Got Your Ticket? - 06/18/14

  Fox 17 is giving away this year's St. Jude Dream Home to some lucky winner live on the air Sunday night.  There are still tickets available.  We're hoping they don't last long. 
  This is the tenth year for the Dream Home campaign in Nashville and thank to so many of you, Nashville is the number one campaign in the country having raised more than 13-million dollars to date.  By Sunday night we hope to drive that number to about 14-point-5-million dollars.
  It takes nearly 2-million dollars a day to keep St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in operation.  The amazing thing is families never get a bill.  St. Jude does the work, you and your child focus on getting better.
  This hospital does amazing research and then gives the information to any hospital in the world free of charge to help children.  I believe they are doing God's work.  $100 dollars will buy your ticket.  The easiest way is to go to www.dreamhome.org and buy yours.  I'll join Stacy Case and Erika Kurre in the live broadcast Sunday night.  I hope you can help and watch the show. 

 

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Last Update on October 24, 2014 09:09 GMT

COIN TOSS-MAYOR

LIMA, Peru (AP) -- Usually, one flips a coin to determine things like who gets the ball first in a football game or who gets first dibs at the last slice of pie or something. But to settle an election? That's what happened in a small town high in the Peruvian Andes. Two candidates tied at the ballot box -- with each getting 236 votes in the municipal election. Peru's electoral law allows tie races to be decided by a coin toss. So the coin was tossed. And the winner -- Wilber Medina. His rival says he's cool with the results. It isn't known whether heads or tails carried the day -- and the election.

PUMPKINS-PIGS

SOMERSWORTH, N.H. (AP) -- It started as a potential case of pilfered pumpkins. But it turned out to be a windfall for a group of pigs. Foster's Daily Democrat in Somersworth, New Hampshire reports hundreds of pumpkins were reported stolen earlier week. The gourds had been set aside behind a school to be sold this weekend at a craft fair. The investigation didn't get far. Turns out a farmer spotted the pumpkins and asked a school worker if he could take them to feed his pigs. The school employee didn't know the pumpkins were being saved -- and the farmer took them. Police say the only ones that turned out happy in the whole episode -- are the hogs.

FIREWORKS-FUNERAL

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) -- When the fireworks burst in the air tomorrow night over Springfield, Missouri -- it won't be the Fourth of July -- but the last of James Carver. A Missouri funeral director will be bidding farewell to his dad -- by having his cremated remains mixed with fireworks -- and launched into the sky. Carver's father is the first to try the program by Greenlawn Funeral Homes. His son Jim is the funeral director -- and says the eight-minute fireworks display will be followed by a cookout and memorial celebration.

 
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