Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Morning Roundup: Good Breaks in Water Rates and Property Taxes?

Posted By on Tue, May 25, 2010 at 7:56 AM

Even with an expected $200 million in water-department repairs, officials say they foresee no rate hikes. ... Hard-hit homeowners will also get a break on property taxes. ... As a reservoir of discontent swells around the Army Corps of Engineers, Charles Maldonado examines the performance of local dams during the flood. ... Of all Nashville's problems during the flood and its aftermath, looting wasn't one of them. ... Beverly Keel profiles a Pennington Bend family in the same boat as a lot of folks: severe losses, no flood insurance, and no home for the foreseeable future. ...

Did an alleged Watergate-style "professional" break-in at a Teamster lawyer's office liberate secret recordings and troubling documents concerning former Chief Ronal Serpas' now-disputed crime stats? ... Meanwhile, Phil Williams says the police department is pressuring cops to find more DUIs. ... The school board votes tonight whether to outsource custodial duties for $20 million a year. ... Sixty fresh-faced Teach for America recruits will arrive in Nashville this fall. ... A jury is seated in the heinous 2008 murder of siblings Pierre and Marie Colas. ... Police seek a convicted rapist in connection with the stabbing death of Faye Burns, 57. ... In The Huffington Post, Molly Secours discusses the case of Cyntoia Brown, the Nashville girl handed a life sentence at age 16. ... Who Smells a Con Dept.: Was a mole trying to goad counter-protestors into attacking Westboro Baptist Church provocateurs so the Rev. Phelps and his loony clan could sue? ... An environmental magazine says Trader Joe's isn't the green machine you might expect. ...

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