Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Morning Roundup: Health Freedom Act Dogged by Pesky U.S. Constitution

Posted By on Wed, Apr 7, 2010 at 7:15 AM

In a big surprise, the state attorney general says the Health Freedom Act is probably unconstitutional — as in the U.S. Constitution, that buzzing mosquito the Tea Partiers keep trying to swat. Not everyone agrees, but the legislature vows to press on. ... Eric Crafton doesn't just defer his bill to save the Fairgrounds, he withdraws it — but if he doesn't like what's in store, he'll come back with his own alternative plan for their use. Not to worry, funnel-cake fans: the last State Fair scheduled for the venue will have all the stuff the others had. ... Yee-haaah! Willie Nelson horsewhips Rep. Frank Niceley for his proposal to curb equine abuse by slaughtering horses. ...

Steve McNair's widow asks her husband's estate for $3.72 million to settle state and federal estate taxes. ... The morning print daily takes up arms against placing teens on sex-offender registry. ... A shooting at the Third Avenue club Atlantis leaves three wounded, one critically. ... Fitch lowers Metro's general obligation bond rating on account of the convention center, but only temporarily. ... A creep with a sexual-battery conviction against a 15-year-old girl gets busted for allegedly luring a 17-year-old to a hotel and raping her. ... If you buy a shirt at Rivergate Mall reading "I Love Lady Gay Gay," don't wear it to Greenbrier High. ... The mother of 9-year-old Marcia Trimble, whose murder haunted the city for decades, is hospitalized in Florida. ...

Another accused Ponzi schemer bites the dust in America's most conservative-friendly county. ... Letters to God, a movie inspired by the life of 9-year-old Nashville cancer patient Tyler Doughtie, opens Friday in theaters. ...

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