Wednesday, March 6, 2013

SCHOOL CLOSINGS
There are some schools closed because of the snow today, but NONE here in the Nashville/Davidson county area. You can check school closings, 24/7, under the NEWS tab at www.mix929.com

TSA TO LIFT BANS ON POCKETKNIVES, GOLF CLUBS AND MORE FOR U.S. PLANES
The rules are changing at the airport again! We're coming up on 12 years after the 9-11 terrorist attacks so the U.S. Transportation Security Administration is easing up on the carry-on restrictions. You'll be able to carry small pocketknives onto the plane, as well as things like golf clubs or even a hockey stick.
Some flight attendant groups say they're angry and horrified that TSA would allow the weapons on planes again, because not every flight has an air marshal who's trained to deal with a knife attack threat. TSA says the change will let its officers concentrate on more serious threats. No mention of when or if they'll relax the rules and let you have more than 3 ounces of shampoo or lotion in your carryon.
 
NEW METRO ORDINANCE CREATES 'DO NOT KNOCK' LIST
Here's how to stop people from knocking you up ( as they say in the UK). Metro Council has approved a new "Do Not Knock" list, similar to the "Do Not Call" list. You can add your name to the list and if someone knocks on your door to try and sell you something, you can report them, and they could be fined. The ordinance would also require door-to-door salespeople to pass a national background check and wear an ID badge. 

ROMANCE ISN'T DEAD, IT'S AT WALMART
If you've tried them all: online dating, speed dating, blind dates, love lines, and haven't found your 'one' yet, you need to know that someone may have seen you and fallen for you already, when you were at Walmart! A psychology magazine studied all those "missed connection" posts on Craigslist, where people hope to track down and win over some stranger who caught their eye, and found that more people thought they saw their future spouse at Walmart than anywhere else in 15 states! One of the producers on local TV station www.Newschannel5.com said he met his wife there.

HEALTH: IF YOU SIT ALL DAY YOU PROBABLY WON'T SLEEP WELL
We Americans spend BILLIONS of dollars on sleeping pills, meds with the so-called 'PM' ingredient, and end up exhausted because we still didn't sleep well. A new National Sleep Foundation poll finds if you sit for eight or more hours a day, you have very little chance of getting a good night's sleep. Only 15% of people who sit all day said they sleep well. The bright side of that story is that adding even a little bit of movement to your day, improves your sleep, almost immediately.

BREAK-IN REPORTED AT SENATOR ALEXANDER'S HOUSE
Police are investigating a break-in at the west Nashville home of Senator Lamar Alexander. Cops don't think the crooks knew it was Alexander's home, just a random crime. Those thieves must have thought they'd hit the jackpot, finding many expensive items including several pieces of jewelry.

HERMITAGE AVENUE OPENING AFTER WATER BREAK
They're working on Hermitage Avenue today after a 36-inch water main break yesterday. Nearby neighborhoods are reporting low water pressure, and some businesses in that area were without water altogether.

CARLY RAE JEPSON DROPS BOY SCOUNTS NATIONAL EVENT OVER GAY RIGHTS
Carly Rae Jepsen is canceling her performance at the national Boy Scouts of America Jamboree in West Virginia because  the organization excludes gays. The group TRAIN, which is also supposed to perform at the gathering, has also taken a stand, asking the Boy Scouts of America to reconsider its rule.... saying "Train strongly opposes any kind of policy that questions the equality of any American citizen." The annual Scout Jamboree this July is expected to draw more than 45,000 scouts and adults.
According to People.com, Jepsen was apparently moved to back out of the Jamboree by a petition started by gay Eagle Scout Derek Nance.  He said in a statement that he was "thrilled" that Carly Rae and Train had joined him in standing up for "what is right," adding that he hoped the Boy Scouts of America also choose to be brave when the organization holds their vote addressing the gay ban in May.

NASHVILLE MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR MINDY MCCREADY
There's a memorial ceremony set for today for the late Mindy McCready. It'll be at the Cathedral of the Incarnation, and is open to open to close friends and her music industry peers. The 37-year-old died Feb. 17 at her home in Arkansas.

TOP TEN FEMALE CONTESTANTS TONIGHT ON 'IDOL
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The competition is narrowing down on "American Idol." Last night the top ten female contestants sang, look for Angie Miller, the judges LOVED her. Tonight the top 10 guys sing, and tomorrow night Ryan Seacrest announces the top 10 finalists overall.

CLASSES TO RESUME AT FAIRVIEW HIGH SCHOOL
Classes are back in session today at Fairview High School, after a fire yesterday morning that fire officials say apparently started at a power strip. The school was closed yesterday because of water and smoke damage in the ROTC area.

MAN IN BATMAN COSTUME TURNS IN SUSPECT TO POLICE
British police said a mystery man in a Batman costume is helping them fight crime. His latest deed; bringing a suspect to a police station recently. He handed off the guy and went back out "into the night." The suspect had been wanted on charges of fraud and handling stolen goods. Batman's true identity is still unknown.