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1. Pass on Tunsil less about video, more about Conklin -

There have been players who have dropped before in the NFL Draft. But Laremy Tunsil’s free fall might be the first-ever to be born of social media.

Just in case you didn’t know, a video of Tunsil putting on a gas mask attached to a bong surfaced on the Ole Miss lineman’s Twitter account about 10 minutes before the draft began.

2. Legislative losers: All who disagree with legislators -

The 109th General Assembly is done – almost – for the year. Here’s a look at the winners and losers.

Winner: State budget

Buoyed by $400 million in surplus revenue from fiscal 2015 and $450 million in projected surpluses for the coming fiscal year, Gov. Bill Haslam spread the wealth in a $34.9 billion budget.

3. AP Explains: GOP battles bailout perception on Puerto Rico -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Debt-ridden Puerto Rico faces a $422 million bond payment deadline Sunday with no sign Congress will act in time to help.

Further complicating lawmakers' efforts to steer the U.S. territory away from economic collapse are ads airing nationwide that claim the legislation amounts to a financial bailout even though the bill has no direct financial aid.

4. Go Build Tennessee’s goal: Fill state's construction worker shortage -

The building boom in and around Nashville has led to a well-documented shortage of construction workers, as well as skilled professionals in welding and multiple related fields.

A new program, Go Build Tennessee, aims to help solidify a pipeline of new talent to lessen that crisis.

5. A look at offshore accounts used to hide wealth, avoid taxes -

TOKYO (AP) — Privacy has a price. For the super-wealthy, it can also have a big payoff.

The use of offshore accounts and favorable laws in certain countries can allow rich individuals and families to keep their money hidden from the eyes of tax authorities, regulators and others in their home country.

6. Abortion supporters ask judge to toss constitutional change -

NASHVILLE (AP) - Abortion rights supporters on Tuesday asked a federal judge to toss out a 2014 constitutional amendment that made it easier to restrict abortion in Tennessee.

They claim the way the vote was counted was unfair and favored supporters of the amendment, which passed with 53 percent voting in favor.

7. Frost Brown Todd grows in Nashville -

Frost Brown Todd has added two new attorneys to its Nashville office.

Richard (Rick) J. Nickels has joined the firm’s Estates, Trusts and Wills practice group. For nearly 20 years, Nickels’ legal focus has been to represent privately held companies, families and individuals in corporate and estate planning matters. He advises on federal transfer and income taxes, and drafts wills and a range of other estate planning documents. On the corporate side, Nickels advises owners, directors and executives of closely held companies in matters such as early-stage structure and funding, mid-stage buyouts and divorces, and late-stage exits.

8. FTC sues VW over false 'Clean Diesel' advertising claims -

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal consumer watchdog sued Volkswagen on Tuesday, charging the company made false claims in commercials promoting its "Clean Diesel" vehicles as environmentally friendly.

9. Court: Media can't access police files during criminal case -

NASHVILLE  (AP) — The Tennessee Supreme Court has ruled that the public is not entitled to access police records while a criminal case is being prosecuted or during an appeal.

In a sweeping opinion written by Justice Sharon Lee, the state's highest court found that state law does not allow access to information contained in police investigative files. The opinion said a state rule of criminal procedure known as Rule 16 exempts those files from the Public Records Act. Only criminal defendants in some instances, and not the media or interested citizens, are allowed access to the files.

10. Lawyer: Turing execs warned Shkreli against price hike -

WASHINGTON (AP) — The former top lawyer for Turing Pharmaceuticals said Thursday that he and other executives warned Martin Shkreli against the drastic price hike that triggered a national backlash against the company and its 32-year-old CEO.

11. Titans fans get rare taste of offseason excitement -

For the first time in forever … Is it OK to borrow the line from the song in the Disney movie “Frozen” in order to get my point across about the Tennessee Titans? For the first time in forever, it seems, the “frozen” Titans fan base actually seems to be excited about where the team could be heading.

12. ‘I’m the steak’ Norris carries Haslam’s agenda, except ... -

Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris refers to himself as a “meat and potatoes” legislator. The four-term Republican senator from Collierville, a self-described policy wonk, is considering a run for governor in 2018. But if the race boils down to charisma, he says the media will have to determine if he has enough to win the top office.

