Good morning, Nashville. It’s a rough world out there for anyone who has to venture downtown during CMApocalypse 2008. While we were safely holed up in the mighty Nashvillest HQ, Channel 2′s Brad Schmitt was taking a beating enough for us all. He had a particularly rough time of it yesterday when he was charged and attacked by a terrifying parade staffer while he was only trying to get us our news. We hate to have a laugh at Brad’s expense, but we feel like we’d be robbing you guys if we didn’t send you over to Nashville Is Talking for the raw footage. Watch as Brad is brutally accosted by the staffer twice and then savagely beaten by a small child with some inflatable sticks. Way to take one for the team, Brad.
- Segregation in Metro schools? Residents are all upset over Metro’s plan to rezone some of the schools because they fear that gangs will become more of a problem and the new plans may unintentionally bring about racial and socioeconomic segregation.
- Smoke and fire. Nashville firefighters are starting to raise questions about Fire Chief Steve Halford’s recent plan to eliminate almost 50 jobs in the department while expanding ambulance service. Just like everything else, we blame the economy.
- Bits & pieces. Bonnaroo not selling much of anything this year … Rascal Flatts one of many to make a Hannah Montana cameo … George Jones is finally getting his guitar back that someone stole 46 years ago.
Photo by Peppysis.