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Mann, Beddoe cleared in Hispanic abuse probe

Departmental charges against Metro police officers Mike Mann and Jason Beddoe were dismissed Thursday after a hearing before Deputy Chief Deborah Faulkner. Mann and Beddoe had been accused of participating in abuse of Hispanic residents at the Ivy Wood apartment complex in 1999 while working off-duty security with Detection Services, Inc. More

St. Thomas instrumental in cholesterol drug recall

Bayer Pharmaceuticals withdrew all supplies of Baycol/Lipobay, a cholesterol-lowering drug, Thursday because of patient side effects. The drug has been linked to 31 deaths in the United States. The move came after St. Thomas Hospital admitted patients who had used the drug. More

Purcell dismisses complaint against Turner

Mayor Bill Purcell announced Thursday he would not discipline Metro Police Chief Emmett Turner over an incident that occurred at the Nashville airport in 1997. The decision came after an independent investigation conducted by attorney Hal Hardin at the mayor More

Ravens' loss of RB Jamal Lewis is Titans' gain

For the Baltimore Ravens, Wednesday afternoon's practice brought devastating news. Their great second-year running back, Jamal Lewis out of the University of Tennessee, has been lost for the season. More

Carter hopeful for return to action against Rams

Defensive end Kevin Carter returned to the practice field Thursday for the Tennessee Titans with a goal in mind of playing in the team

Metros road warriors again

After a month at home, it's time for Mosen's Metros to become Road Warriors again. The Nashville Metros travel to Wisconsin this Saturday to take on the Milwaukee Rampage in a 5 p.m. CDT match on the pitch of the Milwaukee County Sports Complex. The live webcast of the match can be read at www.nashvillemetros.com. More

Sounds' IF Nelson finding power at the plate

One of the coolest, calmest Nashville Sounds will fool you with his sudden power surges. At 5-foot-10, infielder Bryant Nelson doesn't look all that imposing in the batter's box at Greer Stadium, home of the Sounds. However, his 195 pounds help him pack quite a wallop at times. More

Once scorned, Ruttman nears points lead

Perhaps nothing on a racetrack is as fierce as a driver with a chip on his shoulder in the thick of the points race in the middle of August. But that

Kats defense has hands full with SaberCats

The Nashville Kats secondary is feeling underrated and under-appreciated, and that could spell trouble for the San Jose SaberCats. The Kats (11-4) and the SaberCats (11-4) are set to battle Saturday afternoon at 12:30 at the Gaylord Entertainment Center in the semifinals of the Arena Football League playoffs. More

Life lessons I have learned from my furry friend, Jubal

Jubal came to live on the farm with me almost 11 years ago as a 35-pound puppy, all feet and ears. Jubal was the best deal I ever made. He gave me his all. He loved me more than he loved himself. He collected friends everywhere by wagging his tail and not his tongue.

Titans, Dyson kick off season against Bears

Kevin Dyson admits he has had the date Aug. 11 circled on his calendar for quite a while. That is the opening of the Tennessee Titans preseason schedule on Saturday night at Adelphia Coliseum. More

News Briefs

Here are just a few of the headlines in today's News Briefs: Wine auction raises record $1.5 million, Annual walking horse show has new features and Metro's 911 officials educate Hispanics.

MTA announces Titans season transportation

Starting with the Titans/Bears preseason game Aug. 11, the Metropolitan Transit Authority will again provide Downtown shuttle service, remote express service and the East Nashville Titans Trolley for all Tennessee Titans preseason and regular season home games. Fans will want to note a few changes from last season. More

The festival will be held Aug. 16 from 4:30 p.m. More

A whole lot of shakin

Metro has a new director of schools, and he

Sexual orientation aside let Atlanta games begin

Talk radio shows were besieged by callers ranting against the Atlanta Braves for hosting members of the Gay Games selection committee. That committee is working hard with the Atlanta business and tourism power structure to bring the 2006 Gay Games to the city. Atlanta is one of the finalists, along with Los Angeles, Chicago and Montreal. More

Passing of Fate Thomas is the passing of an era

About a year ago, Thomas, the colorful and beloved

A chance to do common good beyond your own comfort

The retailers know a good thing when they see one

Councilwoman seeks move of Watkins to Woodbine

Metro Councilwoman Amanda McClendon is attempting to lure Watkins College of Art & Design to South Nashville

Weekend television features fights, football and family awards

As the summer winds down, even the cable networks seem to be cutting back on their output of quality material. This is another of those weekends when some sort of outdoor activity or alternate indoors diversion might be in order. More