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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

OBAMA THANKS EBOLA WORKERS
President Obama is thanking Americans who are risking their lives to fight Ebola in West Africa... including U.S. military troops and healthcare workers... and he's saying the best way to protect US, here in America, from Ebola, is to stop the virus "in its tracks" in West Africa. 

HALLOWEEN WEEKEND BRINGS FIRST FREEZE OF THE SEASON
It's cold today, and it'll be colder this weekend. Down to freezing or NEAR freezing with lots of frost on both Friday (Halloween night) and Saturday night.

DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME ENDS SUNDAY MORNING
This is also the weekend that Daylight Saving Time ends. Just remember that, because even though most of our devices now reset themselves when the time changes, you're gonna get into your car, and nearly have a heart attack, thinking you're an hour late for church.

MAYOR DEAN WON'T ASK FOR AMP FUNDING NEXT YEAR, BUT SAYS WE'RE NOT DROPPING IT
Mayor Karl Dean says he will not ask for funding next year for the AMP rapid transit bus system. He says he doesn't want the city to quit the plan, but it needs more study and design work first.

AD AGENCY GIVES EMPLOYEE FREE BEER FOR TIME CARDS
This is how to motivate your workers. An ad agency in Minnesota is giving employees a bonus for filling out their time cards on time: a free glass of beer. The time card completion rate is up 90 percent.

ROBOTS AT LOWE'S
And Sheldon from Big Bang Theory would love this!   At a Lowe's store in California, they're trying out robot store greeters! ROBOTS! They're waiting for you at the door. They kind of look like washing machines, but they're still awesome!

MURFREESBORO MAN TRIES THE 'I'M DENZEL WASHINGTON' EXCUSE TO AVOID POT ARREST
At least if crooks are going to be crooks, some of them make it interesting. 21-year-old  Justin Seay got caught in a house in Murfreesboro, with a bunch of marijuana in it. When police asked Seay what his name was, he said Denzel Washington. Yep, the famous actor. They did not believe him. Seay's now charged with felony drug possesion and criminal impersonation.

EARLY VOTING ENDS TOMORROW IN DAVIDSON
If you want to vote early for the upcoming general election, you'd better go ahead and do it. Tomorrow's the final day for early voting in Davidson County. (Polls are open today 8 to 5:30 and tomorrow, 8 to 8.)

OFFENSIVE HALLOWEEN DISPLAY REMOVED FROM FT. CAMPBELL HOME
A family on post at Ft. Campbell has taken down their Halloween Display after a LOT of complaints. Somehow they had thought it would be cool to put up a display that depicts an African American family hanging from a tree, the child in the display with a knife in its back. It's down, now. 

MELISSA RIVERS TO FILE LAWSUIT
Joan Rivers's daughter, Melissa, is suing the clinic where her mother went into a coma during a throat procedure.

JOSE CANSECO SHOOTS HIMSELF IN HAND
And Former Major League Baseball player Jose Canseco accidentally shot himself in the hand... nearly severing his left middle finger. The 50-year-old says he didn't know the gun was loaded.

BIG TIP TUESDAY
This is SO awesome! In Mt. Juliet last night more than 200 Friendship Community Church members went out, split up into teams and had dinner at differerent local restaurants. Then, at the end of the meal, each team left an ADDITIONAL 100 dollars for the servers. They called it "Big Tip Tuesday," and handed out more than 3 thousand dollars, overall. LOOOVE IT!

WARNING: DO NOT TAKE SELFIES WITH BEARS AT LAKE TAHOE
This SEEMS like common sense, but apparently not. Park Rangers are having to actually put out official warnings at Lake Tahoe, reminding people to not run up to bears that are coming out to eat salmon at the water's edge, and take a selfie with the bear!  NO BEAR SELFIES.

SON OF JOHNNY CASH AND JUNE CARTER CASH ARRESTED IN CANADA 
Johnny Cash's son was taken into custody at an airport in Canada, for reportedly stripping down to his underwear. Police got a call reporting that 44-year-old John Carter Cash was either drunk or having some sort of health issue, and has missed his flight...  and then he took off his clothes. John Carter Cash was taken into custody, but charges were not filed.

