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Vandy rape case argument: Too drunk to be responsible?

tennessean.com — Can you be too drunk to be held responsible for your actions? That's the latest argument being floated in defense of Brandon Vandenburg, one of four former Vanderbilt University football players charged in a June 2013 campus rape. But Nashville prosecutors want to stop the theory before it goes too far.

Paul Finebaum to talk to Mt. Juliet astronaut in space

tennessean.com — Paul Finebaum plans to conduct an interview with former Mt. Juliet and Tennessee Tech football player Barry "Butch" Wilmore from the International Space Station on Thursday. Wilmore is a NASA astronaut, who arrived at the Space Station in September along with two Russian cosmonauts and will stay until March, 2015.
Oct 22, 2014

RT @SEC_Chuck: Paul Finebaum to talk to astronaut in space Thursday on @SECNetwork tnne.ws/1tJTa3h via @tennessean

Oct 22, 2014

RT @Tennessean: Paul Finebaum (@Finebaum) to talk to Mt. Juliet astronaut in space on his show tnne.ws/ZGnMoj pic.twitter.com/T68sTsyFnu

Haslam pushes Common Core review to after 2015 session

tennessean.com — Gov. Bill Haslam laid out a process Wednesday for Tennesseans to review and comment on Common Core in this state, putting flesh to what he has said will be a "full vetting" of the controversial academic standards. But the plan is to produce recommended changes to Tennessee's standards by the end of 2015.
Oct 22, 2014

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam pushes Common Core review to after 2015 session tnne.ws/1tLkVZi via @tennessean

Oct 22, 2014

Haslam pushes Common Core review to after 2015 session tnne.ws/1tLkVZi via @tennessean

Titans add tight end Richard Gordon

tennessean.com — Gordon (6-4, 265) has played three seasons, primarily with the Raiders and Chiefs. In 29 career games, he's totaled four receptions and one touchdown. He was a sixth-round selection by the Raiders in the 2011 NFL Draft. The Titans have also added linebacker Nate Askew and receiver Derek Moye to their practice squad.

Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt wishes Akeem Ayers luck

tennessean.com — The trade that sent linebacker Akeem Ayers to the Patriots became official on Wednesday when Ayers passed his physical with his new team. The Titans received a sixth-round pick from New England in return, and also gave up a seventh round pick in addition to Ayers.
Oct 22, 2014

#Titans traded LB Akeem Ayers for play, not attitude. "Akeem has been a good young man,'' coach Ken Whisenhunt said. tnne.ws/1CXucws

missing-nashville-boy-found-in-Atlanta

tennessean.com — An 11-year-old boy who disappeared from his Nashville home Monday night and was seen on surveillance video boarding a bus has been found safe in Atlanta. Nathan Long told police that he took a Megabus to Atlanta, said Kris Mumford, a Metro Nashville Police spokeswoman.
Oct 22, 2014

Missing 11-year-old Nashville boy found in Atlanta tnne.ws/ZH8nUC via @tennessean

Chaffin’s Barn Dinner Theatre property for sale

tennessean.com — The owner of one of Nashville's oldest live theatres has put its location on the market as he looks to retire. John Chaffin is seeking $2.5 million for the 2.77-acre site at 8204 Highway 100 in Bellevue where his family has operated Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre for nearly half a century.
Oct 22, 2014

Chaffin’s Barn Dinner Theatre property for sale tnne.ws/1tLMaD9 via @tennessean

Titans QB Locker practices, but still a question mark

tennessean.com — Titans quarterback Jake Locker practiced on a limited basis on Wednesday and coach Ken Whisenhunt said his thumb injury is improving. But Whisenhunt isn't ready to declare Locker his starter for Sunday's game against the Texans. And on Wednesday, none of the team's three quarterbacks was available to speak to reporters.
Oct 22, 2014

#Titans QB Jake Locker practices on a limited basis on Wednesday, but he's still a question mark for Sunday tnne.ws/10oCWjl

Nashville veterans received inferior VA stroke care

tennessean.com — Stroke patients at the VA hospitals in Nashville and Murfreesboro received inferior care and administrators failed to properly investigate deaths that occurred during surgery, a critical new audit of the Tennessee Valley Healthcare System has found.
Oct 22, 2014

RT @TomWilemon: VA hospital did not investigate deaths that occurred during surgery tnne.ws/1zkPUxM OIG audit finds.

