. Agree?
Seems as though the WORLD has become a âlittle happierâ in the past 3 decades. Thatâs according to a Global Study on the social and economic well-being of nations. Itâs happened as living standards have risen. HOWEVER, there is an exception! Itâs the United States, where life satisfaction has not improved. The US came in as #11â¦not quite making it to the TOP 10 List of Happiest. Those honors go to:
8. New Zealand
The United States ranks 11th. But wealth alone doesnât make people happy. However, happier countries tend to be richer ones. Unemployment mattersâ¦so does job security and good relationships. Behaving well makes people happier. Mental health is the biggest single factor affecting happiness in any country. Stable family life and enduring marriages are important as well. In advanced countries, women are happier than men. BUT, the reports finds happiness is lowest in middle age.