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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PRIVATE ISLAND-PRICE SLASHED

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- If you're looking for a good deal on your own island -- you're in luck. The asking price on a private island in San Francisco Bay has been slashed, to a mere five million bucks. The 6-acre Red Rock island went on the market in 2012 for 12 mil. The price was cut to $9 million when there were no takers. Now, the asking price has been cut again. For five million, you get a hunk of rock, sand and scrub. There's no house or any other structures on the island. But the price includes potentially valuable mineral rights. Realtor Steven Higbee notes the new owner would also get bragging rights.

POPE VISIT-PIZZA BOXES

HARRISON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) -- A southern New Jersey pizzeria owner is saying no thanks to pope pizza boxes. Anthony Marino says his Marino's Pizza won't be using boxes that have a picture of Pope Francis. Marino notes he's Roman Catholic and says putting the pope on a pizza box doesn't seem right. He tells NJ.com he's sent the boxes back to the distributor. The pope will be visiting Philadelphia later this month.

FUTURE SLOTS-VEGAS

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- It soon may take skill and luck to win at the slots in Vegas. Arcade-style slot machines could be in Nevada casinos as early as next year. That's according to Gamblit Gaming. Company officials say the Nevada Gaming Control board is recommending the approval of slot machines that could require skill to win or a combination of talent and luck. The state Gaming Commission is to take up the issue in two weeks. Industry leaders say younger gamblers want skill-based games.

FOSSIL DISCOVERY

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) -- Stephanie Leco hit the jackpot this summer -- when it comes to fossil hunting. The Phoenix woman was on an authorized dig at Petrified Forest National Park and discovered the jaw bone from an ancient fish. The fossil is about the size of a pinky fingernail. Park paleontologist Bill Parker says the long-snouted fish lived about 220 million years ago, during the Late Triassic period. Leco says her discovery in August has deepened her interest in science.

 

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