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Documentaries and specials top weekend television highlights

The start of the longest college football season in memory qualifies for sports fans as the weekend television highlight, but there

Sins of service

Having dinner at Mama Mia's is a lot like what I imagine it would be like to feast at a small Italian restaurant in Italy. Subtract out Mama's plywood booth dividers and cheesy murals painted on concrete blocks, add in some Italian market hustle and bustle or country landscape view, and it's just one of those places you go not to eat, but to dine. More

Practicing piloga

New fitness workout combines strength training and yoga. Kathy Moore a Nashville fitness trainer developed this hybrid specialty class by combining the strengthening poses of yoga with the hardcore midriff workout of pilates, another huge fitness craze in its own right. More

Harpeth Hall's Price takes second in Paris

As if Rachel Price

George, Rolle to get game action tonight

The Tennessee Titans who take the field at Adelphia Coliseum tonight against the Philadelphia Eagles won

Sounds at home

Current Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Week Ryan Vogelsong, former Montgomery Bell Academy/Tennessee pitching sensation R.A. Dickey, The Chicken and popular country music stars BR-549 have something in common. All are scheduled to be at Greer Stadium, home of the Nashville Sounds, at some point between today and Sunday. More

Walking Horse Celebration setting records

The 63rd annual Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration is already on track to set a new all-time record for total victories, but Celebration CEO and show manager Ron Thomas is not ready to predict a record attendance.

Role of pedestrian bridge in criminal activity disputed

Despite complaints from Rutledge Hill businesses regarding crime they say is linked to a pedestrian bridge connecting their neighborhood to two public housing complexes, those familiar with the structure say it serves a useful purpose. More

Blue Raiders transform into Sun Belt contender

Middle Tennessee

Parental initiative aids academic performance

Noted author and educator Dr. Jawanza Kunjufu says parents must take the initiative to improve the academic performance of their children. While he is a recognized authority on the problems and plight of black children, Kunjufu

Death Notices

Nashville kids bring home gold from Jewish Olympics

Nashville teenagers excelled at this year

News Briefs

Here are the headlines in today's News Briefs: Traffic rerouted for Titans game and Greater Bethel plans homecoming. More

'East on Parade' inaugural event set

Right after East Nashvillians finish the Shelby Bottoms Boogie on Sept. 29, they can boogie over to Five Points and cool their heels at the very first East on Parade, a combination arts festival/block party scheduled for the day of the run. More

Belle Meade plans street resurfacing

The Belle Meade Board of Commissioners will meet Aug. 31 to award a contract for a new street resurfacing project involving about six streets in the city. Bidding will open tomorrow. More

Education official Smith announces run for governor

Former education official Charles Smith announced his bid for the Democratic nomination for state governor Wednesday, criticizing his probable GOP opponent for lack of leadership and his principle Democratic foe for lack of electability. More

Sundquist

It now appears the war between Gov. Don Sundquist and the General Assembly will be one of skirmishes. On Aug. 17, the Governor More

Bush cast a great image, now just needs a theme song

During the month before Bush and Gore stood side by side on TV, the Gallup polls showed the country leaning to Gore. For the two weeks afterwards, Gallup had Bush in the lead. Had it not been for Bush's stupid hiding of an aged DUI charge, the picture we all got in that debate could have given this president a clear-cut victory. More

Battle of Donelson: Give greenway a red light

Recently I checked out Shelby Bottoms after hearing about the greenway controversy in Donelson. A greenway is an asphalt or mulch trail through woods or along a river. You can bike or walk for miles. But for some reason, the residents of the Rivers Edge subdivision in Donelson don

Unlicensed realtor reaches agreement to practice again

Allen DeCuyper, formerly of French Clayton Johnson and Associates, faced allegations of unlicensed activity for reportedly not completing continued education hours required by the state to maintain a real estate license. More