Fri, February 24, 2012
OPRY MILLS RESTAURANTS HIRING 500
If you're looking for a job, the Nashville Aquarium and Rainforest Cafe are hiring a combined 500 employees for their grand opening at Opry Mills mall next month. You can apply at the hiring center, 2416 Music Valley Drive, from 9 to 7. Health and dental benefits are offered as well as food and retail discounts.)
EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS INTERVIEW FOR
SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK
This is Severe Weather Awareness week. With the possibility of flooding or tornadoes each spring officials like Mac Purdy, Director of the Williamson County Emergency Management Agency, says you only have to come up with ONE plan, that deals with the TWO main scenarios you're likely to face: getting stuck at home, without outside help, or getting stuck away from home, away from the supplies you have there. Hear more tips from him and learn more about getting ready for any weather situation or emergency.
GIRL DIES AFTER BEING FORCED TO RUN AS PUNISHMENT
Two Alabama women who punished a 9-year-old girl by making her run for three hours, causing her death, are being charged with murder. The step-mother and grandmother of Savannah Hardin say they punished her because she lied about eating candy on the school bus. They claim they were punishing her because she has a bladder condition and chocolate wasn't good for her.
SENATE APPROVES BILL AUTHORIZING OCCUPY EVICTION
The state Senate has authorized officials to remove Occupy Nashville campers from the Capitol grounds. Lieutenant Governor Ron Ramsey says he thinks demonstrators should be given a warning to leave before they act on the measure. Senators denied arguments (by a 21-to-9 majority) that the bill is too broad and is singling-out the Occupy movement. They did add an amendment which sends it back to the House for another vote.
SENATOR LAMAR RECEIVES SUSPICIOUS-LOOKING PACKAGE
An FBI crime lab hasn't yet revealed the contents of a suspicious looking package sent to Senator Lamar Alexander's office yesterday. An aide opening mail noticed it and alerted officials. The Metro Fire Department's Hazmat Team removed the package and forwarded to federal investigators.
MID-STATE GOLD DEALER JAILED IN MAURY CO.
42 year old Troy Johns who owns the "We Buy Gold" Store in Columbia, Tennessee, and others in Nashville, Alabama and Kentucky, was caught selling each day the gold he bought, instead of holding it for 30 days in case it turned up stolen. Cops found out he was violating the state law when they went to ask about some gold they were trying to track down. Johns said he had cash flow problems and was getting rid of the gold every day at all of his stores. ( He has one store in Columbia, two in Alabama, four in Nashville, and two in Kentucky. )
HOLIDAY WORLD OPERATOR TO REOPEN KENTUCKY PARK
Kentucky Kingdom filed bankruptcy two years ago and closed down. Now, the family that operates Holiday World in Santa Clause, Indiana, says they'll rename it Bluegrass Boardwalk and reopen it in May of next year.
HEALTH: COLON CANCER TESTS CUT CANCER DEATH RISK
There's more evidence that colonoscopies save lives. A new study (from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center) finds the risk of dying from colon cancer is cut by more than 50 percent when polyps are removed during colonoscopies. However, only half of people told to get colonoscopies even get it done. They're too embarassed. Many of them die. One in 20 Americans will get colorectal cancer. Results of the study are published in the "New England Journal of Medicine."
LOW COST ANIMAL VACCINE CLINICS SET FOR MARCH
Those low-cost animal vaccination clinics are coming back. During the last three Saturdays in March, you can go by one of 27 area schools and get rabies vaccines for your dog or cat for $10, and the Metro Animal Control office on Harding Place will microchip your pet for $25. You can get details about the vaccine clinics HERE, and call Metro Animal Care and Control about the microchip program. 615-862-7928.
SONGWRITERS HIT BY CAR IN IRELAND
Three local country songwriters had a smash in Dublin, Ireland, yesterday. With their vehicles. Bill Anderson, Bob DiPiero and Clint Black were headed to a show when a car smashed into the back of their tour bus. Everybody's okay, and Grand Ole Opry star Whisperin' Bill joked about it later, saying, "we were all on a Gibson bus but turned out to be only a Fender-bender."
ONLINE CLASSES PUSH BETHEL TO THE TOP
Years ago, people who had jobs AND families couldn't dream of going back to school. But these days, more people than ever are completing courses online. In fact, Bethel University, which offers online courses, has become the largest and fastest-growing in the state. They've just been named #1 in enrollment for graduate schools of business by the Nashville and Memphis Business Journal's "Book of Lists". You can find out more about online classes at www.bethelsuccess.net ( For more information about Bethel University's programs, call 1-877-4BETHEL, or log on to www.BethelSUCCESS.net.)
MEXICAN RESEARCHERS WORKING ON HEROIN VACCINE
Scientists in Mexico are working on a heroin vaccine. They say it works on mice, the next step is human trials. It could help addicts who can't seem to quit any other way.
30 HOUR FAMINE STARTS TODAY
And hundreds of thousands of teenagers are taking part in this year's 30 Hour Famine. it's a fundraiser for the Christian relief organization World Vision. The teens go without food, and ask for pledges. For more information, log onto www.30hourfamine.org Check it out on Facebook or call 800-7-FAMINE.
COP ARRESTED FOR STEALING LUNCHES
A Texas cop is serving a suspension and facing charges over accusations he stole the lunches of co-workers. Officer Kevin Yang works for the Deer Park Police Department and is coming under fire for taking meals from the refrigerator. No notes were left and the food was simply gone but Yang was caught red-handed in a sting-operation. The fridge was stocked with energy drinks, a hidden camera was set-up and officials with the department say Yang took the bait. He was suspended without pay for a month and is charged with theft.