Friday, November 30, 2012
'MILLION-DOLLAR' LOTTERY WINNERS IN NASHVILLE AND BRENTWOOD
You probably know by now that this week's 587 million dollar Powerball jackpot had two BIG winning tickets... in other states. But there were some winners here in Tennessee too! More than 190 thousand people won here, including 2 MILLION dollar tickets: one was sold at the Mapco on Moores Lane in Brentwood and the other was sold at the Kroger on McGavock Pike in Nashville. (Tennesseans spent 30.75 MILLION dollars on Powerball tickets since this last round started October 6th, and raised 13 million for education programs in the state. )
ASPIRIN AND OTHER ANTI-INFLAMMATORIES MAY HELP PREVENT LIVER DISEASE
Next time you're looking for pain relief, remember this story: Aspirin, and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs known as NSAIDS, may help prevent liver cancer and other liver disease. (Researchers found that people who used aspirin were 41-percent less likely to develop liver cancer, and 45-percent less likely than people who didn't use aspirin to die from chronic liver disease.)
RUTHERFORD COUNTY SCHOOLS BAN TOY WEAPONS
Rutherford County school leaders have approved a new policy that bans toy weapons on any campus in the school district. The measure passed last night, after an elementary school student brought toy guns to school and handed them out to his classmates. (Under the new policy, students can be suspended for violating the rule. )
DOLLY PARTON STILL HAS PLANS FOR MUSIC CITY
Dolly Parton's plan for a water and snow park in Nashville fell through, but Dolly says she's lived in Nashville for almost the last 50 years, and she still has plans to do something great in Nashville. No word yet on what that is.
The water and snow park plan was called off in September when the Opryland Resort and Convention Center sold its day-to-day operations to Marriott.
FEDERAL AGENTS ARE TRYING TO STOP FLOOD OF DANGEROUS TOYS
Federal agents are trying to stop a flood of dangerous toys from overseas this holiday season. Customs agents and consumer protection officers say they've already intercepted more than two-million toys ... coming in for the holiday shopping season... with dangerous levels of lead, sharp edges or small pieces that could pose a choking hazard.
$20,000 IN GAMING SYSTEMS STOLEN FROM AMAZON WAREHOUSE
The new Amazon Distribution Center in Murfreesboro has already had to beef up security, after someone broke in and stole more than 20 thousand dollars worth of PlayStation 3 video game consoles. Cops think it was an inside job, since crooks knew EXACTLY which truck held the Playstations.
SIT UP STRAIGHT TO FEEL BETTER!
Okay, FREEZE! Don't move. Now, notice how you're sitting. A couple of different studies show how you sit affects you in BIG ways. Many back problems are caused because most of us sit CROOKEDLY in the car! And slouching while you sit at the computer makes your mood worse. It actually makes you feel tired and depressed. So, do like mom said, and sit up straight for more energy.
MOST YOUNG PEOPLE WITH HIV DON'T KNOW THEY'RE INFECTED
World AIDS Day is tomorrow. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates 60-percent of young people who are infected with HIV don't know it. The CDC recommends that anyone who's between 13 and 24 and sexually active, gets tested.
(HIV is a virus that weakens one's immune system and can lead to AIDS which can be fatal. To find an HIV testing site near you, go to http://HIVtest.cdc.gov or text your zip code to 566948.)
RANDY TRAVIS LAWYER: SINGER SOBERING UP
Country singer Randy Travis is trying to clean up his act. He's had three alcohol-related arrests this year, but now Travis' attorney says the singer is alcohol free, working out and in the best shape of his life.
BETTY WHITE AUCTIONING OFF A DATE
This could be the gift of a lifetime! Starting Sunday you can bid on eBay for dinner with actress Betty White. Of course, if you win the bid, you and your three guests will have to go to Los Angeles for the meal. The proceeds go to an animal shelter.
COP BUYS SHOES FOR HOMELESS MAN
There are people doing random acts of kindness all the time, you just don't hear about them. But a tourist visiting New York City caught a photo of this one on her cellphone: a New York City Police officer says he was on his beat, he was freezing cold, and then he saw a homeless man with no shoes. The officer went into a shoe store, bought some new shoes, and gave them to the guy. The woman posted the photo and the story online, and now handsome 25 year old Officer Larry DePrimo is not only a hero, he's an internet sensation. The story has been viewed millions of times, and he's being invited to tv morning shows as an example of what the spirit of the season is really all about.
THAT FATAL MULTI-CAR PILEUP ON VIETNAM VETERANS’ WAS A YEAR AGO THIS WEEKEND…
Tomorrow will be a year since that massive 50-car pileup on Vietnam Veterans Boulevard that killed two people, injured several others and tied up traffic for hours in the freezing fog. The Tennessee Department of Transportation has been busy since then, working to make sure that stretch of road is safer. They've added signs, re-striped the road, put in reflectors, curve signs, and more... so even in fog drivers have a better chance of staying on Vietnam Veterans' , and knowing what’s ahead.
GEORGE HW BUSH IN HOSPITAL
Former President George H.W. Bush is fighting a bout of bronchitis. He's been in a hospital in Houston since the day after Thanksgiving. The elder Bush is 88.
ON YOUR TV TONIGHT:
On your TV tonight, if you missed Christmas at Rockefeller Center, it'll air again.. with Mariah Carey, Cee Lo Green and Rod Stewart, and "It's a Wonderful Life" is on tomorrow night... on nbc. There's a list of holiday specials and when they're on, locally. Look "On the Mix Morning Show" at www.mix929.com
YOU THINK YOUR DOG WOULD SCARE OFF BURGLARS?
You can NOT rely on your dog to be your home security and guard all those gifts under the tree this season. Even if you have a big ferocious-looking dog. In a recent test to see how secure dogs make one's house, safety experts faked some break-ins, and in every case, the dogs either ran and hid, they followed the fake burglar around the house hoping to be petted, or in one case, an 85 pound Rottweiller named Roxie actually did tricks for the phony burglar, waving her front paw at him trying to shake hands, and licking his face.