Every Wednesday, News 4 This Morning takes a look at the stories from our show that viewers and readers are talking about on our webchannel and related social media.
On Tuesday, News 4 reported how some United States hotels were encouraging those who are staying on Sundays to sleep in by offering later-than-normal check out times on Sunday. This meant that people could stay up to 24 hours in participating hotels without an extra fee, as long as rooms were booked in advance. On WTVY’s main Facebook page, Gary Carr said, "That's actually a good idea..check out time always seems to come too early.” By contrast, Donna Netizel commented, “"I feel sorry for housekeeping who has to strip and clean those rooms before the next guests....Keep check out times where they are." And, Kevin White offered an alternative idea for a discount, proposing, "How about a discount or free breakfast on Sunday with church bulletin?"
Last week, Microsoft reversed some hotly-debated features on their upcoming Xbox One video game console, which is set to be released later this year. The original proposals for the console included mandatory connections to the internet every day and no ability to play used games. These were reversed, and now the system will not have to connect daily, and will be able to play used Xbox One games. The decision generated discussion on Facebook. Micah Messer said that the decision “does change my opinion. Now, if they would just drop the charge of online play." Austin Mullen responded that the announcements “Changed my opinion and my plans. I definitely think, now, that I'll be buying the Xbox One instead of the Playstation 4."
On June 19th News 4 reported that a set of all-new animated shorts featuring Mickey Mouse and other iconic Disney characters would be premiereing on the Disney Channel later this month. On Facebook, Jacob Hornsby responded to the story, saying the shorts were "Very "Ren and Stimpy"-esque. Not sure it will be acceptable in our house. They seem to lean more toward the tween/teen ages rather than the younger bracket such as our 2 and 6 year olds." Sandra Moore simply commented that Mickey Mouse was her favorite character.
Another entertainment story that News 4 has shared in the past seven days involved a voice actress going on a bicycle ride for charity. Andrea Libman, perhaps best known for her work as Pinkie Pie and Fluttershy on My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, took part in the Canadian “Ride to Conquer Cancer.” From the support of her fans, she raised many thousands of dollars for the cause, and even had a group of fans greet her at the finish. The story was one of the most popular of the week, with over 800 hits, over a dozen retweets—including one from Libman herself, and a link from the popular Pony fansite Equestria Daily.
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