Bright & Early: Slow News Day Edition

Good morning, Nashville. We hope you weren’t too attached to Ken’s Gold Club strip club on 5th Avenue. Ken’s went down as the first club to have its operating license revoked after an undercover officer stealthily shot a video of a 3-foot rule violation during a lap dance. The rule is pretty simple–dancers can’t be less than 3 feet away from patrons. After the case is reviewed in court, the club may or may not have to shut its doors for good.

  • Racial tension in Williamson Co. The drama continues to heat up over the borderline racist comments posted on the Williamson County GOP website several months ago. Some prominent members of the Kurdish community are now demanding an apology from the party, reminding them that most of them are citizens who can vote.
  • Gas shortages. Due to the anticipated gas shortage in the South courtesy of Hurricane Ike, the EPA is waiving some of the Clean Air requirements in 9 states including Tennessee. Gasoline is held to a special summer standard to control emissions during warmer months, but the EPA is granting permission to start pulling fuel from the winter supply.
  • Metro loses. The courts have spoken and they’ve ruled that Metro officially owes Teen Challenge almost $1M in damages for wrongfully discriminating against them while determining the zoning of their property.
  • Bits & pieces. Here’s a heartwarming story about one Midstate shelter taking in 60 baby squirrels who were displaced or orphaned by Gustav … Most Terrifying Headline Of The Morning award goes to WSMV: “Giant Ike Gains Muscle As It Eyes Texas.” … A man was shot and critically injured downtown in broad daylight yesterday.

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