The U.S. Navy invaded Studio Big this morning and it was alot of fun!

This all came about because a few weeks ago. I was talking about how my Dad used to be in the Navy and would make my brother and I "#$%& on a Shingle!"  Which is chipped beef on toast. Below are some photos from this morning.  Thanks so much to the U.S. Navy, the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard and of course, the crew members of the USS Topeka for coming in and having some fun with us on air.

CSC2 Scott Pike and CSC3 Emmanuel Nunez prepare 'SOS' for The Morning Waking Crew!
Scott Pike and Emmanuel Nunez
Thanks to the culinary team of the USS Topeka
CSC2 Scott Pike, Mark (no rank!) and CSC3 Emmanuel Nunez of the USS Topeka!


Pampered Paws K-9 Massage

Jenn Schaff from Pampered Paws K-9 Massage was in as part of Free Plug Friday to talk about her canine massage business.

Jenn Schaff - Pampered Paws K-9 Massage

Jenn was gracious enough to give "Mocha," Brandy's bestie a massage.  He of course, loved it!  Thanks to Jenn and her son, Freddie for coming in.

Dogs Days Of August

The New Hampshire Police K-9 Academy and the Working Dog Foundation holds it's 'Dog Days of August' event tomorrow at Stratham Hill Park in Stratham.  The day starts at 10am with many great family friendly events.  Since there will be a police K-9 demo please leave family pets at home.


Intervals of clouds and sun with some passing showers and 75.  Mostly cloudy in the North Country with scattered showers and 68.  Rob rated the weekend a 6!

Top News Stories

Iraq's PM Steps Aside
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is stepping aside in favor of a rival politician. Al-Maliki's action comes amid international and domestic pressure and defuses a political deadlock that has plunged Iraq into uncertainty and opens way for the formation of a new government that could take on a growing insurgency. Meanwhile, the European Union meets today to seek a unified position on Iraq.

Lizzi's Family Tells Mazzaglia They're Heartbroken
A man who raped and killed a college student has been sentenced to life in prison after the victim's family tearfully and angrily lamented what he took from them. A judge handed down the maximum sentence to 31-year-old Seth Mazzaglia yesterday for the killing last year of 19-year-old Elizabeth "Lizzi" Marriott of Westborough, Massachusetts. Mazzaglia denied raping and killing Marriott but said he helped cover up her murder.

Fairpoint Says It's Received Proposal From Unions
FairPoint Communications says it has received a contract proposal from two unions representing more than 1,700 workers in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont and has asked for time to evaluate it. Local 2326 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers in Vermont says the unions put the proposal before the company yesterday. Local 2326 business manager Mike Spillane says the proposal addresses the key issues of pensions, health care and contract workers.

Stupid News

A talking robot wearing a garden glove with a thumb on it has been hitchhiking across the Great White North.  'Hitchbot' is almost to his destination of Victoria, British Columbia.

Joke du Jour

There's an amazing golf ball that comes equipped with noises and lights so that it simply can't be lost.  It even floats so you can knock it into a water hazard and still retrieve it.
Oh, where can I buy one?
You can't I found it on the golf course!

Coming Up Next Week

The Morning Waking Crew Daily will be on vacation next week.  We will see you back in Studio Big on Monday, August 25th!

credit getty images Ben Sallstall