Tuesday, April 24, 2012
FAKE AT&T E-MAIL SCAM
There's a warning out from the Better Business Bureau of Middle Tennessee... about an email scam that's going around. The emails LOOK like they're from AT&T, and give you links to view your bill, pay online and download a smart phone application to manage your account. If you click them, however, the links go to a third party website that downloads a virus onto your computer. www.nashville.bbb.org
PREDS SET UP WITH COYOTES FOR WESTERN CONFERENCE SEMI-FINALS..(STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS)
The Nashville Predators have an opponent for the second round of the Western Conference Semifinals... it'll be the Phoenix Coyotes, who beat Chicago last night to advance. The game schedule could be out today. (The third-seed Coyotes have the home-ice advantage in Arizona for Games One and Two.)
HEALTH: WOMEN LESS LIKELY TO WORK OUT THAN MEN
A new American Cancer Society Survey finds that most women KNOW exercise is good for them, but they just can't make the mental step to actually start doing it. Women are ten-percent less likely than men to use their free time to engage in physical activity. Turns out what REALLY motivates us, is when we find a way to get exercise and INTERACT with family or friends, and it's PLAY rather than working out.
HEALTH: VETERANS' MENTAL HEALTH IS FOCUS OF NATIONAL CONFERENCE
There's a growing demand for mental health and substance abuse treatment for Iraq and Afghanistan veterans. It's estimated one in four of our returning veterans abuses alcohol, and one in five has post-traumatic stress disorder. If we don't deal with it, we're going to see more and more murders, robberies, divorces, suicides... all the symptoms these problems lead to. There's a conference this week in San Diego to look for treatments and solutions.
ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION TO HONOR COACH PAT SUMMITT
Former University of Tennessee women's head basketball coach Pat Summitt and her son Tyler will be given the Sargent and Eunice Shriver Profiles in Dignity Award tonight from the National Alzheimer's Association. It's given to people or groups which help provide greater understanding of the disease and its effects.
EARLY HARVEST COULD IMPACT ANNUAL STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL
The Middle Tennessee Strawberry Festival could have everything BUT strawberries this year, because the festival is not till May 19th.. and the berries have come in about three weeks early. Even if the strawberries are all gone by May, the festival will go on.
PILOT OF DOWNED PLANE REVEALED
Metro police now know who landed that old twin engine plane at Cornelia Fort Airpark in East Nashville this weekend. 74-year-old Russell Brothers Junior. He says he used the Opryland lights to guide him when his landing gear didn't come down, then had his wife pick him up. Brothers says he called Metro Parks Saturday to let them know what happened. Cops are investigating his suspicious landing since he served jail time in the late 80s for smuggling cocaine.
MAN WANTED FOR STEALING COMPUTER FROM WALMART (link has pic)
Metro Police want you to look at a surveillance photo and see if you know the suspect. He stole a laptop from a Walmart in Dickson. Authorities told Nashville's News 2 the man stole a laptop computer from the Walmart store, located at 175 Beasley Drive, on Wednesday April 18. They said he left in a blue car, possibly an Oldsmobile sedan. Security cameras inside the store captured photographs of the subject. Anyone who recognizes the suspect is asked to call the Dickson Police Department at (615) 441-8041.
HEALTH: ASPIRIN TO LOWER CANCER RISK?
A new study ties aspirin use to a lower risk for lung cancer. Researchers have found that women who take aspirin at least twice a week are 50-percent less likely to develop lung cancer. But. the results are not conclusive and scientists say more study is needed. (The study was conducted by researchers from the National University of Singapore and involved more than a thousand Asian women. It appears in the journal "Lung Cancer.")
BRIDGESTONE ARENA IN LINE FOR UPGRADE
Bridgestone Arena could be Metro Nashville's next major renovation project. Mayor Karl Dean's reps say the projects would complement the New Music City Center and Omni hotel. (They've identified at least 13-million dollars in capital needs inside the arena that have gone unaddressed the last few years.)
LAWMAKERS WRAP UP SESSION, BUDGET TALKS
TN State lawmakers still have close to 70 bills to deal with before they can wrap up the final week of the 107th General Assembly. One of the biggest is finalizing the Governor's 30-billin dollar budget. We collected more taxes than expected, so the major sticking point is how to spend the money.
MIDDLE TN RENT RISING
As people move OUT of their houses, they're moving INTO apartments. Middle Tennessee's apartment occupancy rate is about 95%.The downside of that for renters, is that it's making apartment rental PRICES go up. They're about 15% higher than last year.
MAINE MOST PEACEFUL PLACE IN THE UNITED STATES
The state of Maine is the most peaceful place in the U.S., and the nation is more peaceful than it's been in 20 years, according to an annual survey. This year's report by the Institute for Economics and Peace finds New England to be a particularly peaceful region, with Vermont, New Hampshire and Rhode Island joining Maine at the top of the list.
MEN BREAK INTO SEA WORLD, STEAL PENGUIN
Dirk the penguin is back at home after being unexpectedly tossed into civilization. "The Telegraph" is reporting that three men in Australia have been arrested for breaking into Sea World on the Gold Coast and stealing Dirk on their way out. The men are also accused of swimming in the dolphin enclosure before grabbing the penguin and taking off. Fortunately for Dirk, after being abandoned by the thieves he was spotted by a couple and returned to Sea World. The suspects were eventually located after discussing their escapades on Facebook. They're facing several criminal charges including trespassing and unlawfully keeping a protected animal.