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VOL. 42 | NO. 19 | Friday, May 11, 2018

New wrinkles on senior living

Fresh careers, hobbies, residential options await the willing, able

Retirement isn’t what it used to be. And for many people, retirement isn’t even what it was when they started the transition. There are so many variables and options, retirees need to be open to change and ready for surprises, even if their plan is to stay at home forever.

Better options available for those who want to ‘age in place’

The vast majority of people who are retirement age or older want to live in their homes as long as possible, a concept that’s widely known as “aging in place.”

When do you take the keys away?

Consider it a warning sign: By the year 2031, the number of elderly drivers – persons 70 and over – is predicted to triple in the United States, according to the consumer website www.SmartMotorist.com. It means there’s going to be a large increase of older drivers on the road.


Fall Creek Falls project leaves destructive trail

The Fall Creek Falls Inn and Conference Center will soon be in ruins like the livelihoods of the state employees who worked there.

Local Weather
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Salon 615. Friday, May 18, Salon @ 615 with Cal Turner, Jr. in conversation with Dave Ramsey, discusses his book, My Father’s Business: The Small-Town Values That Built Dollar General into a Billion-Dollar Company. Shamblin Auditorium, Lipscomb University, 4001 Granny White Pike. 7 p.m. Free.

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Young, talented, under contract: Preds have bright future

The highlights have flowed one after another for Predators fans over the past couple of seasons.


Doesn’t take much these days to kill a simple deal

East Nashville prices have blown away previous records recently, similarly to the way much of the neighborhood was whisked away by the tornado of 1998.


Top Middle Tennessee residential sales for April 2018

Top residential real estate sales, April 2018, for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.

US key mortgage rate steady at 4.55 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) — The key long-term U.S. mortgage rate held steady this week, providing a lure for potential homebuyers as the spring buying season goes forward.


Memories of friendships and neighborhoods past

Sitting on George M. Gordon’s porch swing on 10th Avenue South on a couple of occasions in the last few days allowed me to survey this gentrifying neighborhood – this is urban Nashville, after all – that since the 1980s has been one of the places where I’ve found peace.


Cybersecurity firm Uniquest buys ONELAN

Nashville-based Uniguest, a cybersecurity technology specialist, has acquired ONELAN, a digital signage and visual communications company based in the United Kingdom.


Pinnacle’s Collier named top program manager

Bank Investment Consultant magazine has named branch manager Gary Collier No. 1 nationwide among the top managers of investment services programs at banks and credit unions. He has appeared on the list several times before, but this is his first time to earn the top spot.


Want a car without owning one? Just subscribe

People use monthly subscriptions to pay for lots of things they used to buy: music, smartphones, books and even clothes.


Afraid of leaving vacation days at old job? Fear not

One of the No. 1 reasons people are hesitant to switch jobs is because of their vacation time.


Marketing is costly; get your money’s worth

The average company spends 3 to 5 percent of revenue on marketing, which is certainly not a trivial expense.


UT lobbied to keep details of investments secret

MEMPHIS (AP) — Records show that the University of Tennessee has pumped millions from its endowment into private investment funds, including many in the Cayman Islands.

Tennessee OKs $20m in incentives for Tyson Foods facility

NASHVILLE (AP) — Tyson Foods Inc. will receive a state economic incentives package worth $20 million to build a new chicken production complex in Tennessee, a project that's expected to include $322 million in private investment and 1,600 new jobs within five years.

Tennessee candidate: Florida students used as anti-gun props

NASHVILLE(AP) — A Republican candidate for Tennessee governor claimed Tuesday that the "liberal media," teachers unions and the "far-left lobby" have used students who survived Parkland, Florida's deadly school shooting as "props to push their anti-gun agenda."


Walmart beats all around, with online sales rebounding

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart is reporting better-than-expected profit and revenue for the first quarter with rebounding online sales.

Stock indexes edge mostly higher in early morning trading

Stock indexes are edging mostly higher in morning trading Thursday, shaking off an early stumble. Energy and industrial companies climbed, offsetting losses in technology and health care stocks. The price of crude oil rose.

China vows to defend its own interests in US trade talks

HONG KONG (AP) — China said Thursday it doesn't want to see increased trade tensions with the U.S. as the two countries hold talks in Washington this week, but it's prepared for any outcome and will defend its own interests.

