Tuesday, August 20, 2013

BODY FOUND AT OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN'S FLORIDA HOME
Police say they found a body at the Florida home owned by singer Olivia Newton-John and her husband. Authorities believe the man killed himself with a gun, and say he was not related to the homeowners, and does not live at the residence.
According to the Palm Beach Post, contractors had been performing work on the house and one of the contractors was seen crying following the discovery of the body. 
Newton-John, 64, and her husband, 61-year-old herb company founder John Easterling, are currently out of town.

NASHVILLE WEATHER STATS: BELOW AVERAGE TEMPS
If you catch yourself fussing about the weather today, remember, we're getting a big break this summer!
Usually by this time of year... we've had 48 days with temperatures above 90 degrees... Our News2 meteorologist Justin Bruce says, so far this year, we've had only 26, and the last one was ten days ago. 

HIRING OUR HEROES JOB FAIR TODAY
If you know someone who needs a job, you may want to pass along the information that there's a job fair for veterans and their spouses today at the Hotel Preston on Briley Parkway. It's called "Hiring our Heroes," and it runs 10 to 1. 

JOB FAIR: ROBERTSON AND SUMNER COUNTY
And there's a job fair today at the Goodwill Career Center in Madison today, 11 to 3, 2101 Gallatin Pike North, in Madison, to fill 1500 warehouse and production jobs in Sumner and Robertson Counties. Get more info at www.giveit2goodwill.org

RIZZOLI & ISLES STAR FOUND DEAD
This story just goes to show that you never know what personal battles others are dealing with. On the outside, he was a TV star, one of the main characters in the series Rizzoli and Isles. But apparently Lee Thompson Young was very unhappy. The young actor has committed suicide. Young played Barry Frost on the show. You may also recognize him from his roles on Scrubs, FlashForward, Smallville and in the Friday Night Lights movie. Lee Thompson Young was 29 years old.

CALIFORNIA MAN FIGHTING EXTRADITION IN VANDY CASE
One of the men charged with tampering with evidence in the Vanderbilt rape case is fighting extradition. Joseph Quinzio lives in California and allegedly received video of the rape through a text message.... from his friend, one of the men charged with raping an unconscious woman on campus June 23rd.

SOUTH NASHVILLE TEAM
The South Nashville All-Stars Little League team is still in play for the World Series! They beat Delaware 10 to nothing, and play again Thursday night at 7... against whoever wins the Washington-Iowa game... you can see it on ESPN.

CHILDHOOD BULLYING EFFECTS LAST INTO ADULTHOOD
If your child is getting bullied, don't just expect her to shrug it off and get over it. A new study finds childhood bullying can have fatal results. A kid who's bullied can have up to six TIMES the risk of developing a psychological disorder, getting a serious illness, or smoking as an adult. A new study published in Psychological Science on Aug. 19 shows that being bullied as a youth was linked to more struggles to hold a regular job, more health problems and poor social relationships when the victim became an adult.
"We cannot continue to dismiss bullying as a harmless, almost inevitable, part of growing up," Dieter Wolke, a professor in the department of psychology at the University of Warwick in the U.K., said in a press release. "We need to change this mindset and acknowledge this as a serious problem for both the individual and the country as a whole; the effects are long-lasting and significant."
About 20 percent of U.S. students in grades 9 through 12 were bullied at some point in 2011, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention survey.

SPRING HILL MOVIE THEATER CONSTRUCTION EXPECTED TO START THIS FALL
Folks in Spring Hill have waited a long time for this! Their first movie theater! Construction is expected to start this fall for a Carmike Cinema, at the Crossings at Spring Hill. (The planning commission votes on the sketch plan next Monday.)

PREPAID CREDIT CARDS ARE BEING USED FOR JUNK
Uh-oh, you know that prepaid credit card you got for your teenager, just in case of emergencies? A new survey finds many teens-- including those under 18 -- are using the cards to buy alcohol and porn, and gamble online. Not YOUR kid, of course, but SOME of them.

MOLD CLOSES COOL SPRINGS YMCA
It's surprising we haven't found more of this sort of thing with the rain we've had, lately, but someone found mold in a locker room at the Cool Springs YMCA recently, and as of today, it's shut down. They're expected to stay closed for about three months to get that mold out of there and finish renovating. If you're a member, you can workout at any other Middle Tennessee Y until then.

FORMER MARINE ALLOWED TO PLAY BALL
The NCAA has changed its mind, and says a former Marine can, indeed, play football at MTSU.  Steven Rhodes was initially told he was ineligible because he played recreational football while he served our country. The NCAA classifies that as organized competition, but gave Rhodes a waiver.

FIRES IN IDAHO STILL BURNING
Our friends in Idaho are still trying to stay out of the path of several massive wildfires. The biggest is the Beaver Creek Fire in central Idaho, that's already burned over 105-thousand acres.

PERCY PRIEST ONE OF TOP SCHOOLS
Percy Priest Elementary is again one of the top schools in the state. Governor Bill Haslam announced the news with the latest Reward School list, which recognizes the top five-percent of schools for either performance or growth. (The 169 schools on the list come from 52 urban and rural districts.)

AMAZON.COM DOWN FOR 40 MINUTES
Amazon.com went down yesterday afternoon for awhile..  Other than making shoppers and video watchers to take a break, it also reportedly cost the company 120 thousand dollars a MINUTE for the forty minutes Amazon.com was down.

WEBSITE YOU CAN USE TO CHECK WHETHER OTHER SITES ARE DOWN
By the way, if you're ever not sure whether a site is down, you can go to Downforeveryoneorjustme.com and plug in the website. www.downforeveryoneorjustme.com

GEORGE JONES’ FB PHOTO OF HIS GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN
And have you seen that sweet photo on the George Jones-"The Possum" Facebook page: a photo of his new great-grandchildren, little twin babies, sleeping. They're posed next to a guitar signed by Jones, and a letter Jones reportedly left for them in case he didn't get the chance to meet them. So precious.