Bright & Early: Wrong Place Wrong Time Edition

December 1, 2008 9:34 AM 0 comments

Good morning, Nashville. We’ve been following the news from Mumbai since the terrorist attacks last week that killed 192 people. Two Nashville women, visiting the country for a meditation conference, were among the injured but both are expected to be well enough to come home within the next few days. Andi Varagona, for CMT producer and owner of a holistic health clinic in the 12 South neighborhood, was shot in the arm and thigh; Linda Ragsdale, a children’s book author, was shot in the back.

  • No such thing as free lunch. Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge was trying to do a good deed a few weeks ago when they offered to give 15 brand new Epiphone guitars to Metro Schools, but the schools turned them down because they heard Tootsie’s might sell beer or something. Holy Rosary Academy has piped up and said that they’ll gladly accept them. And we wonder why Metro is struggling!
  • Every party has a pooper. The City Paper brings us down a few notches after we just found out we’ll be hosting the NCAA Women’s Final Four in 2014 by pointing out that it all hinges on $1.75M in public funds that haven’t been allocated yet and also a convention center that doesn’t yet exist.
  • Bits & pieces. Oh by the way, it’s snowing–sort of … Somehow we missed that Mike Huckabee was pimping his book at Davis Kidd in Green Hills yesterday. Sorry, y’all! … The Belcourt is looking to raise $65K for new seats … Centennial High School Marching Band loved every minute of their trip to NYC to play in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Photo by dharmesh84.