Friday, August 9, 2013

FIRST, LET ME GET YOU SOME INFO ABOUT FUN THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND!
There's been a lot of stress and some really fearful moments this week. So let's start by seeing a few things that are going on this weekend.

MOVIES
Mix 92.9's "Mister Movie," Clint Redwine, tells us in his own zany way the new movies that are coming out this weekend. Today he reviews "Planes," "Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters," "Elysium" and "We're The Millers." Hear what's hot and what's not! http://www.mix929.com/morning-show/audio

MUSICAL IN FRANKLIN
The Boiler Room theater presents Les Miserables  at the Liberty Theater at the Factory in Franklin, through Sunday. www.boilerroomtheatre.com

LAST WEEKEND FOR WILLIAMSON COUNTY FAIR
The first county fair of the season wraps up tomorrow (Sat, Aug 10). It's the Williamson County Fair at the Ag Expo Park in Franklin.... .....www.williamsoncountyfair.org

WWW.BELCOURT.ORG for information on their Midnight Movies, tonight (Friday) and Saturday nights.
   
CHEEKWOOD
The Bruce Munro light exhibit - happening at Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art ...  www.cheekwood.org

SENSUOUS STEEL AT THE FRIST
At the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, 919 Broadway, Nashville, there's Sensuous Steel: Art Deco Automobiles (Art-Deco style cars and motorcycles from the 30s and 40s), there's also "Art of the Ancient Americas" and a kids' area where they can create art. www.fristcenter.org (Admission for kids under 18 is always free)

TOMATO ART FEST IN EAST NASHVILLE: HERE'S YOUR LINEUP AND GUIDE
http://nashvillelifestyles.com/entertainment/how-to-make-the-most-of-the-tomato-art-fest
One of the biggest events this weekend in Nashville is the TomatoArtFest at Five Points in East Nashville, all day Saturday.
Tomato Art Fest celebrating all things tomatoey for their 10th Anniversary.  Whether you go for an hour or make a day of it, you'll need a guide. See the lineup and the list of food trucks and nearly 200 vendor booths at www.tomatoartfest.com. Admission is free. 
WAS IT AN ANGEL RESCUE?
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/08/07/angel-crash-missouri/2630227/
And have you heard about the Angel Priest? In Missouri, Emergency workers are convinced an angel helped save the life of a 19 year old girl. She was pinned in the car, the road was blocked a mile and a half back, so there shouldn't have been anyone there but rescue people. When one of them said, basically, "We're not making any headway with this equipment, we should pray," a PRIEST walks up, seemingly out of nowhere, prayed with them, telling them, "Your equipment will work and she'll be rescued." It did, she was, but when they turned to thank him he was gone. Nobody saw him come, or go, and he didn't turn up in any of the 70 photos taken of the crash scene!

FLOODING FOLLOW-UP
http://www.wkrn.com/story/23080761/august-flooding
Today is clean up day for people in more than 100 homes and businesses who have heavy flood damage. We got up to seven inches of rain in just a few hours time in some areas. There are still some people in shelters, and the Red Cross and Salvation Army are helping them.
If you have cleanup to do, you can put those wet items out by the curb and call 311 or 862-8750 to make a pickup appointment. (Or fill out a customer service request form online at www.nashville.gov/public-works.)

MORE FLOODING POSSIBLE
And keep in mind that more flooding is possible this weekend... so be ready if you're near water.. it could rise quickly. 

GREAT LINK TO CLEANUP, RESOURCES, HELP
If your house or business is flooded, there's a GREAT list of ways to get help, safety tips for cleanup and other resources... on our website, mix929.com 

HEALTH: NIGHT-LIGHTS, GAMES, SCREENS COULD MAKE YOUR KID NEAR-SIGHTED
http://kstp.com/article/stories/S3124530.shtml
This story is SHOCKING, because so many of us have done this, but doctors are now saying you shouldn't let your kids have night-lights in their rooms, because it could cause them to become myopic or near-sighted. It's the light, making kids' bodies release too much dopamine. (To avoid that, experts recommend keeping your child's room as dark as possible each night.)

