Morning Roundup: It's Smith vs. Crafton

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David Smith's two years of campaigning pay off, as he deals incumbent Juvenile Court Clerk Vic Lineweaver a nearly 4-to-1 defeat in the primary. David Torrence also handily retains his Criminal Court Clerk seat. Fewer than 7 percent of the city's voters turn out. ... News of Ronal Serpas' recent raise has the FOP seeing red — they want the loot divided among the rank and file. ... Middle Tennessee's seniors need help in the wake of the flood. ... Former First Lady Laura Bush visits flood volunteers in Madison. ... It'll take more than Gov. Bredesen's veto to kill the guns-in-bars bill, supporters say. ... Restructure the city's debt, shoo big rigs away from residential neighborhoods — it's all in a night's work for the Metro Council. ...

After a phone tip, police charge Rachel Meadows, 27, with killing her newborn son. ... A handyman faces charges that he installed a little something extra near a LaVergne woman's shower: a camera. ... Firefighters say there's something suspicious about a house fire on Fifth Avenue North in Germantown. ... 1100 Broadway reports that baptisms are up. ... There Is No God Dept.: "Whiffin' " Lane Kiffin somehow nabs a $4 million salary at USC. ... Titans fans wince as first-round pick Derrick Morgan sits out practice with a "tweaked" hamstring. ... It's like a Monopoly set up in here: First the red umbrella, then the boot — now look out, Tennessee politics, here comes the PLOW! ...

TDOT worker David Shelton's fast action saves motorists from a sudden sinkhole on I-24. ... Here's an interesting Chris Echegaray piece about the booming local trade in international calling cards, which often run significantly cheaper than the local phone company. ... Betsy Phillips starts an argument about Walmart. ... Check out Harold Huggins' story about Verner "Red" Dean, believed to be Vanderbilt's oldest sports fan at age 90. ... Congratulations to Overbrook School third-grader Isabella Nunez, who's now in the national "Doodle 4 Google" drawing contest. Vote for her here. ...

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