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VOL. 40 | NO. 7 | Friday, February 12, 2016
SPECIAL EMPHASIS: HOMEBOUND HEALTH CARE

Meeting the demands of a rapidly aging population

10K in U.S. will turn 65 each day through 2030

When Gov. Bill Haslam gave his annual State of the State address on February 1, he proposed a $34.8 billion plan providing new spending on colleges and universities, road projects and a large deposit into Tennessee’s emergency budget reserves.

Protecting seniors from predators

Aging in place, being able to live at home in more or less independent circumstances, is what most seniors say they long for, and what advocates for the elderly recommend when possible.

Making homes safer for senior living

The literal nuts and bolts of aging in place – details such as “age proofing” the home with bath rails and grab bars or equipping it for a person with a chronic illness – can make the difference between staying at home and having to move into assisted care.

Caregivers also must take care of themselves

Brian Hooper works with adult children of aging parents as a part of his counseling practice, helping them process the often-overwhelming stresses and emotions connected to caregiving.

Local Weather
Today
Nashville, TN
35°F
Partly Cloudy
Wind: 6 mph
Humidity: 57%

EVENTS

Antiques and Garden Show of Nashville. Academy Award winning actress and founder and chief creative officer of goop, Gwyneth Paltrow, will be the featured speaker at the 26th annual Antiques and Garden Show of Nashville, which will take place Friday-Sunday at Music City Center. The three-day event is the largest show of its kind in the country with more than 150 fine antiques and horticultural vendors. Tickets and a full schedule at http://antiquesandgardenshow.com

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SAM STOCKARD: VIEW FROM THE HILL

Teachers wary of Haslam’s push for increased pay

Pushing a budget with more than $100 million for K-12 teacher pay raises, Gov. Bill Haslam says Tennessee is taking education to new levels by raising standards, linking teacher evaluations to student performance and expanding education options.

LEGISLATIVE PROFILE

Physician Briggs targets prescription drug epidemic

With the 2016 General Assembly at full tilt, state Sen. Richard Briggs – a retired Army colonel and surgeon – is fighting another battle, this time against Tennessee’s prescription drug epidemic.

RICHARD COURTNEY: REALTY CHECK

Are buyers really paying more in Nations than Belle Meade?

“We are the Nations and we are proud! We are the Nations and we will say it loud,” comes the cry from the Nations, the neighborhood located on what was once considered the wrong side of Charlotte Pike.

REAL ESTATE

Top Middle Tennessee residential transactions for January 2016

Top residential real estate sales, January 2016, for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

Average US rate on 30-year mortgage falls to 3.65 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) — Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell this week for the sixth straight week as markets around the globe continued the whipsaw trading that has marked this year so far.

TIM GHIANNI: STREET LEVEL

Real Deal Bar-B-Q: A legacy for future generations

The Vietnam-era Marine chomps into a jumbo bun bursting with barbecued pulled pork he’s nursed to perfection for the generations, literally, at his restaurant just off the Clarksville Highway.

TERRY McCORMICK: TENNESSEE TITANS

Other than Mariota, Titans must overhaul offense

The Super Bowl is in the books, and so is the 2015 season.

NEWSMAKERS

Entrepreneurs’ Organization selects board

The Nashville chapter of The Entrepreneurs’ Organization has announced today its 2016-17 board of directors.

BEHIND THE WHEEL

Sedona’s warranty, interior make it a must-see

With the best warranty coverage of any minivan and an award-winning and inviting interior, the 2016 Kia Sedona is a must-see for anyone looking to buy a spacious and comfortable family ride.

GUERRILLA MARKETING

Ready for your next crisis? If not, here’s a plan

You likely haven’t gotten to where you are today with a “head-in-the-sand” approach to managing your business.

I SWEAR

Here’s the beef with court's definition of sandwich

“Dictionaries are mazes in which judges are soon lost.” Thus said Judge Richard Posner (7th Circuit Court of Appeals) in a review of “Reading Law: The Interpretation of Legal Texts” by Justice Antonin Scalia and legal lexicographer Bryan Garner.

CAREER CORNER

Dread going to work each day? It’s time for change

I must confess: Valentine’s Day is very possibly my favorite holiday.

KAY'S COOKING CORNER

Buttermilk more than refreshing drink

Buttermilk brings to mind good old-fashioned home cooking. My Granny used it in just about everything, and was never out of it.

STATE LEGISLATURE

School voucher bill stalls in House amid flagging support

NASHVILLE (AP) — A proposal to create a school voucher program stalled in the House on Thursday despite efforts to drum up support among wary rural lawmakers by limiting the areas of Tennessee where parents could receive state money to pay for private school tuition.

Change would allow handguns at Tennessee legislative complex

NASHVILLE (AP) - The leaders of the Tennessee House and Senate are moving to end a total gun ban at the legislative office complex.

TECHNOLOGY

Congress gives final OK to banning local Internet taxes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress voted Thursday to permanently bar state and local governments from taxing access to the Internet, as lawmakers leapt at an election-year chance to demonstrate their opposition to imposing levies on online service.

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

US stocks slide further on global economic worries

Jitters over the global economy and steep declines in bank stocks knocked U.S. stocks lower for the fourth day in a row Thursday.

Yellen: Too early to determine impact of global developments

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen cautioned Thursday that global economic pressures pose risks to the U.S. economy but said it's too soon to know whether those risks are severe enough to alter the Fed's interest-rate policies.

What a recession does to your money

NEW YORK (AP) — If we are indeed in the midst of a recession — and we won't know we're in one until well after it's begun — stocks likely still have a long way to go down.

COURTS

Court makes it easier to arrest, convict drunk drivers

NASHVILLE (AP) - The Tennessee Supreme Court has ruled on two separate cases that could make it easier for people who are driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol to be arrested and convicted.

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