Don Chase in the Morning for March 4, 2010 Here is your WKML weather forecast for March 4 & 5: Today: Sunny, breezy & 52. Tonight: Clear & 28. Friday: Sunny & 52. Congrats to those in the WKML Family celebrating birthdays: 3/3 Candace Hedgepeth Brandon Lambert 3/4 NASCAR driver Rick Mast Daniel Bain Crystal Bascomb Angela Blackburn Connie Blanchard Sue Blanchard Scott Blue Tony Bullock Marlene Cartrette Pam Collins Michael Cooneyo Brian Cribb Jessica Davis Joe Davis Bryan Day Glenn Dove Richard Elliott Tony Goins Wes Husk Jessica Davis Tonya Goins Kitty Harkey Roger Jackson Cindy Jacobs Bobbie Leviner Melanie LeTourneau Kaylynn Lipshee Colette Locklear Darell Matthews Darian Maynard Skye McLean Barry Moilanen Jennifer Mooney Patsy Morino Clarence Owens Corey Page Angela Peele Anna Phillips Jordan Powers Patrick Raynor Pam Renfrom Linda Rheuark Josh Rotsart Christopher Sessoms Martin Skinner Josh Smith Cheryl Suggs Devin Swaggart Paula Thompson Billy Walters Linda Walters Danny and Amanda Watson Tony Watts Rona West Heather Williams Jack Wise Christopher Wood Happy 10th anniversary Kimberly & Jamie Hunt Congratulations to Tony Bullock on winning a “Signature Creation Ice Cream” from Cold Stone Creamery, Morganton Road in Fayetteville. It‟s always a great day for ice cream. E-mail your birthdays and anniversaries to email@example.com. Don‟t forget the name of the person celebrating the birthday and their daytime telephone number. THANXXX! Don. Let me give you your WKML Country Notes for March 4, 2010 #1 Country Album --- Fans continue to show Lady Antebellum a lot of love keeping their sophomore ablum, Need You Now, at the top of the country chart selling an impressive 118-thousand copies in its fifth week. The final Johnny Cash recordings, American Six: Ain't No Grave, debuts on the country chart with a respectable 54- thousand sold. Taylor Swift's Fearless and Zac Brown Band's The Foundation remain in their previous positions at three and four, respectively, and Josh Turner's newest release, Haywire, slips a bit, but remains in the top five. Chesney, Kenny --- After treating a standing room only crowd at the Ryman Auditorium to almost two hours of music, Kenny Chesney and Steve Miller celebrated their “Crossroads” taping by doing an impromptu jam at Tootsie‟s Orchid Lounge on Lower Broadway. The pair walked down the alley between the Ryman and the bar, went in the back door and made their way to the front stage and straight into Miller‟s classic “Fly Like An Eagle.” Taking the stage around 11 p.m., the pair played into Wednesday morning. Though no air date has been set, look for “Crossroads” to debut on CMT in July. Gokey, Danny --- Danny Gokey says arms are opening wide for him in Nashville. He admits it‟s a competition but adds, “A lot of music has to be a competition. „American Idol‟ proves that.” Gokey adds, “It‟s a healthy competition where people are building off each other and building relationships.” Gokey‟s first album, “My Best Days,” was released Tuesday. He‟ll be back on “American Idol” tonight to sing and promote it. Harp, Jessica --- Jessica Harp, who returned to a solo career after partnering with Michelle Branch as the Wreckers, has decided to quit pursuing a singing career, according to a letter on her Web site. She plans to concentrate on songwriting instead. She also mentions that her album will be released digitally on March 16th. Harp released two solo singles, “A Woman Needs” and “Boy Like Me,” after the Wreckers parted ways. Hill, Faith --- Faith Hill will be among the performers at the annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony March 15th, the Associated Press reports. Other performers announced include Chris Isaak, Maroon Five's Adam Levine and Jesse Carmichael, Train's Pat Monahan, Ronnie Spector, Fefe Dobson, Eric Burdon and Peter Wolf. Among those slated for induction at the ceremony are ABBA, Genesis, The Stooges and Jimmy Cliff. Lady Antebellum --- Even though Lady Antebellum is opening for Tim McGraw on tour, that doesn't mean they get to sit front row and center to enjoy his show. In Wednesday's webisode, Hillary explains that when they try to go