Good morning, Nashville. State Sen. Thelma Harper, perhaps best known for her incredible hat collection, has been holding a giant annual Easter egg hunt for almost 30 years. This year, however, someone thought it was a good idea to schedule a “Felony Friendly Job Fair” in the same place at the same time as the Easter egg hunt and now parents are worried that it could pose a danger to kids. Sen. Harper has been careful to stress that she’s totally on board with the concept behind the fair because felons need jobs too, but feels that maybe the organizers should have consulted the calendar before scheduling it in the middle of a park full of children.
- Contributor to appeal citations. An attorney representing the Contributor newspaper is filing seven appeals for citations given to vendors for selling papers on public streets in Williamson County. Though the City of Brentwood has an ordinance banning the sale of anything in public right-of-ways, the Contributor’s director believes it’s a First Amendment issue and a violation of vendors’ rights to Freedom of Speech.
- Ridin’ dirty. The Preds are heading into Game 5 of the playoff series against the Anaheim Ducks without forward Martin Erat, one of their top scorers. Erat was injured in a collision with Ducks left wing Jarkko Ruutu who was eventually suspended for one game because of the incident. Ducks star Bobby Ryan is also finishing up a two-game suspension for stomping on someone’s foot in Game 2.
- Bits & pieces. A new hotline is open for folks who are still recovering from last year’s flood … The third suspect in last week’s Pearl Cohn High School shooting has turned himself in … Milwaukee Brewers injured ace Zack Greinke, winner of the 2009 Cy Young Award, will be rehabbing with the Sounds this weekend … Easter weekend is expected to be pretty toasty around here … A 12-year old boy helped deliver 15 Rottweiler puppies in Columbia.
Photo by Rebecca Seung.