Iran deal: Merkel cautious on compensation after US pullout

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel is signaling it won't be feasible to offer wide-ranging compensation to European companies affected by U.S. sanctions over Iran's nuclear program.



City council calls for governor to veto sanctuary city ban

NASHVILLE (AP) — The Nashville Metro Council has called on Gov. Bill Haslam to veto a bill that would ban sanctuary cities in Tennessee.


Senate Democrats push to reinstate 'net neutrality' rules

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate is poised to approve legislation designed to reverse the Federal Communications Commission's effort to deregulate the internet.


3 finalists picked for Tennessee investigative agency job

NASHVILLE (AP) — A panel has picked three finalists to lead the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.


Trump disclosure of Cohen payment raises new legal questions

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump made no mention in his financial disclosure report Wednesday of a $130,000 payment to porn star Stormy Daniels to keep quiet about an alleged affair, but said in a footnote that he "fully reimbursed" his personal attorney for as much $250,000 for unspecified "expenses."


EU chief lashes out at Trump amid new push to save Iran deal

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — A top European Union official branded President Donald Trump selfish and capricious Wednesday as EU leaders gathered to count the likely economic damage U.S. policies might inflict on the bloc and to try to rescue the Iran nuclear deal.

US factory production rose a healthy 0.5 percent in April

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. factories cranked out more appliances, computers and aircraft last month, lifting manufacturing production for only the second time in five months.

CIA nominee wins Senate panel backing, confirmation expected

WASHINGTON (AP) — Gina Haspel, President Donald Trump's nominee to head the CIA, won the backing of the Senate intelligence committee on Wednesday, paving the way for her expected confirmation to lead the spy agency.

Trump says 'no folding' in trade negotiations with China

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says there has been "no folding" in his trade negotiations with China, as he addresses his efforts to help a Chinese telecommunications company that violated U.S. sanctions.

Amazon to give Prime members extra discounts at Whole Foods

NEW YORK (AP) — It's Prime time at Whole Foods: Amazon is rolling out discounts for Prime members at the organic grocer.

Technology, retailers help drive rebound in US stocks

U.S. stocks notched solid gains Wednesday, recouping some of the market's losses from a day earlier.


Defense contractor to invest $40m, add 100 Tennessee jobs

TOONE, Tenn. (AP) — A defense contractor plans to invest $40 million and add 100 jobs to expand its operations in western Tennessee.



Lawsuit filed against gunman's dad in Waffle House shooting

PEKIN, Ill. (AP) — The family of one of the four people killed in a shooting at a Waffle House restaurant in Nashville, Tennessee, is suing the suspected gunman's father, accusing him of negligence.


Uber shifts policy for alleged sexual misconduct on service

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Uber's ride-hailing service will give its U.S. passengers and drivers more leeway to pursue claims of sexual misconduct, its latest attempt to shed its reputation for brushing aside bad behavior.


Tennessee election panel won't pursue Harwell complaint

NASHVILLE (AP) — A Tennessee panel has voted not to pursue campaign finance complaints that question House Speaker Beth Harwell's help from a political committee and a $3.1 million self-loan to her Republican gubernatorial campaign.

Board of Regents to hear recommendation on college president

NASHVILLE (AP) — The Tennessee Board of Regents is planning a special meeting to consider a recommendation for a new president of the Tennessee College of Applied Technology in Murfreesboro.


SKorea news agency: NKorea threatens to cancel US summit

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea canceled a high-level meeting Wednesday with South Korea and threatened also to call off a historic summit planned later this month with the United States due to ongoing military exercises between the South and the U.S., South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported.

Senate Democrats urge Trump to rethink helping China's ZTE

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats are urging President Donald Trump to reconsider his plans for helping Chinese telecommunications company ZTE get back into business.

Tech and health care lead US stocks lower; bond yields rise

Losses in technology and health care companies helped pull U.S. stocks lower Tuesday, snapping an eight-day winning streak by the Dow Jones industrial average.

Europe, Iran seek to save nuclear deal after US pullout

BRUSSELS (AP) — Major European powers sought Tuesday to keep Iran in a landmark international nuclear agreement after President Donald Trump pulled the U.S. out of the pact and promised tough economic sanctions against Tehran.

US hits head of Iran's central bank with terror sanctions

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is designating the head of Iran's central bank as a terrorist and hitting him with sanctions intended to further isolate Iran from the global financial system.

