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VOL. 41 | NO. 41 | Friday, October 13, 2017

Hartnell comes home in search of Stanley Cup

Former Preds’ first-round pick ‘desperate’ for title

Scott Hartnell ran into unexpected difficulty back in 2000 on one of his very first road trips with the Nashville Predators.

Hamilton puts unique spin on cancer fight

Almost four decades have passed since Olympic champion Scott Hamilton won four consecutive U.S. and World figure skating championships before topping off his amateur career with the 1984 Olympic gold.

Provision brings proton cancer therapy to Franklin

Knoxville-based Provision Healthcare, LLC took a significant step toward completion of its newest proton cancer therapy center recently when it took delivery of a key component of the ProNova SC360, the latest advancement in proton therapy.

Benefit for Scott Hamilton CARES

Nashville’s second annual An Evening with Scott Hamilton & Friends, a two-events-in-one benefit for the Scott Hamilton CARES Foundation, is set for Nov. 19 with GRAMMY Award winner Sheryl Crow returning to headline the musical portion of the show.

Local Weather

Weather in Nashville, TN

EVENTS

NALS After Hours Silent Auction. NALS, the association for legal professionals, will host its 5th annual NALS After Hours Silent Auction event at Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP, Nashville City Center, Suite 2600. This event is free and open to the public. The parking will be at a reduced rate of $2. As a way for NALS to give back to the community, 100 percent of the proceeds generated at the auction will be donated to the Tennessee Justice Center. Monday, 5:30-8 p.m. Information: https://nalsnashville.wordpress.com/

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SAM STOCKARD: VIEW FROM THE HILL

Trump’s bluster cascades through state politics

The chaos emanating from President Donald Trump’s administration is changing the landscape of Tennessee politics, setting the stage for upheaval within the dominant Republican Party.

TIM GHIANNI: STREET LEVEL

‘The only one left’ recalls deadly B-17 missions

Public can get flights, tours of WWII bomber this weekend

When I tap on the thin, aluminum skin of the B-17 Flying Fortress, I think about how, just a few miles away Jacob “Mac” McClenny has just celebrated his 97th birthday, despite the fact that some 70 years earlier Nazi anti-aircraft artillery had done its best to knock him and his crew out of the sky.

RICHARD COURTNEY: REALTY CHECK

Burton Hills good example of local real estate realities

“To burst or not to burst?” That is the question. Most feel it is not an if, but a when. Some of those new to town have only witnessed the recent wildness, but there has been wildness in the Nashville wilderness before. In general, however, there has always been steady health growth in the Nashville real estate market.

REAL ESTATE

US long-term mortgage rates rise for 2nd week, to 3.91 pct.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term mortgage rates rose for a second straight week as the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate increased to 3.91 percent, from 3.85 percent a week ago.

DAVID CLIMER: OUT OF LEFT FIELD

A win vs. Indy? Finally? Depends on Mariota

If the Titans are serious about winning the AFC South division and securing the playoff berth that goes with it, it’s time to draw a line in the standings.

TERRY McCORMICK: TENNESSEE TITANS

AFC South membership only thing saving Titans

Right now, the best thing that can be said about the Tennessee Titans is they play in the AFC South, where someone’s mediocrity will be rewarded with a playoff berth come Dec. 31.

Colts at Titans: What to watch

Adoree’ Jackson vs. T.Y. Hilton. The Colts’ wide receiver has been a back-breaker for the Titans on many occasions over the years. He isn’t big, but he has the speed and shiftiness to make big plays. Jackson, a first-round pick this year, has had his ups and downs learning how to play cornerback in the NFL, but the steady improvement is there. The Titans at least need him to keep Hilton in check and not allow the Colts receiver to make explosive plays down the field.

NEWSMAKERS

Executive director departing Legal Aid

Gary Housepian is stepping down as executive director of Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands, Tennessee’s largest non-profit law firm.

BRIEFS

Antiques, Garden Show books Earl of Spencer

The Antiques and Garden Show of Nashville announces Charles, 9th Earl Spencer, brother of Diana, Princess of Wales and godson of Her Majesty the Queen, will headline the 2018 event.

