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9/11 Remembered

9/11 Remembered

As the city of Nashville—and the entire nation—went on alert for the possibility of terrorist acts, citizens here took time out to honor the dead and missing in last year’s attacks in New York and Washington. Churches, temples and mosques here held services. Public officials—and candidates—were much in evidence as well. And everywhere, people hoped and prayed that nothing like Sept. 11, 2001, would ever happen again.

A record to be proud of

Howard Gentry has entered the history books as the city’s first African American vice mayor. His defeat of fellow councilman Chris Ferrell last week was seen as a distinct benchmark in Nashville race relations. Gentry will soon vacate his seat as at-large Council member to assume the top council job, and that has set off another race. (See “Political Notes,” p. 17.)

Go, Titans

Next week, the undefeated Titans head to Dallas to play the hapless Cowboys, who astonishingly lost their opening game to the brand-new Houston Texans. But the Titans are already saddled with costly injuries, including a broken foot to Jevon Kearse, who could probably play the sport better than most were he reduced to one leg.

Glowing in the dark

News that an out-of-state company has decided to place a nuclear-fuel facility in nearby Hartsville has got some folks very upset. Construction of the plant, which would essentially complete a TVA nuclear plant that was started but never finished, would take years. Louisiana Energy Services had announced it was looking at the Hartsville site or at a site in Alabama, and it went with the Tennessee location. Early indications are that quite a number of Hartsvillians are none too pleased.

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