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Severe Storm Watch Update at 9pm

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Strong Storms, Tornadoes Possible Saturday

Two rounds of thunderstorms for the day. First round will come in early morning hours, with some moderate to heavy pockets of rain possible. The second round of storms will come in the afternoon. Between 12pm-8pm storms will fire up in middle Tennessee. These storms will be capable of large hail, heavy rain and wind. A few tornadoes will also be possible with these storms. 


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Tulips to Two-lips - 04/25/14

   What a magnificent jewel we have in Cheekwood Botanical Gardens.  I took my Brownie troop out there a couple of weeks ago.  We hit it at its peak.  April 12th to be exact.  The color was stunning.  The air was perfectly perfumed. We couldn't get enough.  There were purple tulips, fuscia tulips, red tulips, orange tulips, yellow tulips too.  Every color in the rainbow adorned the rolling landscape.  
   Did you know Cheekwood planted 100 thousand tulips this year?  Last year, they had around 55K.  The year before that, 22K.  This is an ever expanding sensational sight.
   But there is something to be said for that perfect timing. 
   You see, I liked it so much I went back today.  This time, I took my parents.  I checked the Cheekwood website before we left which said Cheekwood In Bloom runs through April 30th.  I checked my calendar. "Safe, the tulips are good for five more days," I told them and off we went. 
    However, when we got there-- it was apparent the tulips had become two lips.  There were about... well....  TWOlips left.  I scored this picture of the pair.
    Timing is everything folks. It always is.  If you missed the tulips this year, I encourage you  to visit this amazing natural resource and attraction next April.  Just don't be like me and trust the website. Pick up the phone and call ahead.

A little history:   Cheekwood is a tremendous treasure made available to us by one of Nashville's entrepreneurial families.  The Cheeks, founders of the Maxwell House coffee brand. 

 

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RESTAURANT MANAGER FIRED-ROBBERY

CHANNELVIEW, Texas (AP) -- A Popeyes manager in Texas is being offered her job back -- after she was fired following a robbery. Marissa Holcomb says she was canned because she wouldn't pay back the nearly 400 bucks stolen by an armed bandit. The franchise owner said Holcomb had violated company policy, by keeping too much cash in the register. Holcomb is pregnant and has three children. Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen's corporate office says they regret the way the situation was handled. Holcomb tells KHOU-TV she isn't sure if she'll return.

MRS DOUBTFIRE BANDIT-ARRESTED

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) -- Authorities in Northern California say they've nabbed the "Mrs. Doubtfire" bank robber. She is a he, who carried a purse and wore a wig. Police in Santa Cruz report busting Brandon Alfred Calantoc in connection with car rip-offs. Investigators say the break in the Mrs. Doubtfire case came when they found a purse and other items in Calantoc's car. The Santa Cruz Sentinel reports he is the suspect in the robbery of a US Bank branch.

UNIVERSAL ORLANDO-METAL DETECTORS

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- No keys, no phones, no loose change. Visitors to the Universal Orlando theme park will have to go through metal detectors before they can ride the roller coasters. Park spokesman Tom Schroder says it's in response to what people are carrying in their pockets these days. He tells the Orlando Sentinel keys, phones and the like have no place on high-speed rides. Guests can store their items in free lockers at the coasters.

GIANT NUTCRACKER-OWLS

ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) -- It's nuts! A giant nutcracker in Oregon isn't going anywhere. Workers were to begin dismantling the four-storey-tall nutcracker this week. But federally protected barn owls are nesting there. So, the Roseburg News-Review reports the nutcracker stays in a park for now. The massive device is used to crack coconuts during a local festival of lights.

 
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