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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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COIN TOSS-MAYOR

LIMA, Peru (AP) -- Usually, one flips a coin to determine things like who gets the ball first in a football game or who gets first dibs at the last slice of pie or something. But to settle an election? That's what happened in a small town high in the Peruvian Andes. Two candidates tied at the ballot box -- with each getting 236 votes in the municipal election. Peru's electoral law allows tie races to be decided by a coin toss. So the coin was tossed. And the winner -- Wilber Medina. His rival says he's cool with the results. It isn't known whether heads or tails carried the day -- and the election.

PUMPKINS-PIGS

SOMERSWORTH, N.H. (AP) -- It started as a potential case of pilfered pumpkins. But it turned out to be a windfall for a group of pigs. Foster's Daily Democrat in Somersworth, New Hampshire reports hundreds of pumpkins were reported stolen earlier week. The gourds had been set aside behind a school to be sold this weekend at a craft fair. The investigation didn't get far. Turns out a farmer spotted the pumpkins and asked a school worker if he could take them to feed his pigs. The school employee didn't know the pumpkins were being saved -- and the farmer took them. Police say the only ones that turned out happy in the whole episode -- are the hogs.

FIREWORKS-FUNERAL

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) -- When the fireworks burst in the air tomorrow night over Springfield, Missouri -- it won't be the Fourth of July -- but the last of James Carver. A Missouri funeral director will be bidding farewell to his dad -- by having his cremated remains mixed with fireworks -- and launched into the sky. Carver's father is the first to try the program by Greenlawn Funeral Homes. His son Jim is the funeral director -- and says the eight-minute fireworks display will be followed by a cookout and memorial celebration.

 

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