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There is life after Metro Council

There is life after Metro Council

Phil Ponder, the diligent former council member who may be better known for his sketches of Nashville’s skyline, has gone to work for our congressman, Jim Cooper. Ponder’s focus is constituent work. He’ll act as a liaison with the broader Nashville community. Interestingly, much of Cooper’s staff works out of Nashville rather than Washington.

Please welcome the bizpigs with open arms

Louisiana-Pacific Corp., which recently announced plans to relocate from Portland, Ore., to Nashville, is moving downtown. The company will occupy 78,000 square feet in the Bank of America Plaza building. This is: a) great news for sellers of coffee, food and whatnot downtown; b) fabulous for people who appreciate urban density; c) a providential sign to owners of commercial space downtown that things may be on the rebound.

Rebecca Paul and the state lottery

Neither she nor the lottery made much news this week, which in itself is astounding.

McNair hobbles to loss, Colts up next

You can’t put too much of a shine on this one: Next week’s game between the Indianapolis Colts and the Tennessee Titans is big. There’s a lot of calculus going on with regard to the fate of the season, but much of it comes down to the winner of the Titans-Colts match-up having home field advantage in the playoffs. Go Titans.

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