Thursday is world Diabetes Day, a day that many will reflect on how being a diabetic has impacted their lives, but not stepped in the way of their dreams. Indy car racer, Charlie Kimball followed his dreams despite being diagnosed in 2007.
“If I manage my nutrition and my hydration and follow my blood sugars well enough, when I get in the cockpit for the race, all of I have to think about is racing.”
Kimball is the first driver with diabetes to win an Indy race. He was a guest on the AM Edition Wednesday morning.
The police department in North Wales has a new leader. Law enforcement veteran Alex Levy was sworn in as borough police chief during a ceremony at North Wales Elementary School Tuesday night. Levy spent more than 35-years with the Upper Moreland Police Department and he says borough residents will see him on patrol. The North Wales Police Department currently has nine law enforcement officers including the chief.
The ISON Comet is coming for a Thanksgiving visit, according to the Editor of Astronomy, David Eicher.
“Right now, it’s in the morning sky and it’s going to be in the morning sky and it’s going to be in the morning sky after Thanksgiving. Briefly, it’ll be close to the sun. On the 27th, 28th and 29th it’ll be in the daytime sky. But right now it’s just getting up to the point where it’s close to being visible to the eye alone, now that’s in a really dark sky away from the city. You’ll need a pair of binoculars or a small telescope. In a week or so it should be a naked eye object.”
Eicher was a guest on the AM Edition Wednesday morning. You can find out more about the ISON Comet at Astronomy.com
Veterans are being honored and remembered for sacrifices they made on behalf of their country. Victoria Nevins son, Liam, was killed in Afghanistan on September 21st. Liam Nevins attended Owen J. Roberts High School and graduated from Bristol Borough High School in 2000.
“He loved being a member of the Special Forces. He was a great son.”
Carolyn Grashof of Fitbody Personal Training, will hold the 1st annual Memorial Boot Camp in honor of Nevins on Sunday, November 17th from 10am to 12pm at Charleston Park, located Township Line Road and Cold Stream Road in Phoenixville.Money raised at the event will go toward the Special Forces Charitable Trust.
Bucks County resident, Jack Urban, joined the Air Force in 1967. Urban says, he’s still in touch with several of the men he served with in Vietnam.
“Though we are not blood brothers, it definitely feels like we are connected in that way. I was in Da Nang, also known as Rocket City. We looked out for each other. It was a very tense environment with rockets exploding. I’m certainly lucky to be here today.”
Dave Gordon, Co-host of the WNPV program, Security Advisors on Radio, served around the world in the U.S. Marine Corps.
“We had a sense of duty. I cherish my days of being a Marine and serving my country. It made me a better person for serving the nation I love.”