out and watch the show, pandemonium ensues as fans clamor for autographs and photos of them. So her solution? Watch the show incognito. She assembles a stunning fashion ensemble from Sears to make her look like a member of Tim's crew and names herself "Sheila.” Rascal Flatts --- Rascal Flatts play themselves on tonight's episode of C-S-I. In the show, titled "Unshockable," somebody is out to kill Jay DeMarcus. He tells us, "It happens during one of our live shows and the story continues from there. We don't know who's done it." The airs on C-B-S at 9pm. Swift, Taylor --- Taylor Swift kicks off the second U-S leg of her Fearless tour tonight in Tampa, Florida. --- Taylor Swift picked up a nomination yesterday for the Juno Awards -- Canada's answer to the Grammys. She's up for International Album of the Year for Fearless. Here are 5 facts about Taylor: -Taylor learned Japanese so she could greet her fans during her recent concert in Japan. -When she recently performed in Australia, she got reprimanded for feeding wild possum in a park. -She recently designed a line of cards for American Greetings. -A guitar she donated to the Country Music Hall of Fame brought in more than 16 thousand dollars in online bids. -On the set of the movie, Valentine's Day she was known as "Swifty" to avoid confusion with her co-star, Taylor Lautner. Urban, Keith --- Keith Urban will guest on the fifth consecutive “Jimmy Kimmel Live: After The Academy Awards” Sunday. Robert Downey Jr. will introduce the world premiere of the new “Iron Man 2” trailer right before Urban performs “„Til Summer Comes Around,” from his 2009 album “Defying Gravity.” News of the Weird: A claustrophobic Kentucky deputy lost his job after accidentally locking himself in a jail cell and trying to shoot his way out. Adair County Sheriff Ralph Curry said no one was hurt when Charles Wright fired his weapon. It happened Monday, the first day a new $12.4 million county judicial center was open to the public. Curry says the former deputy has claustrophobia and has agreed to pay for the damage he did to the cell. Paul Railton is very likely the laziest man to ever walk the planet. The English dog owner was fined after taking his pet for a stroll while driving next to him in his car. Railton was spotted driving on a country road in December, holding his dog‟s leash through the car window as the animal trotted alongside. Mr. Lazy pleaded guilty Monday to not being in proper control of a vehicle. His lawyer said the 23-year-old admitted “it was a silly thing to do and there was an element of laziness” while exercising his dog. Railton was ordered to pay a $100 fine, plus costs. He also received three additional penalty points on his license and lost his license for six months. It‟s time now for Officer Dons Police Blotter, a service of Holmes Security Systems. If you‟re paying more than $18.95 for monitoring you are paying too much. Hyannis, Massachusetts, newlyweds Marissa Ann Putignano-Keene and Timothy Keene spent their wedding night in separate jail cells after the bride tried to run over an old flame of the groom. According to the police report, Marissa tried Monday to run over the other woman and her son in a parking lot. The victim told police she had previously been in an intimate relationship with the groom. The bride was charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. The groom was riding in the car with her and was charged with disorderly conduct. Both were released yesterday. Welcome to today‟s “WKML Don Chase Secret 2 Success,” a service of Bible Alive Ministries. Dr. Ralph Richardson, teacher. Our motto is “Expect Great Things To Happen.” Lyn Gilfus sent in today‟s Secret 2 Success and it‟s a great great thought for every day. At the end, you won‟t be asked what neighborhood you lived in, but what kind of neighbor you were. I told you it was an awesome thought. Thank you Lyn. Our motto is “Expect Great Things To Happen.” That‟s your “WKML Don Chase Secret 2 Success,” a service of Bible Alive Ministries. Dr. Ralph Richardson, teacher. In ACC basketball, top-ranked Duke lost to Maryland 79-72. NASCAR --- Sunday, it‟s the running of the