Happy Hour: Lights, Camera, Action

  • Belmont’s discrimination debacle landed them front and center on the New York Times’ website today. [NYTimes]
  • Vandy finally landed a new football coach today. Former Maryland offensive coordinator James Franklin hopes to turn the team around after the two straight seasons of a 2-10 record. [Tennessean]
  • Meanwhile in Murfreesboro, mosque opponents plan to keep on fighting the construction of the Murfreesboro Islamic Center. [WSMV]
  • It’s estimated that about 1/3 of displaced flood victims are back in their homes in time for the holidays. [WSMV]
  • As we come up on the second anniversary of the TVA ash spill in Kingston, the TVA still maintains that no negative health effects have been caused by the spill. Many folks in Kingston would beg to differ. [Tennessean]
  • Nashville Public Library director Donna Nicely accepted a National Medal for Museum and Library Services form First Lady Michelle Obama today in Washington, DC. [Tennessean]
  • Somehow when we read the headline “Vince Young Appears in Titans’ Locker Room,” we were hoping for a much more exciting, more supernatural story than this one. [WTVF]
  • East Nashville staple Mad Donna’s has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, but will stay open until they get their finances together. [Tennessean]

Photo by Paul Nicholson.

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