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1. Baker Donelson elects new shareholders -

Baker Donelson has elected 13 new shareholders across the firm, including two attorneys in its Nashville office, Joel R. Buckberg and Ashby Q. Burks.

2. Events -

Nashville’s Earth Day Festival. A free, family friendly event with live entertainment throughout the day, featuring exhibits and activities aimed at helping protect our environment. With nearly 100 family-friendly booths, hosted by community groups, environmental organizations and government agencies, will offer fun and hands-on activities for all ages. Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Centennial Park.

3. Medicare database reveals top-paid doctors -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare paid a tiny group of doctors $3 million or more apiece in 2012. One got nearly $21 million.

Those are among the findings of an Associated Press analysis of physician data released Wednesday by the Obama administration, part of a move to open the books on health care financing.

4. GM recall: Many victims were young drivers -

DETROIT (AP) — As the deaths are tallied from General Motors' delayed recall of compact cars, one thing is becoming clear: Of those who were killed, the majority were young.

In a way, this isn't surprising. Low-priced cars like the Chevrolet Cobalt and Saturn Ion were marketed to young, first-time buyers and parents seeking transportation for their kids.

5. Report: California is top crime target in US -

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California is the top target in the U.S. for international criminal enterprises that operate from safe havens in Eastern Europe, Africa and China, according to a report being released Thursday.

6. Vanderbilt Hospital names Parmley its chief of staff -

C. Lee Parmley, M.D., J.D., professor of Anesthesiology and chief of the Critical Care Division of the Department of Anesthesiology, has been named chief of staff of Vanderbilt University Hospital.

7. GM creates new post to spearhead safety issues -

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors has named a 40-year engineer as its new safety chief, placing a single person in charge of recalls and other safety issues as it deals with a huge compact car recall that has damaged the company's reputation.

8. Secrecy is sacrosanct in Haslam administration -

Phil Bredesen’s first act as governor was to issue an executive order requiring his cabinet officials, including himself, to disclose their yearly income.

Years later, Gov. Bredesen said, “I consider it an intrusion on my privacy, but one I feel required to do as a public official.” The executive order was a sign of Bredesen’s dedication to transparency.

9. Facebook to delete posts for illegal gun sales -

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Under pressure from gun control advocates, Facebook agreed Wednesday to delete posts from users seeking to buy or sell weapons illegally or without a background check.

A similar policy will be applied to Instagram, the company's photo-sharing network, Facebook said. The measures will be put into effect over the next few weeks at the world's largest social network, with 1.3 billion active users.

10. Riley is president-elect of physicians’ organization -

Wayne J. Riley, M.D., MPH, MBA, clinical professor of Medicine with Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and adjunct professor of Healthcare Management with the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University, is president-elect of the American College of Physicians.

11. FCC won't appeal ruling on Internet neutrality -

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Communications Commission says it won't appeal a court decision that struck down rules it designed to ensure that the transmission of all Internet content be treated equally. The agency says it will fashion new rules.

12. Watson says his stance on VW union vote ‘misconstrued’ -

State Sen. Bo Watson, a Republican from Hixon, has been showing up in the national media lately, thanks to his public statements against unionization effort at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga.

On Friday, officials announced workers had voted not to join the United Automobile Workers by a 43-vote margin.

13. Spyridon: For Downtown Nashville, it’s all about more hotel space -

When he watched the ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Music City Center in May 2012, Butch Spyridon was ready to exhale.

For more than a decade, he’d been one of the main driving forces behind a new downtown convention center, a project that was written off more than once. From advocacy studies through planning and development, the project stretched through the terms of three mayors and multiple Metro Council members, meaning dozens of pitch meetings, design changes and more.

14. Capella Healthcare makes leadership promotions -

Capella Healthcare has announced the promotions of three senior leaders to executive management positions and four others to its senior management team. Promoted to executive vice president duties are:

15. Internet firms release data on NSA requests -

WASHINGTON (AP) — A flurry of new reports from major technology companies show that the government collects customer information on tens of thousands of Americans every six months as part of secret national security investigations. And the companies' top lawyers struck a combative stance, saying the Obama administrative needs to provide more transparency about its data collection.

16. New CEO named at TriStar StoneCrest -

Louis F. Caputo, chief executive officer (CEO) of Summerville Medical Center in Summerville, S.C., has been named chief executive officer of HCA’s TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center in Murfreesboro.