Kobalt Tools 500 from Atlanta The WKML Elementary Reading Club visits Beaver Dam Elementary School in Beaver Dam with Mrs. Paula Hales and her 12 first graders. AMERICAN IDOL: Top 10 Girls Go -Crystal Bowersox opened the night. She made headlines for being hospitalized for an undisclosed illness on Tuesday, but came back strong with the Creedence Clearwater Revival tune "Long As I Can See the Light." Simon Cowell said it was like seeing Kelly Clarkson's star power for the first time. -Haeley Vaughn failed to impress with "The Climb" by Miley Cyrus. Randy Jackson called it rough. Simon said it was an utter mess. -Lacey Brown did Sixpence None the Richer's "Kiss Me." Ellen DeGeneres said it was a good song choice and adorable. Kara DioGuardi said Lacey has got to step it up. -Katie Stevens did Corinne Bailey Rae's "Put Your Records On." Randy saw some bright moments. Kara didn't like the song choice. -Didi Benami did "Lean on Me" by Bill Withers. Ellen praised her voice but not her song choice. -Michelle Delamor did Creed's "With Arms Wide Open." Kara said it was her best- ever performance. Simon said she got it 80-percent right. -Lilly Scott did "A Change Is Gonna Come" by Sam Cooke. Randy, Ellen and Kara praised the performance. Simon said he wasn't crazy about it. -Katelyn Epperly did Coldplay's "The Scientist." Randy liked it. Ellen thought it was too slow. Kara said it was all over the place. -Paige Miles did Kelly Clarkson's "Walk Away." Randy liked it. Ellen loved it. Simon said she failed to choose the right song. -Siobhan Magnus closed out the night with Aretha Franklin's "Think." Randy said it was fearless. Kara praised the high notes. Simon said parts were terrible. “Gilligan‟s Island” is being turned into a movie. “Gilligan‟s Island” ran for three seasons on CBS, from 1964 through 1967. No casting has been announced for the new movie, but original series creator Sherwood Schwartz said last year that his choice would be to have Michael Cera play the title role made famous by Bob Denver in the original series. Burt Reynolds is recovering at home after undergoing quintuple bypass surgery last week. The heart surgery had been reportedly planned for about a month. The 74- year-old actor recently spent a month in rehab for an addiction to prescription drugs. Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, the pilot who landed a disabled plane on New York‟s Hudson River last year, piloted his last flight for US Airways yesterday. Sullenberger, 59, has retired from the company he joined in 1980. Flight attendant Doreen Welsh, who helped keep all 150 passengers aboard Flight 1549 safe during the “Miracle on the Hudson” also will retire after 39 years with the airline. She is also 59. An air traffic controller who brought his son to work let him read a few routine messages to pilots – and then brought in another child the next day – in an incident that has the Federal Aviation Administration furious. Authorities suspended the controller and a supervisor yesterday after a recording of the radio calls were posted on the Internet. The incident took place at JFK, one of the busiest airports in the world. At least 15 Toyota owners have complained to U.S. officials that their cars sped up by themselves even after being fixed under recalls for sticky gas pedals or floor mat problems. That raises the question about whether Toyota‟s repairs will bring an end to the cases of wild, uncontrolled acceleration or if there may be an electronic cause behind the complaints. Although the allegations are unverified by the agency, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said yesterday it was contacting people who have complained about acceleration problems even after repairs were done under two large recalls. Toyota has recalled more than 8 million vehicles worldwide since October to fix floor mats that can snag gas pedals or faulty gas pedal assemblies that can stick. The NHTSA says 52 people have been killed in crashes linked to Toyota‟s acceleration problems. Smithsonian Turns Down O.J. Suit --- The suit O.J. Simpson wore when he was acquitted in 1995 or murdering his ex-wife and her friend has been turned down by the Smithsonian. The announcement came one day after a California judge approved the donation as the solution to a 13-year court battle over the tailored tan suit, white shirt and yellow and tan tie. Fred Goldman, the father of the man Simpson was accused of killing in 1994, had been fighting O.J.