Wednesday, April 2, 2014

MISSING NOLENSVILLE TEENAGER FOUND
That 16 year old who'd been missing from Nolensville, Tennessee, has been found. Christopher Smithburg is okay. He was found in the woods, at a makeshift camp in Rutherford County on Tuesday night.  That kid missing in Montgomery County has also been found, and is safe.
 
GM CEO BACK IN FRONT OF SENATE COMMITTEE
The General Motors CEO, Mary Barra, goes back to Capitol Hill today, where she'll be questioned again about why GM waited so long to recall cars that were linked to crashes and deaths, especially since the problem could have cost as little as 57 cents for each faulty switch.
The problem was that if you bumped the ignition, it could really easily turn to the off position, that you use to just listen to the radio with the car off, leaving you in a car that's just died, meaning you lose power steering. If you lose control and crash, because the car is off, the airbags don't deploy. Yesterday, Barra said the company is waiting for results from an internal investigation about why the repairs, which could have cost as little as 57-cents for each switch, were delayed for years.

COERCION CHARGES FILED AGAINST HOLLY BOBO SUSPECT
There's been another charge filed against the man already accused of killing Holly Bobo. Zachary Adams is now also charged with coercion of a witness... though the TBI didn't elaborate about WHO he may have tried to coerce. Adams is back to court April 9th.

MAYOR REVAMPS AMP PROPOSAL
Mayor Karl Dean says, Okay, let's rethink this.. now that he's gotten so much input, including a lot of negatives, about the proposed AMP program. The possible changes include cutting out the dedicated bus lanes from I-440 to White Bridge Road and from I-40 to the Broadway/West End split.  Dean is also creating a 20-member citizens advisory board for feedback and input on the proposed project.

LA VERGNE AUCTIONING OFF SURPLUS ITEMS
www.govdeals.com
There are some people who LIVE for this sort of thing, so please let that sale junkie in your life know about La Vergne's big online auction. The city is auctioning off surplus items, including a gas powered golf cart, several tillers, boxes of books and more... at GovDeals.com and can be bid on until April 14th.  Assistant City Administrator Bruce Richardson says just like regular households, items get old or outlive their usefulness and selling the items is a way to stretch their value down to the last penny.

SECRET SERVICE
Unprofessional behavior is not tolerated in the Secret Service.  That's the message delivered by the head of the Secret Service, who was called to Capitol Hill Tuesday after three agents were sent home for drinking during President Obama's recent trip to the Netherlands.  One of them was reportedly found passed out in a hotel hallway. 

MOST AMERICANS ARE 'BINGE' TV WATCHERS
Remember long ago, back in the nearly-dark ages, when you had to wait a week, and stop everything and sit in front of the TV to see your favorite show, whatever time it happened to come on? Yeah. That really used to happen. I think there were Dinosaurs back then, too. lol.
These days, a new poll finds MOST of us, more than 80 percent of us, have figured out how to watch our shows online, and that we binge-watch... more than one episode of our favorites at a time. What HASN'T changed: we still eat. A LOT, when we're watching.

LP FIELD GETTING WI-FI, NEW FOOD OPTIONS
LP Field is getting Wi-Fi. Towers are going up and service should be online in time for the preseason opener in August.  

HOW MUCH TIME DO YOU SPEND LOOKING AT YOUR MOBILE DEVICE
Speaking of that People are looking at their mobile devices more than ever.  A new study by a mobile tracking company says the average consumer stares down at that smartphone or tablet for almost two-hours and 42-minutes a day. 

AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION'S JUST WALK DAY IS TODAY (WED)
If you can... find some time today to step away from the screen! Put it down, and back away, and take a 30-minute walk for National Walking Day, the American Heart Association's annual day to encourage you to get more physically active and improve your health by walking. Just try a 30-minute walk. Just try it today. It may start something great in your life!
Kids are supposed to get an hour a day of moderate to vigorous activity, adults at least ten minutes a day, but less than half of us here in America do.  That's one of the main reasons we're losing the battle to heart disease, diabetes, stroke, cancer.

