Tuesday, December 10, 2013

SCHOOLS CLOSED?
Most schools are closed here in Middle Tennessee this morning. Metro/Davidson County schools, Dickson, Maury, Robertson, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson and Wilson county.... all closed. You can double check if you didn't get texted and aren't sure about yours. The school closings are under the NEWS tab at www.mix929.com

CHECK YOUR FLIGHT ONLINE BEFORE YOU HEAD TO THE AIRPORT
http://www.flynashville.com/flights/Pages/real-time-flight-info.aspx
There are still some flights being affected because of winter weather.... including flights to and from Nashville. You can check online at www.flynashville.com

MIX LISTENERS CHECK IN:
Our Mix 929 Facebook Friends have reported. Here's some of what they walked out to this morning: Celeste says, "SNOW!!!!!" Tami says, "Vehicles covered in ice here in Murfreesboro." Paula says her car is ice-covered in La Vergne. Sheila says, "Trying to plan a route to work. It's ALL HILLS!"  And Ashley says, "I don't know how the roads are! I'm a teacher and schools are closed!"  She might as well have added. ha ha ha ha ha ha haaaa. Thanks, Ashley. Rub it in. 

REPORT ICY OR SLICK CONDITIONS
And although the brine trucks have been salting the main roads, if you still have an icy secondary road that you think Metro needs to know about, you can report it. Just call Public Works Customer Service at (615) 862-8750 or report that icy road online, at nashville.gov/publicWorks. 

SALVATION ARMY
And the Salvation Army says this recent wintry weather has really hurt their angel adoption. They still have THOUSANDS of little kids who need to be adopted, and you'll find the FORGOTTEN ANGEL trees at the Daily's and Twice Daily convenience stores. 

TOP TREATMENTS FOR DRY, WINTER, SANDPAPER SKIN
This is the time of year you may try to put on your gloves, and your dry, rough winter skin catches on the material. Well a former beauty product developer-turned-consumer advocate says some ingredients in lotions can actually make your hands drier. He recommends, instead, OLIVE OIL for a shot of intense moisture, and for antioxidants that keep you from getting old lady hands in the winter.  David Pollock says, for something lighter, try Grapeseed Oil. It's high in vitamin C which brightens your skin, and is especially good for the skin on your neck and around your eyes. Read more HERE

REMEMBER WHAT YOU GOT LAST CHRISTMAS? THEN DON'T STRESS ABOUT SHOPPING!
This time of year a lot of people get really stressed out: cleaning, shopping, cooking, planning, traveling... there's just way too much on your plate. Well I've got something that may help ease one of those stressors. When you're stressing over finding just the right gift for someone, ask yourself, "Do you remember what you got for Christmas last year?" Unless it's something huge, most people just don't. So there. Find something else to stress about. 

NELSON MANDELA MEMORIAL
More than 60,000 people gathered in Johannesburg today for a memorial service to honor late South African President Nelson Mandela. The steady rain didn't stop mourners from singing and dancing in tribute to Mr. Mandela, as speakers praised his role in ending apartheid and healing South Africa's racial divisions. President Obama says the world will never see the likes of Nelson Mandela again. 

BETTER LOOKING KIDS GET BETTER GRADES
A new study finds that better-looking high school students get better grades.  Researchers who surveyed almost nine-thousand students nationwide say attractive students have a GPA advantage over average-looking students.  The study is published in a peer-reviewed book by the Society for Research in Child Development.

GARTH DOING WORLD TOUR
Entertainer Garth Brooks has made some fans very happy. He's announced that next year, he'll do his first WORLD tour in 12 years. 

WAITTRESS WHO LIED ABOUT GAY SLUR APPARENTLY LIED ABOUT OTHER THINGS
That waittress who lied about getting an anti-gay note instead of a tip from a family she had served has been let go from her restaurant job. Dayna Morales apparently has a reputation for lying. Her former co-workers say she told them she had cancer, then admitted she didn't. And the Marines say although Morales claimed she was an Afghanistan veteran, their records show she was not. Someone commented below the story about all those fibs: saying, "Now I'm questioning if she even exists. Maybe she's a bunch of squirrels standing on each others shoulders in a people suit." 

TV CAUSES POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER
You know how stressed you feel after watching some tragedy on TV? A new study finds watching disturbing images on television may actually cause some people to develop post traumatic stress disorder.

HEALTH: WOMEN MAY BENEFIT FROM VIAGRA
Viagra may also help women.  Researchers say the little blue pills used to treat erectile dysfunction in men can help women who suffer from horrendous menstrual pain. (The active ingredient in Viagra dilates blood vessels.  The study is published in the journal "Human Reproduction.")

MAN SUES HOSPITAL FOR 'WORKING HIS WIFE TO DEATH'
An Ohio man, who says his wife's work as a hospital nurse led to the car accident that killed her, is suing the Hospital in Cincinnatti where she worked. Jim Jasper says his wife Beth had just worked a 12 hour shift, was stressed and hadn't eaten, when she crashed her car into a tree and died.
The American Nursing Association says the nursing shortage is a nationwide problem, and that one in ten nurses claim they've been in an exhaustion-related car accident. ( To win the lawsuit, though, Jasper will have to prove the it was forseeable that the actions of the hospital would lead to the death of the employee.)

I WEAR WHITE WOMEN
Artist Nate Hill has stirred up some controversy. His latest collection of photos called "Trophy Scarves" has him posing with nude or nearly naked white women draped around his shoulders like scarves. The single sentence description of the photo collection: "I wear white women for status and power. "...   If that makes you think, "That's just wrong," ... Exactly.

CELEBRITY TIDBITS
THE BUTLER STAR MARRIES. AGAIN.
"The Butler" star Terrence Howard has reportedly married for the fourth time, wedding his girlfriend Miranda.

BONNIE AND CLYDE DID PRETTY WELL IN RATINGS
Part one of "Bonnie & Clyde" drew 9.8 million viewers across three Discovery networks on Sunday.

SARAH PALIN COMING TO TV NEAR YOU
Sarah Palin has signed to do an outdoors show on The Sportsman Channel.