So spoiled! - 05/22/14

Dave Foster, Dan Phillips, and I really have it good in sports.  Not only do we get to work with some great co-workers in our newsroom, we also don't have to travel far to do our jobs.

The Tennessee Titans practice facility is literally 8-tenths of a mile from our station.  If we leave for practice five minutes before it starts, we get there early!  Compare that to someone who covers the the New York Giants.  Well...it probably takes him or her five minutes just to get out of their parking lot!

We certainly don't have far to travel for this week's Spring Fling either.  State champions will be crowned in sports like baseball, softball, tennis, soccer, and track and field.

I realized the TSSAA didn't have TV folks in mind when choosing a location for its annual spring showcase.  But many thanks to the governing body for picking the middle portion of the state.

Murfreesboro isn't 8-tenths of a mile from our station.  But compared to our counterparts at stations in Memphis and Knoxville, our travel to the games is easy.

As the blog headline says, we are SO spoiled!

 

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STOLEN AMBULANCE

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- An Indiana man went for a joy ride in a new set of hot wheels: a stolen ambulance. But his adventure came to an end when police spotted his flashy ride a few miles away from Community East Hospital Tuesday morning after he crashed through a fence onto a golf course. City emergency medical services spokesman Carl Rochelle tells The Indianapolis Star the ambulance crew was inside the hospital when the man swiped the vehicle. He was arrested and the ambulance had some front-end damage.

ANIMALS-BLESSING

NEW YORK (AP) -- Bless the father, the son and the pet companions. New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan has blessed three dozen homeless pets and their rescuers. CBS New York says the Tuesday event outside St. Patrick's Cathedral marked the start of the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals. Volunteers and workers from the Mayor's Alliance for New York City Animals and the Humane Society brought the dogs, cats and a rabbit for prayers.

SPOKANE BUGS

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- Some insects are bugging the residents of Spokane, Washington more than usual. Master Gardener horticulture coordinator Tim Kohlauff tells KHQ the gnats swarm this time of year because they're looking to mate. He says they'll land on an ash tree, which he describes as a big singles bar for bugs. Then they'll lay eggs in the bark. But the insects will bug off when it turns cold.

SHOPLIFTING-DRUG CHARGES

DOVER, Del. (AP) -- Police in Dover, Delaware who responded to a shoplifting complaint got a two-for-one deal after arresting two people on drug charges. Police say they saw a woman trying to hide something under the seat of her car when they arrived at a Wawa convenience store Friday evening. After searching the vehicle, they found 43 bags of heroin and drug paraphernalia. Twenty-eight-year-old Jamie Hawkins and 53-year-old David Foulk were charged with drug and conspiracy offenses.

 
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