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Statewide “Menu Labeling” Fails to Advance

May 5, 2009 at 6:48 pm

A measure requiring all Tennessee restaurants to post the calorie count of their regular items failed Tuesday when it was deferred to a summer study committee.

Vanderbilt Researcher: More Housework, Less Money?

May 4, 2009 at 8:13 am

After reviewing thousands of diaries from workers across America, a Vanderbilt professor found that doing more housework can lower your salary.

Nashville Nanny Lands Unexpected Book Deal

May 4, 2009 at 8:01 am

A Nashville nanny is launching her first book in an unusual style — inside 1.5 million boxes of Cheerios.

Southwest Airlines Plans to Trim Flights Indefinitely

May 1, 2009 at 6:03 pm

Southwest Airlines will reduce over ten percent of its daily flights from Nashville this fall and is unsure when some of those flights may come back.

CDC Sends Swine Flu Test Kits to Tennessee

May 1, 2009 at 4:42 pm

Next week, Tennessee will become one of the first states able to officially confirm cases of swine flu instead of sending tests to the Centers for Disease Control.

Park Pleads Guilty to Ponzi Scheme

February 27, 2009 at 5:56 pm

Former investment advisor Michael Park plead guilty today to charges of conducting a Ponzi scheme out of his Brentwood office. But there’s still a key disagreement between what Park admits to doing and the prosecution’s allegations against him.

Middle Tennessee Aid Workers Network at Vanderbilt

February 27, 2009 at 5:30 pm

Middle Tennesseans go all over the world to dig wells, open medical clinics and build houses, but they often don’t have connections with other aid workers.

Bredesen Says Wacker Announcement Positions State for More Solar Jobs

February 26, 2009 at 4:30 pm

Governor Phil Bredesen says a new one-billion dollar plant announced today in Bradley County, near Chattanooga, positions the state for even more jobs in the burgeoning solar industry.

Company to Create “Green Collar” Jobs

February 26, 2009 at 7:13 am

Germany-based Wacker Chemie AG has chosen Bradley County for its new $1 billion dollar plant. It could bring as many as 500 jobs to the area.

Bill allowing guns in state parks passes subcommittee

February 25, 2009 at 8:12 pm

Despite opposition from the Department of Environment and Conservation, a House subcommittee approved a bill yesterday that will allow permit holders to bring guns into state parks.

Odds Of Percy Priest Dam Breaking Are Minimal, But Potential Damage Too Great To Ignore

February 24, 2009 at 6:36 pm

A new report by the Corps of Engineers says there’s no sign of imminent danger at Nashville’s Percy Priest Dam. But if it were to break, the potential consequences are too grave to ignore.

Abortion Bills to be Heard All at Once in House Subcommittee

February 24, 2009 at 2:13 pm

State bills and resolutions dealing with abortion are probably headed to one big showdown in a legislative subcommittee in late March.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Establishes Center at Meharry

February 24, 2009 at 5:25 am

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation plans to establish a center for the study of health policy at Nashville’s Meharry Medical College.

Civil Service Changes To Be Heard By Committees Tomorrow

February 23, 2009 at 6:06 am

Tomorrow, legislative committees will begin reviewing Governor Phil Bredesen’s proposed changes to the state’s civil service rules.

Memphis R&B Legend Sues Producers of “Soul Men”

February 20, 2009 at 7:06 am

Sam Moore, the surviving half of R&B duo Sam & Dave, is suing the producers of the 2008 movie “Soul Men.” He says they cribbed from the history of the Memphis duo, and tarnished the singer’s reputation with swearing, lewd sex and racial slurs.

Nashville pays $3 million to Teach for America

February 11, 2009 at 9:32 pm

The city of Nashville has made a multimillion-dollar commitment to the Teach for America program.

Republicans Oust Williams From Party

February 9, 2009 at 1:28 pm

The chairman of the state Republican Party declared today that the Speaker of the Tennessee House is no longer a Republican. WPLN’s Joe White reports.

SBC Rolls Out SongMap

February 9, 2009 at 8:19 am

Southern Baptists unveiled a new web-based technology last week that allows musicians to make custom arrangements of hymns and praise songs with a few clicks of the mouse. It aims to make life easier for the local music minister, while providing a new revenue source for the denomination’s publishing company – LifeWay Christian Resources

Vanderbilt conducts pilot study on childhood obesity

February 2, 2009 at 6:48 pm

Vanderbilt Diabetes Center and the Meharry Clinic will soon enroll 100 families in a pilot program to prevent childhood obesity.

Friends’ purchase not stopped by lack of funds

February 2, 2009 at 6:47 pm

Despite not having enough funds, Friends of Warner Parks decided to purchase 324-acres of land yesterday.