17. It’ll be interesting to see where this bridge leads -

“Time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee.”

“Got it.”

So read an Aug. 13, 2013 email exchange between a couple of New Jersey pols. Why Fort Lee?

Earlier efforts to pluck Democratic endorsements in the Garden State for Gov. Chris Christie’s re-election campaign had failed as to Fort Lee’s mayor, Mark Sokolich.

18. Sherrard & Roe adds Schott as a member -

Attorney Carolyn Schott has joined the law firm of Sherrard & Roe, PLC, as a member.

Prior to joining Sherrard & Roe, Schott was a shareholder at Baker Donelson, where she worked 11 years. Schott’s experience includes federal and state tax, tax litigation, estate planning, exempt organizations and corporations.

19. Watchdog advises ending early look at jobs data -

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Labor Department watchdog has recommended ending a practice that allows reporters to review a key unemployment report before it is made public.

Media "lockups" for weekly unemployment benefits are a problem because news outlets can feed the data to investment firms and financial exchanges immediately after the lockup ends, the Labor Department's Office of the Inspector General said in a report released Thursday.

20. Sumner Co. man goes from 426 lbs. to fitness business owner, role model -

Three years ago, Richard Neal weighed 426 pounds. His doctors told him he might not make it to age 30 – or have children.

Today, Neal, 29, is hundreds of pounds lighter and very much alive, thanks to working out, healthy eating, a support system that includes his numerous followers on social media, and his young son, Brady.

21. Bye bye, bile? Websites try to nix nasty comments -

NEW YORK (AP) — Mix blatant bigotry with poor spelling. Add a dash of ALL CAPS. Top it off with a violent threat. And there you have it: A recipe for the worst of online comments, scourge of the Internet.

22. Stone is elected president of Realtors group -

Hagan Stone has been elected president of the Greater Nashville Association of Realtors for 2014. Stone, who is affiliated with the Brentwood office of Pilkerton Realtors, begins his one-year term Jan. 1.

23. Will ‘Private Lives of Nashville Wives’ be another network TV boost or make us cringe? -

On the heels of ABC drama "Nashville," cable network TNT is launching another national Music City-based show. But it’s about to get real.

“Private Lives of Nashville Wives” is a reality show (“docu-drama,” one cast member says to correct the record) that follows six women who are married to successful Music Row types. And two or three have had their own successful careers. It debuts at 9 p.m. Feb. 24 on TNT.

24. Tech firms vie to protect personal data, profits -

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Even as Silicon Valley speaks out against the U.S. government's surveillance methods, technology companies are turning a handsome profit by mining personal data and peering into people's online habits.

25. Rising riches: 1 in 5 in US reaches affluence during lifetime -

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's not just the wealthiest 1 percent.

Fully 20 percent of U.S. adults become rich for parts of their lives, wielding outsize influence on America's economy and politics. This little-known group may pose the biggest barrier to reducing the nation's income inequality.

26. Are Titans, new ownership committed to winning? -

“It is what it is.” That well-worn catch phrase describes the Tennessee Titans perfectly. They are the very definition of mediocrity.

Try as they may to escape that, there is no denying the long-term “averageness” of this franchise.

27. Employers step in to prevent worker burnout -

LONDON (AP) — Volkswagen turns off some employees' email 30 minutes after their shifts end. Goldman Sachs is urging junior staff to take weekends off. BMW is planning new rules that will keep workers from being contacted after hours.

28. TEA names new executive director - The Tennessee Education Association has named Carolyn Crowder as its new executive director.

Crowder comes to Tennessee from Denver, where she served for the past four years as executive director of the combined Denver Classroom Teachers Association, Denver Association of Education Office Professionals and DCTA-Retired.

29. Woodmont Investment hires vice president -

Woodmont Investment Counsel, LLC has hired Robert Perry as vice president.

Perry is a Nashville native who earned a bachelor’s degree at Columbia University and worked on Wall Street before returning to Nashville to earn an MBA from the Owen Graduate School of Management and a law degree from the Vanderbilt University Law School.

30. State GOP and former top aide settle lawsuit -

NASHVILLE (AP) - The Tennessee Republican Party and former chief of staff Mark Winslow have settled a lawsuit over the public disclosure of his severance pay after he left the state GOP.

Republican U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann of Chattanooga and political operative Chip Saltsman remain defendants in the case headed for trial on Feb. 24.

