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Culpepper, Stewart among black QBs for Gilliam benefit

Joe Gilliam, Sr. says his son would probably be astonished at the roster of quarterbacks and NFL stars scheduled to attend this weekend

Preds examining top farm team closely

What do you do when there is no NHL hockey? In the case of Nashville Predators assistant general manager Ray Shero the Olympic break is a good time to take a closer look at the Milwaukee Admirals of the American Hockey League. As the top developmental team for the Predators, the Admirals hold a couple of keys to the future. Shero is visiting the three Ps with the Admirals More

Films offer equally bleak views of humanity, society

Neither big-budget vehicle 'Collateral Damage' nor independent effort 'Intimacy' offer audiences an uplifting or optimistic look at humanity. Arnold Schwarzenegger More

Cap excess dwindling

The Tennessee Titans shaved approximately $6 million off their 2002 salary cap through three restructured deals with veteran players that are either finished or in their final stages toward completion. The Titans had been roughly $20 million over the $71.7 million cap for next season before embarking in earnest on cutting that figure this week. More

Final Olympics events, ceremonies head weekend television

TONIGHT - Friday More

Ivy, Torae combine contemporary poetry, classic soul in concert

Performance poet J. Ivy and authoritative soul singer Tarrey Torae rank among the select circle of local spoken word and urban artists who are on the verge of national stardom. Ivy recently appeared on HBO

City Picks

Here are just a few of the headlines in today's City Picks: Rare Bill Cosby appearance at TPAC, Point of Grace performs with FFH, Area food and spirit vendors help lift child's spirit and Ruby Green hosts Brian Straw Sunday. More

Chocoholics unite for festival fanaticism

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Starvy Awards recognize local talent

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Fabulous food worth the fork fight found at Basante's

I thought trying to make a dinner decision at Basante

Area students to learn about racial issues

Study circle facilitators from Nashville DID! (Diversity in Dialogue) will train about 20 high school students this Saturday to lead discussions on race-related issues. Nashville DID!, a program offered through the Scarritt-Bennett Center, administers Study Circles on a year-round basis. The Circles focus on race relations, education, crime and neighborhoods. More

Bars, schools currently mix

While Metro departments are working to determine a working definition of the word

Benton Hall School saluted with entertainment and silent auction

Students and parents connected with Benton Hall School in Franklin have long praised the unique learning setting for its success educating children with learning differences

Church to build family center

The Greater Grace Temple Baptist Church plans to build a family life center on West Trinity Lane in Historic Talbot's Corner. Councilman Melvin Black said members of the community have been working with the church. More

Calvary United Methodist celebrates 60th anniversary

A local Methodist church whose founding members first worshiped at Walter Stokes School in 1942 is celebrating its 60th anniversary this weekend, beginning with a candlelight witness 7 p.m. tonight on the church hill. Calvary United Methodist Church is one in a row of Green Hills churches built on Hillsboro Pike in the midst of World War II. Woodmont Baptist celebrated its 60th anniversary in November, Woodmont Christian had its 58th anniversary last year and Trinity Presbyterian will celebrate its 60th birthday this year. More

Death Notices

The City Paper publishes death notices of individuals from the Nashville area. Whenever possible, we will continue to publish the notice until the date of burial. Funeral home directors may contact The City Paper at 298-9833 to place notices and for our policies regarding placement.

News Briefs

Here are the headlines in today's News Briefs: Jennings memorial set for March 23, Meharry president accepts award and New traffic lights for Charlotte, Cabot. More

Deregulating electricity service good first step

From time to time, there are considerable complaints about numerous electrical power outages in Metro Nashville. Sometimes only a slight storm will knock out power for many Davidson County residents, and some areas of the county are inexplicably affected on a more frequent, as well as a more protracted, basis. In addition, NES announced plans to hike electric rates last fall for consumers

Body scandal highlights new need for scrutiny

If the Tri-State Crematory in North Georgia were not so painfully real, it would be perfect for a B-movie plot. In the movies, however, the family whose business apparently stacked bodies like split wood waiting for winter and left them to decompose in the woods would be made up of creepy character actors with vampire overtones, not a well-respected retiree, his wife who was a longtime teacher and Citizen of the Year, and their son. More

Classroom space focus of Council

This article originally ran in the February 20th paper. It inadvertently got left off the web site. - The Metro Council Tuesday night passed a resolution asking the Metro Board of Public Education to provide a yearly plan to Council about how it uses existing school classroom space. The resolution, co-sponsored by Melvin Black, Don Majors and Bruce Stanley, has received support from school officials who are wrestling with underused schools (primarily in the central city) and overburdened schools (primarily in suburban Davidson County). More