13. Two Patterson attorneys named Bar fellows -

James R. Cartiglia and Ryan Levy, shareholders at Patterson Intellectual Property Law, have been named fellows of the Nashville Bar Foundation. Fellows are selected by their colleagues in honor of significant contributions to the community.

14. Free agent signings will predict what Titans will do at No. 1 -

Tennessee Titans general manager Jon Robinson says he will attempt to keep secret what the club plans to do with the first overall draft pick.

Even though there is really no reason to hide the club’s intentions with the No. 1 pick – there is no one to fake out, barring a trade down – Robinson insists he won’t tip his hand concerning what he’ll do on April 28.

15. Change Healthcare taps Roberts as vice president -

Change Healthcare, a provider of software and analytics, network solutions and technology-enabled services designed to enable smarter health care, has hired Keith Roberts as vice president of engagement solutions.

16. Retired teacher doesn’t mind going against GOP positions -

State Rep. Jim Coley considers himself an independent thinker in the General Assembly. He definitely doesn’t vote down the Republican Party line.

“I think there’s a place in politics for moderation or moderates, because at one time it was a classical virtue and a Christian virtue,” Coley says.

17. Page sworn in to Tennessee Supreme Court in secret ceremony -

NASHVILLE (AP) — After a joint convention of the Tennessee General Assembly completed its first ever confirmation vote for new state Supreme Court Justice Roger A. Page, the jurist told a reporter he expected it would be a few months before he was sworn in to the bench.

18. Underwood: No sale, Titans will exercise 10-year stadium extension -

In case you were wondering, no, the Tennessee Titans are not for sale.

That is the word – again – from Steve Underwood, Titans president/CEO and the conduit between Titans ownership and the team’s fans.

19. Underwood’s drive: Restore the ‘euphoria’ of winning -

Marcus Mariota may be the face of the Tennessee Titans, but Steve Underwood is the voice. As president/CEO of the franchise, his is the final word at Saint Thomas Sports Park.

During the process that resulted in the hiring of Jon Robinson as general manager and Mike Mularkey as coach, Underwood was present for every interview, sitting with controlling owner Amy Adams Strunk and part-owner Kenneth Adams IV.

20. Haslam, colleges agree to outside review of outsourcing plan -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Gov. Bill Haslam's administration announced Wednesday that it has agreed with higher education leaders to have an outside group review the Republican's privatization plan for building maintenance at Tennessee's public colleges and universities.

21. Only so much Durham could blame on media -

It’s little wonder state Rep. Jeremy Durham had to take a two-week break from the General Assembly. He was probably feeling faint from the evolution of his own devolution as a leader in the House Republican Caucus.

22. Durham taking leave from Tennessee House calls to resign -

NASHVILLE (AP) — State Rep. Jeremy Durham is taking a leave of absence from the Tennessee General Assembly amid calls for his resignation and the Senate speaker's allegation on Thursday that he had an affair with another lawmaker.

23. Cutting taxes, school choice, tort reform drive Sen. Kelsey -

State Sen. Brian Kelsey calls himself “a proud conservative who likes to get results.”

Based on his legislative record as a Republican state representative and senator from Germantown, he is doing both without exactly toeing the tea party line but bolstered by a GOP supermajority in the House and Senate.

24. Nexstar to buy WKRN parent company as Meredith bows out -

NEW YORK (AP) — Nexstar said it is buying rival TV station operator Media General after Meredith agreed to allow Media General to get out of a takeover bid for Meredith.

Media General, which owns Nashville's WKRN, had offered to buy media company Meredith, which owns Nashville's WSMV, in September. About two months later, Nexstar offered to buy Media General.

25. State GOP chairman, House speaker call on Durham to resign -

NASHVILLE (AP) — House Speaker Beth Harwell and State Republican Party Chairman Ryan Haynes on Monday called for state Rep. Jeremy Durham to resign from his seat in the Tennessee General Assembly amid allegations of sexual harassment.