BEHIND THE WHEEL

Mazda CX-5, Chevy Equinox safe bets for small SUVs

Compact SUVs are some of the most popular vehicles on the road today thanks to their combination of performance, practicality and fuel efficiency. The 2018 Chevrolet Equinox and 2017 Mazda CX-5, two of the top entrants in the segment, recently underwent full redesigns to make them even more competitive. But which one is the best match for you? Here’s how they stack up.

GUERRILLA MARKETING

Here’s how to ease pain of sales proposals

You put so much time and energy into getting a prospect to agree to a meeting, preparing for that meeting, pitching your services and gaining agreement from the prospect to consider buying. So why, all too often, is so little time spent on the sales proposal itself? It’s like running the ball to the 10-yard line and then sitting down on the field, which inconsequentially, is essentially what my team did this past Sunday.

CAREER CORNER

Talent Insights: LinkedIn’s helpful hiring platform

The hiring landscape is continuously being reshaped by the internet and the increasing data available to employers.

STATEWIDE

Democrat Bredesen confirms interest in Tennessee Senate race

NASHVILLE (AP) — Former Gov. Phil Bredesen, the last Democrat to win a statewide race in Tennessee, is considering a bid to succeed retiring Republican Bob Corker in the U.S. Senate.

Ruby Tuesday chain to be taken private in $146 million deal

NEW YORK (AP) — Ruby Tuesday is being acquired for about $146 million in a deal that will take the struggling chain private.

TECHNOLOGY

Researchers discover vulnerability affecting Wi-Fi security

Security researchers have discovered a Wi-Fi network vulnerability that could allow attackers to steal sensitive information or spread malicious software while someone is logged into a computer or mobile device.

COURTS

Supreme Court to consider American Express fee dispute

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is taking up an appeal by 11 states that argue American Express violated antitrust laws by barring merchants from asking customers to use other credit cards that charge lower fees.

Justices to hear government's email dispute with Microsoft

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is intervening in a digital-age privacy dispute between the Trump administration and Microsoft over emails stored abroad.

HEALTH CARE

Collins: Trump should back effort to resume health subsidy

WASHINGTON (AP) — A key moderate Republican is urging President Donald Trump to support a bipartisan Senate effort to reinstate insurer payments, calling his move to halt the subsidies an immediate threat to millions of Americans who could now face rising premiums and lost health care coverage.

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

US stock indexes post slight gains, extending winning streak

U.S. stocks posted modest gains Monday, extending a record-setting run into a sixth straight week.

Source: Trump to meet with Yellen to discuss Fed job

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen will meet with President Donald Trump on Thursday to discuss the possibility of a second term as head of the central bank, according to a source familiar with the administration's Fed search.

Nordstrom puts the hunt for a buyer on hold.

NEW YORK (AP) — Nordstrom is halting, at least temporarily, the hunt for a buyer, sending shares down sharply at the opening bell Monday.

NATIONAL POLITICS

EU backs Iran deal, urges US Congress to protect it

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union foreign ministers on Monday backed the Iran nuclear agreement, saying the accord is working and is a key part of non-proliferation efforts despite U.S. President Donald Trump withdrawing his support for it.

White House: $4,000 more for families with business tax cuts

WASHINGTON (AP) — By slashing corporate tax rates, the Trump administration said Monday, the average U.S. household will get an estimated $4,000 more a year.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's tax plan is far from the biggest ever

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump presented a distorted picture of his tax plan this past week and claimed he was trying to keep the Obama health law's insurance markets afloat even as he took steps that could well sink them.


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13
SPORTS

Girard gets first NHL goal, Predators beat Stars 4-1

NASHVILLE (AP) — Samuel Girard is making a big first impression. Girard scored his first NHL goal and added an assist to lead the Nashville Predators to a 4-1 win over the Dallas Stars on Thursday night.

MUSIC INDUSTRY

Country star Jason Aldean resumes tour after Vegas shooting

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Country star Jason Aldean brought the party back Thursday in his return to the stage following the deadly mass shooting that broke out while he was performing in Las Vegas, but the fun was tempered by the sting of the tragedy.

