Thursday, January 29, 2009

Nashville Restaurant Health Inspection Scores

High Scores:

ARBYS
919 S. GALLATIN ROAD
Date Inspected: 1/21/2009
Score: 94

BURGER KING
465 OPRY MILLS DRIVE
Date Inspected: 1/20/2009
Score: 91

MCDONALDS
304 LONGHOLLOW PIKE
Date Inspected: 1/21/2009
Score: 90

SUBWAY
2719 JEFFRSON STREET
Date Inspected: 1/21/2009
Score: 91

SUBWAY
2817 WEST END AVENUE
Date Inspected: 1/21/2009
Score: 90

SUBWAY
3958 CLARKSVILLE HWY
Date Inspected: 1/20/2009
Score: 90

SUBWAY
63 E. THOMPSON LANE
Date Inspected: 1/23/2009
Score: 94

SUBWAY
7648 HWY 70 SOUTH, SUITE 26
Date Inspected: 1/23/2009
Score: 91

SUPER DOG HOT DOG
1160 S. GALLATIN ROAD
Date Inspected: 1/22/2009
Score: 94

Low Scores:

There are no low scores

Updates:

There are no updates

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Airstream Inc. and Kampgrounds of America partner up



Three campgrounds across America are getting some new tenants, but campers need not be jealous of their shiny silver neighbors — the Airstream rigs are for rent.

Kampgrounds of America Inc. and Airstream Inc. are placing 25 of the company's most popular model trailers at KOA campgrounds in Las Vegas, Bar Harbor, Maine, and Key West, Fla., letting travelers rent the recognizable trailers like hotel rooms.


"A lot of people, frankly, don't know we're still in business because the trailers have looked largely the same over the years," Airstream chief executive Bob Wheeler said. "We know there's a demand — so it's just a matter of providing it in an easy and successful way in a great setting."
Airstreams are instantly identifiable by their long, rounded shape — imagine a giant aluminum Twinkie — and have been a historic part of American culture since the company began manufacturing trailers in the 1930s.

Wheeler said the company has been looking for years for ways for introduce potential customers to the iconic trailers. Until now, people have had to purchase an Airstream or know someone who owns one to sleep in its silvery confines.

The models at the campgrounds — the 25-foot Flying Cloud — retail for about $67,000, Wheeler said.

"It's a trial experience," he said.

Wheeler and Shane Ott, chief operating officer of Kampgrounds of America, said the Airstream rentals do more than just familiarize customers with the cushy amenities of a high-end recreational vehicle.



Read the entire story in the Yahoo Travel News.

The University of Tennessee creates an organic farming initiative



This story was written by Chloe White
As U.S. organic food production is increasing at a steady pace of about 20 percent a year, UT has launched an organic farming initiative to "jump-start organics in Tennessee" and "help keep family farms in the family," said Annette Wszelaki, UT Extension commercial vegetable specialist.

Organic production can increase profits by reducing the use of off-farm inputs, such as fertilizers and pesticides, she said.

There are currently 21 acres under cultivation at the 90-acre organic research farm at UT's Agricultural Research and Education Center off of John Sevier Highway. Fourteen acres are under transition to organic farming. It typically takes three years for a plot of land to be certified suitable for organic production, Wszelaki said.

The organic research farm was dedicated to organic crop production in fall 2007, and crops tested have been mainly vegetable crops, including carrots, beets, peppers, tomatoes, squash and watermelon.

"Nothing has been unsuccessful," Wszelaki said, noting that the first year was low-disease, which is "unusual for any farm system."

Meanwhile, the Organic and Sustainable Crop Production program is a statewide initiative aimed at involving more Tennessee farmers in organic production.

