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Strength in Numbers
When Bruce Lawry was diagnosed with ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, he and wife Bonnie could have given up all hope. Instead, they live to the fullest. [01-10-00]
— Kay West, NASHVILLE SCENE

Nashvillian of the Year
Don McGeehee's "I Am Somebody" program is helping to teach inner-city schoolchildren the value of self-esteem, altruism, perseverance, and education. [12-28-99]
— Jonathan Marx, NASHVILLE SCENE

King of the Morning
Gerry House has been the No. 1 morning deejay for years now--a major feat in a business as mercurial as broadcasting. So how did he get there, and why do people love him so? [12-13-99]
— Kay West, NASHVILLE SCENE

Fantasy Figure
A remarkable woman whose career spans two-thirds of the 20th century, writer Andre Norton is well-known to science fiction fans. She now lives in Murfreesboro, Tenn. [11-22-99]
— Michael Sims, NASHVILLE SCENE

The Importance of Being Ernest
Jim Varney has faced his share of serious battles in the last few years. Most remarkably, he has emerged from a life-threatening bout with cancer. He's now poised to revive his career. [11-15-99]
— Beverly Keel, NASHVILLE SCENE

It's Only Make-Believe
In a town steeped in strange success stories and dashed dreams, here's one of the most curious ever. Meet Orion, the sound-alike who made people believe that Elvis was indeed still alive. [11-08-99]
— Michael McCall, NASHVILLE SCENE

Above the Law Part II
How Nashville security company Detection Services got away with unconscionable abuse thanks to tight connections with police. [11-01-99]
— Willy Stern, NASHVILLE SCENE

The Abuser and the Abused
How rogue guards at a Nashville security firm terrorized Hispanics they were paid to protect. [10-25-99]
— Willy Stern, NASHVILLE SCENE

Above the Law
At South Nashville apartment complexes, rogue security guards went on an 18-month rampage against Hispanics, beating and robbing immigrants -- and getting away with it. [10-25-99]
— Willy Stern, NASHVILLE SCENE

Wings of Desire
Who is the Bat Poet, and what does he want? He's the host of Nashville community-access TV's most popular show, "The Slime Show" -- and he wants to rock your world. [10-18-99]
— Jim Ridley, NASHVILLE SCENE

Cyber Pirates
More often than not, the media portray them as criminals, but Nashville's hackers say they're misunderstood. [10-11-99]
— James Hanback Jr., NASHVILLE SCENE

Rising Earley
He might be an unassuming Vanderbilt English professor, but Tony Earley's talents are large indeed. Given the copious praise he's earned in literary circles, expectations are high for his debut novel. [10-04-99]
— Beverly Keel, Photos By Eric England, NASHVILLE SCENE

Killing Time
Within months, Philip Workman and Robert Coe could become the first to be executed by the state in nearly 40 years. As the fateful day arrives, each man is mounting an appeal that he contends proves his innocence. [09-27-99]
— Jeff Woods, NASHVILLE SCENE

The Undisputed Queen
Of all the major country stars who recorded in Nashville during the fruitful honky-tonk era, only Kitty Wells was actually from here. She had a colorful career, and easily takes credit for the women who followed her. [08-30-99]
— Bill Friskics-Warren, NASHVILLE SCENE

Cashed Out
In 1982, Curtis Sharp won $5 million in the New York State Lottery and became a celebrity overnight. But after years of living the high life, he settled in Nashville, adrift and in debt. [08-23-99]
— Beverly Keel, NASHVILLE SCENE

Y2Kitchens of the Super-Prepared
People everywhere are gearing up for the coming of the year 2000, and Middle Tennesseans are no exception. While some area residents start hoarding food and supplies, certain merchants are seeing an better business. [08-16-99]
— Nicki Pendleton Wood, NASHVILLE SCENE

Moving Weight
Mona Overstreet is on the verge of breaking several world records in the demanding sport of powerlifting. But when she's not pushing her limits at the gym, she's working with the disabled. [07-12-99]
— Adam Ross, NASHVILLE SCENE

Trickle-Down Theory
Five things you need to know before and after you make an independent film. [06-07-99]
— Adam Ross, NASHVILLE SCENE

The Stuff of Legend
Charles Burnett's films may be hard to find, but their themes reverberate loudly. [06-07-99]
— Jim Ridley, NASHVILLE SCENE

Reel Nashville
In honor of the 30th annual Nashville Independent Film Festival (formerly Sinking Creek), the Nashville Scene takes a look at both the festival and the city's film industry. [06-07-99]
— Angela Wibking, NASHVILLE SCENE

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