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4 things to watch for -- Monday, October 14th

WDIV-TV Local 4's Brandon Roux talks with John Jetts and Jim Galloway of Jet's Pizza

Brandon Roux: So, it's National Pizza Month and although some of us celebrate pizza all year long, we are focusing every Tasty Tuesday in October to some of the great pizza parlors in Metro Detroit. We featured Jason Carr's favorite pizza place in Metro Detroit called Tonia's in Royal Oak. It's very unique, and as our photographer, Bernie Zettner, shot that story, he said Tonia's could be the very best bite of pizza he's ever tasted. Wow!  Then Vizzy's in Westland… home of the 7 pound pizza. Now, this isn't just a chunk of dough, a mound of sauce, and a bucket of cheese. This place also takes great pride in their homemade dough, special sauce, and hand made everything. They do a thin, double crust pizza pies and deep dish pizzas, plus calzones and subs that are up to 14" and 2-3 pounds. Wow!!!!

Next up is Jet's Pizza. Now, normally we don't do chain restaurants on Tasty Tuesday, but we thought we'd take advantage of this Pizza Month to tell the Jet's story which started more than 40 years ago. Without looking, how many Jet's Pizza places are there around the country?  It's pretty incredible. They are in Nashville, Chicago, Denver, and more. I grew up in Chicago and to me, Chicago style pizza was always the super thin crust, cut in squares from a place called DiPiero's in Lake Zurich. So my favorite Jet's pizza is the thin crust (not round or square) BLT pizza. It's delish!!!  I told the Jet's owners that I though most people in the Chicago suburbs don't think of the thick deep dish as THE Chicago Style for pizza. It's the thin crust baby. The Jet's guys told me that now it makes sense to them. When they first opened their Jet's franchises in the Chicagoland area, they weren't selling too many round or 8 corner Detroit Style pizzas. Instead, it was all thin crust. Eventually, the Detroit Style caught on and they are booming in Chicago. There's so much more to the Jet's story, and we'll share it with you this Tuesday on Local 4 News Today.
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Here's what's coming up on Monday, October 14, 2019 on Local 4 News Today

All Morning -- Weather & Traffic on the 4s

Brandon Roux: Columbus Day Monday looks decent with sun and clouds. Cooler air will be pumping in behind the cold front keeping highs only in the 50s to start next week, and then weak rain chances late Tuesday into Wednesday next week and then it's dry to end the work and school week next week as temps try to warm back up just a little bit. We will keep you posted as Michigan temps try to rebound from what will be a refreshingly cooler weekend. 

  • Get the full forecast here

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

  • Check traffic conditions in your neighborhood here

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

Doesn't retirement sound sweet? It could be sour if you're not prepared for it. On Monday, Local 4 Business Editor Rod Meloni will talk qualified retirement plans and early withdrawals. 

6:40 a.m. -- Video Game Addiction

As Americans spend more time playing video games, concerns are growing about how much is too much? Some even say it can be as addictive as cocaine! We spoke with the experts to learn when gaming goes too far and how to get help.

           

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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.

  • Friday Question: Who is considered the founder of Detroit's Theatre Bizarre?
  • Answer: John Dunivant
  • Be sure to watch daily at 6 a.m. and click this link to enter for a chance to win.

National Days: October 14th

  • National Dessert Day
  • Be Bald and Be Free Day
  • National Online Bank Day 
  • National Kick Butt Day
  • Native American Day
  • Columbus Day

History Highlights: October 14th

  • In 1912, Theodore Roosevelt, campaigning for the presidency, was shot in the chest in Milwaukee. Despite the wound, he went ahead with a scheduled speech.
  • In 1926, "Winnie-the-Pooh" by A.A. Milne was first published by Methuen & Co. of London.
  • In 1947, U.S. Air Force Capt. Charles E. ("Chuck") Yeager became the first test pilot to break the sound barrier as he flew the experimental Bell XS-1 (later X-1) rocket plane over Muroc Dry Lake in California. 
  • In 1960, the idea of a Peace Corps was suggested by Democratic presidential candidate John F. Kennedy to an audience of students at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
  • In 1964, civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. was named winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.
  • In 1977, singer Bing Crosby died outside Madrid, Spain, at age 74.
  • In 2007, the reality TV show "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" premiered on E! Entertainment Television.

Celebrity Birthdays: October 14th

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 --

  • Country singer Melba Montgomery is 82. 
  • Singer Cliff Richard is 79. 
  • Singer Justin Hayward of the Moody Blues is 73. 
  • TV personality Arleen Sorkin ("America's Funniest People," "Days of Our Lives") is 64. 
  • Actor Jon Seda 

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Matt Morawski

Matt is the Executive Producer for Local 4 News Today. He's a graduate of Wayne State University and has been with Local 4 for more than a decade.