26. Durham goes back and forth on GOP leadership resignation -

NASHVILLE (AP) — A Tennessee lawmaker whose questionable behavior nearly got him ousted from Republican leadership in the state House earlier this month announced Sunday that he was resigning as majority whip.

27. Robinson the highlight so far of odd offseason -

There is plenty of criticism to go around in the way the Tennessee Titans handled their so-called coaching search, which wound up being Mike Mularkey versus three guys who never had a chance. Amy Adams Strunk had her head coach all along in interim coach Mularkey.

28. Waller elects 6 new partners in Nashville -

Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP has elected six new partners from the firm’s Nashville office, Nate Bailey, Steven E. Blumenthal, Todd R. Hambidge, Michael T. Harmon, Aron Z. Karabel and Trevor Sava.

29. Still-persecuted Durham surrenders leadership post -

The boys in the newsroom had a running bet on whether the reasons for “media persecution” of Rep. Jeremy Durham had little, if anything, to do with a spate of revelations about his odd behavior over the last few years.

30. Get a grip on inequality, leaders urged in run-up to Davos -

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The world's political and business elite are being urged to do more than pay lip service to growing inequalities around the world as they head off for this week's World Economic Forum in the Swiss ski resort of Davos.

31. Tennessee startups chasing greater opportunities -

When it comes to launching startup companies, Tennessee is best described as “early stage.”

The less than $200 million in venture capital invested in Tennessee businesses in 2014 is a rounding error compared to the $30 billion invested in California. And when the final tally for 2015 comes out later this month, the disparity won’t be much smaller.

32. Survey: US progress on health insurance stalled in 2015 -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Going into President Barack Obama's last year in office, progress has stalled on reducing the number of uninsured Americans under his signature health care law, according to a major survey out Thursday.

33. Hello top draft pick, goodbye (probably) Mularkey -

The Tennessee Titans are on the clock. If they lose to the Indianapolis Colts in Sunday’s season finale, the Titans franchise will have the first pick in the 2016 NFL Draft for the first time since the Houston Oilers took Earl Campbell first overall in 1978.

34. Is it great art or a waste of taxpayer funds? -

Nashville’s publically-funded art projects have reaped national awards and attracted international attention in the past four years, particularly for the creativity and usefulness of its budding bike rack program.

35. Bass, Berry & Sims welcomes 13 to firm -

Bass, Berry & Sims PLC is recently hired 13 attorneys for its Nashville office.

Elaina Al-Nimri (associate) represents clients in breach of contract disputes and complex business litigation. Al-Nimri earned her law degree from Emory University School of Law and a B.A. degree from Providence College.

36. Attorney General: Nashville DA won't face criminal charges -

NASHVILLE (AP) - Nashville District Attorney Glenn Funk will not face criminal prosecution for accepting a controversial part-time job that allowed him to get a good deal on the state's pension plan and health insurance for him and his family.

37. NY court hears arguments on fantasy sports -

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York court is hearing arguments over the legality of the country's two biggest daily fantasy sports companies.

More than 100 lawyers, observers and reporters appeared Wednesday at the hearing in state Supreme Court in Manhattan.

38. WKRN parent rejects Nexstar bid, but willing to talk -

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Television company Media General, whoch owns Nashville's WKRN, has rejected a nearly $1.9 billion buyout offer from Nexstar Broadcasting Group Inc. but will engage in talks.

39. Gary, Hart to lead new consulting group -

Two health care veterans and international law firm Dickinson Wright PLLC are launching a new corporate health care venture to be based in Nashville, DW Franklin Consulting Group, LLC. The firms will work together to provide solutions spanning both legal and business consulting services.

40. For gadfly Hooker, cancer is 'a jolt' but also opportunity -

NASHVILLE (AP) - The ups and downs of John Jay Hooker are the stuff of Nashville legend.

Friend of Muhammad Ali, socialite, lawyer who moved in the Kennedys' circle, Hooker also lost businesses, millions of dollars and high-profile political campaigns. In his later years, he has earned the moniker gadfly, mostly for losing battles, and seemed to be fading into irrelevance.

