Word out of the sports world on Sunday was that former Arena Football League team owner Jon Bon Jovi is interested in buying the NFL’s Buffalo Bills. They aren’t for sale, but with owner Ralph Wilson at 95 years old, it's believed his family will unload the team when his time is up.
Sources say Jon has “spent considerable time in the Buffalo-area getting to know politicians and power brokers and even added a date there late in a recent tour to allow for more time to allocate to the matter.” In addition to once owning the Philadelphia Soul of the AFL, he also tried becoming a minority owner of the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons, but has his sights set on being a principle owner.
And here is something new regarding Richie Sambora leaving the Bon Jovi tour in the spring. Sources say it’s because Jon wanted to cut costs so he can afford to buy a team. Sambora was the highest-paid band member.
This recession has really shaken up the job market – and some big trends have emerged.
While some fields have shrunk, others have really heated up.
Here’s a rundown of some occupations that are expected to be hot over the next decade:
An animal shelter in Philadelphia recently took in two eight-month-old pit bull brothers named Jeffrey and Jermaine, and quickly realized Jeffrey was blind. But he got around okay, because Jermaine has learned to act as his seeing-eye dog.
Basically, Jeffrey walks behind Jermaine with his head resting on his back, and Jermaine just goes about his business. But when they're separated, they freak out.
So the shelter realized they had to find someone willing to adopt bothBOTH dogs, which is normally pretty tough, especially when one has special needs. So last week, they posted a photo of the two dogs sleeping together, with their ARMS around each other.
And the photo was so touching, that in two days, Jeffrey and Jermaine's adoption page got over three million hits with people from all over the WORLD trying to adopt them.
The shelter stopped accepting applications on Tuesday, because so many people had applied. Now they're sifting through candidates to find the best match. But they want to remind people that there are a lot of other dogs out there who still need a home.
Paul Rodgers will release The Royal Sessions, an album of classic R&B and soul covers, on February 4th. You can now listen to a few snippets of the songs, which were made famous by Otis Redding,Albert King, Ann Peebles and others via a short behind-the-scenes video in which he talks about the music.
All proceeds from the album will be donated to Memphis-area music education programs.