NOVEMBER 4, 2011
Daylight Saving Time Ends This Weekend
Set those clocks back before you go to bed Saturday night. Daylight Saving Time ends reverting back to Standard Time at 2:00am Sunday, the first Sunday in November.
Pat Summit On "20/20" Tonight
ABC newsmagazine "20/20" will feature an indepth interview with Lady Vols head coach Pat Summit tonight. Summit talks with "Good Morning America" host Robin Roberts, the two have been long-time friends. Last spring Summitt was diagnosed with early onset dementia but is determined to continue her job as head coach of the Lady Vols. Summitt has the record for the most wins (1,071) of any coach in any college sport, men's or women's. Her team has had eight National Championship wins and that's only second to UCLA's John Wooden's.
Titans Take On Bengals, Adam Jones
The Titans take on the Cincinnati Bengals this Sunday at LP Field, game time is 3:05pm. Adam Jones, formerly known as Adam "Pacman" Jones plays for the Bengals now. When a reporter asked Jones about his tumultous 2 seasons in Tennessee, Jones said he takes responsibility for his actions but has no regrets. He also said it was a mistake for the Titans to fire Jeff Fisher, calling him one of the best coaches in the NFL.
Keith Urban To Have Throat Surgery, Cancels "All For The Hall"
Throat surgery is forcing Keith Urban to cancel his January All For The Hall benefit concert for the Country Music Hall of Fame. The outpatient surgery at the end of the month will remove a polyp on Urban's vocal chords and requires complete vocal rest. All of his multiple-song performances are rescheduled after the first of the year. A new date for the benefit has not been announced.
President Obama To Speak This Morning Following G20 Summit
The G-20 economic summit ends today in France, and the Greek debt crisis has dominated the two-day gathering on the French Riviera. President Obama is scheduled to hold a news conference after today's session wraps up. That should take place around 9:15 Central time this morning.
Lady Gaga To Do Thanksgiving Night Special
This Thanksgiving, after too much turkey and stuffing you can sit on the couch, undo your belt and relax with Lady Gaga. The pop star and Katie Couric will sit down for a 90-minute holiday special, A Very Gaga Thanksgiving, airing Thanksgiving night on ABC. Couric says it'll be a chance to see Gaga apart from the wild costumes, and see the star as a high school student still bruised by being excluded from the party, as a devoted daughter and caring sister. Besides the sit-down interview, the special will feature eight performances and some cooking.
Predators Re-Sign Pekka Rinne To $49 Million
The Predators have re-signed Pekka Rinne for the largest contract in the team's history. The 29-year-old goaltender signed a $49-million extension to stay with the team for seven more years. The deal also makes him the highest paid goalie in the National Hockey League.
Gallatin Youth Football Executive Arrested For Stealing Money
A co-executive of the Gallatin Youth Football League was arrested for allegedly stealing more than $3,000 from the nonprofit over a span of six months. Patrick Hester, 29, was charged with felony theft in excess of $1,000 and resisting arrest following his arrest on October 27. Gallatin police launched their investigation into Hester in early October after league members reported misuse of the organization's funds. In records dating back to May, police said Hester made several withdrawals and transfers amounting to more than $3,000 without justification of what the funds were used to purchase.
Metro Health Dept. Reps Going Door-To-Door Today for Survey
Health officials are going door to door today in 30 randomly selected Davidson County neighborhoods as they conduct a survey on emergency preparedness.The representatives of the Tennessee Department of Health and Metro Public Health will be wearing T-shirts with "CASPER" printed on the front and have photo I.D. cards. CASPER is an acronym for community assessment on public health emergency response. People will be asked to answer a list of 22 questions in an effort to identify community needs that can be addressed in disaster planning. The surveys will be conducted from 8 a.m.- 6 p.m. today. More surveys may be conducted tomorrow, thru next week.
Jury Begins Deliberations In Conrad Murray Trial
The jury will begin deliberations today in Dr. Conrad Murray's involuntary manslaughter trial in Los Angeles. He's accused of giving Michael Jackson a lethal drug dose in June 2009. Prosecutor David Walgren called Murray a liar and an opportunist who put his own welfare before that of Jackson. Jurors will determine whether Murray played a role in causing Jackson's death.
Still No Power For Some In Northeast
There's still no power to the people across many areas of the Northeast after last weekend's snow storm. The latest figures put the number of deaths blamed on last weekend's massive snowstorm at 22. States of Emergency are still in place in Connecticut, Massachusetts and New Hampshire as clean up continues.
Bieber Fans Launch "I Hate Mariah Yeater" Page
Several "I Hate Mariah Yeater" Facebook pages have sprung up. The 20-year-old woman has incurred the wrath of Justin Bieber fans by claiming he fathered her nearly four-month old son. Some of Bieber's 14-million Twitter followers have sent Yeater death threats. Yeater filed a paternity lawsuit against Bieber earlier this week.
Kris Jenner In Trouble For Using "Indian Giver"
Kim Kardashian's mother is weathering a controversy of her own as she defends her daughter's decision to end her marriage after only two months. Native American groups are blasting Kris Jenner for using the phrase "Indian giver" when she said she hoped her son-in-law, Kris Humphries, would not ask Kim to return the $2 million engagement ring he gave her. Native American groups are blasting Jenner for using the phrase "Indian giver," a term for 'someone who gives a gift and then takes it back. Executive Director of the National Congress of American Indians said Jenner's comment was "wrong and hurtful" but invited her to join with the country in learning more during Native American Heritage Month...which just happens to be November.
"Twilight" Stars Cement Hand, Footprints At Grauman's Chinese
Hundreds of fans cheered as a trio of "Twilight" actors left imprints of their hands and feet outside Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood. Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner and Kristen Stewart became immortalized in cement outside the movie theater yesterday. The festivities came before the November 18th release of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1."
Groupon Shares Begin Trading Today
The online leader in daily deals, Groupon, begins trading today on Nasdaq. Shares are priced at $20. In its initial public offering yesterday, Groupon raised $700 million after increasing the number of shares it offered and raising the price of each share. That boosted Groupon's value to almost $13 billion.