Good morning, Nashville. Williamson County Schools have figured out at least one way to deal with the new law that allows guns in public parks starting September 1: Canceling the students’ field trips. When the law goes into effect next month, the school system will be canceling every educational trip and sporting event that takes place in a park where guns are allowed, including a county-wide cross-country meet, citing students’ safety as their main concern.
- Racial profiling complaints. The NAACP held a forum at Fisk University last night to discuss racial profiling, which many say has become an increasing problem in the Metro police force.
- College enrollment up. If you’ve noticed even more college students running around town than usual this year, you’re not crazy- Both Lipscomb and Belmont have seen record enrollments this year.
- Bits & pieces. With the help of Vandy’s vaccination trials, the swine flu vaccine should be ready by October … Like everything else in Tennessee these days, the prepaid tuition program is strapped for cash … The chickens get to stay! … Tennessean tornado victims are trying to take advantage of government loans only to be met with a lot of red tape.
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