Thursday, April 1, 2010

4/01 - Roger Craig, Allan Fung, Matt Marr

Roger Craig - Three-time Super Bowl Champion and four-time Pro Bowler with the 49ers
Roger Craig spent eleven years in the National Football League looking for the end zone. Now, Craig has partnered with WFN, the nation’s only 24-hour fishing lifestyle TV channel, and is looking for one lucky person to take fishing as part of a WFN Bay Area promotion. The winner and Craig will have their fishing adventure covered by a WFN crew, and it will air on the network, giving the lucky winner a rare chance to appear on national television. The grand prize also includes $1,000 in cash and WFN merchandise. Additionally, WFN and Craig will select one early bird contestant who will win two luxury suite tickets to an upcoming San Francisco Giants home game.

Matt Marr  "Minute to Win It"
His episode aired on March 28th but continues on April 4.  Matt Marr (30) Los Angeles, CA - Hometown: Lone Grove, OK  Marital Status: Single, no children  Occupation: Law Clerk  Matt Marr grew up in a small southern town called Lone Grove, OK where he lived with his parents and his older brother, Brian. Matt was very involved with singing growing up and moved to LA to pursue opera. He decided that wasn't for him and is currently working to become a licensed therapist.  NBC's new game show "Minute to Win It," hosted by All-American chef and television personality Guy Fieri ("Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives"), features competitors participating in a series of simple, yet nerve-wracking, games that can lead to a $1 million prize. In each one-hour episode, competitors will face 10 challenges that escalate in level of difficulty using everyday household items. Each game has a one-minute time limit and failure to finish the task on time will eliminate the contestant. At various points throughout the game, the competitor can walk away with the money earned up to that point -- but it'll take nerves of steel to complete all 10 tasks to win $1 million. The competitors, who come from all walks of life, are shown over 60 games prior to the competition and are encouraged to practice these one-of-a-kind challenges at home.

Mayor Allan Fung's Office - Cranston , RI - History making  floods on East Coast  With Rhode Island bearing the brunt of epic floods, no fatalities had been reported as of Wednesday in that state or surrounding ones.  Safety officials may not have built any arks, but the floods prompted actions on a host of other fronts - National Guard troops were called into Rhode Island and Massachusetts, and in Connecticut they averted a hazardous mess by piling sandbags to keep a sewage treatment plant from becoming engulfed. "We narrowly averted a very bad situation,” Ken Sullivan, the utilities director of Jewett City, told the Norwich Bulletin. Firefighters used inflatable boats to evacuate some residents in Cranston, R.I., and Red Cross workers helped provide shelter nearby for many displaced by the floods.  Emergency workers used backhoes and other equipment to keep residents of one section of Freetown, Mass., from being stranded as waters flowed over an access road. State and local officials kept wary watch on potentially frail dams and bridges, ordering evacuations when they deemed them necessary. On Wednesday, officials in Coventry, R.I., ordered residents to leave one neighborhood out of concern that a nearby bridge on the Pawtuxet River might collapse.  Some flooding rivers won't crest until early Thursday, forecasters say.