Wednesday, July 24, 2013
ENROLLMENT THIS WEEK AT METRO SCHOOLS
Metro Schools start next THURSDAY so all this week: enrollment. Last year many kids showed up for school and hadn't enrolled, so they had no idea where they were supposed to be. Many teachers are already in their classrooms and others are stocking up on free school supplies from the LP Pencilbox. It's a non-profit that helps teachers who sometimes end up paying for supplies for needy students out of their own pockets. Enrollment is 9 to 7 through Friday, at all the Metro high schools. Then the first day of Metro schools is NEXT THURSDAY... Aug. 1st. www.mnps.org
CDC: 250 SICK IN 6 STATES WITH UNIDENTIFIED STOMACH BUG
The CDC says more than 250 people in at least six states have come down with a stomach bug... which MAY be a foodborne illness. So far, it has NOT been confirmed in Tennessee, but it IS as close as Georgia.
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIF STUDENT TOLD, 'HE DIDN'T 'FINISH' SO IT WASN'T RAPE'
The University of Southern California is facing a federal investigation for alleged failures by school officials and campus police to prosecute rape. SEMI DRIVER SWERVES TO MISS COW, FOUR DEAD ON I-40 IN TN
There was a massive wreck last night on I-40 in Henderson County, Tennessee late last night when a semi swerved to avoid a cow in the road. The truck veered into oncoming traffic and hit three other vehicles. Four people were killed.
COUNTERFEIT CASH GOING AROUND IN MURFREESBORO, TN. The fake bills are easy to spot if you look closely. They don’t have watermarks, and they’re missing the security strips that you can see when you hold a bill up to the light.
PUZZLING DETAILS ABOUT CRASH OF MUSIC CITY STAR TRAIN AND DUMP TRUCK
About 7:20, during morning rush hour, police say the dump truck started crossing the tracks near OHB in Hermitage. The train was blowing its horn, and the truck just stopped. They don't know if it quit running or the driver just stopped on the tracks.
WHALES ALMOST SWALLOW DIVERS (there's a little language, but kind of understandable in the circumstances.) HOT TUB DEATHS IN UNION COUNTY, TENNESSEE
Two people were found early yesterday morning in Union County, Tennessee, dead, in a hot tub. Family members called the Sheriff's department after not hearing from the two for a few days. So far no word on the cause of death but investigators say there's no sign of foul play. (The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is assisting in the investigation)
MURFREESBORO POLICE OFFICER AND WIFE ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGES
A Murfreesboro police officer and his wife have been arrested for drugs. 43-year-old Andrew Messick and his 44-year-old wife Crystal, were busted in the parking long of a Murfreesboro Walgreens after they exchanged their television for hydrocodone pills... from an undercover officer. (Messick has been decommissioned and relieved of all police duties. The couple is out of jail on bond.)
JIM VARNEY SCHOLARSHIP GIVEN TO NASHVILLE STUDENT
A Hillsboro High School student has won a 300-thousand dollar, full-ride scholarship ... to UCLA. It's the Jim Varney Scholarship, that goes to students from Tennessee or Kentucky, who want a career in acting, but are majoring in something else. This is the first time, since the actor's death in 2000, that a Nashville kid has won.
THIS JULY WEATHER A LOT DIFFERENT THAN 2012
As you look at your veggies in your garden getting moldy from all the recent rain, at least we HAVE veggies this year. Last year about this time, if you'll remember, we were under the widest drought the country had experienced since the 1950s. Some of us were prohibited from watering yards, car washes closed, crops were failing. This year, Nashville has already had more than six inches of rainfall this month, and more than four inches in June, so we're heading into August in pretty good shape. )
NATURAL GAS BLOWOUT ON RIG OFF LOUISIANA COAST
The problems are continuing at the scene of a natural gas blowout on a rig 50 miles off the Louisiana coast. The Coast Guard says there was an explosion and fire late last night, but thankfully, no injuries.
WORLD'S LARGEST INTACT DINOSAUR TAIL FOUND IN MEXICO
Paleontologists in Mexico are working to uncover the world's largest intact dinosaur tail. The fossil is 16 feet long and experts think it's been buried there in northern Mexico for up to 72 million years.
ANTHONY WEINER WANTS A SECOND SECOND-CHANCE
New York City politician Anthony Weiner [[ we-nurr ]] is not dropping out of the race for mayor... in spite of the fact that it's come to light that he kept sending lewd texts... AFTER the sex scandal that led to his resignation from Congress in 2011. He's asking for another... second chance.
TACO BELL DROPPING KIDS’ MEALS
Taco Bell says it's dropping it's kids' meals. Apparently most of us didn't know they had 'em... they weren't selling many, and Taco Bell says its target customers are young men, anyway.... so kids’ meals will be gone by January.
LATEST AD SPACE IN TOKYO? YOUR THIGH
What's the latest way to advertise in Tokyo? They're putting ad stickers on women's THIGHS. They're paying 121 dollars a day and so far 3000 Japanese women have signed up. The rules are that you have to wear a mini skirt and long socks so the focus is on the sticker ad on your thigh.
SHIRLEY JONES' TELL-TOO-MUCH BOOK?
Shirley Jones has written a tell-all book that some say may actually tell too much. It depends on whether you want to know about her sex-capades with her first husband, and... others. People online seem to be HORRIFIED that Ma Partridge wasn't a prude in real-life.
THE SON OF PEDOPHILE JERRY SANDUSKY WANTS NAME CHANGE
An adopted son of disgraced former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky has filed papers to have his name and the names of his family changed. Matt Sandusky, one of Jerry Sandusky's six adopted children, filed a formal name change request in Centre County Court in Bellefonte, Pa., on Tuesday, a little over a year after his adoptive father was convicted on 45 counts of sexual abuse. If the request is approved, Matt Sandusky's wife and four children would also have their now-infamous surname changed.
THERE NEVER WAS A 'FRIENDS' MOVIE IN THE WORKS
Lisa Kudrow, who played air-headed Phoebe for 10 seasons on the NBC sitcom "Friends," says, in spite of rumor after rumor to the contrary, there was never a "Friends" movie in the works. Never. Ever.
WORLD CHUCKLES ABOUT THE ROYAL BABY
Couple of good ones about the Fresh Prince.