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VOL. 123 | NO. 6 | Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Curtiss to Keep Alternate Cable Permitting Bill in Reserve

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NASHVILLE (AP) - House Commerce Chairman Charles Curtiss wants to leave nothing to chance when it comes to passing new state rules on cable permitting this year.

The Sparta Democrat sponsored legislation last year to create a statewide system for permitting cable TV franchises. The measure is supported by AT&T Inc., which wants to avoid having to seek hundreds of municipal permits as it enters the cable TV business.

Curtiss says his new proposal will be an alternate avenue for passing the legislation if another bill carried by his former co-sponsors gets bogged down among the competing interests of the telecommunications and cable industries.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 51 333 19,446
MORTGAGES 68 383 22,433
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 86 2,922
BUILDING PERMITS 138 688 40,004
BANKRUPTCIES 34 238 12,486
BUSINESS LICENSES 35 108 6,374
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 21 123 7,395
MARRIAGE LICENSES 20 92 4,453