Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Morning Roundup: Blowing the Tops Off Mountains and Guzzling Supermarket Wine

Posted By on Wed, Mar 25, 2009 at 7:05 AM

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The Bredesen administration unveils its legislation limiting coal mining. It bans mining within 100 feet of streams, but it won't stop coal companies from blowing the tops off mountains. Will the White House? ... A House subcommittee kills the resolution to allow abortion if the woman's health is threatened. ... The governor denies political trick on the FONCE tax break. ... The federal stimulus money takes hundreds of expected University of Tennessee layoffs off the table for the next two years. ... AG says texting while driving already is illegal. ... The AT&T deregulation bill is moving in the House. ... A bill allowing you to ship wine to your home goes to the Senate. ... A Baptist preacher says wine in supermarkets will turn people into alcoholics:
"Convenience for a few should be the last justification for making higher alcohol-content drink, wine, more accessible to the public by allowing sale in grocery stores."

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