Tuesday May 28, 2013
Students are returning to West Albany High School in Oregon today with tight security after a classmate is arraigned on charges of hatching a deadly bomb plot inspired by the Columbine massacre. Grant Acord, 17, will be charged as an adult with attempted aggravated murder and possession of destructive devices that authorities said included pipe bombs, Molotov cocktails, a Drano bomb and a napalm bomb. The devices were found under floorboards in his bedroom, prosecutors said.
More than 200 soldiers were welcomed home to Fort Campbell yesterday--Memorial Day-- from a 9 month tour of Afghanistan by a cheering crowd of family and friends. Another 32 soldiers will be back on Wednesday.
The organizers of the annual Cheatham Lake Fish Busting Rodeo have a slight problem--there are no fish in the lake. Wires got crossed with a couple of agencies and the pond was never stocked. The June 8th event is too late to cancel, more than 240 kids are already signed up. So volunteers are now raising a fish fund to load in the fish themselves; farm-raised catfish cost about $2 per pound; that's about $1,400 worth of fish.
SIR PAUL VISITS
Sir Paul McCartney made his first visit to Graceland Sunday and left a behind a gift. Paul dropped a personal guitar pick on Elvis Presley's grave and said it was "so Elvis can play in heaven." He was in Memphis to play a show on the North American leg of his "Out There" tour.
JOYRIDE GOES BAD
A 14-year-old Lavergne boy took his mom's car for a joyride early yesterday morning, crashing it into a neighborhood home; the car caught on fire and two neighbors pulled the kid from the vehicle. He wasn't seriously injured. The home's residents, though, had to find a place to stay because the house was severely damaged. The teen will be charged with joyriding, driving without a license, and being out past curfew.
SUPERHEROES AREN'T WHAT THEY WERE
He's not a superhero, but he does have a flashy costume. Spotted riding around the streets of Madison, Wisconsin on a motor scooter is in a man in a cape and thong undies. He's "Thong Cape Scooter Man!" Despite complaints from some residents, the city attorney says he's not breaking any laws--he's just really tacky. Police learned he's taping his adventures frightening the locals and then posting them on the web.
BANJO AND ARROW THROUGH HEAD
Steve Martin is coming to Nashville tomorrow night for a show of bluegrass and comedy at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center. He's playing with his bluegrass band, The Steep Canyon Rangers, and singer Edie Brickell.
Ticket info at: http://www.stevemartin.com