Thursday, August 1,2013

JOB FAIRS AND LOCAL HIRINGS INCLUDE:
JOB FAIR THURSDAY THROUGH SATURDAY FOR OMNI NASHVILLE HOTEL
There's a job fair today through Saturday for the Omni Nashville Hotel. They're hiring 500 people, for when they open next month in downtown Nashville. You have to apply online, first : https://omnihotels.hua.hrsmart.com/hr/ats/JobSearch/index

SPRING HILL WALMART HIRING 200 TO START THIS FALL
The Walmart in Spring Hill is hiring 200 people. You can get the info at www.Careers.walmart.com

METRO POLICE STILL HIRING SCHOOL CROSSING GUARDS
Metro Police are still hiring part-time school crossing guards. Pay starts at just under 10 dollars an hour. 862-7752.

METRO SCHOOLS HIRING BUS DRIVERS
Metro Schools are still looking for more school bus drivers. Get the info at www.mnps.org

IF SOMEONE YOU KNOW DOESN'T HAVE INTERNET ACCESS TO FILL OUT JOB APPLICATIONS...
Don't let that be an excuse not to get a job. Please tell them they can use the computers online at Nashville Public Libraries, or they can call Connected Tennessee to find out where their nearest internet access is. 615-242-9508

FIRST DAY BACK TO SCHOOL MEANS HEAVY TRAFFIC UNTIL AT LEAST MIDDAY
Metro Nashville Public Schools start today. Kids will notice more resource officers on campus. More than 200 have been hired for the new year.
YOU will notice a lot more traffic today, so Metro Police are asking you to really, really pay attention to your driving today. There'll be more than 70-thousand students, as well as teachers and school officials, police, bus drivers and parents, on the road. 

POLICE OFFICERS AND CROSSING GUARDS ALSO FACING FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL
It's not just kids heading back today. There'll be nearly 190 crossing guards in school zones today, helping remind people to slow down to 15 miles an hour.

METRO HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS NOW GRADED ON A 50-POINT SCALE
Metro teachers will be working with a different grading system this year: no zeros this year for high school students in Metro. If you fail, it's a 50. No one has to get a 20 or a 15, and be humiliated. If you fail, you get 50, and the teacher keeps working with you till you learn what you need to to get above that.

WILSON COUNTY PARENTS SAY BUS COMES TOO EARLY
How early do you have to get up to get the kids ready for school? Some parents in Wilson County say the bus schedule their children are on is "ridiculous." Jacob Ashford, for example, says he's been told his two kids will be picked up by the bus at the end of their driveway on Liberty Hill Road… at 5:21 each morning, to start their hour-and-a-half ride. He and several of his neighbors say they're concerned their children won't be rested and ready to learn if they have to get up that early for school.

SMYRNA RESIDENTS UPSET OVER NEARLY 10,000 DOLLAR CITY COUNCIL WEEKEND RETREAT
Some Smyrna residents are upset after finding out the city spent nearly $10,000 on a weekend retreat to Gatlinburg for council members in April - even as they told taxpayers they've cut budgets till there's nothing left to cut, and asked for a 46% raise in property taxes. They ended up raising them by only 19% after public outcry. Many Smyrna residents say if council members are really trying to cut costs, they need to quit having $800 dinners and 10-thousand dollar meetings in resort towns, and gather in the Smyrna Town center. One councilman says they did that a few years ago, and may again, sometime soon.  Smyrna resident Patrick Beauchene has launched the Citizens of Smyrna Facebook page.

JULY BROKE RECORDS FOR COLD WEATHER!
What a weird weather month July was. There were 1,122 record cold temperatures recorded in the U.S. in one week!

LOHAN ORDERED TO 15 MONTHS IN THERAPY
Lindsay Lohan has completed her court-mandated 90-day stint in rehab, but at the advice of the rehab clinic, a judge has ordered the 27-year-old Lohan to go to psychological therapy for another 15 months. Rehab doctors told the judge unless she has three hour-long sessions a week, that she's FORCED to attend, they're setting her up for almost certain failure. Linds has already been in rehab 7 times. 

OWN NETWORK FINALLY PROFITS
Good thing Oprah Winfrey had enough money to just sit tight and let her OWN network build. Four years after its debut, Oprah's OWN Network has turned a profit for the first time.

OPRAH ON LETTERMAN TONIGHT
Oprah will be on "The Late Show with David Letterman" tonight. The other special guest is actor Paul Rudd.

ACCUSED DRUG DEALER ACCUSED OF PLANTING EXPLOSIVES
 An accused drug dealer is behind bars, now charged with planting pipe bombs and meth making equipment in the truck of an informant who's supposed to  testify against him in court. The Warren county sheriff says he and his deputies found the bombs and removed them, and no one was hurt, but Robert Garrison is now facing more charges than just his original drug charges.

NO MORE PORN MOVIES NAMED AFTER BEN AND JERRY'S ICE CREAM.
It took a court case to do it, but a California pornography studio has agreed to stop producing videos named after Ben and Jerry's ice cream flavors. Under the name "Ben and Cherry's," the company had made such movies as "Boston Cream Thighs," and "Peanut Butter D-Cups." 

TGI FRIDAYS IN NJ FINED $500K FOR DEFRAUDING THE PUBLIC
An operator of TGI Fridays restaurants in New Jersey has agreed to pay a $500,000 fine for serving customers cheap booze when they paid for top shelf.  Acting Attorney General John Hoffman said Wednesday that the fine levied against Livingston-based Briad Group, as a result of an investigation dubbed Operation Swill, should send a message to every bar and restaurant in the state that customers should always get what they pay for. Under terms of the settlement, Briad agreed not to contest charges that eight of its restaurants were selling customers cheap substitutes in place of premium alcohol. It also agreed to employ a state-appointed monitor through June 14 to ensure its restaurants and employees are in compliance.  As long as there are no further violations during that period, the businesses will avoid five-day suspensions of their liquor licenses, the attorney general said.
The franchisee also faces a lawsuit in state court by two women who claim Briad had instituted a uniform policy to substitute cut-rate liquor for premium brands for over at least a year, in violation of the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act. It seeks reimbursement for all customer losses and punitive damages of three times the price of each drink.
Twenty-nine establishments, including 13 TGI Fridays, had been accused of cheating customers following state raids in May. The attorney general's office said the state decided to pursue charges against only eight of the TGI Fridays. The other cases remain under investigation.
At one of the 29 businesses, a mixture that included rubbing alcohol and caramel coloring was sold as scotch. In another, premium liquor bottles were refilled with water that was not even clean. The state never identified which restaurants or bars those were.

REPORT: SIMON COWELL EXPECTING BABY WITH PAL'S WIFE
 At age 53, "X Factor" producer and former American Idol judge Simon Cowell is about to become a first-time father. The Sensitive part is that its with teh wife of Simon's closest friend... apparently she's filed for divorce...

HOBBIT FILMING OVER, NOW  THE EDITING STARTS
Peter Jackson has wrapped up filming for the remaining "Hobbit" movies in New Zealand. Now it's off to the editing room. (Cut, Peter! Cut hard!!)

IT’S NATIONAL PSYCHIC WEEK.
August 1-5th. A National Science Foundation Poll finds 60% of us believe some people have psychic ability.