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1. Former Tennessee football players share stories on podcast -

They all gathered in the basement of Copper Cellar in Knoxville to share a good meal and reminisce about old times.

The former Tennessee football players were invited there by Barry Rice, the senior director of broadcasting for Tennessee Athletics.

2. Profit, not politics: Trump allies sought Ukraine gas deal -

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — As Rudy Giuliani was pushing Ukrainian officials last spring to investigate one of Donald Trump's main political rivals, a group of individuals with ties to the president and his personal lawyer were also active in the former Soviet republic.

3. Veteran attorney West moves to Miller & Martin -

Attorney Dudley West, formerly with White & Reasor, has joined Miller & Martin’s Nashville office.

West has a diverse civil practice with an emphasis on business litigation and real estate. He has handled numerous commercial real estate acquisitions, dispositions and other transactions, and represented clients in a wide variety of business, real estate and other civil litigation matters in state and federal courts.

4. Trump, in tussle with CNN, suggests boycott of parent AT&T -

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Monday to reiterate his complaints about CNN and suggest a boycott of its parent company, AT&T.

Soon after his arrival in London for a pomp-filled state visit to Britain, Trump tweeted that CNN is his chief source of such reports but that "after watching it for a short while, I turned it off. All negative & so much Fake News, very bad for U.S."

5. US appeals court clears AT&T's $81B purchase of Time Warner -

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday cleared AT&T's takeover of Time Warner, rejecting the Trump administration's claims that the $81 billion deal will harm consumers and reduce competition in the TV industry.

6. Trump to take his case to build wall to prime-time audience -

WASHINGTON (AP) — With no breakthrough in sight, President Donald Trump will argue his case to the nation Tuesday night that a "crisis" at the U.S.-Mexico border requires the long and invulnerable wall he's demanding before ending the partial government shutdown. Hundreds of thousands of federal workers face missed paychecks Friday as the shutdown drags through a third week.

7. AT&T fires back in bid to preserve its deal with Time Warner -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fighting to defend its $81 billion takeover of Time Warner from a government challenge, AT&T is arguing the Trump Justice Department has failed to show that the merger will raise prices for pay-TV programming and for the consumers who watch it.

8. Homeless champion chosen for Kraft Award -

Charles Strobel, founding director of Room in the Inn, will be honored with the 25th annual Joe Kraft Humanitarian Award.

Established in 1993, the Joe Kraft Humanitarian Award recognizes community leaders who embody the strength of character and unwavering integrity of the late Joe Kraft.

9. Trump-Putin II: Planning fall event in aftermath of Helsinki -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Unbowed by swirling criticism of his summit encounter with Vladimir Putin, President Donald Trump swiftly invited the Russian leader to the White House this fall for a second get-together. Putin's ambassador to the U.S. said Moscow is open to discussing such a meeting, even as confusion abounds over exactly what they discussed the first time.

10. Trump 'disagrees' with Putin offer to interview Americans -

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump "disagrees" with Russian President Vladimir Putin's offer to allow the U.S. to question 12 Russians accused of interfering in the 2016 election in exchange for permitting Russia to interview Americans the Kremlin accuses of unspecified crimes, the White House said Thursday.

11. Trump DOJ appealing judge's OK of AT&T-Time Warner merger -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stung by a federal judge's dismissal of its objections to AT&T's megamerger with Time Warner, the Trump Justice Department is challenging the decision with a legal appeal.

The Justice Department said in a one-sentence document Thursday it is appealing the ruling last month by U.S. District Judge Richard Leon, which blessed one of the biggest media deals ever following a landmark antitrust trial.

12. In Trump era, the death of the White House press conference -

WASHINGTON (AP) — The presidential news conference, a time-honored tradition going back generations, appears to be no longer.

More than a year has passed since President Donald Trump held the only solo news conference of his administration — a rollicking, hastily arranged, 77-minute free-for-all during which he railed against the media, defended his fired national security adviser and insisted nobody who advised his campaign had had contacts with Russia.

13. Tower 101 -

What’s the difference between all those towers that dot the ridges around Middle Tennessee? Plenty. And don’t just call something an antenna.

Tower climber John Hettish breaks it down for you:

14. Agency-by-agency highlights of Trump's 2019 budget -

Highlights from President Donald Trump's budget for fiscal year 2019, released Monday.

INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION

The Trump administration wants NASA out of the International Space Station by 2025 and to have private businesses running the place instead.

