Tuesday July 24, 2012
The man accused of committing the massacare inside the Aurora, Colorado movie theatre made his first court appearance yesterday. James Holmes behaved oddly, at times seeming to almost to doze off, then bugging out his eyes, reacting to nothing in particular. One jailhouse employee told a newspaper, "He thinks he's acting in a movie."
Attention Nashville singers--which is about everyone in Nashville--American Idol auditions are coming to our neighborhood. The show's "Small Town Audition Tour Bus" is coming to Bowling Green. Specific dates and locations have yet to be announced. Keep an eye on the show's website for details. Speaking of which, Mariah Carey has been signed as a judge for next season. She'll be joining Randy Jackson who likes his steady work.
Sally Ride, the first American woman in space, passed away yesterday of pancreatic cancer. She was 61. Since her initial flight on the space shuttle Challenger in 1983, 42 more U.S. women made the trip into orbit. President Obama yesterday described her as a powerful role model and national hero.
Amelia Earhart is still missing. A $2 million expedition hoping to find wreckage of the aviator's plane is returning to Hawaii empty-handed. The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery still believes Earhart and her navigator crashed onto a reef off a remote island in the Pacific Ocean 75 years ago this month. They have collected a bunch of video and sonar data, and they hope they'll eventually turn up some new clues.
The future use of the state fairgrounds area hasn't been decided yet, BUT people who live in the area told city planners what they'd like to see done with the space. A meeting was held last night with residents and the Metro Planning department. The state fair itself is scheduled to be held their in September.
What many of us considered a rite of passage, isn't as popular as it was. Fewer teenagers are getting their drivers license, according to a national study. Here in Tennessee, the number of teen drivers are holding steady, but slipping a little in Davidson County. The experts say two things are behind the drop. One is the economy--fewer can afford the costs, The other is the Internet-- kids can find plenty of entertainment with leaving home.
A Middle Tennessee man plead guilty yesterday to inappropriately touching three juveniles who lived in an upscale Franklin subdivision. Jon Campanali was arrested last November on six counts of aggravated sexual battery. He was sentenced to 12 years behind bars.
What do you get when you loose 100 pounds? If you're Kirstie Alley, it's a lawsuit. A California woman is suing, saying the weight loss product Alley sells online and on QVC--something called Organic Liaison-- isn't what helped her loose the weight. It was all the dancing she did on the "Dancing With the Stars" that burned the weight off. Kirstie had no comment.