Friday, October 4, 2013

WOMAN SHOT TO DEATH IN CAPITOL INCIDENT HAD POST-PARTUM DEPRESSION
We're getting some more details about that 34-year-old Connecticut mom who tried to ram her car through a security gate near the White House yesterday. Miriam Carey's mother says Carey had postpartum depression, and had been hospitalized for it once, already. Carey was shot to death by police, with her one-year-old daughter in the backseat. The baby is okay. 

CAPITOL POLICE NOT BEING PAID RIGHT NOW FOR PROTECTING THE WHITE HOUSE
The partial government shutdown means Capitol Police officers who acted swiftly Thursday are not getting paid right now for putting their lives on the line as they did, yesterday. They're considered essential federal employees, so they still have to show up for work but apparently won't get paid until the shutdown ends.  

LOCAL POLICE INVESTIGATING THREATENING EMAILS THAT LED TO LOCAL SCHOOL LOCKDOWNS
We had a scary situation of our own, here in Tennessee, yesterday. 50 schools in Cheatham and Montgomery County were locked down, after threatening emails were sent to city and police employees, threatening their families and the schools. Nothing dangerous was found and no one was hurt, so the schools were reopened, but police are still looking for suspects.

(See WEEKEND EVENTS in Nashville... at bottom of page!)

LOUISIANA AND MISSISSIPPI BRACING FOR TROPICAL STORM/HURRICANE KAREN
Our neighbors in two states are bracing for a possible rough weekend: Governors in Mississippi and Louisiana have declared states of emergency as Tropical Storm Karen churns in the Gulf of Mexico, and could become Hurricane Karen today or early tomorrow.

THE PERSON BEHIND THE VOICE OF SIRI
If you have a new iPhone, you've heard actress Susan Bennett, from Atlanta. She's just announced that she is the voice of Siri. Remember, you can't unsee things! Don't look her up unless you want to see her every time you talk to Siri from now on.

NEW ABC SONG : USHER AND SESAME STREET
Remember the old ABC song? "BORING!"
Sesame Street and Usher have come up with a NEW ABC song, and it'll have you singing along. It also encourages kids to move as they sing each letter, "A... arms out. B... buzz around," things like that.  You can see it HERE.

LOCAL HONOR FLIGHT LEAVING HERE OCT 12 AS SCHEDULED .. GOVT SHUTDOWN OR NOT
Some local veterans are not going to let the government shutdown stop them from going on their Honor Flight next week. Local people have already paid for the trip.... something like 16 thousand dollars... booked everything... and 50 World War II and Korean War Veterans will be headed to Washington October 12th to see the memorials built in their honor. Honor flights leave the Midstate twice a year, and the next will be next May.

2 OF 4 FOUND DEAD IN CAR FACE TN CHILD PORN, MOLESTATION CHARGES
And more details are coming out about the four people from Tennessee found dead in a car on a secluded road in northern Alabama Wednesday night. Turns out two of the four were supposed to be in court here in Tennessee to face charges of child pornography and child molestation, and the two others were reportedly IMPLICATED in child porn and molestation. The bodies of the three men and one woman were found by someone on her way home from work.

THIS IS VICTIM AWARENESS MONTH
This is victim awareness month. We're supposed to open up dialogue this month with our kids about bullying, and cyberbullying.
Sadly more than 2 in three young people surveyed say they've experienced cyberbullying... and a fifth of those say the bullying was very extreme... and much of it happened on Facebook.

OBAMA WARNS ABOUT CONSEQUENCES OF SHUTDOWN
President Obama is warning about the economic consequences of the lingering, partial shutdown of the federal government.  Visiting a construction company yesterday, he called on House Republicans to approve a budget extension "without partisan strings attached." 

WANNA MEET SOMEONE FOR A SERIOUS RELATIONSHIP? WHERE TO GO, AND NOT TO GO
Next time your friend tells you, "If you want to meet someone, you gotta get out. Let's go to a club." Tell her, "NO WAY!" A new study finds when you meet someone in a bar, it USUALLY doesn't last any longer than one night. And even if you date awhile, a bar meeting almost NEVER leads to marriage. The meetings that DO tend to lead to wedding bells, are the ones that happen at work, or through friends.

NASHVILLE ZOO NOT CLOSED BECAUSE OF SHUTDOWN
In case you were wondering: the Nashville Zoo is NOT affected by the partial government shutdown. the Zoo is a local non-profit... and open for business. www.nashvillezoo.org

INSTAGRAM ADS ADS
Instagram is adding ads. The photo-sharing service will start adding pop-ups over the next few months. 

FIRST FALL SHOW TO GET A PICKUP
We have a winner! The first new Fall TV show to get a second season pickup: SLEEPY HOLLOW.

CUMBERLAND RIVER REOPENED
For awhile yesterday there was no boat traffic moving on the Cumberland River... after a barge carrying a CRANE hit a powerline which then fell into the water. There was the risk of electrocution, so the boat captain had to just stay right... where ... he... was.... while those lines were turned off, then repaired.
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FUN THINGS GOING ON THIS WEEKEND!
Congratulations to everyone who WON CHER TICKETS this week from Mix 929!
   Cher will be at Bridgestone Arena March 31st. Tickets officially go on sale today (Friday) ... at noon. www.ticketmaster.com
          
          Musicians' Corner is Saturday afternoon, noon to 5, Centennial Park. Free live music and a Mix 929 KIDSVILLE tent with lots of fun things for the kids to do! www.musicianscornernashville.com
      
          Also at Centennial tomorrow (Sat, Oct 5), the "Celebrate Nashville" Cultural Festival. Music, food, song and dance, children’s activities, and educational exhibits, all highlighting and celebrating the many different cultures in Nashville. Draws close to 60,000 people a year. www.celebratenashville.org
          
          Take the kids -- and your camera --  for a fun day at Lucky Ladd Farms, just south of Nashville. Corn maze, pumpkin patch, Tennessee's largest petting zoo, wagon rides,  gemstone mining and more! Kroger Plus card holders get discounts. www.mix929.com

          Today and tomorrow (Fri and Sat), come celebrate "Fall Fest" at The Hermitage. Music, food, art and history. www.thehermitage.com

         NOTE: In case you were wondering: the Nashville Zoo is NOT affected by the partial government shutdown. The Zoo is a local non-profit, and is open for business. www.NashvilleZoo.org  
 
          At Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art, it's "Cheekwood Harvest Month" (thru Oct 31st), with a pumpkin patch, scarecrows, live music, tours and family activities. www.Cheekwood.org

          Disney On Ice, Princesses and Heroes, is at Bridgestone through Sunday(Oct 6).  www.BridgestoneArena.com

         For the little ones, there's the Puppet Truck Show at the Bellevue Public Library, Saturday, 10am. www.nowplayingnashville.com

         At the Nashville Children's Theater, see the play "A Wrinkle in Time" through Sunday. www.nashvilleChildrensTheatre.org