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VU star accused of plagiarism

Commodore running back Ray Perkins, the top returning rusher from 2000 and a projected starter this season, may face disciplinary action on the heels of a charge of plagiarism, according to sources close to the Vanderbilt community. If found guilty, Perkins could be suspended or expelled from school. More

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Just be still: Doing nother leads to feeling something

Last week, Linda Purcell, a brand new mother at Baptist Hospital, gave me a wonderful gift. She let me hold her 16-day-old, four-and-a-half pounce newborn son, Jacob. Jacob was just one of the many babies who filled the cribs and incubators in the Special Care Nursery at the hospital. More

News Briefs

Here are the headlines in today's News Briefs: Pet Emergency Center to open in Franklin, Center provides back-to-school clothing, Meadows takes first in chess tournament and Frist ends state tour, to attend AIDS meeting. More

Greenways offer benefits

The Greenways Commission of Metro Parks wants to educate the public about what greenways are and why they

Restaurant project prompts relocation

Even though plans for the construction of a new Jack in the Box at Charlotte Pike are not finalized yet, one business has already relocated because of the project. The Rose Place, a small flower booth which used to be located at the corner of White Bridge Road and Charlotte Pike, has found a new location two blocks away at 351 White Bridge Rd. More

Metro Council set to vote to fill president pro tem

The Metro Council will vote tonight to fill the president pro tem seat, the chairmanships of the Planning, Zoning and Historical Committee and the Traffic and Parking Committee, and two positions on a Council Audit Committee. More

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Nationally, Tennessee is the third worst state for women, right behind Mississippi and Alabama. Tennessee received a grade of D- in political participation by women, ranking 46th in women's voter turnout and 43rd in women in elected offices. More

70-home subdivision groundbreaking set

Affordable housing advocates plan to bring a neighborhood of options to hopeful homeowners Wednesday when ground is broken for the Rainwood project. Rainwood is the 70-home subdivision of Nashville Area Habitat for Humanity and Affordable Housing Resources, Inc., who are partnering for the first time on the project. More

Council members to get community policing crime stats

Metro council members are about to find out exactly when and where crimes occur in each of their districts, according to District 18

'Queen for a Day' still produced by federal government

Long before Survivor and Chains of Love, there was Queen for a Day, the original reality show. The concept was sad-sack housewives would regale a studio audience with their pathetic tales of woe, and a finely tuned clap-o-meter would measure audience reaction. The housewife who got the most applause for her sob story would win a household appliance or vacation. More

East Nashville suffers summer crime wave

A rash of thefts from back yards and sheds has residents in East Nashville bolting down their property. A recent rise in property theft has been the subject of East Nashville e-mail list serves for weeks. More

Internet drug stores can be a bad prescription

The FDA urges consumers not to buy from a Web site that offers to prescribe a drug for the first time without a physical exam, sell a prescription drug without a prescription, or sell drugs not approved by the FDA. More

John Hiatt

MUSIC CITY MUSE - Reviews on John Hiatt, Confederate Railroad and Santana.

Debbie Davies makes her finest album as a leader

No one remotely knowledgeable about blues playing or singing ever doubted Debbie Davies could make it as a solo performer. The charismatic singer and instrumentalist was an audience favorite during a three-year stretch with legendary Texas virtuoso Albert Collins. More

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IRS gives local kids helping hand

The local Internal Revenue Service office is doing something important for the kids at Kirkpatrick Elementary School. Over 100 employees at the IRS

Dyson

Michael Eric Dyson's writings on race and culture have been acclaimed in both academic and popular circles, and his newest book may prove even more controversial than last year

Patient extols virtues of Lasik surgery

Few patients undergoing surgery are willing or interested in having the process observed by strangers. But Hermitage resident Debbie Smith not only permitted about 20 people to watch her Lasik procedure July 30, she even held a brief news conference after the operation was completed. More

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