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1. MTSU’s $100M athletics gamble -

Quiz time: Which catchphrase best describes Middle Tennessee State University’s recently announced $100 million project to upgrade its athletics facilities?

A. Keeping up with the Joneses.

2. Vols’ biggest commitment comes from QB Hooker -

Before the signatures began rolling into the Tennessee football offices last week, the Vols received a huge commitment.

But it wasn’t from an incoming recruit. It was from a player already on the roster.

3. Garlington is new CFO at Centerstone -

Centerstone, a not-for-profit health system specializing in mental health and substance use disorder services, has selected Andy Garlington as the new chief financial officer.

Garlington will manage Centerstone’s revenues of more than $295 million and lead a finance team of 225 professionals.

4. Bass, Berry & Sims bolsters health care practice -

Bass, Berry & Sims has added seven experienced health care attorneys to its national health care practice, including Travis Lloyd as a member in Nashville. The other six will be based in the firm’s Washington D.C. office.

5. Vol QB Hooker happy for UT chance, not sure about staying for 2022 -

Hendon Hooker’s passion for football was never in question. But even the most dedicated athlete can use a reminder of how much the sport means.

That realization struck the Tennessee senior quarterback in September 2020 when, while still playing at Virginia Tech, he tested positive for COVID-19. He received a heart screening after he was released from quarantine, but the tests uncovered a potential heart issue that was unrelated to COVID.

6. QB Bailey leaving Tennessee for transfer portal -

KNOXVILLE (AP) — Sophomore quarterback Harrison Bailey is leaving Tennessee after finding himself third on the depth chart under first-year coach Josh Heupel.

Bailey announced his decision Wednesday in a social media post.

7. Vols face 2 familiar foes in visit to No. 4 Crimson Tide -

Tennessee senior offensive lineman Jerome Carvin doesn’t need to watch extra tape this week to get a scouting report on Alabama’s leading tackler.

Carvin saw firsthand how disruptive Henry To’o To’o could be during years of practices. Now, Carvin and the Vols will have to deal with To’o To’o as an opponent in a game.

8. Vols find their running game, face another test with SC -

Josh Heupel revealed the Tennessee game plan days before the Vols took the field against Missouri, explaining “the secret behind the sauce is really the run game for us.”

The Vols gave proof to concept in a dominating victory at Missouri that provided Tennessee fans with a glimpse of what was promised when Heupel was hired in January.

9. Holman retiring as Centerstone CFO -

Centerstone, a national provider of behavioral health and addiction services, has announced chief financial officer Steve Holman will retire at the end of the year.

Holman has been with Centerstone for more than eight years, helping the nonprofit grow from a relatively small organization into one of the largest community-based behavioral health care providers in the country.

10. Franklin among hottest ZIP codes in U.S. -

Franklin has been listed at No. 10 in the 2021 Hottest ZIPs in America, selling three times faster than last year’s list, the seventh annual Realtor.com Hottest ZIP codes Report finds.

11. Former Vols could have big impact on new teams -

Tennessee hasn't finished a season ranked higher than 22nd since 2007, yet there still figures to be a heavy Volunteer flavor to the playoff picture this year.

Or to put it more accurately, an ex-Volunteer flavor.

12. Kentucky Sen. Paul failed to disclose wife's COVID-related stock trade -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul waited more than a year to disclose that his wife purchased stock in a company that makes a COVID-19 treatment, an investment made after Congress was briefed on the threat of the virus but before the public was largely aware of its danger.

13. US Rep. Greene: Twitter timeout is 'Communist-style' attack -

ATLANTA (AP) — Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene blasted social media companies over her temporary suspension from Twitter on Tuesday, calling it "a Communist-style attack on free speech."

Twitter imposed the 12-hour timeout on Monday, saying some of her tweets violated its policy against spreading misinformation that could cause harm during the coronavirus pandemic.

14. Belmont’s Massey adds supply chain degree -

Belmont University is launching a new program in supply chain management within its Jack C. Massey College of Business.

The SCM curriculum was developed based on insights garnered from leaders of local and regional Fortune 500 companies, privately held corporations and nonprofit organizations, the university reports. The inaugural class will begin this fall.