41. Dickinson Wright welcomes associates -

Dickinson Wright PLLC has hired Ariel Mason and Dustin Kovacic as associate attorneys. Mason joins the firm’s downtown Nashville office, and Kovacic joins the office on Music Row.

Mason previously worked for Dickinson Wright as a summer associate in the Nashville office, where she composed arguments for inclusion in trial briefs and motion memoranda. She also conducted extensive research on general litigation issues, including business disputes, employment law, and bankruptcy law.

42. Others might join Whisenhunt before it’s over -

The clock is ticking for Mike Mularkey, just as it is for most of the organization’s management team.

As the Tennessee Titans new interim coach, Mularkey has nine games now to prove himself worthy of being the team’s head coach beyond just the remainder of the team’s wrecked 2015 season.

43. Malls use technology to keep modern shoppers -

Santa is arriving at The Mall at Green Hills this weekend, marking the start of the luxury mall’s holiday shopping season.

All over the Middle Tennessee, from Opry Mills to Providence Marketplace, from CoolSprings Galleria to Indian Lake, shopping malls are gearing up for the most important time of the year for the bottom line.

44. Lawsuit aim to halt merger of WSMV, WKRN parent companies -

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A federal lawsuit says Des Moines-based Meredith Corp.'s executives and majority shareholders had conflicts of interest in negotiating a $2.4 billion sale to Virginia-based Media General and will unfairly benefit.

45. Bipartisan brakes for governor’s privatization push -

Plans to put Tennessee’s real estate and government operations in the hands of private business are much further along than Gov. Bill Haslam would like people to think.

A master of downplaying big issues, Haslam says he’s simply looking for ways to make government run more efficiently and save money.

46. Green self-driving cars take center stage at Tokyo auto show -

TOKYO (AP) — Visions of cars that drive themselves without emitting a bit of pollution while entertaining passengers with online movies and social media are what's taking center stage at the Tokyo Motor Show.

47. Tennessee electric co-op tax break deemed unconstitutional -

NASHVILLE (AP) - A tax break for Tennessee electric cooperatives, enacted by the Legislature in 1988, violates the state constitution, according to an opinion issued last week by Attorney General Herbert Slatery.

48. Tech stocks lead a rally; S&P 500 turns positive for year -

U.S. stocks closed higher on Friday, delivering their second gain in two days and pushing the Standard & Poor's 500 index back into positive territory for the year.

Strong quarterly earnings from several big-name technology companies helped rally the market, which has been gradually regaining ground following a swoon in August and September. Microsoft vaulted to a 15-year high, while Amazon and Google's parent company Alphabet closed sharply higher.

49. Stocks edge lower; IBM's woes weigh on the Dow average -

U.S. stocks snapped a three-day winning streak Tuesday as weak company earnings and outlooks weighed on the market.

Major indexes wavered between small gains and losses for most of the day before settling slightly lower in the last 15 minutes of trading. The slide in crude oil prices deepened.

50. Tesla's autopilot lets cars drive, change lanes themselves -

DETROIT (AP) — Electric car maker Tesla Motors is leapfrogging competitors with a new autopilot system that lets cars change lanes by themselves.

Like other semi-autonomous systems already available from Mercedes, Audi and Volvo, Tesla's system automatically keeps the car within its lane and maintains a certain distance from the car in front, both at highway speeds and on city streets. It can find a parking spot and parallel park itself. It also uses cameras and sensors to warn drivers about potential side impacts.

51. Halper to lead Cole Law entertainment practice -

Wayne R. Halper, a music industry veteran and member of the Nashville recording and arts community, has joined Cole Law Group as senior attorney and head of the firm’s Entertainment Law Practice Group.

52. Dean, Henry, Hyde named to YWCA board -

The YWCA of Nashville & Middle Tennessee has elected three new members for the 2015-2016 board term, including former Mayor Karl Dean.

Also, with her election as the first female mayor of Nashville, Megan Barry has resigned her position on the YWCA board.

53. Barry fills key positions for new administration -

Mayor Megan Barry has announced key hires in the positions of law director, executive assistant, senior advisor, and press secretary within her administration.

