Show Notes for Thursday January 2, 2020

Show Notes for Thursday January 2, 2020

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Dear John,

I'm hoping to be the first letter of 2020. You get some pretty weird letters, so I decided this question was not nearly as weird as some I've heard lately. I recently turned 55. I'm a grandmother and I try to stay in touch with my kids and grandkids with facebook. Sometime in the last year I opened an instagram account to stay in touch with my grand daughter who left facebook. Not sure if you're familiar with instagram, but it is very photo based. My husband recently used my phone to take a photo of something and he saw a bunch of photos of me that I took for instagram. He thinks I'm ridiculious for taking so many selfies and his nickname for me this last eek is instagrandma. He asked me to quit using that and said if I want to communicate with our granddaughter I should call her. He doesn't get it. She and I send silly photos back and forth all the time. That is the way she likes to communicate. How do I explain this to him.

Signed – InstaGrandma

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TODAY IS A SPECIAL DAY! (A special thank you to
January 2
National Buffet Day
National Cream Puff Day
National Personal Trainer Awareness Day
National Science Fiction Day

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An alarming new study found that over 20% of high school seniors have vaped marijuana. (
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A Tennessee man was arrested for allegedly riding a horse while drunk. Hamilton County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested John Arnold after receiving several reports of an “intoxicated person on a horse.” A deputy allegedly saw Arnold riding the horse down the middle of a dark road and then falling off the horse. Arnold was arrested and charged with public intoxication. The horse was not hurt and was returned home safely. Arnold appeared in court and was ordered to serve three days in jail for putting himself, the horse, and drivers in danger. Arnold had a criminal history dating back to 1986 in Hamilton County for charges which included public intoxication and driving under the influence.

Academy Award-winning actress Marisa Tomei has signed on to co-star with Jason Momoa in the upcoming Netflix film “Sweet Girl.” The thriller tells the story about a husband who vows to bring justice to the people responsible for his wife's death while protecting his daughter. The 55-year-old Tomei won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her work in the 1992 film, “My Cousin Vinny.”

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Spending was up this holiday season with e-commerce sales hitting a record high, according to a report by Mastercard. Despite a later Thanksgiving this year, E-commerce sales were up 18.8 percent between November 1 and Christmas Eve, data revealed. Overall holiday retail sales, excluding autos, rose 3.4 percent.

About 250 people were left homeless after a fire swept through a hotel apartment building that provides transitional housing for the poor in downtown Minneapolis. City officials say there were no deaths or serious injuries reported in the four-alarm blaze. Investigators say the fire erupted before dawn on the second floor of the three-story Francis Drake Hotel before spreading to the third floor and attic area of the brick building.

The average for a gallon of regular-grade gasoline dropped 4 cents per gallon to $2.61 over the past two weeks, according to a nationwide survey of gas stations released yesterday. Prices are 18 cents higher than they were a year ago, the Lundberg Survey noted. San Diego had the most expensive gas at $3.62 per gallon. The cheapest gas was in Houston, where it cost $2.14 a gallon.

Two minors were injured when an SUV crashed through a Tennessee coffee shop and landed fully inside the restaurant where students were gathering after school. The vehicle plunged through the doors of Crave Coffee Bar and Bistro in Arlington, shattering glass and sending patrons scrambling for cover just after 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday. The Shelby County Sheriff's Office said on Twitter that two minors were taken to a children's hospital in noncritical condition. Investigators said they think the driver suffered a medical emergency. The driver was also taken to a hospital in noncritical condition. A representative for the shop declined to comment.

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Strawberries can be red, yellow, green or white. This of course refers to the different maturity stages of a strawberry. Before it’s ripe and red, it will be green. Yellow strawberries are a different type altogether – called Alpine Strawberries.

Dateline.... Australia

Dehydrated Koala Flags Down Cyclist For Water. A severely dehydrated koala had its thirst quenched by a cyclist during an extreme heat wave in Australia. Anna Heuseler had been cycling towards Adelaide with a group when they spotted the koala sitting in the middle of the road. "This Koala walked right up to me as I was descending and climbed up onto my bike while I gave him water," Heuseler wrote on Instagram. "BEST THING TO HAPPEN TO ME ON A RIDE EVER."

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Knoxville police said a woman reportedly stabbed her boyfriend in the head with a fork during an argument Thursday. Police said they responded to a reported domestic dispute at the 1400 block of Moses Ave. When officers arrived on the scene, they said the victim reported that he and his girlfriend, Natasha Jones, 42, were in a verbal argument that turned physical. The victim said Jones became extremely violent and took the fork he was eating with and stabbed him on the top of his head, according to KPD. Reports stated the victim had blood all over his head and face when officers arrived. Police said the victim was taken to Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. KPD officers said Jones resisted when they attempted to take her into custody. Jones was taken to the University of Tennessee Medical Center for a hand injury before being taken into custody. Jones is charged with resisting arrests, and aggravated domestic assault, according to reports.

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Three patients have filed a class-action lawsuit against dentist Clarence "Buzz" Nabers for possibly exposing patients to diseases through improper sanitation and reuse of dental equipment. Patient Robyn Conrad explains how she believes Nabers' practice was doing far from the right thing in regard to cleanliness and basic health precautions. "Being pregnant about to deliver a child and now I have to think about these illnesses that I never thought I would question not only that but I have to think about if I infected my husband or my daughter that's here it's just insane," said Conrad. Conrad explains she is already in contact with her doctor to undergo testing for HIV and Hepatitis. In a statement to wvlt, Nabers says letters aren't legally required, instead, he's choosing to send them because safety is his priority. "It's just crazy to me that he's still able to even be in the community at all it's crazy that I'm even getting texts from this office letting me schedule they need to be shut down he needs jail time for sure," said Conrad. The new lawsuit was filed by Gerald Witt on Thursday, Dec 19, with two other patients. The suit seeks $50 million in damages from Nabers, his practice and Tresa Nabers.

I read a headline and Heidi (and you) need to guess if the story is FAKE NEWS or something that really happened in the state of FLORIDA.

A Florida soup kitchen was baffled on Christmas Eve when a kiddie pool full of mashed potatoes were left on their doorstep. FAKE NEWS

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Kid Sees Another Boy Playing Basketball With No Shoes, 
So He Gives Him A Pair