Good morning, Nashville. Thanks to some confused protesters, Rep. Jim Cooper has canceled Friday’s public appearance at West End Middle School where he was supposed to welcome students back to school. Town hall meetings about healthcare reform have been happening all across the country, and somehow word hit the street that Rep. Cooper would be conducting a town hall of his own. Protests were planned, and in an effort to keep the first day of school disaster-free, he decided to ditch the event altogether.
- Silver Alert adopted. Tennessee became the 8th state to adopt a Silver Alert program to help locate elderly folks with Alzheimer’s Disease or dementia who might have wandered off. It works a lot like the Amber Alert system, with alerts being displayed on interstate signs.
- Debate ‘08. Belmont is seeing some significant enrollment increases as a result of the infamous Debate ‘08 that was held in the Curb Event Center last year. School officials say that enrollment exceeds 5,000 this year and many of the students first heard about the school on the teevee (thanks, SNL!)
- Bits & pieces. A local entertainment company will be producing a Hank Williams biopic to be filmed in Nashville … Nashville State Community College is seeing a record enrollment of over 8,000 students this year … News Channel 5 follows up on their investigative piece about the Music City Center.
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