Jon Cooper will serve as Metro law director. Cooper is currently director of the Metro Council Office and special counsel to the Council. A graduate of Hume-Fogg Academic High School, he earned a degree in music from Middle Tennessee State University, where he was a member of various musical ensembles and the debate team.

54. Saving souls takes toll on pastors’ health -

The first time I thought about what it takes to be a church pastor was when mine took a three-month sabbatical after a decade in Downtown Presbyterian’s pulpit.

I asked my friend Bob Smietana, a lifelong churchgoer and now senior news editor at Christianity Today magazine, why pastors do that.

55. Nexstar offers about $1.9B in cash, stock for WKRN Channel 2 owner -

Nexstar Broadcasting, attempting to drive to wedge between Media General and Meredith Corp., offered nearly $1.9 billion to buy Media General on Monday.

Media General Inc. earlier this month made a $2.4 billion offer for Meredith, which owns television stations – including Nashville's WSMV – and publishes about 20 magazines. The deal, according to Media General, would create a company with almost 90 television stations in 54 markets and magazines including Better Homes and Gardens and Martha Stewart Living.

56. Bipartisan outcry kills bill to charge for public records -

People of every political stripe across Tennessee are raising in protest to legislation allowing government to charge fees for inspection of public records.

Fisk University student Justin Jones says such a financial imposition would place an “undue burden” on his fellow collegians seeking information from public records as part of research papers and other assignments.

57. South Korea-backed app puts children at risk -

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Security researchers say they found critical weaknesses in a South Korean government-mandated child surveillance app — vulnerabilities that left the private lives of the country's youngest citizens open to hackers.

58. GM will pay $900 million over ignition switch scandal -

NEW YORK (AP) — General Motors agreed to pay $900 million to fend off criminal prosecution over the deadly ignition-switch scandal, striking a deal that brought criticism down on the Justice Department for not bringing charges against individual employees.

59. GM will pay $900 million over ignition switch scandal -

NEW YORK (AP) — General Motors agreed to pay $900 million to fend off criminal prosecution over the deadly ignition-switch scandal, striking a deal that brought criticism down on the Justice Department for not bringing charges against individual employees.

60. Harwell appoints Ney to LaunchTN board -

House Speaker Beth Harwell has appointed Paul Ney, a partner in the Nashville law firm of Patterson Intellectual Property Law, P.C., to the LaunchTN board of directors.

Ney is a registered patent attorney with experience in law and public service that includes serving as director of the Nashville Davidson County Mayor’s Office of Economic and Community Development, deputy general counsel for the U.S. Department of Defense, acting general counsel and principal deputy general counsel of the Department of the Navy and as a partner in the law firm of Trauger, Ney & Tuke.

61. Most oppose new public records charges in Tennessee hearings -

NASHVILLE (AP) - Lawmakers are asking taxpayers to weigh in on a proposal to charge people to view public records, and the taxpayers' response so far is clear: No.

The meetings were organized by the state Office of Open Records Counsel at the behest of lawmakers who want to change the current law that allows custodians to charge for copies but not for simply inspecting records.

62. Daily fantasy sports companies eye breakout NFL season -

BOSTON (AP) — The daily fantasy sports industry is eyeing a breakout season as NFL games begin.

And its two dominant companies, DraftKings and FanDuel, are touting lucrative opening week prizes to try to draw more customers as more competitors pop up.

63. Seeing pope in US? Pics, tweets and streaming video -

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pope Francis' personality is more joyful than grumpy cat, his vestments undeniably white and gold — not blue or black — and you'll never hear him say OMG or ermahgerd.

The 78-year-old pontiff isn't your typical social media star. He doesn't even carry a cellphone. But wherever Pope Francis goes, millions of tweets, posts, pictures and video streams are sure to follow.

64. WSMV, WKRN to share ownership after Media General's purchase of Meredith -

Media General is buying Meredith Corp. in an approximately $2.4 billion cash-and-stock deal.

The combined 88 television stations in 54 markets will be able to reach 30 percent of U.S. households, the companies said, making it one of the largest owners of major network affiliates.