Read the entire story in the Knoxville News Sentinal.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Tennessee Reining Horse Association calendar 2009



February 14-15: TNRHA Clinic with Heather Johnson, Henry Stafford Expo in Harriman, TN
March 21-22: TNRHA/NRHA Show, Miller Coliseum in Murfreesboro, TN
April 24-26: TNRHA/NRHA Show, Henry Stafford Expo (RSCC) in Harriman, TN
August 8-9: TNRHA/NRHA Show, Henry Stafford Expo (RSCC) in Harriman, TN
October 16-18: TNRHA/NRHA Show, Miller Coliseum in Murfreesboro, TN

Radius10 has closed....no, no, NOOOO

The paragraph below was in the Nashville Scene blog "Bites." I sure hope that Jason stays in Nashville and continues to work his culinary magic. This restaurant was truly a magical place to spend an evening. Nice view of the city from the patio, incredible and fun food and the chef bar that overlooked the kitchen. God I will miss this place...

Chef Jason, I do have something that I am working on and would love to talk to you at some point again. Feel free to contact me anytime.
~Corey

Within the past hour, a recorded phone message at Radius10 was updated to announce the restaurant's closing. "It is with great regret and great memories that Radius10 has decided to leave The Gulch," the voice says. "Sadly, the level of business since the economic downturn is not sufficient to sustain our operation over the long haul."

The Alleycat Lounge will howl no more



Another of Nashville’s popular eateries has decided to close its doors. After nearly six years in operation, well-loved East Nashville restaurant Alleycat Lounge closed on Jan. 19.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Nashville Aficionado; episode 6

Nashville Trivia
According to the Lovin Spoonful, how many guitar pickers are there in Nashville?

I will pick a winner for this question on January 30 and the winner will receive a Nashville hat with their name on the side.


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Mansker Station in pictures








Mansker Station
705 Caldwell Dr
Goodlettsville, Tn
615-859-3678

Ferdinand the Bull charges into Nashville



The immortalized story of Ferdinand the Bull, which is rooted in the 1936 children's tale The Story of Ferdinand, is Nashville Ballet's latest Learning Curves education and outreach effort for area school kids and families.

Read more from the Nashville ballet website.

Premiere of Ferdinand the Bull
Nashville Ballet announces the premiere of a brand-new children’s ballet, Ferdinand the Bull. Sunday, January 25, 2009, the public is invited to attend the premiere of this new ballet. The 2:00 pm matinee at Massey Hall will include live music and narration. Nashville Ballet has collaborated with Belmont University for over a decade to create original children’s ballets.

This event is free to the public, (No tickets required) although attendees are encouraged to bring a new or “gently-read” children’s book to donate to Book Em!.

Meet Ferdinand, the mild mannered star of our newest children's ballet, which is based on The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf. As the story unfolds you will be charmed by a lovable bull that would much rather sit and smell the flowers of the field than fight and fuss like all the others. Through Ferdinand's gentle spirit, we humorously learn to appreciate and embrace what truly makes each of us special and realize that, sometimes, "stopping to smell the flowers" can be far more beneficial than "putting up a fight"!

This production was choreographed by Nashville Ballet Artistic Director Paul Vasterling, with original music by Belmont professor Mario DaSilva. This performance will be narrated by Brian Hull. The original costuming and set design is by Nashville Ballet dancer and designer, Eric Harris. His designs were inspired by the Cubist paintings of renowned Spanish artist, Pablo Picasso.

Nashville Ballet’s Children’s Ballets and Ballet Story-times are presented free of charge. Promoting literacy through the art of dance, the Children’s Ballets are based upon cultural folk tales and fairy tales enabling the Ballet to bring books to life, stimulate children’s creativity and curiosity, and encourage them to seek out books of this nature on their own. Each year Nashville Ballet works with Book ‘Em to target public schools and deserving service organizations with customized programs combining both literacy and dance.

Jessica Burkhart, former Nashvillian, has a book published at age 21



Jessica Burkhart loves her horses. But scoliosis — and subsequent spinal fusion surgery — ended her equestrian career before she hit her teen years.

So, she started writing ... and writing ... and writing.

More than 100 magazine articles later, the former Dieterich resident is releasing her first book. “Take the Reins” is the first installment in the eight-part Canterwood Crest series. It is being released Jan. 27 by Simon & Schuster.

The protagonist in “Take The Reins” and subsequent tales of Canterwood Crest is Sasha, a small-town girl who attends an exclusive Connecticut boarding school. Burkhart said Sasha has more than a little bit of Jessica in her.

