Tuesday, February 19, 2013

NASHVILLE ZOO JOB FAIR CONTINUES TUESDAY
www.nashvillezoo.org
If you know someone who needs a job, please tell them they have a better than normal chance today, because there are several big job fairs. The Nashville Zoo is hiring for summer positions, and the job fair continues today. Job openings include parking lot attendants, guest services associates, retail and concessions cashiers, short order cooks, retail and concessions stand supervisors, attendants, groundskeepers and housekeepers. You can get more information at www.NashvilleZoo.org  
The job fair is today from 10 till 3, at the Zoo's Croft Center.

GOODWILL HOSTING JOB FAIRS TODAY
http://www.wsmv.com/story/21235266/job-fairs-tuesday-look-to-fill-hundreds-of-positions
Goodwill Industries of Middle Tennessee is hosting two job fairs Tuesday with several hundred positions that need to be filled. At the Career Solutions Center in Berry Hill, companies like UPS, Standard Candy Company and All About Care will be hiring, and a customer services company in Brentwood will be hiring more than 100 people over the next couple of months. Both job fairs are today, 9 to 1 at the Goodwill Career Solutions Centers.

I-40 CRASH VIDEO ONLINE
Did you see that video of the multiple car crash on I-40 yesterday morning? It was caused by a ladder in the road, and it was caught on a Highway patrol dash-camera. You can see the whole thing going down, including a little red car nearly getting CREAMED as they slowed for the wreck, but forgot to look behind them first. A tractor trailer carrying cars swerved and jackknifed to keep from smashing into them. See the VIDEO HERE 

HENDERSONVILLE SOLDIER SURPRISES FAMILY WITH EARLY HOMECOMING
http://www.wkrn.com/story/21229910/nashville-soldier-surprises-family-after-yearlong-deployment
And what a great story out of Hendersonville. Army Sgt. Matt Young has been overseas in Afghanistan for the past year (more than 10 years and three deployments, overall), but he finally got to come home, and managed to get here two weeks early to surprise his family as they celebrated his grandmother's birthday. 
Everyone was in tears, including Matt's father, who said it's been pretty rough sometimes, knowing that Matt was in danger. Matt will be home here in Tennessee until he gets his next assignment, as a photojournalist for the Army.
Sgt. Matt Young of Hendersonville, you make us all proud. Thank you. And thank all of you military members, and families, for what you do.    
See the HOMECOMING VIDEO HERE.
http://www.wkrn.com/story/21229910/nashville-soldier-surprises-family-after-yearlong-deployment

LONG-TERM COMPUTER, TABLET, PHONE USE = WITHDRAWALS, COMPUTER FACE!
I have a message for you from scientists: GET OFF THE COMPUTER! RIGHT NOW!  A new study finds if you're online for hours, when you log off, you may have withdrawals as strong as a drug addict going without his dope.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2280074/Surfing-internet-long-periods-time-cause-withdrawal-symptoms-similar-people-comedown-ecstasy.html

"COMPUTER FACE"
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/women_shealth/8024786/Screen-time-leads-to-saggy-faces-for-women.html
And, it gets worse. Cosmetic surgeons say they're now seeing premature aging and wrinkles among heavy texters, tablet and computer users. They're calling it "Computer Face." It's where you spend so much time looking down, that your neck muscles shorten and you get jowls and saggy skin, and eye wrinkles and frown lines from looking at screens all day. To prevent it, be aware of where you position your computer or phone, and take breaks.

BLACKBIRDS SWARM, LEAVING DANGER BEHIND
http://www.newschannel5.com/story/21236071/blackbird-invasion-decends-upon-hopkinsville
In Nashville, we've seen flocks of Blackbirds lately, but in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, Blackbirds have been swarming by the hundreds of thousands! Giant, coordinated clouds of blackbirds, not only making a lot of noise, but also leaving behind, a ton of bird poo! The Audobon Society says the birds are not migrating as far south this winter because of the mild weather, and that people need to watch out for histoplasmosis, a fungus found in bird droppings, that can make you sick or even be deadly for your pet, for just awhile longer. They expect the birds to head further north in a few weeks.

WHAT IS HISTOPLASMOSIS?
http://www.medicinenet.com/histoplasmosis/article.htm

SMYRNA MOTHER INDICTED FOR SUMMER CHILD DEATHS
http://www.wkrn.com/story/21234528/smyrna-mother-indicted-for-murder-for-child-deaths
Samantha Harper, that 25 year old Smyrna mom who left her two young children in a hot car last summer while she went inside and slept, has been indicted on two charges of murder and two of aggravated child neglect.  Her attorney says the deaths of the 2 and 3 year-old children were a tragic accident.

PISTORIUS CHARGED WITH PREMEDITATED MURDER
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/19/oscar-pistorius-charged-premeditated-murder_n_2714520.html
South African Olympic runner and Paralympic champion Oscar Pistorius has been charged with premeditated murder for the Valentine's Day shooting death of his girlfriend. Prosecutors say the 26-year-old shot her through the bathroom door, then broke down the door and carried her body downstairs. He says he didn't know who was in his bathroom. Pistorius could get life in prison if convicted.