‟s sports agent, Mike Gilbert, for the suit, which Simpson has said was stolen from him. Naomi Campbell Accused Of Assaulting Driver --- A man hired to drive supermodel Naomi Campbell told police she assaulted him from the back seat of an SUV yesterday before hopping out and running away. However, police say charges are unlikely. Officials consulted with the Manhattan district attorney‟s office and issued a harassment report, which doesn‟t carry any penalty, because no officer witnessed what took place. The driver, who also drives Campbell‟s boyfriend, decided not to pursue criminal charges. He told police that Campbell smacked him so hard in the back of the head that he hit the steering wheel, causing a bruise under his right eye. He pulled over in midtown Manhattan and got out to speak with a traffic agent, who called police. However, when officers arrived Campbell was nowhere to be found. Should Cell Phones Carry Health Warning? --- Maine‟s state Legislature could soon vote on a bill that would make it the first U.S. state to require cell phones to carry warnings of a possible link between mobile phone radiation and brain cancer. Maine‟s bill, the Children‟s Wireless Protection Act, was proposed by state representative Andrea Boland, who introduced the bill after her concerns were raised by a 2006 study from the Swedish National Institute for Working Life that showed a correlation between brain tumors and heavy cell phone use. However, numerous other studies have shown no such link. If passed, cell phone companies operating in Maine would need to put prominent labels on phones and packaging, warning of the potential for brain cancer associated with electromagnetic radiation from the devices. The warnings would recommend that users, especially children and pregnant women, keep the devices away from their heads and bodies. Chile Earthquake May Have Changed Earth‟s Rotation --- A NASA scientist said yesterday that Chile‟s 8.8-magnitude earthquake may have changed the Earth‟s rotation and shortened the length of days on our planet. The quake, the seventh strongest earthquake ever recorded, hit Chili Saturday and may have shortened the length of an Earth day by 1.26 microseconds, according to scientist Richard Gross. Gross and his colleagues also found that the earthquake may have moved Earth‟s axis by about 3 inches. One Earth day is about 24 hours, or 86,400 seconds, long. Over the course of a year, the length of a day normally changes gradually by about one millisecond, which is 1,000 microseconds, slowing down slightly in the winter months and picking back up in the summer. 3 Arrested For Infecting 13 Million Computers --- Authorities have cracked one of the world‟s biggest networks of virus-infected computers, which stole credit cards and banking credentials online from as many as 12.7 million infected PCs. The “botnet” of infected computers included PCs inside more than half of the Fortune 1,000 companies and more than 40 major banks. Spanish investigators working with private computer-security firms have arrested the three alleged ringleaders of the so-called Mariposa botnet, which first surfaced in December 2008. The three suspects are reportedly Spanish citizens with no previous criminal records. More details are expected today at a news conference by officials. Government To Spend $25 Billion To Improve Internet Access --- The Federal Communications Commission plans to boost Americans‟ Internet access that will cost $25 billion. The FCC‟s National Broadband Plan is set to be released later this month, providing fast and affordable Internet access to more than 90 million Americans. Postal Service Cutting Another 30,000 Jobs --- The U.S. Postal Service said yesterday that it would cut its workforce by another 30,000 positions and slash overtime pay this year in an effort to reduce