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Annie was born and raised in Northwest Indiana with her younger sister and parents in Hammond. After spending some time out of the area chasing the radio dream she has moved back to start a family with her two main men: Jager the mutt and fiance Rob. When she is not on the air Annie enjoys cheering her favorite Chicago sports teams (Da Bears, Da Bulls, And Da Sox), hiking, and exploring new fairs and festivals! (Anything Deep Fried she's in!) Annie cannot wait to share her life with you on air and is excited to be back in the Region doing what she loves!


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VALERIE HARPER JOINS DWTS DESPITE TERMINAL BRAIN CANCER

Valerie Harper is reportedly going “Dancing with the Stars.”  The actress, who was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, will compete on the show’s new season and has already been practicing with pro partner Tristan MacManus, according to TMZ. When Harper went public with her cancer fight back in March, she said that doctors had given her three months to live. 

DRIVERLESS CARS?

Nissan announced Tuesday that the company will aim to have driverless cars on the market by 2020.  Work has already begun in Japan to build the autonomous driving vehicles, and the automaker's goal is to start testing by the end of 2014.  The company delved into research efforts with universities like Stanford, Carnegie Mellon and Oxford, and is also looking into collaborating with start-ups. 

BABIES LISTEN TO AND REMEMBER WORDS THEY HEAR IN THE WOMB

Parents-to-be who talk and sing to their unborn baby might be giving them a head start when it comes to developing their child's language skills. Finnish scientists said babies still in their mothers' wombs develop a memory of frequently-heard words.  Minna Huotilainen said a baby is not a blank slate when it enters the world and has already learned how his or her family members speak before being born.  She believes the research shows how well a baby's brain adapts to sounds at a very early stage in its life.

 

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LEAVE MILEY ALONE?

Seems like everyone has an opinion on Miley's VMAs performance... we say we're so over it! I like Justin Timberlake's answer...”It's the VMAs, what did you expect?”

AT&T AD STAR BECK BENNETT SET TO JOIN SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE

You know him best as the deadpan moderator of little kids' debates in AT&T's It's Not Complicated ad campaign.  But the man in the suit is set to jump to another, slightly more glamorous role: Cast member of Saturday Night Live.  Beck Bennett is reportedly preparing to join SNL to help fill the shoes of several major players who have left recently, including Jason Sudeikis, Bill Hader and Fred Armisen.

MADDEN 25 IS OUT

EA Sports' Madden 25 hit stores yesterday. Did you already pick it up? I still remember what the original one looked like... man things have changed!

 

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SEAN CONNERY IS NO LONGER IN CONTROL OF HIS SENSES: BEST FRIEND MICHAEL CAINE FEARS 83-YEAR-OLD BOND STAR IS LOSING HIS MEMORY

Screen legend Michael Caine says his best friend - actor Sean Connery - is “no longer in control of his senses” and fears he is losing his memory.  In an interview with German newspaper Bild am sonntag Caine said: “One must have serious concerns for him.”  Bild said the loss of his memory is noticeable and that only a few close friends and confidantes, like Caine, had access to him.  “Connery forgets his life,” was the headline in the paper, Europe's biggest selling Sunday newspaper.

TINA FEY AND AMY POEHLER APPROACHED TO HOST GOLDEN GLOBES AGAIN

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler have reportedly been approached to host the 2014 Golden Globes.  The comediennes, who received rave reviews for their emcee duties last year, have been informally asked by NBC to host the awards show again.  Deadline reports that there have been no actual conversations between Fey and Poehler and the network as of yet.

WONDER WOMAN ON TWO AND HALF MEN?

Former TV Wonder Woman Lynda Carter is heading back to the small screen to join the cast of Two and a Half Men.  The actress will play "a version of herself" in the upcoming 11th season of the sitcom.

 

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BRYAN CRANSTON CAST AS LEX LUTHOR IN MAN OF STEEL SEQUEL

Breaking Bad” star Bryan Cranston has been cast as supervillain Lex Luthor in the Man Of Steel sequel, reports Cosmic Book News.  He joins another high-profile casting in the film - Ben Affleck, who received the role of Batman.

DONALD TRUMP SUED FOR $40 MILLION OVER “PHONY” UNIVERSITY

New York's attorney general has sued Donald Trump for $40 million, claiming the real estate mogul helped run a phony “Trump University” that falsely promised to make students rich.  Instead, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said that the university steered them into expensive and mostly useless seminars, and even failed to deliver promised apprenticeships.  After the lawsuit was filed on Saturday, Trump shot back that it is false and politically motivated.  Schneiderman says many of the 5,000 students who paid up to $35,000 thought they would at least meet Trump but instead all they got was their picture taken in front of a life-size picture of him.

FARMER’S ALMANAC PREDICTION: WINTER IS GOING TO BE MUCH COLDER

The Farmers' Almanac is using words like “piercing cold,” “bitterly cold” and “biting cold” to describe the upcoming winter.  And if its predictions are right, the first outdoor Super Bowl in years will be a messy “Storm Bowl.”  The 197-year-old publication that hits newsstands today predicts a winter storm will hit the Northeast around the time the Super Bowl is played at MetLife Stadium in the Meadowlands in New Jersey.  It also predicts a colder-than-normal winter for two-thirds of the country and heavy snowfall in the Midwest, Great Lakes and New England.  “We're using a very strong four-letter word to describe this winter, which is C-O-L-D.

 

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BEN AFFLECK IS THE NEW BATMAN

Ben Affleck has a pretty tight Batsuit to fill.  Warner Brothers' announced last night that Affleck will replace Christian Bale in the studio's upcoming Batman-Superman flick.  Fresh off the heels of "Argo's" successful award season, Affleck will star as an "older" and "wiser" foil to Henry Cavill's Superman in the as-yet-untitled project, slated for release July 2015.  “

MANY HOLLYWOOD STARS RELY ON STEROIDS TO GET THEIR BUFF BODIES?

Human growth hormone is now as common on the film sets of Hollywood as Botox and Restylane.  Trainer Happy Hill, who helped Jake Gyllenhaal and Ryan Philippe bulk up for roles, estimates that up to 20 percent of Tinsel-town’s leading men are using performance enhancing drugs to get a buff body.

WOMAN SETTLES $105,000 PARKING TICKET BILL

A Chicago woman who racked up more than $105,000 in parking ticket fines has reached a settlement with the city.  Jennifer Fitzgerald's lawsuit against the city alleged her ex-boyfriend registered the offending vehicle in her name without permission before abandoning it at an O'Hare International Airport parking lot, where it received 678 parking tickets in two years.  Fitzgerald's attorney said the car was not towed for 2 1/2 years and should have been removed far earlier. A judge tossed out Fitzgerald's lawsuit in April and urged the two sides to reach a settlement.  Fitzgerald has now agreed to pay a reduced bill of $4,470.  Fitzgerald's suspended driver's license will be returned to her when she pays off the fine.  Her ex-boyfriend has agreed to contribute $1,600 toward the sum.

 

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