Thursday, November 29, 2012
At least two people will share the record Powerball lottery jackpot. The winning tickets were sold in Arizona and Missouri. The jackpot of 580-million dollars is the largest Powerball jackpot ever. The payout would be just under 380-million if taken as a lump sum.
STATE FAIR WILL BE BACK NEXT YEAR.
We'll have the state fair another year. The non-profit association that has run the state fair for the past two-years will run the 2013 event. The Tennessee State Fair Association was chosen Wednesday to handle it for another year.
VETNET LAUNCHES TODAY TO HELP VETERANS TRANSITION BACK INTO CIVILIAN LIFE
Google's "VetNet" (www.vetnethq.com ) launches today to help military veterans ease back into civilian life. The online resource offers free services to veterans and their family members. Vets can take advantage of training and tools, including resume writing workshops, looking up who's hiring, and even engaging in video chats with industry experts.
IT MAKES NEWS IN NEW YORK WHEN THERE ARE NO CRIMES
New York City Police say that there were no reported shootings, stabbings or slashings this past Monday. The reason that's news: nobody can remember the last time that happened.
SANTA GOING ONLINE
Shopping center statistics show that Santa's lap isn't the Christmas tradition it once was. Santa visits have dropped 41% in the past ten years. Remember taking the kids to sit on Santa's lap for a photo? It's because more people are looking for Santa, online. Santa last year was the 6th most popular search in December.
Here are someTOP SANTA SITES:
NORAD Tracks Santa
If you remember lying awake on Christmas Eve listening for the arrival of Santa Claus and his reindeer, the NORAD Tracks Santa site is just for you. Using Google Earth in 3D, follow Santa's journey across the globe.
PORTABLE NORTH POLE VIDEO FROM SANTA CLAUS
This site asks you a few questions about your child and then produces an adorable video where Santa personally welcomes your child, congratulates him/her for being well behaved and hints at what special treat might be under the tree Christmas morning. It's the personalized Santa Claus letter for the digital generation.
Northpole.com is a simple, fun Christmas site. Take a quiz to find out if you were naughty or nice, teach Santa how to dance or play some holiday games. An abundance of Christmas printables make this a great resource for teachers and homeschoolers as well. There are plenty of things to do on the site, but one of my favorite features is a personalized story maker. Enter in some basic details and the website generates one of three personalized Christmas stories that you can print.
SANTA CLAUS LIVE
Starting on December 1, you can see inside and outside video of Santa's office as they prepare for Christmas. Fun!
TODAY AT RIVERGATE MALL:MILITARY DISCOUNT DAY
PUBLIC SERVICE DISCOUNT DAY (THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29)
20% discount for Law Enforcement Officers, Firefighters and Active Military Personnel
NASHVILLE CHRISTMAS TREE GOES UP TODAY (Thursday)
The Nashville Christmas is headed to its Holiday destination today. Nashville Electric Service (NES) crews help deliver the city’s Christmas tree to Metro Public Square on Thursday, November 29. NES employees will cut, lift and transport the 20-foot tall, 22-year-old tree from Joelton to downtown Nashville, where it will proudly display five-thousand twinkling lights during the holiday season. (The tree is expected to arrive at Public Square in front of the Historic Metro Courthouse at approximately 1:30 p.m.)
SAFETY WARNING FOR WOMEN: THIEVES LOOKING TO STRIKE!
It's fun to go shopping and get out and enjoy the season this time of year. But, police say crooks are also out in full force waiting for you to be distracted so they can steal from you. A shopper at Walmart on Mallory Lane had her wallet stolen, because she left her purse in her shopping cart and stepped away. In Smyrna a woman's credit cards were stolen from her purse while she was at lunch, and the thieves charged more than 3000 dollars on the woman's cards before they were stopped.
And a Mix 92-9 listener called us this morning, she was in tears, as seh told us she was just robbed yesterday. She asked me to also remind you to keep your purse in a safe place if you work in an office where people come in from outside. She works in the reception area of her business, and someone came in and stole her purse. She spent three hours last night trying to cancel credit cards and get a new driver license. She shared her misfortune with us, hoping it'll help keep the rest of us from having to go through that.
NASHVILLE ON MOST ATTRACTIVE PEOPLE LIST
And now something a little happier! You are beautiful! Of course we knew that Nashville is full of handsome men and pretty women, but not everyone else seemed to notice. Now, "Travel and Leisure Magazine" has ranked Nashville sixth on the list of "Most Attractive Residents." Miami is number one.
MORE BABIES BORN ADDICTED TO DRUGS
The number of babies born addicted to drugs, including painkillers... is skyrocketing. In Tennessee, it's up TEN TIMES as much as a decade ago. Babies born addicted go through all the painful symptoms of withdrawal, including seizures and tremors. Until now, hospitals had not been required by the state health department to report it when babies were born addicted (which is called neonatal abstinence syndrome). Starting January 1st, they'll have to report it. Health officials also want a black box warning on prescription meds to alert physicians to the harm painkillers can cause an unborn child.
RANDY TRAVIS LAWYER: SINGER SOBERING UP
Country singer Randy Travis is trying to clean up his act. Following three alcohol-involved arrests this year, Travis' attorney says the singer is alcohol free, working out and in the best shape of his life.
MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER ZIG ZIGLAR DIES
You may not know the guy, but a lot of people who are leading successful companies today were motivated by Zig Ziglar. He's passed away. He was 86. His messages are as helpful today as they ever were.