FLORIDA MAN IN TROUBLE FOR PETTING A MANATEE
Here's a lesson we can learn from a Florida man: if you're going to do something illegal, don't post a photo of it, on Facebook. Ryan Waterman was arrested this weekend for petting and holding a manatee calf. They're endangered species and we're not allowed to do that. It's a violation of the Florida Manatee Sanctuary Act.

OFFICE MAX AND OFFICE DEPOT MAY MERGE
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/breaking/chi-officemax-office-depot-said-to-be-close-to-merger-20130218,0,7359927.story
Remember the pink office memo? The one that said, "While you were out?" Don't feel bad. Lots of people don't remember those memos. They're from our recent past, when we used a lot more paper in the office.
That could be part of the reason Office Max and Office Depot are said to be considering a merger. Both have been hurt recently by the economy.

BIG OOPS FOR MISSISSIPPE LEADERS DISCOVERED AFTER MOVIE "LINCOLN"
http://news.yahoo.com/thanks-lincoln-mississippi-finally-definitely-ratified-thirteenth-amendment-024920825.html
So, did you hear? Mississippi's finally ratified the Constitutional amendment banning slavery.
This doctor from India saw the movie Lincoln in November, and it turnd him on! Got him interested in the history of the event, so he went home and did what we all do to when we want to learn more, he started researching online. He found out that MIssissippi never got around to actually ratifying the 13th Amendement. They did ratify it, back in 1995, but someone forgot to send in the paperwork. So until this month, Mississippi was "officially" on the side of slavery.

AL GORE DENOUNCES KEYSTONE PROJECT
Former Vice President Al Gore denounes the Keystone XL pipeline project.  The former vice president says the pipeline is the "dirtiest source of energy you can imagine."  The pipeline that would carry oil from Canada through Texas, to the Gulf of Mexico, is still under consideration by President Obama, though part of it has already been started.

TEXAS RANCHER HOLDING UP KEYTSONE PIPELINE
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-18563_162-57569967/texas-rancher-wont-budge-for-keystone-pipeline/

CONNECTICUT KILLER SAW HIMSELF IN COMPETITION WITH ANOTHER MASS MURDERER
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-connecticut-school-shooting-20130219,0,5071697.story
A chilling motive involving violent video games and mass murder competition may have been behind December's Connecticut school shooting.  Adam Lanza, who shot dead 20 children and six adults may have wanted to kill more people than the 77 slain by a Norwegian man in a 2011 rampage.

TEXAS WOMAN HAS RARE BIRTH
http://www.ibtimes.com/texas-woman-gives-birth-two-sets-twins-day-they-are-not-quadruplets-1092406
It only happens 1 in 70-million times. A woman having two sets of identical twins. A Texas woman has done that, and even rarer, she was not on fertility drugs. The babies were born on Valentine's Day.

CELEBRITY NEWS:
MICHAEL JACKSON'S SON GETS INTO TV
http://www.vulture.com/2013/02/michael-jacksons-son-entertainment-tonight.html
Michael Jackson's oldest son is in show business. Prince Michael Jackson is now 16, and "Entertainment Tonight's" newest correspondent. He's already done his first interview, speaking with actors James Franco and Zach Braff, and director Sam Raimi for the upcoming "Oz the Great and Powerful."

VIOLA DAVIS SAYS JUST PRAY FOR A VALENTINE
This story may drop you to your knees! If you were without a Valentine this year, "The Help" star Viola Davis says just pray for one. She says she felt like the loneliest woman in the world, and a friend said, "You should just pray for a husband." Davis says she did, and 3-and-a-half weeks later, met the man who would become her husband. ( Page Six)

KIRSTIE ALLEY ON NEW SHOW WITH RHEA PERLMAN AND MICHAEL RICHARDS
http://thecelebritycafe.com/feature/2013/02/kirstie-alley-lands-series-tv-land-alongside-rhea-perlman-and-michael-richards-video
Kirstie Alley is going to try her hand at a sitcom on TVLand. Her co-stars will include Rhea Perlman and Michael Richards. (Carla from "Cheers" and Kramer from "Seinfeld")

HARRISON FORD SIGNS ON FOR NEXT STAR WARS?
http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2013/feb/18/harrison-ford-return-star-wars
Harrison Ford has reportedly signed on to return as Han Solo in the next "Star Wars" movie. According to a 'scoop'reported on Fox News Latino, News columnist Umberto Gonzalez said, "The deal is done. It's huge."  Gonzalez couldn't say whether Ford's role would be a small cameo or something larger. Another 'inside scoop' blogger reported that he was told, "some time ago that Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill would be reprising their roles" in Episode VII. He also claimed to have some plot details: "It's some time in the future. Han, Princess Leia (presumably with a better hairstyle) and Luke Skywalker will be a lot older. Their children will be the new main characters. R2D2 and C-3PO will be unchanged."