86 ROBERTSON COUNTY SCHOOL EMPLOYEES BECOME ILL AFTER LUNCH
http://www.fox17.com/newsroom/top_stories/videos/wztv_86-greenbrier-school-area-employees-sick-after-possible-food-contamination-19437.shtml?wap=0
Seemed like a good idea at the time: somebody apparently went for takeout, to do something nice for Greenbrier School employees. After lunch 86 school staff members went home sick. It LOOKS like the symptoms were from food contamination, but the State Health Department hadn't confirmed that, as of last night. (Only employees are believed to have eaten the food.)

3 EX-POLICE OFFICERS SENTENCED IN HOMELESS BEATING
http://www.fox17.com/template/inews_wire/wires.regional.tn/38f52aba-www.fox17.com.shtml?wap=0&
Three former Knoxville Police officers have been sentenced to a year of supervised probation for beating a homeless man. The man recovered, and the officers have since resigned from the force, they were just finally sentenced to the probation this week.

CAMPAIGN QUESTIONS DELAY START OF LAMAR ALEXANDER EXHIBIT AT STATE MUSEUM
http://www.newschannel5.com/story/23087855/questions-prompt-state-museum-to-postpone-alexander-exhibit
The Tennessee State Museum has postponed a big exhibit featuring U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander after questions about why it was scheduled to run  while the senator was running for re-election.
 
LAPD CLOSES MISSING PERSONS CASE REPORTEDLY STARTED BY LEAH REMINI
http://movies.yahoo.com/news/actress-remini-asks-police-wife-scientology-leader-001853370.html
The Los Angeles Police Department has closed its investigation into the whereabouts of the wife of Scientology leader David Miscavige... a case that was reportedly opened by actress Leah Remini as she left the Church. She filed a missing persons report and said the wife had not been seen in more than six years. The cops, though, say the charges were unfounded and the case is closed.

COUNTRY HALL OF FAMER JACK CLEMENT DIES
http://www.wsmv.com/story/23084910/country-hall-of-famer-cowboy-jack-clement-dies
"Cowboy" Jack Clement, a producer, engineer, songwriter and beloved figure who broke gound for both rock and rollers and country artists, has passed away. He was 82 and had liver cancer.

TENNESSEE LEADS NATION IN FATALITIES INVOLVING CELLPHONES
http://www.wkrn.com/story/23086315/tenn-leads-nation-with-fatal-crashes-involving-cell-phones
Tennessee is number one in the country for fatal crashes involving cellphones. As you'd expect, people under 30 are most likely to text or check email while they're behind the wheel. It's illegal to text and drive here in Tennessee.

TODAY WOULD HAVE BEEN WHITNEY'S 50TH BIRTHDAY
 Today would have been Whitney Houston's 50th birthday.  Houston died on February 11th, 2012, of what was later determined to be an accidental drowning. She was 48 years old.

FIVE WEEK-OLD RESCUED FROM FLOOD: TEN OTHER HOMES DAMAGED
You're probably seen the video or photos of the infant girl being saved from yesterday's flash flooding on Gibson Drive... well they're not the only ones with problems on that street. Officials  say an estimated ten homes on that street lost nearly everything in the water.

MAN SHOCKED AFTER ALLEGEDLY STEALING COPPER
An Arizona man is in critical condition after he was shocked while allegedly trying to steal copper wire.  The wire apparently touched the live power lines. He'll face charges when he's released.

PRESIDENT OBAMA ROLLING BACK PRICES... ON STUDENT LOANS
President Obama will sign a student loan bill today.  White House spokesman Jay Carney noted the legislation rolls back a doubling of rates on several million federally-backed student loans that kicked in July 1st. It also links future loan rates to financial markets, with caps.

ELVIS WEEK STARTS IN MEMPHIS
Thousands of Elvis Presley fans will be flocking to Memphis this weekend for the start of Elvis Week 2013.  The observance marks the 36th anniversary of his death.  There'll be a lot to keep fans busy over the course of the eight-day celebration, including conferences, concerts, charity events, and movie screenings.

