Here’s a quick guide to what’s on NewsOK.tv today. Check out the Shaq video, the Bedlam videos – we have OSU coach Mike Gundy and a Heisman update – and Thanskgiving/holiday videos.
Those guys at NASA are at it again. Not satisfied with ink pens that write upside down, now they have coffee cups that won’t spill that last drop.
NASA astronaut Don Pettit loves his coffee. So it comes as no surprise that he found a way to drink coffee from a cup, instead of the traditional straw, on his day off Sunday aboard the International Space Station.
Drinking any liquid in the weightless environment of space could be a messy affair. With hot coffee, it could be a potentially scalding affair. So astronauts use silver pouches and plastic straws to sip anything from water to orange juice to Pettit’s beloved space java.
“We can suck our coffee from a bag, but to drink it from a cup is hard to do because you can’t get the cup up to get the liquid out, and it’s also easy to slosh,” Pettit told Mission Control while sending a video of his new invention to Earth.
The latest use of a dead celeb to pitch a product. This time – the Nokia N96.
Apparently so. OKC’s mayor did the chicken dance with the kids at Western Village Academy this morning. Western Village is one of four schools in Oklahoma participating in the Move for Life health initiative.
Mayor Cornett spoke candidly to the kids, asking them questions about health, the importance of brushing their teeth and overall fitness. The kids had warmed up through their Move for Life routine before the mayor arrived. Leaving only the infamous chicken dance to be performed.
Here’s more from INTEGRIS Health:
With the rate of obesity on the rise in Oklahoma, INTEGRIS Health feels the need to do what we can to combat this problem. Our objective is to reduce the risk of obesity by providing health and nutritional education in conjunction with a regimented physical education program.
The Move For Life Schools program works in conjunction with physical education departments, faculty and staff at some of the elementary schools in the metro area and two elementary schools in Seminole Oklahoma in conjunction with INTEGRIS Seminole Medical Center. Our goal is to educate the students about the benefits of good nutrition and physical activity which will prepare them to make choices that will improve their lives.
With the use of incentives, objectives are reached consistently and at a rapid pace. A walking program that rewards the top two students with bicycles at the end of the school year is one of the incentives that have been readily accepted by the students. Another example is “cool cash”. Students are awarded “cool cash” for participation in activities that promote a healthy mind and body. The “cool cash” is then redeemed for items the students can purchase from the “cool cash cart”.
The program is currently in place at Western Village Academy, and Ridgeview Elementary in Oklahoma City and at Woodrow Wilson Elementary and Northridge Elementary in Seminole Oklahoma.
Toni Hoffman is opening Sara Sara Cupcakes next Tuesday, fulfilling a promise to her niece. Read an excerpt from Steve Lackmeyer‘s reporting back on Sept. 3, 2008.
It was Easter 2007 and Toni Hoffman was doing what she always did with her niece Sara when the family gathered together — making cupcakes.
This is, after all, not just any family — but the descendants of legendary judge Joe Cannon.
“My family is very gregarious and loud,” Hoffman said. “But my niece was the shy one. And for years, we baked cupcakes — it was our own special thing.”
Just as Hoffman was showing Sara Brinson how to create a carrot design atop a cupcake, the 18-year-old made a vow to her aunt: “You and I are going to run a cupcake shop together someday.” Hoffman was puzzled — she repeated what Brinson said to make sure she heard her correctly.
“Yeah,” Brinson said, “that’s all you and I know how to do.”
‘I made a promise’
The next day, Brinson died from sudden cardiac arrest. Three months later, Hoffman was watching “Jimmy Kimmel Live” when she heard the host discuss the reason he loved Los Angeles — the city’s cupcake bakeries. Hoffman called her sister Dana, Sara’s mother, after the late-night show was over and pitched Sara Brinson’s idea. Dana Brinson reminded Hoffman they didn’t know how to operate a bakery.
“I don’t care,” Hoffman said, “I made a promise — we’ll figure it out.”
And that, Hoffman said, is the start of the story of how she decided to open Sara Sara Cupcakes. The location for this new venture, a dilapidated 102-year-old house at 7 NW 9, is yet another story. The property is part of a stretch of properties being redeveloped by Steve Mason, owner of the Iguana Mexican Grill, Earl’s Rib Palace and Cardinal Engineering.
The cupcakes are quite tasty, check out the menu for more. They brought a few crimson and cream examples, which disappeared quickly from the Studios’ green room.
The video will be posted this weekend on NewsOK.com.
Apple recently hooked up with Best Buy to sell iPhones, in addition to Apple stores and AT&T stores. Now comes a memo that Wal-Mart may sell my favorite phone soon. But after Christmas. Read this report from AlleyInsider for why, and why it may make sense.