Sick, Sick, Sick

If you want more evidence that America is going to hell in a shopping cart, read Lisa de Moraes’ TV Column in the Washington Post here.

In her first item, she reports that fans of “Lost” are up in arms because the long-awaited premiere of the show’s final season might be bumped by President Obama’s State of the Union address. Apparently, the White House may move the speech from its traditional late January slot to Feb. 2, which would put it slap up against “Lost.” Gentlemen, start your Twitters!

The second item: The televised funeral of Michael Jackson has been nominated by the NAACP for an Image Award. The category? “Best Variety Series or Special.”

  • Mark Your Calendars for next Tuesday, when 2010 Census officials hold an open house at their new Northern California office in Redding. The event runs from 10 a.m. until noon at 364 Knollcrest Drive. RSVP to 510-4437.
  • If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to quit smoking, you’re in luck. Mercy Medical Center in Redding is offering FREE eight-week smoking cessation classes, starting Jan. 19. For more info, call 246-3729 or click here.
  • Unhappy with your job? You’re not alone. A new survey has found that only 45 percent of Americans are satisfied with their work, the lowest level in the 22 years the survey’s been done. More here.
  • Rules for Successful Living #11: Don’t pick at it.

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