Good morning, Nashville. It’s one of those weird weather weeks again with blazing heat and pop-up storms–one of which actually peeled the roof clean off of a Smyrna gas station. One thing we shouldn’t have to worry about is a trend of heat-related power outages because NES insists they have it under control. In years past, the combination of heat and humidity has caused a spike in energy demand, leading to some outage problems. NES officials say that type of thing probably won’t be a problem until August. Or maybe sooner! Who knows. At any rate, look for some nasty storms this afternoon which should come along just in time to ruin your Friday night cookout plans. TGIF!
- O captain! Our captain! While the rest of the world was watching LeBron’s fancy television special and Cleveland collectively blowing a gasket (in Comic Sans) and maybe also that soccer Very Important Soccer Game, many of us in Nashville were watching the Preds crown Shea Weber as the new team captain, replacing Jason Arnott. Weber, 24, is the youngest person in the team’s history to hold the title.
- Not on our watch. The US Bureau of Justice mistakenly reported that Davidson County has one of the highest inmate mortality records in the nation, and now our sheriff’s office is demanding a recount. The bureau actually admitted that they messed up the numbers, although Davidson County didn’t help matters when they submitted 10 duplicate death reports. But we’ve yet to find out where we really stand.
- Bits & pieces. Nashville’s median home price is the highest it’s been in two years … Despite everyone’s best efforts to find drama in this situation, Gaylord’s CEO says that there has been no rift between the company and the mayor’s office over the money issue … When given the option to play Lane Kiffin’s new team in 2011, the Vols said “No thank you.” … A new immigration law in Tennessee will likely be superseded by a federal law that promises to do the job better …
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