Sat
Nov 18 2006
09:28 pm

Kay's Ice CreamKay's Ice Cream, an institution in Maryville since the 1940s, closed this week.

Why? Nobody knows.

The people who worked there were simply told to close up shop.

The closure took away something that was vivid in the memories of many people in this area. That little art deco building had been a favorite hangout for many -- including Maryville High School students -- for as long as anybody could remember.

Now it's gone, and people have only their memories. 

Watch the slideshow (:42).

And share the memories. Anybody got one?


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Sat
Nov 18 2006
04:47 pm
By: JustJohnny  shortURL

A final goodbye to BJ
Your two dear children and your husband will always be in our prayers.
Godspeed, Jake.









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Sat
Nov 18 2006
09:05 am

Ya know, I was pondering the aborted Glenn Beck/Iraq intelligence thread and I think I've finally got this thing figured out. It's taken almost four years...I'm a bit slow on the uptake. And since my hangover won't let me sleep in, I might as well spit it out. So to speak.

I spent six months before the war began - and double that after it "ended" - obsessively trying to figure out how those f'ers gamed the system. I know way more than any sane person should about the minutiae of the con.

But I've come to the conclusion that deception wasn't the real heart of the hustle. It was a pure power play.

Continued...

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Fri
Nov 17 2006
10:39 pm

I propose we have a community "Come to Jesus" meeting. We've got some folks who are really great regulars who, despite some obvious differences of opinion, have made this blog very strong, very quickly. Unfortunately, we have some problem folks who insist on making a stink, most often anonymously. The first call came from our friend, R. Neal, announcing that if this weak-minded behavior doesn't cease, then tent poles  down and folding thereafter.

We do need to affirm some rules and maybe set some more for conduct here.
I'd like to put on the agenda two things:

  • No more anonymous posting
  • Moderators should have the ability to delete individual posts

I consider this to be my blog in the sense that I enjoy contributing even if this contribution leads to agreeing with # 9 or getting under SayUncle's skin. I know it is R. Neal's site, but the concept of the way this place works makes it so strong. I give # 9 as an example of someone who gets overheated at times and mystifies me with his logic, but has become more disciplined over time. Look back at the SKBlog dustup and how even old adversaries such as me can virtually shake hands and treat each other civilly (though I won't let him get away with too many shenanigans!). What do y'all say.

--toby 

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Fri
Nov 17 2006
08:16 pm
By: StaceyDiamond  shortURL

Who are the folks at atomic tumor and who is ill and dying? Seriously, there are only cyptic messages here and the Metro Pulse only using initials. Stacey

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Sources tell us there will be an announcement from City Hall at noon regarding the demotion of Renee Kessler from head of Knoxville's Community Development Division. More details as they become available...

BUMP AND UPDATE: Our sources were only partially correct.

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Fri
Nov 17 2006
06:31 pm

...6:30ish. May not be able to stay too late, but we'll see.

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Fri
Nov 17 2006
05:11 pm

ADMINISTRATOR UPDATE ON HALLS SHOPPER RUMOR POSTED HERE

Some idiot with nothing better to do setup a user ID with a fake name and a fake throwaway e-mail addresses and posted anonymously from an public wi-fi hotspot regarding subjects he or she apparently knows nothing about. The user ID has been blocked and the throwaway e-mail address has been banned, for whatever good it will do. At any rate, the subject publication's attorney responds...

INQUIRY:

From: "R. Neal"
To: "Rob Frost" <[redacted]>
Subject: Anonymous blog post at KnoxViews.com
Date: Friday, November 17, 2006 3:00 PM

Dear Mr. Frost:

Someone posted anonymously at KnoxViews.com regarding rumors that the Halls Shopper was for sale, among other unsubstantiated allegations. The post is here:

(link...)

In a comment on the post, Sandra Clark said that you represented the Halls Shopper in the transaction with Scripps and if that if anyone wants information they should contact you.

So, do you or your client wish to go on the record in response to this anonymous blog post?

We try to run a responsible blog at KnoxViews.com and are not trying to be another caswalker.com. We would like the opportunity to report the facts.

Best regards,
R. Neal
KnoxViews.com

RESPONSE:

From: "Rob Frost" <[redacted]>
To: "R. Neal"
Subject: RE: Anonymous blog post at KnoxViews.com
Date: Friday, November 17, 2006 3:48 PM

R. Neal,

Thank you for bringing this to my attention. My client has authorized me to respond.

The shareholders were paid exponentially more that what has been put on this "blog." The circulation is expanding with new areas being announced shortly.

I might add that in the history of the Shopper, it has never been sued for libel.

The anonymous poster is mistaken.

Robert B. Frost, Jr.
Attorney for Shopper Publications, Inc.
Arnett, Draper and Hagood

----

[The anonymous post was removed for violation of site rules]

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Fri
Nov 17 2006
01:58 pm

This is some seriously bad news for our neck of the woods. Looks like the increasingly heated atmosphere is going to produce stronger storms and extend the season in which they occur.

I think I'm going to go call my insurance agent. And look into buying that hybrid Prius.