costs. The reductions will result in cost savings equivalent to eliminating 50,000 full-time positions. Postal officials said they expect 30,000 employees to retire during fiscal year 2010, which ends on September 30th. More positions will be eliminated as other employees resign and those positions are left unfilled. What's on tv tonight: Primetime Lineup: Grey‟s Anatomy (ABC) Private Practice (ABC) Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains (CBS) CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (CBS) The Mentalist (CBS) American Idol (Fox) Kitchen Nightmares (Fox) Community (NBC) Parks and Recreation (NBC) The Office (NBC) The Marriage Ref (NBC) Series premiere. Larry King (CNN) Nick Schuyler, the only survivor of a deadly boating accident. Late Night Lineup: The Jay Leno Show (NBC) Matthew McConaughey, Brett Favre and Lifehouse. Late Show with David Letterman (CBS) Tom Hanks and Spoon. Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (CBS) Sonya Walger. Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (NBC) Zach Galifianakis, Mia Wasikowska and Silversun Pickups. Last Call with Carson Daly (NBC) Jeremy Renner. The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (COM) Scott Patterson. Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC) Queen Latifah, “Bachelor” Jake Pavelka and Galactic Allen Toussaint. The Colbert Report (COM) Barry Schwartz. Lopez Tonight (TBS) Shaun White, Seann William Scott and Andrew Dice Clay. ACM Nods Reba McEntire and Blake Shelton rattled off the list of nominees for the 45th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards yesterday on “The Early Show.” Reba will host the ACMs live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on April 18th on CBS. For the third year in a row, fans will select the winner of the Entertainer of the Year. For the second year, the three newcomer categories – Top New Solo Vocalist, Top New Vocal Group and Top New Vocal Duo – will be opened up to fan voting. The winner in each category will then move on to compete for Top New Artist, also a fan-voted category. Online voting for all categories will take place at www.voteACM.com. Major nominees are: Entertainer Of The Year: Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith, Brad Paisley, George Strait, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban and Zac Brown Band. Top Male Vocalist Of The Year: Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley, Darius Rucker, George Strait and Keith Urban. Top Female Vocalist Of The Year: Miranda Lambert, Reba McEntire, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood and Lee Ann Womack. Top Vocal Group Of The Year: Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Randy Rogers Band, Rascal Flatts and Zac Brown Band. Top Vocal Duo Of The Year: Brooks & Dunn, Joey + Rory, Montgomery Gentry, Steel Magnolia and Sugarland. Top New Solo Vocalist Of The Year: Luke Bryan, Jamey Johnson and Chris Young. Top New Vocal Duo Of The Year: Bomshel, Joey + Rory and Steel Magnolia. Top New Vocal Group Of The Year: Eli Young Band, Gloriana and The Lost Trailers. Album Of The Year: “American Saturday Night” – Brad Paisley, “Lady Antebellum” – Lady Antebellum, “Play On” – Carrie Underwood, “Revolution” – Miranda Lambert and “The Foundation” – Zac Brown Band. Single Record Of The Year: “Need You Now” – Lady Antebellum, “People Are Crazy” – Billy Currington, “Red Light” – David Nail, “Toes” – Zac Brown Band and “White Liar” – Miranda Lambert. Song Of The Year: “Cowboy Casanova” – Carrie Underwood, “Need You Now” – Lady Antebellum, “People Are Crazy” – Billy Currington, “White Liar” – Miranda Lambert and “You Belong With Me” – Taylor Swift. Video Of The Year: “Boots On” – Randy Houser, “Need You Now” – Lady Antebellum, “Welcome To The Future” – Brad Paisley, “White Liar” – Miranda Lambert and “You Belong With Me” – Taylor Swift. Vocal Event Of The Year: “Hillbilly Bone” – Blake Shelton f/ Trace Adkins, “Honky Tonk Stomp” – Brooks & Dunn f/ Billy Gibbons, “I Told You So” – Carrie Underwood f/ Randy Travis, “I‟m Alive” – Kenny Chesney with Dave Matthews and “Seeing Stars” – Jack Ingram f/ Patty Griffin.