Tuesday, June 11, 2013

TORNADO DAMAGE IN KY.
Things got pretty dark and menacing for awhile last night as storms rolled through. No tornadoes were reported here in Middle Tennessee, but people in Southern Kentucky are cleaning up after an EF2 tornado hit near Adairville. It plowed a path as much as 300 yards wide and about 5 miles long. There were at least three injuries, though none are life-threatening. 

DUCK THE HALLS: DUCK DYNASTY CHRISTMAS ALBUM COMING OUT
If you know ANYONE who's a fan of Duck Dynasty, I think I have your Christmas shopping taken care of: The Duck Dynasty family has recorded a Christmas album called, "Duck the Halls: A Robertson Family Christmas."  Duck Commander CEO Willie Robertson says, "Faith, family and ducks - in that order - have always been our priorities." Duck the Halls comes out Oct 29th. www.facebook.com/duckdynasty

HEAVY PASSENGER VOLUME EXPECTED ALL THIS WEEK AT AIRPORT
It's still really busy at the airport today. There are country music fans leaving and Bonnaroo attendees coming in. Nashville International Airport officials say if you procrastinate, and think you can just slide in at the last minute, as you sometimes can, you may end up missing your flight. You should get there two hours before your flight time so you can get through security screening and get to your plane.

WHAT’S YOUR TEEN HIDING FROM YOU?
I know you’re going to think YOUR kid is one who DOESN’T do this, but so does every other parent, and SOMEBODY’S wrong. A new study finds 76% of teenagers hide part of their online behavior from parents. Whether it's viewing porn, watching violent videos or posting revealing photos of themselves, 76% say they do it. They hide it by clearing the browser history, minimizing the browser when you walk in, even getting email accounts you don’t know about.
And if you don’t know what I was just talking about with browsers, you're not alone. Most parents say they’re ignorant about using computers and they just hope for the best when it comes to their child's online activity. Apparently that's not a method that's working.
Half of all young people have seen disturbing sexual content online, and half have intentionally looked up a website or video of which their parents would disapprove.

MEN MATURE LATER THAN WOMEN
If your hubby still sleeps in his cartoon jammies, retells the same silly jokes and thinks farting is funny, don't be too hard on him. New research backs up what you really knew, deep-down: that on average, men don't really mature emotionally until they hit 43. Women hit that level at 32, 11 years earlier.

KRISPY KREME SLOPPY JOE
You know what's coming up before you know it? County fairs. And fair FOOD! One of the latest creations: a Krispy Kreme sloppy joe: a sloppy joe with cheese on a sliced Krispy Kreme. This wasn't the company, however, it was a chef in California who unveiled his idea at a county fair.

FEDERAL SPYING WHISTLEBLOWER IN TROUBLE?
The man who let the rest of us know that the government is snooping on Verizon Wireless customers may pay dearly for that revelation. At least one Congressman says Edward Snowden committed treason by leaking the information to the media. 

PHILLY DA PLANS TO LOOK INTO CRIMINAL CHARGES FOR BUILDING COLLAPSE
Philadelphia's District Attorney says he's going to get a grand jury to look into last week's deadly building collapse there.  The Crane operator is already jailed without bail on charges of involuntary manslaughter. The grand jury will decide whether others should also be charged. 

BP SAYS COAST GUARD IS WRAPPING UP CLEANUP
Oil giant BP says the three-year-long cleanup of the devastating Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the gulf of Mexico -- the worst offshore spill in U-S history -- is nearly finished. They're wrapping up the 14-billion dollar effort on the shorelines of Mississippi, Alabama and Florida.

ATTORNEYS PICK JURORS IN ZIMMERMAN TRIAL
Lawyers are picking jurors for the George Zimmerman trial this week in Florida. They expect to go through as many as 500 people to get a qualified jury of six with four alternates. Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder in the death of Trayvon Martin last year.

ORGAN TRANSPLANT RULES WON'T CHANGE
The organization that manages organ transplants across the U.S. says it will not change the rules regarding children under 12, but it will create a special appeals process.  Last week, the parents of a dying ten-year-old Pennsylvania girl successfully took their case to a judge, who agreed to put the girl (Sarah Murnaghan) on the list for an adult lung transplant.

DAILY SHOW HAS NEW HOST
Comedy Central's "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" has a new host for the summer. Fan-favorite correspondent John Oliver officially took over hosting duties for The Daily Show on Monday night so  Jon Stewart can take the summer off and direct his first film.

CARRIE UNDERWOOD HUBBY GETS SPEEDING TICKET
Carrie Underwood's great week at the CMT Music Awards and the CMA Music Festival ended with a ticket. She and her husband, Mike Fisher, were pulled over for speeding. He was driving, and Carrie made fun of him because just a few hours earlier he had tweeted about how everyone else drove badly. Carrie tweeted, "Ok...so Mr. "I'm gonna start a driving school in Nashville" just got us pulled over for going 56 in a 45.... just sayin'..." Even then, Mike said it wasn't his fault. He blamed the DOG. He said he was speeding because the dog had to pee.

U.S. FINDS LONG-LOST DIARY OF TOP NAZI LEADER, HITLER AIDE
The government has recovered 400 pages from the long-lost diary of Alfred Rosenberg, a confidant of Adolf Hitler who played a central role in the extermination of millions of Jews and others during World War Two. The diary could give new insight into meetings Rosenberg had with Hitler and other top Nazi leaders, including Heinrich Himmler and Herman Goering.
It also includes details about the German occupation of the Soviet Union, including plans for mass killings of Jews and other Eastern Europeans… and the plans for the mass looting of art throughout Europe.  The diary offers a loose collection of Rosenberg's recollections from spring 1936 to winter 1944. Rosenberg was convicted of crimes against humanity and was one of a dozen senior Nazi officials executed in October 1946. His diary went missing after the trial, until now.

CALIF GUNMAN GREW UP IN HOUSEHOLD OF VIOLENCE
The mother of a gunman who fatally shot five people in Santa Monica once said the shooter's father had threatened to kill her at least twice during years of turmoil in the family. 23 year-old John Zawahri, who shot and killed five people in a rampage on Friday…. First killed hisfather and his brother, then went on to shoot and kill strangers in cars, and people on the Santa Monica College campus, in a 15 minute rampage, before police shot and killed him.

FREE FISHING WEEK FOR KIDS
When the kids say those LOVELY, magical words this week, 'I'm bored,' pull out the fishing pole! This is free fishing week for kids up to 15. Anybody older than that will have to buy a fishing license. Get all the info and some ideas for places to fish, at www.Tnwildlife.org