15. Analysis: Breaking down the College World Series teams -

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A look at the eight teams competing in the College World Series, which starts Saturday at TD Ameritrade Park. (Capsules in order of CWS opening games. Coaches' records through super regionals):

16. Analysis: Breaking down the College World Series teams -

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A look at the eight teams competing in the College World Series, which starts Saturday at TD Ameritrade Park. (Capsules in order of CWS opening games. Coaches' records through super regionals):

17. Young Vanderbilt squad not the same team that won 2019 title -

NASHVILLE (AP) — The Vanderbilt Commodores are two wins away from returning to the College World Series and the chance to bookend the coronavirus pandemic with national championships.

But this isn't the same team that walked off the field in Omaha in 2019 as national champs.

18. 8 advance in NCAA baseball; No. 1 Hogs to face Huskers again -

Eight teams closed out their regionals in the NCAA baseball tournament Sunday and moved one step closer to the College World Series.

But No. 1 national seed Arkansas, trying for a third straight appearance in super regionals, was forced into a winner-take-all game Monday night against Nebraska after losing 5-3 to the Cornhuskers.

19. Thomas' slam in the 11th helps Vanderbilt beat Georgia Tech, advance -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Isaiah Thomas hit a grand slam in the top of the 11th inning and Vanderbilt beat Georgia Tech 14-9 on Sunday night to win the Nashville Regional.

20. Arkansas is top NCAA seed; VU, UT open at home Friday night -

Arkansas top seed in NCAA Tournament after dominant SEC run

By ERIC OLSON AP Sports Writer

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Arkansas was rewarded Monday for its dominant run through the Southeastern Conference, landing the No. 1 national seed in the NCAA baseball tournament.

21. As pandemic spread pain and panic, congressman chased profit -

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the early days of the pandemic, New Jersey Rep. Tom Malinowski scolded those looking to capitalize on the once-in-a-century health crisis.

"This is not the time for anybody to be profiting off of selling ventilators, vaccines, drugs, treatments, PPE (personal protective equipment), anywhere in the world," the two-term Democrat and former assistant secretary of state told MSNBC in April 2020.

22. Titans agree to terms with Farley, 5 of 8 draft picks -

NASHVILLE (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have agreed to terms with first-round selection Caleb Farley and four of his fellow draft picks just before their three-day rookie minicamp.

The Titans announced Thursday they have agreed to terms with five of their eight draft picks along with 10 undrafted free agents.

23. Study: Residents left big metros during pandemic for family -

Cece Linder was living in a 770-square-foot apartment outside Washington, D.C., last spring when the area went into lockdown because of the coronavirus pandemic.

In May 2020, after a few months of both living and working in the small space, Linder decided to leave the capital area and move into the 2,000-square-foot (186-square-meter) beachside home she jointly owns with her parents in Cocoa Beach, Florida. Now she gets to see the sunrise over the water each morning before work.

24. Business leaders urge Biden to set ambitious climate goal -

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 300 businesses and investors, including such giants as Apple, Google, Microsoft and Coca-Cola, are calling on the Biden administration to set an ambitious climate change goal that would cut U.S. greenhouse gas emissions by at least 50% below 2005 levels by 2030.

25. Rucker named VU chief HR officer -

Cleo D. Rucker has been promoted to the new position of chief human resources officer for Vanderbilt University.

Rucker, who has served as senior director of HR consulting, employee and labor relations for the past three years, will assume to his new position by mid-May. The move occurs as Laura Nairon steps away from her interim role as associate vice chancellor for people and business services. She is leaving Vanderbilt to pursue the next phase of her career.

26. Vols crack baseball Top 10, Vanderbilt remains No. 1 -

Fresh off its first three-game sweep of LSU since 2008, Tennessee is out to its best start in Southeastern Conference play in 20 years.

The Volunteers (21-4, 5-1) rose as high as No. 7 in the polls Monday and are a consensus top-10 team.

27. 'Falling through cracks': Vaccine bypasses some older adults -

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Jean Andrade, an 88-year-old who lives alone, has been waiting for her COVID-19 vaccine since she became eligible under state guidelines nearly a month ago. She assumed her caseworker would contact her about getting one, especially after she spent nearly two days stuck in an electric recliner during a recent power outage.

28. McGlinchey welcomes IP, entertainment attorney -

Entertainment and IP attorney Brenner McDonald has joined McGlinchey Stafford as a member of the firm and resident in its Nashville office.

With more than 30 years in the entertainment industry, she brings a wide range of experience in entertainment, sports, corporate, business litigation and transactional law and will expand the firm’s intellectual property practice.