TITANS LOSE FIRST PRESEASON GAME
The Titans will try again next Saturday to get their first pre-season win. They lost to the Washington Redskins last night, 22-to-21... and play Cincinnati on the 17th.

BEACHED DOLPHIN EPIDEMIC
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is investigating this summer's beached dolphin epidemic along the East Coast.  The number of dead dolphins washing up on beaches is seven times higher than average.  From New York to Virginia, well over 100 dead and dying dolphins have washed ashore since the beginning of July. 

LADY GAGA HAIRSTYLIST QUITS
After five years of working together, Lady Gaga's hair stylist has quit, saying the singer sometimes changes her look up to 12 times a day!

ONE OF THREE REMAINING MUNCHKINS DIES
Margaret Pellegrini died this week in Phoenix, AZ, after suffering a stroke. She was 89 and one of the three remaining Munchkins from the movie, "The Wizard of Oz." Now we're down to two.

PEE WEE'S PLAYHOUSE COMING BACK
Paul Reubens says that "Pee Wee's Playhouse" is set for a reboot next year.

THIEVES RETURN STOLEN GOODS WITH APOLOGY NOTE
When burglars in San Bernardino County, Calif., realized the computers they'd stolen were from a nonprofit that helps victims of sexual violence, they got a serious case of the guilties and returned them -- along with an apology note that just may restore your faith in humanity. The burglars had shimmied between floor boards and walls to get past the building's high security system. They also clipped multiple alarm wires and within minutes, six computers with hard drives, a laptop and a bag of valuables were taken. But the next day everything was returned to the front door in a shopping cart along with a note that read: "We had no idea what we were takeing [sic]. Here your stuff back. We hope that you guys can continue to make a difference in peoples [sic] live. God bless. San Bernardino Police Lt. Paul Williams said, "This is the first time in my career I have seen the return of stolen items."

TODAY IS FINAL DAY FOR CITY PAPER
 13-year tradition for newspaper readers is coming to an end.  Today is the last day the Nashville City Paper will be available on newsstands.  Officials say there is not enough advertiser support to keep the paper going.

LORETTA LYNN, OPRAH TO RECEIVE PRESIDENTIAL MEDAL OF FREEDOM
Country music legend Loretta Lynn is being honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.  The White House announced Thursday she'll be among 16 people awarded the medal later this year at a ceremony in Washington.  The Presidential Medal of Freedom is considered the nation's highest civilian honor and is given to those who have made "especially meritorious contributions" to the United States.

MAN SUSPECTED OF MURDERS AND KIDNAPPING MAY HAVE RIGGED HIS CAR TO EXPLODE
The man suspected of two murders and a child abduction in the San Diego area may have rigged his car with explosives.  San Diego County Sheriff's officials fear James DiMaggio may have dumped the blue Nissan Versa and rigged it with booby traps or explosives.  The public is being warned to stay away from the vehicle should they come across it. 

U.S. DIPLOMATS OUT OF PAKISTAN
Most U.S. diplomats are now out of Lahore, Pakistan following a terrorist threat against the U.S. consulate there.  All diplomats except for a few emergency personnel were evacuated to Islamabad after officials say "specific threats" were picked up. 

POWERBALL WINNERS ARE GOVERNMENT WORKERS IN JERSEY
A group of 16 government workers in New Jersey will be splitting up their portion of Wednesday night's 448-million-dollar Powerball jackpot.  The employees of the Ocean County Vehicle Maintenance Department have been identified as the holders of the second of three winning tickets from the massive jackpot.

BOSTON MARATHON BOMBER FRIENDS FACE CHARGES
Two friends of alleged Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev [[ jo-HAR tsar-NYE-ev ]] are being charged with obstruction of justice.  Prosecutors say the two removed a backpack containing fireworks and a laptop from Tsarnaev's dorm room. 

