Wednesday September 26, 2012
Bacon-lover that I am, this story made me sad, but you need to know about it. Agriculture experts are predicting a bacon shortage. The feed for pigs costs more this year, so fewer pigs are being raised, and it's going to trickle down to us. First, they say you'll see higher bacon prices, then bacon hoarders buying the stuff up, and finally, empty store shelves where the bacon used to be, all within a year.
CHILD FOUND SAFE AFTER CAR STOLEN WITH HIM INSIDE
What's worse than getting your car stolen? Having it stolen with your CHILD still in it. A Nashville woman had her five-year-old in the car, as she picked up her other kids at a daycare in Antioch, and says when she went back outside, the car and her little boy were gone!
The carjackers/kidnappers dropped the 5 year old off at the TravelCenters of America truck stop on Old Hickory Boulevard.
WHO FOUND THE CHILD? Toni Lutrick happened to be talking to friends in the truck stop parking lot when the child walked by. "He was standing beside me, sobbing so bad that he was out of breath. Being a grandmother, I said, 'I want to help you, but you've got to talk to me and tell me what happened,'" Lutrick said. Lutrick said she called the police and bought the child a hotdog while waiting for officers to arrive.
The child and his parents are back together, as police look for the suspects. Neighbors described them as a group of teenagers, but no official descriptions yet.
POWERBALL UP TO 200 MILLION
You may want to pick up a Powerball ticket on the way home today. The jackpot is up to 200-million dollars.
THREE QUARTERS OF AMERICA'S YOUNG UNFIT FOR MILITARY SERVICE
A group of retired military leaders is saying 3 in 4 of America's 17-to-24 year olds are unfit for military service, most of them because they're too overweight. The report asks Congress to approve child nutrition laws that ban junk food from schools and to increase the quality of school meals.
STUDENTS PUSH BACK ON HEALTHY SCHOOL LUNCHES
And while we'd all agree that healthier lunches sound good, there's some pushback from some kids who are being given healthier school lunches. They say there's not enugh food and they're still hungry after eating their noon meal.
DATE SET FOR NASHVILLE CHRISTMAS PARADE
So you can mark your calendar, we now have a date for the Nashville Christmas Parade! It's set for December 7th! (The 60th annual Piedmont Natural Gas Christmas Parade will be Dec. 7, starting with a tree lighting and fireworks at 6:30 p.m. at the Public Square Plaza. The parade starts at 7, and will travel down Second Avenue and then up Broadway. The theme this year is "A Christmas Salute.")
TONIGHT'S TV: MORE FALL SERIES AND SEASON PREMIERES
More Fall TV shows start tonight. Modern Family is back. This is its fourth season. Law and Order: SVU is back, as well as "CSI" and "The Middle." And some new shows start tonight, including "The Neighbors" and one a lot of people have high hopes for, "Animal Practice."
ANDY WILLIAMS PASSES AWAY
Singer Andy Williams has died. He was at his home in Branson, Mo., and passed away yesterday (Tuesday) after a year-long battle with bladder cancer.
Born in Wall Lake, Iowa, Williams launched a solo career in 1952 and had several hit singles, including his Oscar-winning rendition of "Moon River" from the film "Breakfast at Tiffany's."
In 1962, he started the "The Andy Williams Show" on NBC, and helped launch the careers of numerous stars, including Donny and Marie Osmond. He opened the Andy Williams Moon River Theater in Branson in 1992. He was 84.
WHO WENT HOME, WHO'S THE FAVORITE ON DANCING WITH THE STARS?
Who went home on "Dancing with the Stars" last night? Pamela Anderson. She says now she's headed to Broadway to do a musical. So far, viewers are picking Emmitt Smith as their favorite to win. (Then Gilles Marini, and Apolo Anton Ohno. "Dancing" is back with a new dance next Monday.)
LADY GA GA TELLS FAT-SHAMERS IT'S NOT OKAY!
You're going to LOVE this story!