HERE ARE SOME FUN 'JUST WALK' VIDEOS TO HELP GET YOU MOTIVATED
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5aoPjZeY9D4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=es6O4fxD7Dk

HOT SUMMER BEAUTY TREATMENT: BABY FEET
You know what's big right now? With the season for warmer weather and cooler shoes upon us, the Baby Foot treatment is getting really popular. I'm seeing friends post about it on Facebook. It's a kit you buy at the drugstore. It has a lotion you put on your feet, and little foot bagggies you wear for an hour or so. Supposed to make your feet soft and smooth as a baby's.

SCHOOL BUS TURNOVER IN MISSOURI
Nearly two dozen students were hurt in a school bus accident in Northeast Missouri, yesterday. The bus overturned in a ditch on a rural road near the Illinois border... and five of the injured teenagers were seriously hurt. Again,t hat was not here, it was in Missouri...

TIGER WOODS TO SKIP THE MASTERS
Tiger Woods will miss playing in the Masters Golf Tournament for the first time since making his debut there as an amateur in 1995. He's had surgery to repair a pinched nerve in his back. Now the question is, at 38, and with health issues surfacing, will Tiger be healthy enough later on to win more major championships?

SECRET SERVICE LEADER SAYS UNPROFESSIONAL BEHAVIOR IS NOT TOLERATED
Unprofessional behavior is not tolerated in the Secret Service.  That's the message delivered by the head of the Secret Service, Julia Pierson, who was called to Capitol Hill Tuesday after three agents were sent home for drinking during President Obama's recent trip to the Netherlands.  One of them was reportedly found passed out in a hotel hallway. 

WORLD AUTISM AWARENESS DAY
People around the world are marking World Autism Awareness Day.  Today is the seventh annual event, and kicks off Autism Awareness Month. 

JUST OUT FROM JACK DANIELS; TENNESSEE FIRE WHISKEY..
The Jack Daniel Distillery will test a new red hot cinnamon flavored, 70-proof spirit called "Jack Daniel's Tennessee Fire," and it's only being tested in Oregon, Pennsylvania and here in Tennessee.

FORT CAMPBELL DAD GOES TO EXTREMES TO GET DAUGHTER TO CLEAN ROOM
What IS it about teenagers an d their messy rooms? Kids can be the sweetest, most wonderful people in the world, but you open the door to their room and you can't see the floor! A soldier at Fort Stewart in Georgia went to "extreme" lengths to teach his teenage daughter a lesson on Monday. He moved everything out of her bedroom and put it in the family's driveway while she was at school Monday. And, he posted a sign that said, "Haley, room moved to driveway. Clean it next time." They did kiss and make up.. dad says he'll paint her room now, and then help her mover her things back into her room. He says he hopes it'll make her more thankful to HAVE stuff in her room...  and keep it neater. 

FLORIDA WELFARE CHEATERS ARRESTED
A couple accused of taking advantage of welfare while living aboard a million-dollar yacht are now under arrest.  Colin and Andrea Chisholm were arrested in Florida on Tuesday.  The two are accused of defrauding the public assistance programs in both Florida and Minnesota.  

TAYLOR SWIFT VISITS HOSPITAL
Taylor Swift made a surprise visit to Hasbro Children's Hospital in Providence, RI Monday. According to the hospital's Facebook page, Taylor and her father visited with the patients for five hours.  And she even played a song for the kids.
According to Rhode Island TV station WPRI, Taylor's visit is one of the longest celebrity visits in Hasbro Children's Hospital's history.
She also recently visited patients at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.

PIZZA DELIVERYMAN STIFFED BY CUSTOMERS GETS A SURPRISE AT WORK NEXT DAY
A pizza deliveryman in Portland, Oregon got a special delivery of his own this weekend. Andrew Shaffer is working his way through college, delivering for Papa John's, and says last Saturday he handed over a pizza at one house and got no tip. He says it happens, so he smiled, told 'em thank you and moved on. BUT, THE NEXT DAY, he found a handmade card waiting for him at work, with a note from the couple, apologizing for their bad math the night before, and including a 20 dollar bill for a tip. Schaffer says it totally made his day, and he will never forget it.
          That story, of course, started people commenting about random acts of kindness they had done, or had experienced‚Ķ and instead of trying to share them all here, you can click the link above and check them out when you get some time. WARNING, some are so good you'll have tears in your eyes... but it'll make your day.