Wednesday, April 3, 2013

VIDEO-WATCHING FUN SECRET MOST PEOPLE DON'T KNOW ABOUT
Okay, when you get time, try this today on your favorite video on www.youtube.com  
Click on the video, let it play through (some don't have to play to the end for this to work, but most do) then hit a NUMBER on your keyboard.
Hit 1, for example, and in many videos the cursor will jump to a specific place on the clip. Usually they're coded to go to one of the highlights of the video for each number. The same works when you hit number 2, 3, and so on.
You can try it on the "Charlie Bit Me" video. Let it play through, then hit number 1, 2, 3 or 4 on your keyboard. Tip, hitting number 4 puts the cursor back to where the little boy says, "Oww!" Have fun!

TODAY IS NATIONAL WALKING DAY
http://www.startwalkingnow.org/about_start_walking_day.jsp
Hope
you have your lace-up shoes on today! Today's the American Heart Association's National Walking Day. The AHA says for every hour of exercise you do, you can add two hours to your life. So employees at dozens of companies here in Middle Tennessee -- and thousands of people nationwide -- will get out at lunch or after work, and take a little walk. Vanderbilt Medical Center is hosting a group walk starting at noon, and there'll be walks in Antioch , and in Rutherford and Williamson Counties .

POSTAL SERVICE EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS EXERCISE WED
http://www.wkrn.com/story/21841442/postal-service-plans-emergency-prep-exercise
If you went to the main post office in Nashville later today, you may have been shocked to see the emergency crews out there. The Postal Service and Metro Agencies were conducting an emergency preparedness exercise to test the Postal Service’s and the city’s, response to a biohazard event. That means they evacuated the building and the Tennessee State Police, the FBI, Red Cross, and Nashville 's fire, police, emergency management and public health departments all took part.  http://www.tennessean.com/viewart/20130401/NEWS/304010068/Postal-Service-plans-emergency-prep-exercise

DOCTOR CONVICTED OF MICHAEL JACKSON DEATH SPEAKS OUT
The doctor serving a prison sentence for the death of pop superstar Michael Jackson has done his first interview since he was put behind bars. Dr. Conrad Murray told CNN's Anderson Cooper that he tried to wean Jackson off the prescription drugs that eventually killed him.

HALF OF US HAVE DITCHED FRIENDS TO STAY HOME AND WATCH TV
And when you invite someone out for the night and they say they can't, and come up with some excuse, they're likely lying to you. A new survey found half of us have ditched our friends to stay home and watch television -- and even worse, we don't admit we just want to watch Downton Abbey or True Blood. We just lie about it and say we're coming down with something or fake a family emergency.

EYEDROPS MAY FIGHT COMMON BLINDNESS
http://www.counselheal.com/articles/4677/20130402/cholesterol-lowering-eye-drops-delay-age-related-blindness.htm
A
new study raises the possibility that eye drops prescribed to lower cholesterol may also be effective against macular degeneration, one of the most common forms of blindness. Scientists caution that the research is still at an early stage... but you can read about it HERE.

NRA WANTS TO ARM AND TRAIN TEACHERS
The National Rifle Association has come out with recommendations they say would make schools safer, including arming and training teachers and school staff which they say would be especially helpful in schools that can't afford adding school resource officers (SROs) to their staff. The NRA report also calls for increased mental health screening.

ILLINOIS GRANNY'S SPEED-DIALING EARNS WARNING
The phone company is on the ball. They saw that hundreds of phone calls, one after the other, were going out from a home in Illinois . Usually that means someone is making spam calls, harrassing someone, or it's even robocalls. So the phone company sent a letter to the phone owner telling them they were about to cut off the phone service. Turns out, it wasn't a robocaller, it wasn't spam, it was a 72 year old grandmother, calling over and over -- hundreds of times -- voting for her favorite on American Idol. The company now says the letter was a mistake and she gets to keep her phone and keep voting.

ATLANTA TEACHER CHEATING SCANDAL
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/02/randi-weingarten-atlanta-cheating-scandal_n_3002004.html
The
president of the American Federation of Teachers, blamed "test-crazed" education policies for the massive teacher-cheating scandal that's going on in Atlanta right now. Yesterday 35 educators started surrendering to police on charges that they were involved in a conspiracy to inflate students' test scores in Atlanta Public Schools, so they could meet the standards they needed to, to get their awards and performance bonuses.

PIPELINE BREAK IN ARKANSAS
Arkansas is investigating Friday's crude oil pipeline break that spilled thousands of barrels of oil in a community near Little Rock. The State Attorney General is asking Exxon Mobil to hold on to all the documents related to last weeks' spill... they may need to see them later.

SAMOA AIR CHARGING PASSENGERS BY THE POUNT
http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/articles/452574/20130402/samoa-air-charging-more-overweight-passengers-ticket.htm Samoa Air has become the first airline to start charging customers according to how much they weigh. That means other airlines may follow. As Americans have become more obese over the years, airlines are spending millions more in fuel costs, to hoist our heavier bodies through the air.

DANCING WITH THE STARS
If you watch Dancing with the Stars, but didn't see it last night.... Spoiler alert!
Wynonna Judd was eliminated from the competition in last night's episode.

BLAKE AND MIRANDA'S BED AND BREAKFAST
Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert say they're opening a bed and breakfast, but you'll have to travel to go see it. They're building it in their hometown of Tishomingo , Oklahoma .

US SAYS IT WILL STAND WITH SOUTH KOREA
This situation is looking more and more like we'll be sending troops to another battlefield.Secretary of State John Kerry says North Korea 's rhetoric is "unacceptable" and is emphasizes the U.S. will stand beside South Korea in any dispute with the North. Kerry said he will visit Seoul [[ sole ]], South Korea next week.

MAGIC JOHNSON SAYS SUPPORTS HIS SON
Former NBA great Magic Johnson is speaking out about his son EJ.. saying he and his wife love and support their son in every way, after the 20 year old "came out" recently and was photographed holding hands with his boyfriend.

ANNUAL PAVING STARTS THURSDAY IN DOWNTOWN NASHVILLE
http://www.wsmv.com/story/21849258/crews-set-to-begin-repaving-downtown-nashville-roads
The
annual Nashville road repair and re-paving work starts Thursday, downtown, near the Music City Center . (Areas that'll be under construction include Fifth through eighth avenues, Lea avenue , Peabody, McGavock and Demonbreun streets. )

METRO NASHVILLE GOVERNMENT FIFTIETH CELEBRATION IS SATURDAY
http://www.newschannel5.com/story/21849725/metro-government-celebrates-50-years
Even
though Monday was the official anniversary of the formation of Metro Nashville Government... you haven't missed the celebration. It's this Saturday, noon to 3, at the Metro Courthouse Plaza . There'll be live entertainment and free parking.