Good morning, Nashville. All of the lawsuits against Metro Nashville Public Schools are really starting to add up, and now the fund for paying out settlements and copays is nearly depleted. City Paper rattles off the laundry list of lawsuits which include a girl who was horribly burned in a science experiment, numerous sexual assault instances by both teachers and students, alleged racial discrimination, some bus accidents, and the rezoning lawsuit that’s still pending. If they keep this up, they’ll have to start dedicating more of their budget to lawsuits and since money is tight right now, that may be much easier said than done.
- More Russian adoption trouble. We’re thoroughly confused about the Russian adoption freeze due to the woman in Shelbyville, as it was reported by the Associated Press last week that the Russians had implemented a suspension. Then it was reported that the suspension was only a rumor. Now we’re hearing that the suspension could last for two months. None of this has been helped by the volcanic ash situation, which is preventing US officials from getting to Russia to straighten it all out. May we recommend a conference call?
- Fang fingers! We are choosing to only focus on Game 1 of the Preds’ playoff run because they won that one, and because it was their first away playoff win ever. We’re simply not going to discuss Game 2.
- Bits & pieces. The urban coyotes are back and killing puppies, so keep an eye on your pets … Rev. James Lawson, an 81-year old historic civil rights activist, will be leading a march from TSU to City Hall this morning in remembrance of the original march almost a half-century ago … Food prices are expected to jump as much as 3% in 2011.
Photo by Jon Erickson.
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