Thu
Mar 1 2007
08:01 am

As a follow-up to the "Naked Men" post from yesterday, I received an e-mail from a Sequoya Hills resident who is also a KMS parent. The correspondent says that the house next to the school is in need of repairs and that the property owners have not acted responsibly in addressing problems with tenants, and that the school has been trying to find a solution for years. The e-mail goes on:

Continued...

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Wed
Feb 28 2007
11:53 pm

Googling Victor Ashe, I came across this:

Ask the Ambassador a Question

What would folks like to ask him?

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Wed
Feb 28 2007
11:29 pm
By: StaceyDiamond  shortURL

Would the weekend meeting of Moore and Ragsdale not be a violation of the Sunshine Law? They seemed to emerge with a whole new plan not known about by the public until Monday and it satisfied Moore enough to drop Tyler stuff for now. BTW, new ethics committee member Rev. Sexton is Lumpy's minister. Stacey

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Wed
Feb 28 2007
06:19 pm

The topic on WBIR's Inside Tennessee this week (Sunday, WBIR, 9:30 am) will be the KNS lawsuit against Knox County Commission.

KNS Editor and Plaintiff Jack McElroy, Frank Gibson from the Tennessee Coalition for Open Government, and County Commissioners Scott Moore and Lumpy Lambert will be the guests. Robin Wilhoit will be moderating.

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Last week it was reported by the News Sentinel that the University of Tennessee is ranked fourth in the nation for illegal downloads. The latest news, reported by yahoo.com, is that the RIAA is going to send out settlement offers to UT students before they are sued.

Cross posted from KTB.

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Wed
Feb 28 2007
04:01 pm
By: R. Neal  shortURL

The downtown Blabbers are reporting a fire at the World Grotto.

UPDATE: They say it was started by microwave in an upstairs apartment, and the fire set off the sprinklers in the World Grotto causing massive water damage. Someone said it is a "total loss". No media reports yet on what's going on.

UPDATE: KNS files this report. It says the fire was in an apartment above Oodles, some apartments have "heavy water damage," but it "didn't extend to the restaurant downstairs."

UPDATE: A new eyewitness report at the Blab (see page 2) contradicts the KNS report. They say the Grotto has extensive water damage and will be closed for at least a week. (There's a crazy-ass rumor, too.)

MORE: Page 2 of the Blab report now has photos by Ian of the damage that didn't extend downstairs.

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Wed
Feb 28 2007
02:48 pm

CompUSA announced they are closing 126 stores across the U.S.

There is no official list of stores being closed, but a company spokesperson told KnoxViews.com that there are "no store closures in Tennessee."

A news search shows some scattered reports of closings in other states, including North Carolina.

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Wed
Feb 28 2007
09:48 am

Oh the Humanity

(but it's bad for the school next door)

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Wed
Feb 28 2007
09:20 am

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Candidates and supporters who believe we can win the presidency on a wave of apologies should learn the lessons of history.

Cross posted at the Francis L. Holland Blog.

John Edwards said Tuesday that honesty and openness were essential qualities for a president, and that he was proud to acknowledge his 2002 vote authorizing the invasion of Iraq was a mistake . . .

Yahoo.News

But, with John Edwards at 17% in the polls to Hillary Clinton's 43%, the public seems already to be punishing Edwards for his habit of apologizing.

In the September 30, 2004 debate between George W. Bush and John Kerry, the word "mistake" arose 13 times in the context of Iraq, offering Bush ample opportunity to admit that he had made at least one mistake.  Kerry admitted to having made significant mistakes while George Bush admitted to none.
Continued...

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Wed
Feb 28 2007
09:03 am

Blount County Mayor Jerry Cunningham wants County Commission to override the will of the voters and pass a wheel tax. He says the extra $1 million from a wheel tax will give the county access to $4 million in matching Free Federal Funding™.

Rant after the jump...

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Wed
Feb 28 2007
12:26 am

My, my...

Look away for a day and what happens? Down 416!

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Wed
Feb 28 2007
12:17 am

Many thanks to Knoxville City Council Members.

A Maloney road developer's appeal to rezone property for apartment-style condo development was denied. The MPC had already denied the request. The developer also withdrew his site plan change that would have allowed more apartment-style condos on the property. The neighborhood really came together to fight this, and the neighborhood won.

Extra bonus: Approved! SoKno Waterfront Zoning Regulations. Another win for the neighborhood.

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Wed
Feb 28 2007
12:15 am

Just wanted to say that.
Dane is Rudy and Jimmy Chitwood rolled into one.
that is one inspirational kid.

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Tue
Feb 27 2007
11:20 pm
By: Factchecker  shortURL

I'm sure no KnoxViews contributors would engage in this:

...
The echo chamber is engaging. Instapundit, Hot Air, Free Republic, WorldNetDaily, TownHall and several others are echoing and amplifying the $mear. RedState, Captain's Quarters. More here and here, here, here, here, here, here, here. Wizbang.

OK, now of course ABC News is picking it up.

A comment at DailyKos: "Hannity got the memo as well and he and Annthrax Coulter are hammering Gore for the same thing tonight."

Tennessee Center's President Drew Johnson comes straight out of the right's network, coming from Exxon-funded American Enterprise Institute and the right-wing-funded National Taxpayers Foundation. ...

I wonder what the utility bills are for the homes of Rush, Coulter, and the other fabulously wealthy GOP elite who keep the far right's flame burning.

