Friday, June 15, 2012
MICHELLE OBAMA COMING TO NASHVILLE JUN 28TH.
First Lady Michelle Obama is coming to Nashville. She'll be giving the keynote address at the conference for the nation's oldest black religious denomination, the African Methodist Episcopal Church. It'll be at Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center.
WORLD ELDER ABUSE DAY
Today is World Elder Abuse Day. To remind us to check on the elderly people in our lives. Poor hygiene and malnutrition are often early signs of elder abuse. Neglect is the most common form of abuse, and people over 80 are the most likely to be victims. Many elderly people who are being abused are too embarrassed to report it and get help. See the WARNING SIGNS HERE
NES PLANS 12 HOUR OUTAGE NEXT WEEK
If you live or work in Brentwood, you need to plan for a scheduled 12-hour power outage next week. The good news is that it'll be overnight. From 7 Tuesday night till 7 Wednesday morning along Franklin road. NES has some maintenance to do.
FAKE CHICKEN SELLING OUT
In San Francisco, where so many food trends start, the new hot food is fake chicken. Whole Foods stores can't keep it on the shelf, it's selling so fast. It has no animal fat, no steroids, no hormones, no antibiotics, it's just vegetable protein, but feels just like chicken, and can be used in wraps, salads and recipes. Doesn't have much taste, though.
JOIN THE MAYOR'S WALK TOMORROW
If you need to get a little exercise but hate to walk alone, there's another mayor's walk this weekend. It'll start at 11 tomorrow, at the Wave Country trailhead on Two Rivers Parkway. It'll be a 3-and-a-half mile walk with Mayor Karl Dean, at your own speed. Get DETAILS HERE
WALLENDA WALKS OVER NIAGARA FALLS TONIGHT
Tonight's the night that daredevil Nik Wallenda does his death-defying wire-walk over Niagara Falls. Crowds have been gathering at the Falls all week as workers set up the steel cable he'll walk on. You can see it on ABC starting at 7 local time.
NIGHT MARKET OPEN AT FARMER'S MARKET
If you're a fan of the Farmer's Market, don't forget "Night Market" is back this weekend. The farmers Market, restaurants, and music all happen tonight on Rosa Parks Boulevard.
PAT SUMMITT GETS MORE AWARDS
Pat Summitt, the women's basketball coach emeritus at the University of Tennessee, has picked up a couple more awards. The 2012 Global ATHENA Leadership Award, which recognizes professional excellence and service to the community and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition. Summitt has early onset dementia from Alzheimer's, and stepped down as Lady Vols coach after this past season.
COST OF CHILD-REARING INCREASES
The cost of raising a child is up 3% from last year. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says it will cost more than 234-thousand dollars for a middle-income family to raise a child to age 18. it's most expensive in the Northeastern U.S., cheapest in the South. The biggest part of the cost, is for housing, which accounts for about a third of that total. The projections do not include college.
KIDNAPPED NASHVILLE CHILDREN SAFE AFTER WILD CAR CHASE
Two Nashville children are back home and safe after being kidnapped by their father. Hayward Jimcoily allegedly took the five and three-year-old in the middle of the night and started driving toward Lenoir City. Police caught him after a car chase, and charged him with aggravated kidnapping, child abuse, reckless driving and evading arrest.
PROPOSED EAST NASHVILLE WASTE FACILITY OPPOSED
There was a meeting last night to discuss a proposed trash facility in east Nashville.... near Ellington Parkway... residents were not happy about it. The facility has to be approved by Metro Codes before it can open.
LAWMAKERS WANTS TO MAKE CYBER BULLYING A CRIME
A New York state lawmaker wants to make cyberbullying a crime, so when someone's caught doing it, there's actually some sort of punishment and deterrent attached. A recent survey found more than two-thirds of New York students have witnessed cyberbullying or have been victims of it.
FIRE IN COLORADO THREATENS 80 HOMES
That raging fire in Colorado has jumped a major containment line and is now threatening 80 homes. Everyone in those homes has been evacuated, as the High Park wildfire burns over 81 square miles.
STUDY LINKS CHILD OBESITY TO LOW MATH SCORES
A new study links childhood obesity to poor performance in math. Researchers say the study suggests that obesity can harm a child's social and emotional well-being and hurt academic performance. (The study results appear in the journal "Child Development.)
AUSTRALIAN WOMAN SAYS CAT ADDICTED TO IPAD
A woman in Australia says her cat is addicted to her iPad. Anne Druais says her cat keeps getting better at the pet-friendly apps, so she's put a pet protector on the pad, and is looking for apps that are more challenging.
HAIL IN TEXAS CAUSES 400-MILLION DOLLARS
Have you seen the footage of the hail they got in Texas Wednesday night? Those storms could cost north Texans more than 400-million dollars, and so many people have filed claims for damage to cars, body shops are only accepting cars that can't be driven in.
WHITE HOUSE FORGETS TO PAY LUNCH TAB
President Obama made a surprise stop for barbeque Wednesday at a restaurant on Capitol Hill. Obama and two service members, and two local barbers ate and chatted… then left… without paying the bill. The bill for the president and his four guests was $55.58, and was paid by the end of the business day, though it's not clear if someone called them, or they remembered it hadn't been taken care of.
BILL COSBY HOSTS LAST PLAYBOY JAZZ FESTIVAL THIS WEEKEND
Comedian Bill Cosby will host his last Playboy Jazz Festival at the Hollywood Bowl this weekend. Cosby has hosted the event since the first event in 1979. Over the years, Cosby has introduced almost 750-thousand people to more than 500 hours of jazz. Cosby hosted such jazz greats as Miles Davis, Benny Goodman, Sarah Vaughn, Ray Charles and Grover Washington Jr. He also hosted vocalists like Joni Mitchell, Al Jarreau, Tony Bennett and many others. Starting Saturday, over 35-thousand jazz fans are expected to attend this year's two-day festival to salute jazz and Cosby.
CHILDREN FOUND TIED AND BLINDFOLDED AT WALMART
Police say two children from suburban Chicago who were found bound and blindfolded outside a Kansas Walmart are in temporary protective custody. Lawrence police spokesman Trent McKinley says the presumed parents of the children have been arrested on suspicion of child abuse and endangerment and will appear in court Thursday. Police found a 5-year-old boy Wednesday sitting beside a large SUV with his hands tied and a blindfold over his eyes. A bound and blindfolded 7-year-old girl was inside the vehicle, along with three other children, ages 12, 13 and 15. All are in protective custody.