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Good Morning East Tennessee!

"I quit watching the news on TV in the morning. I prefer reading the news on your website. Why start the day with negative information when you can start it with positive information? It really has improved my attitude towards everyday life." --Jennifer Wahl

For you Jennifer…and all the beautiful people you just spoke for.

After mass demonstration and public uproar, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has decided to step down.

There's a 7-8 year waiting period for a kidney transplant. This is because of the incredibly bad odds of finding a perfect matching donor. While a Massachusetts mom was facing death she was also giving up all hope and preparing her Will. Then one day a man named El Salvador decided to have his kidney tested, and it was determined to be a perfect match. El Salvador is the mom's adopted son.

There's been in a major decline in cybercrime in the past 2 years with retailers and the music industry reporting a 50% drop. This is a direct result of federal crackdowns on the illegal use of music, pictures, and credit cards. (If you think for a moment you can get away with using your dad's credit card to purchase your useless eBay item, use someone's music to play in the background of your cheesy tube video or use someone's picture to impress your wishful girlfriend…think again.)

As the economy rebounds, US wholesalers are adding to their inventory and expecting 2011 to be a gigantic year. I'm not an expert, but I know enough about the "wholesale business" to tell you - they would not increase their inventory if they weren't certain they could sell it.

Just last week the number of people who applied for unemployment benefits dropped to the lowest level in three years.

Philadelphia mayor (Michael Nutter) asked the citizens of Philly to help each other through the snow storms in whatever way they could...and they did.

East TN is a step ahead. As the U.S. government begins to crack down on Walmart for promoting unhealthy, sodium-loaded food, East TN has already taken steps to by-pass Walmart altogether and buy from local farmers.

In an effort to decrease violence in their country, Spain's leading broadcaster has decided to discontinue the broadcasting of bullfighting.

Yesterday India and Pakistan agreed to resume world-wide peace talks.

Have a great day!

Published February 11, 2011

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