SOUTH FLORIDA MAN ACCUSED OF KILLING AND POSTING PHOTOS OF WIFE'S BODY CHARGED
A South Florida man accused of killing his wife then posting a picture of her dead body on Facebook is expected to go before a judge Friday.  Derek Medina surrendered to police on Thursday after he allegedly shot and killed his wife and posted a photo of her bloody body online to prove it. 

 

FIRST, LET ME GET YOU SOME INFO ABOUT FUN THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND!
There's been a lot of stress and some really fearful moments this week. So let's start by seeing a few things that are going on this weekend.

MOVIES
Mix 92.9's "Mister Movie," Clint Redwine, tells us in his own zany way the new movies that are coming out this weekend. Today he reviews "Planes," "Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters," "Elysium" and "We're The Millers." Hear what's hot and what's not! http://www.mix929.com/morning-show/audio

MUSICAL IN FRANKLIN
The Boiler Room theater presents Les Miserables  at the Liberty Theater at the Factory in Franklin, through Sunday. www.boilerroomtheatre.com

LAST WEEKEND FOR WILLIAMSON COUNTY FAIR
The first county fair of the season wraps up tomorrow (Sat, Aug 10). It's the Williamson County Fair at the Ag Expo Park in Franklin.... www.williamsoncountyfair.org

WWW.BELCOURT.ORG for information on their Midnight Movies, tonight (Friday) and Saturday nights.
   
CHEEKWOOD
The Bruce Munro light exhibit - happening at Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art ...  www.cheekwood.org

SENSUOUS STEEL AT THE FRIST
At the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, 919 Broadway, Nashville, there's Sensuous Steel: Art Deco Automobiles (Art-Deco style cars and motorcycles from the 30s and 40s), there's also "Art of the Ancient Americas" and a kids' area where they can create art. www.fristcenter.org (Admission for kids under 18 is always free)

TOMATO ART FEST IN EAST NASHVILLE: HERE'S YOUR LINEUP AND GUIDE
http://nashvillelifestyles.com/entertainment/how-to-make-the-most-of-the-tomato-art-fest
One of the biggest events this weekend in Nashville is the TomatoArtFest at Five Points in East Nashville, all day Saturday.
Tomato Art Fest celebrating all things tomatoey for their 10th Anniversary.  Whether you go for an hour or make a day of it, you'll need a guide. See the lineup and the list of food trucks and nearly 200 vendor booths at www.tomatoartfest.com. Admission is free. 
                                                                                                                                            WAS IT AN ANGEL RESCUE?
And have you heard about the Angel Priest? In Missouri, Emergency workers are convinced an angel helped save the life of a 19 year old girl. She was pinned in the car, the road was blocked a mile and a half back, so there shouldn't have been anyone there but rescue people. When one of them said, basically, "We're not making any headway with this equipment, we should pray," a PRIEST walks up, seemingly out of nowhere, prayed with them, telling them, "Your equipment will work and she'll be rescued." It did, she was, but when they turned to thank him he was gone. Nobody saw him come, or go, and he didn't turn up in any of the 70 photos taken of the crash scene!

FLOODING FOLLOW-UP
Today is clean up day for people in more than 100 homes and businesses who have heavy flood damage. We got up to seven inches of rain in just a few hours time in some areas. There are still some people in shelters, and the Red Cross and Salvation Army are helping them.
If you have cleanup to do, you can put those wet items out by the curb and call 311 or 862-8750 to make a pickup appointment. (Or fill out a customer service request form online at www.nashville.gov/public-works.)

MORE FLOODING POSSIBLE
And keep in mind that more flooding is possible this weekend... so be ready if you're near water.. it could rise quickly. 

GREAT LINK TO CLEANUP, RESOURCES, HELP
If your house or business is flooded, there's a GREAT list of ways to get help, safety tips for cleanup and other resources... on our website, mix929.com 

HEALTH: NIGHT-LIGHTS, GAMES, SCREENS COULD MAKE YOUR KID NEAR-SIGHTED
This story is SHOCKING, because so many of us have done this, but doctors are now saying you shouldn't let your kids have night-lights in their rooms, because it could cause them to become myopic or near-sighted. It's the light, making kids' bodies release too much dopamine. (To avoid that, experts recommend keeping your child's room as dark as possible each night.)

