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Got Your Ticket? - 06/18/14

  Fox 17 is giving away this year's St. Jude Dream Home to some lucky winner live on the air Sunday night.  There are still tickets available.  We're hoping they don't last long. 
  This is the tenth year for the Dream Home campaign in Nashville and thank to so many of you, Nashville is the number one campaign in the country having raised more than 13-million dollars to date.  By Sunday night we hope to drive that number to about 14-point-5-million dollars.
  It takes nearly 2-million dollars a day to keep St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in operation.  The amazing thing is families never get a bill.  St. Jude does the work, you and your child focus on getting better.
  This hospital does amazing research and then gives the information to any hospital in the world free of charge to help children.  I believe they are doing God's work.  $100 dollars will buy your ticket.  The easiest way is to go to www.dreamhome.org and buy yours.  I'll join Stacy Case and Erika Kurre in the live broadcast Sunday night.  I hope you can help and watch the show. 

 

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WHITE DIAMOND

NEW YORK (AP) -- It's just the thing for your special someone. A "perfect" 100-carat diamond goes up for auction today. Sotheby's says the classic emerald-cut gem could bring up to $25 million. It's an internally flawless D color stone, which the auctioneer says is considered "perfect." One Sotheby's expert says the stone's transparency is like "a pool of icy water."

MARIJUANA BUST

ROSS, Texas (AP) -- It's green and leafy -- but it's not tea. Authorities in the Waco, Texas, area report busting a man on pot charges during a traffic stop. According to the McLennan County Sheriff's Office, a deputy found four vacuum-sealed bags and $1,400 in cash in Guanyu Chen's car. The Waco Tribune-Herald reports Chen claimed the bags contained tea. A drug-sniffing dog indicated otherwise. Chen has been ordered held on $10,000 bond.

JAMAICA-MARIJUANA

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) -- Lots of folks associate Jamaica with pot. But the illegal weed is still illegal in the Caribbean nation. Now, things are changing a bit. The first legal marijuana seedling was planted in Jamaica yesterday. The symbolic planting on the University of the West Indies campus comes several days after drug reforms took effect. The legal changes decriminalize possession of small amounts and makes possible medical marijuana research.

WILD MUSHROOMS-OHIO

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (AP) -- It's hunting season in Ohio -- wild mushroom hunting. As trees and flowers begin blossoming, some people have their eyes to the ground. They're looking for morel mushrooms. Walter Sturgeon is a board member for the Ohio Mushroom Society. He tells a local paper (Chillicothe Gazette) the mushrooms have a unique taste. The Morel Mushroom Festival will offer $1,000 in prize money to the mushroom lovers who collect the most morels over a four-day period.

 
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