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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Last Update on August 29, 2014 09:48 GMT

SEX IN CLASSROOM

MCKEESPORT, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania teacher is back in the classroom -- after being fired for having sex in a classroom. Angela DiBattista was canned a decade ago after she admitted to having sex with another teacher. She's fought for years to get her job back. Now, DiBattista is teaching math in the McKeesport Area School District. Her lawyer says DiBattista was rehired after an appeals court overturned her firing. A district spokeswoman declined to comment on DiBattista's status, saying it was a personnel matter.

WSU PLANNER OOPS

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) -- They're both universities. And they're both in Washington state. But Washington State University isn't the University of Washington. WSU officials are trying to find out how a picture of the University of Washington campus ended up on the WSU student planner. The embarrassing mistake caught school officials by surprise as classes began. KREM-TV reports the academic planners are created by Barnes and Noble in New Jersey.

JOEY CHESTNUT-RIB CHAMPIONSHIP

SPARKS, Nev. (AP) -- There are no spare ribs when champion eater Joey Chestnut is around. He's the world-record holder at Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Contest in New York. Now, Chestnut has extended his lock on the rib eating championship at Nevada's Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-off. Chestnut claimed his fifth consecutive title in Sparks, downing nearly 9 pounds and 3 ounces of ribs in 12 minutes. He has won eight of the last nine rib championships. But Chestnut's appetite wasn't quite as big as last year. He set the world record then with near 13 pounds, 8 ounces. Chestnut says he bought 30 pounds of the St. Louis-style ribs earlier this week to practice.

OKLAHOMA JOE'S-NAME CHANGE

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) -- Oklahoma Joe's Bar-B-Que restaurant is changing its name. That's because you won't find Oklahoma Joe's in Oklahoma. It has three locations in the Kansas City area. So, Oklahoma Joe's Bar-B-Que is becoming Joe's Kansas City Bar-B-Que. Whatever the name, Joe's has made several national lists of best barbecue stops. Recently, Joe's served about $1,400 worth of food to Air Force One when President Barack Obama was in Kansas City. The Kansas City Star reports the business started in Oklahoma, but hasn't had a restaurant in that state for nearly two decades.

 
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