Friday, November 13, 2009

Morning Roundup: Friday the 13th Edition

Posted By on Fri, Nov 13, 2009 at 9:20 AM

Challenger Jamie Hollin appears to have beaten Pam Murray in the District 5 recall election by a vote of 542 to 539, but with three or four provisional ballots outstanding, it's too soon to know for sure. One thing we do know: It's been one of the ugliest political chapters in recent Nashville history.... GM offers jobs to 840 of the 2,000 Spring Hill plant workers scheduled to be laid off Nov. 25--but the jobs are in Lansing, Mich.... In the rezoning lawsuit, Metro school board member Mark North testifies that he was threatened politically by an NAACP official.... Despite last weekend's historic House vote, Rep. Jim Cooper says health care reform is "still on life support."... Rep. Marsha Blackburn is just fine with tea party extremists calling Obama "socialist" and "evil."... Though he was a staunch critic of "Bredesen's Bunker," gubernatorial candidate Ron Ramsey says he'd use it if elected governor: "What am I going to do, just board up the windows?"... Swine flu vaccination has begun at Nashville schools.... Following their Wednesday night performance at Exit/In, Canadian rock duo The King Khan & BBQ Show are arrested on their way to a St. Louis show. The charge is rumored to be drug possession. Nashville's Those Darlins do their best to salvage the night.... And if you suffer from paraskavedekatriaphobia, today is not your day....

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