Thursday, February 25, 2010

Morning Roundup: Lamar, Vandy, Gibson, and Fish Tanks in Barbershops

Posted by on Thu, Feb 25, 2010 at 7:56 AM

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Were Vanderbilt students spied on by university management when they met with campus workers to talk about their low pay and working conditions? ... Lamar Alexander explains why he voted yes for the bill he said a day earlier was a "partisan proposal" that "ignores key benefits for unemployed Americans" ... Gail Kerr cuts bait on Rep. Ty Cobb's efforts to stop the exclusion of fish tanks from barbershops ... That bill to prohibit "drive-through" beer sales has passed out in committee ... How much have black Nashvillians profited from stimulus money? The Tennessee Tribune reports: not much ... Hurray! Tennessee ranks No. 11 in the country! Oops! It's for reported STDs ... Vital signs for the developing downtown med mart: a partnership with Lipscomb to create an incubator for new health-care companies within the facility ... To make up snow days, Metro school days will run a half-hour longer starting next month ... More sour notes in the press for Gibson Guitar: Moody's lowered its credit rating, expressing concerns about the guitar giant's liquidity ... A Scene restaurant review triggers an online tussle between vegans and carnivores ... UPDATE: How could we have missed WSMV-Channel 4's exposé of "Bic" Lineweaver and his campaign-season purchase of 20,000 self-embossed pens on the taxpayer's dime? Hat tip: the vigilant Mr. Woods.

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