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  • Receiving The Royal Treatment

    Posted by Kim Brixton

    Had the most wonderful experience at WIN 98-5's remote broadcast at Salon Spa Academy in Battle Creek. 

    Miss Terri's entire staff was so friendly, helpful and skilled at all facets of the 'beautification' process.

    You can pamper yourself too.  They'll take care of you from head to toe.

    Miss Chelsie provided my tootsies with a much needed pampering.  Miss Kailyn was busy, but all smiles in the 'pedi' room!

    Miss Tara had the monumental task of tackling my 'mane.'

    Lady Miss Tara made sure that all my locks were golden and groomed.  I kept hearing, "Wow...you sure have a lot of hair."  I can't take any credit though...I have a folicle friendly family.

    Thanks again Salon Spa Academy!

  • Walking A Thin Line

    Posted by Kim Brixton

    The Oscar Winning Actress Reese Witherspoon got a bit tipsy....and it caused a tabloid frenzy.

    Hollywood couple Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth were arrested and jailed early Friday morning in Atlanta for an alleged DUI and disorderly conduct.  According to the police report, Witherspoon's agent husband was pulled over under suspicion of driving while intoxicated after weaving across a double line. Meanwhile, the actress was arrested for disorderly conduct. 

    Witherspoon was handcuffed after disobeying repeated instruction from the arresting officer to stay inside the vehicle.

    "Mrs. Witherspoon began to hang out the window and say that she did not believe that I was a real police officer," according to the report. "I told Mrs. Witherspoon to sit on her butt and be quiet."

    The report went on to state, "Mrs. Witherspoon asked, 'Do you know my name?' I answered, 'No, I don't need to know your name.' I then added, 'Right now.' Mrs. Witherspoon stated, 'You're about to find out who I am'."

    The pair was released on bond around 3:30 a.m. on Friday, and a court appearance is scheduled for Monday at 8 a.m. in Atlanta Municipal Court, but Witherspoon and Toth reportedly aren't expected to appear, and their attorney is expected to request that the court date be postponed.

     

    Reese, is obviously, embarrassed and is very apologetic about the situation.

     

  • One Of Many Hero's In Boston

    Posted by Kim Brixton

    THIS STORY COURTESY OF NBC NEWS

    JOHN NEWLAND (WRITER)

     It’s an iconic image that captures a moment when one Boston Marathon bystander became much more.

    (I FEEL THE 'ICONIC' IMAGE' IS TOO GRAPHIC TO POST HERE...HOWEVER IF YOU CLICK HERE, YOU CAN VIEW IT...WARNING IT IS GRAPHIC....Kim Brixton.  Read below...the story is compelling)

    With blood-soaked hands and wearing a cowboy hat, Carlos Arredondo helps rush a young man in a wheelchair to safety after explosions turned Monday’s race into a disaster scene.

    He appears to be pinching closed a severed artery protruding from the victim’s thigh, stanching the flow of blood from a torn and shattered leg.

    "I kept talking to him. I kept saying, 'Stay with me, stay with me,'" Arredondo told the Portland, Maine, Press Herald.

     

    Carlos Arredondo displays a blood-soaked flag. He had been handing them out when explosions ripped through areas near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday.

     Arredondo had been at the race to support a group running for fallen veterans, one of them his son, according to the Maine newspaper, which described him charging in to help the wounded after the explosions.

    Afterward, he was shaking, sometimes violently, as he told bystanders what had happened.

    Arredondo didn’t set out to become a heroic figure – or a tragic one, for that matter.

    Life dealt the Costa Rica native the cards that brought him national media attention long before Monday.

    In 2004, Arredondo’s son, Marine Lance Cpl. Alexander S. Arredondo, died in battle in Najaf, Iraq.

    When Marines arrived in a van to deliver the news, on Arredondo’s 44th birthday, he grabbed a can of gasoline and a torch from his garage, climbed inside the van and doused it, then set fire to it, severely burning himself in the process, The Associated Press reported at the time.

    The New York Times wrote about Arredondo in 2007, finding him a man distraught who was manning a makeshift mobile memorial in the back of his pickup. There was a coffin containing his son’s favorite possessions, and then there were the photos. They depicted Alexander Arredondo as a happy teen, then as a fully-battle-equipped warrior, then as a body in a coffin.

