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VOL. 43 | NO. 37 | Friday, September 13, 2019

Nothing but the truth

Higher power steered P.I. Wysocki to seek justice

An ‘otherworldly’ experience on an otherwise perfectly normal night 15 years ago changed Sheila Wysocki’s life.

Law enforcement, media often resist private help

Because of her experience with the Holly Bobo case, Nashville private investigator Sheila Wysocki says she tries to avoid cases in Tennessee. To date, she has made only one exception.

JOE ROGERS: MY TAKE

Who pays price when police snub difficult schools?

There is no discussion about returning officers to the schools, she said.

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EVENTS

Full Moon Pickin’ Parties. Enjoy these unique Friday night parties featuring bluegrass music performed by attendees as well as main acts. Percy Warner Park Equestrian Center. Food available, Water, soft drinks and up to four beers are included with admission. Adults: $20 advance, $25 day of; Youth (7-17): $7 advance, $10 day of; Children 6 and younger free. Pickers: $5 (no alcohol), $10 with beer. Season pass: $100. Proceeds benefit Warner Parks. 7-11 p.m. Information

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JIM MYERS: CULINARITY

Of summer’s end, heat and the lackadaisical chef

The pawpaws ripen in the heat, fall to the ground and, in short order, sprint from soft to rot. This time of year they demand attention.

TENNESSEE TITANS

Smith, Mariota's relationship could define Titans' season

Somewhere in all the excitement of Sunday’s season-opening 43-13 victory in Cleveland, a very important, but perhaps under-appreciated occurrence took place that, if it keeps up, could help the Tennessee Titans throughout the 2019 season.

Titans remember past champs, face old nemesis

The Titans stunned the Cleveland Browns in the season opener and now return home on a day that will be special even before the ball is kicked off against the visiting Indianapolis Colts.

George challenges Titans to seize moment as team honors past

NASHVILLE (AP) — The Tennessee Titans are honoring their past by retiring the Nos. 27 and 9 of Eddie George and the late Steve McNair.

RICHARD COURTNEY: REALTY CHECK

Urban legends, myths plague real estate market

Residential real estate is loaded with myths and misinformation. Well meaning, well heeled, highly educated men and women of brilliance often utter sentences that make responses difficult.

REAL ESTATE

US long-term mortgage rates rise; 30-year at 3.56%

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. long-term mortgage rates rose this week but remained at historically low levels.

UT SPORTS

UT football more than a game for kids with cancer

Stephanie Bible had just picked up her first set of hearing aids at a location near the University of Tennessee campus. She was only 4, suffered from partial hearing loss and had already gone through cancer treatment.

NEWSMAKERS

Baker Donelson places 7 on Lawyers of Year list

Baker Donelson’s Nashville law office announces that seven of its attorneys have been named Lawyers of the Year by the 2020 edition of Best Lawyers in America.

BRIEFS

Nashville’s 6th & Peabody ready for business

Nashville’s 6th & Peabody, the 30,000-square-foot entertainment complex at 423 6th Ave., has officially opened.

PERSONAL FINANCE

Moving to escape taxes? Make it a clean break

Breaking up can be hard to do if the other party doesn’t want to let you go. People who move out of high-tax states may learn this the hard way — through a residency audit.

BEHIND THE WHEEL

Best safe, used vehicles for college drivers

Many college-bound students, whether it be a freshman leaving home for the first time or a grad student needing more reliable transportation, require the purchase of a vehicle. To help out, Edmunds has identified five common requirements for college drivers and recommended a slightly used vehicle for each.

EDUCATION

Tennessee unveils voucher rules, prepping for 2020 rollout

NASHVILLE (AP) — Top education officials say they are preparing to implement Tennessee's newly enacted voucher law a full year ahead of schedule while unveiling key requirements surrounding the program.

NASHVILLE AREA

Cooper elected as Nashville's 3rd mayor in less than 2 years

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — John Cooper has won the election for Nashville mayor, giving the growing southern city its third mayor in less than two years.

PREDATORS

Moves make clear Preds' early playoff exits not good enough

NASHVILLE (AP) — P.K. Subban now is with the New Jersey Devils, and Matt Duchene finally is a member of the Nashville Predators.