31. Centerstone names Slusser director of advancement -

Centerstone, one of the nation’s leading not-for-profit providers of community-based mental health and addiction services, has promoted Jeney Slusser to director of advancement in Tennessee.

32. Events -

Tennessee Real Estate Investors Association Landlord Briefing. Randee Rogers Training Center, today, 1-3 p.m., 1419 Rosa L. Parks Blvd., Nashville. Registration and information: tennreia@gmail.com.

33. S&P 500 ekes out a small gain to set a new record -

NEW YORK (AP) — The Standard & Poor's 500 index eked out the smallest of gains to set a record high Monday as investors assessed third-quarter earnings news.

Earnings will hold investors' attention this week as major U.S. companies including McDonald's, Boeing and Procter & Gamble report their results. Rising profits have been one of the key supports for this year's rally in stocks.

34. GE profit slips in 3Q, but tops estimates -

NEW YORK (AP) — General Electric said Friday that net income fell 9 percent in the third quarter as the company struggles to grow revenue and profits after shedding media and banking assets. But improving industrial performance helped the company beat Wall Street expectations.

35. S&P 500 closes further into record territory -

NEW YORK (AP) — Investors shifted their focus from politics to profits on Friday and liked what they saw, pushing the Standard & Poor's 500 index further into record territory.

Two days after Congress struck a last-minute deal to keep the U.S. from a devastating default on its debt, investors were bidding up stocks on surprisingly good profits from companies in industries both old and new.

36. Man charged with stalking John Rich ordered to wear GPS device -

NASHVILLE (AP) — A Tennessee judge has ordered a man charged with stalking country singer John Rich and a 17-year-old girl to wear a GPS tracking device until he can be mentally evaluated.

37. J. Alexander’s promotes Hagler to AVP, controller -

J. Alexander’s LLC, operator of J. Alexander’s restaurants and Stoney River Legendary Steak restaurants, has promoted Jessica Hagler to assistant vice president and controller.

38. Events -

Business Matchmaking: Increase Sales and Decrease Sales Cycle. Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce introduces Business Matchmaking, an intuitive cloud-based software that helps pair qualified, growing companies with ready-to-purchase buyers. Powered by technology from Sagents Partners LLC, this new offering helps growing businesses in Middle Tennessee connect with procurement offices in Fortune 1000 companies. Goodwill Industries of Middle TN, Inc., 937 Herman Street, Nashville. Today, 3-5 p.m. Information: nashvillechamber.com, 743-3063.

39. Pinnacle Financial Partners names Smith to board -

Pinnacle Financial Partners has elected Reese Smith III, president of Haury & Smith Contractors Inc., to its board.

40. Events -

Nashville Chamber Business After Hours. An opportunity to develop relationships, walk away with new connections and market your business to more than 200 attendees. 5:30-7:30 p.m., Casa Azafrán Community Center, 2195 Nolensville Pike (Between I-440 and the Fairgrounds), Nashville. Information: nashvillechamber.com, 743-3063.

41. Burst of IPOs follows gains in stock market -

The stock market has been heating up, driving demand for IPOs. There have been 140 initial public offerings of stock this year, up 46 percent from the same time in 2012, according to IPO tracking firm Renaissance Capital. Of the eight companies that went public this week, two — cybersecurity software maker FireEye and technology advertising company RocketFuel — nearly doubled in value Friday.

42. Postmaster says USPS may need emergency rate hike -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe said Thursday his agency is in "the midst of a financial disaster" and may need an emergency increase in postage rates to keep operating.

"The Postal Service as it exists today is financially unsustainable," he told the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. It's a message that the postmaster general has been delivering to Congress with regularity over the past several months.

43. Music, gaming industries sounds alarm on piracy -

WASHINGTON (AP) — The music and movie industries are sounding the alarm again on online piracy, saying illegal downloads are on the rise and search engines like Google aren't doing enough to stop them.

44. Events -

International Business Council Luncheon. Guest speaker today will be Ted Simmons, senior global brand consultant for Arnold Worldwide. Simmons has worked with Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey since 1967, helping create one of the biggest and best-recognized worldwide brands. He will be joined by co-presenter Jennifer Powell, senior brand manager for Jack Daniel’s. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., AT&T Auditorium, 333 Commerce Street, Nashville. Information: 743-3063, panderson@nashvillechamber.com.

