Tuesday, September 25, 2012
STOP TELEMARKETER CALLS
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Put your phone numbers on the National "Do Not Call" list, and the Tennessee "Do Not Call" Registry. It takes about a minute to do, and you have to put them on there every 5 years. By the way, It's ILLEGAL in Tennessee for a marketer to call your cellphone, even if it's NOT on the Do Not Call List.
FACEBOOK GLITCH THAT PUTS YOUR PRIVATE MESSAGES ON YOUR PAGE
If you use Facebook, and haven't been on in awhile, you may want to check out your page today. There's some glitch that's making FB post some people's PRIVATE messages on their TIMELINE, or main page. What you have to do is scroll down, and if you see messages you don't want on there, just click that little pencil icon to the right of the message and delete it or hide it. Facebook has also been running slowly lately, and people have been having issues with posting messages and photos, though there's no official word on what's causing all that. Clint Redwine reminded me it might be because there are almost a BILLION Facebook accounts right now, and new ones added every day.
WHERE IS THE CHEAPER GAS YOU'VE BEEN HEARING ABOUT?
Now that gas prices are going back down, you may wonder why some gas stations are already 20 cents cheaper, and others are still at the higher price. It's because the station had to pay that higher price for the gas that's already in the pumps, so they tend to wait till their next refill to lower prices. And when you hear about lower oil prices but gas prices don't drop yet, it's the same thing. Oil prices are quoted in FUTURE sales, so the oil used for the gas that's already produced, cost the makers more and that higher cost will be passed on to you.
www.NashvilleGasPrices.com reports there are prices as low as $3.39 in east Nashville, $3.45 in La Vergne and $3.49 at the Shell on D.B. Todd in north Nashville. You can find where those cheaper prices are at www.NashvilleGasPrices.com
POLICE INVESTIGATE REPORTS OF ATTEMPTED ABDUCTION IN M'BORO
You may want to use this story as a teachable moment with your kids: make sure they do what the children in this situation did Sunday in Murfreesboro when a man approached them and told them to get in the car: they ran, screaming, into the house and told an adult.
You may want to also remind your children that kidnappers aren't always so obviously scary: they often approach kids with something like, "Your mom's sick and told me to pick you up," or, "I've lost my puppy, will you help me look for him?" The guy police are looking for from Sunday is a white male in his 40s, slim build, sandy blonde hair, and possibly driving a silver sedan.
MAN PUSHES DOWN ELDERLY WOMAN, ROBS HER
A young man, wearing a shirt with the words, "I am JESUS" on it, no less, pushed down an 84 year old woman as she went into her ORTHOPEDIC appointment in Nashville this week, stole her purse and ran away. He's a white male, early 30s, about 5'8", 160-pounds.
TODAY IS "NATIONAL VOTER REGISTRATION DAY"
Today is National Voter Registration Day. Find out how, and where, to register HERE.
WHEN'S THE DEADLINE?
The deadline to register to vote is supposed to be October 8th, a month before the election. But, this year there's a holiday that could mess you up, if you're procrastinating till the last minute. Monday,October 8th, is the deadline to have your voter registration postmarked, but that day is Columbus Day, a federal holiday, and post offices are closed. That means if you're mailing in your registration, Saturday is the last day you can do that. http://www.tn.gov/sos/election/registration.htm
LOCAL ELEMENTARY CAFETERIA MANAGER TO APPEAR ON "CHOPPED" TONIGHT
And here's something really fun: a Nashville lunch lady is going to be on the Lunch Lady episode of Chopped tonight, on The Food Network. You're looking for Cindy Tinnel who works at Henry Maxwell Elementary in Nashville.
DANCING AND OTHER TV TONIGHT
The first contestant gets kicked off tonight on "Dancing With The Stars: All-Stars." Justin Bieber will sing during the show. "Private Practice" is back tonight, so is "NCIS" and some new series: there's "Vegas" starring Dennis Quaid and Michael Chiklis, "The Mindy Project" and "Ben And Kate."
PAIR SENTENCED FOR EXTORTION PLOT AGAINST STEVIE WONDER
Two people involved in an extortion plot against singer Stevie Wonder have received a 292-day jail sentence but both have been released after being given credit for time served. Alpha Lorenzo Walker falsely claimed to be Wonder's nephew and threatened to sell false information about the singer unless he was paid five-million dollars. His girlfriend, Tamara Eileen Diaz had also been charged in the case. In addition, Walker was ordered to attend mental health counseling while on probation.
BEECH ELEMENTARY BOOKKEEPER PLEADS GUILTY TO EMBEZZLEMENT
A former school bookkeeper at Beech Elementary has pleaded guilty to embezzling money from the school. Penny Knight admits she took more than 19 thousand dollars and used it to pay bills and buy electronics and groceries. She's gonna have to do 90 days in jail, then be on probation for 6 years.
PRESIDENT EXPECTED TO ADDRESS MIDDLE EAST UNREST WITH U.N. TODAY
President Obama is expected to address unrest in the Middle East and Northern Africa when he speaks to the United Nations General Assembly today. The President is also expected to talk about Iran's nuclear threat. He says he's absolutely committed to making sure Iran never secures nuclear weapons.
TEENS CAUGHT USING BLUE LIGHT APP, ARRESTED IN MAURY COUNTY
Three Maury County teens are in trouble, for using a Smartphone app to pull people over. Sunday night, 18-year-old Tucker Shields, 18-year-old Jake Randall and an unidentified 17-year-old boy pulled over a motorist using a blue light app downloaded on a Smartphone. The teens were caught because a Columbia police officer actually saw them doing it.
State law says blue lights are to be used by law enforcement only.
Each crime is a misdemeanor, that could get you 11 months and 29 days in jail, and the teens are suspected in several cases. Randall was also arrested earlier this year on charges of theft over $500 and possession of a prohibited weapon.