Trending Today: Shirley Temple's death, Richard Petty disses Danica Patrick

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    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Here's a look at what's trending on the web today!

    Shirley Temple dies at 85

    Shirley Temple, the pint-size actress who lifted America's spirits during the Great Depression, died Monday night at the age of 85.

    Born outside Los Angeles in 1928, Temple Black was only three when she was discovered at a dance school.

    She became a national institution and her popularity spawned look-alike dolls, dresses and dozens of other Shirley Temple novelties.

    She had trouble getting roles as an adult, so she left the spotlight for government service.

    After 55 years of marriage and three children, she called her family her greatest achievement.

    Richard Petty disses woman driver

    Nascar Hall of Famer, Richard Petty made headlines on Tuesday for dissing Danica Patrick.

    Patrick is the Sprint Cup's only woman driver.

    Speaking to a group of reporters Sunday, Petty said the only way Patrick will ever win in the Daytona 500 is if everybody else stays home. Ouch!

    Patrick's best finish in the Sprint Cup Series came in last year's Daytona 500 when she placed eighth.

    Store shelves empty across Atlanta

    Two weeks after a few inches of snow paralyzed Atlanta, residents there are gearing up for another round.

    So much so, the grocery stores in the Atlanta area said they've sold out of nearly everything from bread to milk to cheese.

    The Georgia governor has declared a weather-related state of emergency for 45 counties.

    Atlanta public schools were closed on Tuesday and will be closed again on Wednesday.

    Georgia Power's top emergency official said he's already calling in crews from other states to help get power back on.

    Dentists change guidelines for baby teeth

    Also popular on the web today, an announcement from the American Dental Association.

    Parents should no longer wait until a child turns two to start brushing baby teeth with fluoride toothpaste.

    Instead, parents should use a rice-grain size smear on a child's first teeth.
    The updated guidelines published in the February issue of the Journal of the American Dental Association.

    An increase in cavities among children before entering kindergarten prompted the new advice.

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