15. UK regulator says Fox takeover of Sky not in public interest -

LONDON (AP) — British regulators said Tuesday that 21st Century Fox's takeover of London-based pay TV company Sky is not in the public interest because it would give Rupert Murdoch too much control over the country's news media. But they offered remedies that may pave the way for the deal go ahead.

16. 'Weinstein Effect' goes global as powerful men confronted -

The sexual harassment and assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein that rocked Hollywood and sparked a flurry of allegations in other American industries, as well as the political arena, are reaching far beyond U.S. borders. Emboldened by the women, and men, who have spoken up, the "Weinstein Effect" is rippling across the globe.

17. GOP discord might not bode well for raising debt ceiling -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fanning the flames of GOP discord, President Donald Trump is accusing Republican congressional leaders of botching efforts to avoid an unprecedented default on the national debt. "Could have been so easy-now a mess!" Trump tweeted.

18. $12.9M renovation of Eskind Library to begin -

The Annette and Irwin Eskind Biomedical Library at Vanderbilt University will be renovated beginning Aug. 1, a year-long process.

“We appreciate the community’s patience while we undertake these transformative upgrades,” says Valerie Hotchkiss, university librarian. “The renovation, which has been made possible by a visionary $6 million gift from the Eskind family, will create a biomedical and health sciences library of the first order.”

19. UK government delays Murdoch takeover of Sky -

LONDON (AP) — Britain's government stalled Twenty-First Century Fox's takeover bid of the Sky pay television and broadband network Thursday after media regulators expressed concern about the influence of Rupert Murdoch and his family.

20. AP Source: Flynn agrees to provide some requested documents -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn will provide documents to the Senate intelligence committee as part of its probe into Russia's meddling in the 2016 election, The Associated Press has learned.

21. Nashville Fox 17 parent to buy Tribune Media, expanding its local TV reach -

NEW YORK (AP) — Sinclair Broadcast Group, already the nation's largest local TV station operator, wants to be even bigger.

The company announced Monday that it will pay about $3.9 billion for Tribune Media and its 42 stations, which includes KTLA in Los Angeles, WGN in Chicago and WPIX in New York. Chicago-based Tribune also owns stakes in the Food Network and job-search website CareerBuilder.

22. Crider named chair of Baker Donelson group -

The law firm of Baker Donelson has named Christy Tosh Crider chair of its Health Care Litigation Group.

Crider is a shareholder located in Baker Donelson’s Nashville office where she will continue to serve as chair of the Firm’s Long Term Care Group, as well as the Firm’s Women’s Initiative. She manages a successful practice concentrated in the long-term care and behavioral health industries, managing the litigation of numerous long term care facilities around the country as well as serving as outside general counsel.

23. AP NORC Poll: Most Americans oppose funding border wall -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Most Americans oppose funding President Donald Trump's wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, according to poll released Thursday by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. The president gets higher marks for efforts to boost defense spending and beef up the border patrol.

24. NPT President & CEO Beth Curley retiring -

Nashville Public Television’s Board of Directors has announced the retirement of NPT’s President & CEO, Beth Curley and promoted Kevin Crane, NPT’s Vice President of Content and Technology to be the next President & CEO effective July 6, 2017.

25. ‘I’m doing it to have fun’ -

Four, perhaps five, months of hard labor remain before the highly anticipated grand opening, but country music and comedy legend Ray Stevens is already pulling back the curtain to reveal the wizardry behind his Oz-like dream of a lifetime.

26. Glance: Agencies Trump has proposed eliminating -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Here are the 17 independent agencies based in the Washington area that President Donald Trump has proposed eliminating:

— African Development Foundation

— Appalachian Regional Commission

27. Winners and losers in Trump's first budget plan -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Military spending would get the biggest boost in President Donald Trump's proposed budget. Environmental programs, medical research, Amtrak and an array of international and cultural programs — from Africa to Appalachia — would take big hits, among the many parts of the government he'd put on a crash diet.

28. Winners and losers in Trump's first budget plan -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Military spending would get the biggest boost in President Donald Trump's proposed budget. Environmental programs, medical research, Amtrak and an array of international and cultural programs — from Africa to Appalachia — would take big hits, among the many parts of the government he'd put on a crash diet.

29. Baker Donelson names 3 to firm leadership roles -

Baker Donelson has named Bruce C. Doeg the firm’s chief strategic officer, Tonya Mitchem Grindon chair of Baker Donelson’s Business Department, a position previously held by Doeg for the last eight years, and Matthew T. Harris chair of the firm’s Real Estate Group.

