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Wine merchant flies special flag

Ed Fryer, owner of the Wine Shoppe, knows how important it is for people to be with their families during this tragic time in our country's history. And although Fryer's father passed away in 1987, he has found a way to keep the memory of his dad close by

Millions of Americans turn to faith for answer

The nation

Early Sunday sale of liquor challenged

Davidson County restaurants preparing to sell alcoholic beverages on Sunday mornings prior to Tennessee Titans games may be thwarted before a rule allowing them to do so can have its full effect. More

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Impetus to empathize with world has hit home

I was still jet-lagged and sleep-deprived as I watched the World Trade Center crumble on national television. I had just returned from the World Conference Against Racism in Durban, South Africa, two days before. I feel a deep helplessness for those whose lives are forever transformed by the recent terrorist activities. More

War

Barbara Olson kept her cool. In the hysteria and terror of hijackers herding passengers to the rear of the plane, she retrieved her cell phone and called her husband, Ted, the solicitor general of the United States. She informed him that he had better call the FBI

'Gandi,' 'Forrest Gump' are spectacular DVDs

'Gandi' (Columbia) and 'Forrest Gump' (Paramount) were Oscar-winning epic movies that both delighted critics and audiences. These DVDs contain several vital features as well as exceptional sound mastering and digital transfers. DVDs are coming increasingly close to duplicating the movie theater experience in terms of capturing the viewer's attention and challenging their imagination. More

Chef's choice

Chris Raines wants to rub your ribs. Chris Raines, executive chef at Nashville mainstay Wildhorse Saloon, claims he just fell into cooking. With the option of becoming a beach bum, being an electrician, or working in a kitchen, Raines chose the culinary craft for "the adrenaline rush. That's what keeps me in the kitchen to this day." More

A reverence for life in times of chaos

Life is precious. Being able to stand tall, stretch out your arms to the sky, breath deep clean air, look around and take in all the beauty in the world is an unbelievable gift. Who doesn't love being able to take in the aroma of brilliant spices in a pot of stew that's been simmering for hours on end? Forget the scent, what about chowing down with a fresh hunk of sourdough and a glass of red wine? More

City Picks

Here are the headlines in today's City Picks: The Remnants raid the Exit/In and Allison Moorer headlines at 3rd and Lindsley. More

Slipcovering into something more comfortable

If you're like me, you want to get going on projects in the house now before you're swimming in tinsel. Why not slip into fall with slipcovers? Slipcovering isn't as mystifying a skill as you might suppose. To learn more, I spoke to Lynn von Conta, proprietor of Red House in Putnam, Conn., a tearoom that also carries eclectic antiques and has a slipcover and window treatment service. More

The magic behind the music - Tim McGraw sets his circus down in Nashville

I should have sold tickets to my interview with country hunk Tim McGraw. Women from the office fought for a desk chair in the same room where I was plugged in for a telephone interview with the star. More

Ongoing news story affects programming decisions

Most of the broadcast networks will be delaying the start of their season premieres until either later in the month or even in some cases until October. These are a few choices for programs with mostly an informational or inspirational slant for the upcoming week. More

Keep-In-Minders

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TPAC gets a 'BLAST!' of drum corps music

'BLAST!', winner of the 2001 Tony Award for Best Theatrical Event opens at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC)on Tuesday, Sept. 18. Nashville is one of the first stops on an extensive, open-ended tour of North America, when 'BLAST!' plays Andrew Jackson for eight performances through Sunday, Sept. 23 as a portion of Fest de Ville Nashville 2001, TPAC's month-long celebration of the arts. More

Walker pays dues, but shies from stardom

Nashville Predators right winger Scott Walker enters the 2001-2002 season with a star

Lear jet enters Nashville airspace, forces 15 minute terminal closure

About two hours after the first flight took off from Nashville International Airport Thursday, an incident forced airport officials to close the terminal. A small Lear jet entered the airport More

Metro Director of Schools Garcia meets principals, offers life tour

Metro Director of Schools Pedro Garcia took school leaders on a tour of his life at Thursday

Gulch team optimistic about 6 Degrees replacement

The initial popularity of 6 Degrees proved an urban chic restaurant concept for the Gulch can work, according to Joe Barker, a member of the Marketstreet Management Co. team. Marketstreet manages the building 6 Degrees owners Kevin Boehm and Scott Alderson leased. More

Local non-profits donate to NYC relief fund

Two local non-profits are gearing up to give money to those affected by the New York City terrorist attacks, via what is now called the September 11 Fund. The Board of Directors of the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee has voted to give $10,000 of its operating budget to the fund. As well, The United Way of Metropolitan Nashville is preparing to allocate $15,000 of its reserve to the fund. More