Nashville’s Gaylord Opryland Resort on schedule to reopen Nov. 15, announces new Christmas attraction

Restoration efforts are on schedule for the Nov. 15 planned reopening of the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center, with all hotel rooms and meeting spaces virtually complete and staff already hanging Christmas lights in preparation for the holiday season, officials told reporters on a tour of the facility today. The Tennessean.

EDITORIAL: The left vs. Obama on privacy. Big Brother continues his intrusion under current administration

As a presidential candidate, Barack Obama pledged to “strengthen privacy protections for the digital age,” but the American Civil Liberties Union on Sept. 8 blasted out an e-mail questioning President Obama’s commitment. “But now, the Obama administration is proposing its own changes to [the Electronic Communications Privacy Act] aimed at weakening – not strengthening – your personal privacy,” ACLU Executive Director Anthony D. Romero wrote. Washington Times.

Oklahoma Manufacturing Jobs Declined 1.5% According to Industrial Directory

EVANSTON, Ill., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ — Industrial employment in Oklahoma fell 1.5% over the past twelve months according to the 2010 Oklahoma Manufacturers Register an industrial directory published annually by Manufacturers’ News, Inc. (MNI) Evanston, IL. MNI reports Oklahoma lost 3,171 industrial jobs and 210 manufacturers between July 2009 and July 2010, a significantly smaller employment loss than the decrease of 9,650 reported by MNI for the 2008-2009 survey period.

Appalachian Coal Miners Say EPA Rules Are Killing Their Jobs

Michael Fox can literally see where his job ends. The 14-year veteran of the West Virginia coal mining industry is about a year and a half out from finishing his current project, and he can see the boundaries of the site. He doesn’t know whether there will be any work left for him after that, since a wave of environmental regulation has put his firm’s other permits on hold. Read more: Fox News