29. Ready or not, sports is back in a big way -

In less than three weeks, the Southeastern Conference men’s basketball tournament will be in full swing at Bridgestone Arena. Probably. Maybe.

The tournament format is set, television times have been announced and the Metro Public Health Department has been busy reviewing plans submitted by the SEC to stage its showcase event March 10-14.

30. Biden: 'We can't wait any longer' to address climate crisis -

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the most ambitious U.S. effort to stave off the worst of climate change, President Joe Biden signed executive orders to transform the nation's heavily fossil-fuel powered economy into a clean-burning one, pausing oil and gas leasing on federal land and targeting subsidies for those industries.

31. HCA, new partner to produce PPE -

Nashville’s HCA Healthcare has announced it has entered into a new joint venture business with A Plus International Inc. to expand access to personal protective equipment by manufacturing surgical and procedure masks in the United States.

32. Building on success, nonprofits aim to keep aiding elections -

NEW YORK (AP) — Democracy, as President Joe Biden declared in his inaugural speech, survived a barrage of misinformation and an insurrection at the U.S. Capitol to achieve a peaceful transfer of power.

33. Biden: 'We can't wait any longer' to address climate crisis -

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the most ambitious U.S. effort to stave off the worst effects of climate change, President Joe Biden issued executive orders Wednesday to cut oil, gas and coal emissions and double energy production from offshore wind turbines.

34. Apple, utility each give $25M to Black college learning hub -

ATLANTA (AP) — Apple and a major utility are each giving $25 million to launch a learning center and business incubator for students of historically Black colleges and universities, part of an outpouring of giving to such schools in the wake of the summer's protests over racial injustice.

35. Byrd elected partner at Adams and Reese -

Adams and Reese has elected six attorneys across the firm to partnerships, including Clayton Byrd of Nashville.

Byrd heads the firm’s Tennessee alcoholic beverage practice, representing clients across the state and the U.S. with matters involving every aspect of alcoholic beverages, from manufacture and sale to licensing. Byrd represents the interests of manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers and other businesses with regard to state and federal liquor licensing and regulatory matters.

36. Rare GOP rebuff of Trump in last days of chaotic Congress -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is ending a chaotic session like few others, a two-year political firestorm that started with the longest federal government shutdown in U.S. history, was riven by impeachment and a pandemic, and now closes with a rare rebuff by Republicans of President Donald Trump.

37. Trump push on $2K checks flops as GOP-led Senate won't vote -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell all but shut the door on President Donald Trump's push for $2,000 COVID-19 relief checks, declaring Congress has provided enough pandemic aid as he blocked another attempt by Democrats to force a vote.

38. Trump's $2,000 checks all but dead as GOP Senate refuses aid -

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's push for $2,000 COVID-19  relief checks all but died Wednesday as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell proposed an alternative approach of loading up the bill with other White House priorities that appeared destined to fail.

39. EXPLAINER: What’s in store when the Electoral College meets -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Voters cast their ballots for president more than a month ago, but the votes that officially matter will be cast Monday. That's when the Electoral College meets.

The Constitution gives the electors the power to choose the president, and when all the votes are counted Monday, President-elect Joe Biden is expected to have 306 electoral votes, more than the 270 needed to elect a president, to 232 votes for President Donald Trump.

40. Waller adds employment, bankruptcy, IP depth -

Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP has hired Flynne Dowdy, Gaby Smith and Saba Daneshvar. Each of the attorneys joins Waller with more than five years of experience in labor and employment, bankruptcy and restructuring, and patent law, respectively.

41. Sandfort is Lipscomb CEO-in-residence -

Lipscomb University’s College of Business has named longtime Tractor Supply Company executive Greg Sandfort a CEO-in-residence beginning in January.

Sandfort served as chief executive officer of Tractor Supply May 2016-January 2020 and as president and chief executive officer of the company December 2012-May 2016. He has served as strategic adviser of Tractor Supply Company since January 2020 and as a member of the board of directors since February 2013.

42. Stocks slip, but S&P 500 still logs best month since April -

Stocks pulled back slightly from their record levels Monday as Wall Street put a quiet coda on one of its most rocking months in decades.

The S&P 500 fell 0.5%, but the benchmark index still clocked a surge of 10.8% for the month, it's biggest monthly gain since April. The Dow Jones Industrial Average, which has far less impact on 401(k) accounts than the S&P 500 does, had its best month since 1987.

