Good morning, Nashville. As they begin to wrap things up, the state legislature has definitely left at least a few issues unresolved. One of those issues was a bill banning mountain top mining, which died in a subcommittee for the third straight year yesterday after they adjourned until 2011. Lots of folks in Tennessee feel very strongly about mountain top mining including Rep. Mike McDonald who declared that “Tennesseans should be outraged.” Opponents argue that destroys the landscape and hurts tourism.
- Storming the castle. If you’re anywhere near downtown right now, chances are you’ve already run into the Tea Partiers who have vowed to march on the State Capitol today in protest of something related to the United States Constitution, because that is what Tea Partiers do.
- Beautiful weather ahead. Temperatures are supposed to reach into the 80s tomorrow and Friday, can you imagine? Spring has sprung and we are already a little delirious. Go to Centennial. Run through a field of daffodils. Enjoy that there is no ice on the roads. We are so excited.
- Bits & pieces. The state is making some improvements to the 511 traffic information line. If you have ever used this, please let us know in the comments because we are curious … A truck carrying a bunch of dynamite accidentally tipped off of the road and into someone’s front yard in Maury County yesterday … A gorgeous 100-year old mansion went up in flames near Belmont yesterday, serving as a sad reminder that we do have a fire weather watch in effect … Gaylord Opryland is just saying no to hosting anymore tea party conventions.
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