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To Read Or Not To Read

THE BOOK

School starts Tuesday for Knox County and already there are some problems at one school.

One Knox County parent is concerned about a book students at Hardin Valley Academy are required to read this year.

The book is national bestseller "Robopocalypse," by Daniel H. Wilson.

Sam Lee is trying to get it removed from the required reading list because of the book's language.

Sam’s soon son will be a freshman at Hardin Valley Academy this year.

Public Spanking

PUBLIC PUNISHMENT

Here’s a shocker.

A new report says nearly one in four parents or caregivers randomly observed by researchers publicly settled disputes with their child by hitting, spanking or some sort of physical contact.

The research done by Michigan State University, camped out at public areas to get a realistic idea of how children are disciplined outside of a laboratory setting.

Back to School Shopping Tips

If you missed last weekends Tax Free Weekend you still can save money this back-to-school shopping season.

Bargain hunters are more likely to be searching for them online or on their mobile phones this year.

 

The National Retail Federation says online shopping for back-to-school has quadrupled in the past nine years. This season, 39.6 percent of school shoppers say they will buy at least one item online, compared with 21.4 percent in 2007 and 10.9 percent in 2003.

 

According to a PriceGrabber survey, of those back-to-school shoppers polled:

The Killer Feline

DEADLY ANIMAL

We have a warning to share with you this morning. In fact, be very cautious when you step outside to head to work or get the paper.

Based on a near study by the University of Georgia, a certain animal has been on a killing spree that has caused a decline in one in three American bird species.

This awful predator is also causing carnage across other species. Lizards, snakes and frogs made up 41% of the animals killed. Mammals such as chipmunks and voles were 25%, insects and worms 20% and birds 12%.

 

The First Female

MAKING HISTORY

This is pretty cool, tonight during the opening of the NFL pre-season one game will be making history.

During the San Diego Chargers and Green Bay Packers game tonight, be on the lookout for Shannon Eastin.

 

Shannon Eastin will be making history as the first woman to officiate an NFL game.

Due to the lockout of regular NFL referees due to an ongoing labor dispute, Shannon will be doing something that she has been dreaming about.

Cindy Crawford Says "NO!"

NO MORE

She may have starred in her first Versace campaign at the tender age of 10, but it doesn't look like Cindy Crawford's daughter will be growing up too fast.

The 46-year-old beauty has banned her daughter Kaia Gerber from wearing make-up on photoshoots because she doesn't want her to appear older than she is.

Being of the world's original supermodels, Cindy explained she was happy for the youngster to enter the world of modelling, but was conscious of her bring looked after properly.

He Stuck It Where? It Was There For How Long?!?!

STUCK

Be careful what you put up your nose — it might get stuck there.

Listen to this.

 

6-year-old Isaak Lasson, was having trouble breathing.

Like many parents, they took Isaak to the doctor.

The Lassons were told numerous times to put their son on antibiotics, and he would be fine.

But finally, at the end of July, an observant doctor noticed something strange: A ball of fungus that appeared to be encasing a flexible LEGO tire!

Apparently, Isaak was playing with LEGO toys when apparently one found its

Focus of Olympics Not On Competition

REALLY?

There’s a little drama going on at the Olympics and it has nothing to do with winning medals or scandals.

 

Gabby Douglas won the gold in individual gymnastics last week.

But the talk about Gabby has nothing to do with her winning gold.

The talk around the internet is about her hair!

Gabby’s mom has found herself defending her daughter's hair, which had been swiftly criticized for being both “unkempt” and “embarrassing” very soon after Douglas made Olympic history.

A Plane Apology

SORRY

Mac Breedlove, Texas Teen, Forced To Apologize To Plane Passengers After Cutting In Line

 

Mac Breedlove, a Texas teenager, thought he was going to get away with cutting in line to board a flight. The teenager quickly learned he was too big for his britches when he was forced to give a public apology.

Breedlove cut the early-boarding line on a Southwest Airlines flight as he and his lacrosse teammates made their way to a summer tournament.

Update on Missing Indiana Girl

PARENTS PAIN

The family of missing Indiana University college student Lauren Spierer could know in a matter of days if a skull found 60 miles from where she disappeared belongs to the college student.

As she waits for word on the fate of her daughter, Charlene Spierer issued an open letter to those responsible for Lauren's disappearance.

"To Whom This May Concern: It sickens me to write to you once again, but I have no choice," Spierer wrote. "Time continues to pass and I cannot let you forget about Lauren."

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