Fans in low places: Sound woes mar Garth Brooks stadium show

ATLANTA (AP) — Fans at the first big concert at Atlanta's gleaming new sports arena say a screeching sound made it impossible to hear country music star Garth Brooks' lyrics — even though they knew all the words to his songs.

CMT changes award show format after Vegas shooting

NASHVILLE (AP) — CMT is forgoing formal award presentations during this year's Artists of the Year show and devoting the entire live show to "a night of hope and healing through the power of music" following a mass shooting at a country music festival in Las Vegas.

AUTO INDUSTRY

GM to shut Detroit factory for 5 weeks to control inventory

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors plans to shutter a Detroit car factory for five weeks, laying off 1,500 workers as it tries to keep inventory under control.

STATEWIDE

School board in Tennessee votes to keep LGBT protections

KNOXVILLE (AP) — A Tennessee county's school board has voted to keep protections for LGBT students and employees in place.

HEALTH CARE

Many states, consumers alarmed by Trump's health care order

President Donald Trump's decision to end a provision of the Affordable Care Act that lowered out-of-pocket medical costs brought swift reaction Friday from the states, as health officials and consumers said they feared the action could chase millions of Americans away from coverage.

Trump to issue stop-payment order on health care subsidies

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a move likely to roil America's insurance markets, President Donald Trump will "immediately" halt payments to insurers under the Obama-era health care law he has been trying to persuade Congress to unravel for months.

Calling it a beginning, Trump signs health care order

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump directed his administration Thursday to rewrite federal rules so consumers can have wider access to health insurance plans featuring lower premiums. He called his new executive order a "beginning" and promised more actions to come.

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

Gains for tech help US stocks higher, but insurers skid

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks finished mostly higher Friday to wrap up a subdued week, and technology companies did most of the heavy lifting. Investors were also pleased to see that shoppers spent more money in September.

US businesses boosted stockpiles 0.7 percent in August

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. businesses increased their stockpiles in August by the most in nine months, a sign of solid confidence in future demand.

Storms surge and US retail sales surge; most in 2.5 years

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans increased their spending at retailers last month by the most in two and a half years, driven by strong auto sales as residents of hurricane-ravaged areas replaced destroyed cars.

Energy surge sends US consumer prices up 0.5 pct.

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer prices rose 0.5 percent in September, the largest increase in eight months. The result reflects another big jump in energy prices in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, which shut Gulf Coast refineries and caused gasoline prices to spike around the country.

Here comes earnings season: Brace for a slowdown in growth

NEW YORK (AP) — Earnings reporting season is getting underway, and Wall Street is getting ready to be underwhelmed.

NATIONAL POLITICS

Trump to nominate climate doubter as environmental adviser

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will nominate a climate change skeptic with ties to the fossil fuel industry to serve as a top environmental adviser.

Officials: Trump will scorn but not bolt from Iran nuke deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will say Friday the Iran nuclear deal is no longer in U.S. national security interests, but he won't withdraw from the landmark 2015 accord or immediately re-impose sanctions against Tehran, according to U.S. officials and outside advisers to the administration.

Social Security benefits to rise by 2 percent in 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of Social Security recipients and other retirees will get a 2 percent increase in benefits next year. It's the largest increase since 2012 but comes to only $25 a month for the average beneficiary.

Ryan blames high-tax states as GOP lawmakers balk on plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan on Thursday lambasted high-tax states like California, New York and New Jersey, arguing the rest of the country is "propping up profligate, big-government states" even as they pay billions more in taxes than they receive in return from the federal government.

Calling it a beginning, Trump signs health care order

WASHINGTON (AP) — Frustrated by health care failures in Congress, President Donald Trump directed his administration Thursday to rewrite some federal insurance rules as a beginning of renewed efforts to undermine "Obamacare," the program he's promised to kill.

Facebook's Sandberg favors release of Russia-linked ads

NEW YORK (AP) — A top Facebook executive says ads linked to Russia trying to influence the U.S. presidential election should "absolutely" be released to the public, along with information on whom the ads were targeting.

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