Here we go with the weather: We've already had Mix listeners call in and report that they've been getting some freezing rain. Justin Bruce with News2 says rain mixes with sleet Friday, and snow is possible overnight. Get more info at the link, above.
NASHVILLE-BASED CHEMO DUCK LAUNCHES FIRST EVER APP CREATED FOR KIDS WITH CANCER
This story is so inspiring! Nashville mother Lu Sipos has just done something amazing: she and her now-cancer-free son, have just developed the first ever game app SPECIFICALLY for kids with cancer. She says finding ways to make life easier for kids going through treatment, started when Gabe was diagnosed.
They started with the Chemo Duck, a plush toy with a chemo port, and a little bandana, given out to local kids, and now, Lu and Gabe, who's 12 have put out the app. It has games, hospital bingo and more, it's free, and on iTunes. Gabe thinks kids will love the Chemo Duck App. He says he would have loved something like that when he was going through treatment.
OVERTON COUNTY CLOSES SCHOOLS BECAUSE OF FLU
Everywhere you turn, somebody is sick! If it's not Norovirus, that stomach bug, it's the flu. So many kids and teachers have the flu or flu-like viruses in Overton County that they're clsoing schools there through Monday. That's Overton county. So far no school systems here closer to Nashville have had to do that.
DISNEYLAND TRIES TO REASSURE PUBLIC OVER MEASLES OUTBREAK
At Disneyland in California, where they've had a measles outbreak, Park officials say it's safe, come on in, and the health department is saying families with un-vaccinated children need to stay away. There is a measles vaccine, but some parents choose not to get it for their children. Some parents with kids who have compromised immune systems, also can not get the vaccines while they're going through treatment. (Cases also have been reported in five other states and in Mexico. )
TWO PEOPLE KILLED IN NASHVILLE CRASH, APPARENTLY BY WOMAN WITH REVOKED LICENSE
Police say it appears that a local woman driving on a revoked license has killed two men and injured at least four more people in a car crash. 29-year-old Stephanie Lynn Ferguson of Old Hickory is the 'suspected driver' of a truck that slammed into a car stopped at a light, killing the two men in that car, and hurting four people in the vehicle in FRONT of that one. Ferguson and her passenger, Ashley Morrison of Nashville, were also injured, and taken to a local hospital. The DA will determine what charges that Ferguson may face.
CHEESECAKE COMPANY'S ANNUAL DOCK HALF-PRICE SALE
Ms. Cheap reminds us that the Tennessee Cheesecake Company's annual Dock Sale is today and tomorrow, with half price cheesecakes and other goodies, at the bakery's dock in Mt. Juliet.
The sale is from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at Tennessee Cheesecake's dock, located onthe right side of the bakery at 355 Industrial Drive in Mt. Juliet. For more information: 615-773-6181 or firstname.lastname@example.org
CIRCUS DISCOUNTS, HUGE WINTER JEWELRY AND ACCESSORIES SALE, MORE FROM MS. CHEAP
HCI ANNUAL SALE ENDING TODAY
If you are looking for a good winter sale, the annual HCI $6 Sale Closeout event is Jan. 22-23 with everything priced two for $6. (This is merchandise from$6 price point pop-up sales that are held at hospitals and office buildings throughout the year.)
I'm talking a half-price sale on scarves, sunglasses, wallets, jewelry, hair accessories and more good stuff. The two-for-$6 closeout sale is 7 a.m.- 4 p.m. Jan. 22 and 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Jan. 23 at the UBS Tower at 315 Deaderick St. in downtown Nashville.
NASHVILLE RESTAURANT WEEK RUNS THROUGH SUNDAY
Nashville Restaurant Week runs through January 25th with dozens of local restaurants serving special menus and offering great deals at lunch and dinner all week. It is a great way to support our local restaurants and get a great meal at places such as McCabe Pub, Midtown Cafe, Puckett's Grocery and Restaurant, Jimmy Kelly's Steakhouse and more.
OBAMA HOSTS MAYORS' MEETING
President Obama welcomes nearly 300 of the nation's mayors to the White House today. He'll be talking with them about his policy priorities.
FIRE IN NEW JERSEY STARTED BY WORKER
Investigators say it was a worker's blowtorch that started a fire that destroyed a luxury apartment complex in Edgewater, New Jersey. Maintenance workers doing plumbing repairs Wednesday, who burned the whole thing down. Hundreds of people are out of their homes because of it.
SLEEP SPRAY COMING SOON
There's something new headed to the market, to help you sleep. It's melatonin, in a liquid form that you spray on your skin about an hour before bedtime. Sprayable Sleep should be out later this year and cost about 15 bucks for a month's supply.
MORE FORMALDEHYDE IN E-CIGS THAN REGULAR?
For those who are doing E-Cigarettes because they seem safe, think again. A new study finds they deliver 2-and-a-half times more cancer-causing formaldehyde than regular cigarettes. You can see the study at the link, above. It's a little formal, but you can tell what they're saying.
NEW LIMITED EDITION SNACKS BECOMING MORE POPULAR
Snack makers have got your number. They figured out that consumers snap up novelty foods, so they're continually coming up with new combinations. The latest include a Red Velvet Oreo for Valentine's Day, there was the chocolate-covered potato chip over the holidays, and now, coming next month, Cheetos that are covered with cinnamon and sugar, instead of cheese. They're called Sweetos, instead of Cheetos.
PLANS DEAD FOR CONTROVERSIAL AMP PLAN
The AMP is dead. At least for now, Mayor Karl Dean says design work on the highly controversial bus rapid transit system has stopped.
JEFF GORDON LEAVING FULLTIME RACING
Jeff Gordon says he's stepping away from full-time NASCAR racing after the 2015 season.
CUMBERLAND COUNTY SCHOOLS REJECT STRICTER LEGGINGS POLICY
So, what do you think about girls wearing LEGGINGS as pants? They're having a bit of a controversy over it in Cumberland County schools, in Crossville. School policy is already that if you're wearing leggings, your top or skirt has to cover your rear end. But some outfits are just barely doing that. So they're now working on finding a little stricter policy to insure a little more modesty.
NASHVILLE ZOO SETS ATTENDANCE RECORD
The Nashville Zoo has set a new attendance record. More than 834 thousand people went to the zoo this past year. Ten percent more than the year before.
ZOO RUN RUN IS TOMORROW
Speaking of the zoo..it's a good thing this weather is supposed to clear up tomorrow! The Nashville Zoo Run Run is tomorrow (Sat).
BRUCE JENNER READY TO ADDRESS HIS CHANGING APPEARANCE
After a photoshopped cover on InTouch Magazine and lots of bullying and negative comments about it, former Olympian Bruce Jenner says he's finally ready to address his changing appearance, and will do so in the upcoming 10th season of the family's reality show, Keeping Up With the Kardashians.
LEANN RIMES, EDDIE CIBRIAN'S REALITY TV SHOW CANCELED
And while that show just keeps going, and going, and going, LeAnn Rimes and hubby Eddie Cibrian didn't have such luck with theirs. Their reality show has been canceled after one season.
IT'S A THING, WEED LIP BALM
And, it hasn't made it here, yet, but the hot new cosmetic that's making the round in New York City is a marijuana-laced lip balm. It's part of a whole underground railroad of new weed-laced cosmetics.