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VOL. 38 | NO. 43 | Friday, October 24, 2014

Embracing immigrants with open arms

Nashville’s prosperity tied to welcoming city’s international newcomers

Immigrants have warmly embraced Nashville, and increasingly, the city is warming up to them, welcoming a broad international community to add to the city’s burgeoning success.

City refocuses its domestic violence plans

Ruth Freeland, an attorney who helped women obtain orders of protection against domestic abuse in her native Australia, found herself on the other side of issue in Nashville.

STATEWIDE

Is Williamson state’s best school district?

A SCORE Prize finalist three years ago, Williamson County Schools is making another strong push for the top district in Tennessee for student learning, based in part on data compiled by the State Collaborative on Reforming Education [SCORE].

Local Weather
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EVENTS

FRIDAY, OCT. 24: Ghost & Lantern Tour: Presented by City of Goodlettsville Parks at Mansker’s Fort & the Bowen Plantation House. Weave through the grounds of the Bowen House by lantern and take pleasure in an evening of tales spun about what may have happened on the grounds of Mansker’s Station. Start at the Visitor’s Center where you can enjoy music and refreshments. Guests may park in the parking lot of the Visitor’s Center or in Moss-Wright Park near the Bowen House, but all tours start at the Visitor’s Center. 705 Caldwell Lane. $5/person; 10 and younger free. Information: www.cityofgoodlettsville.org/485/Special-Events-Programs.

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REALTY CHECK

Winter lull for housing? Market could stay hot

With Halloween on the horizon the fall housing market should be grinding to a halt although this year’s sales have defied all logic and historical data.

Top September 2014 residential real estate transactions

Top September 2014 residential real estate transactions for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

TENNESSEE TITANS

Too many ‘what ifs’ in past, present for Titans

If.

Titans' Lewan expected to avoid assault case trial

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A lawyer for Tennessee Titans rookie Taylor Lewan says he expects to reach a deal with prosecutors that would allow his client to avoid trial in a Michigan assault case.

Titans: Rookie Zach Mettenberger will start at QB

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans will start rookie Zach Mettenberger at quarterback against the Houston Texans on Sunday, switching away from Jake Locker who has missed three of the past four games with injuries.

UT SPORTS

'Nobody knows who Lane Kiffin is,' says UT's Jones

KNOXVILLE – Public Enemy No. 1 returns to Neyland Stadium on Saturday night.

NEWSMAKERS

TSU’s Honors Director to lead national group

Dr. Coreen Jackson, the director of the Tennessee State University Honors Program, has been appointed President of the National Association of African American Honors Programs.

BEHIND THE WHEEL

Top gas mileage in U.S. goes to Mitsubishi Mirage

By Ann M. Job | For the Associated Press

GUERRILLA MARKETING

Avoid these perils of unintentional salespeople

If you are an owner or manager, odds are you are in sales to some degree – whether intentionally or not.

CAREER CORNER

Microsoft CEO’s comments rile working women

In the past week, Satya Nadella’s words have been all over the internet, television and newspaper. You may have seen the Microsoft CEO’s original statements, his later retractions or commentary from outsiders.

BUSINESS BOOK REVIEW

We rely on technology more than we think

Your email is down. Again.

I SWEAR

Drummer’s asset? Here’s why it’s important to let the beat go on...

What do a dead horse and a hasty retreat have in common? Same thing that around the bush has in common with a path to your door. They all become in-the-language phrases when the word beat is place in front of them.

KAY'S COOKING CORNER

Pumpkin season brings back memories of family

Stop and think about October for a few moments, closing your eyes while doing so. Don’t be long because I want you to read the rest of my story.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Market final: US stocks jump following strong corporate earnings

NEW YORK (AP) — A combination of strong company earnings and encouraging economic reports, both in the U.S. and Europe, gave the stock market another day of solid gains on Thursday.

US jobless aid applications rise to 283,000

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people applying for U.S. unemployment benefits rose last week after falling to a 14-year low the previous week. Despite the increase, weekly applications remain at historically low levels that suggest hiring is gaining steam.

GM 3Q profit nearly doubles, led by N. America

DETROIT (AP) — Big profits from rising SUV and truck sales in North America helped General Motors nearly double its third-quarter net profit and more than offset its struggles in Europe and South America.

Enticing low rates, but impact could be limited

WASHINGTON (AP) — With mortgage rates sliding for a fifth straight week, the possibility of locking in a rate below 4 percent is tempting for consumers and could unleash a wave of refinancing. It may even convince some Americans to buy their first home.

TECHNOLOGY

A blue Christmas for Amazon?

NEW YORK (AP) — It might be a blue Christmas for Amazon.

STATEWIDE

Haslam: Common Core review doesn't signal retreat

PULASKI, Tenn. (AP) — Republican Gov. Bill Haslam insists that his decision this week to hold a public review of Common Core doesn't signal a retreat from the education standards in view of heavy criticism from teachers and tea party groups.

$2.4M spent on TV ads for Tenn. ballot measures

NASHVILLE (AP) — Supporters and opponents of a proposed amendment to the Tennessee Constitution to give lawmakers more power to regulate abortion are flooding the television airwaves to try to influence voters ahead next month's election.

First Tennessee bank parent acquires company

First Tennessee bank parent acquires company

COURTS

Judge reprimanded for helping release suspect

NASHVILLE (AP) — A Nashville judge has been publicly reprimanded for helping a domestic violence suspect get out of jail early at the behest of a friend who was also the suspect's attorney.

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