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1. Trump confronts limits of his impeachment defense strategy -

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is confronting the limits of his main impeachment defense.

As the probe hits the one-month mark, Trump and his aides have largely ignored the details of the Ukraine allegations against him. Instead, they're loudly objecting to the House Democrats' investigation process, using that as justification for ordering administration officials not to cooperate and complaining about what they deem prejudicial, even unconstitutional, secrecy.

2. Already ready for next Southern Festival of Books -

Nothing beats the Southern Festival of Books when it comes to Nashville’s annual events. I’m not even sure what comes in second.

My involvement with the festival, which recently completed its 31st edition, dates to the second in 1990. Among my very first assignments for The Tennessean was to interview one of the participants, Tom T. Hall, about the lineup of more than 140 authors expected. It included such notable authors as William Styron, Shelby Foote, Alex Haley and Sue Grafton.

3. Florida men tied to Giuliani, Ukraine probe arrested -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Florida businessmen tied to President Donald Trump's lawyer and the Ukraine impeachment investigation were charged with federal campaign finance violations.

The charges Thursday relate to a $325,000 donation to a group supporting Trump's reelection.

4. 2 Florida men tied to Giuliani arrested on campaign charges -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Florida businessmen tied to President Donald Trump's lawyer and the Ukraine investigation were charged Thursday with federal campaign finance violations. The charges relate to a $325,000 donation to a group supporting Trump's reelection.

5. Trump pushes Attorney General Barr into political fray again -

WASHINGTON (AP) — In offering Ukraine's president the help of Attorney General William Barr in investigating rival Joe Biden, President Donald Trump is once again inserting the nation's top law enforcement officer in a political fray.

6. House Judiciary Committee to hold 1st impeachment hearing -

WASHINGTON (AP) — As they investigate President Donald Trump, Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee will hold their first official hearing in what they are calling an impeachment investigation.

7. Bowden joins Stites & Harbison Nashville -

Elizabeth Anne Bowden has joined the Nashville office of Stites & Harbison, PLLC.

She is an attorney in the Creditors’ Rights & Bankruptcy Service Group. Her practice focuses on commercial transactions, litigation, banking, and bankruptcy and creditors’ rights.

8. What to look for when Mueller testifies on the Russia probe -

WASHINGTON (AP) — When a reluctant Robert Mueller takes his seat at the congressional witness table, Democrats will be looking for incriminating, hidden-till-now details about Donald Trump and Russia. Republicans want the former special counsel to concede his investigation was all a waste of time and money, if not an outright hoax.

9. What to look for when Mueller testifies about Russia probe -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats want incriminating, hidden-till-now details about Donald Trump and Russia. Republicans want Robert Mueller to concede it was all a waste of time and money, if not an outright hoax.

10. Gov. Lee sets special session for Aug. 23 to elect new speaker -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee on Thursday announced he's calling a special legislative session in late August to allow the GOP-controlled House to replace the state's House speaker, who has promised to resign after a series of scandals.

11. John Dean calls Mueller report 'road map' for Trump probe -

WASHINGTON (AP) — John Dean, a star witness during Watergate who helped bring down the Nixon presidency, testified Monday that special counsel Robert Mueller has provided Congress with a "road map" for investigating President Donald Trump.

12. Justice agrees to release key Mueller evidence to Congress -

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department has agreed to turn over some of the underlying evidence from special counsel Robert Mueller's report, including files used to assess whether President Donald Trump obstructed justice, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee said Monday.

13. Barr working with intel chiefs on Russia review -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr is stepping up the probe into the origins of the Russia investigation, naming a U.S. attorney to oversee the investigation and working with intelligence chiefs to see how surveillance was conducted.

14. Barr launches new look at origins of Russia probe -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr has appointed a U.S. attorney to examine the origins of the Russia investigation and determine if intelligence collection involving the Trump campaign was "lawful and appropriate," according to a person familiar with the issue.

15. Barr besieged by allegations he's being Trump's protector -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr portrayed himself as an apolitical elder statesman at his confirmation hearing. He declared he'd rather resign than be asked to fire special counsel Robert Mueller without cause and insisted the prosecutor he'd known for decades would never involve himself in a witch hunt as the president claimed.