65. US stocks surge, getting a boost from China's rally -

NEW YORK (AP) — The wild ride for investors continued on Tuesday. Stocks surged to their second-biggest gain of the year, more than wiping out a big loss from Friday and leaving the Dow Jones industrial average down just slightly for the month.

66. Baker Donelson names new practice group leaders -

Baker Donelson has named Nashville attorneys John H. Rowland and Courtney H. Gilmer as new practice group leaders within the firm’s Financial Services Department.

Rowland was named chair of Baker Donelson’s Corporate Restructuring and Bankruptcy Group, a team of more than 50 attorneys across the firm’s footprint who assist clients with litigation and transactions relating to all types of bankruptcy and insolvency issues, including matters involving debtor/creditor relationships and asset restructuring.

67. Tennessee Supreme Court won't hear TV judge's appeal -

NASHVILLE (AP) - The Tennessee Supreme Court is refusing to hear an appeal from former TV judge Joe Brown over a jail sentence for contempt of court.

In a one-sentence ruling issued Aug. 14, the court denied Brown's application to appeal a Court of Appeals ruling from March, multiple media outlets report. The March ruling upheld Brown's 5-day jail sentence stemming from an outburst last year in Shelby County Juvenile Court.

68. Alexis named vice president for advancement at TSU -

Tennessee State University President Glenda Glover has announced the appointment of Eloise Abernathy Alexis as the new associate vice president for Institutional Advancement. Alexis will serve as TSU’s chief advancement officer providing strategic advocacy and leadership for alumni relations, annual giving and development.

69. Vols nearly set on offense as season approaches -

With Tennessee’s football team three weeks into fall camp, the offensive depth charts are set at some positions, while others remain open.

UT coach Butch Jones enters the 2015 season with no questions at quarterback or running back. His has plenty of receivers and all should get their share of playing time.

70. Amazon's data-driven approach becoming more common -

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon isn't the only company that is using data on employees to improve productivity.

A New York Times article over the weekend portrayed Amazon's work culture as "bruising" and "Darwinian" in part because of the way it uses data to manage its staff. The article depicted a work culture where staffers are under constant pressure to deliver strong results on a wide variety of detailed metrics the company monitors in real time — such as what gets abandoned in peoples shopping cards and what videos people stream — and encouraged to report praise or criticism about colleagues to management to add to more data about workers performance. The story led to an outcry on social media.

71. Construction attorneys move to Dickinson Wright -

Nashville attorneys Rob Dodson and Slade Sevier have joined Dickinson Wright PLLC as members. Both were previously with Adams and Reese.

Dodson focuses his practice on the construction and energy industries. In addition to his primary construction practice, Dodson also has significant experience in general commercial litigation, insurance and products liability litigation.

72. Restoring your online reputation is a task for experts. And it's expensive -

As a property manager, Mark Hill is used to putting out fires. But when a disgruntled tenant took to the Internet to flame him and his business, Hill was the one calling for help.

“He was bound and determined to try to wreck us online,” Hill says of the angry tenant.

73. With no real rival, state Republicans attack their own -

Republicans are sitting in Tennessee’s political catbird seat, but that doesn’t keep them from flying off in different directions.

Elected political leaders of the same stripe found themselves at odds this year over the Bible as a state book, Common Core education standards and Insure Tennessee, Republican Gov. Bill Haslam’s plan to catch 280,000 people in a medical coverage gap.

74. Colleges, pro franchises seek strategies to keep millennials interested -

UT and Vanderbilt are accustomed to tough competition from Tuscaloosa, Athens and Gainesville. Likewise, the Titans must deal with the Colts, Steelers and Ravens.

On games days, they and many others now have to go against Sony, Microsoft, Apple and EA Sports.

75. Plans for new Tennessee State Museum taking shape -

NASHVILLE (AP) - Gov. Bill Haslam will lead the planned private fundraising campaign to bolster $120 million in taxpayer support for the new Tennessee State Museum.

Haslam's chief of staff, Mark Cate, outlined plans Monday for both fundraising and construction of the facility, which will be on the Bicentennial Capitol Mall in Nashville, multiple media outlets report.

