Fri, February 10, 2012
FATHER SHOOTS DAUGHTER'S LAPTOP AFTER DISRESPECTFUL FACEBOOK POST
Parents around the world are commenting on the way a North Carolina father taught his teen a lesson. Tommy Jordan unloaded his pistol into his daughter's laptop after she posted a long, expletive-filled rant about her parents on Facebook. He videotaped the laptop shooting, and his comments, and posted them on her FB page. His post already has hundreds of shares and thousands of comments, most in favor of his actions. You can see it and comment on the Mix 92.9 FB page.
LOCAL GRAMMY NOMINEES, OTHER BIG NAMES ON SUNDAY'S SHOW
The Grammy Awards are handed out Sunday. Bonnie Raitt, Tony Bennett, and Ringo Starr are some of the latest stars to sign on for this weekend's Grammy Awards. Raitt is slated to join Alicia Keys for a tribute honoring the late Etta James, who just passed away last month. Bennett will team up with Carrie Underwood for a song. The performance lineup already includes Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Glen Campbell, and Adele, who's up for 6 Grammys. LL Cool J will host.
NASHVILLE GRAMMY NOMINEES INCLUDE: The Nashville Symphony and Nashville Chamber Orchestra (called Alias) are also both nominated for Grammys. That's in addition to all the local singers/writers up for awards.
OPRY MILLS TO HOST JOB FAIR TUESDAY
Opry Mills Mall is scheduled to host a job fair to fill hundreds of new retail, restaurant and management positions that will soon be available. The job fair is scheduled for Tuesday, February 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. inside the Regal Cinemas Court at the mall. Participating retailers of the upcoming job fair event include Aquarium Restaurant, Carter's, Coach Factory Store, Rainforest Café and Steve Madden among others. Attendees are encouraged to bring an updated resume and dress professionally.
The mall is scheduled to reopen next month after it was destroyed by the historic May flood of 2010. For more information on Opry Mills: http://www.simon.com/mall/oprymills/default.aspx
NASHVILLE ZOO TO HOLD JOB FAIR MONDAY AND TUESDAY
The Nashville Zoo will hold a job fair for those interested in working this summer at the zoo. The job fair will be 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13, and Tuesday, Feb. 14. Seasonal positions include retail and concession cashiers, short order cooks, retail and concessions stand supervisors, concessions stand attendants, maintenance, grounds keeping, housekeeping and guest services associates. Offers for all positions are contingent on a pre-employment drug screen and criminal background check. For information: www.nashvillezoo.org and click on 'Careers.'
ADELE OPENS UP ABOUT HEALTH SCARE IN "60 MINUTES" INTERVIEW
Adele is gearing up for her first post-vocal cord surgery performance at the Grammys this weekend, and she's opening up about the injury that almost ended her career. The British singer sat down for a "60 Minutes" interview set to air before the award show, and "Us Weekly" reports she told Anderson Cooper her health scare made her feel as though someone had "put a curtain" over her throat. The damage was caused by a hemorrhaged polyp on her vocal cord, and Adele says it's something that could happen again if she pushes herself too hard. So while 200-date world tours are out of the question, she's still on track to perform at the Grammys on Sunday, February 12th.
Adele is also up for six awards, including Album of the Year for "21" and both Record and Song of the Year for "Rolling in the Deep." Her "60 Minutes" interview is scheduled to air before the ceremony at 7:00 p.m. Eastern on CBS.
ADELE RESPONDS TO FAT CRITICISM
British singing sensation Adele is unfazed by fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld's recent criticism... calling her a "little too fat". He's since apologized, but Adele told People Magazine she's okay. She never wanted to look like models on the cover of magazines. She's up for 6 grammy awards.
RETIRED METRO OFFICER DIES AFTER FALLING FROM LADDER
A retired Metro police officer died yesterday after falling off a ladder in front of his Goodletsville home. Randy Casteel was replacing his American flag that had become faded. He'd just retired last year after 26 years on the police force that included a Distinguished Service Award, and had reportedly just gotten married a few months ago. He was 50.
TENNESSEE RECEIVES NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND WAIVER
Tennessee is one of ten states given a waiver yesterday from the No Child Left Behind law. The decision lets us design our own method for evaluating student performance and school success.... rather than labeling schools as failures even if they've shown significant improvement.
