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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

Condit is back

The sole American winner in the World Trade Towers disaster appears to be California Congressman Gary A.Condit. The California Democrat is one of only four Democrats appointed to the elite and powerful House subcommittee on terrorism and homeland security by House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert. More

Nissan brings 10,000 new jobs to Tennessee

Nissan Manufacturing announced Thursday the company will make the four-door Maxima sedan at the Smyrna plant beginning in January 2003. The announcement, made by Gov. Don Sundquist and other state officials at Nashville More

East Nashville roots grow deep and strong

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One definition of insanity is repeating the same action and expecting a different result. It is time for America to do something different, for us to do some real soul searching. We need to start asking the hard questions.

Beauty is potato skin deep at Golden Dragon

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In our democracy, dissent is as beautiful as Old Glory

There it is, everywhere you look

African film graphically depicts slavery

The African slave trade was a dehumanizing, horrible period in world history, and a practice whose ugliness and residual impact still lingers today. But few accounts of this sickening spectacle have told the story more effectively from the inside like Ivory Coast filmmaker Roger Groan M

Bourbon Street holds special fund-raiser for Red Cross

Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar has won national recognition for bringing top national, regional and local acts to Nashville. Now the club wants to give something back to those who lost family members and friends during the Sept. 11 tragedy. More

Art for AIDS sake at 'Timeless: Artrageous 14'

Artrageous is back for the 14th consecutive year with a progressive evening of culture that will take you around Nashville into the hottest art galleries before ending with a huge party at Gaylord Entertainment Center. Titled

City Picks

Here are just a few of the headlines in today's City Picks: Radio Cafe' turns up the volume, Belmont hosts Gospel Showcase, San Rafael Trio plays F. Scott's and Peter Rowan brings Bluegrass to the Belcourt.

TACA crafts fair celebrates diversity in art

This weekend, Nashville will have the chance to get a taste of art from around the world. Over 185 artists from 26 states and three countries will participate in the 30th annual Fall Craft Fair in Centennial Park. More

Pianist Jim Brickman offers some respite for a weary world

Instrumental pianist Jim Brickman will debut music from his latest CD 'Simple Things' at TPAC's Andrew Jackson Hall at 8 tonight. The inspiration for his latest compositions come from Brickman's need to go "back to basics" and achieve a better grasp of the important things in life. More

Comedian Jeff Dunham and friends make quick stop at Zanies

As far as comedian Jeff Dunham is concerned, if you can't be yourself, be a ventriloquist. With three main characters at his side, Dunham allows himself unabashed freedom, and that freedom led to him being recognized as "The Funniest Male Standup Comic" in 1997 by the American Comedy Awards. More

Weekend crime and espionage shows examined for insensitive material

The new season is officially underway, but the weekend fare is also crammed with football games and specials as well as fall premieres. All the shows with crime or espionage backgrounds have been carefully examined, and some programs have even switched episodes to avoid being deemed insensitive. It should make for an interesting next few days and months at the network level. More

State parks commissioner defends closings

The state parks commissioner defended closures in Tennessee

Row officials concerned about Midtown high-rise

Opposition to a proposed Midtown twin apartment towers project catering to college students is mounting among Music Row officials. Many of those officials met yesterday with members of the Midtown Business Association of Nashville to discuss the development, which the association strongly opposes. More

World Cup icon Chastain teaches area youth

Sporting a walking cast on the right foot that made her famous, United States soccer star Brandi Chastain made an appearance in Franklin yesterday. More

Bill T. Jones and company dance the night away at Vanderbilt

The Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Co., one of most highly regarded dance companies in the world, makes its Nashville debut this Saturday at Vanderbilt

Fisher, Titans to take bye weekend off

After getting back to basics with three days of practice that conclude today, the Tennessee Titans players are looking forward to simply distancing themselves from their 0-2 start as much as possible this weekend. More