Wednesday, May 29, 2013
The increasing importance of women in the workforce is becoming pretty obvious. A new Pew study finds that mothers are the primary breadwinners in a record 40% of U.S. households with children. Back in 1960, it was just 11%. The growth of breadwinner moms is tied to women's increased employment rate and rising education levels, the researchers find. More people are comfortable with the idea of breadwinner moms with 28% saying it's better for a marriage if a husband earns more than his wife.
ROOKIE COP DISMISSED
A rookie Metro police officer has been decommissioned after being arrested for public intoxication in Goodlettsville. The cop, Bobby Blackwell, refused to leave a Goodlettsville bar Saturday night. Metro police say Blackwell had previously been in trouble for grilling people at a Nashville bar about his girlfriend. The department said disciplinary action is pending.
WHERE'S SPONGEBOB, DAD?
Your kids may be whining because a his or her favorite shows have disappeard from Netflix. The movie service didn't renew it's contract with Viacom, so so Dora the Explorer, SpongeBob Squarepants, and other popular Nick series are gone, though they're still available on Hulu Plus.
Beyonce was not amused by the happy hands of one of her fans at a concert this week in Copenhagen Denmark. While she was singing "Irreplacable," one of the audience members slapped her on her butt. She stared the man down, pointed at him, and said, "I will have you escorted out right now." Beyonce's "Mrs. Carter Show" world tour concludes August 5 at Brooklyn's Barclays Center.
BAD BOY BIEBER
America's Sweetheart, Justin Beiber, was visited by the cops because he's allegedly driving at breakneck speeds throughout his neighborhood in his Ferrari. Among those complaining is former NFL star Keyshawn Johnson. Johnson was outside with his three-year-old when Beiber came speeding by, he got into his Prious, followed Bieber home and told the pop singer he wanted to talk about his driving. Justin scurried into his home without speaking.
HELLO, I'M JOHNNY CASH'S MUSEUM
The Man in Black returns to the city. The Johnny Cash Museum opens this Thurday afternoon with a grand opening ceremony. It's on 3rd Avenue South and showcases a large collection of items from the music legend's life and career.
JOB FAIR AT OPRY MILLS
If you're looking for some full-time or part-time work, Opry Mills is having a job fair today. Bring an updated resume and dress professionally. Interviews are a possibility. The mall's website has details.
METRO POOLS OPEN
With the school year ending and summer arriving, Metro Parks' summer pools are set to open for the season on June 3. The schedules differ for various locations, we have a link to that info on our website. Wave Country, which opened Saturday, and Centennial Sportsplex charge admission fees. All other pools have free admission during open swim and lap swim times.