Morning Roundup: School Board Passes Budget, Gary Odom Wallops GOP

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By implementing $11 million in strictures -- including outsourcing 600-plus custodians' jobs and cutting bus drivers' hours -- Jesse Register's hotly debated schools budget narrowly gets thumbs up from the Metro school board. ... Well, whaddaya know? Looks like more people favor the Obama health-care proposal than don't. ... The state attorney general says his staff will review the new health-care bill before determining whether the state will sue. ... Ka-boom! Rep. Gary Odom delivers a head-rocking uppercut to state Republicans, listing a few reasons why Rep. Mike Turner wasn't off-base in saying racism drives a lot of President Obama's critics. Aunt B. rejoices. ... The Obama administration's literal redefinition of poverty could open needed services to Nashville's working poor. ...

A publicly supported bill creating a five-cent refundable deposit on beverage bottles would curb litter and create jobs -- so of course it died in a House subcommittee. ... The manhunt is over for a convicted sex offender on the TBI's Most Wanted list. ... E. Thomas Wood has the story on the subject of much whispering in Nashville food circles: the kitchen intrigue at Sylvan Park jewel Miel. ... Chef Thomas Keller will sign books tomorrow in The Mall at Green Hills; don't let him catch you at Sbarro. ... Wonder if he has any recipes for shark, since two were found in the Tennessee River. ... Dallas Jessup, an 18-year-old Vanderbilt freshman, will testify before a Congressional committee tomorrow about the value of self-defense training for young women. ...

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