Wednesday, July 2, 2014

HOLLY BOBO SUSPECT ALLOWED TO REMOVE ANKLE MONITOR 
One of the men charged in the Holly Bobo case will get to take off his GPS ankle bracelet. The judge says Jeff Pearcy hasn't been convicted of anything, so they can't just keep the monitors on him. Pearcy is accused of tampering with evidence and accessory after the fact.

ANTIHISTAMINES MAY HELP FIGHT CANCER
You know what the latest thing is that may fight cancer? Antihistamines! Researchers say antihistamines work on tumor growth and slow the cells that keep the body from fighting cancer. Now, they're working on finding which antihistamines work best.

AAA'S TOW TO GO IN OPERATION THIS WEEKEND
If you have a July 4th party to go to, remember to set a designated driver. Someone who drinks NO alcohol. Metro Police and Tennessee highway patrol will both be out looking to get impaired, speeding and aggressive drivers off the road this weekend. And the Triple A says if you need a last option: don't forget  the Tow to Go program, where a volunteer will come tow your car home, and give you a ride. It's good for distances up to ten miles, and it's free.  Tow to Go runs the 4th through the 6th. The number is (855) 2-TOW-2-GO or (855) 286-9246.)

NASHVILLE'S FIREWORKS DISPLAY RANKED SECOND BEST
Nashville's Fourth of July fireworks display is one of the best in the country! Our fireworks display has been ranked second best in America by the American Pyrotechnics Association. This year's show will last  27-minutes and will be the longest in Nashville history. (More than 30-thousand fireworks will be choreographed to music.)

FOUNDER OF "THE FARM" DIES
The lead hippie at the Farm has passed away. Back in 1971 Stephen Gaskin helped lead the way as 60 carloads of so-called hippies drove from San Francisco, to Tennessee to start their own community called The Farm, in Lewis County, near Summertown, Tennessee. Their premise was to live back to nature, nonviolence and respect for the earth.  Founder Stephen Gaskin has died after a long illness. He was 79.

HEALTH: SHORTENED SLEEP AGES YOUR BRAIN FASTER
Less sleep could age your brain very quickly.  Researchers say this could help with future work on sleep loss and how it contributes to cognitive decline.  The researchers also found sleep-deprived older adults develop neurodegenerative diseases more quickly.  The available data suggests seven hours of sleep is best.

U.S. SOCCER TEAM LOSES TO BELGIUM
The U.S. Soccer team is out of play in World Cup Soccer. The Americans lost to Belgium, 2-1.

NAVY HAS FIRST FEMALE FOUR-STAR ADMIRAL
The U.S. Navy has its first female four-star admiral in history.  Michelle Howard was promoted on Monday.

TODAY IS WORLD UFO DAY
Today is World UFO Day. UFOlogists around the world are celebrating: some, hunkered down over their screens watching their favorite conspiracy theory videos. The group says anybody can celebrate world UFO day, by just watching the skies for UFO activity or by hosting a UFO party!

YET ANOTHER STUDY SAYS VACCINES DO NOT CAUSE AUTISM
Yet another study is out showing that vaccines do NOT cause autism. This is from analyzing 67 different studies to make sure no cases are linked. One of the study's authors said there's so much misinformation out there online, that some parents are gullible. It's easier to believe something posted on Facebook that some celebrity said, than to find and read the actual research. 

HISTORIC OVERLAY BILL FOR SYLVAN PARK DEFERRED
After a couple of hours of back and forth debate over new stricter development guidelines about Sylvan park, Metro council have deferred the bill so they can take more time to look at both sides. Supporters say the bill would preserve the neighborhood's look and feel, but opponents said they wanted to make a distinction between truly historic homes and those that are dilapidated. 

HILLARY CLINTON
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton disagrees with the recent Supreme Court ruling in favor of Hobby Lobby. She says the ruling could lead to a slippery slope of other companies arguing about benefits they don't want to provide. 

MILLENNIALS WOULD CHOOSE SMARTPHONE OVER TOOTHBRUSH, DEODORANT
When it comes to the necessities of everyday life, smartphones are now considered a NEED, rather than a luxury. A new survey found 91 percent of Americans say they MUST have their mobile phone, while millenials, people 18 to 24,  say they'd rather give up a toothbrush or deodorant than their phone.

MIX FOURTH OF JULY AT PROVIDENCE MARKETPLACE IN MT. JULIET
There are fourth of July celebrations all over the state... in addition to the big downtown Nashville Fourth of July Celebration... there's also a big one at the Providence Marketplace in Mt. Juliet. Mix 929 will be out there, starting at 4pm on Friday with a Mix tent, the Kids' Zone, live music, and fireworks starting at 9 by the city of Mt. Juliet. You can get the info at mix929.com

BURGERS RULE AT SUMMER COOKOUTS
Burgers dominate the summer barbecue menu.  More than three-quarters of the respondents in a Medifast survey say they typically cook burgers on the grill every summer.  Just over half serve hot dogs at their cookouts, while 45-percent feed their family and friends chicken or beef kabobs.  Meanwhile, fruit salad tops the list of desserts at a barbecue, with nearly a third saying its their choice to cap off a meal.  A quarter prefer brownies or cookies, but ice cream is popular with 22-percent.  Just five-percent reach into the freezer for a popsicle after the main course.
          Eating is also the primary activity at most barbecues.  Nearly two-thirds say their cookouts are all about the meal.  Sixteen-percent also go swimming when they're at a barbecue, and five-percent play volleyball.  In addition, 36-percent don't worry about their calorie consumption when they're at a cookout.