Readers of News 4’s website had a lot to say about a variety stories on our site throughout the previous week involving a major city’s soda wars, a historic blizzard, and a unique set of trading cards.
Monday, a judge overturned the ban on sodas over sixteen ounces being sold in certain places in New York City. On our Facebook page, Brenda Young reacted to the news by saying [I] “Understand the concern, but if people can walk in a retail store and get whatever they want this will not really help.” Sherline Hudson responded to the story by saying, “I think it was a dumb idea in the first place...”
This week marks the twentieth anniversary of the Blizzard of 1993, a historic storm called the “Storm of the Century” by some. It brought snow to much of Alabama, while other places saw ice and even strong thunderstorms. On WTVY’s Facebook page Debi Parnell shares her memories of the epic winter storm: “I remember not having power for about 3 days. Our friends came to stay with us. We depended on the fireplace for warmth and cooking. The kids had fun jumping on the ice-coated trampoline. Really cold-- but, really wonderful memories!” And, Tamara Campbell recalls the storm, saying, “Everyone was tubing down the hills at the college. It was so windy it wasn't much fun to be out in.”
Earlier, News 4 showed viewers the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic trading cards from Enterplay, which are popular with Bronies, adult fans of the animated series. On Twitter, Nathan Young responded to the story, saying that he “[l]ove[s] seeing Alabama TV stations talking about geeky stuff!” and “Guessing you are a brony-friendly news network. Love to see more geeky stories!” Meanwhile, a user on our webchannel, going by the username “Some Brony” wished he had the luck that News 4 anchor Demetria McClenton had when opening her pack of cards. He commented, “[H]ow did you get Pinkie Pie and Apple Jack in the same pack!? either your really luck [sic], or i'm just not lucky at all...”
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