COURTS

Judge dismisses federal voting security lawsuit in Tennessee

MEMPHIS (AP) — A federal judge has thrown out a lawsuit challenging the security of voting machines in Tennessee's largest county and calling for a switch to a handwritten ballot and a voter-verifiable paper trial.

Postal Service licked in court fight over stamp price hike

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court in Washington on Friday threw out a 5-cent hike to the price of a first class "Forever Stamp" along with other adjustments made in January to the price of first-class mail.

Huffman gets 14 days behind bars in college admissions scam

BOSTON (AP) — "Desperate Housewives" star Felicity Huffman was sentenced Friday to 14 days in prison for paying $15,000 to rig her daughter's SAT scores in the college admissions scandal that ensnared dozens of wealthy and well-connected parents.

Chaotic talks show challenge of reaching opioid settlement

For months, the judge overseeing national litigation over the opioids crisis urged all sides to reach a settlement that could end thousands of lawsuits filed by state and local governments.

Tennessee appeals court says opioid producers can be sued

KNOXVILLE (AP) — The Tennessee Court of Appeals has ruled that a lawsuit against opioid makers can move forward, overturning a lower court that had dismissed the claims.

Judge blocks Tennessee voter signup penalties, citing harm

NASHVILLE (AP) — A federal judge has blocked Tennessee's new restrictions for registering voters from taking effect on Oct. 1, saying Thursday that any benefit of the law won't likely outweigh its potential harm.

Mom pleads guilty to attempting to poison her children

FRANKLIN (AP) — A Tennessee woman has pleaded guilty to attempting to poison her children with a mixture of NyQuil and antidepressants.

STATEWIDE

Anti-Semitic message erases support of bullied Tennessee fan

KNOXVILLE (AP) — A 97.5-ton rock that's often painted by students to promote events at the University of Tennessee was covered by an anti-Semitic message on the anniversary of the terror attacks.

Judge bans bear poachers from hunting, entering US forests

KNOXVILLE (AP) — A federal magistrate judge has banned two men found guilty of bear poaching from hunting anywhere or entering any national forest for two years.

Publix: Only officers should openly carry guns in its stores

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — If you're carrying a gun, the Publix supermarket chain doesn't want to see it.

MUSIC INDUSTRY

Americana awards honor John Prine, Brandi Carlile, others

NASHVILLE (AP) — John Prine's winning streak has continued at the Americana Music Association's annual awards ceremony in Nashville, though his two-year reign as Americana artist of the year has ended.

AUTO INDUSTRY

UAW extends Ford, Fiat Chrysler pacts; strike possible at GM

DETROIT (AP) — Leaders of the United Auto Workers union have extended contracts with Ford and Fiat Chrysler indefinitely, but the pact with General Motors is still set to expire Saturday night.

US opens probe into Nissan Rogue automatic emergency braking

DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government's road safety agency is investigating complaints that the Nissan Rogue's automatic emergency braking can turn on when no obstacle is in the way.

Merkel: Germany, auto industry face 'Herculean' climate task

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Environmentalist staged a protest Thursday at the start of the Frankfurt Motor Show, hours after German Chancellor Angela Merkel acknowledged that her government and the country's powerful automakers face a "Herculean task" meeting the goals set for combating climate change.

TECHNOLOGY

Lawmakers asking 4 big tech companies for documents in probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — House lawmakers investigating the market dominance of Big Tech are asking Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple for a broad range of documents including internal communications.

Google pays France over $1B in tax fraud case

PARIS (AP) — Tech giant Google says it has paid over one billion dollars to French authorities to settle a years-long dispute over allegations of tax fraud.

Facebook expands new tool aiming to shrink 'news deserts'

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook is trying to coax "news deserts" into bloom with the second major expansion of a tool that exposes people to more local news and information. But the social network confesses that it still has a lot to learn.

ENVIRONMENT

AP-NORC poll: 64% disapprove of Trump's climate change views

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump gets some of his worst marks from the American people when it comes to his handling of climate change, and majorities believe the planet is warming and support government actions that he has sometimes scoffed at.