16. Rod Rosenstein submits letter of resignation to Trump -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein submitted his resignation Monday after a two-year run defined by his appointment of a special counsel to investigate connections between President Donald Trump's campaign and Russia.

17. House subpoena for Mueller report escalates investigation -

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee issued a subpoena Friday for special counsel Robert Mueller's report as Congress escalates its investigation of President Donald Trump.

18. Trump blasts ex-advisers who say he tried to stop Mueller -

WASHINGTON (AP) — A day after celebrating the release of the Mueller report as "a good day," President Donald Trump struck a defiant tone Friday, unleashing tweets saying claims in the report by former administration officials that he tried numerous times to stop or influence the probe were "total bullshit."

19. Former counsel may have saved Trump from himself -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Don McGahn was barely on speaking terms with President Donald Trump when he left the White House last fall. But special counsel Robert Mueller's report reveals the president may owe his former top lawyer a debt of gratitude.

20. Congress plunges into Mueller report, subpoena upcoming -

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's now up to Congress to decide what to do with special counsel Robert Mueller's findings about President Donald Trump.

21. What the Mueller report says about Trump-Russia contacts -

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a sweeping two-year investigation, special counsel Robert Mueller identified numerous contacts between President Donald Trump's campaign officials and Russians. But the evidence that his team uncovered during the Russia probe that shadowed Trump's presidency didn't rise to the level of a chargeable crime, he said.

22. Mueller report: Trump largely failed to derail Russia probe -

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump sought the removal of special counsel Robert Mueller, discouraged witnesses from cooperating with prosecutors and prodded aides to mislead the public on his behalf, according to a hugely anticipated report from Mueller that details multiple efforts the president made to curtail a Russia probe he feared would cripple his administration.

23. 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."

24. Mueller report release spirals into political gamesmanship -

WASHINGTON (AP) — After nearly two years of waiting, America will get some answers straight from Robert Mueller — but not before President Donald Trump's attorney general has his say.

The Justice Department on Thursday is expected to release a redacted version of the special counsel's report on Russian election interference and Trump's campaign, opening up months, if not years, of fights over what the document means in a deeply divided country.

25. Aretha Franklin makes history with posthumous Pulitzer win -

NEW YORK (AP) — Aretha Franklin is still getting R-E-S-P-E-C-T after death: The Queen of Soul received the Pulitzer Prize Special Citation honor Monday, becoming the first individual woman to earn a special citation prize since the honor was first awarded in 1930.

26. House advances bill seeking to overhaul Medicaid -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee would dramatically overhaul how it provides health care to its lower-income and disabled residents under a proposal the House advanced Thursday.

The bill cleared the GOP-dominated chamber on party lines, with 68 Republicans in favor and 21 Democrats against.

27. 4 chancellor finalists for University of Tennessee-Knoxville -

KNOXVILLE (AP) — The University of Tennessee at Knoxville has named four finalists to become the new chancellor at the flagship campus.

The finalists announced Wednesday include Donde Plowman, executive vice chancellor and chief academic officer at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Brian Noland, president of East Tennessee State University; William Tate, dean of the graduate school and vice provost for graduate education at Washington University in St. Louis; and Bill Hardgrave, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Auburn University.

28. Mueller's evidence is likely a massive amount of material -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats say they want "all of the underlying evidence" in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation . But what is all of that evidence?

29. Mueller finds no Trump collusion, leaves obstruction open -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller found no evidence President Donald Trump's campaign "conspired or coordinated" with Russia to influence the 2016 presidential election but reached no conclusion on whether Trump obstructed justice. That brought a hearty claim of vindication from Trump but set the stage for new rounds of political and legal fighting.

30. Mueller concludes Russia-Trump probe; no new indictments -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller on Friday turned over his long-awaited final report on the contentious Russia investigation that has cast a dark shadow over Donald Trump's presidency, entangled Trump's family and resulted in criminal charges against some of the president's closest associates.

31. Attorney general won't recuse from overseeing Mueller probe -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr will not recuse himself from overseeing the special counsel's Russia probe after consulting with senior ethics officials, the Justice Department said Monday.

32. Senate confirms William Barr as attorney general -

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Thursday confirmed William Barr as attorney general, placing the veteran government official and lawyer atop the Justice Department as special counsel Robert Mueller investigates Russian interference in the 2016 election.

