Happy Hour: Excuses, Excuses

  • The adoptive grandmother of the Russian boy who was packed onto a plane and shipped back across the ocean has spoken out in defense of the incident. She’s also the one who actually put the kid on the plane. Oh and also, Russia is now considering stopping all adoptions of Russian kids by US citizens. [WTVF]
  • See also: Gawker!
  • Tennessee will be receiving nearly $19 million in new grant funding as part of the Ryan White program to help care for folks living with HIV/AIDS. [Out & About]
  • Vince Young swears that he’s going to get us to the Super Bowl this year, no matter what it takes. [Tennessean]
  • Mayor Dean wants the city to set aside $114,000 to demolish some of the old abandoned buildings that are falling apart in the city. [City Paper]

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