Be a Music City Tourist! - 04/18/14

Happy Easter Weekend!  I hope you are having a great holiday.  I have family visiting from the northeast this week and have had a chance to play tour guide and tourist at the same time.  It's been fun! If you haven't taken the time to visit the Country Music Hall of Fame (most of us that live here probably haven't), take a trip downtown!  I had a blast there on Wednesday!  It's a great place to spend a few hours rolling down memory lane and learn more about this great place we call home. 
A friend once suggested that when she has family or guests that will be staying at her home for a few days, she would spend a night in the guest room before they arrive to make sure she had supplied everything her guest would need to make it as enjoyable as possible.  I always thought that is a great idea.  Take it a step further and play the role of tourist in your own town and check out all of the great things Nashville has to offer!  I bet you'll have a great time too!

 

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COPPER BULL

HURRICANE, Utah (AP) -- A copper bull is now a steer. The statue outside the Barista's restaurant in Hurricane, Utah, has lost its most prominent feature. Some in town weren't very bullish on the statue's oversized realism. Opponents even wanted the city council to revoke Barista's business license. Restaurant owner Stephen Ward has decided to modify the bull. But he tells the Spectrum newspaper he isn't bowing to community pressure. Ward says he decided the bull would -- quote -- "look better without the weenie."

TOILETS IN THE CITY

DENVER (AP) -- When you've got to go in downtown Denver -- there are not enough places to go. Officials are studying the need for more public bathrooms in the Mile High City. The Denver Post reports the city is dealing with the problem of people peeing in the streets. One city council woman notes downtown is becoming an increasingly popular area for the arts and sporting events. The Post reports a consulting firm is looking into the potty problem and is preparing a report for the council's April 11 community meeting.

BRAZIL-GOLD BAR

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- A rabbit's foot? No way. A horseshoe? Nope. One Brazilian businessman says his lucky charm is a bar of gold. Federal police report Werner Rydl was detained when he tried to board a plane with a 23-ounce gold bar. Globo television's G1 Internet portal reports the man's lawyer says his client has traveled the world with his gold bar and never had a problem. The lawyer describes his client as "eccentric." Federal police say the man didn't have the required receipt for the gold. He was freed pending trial.

AUTO SHOW-LINCOLN CONTINENTAL

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) -- Elvis Presley had one. So did Clark Gable. It was even the ride of presidents. Soon, you'll be able to buy a Lincoln Continental again, too. Thirteen years after the last Continental rolled off the assembly line, Ford is resurrecting the storied nameplate. The new Continental debuts in concept form at this week's New York auto show. The production version of the full-size sedan goes on sale next year. Ford also has high hopes for the new Lincoln in the rapidly growing Chinese auto market.

 

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