Good morning, Nashville. There may be hope yet for the Tennessee State Fair thanks to some new proposals by everyone’s favorite Metro Councilman Eric Crafton. Councilman Crafton has drafted a resolution that would extend the life of the fair through 2010, giving advocates more time to come up with a way to save it. The other part of the plan includes an ordinance that would ban any other use of the fairgrounds other than everything that currently operates there, such as the fair, flea market, and roller derby.
- Rethinking the H1N1 vaccine. In case your kids didn’t have enough fun with the H1N1 flu vaccine the first time around, further testing has determined that kids under 9 actually need two doses in order for it to be effective. Unfortunately the Metro Health Department is all out, again.
- Spring Hill GM to close. The Spring Hill GM plant is slated to close in just a few weeks around Thanksgiving, leaving approximately 2,000 people without work. Governor Phil is trying to brace the state for the inevitable increase in unemployment claims.
- Bits & pieces. An MTSU professor has apologized after making students sign a pledge stating that cheating on their exam would be a fast-track ticket to hell … Kevin Mawae and Albert “Speedy” Haynesworth were voted two of the dirtiest players in the NFL … Upon further analysis, Metro Schools still aren’t doing so hot … The head of Nashville’s Parks & Rec department may resign after the revelation that his department is facing a nearly $2 million deficit.
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