People have been bashing lady Gaga because she gained 25 pounds, in the past few months (no, that's not the part you're going to love), and she came back and said, "SO, WHAT?!" She's now posted photos of herself on her website and admitted she's had bulimia and anorexia her whole life, and she's healthy now, and NOW she's getting bashed!?
Gaga is asking her fans to join her "Body Revoluation," and post their own photos and stories on her site.
When they do, she writes them little messages of encouragement. She says, "My weight/loss/gain since i was child has tormented me. No amount of help has ever healed my pain about it. But YOU have," she continued. "My boyfriend prefers me curvier, when i eat and am healthy and not so worried about my looks, I'm happy. Happier then I've ever been. i am not going to go on a psycho-spree because of scrutiny. This is who I am. And I am proud at any size. And i love you, and want you to be proud in any form you may take as well." Lady Gaga is telling fat-shamers that it's not okay, that we're not gonna take it anymore, and she's gonna help a lot of people. What do you think of Gaga's Body Revolution campaign?
MAN ARRESTED FOR RAPING WOMAN IN BATHROOM OF NASHVILLE RESTAURANT
Metro police arrested a man Monday afternoon following an alleged rape in the bathroom of Nashville McDonald's restaurant. The victim told police she was in the McDonald's parking lot located at 2311 Brick Church Pike around 3 p.m. when the suspect, later identified as Casey Dugger, approached her and offered to pay her $500 for sex.
After refusing the man's offer, the victim told investigators she walked into the McDonald's and into a bathroom stall to getaway from the man, but that he followed her, said he was a police officer, and attacked. She managed to get away, and Dugger was found at a nearby Subway restaurant and arrested.
He faces charges of rape, attempted rape, criminal impersonation of a law enforcement officer and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia after a burnt, rolled up piece of tin foil was found in his pocket.
Dugger was booked into the Metro jail on a $107,500 bond
HEALTH: EXPERTS DISAGREE WITH STUDY SAYING OMEGA 3 SUPPLEMENTS DON’T WORK
How many of these are in your diet? Salmon, flaxseed, tofu, walnuts, sardines? All great sources of Omega 3. And most of us DON'T eat them regularly. That's why it was such a big deal when, recently, we heard a study that said omega 3 supplements don't work. Well now other health experts say they disagree, and that the study was flawed. They say Omega 3 isn't a medicine, so we're not supposed to see cures. It's just a supplement, to add to our daily nutrition. However, they still agree that getting supplements from food is better than pills, if we would just eat the foods that have them.
PEANUT BUTTER SALMONELLA RECALL
YES, there IS a peanut butter recall, but NO, it's not all peanut butter. Just some sold at Trader Joes stores across the country.
WHITNEY'S DAUGHTER KRISTINA IN CAR ACCIDENT
Whitney Houston's daughter, Bobbie Kristina, was in a car crash this weekend. Messed UP the car, she's okay. She and her boyfriend were apparently fighting when he crashed into something in Georgia.
CLOSER THAN EVER TO HAVING DRIVERLESS CARS
Maybe you'll be able to fight with someone and not crash soon: California just passed a law to let driverless cars on the road, as they work out the kinks and get them ready for the rest of us.
FIRE IN WILLIAMSON COUNTY PROBABLY SPARKED BY CIGARETTE
A beautiful home in Williamson county caught fire this morning (Wednesday) and burned one side of the house before firefighters could put it out. Investigators think it was started by a cigarette left in a bedroom. The house is on Eiderdown, off Goose Creek Drive in Franklin.
FORMER POPE JOHN PAUL II STAR MAKES CATCH IN CONTROVERSIAL NFL PLAY
A local man was involved in that controversial play that all your sports fan buddies were talking about when you got to work yesterday. Golden Tate, a former student from Pope john Paul the Second High School...is now with the Seattle Seahawks.. and he's the one who caught a pass... that a player from Green Bay ALSO got ahold of .. and the replacement referees were criticized for ruling that Tate completed the pass and won the game. HOWEVER, now the NFL says the call STANDS. Both players had possession but the team with the ball in play gets precedent.