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Shooting rampage shakes Springfield

Shooting rampage shakes Springfield

Grizzly details have emerged in the shooting deaths of four businessmen in Springfield. Police have confirmed that the deaths of all four men are linked. Two men owned car lots, a third owned rental property and a fourth owned a country club. Stories of gambling dominate much of the coverage thus far. One of the men—car lot owner Jerry Lam—was found in the truck of another victim with a gun by his side.

Proposed school cuts freaking everybody out

Mayor Bill Purcell has proposed to cut Metro’s budget by some $40 million because of a variety of revenue and expense problems. In Metro schools, opposition to the notion has been dramatic. Some 240 teaching posts would be eliminated, and the job loss total would reach 550, ranging from assistant principals to custodians to guidance counselors.

Abortion fight ongoing

Amending the state constitution is difficult work. But the steady advance of a proposed amendment that would outlaw abortion in Tennessee is raising eyebrows. Previously, the state’s attorney general has opined that nothing in the constitution can be understood to deny a woman an abortion. The proposed amendment would take the opposite tack, saying that the constitution doesn’t guarantee women abortion rights. The measure—with certain exceptions—has passed the state Senate, but must be considered by the House.

Vanderbilt women rule

In what some sports commentators are calling one of the great basketball games of all time in Nashviille, the Vanderbilt women’s team rallied back from a massive deficit in the finals of the Southeastern Conference tournament Sunday to defeat Georgia. Huzzah


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