45. Events -

Nashville Area Chamber and Partnership 2020 Annual Meeting. Richard Florida, professor, University of Toronto and senior editor of The Atlantic, will be the featured speaker on Friday. Florida is a nationally known author and speaker who developed the concept of the "creative class," a theory that high concentrations of musicians, artists and other creative occupations fuel greater economic growth in metropolitan regions. Florida’s keynote presentation will focus on Nashville's ability to capitalize on both cultural and regional assets for continued prosperity. 8:30-10:30 a.m., Music City Center - Davidson Ballroom, 201 5th Avenue South, Nashville. Information: nashvillechamber.com, 743-3063.

46. Athlon goes deep -

Sandwiched between the coupons, department-store flyers and comics, the little newsmagazine tucked into the Sunday paper has long been a staple of American households.

And even with the rise of online publishing and the decline of newspapers, a robust market for these publications still exists in many parts of the country, particularly rural areas.

47. Baker Donelson hires attorneys for two groups -

Baker Donelson has hired Klint Alexander for the firm’s Global Business Team, which concentrates on global trade and commercial transactions, dispute resolution and general business law, and David Sawrie for its Intellectual Property Group.

48. Events -

“Now that you ask …” David Keene, opinion editor for The Washington Times, immediate past president of the National Rifle Association of America and former chairman of the American Conservative Union for 25 years, is th featured speaker for Lipscomb University’s Nelson and Sue Andrews Institute for Civic Leadership’s “now that you ask… A Conversation Series” hosted by Tom Ingram. 6:30 p.m., Shamblin Theatre, Lipscomb University, One University Park Drive, Nashville.

49. Facebook: Governments demanded data on 38K users -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Government agents in 74 countries demanded information on about 38,000 Facebook users in the first half of this year, with about half the orders coming from authorities in the United States, the company said Tuesday.

50. Yarbrough, Little join new Bone McAllester group -

Attorneys Ed Yarbrough and Alex Little have joined Bone McAllester Norton PLLC, creating a new division of criminal defense and government investigations.

51. Restaurants help drive East Nashville resurgence -

“People pass each other smiling,” says East Nashville resident Jason Facio while riding his bike through the neighborhood.

“I moved here in 2001, and can’t imagine being anywhere else, especially when you’re talking about eating out.

52. Watkins welcomes 4 new trustees to board -

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film has named William H. Braddy III, Deborah G. Crowder, Marci Mason, and Cano A. Ozgener to its board. Each will serve three-year terms.

53. Fully-owned NBCUniversal boosts Comcast 2Q results -

NEW YORK (AP) — The decision by Comcast Corp., the country's largest cable company, to buy General Electric out of the NBCUniversal business looks like a smart one, as the media conglomerate posted strong results for the second quarter.

54. Kiwanis names Buchanan Nashvillian of the Year -

Kiwanis Club of Nashville has honored Steve Buchanan as its 2012 Outstanding Nashvillian of the Year for his community contributions. Buchanan is president of the Opry Entertainment Group, a division of Ryman Hospitality Properties, and executive producer for “Nashville.”

55. Events -

Seventh Annual Nashville Emerging Leader Awards. The NELAs recognize young professionals in 15 industry classifications who are excelling in their careers and making a difference in the Nashville community. Today, 5-8 p.m., Lipscomb University’s Collins Alumni Auditorium. Information: nashvillechamber.com, 743-3063.

56. GE posts small gain in 2Q profit, sees US pickup -

NEW YORK (AP) — General Electric posted a slight gain in net income in the second quarter and said its U.S. operations are picking up steam.

GE said Friday that it earned $3.13 billion, up from $3.11 billion a year earlier. On a per share basis, the company earned 30 cents, up from 29 cents. Revenue fell 4 percent, to $35.12 billion from $36.5 billion.

57. China plans to further restrict car purchases -

BEIJING (AP) — China plans to increase the number of cities that restrict vehicle purchases in a bid to fight pollution and traffic congestion, state media reported Thursday.

With more than 13 million cars sold in China last year, motor vehicles and their emissions have emerged as the chief culprit for the air pollution in large cities.

58. A showcase for rural America -

RFD-TV bills itself as “Rural America’s Most Important Network,” and there was a time when provincial Music City would have been its core audience.

