Wednesday, July 31, 2013

METRO SCHOOL STARTS TOMORROW (THURSDAY) BUSES INSPECTED TODAY
School buses in Davidson County are being inspected today. Metro's first day, a half-day, is tomorrow.. then the first full day of school is Monday.
They still need bus drivers, by the way.. and you can get the info on the district website, www.mnps.org .
And the rest of us are being asked to remember that school zone speed limits will be active again starting tomorrow!

TAX FREE WEEKEND: SEE WHAT'S TAX-FREE
http://tn.gov/revenue/salestaxholiday/
If you need ANYTHING at ANY store, just remember this is tax free weekend, so either you WANT to wait for Friday through Sunday to save that approximately 10%, OR, you want to make sure you go today or tomorrow to beat the crowds. Just giving you a heads up.

BARBERSHOP OFFERS FREE BOYS' HAIRCUTS TODAY FOR BACK TO SCHOOL
There are a couple of local businesses trying to take the sting out of all that back to school spending. Fade Away Sports Barbershop on Thompson Lane is offering free haircuts for boys today, starting at 9 when the shop opens.

REMINGTON COLLEGE OFFERS BACK TO SCHOOL HAIRCUTS ALL AUGUST
Remington College is offering free haircuts for boys and girls up to 17, the entire month of August. And, adults who come in with the kids, make sure you bring a school supply item and YOU can have a free haircut, mani or pedi. You can make an appointment, or walk-in. Call the Student Salon at Remington College at 615-493-9390. The Student Salon at Remington College is at 441 Donelson Pike, Suite 150 in Nashville. 
 
SHOULD WE HAVE WARNING LABELS ON HOT DOGS?

What do you think about warning labels on hot dogs? The authors of a new study about children choking on food ... say if an engineer TRIED to design something that would choke a baby or toddler, he couldn't come up with anything better than a piece of hot dog. More than 12,000 children a year are admitted to Emergency Rooms after choking on food. Nuts, seeds and hot dogs topped the list.

BIG POWERBALL JACKPOT TONIGHT: $235-MILLION
If you have back to school shopping to do, you may want to know... the jackpot for tonight's Powerball Lottery drawing... is up to 235-million dollars. That'd buy a lot of back to school clothes and technology. 

BAGGED SALADS BLAMED FOR RECENT ILLNESS OUTBREAK
The CDC says it may have found what's made hundreds of people sick in more than a dozen states: bagged, prewashed salads. So far, health officials haven't said what brand name, because it's not on store shelves any longer and it was a month ago, so if you had it, it's gone now. It's also not clear if the salads were responsible for all the sicknesses, so they're still investigating. 

SPAIN INVESTIGATORS; TRAIN DRIVER WAS ON PHONE
Investigators have found out that train driver who crashed in Spain was on the phone with a colleague, was looking at a document, and traveling more than twice the speed limit when he hit a curve and crashed the train into a concrete wall, killing 79 people.

HEALTH: ROBOT TO TAKE BLOOD?
If you've ever left the doctor's office looking like a pin cushion thanks to someone's failed attempts to draw blood, this could be your dream come true. A robot that draws blood. It's called the Veebot. It uses infrared light, a camera and ultrasound to pick the perfect vein, check it for blood flow and bam, that blood is out of there. It's still in the development stages, so you won't see it at your doctor's office just yet. Some people can't wait! They say it'll make taking blood more accurate and less painful. Others say, "A robot with a big ole sharp needle. Yeah, what could POSSIBLY go wrong!?" 

TENNESSEE WOMAN SHOOTS AT CAR IN DRIVEWAY
Don't get lost in Ms Margie Ramey's neighborhood! She lives in Hawkins County... over in east Tennessee. A couple and their five kids got lost, pulled in to Ms. Margie's driveway to turn around, and the 72- year-old woman pulled out her 22 rifle and started shooting! No one was hurt, but Ms. Margie is facing charges.

FAA MAKING CHANGES AT SAN FRAN AIRPORT AFTER CRASH
The Federal Aviation Administration is making some adjustments at San Francisco International Airport, after the crash of Asiana Airlines Flight 214.  The FAA is telling foreign airlines to use GPS when they land in San Fran from now on.

TRANSPORTATION SECURITY ADMIN WORKERS MISCONDUCT
A  new GAO report finds misconduct by Transportation Security Administration workers...the people who check YOU out at airports... is up by 26%. That's more than 9-thousand cases of TSA misconduct in just the past two years, including sleeping on the job, not showing up for work, and stealing from passengers. In nearly half those cases, the result was a letter of reprimand. 

RULING: CHURCH CAN'T BE FORCED TO USE CEMETERY MONEY TO PAY SEX CASE SETTLEMENTS
A federal judge is ruling that the Catholic Archdiocese of Milwaukee cannot be forced to use its cemetery funds to pay liabilities from sex abuse cases involving clergy. The Archdiocese filed for bankruptcy in January and sex-abuse victims say the archdiocese shifted the money into the fund to avoid having to pay them. The archdiocese says Catholic cemeteries are sacred, so setting that money aside for cemetery care is exercising their religion.

DISABLED TEEN GIRL TRICKED BY 40-EYAR-OLD MAN PRETENDING TO BE POP STAR
HERE'S why you monitor what your child is doing online. An Ohio mom says her 17-year-old disabled daughter was texting with someone she met online... who claimed to be Justin Bieber. The mom says THAT threw up a red flag, but then the texts started getting explicit. Mom called police, and it turns out the texter was NOT Justin Bieber, it was a 40-year-old guy in Texas with a history of child crime charges.

LOHAN OUT OF REHAB
Lindsay Lohan is out of her court-ordered rehab. TMZ.com reports that the actress was seen leaving the facility yesterday, and that she'll live with a sober living coach in the Los Angeles area for at least a few days.

J.K. ROWLING BIRTHDAY TODAY
Author J.K. Rowling turns 48 today. She's facing a lot of years of saying, "No, I'm not going to write any more Harry Potter books."

FIFTY SHADES OF GREY LINGERIE DEBUTS
Well, you know it was only a matter of time: There's a new lingerie line out based on the book Fifty Shades of Grey -- the porn story that everybody's read but no one admits to. The new line includes undies for men and women, and a detachable tie.