Monday, April 1, 2013

TENN LAWMAKERS COULD REQUIRE EPI-PENS IN SCHOOLS
You know Tennessee is well-known for the number of people with allergies, but there are so many kids now with FOOD allergies, that Tennessee schools may get epi-pens as standard equipment. Lawmakers are working on it. 1 in 13 kids have food allergies and nearly half of them have had severe reactions after eating those foods. Nut allergic reactions, especially, can be fatal if not treated immediately. The proposal is expected to be heard next week in the House and Senate finance committees.

CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF METROPOLITAN NASHVILLE

WARE INJURY AND FINAL FOUR
Talk about taking one for the team! You may hear people at work this morning talking about Kevin Ware. He's the University of Louisville basketball player who had that HORRIFIC injury during yesterday's game. He landed badly and broke his leg. It was so gross-looking that CBS showed the replay a couple of times and then stopped airing it. Some of Ware's teammates and his coach were in tears. His head coach , Rick Pitino,  said, “The bone’s 6 inches out of his leg and all he’s yelling is, ‘Win the game, win the game!’”  The team DID go on to win the game, and now Louisville plays Wichita State (and Michigan will face Syracuse) in the NCAA semifinals. Ware, meanwhile, has had surgery on the leg, and will need at least a year to recover enough to play again.

NO MORE YOUTUBE? GOOGLE PULLS APRIL FOOL'S PRANKS
Google has been doing some April Fool's Day pranking.
First, they say they have a new search engine to look up smells... it's called Google Nose and if you want to know what a new car smells like, you can do the search then smell your computer or smart phone and smell it.
And, Google, which now owns Youtube, also announced that YouTube was just a big contest, launched in 2005 as a way to find the best video in the world. The Youtube blog site said they're closing competition today, and will take down every youtube video: No more Harlem Shakes. No more Gangnam Style. No more Charlie Bit My Finger.
The website claimed that in ten years, when they announce the video winner, they'll re-launch youtube.

NASHVILLE CURFEW SWEEP OF JUVENILES ON PROBATION FINDS GUNS, DRUGS
In a Thursday night curfew sweep of juveniles on probation, Metro officials said the discovery of guns and drugs could lead to harsh consequences. "This kind of activity among kids under probation hinders their rehabilitation," said Davidson County Juvenile Court Judge Sophia Crawford. "Probation is a privilege, not a right." Crawford requested the sweep. In it, probation officers and police set out in South Nashville to do 65 checks of juveniles on court-ordered curfew. "Out of the 65 juveniles checked, 47 were in full compliance," said Crawford. Of the 18 juveniles not under compliance, Crawford said 15 were just out past their curfew. The other three are of far bigger concern. "We found drugs, we found guns," said Crawford. "We had a total of four weapons that were confiscated which could've been four saved lives in Nashville last night." In a full tally, two handguns, one shotgun, one knife, 18 grams of marijuana, 17 hydrocodone pills, and 64 Xanax pills were taken in the sweep. "Our hope when they're on probation is that they'll follow the terms of probation and be released," said Crawford. "When we go and find drugs and find guns, that's a hindrance to their rehab process. We have to find other mechanisms to handle those cases." Crawford said in those cases, violations of probation will be filed with the juvenile going in front of a judicial officer to determine if probation is no longer an option.

TENNESSEE DOCS TO START CHECKING HISTORY WHEN PRESCRIBING PAINKILLERS
Tennessee has more prescription drug abusers than almost any state in America. So starting today, Tennessee doctors prescribing painkillers and other controlled substances will be required by law to check their patients' prescription history first to make sure they're not just doctor shopping, abusing the drugs or getting them to sell.

U.S. SENDS STEALTH FIGHTERS TO SOUTH KOREA
The U.S. has sent F-22 stealth fighter jets to South Korea to take part in military drills.  The U.S. and its allies want North Korea to back off from its continuing threats.  (The jets took off from Japan on Sunday.)

EGGSTRAVAGANZOO BIG SUCCESS IN SPITE OF WEATHER
In spite of the cloudy and rainy weather this weekend, hundreds of community egg hunts went off without a hitch, including Nashville's largest, Eggstravaganzoo at the Nashville Zoo. We have pictures on the Mix 92.9 Facebook page.

