Good morning, Nashville, and happy Friday! Your tour of the morning headlines:
- Some firefighters will be remembering 9/11 by climbing 110 flights of stairs to honor the sacrifices made by first responders ten years ago. In order to do this, they’ll have to walk up and down the stairs of the Tennessee tower four times. [WKRN]
- And then there are these people, who are remembering 9/11 by hosting a panel of anti-Islamic speakers out in Franklin, closing it off from the media and requiring a photo ID to get in. [Tennessean]
- The folks at the Nashville International Airport will no longer have to snap naked pictures of everyone–or at least the pictures will be less naked. Because the images don’t even have to be sent out and analyzed by someone behind closed doors, it may even speed up the security line a bit. [WPLN]
- It’s a sad day for former Opryland fanatics as Gaylord finally got the permit to fill in the last relic of the park, the Grizzly River Rampage. Those of us who aren’t lucky enough to have experienced Opryland may remember this as the creek that ran between the mall parking lot and the hotel. [WTVF]
- Travel & Leisure Magazine included Nashville in their list of the eight most popular cities for nightlife, which we might have known if we ever stayed up past 10pm. [WKRN]
- We’ll gladly pass along any story that involves spontaneous combustion. [WKRN]
Photo Stephen Drake.