Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Morning Roundup: New Orleans to Serpas: Show Us Your Badge!

Posted By on Tue, Apr 27, 2010 at 6:38 AM

Will Chief Ronal Serpas be heading back to New Orleans as the Big Easy's top cop? ... Smell smoke? Nope, it's just state Republicans readying some stiff budget cuts — or so Jeff Woods hears. ... Meanwhile, unkind buds in the state legislature blow off a gathering citizen uprising over medical marijuana. ... 1100 Broadway profiles the conservative, politically active Hall family, of whom four are running for office and the remaining three have formed their own PAC committee. ... Are Metro schools' budget woes a golden opportunity for custodial contractors? Joey Garrison checks out the complaints. ... If you want to know where the city's money is going, look at this roster of recent lawsuit settlements. ... A domestic disturbance call turns up a surprise: a child-rape suspect wanted in Virginia. ... Police find five neglected, illiterate children in East Tennessee living in filth and suffering from rat bites and other maladies. ...

Alas, the Preds go down in Game Six, with a bizarre fluke goal adding insult to injury. ... The Franklin man arrested in Japan trying to seize his kids from his ex-wife fires back at a judge and a divorce attorney with lawsuits. ... Molly Secours writes about the surreal Nashville Film Festival screening of the locally made documentary Southern Belle, in which the elephant in the room (and the post-film auditorium) is race. ... Wal-Mart's smiley face may turn upside down as a billion-dollar class-action suit brews over gender discrimination. ... This movie made a ton of money over the weekend in Nashville. ...

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