Today, Nashville has an urbane, glitzy, polished image. It’s the city of pop-country divas Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood, the home of business headquarters with global reputations, and sprawling, non-stop construction featuring a new, state-of-the-art convention center downtown.

59. The Queen City plays its Ace -

The bluffs that lift much of Clarksville high above the Cumberland River could be some sort of literal fiscal cliff if those who predict the worst are to be believed.

City folks talk about the lost promise that was Hemlock Semiconductor, a billion-dollar-plus facility that was expected to employ at least 500 permanent workers. That planned production of polycrystalline silicon for the manufacture of solar cells and semiconductor devices was hailed by city and state officials as being a hub of high-tech development in Montgomery County. But it basically died before it got going, with 300 jobs eliminated earlier this year.

60. VW mum on prospects for Tennessee plant expansion -

CHATTANOOGA (AP) — Volkswagen calls its Chattanooga plant a global model for energy conservation and efficient production. But executives remain tightlipped about whether the facility is in line to produce a new crossover SUV for the German automaker.

61. Legal immigration -

During the Great Recession, law firms pressed the pause button on hiring. But as the economy recovers, the market for attorneys is following suit.

Local law firms are in expansion mode and, as Nashville’s star rises nationally, outside law firms – and some lawyers who left for greener pastures – are looking to move into Music City.

62. Obama defends phone data collection program -

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama vigorously defended sweeping secret surveillance into America's phone records and foreigners' Internet use, declaring "we have to make choices as a society."

63. US declassifies phone program details after uproar -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Moving to tamp down a public uproar spurred by the disclosure of two secret surveillance programs, the nation's top intelligence official is declassifying key details about one of the programs while insisting the efforts were legal, limited in scope and necessary to detect terrorist threats.

64. US gov't collecting huge number of phone records -

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government is secretly collecting the telephone records of millions of U.S. customers of Verizon under a top-secret court order, according to the chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee. The Obama administration is defending the National Security Agency's need to collect such records, but critics are calling it a huge over-reach.

65. Nashville's WKRN part of media merger -

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Broadcast companies Media General Inc. and New Young Broadcasting Holding Co. said Thursday that they are combining to create a company that will operate 30 TV stations in 27 markets including Nashville (WKRN, Channel 2), San Francisco and Richmond, Va.

66. Nashville's WKRN part of media merger -

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Broadcast companies Media General Inc. and New Young Broadcasting Holding Co. said Thursday that they are combining to create a company that will operate 30 TV stations in 27 markets including Nashville (WKRN, Channel 2), San Francisco and Richmond, Va.

67. US gov't collecting huge number of phone records -

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government is secretly collecting the telephone records of millions of U.S. customers of Verizon under a top-secret court order, according to the chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee. The Obama administration is defending the National Security Agency's need to collect such records, but critics are calling it a huge over-reach.

68. Baker Donelson adds to govt. regulatory group -

Carol Owen has joined Baker Donelson as a shareholder and a member of the firm’s Government Regulatory Actions Group.

Owen will concentrate her practice on complex litigation and operations/risk management. She has key experience in environmental and financial services litigation and has worked with health care companies, manufacturers, financial services providers and waste management companies through complex litigation.

69. TriStar Centennial names chief medical officer - Jeffrey Guy, M.D., M.S.c., M.M.H.C, F.A.C.S., has been named chief medical officer of TriStar Centennial Medical Center in Nashville.

Guy joined TriStar Centennial as the chief medical officer of TriStar Centennial Women’s & Children’s hospital in September 2012 and has been serving as interim chief medical officer of TriStar Centennial since November 2012.

70. Yahoo takes big leap with $1.1B deal for Tumblr -

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo is buying online blogging forum Tumblr for $1.1 billion as CEO Marissa Mayer tries to rejuvenate an Internet icon that had fallen behind the times.

The deal announced Monday represents Mayer's boldest move yet since she left Google 10 months ago to lead Yahoo's latest comeback attempt. It marks Yahoo's most expensive acquisition since the Sunnyvale, Calif., company bought online search engine Overture a decade ago for $1.3 billion in cash and stock.

71. Gov't probe obtains wide swath of AP phone records -

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department secretly obtained two months of telephone records of reporters and editors for The Associated Press in what the news cooperative's top executive called a "massive and unprecedented intrusion" into how news organizations gather the news.

