Sun
May 3 2015
06:03 pm

Here's how I like to make shrimp. You will have to adjust the quantities because I don't measure.

Step 1: Marinade your shrimp for a little while (an hour so is plenty) in this:

  • A little olive oil
  • A little soy sauce
  • A little ginger
  • A little thyme
  • Some Nellie and Joe's Key Lime Juice
  • Some Grand Mariner or Triple Sec (or substitute orange juice)
  • Some tequila (or substitute white wine)

Step 2:

Skewer the marinated shrimp. (We like to use steel skewers, because they help the shrimp cook quicker from the inside out).

Grill over medium heat, turning once, so that you grill each side for a couple of minutes. (Pour the remaining marinade over the shrimp when you put them on the grill.) Careful, or they will get tough. When they turn white they are done.

Step 3:

Serve with rice, beans, or rice and beans, some bread, and some cocktail sauce. Another favorite side is broiled tomato slices with olive oil, parmesan and basil.

Tips: Get your shrimp at the Shrimp Dock. For a couple more dollars per pound, have them peel and devein and leave the tails on, unless you want to do it yourself. You can also get cocktail sauce there pretty cheap, or better yet make your own with some ketchup and horseradish.

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Sun
May 3 2015
12:15 pm
By: Tamara Shepherd  shortURL

Folk singer, musician, and civil rights activist Guy Carawan, 87, died Saturday at his home near the Highlander Research and Education Center in New Market, TN.

Carawan, who had suffered with Alzheimer's disease, leaves behind his wife Candie and daughter Heather.

KNS story with photo (subscription only) here.

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Sun
May 3 2015
11:28 am

for making love out of nothing at all. Diesel fuel from wind power, water, and air.

Here's how

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Not April 1 or a Mad Magazine cover

from NPR ...

So when rookie Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced he was ordering the Texas National Guard to monitor a Navy SEAL/Green Beret joint training exercise, which was taking place in Texas and several other states, everybody here looked up from their iPhones. What?

It seems there is concern among some folks that this so-called training maneuver is just a cover story. What's really going on? President Obama is about to use Special Forces to put Texas under martial law.

Texas Governor Deploys State Guard To Stave Off Obama Takeover

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Sat
May 2 2015
12:54 pm

At today's Berkshire Hathaway shareholder meeting, billionaire Warren Buffett defended Clayton's mobile home businesses and its lending practices, saying he was "proud that Clayton made homes affordable for many lower-income people that don't have the best credit scores" and that he makes "no apologies whatsoever about Clayton's lending," according to this CNN report.

Buffett was responding to a recent Seattle Times report saying that Clayton "promises low-income borrowers affordable houses" but that "all too often, it traps those owners in high-interest loans and rapidly depreciating homes."

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Fri
May 1 2015
03:10 pm

From Facebook:

Dear Supporters,

We cannot tell you how much your support has meant to us the past few months. Sadly, there is no way we can continue publishing, even as an online only product, at this time. We feel we fought the good fight with good intentions, but in the end the project challenges are ones we don't have the means with which to turn around, and we've decided it's time to turn out the proverbial lights. We wish you -- and all of Knoxville's media -- the best.

J.J. Stambaugh & The HKI Team

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Fri
May 1 2015
01:33 pm
By: R. Neal  shortURL

Ben E. King has died at the age of 76

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Fri
May 1 2015
10:17 am

KnoxViews is offering two lucky readers a chance to win a copy of the new, critically acclaimed Sound and Color CD by Alabama Shakes.

Just follow the link below and click the prize box to see if you've won. (Note: No purchase necessary, U.S. residents 18 years and older only, KnoxViews management and immediate family not eligible. Prize includes CD, applicable taxes, and free shipping via Amazon.)

Click here for a chance to win the KnoxViews reader appreciation giveaway: Sound and Color by Alabama Shakes

UPDATE: All prizes have been awarded and the giveaway has ended. Congratulations to the winners, and thanks to everyone for reading.

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Fri
May 1 2015
10:03 am
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Fri
May 1 2015
09:02 am

See for yourself at How-Old.net

(For one of my pics it guessed 74, for another it guessed about exactly right. It guessed 37 for the Mrs.)

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Fri
May 1 2015
08:19 am

The Beale Street Festival kicks off today and runs through Sunday. The lineup is pretty impressive. Wish I had planned to go, but somehow only just heard about it today.

In other Memphis news, the Bass Pro Shop Pyramid is having its grand opening this weekend. The over the top, $200 million store/attraction has retail, a hotel, restaurants, a bowling alley, a pistol range, an alligator swamp, taxidermy, and more. WREG has a photo gallery of yesterday's opening festivities. (More photos here.)

The project is not without controversy. The best I can tell, the City of Memphis spent $30 million or so refurbing the property and floated another $190 million or so in bonds for the buildout. Bass Pro Shops has been the beneficiary of similar taxpayer largess in other communities, and not all of the deals have worked out.

