Thursday, March 18, 2010

Morning Roundup: State Medical Examiner Faces Fallout from Drug Bust

Posted By on Thu, Mar 18, 2010 at 5:30 AM

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The state medical examiner, Bruce Levy, is in hot water over a marijuana bust Tuesday night in Mississippi. Mayor Karl Dean has suspended him indefinitely. ... A robber dressed as a leprechaun finds his luck runs out with Gallatin police in a deadly showdown. ... If you're going to gamble in the County Clerk's office on St. Paddy's Day, you can bet Phil Williams will show up to spoil the party. ... Two bills that drew the wrath of the Chamber of Commerce go down in flames with legislators. Jeff Woods tells why. ... TSU's got some explaining to do to state auditors. ... Controversy's brewing over a bill that would end political parties' right to override the winner of a primary in Tennessee. Hat tip (who else?): Kleinheider. ... How do you follow up the Clinton-Gore reunion? With VP Joe Biden, at this summer's Jackson Day. ... Don't expect mints on the pillow from the Memphis motel where a corpse was found stashed in a bedframe for two months. ...

Nashville bites its nails as the Commodores face Murray State today at 1:30 p.m. in the first round of the NCAA tournament. David Boclair says the 'Dores' biggest enemy is tourney inexperience. ... In related news, Vince Troia tells employers not to get their basketball shorts in a wad over March Madness office pools. ... Is a plane de-icer killing the endangered Nashville crawfish? ... The Court of the Judiciary demands to know where Davidson County General Sessions Judge Gloria Dumas parks her car, and also some other stuff. ... If you can't reach anyone at The Basement or Mercy Lounge, they're with D. Patrick Rodgers at SXSW. ... "The Spinal Tap of chardonnay" plays tonight at The Belcourt, with wine and food available. ...

UPDATE: Memphis music legend Alex Chilton dies in New Orleans.

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