Wednesday, May 30, 2012
NASHVILLE GIRL IN SCRIPPS NATIONAL SPELLING BEE (SAVE FOR FOLO THURS)
Here's a little girl you'll want to be sending good thoughts to: 14-year-old Nashville girl Grace Park. She's competing tonight and tomorrow night in the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Her story is AMAZING! The competition starts tonight and you can see it on ESPN tomorrow night.
DOC WATSON DIES
And you may see on Facebook today, a lot of music lovers are upset over the death of Doc Watson. He was a blind, Grammy-award winning folk musician whose flatpicking style and his gentle spirit influenced people around the world. He died yesterday at a hospital in North Carolina. Doc Watson was 89. See some of Doc's playing HERE
NASHVILLE IN TOP TEN CITIES FOR BARBEQUE
If you like BBQ, Music City is apparently the place to be. "Travel and Leisure" ranks Nashville Eighth on its Top Ten Cities for BBQ.
NASHVILLE WORST DRESSED
Just make sure you dress well when you go out for your Barbeque (make us look better). Nashville was just ranked 20th WORST-DRESSED city in America.
CONSTRUCTION OF MOSQUE HALTED
Construction on the controversial Murfreesboro mosque has been stopped. A judge ruled Tuesday that there was NOT enough public notice given for a May 2010 public hearing where the mosque plans were approved. Under this week's ruling, the Rutherford County Planning Commission can still approve the project, but they have to give more notice of the hearing ahead of time.
PAT SUMMITT GIVEN PRESIDENTIAL MEDAL OF FREEDOM
Tennessee women's basketball coach Pat Summitt is now part of an elite group; she's been awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. President Obama called Summitt an "unparalleled figure in collegiate sports," and said that off the court, she has inspired people with her battle with Alzheimer's.
RANDY TRAVIS FILES SUIT AGAINST EX-WIFE
Randy Travis is suing his ex-wife and former manager of 30-years. Randy says Elizabeth Travis deliberately tried to sink his career by spreading personal information about him and tried to get more money out of him by increasing her travel expenses. She sued him last month for breach of contract when he fired her.
MITT ROMNEY HAS DELEGATES HE NEEDS TO BE NOMINEE
With his victory in yesterday's Texas primary, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney now has enough delegates to become the Republican presidential nomine, at this summer's Republican National Convention.
NASHVILLE GROWS BY ONE PERSON EVERY 23 MINUTES
Census Bureau numbers show Nashville is the 25th fastest-growing city in Tennessee with one new resident born every 23 minutes. Dallas, Texas, is the fastest-growing U.S. city, adding a new resident every four minutes and 10 seconds.
BALTIC ANOMALY A UFO?
A pair of Swedish researchers plan to visit what the call the "Baltic Anomaly" next month. Last summer, Peter Lindberg and Dennis Asberg discovered a 200-foot wide unidentified object at the bottom of the Baltic Sea... and many speculate that it's a long-lost UFO. (The two men and a team of oceanographers, engineers and deep sea divers will try to find out exactly what it is when they return to the site on June 1st.)
MAN OPENS DIVORCE HOTEL
There's a new Hotel that may come to America soon. It's the Divorce Hotel!You check in on Friday and check out on Monday, divorce papers in hand. Hotel accommodations include lawyers, mediators, psychologists and massage. They're hoping to bring it to the states, and make it a Reality TV series.
SPACE X CAPSULE COMING BACK TO EARTH
The SpaceX Dragon capsule is being prepared for its return to Earth from the International Space Station. The hatch on the Dragon is expected to be closed around 7 o'clock this morning, Eastern time. The space station crew will load it with nearly 14-hundred pounds of hardware and cargo to be returned to Earth.
COUNTRYWIDE FINANCIAL WHISTLEBLOWER GETS REWARD
A former home appraiser with Countrywide Financial who blew the whistle on inflated appraisals will receive a 14-point-five-million dollar reward. Attorneys representing Kyle Laglow say their client's information to federal regulators is what started an investigation that ended with a 25-billion dollar settlement by Bank of America and four other lenders with the Justice Department and multiple states earlier this year.
VOTE TODAY IN HOUSE ON SEX-SELECTIVE ABORTIONS
A vote on a bill banning sex-selective abortions is scheduled in the House today. he Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act would outlaw any abortion performed on the basis of an unborn child's gender.