The Tennessee Titans conclude their preseason tonight, playing the Vikings. Kickoff at LP Field is scheduled for 7 p.m. Remember, the usual streets and roads will be closed earlier to handle the traffic.
If you think school starts too early, you aren't the only one. The American Academy of Pediatrics says that lack of sleep in adolescents causes poor academic performance and poses a serious public health concern. Traffic accidents, depression and obesity can result, with schools that start too early contributing to the problem. The report saysthat , with every hour of sleep that is lost increasing the odds of obesity by 80%. To reduce these public health concerns, the academy recommends that schools start no earlier than 8:30 a.m. Only 14% of public high schools currently meet this guideline. www.cnn.com/2014/08/28/health/school-start-times/index.html?hpt=hp_t2
RETIREMENT NOT SO ROSY
The majority of Generation X workers expect a lower standard of living in retirement. A report by Transamerican Center finds that those born between 1965 and 1978 believe they'll need to save a million dollars or more for retirement, but most only have $70,000 in retirement savings for their household. The report by the Transamerica Center finds that 83% of members of Generation X are concerned that Social Security won't be there when they're ready to retire, and about third expect a lower standard of living in retirement.
CHILD PORN ARREST IN RUTHERFORD CO.
A Rutherford County man was arrested after a year-long investigation into the exchange of child porn through a file sharing network. The TBI indicted Andrew Hotte on charges of sexual exploitation of a minor and aggravated sexual exploitation of a minor. The investigation, led by the TBI as well as Rutherford County law enforcement agencies, began in 2013.http://www.wkrn.com/story/26386572/rutherford-county-man-indicted-in-tbi-child-porn-investigation
I'D RATHER GO TO JAIL, YOUR HONOR
An Italian man is behind bars after choosing jail over house arrest to avoid spending time with his wife. According to TheLocal.It, the 37-year-old was three months into his eleven month house arrest sentence for several minor crimes when he asked authorities to lock him up Wednesday. Apparently, the man couldn't take the constant fighting with his wife that he had to endure while locked up at home. He reportedly told police that the situation would end badly if he continued to live with her. Police obliged him and put him behind bars to serve out his sentence.
Middle Tennessee State University is investigating after a student said she was raped on campus. The unidentified student showed up at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital Monday claiming she had been raped. The school was notified by a nurse at the hospital. The university sent an email alerting students of the report. http://www.wkrn.com/story/26387675/reported-rape-on-mtsu-campus
GOOD NEWS SPRING HILL
GM announced yesterday that the company will be producing the next-generation Cadillac SRX at the plant in Spring Hill. GM is also investing $185 million to make small gas engines at the plant . About 400 former Saturn workers will be called back to work soon to start building new engines and the new Cadillac. The news is good for workers and for small businesses in the area that took a major hit when Saturn was idled five years ago. The plant currently employs more than 2,300 people. Economists said each of those jobs will create another six support jobs. www.wsmv.com/story/26380915/gm-to-make-big-announcement-in-spring-hill
SO LONG, GREER
It was standing room only last night as fans filled Greer Stadium for the Nashville Sounds' last regular season home game. The Sounds are fighting for first place in the Pacific Coast League American Southern division. The team's new $37 million ballpark near downtown Nashville is scheduled to be completed in time for the start of the 2015 season. It will also feature a guitar scoreboard similar to Greer's. www.wkrn.com/story/26389893/nashville-sounds-hold-final-regular-season-home-game-at-greer