GA lottery chief to TN
Tennessee lottery officials announced Monday morning that Georgia’s Lottery directory Rebecca Paul will be appointed to head up Tennessee’s new game to benefit education in the state. Paul, who has been the head of Georgia’s lottery since its inception, has been lobbying Tennessee officials to form an alliance with its sister state, against the wishes of several gaming vendors who claim that the projected administrative savings would amount to unfair competition. Tennessee’s Lottery Board voted against such an alliance last week, fearing litigation costs could exceed any savings the state might see from the partnership. The new director will reportedly make a salary of $350,000 annually.
Bush visit is elementary
President Bush, whose public opinion polls continue to drop following a weak economy and a perceived quagmire in Iraq, visited Tennessee Monday to promote education. Stumping on behalf of the “No Child Left Behind Act,” Bush used the struggling Kirkpatrick Elementary School as an example of how the Act is helping children meet the challenge of education. Under the Act, the school is forced to offer special tutoring to students for failing to meet federal guidelines toward the goals in education set by the state. That afternoon, Bush attended a fund-raiser for his upcoming campaign in the city.... read the rest of the story by Subscribing now.