October 31, 2011
Posted: 11:03 AM ET
So I text my brother in the Northeast on Friday morning: “be prepared, big snow for you Sat. power outages big time” He texts back “whatever, science boy. It’s October” or something like that. Well, you know the rest of the story.
Happy Halloween everybody. The weather will cooperate for the almost all the kids tonight, but naturally there are exceptions. Florida has a good shot of tropical moisture zooming over the state this morning producing heavy shots of rain. This will slide northward all day and start getting to the Carolina’s coast and lower VA too. A cold front over the MW this morning will connect with this, transfer its energy off the NC coast, and turn into another nor’easter. Good news this time around is that it will be 500 miles farther East than the weekend storm, so most of the rain will be off shore. It’s also a little warmer so snow isn’t even a problem.
The front itself has some rain wrapped into MI, IN, OH and KY this morning. It should peter out over PA, but some clouds will get into the Mid Atlantic and the NE, but not a problem. The temps ahead of this storm system will rise well above freezing, so all the NE snow will continue to melt. The rest of the country is dry until you reach the NW. Some rain and mountain snow is affecting MT and ID, but the Winter storm watch is in effect for WY for tomorrow.
It’ll be a little breezy in the Bay Area today, so some travel delays will be around SFO.
Rain for Halloween:
Posted: 05:55 AM ET
Happy Halloween! I couldn't get my hubby to go out this weekend in costume. (It probably stems from the time I had him dress as santa claus on halloween. Meaning he had to be hot and itchy all evening in a fake beard and belly. I make note, this happens to fellas while we women cavort in something creative and cute. Haaa!) Back to the present day: the restaurants were overflowing with people, kids and adults alike, dressing in character just because Halloween was coming! Fun to see.
October 28, 2011
Posted: 01:19 PM ET
You don't need a lot of equipment to get in a good workout around your midsection... your core. Dolvett Quince from "The Biggest Loser" shows Robin Meade how just getting down on all fours is a great start to a strong center.
Quince says if you have a stong core, you'll be able to improve the rest of your workout... lift more, run faster, run longer. So what is your core? It's your torso, your belly and all the way around your back muscles and lower back.
Here are a few moves you can do that require no special gear... all you need is a floor, and the will (watch the video in order to get the form right):
1) Get into a plank position... elbows on the floor, feet behind you up on your toes, back straight. Lean a little left and let your hip fall down to the ground... come back up to the plank position and do the same thing on the right.
2) Again, starting from that same plank position, elbows on the floor, bring your left knee up to you left elbow. Repeat on the right.
3) Now put your palms down on the floor and straighten your arms. As if you were getting ready to do some push ups. Feet still behind you and back still straight. Now push your butt up in the air till your body is in an arch... if you are familiar with yoga, you'll want to end up in the top position of the "downward facing dog" pose. Arch back down to the plank and repeat.
Try those out! Come back in a couple of days and let us know how you feel!
Posted: 12:32 PM ET
Players are calling last night’s Game 6 the best World Series game ever! The Cardinals were down to the final strike of their season… not once, but twice!! The Rangers had the champagne chilling in the clubhouse, ready for a bubbly celebration… But there would be no toasting for Texas because a local St. Louis hero came through to win the game for the Cardinals!
David Freese grew up going to Cardinals games as a kid, dreaming about having a night like last night, but it started out like a nightmare him.
In the 5th inning, Freese camped under a pop-up at 3rd base, but the ball doinked off of his mit and then his head. That eventually allowed the Rangers to take the lead. Fast forward to the 9th, Freese at the plate, the Cardinals are down to their last strike, and Freese has the hopes of his hometown St. Louis on his shoulders… And comes through with a clutch triple to tie the game and send it into extra innings. Then in the 11th inning, Freese hit the game winning home run!!
It’s a story right off of the silver screen!
So now the Cardinals are riding a huge high going into Game 7 tonight.
Can the Rangers pick themselves up to capture their first World Series title ever? Or does this Hollywood story-line continue for St. Louis? The Cards squeezed into the playoffs on the final day of the regular season, and now on the final day of the entire season, they try to become World Champions.