RIEGELWOOD, N.C. - Victims of the tornado in North Carolina were trying to reassemble their lives Friday after the twister flipped cars, shredded trees and ripped mobile homes to pieces, killing at least eight people, authorities said.

Damage assessment teams are expected in this little riverside community on Friday. North Carolina Gov. Mike Easley plans to survey the damage from the air before meeting with local officials.

The disaster brought the two-day death toll from a devastating line of thunderstorms that swept across the South to 12.

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Fri
Nov 17 2006
12:52 pm
By: JustJohnny  shortURL

I asked if we could postpone this thing (her death) until after G’s birthday, he didn’t think so. Five days would be a long time. --AtomicTumor

Catch up on things over at AT's blog

a sad update...She is brain dead. November 17, 2006. --AT

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Fri
Nov 17 2006
12:50 pm

...to the wrong person. Beck told newly elected Congressman Keith Ellison he wanted him to "prove to me that you are not working with our enemies" because Ellison is a Muslim. Beck felt really bad about being so suspicious.

Maybe the reason Beck couldn't discard the question is because it's an important question. If only Republicans had the sense to ask it of people who actually do things that help our enemies. For example, it would be a great demand to make of the people who punched a hole in our intelligence firewall for Ahmed Chalabi and his Iraqi National Congress buddies. That hole would be the Pentagon's Office of Special Plans, created from whole cloth during the lead-up to the invasion, inserted into the intelligence hierarchy above any vetting or oversight, then quietly disbanded after Chalabi's coziness with Iran was discovered.

When will the person responsible for sharing critical state secrets with Chalabi be asked to prove he is not working with our enemies? 

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Fri
Nov 17 2006
12:18 pm

Egalia (the real one): "Apparently, there are no women in charge of women's health or reproductive services." Go read about the latest idiocy she's referring to.

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Fri
Nov 17 2006
11:40 am
By: Brian A.  shortURL

From the people who brought us "clear skies" and "healthy forests," there's this:

A key government report on hunger in America has eliminated that word from its findings but not because there are no longer people in need of nutrition.

. . .

Last year, families without enough money to buy food or families in which parents skip meals so their children can eat were labeled as having "food insecurity with hunger" and now they simply have "very low food security."

Hmmm . . . "security."  That sounds like it should be part of the War on Terror, doesn't it?  Perhaps we should move this issue over to the Department of Homeland Security and let KBR take care of it in one fell swoop with a $50 billion no-bid contract.  It's largely a liberal media myth, anyway.

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Fri
Nov 17 2006
10:20 am
By: WhitesCreek  shortURL

On James Carville:

"Why should the Democratic Party take advice from a man who can't even convince his own wife to vote Democratic?" 

Continued...

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Fri
Nov 17 2006
09:53 am
By: Scott1202  shortURL

I read that the pentagon is going tio ask for another 127 billion or so from us taxpayers to pour down the rat hole in Iraq. Weren't they supposesed to pay for their own reconstruction from their oil revenues?

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By being master video gamers, I guess. From the Knoxville News Sentinel:

"My parents think I am the stupidest person alive," said Ervin Grove, a Bearden High School senior. He and seven of his Bearden classmates were the first in line outside of Best Buy in West Knoxville. Some of them skipped school, and they pitched a tent to be assured of getting the game [Sony Playstation 3], which they intend to keep and play.

It's bad enough parents let their kids spend so much time on these games, but letting their kids skip school to be first in line to buy one? How sad is it that a parent thinks their kid is "stupid" and doesn't do anything about it? Anyway, it must be a pretty sensational game.

Update: More madness.

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Fri
Nov 17 2006
01:14 am

Democratic Party of Knox County Presents

Congressman Harold Ford Jr. Appreciation Luncheon
12 PM, December 9, 2006
The Foundry (on World's Fair Park)
$25 per person
Special Guest Harold Ford Jr. and others.

Tickets can be purchased by mail. Send check, return address and contact information to:

KCDP
P.O. Box 1366
Knoxville, TN 37901

Ticket will be mailed out the week prior to the event. Order soon as seating is limited.

www.knoxdemocrats.org 

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Thu
Nov 16 2006
10:16 pm

First and foremost I'd like to encourage y'all to drop by for pumpkin pie at the Greek Chevron on Chapman Highway. When hot out of the oven it is out of this world. Unlike the traditional pumpkin pie it is made with filo dough for crust and the filling has a chunky texture and great flavor. A slice is $1.50 and you can order a whole pie for $14.95. Limited time only.

As for the South Waterfront project I don't know what to report. It seems to have gone from "let's save the quaint neighborhoods" to "well we'll keep the form of the neighborhoods but new buildings can be 3 1/2 stories high but don't worry they'll fit in just fine because of all the street trees we'll plant after we squeeze a 50' road section into a 35' wide r.o.w...."

One thing I do know is that the Greek Chevron is slated to become a park. I hope that they can find a replacement location in the neighborhood.

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Thu
Nov 16 2006
09:00 pm

Chris Matthews, quoting Bill Clinton: "The Democrats haven't been given a mandate. They've been given a chance."

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