Wed, March 21, 2012
SON OF FATHER RYAN PRINCIPAL KILLED IN MOPED ACCIDENT
The son of Father Ryan High School's principal has been killed in a spring break accident in Mexico. Kevin Paul Davis, son of Principal Paul Davis, died in a moped accident. Audrey McInturff from UT, and also from Nashville, was injured. Kevin Paul graduated from Father Ryan in 2009. He was 19. Classes and after-school activities were all cancelled yesterday.
HENDERSONVILLE WOMAN ATTACKED BY 'MAGAZINE SALESMAN'
A Hendersonville woman says she was attacked by a man selling magazines door-to-door. 26 year old Nicholas Dalrymple of Georgia was caught, and charged with sexual battery. Police are trying to determine whether there are other victims, and remind YOU to NEVER let anyone in who just comes to your door. You're really not even supposed to open the door. It's just not a safe way to do business anymore.
FORT CAMPBELL JOB FAIRS THIS WEEK OPEN TO PUBLIC
There are job fairs today and tomorrow at Fort Campbell. More than 100 employers from local, national and international companies will be looking for workers, and you don't have to be in the military to apply. Just go in at Gate 4. (For information, call 270-798-5000, ext. 4412.)
REQUIREMENTS ADDED TO CLAIM UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS
Finally, the government isn't just going to hand out your tax dollars to anyone who asks for it. Tennessee is about to require some people who get unemployment benefits to have to prove they're trying to get a job. Until now, it was just ASSUMED one was trying if he or she were taking taxpayer money. Starting April 1st, claimants who're on the extended benefits -- more than 23 weeks -- will have to have proof that they've tried at least two times a week to get a job. They'll also have to check in at a state career center --or unemployment office-- have their skills assessed and take classes if they need them to get qualified for the job market.
People who get food stamps or other federal benefits will still not be required to prove they're trying to get work.
GM WORKERS RETURN TO SPRING HILL
Relocated and laid off General Motors workers are returning to Spring Hill. The assembly line is set to start back up April 2nd. The story says the first 29 employees out of around 250 who took out-of-state assignments have received return-to-work notices.
EAST NASHVILLE DANCE SPOT NAMED MOST STYLISH
GQ Magazine has named a weekly dance party one of the most stylish in America. The magazine says the "Keep on Movin' Monday night dance party" ..at the Five Spot in east Nashville...has guys who dress like Buddy Holly, and girls who dress like Bobbie Gentry, all dancing to old-school southern soul.
U-S DOCTORS PERFORM FULL FACE TRANSPLANT
A team of doctors from the University of Maryland School of Medicine are being credited with performing a rare full-face transplant. The 36-hour procedure was completed yesterday at Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore. The transplant included both upper and lower jaws, and the tongue.
LEGISLATORS MAY REPEAL HEALTHCARE REFORM PANEL PORTION OF LAW
The House takes up a bill today aimed at repealing part of the Obama administration's healthcare reform law. The measure to dismantle the Medicare cost-cutting panel called the Independent Payment Advisory Board was passed by the House Rules Committee yesterday. The bill would also place caps on medical malpractice awards.
NASHVILLE KIDS TO KICK BUTTS
Today is national Kick Butts day, aimed at getting young smokers to kick the habit or, better yet, not even start. Events including health fairs, anti-smoking films and even cigarette butt cleanups in parks are going on around the country. Here in
Nashville our event is on Legislative Plaza. Tennessee's Department of Health teams up with Nashville's Oasis Center for a student art show contest. You can get more info on what's going on locally at s at www.KickButtsDay.org
EARTHQUAKE IN MEXICO
A powerful 7.4 magnitude earthquake has hit Mexico, and damaged or destroyed at least 800 homes. The quake hit yesterday between the resort city of Acapulco and Oaxaca [[ wah-HAH-kah ]].
ADRENALINE SHOTS MAY HURT CARDIAC ARREST PATIENTS
This may make emergency responders rethink how they treat heart attack patients. A new study has found that people who get a shot of adrenaline, or epinephrine, from EMTs ont he way to the hospital -- which is a very common thing to do -- are more likely to be DEAD a month after the episode, and more likely to have severe brain damage if they do survive. (The study appears in the "Journal of the American Medical Association.")
LAW KEEPS TN TEACHER SCORES CONFIDENTIAL
You may not be able to see how your child's teacher scores in license tests, after all. State lawmakers are moving forward with a bill keeping teacher evaluation scores confidential and inaccessible to parents and the media. "The Tennessean" reports the amendment was tacked onto a bill doing the same for license tests given by the state's Department of Commerce and Insurance. Members of the Tennessee Education Association say their group supports it because many teachers aren't confident in the scoring process. The bill is in a House subcommittee today.
NEWS: SOUTHERN MISS BAND STUDENTS LOSE SCHOLARSHIPS FOR RACIST CHANT
The University of Southern Mississippi revoked scholarships and dismissed five members of its pep band for taking part in a racially-insensitive chant directed at a Kansas State University player during last week's NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament in Pittsburgh. The five were chanting, 'Where's your green card," while Kansas State's Angel Rodriguez shot free throws. The five will also be required to take two-hours of cultural sensitivity training.
HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION UP
High school graduation rates are going up in the U.S. A new report out today from the nonprofit group headed by former Secretary of State Colin Powell shows more than 75-percent of high school students graduated on time in 2009.
RONMEY WINS ILLINOIS
Mitt Romney may have gotten closer to being your Republican candidate for president. He scored a decisive victory in the Illinois Republican presidential primary...which adds more delegates to Romney's column as he battles Rick Santorum ...who finished second in the primary.
ARKANSAS AIRPORT CHANGES NAME
The Little Rock National Airport in Arkansas is changing its name to the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport. Before Clinton was president, he was the governor of Arkansas.
JERSEY SHORE RENEWED, CAST MEMBER IN REHAB
Although Jersey Shore has been renewed for another season... one of its stars... Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino ... apparently needs a break. TMZ.com reports he's checked into a drug and alcohol treatment program.
FRESH BREATH CRUCIAL TO DATING
What's one of THE most important things to remember if you're getting back into the dating market? Well ... and consider the source... according to a Dentyne Survey... you MUST have fresh breath. Nearly 9 in 10 people asked, said they can get over sweaty palms or wrinkled clothes, but they PROBABLY would NOT go on a second date with someone who had bad breath.