Wednesday, October 10, 2012
AIRBAGS REPLACED AFTER ACCIDENT MAY NOT WORK
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is expected to issue a warning today about vehicle airbags that have been replaced after an accident. Sources say NHTSA [[ NIT-sa ]] will say that some may have counterfeit systems that won't function properly. The agency action is a customer advisory and not a formal recall.
BRA LADY SAYS BRA SIZES ARE A SCAM!
Linda Becker calls herself the “bra lady.” She says you probably didn't realize it but underwear makers have been messing with you! Becker says about 10 years ago bra makers changed bra SIZES without telling us! They vanity sized them. They wanted you to think your back was smaller and your chest was bigger. Becker claims that what once was a 36-D is now called a 32-G. Her motto is, "If your bra is anything like your life, you probably need a little more support than you’re getting."
TENNESSEE HAS FOURTH-CHEAPEST GAS IN COUNTRY
Let's start with some GOOD news! Gas prices are going back down. Here in Tennessee they've fallen for three weeks in a row... to 3.54 a gallon on average. That's 10th cheapest in the country. People in California pay the most, South Carolina pay the least.
"NASHVILLE" FILMING TURNS CHEEKWOOD INTO A ZOO
There was a big crowd at Cheekwood this week as the TV show "Nashville" brought in animals from the Nashville Zoo, as well as actress Hayden Panetierre, 100 cast members and 80 extras to the site for filming. Nashville premieres tonight, but you can see it early if you just can't wait: we have the link on the front page at www.mix929.com.
The "Nashville" set has been moving all over town, including the Music Row Roundabout, the Bluebird Cafe and the Shelby Street Bridge.
LATEST ON MENINGITIS CASES
The meningitis outbreak has killed two more people in Tennessee. That means six have died here, 11 nationwide, and 119 have gotten sick from tainted steroid injections.
Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky will probably be in prison the rest of his life. The 68-year-old was sentenced to spend 30 to 60 years in prison for molesting ten boys over a 15-year period.
MINI WHEATS RECALL
There's a recall of Mini Wheats. Only the bite-sized minis are involved. The company says there may be pieces of metal mesh in them from a manufacturing part. The recalled products have the letters KB, AP or FK in the Best If Used Before date. See the RECALL INFORMATION.
THREE TEENAGERS ARRESTED AFTER RAPE AND ROBBERY SPREE
Three teenagers accused of going on a violent weekend crime spree have been caught. Police say the teenagers robbed and raped a woman Friday then tried to fill up the car they stole from her the next day. One was caught. The other two were caught Sunday and Monday. One of them had stolen vehicles at his home. Two of the teens are 15. The final suspect, a 16-year-old was arrested on Monday night at his home Fonnic Drive. He is charged with two counts of aggravated rape, two counts of robbery-carjacking, aggravated robbery, kidnapping and other offenses.
MORE THAN 100 GRAND FOUND IN COUNTERFEIT BILLS IN ATMS
Police are investigating after more than 100-thousand dollars in counterfeit bills were discovered at ATMs in Manhattan. Cops say the New Yorkers put their cards into the machines and were shocked to pull out bills so clearly fake that they only had printing on one side. Cops think a 26-year-old employee who works on the machines took the money and ran.... and that he may be in the Dominican Republic by now.
DANCING WITH THE STARS
Two celebrities went home on Dancing with the Stars last night. Drew Lachey and Helio Castroneves.
HEART ATTACK VICTIM SAVED IN FAST FOOD DRIVE-THROUGH
A 55-year-old man in Cookeville must be counting his blessings today after having a heart attack as he waited in a fast food drive through. Someone in line behind him, noticed the car the victim was in wasn't moving, and then noticed the driver seemed to be in pain. He called 9-1-1 and there were Cookeville police officers nearby... with a defibrillator. They had to restart his heart, and the guy is recovering today.
QUALITY FACTORY WORKERS NEEDED
If you need a job you may want to consider getting some training. Skilled workers are in high demand right now, and there may be a critical shortage of them in a few years. The Society of Manufacturing Engineers says there may be as many as three-million skilled factory vacancies by 2015. Welders, for example, are in high demand and earn about 48-thousand dollars per year.
HOME HIV TEST NOW IN STORES
The first HIV test that can be used at home is now on sale. it's designed to give your test results in about 20 minutes. It's on sale at most national retailers including CVS, RiteAid, Walgreen's, and Walmart.
CHARLIE BROWN, THE MOVIE
Big news for Charlie Brown! The creators of "Ice Age" and "Rio," say they're making a Charlie Brown Movie, starring the whole Peanuts gang. The first Peanuts comic strip ran on October 2, 1950, so the film will commemorate the gang's 65th anniversary.
BOY CHARGED AFTER SWALLOWING MEMORY CARD
A high school student in San Antonio, Texas is facing charges after swallowing his phone's memory card to keep the principal from getting it. Cops say the memory card had nude photos of a female student that the 16 year old boy was showing to other kids. Instead of handing it over when told to, he swallowed it. He's now charged with evidence tampering. Having photos of minors is child porn.
STUNTMAN'S HISTORIC SKYDIVE ATTEMPT POSTED
An Austrian daredevil's attempt at a record setting skydive remains on hold. Felix Baumgartner was forced to call off yesterday's attempt to skydive from 23 miles above the Earth due to windy conditions in the Roswell, New Mexico area. Members of his Red Bull Stratos Mission team say they're "closely monitoring possible new launch days." The plan is for the 43-year-old known as "Fearless Felix" to jump out of a capsule suspended by a helium balloon at 120-thousand feet wearing only a spacesuit and a parachute. Baumgartner hopes to set a new record for the highest and fastest free fall in history.