86 ROBERTSON COUNTY SCHOOL EMPLOYEES BECOME ILL AFTER LUNCH
Seemed like a good idea at the time: somebody apparently went for takeout, to do something nice for Greenbrier School employees. After lunch 86 school staff members went home sick. It LOOKS like the symptoms were from food contamination, but the State Health Department hadn't confirmed that, as of last night. (Only employees are believed to have eaten the food.)

3 EX-POLICE OFFICERS SENTENCED IN HOMELESS BEATING
Three former Knoxville Police officers have been sentenced to a year of supervised probation for beating a homeless man. The man recovered, and the officers have since resigned from the force, they were just finally sentenced to the probation this week.

CAMPAIGN QUESTIONS DELAY START OF LAMAR ALEXANDER EXHIBIT AT STATE MUSEUM
The Tennessee State Museum has postponed a big exhibit featuring U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander after questions about why it was scheduled to run  while the senator was running for re-election.
 
LAPD CLOSES MISSING PERSONS CASE REPORTEDLY STARTED BY LEAH REMINI
http://movies.yahoo.com/news/actress-remini-asks-police-wife-scientology-leader-001853370.html
The Los Angeles Police Department has closed its investigation into the whereabouts of the wife of Scientology leader David Miscavige... a case that was reportedly opened by actress Leah Remini as she left the Church. She filed a missing persons report and said the wife had not been seen in more than six years. The cops, though, say the charges were unfounded and the case is closed.

COUNTRY HALL OF FAMER JACK CLEMENT DIES
http://www.wsmv.com/story/23084910/country-hall-of-famer-cowboy-jack-clement-dies
"Cowboy" Jack Clement, a producer, engineer, songwriter and beloved figure who broke gound for both rock and rollers and country artists, has passed away. He was 82 and had liver cancer.

TENNESSEE LEADS NATION IN FATALITIES INVOLVING CELLPHONES
http://www.wkrn.com/story/23086315/tenn-leads-nation-with-fatal-crashes-involving-cell-phones
Tennessee is number one in the country for fatal crashes involving cellphones. As you'd expect, people under 30 are most likely to text or check email while they're behind the wheel. It's illegal to text and drive here in Tennessee.

TODAY WOULD HAVE BEEN WHITNEY'S 50TH BIRTHDAY
 Today would have been Whitney Houston's 50th birthday.  Houston died on February 11th, 2012, of what was later determined to be an accidental drowning. She was 48 years old.

FIVE WEEK-OLD RESCUED FROM FLOOD: TEN OTHER HOMES DAMAGED
You're probably seen the video or photos of the infant girl being saved from yesterday's flash flooding on Gibson Drive... well they're not the only ones with problems on that street. Officials  say an estimated ten homes on that street lost nearly everything in the water.

MAN SHOCKED AFTER ALLEGEDLY STEALING COPPER
An Arizona man is in critical condition after he was shocked while allegedly trying to steal copper wire.  The wire apparently touched the live power lines. He'll face charges when he's released.

PRESIDENT OBAMA ROLLING BACK PRICES... ON STUDENT LOANS
President Obama will sign a student loan bill today.  White House spokesman Jay Carney noted the legislation rolls back a doubling of rates on several million federally-backed student loans that kicked in July 1st. It also links future loan rates to financial markets, with caps.

ELVIS WEEK STARTS IN MEMPHIS
Thousands of Elvis Presley fans will be flocking to Memphis this weekend for the start of Elvis Week 2013.  The observance marks the 36th anniversary of his death.  There'll be a lot to keep fans busy over the course of the eight-day celebration, including conferences, concerts, charity events, and movie screenings.

TITANS LOSE FIRST PRESEASON GAME
The Titans will try again next Saturday to get their first pre-season win. They lost to the Washington Redskins last night, 22-to-21... and play Cincinnati on the 17th.

