Friday, March 26, 2010

Morning Roundup: Wrestling, Campaign Squabbling and Other Sports

Posted By on Fri, Mar 26, 2010 at 7:18 AM

If you haven't read Adam Gold's cover story this week in the Scene, it's a peach: a warm, rowdy and very funny account of a low-budget father-son wrestling circuit that's drawing a mixed audience of gawking hipsters and riled-up regulars to East Nashville's Stadium Inn. The next bout's tonight; it's the best $8 we ever spent. ... Speaking of combatants, they're already swinging in the Criminal Court Clerk race, Joey Garrison says. ... Everybody wants to attract new industry to Tennessee -- but a horse slaughterhouse? Christine Kreyling catches a bill tiptoeing through the legislature. ... Why don't the Tea Party folks go scream at these guys? ... President Barack Obama nominates Nashville attorney Jerry E. Martin as U.S. attorney. ... Sen. Bob Corker cancels those fundraisers that had raised mostly eyebrows. ... A jury backhands the "Wooded Rapist." ... The unusually sensible Bill Gibbons is expected to bow out of the governor's race. ...

"During a routine inspection, I observed one female taking off her shirt with only her bra left to cover the breast area. She then laid down with her back on the bar area [where] another female was allowed to fondle the breast area." Note to self: Visit Coyote Ugly. ... David Boclair's causing a ruckus with his column interpreting Vanderbilt's disappointing NCAA tourney loss. ... Caps off to Jubilee Beer, the start-up Nashville brewery that's pouring off half its profits to the Oasis Center. ... Here's a helpful roundup of the sickest NSFW movie trailers in circulation at the moment. ...

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