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VOL. 43 | NO. 11 | Friday, March 15, 2019

Choosing their own path

Campers find happiness in flexible programs

Many children today don’t have much to say about how their days are structured. Aside from a strict school schedule, most of their activities are dictated, scheduled and organized by their parents.

Counselors learn more at camp than treating bug bites

Confidence, communication, responsibility, resilience, participation and resourcefulness – these are some of the skills that teenagers learn as camp counselors.

From sports to science, a camp for every interest

Camp provides children with the opportunity to connect with nature, participate in human-powered activities and benefit from personal and primary relationships. From academics to athletics, there is a camp for children of almost every age or interest. Here are a few to consider when trying to find the best option for your family.


Proposed state honor needs a name, preferably not ‘Pioneer’

The sponsor, Rep. David Hawk, readily admits that his proposal is not necessarily the most important matter facing Tennessee legislators this year.

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Is it really authentic Indian? Just relax, enjoy the meal

I recently heard a couple of food fanatic friends arguing about the relative authenticity of two Indian restaurants. Neither of the two was from India nor had any Indian family, but both were fairly well-acquainted with the cuisines of that part of the world and even some of the regional variations.


Soggy basement? Solution might be in your back yard

With the abundance of rainfall that has tormented the area during the past several weeks, thousands of residents have experienced flooding or water intrusion in their basements.


Top Middle Tennessee residential sales for February 2019

Top residential real estate sales, February 2019, for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.


All Belmont’s Roy needs to burnish her resume is an NCAA win

Bart Brooks watched the video six times because he couldn’t believe what he’d just seen.


Creswell named GNR Realtor of the Year

Denise Creswell with Pilkerton Realtors has been named the 2018 Realtor of the Year by Greater Nashville Realtors.


HealthTrust announces purchasing partnership

Nashville-based HealthTrust is partnering with Kindred Healthcare on a group purchasing and supply chain services deal.


Ready for a new lease? Don't expect 2016's deals

A record 4.3 million Americans have vehicle leases that are ending in 2019. If you're one of them and expect to get the same kind of deal you got in 2016, you could be in for a shock.


Can your employer really cure your money woes?

Millions of Americans get their health insurance and retirement accounts through their employers. Now some are getting help with their debt.


Some common-sense ideas to help you find job candidates

I read articles about candidates who are ghosting employers. They don’t show up to interviews or even their scheduled first day or employment.


Tim McGraw, CeCe Winans to perform during NFL Draft

NASHVILLE (AP) — The stars of the gridiron will meet the stars of Music City when the NFL Draft comes to Nashville, Tennessee, in April.

Brooks & Dunn, Stevens, Bradley to join Country Music Hall of Fame

NASHVILLE (AP) — Country hit-making duo Brooks & Dunn are riding a resurgence of interest in '90s-era country music with a new album celebrating their top-selling singles, a longstanding Las Vegas residency and now an invitation to join the Country Music Hall of Fame.


Lee 'honored' to support lawmakers backing abortion bill

NASHVILLE (AP) — Gov. Bill Lee says he's honored to support the lawmakers pushing a proposal to ban most abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected, about six weeks into pregnancy.


Nashville Food Hall announces 4 partners

The soon-to-be-named Nashville Food Hall, a dining and entertainment concept set to be the anchor tenant for the new Fifth + Broadway development, has announced Prince’s Hot Chicken, The Pharmacy Burger, The Donut + Dog and Von Elrod’s Beer Hall & Kitchen as its first four food partners.

High-rise Four Seasons Hotel coming to SoBro

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Congress Group, a Boston-based real estate investment and development firm, and AECOM Capital, the investment arm of AECOM, announce today that a Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences will be built in the SoBro area of downtown Nashville.

National Science Foundation awards $1M to TSU

NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee State University's College of Engineering is using a $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation to provide scholarships to graduate students.

Tennessee officer dragged by off-road vehicle in swarm

NASHVILLE (AP) — Police in Tennessee's capital say an officer was dragged when a group of off-road vehicles swarmed a downtown street.


Justices reject B&B owner who denied room to gay couple

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is rejecting an appeal from a Hawaii bed and breakfast that wouldn't rent a room to a lesbian couple.

Supreme Court agrees to hear identity theft case

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has agreed to take up a case that could make it more difficult for states to prosecute identity theft and other crimes.


Group with consumer-friendly vibe pushes drugmakers' message

WASHINGTON (AP) — As ominous music plays in the background, the narrator of a radio ad warns that a Trump administration proposal to apply international pricing to certain Medicare drugs would be a nightmare for seniors.