MID-TN HOME PRICES AT SEVEN-YEAR LOW
Home prices in Middle Tennessee are at their lowest in seven years: the median price for a single-family home at about 157-thousand dollars. And buyers are taking advantage of it: January was the busiest month for sales in four years.
HEALTH: UC SAN DIEGO STUDYING BINGE EATERS
Researchers at the University of California are studying binge eating among obese people. What triggers them, and what does it do, besides making the problem worse. Binge eating is where you feel a loss of control over your eating and then feel guilty afterwards, sometimes triggering more binge eating. You're most likely to binge eat while watching TV, during long commutes or when sitting on the couch.
STATE INTERNET SECURITY DIRECTOR WARNS OF CYBER ATTACK
State lawmakers and their staff members are being warned of a cyber attack planned by a group over a piece of legislation. The state's information systems director warned lawmakers to be careful about clicking on a link in any email, even if it seems to be from a harmless source.
TEACHER FEARS VIDEO INCIDENT RUINED HER CAREER
The Mount Juliet teacher who resigned after a video showed her students hitting each other is afraid the incident has ruined her career. Kim Evans says she was helping another student with schoolwork and didn't realize what was going on. She says she resigned, because she was afraid if she got fired, she wouldn't be able to teach again.
FORMER PENN STATE COACH ASKS TO SEE GRANDKIDS
Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky is back in court today. The accused child molester will ask for permission to see his grandchildren. He's on house arrest right now.
CHAIR OF HOUSE FINANCIAL SERVICES COMMITTEE UNDER INVESTIGATION
The chairman of the House Financial Services Committee is under investigation for possible insider trading. The Office of Congressional Ethics is conducting the investigation into Alabama Republican Congressman Spencer Bachus.
RARE FISH CAUGHT IN DALE HOLLOW
A local fisherman is claiming he landed a fish at Dale Hollow that's supposed to have been extinct for nearly 30 years: a Walleye subspecies called a Blue Walleye. There's no explanation about how that happened.
MISSOURI GARAGE DOOR MYSTERY SOLVED
A garage door mystery in Missouri has been solved.Last year in St. Charles County a bunch of garage door openers stopped working at the same time along the same street. Experts could not figure out what the problem was, until this week. They determined it's a defective transformer on some landscape lights, that blocked the garage door frequency keeping the doors from opening.
NASHVILLE MEN STEAL SANDWICH FROM AUTISTIC TEEN
Two men were arrested yesterday after stealing a sandwich from an autistic teen, right in front of two police officers at the Library on Church street. Cops say it's nothing new for 34-year-old Rodney Sanders and 22-year old Marcus White: they've both been arrested numerous times, for drunkenness, assault and criminal trespassing.
HEALTH: CDC: DOLLAR AMOUNT OF CHILD ABUSE
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has put a dollar amount on child abuse. They say a year of child abuse costs us 120 billion dollars over a lifetime, in social problems and emotional issues, as well as lost productivity and health problems that abused people are likely to have. (CDC researchers calculate the lifetime cost for each victim of abuse who survives is more than 210-thousand dollars.)
FIRST LADY BACKS CHANGES IN MILITARY FOOD SERVICE
Our nation's soldiers will be getting more healthy food choices in their mess halls and vending machines: more fruits, veggies and whole grains, and less fat. First Lady Michelle Obama joins Pentagon officials today to announce the first updated nutrition standards for the military in 20 years. The military spends more than a billion a year on medical care due to obesity.
BIRTH CONTOL COVERAGE RULE CHALLENGED IN COURT
That controversial rule on birth control coverage now faces a federal court challenge. A Catholic television station has sued to block the requirement that groups owned by the Catholic Church provide health insurance that covers contraception. The lawsuit filed in Birmingham, Alabama asks the court to declare the rule unconstitutional.
GAY MARRIAGE LEGAL IN WASHINGTON STATE NEXT WEEK
Gay marriage becomes legal in Washington state next week. Governor Christine Gregoire says she'll sign the newly-passed legislation on Monday after its approval in both the state Senate and House of Representatives. The move will make Washington the seventh state to recognize gay marriage. It's also legal in the District of Columbia.
CHRIS BROWN STILL ON PROBATION
Singer Chris Brown continues to do a good job of obeying the rules of his probation. Attorney Mark Geragos says Brown's latest hearing this week went well. Brown is currently on five years of probation for assaulting his ex-girlfriend Rihanna the night before the 2009 Grammy Awards.