This is the -- castle show. Powered and charge my batteries specialists want to begin the program today ladies and gentlemen by telling you Merry Christmas to you when yours welcome the end of the show. Just wanna do something for you here yesterday you might not know this but. We had a bunch of our soldiers come home. From Afghanistan -- South Carolina and national -- 120 seconds. Came home more than a 150. Soldiers. With these South Carolina national guard's 122. Engineer battalion and welcome -- home. After being deployed in Afghanistan the ceremony. Was held in the west Columbia. These so brave. Men and women. The 122. Engineer supported -- clearance missions. They tore down that healthcare databases during retrograde operations as well as. Helping construction projects in and around eastern and northern Afghanistan. And what what a great -- They're home for Christmas. So what I wanna share with you and get you to think about adds is those that won't be home for Christmas. I get regular emails from an organization. -- Every year trust put together packages for our soldiers. And what are the things they sent me I don't know just moved me I do not know this young soldier's name. But she did this on video. And it just touched me so I wanna share with you. This is a young female soldier with an amazing voice. Sharing this with UN -- from Afghanistan. They say high in June back whom. He and it makes you think -- is to you improvements sent me. It's awesome Christmas stuff so that I can enjoy Christmas and came from different people if you include. So I've decided I -- continue and grow into little pieces to. We'll see who the whole. Old news. You. Teams had. Oh yeah. -- -- Then. New home. Then it is. Moved well boom. And then the I didn't use the. It's her game pain. We. Some are seeing. And well. I mean. The man them all. The last name. Me. All the bowl. Food. Me. It's rare. If the. We mean. Wow I didn't pay. Yeah and new home home. On the wrong. Yeah the she didn't. Yeah. And then ringing. Would. Our good days. -- just amazing. Again I don't -- name. God bless our soldiers and their families. As we now or a week away from Christmas -- Live local -- time is 809 just got this on the text line Ross please I cannot drive with tears in my -- I understand. I was. Reading email I don't know about. 5 o'clock this morning in. I was came across -- set I just kept this year that I just have to share that with you. So beaten Merry Christmas and remember those who. Won't get a chance to be with their families next week. Right comments welcome data or anything else on your mind of course -- advantage talk like numbers rebuild 2329673. 232. WORD. Spartanburg. 5749673574. WORD. And the app for mentioned W award he -- like number 713. 07. I you're gonna have to help me this morning folks. Makes sense. Of all the local news. Com I just. If you know I look at a lot of new stories every day in preparation for this for our program and we have quite a collection this morning so. Triton trial this on for size. Jericho can our in our news department noticed this yesterday fox Carolina has a story but -- day. Area in green Billy -- has been charged after a picture of a dog. Hanging from a balcony. Gained attention on social media in the upstate. Jonathan -- Greenville police department said that Tyler Austin Smith. Was cited with. Quote animal care general. Which is a city ordinance -- said. Smith is the son of the dog owner. And the owner of the dog apparently was out of town. A bunch of folks were. I guess. And they sent a picture on FaceBook that shows. This dog. Suspended. From a balcony by a leash. Under one FaceBook user posted the photo with the caption the owner of this dog lowers him via a harness. -- from a second floor Condo. Just to let him go to the bathroom. You can see him in the air. The police spent an animal control were notified and investigating but. So we're trying to get -- out there on FaceBook please share this. Status. So that we can help this poor puppy. So. And then in the fox Carolina dot com stopper that he they say they have the ordinance up there. And when Jericho and -- told me about this yesterday. I said you know what this reminds me yeah. For those old enough to remember during under the Hitchcock classic. Rear window when Jimmy Stewart. At you know that's where he's sitting in his windows got broken leg and he's nose and all the people and all their apartments around him. And courses of murder going on Raymond -- was a murder where if you remember the movie. And is pretty good movies classic this pitch -- and there was a woman who kept lowering her dog down in little basket. And so I do what I what I heard as I said OK so this guy's got this to not like the dogs hang in by the neck or anything they got to the got to what he called to. A harness. On the logo but apparently this kid was just too lazy. To walk downstairs to let the dog go to the bathroom. And -- This in age everybody everybody's got to camber everybody wants to video. And so now. This bilateral Austin Smith is about in trouble I have no idea. You know what -- what -- is -- the penalty is but this is kind of stuff you know that's going on here and then. -- Spartanburg. So more interesting news they Spartanburg man. Apparently approached an apartment complex pool. With a gun tucked inside his -- shorts. And what. Are you going for a -- memory just happy to see me well and I. You know what I kept thinking it and it is the guy and he he actually pled guilty to -- weapons offense so I don't know that slums of so that's why I've. You know rely on the collective wisdom of the audience. If if you have a CWP. Can you -- I mean this would be. Well it was almost a concealed weapon. A woman told police back in June that she saw this -- stagger. Into a pool area and park place apartment wearing boxers. Socks. And -- Loescher. And she noticed a gun was concealed inside of his boxer shorts but there was a little problem it caused his genitals. To be exposed according to be Spartanburg herald journal. So. Merrill may be the weapon was and is concealed as it as it should have been and no before you called me and ask I do not know the type of weapon or the caliber. But anyway Tyler Scott Hawkins. Probably 42 year old. I had to -- guilty yesterday to unlawful carrying of a pistol. And he agreed to forfeit but it cut back and got. The prosecution. Decided to interest in the enough dismissed the indecent exposure -- approach. As part of the at a plea negotiation he got a one your sentence but it was a suspended to twelve years of probation. He also has been ordered to get an evaluation to determine if he needs substance abuse treatments. You spoke shooters can't make you you can't make up this kind of this is confusing to me so -- so concealed. So if part of the -- is showing. It's not I don't feel it was the -- were word of -- well obviously it's not concealed at the -- showing right. So in order for you have to completely conceal it you can't have any part of the gun show. Well I believe that's what a concealed weapons permit is for if you take it at its face value let's say I don't know the answer. -- that's a good question. If if you have a concealed weapons permit which I do not have been refused to get. But but that's that's another thing but anyway. So the weapon I guess has to be concealed. And what if in the process of concealing a weapon in your boxer shorts. Something else is not concealed. But that part of the charge was dismissed. For some reason. Actually hardy got in trouble floor was not completely concealing the -- well I guess and and and being drunken and going to a local apartment pool. -- apartment complex pool. Wearing nothing but boxer shorts socks and a polo shirt and being drunk. But but apparently he agreed to plead guilty. To unlawful carrying of a pistol. And that they dismissed the indecent exposure charge mobile but what about the well a big guns under his polo shirt he split and alive and well I don't know I wasn't -- it depends on what happened what he set down in the boxer shorts I. I don't know Alonso I mean there's so but that's why need the help -- the audience this morning then in browser. Dozens of squealing pigs have been confiscated and taken to shelters. After the -- owner was evicted from the home where they lived. And Jennifer James. Runs happy hoops. And -- on hard times was evicted from her home down in pills -- And have a landlord -- paid Britain six months and the landlord for. No man. All the way homes. On the -- Gerald Robinson had no idea that James was keeping more. Eggs. Eggs on the property. I mean why did I just think American import chuck I you anyway they've been taken to local shelters -- animal control folks have been busy they rounded up the bigs. And they put them in shelters apparently. Nearly Blackberry belly landfill which of the landfill but I go to the dump -- I go to -- you know we need what when he -- Well I don't know. Listen only. -- -- -- -- We've got people lowering small dogs. From upper balconies because they're too lazy to -- general to take the dog he's out. We've got a man in Spartanburg who had a gun in his boxer shorts. End. He's drunk. He's you know obviously guilty of indecent exposure but he's only charged with a weapon and then we got. People. Keeping pigs on on rental property. A real mess is the story says so just hopefully makes sense of all of this folks if you will comment on better anything else it's 890. Already 26. A little trans Siberian. Orchestra. One week from today and Christmas -- can you believe -- Merry Christmas to you and yours. Thanks for joining us here on the -- castle show on this Tuesday. By the way it's just out new survey. Tuesday is the most productive day of the workweek. According to a new survey from account tips. Human resources managers were asked in your opinion on which day of the week -- employees generally more productive 39%. Of them -- Tuesday as deep. Most productive day of the week. It is held the top spot and other surveys going all the way back to 1987. At the other end. Only 3% -- Thursday and Friday. Which are tied. For the least productive days of the workweek so what is it about two -- don't work. Thursday and Friday are already in the weekend mode Wednesday -- so I guess that makes sense. I guess that makes sense -- thank you for helping new with -- all these bizarre news stories Daniel said there's so -- let me get this right. We've got all McDonald's -- form. We've got old yeah -- getting an elevator ride at a local conduct a condominium complex at another story of a man's weapon in his -- this is news. These are everyday occurrences. Where I live. But she's okay he must live in record you think why you -- gonna break court. Ross. You've played a loving home for Christmas from the young female soldier. It always bothers me when you have people like this brave young lady who we give anything to be home for Christmas. And yet you have people around the -- -- complaining. About having to go and visit their families. For one. Day. Boy that true. We have nothing to complain about folks. Ross on the our Condo thing dog harnesses are perfectly safe. This seems actually pretty ingenious to me. Why go all the way downstairs and you can simply lower the dog from your balcony this guy should start a line of dog harnesses with long leashes on them. Russ on the guy with the gun in his boxer shorts and Spartanburg according to law you were supposed to be able to identify. Then they go on -- is being carried. Russia it is considered