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That's a lot of Kids!


And you thought Octomom had her hands full—a Tennessee man who has fathered 30 children is asking the courts for a break on child support.

Desmond Hatchett, 33, of Knoxville has children with 11 different women.

The state already takes half his paycheck and divides it up, which doesn't amount to much when Hatchett is making only minimum wage. Some of the moms receive as little as $1.49 a month. The oldest child is 14 years old.

Hatchett explains how he reached such a critical mass: He had four kids in the same year. Twice.

Mom's Facebook Photo of Child Banned


Grayson James Walker was born on February 15, 2012.  He was born with Anencephaly, a rare neural tube birth defect in which a baby is born without parts of the brain and skull.  Action News 5 shared the Walker's story about their sons eight hours of life shortly after he died.

Heather Walker recently posted pictures of Grayson without his hat on.

Snoring Linked to Cancer


So how bad is SNORING?  Everybody does it right?  You know the jokes:  sawing logs...waking up the dead...snoring through the walls... But it can get to the point where snoring is dangerous!   Snoring and other types of 'sleep disordered breathing' can deprive the body of enough oxygen for hours at a time.

Scientists now believe having low blood oxygen levels can trigger the development of cancerous tumours, by promoting the growth of the vessels that feed them.

BeeGee Robin Gibb Loses Battle to Cancer at Age 62



Bee Gees singer and songwriter Robin Gibb passed away on Sunday (May 20th) at the age of 62. Barry Gibb, along with Robin and his fraternal twin brother Maurice Gibb -- who passed away in 2003 -- formed the Bee Gees in 1958.

A statement from Gibb's spokesperson read: "The family of Robin Gibb, of the Bee Gees, announce with great sadness that Robin passed away today following his long battle with cancer and intestinal surgery. The family have asked that their privacy is respected at this very difficult time."


Eating Out Could Cost You


If you plan to chow down tonight at a big chain restaurant, there's a better than nine-in-10 chance that your entree will fail to meet federal nutrition recommendations for both adults and kids...but you may have guessed THAT already!  The flavor is just to good to be GOOD for you...so let's look at where it really hurts the waist line and hips...

Union County Buses STOP


The wheels on the bus go... nowhere!  Right now, the bus depot in Union County is full!  NO buses are running the rest of this school year.  And parents will be forced to find ways to take their kids to school.

The school board ran out of money just before the end of the school year and now kids are carpooling and parents are rushing LATE for work to make sure their kids finish this years education. 

Parking the buses saves the school system $40,000

Another Benefit of Coffee


It is a morning ritual at my house:the morning BREW. That delicious cup of magic makes my morning perfect.  I love the flavor... the aroma... and now I love the latest findings by the New England Journal of Medicine!  LIVE LONG DRINK HAPPY!  

The research shows, coffee drinkers live longer!  

It's a 13 year study that showed those who drank coffee had a slightly lower risk of death than others, whether they chose decaf or full-strength.

Facebook Goes Public


Facebook's stock is set to begin trading on the Nasdaq today (May 18th), one day after the social networking giant raised $16 billion in an initial public offering that valued the company at at whopping $104 billion, more than well-known companies like Kraft, Disney and McDonald's.

Facebook priced its IPO at $38 per share, at the top of expectations. Facebook's valuation is the third-highest in an IPO, topped only by two Chinese banks, one in 2010 and the other in 2006.

Sugar is Making us Dumb?!?!

Ladies, we all know the value of a good piece of chocolate!  Every once in a while chocolate becomes a craving- an irresistible luxury that MUST be consumed.

And in the afternoons, for a quick pick me up, the commercials tell us SNICKERS or something SWEET to kick in the HIGH gear and make it through a sleepy spot right after lunch.

Well, scientists decided they'd do a little research into some of those theories. So they called their little mice friends and split them into 2 groups.

Telemarketing Changes


Have you noticed an increase in telemarketing calls at your house or even you cell phone?

There’s a reason why.
The telemarketing companies are lying to you from the start.

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