Morning Roundup: Cooper vs. the Corps

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Addressing the Rotary Club, U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper suggests human error may have turned the flood into an outright catastrophe. Will Cooper now face the floodgates of the Ingram fortune? ... As some flood-stricken Middle Tennesseans say they were told they didn't need flood insurance, a leaked letter advises insurance agents not to admit liability: "DO NOT ADMIT TO DOING ANYTHING WRONG!!" ... Metro considers buying flood-damaged homes under a federal program. ... Now that Universal Health Services has paid $2 billion for Franklin-based Psychiatric Solutions, its senior management may need couches to sleep on. ... English-only driver's-license testing fails again to steer through the House, despite the efforts of (you guessed it) Rep. Stacey "Nacho Libre" Campfield. ...

Critics claim that Southern Baptist seminary leader Ergun Caner made up the Muslim-extremist past that has made him a huge draw on the evangelical circuit. ... WSMV-Channel 4 reports that former Chief Ronal Serpas got a sweet raise not long before he left town. ... Will a new bill before the Metro Council straighten out some of the city's byzantine beer laws? ... There's a bounty on the heads of phantom vandals at Franklin's Mt. Hope Cemetery. ... A $400 car-repair tab may have ended the careers of Spring Hill's police chief and assistant chief. ...

In this corner: a stunted pseudo-religious hatemonger with an addiction to publicity. The challenger: a band of Nashville punks who plan to drown him out with their hit "Radical Luv." ... A woman alleges that a grabby cabbie followed her into her home and groped her as she was getting his fare. ... Police seek a dangerous suspect accused of raping and torturing a Shelbyville woman. ... A woman faces indictment for filing false charges after her reported rape proves to be a consensual threeway arranged online. ...

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