Police seek missing 11-year-old Nashville boy

tennessean.com — Nashville police are looking for an 11-year-old boy who has been missing since Monday night. Nathan Long was last seen around 6 p.m. leaving around his home on 26th Avenue North in the Cumberland View public housing complex, according to Metropolitan Nashville Police.
Oct 22, 2014

From Nashville: Police seek missing 11-year-old Nashville boy tnne.ws/1wiBUA1 via @tennessean

Developer abandons plan for Trail West site steakhouse

tennessean.com — The developer with the Trail West building at Third and Broadway under contract is looking to sell his purchase option on the property after a Metro Council vote Tuesday night made his remodeling plans more difficult.
Oct 22, 2014

Developer abandons plan for Trail West site steakhouse | ow.ly/Db6by

Creative consultant Beth Inglish joins The Tennessean

tennessean.com — Artist and creative consultant Beth Inglish will join The Tennessean in the role of Engagement Editor. Since moving to Nashville seven years ago, Inglish has built a career selling artwork to collectors around the world. She focuses on building audiences online using digital platforms to market her work and also to make connections between businesses and the community.
Oct 22, 2014

RT @bethinglish: It's official -- I will be joining the @Tennessean in the role of Engagement Editor. I'm feeling very grateful! tennessean.com/story/news/201…

Developer abandons plan for steakhouse at Trail West site

tennessean.com — The developer with the Trail West building at Third and Broadway under contract is looking to sell his purchase option on the property after a Metro Council vote Tuesday night made his remodeling plans more difficult.
Oct 22, 2014

Developer abandons plan for steakhouse at Trail West site tnne.ws/1tLswa9 via @tennessean

Doctors urge 'no' vote on Amendment 1

tennessean.com — A group of doctors opposed to a controversial ballot proposal about abortion said Tuesday that voters should turn down the measure to preserve women's health and privacy rights. Amendment 1 would bring sweeping changes to the state Constitution that will harm women across the state, Deborah Webster-Clair, a retired obstetrician-gynecologist, said during a press conference at a Planned Parenthood - Middle and East Tennessee health center in Nashville.
Oct 22, 2014

From Nashville: Doctors urge 'no' vote on Amendment 1 tnne.ws/1tLqhnf via @tennessean

Nashville startup OverDog raises $2M from big-name investors

tennessean.com — Nashville startup OverDog Inc. raised $2 million in new capital, backed by a roster of established, out-of-state investors and entrepreneurs. OverDog's app pits sports fans against professional athletes and other fans on video games and has won the confidence of Cambridge, Mass.-based Atlas Venture, Chicago Ventures and founders of gaming companies Zynga and Machinima.

'See Rock City' barns vanishing from landscape

tennessean.com — Over the course of 80 years, the unusual "See Rock City" advertising campaign led to as many as 900 painted barn roofs at its peak with surprisingly effective results. But as Americans turned to interstates for travel and began bypassing back roads, the roadside attraction known as Rock City began maintaining fewer sign, leaving the paint on the remainder to fade and the barns to slowly rot.

$3.6M grant to help homeless in Davidson, Shelby counties

tennessean.com — A new $3.6 million federal grant will boost efforts to help homeless people in Davidson and Shelby counties find permanent housing. The money will combat chronic homelessness and homelessness among veterans, said Robert Currie, director of Housing and Homeless Services for the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services.
Oct 22, 2014

From Nashville: $3.6M grant to help homeless in Davidson, Shelby counties tnne.ws/1wgT94T

Titans Pollard has different recovery plan than doctors

tennessean.com — On the same day he had his cast removed, Titans safety Bernard Pollard was already talking about a quick recovery from the surgery on his right Achilles. Pollard suffered the injury Oct. 5 while trying to block the game-winning extra point in a loss to Cleveland.
Oct 22, 2014

Doctors say #Titans S Bernard Pollard faces a 6-8 month recovery. He has a much different timetable: tnne.ws/1tbL3M3