Wednesday, October 30, 2013

TRICK OR TREATING POSTPONED
Parents, and communities are having to make a decision today about Trick or Treating. We have storms and maybe even SEVERE weather tomorrow night. Our news and weather partner News 2 is reporting that Lebanon is changing trick or treating there to Friday night. Other communities are working on their backup plans. As soon as we find out more, we'll share it with you. 

SET CLOCKS BACK, BUY BATTERIES
Oh, and you may want to make a note to buy batteries next time you're at the store. 
This is the weekend that Daylight Saving time ends, and when firefighters hope you'll change the batteries in your smoke detectors. Tennessee has the second highest fire death rate in the country, and most of those deaths are in homes where there are no working smoke alarms. 

HERE'S A CONSPIRACY THEORY I CAN GET BEHIND: IS APPLE TRYING TO MAKE YOU HATE YOUR OLD PHONE?
Here's a conspiracy theory you may be able to get behind: economics reporter Catherine Rampell theorizes that Apple is trying to make you hate your old phone. She calls it the Apple Trap. Rampell says the upgrades-- that seem to make your phone run more slowly, and your battery die faster -- may be a business strategy of planned obsolescence, to make you hate your old phone just as the new one comes out. 

FLU SHOT STATS AND WHERE TO GET INFO
www.shotsetc.com
Last year by this time, there had been nearly 140 deaths from flu and two infant deaths. This year, we're doing a little better, but experts say if you haven't gotten a flu shot yet, you need to do so soon! Flu GETS to babies and elderly people by being passed along by those who haven't gotten vaccinated, and flu cases are already showing up here in Tennessee.
    Dr. William Schaffner, infectious disease specialist at Vandy, and the guy the CDC calls for answers, says the current CDC guidelines about who should get the flu vaccine are very simple: anyone older than 6 months of age, needs to be vaccinated.
    You can do your own research about whether you and your family will want to ask for the flu shot, the nasal mist, or even the extra strength flu vaccine that older people are supposed to get -- but many don't know about--- on our Shots Etcetera Cold and Flu guide, right on the front page at www.mix929.com

PLANE CRASH AT BNA NOT NOTICED FOR SIX HOURS
The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating why a plane crash at Nashville International Airport went undiscovered for as long as six hours.  Around 9 yesterday someone found wreckage of a single engine Cessna, and a body, but it's thought that it crashed around 3 in the morning. 

FRANKLIN THIEVES STEAL 18-THOUSAND POUNDS OF COPPER
Franklin police are hoping surveillance video will help them figure out who broke into Middle Tennessee Electric and stole nearly 18-thousand pounds of copper. Just cut a hole in the fence, used a forklift and hauled the 70-THOUSAND dollars worth of copper away on a flatbed truck.

SIX PEOPLE DEAD AFTER MASS SHOOTING IN SOUTH CAROLINA
Six people are dead, including two children and the suspected shooter, after a domestic dispute in South Carolina. 

WORLD SERIES
Fenway Park in Boston is the setting for Game Six of the World Series tonight.  The Red Sox are leading the series three-games-to-two over the St. Louis Cardinals.

CHRIS BROWN CHECKS INTO REHAB
Chris Brown has reportedly checked into rehab.  He says it's to "to gain focus and insight into his past and recent behavior."  Just a few days ago the 24-year-old was arrested for an alleged fight outside a hotel in Washington, DC. 

BABY HAS INCREDIBLE REACTION TO MOM'S SINGING. 
I'll bet you've never seen this happen before!
If you're wondering why you keep seeing screenshots of a crying baby everywhere, here's what's going on: it's a video that's just stolen everybody's heart. A 10-month-old baby girl who hears her mom singing, and gets emotional about it. Tears start welling up in her eyes as if she's hearing the most beautiful music ever performed. It's ADORABLE. It's also on the Mix Facebook page, in case you want to share it.

TOMMY SMITH NAMED CEO OF TITANS
Tommy Smith is the new CEO and President of the Tennessee Titans. Smith is the son-in-law of late owner Bud Adams, who died just over a week ago.

LIPSCOMB UNIVERSITY TO STOP USING "LU"
There is only one L.U. and it's not Lipscomb University. Liberty University beat them to the punch, and trademarked the letters in 2011, the same year Lipscomb started using L.U. on things like its athletic fields and basketball arena floor.  School officials say they're using up or tossing out all the stuff with LU on it. It's just too expensive to fight the case. 

LORETTA LYNN TREATED FOR EXHAUSTION
Country legend Loretta Lynn has cancelled some of her shows and is being treated for exhaustion. She's 81. 
 
WALKING DEAD RENEWED
The Zombie craze continues! You can be pretty sure you're gonna see some this weekend for Halloween... and... that craze is fueled in part by the popularity of the AMC series, The Walking Dead. It's just been renewed for a fifth season. 

BOB BARKER COMES BACK TO PRICE IS RIGHT FOR 90TH BIRTHDAY
http://www.tvguide.com/News/Kecks-Exclusives-Price-Right-Bob-Barker-Birthday-1072645.aspx
It's practically a rite of passage when you're in college: Ramen noodles, and the Price is right.
And longtime host Bob Barker is coming back to the Price is Right, for one show only, to celebrate his 90th birthday! They're not saying WHEN the taping will be, but it'll air Dec 12th, on his birthday.

STILL TIME TO GET FLU SHOTS: ESPECIALLY WITH THIS IN MIND
Bet you're gonna touch your face, or at least NOTICE you do, as soon as you see this: Men's Health reports the average number of times people touch their eyes, nose or mouth (all entry points for infection, is 45 times an hour.  We're usually just not aware we're doing it.

CREEPY! DOES ANYONE, IN THE REAL WORLD, EVER DO THIS?
Is this kind of creepy to you, or just goooood TV?
Say, you're a 35 year-old woman, and an 85 year old man hits on you, would you go for that? A&E is about to start a new reality show about 86-year-old former Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards, his 35-year-old wife and their 3-month-old baby.

SCIENTISTS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA DISCOVER: EVERYONE STARES AT BOOBS
The phrase "eyes up here" usually applies to some GUY who can't make eye contact with you because he's too focused on your chest. Researchers in Nebraska found out that that phrase applies to women, too! Women stared at other women's breasts just as much as the men did. Scientists used eye tracking sensors, and asked people to look at photos of women ... and give their thoughts. Scientists found that although women look at other women's chests, they tend to do it for what they called "social comparison" .. .  to figure out where other women fit in the social puzzle. Men...well... you know why men do. It's basically about who's more attractive. More curvy, more hourglass figures won there, while they might, or might not, with women.