Thursday, July 25, 2013
GOODWILL JOB FAIR TODAY (THURSDAY)
There's a job fair today, at the Goodwill Career Center on Herman Street in Downtown Nashville. Select Staffing is filling about a thousand positions for warehouse work. You can get that info on Goodwill's Facebook Page.
MORE THAN 60 TEACHERS COULD BE FIRED THIS FALL UNDER NEW POLICY
More than 60 Nashville teachers may be out in the job lines this fall. They could be fired for scoring too low on new state-mandated evaluations. Out of about 6-thousand Nashville teachers, 63 who are working right now scored a 1 out of possible 5, for the 2011-2012 school year. If they score a 1 a second year, this year the new policy dictates they could be let go.
80 DEAD IN SPAIN TRAIN CRASH, SPEED MAY HAVE PLAYED A ROLE
RESIDENTS CONCERNED ABOUT TRASH, OVERGROWN GRASS
It’s not just your neighborhood where the grass and weeds are getting tall at the side of the road. There are a lot of people concerned right now about unmowed roadsides, and trashy greenways. Metro Public Works says its crews are working as fast as they can, but the recent rain has put the growing season into overdrive. They have to address the safety issues first. (They’re asking you to just be patient. Or, there’s always the Metro Beautification Program, which gives neighborhood volunteer groups bags and gloves to clean it up themselves. )
KENTUCKY MAN HANDING OUT HUGE TIPS IN HONOR OF HIS LATE BROTHER
Aaron Collins was only in his 20s when he died earlier this month. But his final wishes included leaving someone "an awesome tip"... like 500 dollars, for pizza. Aaron's brother did that, Gave a 500 dollar tip to a waittress in Kentucky...for a beer and a pizza. Then, something even more amazing happened. The video of that tip, and the story went viral... with nearly 3 million views, and people are sending money. Nearly 30-thousand dollars so far, for the family to continue what's become known as "Aaron's Last Wish."
POWERBALL UP TO 196 MILLION
Oh, and just so you know: The Powerball Jackpot is up to 196 million dollars for Saturday night's drawing. That'd come in handy right now, since it's exactly 5 months till Christmas.
BUSH SHAVES HIS HEAD IN SUPPORT OF LITTLE BOY WITH CANCER
Have you seen the great photo floating around of former President George H.W. Bush -- and a little boy in his lap-- both bald? That was taken after Bush shaved his head in support of the 2 year-old Maine boy who has leukemia and has losts his hair because of the treatments. Bush's Secret Service guys also shaved their heads.
PLEASE LOOK AT THE PHOTO: NASHVILLE TOURIST SNAPS SHOT OF GETAWAY CAR
A man held a knife on a woman yesterday morning at the corner of 6th and Demonbreun, hit her and stole her purse. A TOURIST, snapping photos nearby, also managed to snap a photo of the guy's getaway car. Police are hoping you'll look at the photo and may be able to identify it. With that story in mind, the next time I hear somebody badmouthing tourists, I'm going to go over to them, personally, and give them a wedgie! You've been warned! lol
GALLATIN COUPLE STEALS NEIGHBOR'S CHECKS STEALS IDENTITY, CASH
NASHVILLE CITY PAPER CLOSING DOWN
After trying for 13-years to make a profit, the Nashville City Paper says it's done. The August 9th issue of the free paper will be its last. No online services either.
GOODPASTURE CHRISTIAN HIGH BALL PLAYER STARTS REHAB TODAY
There are a lot of prayers and well-wishes going out to a Goodpasture Christian High School student today. 17-year-old Caleb Wilson leaves for Atlanta today to start rehab, after a recent day out with friends left him paralyzed from the waist down. Wilson, a star baseball player, was sitting down, hanging out with friends near the Shutes Branch Recreational Area, when a buddy accidentally put his car in reverse, and ran over Wilson, breaking his ankle, some bones in his face, and his spine. There are a lot of people sending you good thoughts today, Caleb, as you start your rehab.
