Good morning, Nashville. Parents are on edge today after the cause of death for a five-year old Maxwell Elementary School boy turned out to be the Swine Flu. Though Metro is urging everyone to be extra cautious and stay home if they start to develop any symptoms, they are allowing the school to remain open. Letters were sent home with the kids this week explaining the situation and notifying them of the special meetings with health officials set to take place tonight.
- Stimulus? Tennessee is getting a $15.6 million piece of the Pfizer pie thanks to the largest healthcare fraud suit in US history. The company was found to have illegally marketed a drug whose recommended dosages and usages were not approved for safety reasons.
- Student hit by train. A Paige High School senior is fighting for his life after his car was hit by a train on Trinity Lane earlier this week, although no one seems to know how he ended up on the tracks while the train was coming in the first place. He amazingly suffered no broken bones or organ damage, but the head trauma was enough to leave him with a 1% chance of survival.
- Bits & pieces. Keith Urban’s scheduled benefit for the Country Music Hall of Fame is already nearly sold out … If you travel I-40 in west Nashville often, you may notice that things are slowing down a bit … The post office in the Arcade is on a tentative list of offices to be shut down.
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