72. Stocks surge to new highs after hiring climbs -

NEW YORK (AP) — After weeks of conflicting signals about the strength of the economy, a big gain in the jobs market gave Wall Street reason to celebrate Friday.

The stock market surged, traders donned party hats, and the wave of buying drove three indexes through major milestones.

73. Hand On Nashville announces new board members, officers -

Hands On Nashville’s board of directors has elected new officers to its executive committee and several new members to its board.

Brian Copeland has been elected as HON’s new secretary. Copeland, the chief engagement officer at Village Real Estate Services, joined the board in 2010.

74. Events -

TN Latin American Chamber of Commerce Member Luncheon. Esther Aguilera, president and CEO of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute is today's guest speaker. In October 2012, she was recognized as one of the 50 most influential Latino leaders by HispanicBusiness.com. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Trevecca Nazarene University, Boone Business Bldg. Information: www.tlacc.org/

75. FBI court documents recount 'gray side' of Pilot -

NASHVILLE (AP) — When federal agents descended on the Knoxville headquarters of Pilot Flying J on April 15, it was the first inkling the public and company executives had of an FBI and Internal Revenue Service investigation that began nearly two years ago.

76. TN GOP says infighting typical of supermajority -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Republicans, positioned to make major changes to state law with the governorship and a supermajority in the General Assembly, ended the session with some high-profile measures derailed by infighting.

77. AG reaches settlement over medical claims -

NASHVILLE (AP) — The Tennessee attorney general has entered a settlement with a Nashville man whose company claimed a medical device could treat or cure serious medical conditions such as fungal meningitis and Lyme disease.

78. Vanderbilt’s Kinch to lead Tennessee Nurses Association -

Jill Kinch, MSN, APN, advanced practice nurse team manager for Perioperative and Procedural Services at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, has been appointed president of the Tennessee Nurses Association (TNA).

79. Chinese automakers struggle against global rivals -

SHANGHAI (AP) — These should be good times for Chinese automakers as they prepare to show off their latest models at the Shanghai auto show.

Their home market is the world's biggest and growing. But independent automakers such as Chery and Geely are being squeezed by bigger, richer global rivals including General Motors and Nissan that have moved into turf the Chinese makers considered their own: low-priced models for local tastes. Domestic brands account for less than half of their own market.

80. Get started before graduation -

It’s always been easy to get a job out of college if mom or dad is chairman of the board.

It’s even easier if the graduate is chairman.

The experiential learning trend on university campuses fosters the career aspirations of students by helping individuals create their own companies and nonprofits – sometimes before graduation – by focusing on finding suitable internships and through course integration.

81. Senate votes to block access to gun carry records -

NASHVILLE (AP) - Before last year's elections, the Senate Republican Caucus obtained a copy of the entire database of handgun carry permit holders in Tennessee. On Wednesday, the GOP-controlled chamber voted to block public access to those records.

82. Lamb, Self to be honored by Tennessee Medical Association -

John W. Lamb, Sr., MD, and Catherine Self, PT, PhD, both of Nashville, are among the recipients of 2013 Tennessee Medical Association awards, which will be presented during the TMA’s 178th annual Meeting on Saturday in Franklin.

83. Apple apologizes in China after service criticism -

BEIJING (AP) — Apple apologized to Chinese consumers after government media attacked its repair policies for two weeks in a campaign that reeked of economic nationalism.

A statement Apple posted in Chinese on its website Monday said the complaints had prompted "deep reflection" and persuaded the company of the need to revamp its repair policies, boost communication with Chinese consumers and strengthen oversight of authorized resellers.

84. Scooter ads face scrutiny from gov't., doctors -

WASHINGTON (AP) — TV ads show smiling seniors enjoying an "active" lifestyle on a motorized scooter, taking in the sights at the Grand Canyon, fishing on a pier and high-fiving their grandchildren at a baseball game.

85. Events -

Nashville Fashion Week. A city-wide celebration of Nashville’s thriving fashion and retail community and its vast array of creative talent featuring local, regional and national design talent in fashion events and shows. Through Saturday. Information: NashvilleFashionWeek.com.

86. US stocks fall on broad concern about Europe -

Stocks reversed an early rise on Wall Street Monday as traders returned to worrying about the European economy.

Optimism about a deal to prevent financial collapse in Cyprus had briefly pushed the Standard & Poor's 500 index to within a quarter-point of its record closing high, but stocks soon turned negative.

