Don't Forget To Vote, We Won't Let You - 05/05/14

  Tuesday is a big election day across the state.  In Sumner County where I live, there's a contested sheriff's race, a couple of judges races that are hotly contested and a bunch of county commission contests to watch.  I got a series of robo-calls for some of those candidates at home today. 
   The election was already on my radar screen.  I can't tell you how important every election in.  Here's my plug to remind you to cast your ballot before, after or during your work shift Tuesday.  I wouldn't propose to tell you who to vote for, just vote.  When we as a community do that in large numbers, we usually get it right.  Don't let a handful of people decide who holds elected office in middle Tennessee.  Let our collective wisdom make a statement about our values and what we expect of our elected officials.

 

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Last Update on May 05, 2015 09:09 GMT

PRESIDENT OBAMA-LETTERMAN

NEW YOKRK (AP) -- Picture two old guys telling tales and playing dominoes. Now, imagine the oldsters are President Barack Obama and David Letterman. President Obama says with his term ending and Letterman retiring, maybe they can hangout together. The president says they could play dominoes or go to Starbucks for a cup of coffee. It was President Obama's eighth time on Letterman's "Late Show." Letterman will be signing off for good on May 20.

COCAINE IN UNDERWEAR

NEW YORK (AP) -- There was a package in his underpants -- according to U.S. Customs agents. Authorities report busting a man at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, after finding a pound of cocaine in his skivvies. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers say the Jamaican citizen arrived on a flight from Kingston and looked nervous. Authorities say they found two packets of coke in his underwear. He now faces federal drug smuggling charges.

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA-HIGH SURF

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Surf's up in Southern California -- way up. The National Weather service predicted wave heights of up to 12 feet yesterday along beaches in Orange and San Diego counties. The towering waves challenged body surfers and kept lifeguards busy, as they were pulling people from the water. Police in Seal Beach are warning inexperienced swimmers to stay out the water. The high tides are caused by a Southern Hemisphere storm.

TEST-TUBE BURGERS

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- What's for dinner? How about test tube meat? Bistro In Vitro is supposed to open Thursday. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports one of its staffers received an invitation to the opening. The eatery bills itself as the "world's first lab-grown meat restaurant." Some of the menu offerings include Knitted Meat, In Vitro Oysters, See-Through Sashimi and Liquid Turducken. But the restaurant doesn't list a location. The paper reports the lab-meat restaurant could be a publicity stunt by Next Nature Network, a Dutch think-tank and design group.

 
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