43. For Big Tech, Biden brings a new era but no ease in scrutiny -

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama-Biden administration was a charmed era for America's tech companies — a moment when they were lionized as innovators, hailed as job creators and largely left alone.

Now Joe Biden is coming back, this time as president. But times have changed. The halcyon days of an adoring Washington are unlikely to return when Biden takes the oath of office in January, with mounting legislative and regulatory challenges to the industry — including stronger enforcement of antitrust laws — nearly certain to outlast the tenure of President Donald Trump.

44. Kentucky, UT lead SEC loaded with new basketball talent -

Kentucky has yet another crop of Big Blue-chippers and Tennessee looks poised to prove last season was a blip on an otherwise impressive recent run of success.

When it comes to the rest of the Southeastern Conference it's anybody's guess.

45. Rally fades on Wall Street, pulling indexes below records -

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks closed mostly higher on Wednesday, helped by big technology stocks, but news of tighter restrictions in New York State helped dent an earlier rally.

The S&P 500 closed up 27.13 points, or 0.8%, to 3,572.66. The technology-heavy Nasdaq composite, meanwhile, rose by 2%.

46. Global rally fades, but investors' hopes remain for economy -

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks downshifted on Tuesday, a day after their powerful worldwide rally, but optimism remained high that the global economy may still be headed for a return to normal.

It was the second straight day that rising hopes for a COVID-19 vaccine pushed investors to reorder which stocks they see winning and losing, and the continuing revamp left the majority of U.S. stocks higher but indexes mixed. Treasury yields and oil, meanwhile, held onto their big gains from a day earlier or added some more amid strengthened confidence in the economy.

47. Bidenomics: More stimulus, tougher regulation and gridlock -

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden will inherit a vulnerable economic recovery under threat from a resurgent virus, likely with a divided Congress that will hinder his ability to address the challenges.

48. Stocks rally worldwide with hopes for a return to "normal" -

NEW YORK (AP) — Brimming hopes that people will again return to office buildings, shopping centers and normal life sent markets rallying worldwide on Monday, following encouraging data about a potential coronavirus vaccine.

49. Justice Dept. to file landmark antitrust case against Google -

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department on Tuesday sued Google for antitrust violations, alleging that it abused its dominance in online search and advertising to stifle competition and harm consumers.

50. Dickinson Wright named top law firm by Captive -

Dickinson Wright PLLC has been named “Law Firm of the Year” by both Captive Review (@Captivereview #USCaptiveAwards) and Captive International.

The inaugural US Captive Awards by Captive International honor the best-in-class providers across the full spectrum of disciplines active in the captive insurance industry. The awards were based on feedback received from the captive industry, and in particular from readers of Captive International. Honorees will be featured in a forthcoming Captive International publication.

51. Column: College football whiffs in tackling the coronavirus -

When it came time to confront a global pandemic, we should've known college football would whiff on the tackle.

This flimsy collection of largely autonomous fiefdoms, each concerned mainly with hoarding wealth and power, was never going to make the right call against a fearsome opponent like the coronavirus.

52. 'Not Plan A': Charities are stepping up to pay for elections -

DENVER (AP) — As Congress balks, well-funded nonprofits are donating hundreds of millions of dollars to help state and local officials run elections during the pandemic — a sudden infusion of private cash in what was once considered a core government function.

53. Lipscomb University sets enrollment record -

Lipscomb University is beginning its 130th academic year by setting an all-time enrollment record and has topped 4,700 for the first time in university history.

With an enrollment of 4,729 students after the first week of classes this fall, Lipscomb University has broken numerous records, including the number of first-time freshmen and new graduate students. The enrollment number will increase in the next few weeks as cohorts in several graduate programs begin classes later in the semester. University classes began Aug. 24.

54. Vanderbilt leaning on defense in tough SEC-only schedule -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Derek Mason has plenty of experience back on his Vanderbilt defense. Better yet, the coach believes his Commodores are fast, talented and deep enough to have an impact in the Southeastern Conference.

55. Vanderbilt leaning on defense in tough SEC-only schedule -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Derek Mason has plenty of experience back on his Vanderbilt defense. Better yet, the coach believes his Commodores are fast, talented and deep enough to have an impact in the Southeastern Conference.

56. Answer on who's calling Titans' defensive plays elusive -

NASHVILLE (AP) — The big question for months has been how Tennessee coach Mike Vrabel will replace defensive coordinator Dean Pees.

Three weeks before the Titans are scheduled to open the season, a final answer remains elusive.

