Wednesday, June 19 2013 1:47 PM EDT2013-06-19 17:47:57 GMT
DENVER (KUSA/CNN) - A military widow wants to know why another woman's name is engraved on her husband's headstone. She discovered the mistake while visiting his grave at Fort Logan Cemetery in Denver. "IMore >>
A military widow wants to know why another woman's name is engraved on her husband's headstone.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 9:29 AM EDT2013-06-19 13:29:19 GMT
NEW WEST MINISTER, CANADA (WAVE) - A second grader with a disability was seemingly shunned during a class picture. For Anne Belanger, the photo was completely unacceptable. Her son, Miles, was pushedMore >>
A second grader with a disability was seemingly shunned during a photo shoot at his elementary school.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 12:32 PM EDT2013-06-19 16:32:33 GMT
The search for a missing 10-month-old boy from Birmingham is over. Birmingham police say he and his alleged captor were found in Dallas, Texas around 11:30 Tuesday night. A missing child alert was issuedMore >>
The search for a missing 10-month-old boy from Birmingham is over. Birmingham police say he and his alleged 14-year-old captor were found in Dallas, Texas around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday night.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 3:13 PM EDT2013-06-19 19:13:33 GMT
A Baton Rouge couple and their five children are safe and are thankful they survived a fire that destroyed their home early Wednesday morning.More >>
A Baton Rouge couple and their five children are safe and are thankful they survived a fire that destroyed their home early Wednesday morning. The father was at work when the fire started and the mother jumped into action to get her children out of the house.More >>
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -
Thanksgiving is a week from Thursday, but some local shoppers say they feel
like they're being forced to forget that holiday.
"I think we're kind of like forgetting the part as far as being
thankful, and just jumped to Christmas and just saying 'gimme, gimme,
gimme'," said future holiday shopper Grace Jones.
"What happens is, you don't get a chance to really appreciate fall
coming, and the holidays of the fall, and Thanksgiving and everything about it
before all of a sudden now you've got Christmas," said Nancy Pivik, who
feels like the Christmas shopping pressure is here too early.
LSU marketing professor Ofer Mintz says what seems like an early Christmas
craze, is simply retailers' response the nation slowly coming out of the
recession and a huge spike in holiday spending.
"For example, in Halloween, there ended up being more money spent on
Halloween costumes this year in adults and kids combined than there was on the
presidential election," said Mintz.
Mintz says new technology and social media blitzes is also forcing stores to
start thinking Christmas earlier than in the past.
"We have more competition now. There's online stores that take away
their profit margins, and so now they have to figure out, okay if they're
interested earlier...okay why not, we'll open earlier and see if that works,"
Walmart for example will start their Black Friday sale hours at 8 p.m. on
Thanksgiving night. Some shoppers predict Christmas shopping will start even
earlier than that in near the future.
"I think it's going to become Black Thursday, honestly," said
Katie Zehnder, who understands the retail and consumer side of holiday
shopping. "I just think that Thanksgiving's going to become pretty
obsolete, and everyone's just going to be out shopping on Thanksgiving