Read more about Jessica in the Effingham Daily News.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Miller Coliseum equine events calendar; February



February 6-8
Southeast Horse Sale & Cutting Show
Free admission
Professional Auction Services website

Miller Coliseum
304B West Thompson Lane
Murfreesboro, Tn

TRT Holdings attempts to takeover the Gaylord Entertainment Company


Analysts say some investors balked at the so-called takeover attempt, while others are open to a new direction for the hotelier.
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“Anyone looking at stock returns can see this company has not done well,” says Nell Minow, editor of The Corporate Library. “The question is whether anybody that challenges it can do better.”
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Texas billionaire Robert Rowling, owner of investment firm TRT Holdings, which owns luxury hotel brand Omni Hotels, told shareholders last week that he planned to nominate himself and three other directors to Gaylord’s board, criticizing the company’s poor performance and bad business decisions.
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Mr. Rowling said, "We believe that we can assist the Board and management team in their efforts to create value for all Gaylord shareholders. We approached Gaylord's Board and management in an attempt to discuss improving the Company's financial and operating performance and were rebuffed. As a result, we have decided to take our message directly to Gaylord's shareholders. TRT seeks to bring a disciplined business approach, accountability to shareholders, and a fresh perspective based on industry experience. We believe that Gaylord's Board and management have failed to adequately deliver in these areas."
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About TRT Holdings
TRT Holdings is a privately-owned, diversified holding company located in Irving, Texas. Assets include the luxury hotel brand, Omni Hotels, Gold's Gym International, Tana Exploration, Waldo's Dollar Mart in Mexico and numerous investments in public companies and various real estate ventures.

Tennessee Agriculture and Farms win awards



Winners of the Young Farmer and Rancher Achievement Award, Discussion Meet, and Excellence in Agriculture competitions were announced at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 90th annual meeting in San Antonio.

Young farmers from around the United States competed for the awards by demonstrating knowledge of and achievement in agriculture, as well as commitment to promoting the agriculture industry.

Donald and Alicia Blankenship of Tennessee won the Achievement Award. They are the winners of a 2009 Dodge Ram 3500 pickup truck, courtesy of Dodge, and a $1,000 product voucher from Valvoline. They also received free registration to the 2009 AFBF YF&R Leadership Conference in Sacramento, Calif.

Dan and Cara June Strasser of Tennessee won the Excellence in Agriculture Award. They received a 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup truck and free registration to the YF&R Leadership Conference.

Read the entire news HERE.

Tennessee is the No. 1 state for motorcoach travel in 2009.



The designation comes from Byways Magazine, a bimonthly publication aimed at motorcoach charter and tour planners. It means the state is projected to have more motorcoach travel in 2009 than any other state.

Helping attract motorcoach travel are the Smoky Mountains, Bristol Motor Speedway, the Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga, the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in Knoxville, music attractions in Nashville and Memphis and the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis.

Following Tennessee in the 2009 projections are Virginia, Florida, New York and Pennsylvania.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Quote from Henry Ford


An idealist is a person who helps other people to be prosperous.
- Henry Ford

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Road to the Horse 2009- March 14-15 in Franklin Tennessee



Tickets
$110 Premium
$57 General Admission
$250 VIP Room Access

Learn more and get your tickets HERE


Cowbama dude!!!


What do you get when you put Obama, a surfer and a cowboy together? Cowbama

Electronic cigarette that is geared to travelers comes to Nashville


Ruyan America, Inc., Minneapolis, announced that it will introduce its newest E-cigarette smoking substitute/cigarette alternative, the Ruyan Jazz, at the 2009 National Association for Truck Stop Operators (NATSO) to be held January 24th to 28th in Nashville, TN, at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center. The Company and its distributor, Nashville-based Nathan & James Group, will be at Booth 822 during the exhibit hours.

The Jazz is Ruyan's latest addition to its line and was developed specifically for the convenience store/travel center market. Like the Company's award-winning Vegas E-cigar, the Jazz is a completely disposable product that does not require that its battery be charged or that its cartridges be changed. The Jazz resembles a slightly larger traditional cigarette, 134 mm in length and 11mm in diameter and has the equivalent mouthfuls of vapor found in four to five packs of conventional cigarettes. It carries a MSRP of $24.99. Like other Ruyan cigarette alternatives, the Jazz does not contain tobacco and is not subject to smoking restrictions or tobacco taxes.