     

    In an apparent act of terrorism, two explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon killed at least two people and injured more than 100 others. President Obama addressed the nation, saying all Americans stand with the people of Boston. NBC's Anne Thompson reports.

    “As long as there are Marines fighting and dying in Iraq, I’m going to share my mourning with the American people,” he told the paper.

    Public grieving would gain him national attention, but it wouldn’t be easy.

    In 2007, Arredondo was publicly beaten during an anti-war demonstration in Washington, according toWarIsACrime.org, which carries photos of the incident and an account from Arredondo’s wife.

    And in December 2011, just before Christmas, Carlos’ other son, Brian, 24, took his own life as U.S. troops were withdrawing from the war that left his brother dead, according to numerous media reports.

    “We are broken people,” he told The Boston Herald.

  • What's Happening

    Posted by Kim Brixton

    The “Share-a-thon” Hats off to Music Event is happening at the Community Music School on the KCC Campus in Battle Creek on Sunday, April 21st from 1 to 5 p.m..  There will be student and faculty performances at the event.

     

    The Quincy Rotary Club is sponsoring their annual drawdown raffle on Friday April 26th at The Dearth Center in Coldwater.  Tickets cost $75 and that includes dinner.  Dinner only tickets are also available for $20.  Proceeds will be used for upcoming rotary projects in Quincy.

     

    Battle Creek Shred Day is April 27th from 10 to Noon at Commerce Point in Downtown Battle Creek.  Up to five boxes of papers per person.  Donations will be accepted for The Food Bank of South Central Michigan.

     

    The American Red Cross is holding a couple of blood drives in the area:

    Athens High School on 4/26 from 8a-2p

    Lakeview Square Mall on 4/27 from 10:15-4:15

  • FREE LUNCH?!?

    Posted by Kim Brixton

    YES...FREE LUNCH!!

    WE---AS IN KIM & O'REILLY--- ARE CELEBRATING ADMINSTRATIVE PROFESSIONAL'S DAY WITH YOU.

    HOW?

    BY TREATING YOU TO FREE LUNCH AT BREWSTERS ON PORTAGE. WE'LL BE TAGGING ALONG OF COURSE!!!

    YOU CAN REGISTER FOR LUNCH FOR 2 AT BREWSTERS BY SENDING ME AN EMAIL...

    kim.brixton@mwcradio.com

    I'VE ALREADY LOOKED ON BREWSTERS ONLINE MENU AND DECIDED WHAT I WANT FOR LUNCH.

    IT WILL ALL START OFF WITH FRIED ASPARAGUS!!!

    AFTER THAT...WELL, THE POSSIBILITIES ARE BEING PONDERED RIGHT NOW.

    GET REGISTERED NOW BY SHOOTING ME AN EMAIL---kim.brixton@mwcradio.com

    thx.

     

  • An Excited Horse

    Posted by Kim Brixton

    This horsie was excited to be outside in the warm air.

    It's pretty much how I feel since temp's will be close to 70 today!

  • Going To The 'Spa' Today

    Posted by Kim Brixton

    Come see me this afternoon at The Salon Spa Academy in Battle Creek.

    If you were interested in getting yourself pampered or considered a career as a hairdresser, stop by this afternoon from 2-4pm.

    You can sign up to win Kenny Chesney concert tickets as well.

  • For Kid & Kat Lovers

    Posted by Kim Brixton

    Photos that I found on a site called imgur.com

    These are just gorgeous.

    Enjoy!

     

     

  • Blind Auditions

    Posted by Kim Brixton

    Grace Askew from Memphis, TN sang "These Boots Are Made For Walking" on The Voice last night.  She is on Team Blake. She's pictured below with her guitar. Blake is soooo funny, he said there's nothing more sexy than a woman with a big chrome guitar and cowboy boots.

     

     Sasha Allen from NYC sang The Dixie Chicks, "I'm Not Ready To Make Nice."

    She was the strongest contender last night.

     

  • The Best LP Goes To....

    Posted by Kim Brixton

    Eric Church won best album honors for 'Chief'  at the ACM Show last night.

    He sported a 'new' look....

    We're used to seeing him like this:

    Here's his performance from last night....one of my favorites.

    The woman with the red dress who sang harmony with him last night is Valerie June.  She is very talented.  Watch Miss Valerie below:

    OH, ONE MORE THING....ERIC'S BABY BOY IS ULTRA ADORABLE!!