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Winter-Like Conditions Expected this Weekend

Winter-like conditions will be possible for middle Tennessee this weekend.  A freeze warning is in effect for Friday and Saturday night.  Temperatures will drop to around the freezing mark in Nashville and upper 20s outside the metro area.  Saturday night will be even colder with temperatures dropping as low as the mid-20s outside the metro.  Breezy NW winds will add to the chill.  Bring plants and pets indoors for the weekend and make sure outdoor vegetation is protected as well.In addition to the cold, rain showers along the Cumberland Plateau will change over to light snow overnight. 

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I Got The Slow Pump - 09/27/13

    Why does this happen?  You know, you pull up to the gas station hoping to fill up in about two minutes and be on your merry way.  It always happens on THE day you're running behind, trying to cram two hours worth of commitments and errands into 20 minutes.  All moms do this.  It's just the way we're wired.  I digress... sorry.

   Anyway, it DOES literally happen when I can least absorb the time loss.  Like yesterday, I pull up, swipe the Kroger Plus card for points, swipe the credit card and expect to be looking at that pump in my rear view mirror in about 3-4 minutes.  Instead, at the 3 minute mark, the pump had only given me about 3 gallons.  I pulled in at 12:02.  I left at 12:17.  I am not kidding you.  I wanted to leave before I filled up, but I had earned 30 cents off a gallon on my Kroger Plus card, so the cheapo in me just couldn't pull away. 

   Since curious minds want to know, I decided to delve into this a little further.   I got online and found that the sluggish rate could have to do with a plugged filter or a weak pump.   I also read where most newer pumps (and this one was,) have a variable speed device that if adjusted right will speed up the flow when it sees a drop in pressure.  Well, that must have been broken too.

    Since my car wasn't racing, my mind was.  I thought, I should leave a note for the next guy.  You know, as a courtesy.  Let the poor person know they're in for a long haul here.  Then I thought why isn't there some light on the pump that would indicate, 'Hey, I'm the slow one.  Stop here only if you have time.'   Why is it such a secret?  Why does it have to be a surprise?

  Then as I stood there watching everyone pull away but me, I realized maybe God's just telling me to slow down.  You know what?  It's the weekend.  I think I will.  Happy Friday!


 

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JETS-REX-BUMGARNER

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) -- Michael Vick? Geno Smith? New York Jets coach Rex Ryan knows who he wants as quarterback for his limping team. Ryan jokes they're "gonna go with that Bumgarner guy." Madison Bumgarner is the San Francisco Giants ace and World Series MVP. Bumgarner secured the Giants a Game 7 series victory with a five-inning save. He had two series wins as a starter, too. The Jets are 1-and-7 this season, including seven straight losses. Bumgarner likely won't be available for the Jets on Sunday, so Ryan says he's going with his own lefty, Vick.

WHISKEY WAR

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- It's Jack versus George in Tennessee -- in a battle over the legal definition of Tennessee whiskey. The parent company of Jack Daniels supports the law that includes requiring Tennessee whiskey to be made from 51 percent corn, aged in new charred oak barrels and a minimum of 80 proof. The British corporate parent of George Dickel contends those regs are too restrictive. A state subcommittee heard testimony on the issue yesterday. Lawmakers are expected to consider changes to the Tennessee whiskey law in January.

DALLAS ZOO-GIRAFFE

DALLAS (AP) -- He's an awfully big newborn -- six feet tall and about 120 pounds. But this big, little guy has an even taller mom. The Dallas Zoo has a new giraffe. The healthy male calf was born Sunday and the birth was announced Wednesday. The calf doesn't have a name yet. The Dallas Zoo's giraffe herd has now grown to a dozen.

COYOTES-QUEENS ZOO

NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City has five new residents. They're orphaned coyote pups who have a new home at the Queens Zoo. The animals were rescued in Massachusetts, where they were taken to a wildlife rehabilitator. Now, the coyotes have their own exhibit in Queens. The Wildlife Conservation Society's Queens Zoo specializes in animals from the Americas. The pups are the only coyotes on exhibit there.

 

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