a can be considered as brandishing your weapon if it's not properly. Concealed which weren't. But -- -- so quit. -- on the soldier missed two Thanksgiving into Christmas is back to back when I was in the service. It was very lonely as stumbled my life I know how that soldiers. I know how soldiers feel. It feels so good to be with my family at Christmas time now. They are mentally tough so they they have to deal whether it. -- happy who's. Dealt with pot bellied pigs I believe not normal size. From the pictures I'm looking at. It looks like these are normal size pigs and finally this one Bob Ross. This guy and Spartanburg was he carrying a snub nose or long barrel I I do not know. -- lot of local big time is 829 that Russ castle show. Howard and charge my batteries specialists -- 3426. That we have 9 o'clock. -- join us here on this Tuesday. -- Christmas to you and yours anything you wanna talk about a fine -- me. I jump on board the -- advantage talk like numbers the number in -- 2329673. Spartanburg area 5749673. WORD. Text line number is of course 71307. So who. We -- a bunch of and what's proper term here. Strange. Local stories in the news. For example. We have a man in Spartanburg. Who now has pled guilty. Two -- weapons offense. You say will -- what's the big news about bad. Tyler Scott Hawkins. Pled guilty yesterday to be unlawful carrying of a pistol. Agreed to give that up. And the prosecution. Dismissed and and indecent exposure charge. As part of a plea bargain he got a one year sentence suspended -- twelve months probation. And he's gonna have to have an evaluation to determine if he might need a little help when it comes to legal substance abuse it would dismay and did. He walked into an apartment complex pool with a gun tucked inside his boxer shorts. A woman told police she saw mr. Hawkins stagger into the pool area. Park place apartments wearing only his boxers. Some socks. And a polo shirt and a gun was concealed inside his boxers causing. Certain things to be exposed. Did you did you get a charge of criminal domestic violence also pending against mr. -- so we've got that we've got dozens of Triggs. Forty of them being seized. From a residents that down and tells her. Of these folks got evicted. Down and tells her and the landlord said that they have paid their written six months. Well when he got their city had no idea they had forty pigs on the property said it was a big man's. As so yesterday Greenville county animal control rounded up the -- put them in shelters. The landlord was not too pleased. Because big stuff was actually inside the house. On. The resident Jennifer James run something called happy whose. Are poems. And she said I should plan all along to -- care of her pigs over to a friend. Quote we did not abandon the pigs. We put everything into those animals we fell on hard times we had a plan in place when we left I had signed over the page to my friend. Animal control said they will work with local shelters to find new homes for the animals. Her father for Christmas I I can get one of those picks. This nice Christmas ham would be who takes -- And I understand that pigs make great pets and we have a local -- old guy who was spotted by. Those who -- around him at a condominium complex he's lowering his dog down from a upper balcony. Just so the dog can go to the bathroom he used to harness that I guess so either a long leash or rope. And people got real upset about that thought that was some kind of abuse. And there is a local ordinance and he's he's been charged -- so what are collection of new stories are Greg wants to comment on the guy in Spartanburg. With a weapon in his boxer shorts yeah. Heard so much crede to -- Broncos usually makes incidents -- Well. Addressing only the pistol -- -- has gotten yes also there has to be. -- But it's its printing that's OK that I have to do and what if it's what it's discovered. Right there can't be any part of the -- explosions. June tribute. Although dislike bulging or printing that stuff factually accurate are recent printing PRI in G. It's known as printing -- -- that Al orbiter and -- recovering. Call to order were all. Erin -- that's actually. Considered okay stretch as far as I'm short I know what our coastal. As long as no actual metal or plastic part of the unit expunged. So wait a minute now help me understand. So you get a concealed weapons permits. But if it's it can be -- -- think it can it can be obvious to people or can it not BR. He's taken earlier obviously all of covered. I mainly mean that you could this does get -- 44 -- have a big huge bowl right that was probably good yes it was it really conceal them. Sounds good to go and what so many people -- you know cell phone Smartphone to moderate their pockets -- -- -- a -- now you know it could be an iPhone it could be a 22. Don't tell RBIs and a permanent road based on the -- -- -- -- you appeared to permit the church would have been a misdemeanor and trying. Don't all. -- -- -- And most uninteresting he gives the indecent exposure charge dismissed. And they go right for the -- weapons charge and entered his gun. The -- or -- there in order so to speak. Thank you sir and then I got this Ross let's clear this up. This is my rifle this is my -- this is for fighting this is for fund there you go Alonso okay. I'll live local big time 839. I have an alias TSE guidance and crystal I'm stationed here and you can't -- -- South Korea I like to wish my mother and father blending in Anthony Robinson from -- South Carolina I'm happy holidays are not only back up again. God bless you soldier hurry home soon. All right 84614. Away from that so we have all these crazy stories locally by the way you comment on anything in the news that he met the -- -- the news. Eagles advantage talk