Thursday, March 6, 2014

SCHOOLS CLOSED
Clarksville, Cheatham, Dickson, Robertson county all closed today

MAN INDICTED FOR KIDNAPPING, MURDER OF HOLLY BOBO
They story you'll probably hear a lot of people talking about today is the breakthrough in the Holly Bobo case. Nearly three years after the nursing student  went missing from her home near Parsons, Tennessee, investigators have made an arrest. 29 year old Zachary Adams, a neighbor with a long rap sheet, at least 14 prior arrests for Drugs, Domestic Violence and Aggravated Assault.  The TBI says it's found evidence at his home, about 15 miles from where Holly disappeared, that he kidnapped the woman, and killed her. Adams was already in custody on an unrelated aggravated assault charge.. so now he's being held without bond.  The TBI hasn't said whether there'll be more indictments, but says the  investigation isn't over. The family has asked for prayer and says at least they may have some closure .

HEALTH INSURANCE EXTENSIONS
Health insurance companies are being allowed to extend for two more years plans that don't the minimum requirements of Obamacare.  The move announced by the White House yesterday will give millions of Americans the option of keeping their current policies into 2017.  

THOSE TREADMILL DESKS WORK
While we're on the topic of health, remember those "Treadmill Desks" that came out a few years ago? Where you stand up and WALK while you're at your desk, working. They've been out long enough now for researchers to find that they DO work. Not only do they make people healthier but also, more productive at work.

CHIPOTLE EASING FEARS OF GUAC-FREE RESTAURANTS
A popular Mexican restaurant chain had guac lovers freaking out, yesterday. Chipotle [[ chi-POTE-lay ]] said because of high produce costs, and weather conditions that made avocados harder to come by they MIGHT stop serving guacamole. And maybe some of their salsas. Now they're explaining that was a routine disclosure as required by law.. but say there's little risk that'll actually happen.

HEALTH: ALZHEIMER'S THIRD-LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH IN U.S.
A new report says Alzheimer's disease is actually the third-leading cause of death in the United States, with more than half-a-million people dying from it in 2010, nearly six times the number listed by the CDC. It's apparently because the COMPLICATIONS from Alzheimer's.. like breathing or swallowing issues...  are often listed as the cause of death, rather than the disease that CAUSED the deadly complications.

ALCOA SCHOOL WORKER FOUND TO HAVE STOLEN 500 GRAND FROM SCHOOLS, NONPROFITS
Another Tennessean trusted to handle money, has been caught dipping into it. A state comptroller's audit found the discrepancy, and says a former Alcoa, Tennessee School District employee funneled nearly half a million dollars from the school and two non-profits, into an account she used for her own personal expenses. Her name won't be released until official charges are filed. 
 
WHEN BUYING PIZZA: ALWAYS CHOOSE LARGE
Next time you're ordering a pizza, if you want the most for your money, always order large. A reporter analyzed pizzas and prices nationwide, and found a large pizza is four TIMES as much food as a small pizza, yet it's not four times the price. So you get more for your money. And, yes, you can freeze it, and reheat it later. You're welcome.

FLORIDA MOM TRIES TO DRIVE INTO OCEAN WITH KIDS IN CAR
Florida authorities are still trying to figure out what in the heck happened, to cause a pregnant mother to drive her van INTO the ocean with her three children inside. Witnesses say they heard the kids screaming, and managed to stop her before she got too far in. The children are okay, the mother is under mental evaluation.

MORE MOVES TOWARD INTERNET TV:THIS TIME BY DISH AND DISNEY
You're a step closer to being a cord-cutter and being able to watch Live TV on your smartphone or tablet, without the committment and cost of cable. Dish  Network has just signed a deal with Disney, to live-stream Disney-owned channels like ESPN and ABC over the Internet. to customers' smartphones, tablets,  game consoles and other devices.

DALAI LAMA DOES TODAY'S OPENING PRAYER FOR U.S. SENATE
The Dalai Lama is offering the opening prayer in the U.S. Senate today. The exiled Tibetan spiritual leader steps in this morning for Senate Chaplain Barry Black.

DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME STARTS THIS WEEKEND
Daylight Saving Time starts this weekend. Clocks go forward an hour.
 
JUSTIN BIEBER: WOLF OF SESAME STREET
Justin Bieber is on the cover of Rolling Stone, which features an article that calls him "The Wolf of Sesame Street."

I'M NOT YOUR SUPERPOPE!
He's been the subject of comic-book-inspired street art, and a fan recently offered him an imitation Oscar Award. But the real Pope Francis says he's is tired of being seen as some kind of superhero and adds, "I don't like ideological interpretations, this type of mythology of Pope Francis. If I'm not mistaken, Sigmund Freud said that in every idealization there's an aggression." His holiness says that depicting the pope as a sort of Superman is offensive and notes that the pope is a man who laughs, cries, sleeps calmly, and has friends like everyone else. Just don't tell that to editor Aldo Vitali who's launching a new magazine today in Italy called Il Mio Papa, or "My Pope." It's sort of a Pope fanzine," says Vitali, who's also in charge of Italy's top weekly magazine. (New York Times)