33. Whitaker: I have 'not interfered' with Mueller investigation -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker said on Friday that he has "not interfered in any way" in the special counsel's Russia investigation as he faced a contentious and partisan congressional hearing in his waning days on the job.

34. Senate panel approves Barr, Trump's AG pick -

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Judiciary Committee has approved President Donald Trump's pick for attorney general.

William Barr's nomination was approved along party lines Thursday. It now heads to the Senate floor, where Barr is expected to be confirmed.

35. Senate panel set to approve Trump's attorney general nominee -

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Judiciary Committee is poised to approve William Barr's nomination to be attorney general Thursday in a vote that is likely to be mostly along party lines as Democrats have questioned how transparent Barr will be once special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation concludes.

36. Mueller probe is 'close to being completed,' acting AG says -

WASHINGTON (AP) — The special counsel's Russia probe is "close to being completed," the acting attorney general said Monday in the first official sign that the investigation may be wrapping up.

Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker's comments were a departure for the Justice Department, which rarely comments on the state of the investigation into whether President Donald Trump's campaign coordinated with Russia during the 2016 presidential election.

37. Takeaways: AG nominee assures, frustrates Mueller defenders -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General nominee William Barr made one thing clear during his Senate confirmation hearing : He may want the job, but he doesn't need it.

The 68-year-old Barr, who has already served once before as attorney general, said Tuesday he's in a position in life where he "can do the right thing and not really care about the consequences."

38. Barr seeks to assure senators he won't be a Trump loyalist -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vowing "I will not be bullied," President Donald Trump's nominee for attorney general asserted independence from the White House, saying he believed that Russia had tried to interfere in the 2016 presidential election, that the special counsel investigation shadowing Trump is not a witch hunt and that his predecessor was right to recuse himself from the probe.

39. Things to watch at William Barr's AG confirmation hearing -

WASHINGTON (AP) — As he did almost 30 years ago, William Barr is appearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee to make the case he's qualified to serve as attorney general.

Barr served as attorney general from 1991 to 1993 and has been nominated by President Donald Trump to do the job again. His confirmation hearing Tuesday has multiple story lines worth watching.

40. Barr as attorney general: old job, very different Washington -

WASHINGTON (AP) — When William Barr was attorney general in the early 1990s, he was outspoken about some of America's biggest problems — violent crime, drug addiction, teenage pregnancy. The "Age of Aquarius," he warned, had given way to crack babies and broken families, misery and squalor.

41. Democrats worry over AG nominee's view of presidential power -

WASHINGTON (AP) — William Barr once advised that a president didn't need Congress' permission to attack Iraq, that his administration could arrest a foreign dictator and that the FBI could capture suspects abroad without that country's consent.

42. AP source: Rosenstein expected to leave Justice in weeks -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who appointed special counsel Robert Mueller and remains his most visible Justice Department protector, is expected to leave his position soon after William Barr is confirmed as attorney general, a person familiar with the plans said Wednesday.

43. Trump's pick for AG once called border wall 'overkill' -

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's pick for attorney general, William Barr, once questioned the value of a wall along the Mexican border similar to the one the president has advocated, describing the idea as "overkill."

44. Centerstone’s Stoll wins community service award -

Becky Stoll, vice president for crisis and disaster management at Centerstone, has won the 2018 Dorothea Dix Community Service Award presented by the Tennessee Association of Mental Health Organizations.

45. Trump says he'll nominate Barr for attorney general -

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday he will nominate William Barr, the late President George H.W. Bush's attorney general, to serve in the same role.

46. Caymas Boats bringing 280 jobs to Ashland City -

Caymas Boats has announced the boat manufacturing company will establish operations in Ashland City.

Caymas Boats plans to invest $30.3 million and create approximately 280 jobs during the next five years.

47. Lee is now member-in-charge at Frost Brown Todd -

Frost Brown Todd has named Thomas H. Lee member-in-charge of the firm’s Nashville office. Lee succeeds Mekesha Montgomery, who led FBT’s Nashville team of attorneys for the past seven years and will now become chair of the firm’s Manufacturing Industry Team while continuing to chair the Member Personnel Committee.

