Tuesday, July 10, 2012
67 MORE NEGLECTED ANIMALS RESCUED. GROUP NEEDS HELP FROM PUBLIC
The Animal Rescue Corps-- a non-profit that travels from state to state, helping get rescued animals healthy and adoptable -- now has close to 200 animals it's taking care of at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds in Nashville. 100 dogs were rescued from a hoarding situation in Lebanon, and just this week, more than 60 other animals rescued from extreme neglect in Sparta. The ARC says they could use some help, in the form of pet food, cash donations or volunteer time. You can drop off donations at the fairgrounds at Wedgewood and Raines, or online at www.animalrescuecorps.org
NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY SAYS YOUR PERSONAL EMAIL WON'T BE READ BY GOVERNMENT
The head of the National Security Agency says you don't have to worry that your personal emails will be read by the government if a new cybersecurity law is passed. The proposed law would let private companies share its clients emails with the government. BUT... now we're told, they won't.
TDOT RESPONDS TO ALLEGATIONS OF EMPLOYEES SLEEPING ON THE JOB
The Tennessee Department of Transportation is considering policy changes after someone anonymously sent photos to media and some politicians... of five state employees allegedly sleeping on the job in an office building downtown. TDOT says it's looking into the issue, but also mentions that they don't specify what people can do on their lunch breaks or outside business hours.
METRO NASHVILLE PUBLIC SCHOOL HIRING PART TIME TEACHERS
Metro Nashville Public Schools is hiring part-time teachers. You need at least ten-years experience, and a bachelor's or master's degree. We'll post that information for you on the mix929.com NEWS page.
DRUG ABUSE/FOOD ABUSE VACCINE IN THE WORKS
Right this minute, there are more than 6 million children in America with at least one parent who's addicted to drugs. But there's a scientist at Scripps Research Institute working on a treatment to innoculate people against addictions. He says the vaccine could work for meth, cocaine, cigarettes, even food addictions, and may be in clinical trials as early as this year.
THE WANNABEATLES LOOKING FOR BETTY WHITE LOOK-ALIKES
Do you know someone who looks like Betty White?
Nashville band the WannaBeatles wrote the song, "Oh Betty" in honor of actress Betty White and now they're shooting a video and need a look-alike for the star. The popular Beatles tribute band was nominated for a Grammy last year for "Best Spoken Word Album," but they were beaten out by the 90-year-old comedienne. Find out how to try out for the video, HERE
The deadline for entries is Monday, July 16th).
http://www.thewannabeatles.com/betty.htm or call 615-300-4668.
DRIVER TESTING CENTER CLOSED TODAY
The driver testing center on Centennial Boulevard is closed today... they're doing renovations to make it more customer-friendly. That center will be back open tomorrow, the others are open regular hours today, and you can renew your driver license online ... at tn.gov.... unless you need a new photo. (www.tn.gov)
AUTISM, SCHIZOPHRENIA MAY BE LINKED IN FAMILIES
New research suggests families with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder in their histories are more likely to have a child with autism. The link was weaker for bipolar disorder, but still there. (The findings are published in the "Archives of General Psychiatry.")
FALLEN FRANKLIN SOLDIER MEMORIALIZED
Master Sergeant Tre Ponder, a soldier from Franklin, Tennessee who died in Afghanistan in 2005 is being memorialized. The bridge on Highway 96 over the Harpeth River has been named after him. Ponder was on a mission to rescue four Navy SEALS when his helicopter was shot down.
HEAT BUCKLES PAVEMENT ON TENNESSEE HIGHWAY
You may notice some extra rough spots in the road. Our recent heat wave has caused some damage on Tennessee highways. Heat caused a piece of pavement on I55 in Memphis to buckle Monday, creating a bump in the road 6 inches high which was launching cars into the air if they hit it fast enough.
TRUCKLOAD OF LETTUCE DUMPED IN SOUTH NASHVILLE NEIGHBORHOOD
The state is trying to find out who illegally dumped a truckload of lettuce in a south Nashville neighborhood over the weekend. Dozens of boxes of lettuce... strewn for a hundred yards along Hart street. Even though the guy who reported it managed to peel off shipping labels from the lettuce bags to help investigators…. state law only allows for only a $50 fine.
REPUBLICANS AGAIN DEBATE HEALTH CARE LAW REPEAL
House Republicans are trying again to repeal the 2010 healthcare reform law. A two-day debate starts today, a vote is expected tomorrow.
NASHVILLE DOCTOR TO HELP TREAT TEAM USA IN OLYMPICS
World-class athletes aren't the only ones packing their bags for the upcoming Olympic Games in London. A local doctor is also getting ready to go. Nashville chiropractor Dr. Dionne Kellogg will help care for the American power lifting, judo and wrestling teams... to try and help them bring home the gold.
CYBERBULLYING PART OF SCHOOL CURRICULUM IN NY
We're making some progress against cyber-bullying. It's now part of the curriculum in New York schools. Other states are expected follow that example.
CANCER STUDY IN NASHVILLE: VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
If you've never had cancer, and you're between 30 and 65, the American Cancer Society wants you to help them in a study this week.( It's a survey, blood sample and waist measurement. They're trying to figure out why some people get, and others DON'T GET cancer.) To find an enrollment location, go to www.cps3nashville.org