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Please say Hello! - 04/22/14

One of the great things about living and working in Nashville is getting to meet so many musical heroes!  They come from all genres of music to live and work here.  To my fortune, my job brings me in contact with many people I have listened to on the radio.  I've marveled at the chance to actually speak with some of the folks I sing along with in my car.  This week, Tiffany was in our studios to talk about a fund raiser for the "Go Red" campaign.  Yes, that Tiffany from 1987's "I think we're alone now" fame!  She became a teenage icon.  She is as nice as you would hope she would be.  She and her husband live in middle TN and she has been on our morning news before.  I'm proud to say she also watches Fox 17 This Morning too!  As we were talking in the hallway, she asked if I enjoyed it when people come up to me and talk to me as if they know me because they watch me on TV.  I told her YES!  Absolutely!  And it's true.  It makes me feel as if I have thousands of friends.  So please, if you happen to see me somewhere around middle TN or southern KY, say hello!  I guarantee, just by saying "hello", you will make me smile!  I really enjoy meeting new "friends"and I look forward to spending some time getting to know you too!

 

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WATER THEFT CHARGE

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- The owner of a northern New Jersey business found himself in hot water after admitting his role in a plan to steal at least $100,000 worth of water from a local utilities authority. Federal prosecutors say 43-year-old Nicholas Vene, of Holmdel, New Jersey pleaded guilty Monday to conspiracy to commit mail fraud. Officials say from January 2007 to March 2012, Vene and others diverted water flowing from a Jersey City pipe to a Reliable Wood location and away from the water meter on that pipe. That resulted in an under-reporting of water usage.Vene faces up to five years in prison when he's sentenced Jan. 26.

FREE SALMON

POULSBO, Wash. (AP) -- The early bird catches the fish, or at least a few lucky people did when they lined up with coolers Monday to wait for free salmon at a hatchery on Washington's Kitsap Peninsula. Workers at Grovers Creek Hatchery, northwest of Seattle, netted several dozen fish from the pond and harvested eggs from female chum salmon. The hatchery gave away one salmon per person because of limited supplies so early in the season. But they told those who didn't get a fish Monday to come back later. The hatchery, run by the Suquamish Tribe, is one of a few in Washington with a salmon give-away program.

STINK BUG-MICHIGAN

ST. JOSEPH, Mich. (AP) -- An annoying insect is bugging homeowners in southwestern Michigan, and some say it just plain stinks. A Michigan State University program says the brown marmorated stink bug has been detected in low numbers in traps set around fruit and vegetable crops. But there are "a few hotspots." Cathie Buckley, of Stevensville, Michigan, lives with her husband on 6 1/2 acres including a former blueberry patch. The couple are finding the bugs "all over the place," and she says she's encountered hundreds of them. "I have lots of them -- and my husband can't stand the smell of them," Buckley said. "They are horrible." The stink bug does not bite or pose any danger to humans, but it has a gross smell.

SPEEDWAY WEDDING

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) -- Two NASCAR fans raced to the altar to finally arrive at marital bliss. Kevin Lane and Ashlea Leggett got married on the Talladega Superspeedway infield before the GEICO 500 in Alabama on Sunday. The Athens, Georgia couple attended the race last year, as their first big trip together. So this year, they asked their friends and family to join them on the track for a ceremony before the race. The gathering was complete with a 10x10 foot white tent, flowers and music playing from a smartphone connected to a small speaker. After the 15-minute ceremony, the entire crowd shared wedding cake and watched the racers rev up.

 

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