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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."