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VOL. 35 | NO. 18 | Friday, May 6, 2011

West End to Five Points

Is city ready to embrace streetcar, light rail line connecting West, East Nashville via downtown?

A study is on a fast track to have rapid transit in place within five years along the Broadway/West End Corridor, an eight-mile route from Five Points in East Nashville to the Harding Town Center in the traffic-congested Harding Road/White Bridge Road area.

Design sessions offer ideas for stops along transit route

A recent design charette at Nashville Civic Design Center sought input from members of the community on the connection between land use and transit along the Broadway/West End Corridor.

TVA increasing electric rates June 1

Nashville residents and businesses already coping with rising prices at the gas pump are about to get another energy shock – higher electricity prices this summer.

Legendary designer Manuel branches out with daughter’s help

You don’t have to be a fan of fashion to know Manuel. If you’ve seen those iconic suits on the cover of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band or Johnny Cash dressed in, well, black, then you already know who he is.

Bills call for less notice on home foreclosures

The Tennessee General Assembly is moving closer toward reducing the number of newspaper notices lenders are required to run before foreclosing on a home.

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EVENTS

Lipscomb Grad School Information Sessions for prospective graduate business students are scheduled for Thursday. Information sessions will be held for Lipscomb’s master of human resources, master of accountancy, master of business administration and professional master of business administration programs. The MBA/PMBA session and complimentary luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m., followed by the MAcc session at 4 p.m. and the MHR session at 5:30 p.m. Bennett Campus Center, Conference Suite 181. Free parking available by entering the David Lipscomb High School campus off of Granny White Pike. Information: onedegreeaway.lipscomb.edu, 966-5284.

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GET A JOB!

More jobs seen for new grads

The job market for upcoming college and high school graduates is still tight but getting better.

NEWSMAKERS

McLure new chairman at change:healthcare

change:healthcare has announced the addition of Howard McLure as chairman of the board. McLure also will transition to chief executive officer over the next several months, replacing company founder Christopher Parks, who will move to chief development officer to lead continued development of the company’s platform and strategic relationships.

I SWEAR

LifeQuest works to sharpen minds

I have an upcoming date as luncheon speaker at LifeQuest of Arkansas. I can’t wait to hear what I have to say.

KAY'S COOKING CORNER

A little cake to honor Cinco de Mayo heroes

A favorite place to visit for my husband and me is Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. We love the ocean (of course), but also we love the language, the history, the beautiful old buildings, and the food!

STATE LEGISLATURE

House votes to reduce public foreclosure notices

NASHVILLE (AP) — The House has voted to reduce the length and frequency of foreclosure notices published in Tennessee newspapers.

House Republicans hoping to end session next week

NASHVILLE (AP) — House Republicans are hoping to wrap up this year's legislative session as early as next week.

Guns on campus bill sparks Republican infighting

NASHVILLE (AP) — The demise of a bill seeking to allow faculty and staff to carry guns on the campuses of public colleges has led to a flare-up between Republican lawmakers in the Tennessee House.

House mulls new effort to curb teacher bargaining

NASHVILLE (AP) — A renewed legislative effort to limit teachers' collective bargaining rights has been scheduled for a vote in the House Finance Committee on Wednesday, while the Senate has already passed a plan to eliminate those rights altogether.

Bill to close economic development records stalls

NASHVILLE (AP) — A bill to close access to public records in local governments' economic development deals has stalled in the Tennessee House.

STATEWIDE

Tenn. sees 13th straight month of sales tax growth

NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee has marked the 13th straight month of growth in sales taxes collections, which account for two out of every three tax dollars collected by the state.

NASHVILLE AREA

Fed judge keeps membership in segregated Belle Meade Country Club

NASHVILLE (AP) — A federal bankruptcy judge's membership in a country club that has no women or blacks as full-fledged members does not violate the judicial code of conduct, an appeals panel has narrowly ruled.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Job gains should offset higher gas and food prices

WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumers spent more in April, but most of their money went to pay higher food and gas prices.

Oil falls to $96 as global demand seen lower

Oil prices continued falling Thursday, dropping to near $96 a barrel on expectations that global oil demand growth will slow this year, particularly in the U.S.

AP-GfK poll: Americans more upbeat about economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans are growing more optimistic about the U.S. economy, a sentiment that is benefiting President Barack Obama despite public disenchantment with his handling of rising gasoline prices and swollen government budget deficits.

Fewer people apply for unemployment benefits

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people applying for unemployment benefits plummeted last week, reversing nearly all the sharp rise reported the previous week.

How the oil industry saves $4.4B a year on taxes

NEW YORK (AP) — Motorists are paying nearly $4 for a gallon of gasoline as the oil industry reaps pre-tax profits that could hit $200 billion this year.

Oil CEOs head to Hill for grilling by Senate Dems

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats are calling top executives from the five biggest oil companies before a congressional hearing to flog them verbally for high gasoline prices, big profits and generous tax breaks that Democrats would like to end but don't have the votes to stop.

Pace of foreclosures slowed further in April

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fewer Americans had their homes repossessed by banks or were put on notice for being behind on their mortgage payments in April compared to a year ago.

Nissan posts $380 million quarterly profit

TOKYO (AP) — Nissan rounded out a record year for car sales by returning to profit in the fourth quarter but Chief Executive Carlos Ghosn acknowledged serious challenges from Japan's natural disasters.

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