Facebook: We're better at policing nudity than hate speech

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Getting rid of racist, sexist and other hateful remarks on Facebook is challenging for the company because computer programs have difficulties understanding the nuances of human language, the company said Tuesday.



Trump talks with man hailed as hero in Waffle House shooting

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has spoken with a Tennessee man who wrestled an assault-style rifle away from a gunman at a Nashville Waffle House.


Facebook suspends about 200 apps that may have misused data

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is suspending about 200 apps that it believes may have misused data.


6 US states, including TN, accuse opioid maker Purdue of fueling overdoses

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Six U.S. states on Tuesday sued the maker of the opioid OxyContin of using deceptive marketing to boost drug sales that fueled opioid overdose deaths.

Abuse, neglect claims investigated at 460 Tennessee schools

NASHVILLE (AP) — An analysis has found Tennessee's Department of Children's Services investigated 647 allegations of child abuse or neglect involving students at more than 460 schools during a recent 20-month period.

12 communities picked for Tennessee Downtowns program

NASHVILLE (AP) — State officials say 12 communities in Tennessee will participate in a program aimed at revitalizing their downtown commercial districts.

Tennessee State sets up program in honor of pioneer surgeon

NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee State University is establishing an endowed scholarship fund in honor of a renowned heart surgeon and alumnus of the school.


Supreme Court makes sports betting a possibility nationwide

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday struck down a federal law that bars gambling on football, basketball, baseball and other sports in most states, giving states the go-ahead to legalize betting on sports.

US stock indexes eke out small gains after early rally fades

The major U.S. stock indexes eked out small gains Monday after a late-afternoon pullback weighed on small-company shares.

Trump's bid to help Chinese firm draws fire but raises hopes

WASHINGTON (AP) — A long-running dispute between American regulators and Chinese telecom company ZTE may have handed President Donald Trump some unexpected leverage in avoiding a trade war with Beijing.


Goodwill job fair seeks workers for 500 positions

NASHVILLE (AP) — The Goodwill Career Solutions Center is hosting a job fair on May 15 where 18 employers from a variety of industries are seeking workers to fill 500 jobs.


Jets stun Preds 5-1 in Game 7

NASHVILLE (AP) — The young Winnipeg Jets have grown up fast this postseason, so quickly that now they are headed to the first Western Conference final in their short history after knocking off the NHL's best team in the regular season.

Predators' Fisher out for Game 7 against Jets with injury

NASHVILLE (AP) — Mike Fisher won't play for the Predators in Game 7 against the Winnipeg Jets because of a lower-body injury.

Preds, Jets lean heavily on Rinne, Hellebuyck in Game 7

NASHVILLE (AP) — Predators goalie Pekka Rinne has years of postseason experience, including a couple Game 7s and a Stanley Cup Final.


Spotify cuts R. Kelly music from playlists, cites new policy

NEW YORK (AP) — Spotify has removed R. Kelly's music from its playlists, citing its new policy on hate content and hateful conduct.


Titans agree to terms with Dan Cruikshank, QB Luke Falk

NASHVILLE (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have agreed to terms with half their draft class in reaching deals with defensive back Dan Cruikshank and quarterback Luke Falk.


Cyberattack on Tennessee election website preceded outage

An intentional cyberattack and suspicious activity by foreign computers preceded the crash of a website that was reporting results in a Tennessee county's primary elections, a cyber-security firm said Friday.

Tennessee GOP gov hopefuls mixed feelings on Trump tariffs

MARTIN (AP) — President Donald Trump's plan to raise tariffs on foreign aluminum and steel drew concerns from most candidates for governor at a forum on Thursday, who said they worry a trade war could harm Tennessee's farm exports, particularly soybeans.

Board votes support of University of Tennessee president

NASHVILLE (AP) — The outgoing University of Tennessee board of trustees has passed a resolution giving a vote of confidence to UT President Joe DiPietro following his stunning ouster of the school's first female chancellor.


Dr. Dre loses trademark claim against 'Dr. Drai'

Dr. Dre has lost his trademark fight against Dr. Drai.


Tennessee lawmakers appeal refugee resettlement decision

NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee lawmakers are appealing a judge's dismissal of their lawsuit against the federal government over the refugee resettlement program.


Trump tells world's top automakers to build more cars in US

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump told leaders of the world's top automakers on Friday that he wants to see more cars built in the United States as his administration weighs plans to reduce gas mileage and pollution requirements enacted during the Obama administration.

