Here are just a few things in Chad’s Pile that you will hear on Lubbock’s First News this morning. Give Chad your feedback on the steaming topics.

1. Ron Paul has a new fan (link)

Count Barry Manilow as a Ron Paul fan. According to the Daily Caller, Manilow agrees with a lot of what Ron Paul says.

Grammy award-winning musician Barry Manilow told The Daily Caller that he agrees with “just about everything” 2012 Republican presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul says, calling him a “solid” contender for the highest office in the land.

“I like him. I like what he says, I do. I like what he says. I think he’s solid,” said Manilow, who confirmed to TheDC in an interview at the Capitol on Thursday that he contributed to Paul’s last campaign for president.

“I agree with just about everything he says. What can I tell you?” Manilow added.

Hey, I sorta agree with Ron Paul on everything too. On the fiscal and social issues, Paul is dead on but when it comes to the military and blaming America for September 11th... he loses me and many others.

I wonder if Ron Paul is a Barry Manilow fan.

2. Michelle Obama ruins kids menus (link)

If I was a kid I would so hate Michelle Obama.

Michelle Obama said Thursday that a pledge by the Olive Garden and Red Lobster restaurants and their sister chains to serve healthier meals is a "breakthrough moment" for the industry.

Darden Restaurants Inc. is pledging to cut calories and sodium in its meals by 10 percent by 2016, and 20 percent over a decade. Among promised changes for children: no more french fries. A fruit or vegetable side will become standard with kids' meals. One percent milk also will be served, including free refills, unless an alternative drink is ordered.

They serve fries at Olive Garden? I had no idea.

3. FACT: Breasts are dangerous. (link)

Well this is a fun story. Court rules sunbathing topless violates 'public sensibilities'. A woman in New Jersey was arrested for sunbathing topless. Her argument was that since men can go around topless, women should be able to as well. Well... she lost.

An artist crusading for the right to sunbathe topless in New Jersey beach town has lost her bid after an appeals panel ruled baring breasts violates 'the public's moral sensibilities.'

Phoenix Feeley, aka Jill Coccaro, won a settlement for going topless in New York City six years ago, but must keep covered in the Garden State.

The two-judge panel - one male and one female - ruled Wednesday against Ms Coccaro's challenge to Spring Lake's public nudity law.



These and many more topics coming up on Friday’s edition of Lubbock’s First News with Chad Hasty. Tune in mornings 6-9am on News/Talk 790 KFYO, streaming online at, and now on your iPhone and Android device with the radioPup App.