Born and raised in Spokane. Graduated from high school in 1969. Spent 4 years in the Air Force and went into broadcasting after discharge in 1975. Dean has been in the Spokane market since 1982. He is married with 2 children and 2 grandchildren. When Dean’s not working you will most likely find him on the golf course or watching sports!
Teresa has been on the air in Spokane for more than two decades as a co-host & news anchor on two successful morning radio shows and a familiar face to Inland Northwest TV viewers as a morning news reporter and anchor. Her work behind the scenes includes producing and hosting numerous special programs like 4-Your Health, ExplorerTV, and Bloomsday coverage.
Mourners at a funeral in Zimbabwe were shocked when the solemn event turned into a cause for celebration. The family and friends of Brighton Dama Zanthe were filing past his coffin when his former boss noticed that the supposedly dead man's legs were twitching. The shocked funeral-goer says they immediately called an ambulance and Zanthe was transferred to a nearby hospital, where he returned to the world of the living after two days on life support. Zanthe had been sick for a while before he was thought to have passed away last week. He says he has no memory of his so-called death and resurrection, but feels okay now and is just happy to have a second chance.
An increase in rudeness in the workplace is taking its toll, and not just on employees. Nearly half of the respondents in a recent poll say they scale back their efforts on the job after being treated in an uncivil manner. In addition, 47-percent have cut the amount of time they put into their work, and 38-percent admit they've "intentionally decreased the quality of their work." Productivity has also been hurt in other ways. Eight out of ten people who've been the recipient of rude behavior say they've "lost work time worrying about the incident," and 63-percent have "lost work time avoiding the offender." Nearly 80-percent add that their commitment to the job declined, and two-thirds say their "performance declined." A quarter admit they took out their frustrations on customers. Meanwhile, 12-percent quit their job over the way they were treated.
June Cleaver From "Leave It To Beaver" Voted Best Television Mom
June Cleaver, the quintessential 1950s housewife from "Leave It To Beaver, has the title of best television mom, according to a survey by Harris Interactive. With Mother's Day around the corner, Americans were asked which fictional mother from TV history they would most like to have had growing up. June Cleaver, played by the late Barbara Billingsley, clinched the top spot for the second year in a row. "Cosby Show" mom Claire Huxtable is the runner up, followed by Carol Brady from "The Brady Bunch." Debuting on list this year is Michelle Duggar, the real-life mother on the reality show "19 Kids and Counting." "Happy Days'" Marion Cunningham, Lucy Ricardo from "I Love Lucy," and Samatha Stevens from "Bewitched" are among the most beloved TV moms as well.
Three-Quarters Of Adults Don't Express Appreciation For Past Teachers
Today would be a good day to say thank you to a former teacher. May 7th is National Teacher Appreciation Day. About 75 percent of American adults say that haven't taken the time to remember the educators who made an impact on their lives, according to a poll taken by Kars4Kids.com. But it's not that they aren't appreciative -- 80 percent of adults said they have been inspired by the work ethic and community values shown to them by teachers in their youth. Seventy-eight percent said they've had an experience with a teach outside the classroom that enhanced their learning. Three-quarters of respondents also said they hope their own children have the same positive experience from the teachers in their schools.
Not that we are really watching AI anymore but there were some good days for the top "star search" show of all-time. When it comes top the list of judges on the show you may be surprised to learn that Keith Urban is the man.
Keith Urban is apparently making a strong impression on "American Idol." The country star has been named the Fox reality show's best judge in a new Zimbio.com readers' poll. He received 30-percent of the vote to take the top spot on the list. Urban's fellow judge Mariah Carey is landing in second place. She's getting nods from 23-percent to just edge out original "Idol" judge Simon Cowell, who's earning support from 22-percent. No other "Idol" judge past or present received even ten-percent of the vote. Seven-percent like former judge Jennifer Lopez to put her at number four on the list. Current "Idol" judge Nicki Minaj rounds out the top five. Original judge Paul Abdul ranks eighth, while Randy Jackson -- the only original judge still on the show -- follows at number nine. Nearly 14-hundred people took part in the poll.
Zimbio.com's Readers' Poll Best "American Idol" Judge List
1. Keith Urban
2. Simon Cowell
3. Mariah Carey
4. Jennifer Lopez
5. Nicki Minaj
6. Ellen DeGeneres
7. Steven Tyler
8. Paula Abdul
9. Randy Jackson
10. Kara DioGuardi
Doctors Use Tetris To Help Cure Lazy Eyes
Doctors in Canada have found a new reason to play Tetris. A team at Montreal's McGill University published a study earlier this week that says the classic video game can help people with a lazy eye train both eyes to work together. Lead researcher Dr. Robert Hess says Tetris has proved to be much better than the usual treatment of putting a patch over the good eye to make the weak one work harder. Plus, he points out that it's a lot more enjoyable.
Americans can't live without their coffee and smartphones. A group of one-thousand men and women were asked which part of their lives they would be least willing to give up, with the options of coffee, smartphones, alcohol and sex. Twenty-nine-percent of respondents said coffee and 28-percent said smartphones. Alcohol and sex were considered less important, with only 23-percent and 12-percent of respondents, respectively, unwilling to part with them. Only five-percent of women said that they'd be unwilling to give up sex for a week, compared to 20-percent of men. On the other hand, men seem to be less dependent on technology than women. Thirty-four-percent of women said their smartphone would be hardest to let go of, compared to 21-percent of men.
A woman taking her husband's name after marriage is a tradition most American women still agree with. In a poll conducted by Huffington Post Weddings and YouGov, more than 60-percent of women said that a wife should change her last name to her husband's when they tie the knot. Name changing is even more significantly embraced among female Republicans - 81-percent of whom said they agreed, compared to 60-percent of the female Democrats surveyed. Using a hyphen doesn't seem like a popular option for women either. Only 39-percent of respondents said that hyphenation was "a good way for couples to show they respect each other." Forty-one-percent called it "a silly piece of political correctness."
Today is the deadline to file taxes with the Internal Revenue Service or ask for an extension. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the income tax. Here are some more facts about it:
FACT: President Abraham Lincoln created the first income tax in 1862 as a way to help finance the Civil War. The tax topped out at five percent and lapsed after a decade.
FACT: President Woodrow Wilson signed the Revenue Act of 1913 into law, imposing a one percent tax on incomes more than three-thousand dollars for individuals and a percentage point higher for higher incomes. The tax capped at seven percent for income greater than 500-thousand dollars.
FACT: Tax rates reached their highest during World War II, starting at 23 percent for those with the lowest incomes and climbed to a whopping 94 percent for income greater than 200-thousand-dollars.
FACT: The IRS says it lost out on about 450-billion-dollars in 2006 from taxpayers who either underpaid or didn't pay their taxes.