This is a picture I thought I'd never see at a football game. The regular NFL referees returned to the field in this Thursday night game between the Baltimore Ravens and the Cleveland Browns. Now I guess we can quit complaining about guys who don't know what they're doing, and get back to complaining about guys who Do know what they're doing.
Today is "One Hit Wonder Day", to honor all those singers that were lucky enough to record a hit song. Here's a list of some of those Wonders:
"In The Year 2525" - Zager & Evans
"Play That Funky Music" - Wild Cherry
"Don't Give Up On Us" - David Soul
"You Light Up My Life" - Debby Boone
"Baby Come To Me" - Patti Austin & James Ingram
"Shake You Down" - Gregory Abbott
"When I'm With You" - Sheriff
"Nothing Compares To You" - Sinead O'Connor
New York is the first City to pass a rule banning super-sized sugary drinks at restaurants, concession stands and other eateries. The measure places a 16-ounce cap on bottled drinks and fountain beverages sold at city restaurants, movie theaters, sports venues and street carts. City health officials say the ban is necessary to combat a deadly obesity problem in this country. New Yorkers say the rule is gross government intrusion. It is not the governments job to regulate what we eat or drink, and the huge question now is, what's next?
About one-third of adults in 12 states weigh so much, they are considered obese -- not just overweight, but obese -- with Mississippi topping the list. This is the eighth consecutive year that Mississippi has had the highest percentage of obese adults in the country. Of the 30 states that have the highest rate of adult obesity, 26 are in the Midwest and the South.
That's the word from the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, which annually co-author a report that tracks the percentage of obese adults state-by-state based on data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The state with the lowest rate of obesity is Colorado. Here's a shocking fact: Not a single state had an obesity rate above 20 percent in 1995, but today all 50 states have topped that number.
The top 10 fattest states in the U.S. and percentage of obese adults:
Mississippi: 34.9 percent
Louisiana: 33.4 percent
West Virginia: 32.4 percent
Alabama: 32 percent
Michigan: 31.3 percent
Oklahoma: 31.1 percent
Arkansas: 30.9 percent
Indiana and South Carolina (tie): 30.8 percent
Kentucky and Texas (tie): 30.4 percent
The top 10 skinniest states in terms of weight and percentage of obese adults:
Colorado: 20.7 percent
Hawaii: 21.8 percent
Massachusetts: 22.7 percent
New Jersey and the District of Columbia (tie): 23.7 percent
California: 23.8 percent
Utah: 24.4 percent
New York, Connecticut and Nevada (tie): 24.5 percent