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Monday, August 20, 2001 at 10:00pm

Frist ends state tour, to attend AIDS meeting

Sen. Bill Frist will end his state tour in Nashville Friday, where he will join local physicians, health officials and community organizations at an AIDS roundtable.

The roundtable will take place at the Lentz Public Health Center, where Frist will be joined by Metro Public Health Director Dr. Stephanie Bailey. The discussion will focus on the HIV/AIDS epidemic, the needs of local communities to address the crisis and federal support available for AIDS patients and their families.

The roundtable starts at 11 a.m. The Lentz Public Health Center is at 311 23rd Ave. N.

Pet Emergency Center to open in Franklin

The Pet Emergency Treatment Service (P.E.T.S.) at 1668 Mallory Lane in Franklin will hold its official grand opening on Aug. 25 from noon to 3 p.m. The event will also be a fundraiser for Happy Tales Humane, a no-kill animal rescue organization.

A pet costume contest and pet/owner look-alike contest will be held to raise money for the shelter. The costume contest will have two divisions

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