Friday, December 11, 2009

Morning Roundup: Another Tangle in Steve McNair's Estate and More

Posted By on Fri, Dec 11, 2009 at 9:58 AM

Yet another creditor has lined up for a piece of Steve McNair's $19.6 million estate. This time it's Greenbrier, Tenn., artist Patricia Thompson, whom McNair allegedly commissioned to do three portraits: one of McNair, one of his family, and one of his manager, Bus Cook. ...Michael David Barrett, the man accused of secretly filming ESPN reporter Erin Andrews in hotels in Nashville and elsewhere, is expected to plead guilty in Los Angeles next week. With a likely jail sentence of at least a couple of years, he should get ample opportunity to learn what it's like to have no privacy. ... Councilman Mike Jameson writes an email to his fellow Metro Council members warning them not to be fooled by what he considers to be manipulative tactics used by Cooley Public Strategies, the PR firm hired by the Music City Center Coalition to sway public support in favor of the project. "Tactics which seek to manipulate polling data or to create artificial appearances of public support have no place in this discussion," Jameson says. ...The Metro Parks and Recreation Department has named an interim director. On Jan. 1, longtime department employee Tommy Lynch will take over the position from embattled director Roy Wilson. ... Titans quarterback Vince Young can't finish practice after aggravating a knee injury sustained in Sunday's game against the Colts. Coach Jeff Fisher is downplaying the severity of the injury, and seems to think Nashville's football messiah will be ready to go on Sunday. ...Where in Nashville would you expect the 23-year-old bassist of one of the biggest rock bands in the world to buy a home? An ornate East Nashville manse? Germantown? A trendy downtown penthouse? A rustic Leipers Fork getaway? Nope, Kings of Leon's Jared Followill has settled in Green Hills. (Hey, cut the guy a break--Jack White's Oak Hill address ain't much hipper.) ... Dickerson Road adult bookstore Pleasure Palace has its license pulled after one of its patrons is caught pulling something else. ...And finally, a feel-good story of a more wholesome variety: An anonymous donor throws a gold coin worth $1,100 into a Salvation Army kettle outside a Clarksville Kroger.

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