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Tue
Feb 27 2007
05:34 pm

We are happy to announce some exciting news: Award winning columnist Don Williams has agreed to a special limited engagement with KnoxViews to publish his popular and thought-provoking weekly column for the next several weeks.

Don's first column is scheduled to appear this Thursday afternoon, so tell your friends and neighbors to be on the lookout for Don's column, "The Last Word," at KnoxViews.com.

About Don Williams:

Don Williams is a prize-winning columnist, blogger, short story writer, and the founding editor and publisher of New Millennium Writings, an annual anthology of literary writings. His awards include a National Endowment for the Humanities Michigan Journalism Fellowship, a Golden Presscard Award, the Malcolm Law Journalism Prize (Tennessee's Top Associated Press Managing Editors Award), Six Writer of the Month Awards in the Scripps Howard Chain and twice Runner-up for Writer of the Year. He is finishing a novel, "Red State Blues," set in his native Tennessee and Iraq. He is also the author of "Heroes, Sheroes and Zeroes, the Best Writings About People by Don Williams" (New Millennium Writings, 2005, sold out) and "100 Columns Strong, the Best Commentary by Don Williams," due out this fall and available now for pre-ordering at a discount. For more information, email him at donwilliams7@charter.net. Or visit the NMW website at www.NewMillenniumWritings.com.

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Tue
Feb 27 2007
04:43 pm

What: DFA Training Academy
Date: Saturday, April 28 & Sunday, April 29
Time: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Location: Karns Middle School
Cost: $60 in advance, $30 for students
Notes: Lunch will be provided both days.

Democracy for America is bringing their Training Academy to Knoxville. For those that don't know what DFA is:

Democracy for America finds, trains, and supports fiscally responsible and socially progressive candidates at all levels of office across the country. We harness the power of our enormous grassroots network to get these candidates elected and to work towards positive change from the bottom up. We provide organizational support and training opportunities to the hundreds of local DFA groups nationwide.

For anyone that's always wanted to get involved but didn't know how. For anyone that complains to their friends, complains on their blog, yells at their TV, wants to run that SUV with the W sticker off the road or is just plain fed up, this is your chance to learn how to put your energy to productive use.

For more information on their program and trainers, click here. To RSVP, click here.

Please spread the word. Thanks!

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Tue
Feb 27 2007
03:36 pm
By: StaceyDiamond  shortURL

By my count gas went up 6 cents in 3 hours Saturday evening and it went up 6 more cents overnight last night. To some its supply and demand to others its the last straw in a financial crisis. In hard times you can switch from Starbucks to Pilot coffee but most gas stations are in a couple of cents of each other and if you aren't on the buslines there is little choice. Stacey

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Tue
Feb 27 2007
09:20 am
By: Johnny Ringo  shortURL

Kinda suprised no one has commented on this one yet:

Senator calls for answer on creation of universe
By TOM HUMPHREY, tomhumphrey3@aol.com
February 27, 2007

NASHVILLE - Sen. Raymond Finney proposes to use the legislative process to get an answer to the question of whether the universe was created by a "Supreme Being."
Under Senate Resolution 17, introduced by the Maryville Republican, the answer would come from state Education Commissioner Lana Seivers "in report form" no later than Jan. 15, 2008.

Finney, a retired physician, said Monday that his objective is to formally prod the Department of Education into a dialogue about the teaching of evolution in school science classes without also teaching the alternative of "creationism," or "intelligent design."

The move would thus renew a debate that has raged off and on in the Tennessee Legislature since at least 1925, when the 64th General Assembly enacted a law forbidding the teaching of evolution - setting the stage for the famous John Scopes "monkey trial" in Dayton, Tenn., later that year.

Scientists, ethicists, theologians and philosophers have pondered this question for centuries. Who knew it would be the Tennessee State Education Commissioner who would finally give us the definitive answer?

Hack away...

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Tue
Feb 27 2007
08:00 am

Bubbas's post on the subject

I should let this pass but, here goes. Do Burchett and The Moron really believe that I, a tax paying, fully employed, honorably discharged, active, voting citizen, should not be able to purchase a lottery ticket and give it to whomever I choose? Really? Do they believe that it is the moral duty of anyperson on welfare who sees a lottery ticket laying on the sidewalk to cover their eyes and walk on by?

There are several ways to get a lottery ticket that don't involve the holder paying any money. If my car stalls and a welfare recipient should help me with it, why could I not say, "yo dude thanks! Here is a fiver and a lottery ticket. Good Luck!"

These guys seem to have totally abandoned that whole party-of-less-government thing. I know Burchett and really can't understand why he didn't think this through. I only know The Moron by his words and deeds and as a result, I do not expect him to think through anything (or really, think at all) but, Tim really ought to know better.

This is simple willful and needless infringment of the rights of all citizens. If you want to stop public assistance recipients from purchasing lottery tickets, fine but, find another way. And while you are at it, include anyone who owns or works for a company that receives corporate welfare or tax breaks. Why not include anyone who is delinquent on any taxes, tickets, or fines. Obviously, anyone who's kids are going to school using lottery scholarship assistance should be inelgible cause that is public assistance. And of course, include anyone who spoke out against the lottery should not be allowed to profit from it so, politicians and churches may have some money they need to give back.

Yea, like that's gonna happen. Immoral Morons!

CAFKIA

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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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