Apple refreshes iPad lineup, with larger entry-level model

NEW YORK (AP) — Apple has unveiled a new iPad that's thinner and slightly larger than its current entry-level tablet.

From dollars to bytes: Digital payment tech companies merge

Fidelity National Information Services is buying Worldpay for about $35 billion to combine forces as financial transactions increasingly move online.

Facebook says service hindered by lack of local news

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook's effort to establish a service that provides its users with local news and information is being hindered by the lack of outlets where the company's technicians can find original reporting.


Former VP of United Auto Workers charged in corruption probe

DETROIT (AP) — A former vice president at the United Auto Workers was charged Monday in a scheme with Fiat Chrysler executives to buy meals, golf and other perks with the automaker's money — the highest-ranking official snagged in an investigation that has exposed corruption between labor and management.

Trump calls GM's CEO in push to reopen Ohio auto plant

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump stepped up his pressure on General Motors to reopen an Ohio manufacturing plant that recently closed and put 1,700 people out of work.


White House proposes caps on student loan borrowing

The Trump administration is proposing new limits on student borrowing as part of a broader plan to curb the cost of college.


AP Source: Justice Dept. probing development of Boeing jets

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. prosecutors are looking into the development of Boeing's 737 Max jets, a person briefed on the matter revealed Monday, the same day French aviation investigators concluded there were "clear similarities" in the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines Max 8 last week and a Lion Air jet in October.

Energy companies lead modest gains for US stock indexes

U.S. stock indexes finished modestly higher Monday, extending the market's solid gains from a rally last week.

Fed set to signal no expectation of rate hikes anytime soon

WASHINGTON (AP) — Patience. A focus on incoming economic data. And no interest rate hikes likely soon.

Poll: Losing Amazon second HQ deal was bad for New York

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Most voters in New York think it was bad for the state when Amazon dropped plans to put a second headquarters in Queens and many think U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez bears blame for the deal falling through, according to a new poll released Monday.

Expectations of weaker economy unites small business owners

NEW YORK (AP) — Although small businesses vary widely in terms of size, industry and issues, they do appear to be generally united by a growing uneasiness about the economy.

UK speaker stymies May's bid for 3rd vote on Brexit deal

LONDON (AP) — The speaker of Britain's House of Commons dealt a potentially fatal blow to Prime Minister Theresa May's ailing Brexit deal on Monday, saying the government couldn't keep asking lawmakers to vote on the same deal they have already rejected twice.

Lyft opens up its IPO road show, offers 30 million shares

NEW YORK (AP) — Lyft officially kicked off the road show for its initial public offering, putting 30 million shares up for sale Monday with an anticipated price of between $62 and $68 per share.

Deutsche Bank, Commerzbank shares up despite merger concerns

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Shares in Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank rose on Monday after the two said they were in merger talks, but that didn't stop people from questioning what a merger would accomplish.

Southwest, mechanics reach tentative deal in labor dispute

DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines and a union representing its mechanics could be on the verge of ending a bitter, long-running labor dispute that has triggered hundreds of flight cancellations and raised safety concerns.


Judge to release info on FBI raid of Trump lawyer Cohen

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge has directed prosecutors to publicly release documents related to the search warrant that authorized last year's FBI raids on the home and office of President Donald Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen.

Beto O'Rourke says he raised $6.1M online in 1st 24 hours

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke raised more than $6 million online during the first 24 hours after he announced his White House bid, the highest first-day number reported by any candidate, his campaign said Monday.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump plays down white nationalist threat

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump appears to be oblivious to the threat of white nationalism.


Woman who accused lawmaker meets with Lee

NASHVILLE (AP) — A woman who has accused a Tennessee state lawmaker of sexual misconduct said she met with Gov. Bill Lee on Thursday to talk about the Republican.

Lawmaker: Student in T-shirt lawsuit should be named

NASHVILLE (AP) — A Tennessee lawmaker accused of sexual misconduct is asking a judge to name the student who filed a lawsuit alleging school officials wrongly distributed T-shirts promoting the Republican.

Tennessee voucher plan would to cost state $125M

NASHVILLE (AP) — Gov. Bill Lee's school voucher plan is expected to cost $125 million spread over five years, based on details released Thursday, a significant jump from what the Republican had said earlier this month.


