Monday, January 7, 2013
WINTER GEAR ITEMS NEEDED FOR HOMELESS
Several churches are collecting warm clothing for the homeless right now. They're asking you to donate coats, gloves, thermal clothing, scarves and hats.
Donations will be collected through Wednesday at New Livingstone Church on Hancock Street and will then be given to Room In The Inn, who will distribute the items to Nashville's homeless.
The flu is now widespread in 41 states. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the flu is spreading much earlier this season, and that they haven't seen a flu season this bad, this early, in ten years. We're about five weeks ahead of schedule, and the worst is probably still ahead. More than 2-thousand were hospitalized and 18 children had died from it as of late last week. We have out Shots Etcetera Cold and Flu Guide up at http://www.mix929.com/ so you can check for ways to protect yourself and your family, and find out where to get a flu shot.
Find out more ABOUT THE FLU http://www.cdc.gov/flu/
Here's a reminder to NEVER click on any attachment you get in an email, unless you're SURE you know who it's from and what it's about. It's happening a lot right now, that hackers are getting into accounts and sending out emails with just a link in them. If you click it, you may be downloading a virus, or -- in the best-case scenario -- you're opening a spam ad. It's a good idea to run your virus scanning software on a regular basis.
And if you have an iPhone but haven't set up the GPS on it, make sure you do that TODAY. It's an app called FIND MY IPhone! Over the weekend a Mix listener left her iPhone at a grocery store, then went online and used the GPS tracking system to see that someone had taken her phone home with them. She was able to watch as they travelled down side streets near Trinity Lane. The police showed up and the woman gave back the phone, claiming she had been about to call the owner. In reality, she had already started breaking off the outer 'otter box' covering to replace it. See how to set up your "Find My iPhone" app. HERE. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvvIyhgMnLI
What started as a mom’s way to comfort her toddler who had cancer, has turned into a non-profit that helps thousands of children and families around the world. Gabe's Chemo Duck Program started when mom Lou Sipos took a stuffed duck, made it a little hospital gown, gave it a port, like kids with cancer have to receive their chemotherapy, and used it to show her little boy Gabe what was going to happen. Now, Gabe’s chemo duck has a song and a cartoon that kids can watch to understand more about what’s going on. Gabe is now a happy 11 year-old, cancer-free for 9 years. The cartoon just debuted this weekend at The Monroe Carell Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.
Remember that video of the Alabama fan-- an older guy who got impossible-to-get playoff tickets from his son on Christmas, and started crying? SEE VIDEO HERE.
Well, that dad and son will be at the BCS championship game tonight as Alabama plays Notre Dame. But, Mr. Buckhannon says whether his team wins or not, just knowing what his son did for him in getting those hard to find tickets was worth more than anything!
WHY OLDER WOMEN GAIN WEIGHT MORE EASILY THAN MEN
Many women find they pack on the pounds more easily than men do as they get older, and a new study on mice may help explain why. After menopause, the activity of a particular enzyme involved in fat production - called Aldh1a1 - increases, the researchers said.
The female hormone estrogen appears to suppress Aldh1a1 activity. This might mean that younger women, who have high levels of estrogen, are protected against the enzyme's undesirable effects. But after menopause, levels of estrogen decrease, causing Aldh1a1 activity to increase and making females vulnerable to weight gain.
You're not the only one who's decided to get more exercise this year. There's such a rush of new members at local gyms that many of the REGULARS, say they hate going there. All the newbies on the machines, clogging up the flow, making a longer wait time for the machines. If you've just started a gym membership, just pay attention to the rules and keep moving.
The man accused of killing a dozen people and wounding dozens more in a Colorado movie theater has a crucial pretrial hearing today. James Holmes faces 166 charges... including murder and attempted murder.
You're being asked to wear gold today to show your Predators' Pride. And you may get to use your Predators tickets after all. The National Hockey League and its players' union have reached a tentative deal that would end the current lockout. Multiple sources say the tentative deal would be for ten years. The agreement still has to be approved by the NHL's Board of Governors and the membership of the players' union.
Today could bring announcement of a settlement to end a mortgage review program that's paid one and-a-half billion dollars to consultants, but nothing to homeowners who are victims of abusive foreclosure activity. The ten-billion dollar settlement would require banks to pay compensation to people who were harmed by improper foreclosures and provide loan modifications, help them find new places to live, and allow short sales for people who are behind on their mortgages.
TOPS AT THE BOX OFFICE
"Texas Chainsaw 3D" was the most-watched movie at theaters this weekend, "Django Unchained" was second, the Hobbit dropped to third place.