Enough changes for now. - 04/25/14

What a year it's been so far with coaching changes in our sports market! So far, the Titans, Vandy football, UT men's basketball, TSU men's basketball, and the Predators have had or will have coaching changes. It's only April!

The jury is out on the hires that have been made so far, and we won't know until teams take the ice, court or field that they've made the right choices. Everyone loves the new hire - until a team starts losing.

The Preds are the only hire left to go. David Poile has said that he isn't in a rush to make a decision on the new leader for the team, and will probably get deeper into the Stanley Cup playoffs before he makes the final say.

Untl then, it's nice to have a few minutes to catch our breath. A lot has happened in 2014, and there are a lot of new coaches to get to know.

 

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WHITE DIAMOND

NEW YORK (AP) -- It's just the thing for your special someone. A "perfect" 100-carat diamond goes up for auction today. Sotheby's says the classic emerald-cut gem could bring up to $25 million. It's an internally flawless D color stone, which the auctioneer says is considered "perfect." One Sotheby's expert says the stone's transparency is like "a pool of icy water."

MARIJUANA BUST

ROSS, Texas (AP) -- It's green and leafy -- but it's not tea. Authorities in the Waco, Texas, area report busting a man on pot charges during a traffic stop. According to the McLennan County Sheriff's Office, a deputy found four vacuum-sealed bags and $1,400 in cash in Guanyu Chen's car. The Waco Tribune-Herald reports Chen claimed the bags contained tea. A drug-sniffing dog indicated otherwise. Chen has been ordered held on $10,000 bond.

JAMAICA-MARIJUANA

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) -- Lots of folks associate Jamaica with pot. But the illegal weed is still illegal in the Caribbean nation. Now, things are changing a bit. The first legal marijuana seedling was planted in Jamaica yesterday. The symbolic planting on the University of the West Indies campus comes several days after drug reforms took effect. The legal changes decriminalize possession of small amounts and makes possible medical marijuana research.

WILD MUSHROOMS-OHIO

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (AP) -- It's hunting season in Ohio -- wild mushroom hunting. As trees and flowers begin blossoming, some people have their eyes to the ground. They're looking for morel mushrooms. Walter Sturgeon is a board member for the Ohio Mushroom Society. He tells a local paper (Chillicothe Gazette) the mushrooms have a unique taste. The Morel Mushroom Festival will offer $1,000 in prize money to the mushroom lovers who collect the most morels over a four-day period.

 
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