76. Boner, Fate and our summer of shame -

Phil Bredesen knew what he was trying to do. He just didn’t know if he could accomplish it.

“I had this sense that Nashville was ready for change,” says the former Metro mayor and Tennessee governor, reflecting on his early motivation for taking on the system that had run Nashville for decades.

77. Toyota's top female executive resigns after arrest in Japan -

TOKYO (AP) — Julie Hamp, Toyota's most senior female executive, has resigned following her arrest in Japan on suspicion of drug law violations, the automaker said Wednesday.

Hamp tendered her resignation through her attorneys on Tuesday, and Toyota Motor Corp. accepted it because of "the concerns and inconvenience that recent events have caused our stakeholders," the company said.

78. The Latest: Scalia calls health care overhaul: 'SCOTUScare' -

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Supreme Court's decision on President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.

11:10 p.m.

The Supreme Court's decision affirming a major part of the health care law has at least one upside for the law's Republican opponents.

79. Haslam needs to back up call for more local control -

If Gov. Bill Haslam is trying to build political capital, he’s making the right move by trying to light a fire under local officials.

He might also want to turn up the flame on his own game.

80. Haslam favors removal of Confederate statue from Capitol -

NASHVILLE (AP) - Gov. Bill Haslam says he supports removing the bust of Confederate general Nathan Bedford Forrest from the state Capitol.

81. Comcast founder Ralph Roberts dead at 95 -

NEW YORK (AP) — Ralph Roberts, who built Comcast from a small cable TV system in Mississippi into one of the nation's largest entertainment companies, has died. He was 95.

82. Events -

Asurion Hiring Event. The company plans to hire 400 people by October and will hold a hiring event and open house Thursday to interview candidates. The openings are for customer support technicians at its Nashville call center, located at 5720 Crossings Blvd. in Antioch. Average pay rate for a customer support technicians is $14.50. 9 A.M.-4 p.m. Interested candidates should text “Nashville” to 617-207-6382617-207-6382  to RSVP or call 262 439-1941262 439-1941.

83. Push for facial recognition privacy standards hits roadblock -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Retailers have the ability to scan your face digitally, and use that identification to offer you special prices or even recognize you as a prior shoplifter. But should they use it? Should they get your permission first?

84. Big band, big stadium, big deal -

Pleased to meet you, hope you guessed our name. Well, hell, Mick, if it’s puzzling you, it’s Nashville. Music City USA.

We’re the national media’s flavor of the day – the “It city,” which has gone from being a secondary concert market – remember The Beatles played Memphis, not Nashville – to one of the country’s prime touring destinations.

85. Haslam calls on locals to influence 'changing Legislature' -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Gov. Bill Haslam is appealing to officials from Tennessee cities and towns to help influence what he describes as a "changing Legislature."

The Republican governor said in a speech to the Tennessee Municipal League in Nashville on Tuesday that local officials need to get directly involved in engaging with state lawmakers on important issues.

86. Nashville early voting sites axed unless more funding added -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Unless more funding is acquired, the Davidson County Election Commission is prepared to cut the number of early voting sites in Nashville's general election from 11 to one.

Multiple media outlets report the election commission voted 3-2 on Wednesday to operate only one early voting site — the state's legal minimum — if the Metro Council approves Mayor Karl Dean's proposed budget without changes.

87. GM to offer Android, Apple systems in many 2016 models -

DETROIT (AP) — By the end of the year, nearly every major automaker will begin offering Apple's CarPlay or Google's Android Auto, two systems that effectively turn a car's dashboard screen into a smartphone.

88. Latin American Chamber announces new board -

The Tennessee Latin American Chamber of Commerce has selected five new board members, as well as a new team of executive leadership, led by chairman of the board and TLACC President Marcela Gómez.

89. FTC: Tennessee Family raised $187M for cancer, spent it on themselves -

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Tennessee man and his family used much of the $187 million it collected for cancer patients to buy themselves cars, gym memberships and take luxury cruise vacations, pay for college tuition and employ family members with six-figure salaries, federal officials alleged Tuesday in one of the largest charity fraud cases ever, involving all 50 states.

