****TAMMY WYNETTE's fans are rejoicing now that the First Lady of Country Music's stage name has been restored to her burial crypt. (See below)
If the obstacle to restoring the stage name TAMMY WYNETTE to the singer's burial crypt is that that GEORGE RICHEY's daughter won't defer to the wishes of Tammy Wynette's daughters, then won't organized public pressure only further serve to alienate DEIRDRE RICHARDSON HALE?
I feel for Tammy's daughters because they are the victims of a legal system that favors the rights of parties to criminal cases over those involved in civil court litigation. This does not leave Tammy's Dear Daughters (to borrow the title of one of their mother's recordings) without options, however.
A legal crusader in civil, private practice is their best bet, because many legal eagles who work for high-powered law firms are now increasingly forced to receive permission from the firm's partners before they can agree to take cases that they are passionate about, whether on contingency or otherwise, when there is little to no money at stake.
If Tammy's daughters were misled by Deirdre they have a compelling reason to pursue the case and I urge them to file suit and represent themselves. JANICE HOLDER realizes that Tennessee's courts are behind the curve when it comes to recognizing and respecting the rights of pro se applicants and she has left the door open for those whose names open doors to lead the challenge for the rest of us who have had those same doors slammed in our faces, due to the iniquity resulting from the fact that the right to an attorney, guaranteed in criminal cases, does not extend to the rights of civil litigants.
BTW, there is an irony to the effort to restore the name Wynette to Tammy's crypt: Wynette, as the singer's fans know was christened Virginia Wynette Pugh. I had the pleasure of interviewing Tammy several times and one of those occasions I asked her about the constant mispronunciation of her middle name/stage surname.
While Tammy confirmed that the correct pronunciation has always been "Winnette," she claimed it didn't bother her in the slightest that even her biggest fans mistakenly referred to her as Tammy "Why-nette."
MEDIA, having tried unsuccessfully for years to sell Country
(known on Music Row
Weakly), has convinced Cumulus
Media that the magazine has value within the context of a larger
struck between the tabloid and radio conglomerates.
So far, the only change, in the form of an insert, has been cosmetic. The publication remains photo rather than content-oriented.
The alliance of two media giants has tremendous potential. Sadly, neither party to the deal seems to realize this.
If the situation changes, the rebranded
magazine could force a change
dumbing-down industry agenda, as set by the usual suspects. But
stand that will not happen unless readers send a message that their
patronage provides an incentive to do.
Even then, without attracting a much larger number of readers, it may not matter to these two heavy-hitters: With so little at stake, relative to the companies' "big picture," the true value of Country Weekly "as is" might ultimately be as a tax write-off.
TONY BROWN and his wife, JAMIE NICOLE BROWN continue to keep the Davidson County Criminal and Fourth Circuit Civil (D-I-V-O-R-C-E) courts (and timeline-watchers) busy.
Tony, having posted a $5000 bond, still awaits his trial date on a charge of "assault, domestic bodily injury" against Jamie (as previously reported exclusively here, that trial, already continued twice, is now set for May 16. 2014). Judge GALE ROBINSON will be once again presiding, this time in Room 4B of the A. A. BIRCH Building.
The reason for yet another delay? ICEBERG- FAQS #21 tells me "Judges normally will allow one continuance but they start to get angry after that. In this case, Tony needs to finish his anger management classes."
As for Tony's attorney, GLENN FUNK, Funk has things other than Brown's defense on his mind.
Meanwhile, in divorce court, following the January 24, 2014 hearing on Tony's Motion to enforce his and Jamie's antenuptial agreement, during which Tony sought "to limit or quash the scope of any deposition taken of him... in light of the... antenuptial agreement, " the terms of which, again, Brown wanted enforced, on February 16, 2014. Judge PHILIP SMITH issued an Order limiting the scope of any deposition taken of Tony.
Judge Smith's Order not only limits discovery to questions and the production of documents pertinent to "the enforceability of the antenuptial agreement," Jamie's attorney must finish any such inquiries within 60 days of the Order. After that, Tony's attorneys have, if they so choose, 30 days to file a Motion for Summary Judgment.
Should such a Motion be filed, after allowing time for Jamie's attorney's response, upon "a Motion to Set on the issue of the enforceability of the antenuptial agreement," a court date will be set for hearing that Motion.
However, in the unlikely event that there is no dispute at that point about the enforcement of the antenuptial agreement, "the court will entertain a Motion for Scheduling Order or an Agreed Scheduling Order."
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