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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.

Jay Mac is Having a Baby Mac!

Yes Folks a rock baby should be here around Christmas, and the Sonogram says it is a GIRL! I would like to say thank you to everyone who has been sending their love in emails, text messages, facebook & myspace messages, & phone calls. This Little Rock Star will be very much loved by all of the friends & family of WIMZ.

Elvis Died 33 Years Ago Today-Elvis Trivia

Q: The first time Elvis appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show, actor Charles Laughton stood in for Sullivan as host. Why? A: Sullivan was recuperating from a car accident.

Q: Child actresses Susan Olson (Cindy on The Brady Bunch) and Anissa Jones (Buffy on Family Affair) each had a small role in which Elvis movie? A: The Trouble With Girls.

Q: In 1975, a singer just into his own early days of fame climbed over the fence at Graceland in hopes of meeting Elvis. Elvis wasn't home, and security politely escorted the singer off the grounds. Who was it? A: Bruce Springsteen

The Latest on Steven Tyler and American Idol

Aerosmith's Steven Tyler is talking about whether he's going to become a judge on American Idol. Recently he said, "I'm doing it," but in a new TMZ video Tyler doesn't seem so sure, telling paparazzi, "I don't know, is that the rumor you heard? You know, I don't know, they haven't called me yet. They've got to lay out the bread for me!" Here is the video: http://tinyurl.com/3ajhpe2

Classic Rock Quiz - August 13

In 1984 Robert Plant released an EP of big band type tunes including the songs Sea of Love and Good Rockin' at Midnight. Also in this group were Nile Rodgers, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page. What was the name of this group?

Answer: The Honeydrippers.

The Honeydrippers (Page, Plant) - 1984 - Volume On

Kiss has Record McCartney's Venus and Mars

I'm having a hard time picturing KISS doing this...Kiss has recorded a cover version of "Venus And Mars" for an upcoming Paul McCartney tribute album. It's the title track from the 1975 Wings release. Not familiar with the tune? Here it is...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfKugneK5ao

New Liver - New Tour

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Just two months after Gregg Allman had a liver transplant because of the effects of Hepatitis C, The Allman Brothers Band have announced that they are going back on tour with their first shows to be in November!

Study: 8 Percent of U.S. Births to Illegal Immigrants

Pew Hispanic Center Report Sheds Light on Americans at Center of Birthright Citizenship Debate By DEVIN DWYER WASHINGTON, August 11, 2010— Eight percent of all babies born in the U.S. in 2008 belonged to illegal immigrant parents, according to a groundbreaking analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data by the Pew Hispanic Center. Under the 14th amendment to the Constitution, each child obtained U.S. citizenship at birth while one or both of the parents remained undocumented.

14th Amendment: Is birthright citizenship really in the Constitution?

By Peter Grier Wed Aug 11, 5:14 pm ET Washington – Is "birthright citizenship" – the policy of granting US citizenship to every child born on national soil – really enshrined in the US Constitution? Some experts believe it isn’t. Congress, they say, could regulate who qualifies for birthright citizenship via legislation, within limits. Lawmakers might deny it to children born in the US to illegal immigrants, for example.

VH's Dance the Night Away on Santana's New Album

Carlos Santana announced a while back that his upcoming covers album called "Guitar Heaven: The Greatest Guitar Classics of All Time," which arrives September 21st, will include the Van Halen classic “Dance The Night Away” sung by Train’s Pat Monahan. If you’re wondering how that cover will sound, here’s Train performing “Dance The Night Away” accompanied by Butch Walker in Westbury, NY this year: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbcvBnP58x8&feature=player_embedded
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