Friday, November 2, 2012
DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME ENDS THIS WEEKEND
Daylight Saving time ends this weekend. That means you'll set your clocks BACK an hour before bed Saturday night.
BOSWELL'S TOY PARADE IS THIS WEEKEND
If you have a motorcycle and are looking for a reason to ride, we have it. Boswell’s 18th Annual Toy Parade is Saturday (Nov 3rd). Riders start lining up at Centennial Park at 10 a.m. Saturday for the 1 p.m. fun ride to Boswell's Fesslers Lane location.
Riders are asked to bring Toys or cash donations that'll go to the Metro Police Department's Christmas Basket Program. The ride is called the Toy Parade, and all riders and brands of motorcycles are welcome.
ON YOUR TV TONIGHT: NEW REBA SHOW AND SETH MACFARLANE GUEST STARS ON SHARK TANK
The new show starring Reba McEntire premieres tonight. Malibu Country stars Reba as a divorced mother who puts her dreams on hold to raise her family. Then special guest Seth MacFarlane supports a man who designs a new fly trap on an all new episode of "Shark Tank."
SANDY RECOVERY EXPECTED TO TAKE MONTHS
How are our friends in the Northeast doing? Well officials say recovery from superstorm Sandy will take MONTHS for some of the victims. Millions are still without power, and there are still long lines at gas stations that are open. They have figured out how to make the elections work though. In New Jersey, they'll use military trucks as makeshift polling places on Election Day, next Tuesday.
HURRICANE SANDY FUNDRAISER
While people along the east coast try to recover from Hurricane Sandy... people across the country are trying to help, with donations to the Salvation army and red cross...and tonight, with a concert and fundraiser on NBC called, "Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together." (Christina Aguilera, Jon Bon Jovi, Billy Joel and others will perform. )
SKELETON FOUND WHEN HISTORIC CONN. TREE UPROOTED
In New Haven, Connecticut, one of the giant, old trees that overturned in the storm had some interesting things underneath, including a skeleton, that may have been there since Colonial times. The tree was planted in 1909 on the 100th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln's birth.
LOCAL WOMEN TAKEN BY CHECK SCAM
Metro fraud detectives are warning residents of a scam allegedly orchestrated by a group of men from Chicago.At least four Nashville women between the ages of 19 and 22 have been victimized. Fraud Detective Grant Carroll says the con works when the men convince the women to hand over their bank cards and pin numbers so they can cash a check. "We believe the suspects tell the young ladies they need their accounts in order to cash a check," Carroll explained. "The young ladies get a cut of what the check is worth." He added, "What the victims are told, it is an easy way to make money." Detectives say the check isn't real and the suspects actually withdraw money from the victim's accounts when they are pretending to deposit it.
APPLE'S NEW IPAD MINI AND NEW IPAD UNVEILED
Apple has unveiled TWO new gadgets, that are available at the stores today: the iPad Mini, and the 4th generation iPad. The iPad mini is 8 inches across....and costs 330 bucks. Analysts predict they'll sell more than nine million iPad Minis in the next two months.
The CMA Awards were handed out last night, and husband and wife team Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert won big. Blake won Entertainer of the Year and Male vocalist, Miranda won Female Vocalist, and they both won for writing the song of the year, a tune about Blake's late brother. It's called "Over You." You can see the winners HERE
HEALTH: INACTIVE ELDERLY MORE LIKELY TO HAVE DEMENTIA
Here's another reason to keep exercising. A new study finds people who have poor physical health, poor grip strength, bad balance and can't walk very far when they're older, are much more likely to develop dementia. ( The research results have been published online in the "Archives of Neurology.")
TITANS PLAY CHICAGO THIS SUNDAY
The Tennessee Titans are now 3-and-5. They play Chicago on Sunday at LP Field.
MORE STORES OPENING MIDNIGHT ON BLACK FRIDAY
For the first time ever, Cool Springs Galleria and Rivergate Mall will open their doors at Midnight on Black Friday. They had been opening at 4am that day, but say shoppers wanted to start earlier. Some chains are already opening on Thanksgiving.
i-840 FINALLY FINISHED
Another major road project is FINISHED! The first money for State Route 840 was set aside in 1986. Now... 26 years later, it's completely done, and the 78 mile stretch of highway that loops to the south of Nashville through Wilson, Rutherford, Williamson, Hickman and Dickson counties will open today.
BALD EAGLE SHOT IN TENNESSEE
A poacher shot a bald eagle and left it for dead along the highway, and today, a vet in Memphis is trying to save the bird's life. If the surgery doesn't work, it'll be put down. A wildlife agent says the saddest thing is that bald eagles mate for life, so killing this one, leaves another eagle out there, without her mate, and no baby eagles later on. There's a reward for the shooter, because killing a bald eagle is a federal offense (under the Eagle Protection Act), punishable by a fine of $100,000 and a year in jail. (There's a $7,500 reward for help catching the gunman. Call the TWRA Region 1 Office at 800-372-3928 or the Tennessee Poaching Hotline at 800-831-1173.)
GEORGE JONES CANCELS MINN. CONCERT DUE TO HEALTH
George Jones missed so many shows in the 80s because of his drinking and partying that he got the nickname No-Show Jones. Lately he's been missing shows again.. but for health reasons. Jones was supposed to be doing a makeup concert tonight at a Minnesota casino … after cancelling in April because of illness. But, now he's just gone ahead and cancelled the show, because of a respiratory infection. The 81-year-old singer has apologized to his fans.