Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Morning Roundup: Sigourney Woods Cheek, 1945-2010

Posted By on Wed, Apr 28, 2010 at 9:06 AM

Sigourney Woods Cheek, philanthropist, author, antiques dealer, co-founder of the Antiques & Garden Show of Nashville and leader of numerous non-profit groups during her 42 years in Nashville, died Monday night after a long bout with leukemia. She was 64. ... In an astonishing turn of events, the same House committee that voted thumbs down last week on medical marijuana reversed course and authorized a study on the program. The news evidently caught every news organization in the state by surprise. ... Hillwood High School goes on lockdown for an hour and a half this morning until school officials confiscate a loaded semi-automatic weapon in a student's purse. ... Some 50 Fisk students brave the rain to protest the closing of the Wesley Foundation, an on-campus Methodist ministry. ...

After a delay two weeks ago, the Metro Council votes unanimously to hand embattled Cameron Middle School over to charter-school organization LEAD Academy. ... An early morning Lebanon police chase ends in gunfire and death. ... The proposed downtown "med mart" reportedly gets its first anchor tenant. ... The Clarksville dentist arrested at Nashville International Airport with prescription drugs was en route to a missionary clinic in Haiti, her attorney tells reporters. ... Has the time come for Metro schools to ponder corporate naming? And is it too late to enroll in the Hustler Hollywood Sex Education Seminar? ...

David Boclair asks: Where were the Preds' forwards when we needed them? ... Two Sumner County road workers are hospitalized after receiving an electric shock. ... Are school bus drivers running red lights in Mt. Juliet? ... Metro isn't happy with the $1.5 million award given to a worker who charged a school administrator with sexual harassment, then got canned for it. ... J.R. Lind speaks Welsh? ...

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