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VOL. 35 | NO. 12 | Friday, March 25, 2011

Downtown do-over

Reduced price points, condo-to-apartment conversions offer new options for urban living

Many of those who wanted to live in or near downtown a few years ago but couldn’t swing the prices may be getting a do-over.

BNA updating security cameras

Metro Airport is gradually upgrading its camera system in order to enhance security and surveillance throughout the facility.

Tennessee Environmental Council marks 4 decades

Eco-consciousness, which seems to be gaining traction across the country, and especially here in Tennessee, had to start somewhere.

App solves problem of keeping up with loyalty cards

Rob Masri was a traveling man. From Miami to Denver, Seattle to New York, he visited every city, large and small, for his previous job as chief development officer of the University of Virginia Alumni School.

Apple iPad at home in business environment

It only weighs about a pound, it’s sleek and thin and, from a distance, could almost be mistaken for some kind of clipboard.

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EVENTS

The Belcourt Theatre presents Visions of the South, a 22-film journey that captures through the camera’s lens the true essence of the Southern experience over time. Remaining films include: “Reflections in a Golden Eye” (March 31), “Book of Numbers” (April 1, 4), “Cockfighter” (April 2, 5), “George Washington” (April 2, 3), “Stay Hungry” (April 2, 5), “Nothing But A Man” (April 3, 5), “Body And Soul” (April 6). Information: belcourt.org, 383.9140.

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GET A JOB!

Curriculum vitae is not a resume

Some occupations require the use of the curriculum vitae instead of a resume. It is important to understand the difference and when to use one approach instead of the other.

NEWSMAKERS

Health care PR firm Revive opens Nashville office

Revive, a national public relations firm specializing in Health Services and Healthy Living, has announced the opening of a second office in Nashville.

I SWEAR

Death-by-seatbelt myth busted

“I’ve never unbuckled a dead man.” So said a law enforcement officer, later quoted by both Dear Abby and her sister, Ann Landers.

KAY'S COOKING CORNER

Tasty menus stay true to traditions of Lent

Lent, the Old English word for spring, is a 40-day period before Easter, beginning on Ash Wednesday. It derived that name from the season of the year during in which the 40 days fall. This name is unique to English. In almost all other languages its name is a derivative of the Latin term Quadragesima, or “the forty days.”

STATE LEGISLATURE

Arizona-style bill and E-Verify pass subcommittee

NASHVILLE (AP) — A set of immigration bills that includes an Arizona-style provision allowing local law enforcement agents to question suspects about their immigration status passed a House subcommittee on Wednesday.

Judicial election latest disagreement in Tenn. GOP

NASHVILLE (AP) — Add the election of Supreme Court justices and appellate judges to the list of disagreements between the top two Republicans at the Tennessee Statehouse.

Charter school bill advancing in Senate

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Legislation that seeks to create more charter schools in Tennessee would hurt public schools, critics said of the proposal that advanced in the Senate on Wednesday.

Effort to cut food tax with levy on sodas stalls

NASHVILLE (AP) — A House panel has parked a bill to exchange a reduction in Tennessee's sales tax on groceries with an increase in the tax on sugary drinks.

Harwell vote keeps teachers' bargaining bill alive

NASHVILLE (AP) — Republican House Speaker Beth Harwell of Nashville has cast a tiebreaking vote to keep a bill curbing teachers' collective bargaining rights alive.

Lawmakers reject term limits for themselves

NASHVILLE (AP) — A Senate panel has rejected a proposed constitutional amendment to limit lawmakers to eight years per chamber of the General Assembly.

STATEWIDE

HealthStream increases credit line to $20 million

NASHVILLE (AP) — HealthStream Inc., which provides Internet-based educational and training content for health care professionals, said Wednesday that it signed an amendment with SunTrust Bank to increase its line of credit to $20 million from $15 million.

State gets high mark for bridge maintenance

NASHVILLE (AP) — An analysis of federal data shows that Tennessee ranks eighth best in maintaining its bridges.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

US economy outpaces rivals even as job growth lags

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is out of step with the rest of the world's richest industrialized nations: Its economy is growing faster than theirs but creating far fewer jobs.

Departing Berkshire exec wants to start own firm

OMAHA, Nebraska (AP) — The high-ranking Berkshire Hathaway executive who suddenly resigned this week says he wants to start his own investment firm patterned after Warren Buffett's company.

Microsoft throws weight behind EU's Google probe

BRUSSELS (AP) — Microsoft Corp. on Thursday threw its weight behind an existing probe by European Union authorities into whether rival Google Inc. is unfairly thwarting competition in the online search market.

NATIONAL POLITICS

Tea party rallies to keep GOP cutting spending

WASHINGTON (AP) — The tea partiers who helped drive GOP gains in the last election are rallying in the city they love to hate Thursday, urging Republican House leaders — Speaker John Boehner above all — to resist the drive toward compromise in the protracted fight over the federal budget.

Veto of GOP-drafted aviation bill is threatened

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House is expected to take up a bill Thursday to provide long-term authority for aviation programs, but a possible veto looms if lawmakers persist in proposed funding cuts or include a provision strongly opposed by labor unions.

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