Tue
Apr 10 2007
03:25 pm

Discover Historic Fourth and Gill during its tour of homes Sunday, April 22 from 1-6 pm. click here for details.

Learn decorating and renovation techniques from real homeowners as you tour authentic Victorian and Craftsman bungalow homes with period stained glass, amazing woodwork and incredible antiques. This years tour will feature eight homes and one church. In addition, a group of artists will be having a show at the Fourth and Gill neighborhood center.

The tour begins at Central United Methodist Church located at the corner of Third Avenue and Morgan Street (click here for map or scroll down for directions to the church). Tickets are $10 (cash only) and will be sold during tour hours outside the church. Children under 12 are free. The neighborhood is easily walked or visitors may choose to hop aboard a trolley which will be making a continuous loop along the tour route.

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Tue
Apr 10 2007
01:42 pm

I am so sick of every time somebody says something stupid they are forced into an apology tour, into rehab etc. My politics and humor is in line with Bill Mahr and I understand why Bill Mahr has a good friendship with Ann Coulter even though they differ on politics. Imus's talk is typical hateful sports banter, don't believe me, go to the UT campus on a Fla. or Ala. game day. I know I know blah blah blah Imus works for NBC. If I were a Rutgers team member I think I would want to go on his show and out insult him.

Continued...

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Tue
Apr 10 2007
01:23 pm

Tennessee Titans cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones was suspended without pay for the entire 2007 NFL season Tuesday by Commissioner Roger Goodell.

To think someone with such an athletic gift which enables him to earn millions would just waste it by refusing to stay out of trouble. He is suspended "without pay". I guess Pacman won't be 'making it rain' in 2007.

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Tue
Apr 10 2007
11:07 am

Wendy Pitts Reeves has background and the schedule for this evening's public hearing on proposed Blount Co. zoning regulation changes.

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Tue
Apr 10 2007
10:53 am

E-mail received earlier today:

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I'm Marshall Smith with the Knoxville News Sentinel. I have read on this site where single copy buyers are having trouble with vending machines. I would be happy to address any concerns they might have if they would email me at smithm@knews.com

We have over 87 outlets in the downtown area. Let us know the location of any rack and we can have it fixed asap and issue a refund or coupon for their loss.

Our customer service line is 521-8181

Marshall Smith
Consumer Sales & Service Manager

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Tue
Apr 10 2007
10:15 am
By: R. Neal  shortURL

Michael Silence files this report on possible wide-spread crop damage from the weekend freeze. Sounds like apples will be scarce this fall.

UPDATE: A roundup from around the South at Facing South.

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Tue
Apr 10 2007
10:10 am
By: R. Neal  shortURL
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Tue
Apr 10 2007
06:45 am

Imus gets two week suspension for his remarks. His defense: I am a good person who said a bad thing. I run a camp for kids with cancer. My show is a comedy show, and we were just making a joke. Did I mention I run a camp for kids? This is an overreaction to a joke and it's going to hurt other people besides me. Did I mention I run a camp for kids? Etc. (And what about the "jigaboo" remark from that other guy? Is he still employed?)

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Mon
Apr 9 2007
07:38 pm
By: Andy Axel  shortURL

This day in history: April 9, 1865: The Army of Northern Virginia, under the command of General Robert E. Lee, surrenders to Union forces at Appomattox Court House.

"Nations, like individuals, are punished for their transgressions. We got our punishment in the most sanguinary and expensive war of modern times."

-- U.S. Grant

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Mon
Apr 9 2007
03:06 pm
By: c moore  shortURL

I was planning a trip to Knoxville this weekend to see the dogwood trails. Is it too late? Did the temperatures Easter weekend ruin the folliage?

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and get it all over with? Wouldn't it be easier and more efficient?

So much for Save the Manatees...

SmileyCentral.com

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Mon
Apr 9 2007
09:13 am

The latest installment in the Maryville Daily Times series on proposed Blount Co. zoning has this brilliant observation:

Current regulations limit the combined building size in Rural Arterial Commercial zones to 40 percent of the property or 10,000 square feet.

Building Commissioner Roger Fields said the amendment, which deletes the 10,000 square-feet maximum, is simply a clarification.

"It came from some confusion that number created," he said. "If you had a certain situation, the 10,000 square feet didn't allow you to get the 40 percent."

OK, then.

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Sun
Apr 8 2007
10:58 pm

Join Presidential Candidate John Edwards and wife Elizabeth Edwards in Nashville on April 16th at the historic Ryman Auditorium. Senator Edwards will be making a major speech on rural America and will also feature special musical guests the Del McCoury Band, Chely Wright, Rodney Crowell, and many more.

This event is free and it open to the general public.

EVENT DETAILS

What: John and Elizabeth Edwards Rally at the Ryman

Who: John and Elizabeth Edwards, the Del McCoury Band, Chely Wright, Rodney Crowell, and many more.

When: April 16th at 3:30pm (CST)

Where: Historic Ryman Auditorium, 116 5th Ave North, Nashville, TN 37219

RSVP to nashvilleforedwards@gmail.com

NOTE: If you would like to appear with Sen. Edwards for the Tucker Carlson show on MSNBC, be there at 2:45pm to sport the Senator!

UPDATE: There has been a time change from 2:00pm to 3:30pm.

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Sun
Apr 8 2007
10:52 pm

Old school R&B man from Knoxville, Clifford Curry, wrote a song for Pat Summitt on the occasion of her 4th national championship. Seems appropriate to dust it off for her 7th.

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Sun
Apr 8 2007
12:25 pm

Blurb from an article in today's News-Sentinel:

Nicely in May 2006 commissioned a study by the engineering firm Wilbur Smith Associates to look at the feasibility of charging tolls on three potential routes. The study cost $453,000, said Julie Oaks, spokeswoman for TDOT.

Someone help me understand this. TDOT didn't spend $453,000 to determine if it's possible to charge tolls on roads in Tennessee, did it?

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Sun
Apr 8 2007
10:13 am
By: infostat  shortURL

Tucked away among the pawn shops, car lots, and Mexican tiendas on Chapman Hwy. is an inconspicuous gem. I'm not exactly sure what to call it, but painted on its front window are a jumble of the words Pupusaria Tacqueria Restaurant Quetzal. The person who told us about it just called it Quetzal. It's in the little strip with the historic white Parkway Hotel and the aptly worded yellow "Good Food" sign. And it is good food. One of the things I miss about living in San Franciso is our favorite pupusaria - cheap, hand-made, fried, corn & cheese tortilla heaven. Well now, we have Quetzal. For $18, we shared 4 fried pupusas - 2 filled with soft cheese, 2 filled with beans, served with traditional sweet cabbage salad and a large steaming bowl of hot sauce; a large plate of huevos rancheros; and 10 hand-made-on-the-spot thick pupusas (unfilled) to take home. Pupusas are Salvadoran by tradition, but I think the owners of this restaurant may be Quatemalan. It's really good. You should go.

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Sun
Apr 8 2007
08:52 am

..."nothing positive" is happening in Iraq...

Rove must be burying his head in his hands.

Happy Easter, everyone! Hope you found your eggs.

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Sat
Apr 7 2007
02:15 pm
By: StaceyDiamond  shortURL

I think it's unfortnuate that the graffiti police painted over this space at the edge of Market Square that was sort of a community mural, where Cynthia Markert would paint and people would join in etc. I thought it looked kind of cool, but I guess its is one of the buildings that will be auctioned off.

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To date, the failure to expand Medicaid/TennCare has cost the State of Tennessee ? in lost federal funding.

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