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Tax supporters, protesters use sound, silence

Hours before the 102nd General Assembly reconvened at noon to consider overriding a gubernatorial budget veto Tuesday, tax supporters and protesters gathered around the State Capitol to express their views. More

Neighborhoods celebrate

The planning and hard work for neighborhoods across Nashville came to a festive end Tuesday night as participants in the National Night Out block parties were given the opportunity to meet their neighbors in an atmosphere filled with music, food and fun. More

Olympic gymnasts here again

The Nashville Sports Council has announced that USA Gymnastics has selected Nashville to host the 2004 U.S. Gymnastics Championships. More

Death Notices

House, Senate override governor's budget veto

A $19.6 billion state budget became law Tuesday over the objections of Gov. Don Sundquist, who vetoed the bill as a

Jazz guide slights Nashville

Nashville suffered another cultural slight recently, despite many efforts to prevent it. Da Capo Books

Catholic center set to open

A new assisted living facility on the Catholic diocese campus off White Bridge Road will hold an open house for the public on Aug. 26. The facility won More

News Briefs

Here are just a few of the headlines in today's News Briefs: TSU holds summer graduation, Nashville Tech registration set and Bellevue Center invites kids to Roo party. More

U.S.: imperfect in racial justice, but still among the best

The United Nations will open its World Conference Against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance

Tennessee's Tea Party unlike 1776's: only money

In a sharply divided political debate, it is often tempting for partisans on both sides to draw historical parallels, especially when the topic is difficult to quantify with hard proof. Tennessee income tax opponents, in particular, have been vehement in comparing the anti-tax campaign to the battles fought by the Founding Fathers at the dawn of this nation. More

Wilson to take reins of arts magnet school

Bellevue Middle School

Doobie Brothers to smoke Ryman

People will have to brush away the memories, swirling around their heads like smoke rings from the amplifiers, when the Doobie Brothers play the Ryman Auditorium Thursday night. More

Church buys Turner School

The former city school building, which was built in 1925, has been for sale since Metro lost ownership of it last October due to a deed restriction that states the building must revert to the Turner heirs if it was to be used for anything but a school.

More taxes confiscate more than just money

It was my privilege to offer the invocation at the rally and to appear Monday morning on WTN 99.7 with Steve Gill to discuss the moral and spiritual implications of taxation. Some critics would argue that a preacher ought not to be involved in politics or the messy issue of taxation. I kindly, but strongly disagree. More

New releases highlight piano

The advent of bebop radically changed the approach of jazz musicians to many instruments, particularly the piano. The contemporary pianist must make intricate, subtle chord changes and musical adjustments on the fly, either during accompaniment or while playing solos. It is impossible to designate any one pianist as the greatest of the modern era, but Bud Powell, Thelonious Monk and Bill Evans certainly rank among the top half-dozen. More

Living out the Isuzu Axiom fantasy

One look at this so-called Axiom and any fool can plainly see it doesn't look like a real SUV. It looks more like something Han Solo would drive. Even the roof line has a swoopy curve. And the grill looks as if it was inspired by those Argentinean copper-mining earth movers. This is obviously a computer-generated virtual SUV. More

City Picks

Here are the headlines in today's City Picks: Carter Wood tunes in at Radio Cafe', Heflin makes summer seafood salads, Pianist/tree farmer signs book at Davis-Kidd and Mixing it up with the Ohio Players. More

McNair returns, glad to be back

The wait finally ended for Steve McNair on Monday. The quarterback participated in the afternoon portion of the Titans practice, throwing for the first time since Wednesday morning. More

Nashville neighborhoods come together to fight crime

About 100 people gathered in the sweltering heat on the steps of the Metro Courthouse Monday night, after a march to symbolize their efforts to fight crime in their neighborhoods. More

Spicing it up salt-free

Delicious low-sodium recipes for the heart healthy More