Friday, February 22, 2013

GIANT WINTER STORM LOSING PUNCH
The giant winter storm that's hammering 20 states is dying down a little. Yesterday, storms closed schools, made a mess of air travel and have been blamed for at least one death in Nebraska.

CDC ASSESSES EFFECTIVENESS OF THIS YEAR'S FLU SHOTS
The Centers for Diseas Control is still saying EVERYONE over six months of age get a flu shot... even though new numbers are out that show this year's vaccine was only effective 56% of the time. Usually, it's more. That still means thousands of lives, and millions of hours of lost income were prevented. The CDC also says, however, that we need a better vaccine, especially for seniors... who are more likely to die from it. 
 
OSCAR PISTORIUS GRANTED BAIL
The judge in the case of Olympic hero and accused murderer Oscar Pistorius could decide today whether to grant bail to the Paralympic champion. The double-amputee says he mistakenly shot Reeva Steenkamp through a closed bathroom door because he thought a burglar had gotten into his home.

HEALTH/FOOD: SEAFOOD WIDESPREAD MISLABELED
A study this week is showing that seafood is WIDELY mislabeled. Environmental group Oceana Campaign says it found almost a THIRD of the fish purchased by consumers is mislabeled, sometimes as a more expensive item.

"NASHVILLE" NEEDS EXTRAS ON FRIDAY
Don't forget that today is the day the TV series "Nashville" needs extras. It's not a paid gig, but you'll have bragging righ
 you wanna be on TV, here's your chance. It's a freebie, so don't expect a big paycheck, but ABC's series "Nashville" needs extras for a concert scene. You need to be available from 10 to 6 TOMORROW... and you can get all the details and register online at www.nashvilleExtras.com

CHEATHAM COUNTY OFFICER ACCUSED OF CHILD SEX ABUSE
A police officer in Cheatham county has been accused of drugging a child and sexually abusing another. Co-workers of officer John Fields II were shocked to hear it, saying the Ashland City cop had been a police officer, soldier in the military and a reserve officer.... and one they'd never suspect.  The fact is, though, that 1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men say they were sexually abused before they were 18. That means there are a lot of people you'd never suspect, hurting kids. If you have any suspicions a child is being abused, please follow it up...

CONCUSSION POLICIES IN THE WORKS FOR SCHOOLS
Our lawmakers are working on legislation that would require schools and other organizations with youth athletic programs to have POLICIES on how to deal with concussions. The policies would include making sure the kid is evaluated before they're let back into any game, if a concussion is suspected.

BONNAROO TICKETS ON SALE SAT
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Bonnaroo tickets go on sale tomorrow at bonnaroo.com...   The Music and Arts festival is June 13th through 16th in Manchester, Tennessee... 

OSCARS ARE SUNDAY NIGHT
There's a lot of star power planned for Sunday night's Academy Awards. The awards presenters include Jamie Foxx and Michael Douglas, Jennifer Aniston and Paul Rudd, Melissa McCarthy, Ben Affleck, Jennifer Lawrence and Robert Downey, Jr.... musical performances from Barbra Streisand and Adele, and Family Guy creator and "Ted" star Seth MacFarlane will host. The Academy Awards air Sunday night on ABC. when you're on facebook posting about it, make sure to jump onto the Mix 92.9 Facebook Page and tell us what you think! We'll be talking about the Oscars Monday Morning just after 7.

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NASHVILLE AIRPORT ADDS TSA PRECHECK
Wouldn't it be nice to just flow on through the Nashville airport without undressing and unpacking at security? Well you may be able to soon. Nashville Airport is adding TSA Pre-check. You have to opt-in through your airline you're flying with, and you're basically checked-out in advance. Your boarding pass gets a special barcode that lets you leave your shoes and coat on, keep your laptop and liquids in your carry-on and breeze on through. 

POLICE SAY OLIVE OIL, HAND SANITIZER TO BLAME FOR GIRL'S BURNS 
Please be careful when you use things that contain alcohol! An 11 year-old girl in Oregon has 2nd and 3rd degree burns, after apparent static electricity set her hand sanitizer on FIRE, when then caught her clothing on fire.

METRO POLICE SOLVE COLD CASES
TV shows like cold case don't have ANYTHING on Metro Nashville Police. They've just solved some cold cases from 17 YEARS ago... with new technology and old-fashioned hard work. Sgt. Pat Postiglione and his team put together enough clue puzzle pieces to charge 37 year-old Patrick Streater with the stabbing murders of two college students in Nashville, back in 1996.  Streater is already in prison for another crime, and probably thought he got away with it... but now, he'll get out in two years to face  murder charges.

RIGHT/LEFT BRAIN AFFECTS CELL PHONE PREFERENCES

When
it comes to using your cellphone, are you a righty or a lefty? A provocative new study from Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit suggests that the brains of cellphone users show subtle differences based on which ear users typically use to listen to their phones: people who tend to listen using the right ear usually have brains in which the left hemisphere dominates—and vice versa. In general, the brain's left hemisphere seems to specialize in “processing language and producing speech, carrying out sequential processing of information, focusing attention, and inhibiting negative emotions

YOU WANT TO GET SOMEONE TO PAY ATTENTION: SPEAK INTO THEIR RIGHT EAR
If you want to get someone to do something, speak into that person's right ear. Researchers say people are better able to process information when requests are made in the right ear, because the left side of the brain -- which gets its information from the right ear -- is better at processing speech and language.

KEITH URBAN ANNOUNCES ALL FOR THE HALL CONCERT
Keith Urban and Vince Gill will return to the Bridgestone Arena for a concert benefiting the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. All of the proceeds will directly support the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and underwrite preservation efforts, exhibitions and educational programs that teach people about the cultural importance of music.  The concert will be held at the Bridgestone Arena on Tuesday, April 16TH, and tickets go on sale March 1 at 10 a.m. at Ticketmaster.com   all Ticketmaster locations, the Bridgestone Arena box office or by phone at 1-800-745-3000.  www.CountryMusicHallofFame.org