Affiliate roundup: Grannies fight baggie pants; hot tub a no-no in dorm room
North Carolina women try a humorous approach in their campaign against sagging pants with a YouTube video for "ThongPends."
March 8th, 2012
10:58 AM ET

Affiliate roundup: Grannies fight baggie pants; hot tub a no-no in dorm room

A sampling of Thursday morning's headlines from some CNN affiliates nationwide:

WBTV: Granny thongs might make men pull up their pants

Two North Carolina grannies are tired of seeing men's rear ends because their pants hang low. So Beverly Terry and Sandy Diehl decided to strike back, according to CNN affiliate WBTV-TV in Charlotte, North Carolina.

You could call it a version of an eye for an eye or perhaps a backside for a backside. The women have created what they are calling "ThongPends" to try to counter the baggie pants issue.

The two decided to launch a video to promote their cause.

"We saw the boys with the saggy baggies hanging out, and we decided how would they like it if their grandmothers had their underwear hanging out?" Terry says in a video on YouTube.

You can watch their pitch here:

Read more about the women's efforts

WEWS: Hot tub in dorm room must go

There's making your dorm room your new home, and then, well, there's putting a hot tub in one.

An Ohio University student was forced to drain his $500 hot tub with automated jets and a temperature control system after university officials said it was a safety hazard, according to CNN affiliate WEWS-TV in Cleveland.

The school has asked Kevin Lenahan to remove it, but for now the hot tub sits empty in the dorm room while the student appeals the school's decision.

“There is no place in the housing handbook that said my hot tub was not allowed,” Lenahan said. “My hot tub heater is fundamentally the same as a coffee maker.”

Read more about the battle over the hot tub

KTVK: Families paying $1.50 a gallon for gas

Tired of rising gas prices, a group of families in Arizona has turned to another solution: natural gas pumps inside home garages.

While gas prices near the $4 a gallon mark, some families have decided to shell out $6,000 for a system they hope will save them big money in the end.

"Since we got the unit in the house, it's $1.42 a gallon," Connie Jones told CNN affiliate KTVK-TV in Phoenix.

CNG Services of Arizona tells KTVK that it is serving 400 customers in the area. Using natural gas, these families' cars can get about 200 miles on a full tank, according to KTVK. Natural gas may be not the best for long trips, but when it comes to morning commutes, many of CNG's clients tell the TV station that the investment is well worth it.

Read more about how the system works

soundoff (28 Responses)
  1. Moncada

    Sagging pants are just ridiculous. Yes "I so badly want to see the underpants" actually not. And the cap? Why are the caps so big and half way on?

    March 8, 2012 at 7:43 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • I Will Change My Name For Every Post!

      The caps are normal-size. It's that they are pinheads.

      March 8, 2012 at 7:52 pm | Report abuse |
  2. chrissy

    lmao @ george patton, for the very FIRST time you have actually made me laugh! :-)

    March 8, 2012 at 7:49 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. I Think I Will Change My Name For Every Post!

    In a feeble attempt to look cool, they end up looking extremely, exceedingly stupid,

    March 8, 2012 at 7:50 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. sue

    The origin of the butt-draggin' baggy pants was guys in jail whose pants were falling down because they weren't allowed a belt in their cell to prevent suicides. And, of course, if a 'thug' does it, it's gotta be cool. Right? Same thing goes for tatoos. Gang-bangers put tatoos of tears on their faces (supposedly) to indicate how many people they've killed. And convicts get 'tats' so others know what gang they're in. So of course, all the little wannabes have to go out and get them some 'ink',too. It's all pretty ignorant, but everybody wants to belong somewhere. Too bad these folks don't have better role models to emulate. Sad, actually...

    March 9, 2012 at 4:36 am | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Joey Isotta-Fraschini©™

    I understand the fashion statement(s) of falling pants. When I see this spectacle, what captivates me is how the guy keeps his pants that high without their falling all the way down. I refuse to try it to find out, just as, for many years, I refused to buy a cellular phone.
    To make the falling pants statement to the world, one must have accepted for his own thinking the fact that he is a complete loser in society with nothing left but anger, which he does not realize is at himself.

    March 9, 2012 at 5:57 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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