Friday, September 21, 2012
ROBIN ROBERTS UPDATE
Here's an update on what's going on with Robin Roberts of "Good Morning America." She's finished her chemotherapy, and yesterday (Thursday, September 20th, 20120), had her bone marrow transplant. She sent a video message taped from her New York hospital bed to her fans and supporters, telling them "thank you" and saying that she feels the love. See ROBIN'S VIDEO MESSAGE
FREE DENTAL WORK OFFERED TO 125 PEOPLE TODAY
There's a local dental group that's playing Good Samaritan, and offering free dental work to the first 125 people at their office today. The dentist is Dr David Roach, with Dentistry from the Heart, on Bedford Avenue. (Free extractions, fillings or cleanings to the first 125 people. The event will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 3817 Bedford Avenue, Suite 130 in Nashville.) www.DentistryFromTheHeart.org
VETERANS' JOB FAIR
There's a job fair today for Veterans and spouses. It's called Hiring our Heroes. ... and there are more than 40 employers ready to hire. The vets' job fair is 9 till noon today at the U.S. Army Reserve Center on Bell Road. You must bring your military I.D. (U.S. Army Reserve Center, 3598 Bell Rd. Nashville, TN 37214 )
KOHL'S EXPECTS TO HIRE MORE EMPLOYEES FOR HOLIDAYS
And Kohl's Department store is hiring. They're planning to put more than 52,000 people to work for the holiday season. Thats about 40 people for each Kohl's store. www.KohlsCareers.com
GALLATIN WOMAN SAVES CHILDREN FROM BURNING HOME
There's a woman in Gallatin whose neighbors think is an absolute ANGEL. Sherry Binkley saved the lives of her neighbors' babies. Sherry saw her neighbors' home on fire, ran to help, and the parents were outside, frantic, because they hadn't been able to find their two 3-year-olds in the smoke and flames. Sherry says God told her to go to the side of the house. She heard the toddlers crying for their mommy, broke a window and screamed, "Come to me!" Sherry says she can't describe the joy she felt when she saw those two tiny faces appear out of the smoke. The home is a loss, dad was burned looking for the kids, but the babies are going to be just fine. Sherry Binkley, everybody needs neighbors like you!
MICHAEL J FOX TALKS ABOUT HIS NEW SHOW, STARTING NEXT FALL
When we heard that Michael J Fox had Parkinson's disease it broke our hearts. He was a very popular actor, had a hit show called Spin City and he was only 37. Since then he's done only a few guest appearances on other shows, but now, he's working on his OWN TV series, based on his life: about a man with Parkinson's and with kids. Ellen DeGeneres asked Michael recently about his own parenting methods. You can see that short interview HERE
FLEA MARKET WEEKEND
This is Flea Market weekend at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds! The Flea Market runs through Sunday. Admission is free, parking is five dollars. www.nashvilleexpocenter.org or 862- 5016
FRIDAY IS NIGHT MARKET AT NASHVILLE FARMER'S MARKET
Once a month the Nashville Farmer's Market opens at night for "Night Market." You can buy produce, eat at the restaurant or a food truck, listen to live music, or shop at the flea market tonight, tarting at 6:30 near Bicentennial mall.
HANDS ON NASHVILLE NEEDS 500 VOLUNTEERS FOR WEEKEND PROJECTS
Hands on Nashville says it desperately needs volunteers to help with a one-day school spruce-up this weekend. If you can help, go to www.HON.org
MURFREESBORO PASTOR ACCUSED OF LAUNDERING MONEY
A Middle Tennessee pastor is facing federal drug and money-laundering charges. Police say Michael Whitsey, the leader of the Abundant Life Church in Murfreesboro, made $375,000 through the sale of narcotics and then deposited the money in various accounts between May and December of 2008. Whitsey has not been arrested for the charges yet.
CHECK YOUR FLIGHT BEFORE YOU LEAVE THE HOUSE, IF IT'S AMERICAN AIRLINES
Travelers are bracing for more cancellations by American Airlines after the company cancelled hundreds of flights this week. The company is fighting with its pilots.
HEALTH: BPA CAUSING OBESITY
New research suggests that the chemical known as BPA that's found in many plastic bottles and cans, could be making children obese. (Researchers say they found kids with the most of the estrogen-like chemical were twice as likely to be obese.
MANY DONATED KIDNEYS DISCARDED
Some surgeons are speaking out about the thousands of donated kidneys that are thrown AWAY every year. Some are unhealthy, but others aren't matched right, and are wasted, and the surgeons want the national organ registry to get faster at matching donors with recipients.
KROGER TESTING SELLING CLOTHING
Your life is probably busier than ever! So Kroger is trying out one-stop shopping, by adding a clothing department to a store in Ohio. If it works, it'll spread to our local stores. You can already buy lawn furniture, small appliances and lawn and garden stuff. It's the first time in Kroger's 129-year history that it has offered a dedicated apparel section.
MURFREESBORO DOCTOR SUING NASHVILLE BAR FOR ASSAULT
A Murfreesboro doctor says he was nearly choked to death by two bouncers at Rippy's Bar and Grill... and is suing the Nashville bar for four-point-five-million-dollars. Rippy's side of the story is that Dr Donald Mitchell was overly aggressive and started fighting when he was asked to leave.
SPANISH WOMAN WANTS ROYALTIES FOR BOTCHED RESTORATION
The Spanish woman who many people say ruined a 19th-century picture of Jesus is now asking to be paid. The horrible restoration has become so famous -- because it's SO awful -- (see above) that people are flocking to the church to see it. The church has started charging admission, and Cecillia Gimenez says she helped that happen and she wants her share. (The painting is at The Sanctuary of Mercy Church in Borja).