Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Morning Roundup: Walt Baker Out as Hospitality CEO

Posted By on Tue, Mar 9, 2010 at 7:02 AM

As the story goes national, the Tennessee Hospitality Association fires CEO Walt Baker over the email joke he sent implying First Lady Michelle Obama is a monkey. ... The end of an era in Nashville business: Brokerage titan James C. "Jimmy" Bradford Jr. dies of cancer at age 76. E. Thomas Wood traces the life story. ... Buck Dozier expected to announce news about the Tennessee State Fairgrounds this afternoon. ... The Tennessean takes a stand: Let our people have wine in grocery stores! ... Full steam ahead for Eric Crafton as he mobilizes forces to sue the state for more Metro school funding. ... The weapon turned out to be only a pellet gun, but the trouble three Franklin teens face now is real. ...

David Boclair: Vandy fans'll be biting their nails until the Commodores play either Georgia or Arkansas Friday in the SEC quarterfinals. ... Mark Linkous, the singer/songwriter who was the nucleus of the acclaimed indie band Sparklehorse, died Saturday from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was 47. ... The White Ribbon is Topic A for discussion in the cool local podcast The Film Talk. ... Williamson County developer and would-be film producer Wes Lamoureux has filed for bankruptcy. ... Is Central Parking a bunch of blood-sucking leeches for jacking up the prices in downtown parking lots? They say no. ... Local playwright Parrish Stanton prepares for production of a musical he wrote partly at the Brentwood Library. ...

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