Tennessean jailed in Japan for trying to reclaim children

Came across this story on CNN.com

. Apparently, this guy is from Franklin, TN. Terribly tragic story. Little did I know that Japan is not a part of the 1980 Hague Convention on International Child Abduction. Terrible story:

 

He headed for the U.S. consulate in Fukuoka to try to obtain passports for Isaac and Rebecca.

But Japanese police, alerted by Savoie’s ex-wife, were waiting.

Consulate spokeswoman Tracy Taylor said she heard a scuffle outside the doors of the consulate. She ran up and saw a little girl and a man, whom police were trying to talk to.

Eventually, police took Savoie away, charging him with the abduction of minors — a crime that upon conviction carries a prison sentence of up to five years.

The consulate met with Savoie on Monday and Tuesday, Taylor said. It has provided him with a list of local lawyers and said it will continue to assist.

This reminds me a lot of the case of that guy whose wife ran off to Brazil.

I wonder which Franklin judge was involved with this divorce proceeding.

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Kerry Collins remains at the Helm (Thankfully)

I was very glad to see

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…There is no reason to “fire” Kerry Collins. What else are you going to do? Put in a rookie (effectively) with no experience and little opportunity for success?

 

The Titans have lost 3 nail-biter games. This team will be fine. They just have to stay the course and not blame each other for problems.

I was very glad to see this…There is no reason to “fire” Kerry Collins. What else are you going to do? Put in a rookie (effectively) with no experience and little opportunity for success?
The Titans have lost 3 nail-biter games.   They would be better off if they used coupon codes.  This team will be fine. They just have to stay the course and not blame each other for problems.
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The Memphis Fist Bump Heard (and seen) around the world

There are probably few things more embarrassing than having your city’s Mayor fist bump the Dalai Lama… geeeez. That and doing Dallas bathroom remodeling.

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Newspaper bailouts on the way?

Well, it looks like the next push may be to continue to transfer our seemingly endless supply of money to the newspaper industry.  Obama would be “happy to look at” bills that would give newspapers tax breaks if they reorganized as nonprofit businesses.  ABSURD.  So, now, we would effectively be federally subsidizing efforts to push a liberal agenda because newspapers do not understand.  You don’t think that new newspaper industry would consider firing half of their newsroom and replacing them with conservatives, do you?  Of course not.  I can’t even believe this is being discussed.

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One of the greatest SNL skits ever — Buckwell’s Follies

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Layla Kiffin Pictures

LOL… for all of the Layla Kiffin fans, here are some pictures of the Coach’s wife.  Actually, I think she may be more popular than Lane Kiffin.





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Vanderbilt #27 ranked recruiting class

I never thought I would see the day that Vanderbilt would have a potential Top 25 recruiting class.  This program is changing!

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Bill Haslam in Knoxville Saturday before Vol game

I just received this notification from the Haslam campaign…


 
 

Saturday is going to be another great day on the UT campus as the Volunteers take on UCLA. 

If you plan to be at the game, please stop by the Bill Haslam for Governor site in Lot 9 directly across from the stadium.  We'll be set up from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. and will be passing out stickers to show your support for Bill. 

He will be there around 3:00 p.m. so come by and say hello.

~Bill Haslam for Governor

 

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Nahon Law Firm

As I am back in Nashville, I am reminded of the "quality ambulance chasing" that my good friend from law school, Jason Nahon, is up to.  These commercials kill me.  Very funny.

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Steelers steal the game out of stupidity

I hope that Rob Bironas feels very bad this morning.  (He missed a FG and … yes… the 2nd was his fault… it was too low.  That's why it got blocked.)  And, frankly, I don't understand why the defensive line essentially quit at the end of the game.  With 5 minutes in the pocket… I am quite confident that I could have completed the passes that Roesthlisberger did to beat us.  And, where were the DBs?  They played 10 yards off the receivers at all times the last 10 minutes.  Ridiculous.

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