30. Create professional image with updated logo -

It seems 2015 was a big year for new logos. Several companies, including IHOP, OpenTable, Turner Broadcasting, Spike TV and Google made some sort of change last year.

There are a lot of reasons a company may want to change their current logo. Many times the current logo just isn’t getting the job done. Sometimes businesses outgrow their logo and need a refresh to make sure they are sending the right message to their customers.

31. Habitat for Humanity announces 2016 leadership -

Lucia Folk of Country Music Television will serves as the 2016 chair for Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville.

Additional executive committee members are: Karen Springer, vice chair, Saint Thomas Health; Kim Neible, secretary, retired, Caterpillar Financial Services Corporation; Larry Morton, treasurer, retired, Crowe Horwath; Ward Wilson, past chair, US Bank; Paul Kleine-Kracht, at-large, c3 Consulting Group; Dan Hogan, at-large, CapStar Bank; Mendy Mazzo, at-large, Skanska; and Ridley Wills, at-large, The Wills Company.

32. Gannett Co. acquires Knoxville, Memphis newspapers, others for $280M -

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Gannett Co. has reached an agreement to acquire newspaper company Journal Media Group for $280 million, giving the media giant control of publications in more than 100 local markets in the U.S., company officials announced Wednesday evening.

33. 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.

34. Hagerty joins Pinnacle board -

Bill Hagerty, co-founder and managing director of private equity investment firm Hagerty Peterson & Company, has been elected to the Pinnacle Financial Partners’ 14-member board of directors.

35. Facebook's Messenger app to mix business with more pleasure -

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook's Messenger app is evolving into a multitasking tool equipped to send an animated fist bump to a friend at one moment and then get a little business done in the next.

In an effort to pull off the transformation, Facebook Inc. is opening Messenger so outside programmers can build features tailored for the service. By the end of April, Messenger will also be adding the ability to display store receipts and shipping information to help consumers keep track of their interactions with merchants and other businesses.

36. Secret Service testing drones, how to disrupt their flying -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mysterious, middle-of-the-night drone flights by the U.S. Secret Service during the next several weeks over parts of Washington — usually off-limits as a strict no-fly zone — are part of secret government testing intended to find ways to interfere with rogue drones or knock them out of the sky, The Associated Press has learned.

37. Print and TV journalist Wallace Westfeldt dies at age 91 -

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — Wallace O. Westfeldt, whose half-century journalism career started in print and led to network and public broadcasting, died Sunday at the age of 91.

Westfeldt's death in Plattsburgh, New York, was confirmed by his family.

38. Nashville School of Law adds Hudson to faculty -

Nashville School of Law has appointed noted author and scholar David Hudson as director of academic affairs and legal writing and as a faculty member.

Hudson will also serve as the First Amendment ombudsman for the Newseum Institute’s First Amendment Center, reflecting a new bridge between the organizations that will stimulate analysis and study of evolving First Amendment issues.

39. INSBANK’s Gupton returns as senior VP, COO -

Green Hills-based INSBANK has named Scott Gupton as its senior vice president and chief operating officer. Gupton, who has nearly two decades of banking experience, will oversee INSBANK’s operations, marketing, human resources, information technology and corporate and regulatory reporting.

40. Social media pushes back at militant propaganda -

BEIRUT (AP) — The extremists of the Islamic State group have turned their social media into a theater of horror, broadcasting a stomach-turning stream of battles, bombings and beheadings to a global audience.

41. Journal Communications, Scripps Co. announce deal -

NEW YORK (AP) — Journal Communications Inc. of Milwaukee and E.W. Scripps Co. of Cincinnati have agreed to combine their broadcasting operations while spinning off newspaper holdings into a separate public entity.

42. Health Care Council announces new board -

William F. Carpenter III, chairman and CEO, LifePoint Hospitals, will continue to serve as chairman of the Nashville Health Care Council board of directors for the second year.

William Gracey, president and CEO, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, continues as vice chairman of the board.

43. Journal Communications, Scripps Co. announce deal -

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Journal Communications Inc. of Milwaukee and E.W. Scripps Co. of Cincinnati have an agreement to merge broadcasting operations while spinning off newspaper holdings into a separate public entity, the companies announced late Wednesday.

44. Mobile Internet shakes up stodgy China industries -

BEIJING (AP) — Alibaba, the e-commerce giant planning a blockbuster share sale in the U.S., shook up China's vast but sleepy retailing industry by popularizing online shopping. Now it and China's other Internet companies are mounting challenges in areas from banking to broadcasting.

