Good morning, Nashville. Vanderbilt University officials are so concerned about the spread of the Swine Flu that they’ve arranged for some bonfires where students can burn any clothes or other belongings that might carry the virus. With the fall semester kicking into full gear, Vandy (and just about every other university in Tennessee) is already seeing an increase in flu cases. Thank goodness for the handy Swine Flu Combat Kit and wide variety of instructional videos, right?
- Food stamps and obesity. Nearly one in six Tennesseans is on food stamps and health officials are trying to figure out how to get those folks access to healthy food after a new study has shown a significant link between food stamps and obesity.
- Hooray for nice weather! We were a pleasantly surprised this morning when we walked outside and realized we might need a jacket! The cool temperatures should continue through Wednesday when some more storms roll through. Fall is almost here!
- Bits & pieces. The convention center drama continues and we won’t even bother trying to explain it … Metro Schools may soon be the one of the only districts in middle Tennessee to not receive accreditation … The new guns in parks law goes into effect tonight at midnight so grab your guns and party it up (or not)! … We are sharing this article because the accompanying photo might be our favorite ever … Sen. Bob Corker is almost the richest person in the Senate.
Photo by Jon.Erickson.