Stories Mike talked about today:
Worcester Humane Society Situation-
Ocean City Performing Arts Center Petition Situation-
No winner in last night's drawing for the Powerball Lottery. That means Saturday night's drawing is valued at $130 million ($73.5 million cash value). Powerball is played in 44 states, Washington, DC and the U-S Virgin Islands. Chances of winning the grand prize (all five numbers plus the powerball) are 1 in 175.2 million.
Three quick ways to help disaster relief efforts in the Philippines, via your phone (all donations will be added to your monthly bill):
--Shelterbox delivers survival necessities to homeless and displaced families instantly after a disaster. Their large boxes include things like a big tent, clean water, blankets, cooking utensils and other vital items. Donate $10 by texting "Shelter" to 20222.
--UNICEF is helping displaced families find access to shelter, clean water, food and vaccines and airlifting supplies from its Copenhagen warehouse. To give $10, text RELIEF to 864233.
--World Food Programme (WFP), another United Nations organization, is sending more than 40 tons of food and working with the Filipino government to help with logistics and emergency communications systems. To donate $10, text the word AID to 27722.
LL Bean is recalling girls’ pajamas because they don’t meet flammability standards. The polyester jersey knit aurora purple pajama sets were sold online between June 2013 and September 2013 for $30 dollars.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) requires all children’s sleepwear to be flame resistant and self-extinguish if they catch fire. According to the website, the pajamas are “treated for flame resistance” and “meet federal safety requirements for children’s sleepwear.” However, random testing has shown the sleep sets actually fail to meet standards.
FYI: You can call LL Bean at 800-555-9717 or visit www.llbean.com for refund information.
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