lines. Pretty slow this morning wide open -- 2329673. Spartanburg 5749673. Never get a busy signal on the WORD text line that number is 71307. So all those crazy stories locally and then national. Two major studies. Making news. And both of them say that multi vitamins. Really don't help. Nor do supplements. The studies released yesterday in the annals of internal medicine. -- the latest to test if these popular supplements. Might go that extra step and concluded that they don't help people for example with heart disease remember. Doctor Cynthia -- role telling Reuters people overtime and particularly people in the United States. Had been led to believe that vitamins and mineral supplements will make them healthier. They're looking for a magic pill. Evidence is sufficient to advise against routine supplementation. Now I've told you before. I'd take. I'd take fourteen or fifteen. Vitamin supplements. Every day in my life. In doing that for years that I guess you could arguable Ross you've shared with -- health problems. They if they don't do any good well. I've actually had that thought before because these things are expensive. I mean in this country we spend billions of dollars on the vitamins. And because many of us have to -- what little fill in the gaps. You know because sometimes die the way food is these days. I'd I thought it was pretty reasonable thinking that you might need to supplement I mean children take you know multi vitamins. Well two new studies and I'm a little bit suspicious of this saying well if you do that then pretty much your stupid. Now I I know I'm not the only one. What more do you think it's really going here when you take the vitamins do you feel like you feel better no because they're not instant. They they don't give -- -- so how do you know the working. Here's -- my way of thinking. Every morning what I think these fourteen different pills that I take their various things that I've read about researched I think makes sense. What I keeps thinking is well I would be a whole lot worse off if I didn't take the 'cause you don't take anything very. No vitamins no unity fast food do you go to the drive through well yeah I get on the living testament of the fast food does look at ultimately all the prescription drugs I simply really worker well I can guarantee that the ones I take work. You can guarantee you know that every single one of them absolutely were well they got medicine works in the blood pressure medicine definitely works trust here's the problem with prescription drugs. What they do many times not every time but what they do many times this mask symptoms so they're not really helping you they're just covering it up pulling your brain right. If you -- Ha okay. That's the same mentality you're out and about the -- the ball -- cell phones. The phones have just exploded here. All right so I know I'm not alone live local -- big time is 849. Married 856 quickly to the phones David your first time. Throughout the -- those studies go total nonsense Becky thank you vitamins and minerals buddy you're Smart guy. Bottom line is great banks that Beckham -- -- I can thank you real quickly number warmth that -- is that they do when they do the testing. They usually use and under those there's so it makes should get a result. They're basically. Is in favor of the drug cartel the Rockefeller drug cartel number two they usually use sympathetic type moment. Maybe a laboratory -- -- hold food -- sources good example. Vitamin me. Very expensive real -- comedy. But what sold you know all of pharmacies and stuff like that is just 11 part of by Menino ordered to report different. -- copper and all of a practical way to -- out there by terminate if you really buy vitamin -- it's expensive it's not suited. So they use crime resources and of course they -- crappy results. Yeah there was a report on a couple of weeks ago because apparently this is the next big thing at tech vitamins and supplements that found. Because it's on there are also making the case for regulation of these things does -- -- at -- the story installment. The story was they tested some capsules that they had -- and they found out that they basically were followed -- pull weeds so. Is this a sneaky way to make the case for more regulation if vitamins and supplements really work I guess. That would make -- death panels job a little artery anyway -- in Spartanburg hi Jeremy. Amy and I am a big time vitamin taker as you well medal and -- -- -- -- for years I lost weight but still like they're -- decade later. What they want to let people know if you're honest that broke a cholesterol lowering. You'd better well eat baking cookies and that the format because that drug works with what you're saying rest. -- -- mechanism of making work it's our involve certain banks or being a firm -- into production quote you can write what they see help. Right -- make sucker -- -- you think you're -- is part of your heart healthy you're taking away -- buried -- -- I take Coke each kick it co Q ten I take grows very patrol. I take it something I saw on dark draws -- ubiquity all I mean that -- -- about this if this story if these two studies are true. Then I guess that makes doctor Oz just an absolute liar. Because how many times as he had a program. On these various supplements that did that people take. And it has actually recommended that people take these certain things. I don't know there's some -- I saw the story this morning and it doesn't surprise me. But I I thought. I there's going to be a lot of people would take multi vitamins and different mineral supplements every day and the gist of this story is up you're just wasting. Your money. We'll continue this in the next hour hope you stick around right now it's 859 live local update time.