90. Several reasons for Titans not to take Mariota in NFL Draft -

As the NFL Draft edges ever closer, the Tennessee Titans appear to hold the key.

The Titans hold the No. 2 pick in the draft, which begins April 30, and could go any number of directions with the choice.

91. Waller adds team for high-profile litigation -

Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP have announced the addition of W. David Bridgers, Chanelle R. Acheson, John E. Haubenreich and Wells Trompeter Hoffman to the firm’s Nashville office.

Bridgers, Acheson, Haubenreich and Hoffman join a team of experienced white collar/qui tam attorneys at Waller, including several from the Department of Justice and U.S. Attorney’s Offices. The group frequently represents health care organizations, boards of directors and executives in federal, state and local criminal, civil and regulatory enforcement matters. All were previously with Neal and Harwell, PLC.

92. Thousands strike at Nike, Adidas shoe factory in Vietnam -

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Thousands of Vietnamese workers at a major footwear factory were on strike for a sixth day Wednesday over a social insurance law in a rare challenge to government policy.

Several thousand people at the Taiwanese-owned Pou Yuen factory in southern Ho Chi Minh City began the stoppage last Thursday. Pou Yuen Vietnam, which employs more than 80,000 workers, is a subsidiary of Pou Chen Group and makes footwear for companies such as Nike and Adidas.

93. Tennessee House speaker calls for 'pre-meeting' transparency -

NASHVILLE (AP) - House Speaker Beth Harwell on Wednesday called for transparency in legislative "pre-meetings," a day after the state's four largest newspapers and The Associated Press reported about the growing trend of secret committee discussions about pending legislation.

94. Secret 'pre-meetings' become commonplace in Tennessee House -

NASHVILLE (AP) - Tennessee House committees are increasingly gathering in cramped, tucked-away conference rooms in the legislative office complex to hold secret "pre-meetings" to discuss pending legislation. The public isn't informed or invited.

95. Coke a healthy snack? How company gets its message out -

NEW YORK (AP) — If a column in honor of heart health suggests a can of Coke as a snack, you might want to read the fine print.

The world's biggest beverage maker, which struggles with declining soda consumption in the U.S., is working with fitness and nutrition experts who suggest its cola as a healthy treat. In February, for instance, several wrote online pieces for American Heart Month, with each including a mini-can of Coke or small soda as a snack idea.

96. Barron’s once again names Pagliara state’s top wealth advisor -

Middle Tennessee-based wealth manager Tim Pagliara, chairman and CEO of CapWealth Advisors, has been named the top financial advisor in the state of Tennessee by Barron’s magazine for the fourth consecutive year. He and his firm also made the magazine’s list of Top 1,200 Advisors for the sixth time in seven years.

97. Hard to ‘mansplain’ workplace gender issues -

“Jane felt like screaming at Dick after he manterrupted her in the staff meeting, bropropriated her idea and then spent the afternoon mansplaining it back to her.’’

That’s an actual sentence – if people are willing to use gender-specific language that’s gaining popularity to describe unwanted workplace behavior.

98. Mayor Dean's morning snow emergency update -

NASHVILLE – Nashville residents should avoid driving if possible today as ice and snow have made driving conditions dangerous.

“The roads are extremely dangerous this morning. If you can stay home, stay home,” said Mayor Karl Dean from the Emergency Operations Center. “Not only will that help you keep yourself and your family safe, but it will also give Public Works crews the space they need to treat and clear our roads.”

99. Construction picks back up, but it's a different gig now -

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — As Florida's housing market tanked seven years ago, construction worker David Rager saw jobs dry up. So he left construction, along with 2.3 million others nationwide during the economic downturn, and got a job installing traffic signals and street lights.

100. Fruits and vegetables get a star-studded marketing push -

NEW YORK (AP) — What if cauliflower got the same type of marketing firepower as candy bars and potato chips?

A campaign being launched Thursday plans to put that premise to the test by enlisting celebrities including actress Jessica Alba and Golden State Warriors Point Guard Stephen Curry to shill for fruits and vegetables.