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Tucson connections in Nashville - 11/06/13

It's been a crazy month of getting adjust here in our new home of Nashville.  One of the feel-good aspects has been the number of Arizonans who have reached out. 

For example, I got a Facebook message from John Foster.  You might not know who he is, but he's the founder of Mays Counter, a great restaurant in Tucson.  He relocated to Nashville right after we did, to establish two new restaurants here!  Nashville Street Tacos and Mays Counter - Nashville.  Can I tell you how excited I am to get Sonoran hot dogs in Nashville???

Anyhow, John is just one of many who have made me feel even more comfortable in this transistion.  I'm so grateful for that!

 

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Last Update on August 28, 2014 09:08 GMT

MARIJUANA LAWSUIT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- High Times magazine isn't very high on the High Time Station pot shop. The parent company of the pot magazine is suing the owner of the legal marijuana shop in Washington state, claiming trademark infringement. The suit charges Richard Reimers uses "High Time" in his store's name in an effort to deceive the public. Reimers has now changed the name of the pot shop to Cannarail. His lawyer is declining to comment.

CROWDED BALLOT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York state voters could be seeing a crowded ballot this November. As many as 12 parties may put up candidates for governor this fall, including the Rent is Too Damn High Party. Jimmy McMillan wants to run again. He became a TV and Internet sensation in 2010 with his Rent is Too Damn High line. Another group seeking a place on the ballot is the Sapient Party, which describes itself as the "party of wisdom."

WAVE HOGGING

HONOLULU (AP) -- It's surfers versus paddleboarders in Hawaii. Charges of wave-hogging are now drawing the attention of state officials. At issue are prime surfing spots off beaches on Oahu's south shore. The proposal by the Department of Land and Natural Resources would ban stand-up paddleboards, surf kayaks and the like in designated surf zones from 3 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. The surfers' group Safe Surf Hawaii says it's a safety issue. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports the surf zone proposal would be a year-long pilot program.

KICKBALL-WORKERS' COMP

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Have you gotten kicked around in kickball? Well, you could be entitled workers' comp. The South Carolina Supreme Court has ruled that Stephen Whigham is due for workers' compensation because he was hurt in a company kickball game. He broke a leg while trying to avoid being tagged out. Doctors told him he'll need a knee replacement. A future hearing will determine how much Whigham should get.

 
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