The Tennessean from Nashville, Tennessee on October 11, 2007 · B2
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The Tennessean from Nashville, Tennessee · B2

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Thursday, October 11, 2007
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2B Thursday, October 11, 2007 THE TENNESSEAN WHAT HAPPENED Davidson County Spending for mayoral Mayor Karl Dean and former U.S. Rep. Bob Clement raised more than $565,000 and spent more than $765,000 during the final week of their mayoral runoff campaigns and the weeks that followed, according to financial disclosures filed Wednesday. Dean raised $507,761 and spent $507,941 between Sept. 2 and Sept. 30 including $320,000 of his own money. The runoff election was held Sept. 11. Clement, who had more money on hand than Dean at the start of that four-week period, raised $59,504 and spent $260,921. All told, Dean raised about $2.6 million for his campaign, including more than $1.2 million of his own money. Clement raised about $1,925 million, all from other people. Davidson County Metro reverses teacher's suspension A Metro school teacher's suspension was reversed Tuesday when the school board ruled he did not deserve to be punished for using a racial slur in class. Stephen Henry, a sixth-grade teacher at Creswell Arts Magnet School, was placed on administrative leave May 23, after he overheard a female student describe something as "gay." He then asked her how she Williamson County Bicyclists defend their A group of bicyclists came to the Williamson County Commission meeting on Monday to defend their turf. Some even wore their trademark tight shirts, shorts and shoes that clip into the pedals. Cyclists have been the subject of numerous complaints, according to county officials. Some motorists say they've seen bike riders running stop signs and impeding traffic by riding side by side. "We're really not the enemy," Al Wagner, president of Harpeth Bike Club, told commissioners. The club has about 500 members and about a dozen of them came to the meeting. County Attorney Bobby Cumberland County Father may have taken The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and Cumberland County sheriffs office are seeking the public's help in finding a missing Crossville child who may be in danger. The child, identified as 1-year-old Christopher Adrian Stone, is believed to be with his father, Wendell Adrian Brown Jr., 23, who does not have custody of the child. Brown has nine outstanding warrants, ranging from child abuse to evading arrest, stemming from a police chase on Sept. 26 that reached speeds of nearly 100 miles per hour. It ended with Brown crashing into a patrol car and N, fftf Coldxvater Creejc Local Radio Partner Mix 92.9 Lite Rock Favorites runoff is detailed DEAN CLEMENT The reports said Clement's campaign had more than $36,000 on hand as of Sept. 30, while Dean's account held nearly $72,000. Top officials from both campaigns said they still had some bills to pay, and Clement plans to give any remaining money to charity, campaign chairman Larry Woods said. Dean took office on Sept. 21. -MICHAEL CASS would feel if he called her by the six-letter slur. The board voted 7-2 Tuesday night not to uphold the decision. Members Marsha Warden and Steve Glover logged the minority votes. Henry will be reimbursed financially for the three-day suspension, according to his attorney. - JAIME SARRIO rights to road Cook presented a memo to commissioners outlining bicycle laws. Cook said that bicyclists have a right to be on any public road, but they should obey all traffic laws. Wagner said his top concern is the safety of bicyclists who ride on narrow and busy roads. "We're kind of helpless on a vehicle that weighs about 20 pounds versus a vehicle that's 3,000-plus pounds," he said. "The real issue is congestion caused by the growth in our county," Wagner wrote in an e-mail to The Tenness-ean. "There are more cars and more cyclists on narrow roads with no shoulders." -MITCHELL KLINE child, TBI says fleeing on foot, authorities said. The child was in the car during the incident. Brown is described as a white male with brown hair and brown eyes, 5-feet, 7-inches tall and weighing about 135 pounds. He has a lengthy criminal record in several states. The child is a white male with blonde hair and brown eyes, about 2 feet tall, weighing about 35 pounds. Police believe they are in the Crossville area. Anyone with information is asked to calll-800-TBI-FIND. -NICOLE YOUNG susan c. Komen race FOR THE cure Presented by 06pbh TIONAL SERIES SPONSORS GREATER NASHVILLE 5K Run 5K Walk 1 Mile Walk Saturday, November 3, 2007 Festivities Begin at 6:30 am Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park Register online: Local Presenting Sponsor Kroger Ad Sponsor The TENNESSEAN Every day matters, '- --j, - --i;: 'T-: y- Frightening SCene Scottie Clements, left, and Neil Gray with Don Kennedy Roof Co. put Nashville on Wednesday. The Blair Boulevard home is one of several in the neighborhood ready for Nashville Teenager pleads not guilty to rape counts The son of a prominent Nashville businessman pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges of raping three girls under the age of 10. Edward Green Duncan, 18, is charged with three counts of rape of a child and three counts of aggravated sexual battery. Green is the son of E. Townes Duncan, an Ensworth High School trustee. Davidson County District Attorney General Torry Johnson has removed his office from the case because he knows the families of the suspect and the girls, spokeswoman Susan Niland said. Former Williamson County District Attorney