CHANGES CONSIDERED IN MAIL DELIVERY
About one in three of us still get mail delivered to our doors.... mail that's carried into the business, or put into a mail slot at home or work. But, even though the Postal Service has cut costs by 15 billion dollars in the last 8 years... they still lost 16 BILLION just last year. So the next thing being considered is eliminating to-your-door-delivery, and making everyone get a curbside mailbox. It's a start. (The Postal service lost 11 billion last year due to payments for future retiree health costs...)
DOZENS OF METRO POOLS FAIL HEALTH DEPARTMENT INSPECTIONS
POLICE CAR BURGLARY SUSPECT SOUGHT
Metro Detectives are searching for Edward Luna who they think has broken into at least five marked and unmarked metro police cars this week to steal weapons and police equipment.
AMANDA BYNES HOSPITALIZED FOR PSYCHIATRIC EVALUATION
JOHN TRAVOLTA AND KIRSTIE ALLEY TOGETHER AGAIN (THIS TIME ON TV)
Kirstie Alley and John Travolta will reunite, when he guest stars on her new TVland TV show, "Kirstie" that starts in December. The two originally starred together in the 1989 romantic comedy "Look Who's Talking"
CORPSE FLOWER WEBCAM
You've heard about the corpse flower blooming at the nation's capital? There's another of the Indonesian Corpse Flowers, famous for its foul odor, blooming at the University of California, Santa Barbara. If you can't get by there to smell it, you can at least see it. There's a live webcam on the schnool website. The plant is currently over four feet in height and growing rapidly. A live feed of a photo taken every five minutes is available at http://www.eemb.ucsb.edu/ArumBloom/A.titanum.jpg.
Titan Arums tend to be afternoon bloomers.
GOODLETSVILLE ALL-STARS' NEW TEAM HAS GIRL LEAD PITCHER Remember how excited everybody was about the Goodlettsville All Stars playing in the Little League World Series? Well that crop of players has moved on, and the new one looks just as good. They're already state champions... and getting a lot of buzz over the fact that their star pitcher is a girl. LOVE IT! The Goodlettsville All Stars are headed to the southeastern regional this weekend in NC. (For more information on how to watch them play, visit: http://www.mitchstadium.com )
SUPERMODEL HEIDI KLUM'S SURPRISING ANSWER TO QUESTION Have you noticed you're seeing Heidi Klum, and nearly naked shots of her, all over the internet lately? Someone asked her, "Who is it, who happens to be nearby when you're taking off your top, or your bottom, and is snapping these photos?" Heidi says, it's her mom and dad. (GROSS!) Klum is one of the judges on NBC's "America's Got Talent" on Tuesday and Wednesday at 9/8c and is also on "Project Runway" on Thursdays at 9/8c on Lifetime.
COLUMBIA MAN THREATENS WOMAN AND CHILDREN WITH GASOLINE AND LIGHTER A Columbia man has been arrested for pouring gasoline in his home and threatening to set it on fire, with his girlfriend and three children in the house. (The woman managed to wrestle the can away.) Cops were familiar with 37 year-old Kevin Daniel. He and his girlfriend have a history of violence between them, and Daniel was arrested just earlier this month for disorderly conduct and DUI. He was taken to jail this time for aggravated domestic assault.
JOHN TRAVOLTA AND KIRSTIE ALLEY TOGETHER AGAIN (THIS TIME ON TV)
Kirstie Alley and John Travolta had some pretty big success with their 1989 movie, "Look Who's Talking." They're hoping the magic will still be there when Travolta guest stars on Kirstie's new show ... which debuts on TVLand in December.
BABY BOOM NINE MONTHS AFTER SUPERSTORM SANDY
Hey... guess what happened nine months ago? Superstorm Sandy hit the New Jersey coast. Guess what's happening right now in New Jersey? A baby boom. (About 500 "Storm babies" due this month. )