William P. Bartkowski, President of Ruyan America, Inc., stated, "The Jazz certainly raises the bar with respect to the product category in terms of convenience, aesthetics and value. It was designed and manufactured specifically to be sold in those venues where smokers most often purchase traditional tobacco products -- retail environments such as tobacco outlets, convenience stores, truck stops and travel centers and hospitality venues like casinos and hotels."

The Jazz is available in four styles -- the Classic, which contains 16 mg of nicotine; the Classic menthol, also with 16 mg of nicotine and menthol flavoring; the Freestyle, with 0 mg of nicotine, but all the flavor of the Classic; and the Freestyle Menthol, another nicotine free product.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Volkswagen and BMW cuts jobs



German automakers BMW AG and Volkswagen AG said Tuesday that they would put thousands of German employees on reduced working hours as they slow production in the deepening economic downturn.

Volkswagen said it would put about two-thirds of its employees in Germany — some 60,000 workers — on shorter hours for five days late in the last week of February.

The company said some areas, such as component production and research and development, would be exempted.

BMW said a total of approximately 26,000 employees would work shorter times on some days in February and March, with workers at four plants affected. The company employs some 75,000 people in Germany.

German manufacturers' exports have been declining sharply, and demand at home also has been falling as the economy — Europe's biggest — sinks into recession.

Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum- Free Admission on Saturday, January 24



THE COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME® AND MUSEUM AGAIN SAYS “THANK YOU” TO MIDDLE TENNESSEE WITH “FORD COMMUNITY DAY,” MADE POSSIBLE BY FORD MOTOR COMPANY FUND

As a not-for-profit educational organization, the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum is pleased to partner with Ford Motor Company Fund for the second consecutive year to say thank you to the Middle Tennessee community (and all lucky out-of-town visitors to the Museum on this day) by offering free Museum admission on Saturday, January 24, 2009. The Museum will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

In addition to touring the exhibit galleries, visitors will be able to enjoy two free Songwriter Sessions. The performances, which will take place in the Museum’s Ford Theater, will feature John Ford Coley (11:30 a.m.) and Wynn Varble (1:30 p.m.). Songwriter Sessions, which are offered every Saturday, are made possible by Ford Motor Company Fund.

About Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services
Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services is committed to creating opportunities that promote corporate citizenship, philanthropy, volunteerism and cultural diversity for those who live in the communities where Ford operates. Established in 1949 and made possible by funding from Ford Motor Company, Ford Motor Company Fund supports initiatives and institutions that foster innovative education, auto-related safety, and American heritage and legacy. National programs include Ford Partnership for Advanced Studies, which provides high school students with academically rigorous 21st century learning experiences, and Driving Skills for Life, a teen-focused auto safety initiative. The Ford Volunteer Corps, established in 2005, continues Ford's legacy of caring worldwide. Through the Volunteer Corps, Ford employees and retirees participate in a wide range of volunteer projects in their communities. For more information on programs made possible by Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services, visit www.community.ford.com.

About the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum
Accredited by the American Association of Museums, the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum is operated by the Country Music Foundation, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) educational organization chartered by the state of Tennessee in 1964. The Museum’s mission is the preservation of the history of country and related vernacular music rooted in southern culture. With the same educational mission, the Foundation also operates CMF Records, the Museum’s Frist Library and Archive, CMF Press, Historic RCA Studio B, and Hatch Show Print. More information about the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum is available at www.countrymusichalloffame.com or by calling (615) 416-2001.

Nashville restaurant health scores- January 21



High Scores:

Fuji Yama
3736 Annex Avenue
Date Inspected: 1/15/2009
Score: 95

Jersey Mikes
1706 N. Gallatin Road
Date Inspected: 1/14/2009
Score: 94

Subway
5633 Charlotte Pike
Date Inspected: 1/13/2009
Score: 96

Taco Bell
6540 Charlotte Pike
Date Inspected: 1/15/2009
Score: 96

Whitts BBQ
5211 Alabama Ave
Date Inspected: 1/14/2009
Score: 96

Low Scores:

There are no low scores available.