Posted: 12:07 PM ET
The notorious rebel, lover and outlaw, 'Puss In Boots' from the 'Shrek' movies is back in theaters... but this time, he's all on his own. Is this spin-off just a money-grab from the studio trying to milk the 'Shrek' cow? "Not in this case," says Russ Leatherman, aka Mr. Moviefone. He says the animated flick is, "actually, pretty good" and should be a big with families this weekend. Antonio Banderas is back as the voice of the title kitty who continues to be very charming... and a hit with at least one lady cat. ONE SMALL issue... Mr. Moviefone says, "Skip the 3D." It seemed "dark" to him and there are no 'in-your-face' effects that you'll miss if you opt for the less expensive 2D version.
On a much more adult level... 'The Rum Diary' starring Johnny Depp is also out this weekend. Mr. Moviefone says, "You don't have to be drunk to enjoy 'The Rum Diary,' but it isn't going to hurt either." Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: 05:51 AM ET
Will your town do trick or treat this weekend or Monday on the 31st? Difficult choice when it falls so close to the weekend!
Police have to wait to talk to the half-brothers of missing baby Lisa.
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October 27, 2011
Posted: 07:24 PM ET
Here’s the multiple-choice question that should have been running through an Ohio woman’s mind when she was pulled over:
Which of these might have been my worst choice?
Boy, there’s really not a bad answer there. But, we’ll go with C.
Bainbridge, Ohio police say Erin Holdsworth led them on a high-speed chase, with speeds topping out at 128 mph.
She finally had to pull over after she drove over stop sticks that had been put in the road by Geauga County Sheriff’s deputies.
When Holdsworth got out of the car, police say all she was wearing was a fishnet tube top which wasn’t really covering anything, g-string panties and sneakers.
She’s facing multiple charges, including driving under the influence and driving with a suspended license.
Her next court appearance is November 2.
Posted: 11:37 AM ET
Our very own Robin Meade was a guest on “The Gayle King Show” on OWN on Tuesday. The two doyennes of morning TV dished on everything from shoes and music to the key to a successful relationship (hint: work the early morning shift!) Gayle even finessed the title of each of Robin’s 12 songs from her debut album, “Brand New Day” into her intro. The interview reached a fever pitch when Robin and Gayle sang duet to “Put My High Heels On,” and though Gayle is a self-proclaimed bad singer, no glass was broken during the segment.
Roll the clip!
Posted: 11:06 AM ET
Being the first African-American female soloist at the American Ballet Theatre in 20 years definitely makes Misty Copeland a Morning Express with Robin Meade ‘Breakthrough Woman.’ But it’s more than just the color of her skin that makes her an inspiration. Misty is a mentor to girls eager to follow in her footsteps, on the stage and in life. She says, “The challenges of being one of the few black women in this field, gave me this determination not to give up.”
Misty points out that for many the idea of a “classical ballerina” is a “...white woman. Petite. Without curves. So it’s very different from my build and my background.” She’s glad she’s had the opportunity to reshape that perception, “I think I fit a new mold that I’m making for myself of what a ballerina should look like.”
That’s a sentiment you can hear from the girls Misty mentors as well. Imani DeJesus says Misty has taught her, “…even if we’re different, if we’re unique, we can be just as equal as anyone else.”
Filed under: Breakthrough Women
Posted: 08:22 AM ET
Hurricane Rina is looking haggard, and that’s great news for Cancun. Yesterday the storm starting gulping in dry air from the north and that started her decline. Rina should hit the NE coast of the Yucatan Peninsula tonight or tomorrow morning, and then head East towards Cuba. By this time the southwest wind shear will be cutting what’s left of the storm down even further, and at this point it doesn’t appear to be a threat to S FL or the US. I’ll have the forecast from the NHC for you on the show.
A strong cold front is draped across the US from the NE to NM this morning, and heavy pockets of rain are being stirred up. The heavy snow is falling in NM and north TX this morning, but that should exit and turn to rain later today. I saw reports in CO of 18” of snow near Pueblo, with Denver getting over a half-foot of the stuff.
The heavy rain in will bring delays to NYC, Philly, DC, Boston, Detroit, Chicago and Dallas.
TX is getting some beneficial rain today too. This is the first time in a long time that a cold front has made it through to the Lone Star State with enough juice to produce rain and storms, enjoy it! Those are the bullet points, see ya out there.
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