48. Blackburn unanimously elected presiding judge -

Davidson County General Sessions judges have unanimously elected Judge Melissa Blackburn to serve as presiding judge through Sept. 2019.

Blackburn has been serving as presiding judge since Dec. 2017 when Judge Angelita Blackshear Dalton was elevated to the 20th District Criminal Court by Gov. Bill Haslam. She was elected to serve as judge of the Division II General Sessions Court in 2014.

49. O Canna-bis! US marijuana companies go public in Canada -

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Green Thumb Industries had a business plan, expertise and plenty of ambition to grow its marijuana business. What the Chicago-based company didn't have was access to enough capital to make it all happen.

50. Nashville Bar Association fetes pro bono volunteers -

Chris Mayfield, assistant vice president of development for HCA Inc., has been honored as the Pro Bono Volunteer of the Year award by Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands, Tennessee’s largest nonprofit law firm.

51. Harwell casts tie-breaking vote to propel medical marijuana bill -

Bolstered by House Speaker Beth Harwell’s tie-breaking vote, Rep. Jeremy Faison’s medical marijuana legislation took an important step Tuesday in the General Assembly.

Harwell, a Davidson County Republican running for governor, cast the deciding vote in a 4-3 decision to move the bill out of the House Criminal Justice Subcommittee. It will be heard next by the full Criminal Justice Committee.

52. Harwell casts tie-breaking vote to propel medical marijuana bill -

Bolstered by House Speaker Beth Harwell’s tie-breaking vote, Rep. Jeremy Faison’s medical marijuana legislation took an important step Tuesday in the General Assembly.

Harwell, a Davidson County Republican running for governor, cast the deciding vote in a 4-3 decision to move the bill out of the House Criminal Justice Subcommittee. It will be heard next by the full Criminal Justice Committee.

53. Judge blocks Trump decision to end young immigrant program -

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday night temporarily blocked the Trump administration's decision to end a program protecting young immigrants from deportation.

U.S. District Judge William Alsup granted a request by California and other plaintiffs to prevent President Donald Trump from ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program while their lawsuits play out in court.

54. Wiping slate clean is now less about who can afford it -

The scales of justice in Tennessee are slowly tipping back toward the poor – and not so poor – helping them regain traction lost to often-minor transgressions.

Change is taking place in court battles and in the Republican-controlled Legislature, believe it or not.

55. Trump's deeds, statements this week: Bad optics or worse? -

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey this week was one thing. Then came a series of tweets and public statements that raised troubling questions about the real motives for Comey's ouster and even one that seemed to come close to a threat against the dismissed FBI chief.

56. Comey sought more Russia probe resources before firing -

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the days before his firing by President Donald Trump, FBI Director James Comey told U.S. lawmakers he had asked the Justice Department for more resources to pursue the bureau's investigation into Russia's interference in last year's presidential election, three U.S. officials said Wednesday.

57. Trump defends Comey firing, says both parties will thank him -

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump defended his firing of FBI Director James Comey, asserting in a flurry of tweets Wednesday that Republicans and Democrats "will be thanking me." Trump did not mention any effect the firing might have on the probe into contacts between his 2016 campaign and Russia.

58. Health Care Council selects senior director -

The Nashville Health Care Council has promoted Katie Schlacter to senior director of communications and content strategy.

Schlacter, who previously served as director of communications, joined the Council staff in 2012. In her role as senior director, she will continue to lead all communications activities on behalf of the Council and its initiatives, while playing a strategic role in directing content for the organization’s extensive events and offerings.

59. Summer camp offerings in Middle Tennessee -

From academics to athletics, there is a camp for everyone at every age.
Here are just a few to try.

Adventure Science Museum

The ScienceQuest Camp at Adventure Science Center provides a wide range of science enrichment programs for youth in grades K-6, with special programs in the summer for rising 7th-9th graders. Programs combine science, technology, engineering and math in ways that encourage kids to actively discover and examine concepts for themselves. Information: www.adventuresci.org

60. As long as you’re here, go ahead and kick Durham out -

State lawmakers hit the snooze button in July when prospects were high for a special session to oust Rep. Jeremy Durham over a career of carousing.

They’re now getting a wakeup call from Gov. Bill Haslam after federal transportation officials gave the Legislature an Oct. 1 deadline to fix a new underage DUI law or lose $60 million for breaking the feds’ “zero-tolerance” statute. The “disappointed” Haslam is calling for a special session to hold on to the money.