57. Christmas Parade to become virtual event -

Officials from Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt have announced a new virtual format for this year’s Nashville Christmas Parade, scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 5.

The virtual parade will replace the annual downtown parade, which has been canceled due to COVID-19. This year, viewers will experience a one-hour program featuring a lineup of virtual performances and celebrity appearances from across Nashville, plus historic highlights from previous parades.

58. TVA rescinds decision to outsource technology jobs -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Just days after President Donald Trump criticized the Tennessee Valley Authority for hiring foreign workers, the federally owned energy corporation announced Wednesday it was rescinding a decision to lay off its in-house technology workers.

59. With Pees gone, concern over Xs and Os of Titans defense -

The Tennessee Titans have talked all year about how continuity – especially on offense where 10 of last year’s starting 11 return – is a key to finding success in an offseason curbed by the pandemic.

60. Trump fires TVA chair, cites hiring of foreign workers -

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Monday that he had fired the chair of the Tennessee Valley Authority, criticizing the federally owned corporation for hiring foreign workers.

Trump told reporters at the White House that he was formally removing chair Skip Thompson and another member of the board, and he threatened to remove other board members if they continued to hire foreign labor. Thompson was appointed to the post by Trump.

61. SEC goes to conference-only schedule, Sept. 26 start -

The powerhouse Southeastern Conference reconfigured its schedule Thursday to include only league games in 2020, a pandemic-forced decision that pushes major college football closer to a siloed regular season in which none of the power conferences cross paths.

62. Colorful player, coach Pepper Rodgers dies at age 88 -

ATLANTA (AP) — Pepper Rodgers, a colorful personality who helped Georgia Tech to an unbeaten season as a player in 1952 and went on to coach the Yellow Jackets as well as Kansas, UCLA and Memphis teams in both the USFL and CFL, died Thursday. He was 88.

63. You've reached the Supreme Court. Press 1 for live arguments -

WASHINGTON (AP) — This is how the Supreme Court embraces technology. Slowly.

It took a worldwide pandemic for the court to agree to hear arguments over the telephone, with audio available live for the first time. C-SPAN plans to carry the arguments.

64. Back to work? Companies finding it easier said than done -

NEW YORK (AP) — As state and federal leaders tussle over when and how fast to "reopen" the U.S. economy amid the coronavirus pandemic, some corporations are taking the first steps toward bringing their employees back to work. Which in many cases is easier said than done.

65. Georgia Sen. Loeffler gets renewed scrutiny over stock moves -

WASHINGTON (AP) — The husband of Georgia Sen. Kelly Loeffler recently acquired as much as $415,000 in stock in DuPont de Nemours, a chemical company that manufactures protective equipment in exceedingly high demand because of the coronavirus pandemic.

66. Senator asks for ethics review of his stock sales -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr, R-N.C., is asking for an ethics review after coming under criticism for selling off as much as $1.7 million in stocks just before the market dropped in February amid coronavirus fears.

67. Titans waive linebacker Cameron Wake, RB Dion Lewis -

NASHVILLE (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have waived linebacker Cameron Wake after one season into what had been a three-year contract.

The Titans also announced Thursday they waived running back Dion Lewis, who still had two years left on the contract he signed in March 2018.

68. Client Choice Award honors Bradley’s Trent -

J. Thomas Trent Jr., a partner in Bradley Arant Boult Cummings’ Nashville office, is one of two attorneys in Tennessee and the only one in Nashville to win a 2020 Client Choice Award.

Produced by Lexology, Client Choice annually recognizes lawyers worldwide for excellent client service.

69. Tech-starved government seeks industry's best, brightest -

Denver (AP) — In this post-impeachment era of divisiveness and deadlock in the nation's capital, Uncle Sam has a message for top U.S. technologists:

I Still Want You.

A Washington-based nerd strike force called the U.S. Digital Service is seeking private-sector coders, programmers and software engineers to make government user-friendly for a tech-savvy U.S. public.

70. Defending champ Vandy, Louisville are college baseball favorites -

With almost all of its pitching staff back from the team that made the program's deepest postseason run, Louisville begins the season Friday ranked No. 1 in three of the six major polls.

Defending national champion Vanderbilt lost six everyday players but is atop the other polls largely because it returns possible No. 1 draft pick Austin Martin and postseason pitching sensation Kumar Rocker.

