Thursday, July 3, 2008


Ah, the first wedding dance ... Whatever song you pick -- it's "your song" for all of eternity. Here are some of the most requested first dance songs:(according to a mobile DJ survey conducted by

Unforgettable (Nat King Cole)
Can't Help Falling In Love (Elvis Presley)
Can I Have This Dance (Anne Murray)
The Way You Look Tonight (Frank Sinatra)
It Had To Be You (Harry Connick Jr.)
What A Wonderful World (Louis Armstrong)
Endless Love (Diana Ross and Lionel Richie)
Faithfully (Journey)
No Ordinary Love (Sade)
Here And Now (Luther Vandross)
I Swear (John Michael Montgomery or All 4 One)
I Can Love You Like That (John M. Montgomery)
Power Of Love (Celine Dion)
I'll Be There (Mariah Carey)
On Bended Knee (Boyz II Men)
At Last (Etta James)
Unchained Melody (The Righteous Brothers)
When A Man Loves A Woman (Percy Sledge or Michael Bolton)

Here are some tips on how to stay cool this summer and save money at the same time.

-Keep shades, blinds and curtains closed. About 40 percent of unwanted heat comes through windows. Simply drawing blinds and curtains, which act as a layer of insulation, can reduce heat gain to your apartment or home.

-Turn off all unnecessary lighting and appliances. For example, turning off your desktop computer and monitor for two additional hours per day could reduce your annual electric consumption by up to 1.5 percent.

-Raising your air conditioner thermostat by five degrees could save you up to 1 percent on your annual electric bill. Also, use programmable thermostats, timers for indoor and outdoor lights and other automated devices to further reduce energy use.

-Changing your central air conditioner air filter monthly could save you up to 2 percent on your annual electric bill.

-Wash only full loads of dishes and clothes and do so during cooler times of the day.

-Also, use a microwave to cook instead of an oven, or barbecue outside, if possible.

-Look for an ENERGY STAR(R) label when replacing or installing ceiling fans, window air conditioners or refrigerators. For example, replacing your old refrigerator with a new unit could save up to 7 percent on overall electric use.

About 320,000 Jardine cribs sold by Toys “R” Us and Babies “R” Us stores are being recalled because four children became trapped. The wooden slats and spindles on the crib frames can break, allowing children to get trapped in the remaining gap. The Consumer Product Safety Commission reported 42 incidents of broken slats and spindles. This includes four instances of children getting trapped, two of whom suffered cuts and bruises.

The recalled cribs were manufactured in China and Vietnam by Jardine Enterprises and sold by Toys “R” Us retailers: KidsWorld Stores, Geoffrey stores, Toys “R” Us and Babies “R” Us.

KidsWorld and Geoffrey stores are no longer in operation, but sold the recalled cribs when they were open.

The cribs were sold around the country between January 2002 and May 2008. For more info, call 800-646-4106.