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It’s not all about Republicans, either

It’s not all about Republicans, either

The state legislature is debating whether to ban elephants from performing at circuses in Tennessee. The two proponents of the measure, Mike Turner of Nashville and Doug Jackson of Dickson, are concerned that the mammoth beasts are mistreated by trainers. Circus operators say that if the measure passes, they will likely avoid the state altogether.

May the roadbuilders rest in peace

It’s official: Phil Bredesen has defeated the roadbuilders. He thus becomes the first public official in history to go up against one of the smarmier coalitions in the state and whip up on ’em. In a Tennessean piece this week, numerous legislators acknowledged that it looks as if they’ll go along with the governor’s call to reduce the budget of the Tennessee Department of Transportation by nearly 10 percent. It is expected that cuts to the state’s road fund will be continued in future years. We say bravo.

Eddie Fogler for new Vandy hoops coach?

Vandy alums are naturally frustrated that the men’s basketball team under coach Kevin Stallings has been so mediocre. Among some circles, talk has turned to who the university should be recruiting as a new head coach. At least one name thrown into the mix is that of Eddie Fogler, the former South Carolina hoops coach who also served a successful span at Vanderbilt from 1990 to 1993. It’s a brilliant idea.

More from the sports desk

The Titans’ season is going to open with a bang. The team will face the Raiders in a night game Sept. 7. The Titans lost to the Raiders last year in the playoffs. The city could very well come unglued.


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