Friday April 13
Nashville celebrates the opening Sunday of the new river-inspired Cumberland Park. The park between the Shelby Street Pedestrian bridge and Korean Veterans Memorial bridge is the first phase in a plan to reinvent the city's riverfront.
It looks like Tennessee is getting rid of the inheritance tax and reducing taxes on groceries by quarter-of-a-percent. The new law will reduce your grocery tax from five-point-five- to five-and-a-quarter-percent.
North Korea's failed rocket launch is raising concerns that the communist state might conduct a nuclear test to overcome the international embarrassment. They tried launching a missile yesterday, but it traveled only about 60 miles before exploding over the sea...
Mindy McCready has another son. The singer gave birth to Zayne, her second child, on Monday. She and her boyfriend, David Wilson, say their new baby is "truly a blessing and a joy."
The New York Times has a new story that claims that one of the newest trends as summer approaches is for MEN to get .... bikini waxing. One spa says up to 70 PERCENT of their customers are GUYS. One even offers a what’s called “The Brazilian He-Wax” for 120 bucks. Nashville, now you know.
A new law has PASSED that ALLOWS teachers to participate in prayer groups and other religious activities on school grounds. The law says its OK for school personnel to participate in such activities as long as they don't carry into the classroom...
A recent survey found a shockingly high number of people who saw the MOVIE did not realize the sinking of the TITANIC ACTUALLY happened. But in fact, it was REAL, and tomorrow marks the 100th anniversary of the day the ship struck an iceberg and sank just two and a half hours later. Over 1500 lost their lives.
The amount of money being spent on PROMS is climbing. This year, the price tag is expected to average nearly ELEVEN HUNDRED BUCKS. Experts say spending is rising because of the influence of reality TV and social media...
Superstitious people know today, Friday the 13th means bad things might happen. But where did this all start? Much of the stigma surrounding Friday the 13th stems from October the 13th, 1307. On that Friday, the Pope of the Catholic church in Rome and the King of France carried out a secret death warrant against the wealthy and powerful Order of the Knights Templar.
The mother of slain Florida teen Trayvon Martin says her comment that the fatal shooting of her son was an accident has been "mischaracterized." Sybrina Fulton told the Today show that her use of the word "accident" show did not mean she thought the shooting was accidental.
What should have been a routine arrest turned into a tragedy in New Hampshire. Four police officers were shot and injured, two of them critically last night. A fifth victim, Police Chief Michael Maloney, was killed. The shooter has not yet been taken into custody.
People who like to read after going to bed will no longer be hassled by the dark. Barnes & Noble has introduced the Nook e-reader that glows in the dark. Users of the Kindle e-reader from Amazon have to attach a separate lighting device to it for after-dark reading.
And April 15th is just about here, and while you MIGHT decide to spend time this weekend doing your TAXES -- you don’t HAVE to. This year, you have an extra couple of days to get ‘em filed. They’re not due til TUESDAY. That’s because the 15th falls on a Sunday and MONDAY the 16th is a holiday in Washington DC. So, enjoy your weekend.
And the Preds take on DETROIT tonight in Game 2 of the NHL Playoffs tonight at Bridgestone Arena...