La Vergne mayor accused of sidelining worker who protested sexism

LA VERGNE (AP) — A Tennessee mayor is accused of retaliating against an employee who complained of sexist treatment and pay.


University of Tennessee to offer some students free tuition

NASHVILLE (AP) — The University of Tennessee will begin providing free tuition to Tennessee residents starting in the fall of 2020.

Tennessee regents to report on tuition-free college programs

NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee's Board of Regents said it plans to provide updates on tuition-free college programs and fees for students at community colleges at a meeting later this month.


Eastman cutting jobs in state, blaming US-China trade dispute

MEMPHIS (AP) — Eastman Chemical Co. says it is cutting an undisclosed number of jobs globally, citing "the ongoing U.S.-China trade dispute" and an economic slowdown in Europe.


Dollar General 4Q results mixed, fiscal 2019 outlook weak

GOODLETTSVILLE (AP) — Dollar General Corp. posted mixed fourth-quarter results, with profit pressured by an income tax expense while revenue grew during the critical holiday period. The discount retailer also provided a fiscal 2019 profit outlook below Wall Street's view.


Miami QB Ryan Tannehill traded to Titans for draft picks

MIAMI (AP) — Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill has been traded to the Tennessee Titans in a deal that also involves draft picks.

Titans releasing right guard Kline amid O-line rebuild

NASHVILLE (AP) — The Tennessee Titans are releasing right guard Josh Kline a year after signing the veteran to a four-year contract.

Receiver stuck with Titans' deal even after Patriots' push

NASHVILLE (AP) — For Adam Humphries, Tennessee has been a potential destination for months because of his Tampa Bay connection with Titans general manager Jon Robinson.


Predators keep pace in Central race with 3-1 win over Kings

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Colton Sissons had scored one point in his last 16 games for the Nashville Predators before he picked up a goal and an assist in a 2:27 span against the Kings.


US new-home sales fell 6.9 percent in January

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of new U.S. homes slumped 6.9 percent in January, a possible sign that buyers paused during the government shutdown.

US average mortgage rates fall; 30-year at 4.31 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. long-term mortgage rates fell this week, with the benchmark 30-year home loan reaching its lowest level in more than a year as a potential inducement to homebuyers.


Supreme Court expands April 23 census arguments

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says it will try to resolve all the legal issues about a citizenship question on the 2020 census.

Tennessee judge rebuked for nixing out-of-state abortion

CHATTANOOGA (AP) — A Tennessee judge has been rebuked for denying the request of a woman on house arrest to travel to Atlanta for an abortion.

US bars entry of International Criminal Court investigators

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States will revoke or deny visas to International Criminal Court personnel who try to investigate or prosecute alleged abuses committed by U.S. forces in Afghanistan or elsewhere, and may do the same with those who seeking action against Israel, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Friday.

Tennessee court expands exceptions for evidence suppression

UNION CITY (AP) — The Tennessee Supreme Court has expanded exceptions for when evidence obtained without a warrant is admissible.

Court rules gun maker can be sued over Newtown shooting

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gun-maker Remington can be sued over how it marketed the rifle used to kill 20 children and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012, a divided Connecticut Supreme Court ruled Thursday.

Feds: Charity funneled millions in college bribery scam

The mastermind of a wide-ranging college admissions scandal set up a charity that wove a deep web of deception and fraud to mask bribes and payoffs, funneling millions of dollars through the tax-exempt organization under the nose of U.S. officials, according to prosecutors and tax documents reviewed by The Associated Press.


FAA's close ties to Boeing questioned after 2 deadly crashes

For more than six decades, the Federal Aviation Administration has relied on employees of airplane manufacturers to do government-required safety inspections as planes are being designed or assembled.

Regulators challenge Boeing to prove 737 Max jets are safe

Aviation regulators worldwide laid down a stark challenge for Boeing to prove that its grounded 737 Max jets are safe to fly amid suspicions that faulty software might have contributed to two crashes that killed 346 people in less than six months.


US eases land restrictions meant to protect bird in West

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Trump administration on Friday finalized changes to sweeping federal land use plans for Western States to ease energy industry restrictions in a way officials say will protect a struggling bird species.

From Pacific to Arctic, students demand action on climate

BERLIN (AP) — From the South Pacific to the edge of the Arctic Circle, students mobilized by word of mouth and social media are skipping class to protest what they see as the failures by their governments to take tough action against global warming.

French government faces legal challenge for climate action

PARIS (AP) — Four activist groups have launched legal action to try to take the French state to court for not doing enough to fight climate change.


