Thursday, December 13, 2012
NISSAN BATTERY PLANT COULD BRING 1,000 JOBS TO SMYRNA
As demand grows for the all-electric Nissan Leaf, so does demand for batteries for the car. So Nissan says it's building a new battery plant in Smyrna next to the Nissan vehicle assembly plant that's already there. They're expecting to hire as many as 1,000 new workers for the plant over the next few years. As soon as we get information about when they're hiring and how to apply, we'll post it for you here at mix929.com
GORDON RAMSAY'S "KITCHEN NIGHTMARES" COMES TO CHAPPY'S IN NASHVILLE, YOU CAN BE A DINER ON THE SHOW
There will be TV crews all over Nashville today. Chef Gordon Ramsay will be at Chappy's on Church today through Sunday, trying to whip the place into shape for his "Kitchen Nightmares" show, and you are invited to be in the audience. You have to make a reservation, and pay for your meal.
"AMERICA'S GOT TALENT" AUDITIONS TODAY
And "America's Got Talent" is holding auditions today in Nashville. Producers will be at the Nashville convention center from 10 till 8, but you do need to register online first. And if you can't make the audition live, you can send in an audition video.
METEOR SHOWER TONIGHT
If we have clear skies tonight, you can slip outside and see the Geminid meteor shower. It's at its peak between 10 tonight and 3 in the morning. The Geminid shower is one of the two biggest of the year. (Look toward the constellation Gemini, in the eastern part of the sky for the best view.)
BUY-TWO-GET-TWO TICKETS FREE WITH MIX 92-9 NIGHT AT THE ROCKETTES
And for everybody who's been wanting to go see the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, tonight is the night to save a bunch of money: it's Mix 92.9 Night at the Rockettes. That means you can buy-two-get-two-free tickets with the code word Mix 929. And look for Clint Redwine onstage before the show with a special reading of "Twas the Night before Christmas."
WHAT CHANCE OF A WHITE CHRISTMAS THIS YEAR?
What are your chances of a White Christmas this year? GREAT! If you're going somewhere else! Our News2 Meteorologist Justin Bruce says there's a less than 5% chance of a white Christmas for most of Tennessee.
ANGEL TREE ADOPT-A-THON TONIGHT, (THURSDAY, DEC 13)
The Salvation Army still has about 2400 Angels who haven't been adopted from the Angel Trees: babies, little kids and elderly people who will go without this Christmas if someone doesn't step in and help. The Salvation Army's last-ditch effort to get everyone taken care of is an Angel Tree Telethon tonight on NewsChannel 4. They're asking you to call in between 4 and 10:30 tonight to make a donation, or to drop off new toys and coats at the Angel Tree Warehouse, 3710 Vulcan Drive.. through this Saturday. Angel Tree gifts will be handed out to families next Monday through Thursday.
Note: Anna Marie will be answering phones at the Channel 4 number from 4 till 7 tonight.
JUSTIN BIEBER MURDER PLOT
A convicted rapist and killer... locked up in New Mexico... plotted to have Justin Bieber murdered and castrated ... but for some reason, he changed his mind and told police about it... so they were able to catch up with the hired hitmen, and stop them. The hitmen allegedly were already armed with murder weapons. The convict who made the hire is a 45 year-old man, so obsessed with Bieber that he has a tattoo of the singer on his leg.
TAYLOR SWIFT TURNS 23 ON THURSDAY, AND RELEASES HER 23RD MUSIC VIDEO
Today is a big day for Swifties! It's Taylor Swift's 23rd birthday.... AND she releases her 23rd music video for the song, "I Knew You Were Trouble"
"Red," the album that song is from, has already gone Triple Platinum, selling three million copies in less than a month. Taylor has some other fun things going on right now as well. She's dating Harry Styles of the boy group "One Direction," and she's booked to perform live on Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve on December 31st.
U.S. HOUSING MARKET UP, FORECLOSURE STARTS AT SIX YEAR LOW
The U.S. housing market seems to continue recovering. The latest report from RealtyTrac shows foreclosure STARTS on homes last month... were at the lowest level in six years.
BARBARA WALTERS' MOST FASCINATING PERSON OF THE YEAR
Barbara Walters' most fascinating person of 2012 is General David Petraeus. "Argo" director Ben Affleck came in 2nd on her list.
PEOPLE PREFER FEMALE LEADERS WITH DEEPER VOICES
How's your speaking voice? Do you sound like a little girl, with a high-pitched voice? That could hurt your career chances. A new study found both women and men prefer female leaders who have lower-pitched voices to ones with higher voices, even in stereotypically female positions.
FIRST FAMILY'S HOLIDAY OBLIGATIONS
You think you have a lot of holiday obligations: Our President and First Lady have 24 holiday parties that they have to host this season. Tonight, on the sixth night of Hanukkah, the White House will host a festival reception, with the guest list honoring mainly Jewish Americans.