Thursday, April 4, 2013

THE BEHIND-THE-SCENES STORY YOU HAVEN'T HEART ABOUT KEVIN WARE: TEAMMATE WHO TOUCHED HIS HEART
Louisville basketball player Kevin Ware is recovering after that horrific leg injury in Sunday's NCAA Tournament game. And he's now speaking out about the teammate who he says touched his heart. After Kevin fell, and his broken bone was sticking out of his leg, everybody else recoiled -- some were being sick, some were sobbing -- but nobody came to help him. Louisville forward Luke Hancock says he remembered being injured last summer and while everybody stood by in shock, only one person came to HIM. So Luke ran to Kevin Ware, held Ware's hand and told him they'd get through this together and prayed for him, saying, "Lord, watch over us and let Kevin be OK during this tough time. The Lord does everything for a reason, and He will get us through this."
Kevin says he and Hancock were both fighting back tears as Luke patted Ware's chest and stayed with him. Ware said before Luke got there, he was scared. But after Hancock touched him and calmed him, he knew he would be fine, and it just touched his heart. See the interview with Luke, and read more about this great story, HERE.
 
US NORTH KOREA SITUATION ESCALATES
It's looking more and more like the U.S. could end up in another Korean war. The military is reinforcing its defenses in Guam, where there are American Navy and air bases, as North Korea keeps talking about a nuclear attack. 
  Secretary of State John Kerry says North Korea's threats and rhetoric is "unacceptable" and says the U.S. will stand beside South Korea in any dispute with the North. Kerry's set to visit Seoul [[ sole ]], South Korea next week. 

MORE TROUBLE FOR CARNIVAL TRIUMPH
There's been more trouble for a Carnival Cruise ship, and people connected with it. The damaged Triumph is being repaired in Mobile, Alabama. Near-hurricane-force winds hit, and blew a guard shack and two men into the water at the dock. One was rescued, the other is still missing. The ship is the one that was stranded at sea for several days in February with 4,200 people onboard. 

HEALTH: PARENTS SHOULD TRY BEHAVIOR THERAPY BEFORE DRUGS FOR THEIR KIDS WITH AD/HD
Parents of preschool-aged children at risk for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder may want to check out behavior training before medications. Researchers say training that teaches parents to understand their children's needs improved kids' behavior, without the side effects of drugs.

ANNUAL PAVING/ROAD REPAIR STARTS THIS WEEK IN DOWNTOWN NASHVILLE
The annual road repair and re-paving work was supposed to start today, though it's not clear whether it will with rain in the forecast. The first spots targeted are downtown, near the Music City Center. As well as Fifth through eighth avenues, Lea avenue, Peabody, McGavock and Demonbreun streets.

METRO NASHVILLE GOVERNMENT FIFTIETH CELEBRATION IS SATURDAY
Even though Monday was the official anniversary of the formation of Metro Nashville Government, you haven't missed the celebration. It's this weekend, Saturday, noon to 3, at the Metro Courthouse Plaza. There'll be live entertainment and free parking.

ARMY SHOOTING AT FORT KNOX
An Army civilian employee has been shot to death in a Human Resources parking lot at Fort Knox near Louisville, Kentucky. Kentucky State Police are searching for the shooter. 
 
CONNECTICUT GUN LAW OVERHAUL
What could be the toughest gun law in the nation is about to be signed into law today in Connecticut. The bill bans assault weapons and large capacity ammunition magazines in the state, and goes even further by creating a gun offender registry, and requiring background checks on all gun and ammunition sales.

SHOULD WE LOWER VOTING AGE TO 16?
What do you think about this? Should we lower the voting age to 16? A Takoma Park, Maryland City Council member is proposing lowering the city's voting age from 18 to 16, saying teens know the issues and they know who best represents them. If the proposal passes, it would mean that 16-year- olds would be able to vote in mayoral and city council races.

FACEBOOK PHONE
There are widespread rumors that Facebook is about to announce its own smartphone.  The "fPhone" would be aimed at offering competition in the marketplace to the iPhone and the Galaxy S4.

SURPRISING GERMY ITEM: DENTAL BIB CLIPS
Oh, no!! Another germy place to worry about wiping down. According to a doctor at a microbiology department, up to 70 percent of dental bib clips are carrying bacteria.

HOW DOES THE JOBS MARKET LOOK?
Although 26-percent of employers surveyed say they're planning to hire full-time, permanent workers within the next three months, and 60% of bosses say they're holding steady: no hirings, no firings, Careerbuilder.com says that's still a decrease from last year. 

HEALTH: NEW STRAIN OF BIRD FLU POSES SERIOUS THREAT TO HUMANS
The new strain of bird flu in China has scientists and health officials worried, because the H7N9 strain has already killed four people and appears to have mutated in such a way that it can spread easily from birds to humans.

45TH ANNIVERSARY OF MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.'S DEATH
Today marks the 45th anniversary of the assassination of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. He was 39 years old when he was killed in Memphis, Tennessee. 

FILM CRITIC ROGER EBERT'S CANCER IS BACK
Veteran movie critic Roger Ebert says his cancer is back, and he's taking what he calls a 'leave of presence' from his popular blog and film reviews. The 70-year-old had his 46th anniversary just this week of reviewing movies for the Sun-Times. Ebert lost his ability to speak and eat in 2002 after having thyroid and salivary gland cancer.

RUTGERS COACH FIRED
Rutgers University has fired men's basketball coach Mike Rice after ESPN aired video of him shoving and kicking his players and berating them with gay slurs. The 44 year-old apologized afterwards, saying there's no excuse for his behavior.

PREDS TRADE AWAY MARTIN ERAT
The Predators have traded Martin Erat to the Washington Capitals. We got 18-year-old forward Filip Forsberg.

NASHVILLE SOUNDS OPENING NIGHT TONIGHT
Tonight's opening night for the Nashville Sounds.

JEY LENO IS OUT, JIMMY FALLON IS IN
Jay Leno is out, Jimmy Fallon is in as host of the Tonight Show.
Fallon starts his Tonight Show -osting gig next year. In 2009, NBC tried to replace Leno with Conan O'Brien, but the ratings fell and they brought Jay back.

NFL WANTS LOCKER ROOM CAMERAS
The NFL wants to provide pre-game and halftime locker room footage for fans in attendance at games this season.  The league announced it will require all teams to install cameras in locker rooms this year.  It's an effort to give fans at the stadium something they can't get watching at home on television.