Updates:

There are no updates available.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Why is Barack Obama having such an expensive inaugural when we are in such dire times?



As the recession continues to wreak havoc on the U.S. economy and inauguration celebrations ramp up, a lot of people are asking: "How much will this shindig cost?"

The short answer? More than $150 million — and yep, that's the most expensive ever. (By comparison, George W. Bush's 2005 inauguration cost $42.3 million. Bill Clinton managed with $33 million in 1993.)



For the first time, President Bush has declared an emergency in Washington, D.C. to supplement the $15 million Congress has already allotted for security measures. It's no surprise that security costs are sky-high — Barack Obama received Secret Service protection very early in his presidential run and record crowds (likely anywhere from 1.5 to 3 million people) are expected for the record number of events. In fact, the Secret Service will be in charge of security not just for inauguration day, but for four days, starting Saturday with Obama's train ride from Philadelphia. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff told the AP:

"It will be the most security, as far as I'm aware, that any inauguration's had."

Obama's much-discussed (and very cool-looking) custom Cadillac limo certainly couldn't come cheap, though we'll never really know how much it cost. Cadillac spokesman David Caldwell said the car's exact specifications are a big secret, including the safety features and production cost.

But Forbes reports it's not all flak jackets and armored cars:

To manage an event of this scale, the District of Columbia will spend a mammoth $47 million. It is not enough.... Much of the $45 million will go toward creating a dynamic Inauguration experience for the everyday visitor, not just funding exclusive events. "We don't even consider these events to be extravagant," says Linda Douglas, a spokeswoman from the Presidential Inauguration Committee. "With crowds of this size, most of our attention is being devoted to opening up as many events to the public."

Read the entire story HERE

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Free pinot noir wine tasting today at Corrieri's



From 2pm until 5pm at Corrieri's Formaggeria (1100 Caruthers Avenue, behind Vinea) to sample pinot noirs from California, New Zealand, Argentina, and Oregon.
And now a little about the wines.

Cycles Gladiator (California) - $13.99
A versatile wine: Try it paired with grilled fish with risotto, or enjoy with Chinese takeout such as egg rolls with plum sauce or Kung Pao Chicken.

Alfredo Rocca Mendoza (Argentina) - $13.99
An understated pinot noir with a bright garnet color. Wonderful aromas of black cherry, vanilla and roasted aromas that will stimulate your appetite! A nice complexity without overwhelming senses of oak.

Heron (California) - $15.99
Dark, rich and smooth, this pinot noir has it all. Made in California from French-sourced grapes, the wine shows dark red fruit with red and black licorice hints, plus some vanilla from barrel aging.

Lobster Key Marlborough (New Zealand) - $20.99
Dry with medium body, bright acidity and soft tannins, this Kiwi red offers flavors of cherries, black raspberries, vanilla, spice and smoky oak. Enjoy it with roast pork, lamb, grilled salmon and cheese.

Spindrift Willamette (Oregon) - $21.99
There's plenty of ripe fruit here, and it is not a light-weight at all. Balanced by fresh, lively acidity, with very little wood and soft tannins. This wine very drinkable now and it will continue to cellar for years to come.

Saturday, January 17 at Corrieri's Formaggeria
2 - 5pm
1100 Caruthers Avenue (behind Vinea)

Ridin' on the "City of New Orleans"

Friday, January 16, 2009

Nashville Aficionado- episode 5

Nashville Trivia!!!

Win a "Don't Trash the Nash" canvas shopping bag from Webbspun Ideas. We will pick a winner out of the correct answers received. Now, here is the question...

What former Nashville restaurant shared the same name as a famous Dudley Moore movie? What was the name/title?

Send your answers to corey@webbspunideas.com and put "Nashville Trivia" in the subject line.

