Thursday, August 21, 2014

FERGUSON LATEST
Last night was relatively quiet in Ferguson, Missouri. Law enforcement officials say there were six arrests, but otherwise not a lot of trouble.

LOCAL: 24-PERCENT OF METRO SEVENTH GRADERS MISSING IMMUNIZATIONS 
Every year, about one in four Metro students who are supposed to have their immunizations for school, don't, and can't go to school till they do. School officials say this year was no different. 24% of those who needed shots, and the proof they'd had them, did not... and were not allowed to attend school. Parents had a two week grace period to get it done, but that ended yesterday.

MTSU FOOTBALL PLAYERS IN TROUBLE FOR PRANK
Several Middle Tennessee State University football players are in trouble over what they say was just good clean fun. Didn't look like it to witnesses, who called police and said there were several masked men with rifles invading a residence. Turns out the masked gunmen were MTSU football players with air rifles, playing war with someone else, who'd done an invasion on them earlier, on the MTSU campus. They weren't arrested, but team officials say the players will be punished for their poor judgement.

MCDONALD'S COFFEE IN STORES SOON
If you like your McDonalds coffee, but can't always make a trip to the restaurant, you may be happy to hear that Mickie D's is going to start selling their coffee in stores.

SAVE AN HOUR A DAY?
Want to save as much as an hour a day? Stop checking your e-mail so much. Somebody added up all those little time increments and found, on average, employees check their e-mail 74 times a day.  That's an hour a day, just logging in, checking in, and seeing what's there. Just piddling.

WATCH PRESIDENT GO GRAY IN 42 SECONDS
Have you ever noticed how differently the Presidents look AFTER four years in office? Older, grayer: more lines on their faces. Well, someone's put togehter a video titled, "Watch the President Go Gray in 42 Seconds." It's pretty fascinating. And a little mean. LOL. 

TENNESSEE TEEN BIRTH RATE ABOVE NATIONAL AVERAGE 
Tennessee's teen birth rate is significantly higher than the national average.  According to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2012, there were 38 births per 1,000 teenagers in Tennessee. The national average is 29-point-four.

PLANE WITH CRACKED WINDSHIELD DIVERTS TO NASHVILLE 
A plane diverted to Nashville International Airport because of a cracked windshield is being examined.  Officials say the United Airlines flight took off from Columbus, Ohio Wednesday morning and was on its way to Houston when the pilot made the decision to land early.  A spokesman for the airline says there's no indication the crack was caused by a bird strike.

CAR REPOSSESSIONS JUMP
More Americans are struggling to make their car payments.  A new study by Experian Automotive shows the rate of repossessions surged 70-percent in the second quarter. 

MOST-STOLEN CARS
If you still have your car, make sure you're keeping it locked. The new report is out on the most stolen vehicles. oHonda Accord and Civic sedans were reportedly the two most stolen vehicles last year.

AD SERVICE CLASSIFY WILL REWRITE YOUR CRAIGSLIST AD FOR FREE
If you're too lazy to go out and sell your item in real life, and you put it on Craigslist (which a lot of people do: something like 80 MILLION classified ads placed through Craigslist a year), and, you're too lazy to even write your ad, Ad service Classify says it'll write your ad for you, for free. They say they basically want to show that advetising works. Good advertising, that is.

SOUNDS TICKETS FOR NEW STADIUM GOING ON SALE SOON
It's almost time to pick your seat! Tickets for the Nashville Sounds' first season at their new park go on sale soon. On Monday, if you're a current season ticket holder, or if u made a deposit for tickets, already, you get yours then. The rest of the Sounds season tickets go on sale 2nd.  The Sounds finish their final season at Greer Stadium next Wednesday.

BIG WEDDING, BETTER MARRIAGE
I'm sorry. I'm so, so sorry to have to say this. Because there will be Bridezillas using this excuse, as they bump their wedding into outrageous proportions, but a new study does find that the bigger the wedding, the more likely your marriage will last.

SOCCER PLAYER HIT IN THE MOUTH WITH BIRD POO
The Manchester soccer team had a rough weekend. Not only did the team lose, 2 to 1, but during the first half of the game, as midfielder Ashley Young was on the field, mouth wide open, shouting at someone, a mysterious white glob fell from the heavens and landed IN his open mouth. They're pretty sure it was bird poo. Ashley hasn't said much since then.

MTV VMAS WARNED BY PARENTS TELEVISION COUNCIL TO AVOID 'EXPLICIT CONTENT'
The MTV Video Music Awards are this Sunday night, and if you remember last year, it scandalous! So, the conservative watchdog group, Parents Television Council, has sent MTV a letter, reminding them to avoid another, "public relations kerfuffle." They say the awards show has a TV-14 rating, so the show should be appropriate for a 14-year-old. They specifically mentioned the words, "Miley Cyrus," and "Twerking."