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January 27th, 2011
02:11 PM ET

You Choose! The Winning Story!

KKK Poster in School Lobby
An Illinois mom posted a picture on Facebook of the KKK poster in the lobby of Greenfield Central High School in Greenfield, Illinois.  The poster shows a Klu Klux Klan member in full garb and a burning cross.  The school says the poster is actually promoting a play about the evils of racism.  via WISH

Breathalyzer Required for School Dance
A breathalyzer required for a school dance?   The Sweetheart Dance at Medina High School in Ohio is causing quite a stink.  Kids will be required to test for alcohol before being allowed.  They are also banned from wearing risque clothing and dirty dancing.  The school says they've had a problem with kids showing up to dances drunk.  via WJW

Glow-in-the-Dark Surfing
The glow-in-the-dark surfer!  According to, this is Mark Visser surfing Hawaii's famous Jaws Break which usually has waves of 30 to 40 feet high.  Mark strapped on lighting to his body and his surfboard.  There were also helicopters above shooting light onto the wave.  The result?  Some of the best surfing video you've ever seen.  via WIRED

Filed under: Ali Velshi • Anchors
January 27th, 2011
01:11 PM ET

BIG I: Smart Appliances

Appliances that talk to you, talk to the repair center and give you suggestions on saving energy!

They're called smart appliances.  For today's Big I, we focused on Kenmore's brand new technology called Kenmore Connect.

Click here to check out Kenmore Connect.

Click here to link up to Kenmore's Facebook page.

Filed under: Ali Velshi • Anchors • The Big I
January 27th, 2011
09:33 AM ET

All-Black Homerooms for School Kids

I want your input.  What do you think about all-black homerooms for schools kids?  Before you react, please check out this article from Lancaster News.

Filed under: Ali Velshi • Anchors • Chalk Talk