71. Turner out, Lee in as interim Vandy AD -

Malcolm Turner has resigned as Vanderbilt athletic director after one year on the job, and Candice Storey Lee has been named interim athletic director effectively immediately.

Vanderbilt announced Tuesday the school had accepted Turner’s resignation. Turner was president of the NBA G League when hired in December 2018 by Vanderbilt to replace David Williams. He started Feb. 1, 2019.

72. Burger-selling Iranians celebrate general’s death -

Sitting on a needing-paint picnic bench behind his iconic South Nashville giant-hamburger-to-go joint, the native Iranian almost cheers when I bring up the topic of the general whose execution-by-drone has stirred the pot in his native land.

73. Fever chart: Earth had its hottest decade on record in 2010s -

WASHINGTON (AP) — The decade that just ended was by far the hottest ever measured on Earth, capped off by the second-warmest year on record, two U.S. agencies reported Wednesday. And scientists said they see no end to the way man-made climate change keeps shattering records.

74. Nashville selected to host ‘Super Bowl’ of meetings -

Nashville has been named a host city for the 2022 ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition.

The event will be held Aug. 20-23 at Music City Center.

The event attracts thousands of association executives and hundreds of exhibitors each year. Commonly known as the “Super Bowl” of meetings, it is the flagship education and exposition for associations and nonprofit organizations in the United States.

75. Vols OL Ryan Johnson says he's transferring to Georgia Tech -

KNOXVILLE (AP) — Tennessee offensive lineman Ryan Johnson says he's transferring to Georgia Tech.

76. Top Middle Tennessee residential sales for November 2019 -

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

77. Laffer Investments now part of ButcherJoseph -

Laffer Investments, Inc., an SEC registered investment adviser based in Nashville, has been acquired by ButcherJoseph Financial Holdings, LLC, an investment banking firm.

Offices of the firm will be in Charlotte, Nashville and Phoenix.

78. Is the stethoscope dying? High-tech rivals pose a threat -

CHICAGO (AP) — Two centuries after its invention, the stethoscope — the very symbol of the medical profession — is facing an uncertain prognosis.

It is threatened by hand-held devices that are also pressed against the chest but rely on ultrasound technology, artificial intelligence and smartphone apps instead of doctors' ears to help detect leaks, murmurs, abnormal rhythms and other problems in the heart, lungs and elsewhere. Some of these instruments can yield images of the beating heart or create electrocardiogram graphs.

79. 'Middle of the herd' no more: Amazon tackles climate change -

NEW YORK (AP) — Online shopping giant Amazon revealed a carbon footprint Thursday that rivals that of a small country and vowed to reduce the damage to the planet by cutting its use of fossil fuels.

80. No questions asked: Guarantano owns QB position -

One player on Tennessee’s roster was the clear-cut starter at his position months before the season started. The coaches didn’t even need to pretend otherwise to create competition.

Jarrett Guarantano is Tennessee’s quarterback.

81. Linebacker Morgan retires after 9 NFL seasons with Titans -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee defensive lineman Derrick Morgan says he's retiring after playing nine NFL seasons for five head coaches.

Morgan announced his decision Monday on social media and with a post on The Players' Tribune website. He wrote that he had a strong indication 2018 would be his final season and that he always wanted to leave the game on his own terms. Morgan says he is thankful to say he accomplished both goals.

82. Harris named to lead Lipscomb nursing school -

Chelsia Harris, associate director of nursing for degree development in the Lipscomb College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, has been named executive director of the university’s School of Nursing.

83. Tech on trial: House mulls antitrust help for news industry -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of both parties on Tuesday suggested legislation may be necessary for the financially-struggling U.S. news industry as lawmakers began a bipartisan investigation into the market dominance of Silicon Valley companies.

84. FSU's Martin back to CWS; Michigan in 1st time since 1984 -

Florida State coach Mike Martin, the all-time wins leader in all NCAA sports, will get one more shot at winning his first national championship before he retires.

85. Rutschman goes 1st, VU's Bleday 3rd in MLB draft -

SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) — Adley Rutschman heard the chatter for months that he'd be the No. 1 pick in the Major League Baseball draft.

The switch-hitting Oregon State catcher just kept slugging at the plate and throwing out would-be basestealers all season from behind it — making it an easy call for the Baltimore Orioles on Monday night.

86. VU's Bleday looks to go early in tonight's MLB draft -

NEW YORK (AP) — Adley Rutschman has been a powerful presence at the plate and a formidable force behind it for Oregon State.

