Nashvillians Again Asked To All Read The Same Book–And It’s A Strange One

Nashvillians Again Asked To All Read The Same Book–And It’s A Strange One
Fowler's book was published this May. In contrast, the previous selections ('The Handmaid's Tale' and 'Life of Pi') were both established book club and literature class selections before being tapped for NashvilleReads.

The last time Mayor Karl Dean asked Nashvillians to all read a book together, it was “Life of Pi,” about a boy trapped in a lifeboat with a tiger. The newest citywide read, announced Monday night, seems to follow the animal theme.

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TN Senator’s Backlash To Exchange Rollout Strengthens; Alexander Calls For Sebelius To Resign

TN Senator’s Backlash To Exchange Rollout Strengthens; Alexander Calls For Sebelius To Resign
Alexander has also introduced a bill calling for a weekly report of statistics from HHA, including how many have visited the websites, the number of successful enrollments, and how much coverage is obtained.

Senator Lamar Alexander has joined the growing number of Republicans who want the US Secretary of Health to step down. He says it will take someone other than Kathleen Sebelius to get rid of the glitches with the Health Care Exchange enrollment.

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After A Lifetime Of Spunk, Drive (And A Flair For The Dramatic), TN Titans Owner Bud Adams Laid To Rest

After A Lifetime Of Spunk, Drive (And A Flair For The Dramatic), TN Titans Owner Bud Adams Laid To Rest
Adams shakes player Billy Cannon's hand after the Houston Oilers win the first AFL Championship. Image Source: TN Titans

Adams shakes player Billy Cannon's hand after the Houston Oilers win the first AFL Championship. Image Source: TN Titans
Adams shakes player Billy Cannon’s hand after the Houston Oilers win the first AFL Championship. Image Source: TN Titans

Mourners in Houston remembered Tennessee Titans owner Bud Adams Monday as a man who beat out the NFL in a competition for fans, money and players. (more…)

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New Programs For TN’s Disabled? Absolutely Needed, Agrees Former Commissioner–Once The Money’s There

Clover Bottom Development Center is one of three residential facilities the state has closed or is closing in favor of putting residents in smaller group home settings. Those programs are designed for people who have a low IQ in addition to any physical or mental problems. Little assistance is available to those who need a lower level of help with things like transportation or ongoing therapies. Image Source: TN DIDD
Clover Bottom Development Center is one of three residential facilities the state has closed or is closing in favor of putting residents in smaller group home settings. Those programs are designed for people who have a low IQ in addition to any physical or mental problems. Little assistance is available to those who need a lower level of help with things like transportation or ongoing therapies. Image Source: TN DIDD

A pair of state commissioners went on the defense today, standing up for the Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Yesterday, an audit knocked the DIDD for failing people who might be able to hold a job or lead a normal life if they just had a little more help. (more…)

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