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Life Lessons with Jay Mac

They can hold all the peace talks they want, but there will never be peace in the Middle East. Billions of years from now, when Earth is hurtling toward the Sun and there is nothing left alive on the planet except a few microorganisms, the microorganisms living in the Middle East will be bitter enemies.

I Totally Agree

Great grandfathers watched as their friends died in the Civil War.

My father watched as his friends died in WW II.

And I watched as my friends died in Vietnam .

Teacher who inspired Lynyrd Skynyrd name dies

(CNN) -- Leonard Skinner, the gym teacher who inspired the name of the legendary southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd, has died. The band announced his death on its website, saying Skinner died in his sleep early Monday morning. He was 77. "Coach Skinner had such a profound impact on our youth that ultimately led us to naming the band, which you know as Lynyrd Skynyrd, after him," wrote Gary Rossington, guitarist and a founding member of the band. "Looking back, I cannot imagine it any other way. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this time."

The Ducks Are Invading

So the Oregon Ducks are in town to play the Vol's tomorrow and strangely this appears in the back yard. I've heard of bringing the rain with you, but ducks?

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See viral video of the day 8.31.10

UK: Woman Put Cat in Bin - Death Threats on the Internet In Coventry a middle-aged woman was caught on CCTV putting a cat in a wheelie bin - now death threats had been made against her on the internet. The woman was offered police protection because the Coventry residents are extremely angry. "West Midlands Police are taking her safety extremely seriously", a reporter said. The owners found their cat after 16 hours in the bin in her own mess, but still alive. The woman was not arrested because she did not commit a criminal offence, Conventry Police said.

GOOD ADVICE IF YOU ARE TRAVELING

Classic Rock Quiz - August 20th

Who Am I? Before I made it big I was in the Band of Joy. Lately you may have heard I've been playing around with country music. Today is my birthday, in all my 62 years I've had good times and bad times...but I ramble on. Who am I? Answer: Robert Plant

Back to School Thought of the Day

Our Kids return to school this week, and a lot of parents will send them off with backpacks stuffed full with more than pencils, paper, and glue sticks.

JOIN ME AND WIMZ AND "POWER DOWN" TO SUPPORT VETERANS

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - Knox County residents are asked to support the environment and veterans by taking part in Power It Down Day on August 27.

The idea is to save money by turning off your computer, monitor, printer, etc. when you leave work that Friday. In turn, the project organizers will make a donation to the Wounded Warriors Project.

Do-it-yourself solar power for your home. Wonder how many of these it would take to run the radio station?

I GOTTA GET SOME OF THESE !!! By Cody McCloy, CNN STORY HIGHLIGHTS System plugs directly into electrical outlet Doesn't require professional installation System should pay for itself in 4 years (CNN) -- Imagine outfitting your house with small, affordable solar panels that plug into a socket and pump power into your electrical system instead of taking it out.

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