We're On The List - 05/28/14

  Nashville is a great place to live and raise a family.  If you need proof, look no further than my email.  Just about everyday when I receive at least one list or ranking that includes Nashville.  Today, I got three.  Nashville is in the top ten ten in two of them.
  Orkin, the pest control company, ranks Nashville number eight in the nation for mosquitoes.  Seekingmillionaire.com has Music City in the top ten most chivalrous cities in the country.  That is to say, women surveyed say suitors from Nashville know how to act.  As the father of a teenage daughter I'm glad to hear it. 
  Last but not least, the American College of Medicine ranks Nashville 46th in the country for fitness.  It's always nice to make the list, right.  OK, we'lll work on that one.

 

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Last Update on November 20, 2014 10:19 GMT

HYDROGEN CARS

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Two cars going on display at the Los Angeles Auto Show don't use a drop of gas. Toyota and Honda are both showing pollution-free hydrogen-powered rides. The Toyota Mirai goes on sale in the U.S. and Europe next year. Honda isn't as far along. Its fuel-cell concept car, the FCV, should reach showrooms in 2016. The fuel-cells use hydrogen to generate electricity that powers the car. The only byproduct is water. But both cars need a fill-up from the handful of gas stations nationwide that have liquid hydrogen available. The L-A Auto Show opens to the public tomorrow.

NEW HOSPITAL GOWN

DETROIT (AP) -- There's something new in hospital coverage -- but we're not talking health insurance. A new hospital gown helps to cover your bottom line. Instead of a drafty, open back, the Model G gown is more like a wraparound robe. The gown was developed by the Henry Ford Innovation Institute at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. After a couple years of testing, the new gown is going into production. Thirty-five-thousand have been ordered for the Ford Health System. The Model G name is a tribute to auto pioneer Henry Ford and his Model T car.

BURRITO THIEF SENTENCED

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Two hot burritos could cost a Utah man years in the cooler. A judge has sentenced Billy Goree to up to five years in prison, for stealing two burritos from a gas station. The judge says he was uncomfortable sending a man to prison for shoplifting a meal. But Goree has a long history of arrests. The Standard-Examiner of Ogden reports a parole board will decide his release date.

FIRE EXTINGUISHER DRUGS

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- They're fire extinguishers that won't do much good in a fire. Authorities in Louisiana report finding nearly 16 pounds of heroin hidden inside two fire extinguishers. East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff's deputies made the discovery on a commercial bus, with the help of a drug-sniffing dog. Juan Vasquez, of McAllen, Texas, was busted on a count of possession with intent to distribute.

 
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