BEACHED DOLPHIN EPIDEMIC
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is investigating this summer's beached dolphin epidemic along the East Coast.  The number of dead dolphins washing up on beaches is seven times higher than average.  From New York to Virginia, well over 100 dead and dying dolphins have washed ashore since the beginning of July. 

LADY GAGA HAIRSTYLIST QUITS
After five years of working together, Lady Gaga's hair stylist has quit, saying the singer sometimes changes her look up to 12 times a day!

ONE OF THREE REMAINING MUNCHKINS DIES
Margaret Pellegrini died this week in Phoenix, AZ, after suffering a stroke. She was 89 and one of the three remaining Munchkins from the movie, "The Wizard of Oz." Now we're down to two.

PEE WEE'S PLAYHOUSE COMING BACK
Paul Reubens says that "Pee Wee's Playhouse" is set for a reboot next year.

THIEVES RETURN STOLEN GOODS WITH APOLOGY NOTE
When burglars in San Bernardino County, Calif., realized the computers they'd stolen were from a nonprofit that helps victims of sexual violence, they got a serious case of the guilties and returned them -- along with an apology note that just may restore your faith in humanity. The burglars had shimmied between floor boards and walls to get past the building's high security system. They also clipped multiple alarm wires and within minutes, six computers with hard drives, a laptop and a bag of valuables were taken. But the next day everything was returned to the front door in a shopping cart along with a note that read: "We had no idea what we were takeing [sic]. Here your stuff back. We hope that you guys can continue to make a difference in peoples [sic] live. God bless. San Bernardino Police Lt. Paul Williams said, "This is the first time in my career I have seen the return of stolen items."

TODAY IS FINAL DAY FOR CITY PAPER
 13-year tradition for newspaper readers is coming to an end.  Today is the last day the Nashville City Paper will be available on newsstands.  Officials say there is not enough advertiser support to keep the paper going.

LORETTA LYNN, OPRAH TO RECEIVE PRESIDENTIAL MEDAL OF FREEDOM
Country music legend Loretta Lynn is being honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.  The White House announced Thursday she'll be among 16 people awarded the medal later this year at a ceremony in Washington.  The Presidential Medal of Freedom is considered the nation's highest civilian honor and is given to those who have made "especially meritorious contributions" to the United States.

MAN SUSPECTED OF MURDERS AND KIDNAPPING MAY HAVE RIGGED HIS CAR TO EXPLODE
The man suspected of two murders and a child abduction in the San Diego area may have rigged his car with explosives.  San Diego County Sheriff's officials fear James DiMaggio may have dumped the blue Nissan Versa and rigged it with booby traps or explosives.  The public is being warned to stay away from the vehicle should they come across it. 

U.S. DIPLOMATS OUT OF PAKISTAN
Most U.S. diplomats are now out of Lahore, Pakistan following a terrorist threat against the U.S. consulate there.  All diplomats except for a few emergency personnel were evacuated to Islamabad after officials say "specific threats" were picked up. 

POWERBALL WINNERS ARE GOVERNMENT WORKERS IN JERSEY
A group of 16 government workers in New Jersey will be splitting up their portion of Wednesday night's 448-million-dollar Powerball jackpot.  The employees of the Ocean County Vehicle Maintenance Department have been identified as the holders of the second of three winning tickets from the massive jackpot.

BOSTON MARATHON BOMBER FRIENDS FACE CHARGES
Two friends of alleged Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev [[ jo-HAR tsar-NYE-ev ]] are being charged with obstruction of justice.  Prosecutors say the two removed a backpack containing fireworks and a laptop from Tsarnaev's dorm room. 

SOUTH FLORIDA MAN ACCUSED OF KILLING AND POSTING PHOTOS OF WIFE'S BODY CHARGED
A South Florida man accused of killing his wife then posting a picture of her dead body on Facebook is expected to go before a judge Friday.  Derek Medina surrendered to police on Thursday after he allegedly shot and killed his wife and posted a photo of her bloody body online to prove it.