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4 things to watch for -- Monday, October 7th

Brandon Roux and family

Brandon Roux: Happy Hunting Season! The weather sure is cooperating for the hunters staying nice and cool during the morning hours and comfy in camo too. I tried to get into hunting, but it didn't take. When I was in College (Iona College New Rochelle, NY), my uncle who was an avid hunter, taught me how to shoot a rifle, took me to Hunter's Safety Classes, and even bought me a beautiful Remington 700 rifle with a scope. The first time I went hunting was in the Catskill Mountains in New York. I was with my uncle and his hunting buddies, and they instructed me to go to a certain area on the bottom of a steep slope where I was to wait until the group flushed the deer my way. After only about an hour or an hour and a half, a small herd of deer sauntered across the top of the slope from my right to left. There were about 6-8 deer and at least one buck that I remember. My gun didn't have the scope on yet but I got the group in my crosshair nonetheless. The first rule you learn in Hunter's Safety Class is: be sure of your target, AND what's beyond. 

I guess I didn't know where my group of deer flushing men was coming from exactly, but I was too nervous to risk it, and I never pulled the trigger. Was it because I was afraid of possibly hitting my uncle or his friends? Or, was I just not ready to take down one of these beautiful creatures? I still don't know.  What I do remember from that hunting trip back in 1995 was not hearing the end of it from the hunting group about not taking the shot I had. I mean… they let me have it. I only went hunting one other time and that was it. My family, we're more into fishing. I've chased down Arctic Grayling, 30 pound Northern Pike, Huge Lake Trout, and a strange one called a Burbot which looks like a catfish and an eel combined. In fact, I recently went to Colorado river fishing for trout with my High School buddies and had a blast. Happy hunting!  

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All Morning -- Weather & Traffic on the 4s

Brandon Roux: It's going to be a nice and bright first half of next week with sunshine Monday through Thursday.  One computer model tries to throw a few showers at us Monday and we'll keep you posted but right now, there are more signs for dry weather.

The one exception again will be our North Zone and into parts of Canada. Most of next week brings morning lows down into the 40s, and afternoon highs in the mid 60s with tons of sun and no great signs of wet weather until maybe Friday or Saturday of next week. We'll keep you posted!  

  • Get the full forecast here

Kim DeGiulio will also help us get around the orange barrels with weather and traffic on the 4s.

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All Morning -- The Week Ahead

There's always so much happening here at home, in Washington D.C. and all across the country. We'll take a look at some of the big stories that will be unfolding in the week ahead.

6:10 a.m. -- Money Monday

As we near the end of the year, we need to start focusing a little more on our finances. Rod Meloni will talk taxes and investing on Monday.

6:40 a.m. -- Supplement Warning

The promises can be enticing -- lose 30 pounds in 30 days without diet or exercise, triple your metabolism with just one pill. While health supplements make big claims on their labels, health experts say there's no such thing as a quick fix. Dr. Frank McGeorge and consumer investigator Hank Winchester team and reveal what you really need to know about  health supplements.

           

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Today's Trivia Retake 

Every weekday morning at 6 a.m., we ask you a trivia question on Local 4 for a chance to win a prize.

National Days: October 7th

  • National Chocolate Covered Pretzel Day 
  • National LED Light Day
  • National Frappe Day
  • National Inner Beauty Day
  • National Consignment Day 
  • National Child Health Day

History Highlights: October 7th

  • In 1777, the second Battle of Saratoga began during the American Revolution. (British forces under General John Burgoyne surrendered ten days later.)
  • In 1916, in the most lopsided victory in college football history, Georgia Tech defeated Cumberland University 222-0 in Atlanta.
  • In 1949, the Republic of East Germany was formed.
  • In 1954, Marian Anderson became the first black singer hired by the Metropolitan Opera Company in New York.
  • In 1982, the Andrew Lloyd Webber-Tim Rice musical "Cats" opened on Broadway. (The show ended its original run on Sept. 10, 2000, after a then-record 7,485 performances.)
  • In 1992, trade representatives of the United States, Canada and Mexico initialed the North American Free Trade Agreement during a ceremony in San Antonio, Texas, in the presence of President George H.W. Bush, Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney (muhl-ROO'-nee) and Mexican President Carlos Salinas de Gortari.

Celebrity Birthdays: October 7th

Celebrating a birthday Monday? Submit a Sunshine Award here and we could say your name on Local 4 News Today during our 6 a.m. show.

Here's who you're sharing a birthday with --

  • Musician John Mellencamp is 68. 
  • Cellist Yo-Yo Ma is 64. 
  • Gospel singer Michael W. Smith is 62. 
  • Reality competition judge Simon Cowell is 60. 
  • Singer Toni Braxton is 52. 
  • Singer Thom Yorke of Radiohead is 51. 

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