Friday, November 9, 2012
VETERANS' DAY FREEBIES
Veterans day is Sunday! Please remember to do something nice for the people you know who are military members, and remind them that there are free meals for vets on Sunday at Applebees, California Pizza Kitchen, Chilis and more.
VETERANS' DAY PARADES AND EVENTS
Nashville's Veterans' Day parade is Sunday. Here's information on that and other parades and events for military members and vets.
FLU MYTHS, AND TRUTHS, YOU NEED TO KNOW
Here are some flu myths that you may have heard your whole life, and may believe. Don’t fall for outdated information!
The reason some people still believe the myths is because some of them were ONCE true, but science has made great advances in flu vaccines. Here’s the latest:
First, you can NOT get the flu from the vaccine. Years ago, they used live virus but they don't any longer. Dr. Bill Schaffner with Vanderbilt School of Medicine says if you get the flu right after you’ve gotten the shot,that means you had already been exposed to flu, the vaccine didn't cause it. It can’t. Doctors use dead virus to make the vaccine so it can not give you the flu.
The CDC says everyone 6 months or older is supposed to get the vaccine, so the next myth concerns shots for babies and mercury-based Thimerosal.
The MYTH is that all flu vaccines contain the preservative. It’s not true.
There are now FIVE different flu vaccines, including one for babies, that’s free of Thimerosal.
There's also the regular flu shot, the flu-mist nasal spray, high-dose flu vaccine for senior adults, and a new intradermal flu shot, which means it's a needle so short you can hardly see it.
This is such an important health issue. So many people die from the flu, especially kids, that we've had our friends at Shots Etcetera help us put together a COLD AND FLU GUIDE, so you can read all about it.
PLEASE arm yourself with knowledge, tell your friends when you hear them spreading the myths, and get that flu vaccine. We want to have you with us for a long time!
TOY TRUCKS BEING DONATED IN MEMORY OF TWO YEAR OLD MAULED TO DEATH
And something very good has come out of that little two year old boy mauled to death by wild dogs last week at the Pittsburgh zoo. At his memorial, his family asked people not to send flowers, but to donate a toy truck, and the word spread. Now thousands of trucks are coming in, and they'll be given to needy children at Christmas.
SALVATION ARMY ANGELS ON THE AIR STARTS MONDAY ON MIX
We're helping needy children here, localy, with our annual Angels on the Air program, starting MONDAY on Mix 92.9. We've taken hundreds of angels from the Salvation Army angel tree, we'll read out some info about them, and you can adopt them by calling us at 737-0929. We'll fax or email your information to you, so you can take that angel and start shopping. You'll just drop off the unwrapped gifts at a participating mall.
Please talk about it with your family and co-workers, and be ready to call in and adopt some angels, Monday morning at 6. 737-0929
QB JAKE LOCKER WILL START VS DOLPHINS BARRING SETBACK
Tennessee coach Mike Munchak says he expects quarterback Jake Locker to start against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday ...Locker has missed five straight games after injuring his left, non-throwing shoulder Sept. 30th against Houston.
Coach Munchak says the Titans really need a win. They're 3 and 6.
OBAMA STATEMENT ABOUT ECONOMY
Now that he's been re-elected, the President is getting back down to business on the economy. Obama will give a televised statement today -- about noon-- on what economic issues the federal government will take on in the next few months.
GAS RATIONING IN POST-HURRICANE SANDY AREAS
It must seem to people in New York City and Long Island like things just keep getting harder. First Hurricane Sandy, then a storm that dumped more than a foot of snow, many are still without power, and now, gasoline rationing.
TARGET CLOSING ITS ANTIOCH LOCATION
Target is closing its Antioch location next year. They say they just don't have enough shoppers in the Hickory Hollow area. People who live in the area say as more businesses in that area close down, crime goes up. (Target says the final day for the Hickory Hollow Target will be February 2nd, 2013.)
UNITED FLIGHT DECLARES EMERGENCY OVER PRAYING PASSENGER
The crew of a United Airlines flight was forced to declare an emergency last night as they landed, because a passenger failed to follow a flight attendant's instructions as the plane approached the airport and instead began praying in the aisle. Other passengers were terrified something was going on, and the praying passenger was taken away in handcuffs to a local hospital for a mental evaluation.
NASA PLANNING LUNAR BASE
NASA is planning to establish a manned base on the far side of the moon. Not on the moon, but thousands of miles from the surface, on the far side from us. They released the plans today, saying the manned lunar station will be part of a piloted mission to Mars, scheduled for 2030.
SOME FLORIDA BEACHGOERS WARNED ABOUT RED TIDE
In Florida, people are getting sick from the Red tide. Florida's Lee County Health Department is warning beachgoers about red tide. Shifting winds are pushing the spores back over the beach and people are complaining of runny eyes, sore throats, and respiratory problems. The health department says anyone experiencing symptoms should leave the beach and find an enclosed area. People should also watch where they step as tainted fish bones could cause serious illnesses.
If you still used nestle quick chocolate powder... you may notice fewer boxes on store shelves. nestle is recalling some packages of the powder becuase of the possibility of Salmonella contamination.
NEW YORK STATE EMERGENCY DIRECTOR FIRED FOR DIVERTING CREWS TO HIS HOUSE
The New York State Emergency Management director has been fired, for diverting crews to his house...to clean up a tree that had fallen in his driveway. The guy lost a 150 thousand dollar a year job because he abused his power. Okay guys say it with me, "Dude, really?"
FACEBOOK FRIENDS GET UN-FRIENDED DURING ELECTION
Some of us lost some online friends during the election. Many people in a News2 poll say they un-friended someone over the political comments they made. Social media experts say we post things online we'd NEVER look a friend in the eye and say.
TWI-HARD FANS CAMP OUT FOR PREMIERE OF FINAL INSTALLMENT
Twilight saga fans are camping out in Los Angeles days ahead of the premiere of the last film. Hundreds of fans have packed the plaza outside the Nokia Theatre including Courtney Klatt for a chance to see the stars walk the black carpet. Monday is the premiere of the film's final installment, "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2" hits theaters November 16th.
TAYLOR SWIFT'S 'RED' IS THE SECOND BEST-SELLING ALBUM OF 2012 BEHIND ADELE'S '21'
And writing about old loves is REALLY working for two of our biggest selling singers. The number one and number TWO best selling albums of the year are from Adele, and Taylor Swift... who both write straight from life experiences.