STUDY FINDS LISTENING TO SAD MUSIC HAS GOOD BENEFITS
You ever feel like listening to sad music? A new study finds some surprising positive benefits to listening to sad music, including that sad songs tend to evoke feelings of peace and tranquility. It makes us feel better if we're sad or lonely, helps us deal with those emotions, and brings back special memories, making us feel connected and comforted. 

SEARCH IS ON FOR NASHVILLE CITY CHRISTMAS TREE
You think you have a big job on your hands searching for a Christmas tree. Imagine trying to find one that's forty feet tall and perfect on every side. That's what Nashville officials are doing right now, looking for the city's Christmas Tree. They want a Norway Spruce. If you have one, you're asked to let 'em know. The mayor's annual tree lighting ceremony will be December 5th at Public Square Park.

SETH MEYERS' EXPLANATION OF JLAW AND MARTIN'S BREAKUP
And you heard our pop culture princess Kristin say, yesterday, that Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Martin have broken up? Well Seth Meyers says he knows the REAL reason for the breakup is that their combined couple name, was Martin Lawrence. That's Seth's explanation, anyway.

DOLLY SUPPORTS ALL HER FANS
Some quick celebrity gossip: Dolly Parton has scored big points with a lot of her fans, after saying in an interview, "I think everybody should be allowed to be who they are, and to love who they love. I don't think we should be judgmental."

WORLD SERIES GAME 7 IS TONIGHT
The World Series has gone to game seven, tonight. The San Francisco Giants play at Kansas City.
And, just fyi: the home team has won the last nine Game 7s in the series. 

HUNGER GAMES WRITER UNVEILS NEW TV SERIES
Hunger Games writer Danny Strong has announced a new Fox series called "Empire" ...  with Terrence Howard,  Taraji P. Henson , Gabourey Sidibe and  Courtney Love. It's a midseason replacement. When something falls off the Fox Schedule, it'll go on.

TIGHTER SECURITY
Homeland Security is tightening security at many government buildings around the country, because of continued terrorist threats and after last week's attack on the Canadian parliament.

ANTARES ROCKET BLOWN UP
An unmanned capsule that had been taking supplies to the International Space Station is now in pieces after the rocket carrying it blew up. The blast was an intentional destruct command, after the rocket started experiencing technical problems RIGHT after it was launched.

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

SCHOOL SHOOTER INVITED VICTIMS TO SIT AT TABLE WHERE THEY WERE SHOT
Washington state officials say the gunman in last Friday's school shooting set up his victims, and got them all lined up before he started shooting.
The Sheriff says Jaylen Fryberg texted his friends, and two cousins, invited them to come sit with him at the same table at lunch, and that's where they were when he shot them.

Monday, October 27, 2014

SCHOOL SHOOTING
A 14-year-old girl wounded in Friday's shooting at Marysville Pilchuck High School north of Seattle has died. That makes two victims and the shooter, dead, three other kids still in the hospital.

Friday, October 25, 2014

EBOLA RESPONSE TEAM CALLED TO NEW YORK CITY
The newly formed federal Ebola response team gets tested out today in New York City.  Members of the unit are arriving there to treat Dr. Craig Spencer, who recently returned from treating Ebola patients in Guinea, and has now tested positive for the disease.

Thursday, October 24, 2014

MISSING NASHVILLE BOY FOUND IN ATLANTA
First, an update on that missing eleven year old Nashville boy. He's been found safe, in downtown Atlanta. Nathan Long claims he got there on the Megabus, which is not supposed to let minors travel alone. So now there's an investigation about why they let an eleven year old travel, unaccompanied. 

EBOLA HOSPITALS SET UP
U.S. Health officials are setting up a go-to network of about 20 hospitals...

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

STATE DEPARTMENT: BANNING VISAS WILL NOT HELP FIGHT EBOLA 
The State Department says it is NOT considering a ban on travel visas from West Africa to the U.S. because travelers would find underground ways of getting into the country, making it harder to contain the disease.

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