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A huge crowd is there to see Justin Bieber in concert inside the arena, and the crowds aren't going away. Downtown merchants are thrilled to welcome Predators fans back. The lockout hurt many of the bars and restaurants, but tomorrow night the Preds will be back on the ice playing their first game. Tonight's concert is viewed by many as a turning point. Optimism is running high as people come back downtown.
"We just want to get the fans back here, let them know we have missed them, and really celebrate having the Preds. You don't know what you got til it's gone as far as the Preds go, we were very sad to lose them for a while, thrilled to have them back," says Missy Sweany, Rippy's Bar & Grill.
Many believe the profitable lights are just beginning in downtown Nashville. The opening of the new convention center this Spring could put thousands of people on these streets on any given night.
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Man facing extradition for murder claims innocence
June 17, 2013 20:24 GMT
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- A former U.S. Marine facing extradition to the Philippines on double murder charges says he is innocent.
Timothy Kaufman has been in jail since his arrest in April at business near his grandfather's Albany-area home. The 35-year-old from Knoxville, Tenn., is one of three men charged by Philippine authorities with killing a retired Northern Ireland police officer and his girlfriend in 2011.
Authorities claim it was a premeditated killing in an area known for its sometimes-seamy club scene.
In a handwritten letter sent to the media from jail, Kaufman says he would never do something as "heinous and stupid" as killing the couple. He says he left the country after the killings because he feared for his safety.
An extradition hearing is scheduled for June 25 in Albany federal court.
Oil rises past $98 on Syria, ahead of Fed meeting
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