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Hi, everyone! My name is Sabrina Fairchild and I will be your Midday host at the New Channel 9-5-7, each weekday, from 10a-3p.


I love living in West Michigan and have been around town since graduating from Hope College. My favs include talking with you every day, watching the sun set along Lake Michigan in the summer, spoiling my Cocker Spaniels, and writing.


Recently, I have had the great honor of being published! Faith and the S.T.O.P. Principle is my first book and can be used to facilitate a twelve-week Bible study.


Want to chat? Please E-mail me at!


Baby seal cries out for mommy!
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Baby Seal Cries Out For Mommy! [VIDEO]

Wildlife always fascinates me and I'm a softie for baby anything ... like this arctic seal!

Even more fascinating is getting up close and being able to hear the sounds these amazing creatures make.

For a lack of a better name, I'm going to call 'her' Suzy the Harp Seal.  She has eyes like coal and the voice of a scared, lost 'pup.'

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Taylor Swift’s New Greek Revival-Style Mansion [Pictures]

Taylor Swift has great taste or at least I think so!

The Channel 957 artist has just signed at the dotted line to take posession of a $2.5 million Greek Revival-style home outside of Nashville.

Coming home from a three day beach vacation in South Carolina ... Taylor will be able to flop down on a setee or something like it at her new digs that was built in the 1930's by an American ambassador to Denmark.

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Iowa sells 'urinal rights' at city hall!
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Iowa Art Group Offers ‘Urinal Rights’ At New Center!

I can hardly believe that I'm sharing this unique offer with you, butt ...

The CSPS arts group in Cedar Rapids, Iowa is trying to raise cash to pay for renovations of its new hall.  What fundraiser did they come up with?  Selling the naming rights to six urinals and 15 regular toilets for the bargain price of $1,000  each!

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GVSU geologist explains earthquake effects felt in West Michigan.
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GVSU Geologist Explains Earthquake Felt In West Michigan! [VIDEO]

Virginia's earthquake was felt 650 miles away in West Michigan!

Just before two o'clock yesterday afternoon, if your desk shook or your feet felt like they were moving, but you weren't going anywhere, you experienced a tremor -- it was not your imagination.

Everyone at Channel 957 is talking about 'where they were' or 'what they were doing' when they felt something peculiar.

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Surfing online increases work output at the office
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Online Surfing At Work Increases Productivity!

Checking e-mail is a part of my daily routine and usually includes a couple of personal messages that I respond to while I'm working.

If there's something I need to find on the Internet, I generally wait until I get home.  However, surfing the net can be a timely thing, especially when I'm trying to get my hands on the best airline ticket deal!

According to a new study, taking care of personal business or playing a few games online -- while at work -- actually increases productivity in employees.

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Amy Winehouse Foundation is on hold!
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Amy Winehouse Foundation Is On Hold!

The Amy Winehouse Foundation is on hold until the late singer's father has his day in court to work out a domain name dispute.

At Amy's funeral last month, Mitch Winehouse announced that he would pursue starting a charity aimed at helping all kids, not just those battling addiction(s).
Since sharing his plans before a world audience ... someone took the opportunity to register the Internet domain name he had intended on using! 

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What would you give-up to keep your cell phone?
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What Would You Give-Up To Keep Your Cell Phone?

(Photo via You use your cell phone all day, everyday! What would happen if you indefinitely lost it or it was taken from you for good?

I'm thinkin' that if I lost my cell phone I would try and find a way to get another one!  But, what if the only way you or I could get our hands on another phone was to give up something else?  Something of great value ... like coffee or a wine.  Maybe your item of great value involves an activity.
According to a recent poll by TeleNav about 70% of women said they'd give-up alcohol or a week of marital relations.

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Orangutan shows us how to cool off on a hot summer day!
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Orangutan Demonstrates How To Cool Off On A Hot Day! [VIDEO]

Hot, hot, hot!  Three words that best describe this summer in West Michigan and at the zoo where an Orangutan shows us how to cool down!

You can't help but watch the whole video to see what he'll do next ... or if he'll share his wet towel with his friend (or baby).

It's kind of weird to see an animal pick up on something human-like!    If you have kids, they're gonna love watching this -- check it out.

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Analyze tweets through a new computer program!
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Analyze Your Tweets With New Computer Program

Can you tell if a tweet is from a guy or a girl?

Generally, I would think that you or I could figure it out on our own, but now there is a computer program that claims 89% accuracy!

The program analyzes the words we use and already has a list of most commonly used words for women and men.

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ACL Surgery in Dogs - Sabrina's story about Spring
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ACL Surgery For Dogs – Sabrina’s Cocker Spaniel Story

2011 has been a year full of surprises involving serious surgeries for my two Cocker Spaniels.

In June, my chocolate cocker had eye removal surgery.  Summer had end stage Glaucoma in his right eye and was in critical condition because of the pressure build-up behind his eye. 

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