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Cordia Harrington, CEO, Nashville Bun Company and husband Tom of Nashville were in attendance at President Bush's farewell speech last night.
Cordia Harrington is the CEO of the Nashville Bun Company, and her husband Tom serves as the company’s Chief Operating Officer. The President visited the Nashville Bun Company on July 19, 2007, at the invitation of Mrs. Harrington, who has earned the nickname “The Bun Lady.” The Nashville Bun Company is one of five companies founded by Cordia Harrington under her management company, The Tennessee Bun Companies.

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Driving around the Nashville Airport ring road to show you how the construction looks as you enter the airport.
video

This is a rainy day in downtown Nashville.

video

Driving out of Nashville on a foggy night.
video

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Movie Time: The History and Trivia Behind Looney Tunes Cartoons
Saturday, January 17

Main Library, 615 Church Street, 862-5800

2:00 pm

Movies@Main features lecturer Gregory Clark, professor of art history at the University of the South, as he discusses how Warner Bros and MGM animators imaginatively remade the story of Little Red Riding Hood in the 1930s and 1940s to reflect the themes and concerns of pre-World War II America (screening not appropriate for young children).

Thursday, January 15, 2009

The Arts Company Presents “Obama Inauguration Art Party and Exhibit”


"Obama on Blue" by Robert Grossman

Inauguration Day, January 20, 2009
11:00 am – 2:00 pm at The Arts Company

The Arts Company is presenting a special “Obama Inauguration Art Party and Exhibit” on Inauguration Day, Tuesday, January 20, 2009, from 11-2pm in the gallery in downtown Nashville at 215 Fifth Avenue of the Arts, North.

This special event will feature big screen live coverage of inauguration activities and present an exhibit of commemorative portraits of Obama by four artists—Jorge Arrieta, Bob Grossman, Brother Mel, and Jeff Hand. The original artwork by these artists will be accompanied by limited-edition prints of each portrait, signed and numbered by each artist to commemorate this historic occasion.

The Obama bust by Robert Grossman, a NY-based illustrator, has been featured on the cover of the New York Observer. Jorge Arrieta has had one of his current political poster series selected to be included in the Manifest Hope: DC Gallery, an exhibit curated by Shepard Fairy and others, scheduled in Washington, D.C. as a special inaugural art event. Brother Mel created a painted metal portrait of Obama “after 4 years in the White House,” and Jeff Hand has created one of his signature portraits in felt.

The original pieces and the limited-edition prints will be in the gallery exhibit through January 30, available for purchase during regular gallery hours, 10-5pm, Tuesday-Saturday. To preview the portraits, please visit The Arts Company website.

The Arts Company
215 Fifth Avenue, North
http://www.theartscompany.com/
615.254.2040

Southwest Airlines Adding Flights from Nashville


Southwest Airlines has notified Nashville International Airport (BNA) that effective March 8 through May 8, 2008, Southwest is adding one additional flight each to five markets it currently serves from BNA and beginning May 9 through June 26, 2008, is adding back nonstop service to Oakland and Seattle plus an additional flight each to four other markets.

Starting March 8 through May 8, Southwest will add one additional flight to each of the following markets:
Baltimore/Washington (BWI)
Chicago Midway (MDW)
Jacksonville (JAX)
Phoenix (PHX)
Tampa (TPA)

Effective May 9, 2009, to June 26, 2009, Southwest will add back nonstop service to the following markets:
Oakland (OAK)
Seattle (SEA)

In addition, May 9, through June 26, Southwest will add one additional nonstop flight to each of the following markets:
Kansas City (MCI)
Los Angeles (LAX)
Raleigh/Durham (RDU)
San Diego (SAN)

Nashville International Airport is served by 14 carriers. More than 400 average daily arriving and departing flights operate from 47 air carrier gates. Nashville International provides nonstop air service to 90 markets.
For more information, visit FlyNashville.

Bob Corker goes to the North American International Car Show


Paul Sancya/Associated Press
U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., sits in the Cadillac Converj concept as GM Vice President of Global Design Ed Welburn looks on at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit on Tuesday. The Converj contains the same hybrid powertrain as the Chevrolet Volt.

