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Andy Rent

Starting out as a weatherman/TV-Radio host for TV8 in the 70's, Andy also played "Captain Woody" on the TV8 afternoon kids show, and probably is the most recognized personality in the West Michigan area having been on radio and TV for the better part of three decades. Andy is originally a "Hoosier" from Muncie, Indiana and always wanted to be in “show biz”. After graduating from Ball State University, Andy stayed in Indiana, working in radio and TV in Richmond, Muncie and Indianapolis. He moved to Grand Rapids to work at WOOD-TV where he met his wife Kathy. Andy is deeply involved in the Grand Rapids and West Michigan community. He has served on the board of directors of the Metropolitan YMCA, and Easter Seals-Michigan. He also assists the Salvation Army, DeGage Ministries, JDRF, Disability Advocates, Hope Network, and various other non-profit organizations. Interests: I love golf, travel, reading, dining out, theater and movies. And, of course my children and grand children. Andy and his wife Kathy have 7 children and 8 grandchildren. They have a busy life. Music: I love all kinds - especially jazz, blues, and classical, rock and pop hits. The best part about my job: The ability to make a difference in the community.
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‘Harry Styles’ aka Kristen Wiig Interviewed by Jimmy Fallon on ‘Tonight Show’ [VIDEO]

British pop superstar "Harry Styles" was a couch guest on last night's episode (Feb. 18) of 'The Tonight Show' with Jimmy Fallon. Of course it wasn't the One Direction heartthrob. It was actress Kristen Wiig, a former 'SNL' castmate of Fallon's, nailing it with her Hazza impression.

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Meryl Davis and Charlie White, both of Michigan, display the gold medals they earned for winning the figure skating ice dancing competition at the Sochi Winter Olympics in Russia. (Photo: Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
Meryl Davis and Charlie White, both of Michigan, display the gold medals they earned for winning the figure skating ice dancing competition at the Sochi Winter Olympics in Russia. (Photo: Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
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Winter Olympics Offer Vision of Better World — If Anyone is Watching

By Adrianna Howell | BSU at the Games

Please raise your hand if you remember all the hype and hubbub of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London.

Please keep your hand up if you knew this year was also an Olympic year.

Why is it that the Summer Games seem to draw so much more of a crowd than the Winter Games?

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(Photo by Burson-Marsteller via Getty Images)
(Photo by Burson-Marsteller via Getty Images)
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A Music Video Celebrates Snow Days! [VIDEO]

Yesterday, I had a video for you about creative ways to announce school is closed due to snow.  Boy, have we had a lot of those days.

Well, today, here's a North Carolina family that made a music video about something many families in America have been dealing with this winter -- snow days.

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Engage Sochi's core group includes Kellye and Marc Hooks and their three children along with other missionaries affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention. (Photo: Dominique Stewart/BSU at the Games)
Engage Sochi's core group includes Kellye and Marc Hooks and their three children along with other missionaries affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention. (Photo: Dominique Stewart/BSU at the Games)
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Winter Olympics: Spreading The Gospel in Sochi [Video]

By Dominique Stewart | BSU at the Games

Seven years ago, Marc Ira and Kellye Hooks sold their home in Middleburg, Fla., and moved to Russia with their three children.

The reason was they had a new thrust as Southern Baptist Church missionaries reaching out to people for Jesus Christ through church planting and mass evangelism.

“We had to leave our life in America,” Kellye said. “We sold everything, sold our house, gave away the cats and moved to Russia.”

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Category: Travel, Winter Olympics
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 (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Michael Sam #52 (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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Dallas Sports Anchor Speaks Out on Missouri Football Player Michael Sam’s Admission He is Gay [Video]

People are still talking about future NFL player Michael Sam's bold and controversial move of coming out as a gay man ahead of the NFL draft.

While many have supported Sam, others are worried that a gay man's presence in an NFL locker room may make other players uncomfortable.

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(Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
(Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
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School Closing Announcements the Fun Way [Video]

I don't think this has hit West Michigan yet, but some school systems around the country are using creative ways to announce a "snow day!"

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