Tuesday, April 9, 2013

GOODWILL HOSTS JOB FAIRS THIS WEEK
This is a big week for job fairs! There are at least three here in Middle Tennessee this week.
The first event for Mapco will be held at the Career Solutions Center at 2110 Wilma Rudolph Boulevard in Clarksville from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday (today).
    The second job fair is scheduled for Wednesday at the Career Solutions Center located at 937 Herman Street in Nashville. 
The event will be held from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. for Towne Parke. Officials for the company said they are looking to hire 100 server associate positions currently available in Davidson County.
The final job fair will be held on Thursday at the Career Solutions located at 3538 Murfreesboro Pike from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for Ajilon Professional Staffing.
Openings include office managers, human resources, inside and outside sales, customer service representatives and non-clinical health care, administrative assistants and receptionists.

PART OF FIFTH AVENUE DOWNTOWN CHANGING TO TWO-WAY
Make sure you look carefully at the street signs downtown: part of Fifth Avenue is going to become a 2 way street, but only that area between Lafayette streets and James Robertson Parkway, which cuts right through the middle of downtown. It's expected to help people get around better downtown, and many business owners -- including the CEO of the new Music City Center -- were for it. It's also part of a multi-million dollar plan to upgrade the city's bus transit system. No word yet on exactly when 5th will go to a two-way street, but we'll let you know as soon as we hear a date.

WIFE OF WILSON COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPUTY ACCIDENTALLY KILLED
There's no imagining the pain this whole group of people is going through. The wife of a Wilson County sheriff's deputy was accidentally shot to death this weekend by a four-year-old. Deputy Daniel Fanning was having a family cookout at his house and was showing his guns to his friends, when the four year old slipped into the room, picked up a pistol and fired it, killing Fanning's 48 year-old wife, Josephine.

HEALTH: SMELL OLIVE OIL TO FEEL FULLER
Olive oil is one of those foods you know is good for you. We now know that you don't even have to eat it to get good benefits. New research shows just smelling olive oil can make you feel fuller. That means when you use it on a salad or in your cooking, it could not only help your heart, but help you eat less that day. (thestir.cafemom.com)

FOREIGNERS BEING TOLD TO GET OUT OF SOUTH KOREA
A dire warning is being issued by North Korea to foreigners in South Korea.  They're being told to 'get out!' Pyongyang says if conflict begins, visitors will be in danger.  

COLORADO SNOWSTORM
People in Colorado are dealing with a big snowstorm that closed down schools. And this is in an area that's used to snow.

NASHVILLE PLANNERS BRING IN EXPERT TO PLAN FOR DEAD MALLS
Bellevue Mall and Hickory Hollow Mall have been such a source of disappointment that the city has brought in one of the nation's leading experts on dealing with so-called "dead malls." Architecture professor Ellen Dunham Jones, who's met with community planning group Nashville Next, says concert lawns, parks, green spaces and individual retail spaces have been successful choices for former malls in other cities. 

UNFRIENDING SOMEONE ONLINE CAN LEAD TO REAL LIFE UNFRIENDING
If you unfriend someone on Facebook, you may lose that person's friendship in real life, too. Researchers from the University of Colorado found that 40 percent of people -- women more than men -- say they'll avoid real-life contact with someone who unfriended them on Facebook.

ANNETTE FUNICELLO DIES
Annette Funicello, one of the best-known members of the original 1950s "Mickey Mouse Club" and a star of numerous 1960s "beach party" films, died Monday at a California hospital. Funicello, who was 70, reportedly died peacefully from complications due to multiple sclerosis, a disease she battled for over 25 years.  
"We are so sorry to lose Mother," her three children said in a statement. "She is no longer suffering anymore and is now dancing in heaven. We love and will miss her terribly."

CONNECTICUT MAN GOES TO COURT FOR HAVING BB GUN AT OBAMA MOTORCADE
A Connecticut man is going to court today after being arrested with a BB gun while watching President Obama's motorcade pass by.  Cops saw the man acting in a suspicious manner, pacing back and forth before he pulled out the BB gun.

LENO GETTING 15 MILLION TO GO AWAY?
Jay Leno is reportedly getting $15 million to leave "The Tonight Show" before his contract is up. The "Tonight Show" host is currently contracted with the Peacock Network until September 2014, but has agreed to leave the show in February to make room for his successor, Jimmy Fallon. NBC decided to launch "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon" in February 2014 to take advantage of the major advertising opportunities that will come with the Winter Olympics.

LOUISVILLE WINS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP, NOW WOMEN MAY
This could be history in-the-making. As Louisville beat Michigan 82-76 to win the men's national basketball championship, the Louisville women were watching and cheering them on. Tonight, they play Connecticut for their national championship. Ironically, the last time a school won both the mens and women's national championship in the same year, it was UConn.

NFL WANTS LOCKER ROOM CAMERAS
And watching a live football game is about to get a little more exciting! The NFL is asking all teams to install cameras in locker rooms this year to give fans at the stadium something they can't get watching at home on TV: locker room pre-game and halftime coverage.

TAYLOR SWIFT GOES ON DATE WITH CANCER SURVIVOR
Taylor Swift is a woman of her word. On Sunday before the 2013 ACM Awards in Las Vegas, the country-pop star had a long-delayed date with 19-year-old cancer survivor Kevin McGuire. In February 2012, Kevin, who was then battling leukemia, asked Taylor via his Facebook page to be his date to prom. Although Taylor couldn't make it to the dance, she asked Kevin if he'd be her date to the 2012 ACM Awards. Unfortunately, when the show rolled around on April 1, 2012, Kevin was unable to make the trip due to a chemo-induced fever. Taylor gave him a shoutout when she accepted her Entertainer of the Year award and followed that up with inviting Kevin -- and his family -- to the show the next year. "I think Taylor is one of those people who you don't really see that often. Classy, sweet and kind," Kevin told Philadelphia's CBS affiliate just weeks before the fated meeting. "Going through what we've been through... it's symbolic, in a way. It started my chapter with my cancer. Now it's behind me; I can close the book on it." And what a happy story he has to tell for many years to come. (Eonline)

FERRETS BEING SOLD AS POODLES
In Buenos Aires, several dog lovers paid out hundreds of pounds for fashionable 'toy poodles' - only to discover they were fluffed-up ferrets on steroids. One senior citizen was duped into buying two of the "pedigree" pets but when he took them to a vet for their vaccinations he was told he had bought two ferrets which are known in Argentine as 'Brazilian rats'. The ferrets had been given steroids at birth to increase their size and then had some extra grooming to make their coats resemble a fluffy toy poodle. Toy poodle puppies can cost as much as $700 while ferrets can be had for as little as $50. SEE PHOTOS HERE