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VOL. 35 | NO. 13 | Friday, April 1, 2011

Night life is a good life

Ex-Health care exec finds second career on historic Lower Broadway

When Libbi Lee first walked into Robert’s Western World more than a decade ago, she had never drunk a beer, much less entertained the idea of owning a bar. But that night out with the girls in 1999 was the first step into what would be a major career and lifestyle switch.

New life for old Seanachie Irish Pub space

Right down the street from Troubadours, the long-empty Seanachie Irish Pub space is getting new life.

Healthy choices

VU students, mobile market deliver better options to ‘food deserts’

With a nod and a bright smile, Chandlér Bradley, 63, glances up from the cashier’s table at The Nashville Mobile Market.

Finding a profit in a charitable endeavor

The Nashville Mobile Market operates as a 501c3, but it’s “very much a business,” says executive director Alexandra “Alex” Arnold.

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EVENTS

Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce North continues its series of quarterly meetings today for MetroCenter businesses to discuss growth and activities, including public safety and traffic/transportation. Millennium Maxwell House, 8:30-9:30 a.m. Information: 743-3063, nashvillechamber.com.

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NEWSMAKERS

Pfeffer honored as Lipscomb's Entrepreneur of the Year

Nashville business leader Phil Pfeffer received the first “Entrepreneur of the Year” award by Lipscomb University’s Center for Entrepreneurship this week.

GET A JOB!

Choosing growth industries, jobs

The industry where your job is positioned and the occupation that becomes your life’s work will have a big impact on almost every facet of your life. Careful consideration should be given to placing yourself in the right position.

BOOK REVIEW

How to find or invent the job of your dreams

“Dig This Gig” by Laura Dodd

I SWEAR

Crossword champ crowned

Brooklyn, N.Y. – My annual trek to the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament began before daylight. It was St. Patrick’s Day, and I forgot to wear green. Fortunately, I had my green pen in my pocket.

KAY'S COOKING CORNER

Little Mandarins full of flavor, versatility

“Oh My Darling, Clementine”

STATE LEGISLATURE

Bill advances that would void Nashville ordinance

NASHVILLE (AP) — A House subcommittee has approved legislation that would void a new Nashville ordinance barring companies that discriminate against gays and lesbians from doing business with the city.

Lawmakers pass resolution honoring McWherter

NASHVILLE (AP) — Members of the House and Senate both unanimously honored former Tennessee Gov. Ned McWherter with a resolution on Thursday.

Lawsuit damages bill advancing in House

NASHVILLE (AP) — A measure to limit lawsuit damages in Tennessee is advancing in the House despite continued debate among Republican leaders on what the cap should be.

Bill to give free photo ID to people 18 and up

NASHVILLE (AP) — A proposal requiring Tennessee to give free photo identification cards to people 18 and older is advancing in the Senate.

STATEWIDE

Haslam boosts commissioners' salaries

NASHVILLE (AP) — Republican Gov. Bill Haslam has increased how much his agency heads earn compared with what their counterparts made in the administration of his Democratic predecessor, an Associated Press analysis of public records has found.

A look at Haslam administration salaries

Here is a list of Gov. Bill Haslam's department heads' new salaries and how much they have increased over their counterparts in former Gov. Phil Bredesen's administration:

FAA says Knoxville controller went to sleep on job

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration has uncovered a second incident of an air traffic controller sleeping on the job, but in this case the napping was deliberate.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Shopper spending surprisingly strong in March

NEW YORK (AP) — Shoppers shrugged off higher gas prices and cool temperatures to give retailers a surprisingly solid March.

Fewer people sought unemployment aid last week

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer people applied for unemployment benefits last week, a sign that layoffs are dropping and employers may be hiring more workers.

Rate on 30-year fixed mortgage rises to 4.87 pct.

NEW YORK (AP) — Fixed mortgage were essentially unchanged this week, as the average rate on the 30-year fixed loan stayed below 5 percent.

FAA chief orders review of aging aircraft program

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration is reviewing its safety regulations aimed at spotting metal fatigue in aging aircraft in response to the 5-foot hole that ripped open in a Southwest Airlines plane last week, the agency's chief told a House panel on Wednesday.

UN agency says global food prices fall

ROME (AP) — Global food prices have fallen for the first time in eight months, but it's premature to conclude that means the recent sharp spike is over, a U.N. agency said Thursday.

Global exports grew record 14.5 percent in 2010

GENEVA (AP) — Exports jumped 14.5 percent last year — the biggest rise recorded since 1950 — as economies rebounded from the global downturn, the World Trade Organization said Thursday.

Rite Aid posts smaller loss as revenue stabilizes

NEW YORK (AP) — Rite Aid Corp. is reporting a slightly smaller loss for the fiscal fourth quarter as its revenue stabilized after more than two years of declines.

Libya blames Britain for oil field attack

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Libya blamed Britain for attacks on the country's largest oil field, saying the strike killed three workers and countering rebel claims that government forces were behind the attacks that have shut down production in the east. Meanwhile, a Liberian flagged tanker left the eastern port of Tobruk, en route to Singapore, oil and shipping officials said Thursday.

NATIONAL POLITICS

GOP prepares 1-week extension as shutdown looms

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans battling with President Barack Obama over budget cuts plan to hold a House vote Thursday on one-week legislation to avoid a government shutdown, despite opposition from the White House and Senate Democrats pressing for a longer-term solution.

White House says shutdown will delay pay to troops

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration warned Wednesday that a federal shutdown would undermine the economic recovery, delay pay to U.S. troops fighting in three wars, slow the processing of tax returns and limit small business loans and government-backed mortgages during peak home buying season.

Gadhafi, in letter, asks Obama to end air strikes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi appealed directly to President Barack Obama on Wednesday to end what Gadhafi called "an unjust war." He also wished Obama good luck in his bid for re-election next year.

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