87. Panel could see bill to change open meetings law -

NASHVILLE (AP) - A Republican lawmaker who last year backed off a bill that would have allowed local officials to hold more closed-door meetings has renewed the effort, saying he's asked county commissioners to bring him a proposal that has a chance of passing a key subcommittee.

88. Deal to sell Dell may be about to face competition -

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Is Michael Dell's attempt to gain more control over his company about to turn into a financial tug-of-war?

The answer could come Friday. That's the end of a 45-day period that Dell Inc.'s board of directors set to allow for offers that might top a Feb. 5 deal to sell the personal computer maker to CEO Michael Dell and a group of investors for $24.4 billion.

89. CCA names White VP of Correctional Programs -

Corrections Corporation of America has promoted Kim White to vice president of the Correctional Programs Division. She formerly served as managing director of inmate programs.

90. Floodwaters lift a new generation of nonprofits -

In May 2010, Ryan Havice had graduated college and was living back home in San Francisco, bartending while deciding what was next.

Service was important to him, and a recent stint with AmeriCorps, which partners volunteers with nonprofits across the country, was fresh in his mind when he heard about the flood in Nashville. So he left California and came to help.

91. Renewed bid would dilute Tennessee open meetings law -

NASHVILLE (AP) - A renewed push is under way to get Tennessee lawmakers to allow local official to hold more closed-door meetings.

Williamson County Commissioner Bob Barnwell, who also spearheaded a similar attempt last year, has written to local government colleagues around the state urging them to encourage state lawmakers to pass a bill to allow private meetings among officials as long as a quorum isn't present.

92. Haslam's school voucher bill delayed -

NASHVILLE (AP) — State Republicans are trying to decide between two competing proposals that would create a school voucher program in Tennessee.

Gov. Bill Haslam's measure had been scheduled to be heard Wednesday in the Senate Education Committee, but was delayed for two weeks.

93. Fridrich & Clark’s Smith earns top Realtor honor -

The Greater Nashville Association of Realtors has named Lucy Smith of Fridrich & Clark Realty the 2012 Realtor of the Year.

The award is given annually to the GNAR Realtor member who has made the most significant contribution to clients, the real estate profession and the community. Smith was recognized for her achievements by Brian Copeland, last year’s recipient, at Saturday’s GNAR’s annual Awards of Excellence Gala.

94. GOP lawmakers seek to back away from 'fringe' -

NASHVILLE (AP) — Before a House vote to give final approval to a contentious firearms bill last week, Speaker Beth Harwell implored her Republican colleagues to ignore demands from what she deemed "fringe" groups to make major changes to the measure.

95. Tournament favorite? It has to be Nashville -

March Madness arrives today in all its glory with a flip of the calendar. The Road to the Final Four begins in Music City with Wednesday’s tip-off of the Ohio Valley Conference men’s and women’s tournaments at Municipal Auditorium, followed a week later by the sold-out Southeastern Conference men’s tournament at Bridgestone Arena.

96. FirstBank president adds CEO to nameplate -

FirstBank’s board of directors has appointed Chris Holmes chief executive officer, one year after naming him president of the third-largest bank headquartered in Tennessee.

97. Events -

24th annual Nashville Lawn & Garden Show. The theme for this year’s show is “Jardins du Soleil,” French for “Gardens of the Sun,” and will feature gardens of internationally inspired designs. The show also offers the opportunity to hear free presentations by horticultural, landscape design and gardening experts. This year’s featured speaker is Frédéric Nancel, operations and events director for the Chateau de Chantilly near Paris, France. Thursday-Saturday, 10-8 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tennessee State Fairgrounds. Information: nashvillelawnandgardenshow.com.

98. Can the new Corvette save GM? -

It looks part Ferrari, part Batmobile. But can this superhero save GM?

Auto industry analysts and mainstream media predict the 2014 Corvette Stingray will have all sorts of extraordinary, megastar powers.

99. Administration developing penalties for cybertheft -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Evidence of an unrelenting campaign of cyberstealing linked to the Chinese government is prompting the Obama administration to develop more aggressive responses to the theft of U.S. government data and corporate trade secrets.

100. Ramsey against NRA-backed sealing of carry permits -

NASHVILLE (AP) — A National Rifle Association-backed effort to block public access to handgun carry permits goes too far for Republican Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey, one of the top gun rights advocates in the Tennessee General Assembly.