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Field trips, teacher salaries topic at principal meeting

Weekly meetings between Metro principals and Director of Schools Pedro Garcia will now be called

Madison business rezoning turned down by planners

Despite the fact the Metro Council had passed on two readings a zoning change bill, the Metro Planning Commission yesterday voted to nix the request of a Madison businessman wanting to expand his business. The Metro Planning Department staff has recommended the commission deny the zone change, noting a change would not be in keeping with the subarea plan. More

Pro bowlers in town

The PBA Greater Nashville Open is taking place today through Tuesday at the Strike & Spare Family Fun Center in Hendersonville. Tuesday's finals will be televised by ESPN. Tickets to daily sessions are $12 to $20, $30 for the finals, or a weeklong pass is available for $70. More

Front Porch Alliance aims to report crime

In an effort to clean up the Hope Gardens neighborhood, members of the neighborhood association are going to sit on their front porches at 7 p.m. Saturday night and report all the wrong doings in the area. More

Governor to speak on TennCare issue

Gov. Don Sundquist is expected to make a major address on the future of the state TennCare program tonight at 8 p.m. on Nashville Public Television, Channel 8. Sundquist was to tape the program earlier in the day. The broadcast was embargoed for 8 p.m. After the airing, Sundquist said he would be available for call-ins to a question-and-answer period with NPT host John Seigenthaler. More

Commodores seek end to Auburn skid

A record will likely be broken when Vanderbilt faces Auburn, but will the game play like a broken record, too? Quarterback Greg Zolman needs only 50 yards to pass Whit Taylor and own the all-time Commodore passing yardage mark. More importantly, however, Saturday More

Emotions running high in spirited practice

The Tennessee Titans insisted they would use this week

Tigers hope to remain unbeaten vs. SEMO

It's not the case that Tennessee State University's football team didn't want to savor last week's rout of long time foe Florida A&M. It's just that there's most of a season to be played, and an Ohio Valley Conference title to seek. That quest begins Saturday as 25th-ranked TSU hosts the Southeast Missouri State Indians at Adelphia Coliseum (kickoff 1:30 p.m.). More

Louisianna becoming Blue Raiders second home

The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders are beginning to get quite familiar with the state of Louisiana. After polishing off Louisiana-Monroe 38-20 on the road last Saturday in the first game in Sun Belt Conference history, the Blue Raiders head back to the bayou this week to face Louisiana-Lafayette in another conference test. More

Preds won't be active in waiver draft

Nashville Predators general manager David Poile thinks there is less than a 50-50 chance that the team will be active in today's NHL Waiver Draft. Teams were allowed to protect 18 skaters and two goalies. Unprotected players can be selected by other teams, but any player taken has to be placed on the NHL roster of the team making the claim. More

Irish offense an all-you-can-score buffet

It only takes a quick peek at the top of the Mid-State offensive football statistics before a trend develops. The category matters not

Sports Council maintains local economic impact

The Nashville Sports Council must reach a delicate balance each year - taking care of the events they already oversee and keeping them strong while also attracting new events to the city. More

Middle schools set the stage

Friday nights have always belonged to high school football. Thousands of townsfolk around the Midstate flock to their respective schools

Titans' scoring woes pale compared to Sept. 11

It has been said many times, and rightly so, that the events of September 11th will change our lives forever. The very idea of America being attacked and the horrible act that took over 6,000 of our citizens is more than most of us can comprehend. The changes in our lives are becoming more apparent every the way we travel, the plans we make, the plans we abandon. And my observation is that it's had a tremendous impact on the world of sports. More

Death Notices

French painters contribute to relief effort with artwork

Two well-known French artists are donating one painting each to Belmont University

Picnic for Peace park event slated

The Nashville Peace and Justice Center is sponsoring a

News Briefs

Here are just a few of the headlines in today's News Briefs: Midtown eateries host relief event, Police form readiness group, Childbirth Fair set for Sunday and Crisis Center needs phone counselors.

Metro sprays for mosquitoes

The number of calls the Metro Health Department has gotten to spray for mosquitoes jumped in August, and one reason may be the spread of the West Nile Virus into Tennessee. The virus has been detected in Shelby and Humphreys counties. Spokesperson Brian Todd said more than 1,450 calls were received in August from residents who wanted their yard sprayed. By comparison, other months average 1,000-1,200 requests. More

Sister Cities gets new director

Janet Hodge started as the Sister Cities director on Sept. 3. Board of Directors Chairman Doug Berry said the last executive director, Ellen Zisholtz, left in November 2000 to take a job in New Jersey. More