Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Middle TN Serious About Vaccinations
Public schools are serious about immunizations, sending students home in Rutherford County yesterday who could not provide proof of shots. Immunizations are provided at all county healthy departments.
Singer Phil Vassar Slated For Titans Home Games
Titans fans will get some entertainment from Country Music's Phil Vassar, slated to perform at each home game this season.
Chicken Pox Down 80% With Second Vax
In medical news - Since the year 2000, chicken pox rates are down some 80%, which doctors attribute to the chicken pox vaccines wide use since its introduction.
New App Turns Phone Into Safety Alert for Women
Bsafe is a new phone app for women, designed to alert your designated circle of 6 friends know your location with a single tap of the screen. It has several alerts to let your support group know whether to call authorities or come get you if you are stranded. For iphone, android AND blackberry.
Guns In Carry-On Luggage At Nashville Airport
Two guns were confiscated late yesterday afternoon from carry-on luggage at the Nashville airport. Both individuals were cited on a local charge. Passengers are reminded to check carry-on luggage thoroughly before going through security. Guns may be carried in checked luggage, but are prohibited in carry-ons.
Taylor Swift, Cactus Moser, and Phyllis Diller
In celebrity news, lots of public displays of affection by Taylor Swift this wknd as she joined Conor Kennedy at lots of Kennedy family events. See pictures here.
Sad news for Cactus Moser , husband of Wynonna Judd. His leg was severed in a motorcycle accident this wknd, and surgery was also done on his hand.
And sad news…Her signature hair and cigarette holder and stories of husband "Fang" kept us laughing for 5 decades. She got her start while a 37 year old housewife...in stand-up, a career in where there were very few women. Now Phyllis Diller and her beloved will be reunited - Phyllis Diller R.I.P. at 95. See Phyllis Diller on a classic Tonight Show.
Churches Strong in Middle TN
Liberal churches are showing signs of strength and growth in Middle Tennessee, as churches of all doctrines are reporting down attendance across the rest of the nation.
Nashville Songwriters Honored
Songwriters Tony Arata, Kim Williams, Mary Chapin Carpenter and Larry Henley are the latest inductees to the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. The induction will be held Oct. 7th at the Renaissance Hotel.
Gaylord Reorganization Delay
Gaylord Entertainment has pushed back a shareholder vote for reorganization from Sept. 19 to the 25th. Lisa Marie debuts on The Opry this week.
Survivor's New Season
Lisa Welchel, former star of Facts of Life - is the newest cast member of Survivor, filmed this season in the Phillipines.
Kelly's New Sidekick To Be Announced
For Fans of Kelly Ripa Live - who are becoming impatient with the revolving door of guest co-hosts…Sept 4th is the day she will officially announce her permanent co-host.
Red Wine May Improve Balance in The Elderly
In health news - here's a switch. In a recent study, a substance in red wine may improve balance in the elderly and prevent falls. Resveratol, was tested on rodents, allowing them to stroll along a narrow beam like a young rat. However, for the same effect, humans would have to toss back 108 bottles of wine a day.
Fort Campbell Museum Scopes Three Year Plan
The Fort Campbell Historical Foundation Museum plans have been scaled back in hopes of securing funding. Director Robert Nichols said "We have got to bridge the gap between the military and this community so the citizens have an understanding of the sacrifice of the soldiers of Ft. Campbell."
This month marks the 60th Anniversary of Holiday Inn, that opened its flagship in Memphis in 1952. Holiday inn was the first to standardize rooms, feature ice machines, a kids stay free policy, and the ideal that "the best surprise is no surprise".
Mike Fisher Ups Preds Two Year Agreement
Carrie Underwood's hubby, Mike Fisher has been signed by the Predators for 2 more years for a total of $8.4 million.
The TN Walking Horse Celebration starts this wk in Shelbyville. The board of directors announced the changes that will, for the first time, make the results of chemical tests public and result in trainers immediately losing their trophies and prize money if caught abusing horses. "I want it to be completely gone," said Dr. Doyle Meadows, CEO of the Celebration. "If something has been done to the horse, then it's not fair. It's cheating." The celebration brings jobs, tradition, tourism, and a lot a great family entertainment…and this year even tougher laws to protect the horses. For information and tickets go here.