Monday, May 17, 2010

Morning Roundup: Eat Out for Nashville Tonight

Posted By on Mon, May 17, 2010 at 7:34 AM

More than 50 restaurants are giving half their proceeds today to flood relief as part of the "Eat Out for Nashville" event. You can find a full list of participating restaurants (and it's a good one) at the Scene's food blog Bites. ... A jilted disaster-recovery firm with a history of litigation claims it got hosed by Metro. Others continue full steam ahead. ... GAC's star-studded flood-relief telethon raises $1.7 million by midnight. ... Mark Wheeler visits the growing mountain of garbage at Edwin Warner Park. ... Four Middle Tennessee counties are getting new federal disaster centers. ... Will turnout for tomorrow's primary election be dampened by the flood? ... Residents wonder whether hard-hit neighborhoods such as The Nations off Charlotte will be razed by FEMA. ... As the waters rose, no one watched more intently than Metro Water Services director Scott Potter. ... The mighty Omohundro is the Adlai Stevenson of water-treatment plants, J.R. Lind says. ...

James Nix's cover story in the morning CP bids farewell to Ronal Serpas. Meanwhile, Mayor Karl Dean says goodbye with an audit of the former chief's much-vaunted crime stats, now under fire. ... A Smyrna graduation party ends with the unthinkable: the killing of a 14-year-old Antioch boy. ... Gang-related shooting injures two at the Elysian Fields Shopping Center on Nolensville Road. ... The man who drowned at Radnor Lake last weekend is identified as Roscoe Waddey, 31. ...

A 33-year Metro Police vet files an age-discrimination suit against the city — but E. Thomas Wood has the rest of the story in the Post's legal wrap-up. Also of note: a bitter aftertaste at chocolatier Olive & Sinclair. ... Put a cardiologist on speed-dial, Nashville — here comes the Smashburger! ... In case you missed the news, the Gulch is getting a Turnip Truck grocery in October. ...

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