Monday, February 25,2013

NEW STORM HITS U-S
Just a few days after a huge snowstorm pounded the Great Plains, a second big storm is bringing what the weather service calls, "life threatening and crippling blizzard conditions."  It's already begun, cancelling flights and closing schools from Colorado to Texas.  It's bringing rain to us here later today and tonight, and colder temperatures tomorrow. 

WATCH LES MIS CAST, ADELE, JENNIFER HUDSON, SING LIVE AT OSCARS
What was your favorite moment of the Oscars? Some people say it was when the Les Mis actors sang.
No lip synching, just lots of goosebumps. Anne Hathaway won Best Supporting Actress for her role in "Les Miserables."  Jennifer Hudson, Shirley Bassey and Adele also sang live. You can see the performances HERE.

OSCAR WINNERS
The winners included: Argo for Best Picture, "Life of Pi" won four awards, Daniel Day-Lewis won Best Actor for "Lincoln," and Jennifer Lawrence won Best Actress for "Silver Linings Playbook."
Seth MacFarland did not get rave reviews for his hosting job. You can see all the winners at www.mix929.com or HERE.

OSCAR MISHAP, ACTRESS FALLS
Actress Jennifer Lawrence fell as she went onstage to accept the award for Best Actress in "Silver Linings Playbook," but she managed to pick herself up, pick up her award and got a standing ovation. And Daniel Day-Lewis won Best Actor Award for "Lincoln." You can see the fall HERE

WHAT ABOUT THE BIG GIRLS?
It's easy to look fabulous if you're a size 6, but what about when you weigh close to 300 pounds? Some think Melissa McCarthy made a mis-step last night with her grey drapey dress because it had a gather which created a visual line, at her hips, where her figure is widest. On the other hand, Octavia Spencer, with her Tadashi creation seems to have gotten it just right for a heavier girl.
And Adele wore a black dress with sequins. SEE IT HERE.
Check out the photos and see if you agree.

GAS PRICES STILL GOING UP
Gas prices are still going up. You'll pay at least 20 cents more per gallon than you did two weeks ago, even though a couple of Nashville area stations have dropped a couple of cents over the weekend. 

HEALTH: TESTOSTERONE INJECTIONS COULD PREVENT DIABETES IN MEN
A new study out of Australia seems to show that Baby Boomer men could fight off type 2 diabetes with injections of testosterone, male hormones. The study was presented this weekend at the 10th Annual Congress of Andrology in Melbourne, Australia.

DAYTONA 500 WINNER
Jimmie Johnson won yesterday's Daytona 500, Dale Earnhardt Jr. was next, then Mark Martin in third place. Pole sitter Danica Patrick finished in eighth place. Meanwhile, NASCAR is facing questions about the security of its fans after a crash the day before injured 28 people. 

COAST GUARD SEARCHES FOR FAMILY
The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for two adults and two children off the California coast. They abandoned ship yesterday when their sailboat started taking on water.

BP CIVIL TRIAL STARTS TODAY
A civil trial against BP and its partners who ran the Deepwater Horizon oil rig starts today. 11 people were killed when it exploded nearly three years ago. The trial is taking place in federal court in New Orleans, and could result in massive fines for the company. 

SNOWPLOW DRIVER FIRED OVER YOUTUBE VIDEO
A snow plow driver in Massachusetts was fired Friday for posting a video of himself burying parked cars as he cleared the streets... ... and talking about how much he enjoyed it. SEE THE VIDEO HERE
The driver, who identified himself as, "Dogg", said the city fired him after seeing his expletive-filled youtube video gloating about burying the cars. The video was taken off the youtube site shortly after.

SEQUESTER IN FOUR DAYS
There are just four days left before automatic spending cuts known as sequester take effect. Without congressional action to stop it, 85-billion dollars from the federal budget will be cut.  

CANNIBAL TRIAL OPENS TODAY IN NEW YORK
Opening statements are set to begin Monday in the case of a New York City cop accused of plotting to kidnap and cannibalize women.  The former NYPD patrolman has admitted to fantasizing about abducting and cooking women, but he says that was as far as it ever went.