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

Stocks mostly lower as tech shares drop

The S&P 500 notched its third straight weekly gain Friday, even as the major U.S. stock indexes ended the day mostly lower.

PG&E reaches $11B deal with California wildfire insurers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric has agreed to pay $11 billion to a group of insurance companies representing most of the claims from Northern California wildfires in 2017 and 2018 as the company tries to emerge from bankruptcy, the utility announced Friday.

London Stock Exchange rejects Hong Kong takeover bid

LONDON (AP) — The London Stock Exchange is rejecting an unsolicited takeover bid from its Hong Kong counterpart, citing "fundamental concerns" about the offer.

US retail sales rise moderately as auto-buying jumps

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. retail sales rose moderately in August, driven higher by a jump in auto buying and healthy online sales, evidence that consumers are still spending enough to support growth.

China to lift punitive tariffs on US soybeans, pork

BEIJING (AP) — China will lift punitive tariffs imposed on U.S. soybeans and pork in a trade war with Washington, a state news agency said Friday, adding to conciliatory gestures by the two sides ahead of negotiations.

Boris Johnson to hold Brexit talks with Juncker

LONDON (AP) — Officials say British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will hold Brexit talks with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker in Luxembourg.

US budget deficit for 11 months up $169 billion over 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government's budget deficit increased by $169 billion to $1.07 trillion in the first 11 months of this budget year as spending grew faster than tax collections.

The Fed and ECB aim to avoid downturns but with limited ammo

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank are struggling mightily to invigorate their economies at a time when growth is slowing, governments remain on the sidelines and the banks' usual stimulative tools appear less effective than in the past.

Stocks rise on fresh optimism ahead of US-China trade talks

Stocks rose on Wall Street Thursday after the U.S. and China took steps to ease tensions in their costly trade war, putting investors in a buying mood.

Senate approves Trump nominee Bowman for Federal Reserve

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has confirmed President Donald Trump's nomination of Michelle Bowman to serve a full 14-year term on the seven-member Federal Reserve board.

US, China exchange goodwill gesture ahead of trade talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and China traded conciliatory gestures, raising hopes they can de-escalate a standoff over trade that has shaken financial markets and cast gloom over the global economy.

European Central Bank deploys new stimulus to help economy

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The European Central Bank delivered a new blast of monetary stimulus Thursday to help the shaky economy in the face of uncertainties like the U.S.-China trade conflict and Brexit.

US consumer prices up slight 0.1% in August

WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumer prices slowed in August, rising by a slight 0.1%, reflecting a big drop in the cost of gasoline and other energy products.

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL POLITICS

GOP rejects cuts to wall funding, Dems threaten filibuster

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican-controlled Senate committee on Thursday rejected Democratic attempts to cut President Donald Trump's latest border wall request and prevent him from again funding the project without congressional approval. Democrats threatened to filibuster a Pentagon spending bill.

Liberal, moderate divide on display in Democratic debate

HOUSTON (AP) — Joe Biden parried attack after attack from liberal rivals Thursday night on everything from health care to immigration in a debate that showcased profound ideological divides between the Democratic Party's moderate and progressive wings.

Analysis: Biden looks like a front-runner, until he doesn't

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden is the Democratic front-runner. And there were moments in Thursday night's debate when he looked the part.

Trump vows to protect 2nd Amendment after gun briefing

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump pledged Thursday to protect the Second Amendment, hours after huddling with top advisers to discuss gun control measures he might be willing to publicly stand behind.

Trump finds backing from Senate GOP on border wall move

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican-controlled Senate committee approved a Pentagon funding bill on Thursday, rejecting Democratic attempts to cut President Donald Trump's border wall request and his moves to pay for the project without congressional approval.

CEOs speak out on gun violence, want Congressional action

The CEOs of more than 100 companies are stepping into the nation's gun debate, imploring Congress to expand background checks and enact a strong "red flag" law.

House committee approves guidelines for impeachment hearings

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler says there's no confusion about what his committee is doing: It's an impeachment investigation, no matter how you want to phrase it.

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