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What's the Deal with Katie Couric?

Katie Couric

She was once called "the cute little gutsy girl" on the Today Show- that's how many people remember Katie Couric. She teamed up with Bryant Gumbel back in the day and seemed to do no wrong. She was always smiling and always so cute! 

So what happened?  She retired from the Today Show back in 2006... And within 6 years Katie feels like we've lost our zest for her.

 

Here's an article on her Commencement  speech to the University of Virginia....

Changes For Sunscreen

SUNSCREEN CHANGES

Now that the warmer weather is hear and there’s gonna be a lot of time of fun in the sun.

Your sunscreen may not be up to standards.

The Food and Drug Administration ordered sunscreen companies in 2011 to clear up confusion over claims to block damaging ultraviolet rays, prevent skin cancer and premature aging.

The revised labels were supposed to be on the shelf by June 2012, but last week the FDA announced sunscreen companies will have six more months to comply.

Hospital Holds Baby For Ransom!

Having a baby should be a happy, joyous celebration. The beauty of bringing a NEW life into the world is glorious; but things turned blizzard for a Greek woman who didn't have enough money to pay the hospital for her C-section. So the hospital decided to hold her newborn baby hostage until she came up with the cash!

Beat Up by Justin Bieber?!?!

This is either a publicity stunt or someone hoping to get rich.

Have you heard about Justin Bieber's alleged fight with a photographer over the weekend, we’ll it’s notbeing referred to an L.A. County prosecutor.

Prosecutors and police alike will have to wait to interview Bieber, however, as he told fans he was "off to Europe" as Los Angeles detectives were seeking to question the pop superstar about an alleged attack Sunday against a paparazzo.

Bieber, 18, tweeted to his followers, "going to board. OFF TO EUROPE! PHASE 1 of operation secret concerts."

Pat Summitt Receives Medal of Freedom

What a great honor for Pat Summitt yesterday at the White House!

President Barack Obama presented the Medal of Freedom to more than a dozen political and cultural greats yesterday, including former Tennessee Lady Vols coach Pat Summitt.

Obama added that Summitt, who led Tennessee women’s basketball team to more NCAA Final Four appearances than any other team, had helped pave the way for his two daughters, “who are tall and gifted.”

Reminder for Summer: Swimming Dangers

REMINDER OF THE DANGERS

Police in Nashville say a 4-year-old girl has died after being found at the bottom of a swimming pool.

Police were called to the home in the Antioch neighborhood on Saturday evening where Keisha Jordan was discovered at the bottom of a pool in about six feet of water.

According to Nashville police, there were adults at the house where the girl was swimming, but officers were told that the girl apparently removed her arm floats while in the pool.

Youth Services detectives said the drowning appears to be an accident.

Innocence Proven!

SET FREE

Imagine taking the advice of your lawyer and instead of proving your innocent you plead no contest and are sent to prison.

That’s what happened to a former Long Beach, California, high school football star whose college and potentially pro prospects were derailed by a rape conviction was exonerated late last week after serving more than five years in prison when a judge threw out the charge.

RFID Tags

TAGGING STUDENTS

Schools out! It's a big change for many parents- you gotta find something for the kids to do! Summer camps, running them around, give you a reason not to feel bad WHEN they go back to school. You feel relieved!  Being a parent is hard. It can be a lot of work and you owe it to yourself to finally have a little peace and quiet.

THEN the worry sets in... Where are they? Are they okay? Who are they hanging with? Don't you wish you could just TAG them and KNOW where they are every second?

 

Google Car is Taking More Than Your Picture

Google car

You know that interesting Google street view car that you've been seeing all over west Knoxville. Let me just give you some information about that little car that is filming and recording our homes. Then you decide IF you really want it in your neighborhood:

 

Another Honor For Pat!

BIG DAY FOR PAT SUMMITT

It’s gonna be a huge day for our very own Pat Summitt, she’s going to be honored at White House today.

She’s there to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

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