Top 5 Things You Should Know (09-27-18)

O.J. Simpson Warns Bill Cosby to Watch His Back in Prison 

  • O.J. Simpson says that Bill Cosby should be careful while doing his time behind bars. “The problem is the nature of the crime. Rapists are frowned upon in prison,” he explains.
  • Simpson also says that due to Cosby’s age and health, he should get house arrest instead of jail time.

O.J. Simpson says that Bill Cosby should watch his back in prison. “I’m sure there will be guys protecting him but they’re gonna have to put him in protective custody… because it takes one nut, ya know?” he tells TMZ. “The problem is the nature of the crime. Rapists are frowned upon in prison.” Simpson, who spent nine years behind bars for kidnapping and armed robbery, goes on to say that he thinks Cosby would be better off getting house arrest. “With his health and his age and the nature of the crime, there’s not a warden in this country wants the responsibility of a Bill Cosby,” he notes.


Single Mom Wins $100K Lottery Jackpot After Brother Won Same Amount Earlier in Year

  • A single mom in Maryland won $100,000 of a scratch-off lottery ticket.
  • Her brother won the same amount playing the same game earlier this year.
  • “I was putting together a shopping list when an image of my brother suddenly popped into my head,” she said after winning.

A 26-year-old Maryland woman just won $100,000 off a $10 scratch-off ticket, revealing to state lottery officials that she was inspired to purchase the ticket by her brother, who won the exact same amount earlier this year. “I was putting together a shopping list when an image of my brother suddenly popped into my head,” she said. “I saw a liquor store with a lottery sign close to the market. I went in and there was Diamond 10s, so I bought one.”


Teacher vacancies plague Metro Schools amidst placement on priority list

Parents are really concerned there are not enough teachers to fix that Metro Schools won’t be able to turn things around after the State gave several schools a failing grade. Several teachers have taken on extra students and responsibilities to fill in the gap. Metro has nearly 150 teacher openings in the middle of a tough time for the school system. Some of those openings are at schools the state recently deemed as failing and placed on their priority list. The parent council will hold a special meeting next week to discuss how they plan to address school administrators about the problem. Multiple vacancies and 21 Metro schools now on the state’s priority doesn’t help that the operating budget is $13 million short. With this being said it means less money for supplies and teachers

“The people living in the city feels that Nashville need to fund our schools at the same rate at which they fund their pet projects like the Music City Convention Center or the MLS Stadium that’s opening up right down the street here.


Childish Gambino Postpones Tour Dates

  • Childish Gambino has postponed the remainder of his “This Is America” North American tour due to an injury.
  • The tour will pick back up in December in Nashville, while the remaining eight shows will all take place throughout the month.
  • Gambino’s shows in Seattle and Austin have been canceled.
  • Childish Gambino has postponed the remainder of his “This Is America” North American tour due to an injury. According to Variety, Live Nation announced the postponement hours before the rapper’s scheduled show at Los Angeles’ The Forum. The tour will pick back up in December in Nashville, while the remaining eight shows will all take place throughout the month. The Seattle stop, however, has been cancelled due to “venue renovations.” Tickets for that concert will be refunded. Gambino’s performances at the Austin City Limits Music Festival, scheduled for October 7 and October 14, are both being cancelled. He will next perform at the Voodoo Music + Arts Experience in New Orleans on October 27. While specifics about his injury have not been revealed, TMZ says Gambino may have broken his foot while performing in Dallas.

 


The Flu Killed More Than 80,000 People in the U.S. Last Winter

  • More than 80,000 people in the U.S. died from the flu last winter
  • It was the highest number reported in at least 40 years.
  • Medical experts say that the best way to prevent infection is to get vaccinated, regardless of how effective the vaccine is that year.
  • People who are older, have children and/ or are pregnant are especially urged to get vaccinated.

More than 80,000 people in the U.S. died from the flu last winter–the highest number reported in at least 40 years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “It was a really tough flu year,” Colin Bucks, an emergency medicine physician at Stanford Health Care, tells BuzzFeed News. “It’s frustrating because it’s preventable. It’s stuff we prepare for every year.” Medical experts say that the best way to prevent infection is to get vaccinated, regardless of how effective the vaccine is that year. “Particularly if you’re older, if you’ve got children, if you’re pregnant, it’s really important to get vaccinated,” Bucks notes. “If you start to get sick, stay home.”

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