Wednesday, September 12, 2012
FALL ALLERGY SEASON ARRIVES EARLY
Here's what may be causing all the coughing and sneezing around you: allergy doctors say pollen counts are going up, drastically, the fall allergy season is hitting EARLY, and may be worse and last longer than usual! BOO!!! They say ragweed pollen is REALLY high right now.
GET AIR ALERTS VIA TEXT
And when the air quality does get bad... whether it's pollution or ozone... you can get air quality ALERTS on your phone. Just text the word AIR to 45203 and you'll be added to the alert list. Those alerts usually go out the night before.
JOB FAIR TODAY
If you know someone who needs a job... please tell them about the career fair today... 10 to 2, at The Daymar Institute - on Plus Park Boulevard in Nashville. That's off Murfreesboro Pike. There are more than 35 companies hiring, and you're supposed to come dressed like you WANT a job, and bring copies of your resume. ( 299 Plus Park Blvd. Nashville, TN. 37217, Ph: 615.361.7555)
PLAY PACMAN ONLINE. FUN!
It's one of the Google Doodles they've had over the years, and it's addictive.
And you're gonna either love this or cuss at me later about this one because you're going to be wasting time on it. Among those Google Doodles that they come out with on special occasions... at www.google.com many of them are online, and they still work: games, interactive music, and a Pacman game you can play online. It's addictive.
6 YEAR-OLD KILLED IN FALL FROM TRACTOR MOWER
THIS is why, even though it seems cute to have the grandkids on the mower with paw paw, it's a HORRIBLE idea. A six year old Alabama girl has just been killed... in a fall from someone's tractor mower. The little girl was just in first grade.
USING IPADS BEFORE BED CAN LEAD TO A POOR NIGHT'S SLEEP
If you're wondering why you wake up tired in the mornings, think about this: are you taking your tablet to bed with you?
Sleep experts say more people are, and that's bad! Just like TVs and laptops, the blue light from your tablet disturbs your brain's circadian rhythms making your body think it's daytime, and shutting off melatonin, which your body produces to help you sleep.
NEW JERSEY BOY BACK ON TEAM AFTER QUITTING TO SHOW SUPPORT FOR MOM'S CANCER FIGHT
A New Jersey boy who quit his youth football team to show support for his mom's breast cancer fight, is back on the team. The coach says the child didn't say anything until a few minutes before the game, so he made the call that twelve-year-old Julian Connerton couldn't wear pink gloves during that game. Julian then announced he'd quit the team, there was an uproar, and now he's back on the team... and will serve as a breast cancer awareness spokesperson.
SUMNER COUNTY SCHOOLS DISCOVER EXTRA $3 MILLION
The Sumner County School system -- the school system that had to start the school year 8 days late because they were battling over the budget -- has finally finished doing their books from last year, and found $3.2 million dollars that no one knew about until recently. (County Commissioner Jim Vaughn says the money is proof the school board acted too soon when it decided to keep schools closed at the beginning of the year.)
COPS SAY TODDLER HOME ALONE: DAD PLAYING BALL, MOM OUT DRIVING DRUNK
A Hendersonville couple has been arrested for leaving their 14 month old child home alone, while dad was playing kickball, and mom was out driving drunk. 48 year old James and 34 year old Camille Meadows are charged with child neglect and DUI, 2nd offense, respectively.
HOW IS THIS FOR BEST BOSS EVER?!
And I nominate Howard Cooper for best boss EVER! Ole Howard sold his car dealership in Michigan earlier this year and instead of just thanking his employees for their hard work, he stipulated that each of them get to keep their jobs under the new ownership, and ... he gave each of them a check: $1,000 for every year they'd worked for him. One lady had worked for him for 46 years. Howard says his employees were a big part of his success, they should share in the rewards.
THIEVES USE FAKE CREDIT CARDS TO STEAL $70K IN ITEMS
Two guys In Franklin got caught trying to buy jewelry at Cool Springs galleria with a fake credit card. As police arrested them... they found 26 MORE fake credit cards inthe car, 2 counterfeit driver licenses and more than 70-THOUSAND dollars worth of merchandise they'd already managed to buy with the cards. Jermon Trammell and Jai Barker are in jail... their bond set at more than a million dollars each. (they will be in court on September 20, 2012.)
ON THE ANNIVERSARY OF 9/11, SUSPICIOUS LOOKING WHITE POWDER IN DOWNTOWN NASHVILLE
A downtown Nashville office building was evacuated Tuesday afternoon around 4, and the SWAT team, police and firefighters were called because of a letter containing a suspicious-looking white powder, that was sent to District Attorney Torry Johnson. It's still not clear what the powder was, but the substance was found to be non-toxic.
ON YOUR TV:
The X Factor premieres tonight with new judges Britney Spears and Demi Lovato joining Simon Cowell. Glee is back with season 4 tomorrow night. Kate Hudson guest stars, and will sing and dance. (http://www.tvguide.com/special/fall-preview/)
'KATIE' MAKES HIGHEST-RATED SHOW DEBUT SINCE 'DR PHIL'
Katie Couric's new talk show is off to a strong start. Her first show on Monday was the most watched since the Dr Phil premier 10 years ago this month. Katie's audience more than doubled most of its rivals, including Steve Harvey, Jeff Probst, Ricki Lake and Anderson Cooper. One of her guests had a special story.
Aimee Copeland a 24-year-old University of West Georgia graduate student, walked onto stage Tuesday on Couric's new show, "Katie," using a walker she'd gotten just five days earlier and a prosthetic leg. As she made her way slowly across the stage to a chair, Couric and the studio audience stood and applauded.
"You did it," Couric said as she bent down to hug Copeland as she sat in the chair. "That was a beautiful sight to see, Aimee Copeland."
"It felt pretty good, too," Copeland said, flashing a giant grin.
Aimee Copeland </s/news/aimee-copeland/> contracted the rare infection, called necrotizing fasciitis, in May after falling from a zip line and gashing her leg. Early on, she was fighting for her life, with doctors uncertain she would survive.
"I love life," she said. "It's a beautiful thing. It's something I don't take for granted anymore."