Rolling Out the Red Carpet - 06/04/14

  Whether you like country music or not, understand it's the magnet that is attracting an estimated 80-thousand visitors to the mid-state this week.  Our visitors will clog our streets, fill our restaurants and spend untold millions while they are here for the CMA Music Festival.
  All of the hoopla used to be centered around the state fairgrounds.  Now, it's downtown on both sides of the Cumberland River.  Embrace it, celebrate the fact this is a cool place other people are excited to visit.
  Tennessee is famous for its southern hospitality.  Make sure those folks feel a little of that while they're here.  Make room to let someone change lanes, don't even think about hitting that horn, give someone who's looking los --t directions.  Better yet, tell them to follow you.  I've had it happen to me.  I've done it for other people. 
  That's what Tennessee is to me.  Here's another chance for you to shine.

 

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ESCALATOR-PANTS

SOMERVILLE, Mass. (AP) -- It's awfully cold in the Boston area to go without pants. Transit officials say a commuter riding the "T" lost his trousers to an escalator. A spokesman for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority tells the Boston Herald the man's pants got caught in the escalator. The commuter wasn't hurt, but he was left standing in his shorts while his trousers were stuck at the bottom of the escalator. Transit officials are urging commuters to be mindful of loose clothing.

DOG BREEDS-NYC

NEW YORK (AP) -- The Big Apple is giving little Frenchies some love. The French bulldog is now the most popular breed in New York City. The American Kennel Club says the flat-faced, bat-eared little dogs move past the bulldog to the top spot. The AKC says the rest of the top five in NYC are Labrador retrievers, German shepherds and golden retrievers. Nationally, Labs stay number-one for a record 24th year.

COCA-COLA BOTTLE

ATLANTA (AP) -- It's the real thing -- but is it real art? The curvy Coca-Cola bottle is being celebrated by an Atlanta art museum. The High Museum is opening an exhibit tomorrow to mark the 100th anniversary of the iconic Coke bottle. Visitors will be able to see original designs, a prototype of the 1915 bottle and the work of artists who have been inspired by the now-classic bottle. "The Coca-Cola Bottle: An American Icon at 100" runs through October 4.

NEW BABY ORCA

SEATTLE (AP) -- Scientists are seeing the splash of little whale fins. A third baby orca has been spotted off the coast of Washington state. Brad Hanson, a biologist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, says the baby killer whale looks great and is very active. It's the third baby born to whale pods in recent months in the area. But the experts warn the orca population is still dangerously low.