SEC charges Volkswagen, former CEO with defrauding investors

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. regulators charged Volkswagen and former CEO Martin Winterkorn with defrauding investors during its massive diesel emissions scandal.

Tesla unveils Model Y SUV, expanding into popular segment

HAWTHORNE, Calif. (AP) — Tesla unveiled a new all-electric SUV on Thursday night that the automaker hopes will win over consumers looking for an all-electric alternative in the most popular segment of the auto market.

Toyota investing $750M at 5 US plants, $288M in Huntsville

BUFFALO, W.Va. (AP) — Toyota Motor Corp. on Thursday announced it is investing an additional $750 million at five U.S. plants that will bring nearly 600 new jobs, including the production of two hybrid vehicles for the first time at its Kentucky facility.


Facebook launches AI to find and remove 'revenge porn'

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook is rolling out technology to make it easier to find and remove intimate pictures and videos posted without the subject's consent, often called "revenge porn."

Tech companies scramble to remove New Zealand shooting video

LONDON (AP) — Internet companies say they're working to remove video filmed by a gunman in the New Zealand mosque shooting that was widely available on social media hours after the horrific attack.

Facebook says outages due to 'server configuration change'

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook went down for almost a full day across parts of North America and Europe, but it's still not saying exactly what happened.


Stocks end week on high note

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are closing broadly higher on Wall Street, as gains by technology firms and retailers lift the market to a strong finish for the week.

US job openings rise, outnumber the unemployed by 1 million

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers posted nearly 7.6 million open jobs in January, near a record high set in November, evidence that businesses are still hungry for workers despite signs the economy has slowed.

May tries to save Brexit deal after vote to delay UK exit

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May worked Friday to pull off an against-the-odds rescue for her European Union divorce deal, after Parliament voted to postpone Brexit to avert a chaotic U.K. departure in two weeks.

US industrial production rose just 0.1 percent in February

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. industrial production rose a slight 0.1 percent in February, as an increase in utilities and mining offset the second straight monthly drop in manufacturing.

2 top Facebook executives depart the company

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook says two of its top executives are leaving the company. Chief Product Officer Chris Cox and Chris Daniels, who heads messaging app WhatsApp, are departing. It isn't clear what future plans the executives have.

Nuclear industry pushing for fewer inspections at plants

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nuclear power industry is pushing the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to cut back on inspections at nuclear power plants and throttle back what it tells the public about plant problems. The agency, whose board is dominated by Trump appointees, is listening.

US stock indexes end mostly lower, end 3-day winning streak

U.S. stocks indexes barely budged Thursday as the market's three-day winning streak stalled.

Brextension: UK lawmakers vote to seek delay of EU departure

LONDON (AP) — In a stalemate over Brexit, British politicians have chosen to delay it.

NATO weighing whether Huawei poses security threat

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg says the military alliance is mulling whether to take action in response to security concerns about Chinese tech giant Huawei.


NKorean official: Kim rethinking US talks, launch moratorium

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will soon decide whether to continue diplomatic talks and maintain his moratorium on missile launches and nuclear tests, a senior North Korean official said Friday, adding that the U.S. threw away a golden opportunity at the recent summit between their leaders.

Senate rejects Trump border emergency as Republicans defect

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-run Senate firmly rejected President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency at the southwest border on Thursday, setting up a veto fight and dealing him a conspicuous rebuke as he tested how boldly he could ignore Congress in pursuit of his highest-profile goal.

Trump rejects limit to emergency declaration law

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is urging Republican senators to support his emergency declaration for border funding, and says any efforts to change the national emergency law should come later.

FBI debated in 2016 how aggressively to probe Trump campaign

WASHINGTON (AP) — During the early days of the Russia investigation, FBI officials debated whether Donald Trump's chance of winning should factor into how aggressively they investigated potential coordination between his campaign and the Kremlin, two FBI officials told Congress last year, according to newly released transcripts of their interviews.

In 420-0 vote, House says Mueller report should be public

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House voted unanimously Thursday for a resolution calling for any final report in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation to be made public, a symbolic action designed to pressure Attorney General William Barr into releasing as much information as possible when the probe is concluded.

Mnuchin says he'll protect Trump privacy if taxes requested

WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin suggested Thursday he will protect President Donald Trump's privacy if he receives a request from House Democrats for Trump's tax returns.

Democratic lawmakers grill Ross on citizenship question

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of a House oversight panel is questioning whether Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross was "truthful" when testifying last year about his decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census.

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