61. Elvis producer Lincoln 'Chips' Moman dies at 79 -

NASHVILLE (AP) - Lincoln "Chips" Moman, a Memphis producer, musician and songwriter who helped Elvis Presley engineer a musical comeback in the late '60s and then moved to Nashville to record Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard and other top country performers, died Monday in LaGrange, Georgia. He was 79.

62. Keeping your brain fit will pay off in later years -

Mental agility has been defined as “cognitive and psychological adaptability, or the ability to think rapidly and creatively under stress.” A site called “Mind Fitness Training Institute” says that “an agile mind … can anticipate or quickly adapt to uncertain or changing situations ….”

63. US economy surged at 3.7 percent rate in April-June quarter -

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy posted a much bigger rebound in growth during the spring than previously reported, thanks to improvements in a number of areas including consumer spending and business investment.

64. Fed official says September rate hike 'less compelling' -

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the New York Federal Reserve Bank said Wednesday he's less inclined to support a Fed rate hike in September amid recent global turmoil, including falling oil prices and a slowdown in China.

65. Musician wins sixth consecutive crossword title -

“Done! Done!” That’s what I heard, almost simultaneously, as 300 voices cheered, 300 voices groaned and 600 people stood and applauded.

Including me, there on the front row in the Stamford, Connecticut, Marriott ballroom, venue of the 2015 American Crossword Puzzle Tournament.

66. Behm is campaign chair for Legal Aid Society -

Margaret Behm, principal at Dodson, Parker, Behm and Capparella, P.C., will serve as the 2015 campaign chair of the Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands’ Campaign for Equal Justice.

67. High court rebukes Obama on recess appointments -

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Thursday limited the president's power to fill high-level vacancies with temporary appointments, ruling in favor of Senate Republicans in their partisan clash with President Barack Obama.

68. High court rebukes Obama on recess appointments -

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Thursday limited the president's power to fill high-level vacancies with temporary appointments, ruling in favor of Senate Republicans in their partisan clash with President Barack Obama.

69. Common Core spawns widespread political fights -

NASHVILLE (AP) - More than five years after U.S. governors began a bipartisan effort to set new standards in American schools, the Common Core initiative has morphed into a political tempest fueling division among Republicans.

70. Worlds collide: Combining haiku, crossword -

HOT SPRINGS, ARK. – “Old Pond” cartoonist big hit at haiku Hot Springs: Jessica Tremblay.

November rolls in with hints of summer and winter. Autumn’s colors dot the hillsides surrounding historic Bathhouse Row. Amid falling leaves a dozen and a half haiku versifiers, from Boston to Memphis to Plano to Vancouver, descend upon the Arlington Hotel.

71. Events -

TSBDC Counseling. Free and confidential one-on-one counseling sessions are available today with the Tennessee Small Business Development Centers for existing and start-up small businesses. By appointment only. Appointment times are 9, 10, 11 a.m. and 1 and 2 p.m. Information: Lebanon/Wilson County Chamber of Commerce, 444-5503.

72. Events -

Predators Foundation Wine Festival and Tasting. Featuring more than 200 higher-end wines, beer and a spirits tasting and an extensive silent auction with more than 200 items. Tonight's event also will include culinary delicacies and a photo opportunity with GNASH. A VIP dinner & tasting will take place in the Patron Platinum Club. It will feature a five-course dinner with wine pairing and hand-crafted wines. The VIP event begins at 6 p.m. and is $200 per person. VIP guests may attend the Wine Festival prior to the VIP dinner. Bridgestone Arena. Information: www.predators.nhl/club/page.htm

73. Events -

Fort Campbell ACAP Job Fair. National and international employers will conduct interviews today, followed on Thursday by local and regional employers. Representatives from more than 120 companies are scheduled to attend. Job seekers are asked to dress professionally, bring a resume and be prepared to interview. 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Cole Park Commons, 1610 101st Airborne Division Road, Ft. Campbell. Information: acap.army.mil, (270) 461-4775.

74. Events -

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day early this Friday with traditional Irish fare. All proceeds will benefit United Way of Robertson County & the Master’s Table. 9 a.m.-7 p.m., The Master’s Table, 519 Central Avenue, Springfield. Information: 384-8160, 384-4480.

