Thursday, June 7, 2012
FREE ICE CREAM TODAY
Every Thursday this summer, we'll be giving away Blue Bell's homemade vanilla ice cream, at a different location. We start the Ice Cream Drops at 11 a.m. and hand it out while supplies last. Today (Thursday), you'll want to be at the Regions Building, 315 Deaderick to get yours. Get the SCHEDULE HERE for locations through the summer.
MIX 92.9 ANNOUNCER'S SON RECOVERING FROM ACCIDENT ON SR840
And you may have heard that the 18 year old SON of Doug Hannah, our night-time announcer here at mix929, was in a car crash yesterday on SR840. Well, Doug says the car was TOTALLED (you can see it on the Mix 92.9 Facebook Page), and though Michael is really hurting he WILL be okay, because he was wearing his safety belt.
Doug Hannah is back on the air tonight, if you want to call and give him your best wishes.
ROAD CLOSURES DURING CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL
If you're trying to navigate downtown, or get around the Bonnaroo area in Manchester, here are some links to help you plan your route around the detours before you go. See DOWNTOWN NASHVILLE CLOSURES. See BONNAROO ROUTES
MTA BUSES ON DIFFERENT ROUTES
Meanwhile, MTA will be taking different routes to and from downtown Nashville due to the festival. See the METRO BUS DETOURS
FIND PARKING PLACES ONLINE
To find Parking Places downtown: CLICK HERE
CARRIE UNDERWOOD WINS VIDEO OF YEAR AT CMT AWARDS
Carrie Underwood is now a three-time winner of Video of the Year at the CMT Music Awards. She won for her "Good Girl" video, and also won for a video she did with Brad Paisley. Both Barack Obama and Mitt Romney turned up on the show, in recorded messages. See MORE WINNERS HERE
MILEY CYRUS, LIAM HEMSWORTH ARE ENGAGED
19 year old Miley Cyrus and 22 year old Hunger Games star Liam Hemsworth are engaged. He gave her a 3.5-carat diamond ring, and she says she's looking forward to a life of happiness with him. The two met on the set of the 2009 movie, "Last Song."
JANET JACKSON HOSTS NEW DOCUMENTARY
Janet Jackson has signed on to host a new documentary called "Truth" which will focus on the lives of transgender people living around the world. She says she hopes it'll help end discrimination of the transgender community.
FRANKLIN MAN SURRENDERS TO POLICE FOR FATAL HIT AND RUN
A Franklin man has surrendered to police for a hit and run that killed a pregnant woman, her unborn child, and a man who was trying to help her when she ran out of gas on the highway. Twenty-two-year-old Curtis Harper surrendered yesterday, and will be charged with leaving the scene of a fatal accident and driving under the influence.
WOMAN PURCHASED FAKE CMA TICKETS ON CRAIGSLIST
And buyer beware... if you're trying to get tickets to the CMA Music Festival... you'll want to buy through legitimate, official sources. A Murfreesboro woman says she bought tickets and a parking pass - paying more than 700 dollars to someone on Craigslist, then never got the tickets. She also apparently fell for the excuses the seller gave for not wanting to use Paypal, which verifies its users, so she's probably lost that money. If you use a credit card and are defrauded, they will sometimes reimburse you, but usually not when you buy with a debit card.
MAN SAYS HIS 70 CHICKENS AREN'T IN VIOLATION OF METRO ORDINANCE
Neighbors in one north Nashville neighborhood say one resident is pushing the law tooo far... by having 70 chickens on his roperty. The 71 year old says he's kept chickens--- and roosters-- for forty years, keeps them clean and hopes the city will grandfather him in... and let him keep them. Metro ordinances say you can have six.
HEALTH: AUTISM TIED TO LOW FOLIC ACID INTAKE DURING PREGNANCY
Pregnant women who don't get enough folic acid could be nearly 40% more likely to give birth to a child with autism. Folic acid is especially important during the first month of pregnancy, though many women don't even realize they're pregnant at that point. (The study appears in the "American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.")
PRAISES FOR LATE SCI-FI AUTHOR RAY BRADBURY
Science fiction fans are still buzzing about the death of author Ray Bradbury ... who died yesterday. Bradbury was probably best known for "Fahrenheit 451," about a future America in which books are outlawed. Bradbury also wrote "The Martian Chronicles" and "Something Wicked This Way Comes." Steven Spielberg, who directed Close Encounters of the Third Kind and E.T., said, "He was my muse for the better part of my sci-fi career. He's immortal." Ray Bradbury was 91.
HEALTH: "SODA SUMMIT" UNDERWAY
Public health advocates are applauding New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's stance to ban large sugary drinks. They're holding the first-ever "National Soda Summit" today and tomorrow in Washington, DC. It's sponsored by the Center for Science in the Public Interest, which calls sugary drinks "liquid candy." The proposed ban has stirred debate over how far governments should go to restrict unhealthy options available to consumers. Beverage lobbyists say sugary drinks are already just a limited part of most people's diets.
MAN SHOT IN NASHVILLE GROCERY PARKING LOT
Metro police are looking for a man and a woman involved in a shooting in a grocery store parking lot last night on Thompson Lane. A 32 year old man was walking to his car when another vehicle pulled up, and someone shot him in the arm. If you know anything about it, you're asked to call Crimestoppers.
GOOD SAMARITAN STOPS FLEEING ROBBER
Now, let me tell you about someone who stepped up and helped his fellow man during a gas station robbery last night. In Mt. Juliet, a 17 year old, armed with a knife, robbed the Citgo gas station on Mt. Juliet Road, and as he left, a customer who'd been pumping gas and had seen the robbery, approached the teenager, took the knife from him, and waited for police. The suspect is in custody.
NEW HOMES GOT LARGER LAST YEAR AS MARKET WENT DOWN
For the first time in four years, the size of the average new American house increased last year. They were 88 square feet larger. At first, market analysts were surprised, but figured out that though many people were downsizing, or even losing their homes, those who COULD still buy, were buying move-up or luxury homes.
JOHN MAYER CRITICIZES TAYLOR SWIFT FOR "DEAR JOHN"
Taylor Swift has never said who her song Dear John is about, but John Mayer thinks it's him
In an interview with RollingStone Mayer says it made him feel terrible, and he didn't do anything to deserve it. He said, "how would you feel if you were at the lowest you've ever been and someone kicked you even lower?