Tuesday, August 5th, 2014
AIR QUALITY ALERT
There's an Orange Level Air Quality Alert today, which means today's Ozone Levels are expected to be unhealthy for the young, people over 60, and people with breathing issues or who will be outside working or exercising, which makes you breathe in more dirty air. If you can, stay inside during the heat of the day when the air quality is at its worst, turn off your car while you're waiting at drive throughs, and try and put off using gas-powered equipment till the air clears.
FULL WATER SERVICE LIKELY RESTORED TODAY
Service should be restored today to everybody who had been affected by the Metro Water main break off Powell. Metro Water Services says it's replaced 50-feet of pipe... the lines have been flushed and once it's clear the water is clean and safe, the water starts going back to normal for all the affected areas, which included Green Hills, Forest Hills, Oak Hill, Belle Meade and Crieve Hall.
METRO SCHOOLS START TOMORROW, KIDS NEED IMMUNIZATION RECORDS!
When Metro Schools start back tomorrow, make sure your kids aren't some of the many who are sent back home! Joe Bass with Metro Schools says every child in pre-K, kindergarten, 7th grade, or who is new to a Tennessee school.... needs their shots, and their records proving they have them. You can go to your health care provider or health department and they'll know what shots you need, and give you the certificate.
Every year, about half the kids who are supposed to be immunized and bring in those records the first day of school, don't, and are sent right back home.
Over the past week or so, Metro School buses have been inspected, top to bottom, and will be ready to rollout tomorrow morning.
AIR QUALITY ALERT
There's an Orange Level Air Quality Alert today, which means today's Ozone Levels are expected to be unhealthy for so-called 'sensitive groups.' That's children, older people, folks with breathing issues, or who will be outside working or exercising. You're supposed to try and stay indoors in the heat of the day, when the air is at its worst, try not to use gas-powered equipment, reduce car trips, and turn off the car in drive throughs.
KOREAN WAR VET, "CAT PERSON" LEAVES PART OF ESTATE TO METRO ANIMAL CONTROL
A Korean war veteran who passed away last year, is being remembered today with even more gratitude by local animal lovers. James Talbot, who died last year at the age of 83, left 160-thousand dollars of his estate to Metro Animal Control. James said he was just a cat person, and wanted to help. Today, all the red tape is nearly over and Metro Animal Control could get that money, after a final Metro Council vote. James was also a supporter of the Cat Shoppe in Berry Hill.
SOCIAL NETWORKING HELPING MEN BOND MORE
Social networking seems to be helping men bond more. A survey a decade ago found the average man had barely two people people in his life he could share important things with, but recent polls find men have more friends now, and keep in touch mainly through texting.
WRITE A BAD REVIEW ON MY HOTEL AND WE'LL FINE YOU
You know how you depend on reviews to tell you about hotels you're considering? One in NY has found a way around that. They figured they wouldn't get ANY bad reviews, with their new policy: you post a bad review, you get fined 500 DOLLARS! It's in the contract you sign before you book your event. Surprisingly, in spite of the new policy, the that hotel still has lots of poor reviews and a poor rating on Yelp.
TAYLOR SWIFT SINGING WITH CHILD CANCER PATIENT
Mix listener Joanne Wilson sent us this video clip of a little kid named Jordan (who's a friend of her grandson. Wilson says both kids have Williams' Syndrome, and that Jordan was recently diagnosed with Leukemia, as well). Jordan got a big surprise on Sunday when Taylor Swift came to visit! This is Taylor, singing with Jordan, at the hospital (Boston Children's).
Please send him- and all the little kids who are fighting big fights - your prayers.
NASHVILLE SAID NOT AFFECTED BY P.F. CHANG'S DATA BREACH
P.F. Chang's is the latest to be hit with a security breach, though a spokesperson says the Nashville P.F. Chang's was not involved, so Nashville customers' credit information should be safe. The chain's credit and debit card processing system was compromised.
LOCAL MAN IN COURT TODAY FOR BOMB DEATHS
That local man accused of killing his in-laws by hand-delivering an explosive device to their home in Lebanon, is in court today. Prosecutors say they'll reveal key evidence today against 49-year-old Richard Parker.
NORTH CAROLINA MISSIONARY ARRIVES IN ATLANTA
A North Carolina missionary infected with Ebola is supposed to arrive in Atlanta today for treatment. The woman is one of two who'll be treated at Emory Hospital... health officials here say we have the medical equipment and technology to safely treat the virus. It's spread through close contact with bodily fluids of an infected person.
SANDRA BULLOCK, JENNIFER, LAWRENCE, HIGHEST EARNING ACTRESSES
Thanks to the movie Gravity, Sandra Bullock is this year's top-earning actress. Forbes says she $51 million dollars in the past year. J-Law was next. Jennifer Lawrence earned 34 million last year, then Jennifer Anniston, right behind.
BIG BANG THEORY: Stars to Make $1M Per Episode
Talk about big money! The lead actors of Big Bang Theory have signed their new contracts, and filming for the next season has started!
Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, and Kaley Cuoco will each earn a million dollars per half-hour episode. Big Bang has been, for a long time, the top-rated show in the country.