Wednesday, August 20, 2014

FERGUSON LATEST
Officials in Ferguson, Missouri say they think the mood between protestors and police has changed: Nobody got pepper sprayed or tear gassed last night. Attorney General Eric Holder is headed there today to assess the situation.
 U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is promising a full, fair and independent investigation into the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown.  In an open letter published in the "St. Louis Post-Dispatch," Holder says the people of Ferguson, Missouri can have confidence that the Justice Department intends to learn exactly what happened "in a fair and thorough manner."  Holder is due in Ferguson today.

FOOD RECALL
There's a food recall, for some peanut butter and almond butters sold under the brand names Arrowhead Mills and MaraNatha, that may be contaminated with Salmonella.

NEW WEBSITE TO CHECK VEHICLE RECALLS
www.SaferCar.gov
There's a new website that you may wanna bookmark, and check every so often. It's a site the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration -or NHTSA - says you can use to find out whether your car's involved in any recall. You just enter your vehicle's vin number and search. 

TIDBITS:
DANCING WITH JULIANNE
Julianne Hough comes back to "Dancing with the Stars,"  but as a JUDGE.

JACKIE CHAN SON ARRESTED
The son of Action Star Jackie Chan has been arrested. Jaycee is behind bars in Beijing for a drug-related charge. 

FROZEN TV SPECIAL COMING OUT SEPT. 2ND
If you're CRAZY about Frozen, you need to add to your calendar: September 2nd.
That's when ABC airs a one-hour behind-the-scenes special about how the movie "Frozen" was made.

TOM HANKS' APP NUMBER ONE MOST POPULAR
That free iPad Typewriter app that is the number one app this week -- you can thank Tom Hanks for it. His idea. The Hanks Writer.

PUMPKIN SPICE LATTE COMING BACK NEXT WEEK
And, here's your dose of awesome for the day. If you wait all year for the pumpkin spike latte at Starbucks, your wait is over. It's back on the menu starting next Tuesday, the 26th. 

METRO HAS 15 SCHOOLS ON PRIORITY LIST
Fifteen schools in the Metro Nashville Public School system are now among the lowest performing in the state. We had only six on that list a couple of years ago. District officials say most of the schools did make achievement gains this past year, but not fast enough. 

NASHVILLE SECOND-MOST HONEST CITY IN AMERICA
You and I already knew this, but someone's done a little unscientific study and claims that Nashville is the second most honest city in America. They placed unmanned racks of cold beverages outside, where anybody could take one, and an honor system asking people to just leave a dollar for a drink. 99 out of a hundred did, in Nashville.

SMARTPHONES CONSIDERED ESSENTIAL VACATION ITEM
We say we wanna disconnect and go on vacation, but the truth is, most of us are DETERMINED to stay plugged in, and we go to great lengths to make it happen. A new survey finds at least 4 in ten of us will NOT leave our smart phone behind when we go on vacation, and the main reason is to check into social media. Every day. Several times a day.

SUPERBOWL LINEUP: STARS BEING ASKED TO SPLIT POST-SHOW TOUR MONEY
Who would you wanna see on the Super Bowl halftime show? Here's the NFL's wish list: Katy Perry, Rihanna or Coldplay as possible headliners for next year's game. But, because the artists always get such a financial bump after doing the show, the NFL wants the artists to split the profits of a POST super bowl tour, in exchange for getting the halftime headline title.

SOUTH NASHVILLE WINS CONSOLATION GAME
They may not be coming home as the WINNERS of the Little League World Series, but South Nashville DID win a game in the little league World Series... they beat Canada 12-to-9 on Tuesday in a consolation game.  They were eliminated from World Series contention last Saturday. 

FLAPPY BIRD CREATOR'S LATEST COMES OUT THURSDAY
Oh boy! You're about to get sucked into a new online game. The creator of "Flappy Bird" has a new one coming out tomorrow. It's "Swing Copters." You have to move vertically and navigate around swinging obstacles.

TAYLOR SWIFT-INSPIRED KEDS ON PRE-ORDER NOW
That Taylor Swift is a savvy young businesswoman. She's involved in a new smart business venture: selling shoes.
I haven't owned a pair of Keds since about 5th grade, but Taylor Swift may have sold me on them. There's a new Tay Tay inspired design called "Sneaky Cat." It's a little cat design on the back, showing a kitty face peeking over the edge of the shoe. It's just pwecious! There's already a waiting list for the sneaky cat Keds. Your kid WILL want some for Christmas.

FASHION, BEAUTY AND STYLE: IS THE 'FACEKINI' THE NEXT BEACHWEAR TREND?
My favorite story of the day is the new beach trend that stsarted in China a couple of years ago, and it's spreading.
It's something to protect your face from the sun. It's not a big floppy hat, it's a FACE-kini. Basically it looks like a cute, trendy, ski mask, so the entire beach looks like bank robbers with really hot bodies.