Thursday, October 11, 2012
"NASHVILLE" PREMIERE FINALLY AIRS, BRINGS MONEY, JOBS TO MUSIC CITY
What did you think about "Nashville"? It finally aired, and a lot of local people and places are in it! We're hoping it'll be a hit because it's not only bringing money and putting people to work, but it's letting the rest of the country see how cool our city is! The so-called 'Beauty Shots' of Nashville look great. So far, the comments online about Nashville have been positive. We'll let you know when we see some ratings.
There are now 44 confirmed cases of fungal meningitis in Tennessee from those tainted steroid injections. 137 people in ten states have gotten sick, 12 have died.
SECOND DRUG COMPANY SUSPENDS PRODUCTION
And a second drug company has shut down because of the outbreak. Ameridose is owned by the same people who operate the specialty pharmacy in Massachusetts where the tainted steroids were produced.
RUNNING MATES DEBATE TONIGHT
The Presidential running mates will debate tonight. Vice President Joe Biden and Republican VP nominee Paul Ryan face off in Danville, Kentucky. It'll be televised on most of the major networks.
TITANS PLAY TODAY
The Tennessee Titans also play tonight, against the Pittsburgh Steelers: 7:20 local time, at home at LP Field. It airs on the NFL Network, which will be carried locally tonight by Fox 17.
And, there's a concert at the courthouse, so traffic downtown will be slow.
Foreclosure filings on U.S. homes hit their lowest level in five years last month. A new report from RealtyTrac puts the combined number of reported default notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions at 180-thousand-427. That represents a seven-percent decline from August and is down 16-percent from September of last year.
MAN STEALS LITTLE JIMMY DICKENS' IDENTITY
There's a guy who just got arrested in Hendersonville for identity theft... of some very well known local people: Grand Ole Opry stars. 59 year old Johnny Lee Presley gets just enough information about the artists, that he's able to get credit card accounts in their name. His latest: claiming he was Little Jimmy Dickens. cops arrested him after a three month investigation.
METRO COUNCIL VOTES ON IN-HOME BUSINESSES
Here in music city, you can't throw a stick without hitting a home recording studio. But according to metro codes many of them are operating illegally. Officially, people can't visit your home for business unless you have a permit. But Metro Council is supposed to vote next week on an ordinance to let you have up to 10 clients a day. The law could also affect people who have small salons or other home businesses.
ALLEGED MURFREESBORO RAPIST MAY HAVE OTHER CHILD VICTIMS
The Murfreesboro man behind bars for allegedly raping a four-year-old girl may have other victims that go back as far as 2002. Jason Burns was arrested last Thursday, and admitted to police that the girl was not his first victim.
CHEVYS ABOUT TO BE CHANGED
There'll be some big changes in new Chevys next year. General Motors says you'll see completely new designs and all new versions of 13 cars and trucks, including the Chevy Impala and Silverado pickup.
APPLE LOSES BIG MONEY OVER QUALITY CONTROL ISSUES
Apple is rolling out a quality control crackdown because of customer complaints about the latest iPhone and it's new aluminum casing, which is lighter but scratches and dents really easily. People have been upset that they're paying that much money and getting phones that already have scratches in them.
Apple sold five million iPhone 5 smartphones on its opening weekend in September, making it fastest selling phone of all time — and yet, astonishingly, this figure was below analyst expectations, causing Apple’s stock price to plummet almost 10% in the last month, slicing $60 billion off the market capitalization of the world’s most valuable company. The cause? The easily-scuffed anodized aluminium chassis.(Apple managers told a supplier to tighten production standards for the cases.)
HAVE YOU DONE ANYTHING KIND TODAY?
And have you done anything kind lately? The next time you're having a bad day, instead of feeling sorry for yourself, try doing something nice for someone ELSE. A Stanford University study finds that people who do something nice for a stranger at least once a week are happier than those who don't. It can be as simple as telling someone they look nice, or letting someone get in front of you in traffic. (You actually get the biggest boost from doing your good deeds anonymously.)
ANTI-DOPING AGENCY SAYS IT HAS EVIDENCE OF DOPING INVOLVING ARMSTRONG
The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency says it will release more than 1,000 pages of evidence detailing the involvement of cyclist Lance Armstrong in what the agency calls "the most sophisticated, professionalized and successful doping program that sport has ever seen."Armstrong, who won an unprecedented seven Tour de France titles, announced in August that he would no longer fight doping charges that the agency brought against him.