John Rodgers in the City Paper reports that by a vote of 3-2, a panel of the Tennessee Ethics Commission did not rule that Robert Gowan was engaged in lobbying during his cooling off period. Their ruling seemed to firm up the distinction between strategy development and direct lobbying. Final action requires 4 votes, though, and since one member of the panel wasn't present, that wasn't possible.
The Siegenthaler p.r. matter was delayed.