NOVEMBER 11, 2011
Veteran's Day Parade Road Closures
Several downtown roads will be closed for Friday’s Veterans Day parade in Nashville, scheduled to begin at 11:11 a.m. to mark the 11-11-11 date. The parade will begin at 12th Avenue and Broadway and travel down Broadway to 3rd Ave. Click here for downtown road closures. There's also the Williamson County Veterans Day Parade this morning in downtown Franklin. Click here for road closures in Franklin.
Restaurants Offer Free Meals To Vets In Honor Of Veteran's Day
In honor of Veterans Day, there are some freebies for veterans and military family members. Not all are just for today. Golden Corral will be giving free meals to any person who has ever served in the U.S. military, but their free meal is on Monday. Stop into a participating Applebee's today, or Olive Garden, Chili's, Famous Dave's , Outback Steakhouse, all offer free food for veterans and military members today. You can get the list here. Pay close attention to the date of the Veterans Day free meal and what you need to bring so you qualify. They don't all take place on Veterans Day and some require different forms of I.D.
Angel Trees Go Into Malls This Weekend, 'Angels On The Air' Starting Monday
The Angel Trees go into Nashville malls this weekend. Kim Leslie from Mix 92.9 will be there to kick off the Salvation Army's biggest effort of the year. There are close to 15,000 Angels who need to be adopted; kids , disabled adults and elderly people, who will go without toys, and vital items such as coats and clothing, if we don't 'adopt' them. "Angels on the Air" starts Monday on Mix 92.9 where you can CALL us, and tell us how many angels you want. We'll fax or email the information straight to your office or computer.
More Than 4,000 Sign Up For Mayor's 5K
More than 4,000 people have signed up for Nashville Mayor Karl Dean's 5K walk or run this Sunday. It's part of the Mayor's initiative to make Nashville a healthier, more active community. The free walk/run starts Sunday at 2 p.m. at Public Square Park. mayorschallenge5k.com
Hendersonville: Death Penalty Not Considered In Lindsey Lowe Case
A grand jury in Sumner County has indicted Lindsey Lowe on six counts for the September killings of her newborn twin sons. The indictment, issued Wednesday, charges Lowe, 25, with two felony counts of first degree murder, two counts of premeditated murder and two counts of aggravated child abuse. In announcing the indictment, the district attorney's office also announced it will not seek the death penalty against Lowe. Each of the first degree murder counts carries the potential of a life sentence. Each aggravated child abuse charge carries a sentence of 15 to 25 years. Following her arrest on September 14, Lowe told detectives she suffocated her infant sons after giving birth to them two nights earlier in a bathroom at her parent's Hendersonville home. She is next scheduled to appear in court on November 18 when she will be formally arraigned.
Billy Crystal To Host Oscars
Billy Crystal says he is hosting the Academy Awards. The 63-year-old comedian and Oscar-hosting veteran said Thursday on Twitter that he is "doing the Oscars so the young woman in the pharmacy will stop asking my name when I pick up my prescriptions." Crystal last hosted the show in 2004. This will be his ninth time as Oscar host. Eddie Murphy had been set to host the Feb. 26th event, but cancelled Wednesday.