Good morning, Nashville. Tennessee’s drug assistance program for people with HIV/AIDS now has a waiting list thanks to folks losing jobs and insurance, along with an increase in the number of people living with the disease. Those overseeing the program hope that their own services can be supplemented with federal programs and pharmaceutical companies. Pregnant women and infants can be enrolled on an emergency basis. The program was originally created in 1990 to help give access to drugs and medical treatment for low-income individuals living with HIV/AIDS. This is the first time it’s ever had a waiting list.
- Tea Partyin’. Hundreds of folks turned out on Saturday at the State Capitol building to protest the healthcare reform bill, which passed the US House of Representatives 220-215. Out of Tennessee’s nine representatives, Steve Cohen and Jim Cooper were the only ones to vote “yes.”
- Win-win. It was another good weekend for Nashville sports with the Titans pulling out another win over San Francisco yesterday and the Preds toppling the Kings on Saturday.
- Bits & pieces. Metro’s high school freshmen reportedly aren’t worried about the recession affecting their careers, probably because they don’t yet have careers … A middle Tennessean scored $1 million in that McDonald’s Monopoly game … Dolly Parton, Kid Rock, and Charlie Daniels were all inducted into the Music City Walk of Fame yesterday. Check out our pictures here … A Black History Month poster at a local high school mistakenly directed parents to call a sex chat line.
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