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If an election were held in the woods, would anyone hear it?

If an election were held in the woods, would anyone hear it?

This week’s Metro Council runoff election, being held Thursday at a precinct near you, is expected to scrape the bottom of the bucket in terms of participation levels. Most eyes are focused on the at-large council races, where, if things go the right way—and we mean the right way—the legislative body would have its most conservative membership in years.

Lottery: Chapter 22

In the latest installment of Tennessee’s efforts to create a lottery, a woman from Georgia said to be the best at what she does will soon move here to run ours. It doesn’t hurt that the lottery board dangled an incentive package in front of Rebecca Paul that could exceed over three-quarters of a million dollars. Tickets are supposed to go on sale Feb. 17, or else Paul gets docked.

Drinking policemen skid into river, one killed

Three off-duty Metro policemen who had spent part of the day drinking beer at Hooters last Saturday night were then involved in a tragic car accident in Neely’s Bend. Their car skidded into the Cumberland River, and while two of them were able to escape the car through the sunroof, a third drowned. Dead was Metro police officer Paul Cleveland.

In week number two, they travel to lovely Indianapolis

With their record boosted to 1-0 after a season-opening victory over the Oakland Raiders, the Titans are journeying to Indianapolis to play the Colts. Under the direction of quarterback Peyton Manning, the Colts themselves are 1-0. For diehard Titans fans, bear in mind that the Colts never sell out, so if your Sunday schedule is looking bare, you might want to consider making the trip.


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