Thursday, December 6, 2012
BUY-TWO-GET-TWO FREE ROCKETTES TICKETS TONIGHT: MIX 92.9 NIGHT
Tonight is Mix 92.9 NIGHT at the Radio City Christmas Spectacular...you get Buy-2-get-2-free Tickets... with the code word MIX92-9
2 JOB FAIRS THURSDAY IN MIDDLE TENN.
If you know someone who needs a job, please tell them about the job fairs today. There are two today, one at the Goodwill Career Centers on Fort Campbell Blvd in Clarksville, nine to noon, the other at the Goodwill Career Center on Nashville Pike in Gallatin, from 10 to 2. Bring a resume’, your id, and be ready to interview.
FREE FLU SHOTS AVAILABLE AT COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENTS
Just any day now, you're probably going to know someone who has the flu.. and if you haven't had your flu shot yet, you're not protected. As the flu cases rise, the health department is taking action, and says you can go to any Davidson county health department and get the vaccination for free. They say it’ll do more good in peoples’ systems than on the shelf.
WAFFLE SHOP TRADITION TODAY
For 87 years, always on the first Thursday of December, the people at the historic Downtown Presbyterian Church, have hosted what they call The Waffle Shop. For $7, you get a homemade waffle breakfast, coffee or tea and live music. The food is served from 11 till 2, or until they run out of waffle batter.. And people have been lining up, down the sidewalk and around the corner for years to get it. It's become a Christmas tradition. The money they raise goes to the church's ministry for homeless people. Demetria Kalodemos and Gail Kerr will be there serving up food, and there'll be live music.
WE’RE GETTING CARELESS AT THE HOLIDAYS WITH OUR CARS
When you leave your car do you lock it? Every time? And if I were a thief just walking by, could I look into your car and see a GPS? A laptop? CDs? Your purse?
Police say we often get careless at the holidays, because we’re rushed and plan to ‘just run in’ somewhere. Unless you can afford it…and it’s noo problem if someone steals your stuff, you want to be extra vigilant this time of year, with crooks looking for every opportunity.
60% of all the cars stolen last week in Nashville, had the keys left in them, or accessible. Police say lock your car, secure your valuables and take the keys.
GRIEF DURING THE HOLIDAYS
Some people have a hard time at the holidays. It's not a very happy time for them. Either they've lost someone this time of year, or all the the traditions we have remind them of someone they've lost. I have a friend who drove around town with a picture of her late husband in the passenger seat of her car. They always did their Christmas shopping together, and it helped her not miss him so much. Well if you're having a hard time, there may be a strategy that can help YOU feel better. A local non-profit, Alive Hospice, is holding two free meetings tonight, called "Grief During the Holidays." One in Nashville and one in Murfreesboro. They're free, but you DO need to pre-register.
(You can do that online or by calling Alive Hospice. Murfreesboro seminar: 6 to 7:30 p.m. First Presbyterian Church, 210 N. Spring St., Murfreesboro. RSVP by calling 907-1677 or online at http://alivegriefsupportservices.eventbrite.com)
AGENTS RAID NASHVILLE PHARMACY
A local pharmacy was raided by federal and local agents yesterday morning. The owner of The Nashville Pharmacy, which is at Vanderbilt's One Hundred Oaks complex, says he has no idea what led to the raid.
DOGS CAN SNIFF OUT LUNG CANCER, PILOT STUDY SHOWS
You've heard about dog sniffing out cancer, but now there's a new one they're finding. Reserachers have fouind that Dogs are surprisingly adept at sniffing out lung canceroffering hope for earlier, life-saving diagnosis. "Dogs have no problem identifying tumour patients," said Peter Errhalt, head of the pulmonology department at Krems hospital in northern Austria, one of the authors of the study.
The test saw dogs achieve a 70-percent success rate identifying cancer from 120 breath samples, a result so "encouraging" that a two-year study 10 times larger will now take place, Errhalt said.
'SKYFALL' IS BRITAIN'S HIGHEST-GROSSING FILM OF ALL TIME
The latest James Bond movie, "Skyfall", has become the highest-grossing film in British box office history. The 23rd episode of the spy series, starring Daniel Craig as Agent 007 ... bumped out Avatar in Britain for alltime top earning movie.
Here in the United States, it's number 73 ... so far.
DOLLAR STORE BREAK IN
Police arrested a man around 4 yesterday morning ... after he cut a hole in the side of a dollar General store in Antioch... to get in and rob the place. Cops caught him as he was walking out...loaded down with stolen stuff.
NATIONAL CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING TONIGHT
The annual Christmas Tree lighting is tonight at the White House.
(President Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and their two daughters, Sasha and Malia, will light the National Christmas Tree this evening on the White House Ellipse. This will be the 90th National Christmas Tree lighting, continuing a tradition started in 1923 by President Calvin Coolidge.)
GRAMMY NOMINATIONS WERE LAST NIGHT
And the Grammy Nominations and concert were last night here in Nashville. Taylor Swift and LL Cool J, singer and star of NCIS: Los Angeles, hosted the concert. One of our co-workers Toya Haynes got to meet LL, and says it was not one of her smoothest moments. You can see who got Grammy nominations HERE.
STUFF THE TRUCK FOR ANGELS ON SATURDAY
The Salvation Army is asking you to stop by a Nashville WalMart Saturday, starting at 9am, and drop off toys, clothes adn other new items for Angels on the Salvation Army's Angel tree. There'll be a 'wish list' there. This is your chance to help, even if you were unable to afford to adopt an angel. You can still donate SOMETHING.