Wednesday, 11, 2013

REMEMBERING 9-11
Americans are remembering the 9-11 attacks today. You'll see flags and prayers and verses all over Facebook, everybody trying to deal with it their own way. There are ceremonies at the sites where hijacked planes crashed, and at the World Trade Center, family members will read the names of lost loved ones.

NATIONAL DAY OF SERVICE
And today is also designated as a National Day of Service, if you're out of ideas but want to help, you can find something at www.allforgood.org

LOCAL WOMAN DELIVERS PIES TO FIREFIGHTERS
A Goodletsville woman has the spirit. Dana Hight every year has been baking apple pies and taking them to fire halls in Goodletsville and Hendersonville, for the men and women working there on 9-11. THAT'S the way to do it, Dana! Thank you, for leading the way!

LEBANON'S RESCHEDULED JULY 4TH FIREWORKS ARE TONIGHT
And don't forget that Lebanon's rescheduled 4th of July fireworks display is still set for tonight at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center.

POWERBALL UP TO 245 MILLION DOLLARS TONIGHT
The Powerball jackpot is up to 245-million dollars for tonight's drawing. That would be an after-tax payout of 94-million dollars or five-point-six million a year for 30 years. 

OBAMA SPEECH URGES US TO SUPPORT STRIKE AGAINST SYRIAN ATROCITIES
President Obama is urging Americans to support a military strike against the Syrian government. Last night, Obama spoke to the country, saying America is "not the world's policeman" but cannot ignore atrocities like a recent chemical weapons attack in Syria.

NASHVILLE TOWN HALL MEETING TONIGHT TO ADDRESS TRAFFIC ISSUES
Here, locally, there's a town hall meeting tonight to discuss Nashville's growing issue with traffic. Officials say what we do today will decide whether or not we face a future of congestion that Atlanta and other markets that grew quickly live with on a daily basis, so the town hall meeting is open to the public and includes representatives from the Mayor's Office, the Department of Transportation, both the Metropolitan and Regional Transportation Authorities, and Metro Planning. The meeting is tonight at 6:30, at Trevecca University... if you can't be there, you can see it streamed online at www.fox17.com

NASHVILLE SCHOOLS CALENDAR SET FOR NEXT YEAR
Metro Nashville Schools are switching to a compromised calendar next year. The school board decided to have students in class for 175-days, with five-days each for fall and spring break, and five-days built in for bad weather, and three intercession days. You can read more about it at mnps.org

VANDERBILT ON BEST COLLEGES LIST
Vanderbilt University is one of the best in the country. The annual list complied by "US News and World Report," ranked the school Number 17 based on selectivity, retention and graduation rates, and rated Vandy 11th in the "great school at a great price" category.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE MAN IN YOUR LIFE: MEN SHOW DEPRESSION SYMPTOMS DIFFERENTLY
It's long been through that women are more likely to be depressed than men. Now, at least one study says we've just been reading the symptoms wrong. Researchers from Vanderbilt University and the University of Michigan say just as many men as women get depression, but men show their depression with substance abuse, rage and risky behaviors. They're also four times more likely to commit suicide than women. The study's authors say knowing what men's symptoms are may help us help THEM before it's too late.

DARK CHOCOLATE REALLY DOES HELP MOODS
Women have known this, instinctively, for years, but research from the Nestle Research Center in Switzerland show a small amount of dark chocolate a day actually reduces the levels of stress hormones in your body. They say it takes about an ounce and a half to get the benefits.

WHEN DOES YOUR FAVORITE SHOW COME BACK/OR MOST PROMISING NEW SHOW START?
You can find out when your favorite show comes back or the new show that you want to see is going to start... we've got the Fall Premiere Calendar HERE

SOUND OF MUSIC
And guess who's been signed to star opposite Carrie Underwood in a live Sound of Music TV special? True Blood's Stephen Moyer. He'll play Captain Von Trap.

ARSENIO HALL GOOD RATINGS/ ALEC BALDWIN GETS OWN SHOW
You've heard about the new Arsenio Hall show on late night TV? He's doing great in ratings, by the way: beat out all the other late night talk shows in the young adult demo. But there's someone else ready to launch into late nights as well: former 30 Rock star Alec Baldwin. "Up Late with Alec Baldwin" on MSNBC, starting next month.

MILEY CYRUS VIDEO BREAKS VEVO'S ALL-TIME ONE-DAY RECORD
Miley Cyrus' Wrecking Ball came in and SMASHED the one-day viewing record on music video site VEVO… with about 19 MILLION views in its first 24 hours. The old record holder was One Direction.. with about 11 million for the song "Best Song Ever." Of course, they weren't completely NAKED in their video, Miley was, and that can't have hurt her number of views. Up next: her documentary, Miley: The Movement, premieres Oct. 2 on MTV., and her album Bangerz comes out Oct. 8th.

STEVEN TYLER OPENS UP ABOUT HIS ADDICTION TO DR. OZ
Steven Tyler admits he has to put an effort into maintaining his sobriety.  But the Aerosmith frontman tells "The Dr. Oz Show" one of the biggest challenges he faces comes from the people who are supposed to be helping him stay healthy.
     Tyler says he "lost everything" to his addictions, and admits "it's serious when you lose your kids, your children, your wife, your band, your job and you'll never understand why because you're an addict."  But he says he's now been sober three years.  The rocker explains that he had 12 years of sobriety to his credit when he experienced a relapse -- for which he's taking the blame.  Steven admits he "simply didn't follow" his program while recovering from a series of operations and kept his medication at his bedside, and as a result he started taking more than his prescribed dose.  Tyler adds that he's "a very good drug addict" because he's "done it for so many years."

FUNNY: WHAT MAN COMING OUT OF ANESTHESIA SAYS TO HIS WIFE!
A patient coming out of anesthesia after surgery might say some pretty crazy - and often very honest - things while they're still somewhat out of it.
Jason Mortensen was apparently coming to after a hernia repair, saw his wife and fell in love all over again!
Even if he's hamming it up, it gets really funny!