Regardless, I'd like to visit and see the awesomeness first hand the next time I'm in Memphis.

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Thu
Apr 30 2015
07:43 pm
By: Tamara Shepherd  shortURL
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from NBC News …

For many retirees, the end of life comes with major medical costs that can wipe out savings. But others have little savings to begin with.

"A lot of folks really don't have much of a financial cushion by the time they get to the end," said MIT economist James Poterba, whose 2012 study found that many Americans die with "virtually no financial assets."

One in Five Elderly Americans Dies Broke, Survey Shows

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Thu
Apr 30 2015
06:59 am

As the Market Square Farmers Market [MSFM] has become more and more popular, incidents involving dogs endangering and/or frightening patrons have increased. These incidents have become increasingly common in the most crowded and congested areas of the MSFM, the central aisles where dogs can feel threatened, come into close contact with small children, and where the majority of the produce and other unpackaged food items are sold. Incidents also increased of dogs defecating in the aisles or urinating on food, tablecloths, coolers, and other items where food is displayed

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Dog sitting areas will be available, where, as WBIR reports, volunteers will be available to watch your dog so you can shop. And, small dogs securely confined in carriers will be allowed. Hah! Time to get out the stroller.

It gets very crowded on Farmers Market day. I can see why a change has been put into place. Many times I'm afraid someone is going to step on my pup. I would never leave Gracie with a volunteer worker at the Farmers Market. I'll just stay on the sidelines or bring the stroller.

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TVA has awarded Knoxville $7.1 million for "Extreme Energy Makeovers" to help lower-income families improve residential energy efficiency. Knoxville was one of two communities selected to receive the grants. The other was Huntsville, AL.

Details in the press release after the break...

Continued...

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Wed
Apr 29 2015
03:56 pm

We ran off to Florida for a couple of weeks and here are a few vacation pics. Click the one above to see them. We stayed in Palm Coast which is in Flagler County about half way between St. Augustine and Daytona. Didn't do much other than lounge around, hang out on the beach, cruise up and down A1A, and drink Margaritas. April is a nice time to visit Florida. Not too hot, but a little rainy at times.

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Mayor Rogero today proposed a $206 million budget with increased funding for a number of priorities including parks and greenways and youth development, along with ongoing funding for economic development, center city redevelopment and other projects. It also includes a $1.4 million increase in pension plan funding and a 2.5% raise for employees. The budget represents a nearly 3% increase but involves no new taxes.

More info in the press release summary after the break...

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Wed
Apr 29 2015
10:29 am

What: Knox Co. Democratic Party First Friday Celebration
When: Friday, May 1, 2015 - 6:00pm
Where: The Public House, 212 W. Magnolia Ave. (around the corner from the old Regas Restaurant Site)

Come join local democrats for First Friday socializing from 600pm until 900pm

You will note that our First Friday party is NOT being held at the KCDP Headquarters.

The KCDP is launching an initiative to support local businesses by hosting First Friday at various businesses throughout town.

for info: Cameron Brooks (cameronjbrooks@gmail.com)

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FBI press release...

Seeking Information in Kidnapping, Bank Robbery, and Extortion

FBI Knoxville
April 28, 2015

Supervisory Special Agent Marshall Stone
(865) 544-0751

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Knox County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO), and the Oak Ridge Police Department (ORPD) responded to the Y-12 Credit Union at 501 Lafayette Drive, in Oak Ridge Tennessee today on a report of a bank robbery, kidnapping, and extortion.

Preliminary reports indicate that at approximately 8:15 a.m. today, an employee of the credit union, and the employee’s family, were threatened in an attempt to obtain money from the credit union. The employee’s family was held for a period of time before being released in the Gettysvue Country Club parking lot in Knoxville, around 9:25 a.m. During the law enforcement response, the suspects fled and no injuries have been reported, and no money was taken from the credit union.

Law enforcement agencies are looking for two male subjects and one female subject (no further descriptions are available at this time). Members of the public who were in the vicinity of the Whittington Creek neighborhood (around Whittington Creek Blvd., South Northshore Drive, and/or Scott Lane), in Knoxville between 7:30 a.m. and 9:00 a.m., or the Gettysvue County Club parking lot in Knoxville between 9:00 a.m. and 9:30 a.m., who may have noticed a vehicle following a 2010 gold Lexus, RX350, or any unusual activity, are asked to call the Knoxville FBI at 865-544-0751, or KCSO at 865-215-2444.

This matter is being investigated jointly by the FBI Safe Streets Task Force (SSTF), composed of the FBI, KPD, the Knox County Sheriff’s Office, the Knox County Sheriff’s Office, Major Crimes Unit, and the Oak Ridge Police Department.

All subjects are presumed innocent unless or until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

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Tue
Apr 28 2015
11:47 am
By: Tamara Shepherd  shortURL

You may care to join me at SCOTUSblog, where I am following live updates through 12:30 p.m. (adjournment), here...

(Sorry to share so late. Following too many media...)

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