Tuesday, October 9, 2012
SANDUSKY SENTENCED TO 30 TO 60 YEARS IN PRISON
Serial child molester Jerry Sandusky, a former Penn State football coach, was sentenced to 30 to 60 years in prison on Tuesday. The 68-year-old retired defensive coordinator was convicted of 45 counts of child sex abuse. READ ABOUT THE SENTENCING HEARING
MAURY COUNTY JOB FAIR TODAY
There's a job fair today in Maury County. If you need a job, you should be at the Workforce center on Saturn Parkway in Spring Hill between 9 and 1.
LAWSUITS EXPECTED AFTER MENINGITIS OUTBREAK
As the number of sickness and deaths continues to rise in this meningitis outbreak, legal experts say the lawyers are rubbing their hands together in anticipation. They're expecting lawsuits all over the place. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated the count on Monday to 105 cases in the outbreak nationwide. Here in Nashville, the Bart Durham law office started advertising to potential clients over the weekend.
CDC: THOUSANDS LINKED TO STEROID SHOT IN MENINGITIS OUTBREAK
The Meningitis outbreak numbers change every day. The latest from the Centers for Disease Control is that 13-thousand people in 23 states may have received the steroid injections that are at the heart of a rare fungal meningitis outbreak.
The good news: the attack rate -- the number of people who GET meningitis after being exposed to the fungus -- is very low; only about 1%. So far there are more than 100 cases and eight deaths.
THROWING AWAY 'EXPIRED' MEDICATIONS TOO SOON?
I feel somewhat vindicated! My co-host Kim Leslie teases me because I will use Chloraseptic spray for as long as it's still LIQUID! lol
And now, there's a new study that finds many drugs are good for as many as 40 YEARS after the expiration date. To be accurate, the Food and Drug Administration says that doesn't mean you should actually take meds that old, because they may not work and you could delay your recovery.
In fact, because of that, and to keep the prescription medicines from being stolen and abused, or to keep them out of landfills and our water supply, there's a Prescription Drop-Off Day this Saturday at LP Field where you can turn in your old meds to be disposed of properly. Details in the story below.
SHRED AND PRESCRIPTION DROP OFF DAY THIS SAT
On October 13, the Davidson County Sheriff's Office and TN Consumer Affairs have partnered for a free shred and prescription drug drop-off day. Residents can bring two boxes and businesses can bring up to five boxes of documents to shred. You can also bring old or outdated meds. Saturday, October 13, 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at LP Field, Lot D.
STARBUCKS' PUMPKIN SPICE LATTE CRISIS AVERTED!
Don’t fret pumpkin spice latte fans, there is now plenty of your fall java jolt to go around. After a few stores sold out quickly becuase of demand... the Twitterverse exploded with upset fans of the drink. Now, Starbucks says the distribution centers are “100 percent stocked” with the ingredients necessary for the cult-followed classic. “I can confirm that there are no actual pumpkin emergencies,” said Global Brand Public Relations Director Lisa Passe.
There've been a couple of Hollywood breakups. One was basically a summer romance: Katy Perry and John Mayer, the other: Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman, who had been married 30 years.
HEADS UP ABOUT NASHVILLE TRAFFIC ON THURSDAY
I know it's two days away but I wanna remind you that the Titans are playing on THURSDAY this week, and downtown Nashville will be extremely busy that day. They'll be closing down streets early, and if you normally park in state employee lots, you'll have to wait till 5pm when they leave. There's also a concert at the courthouse. You can find out where to park, ahead of time at www.parkitdowntown.com
TOMATOES MAY HELP REDUCE STROKE RISK
When it gets cold here in Tennessee we pull out the chili recipes. And those tomatoes in the sauce could lower your risk of stroke. Yet another study is promoting the benefits of cooked tomatoes! Tomatoes contain a powerful antioxidant that is good for brain health, and cooked tomatoes seem to offer more protection than raw.
VICTIM'S FATHER WANTS GUARDRAILS ON I-440
The father of an 18 year-old who was killed in a car crash last week on 440 says he wants the state to post safety fencing to keep cars from being able to cross over into oncoming traffic. 18 year-old Allen Garton lost control of his vehicle, crossed the center median and crashed into a pickup. He died, his passenger is still in critical condition, and the person Garton crashed into was hurt. TDOT says it's already got guardrails in the works for I-440, west of 65.
RYMAN LOFTS FOR ARTISTS ONLY
There's a new apartment complex opening up for poor musicians and starving artists! The Ryman Lofts is taking applications now. You have to earn $27,000 a year or less, and be actively creating art on a regular basis. It's downtown off Hermitage Avenue. Get details at www.RymanLofts.com