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Purcell to city: situation bleak

Purcell to city: situation bleak

In a midyear financial update to the citizenry, Hizzoner has informed us that revenues are failing to keep pace with expenses and we’re approaching deep doo-doo. The mayor has instructed departments to propose spending cuts to balance the budget. Schools, sadly, aren’t exempt. The situation can be blamed in part on higher costs for employee pensions, health insurance and a host of other things. For more details, go to and click on “Metro’s Mid-Year Financial Update.”

You’d be better off purchasing WorldCom

Lottery tickets are now available in Tennessee, and poor citizens who can least afford them are expected to flock into retail outlets staking their fantasy life on picking the right numbers. No doubt most will be disappointed. Meanwhile, the lottery’s swift startup was, in fact, impressive. Lottery chief Rebecca Paul did her job.

Hot, hot, hot

Expansion Management magazine ranks Nashville as the No. 2 city in the nation for companies looking to relocate. The survey was based on queries sent to 70 site location consultants, who were asked about business climate, incentives and the city’s local political officials. Atlanta placed first, Jacksonville third and Memphis fifth. Five corporations have announced relocations to Nashville since January 2003.

Peggy Steine gone but not forgotten

In her long life, Nashville civic leader Peggy Steine, who died after a long illness, gave of her time, money and wisdom to this city’s cultural life and its schools. She touched many and was loved by more.


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