ear (2005-37)

Brooks & Dunn

Johnny Knoxville II?

Jr. No Show

Fetus Fuss

Katrina v. Charlotte

The Long Good-bye

National Champ?

Canary in Coal Mine?

FCC Targets Tate

Bug in Our Ear

 

Brooks & Dunn

Knoxville was assured of having the new minority leader, as Dunn and state Rep. Harry Brooks were the two finalists in the contest. Brooks is well regarded by his colleagues, but is only in his second term of office. When four other candidates dropped out of the race the “Anybody but Dunn” caucus supported Brooks, but they proved to be a decided minority in the increasingly conservative House. The result of the secret vote was not announced, but Dunn is believed to have won by a 2-1 margin. The post of minority leader is vacant due to the resignation of state Rep. Tre Hargett .

 

Johnny Knoxville II?

 

Jr. No Show

After announcing Ford’s appearance and alerting local media, Smith was embarrassed that the candidate didn’t call in for an interview as promised. He said he got home from his broadcast to find a voice mail telling him the campaign didn’t have his call-in number, a number Smith said he shared with the Ford staff numerous times.

 

Fetus Fuss

 

Katrina v. Charlotte

 

The Long Good-bye

A family member reports that Uncle Mike and Aunt Myrtle Jane Hass walked through each room of the house where they raised five children, saying good-bye. They knew they would never see the graceful old waterfront house again. They then drove to Jackson, Miss., where they are trying to figure out what to do next. The senator said the family is just thankful that everyone is safe, but that they suffered severe financial losses.

 

National Champ?

 

Canary in Coal Mine?

After covering the gubernatorial race in 2002 she went to work for Gov. Phil Bredesen ’s administration in the Department of Finance and Administration as a senior management consultant. Bredesen had campaigned on his ability to reform TennCare, given his background in the health care industry. Bredesen, blaming the Tennessee Justice Center for being obstructionist, moved from gradual reform to cutting TennCare rolls drastically and limiting prescription drugs.

Wade has quit the Bredesen administration and has begun work for the Tennessee Justice Center. In a statement released by the Tennessee Justice Center, Wade said “as a journalist, one of the things I loved was the ability to do advocacy journalism—the kind of coverage that challenges those in power to do the right thing for people who have no lobbyists or PAC money.”

 

FCC Targets Tate

Tate began working for Gov. Lamar Alexander while still in law school and after some years in private practice she was a senior member of Gov. Don Sundquist’s administration during the 1990s. She left for Vanderbilt University and in 2002 Sundquist appointed her to one of the four seats on the TRA.

Bug in Our Ear

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