Thank you! Now let's get real. - 07/03/14

Today was an interesting day.  A local radio station, 94.9 The Game2, had a "morning beauties" contest.  I ended up winning.  I couldn't bring myself to ask people to vote for me, but I know my family rallied people far and wide for support.  Lots of our local viewers stepped up too.  For that, I'm really grateful especially being the "new girl" in Nashville TV town.  Thanks for the love and support to Big Joe, Chase and Greg at 94.9.  Thanks to our viewers.  Thanks to my family and friends.  Thanks to my team here at FOX17.

The contest was all in good fun, but my goal was to make something good come from it so I'm donating CPR kits to local schools that need them.  The sponsor of the contest, Sister's Whimzy is also making a donation - which is great!
 
However, the contest made me think about the way people see beauty.  Tomorrow morning, I'm going to post a picture of myself without makeup.  That's nothing new - the #nomakeupselfie trend has been around.  There's just more to beauty than what people see in a picture that involves hair and makeup. 

See you in the morning, make-up free!

 

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GRANDMOTHER-GETAWAY DRIVER

ROCKAWAY, N.J. (AP) -- It's not exactly quality time with grandma. Police in northern New Jersey report busting a grandmother they say was the getaway driver for her grandson and his friends. According to authorities, a tip after a home rip-off led them to stop the car driven by 78-year-old Vera Buniak. She's been charged with possession of stolen property. Her grandson, 18-year-old Timothy Buniak, faces burglary and other charges. Police tell the Daily Record she may not have known a crime was being committed, but she was part of the process.

MEDICAL MARIJUANA-PRICES

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Medicinal marijuana users in Minnesota are in for some sticker shock. One of the state's legal pot producers is raising prices after less than a month in business. Dr. Kyle Kingsley of Minnesota Medical Solutions tells the AP prices on pills, vapors and liquids are up by as much as 20 percent. The company is also reducing the discount for low-income users. Kingsley says low demand is one factor in driving up their pot prices.

TAXIDERMY RIVALRY

LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- It's Michigan State versus the University of Michigan -- as played by stuffed chipmunks. Lansing-based taxidermist Nick Saade has created a football display with 22 stuffed chipmunks wearing little Spartan or Wolverine helmets. The chipmunks are in passing, throwing, catching and tackling positions. Saade tells the Lansing State Journal the chipmunk Spartans are about to score the winning touchdown. He adds, "everybody knows MSU is better -- even the chipmunks."

HOT WORK

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Think you're hot? Don't trade places with Robert Carpenter. He's the pit master at The Grille, a Memphis restaurant. His day starts at 6 when it's relatively cool. But he can't stop grilling as the day heats up. Every time he opens the outdoor barbecue pit, the temperature spikes. Carpenter says a wet towel and an industrial fan help a bit. But he tells the Commercial Appeal newspaper, the real key is, "Water, water and more water."

 
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