WORLD'S LARGEST SONGWRITER FESTIVAL STARTS TUESDAY IN NASH
The world's biggest songwriter festival, Tin Pan South, starts this week. Songwriters will perform their tunes at 10 venues around Nashville including The Bluebird Cafe, Douglas Corner Cafe and Station Inn. Hundreds of writers are scheduled to play, including Jim Brickman tomorrow night (Tuesday) at the Rutledge. You can see who'll be singing, when and where, at TINPANSOUTH

TATTOO AND HORROR FESTIVAL WAS HELD AT NASH CONVENTION CENTER OVER THE WEEKEND
Downtown Nashville was a scary place after dark this weekend. There were zombies and horrifying creatures everywhere: people in full makeup and costume, attending the 12th-Annual Full Moon Tattoo and Horror Festival. They were expecting more than 2,000 people, and say if the event keeps growing as it has the past 12 years, they may have to move to the new Music City Center next year.  

FORMER LEBANON HIGH SCHOOL COACH DIES IN CAR ACCIDENT
Some people in Wilson County are remembering retired Lebanon High School coach Randy Vanatta today. He was killed in a car crash Saturday, after police say he pulled his car into the path of another vehicle. A 12-year-old passenger in Vanatta's car and two people in the other car were taken to local hospitals.

MUSHROOM GROWING OPERATION BUSTED IN BRENTWOOD
You never know what’s going on in the house right next to you. Police raided a home on Cloverland in Brentwood and found thousands of doses of mushrooms, six weapons, and drug paraphernalia. 41-year-old Christopher Coxey and his tenant at the house were arrested.

FISHERMEN IN TROUBLE OVER BIG HAUL OF WHITE BASS
When the fish are biting, it's just hard to stop fishing. Four Nashville fishermen have gotten citations for poaching at Cheatham Lake this weekend. They were catching white bass, and the limit is 15 per day, per licensed fisherman. That means they could have legally caught 60. They had 420. 360 over the allowance. One of the fishermen said they just didn't know there was a limit. The TWRA says the men could be fined thousands of dollars for poaching the extra fish. No word yet on what the TWRA did with all those extra fish. Hopefully they're somewhere on ice, and will be used to feed hungry people.

NON-PROFITS FEED THOUSANDS EASTER WEEKEND
While you were enjoying your Easter weekend, maybe going to church, hunting eggs, having dinner, there were dozens of  volunteers out doing good. The Salvation Army and volunteers fed numerous homeless people on Good Friday with their "Under the Bridge" campaign. And there were workers and volunteers feeding homeless people traditional Easter meals this weekend at the Nashville Rescue Mission. Chris Wilson, with the Mission, says that's how we should be treating people all year, not just at holidays. You can find out how to volunteer at www.salarmy-nashville.org or www.nashvillerescuemission.org

UPDATE ON 95-CAR PILEUP ON I-77
The roads are back open, but police now say three people were killed, 25 others were injured in that 95-car pileup on Interstate 77 near the Virginia-North Carolina line yesterday. There were 17 separate crashes on the mountainous stretch of road. Cops say they were mostly from people driving too fast for the foggy conditions.

CHARLIE DANIELS RECOVERING AT HOME FOLLOWING SURGERY
Charlie Daniels is recovering at home after having a pacemaker put in last week. He's been tweeting his thanks to his fans for their support and prayers. He went to the hospital because he said he just wasn't feeling well, and doctors found he had pneumonia and an irregular heartbeat.

BODY OF MAN WHO FELL FROM PLANE FOUND IN TENNESSEE
Authorities in Chattanooga, Tennessee have found the body of a man who was thrown from an experimental aircraft while an instructor was teaching him to fly. Bradley County emergency officials Saturday morning found the man, who'd fallen about 2.300 feet from a two-seater plane. Apparently the guy was being trained in his Zodiac 601 aircraft on Friday when the canopy came off, the man's seat belt was not fastened and he was thrown out of the plane. The instructor wasn't hurt, and landed the plane. The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board have been notified.

MAN DRIVES CAR INTO WALMART, STARTS BEATING CUSTOMERS
A man drove a car into a San Jose, California Walmart, then grabbed a blunt object and began beating customers Sunday morning, police said. They said the driver then got out of the car, grabbed a blunt object from inside the store and began hitting people with it.  Four people were injured, one of them seriously.  Sources say a pregnant woman may be among the injured, all of whom were taken to the hospital. The man accused of driving the car and assaulting the people was booked into county jail.