Monday, December 10, 2012
"AMERICA'S GOT TALENT" AUDITIONS THURSDAY IN NASHVILLE
There are auditions in Nashville this week for "America's Got Talent."
Producers from the NBC show will be at the Nashville Convention Center on Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
You do need to pre-register online at www.AGTauditions.com
Unlike "American Idol" and "The Voice," "Talent" isn't just about music. The auditions are for any age and any talent, competing for a one Million dollar grand prize. http://www.americasgottalentauditions.com
GAS PRICES STILL GOING DOWN
Hopefully you thought to gas up the car this weekend, while it was nearly 70 degrees, instead of waiting till today. But, if you're out there in the cold and wet, at least take consolation in the fact that gas prices are still going down. They're already close to 3.00 a gallon at a lot of places here in Nashville. The national average is $3.38.
ILLNESS CLOSES OVERTON CO, PERRY CO SCHOOLS
There are more schools closed because of the flu and strep throat. Overton County schools and Perry County schools are closed today.
IS IT A COLD OR THE FLU? AND WHEN IS IT SAFE TO GO BACK TO WORK/SCHOOL?
And how do you know whether it's a cold or the flu? You'll get a fever with the flu. And what is it most of us do WRONG when we have the flu? We go to work, and spread it around. The CDC says if you have the flu, just focus on washing your hands, wiping down surfaces like cell phones and, most importantly, staying home! And keep the kids home if they have it! Your way to tell when the contagion is over is when you're fever free, without medication, for at least 24 hours. And depending on the person, and the strain you get, the flu can last three to seven days.
NASHVILLE ZOO BLOOD DRIVE TODAY
And Nashville Zoo is asking you to stop in today, sometime between 10 and 2, and donate blood to the American Red Cross. You'll get a ticket for free admission to the zoo.
NO MONEY HANDED OUT YET TO 9-11 FIRST RESPONDERS
It's been nearly two years since President Obama signed the 9-11 Health Act, but so far... nonoe of the first responders or residents who got sick at Ground Zero after the 0-11 terrorist attacks have gotten any of the 2.7 BILLION dollars set aside for them. 15-hundred people have filed applications so far. A fund spokesperson tells the "Post" most of the applications have arrived incomplete.
ON YOUR TV: MICHAEL BUBLE
On your TV tonight, Michael Buble' is all over the place. He's the special guest on "The Voice," as the top four artists perform. Michael then hosts the NBC special "Michael Buble: Home for the Holidays" with Rod Stewart, Blake Shelton and Carly Rae Jepsen.
I-40 REOPENED FOLLOWING FUEL SPILL
Please be careful on your ride in this morning. First, it's been raining... and there are ALWAYS people who drive too fast on wet roads and end up crashing their cars... which means YOU may suddenly drive up on a wreck and traffic at a dead stop. And next, on I40 East near Fessler's Lane there wa a diesel fuel spill this weekend, and safety officials say that area may still be slicker than usual.
STUDY: LIMITING SALT COULD LOWER BODY WEIGHT FOR CHILDREN
You know how more kids than ever before are obese, and suffering from diabetes, fatty liver and other weight-related illnesses? One study claims if we cut the salt in kids' diets, they're less likely to want sugary drinks and treats, and more likely to weigh less and be healthier. Same thing could work for adults.
POSSIBLE INVESTIGATION INTO DEATH OVER ROYAL PRANK
There may be a criminal investigation into the radio station hoax two Australian Deejays pulled, that may have been related to the death of a nurse in the United Kingdom. Two announcers, a man and a woman, called the hospital where Prince William's pregnant wife, Kate, was being treated, they pretended to be Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles, and tricked a nurse into letting them through for an update. The nurse who fell for the stunt, a mother of two, was found dead over the weekend, a possible suicide. Those two jocks have been pulled off the air till further notice.
FEDEX'S BUSIEST DAY
If you're planning to send a package, just know that today is supposed to be FedEx's busiest day of the year, and maybe its busiest day ever. The delivery service expects to move 19-million packages, more than double their usual daily number. The company says it'll use more than 600 planes, tens of thousands of trucks and hundreds of thousands of couriers to process 200 packages a second. Fedex says Dec 10th is usually it's busiest day of the year.
TENNESSEE TITANS LOSE TO INDIANAPOLIS COLTS 27-23
The Tennessee Titans lost to the Indianapolis Colts yesterday, 27 to 23, putting their record at 4 wins and 9 losses … and officially ending their chances for a playoff spot. (The Titans are back at LP Field for a game on Monday Night December 17th, against the Jets. )
LOCAL MAN CHARGED IN FATAL CRASH
Evan Childress was caught driving drunk this weekend. Police say it was at least the third time, and that this time, Childress killed someone driving drunk. The 25 year old is charged with vehicular homicide and his third DUI, after slamming into a Nashville cab, killing the driver.
COLORADO MOVIE-THEATER SHOOTER IN COURT TODAY
The man accused of killing 12 people and wounding dozens more at a Denver-area movie theater is expected in court today. James Holmes is charged with 152 counts, including murder and weapons charges.
KNEE REPLACEMENT SURGERY MAY INCREASE WEIGHT
A new study suggests there may be a connection to knee replacement surgery and gaining weight. Researchers in Virginia found 30-percent of them put on five-percent or more of their body weight in the five years following surgery. They believe it's because people who've spent years adapting to knee pain by taking it easy, don't automatically become more active when the pain is reduced. ( The study is published in the journal "Arthritis Care and Research.")
HOBBIT 3D MAY MAKE YOU QUEASY
"The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" opens this Friday (or midnight, Thursday night). And beware, there's some concern that people may feel a little nauseous when watching it, because Peter Jackson filmed it at double speed. The increased frame rate and the 3D effects may make you feel a little seasick.
HANUKKAH AND CHRISTMAS
Happy Hanukkah, if you're celebrating. And just to help you keep tabs... Christmas Eve is two weeks from today!