It's the Thursday, July 10th, 2008 edition of The Breakfast Club on News-Talk 1450 KFIZ. For all of your local news, weather, and sports head to KFIZ.com.
6:17am: Karl's Weather:
TODAY....SUNSHINE WITH A HIGH OF 81.
TONIGHT...CLOUDY WITH A LOW OF 66.
FRIDAY...A CHANCE FOR A MORNING SHOWER, THEN SUNNY WITH A HIGH OF 90.
SATURDAY...PARTLY SUNNY, LESS HUMID WITH A HIGH OF 84.
SUNDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY WITH A HIGH OF 78.
6:40am: In 1890 Wyoming became our 44th state...In 1912 the highest temp every recorded happend when Death Valley, California hit 134 degrees...IN 1965 The Rolling Stones hit #1 on the music charts.
6:50am: KFIZ News Quiz: Steve Schawandt won a four pack of tickets to Festa Italiana and also a Coco Puffs Prize Pack for knowing gas is at $402.9 in FDL.
Northwest to cut 2,500 jobs
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Another airline is planning to trim jobs and
charge more in fees to try to make up for high fuel prices.
Northwest Airlines says it will cut 2,500 jobs and will begin
charging $15 to check a single piece of luggage. It will charge as
much as $100 to redeem a frequent-flier award ticket.
The airline said it expects the new fees to add up to 300
million dollars a year in revenue.
Northwest said the job cuts - which represent about 8 percent of
its work force - will include front-line and management workers. It
said it will start with voluntary departures and leaving open jobs
unfilled before moving to furloughs to reach the 2,500 total.
STEVE & BARRY'S-BANKRUPTCY
Clothing chain seeks Chapter 11 protection
NEW YORK (AP) - Steve & Barry's made a name for itself by
selling low-priced clothing. As it turns out, they may have been
The operator of a chain of 276 stores in 39 states has filed for
Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. It's also revealed that it's
considering a plan to sell all or some of its assets to repay
outstanding debt, and was eliminating 172 corporate and field staff
The New York-based retailer made a splash with merchandising
endorsements with actress Sarah Jessica Parker and other
It joins home furnishings chain Linen 'n Things, catalog
retailer Lillian Vernon and specialty retailer Sharper Image in
filing for bankruptcy protection this year.
Steve & Barry's officials blamed a cash crunch as a result of
tighter credit markets and sluggish economic conditions. That hurt
its plans to open stores and its ability to borrow money.
The retailer was founded in 1985. Its success was built on
selling $10 fashions while keeping costs low by using virtually no
advertising, manufacturing its own clothes and selling in large
7:18am: Brian Carter from Fond du Lac Seafood checked in. Stop by his store at 63 North Main Street. You are always encouraged to call in your orders to 517-TUNA (8862). Visit them on the web at fdlseafood.com.
If you call by 4pm today you can get your order in for garlic & herb, potato encrusted salmon.
7:25am: CW Smith Jewlers Birthdays: Jessica Simpson is 28...Country signer Ken Mellons is 43...Arlo Guthrie is 61.
8:20am: Paula Price from the Ripon Chamber of Commerce checked with an update of what's going on in Ripon. It's Riponfest Weekend. If you need more info call the Ripon Chamber at 920-748-6764 or check here their website by clicking HERE.