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What a shock?

What a shock?

Chronic Metro Council lightning rod, Ludye Wallace, is once again being accused of shenanigans. The Tennessean reports that someone has filed a complaint with the Davidson County Election Commission, alleging that Wallace doesn’t live where he says he does, at 305 McMillin St. If the commission finds fraud, Wallace’s name could be removed from the August election ballot, which would make for a much less colorful legislative body.

Slicing and dicing loved ones on TV

Tennessee medical examiner Dr. Bruce Levy, who doubles as medical examiner for Davidson and other Tennessee counties, has been getting, uh, eviscerated this week over allowing the television show True Stories from the Morgue to film autopsies here. Family members were never consulted about the on-camera procedures, according to The Tennessean, which Levy has blamed on the production company handling the filming. He now says the show has moved on to another state, but that’s cold comfort to the families of those autopsied for all the TV viewing world to see.

Cancel that South American rain forest trip

The trees are doing backbends, the petunias look droopy and the tomato leaves are all mud-splattered. It’s the rain. Get used to it. Scattered thunderstorms are in the forecast for much of the week. On the bright side, the grass may be growing faster than the national debt, but it has yet to turn brown.

One key recovery indicator is MIA

Despite a market rally—finally—and an end to the war(s), American consumer confidence is dropping. While The New York Times had dubbed this an “idiosyncratic” economy, experts say job losses are preventing economic optimism. In the last four months, the economy lost nearly 300,000 jobs. Update that résumé.

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