Thursday, July 19, 2012
YOU COULD GET REFUNDS FOR TVS, COMPUTERS PURCHASED BEFORE 2006
If you bought a TV or computer with an LCD Flat Panel screen before 2006 you may be entitled to some money back. There's a lawsuit underway charging that the maker inflated the price of the LCD screens, and customers in 24 states, including Tennessee, are eligible for refunds.
(It's unclear how much customers will get back, but the settlement itself totals $692 million. If you believe you are eligible to file a claim, register for updates at: https://lcdclass.com/. )
CONSTRUCTION JOB FAIR THURSDAY IN MOUNT JULIET
There's a job fair today in Mt. Juliet. The Tennessee Career Centers and Lane Construction are filling construction jobs, 10 to 2, at the Holiday Inn Express on South Mount Juliet Road. (Pay ranges from $12.25 per hour to $23.00 per hour. For more information please contact Heidi Crow at (615) 288-2690.)
LOCAL EXTRAS NEEDED FOR ABC'S 'NASHVILLE'
If you need some cash and you have some time on your hands... there's a casting call underway for extras for the new ABC TV series "Nashville" starring Connie Britton and Hayden Panettiere. Producers are looking for all ages and any ethnicity, and no experience is necessary. Filming starts the end of this month, pay is 64 bucks a day plus overtime. (To apply, email a current photo along with the information below to email@example.com. "Nashville" premieres this fall on News 2.)
LOCAL MAN CAUGHT HIDING IN CHILD'S BEDROOM CLOSET SENTENCED
30 year old Nashville man James Towry has been sentenced to 6 years in prison for aggravated burglary. He's the guy found earlier this year hiding in the closet of a child's bedroom in South Nashville. He'd previously been convicted of stalking a woman, and had been found naked in her back yard wearing a mask.
FATHER DASHES LITTLE GIRL'S MAKE A WISH TRIP HOPES
The mother and grandmother of a 4-year-old Ohio girl McKenna May, who survived leukemia, are collecting money to get the little Ohio girl to Disney World after her father nixed a Make-A-Wish trip to the theme park. McKenna's father, William May of Toledo, said using Make-A-Wish money for a child who is "free and clear" of illness is an improper use of donations made to the organization. "I think it should go to kids who only have six months to live."
After going through two years of cancer treatment that included spinal taps, chemotherapy and hospitalizations, McKenna's mother and grandmother think the little girl deserves the trip, anyway, so they've pulled the family's request with Make-A-Wish, and are collecting money to send the girl on their own. (They need $3,500 to fund the trip on their own.)
PRINCE CHARLES WEDDING DAY TOAST UP FOR AUCTION
An unusual piece of Royal Wedding memorabilia is set to hit the auction block today in England. A piece of toast left over from the breakfast eaten by Prince Charles on the morning of his wedding to Princess Diana. Auctioneers expect someone to pay at least 800 dollars for that 30 year-old piece of toast.
EMMY NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED THIS MORNING
Nominations for the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards are announced this morning... by actress Kerry Washington and late night host Jimmy Kimmel.
REPORT SHOWS MORE TEENS SEXTING
A new report finds more teens are sexting: sending nude or partially nude photos of themselves to other teens. About 30% of them admit they do it. Researchers say those who do, tend to have riskier sexual behavior than teens who aren't.
CHRISTMAS DECORATING STARTS AT OPRYLAND
You may not have even thought about Christmas... but it's getting into full swing at Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Resort. Crews started hanging the lights on the trees yesterday morning. Country Christmas starts Nov 16th... and includes shows with Lorrie Morgan this year, and an ICE exhibit called Shrek the Halls.
GLEN CAMPBELL SHORTENS 'GOODBYE' TOUR
Legendary singer/performer Glen Campbell has shortened his "Goodbye" tour. He's been on the road with Kenny Rogers, but a spokespersons says the long flight to Australia would be too much for him. Campbell is 76, and has Alzheimer's disease. www.GlenCampbellMusic.com
NASHVILLE FARMERS FINALLY ALLOWED TO RUN ROADSIDE STANDS
Seeing roadside produce stands is a part of summertime here in Tennessee, but a quirk in Metro's zoning code had made it illegal for farmers to sell produce on their own property... unless they had their land rezoned as commercial property. Metro Council fixed that glitch yesterday, though the famers can only sell items they grow or produce on site.
HENDERSONVILLE MAN BURNED IN OUT OF CONTROL BRUSH FIRE DIES
A 69 year-old Hendersonville doctor has died, after being severely burned Monday afternoon on Forest Retreat Road. Nevin Downs was apparently burning brush when his fire got out of hand and spread. He passed away Wednesday.
MAN CALLS POLICE WHEN HOOKER TAKES HIS MONEY AND RUNS
A Dyersburg man was outraged when he tried to hire a prostitute and, instead, she took his 40 dollars and ran away. He called police. Now they both have court dates.
FIGHT BREWING OVER MICHAEL JACKSON'S WILL
There's a battle brewing over Michael Jackson's will. Janet, Jermaine, Rebbie, Tito and Randy Jackson reportedly want to fire the executors of Michael's estate, accusing them of fraud.
SOFIA VERGARA IS TV'S TOP-EARNING FEMALE STAR
Modern Family star Sofia Vergara just celebrated her 40th birthday on July 10, and now she has even more to be happy about. Forbes just announced that Vergara is the top-earning female TV star. She pulled in $19 million dollars last year, from her role on Modern Family, as well as endorsements and other business ventures she's got going on.
TVA STARTS CLEAR-CUTTING TREES IN NASHVILLE
The Tennessee Valley Authority has started clear cutting hundreds of trees in and around Nashville. Company policy has been to just cut down EVERY tree within a 75 foot swath of power lines... though the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission encourages utilities not to use clear-cutting.