General Joe Baugh will prosecute the case. -SHEILA BURKE Grandson's bail set in homicide case When police arrived at Mary Margaret Smith's home Aug. 28, they found the 82-year-old woman lying in a doorway and blood throughout the house, a Metro detective testified at a hearing Wednesday. Smith's grandson is accused of stabbing her to death in the house at 2216 14th Ave. N. in FIND KANYE WEST Local Host Bicentennial Capitol Mall Sate Park north Nashville. Timothy Tyler Smith, 27, is charged with criminal homicide. After hearing testimony at a preliminary hearing for Timothy Smith, Metro General Sessions Judge Dan Eisenstein sent the case to the grand jury and set the defendant's bail at $500,000. -SHEILA BURKE Downtown robbery suspect is sought Two 14-year-olds are being held in juvenile detention and a 16-year-old is being sought by police who say the teens robbed a 66-year-old man downtown Wednesday morning. The unidentified victim was locking his car on Third Avenue North when he was attacked by the boys, police said. His wallet and money clip were taken, and he suffered a cut to the head but did not require medical attention. Witnesses chased the three teens from the scene. Moments later, the two 14-year-olds were taken into custody. They claimed they had come downtown after being expelled from Baxter Alternative School for fighting. Police say they know the identity of the 16-year-old. -NICOLE YOUNG MORE MIDSTATE AREA CRIME AND POLICE REPORTS AT TENNESSEAN.COM, HOMECOMING: Search HOMECOMING to submit your 2007 homecoming photos. KANYE: Search MUSIC to hear a clip of Kanye West's hit "Jesus Walks" and see photos. REZONING: Search SCHOOLS to read the rezoning proposal from Metro schools. CAMPAIGN: Search THOMPSON for coverage of Fred Thompson's bid for the White House. University of Associated Press SEWANEE, Tenn. Alumni and students celebrated the University of the South's 150th anniversary Tuesday with the announcement of a $1 million gift. William and Coquette Barnes, from Alexander City, Ala., made the final pledge in a three-year capital campaign to raise $180 million for the liberal arts college affiliated with the Episcopal Church. Newsweek editor and 1991 graduate Jon Meacham, 38, challenged the audience at the liberal arts college to recognize Founders' Day by learning from the past. "This is not an hour for nostalgia, as comforting as nostalgia can be," Meacham said to a crowd that overflowed the university chapel. "Let us be bold and tell it straight. Some of our founders were not the men we may have wished them to be. But then are we, you and I, the people we wish to be?" Meacham, who has a home Nigerian sentenced in gun export case A Nigerian man was sentenced Wednesday to 30 months in prison for trying to illegally export guns to his home country. Akanonu Fabian "Chief Mgbobila, 57, pleaded guilty earlier this year to violating the Arms Export Control Act, which forbids individuals from exporting firearms to other countries without approval and licensing of the State Department. Testimony during Mgbo-bila's plea hearing revealed he was in the United States on a visitor's visa when he negotiated with an undercover officer to purchase 30 semiautomatic firearms for $150 each. He intended to ship the guns back to his home in Nigeria. -NICOLE YOUNG Indianapolis Test will see if blood is missing woman's A DNA test may determine if a missing Indianapolis woman was the victim of a man who has confessed to killing six women in four states, including Tennessee. Carma Purpura, 31, was last seen July 11 at a truck stop. Bruce Mendenhall, 56, of the South marks 150 years am fe1 MEGHAN BROWN CHATTANOOGA TIMES FREE PRESS Faculty from the University of the South proceed to All Saints' Chapel past students from Sewanee Elementary School for a convocation ceremony on Tuesday in Sewanee, Tenn. in the Sewanee area, worked at The Chattanooga Times after graduation and joined Newsweek in 1995. He was named editor in 2006 and now oversees day-to-day editorial operations for print and online formats. Senior Amanda Card was among 200 students who were inducted into the Order of the Gown, a recognition of academic achievement and moral MANDY LUNN THE TENNESSEAN the finishing touches on a roof in Halloween. Albion, HI., was arrested the next day at a truck stop in Nashville and confessed to killing six women in Indiana, Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia, authorities said. Indianapolis Police said Pur-pura's identification card was found in Mendenhall's truck. Police hope a DNA test on blood on clothing in the truck will determine if the blood is Purpura's. -ASSOCIATED PRESS Franklin Woman robbed in parking lot A man armed with a knife stole a purse from a woman in a Cool Springs parking lot Wednesday, police said. The incident occurred at an office building at 730 Cool Springs Blvd. The woman gave the man her purse, and he fled through a row of bushes to an adjacent walking trail and got into a vehicle, police said. The thief was described as a man with short, light brown hair, unshaven, with an average build, wearing a light-colored shirt and dark pants. He may be driving an older-model white vehicle. Anyone with information about this incident is urged to call Franklin Police at 794-2513. -MITCHELL KLINE KEYWORD: CRIME character. "You have to have a certain CPA (grade-point average)," Card said. "I haven't had it until now. I'm excited I finally have it." Card, a theater major, said the liberal arts program has given her a broad world view. "Learning about other people helps be able to appreciate them," she said.

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