Thursday March 28, 2013
NASHVILLE SALUTES NASHVILLE
ABC's TV series Nashville is being featured at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum next month. It will feature costumes from Connie Britton's character Rayna James and Hayden Panettiere's character Juliette Barnes. It will also include the 2009 Gretsch G6121-1955 Chet Atkins solid body guitar and the personalized strap used by Charles Esten's character, Deacon Claybourn. Also featured, will be the script of the show's pilot episode, autographed by the cast. The display runs from April 5 to October 31.
Gordon Stoker, a member of famous vocal group The Jordanaires, passed away yesterday at his Brentwood Home. He was 88. The Jordanaires backed Elvis for many years, as well as singing on hits for Patsy Kline and George Jones, and we inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2001.
Colorado shooting suspect James Holmes has offered to plead guilty and spend life behind bars in exchange for avoiding the death penalty. Holmes is accused of opening fire at a Colorado movie theater that left 12 people dead and 58 injured last year
"Judge Joe Brown" is leaving the bench. After 15 seasons, his courtroom show will wrap up this fall. It's not because of ratings; the judge and CBS are at an impass over money.
GOV's EGG HUNT CANCELLED
The annual Easter egg roll at the governor's residence, scheduled for this morning, has ben cancelled. The kids who would be attending are 3 to 5 years old and the Haslams were worried it would be tood cold for them to be outside for too long.
MIDDLE SCHOOL CUSTODIAN FIRED
A custodian at Whitworth Buchanan Middle School in Rutherford County has been let go after allegations that he inappropriately touched a 13-year-old student. The man was also accused of repeatedly sending text messages to the young student for several months without the permission of her parents.
Actress Ashley Judd put an end to the speculation by announcing yesterday, via Twitter, that she is not running for office. Many were convinced she was going to run against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky.
QUICKER AIRPORT OUT
A little less hassel when you fly out of Nashville. The TSA pre-check program began this week at the Nashville International Airport. The program lets travelers pre-register through five different airlines or customs and use a special lane at the airport where you don't have to take off your shoes, belts, or coats and you can leave liquids in your bags.
YES, THE INTERNET IS SLOW
Bet you noticed the Internet has been a little slow lately. That's because of one of the biggest cyberattacks in the history of the Internet has caused slowdowns at online video services like Netflix and Hulu. The problem started when a Swiss-based anti-spam company put Cyberbunker on its blacklist for all its spamming. Cyberbunker responded by sending out a massive amount of data that spam that's gummed up the internet.
CYBER BULLYING BILL
Tennessee lawmakers talked yesterday about cyber bullying. Senator Mark Green's proposal would let school districts suspend students for a year if they threaten to injure another student via Facebook, text messages or any electronic device. If the proposal passes the Senate Education committee next week, it will head to the floor for a vote.