Tuesday, July 16, 2013

BLOOD DRIVE FRIDAY AT LP FIELD JULY 19
In the summertime, college kids go home, many of the rest of us go on vacation, and fewer people are donating blood! So the American Red Cross is asking you to stop by and donate this week, at 22nd and Charlotte. Or you can stop by LP Field this Friday, where the Police and Fire Departments are competing to see which team can get more blood donations. That'll be 8 to 6 Friday. And they'll have some goodies for you for stopping by. 
 
CORY MONTEITH'S DEATH MAY DELAY SHOW

Actor Cory Monteith's death may delay the fifth season of 'Glee' until November. His character Finn was supposed to be a large part of 'Glee's' fifth season, so now they're having to rewrite and rework everything, including finding a way to deal with his disappearance from the show. Monteith was found dead Saturday in Vancouver.

HEAT ADVISORY
It's not just here that people are suffering in the heat. There's a massive heat advisory for much of the country, especially the eastern United States.... and it's expected to be extra hot through at least Friday. 

RANDY TRAVIS AWAKE, IMPROVING
Country singer Randy Travis is awake and  breathing 'spontaneously' after his stroke and surgery. Doctors at The Heart Hospital Baylor say he could be off the ventilator soon, and released in a few weeks, but it'll take months for him to recover.

PURITY DAIRIES HOLDING JOB FAIR
I'm telling you about this today so you can be ready tomorrow: Purity Dairies is holding a job fair tomorrow, Wednesday, 2 to 7, at its offices on Murfreesboro Road. They're filling several route sales positions.

SPECIAL TRUCK TO PATROL NASHVILLE ROADS BEFORE CONSTRUCTION
Keep your eyes open and you may see a pretty cool truck driving around Nashville, it's called the Digital Survey vehicle, and it'll be driving along about half the roads in Nashville, gathering high-quality images of the pavement, and recording the condition the roads are in. City engineers can then use that information to plan maintenance projects. In the meantime, if you have a pothole problem, or something that's unsafe on your ride in, you can call 311 and report it. Or on state highways or interstates, you can report bad road by calling 615-350-4300.

AIRLINE ANNOUNCES IT'LL SUE TV STATION THAT BROADCAST RACIST NAMES
Asiana Airlines says it'll sue the San Francisco TV station that announced fake names for the pilots of the plane that crashed in San Francisco, but they WON'T sue the National Transportation Safety Board, which actually gave the names to the TV station. The airlines says the NTSB didn't hurt their image, the TV station did, even though the news anchors simply announced the names given to them by the NTSB. NTSB says it was a summer intern who gave the false names. 

APPLE PHONE ELECTROCUTES WOMAN, SAMSUNG GALAXY S BURNS TEENAGER
There's been a death and an injury blamed on smartphones recently. A Chinese news agency says a 23-year-old woman was electrocuted last week in China when she used her iPhone 5 to answer a call as the battery was charging. Apple says it's looking into the incident, and claims it's not something the rest of us have to worry about.  And a Swiss teenager said she received third-degree burns when her Samsung Galaxy S3 exploded in her pocket. Samsung, also, says it'll investigate.

MUSIC CITY CENTER TO LOSE MONEY THIS YEAR
Now that the new Music City Center is open, they're finding that the real life costs of utilities to run the place are about double what was projected, and say according to those numbers, the building will lose 4.8 million dollars this year. They expect to make up that loss with tourist dollars later on.
Meanwhile, the city is looking for someone to take over the old Nashville Convention Center on Broadway. The city has about three acres of exhibit space in the old convention center. Leaders are still renting it out for now, but they want a long-range plan.

BOY SCOUT JAMBOREE UNDERWAY, NO OBESE KIDS THIS YEAR
Tens of thousands of Scouts are in West Virginia for this year's National Boy Scout Jamboree. But there's already been some controversy over the ten-day event, over a new rule that bans boys from attending the jamboree if they're obese. "We required a level of fitness in order to come to the Jamboree that we haven't required before," Dan McCarthy, director of the BSA's Summit Group, told the Associated Press. "And that has motivated an enormous return in terms of both kids and adults getting serious about improving their health."  Scouts will be tested by such "high-adventure activities" as kayaking, rock-climbing, bouldering, skateboarding, mountain biking, BMX riding, gliding, a 3-mile hike uphill and a 3,000-foot-long zip line.

PROPANE TANK EXPLOSION IN MILLERSVILLE
Firefighters got an early wakeup call in Millersville this morning when a propane tank exploded near Bethel Baptist Church. No one was injured, and no one had to be evacuated, but officials are on the scene trying to figure out what caused the blast.

MAN WANTED IN FLORIDA FOUND HIDING HERE IN TENNESSEE
A man wanted for trying to shoot a child in South Florida has been caught here in Tennessee. Richard Elwood was fighting with his ex-girlfriend and shot at her 10 year-old son, but missed. Elwood then stole a car and fled. He was found hiding in his mother's closet in Westmoreland, and charged with attempted murder.

ANOTHER NEW MOVIE FROM OLD IDEA
As the Lone Ranger dies a slow death at the box office -- partly because it's too old for the younger set to remember the original, and get excited about it -- there's another remake of an oldie in the works. Dreamworks Animation is said to be moving full-speed-ahead on an animated Lassie movie. 

FLORIDA RESTAURANT OWNER FIRES EMPLOYEES IN TEXT MESSAGES
You never want to hear that you're fired, but for some workers at a Florida restaurant, the blow was even tougher. They got fired with a text message. The fired employees think it's pretty unethical. Our listeners seem to agree. We've got it posted on the Mix 92.9 Facebook page. You can weigh in if you want. 

HUGH JACKMAN UPSETS LOCALS AT HOT SPRINGS BY GOING NAKED
Actor Hugh Jackman managed to upset some folks in Japan, where he's filming "The Wolverine." You know how buff he's gotten for that part, right? Well Hugh goes to this hotsprings in Japan and they give him what he called a hand towel, as he comes in. He figures it must be nude bathing then, and strips down. There he is, sitting in the water, dipping his little hand towel into the cold water and wearing it on his head. Turns out, that's not where he was supposed to be wearing that towel. Other patrons' odd looks tipped him off.

PILOT SAYS FLASH OF LIGHT BLINDED HIM BEFORE SAN FRANCISCO CRASH
A couple of things under investigation about the Asiana plane crash: the fact that the pilots told passengers to stay in their seats, and didn't let them start evacuating for a minute and a half. The rule is, they're supposed to be out of the plane in 90 seconds. And the captain who was being trained says seconds before landing, a flash of light blinded him. No one else saw it, but the NTSB is investigating. 

VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY NAMES FOUR PLAYERS CONNECTED TO SEX CRIMES INVESTIGATION
Vanderbilt University has revealed the identities of the four football players who were kicked off the team, suspended from the university and banned from campus in connection with an on-campus sex crime. You can see them on our mix929.com NEWS page. No charges have been filed. (The four are Cory Batey from Nashville; Brandon Vandenburg from California; Brandon Banks from Maryland; and JaBorian "Tip" McKenzie from Mississippi.) The four had never yet played a game  for the Commodores.