U.S. Sen. Bob Corker said Tuesday he doesn't regret voting against a bailout for General Motors Corp. and Chrysler LLC last month because he and other Republicans had a plan to help the carmakers succeed.

Corker met with GM officials at the North American International Auto Show, where he looked at the models the automaker says are key to its future health now that the Treasury Department has allocated $13.4 billion in loans to keep the company alive.

The Tennessee Republican said he was "impressed" with the Chevrolet Volt electric car, which is due in showrooms next year.

"Being here makes me even more committed to working to make sure these companies change their capital structure to get these products to market," he said.

Corker said it's too early to tell whether the aid granted to GM, along with $4 billion to Chrysler, is enough to keep the companies from failing later.

Read the entire story HERE.

Bluebird Cafe calendar, January 15-17



January 15
In The Round with Kip Moore, Brett James, Jon Mabe and Curtis Wright
no cover
6:00 PM
In The Round with Gary Burr, Victoria Shaw, Ryan Rothe and Caroline Cutbirth
$12.00
A Benefit for Alive Hospice
9:00 PM

January 16
In The Round with Rachel Williams, Mark Narmore, Karleen Watt and Paul Sikes
no cover
6:30 PM
In The Round with Jason Blume, Tommy Karlas, Anthony Snape and Karen Taylor-Good
$10.00
A Benefit for Alive Hospice
9:30 PM

January 17
In The Round with Susan Anders, Natalie Tidwell, Dave Smith and Tom Manche
no cover
6:30 PM
In The Round Rivers Rutherford, Angela Kaset, Tim Nichols and Steve Seskin
$12.00
A Benefit for Alive Hospice
9:30 PM

3rd & Lindsley calendar- January 15-17



Thursday, January 15
Cowboy Jack Clement w/ The Jay Patten Band, Shawn Camp, and Billy Burnette – 8:00 pm

Friday, January 16
Jenny Gill w/ Madi Diaz and Jabe Beyer – 7:00 pm
Grooveyard Featuring John Cowan, Reese Wynans, Pat Buchanan – 10:00 pm

Saturday, January 17
David Bromberg – 7:00 pm
Rick Huckaby and Warner Hodges w/ Dan Baird and special guests – 9:30 pm

Free Admission to Lane Motor Museum on Super Bowl Sunday




The Lane Motor Museum is offering free admission all day to everyone on Sunday, February 1st from 10am-5pm.

Minimal Motoring: Microcar Exhibit

Come explore Lane Motor Museum's newest exhibit: "Minimal Motoring: A Collection of 14 Cars That Will Influence Our Future Transportation Needs."

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All In The Family: A Lane Family Exhibit

Lane Motor Museum is now displaying a new exhibit that features its roots. The featured cars will be displayed together along with descriptive signage along with historical photographs.
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Nissan: The Modern Era from 1982 to Present

Lane Motor Museum has opened its newest Nissan exhibit that is focusing on the Infiniti brand, introduced in the U.S. in 1989. This exhibit includes three of the early model Infiniti luxury cars and one of the last Nissan 300ZX cars ever produced.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Nashville restaurant health scores- January 14



High Scores:

DOMINOS PIZZA
504 DONELSON PIKE
Date Inspected: 1/5/2009
Score: 94

FAT MOS
2509 LEBANON ROAD
Date Inspected: 1/7/2009
Score: 96

RENAISSANCE HOTEL MAIN KITCHEN
611 COMMERCE STREET
Date Inspected: 1/7/2009
Score: 96

TACO BELL
7659 HWY 70 SOUTH
Date Inspected: 1/9/2009
Score: 95

Low Scores:

There are no low scores

Updates:

There are no updates

USS Nashville goes to Africa



Most of us slow down a little bit as we grow older, but one of the Navy's older ships is about to steam full speed ahead for the coast of Africa. The USS Nashville will be participating in the "Africa Partnership Station" this year.

Although she's a little long in the tooth, the USS Nashville is still steaming forward. The Nashville will celebrate her 39th birthday on Valentine's Day.

On Thursday, she'll pull away from port for her final deployment. And the Nashville is going out in style, serving not only the United States, but a host of other nations as well.

Read the rest of the story at WAVY.com.