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Meharry appoints Coney new dean

Dr. PonJola Coney has been named senior vice president for health affairs at Meharry Medical College and dean of its medical school. Coney is credited with the first invitro fertilization procedure in the state of Nebraska and her research interests have focused on menopausal health, contraception and assisted reproduction. More

Holy Rosary students to spend day in court

Sixth-graders from the Holy Rosary Academy in Donelson will get an inside look into Judge Leon Ruben

Hermitage homes not in compliance with regulations

Residents of the newly-finished development of Hampton Hall, an upscale subdivision in Hermitage, have threatened legal action against Phillips Builders to prevent it from building homes smaller than allowed by the subdivision

News Briefs

Here are the headlines in today's News Briefs: St. Joseph's holds 'Fat Tuesday' feast, Concert to benefit Second Harvest, Lipscomb school to host workshop and Red Cross to hold patriotic fund-raiser.

School system plans Web site upgrades

Metro Schools

Lines being drawn in state lottery battle

Lines were drawn quickly last session as state lawmakers passed legislation giving voters a chance to change the state

Satcher doctored nation with dose of practicality

As U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher completes a four-year term as the nation

Journalists deny good looks' role in TV news

Who's your favorite news anchor? Is it the one with the cleft palate, lazy eye and the giant gray eyebrow with black roots stretching from ear to ear? Or is it the guy with the pockmarks and jagged scar? You know, the one who looks like he fed a marshmallow to a wolverine using only his lips? Oh wait, that's right. In this reality we don't have news anchors so hideous that they send small children scurrying. In this universe most of our television journalists span the spectrum from attractive to downright dreamy. More

TWRA ponders change

Proposals on changing regulations that govern how waterfowl blinds on Wildlife Management Areas are allocated will be discussed at the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency commission meeting set for Feb. 28, at 9 a.m., at the TWRA Region 11 Office in Nashville. Over the years, the TWRA had been receiving comments from waterfowl hunters concerning the blind drawing process for permanent draw blinds on Wildlife Management Areas across the state. Waterfowl hunting is becoming more and more popular in Tennessee; therefore, waterfowl blinds on TWRA Wildlife Management Areas are in high demand. More

Tennesseans

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Bush administration are preparing to make vital changes to the New Source Review (NSR) provision of the Clean Air Act (CAA), which requires companies to install modern pollution controls when a facility increases air emissions. This is one of the most aggressive rollbacks ever proposed of a law that provides considerable environmental and public health protections from air pollution. More

Injuries hurt Vols

Tennessee's chances of reaching the NCAA Tournament took a big hit with the 72-54 loss at South Carolina. The Vols were able to overcome the injury loss of Ron Slay and won six of their next seven games, but playing without Jenis Grindstaff appeared to be the last straw. A once-deep roster is thin. ... Vol trips to Alabama, Kentucky and Florida will be tough. More

Trevecca finds new heights - Lady Trojans take upset win at No. 2 Union

In what was likely the greatest regular-season victory in the program

The word is getting out around the SEC; shadow Vanderbilt

Belmont loses heartbreakers

It was a weekend of frustrating near misses for the Belmont men

Preds

It was a weekend of nail biting for the Nashville Predators, who battled the Washington Capitals to a 3-3 tie at home Friday night, and then beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 1-0 in overtime on the road Saturday night. The Predators head into Tuesday night More

Overton sending 11 to state

It was a shake-out weekend around the prep sports scene Friday and Saturday. The Region VI wrestling tournament at FRA determined who from the Metro area would attend the Division I state festivities this weekend in Chattanooga. The wild and woolly District 12-AAA boys

Myers readies to return as starting free safety

The beginning of the 2001 season was a dream come true for Bobby Myers, but the end came sooner and sadder than Myers could have ever imagined. The second-year player from Wisconsin fended off two competitors in training camp and won the starting free safety job he had been groomed for since being a fourth-round pick of the Tennessee Titans in 2000. More

Pats provide NFL with latest blueprint

The performance of the New England Patriots in winning the Super Bowl last week could have an impact on other NFL teams in the coming season. More about that in a moment. Looking back on the Super Bowl ... yes, I agree with everyone else that it was the most exciting Super Bowl ever. And for almost everyone, it was a major upset. Almost to a man, all the sportswriters and sportscasters said St. Louis would win in a blowout, it would be a dull game, would be over by halftime. Oh, I know a few people picked New England, but they were just like me, hoping the underdog would win. More

New 'Tombstone' offers alternate vision of Wyatt Earp

During the mid-

Rival networks try specials, stunts to combat Olympics

TONIGHT - Winter Olympics coverage is being rotated between NBC outlets all week, alternating between live events and taped accounts. The schedule for Olympic broadcasts from Monday-Thursday begins at noon on MSNBC, and then shifts to the main NBC network at 3 p.m.. CNBC then carries the games at 5 p.m., continuing until 7 p.m., when they return to NBC. At 11:05 p.m., NBC airs a highlights package. MSNBC carries a condensed version at midnight. Then, those who missed the early evening telecast can see it repeated at 12:35 a.m. on NBC. Eating disorders and other student illnesses occupy the teachers on 'Boston Public'. Controversial attorney Johnnie L. Cochran Jr. is profiled on 'Biography'. More