Mon, January 9, 2012
HEALTH: NOVARTIS RECALLING OVER-THE-COUNTER MEDS
You may want to check your purse and medicine cabinet for some VERY commonly-used drugs that've been recalled. They include Excedrin, NoDoz, Bufferin and Gas-X, all with expiration dates of 2013 or 2014. The problem is quality control: broken pills, inconsistent bottle packaging. Novartis wants to get them off the shelves. www.NovartisOTC.com
ESPN: JEFF FISHER MEETS WITH RAMS FOR 2ND INTERVIEW
ESPN is reporting that former Titans head coach Jeff Fisher has gone back for a second interview with the St. Louis Rams. He's reportedly said he's thinking of taking a job with the Rams or the Miami Dolphins. Fisher was the Titans head coach for 16 years, and parted ways last January. (Read more at www.ESPN.COM )
GAS PRICES GOING UP
Gas prices are going back up again. They're 12 cents a gallon higher since three weeks ago.
STUDY; MEMORY LOSS CAN START IN 40S
Memory loss apparently starts earlier than scientists once thought. The old school of thought was that our memories start going as we hit around 60. But now scientists say it could begin as early as 45. Older people just have ENOUGH memory loss that it's noticeable. But only a third of people 45 through 70 had NO memory loss. ("British Medical Journal.")
HEALTH: STUDY: B VITAMINS CAN IMPROVE MEMORY
The good news: a new study indicates that if you take folic acid and vitamin B12, you can improve your memory, attention and speed. Researchers aren't clear why. (Published in the "American Journal of Clinical Nutrition").
CHANGE YOUR THOUGHTS, CHANGE YOUR WORLD
How about changing YOUR world this week? Learn how to take better care of yourself, and everyone around you will benefit. Let's start with "Ending Emotional Eating, " learning about "Deadly Cosmetics", raising your Self Esteem, Using the Politic-O-Matic, and remembering "The Power of a Note." Change the world, starting with the woman in the mirror.
HEALTHY DIET BEST FOR ADHD KIDS
Parents of children with attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder -- or ADHD-- may want to read the latest on how DIET affects ADHD. A new study shows kids with ADHD perform best on healthy diets rich in whole grains, fruits, vegetables and lean proteins.... and very little soda, ice cream and fast foods. (The study appears in the journal "Pediatrics.")
TRAMPOLINE PARK COMING TO NASHVILLE
There's a new business opening up in Nashville... Sky High Sports: a 50-thousand square foot Trampoline Park. It'll open on Harding Place. It works pretty simply: you pay 10 to 12 dollars an hour to jump on the trampolines... or play dodgeball. It's apparently very popular: the company earned about 15 million dollars last year.
WHOOPING CRANE PLANE GROUNDED FOR POSSIBLE RULES VIOLATION
Ten young whooping cranes and the bird-like plane they think is their mother had flown more than halfway to their winter home in Florida when federal regulators stepped in. Now the birds and the plane are grounded in Alabama while the Federal Aviation Administration investigates whether the journey violates regulations.
FORMER TITAN EDDIE GEORGE TAKES ON ROLE AS CAESAR
Nashville's Shakespeare Festival has landed a big name for the lead in its production of "Julius Caesar" this month. Former Titans running back Eddie George.
HAWKING TOO ILL FOR 70TH BIRTHDAY SPEECH
The world's best-known living scientist had to miss his 70th birthday speech because of ill health. Britain's top tier of academics, business leaders and cultural leaders filled Cambridge Hall on Sunday as Professor Stephen Hawking's pre-recorded lecture dazzled the crowd. The author of "A Brief History of Time" spoke of how being diagnosed with motor neurone disease at age 21 helped transform him from a gifted but lazy student into one of the world's most renown academics.
NASHVILLE OFFICER STRUCK BY CAR IMPROVING
The Metro officer who was critically injured after being struck by a vehicle on Saturday morning is continuing to make improvements at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Officer Brent Hoadley is said to be alert and communicating with his family. The 31-year-old officer was hit by a vehicle on Murfreesboro Pike in Donelson while he was assisting on the scene of an earlier wreck. Hoadley was directing traffic around the collision and was hit by an inbound Toyota driven by Gameel Atealla Mesad.
TUSCON REMEMBERS VICTIMS OF DEADLY SHOOTING SPREE
The people of Tucson, Arizona are remembering the deadly shooting spree that killed six people and injured more than a dozen others a year ago yesterday. The shooting happened at a meet and greet with Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. Giffords spoke during a remembrance ceremony.
NEW TN DISTRICT PLAN CUTS GOP SEAT
Tennessee's GOP redistricting plan could leave one of their own without a seat for the next few years. The current Republican redistricting proposal leaves Kerry Roberts, a first-term legislator from Springfield, unable to run for his District 18 seat, and pairs him with Senator Jim Summerville in a redrawn District 25, which isn't up for election until 2014. Lieutenant Governor Ron Ramsey says it's a legal necessity.
REPUB CANDIDATES SCRAMBLE BEFORE NEW HAMPSHIRE PRIMARY
Republican presidential candidates are scrambling to woo undecided voters before tomorrow's New Hampshire Primary. Mitt Romney was greeted Sunday by a large crowd in Rochester, and he was joined by former candidate Tim Pawlenty. A couple of hundred more were in Meredith to see Ron Paul.
ELVIS REMEMBERED ON WHAT WOULD HAVE BEEN HIS 77 BIRTHDAY
Some might have taken a moment of silence to remember the King over the weekend. Elvis Presley would have turned 77 yesterday. Elvis moved to Memphis with his family at the age of 13 and began his career at Sun Records in 1954. He died in 1977.
BRIDGESTONE RANKED 6TH IN UNTED STATES FOR CONCERT ATTENDANCE
Once again, Nashville's Bridgestone Arena is ranked sixth in the United States in concert attendance. Trade publication Pollstar says the arena was the eighth busiest in North America and 20th busiest arena in the world last year. ("This second consecutive Top Ten year-end ranking is a testament to the success of Nashville as a premier entertainment destination." )
RARE PENNY BRINGS $1 MILLION AT FLORIDA COIN SHOW
A copper penney minted in 1793 has sold for more than a million dollars at a Florida coin show. The penny was made the first year the United States produced its own coins, but was still in mint condition.
HILLARY SCOTT OF LADY ANTEBELLUM MARRIES
Hillary Scott of Lady Antebellum has married drummer Chris Tyrrell. They were married Saturday in Upstate New York.
BEYONCE GIVES BIRTH TO BABY GIRL
Beyonce has had her baby. Blue Ivy and mom are doing fine. It's the first for Beyonce and hubby JayZ.
WOMAN CALLED "LADY CHINKY EYES" ON PAPA JOHN'S RECEIPT
Papa John's is apologizing for serving a New York woman an unwanted helping of racism. The "Huffington Post" says Minhee Cho stopped into one of the pizza chain's New York City locations on Saturday to pick up a pie. After getting her food, Cho noticed that her name on the receipt was "lady chinky eyes." Cho tweeted a photo of her receipt, and within hours it had been viewed more than 25-thousand times. Papa John's has since apologized for the incident on their Facebook page, saying that they're "extremely concerned," and have fired the employee responsible.
NISSAN, DAIMLER PARTNER IN ENGINE PROJECT
Nissan and Daimler are joining together to build engines at the Nissan plant in Franklin County. Nissan executives say its their biggest project outside of Europe.amnd that producing in Tennesse will, "reduce exposure to foreign exchange rates" while producing good business development in North America. They will start building four-cylinder engines for Infiniti and Mercedes Benz in 2014.