45. Four Stites & Harbison attorneys named to IP Stars list -

Four Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys have been recognized by Managing Intellectual Property magazine as 2014 “IP Stars.” The star attorneys are nominated by their peers and in-house counsel.

46. Baker Donelson elects new shareholders -

Baker Donelson has elected 13 new shareholders across the firm, including two attorneys in its Nashville office, Joel R. Buckberg and Ashby Q. Burks.

47. Vanderbilt’s Kinch to lead Tennessee Nurses Association -

Jill Kinch, MSN, APN, advanced practice nurse team manager for Perioperative and Procedural Services at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, has been appointed president of the Tennessee Nurses Association (TNA).

48. Romney’s pledge to cut PBS funds fails to ruffle feathers of most voters -

As a mom who has given birth to five children in three different decades, Shari Fox has seen many a Big Bird waddle across her TV screen.

The Franklin resident’s first three children were born in the 1980s, and she added two more in 1996 and 2002. So WNPT, Nashville’s PBS affiliate, has been a fixture in her home for not only the children’s programming, but also the documentaries, miniseries and other shows that are signatures of public broadcasting. In addition, Fox is a daily listener of NPR through its local affiliate, WPLN.

49. ‘Voc-Ed’ changes to fit modern needs -

In a space that is now an empty garage bay, Pearl-Cohn Entertainment Magnet High School will soon add another layer to what has already become a showcase for Metro schools.

Construction is set to begin on a fully functioning recording studio, converting a room that was once used as a shop class into a facility that will have all the technology and square footage necessary to accommodate a band or even an orchestra.

50. Events -

Live on the Green. Free concert series held in Public Square Park in front of the Metro Courthouse concludes with The Delta Saints, Yacht Rock Revue and Here Come the Mummies at 5 p.m. The six-week concert series was produced by Tuned In Broadcasting, Inc. in partnership with the Nashville Mayor’s Office. Information: liveonthegreen.net.

51. Events -

Affordable Care Act: Impact on Business. Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and Nashville Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) host the panel discussion. This event is designed to give business owners an idea of what to expect and prepare for when the various pieces of this law go into effect. Panelists include Brian Haile, director, Insurance Exchange Planning Initiative, Tennessee Department of Finance & Administration, and Jerry Moss, member, tax services, KraftCPAs PLLC. Jim Brown, Tennessee state director of the NFIB, will serve as moderator. 9:30 a.m. registration, 10-11:30 a.m. program. Nashville Public Library, 615 Church Street. Information: nashvillechamber.com, 743-3067.

52. Events -

STEM-Posium. Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and Middle Tennessee STEM Innovation Hub event on Thursday is designed to guide communities in Middle Tennessee as they build dynamic partnerships for all stakeholders, including K-12 schools, colleges and universities, businesses and community partners. Keynote Speaker will be David Burns, director of STEM Innovation Networks with Battelle. 8:30 a.m. registration, 9-11:30 a.m. program. Information: nashvillechamber.com, 743-3150.

53. 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:

54. Events -

Free Legal Seminars at People’s Law School. This week’s class covers “Basics of Advance Care Planning.” Individuals can register for one or several classes through Nov. 15 on a variety of topics. Registration, Information: nashville.gov/ce, FaceBook.com/NashvilleCEC, Twitter at @NashvilleCEC, 298-8050, cecinfo@nashville.gov.

55. Events -

Live on the Green. Free concert series held in Public Square Park in front of the Metro Courthouse launches its fourth season today with Jon Cleary, Moon Taxi and Dr. John. The six-week concert series, produced by Tuned In Broadcasting, Inc. in partnership with the Nashville Mayor’s Office, takes place Thursdays through October 11. Shows start at 5 p.m. Additional shows include:

56. Events -

Treehouses: Great Works of Literature. Cheekwood has selected seven designers for its 2012 summer outdoor exhibition. Closing Sept. 2, Treehouses focuses on great works of literature with whimsical and traditional Treehouses in the landscape at Cheekwood. This exhibition celebrates the 10-year anniversary of the first summer exhibition at Cheekwood, Terrific Treehouses. Previous exhibitions also include Playhouses and Forts, Big Bugs and, most recently, Happily Ever After. Information: Cheekwood.org.

