Good morning, Nashville. Finally, we have some good news for you: a recent study by Johns Hopkins University showed that Tennessee’s graduation rates increased more than any other state between 2002 and 2006. Not that we think Metro Nashville Public Schools had much to do with this, but we’re happy to see our kiddos finishing high school and (hopefully) not graduating into unemployment. So who can we thank for the improvement? The Tennessee Department of Education says it’s Governor Phil and an army of dedicated teachers.
- Rain rain go away. Forget the multitude of recruiting scandals surrounding UT coach/newb Lane Kiffin; only one thing proves that the man doesn’t have a soul: After a week of beautiful temperatures and flowers abloom, he is “thrilled” with bad weather.”
- More good news. We’ve started to get used to all this “blah blah no one’s buying anything because everyone’s broke blah” stories on the news, so when we’re elated to hear that retail sales sucked slightly less than expected last month, you know it’s bad.
- Bits & pieces. The Metro Health Department might have passed the menu-labeling thing, but the Metro Council is right behind them with a bill that would overturn it … We in Davidson, Rutherford, Wilson, and Sumner counties officially fail at keeping a lid on the ozone … Gospel singer BeBe Winans was arrested yesterday for allegedly beating his ex-wife … Quick, everyone go apply for jobs at Mars Petcare!
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