Auto executives to meet with Trump on gas mileage standards

Executives from 10 auto companies will meet with President Donald Trump and cabinet officials on Friday to discuss the administration's plan to reduce gas mileage and pollution requirements enacted during the Obama administration.


Tech leaders seek more focus on AI at White House summit

Top U.S. tech executives and researchers want the Trump administration to invest more in artificial intelligence and craft policies they hope will strengthen the economy without displacing jobs.


Few teeth: Trump unveils plan to reduce drug prices

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's long-awaited plan to bring down drug prices, unveiled Friday, will mostly spare the pharmaceutical industry he previously accused of "getting away with murder" and instead focus on increasing private competition and requiring more openness about costs.


Health care leads gains for US stocks

NEW YORK (AP) — Health care companies led U.S. indexes modestly higher on Wall Street, closing out the market's biggest weekly gain since March.

Postal Service: More financial loss as mail delivery slumps

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service is reporting another quarterly loss. That's because strong gains in package deliveries were outweighed by an unrelenting decline in mail volume and the costs of its health care and pension obligations.

Starbucks opens restrooms following racial firestorm

WASHINGTON (AP) — Starbucks has adopted an open-bathroom policy following the arrest last month of two African American men at a coffee shop in Philadelphia.

Tax day gives US government a $214.3 billion surplus in April

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government swung to a surplus of $214.3 billion in April, primarily reflecting the revenue from that month's annual tax filing deadline.

Tame inflation: April consumer prices up just 0.2 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) — American drivers paid more for gas, but overall consumer prices rose only modestly in April, a sign that inflation remains mild.

Big jump in job program for foreign graduates of US colleges

WASHINGTON (AP) — A program that allows foreign students to stay in the United States for temporary employment after graduation has expanded significantly over a dozen years as technical companies stepped up hiring of science and engineering majors, according to a report released Thursday.

Audit: Online school inflated time students spent learning

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's then-largest online charter school may have broken the law by withholding information used in calculating payments and inflated the amount of time students spent learning by not deducting the time they were inactive online, the state auditor said Thursday.


AT&T chief lobbyist out after hiring Trump attorney, Cohen

NEW YORK (AP) — The chief lobbyist for AT&T is leaving the company after overseeing a $50,000-per-month contract for President Donald Trump's attorney Michael Cohen to serve as a political consultant.

Kelly says Trump is "somewhat embarrassed" by Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House chief of staff John Kelly says President Donald Trump is "somewhat embarrassed" by the special counsel's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

AP sources: WH aide dismisses McCain view, says 'he's dying'

WASHINGTON (AP) — A White House official dismissed Sen. John McCain's opposition to President Donald Trump's CIA nominee, saying "it doesn't matter" because "he's dying anyway," two people in the room told The Associated Press.

Insight or influence? Trump attorney's business scrutinized

WASHINGTON (AP) — Already under investigation for a payment to a porn star, President Donald Trump's longtime personal attorney is facing intensifying legal and ethical scrutiny for selling his Trump World experience and views at a hefty price to companies that sought "insight" into the new president.

Summit is set: Trump-Kim to meet June 12 in Singapore

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will meet with North Korea's Kim Jong Un in Singapore on June 12, Trump announced Thursday, hours after suggesting that the release of three Americans held in the North heralded a potential breakthrough toward denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula.

Facebook ads show Russian effort to stoke political division

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats on the House intelligence committee have released more than 3,500 Facebook ads that were created or promoted by a Russian internet agency, providing the fullest picture yet of Russia's attempt to sow racial and political division in the United States before and after the 2016 election.

Asian American candidates join fight to oust GOP

Members of the country's fastest growing minority group are running for federal office, dozens of them as Democratic candidates deliberately playing up their Asian roots against a president they say demonizes the immigrants that make America great.

Immigration crackdown shifts to employers as audits surge

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. authorities have sharply increased audits of companies to verify that their employees are authorized to work in the country. That's a sign the Trump administration's crackdown on illegal immigration is reaching deeper into the workplace.

US firms seek tariff relief as US and China try to mend rift

WASHINGTON (AP) — Corporate America is seeking relief from President Donald Trump's threatened tariffs on at least $50 billion in Chinese goods as negotiators seek to prevent a trade war between the world's two biggest economies.

Trump to sign order to reform US infrastructure technology

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is signing an executive order to try to reform the federal government's confounding information technology structure.

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