Monday, December 3, 2012
DOING THE RIGHT THING! THIS WILL MAKE YOU SMILE!
This is what "doing the right thing" looks like! This little boy, 9-years-old at the time, James, has Aspergers syndrome, a form of autism. He really, really, really wanted a specific Lego train. To teach him responsibility, his mom and dad told him if he saved 100 dollars for it, he could have it. He saved for two YEARS and was so proud of himself!! But, by that time the Lego train had been discontinued! He was heartbroken.
Then Lego heard about it, and two days before James' 11th birthday, he got a package in the mail from the company. It was the train set. The family posted the video of him opening it. It will put a huge smile on your face! SEE IT HERE
TENNESSEE STUDENTS GET INCREASED CLASS TIME
Some Tennessee school kids are about to get a longer schedule. There are schools here, and in four other states that'll have 300 hours added to the kids' schedules, to give them more time in classrooms, arts and music, individualized help for students who fall behind and opportunities to reinforce critical math and science skills. We should find out today (Monday) which schools will be involved in the three year pilot program. School officials will have to decide whether to make the school day longer, add more days or a combination of the two.
WIN TICKETS TO TAYLOR SWIFT, BON JOVI, ERIC CLAPTON THIS WEEK WITH MIX 92.9
There are several big concerts that've recently been announced for Nashville, and you can win tickets to the shows here on Mix 92.9.
Taylor Swift will be here at Bridgestone for three shows next September. You get a chance to win tickets all this week, 7:43 a.m. with The Mix Morning show game time.
Eric Clapton is coming to Nashville in March. You can win free tickets with Lunchtime Trivia all this week.
And Bon Jovi will be at Bridgestone Arena March 6th.Listen to Mix 92.9 for your chance to win them all this week with Brian Sargent.
NEW COMMUNITY CENTER OPENS ON NOLENSVILLE PIKE
There's a new Community Center on Nolensville Pike. it's a 29,000-foot center where local families can take
classes and receive health and social service, and even whre they can start their own businesses. "One of the assets that we're really excited to contribute to Nashville is this commercial kitchen that will support food entrepreneurs," said Renata Soto, executive dirctor of Conexion Americas, the primary partner in the community center. Soto says the new commercial kitchen is the first of its kind in Nashville. It's a fully stocked kitchen where caterers can rent time to make their food until their own business grows enough to open their own places.
TEXANS BEAT TITANS
The Houston Texans clinched their second straight playoff berth (and set a franchise record for wins in a season) as they beat the Tennessee Titans 24-10 on Sunday.
VANDERBILT GETS MUSIC CITY BOWL; FRANKLIN TO GET CONTRACT EXTENSION
And congratulations to Vanderbilt University! We've just found out that Vandy will play in Nashville’s Music City Bowl on Dec. 31st.
TOUR THE GOVERNOR'S MANSION AT CHRISTMAS
Governor Bill Haslam and first lady Crissy Haslam are inviting Tennesseans to tour the executive residence during the first two weeks of December.
This year's holiday decor theme is Tennessee Music, and it incorporates pieces from the collections of the Museum of Appalachia, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and the Stax Museum.
Tennessee students also contributed to the holiday decorations by creating ornaments representing holiday songs, gospel music, patriotic music and Elvis Presley. And there is a tree with ornaments by local artists from all 95 Tennessee counties.
Open home tours will be held Monday through Friday, December 3-14 and on Saturday, December 8.
KIDS CONTINUE TO LOOK FORWARD TO "iHOLIDAY"
What do young people want? In the SLIGHT, off chance that they haven't already told you, a new poll finds at the top of the list iPads, iPods and iPhones are the most-wanted gifts among American children ages between six and 12.
AVERAGE AMERICAN IS LARGER
According to a new Gallup survey, maybe someone who's obese is not fibbing when they describe themselves as average. The average American adult now weighs 176-pounds, up 15-pounds from ten years ago. That's 176 pounds... the new AVERAGE weight for adults. (The average man's Body Mass Index is 25 and the average woman's BMI is now nearly 30.)
GOODLETSVILLE ALL-STARS RAISING MONEY FOR UGANDA TRIP
Remember how excited we were when the Goodlettsville All-Stars played in the Little League World Series? Well, they met the team from Uganda as they played: a team of kids who got there playing barefoot, on substandard fields and through a lot of hardships. Now the Goodletsville All Stars are raisign money to go play again with those kids, in Africa. And, hopefully to help them get a real ballfield. Former Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda donated five-thousand-dollars Saturday night during the team's spaghetti fundraiser.
WOMAN WHO LOST FACE IN CHIMP ATTACK TO GET $4 MILLION
A woman who underwent a full face transplant after being mauled by a chimpanzee will receive about $4 million from the estate of the animal's owner, who has since died. Charla Nash was attacked in February 2009, when her friend's 200-pound chimpanzee went on a rampage.
FAMILY GUY MOVIE IN THE WORKS
Family Guy creator Seth McFarland says there's a Family guy movie in the works.
CARRIE UNDERWOOD TO STAR IN THE SOUND OF MUSIC TV SPECIAL
C The "Blown Away" singer will star as Maria von Trapp in a televised remake of Julie Andrews' 1965 classic, NBC announced Friday. The live telecast will be a three-hour event on a date to be announced near the holidays in 2013.
PROSPECTS BRIGHTEN FOR WINE IN GROCERY STORES
You may be a little closer to being able to carry home wine with your groceries. The top two Republicans in the Tennessee General Assembly support allowing the sale of wine in supermarkets. Both the House and Senate speakers say they’re in favor of a proposal for counties to hold referendums … and make the call. We now have more new GOP lawmakers in key committees where efforts to make that change had been stopped before.