75. Readers get a kick out of courtroom anecdotes -

Regarding the column in which I quoted lawyers’ courtroom and deposition questions and statements, Ron Curlin of Memphis writes:

76. Students reflect on judge’s ‘in your face’ visits -

Transitioning now, from the past four weeks of courtroom pleadings and testimony, to actual letters. Received by me. From 5th and 6th grade students who attended programs I presented in their schools or actual sessions at the courthouse.

77. Events -

Free Legal Seminars at People’s Law School. Today's class covers “What to Do If You Owe Money or Returns to the IRS: Instructors will focus on questions and problems associated with taxes and the IRS.” Individuals can register for one or several classes through Nov. 15 on a variety of topics, including:

78. 24-hour gyms rewind empty video stores -

Twenty-first century rat racers are looking for ways to stay fit without complications.

Exit video stores, enter all-night gyms.

Workout Anytime is a bourgeoning franchise that uses mainly shells of defunct video stores like Blockbuster and Hollywood Video, and could soon be competing with every gym in Nashville. Not only are they cheaper than regular fitness centers, they don’t require contracts. It’s no wonder they’re growing at the pace of kudzu.

79. Top residential real estate transactions for June, 2012 -

June 2012 real estate transactions for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

Chandler Reports has been publishing Real Estate Market Data since 1968. That year, Chandler began collecting residential sales information for the Chandler Residential Report, considered the authoritative source for residential real estate sales information. Over the next three decades, the publications have been continually refined, enhanced and expanded, growing to include lot sales data, new residential construction and absorption information, and commercial sales. In 1987, Chandler Reports began one of the first on–line real estate market data services in the country, and is a nationally recognized leader in the industry. In 2004, Chandler Reports was purchased by The Daily News Publishing Co. In 2007, Chandler introduced RegionPlus, including property research for Nashville and Middle Tennessee. Visit online at chandlerreports.com.

80. Report: Checks needed on police GPS tracking -

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan group that includes former leaders of the FBI and Drug Enforcement Administration on Wednesday called for limits on law enforcement's use of GPS and other powerful technologies to track the movements of suspects.

81. Senate rejects House GOP budget-cutting plan -

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner searched on Friday for an elusive debt-limit compromise as the Senate rejected a House plan containing deep spending cuts and for the moment put aside a last-ditch fallback option.

82. Knee joint’s connected to film festival -

The column about my knee evoked a record amount of mail. Evidently, many folk have joint pain issues.

My PRP injection was one month ago, and my knee feels better than it has in years. On a couple days there’s been some semblance of the old pain, as after three days of golf and yard work Memorial Day weekend.

83. Events -

Nashville Bar Association and Nashville Bar Foundation golf tournament is scheduled for Thursday at the Vanderbilt Legends Club in Franklin. Cookout at noon, shotgun start at 1:30 p.m. Team prizes and individual contests (longest drive, longest putt, etc.). Information: 242-9272, traci.hollandsworth@nashvillebar.org.

84. 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.

I already know one of my lines: “Happy birthday to you!”

I will be trying to educate, enlighten and entertain on the topic of cruciverbalism, aka crossword puzzling.

85. 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.

86. Events -

“Visions of the South” continues through April 16 at the Belcourt Theatre. The 22-film journey that captures through the camera’s lens the true essence of the Southern experience over time. Remaining films include: Tomorrow” (March 24),” “Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte” (March 25, 28),” The Intruder” (March 25, 29), “Wind Across the Everglades” (March 27, 30), “Deliverance’ (March 26, 28), “Reflections in a Golden Eye” (March 27, 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.

87. Events -

Chamber South Networking Coffee. Speakers at the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce event include Anna Page, Metro Council District 16, Sandra Moore, Metro Council District 17 and Jennifer Carlat, Metro Planning Department. Wednesday, 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m., Nashville Zoo at Grassmere, 3777 Nolensville Rd. Information: 743-3063, nashvillechamber.com

88. Mental workouts show benefits in later years -

We Americans spend billions on our physical well-being, “but there are no comparable efforts to keep people mentally agile and strong.”

This is according to a Washington Post article by Shankar Vedantam a while back.