** The verdict came down yesterday afternoon and Dr. Conrad Murray was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the death of Michael Jackson. The jury took nine hours to reach the verdict after a six week trial. He faces up to four years behind bars. But due to new sentencing laws aimed at reducing state prison overcrowding, Murray's sentence, whatever that is, will probably be served in the county jail.
** It was a special Election Extortion Breakfast on the show this morning, as we welcomed Republican candidate Lloyd Winnecke and Democratic candidate Rick Davis to cook for some free last-minute air-time before tomorrow's election.
Lloyd brought in a breafast casserole loaded with pork products, plus the "Lloyd Winnecke - Donut Bank Breakfast Cake."
Rick brought in his mother-in-law's famous coffee cake, homemade by her. Rick insists she's one heck of a baker!
** The Michael Jackson jury starts its deliberation process today. The closing arguments were yesterday. Here's some of what the prosecution said. The prosecutor told the jury that Michael Jackson's children have no father because of Dr.
** Justin Bieber has been accused of fathering a child with a 20-year-old woman. Here's the report from Fox News:
** So, of course the late night comedians had a field day with that news, including Jimmy Kimmel!
** Kris Jenner has a new autiobiography out, so she's making the talk show rounds. She was on "The View" chatting about that and also her daughter Kim Kardashian's divorce.
** Last night on "Dancing With the Stars," David Arquette and Nancy Grace were in the bottom two.
Sometimes the tabloids have it SPOT-ON. And whoever reported that there was already trouble in the marriage of KIM KARDASHIAN and KRIS HUMPHRIES falls into that category. Because Kim filed for DIVORCE yesterday . . .
I've discussed Operation Christmas Child on the air the past couple weeks and I want to share it with you. Operation Christmas Child is a great ministry of Samaritans Purse where you can provide shoebox Christmas gifts to children all over the world. Not only are gifts provided, but the Gospel is shared with each gift that is passed out, so children can receive the ultimate gift of Salvation. Since 1993, Operation Christmas Child has passed out over 77 million shoe boxes. It is a great national ministry, but there are also many ways you can get involved locally.
** DJB's brother-in-law, Mike Bender, lives just outside of Chicago and runs a Sprint store. His dog, Brutus, made a shocking discovery in the backyard next door! Check out DJB's blog along with the amazing pictures!
** Items from this morning's edition of The Dish--
The reports are in, and it looks like Amy Winehouse drank herself to death. Here are the details:
The soul diva
** This morning we talked more about Halloween Candy, specifically which candy is less bad for you.
A lot of people scrap their diets on Halloween and just pig out. But if you've still got some will power left, "Real Simple" magazine has a list of Halloween candy choices . . . with info on which one is worse for you.
--So let's see how much you know. Here are six different options . . .
** Dennis had talked about the two family potato soup recipes.....the "Thievin' Maid" Potato Soup and the "Severed Finger" Potato Soup, but he forgot to bring the recipes in! But, don't worry, they are posted on the website. Here's the link to Dennis' blog about "Family Soup." http://wiky.com/content/family-soup
** The Cardinals lost a heartbreaker last night to the Texas Rangers, 2 to 1 and the World Series is now tied at a game apiece. They now travel to Arlin