That tantalizing combination could make the switch-hitting catcher the No. 1 overall pick in the Major League Baseball draft Monday night.

87. Things to know about NCAA baseball regionals -

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The NCAA baseball tournament opens Friday with play in 16 double-elimination regionals. Regional winners advance to best-of-three super regionals next week, and the final eight go to the College World Series in Omaha beginning June 15. Some of the top story lines:

88. NCAA Division I baseball regionals schedule -

All Times CDT. Double elimination
x-if necessary

At Hawkins Field

Nashville

Friday, May 31

Game 1 — McNeese (35-24) vs. Indiana State (41-16), noon

Game 2 — Ohio State (35-25) at Vanderbilt (49-10), 6 p.m.

89. Vandy earns No. 2 national seed for NCAA baseball tournament -

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Vanderbilt (49-10), which has won 22 of its last 23 games and is the first team to sweep the Southeastern Conference regular-season and tournament championships since it did so in 2007, is the No. 2 national seed for the NCAA baseball tournament.

90. US, European officials bring charges in global malware case -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ten people, including five Russian fugitives, have been charged in connection with malicious software attacks that infected tens of thousands of computers worldwide and caused more than $100 million in financial losses, U.S. and European authorities announced Thursday.

91. VU’s Stackhouse has resume to lure top recruits -

Jerry Stackhouse has excelled at the highest levels of basketball.

Vanderbilt’s new coach played in the NBA for 18 seasons where he was a two-time all-star. He also was a star at the University of North Carolina, the NCAA’s third-winningest program with six NCAA national championships and 2,261 victories.

92. VU’s Bleday leads locally flavored home run barrage -

JJ Bleday can’t explain his sudden power surge. The right fielder didn’t hit many home runs his first two seasons at Vanderbilt, but he leads the nation with 23 this year.

“No, never was,” says Bleday when asked if he’s always been a power hitter. “It just happened naturally.”

93. Newell joins Fifth Third as wealth management adviser -

Paul M. Newell II has joined the private banking team at Fifth Third Bank as a vice president and wealth management adviser.

Newell brings five years of experience in financial services and wealth planning with day-to-day plan implementation; estate planning and business planning. His experience spans a variety of financial services roles from client adviser to branch manager and personal banker.

94. Lupinacci is now chairman, CEO of Baker Donelson -

Timothy M. Lupinacci has assumed the role of chairman and chief executive officer of Baker Donelson.

Lupinacci, who was elected as the incoming chairman and CEO by the firm’s board of directors in October 2018, assumes the role from Ben C. Adams, who has served as the firm’s chairman and CEO for the last 16 years. Adams is remaining with Baker Donelson and will continue his practice focused on estate planning and corporate law.

95. The Latest: Report says officials blocked Trump's efforts -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller says President Donald Trump's efforts to influence the Russia investigation "were mostly unsuccessful," but that was because the people surrounding the president "declined to carry out orders to accede to his requests."

96. Vandy fires coach Bryce Drew after 9-23 year, winless in SEC -

NASHVILLE (AP) — The worst season in the history of Vanderbilt men's basketball has cost coach Bryce Drew his job.

Vanderbilt went 9-23 and was the first team in 65 years to go winless in the Southeastern Conference. Drew had a 40-59 record in three seasons with the Commodores.

97. GSRM Law welcomes Bashinsky as associate -

The law firm of Gullett Sanford Robinson & Martin PLLC has hired Lisa Bashinsky as an associate attorney. Bashinsky will practice in the firm’s Business and Corporate section, with a focus on providing legal representation to businesses, entrepreneurs, individuals and professionals with their business transactions and commercial needs.

98. Climate threat doubter is leading effort to advise Trump -

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is exploring the idea of forming a special committee to look at climate change and security risks, with the effort being coordinated by a 79-year-old physicist who rejects mainstream climate science.

99. Adams Keegan expands operations in Nashville -

Adams Keegan, a national managed HR, payroll and benefits provider, has expanded its presence in Nashville by opening a new office near Vanderbilt University at 210 25th Avenue North. The company also has hired Jeff Young as business development manager.

100. Polly is chair of 2019 Campaign for Equal Justice -

Erin Palmer Polly, an attorney at Butler Snow LLP in Nashville and immediate past president of the Nashville Bar Association, will serve as the chair for its 2019 Campaign for Equal Justice, an annual initiative that raises funds for the Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands.