Good morning, Nashville. The June 1 deadline for bankruptcy filing is closing in quickly for GM, whose stocks have fallen a painful 15% since yesterday morning. In the meantime, GM officials are working on a restructuring plan that could completely shut down the manufacturing plant in Spring Hill, eliminating thousands of jobs. Though Congressman Jim Cooper seems pretty confident that Spring Hill won’t be affected, everyone else is preparing for the worst.
- Cosmotell-what? Congrats to St. Bernard Academy 7th grader Madeline Embrey who made it much farther in the Scripps National Spelling Bee than we ever could. Unfortunately she missed out on the final round after coming up slightly short on a written test, but she can still spell “cosmotelluria” and we don’t even know what that means.
- Diff’rent strokes for diff’rent folks. A Donelson Christian Academy student’s parents are probably withdrawing their kid from the school after they found the book Jackie and Me on the student’s assigned reading list. The book talks about baseball legend Jackie Robinson and his experience with racism in the 1940s while using some colorful but probably historically accurate language.
- Bits & pieces. The Tennessee Ethics Commission is probably going to expire in June, for real, because who needs ethics anyway? … Mayor Dean continues to talk about how we really, really need better regional mass transit … Fort Campbell still leads the Army in suicides, averaging about one suicide per week.
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