Tuesday, April 2, 2013

ASPIRIN CUTS CANCER RISK
New research shows that taking an aspirin just once a month could cut your risk of developing cancer by 25%! The so-called "wonder drug" painkiller is already taken by millions to prevent heart disease and stroke. Don't just take my word for it and start taking aspirin... read all about it HERE.  

TSU HOLDS PASSPORT FAIR TUES
Tennessee State University is holding a Passport Fair TODAY... from 9 to 3. 

ANNUAL PAVING STARTS THIS WEEK IN DOWNTOWN NASHVILLE
The good news: you're getting better roads in Nashville! Yay!
The bad news: you're going to have to put up with the hassle to get 'em. Boo! Traffic congestion, detours and the mess. The annual road repair and re-paving work starts Thursday, downtown, near the Music City Center. Areas that'll be under construction include Fifth through eighth avenues, Lea avenue, Peabody, McGavock and Demonbreun streets.

PROPOSAL FOR LEASH-FREE AREAS IN METRO PARKS
Even though there are many people who let their dogs off the leash at city parks, "officially" it's illegal, even at so-called dog parks. That's how Metro ordinances are written. To fix that, there's a proposed ordinance that would legalize off-leash dogs in certain areas, including dog parks, and could be expanded to include walking trails. The leash-free ordinance has passed its first reading.. the second is tonight. If it passes on three readings, Metro council will approve the areas that'll go leash-free.

MTSU STUDENT FOOD PANTRY IN NEED OF DONATIONS
The food pantry at Middle Tennessee State University is asking for your help to restock its shelves. They've fed about 200 students in the past year and say they need more foods the college kids can grab and take with them. 

BRIDGESTONE SETS RECORD ATTENDANCE MONTH
Bridgestone Arena has just set a new record. March was the SECOND most visited month at Bridgestone since it opened, with 329 thousand people putting butts in the seats to see sold out Preds games, SEC basketball and concerts with Pink, Bon Jovi, Eric Clapton and Maroon 5.
    The most-attended month ever at Bridgestone was December of 2010 when Garth Brooks played NINE sold-out concerts there. They had 334 thousand people that month at the arena.

LOCAL GIRL ON TV TODAY
And 11 year old Hendersonville girl, Dominique, is on the Maury Show today. It's a special "Future Stars" episode, and airs at 4 this afternoon, on Fox 17.

CAB  DRIVER STABBED, ROBBED IN MURFREESBORO
A Murfreesboro cab driver is recovering after a horrifying ordeal early Monday morning. He was attacked by a customer near the Murfreesboro Motel, stabbed and robbed. The reason 18 year old Ryan Yount allegedly told the cabdriver he robbed him, "I have a daughter to support." Yount was caught later on. He's now charged with robbery and attempted murder.

WEIRD REASON MEN DON'T EAT ENOUGH VEGGIES
A new survey found that men eat only 1.2 servings of fruits and veggies a day, half of what their kids eat. Researchers say the weird reason is that men tend to associate meat with masculinity and vegetables with being "weak and wimpy". Here in the south we even have a name for it, we call it a 'meat and potatoes' man. Many men get most of their daily veggies from potatoes, and often in the form of french fries. Women do a little better at eating vegetables, but often because we're cooking them, and trying to disguise them with sauces or cheese, or in soups, so the men and kids will eat them.

GOOGLE CATCHING HEAT FOR FEATURING UNION LEADER ON EASTER
Google is defending its decision to feature Caesar Chavez in its special google logo on Easter Sunday, instead of something about Easter. The company says it chose the man who formed the United Farm Workers Union because of his contributions to our society. Chavez's family says there's no contradiction. They say Cesar lived the gospel according to Jesus Christ: "helping the poor and outcast." Unfortunately some people on Twitter thought Google was honoring the late Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez.

TV CELEB NEWS
And some TV and Celebrity News for you: actor Cory Monteith -- Finn on "Glee" -- is headed to rehab for a substance abuse problem.
The rumor that actor George Takei (tuh-KAY) is reportedly the latest to join the new Star Wars cast, is false. He started the rumor as an April Fool's joke. 
On your TV, "Game of Thrones'" third season opener and the season three finale of "Walking Dead" both had record high audiences this weekend, and the History Channel miniseries "The Bible" had nearly 12 million people watching the finale. "The Bible" series, by the way, is out on DVD today, and Mix 92.9 listeners have told us it's selling out quickly at local stores.

AUDIT UNCOVERS ABUSE AT BEDFORD COUNTY 911 CENTER
When you see that 9-1-1 fee on your telephone bill, know what it goes for? Well, in Bedford county some of it had apparently been going to buy personal items for the director of the Emergency Communications District. A state audit found the now former-director spent 47-thousand dollars of citizens' money on clothes and expensive meals for herself. The Comptroller said Bedford County's board of directors needs to do a better job keeping up with such things 

WOMAN THROWS TANTRUM WHEN TURNED DOWN FOR PET ADOPTION IN MURFREESBORO
Yeah, here's the way to prove you are, too, adult enough to adopt a pet: throw a temper tantrum when you're turned down, yelling and being so offensive police have to be called. That just happened at the PAWS pet adoption center in Murfreesboro. A woman, upset she was turned down to adopt a kitten, threw a fit, so loud and so frantic that when police first got there they thought there was a holdup underway. They escorted the lady off the premises, and PAWS says if she comes back they'll press charges.

MACY'S GOOF
Macy's has lost some money over a typo in its sale catalog that went out this week. A sterling silver and 14-karat gold necklace that was supposed to be on sale for 479 dollars, was mistakenly listed for 47 dollars. They left off the nine at the end. Some people managed to get in on the deal before Macy's caught the mistake, and stopped selling the necklaces at the 97% discount.  

JUSTIN BIEBER MAY FACE CHARGES
Maybe he has gone power-crazy. Now word is that superstar Justin Bieber may be prosecuted for battery, for spitting on a neighbor who criticized the 19 year-old for recklessly speeding in his Ferrari through the neighborhood. TMZ is reporting that the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department will recommend prosecution... because this incident is just part of a pattern of  disregard for the law," including speeding, fighting, threats, reckless driving and drugs.