57. Events -

Music City Festival & BBQ Championship. Annual event features two of Nashville’s best talents, barbecue and music. Professional and backyard cook teams are invited to cook in the barbecue competition. The event is sanctioned by the Memphis BBQ Network and Kansas City Barbeque Society. A total of $20,000 in prizes and awards will be given to winners in various categories. Also featured: Classic cars, customs, motorcycles, sport trucks, and hot rods, Kids Zone, Music City Cornhole Tournament, and live music featuring The Fabulous Thunderbirds as Friday’s headliners and Grand Funk Railroad on Saturday. 4-11 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday at Riverfront Park. Information: musiccitybbqfestival.com.

58. House GOP measure would kill funding for AmeriCorps, NPR, public TV, planned parenthood -

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans Tuesday unveiled legislation to get rid of AmeriCorps, the national service program, and cut off federal funding for National Public Radio, public television and Planned Parenthood.

59. Judge lets startup relay live TV to iPhones in NYC -

NEW YORK (AP) — A startup company can continue to send live TV programming to iPhones and other mobile devices in the city despite objections from major broadcasters that say expansion can threaten the free broadcasting of events such as the Super Bowl, a judge ruled Wednesday.

60. News Corp announces plans to split -

NEW YORK (AP) — Calling it the next logical step in a near six-decade evolution, Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. said Thursday that it plans to split into two separate publicly traded companies.

Under the proposal, one company will operate as a newspaper and book publisher, while the other will be an entertainment company that includes the 20th Century Fox movie studio, the Fox broadcast TV network and the Fox News channel. It may take a year to work out the details.

61. News Corp. considers split in 2, stock jumps -

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Under pressure to limit contagion from the British phone-hacking scandal, Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. said Tuesday that it is considering splitting into two publicly traded companies.

62. Santorum looks to deny Romney a win by any means -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rick Santorum, showing signs of fatigue and frustration while grasping for strategies to right his unsteady White House bid, is trying to derail Republican front-runner Mitt Romney using any means available — even contradictory messages.

63. State's music getting global attention in series -

NASHVILLE (AP) - A television music and travel series highlighting Tennessee is set for international broadcast beginning Friday.

"Music Voyager - Tennessee" takes viewers along Interstate 40, dubbed "the music highway," from Bristol to Memphis. It is a four-part series representing the music of East, Middle and West Tennessee, and Nashville's most prolific songwriters.

64. State museum site of TV taping Friday night -

NASHVILLE (AP) — A music show for broadcast on Public Broadcasting Service stations nationwide will be taped Friday night at the Tennessee State Museum.

"Jammin' at Hippie Jack's Live at the Tennessee State Museum!" will feature Billy Joe Shaver and Elizabeth Cook, both performers and songwriters.

65. Republican presidential candidates on the issues -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Here's where the 2012 Republican presidential candidates stand on a selection of issues.

They are former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, Texas Rep. Ron Paul, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum.

66. TV channel squeeze proposed to pay for tax cuts -

NEW YORK (AP) — Call it the Great Channel Squeeze.

Congress is considering letting cellphone companies pay television stations to give up their frequencies so they can be put to better use for wireless broadband.

67. Google going 'gangbusters' as 3Q wows investors -

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Mounting worries about another global recession haven't shaken Google.

The online search and advertising leader's third-quarter earnings, released Thursday, are the latest reminder of how Google's position as the Internet's dominant gateway has spawned a business that endures economic turbulence better than most companies.

68. BSkyB shares slide on doubts over News Corp. bid -

LONDON (AP) — Shares in British Sky Broadcasting dropped sharply Monday on growing doubts over News Corp.'s ability to take full control of the lucrative satellite broadcaster amid signs that the government is looking at ways to block the deal.

69. McDermott joins board of NB&T -

Broadcast veteran Deborah A. McDermott, president of Young Broadcasting LLC, has been elected to the board of Nashville Bank & Trust and its holding company, NBT Holdings Inc.

70. NPR turmoil, resignation comes amid funding fight -

WASHINGTON (AP) — NPR will forge ahead in the fight for federal money despite six months of bad PR — and without its chief executive.

NPR's president and CEO resigned Wednesday to limit the damage from hidden camera footage of a fellow executive deriding the tea party movement as "seriously racist." Conservatives called the video proof that the network is biased and undeserving of federal funds.

71. Biden, lawmakers to start talks on spending cuts -

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama dispatched Vice President Joe Biden to Capitol Hill on Thursday to begin negotiations between Republican and Democratic leaders on how much to spend to keep the government running through the end of the fiscal year in September.