Monthly Archives: June 2012

It’s Hot. Now What? Keep Cool.

 

Very hot conditions are expected this weekend. The National Weather Service warns high temperatures will range from 98 to 105.  That will lead to heat indices of 100 to 110.(photo courtesy of the National Weather Service)

Very hot conditions are expected this weekend. The National Weather Service warns high temperatures will range from 98 to 105. That will lead to heat indices of 100 to 110.(photo courtesy of the National Weather Service)

Georgia is in for a dangerously hot weekend. Temperatures could climb above 100, with heat indices expected between 105 and 110.

Fulton County seniors looking to beat the heat can find free shelter at one of several facilities that will serve as cooling centers.

Normally at the Harriett Darnell Center in Northwest Atlanta seniors sit in the rocking chairs outside in the shade. But the action Friday moved indoors where it’s air-conditioned.

Sarah Hilton with the Office On Aging says they open the Fulton County senior centers as cooling stations in this kind of heat.

“Some people are on medication, which can impact how they experience heat.”

The elderly are more at risk for heat stroke and heat exhaustion.

77 year old Shirley G. Tucker says she’s worried about friends who don’t have air conditioning.

“The fans not working now, you know that. When it gets this hot the fan just brings heat in.”

Health officials recommend everyone stay indoors, drink plenty of water and avoid caffeinated beverages, which dehydrate you. If you get dizzy, or experience nausea, call 911. That is a sign of heat exhaustion.

Fulton County officials announced four senior centers will be open from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Residents without air conditioning are encouraged to come. Other neighborhood senior facilities will be available from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Monday through Friday during dangerously high temperatures.

Senior centers open include the Dorothy Benson center in Sandy Springs, the H.J.C. Bowden center in East Point, the Hariett G. Darnell center in northwest Atlanta and the Helene S. Mills center in southeast Atlanta.

Forecasters also recommend wearing light-weight, light-colored clothing. And they warn against ever leaving children or pets in vehicles.

CHICAGO – After being absent from WWE for nearly a year, Layla stunned Nikki Bella and the entire WWE Universe with a surprise appearance at Extreme Rules to capture the Divas Championship inside the sold-out Allstate Arena. (PHOTOS)

The win came via a vicious neckbreaker from Layla to Brie, who entered the fray when the twins switched places in the match. Despite past successes with such tactics, this time, Twin Magic failed. Read the rest of this entry

Beth Phoenix sounds off on Extreme Rules, The Bella Twins’ firing and the new Divas Champion

Beth Phoenix recently spoke with WWE.com about her disappointment at Extreme Rules, The Bella Twins’ firing and her opinion of the new Divas Champion, Layla.

The stage, it seemed, was set. As announced just days earlier, Beth Phoenix was to collide with newly minted Divas Champion Nikki Bella at Extreme Rules, where The Glamazon was determined to reclaim the butterfly-emblazoned title despite a debilitating ankle sprain. Even though Beth chose to fight through the pain on April 29 in Chicago’s Allstate Arena, though, she would learn that evening that she was not medically cleared to compete.  Read the rest of this entry

Divas Champion Layla def. Beth Phoenix

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – It was another day, another defining performance for the reigning Divas Champion.

Picking up at the IZOD Center where the two rivals left off one month ago at WWE Over the Limit, Layla produced another strong effort at No Way Out to successfully defend her coveted butterfly-emblazoned title against Beth Phoenix. The British bombshell withstood a fierce assault from The Glamazon and connected a timely Lay-out neckbreaker to seal the victory. (PHOTOS) Read the rest of this entry

Which Diva looked better in CM Punk gear: AJ or Kelly Kelly?

AJ and Kelly Kelly dressed in CM Punk gear

The WWE Universe was buzzing about CM Punk‘s match against Daniel Bryan on Raw SuperShow, but it wasn’t just about the intense action in the ring. Bryan’s ex-girlfriend AJ showed her true colors by wearing a cutoff version of Punk’s official T-shirt and matching armbands as she cheered on The Straight Edge Superstar from ringside. The Geek Goddess drew a wide range of reactions from our fans on Twitter, both for her fetching ensemble and for coming to the WWE Champion’s aid after the match. (VIDEO | PHOTOS: AJ SHOWS OFF HER PUNK OUTFIT) Read the rest of this entry

Kelly Kelly & Maria Menounos def. Divas Champion Beth Phoenix & Eve

WrestleMania XXVIII Results: Extra! Extra! Maria & Kelly Triumph

The uneasy alliance of Divas Champion Beth Phoenix and Eve may have entered the Divas Tag Team Match at WrestleMania XXVIII with experience on their side. However, Kelly Kelly and Maria Menounos hoped to clinch a better result through chemistry as the dynamic Divas duo joined forces on The Grandest Stage of Them All. (PHOTOS) Read the rest of this entry

Eve joins NBC’s “Stars Earn Stripes”

NBC announced the celebrity cast and hosts of its new alternative series “Stars Earn Stripes” – a fierce and emotionally charged new competition show honoring America’s armed forces. The cast includes former Divas Champion Eve!

The Diva will be joined by four-time undefeated world boxing champion Laila Ali, actor Dean Cain (“Out of Time,” Five Days of War”), actor and former National Football League player Terry Crews (“The Expendables 2,” “The Newsroom”), multi-platinum recording artist, actor, producer and television personality Nick Lachey (NBC’s “The Sing-Off”), Alaska businessman Todd Palin, Olympic gold medalist Picabo Street and “The Biggest Loser” trainer Dolvett Quince. Read the rest of this entry

Caption This: Are those flirty eyes, AJ?

AJ

Lately, it always seems to be a challenge trying to guess what AJ is thinking. So what’s going through her head in this moment as she flashes Kane a curious smile? WWE.com wants your witty and hilarious captions for this photo from the June 4, 2012 edition of Raw SuperShow.

You know what to do, WWE Universe. Head down to the comments section and … caption this!

Is AJ the most devious Diva ever?

On the June 22nd edition of SmackDown, AJ once again affected a match outcome, this time while serving as the special guest timekeeper in the fierce showdown between Kane and Daniel Bryan. (WATCH | PHOTOS) In light of her actions, the WWE Universe is once again left wondering what exactly the out-there Diva is up to. Is it all part of some master plan on her part or simply a reaction to the turbulent events happening all around the passionate beauty? Read the rest of this entry

Critics blast Tennessee’s ‘no holding-hands bill’

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Spurred by a classroom demonstration involving a sex toy, Tennessee recently enacted a pro-abstinence sex education law that is among the strictest in the nation. Read the rest of this entry