Wed, March 14, 2012
BREAKFAST FOR BABIES FOR MARCH OF DIMES IS FRI AND SAT
(TWO DAYS THIS YEAR)
Come have breakfast with Kim, Anna Marie and Clint of the Mix Morning Show this Friday, March 16th at the Noshville on Broadway, or with Kim Leslie Saturday, March 17th, at the Noshville in Green Hills. Half the breakfast proceeds go to March of Dimes. And bring your spare change to donate for a chance to win a Limo Lunch with the morning team.
TITANS AND MANNING TO MEET TODAY (WED)
Tennessee Titans owner Bud Adams says he'll meet with free-agent quarterback Peyton Manning today, and claims Manning is really interested in being a Titan. Manning apparently has cut his list of potential new teams to four, and Tennessee is on there. As well as Arizona, Denver and Miami. According to the report, Denver is one of the top two teams on Manning's list.
Adams reportedly believes Manning is "really interested" in being a Titan and says he expects the four-time MVP to make a quick decision. The parties are scheduled to meet at a secret location away from team headquarters. The Titans are also reportedly pursuing free-agent guard Steve Hutchinson, a friend of Manning's who would help stabilize the offensive line.
METRO OFFICER KILLED RUNNING RED LIGHT
28-year-old off-duty Metro Police officer Dustin Maynard was killed yesterday. He was driving his motorcycle toward downtown when he ran a red light and smashed into a pickup. Police say the truck driver was not at fault. Witnesses told police the victim had been traveling on Lafayette Street popping wheelies for "some distance" before he reached the intersection.
MURFREESBORO JOB FAIR TODAY (WED)
There's a job fair in Murfreesboro today, from 9 to 3 at the Career Solutions building on Memorial Boulevard. You need to bring a resume and be ready for on the spot job interviews.GET DETAILS HERE
MORE EMPLOYERS HIRING, JOBESS RATES DOWN
The latest government jobs report is showing signs of economic expansion. The Labor Department reports that February was the third consecutive month with payroll growth above the 200-thousand mark. Other figures reveal that 45 states saw declines in the unemployment rate in January.
CLARKSVILLE RESIDENTS ASKED TO CONSERVE WATER, SCHOOLS DISMISS EARLY
People in Clarksville are having a water shortage. There's construction at the city's water treatment plant ..that caused a sudden shutdown Monday night. Some schools are closed, there's no car washing, and in some places, no fire protection. It'll be that way till water levels build up.
SANDUSKY WANTS DISMISSAL OF CHARGES
Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky wants a judge to dismiss charges he raped several young boys, because prosecutors can't give specific dates for when some of the alleged crimes occurred. The 67-year-old goes on trial in May on 50 counts of child molestation.
LONGTIME DOOBIE BROTHERS DRUMMER HOSSACK DIES
Longtime Doobie Brothers drummer Michael Hossack, who played on the hits "Listen To The Music" and "China Grove," has passed away of cancer at his home in Wyoming. He was 65.
FRANKLIN BEN & JERRY'S CLOSED FOR GOOD
Ben and Jerry's in downtown Franklin closed for the winter, but now says it will not reopen that location. There are still two other frozen dessert shops downtown.
REPUBLICAN RACE UPDATE
The Republican presidential candidates are still neck and neck. Rick Santorum won yesterday's GOP primaries in Alabama and Mississippi. Former House speaker Newt Gingrich finished second, Mitt Romney finished third.
NO MORE ENCYCLOPEDIA BRITANNICA
When you need to look up information about ANYTHING, where do you go? Online. That's why the publishers of Encyclopedia Britannica say the 2010 32-volume set of Encyclopedias is the last that'll be printed. They say you can pay a 70 dollar subscription fee and see their information online if you want to.
LEGISLATORS BACK OFF 'DON'T SAY GAY' BILL
State lawmakers are backing off the controversial legislation called the 'Don't Say Gay' bill that would put limitations on student discussions that mention homosexuality exists... before high school. Governor Bill Haslam criticized the bill this week saying it's an unnecessary distraction... and causes more problems than it solves.
LEON PANETTA VISITING AFGHANISTAN
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is on a two-day visit to Afghanistan. It's the first time a senior member of the Obama administration has visited the country since a U.S. soldier allegedly opened fire on Afghan civilians Sunday, killing 16. (Panetta is scheduled to speak to U.S. and Georgian troops stationed there. )
CHARTER AIRLINE GROUNDED
A South Carolina based airline, Direct Air, is grounded until at least May because of problems with its fuel supplier. The way they handled it has customers angry. They just cancelled services late Monday leaving travelers stuck at the airport, and didn't answer the phone or update the website until two days later, to explain the situation.
HUNGER GAMES SETTING RECORDS
The movie "The Hunger Games" has broken Fandango's record for biggest first day advance ticket sales, and theaters across the country are scrambling to add more showtimes for the 23rd when the movie opens nationwide . (The previous record holder was "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse," back in 2010.)
A KISSING ROBOT?
And for your loved one when he's far away: there's a new bunny shaped robot, that's designed to transmit your KISS over long distances. You both pick up your robot bunnies, kiss its touch screen on the lips, and the machines transmit the lip motions from one device to the other. Its called the "Kissenger".
OLDEST MEDIAN AGE CITY?
Scottsdale, Arizona has the highest median age of any American city with a population of more than 100-thousand people. That's according to the 2010 U.S. Census. Scottsdale's 45-point-four median age means exactly half of its population is above that age, and the other half below.
WOMAN FAILS TO MAKE LSU FOOTBALL TEAM
A woman who starred on LSU's soccer team has failed in her bid to become the school's first female football player. Mo Isom got word yesterday that she did not make the team, after a two-day tryout for walk-ons. Isom will get another opportunity to make the football team during preseason practices in August.
CAR MAKERS' PROFITS UP
Porsche is joining General Motors and other automakers, making some serious money. The iconic German sports car company says 2011 profits are up 22-percent from the year before. The company earned about two-point-seven-billion dollars last year.
MRS EASTWOOD AND COMPANY REALITY SHOW
The reality TV neighborhood is getting a little more crowded. The E! network, home to several Kardashian family reality shows, has announced plans to pick up "Mrs. Eastwood & Company." It'll revolve around the family of Hollywood veteran Clint Eastwood. The Oscar winner, himself is not expected to be a major player in the series, but his wife Dina and their teenage daughters, Francesca and Morgan, will be.
CRITICS FUME OVER BILL IDENTIFYING NEW INDIAN TRIBES
Tennessee's consideration of recognizing new Native American tribes is causing outrage among established groups. Critics of the bill say it has nothing to do with Native American history, and everything to do with money. A representative from a tribe seeking status identified as the Lawrenceburg Cherokees tells Channel Four News that the Cherokee of Oklahoma and other tribes have a monopoly on being Cherokee. The Bureau of Indian Affairs hasn't recognized a new tribe in over 150 years.