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Ambulance Driver & Patient Die In Deadly I-65 Crash
A Franklin firefighter and an elderly patient were killed, and a Nashville firefighter was critically injured when the private ambulance they were in drove into the breakdown lane on Interstate 65 near I-440 and hit a TDOT HELP truck Thursday afternoon. Our sympathies to the families of this tragic incident.
The FEDS locking up E'erbody...Mexican
In the largest single strike at Mexican drug operations in the U.S., federal officials on Thursday announced the arrests of more than 300 people in raids across the country, including Nashville, aimed at the newest and most violent cartel.
La Familia has earned a reputation for dominating the methamphetamine trade and displaying graphic violence, including beheadings. U.S. officials said the cartel, based in the state of Michoacan, in southwestern Mexico, has a vast network pumping drugs throughout the United States. Go to www.tennessean.com for more
DEADLY HIT AND RUN DRIVER CAUGHT...GOOD!!
This drunk a$# woman struck and killed a man who worked for Bailey's Wrecker Service along I-40 late last night. She admitted to drinking earlier before the crash. Wow! The devastation that drinking and driving can cause...
In Jail...In Jail without NO BAIL!!
2010 looks like it's going to be a very busy year for rapper Lil Wayne.
As you probably already heard, Lil Wayne pled guilty to weapons possession yesterday in a New York courtroom, and he's set to spend up to a year in prison beginning in 2010.
Well next year the Louisiana rapper is also scheduled to stand trial for drug charges in Arizona.
And if that's not enough for Lil Wayne, his people tell us that Lil Wayne is set to drop 3 albums next year.
Sounds like very productive year for Weezy. A trial, a bid, and 3 album releases? Man, it took 50 Cent 5 years to accomplish all that.
Lil Boosie is scheduled to spend a year in prison, and he's not at all happy about it.
When Ozone magazine asked him what he thought about fans telling him to keep his head up, he said the following:
[audio of Lil Boosie:] "I'm the one who gotta go do this time. None of you all gonna be in that, you all gonna be at home still wiping your <bleep> with Charmin. Keep your head up. <bleep> all that."
Okay... Wonder what he says to people who make fun of him going to prison.
THE HARE-BRAINED CONTESSA?
Journalism 1-0-1 proved difficult for yet another news outlet this week, this time M-S-N-B-C. The network's Contessa Brewer introduced guest "the Reverend Al Sharpton" as she sat for an interview with the Reverend Jesse Jackson. Staring at the camera from a studio in Burbank, California, Jackson corrected, "I'm Reverend Jesse Jackson," to which Brewer replied, "We all know who you are, Reverend Jackson. I'm so sorry." Brewer has since apologized for the incident and blames her script.
RACE: Double Standard at E-S-P-N?
Brooke Hundley - Mistress
Is E-S-P-N guilty of having different standards for its black and white employees? That's what some critics are claiming after it announced that it had only suspended Steve Phillips after learning that the married commentator had been carrying on an affair with a 22-year-old co-worker.
The critics are crying foul because in 2006, E-S-P-N fired African-American commentator Harold Reynolds after a white co-worker accused him of giving her an "improper hug" at a restaurant. Reynolds later sued the network for wrongful termination and reached an out-of-court settlement.
At Bossip.com, Da Honest Truth writes, "Unfortunately -- there are double standards in everything in America. This isn't surprising. The surprising thing is how black people continue to support the people who dish out the double standards against them. That's what amazes me. All you have to do is turn them off."
Cruzan Trini aggress there's a double standard, while adding, "The difference in these two cases is that [Phillips'] side piece didn't file sexual harrassment charges. I am happy for Reynolds and glad that he stood up for himself.--Chris Morrow
Do you think E-S-P-N is guilty of having a double standard for it's black and white employees?
Or do you think them main difference between the Phillips and Reynolds cases isn't race, but that Phillip's affair was consensual?
Do you think it's still dangerous for black men to have sexual relationships with white women in the workplace?