Submitted by WhitesCreek on July 13, 2009 - 7:03am.

By Ray Collett

Our friend Chester Taylor, (Class of 1960) sends me a much appreciated email quite often. He is asking if there has been any talk about the class of 1960 having a 50 year reunion next year.

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Submitted by farmer leaf on July 11, 2009 - 10:54pm.

how to build a solar heated sauna for $50 or less?

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on July 11, 2009 - 8:24pm.

The Hackensaw Boys put on a show, up close and acoustic. This is the way to raise money for a great cause.


Submitted by WhitesCreek on July 11, 2009 - 7:26am.

Don't worry Loudon...It's only going to be in your community, like...forever.

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on July 10, 2009 - 2:46pm.

Alright! We have a hair pulling contest between engineers. I'm hanging in the bleachers and watching this one. Could be fun.

"That wasn't an explanation," Barry Thacker, who has been designing hydraulic-fill structures similar to the Kingston Fossil Plant landfill for 30 years, told The Associated Press. "That was smoke and mirrors."

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on July 10, 2009 - 2:34pm.

I want these guys at my next birthday party!



Submitted by WhitesCreek on July 10, 2009 - 1:15pm.

Well that may be a slight exaggeration but not much. We all have suffered through traffic light hell and Harriman, Kingston, and Rockwood each have their challenges (although I have to say downtown Harriman works pretty well). How many times have you sat at the light at the I 40 Kingston exit and then only gotten 50 yards to the next light in front of the Calvary Baptist Church? Have you sat at a light in Rockwood and wondered why a street that's only two blocks long has a traffic light? Each of us has a personal list of "most irritating traffic light that has no valid reason for existing in the first place."

Now we find out that it's costing us money...Lot's of money..


Submitted by swanpondresident on July 10, 2009 - 12:48pm.

I have been notified by CNN producer of the airing of the Disaster story TONIGHT on AC 360.

Also, I have been working with CNN to have our story on the CNN home page.


Submitted by WhitesCreek on July 10, 2009 - 10:27am.

Submitted by WhitesCreek on July 10, 2009 - 8:32am.

As far as I can see there has been absolutely no problem with the Houstons since their release. It will cost the County far more to put them back in lockup than to let them stay out.

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on July 10, 2009 - 8:04am.

This is your chance to put me on the spot with hard questions.

The show Steve Scarborough of RoaneViews.com will air in 60 minute(s).

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And do not forget, if you want to call in live and speak with the host, be sure to dial (347)677-0660. You will be placed into the caller queue where you will still be able to hear the show while you are on hold.

Sorry but that number is a toll call, just so you know.


Submitted by onetahiti on July 9, 2009 - 5:30pm.

I received the following emailed notice from a local resident who is having trouble posting:

"The Oak Ridge Reservation Natural Resource Damage Assessment: Evaluation of Contaminant-Related Losses in Watts Bar Reservoir and Gains from the Black Oak Ridge Conservation Easement, Final Draft Report, dated March 25, 2009, has been released.

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on July 9, 2009 - 4:24pm.

REGULAR MEETING - KINGSTON CITY COUNCIL
KINGSTON COMMUNITY CENTER – COUNCIL ROOM
TUESDAY, JULY 14, 2009 – 7:00 P.M.

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Submitted by RoaneBooster on July 9, 2009 - 2:50pm.

Feller named Kyle. Don't know him. He's been in the General Assembly.

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RB

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Submitted by RoaneBooster on July 9, 2009 - 1:10pm.

"Scientists are reporting for the first time that the use of weed killers in farmers' fields boosts the nutritional value of an important food a crop. Application of two common herbicides to several varieties of sweet corn significantly increased the amount of key nutrients termed carotenoids in the corn kernels, according to a new study."

Details at: Link...

Wow!

RB

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Submitted by farmer leaf on July 9, 2009 - 10:56am.

It is a sad commentary that some 58,000 Americans and perhaps up to 2 million vietnamese had to die in a War that the chief architect belatedly acknowledged was a tragic miscalculation, based on flawed assumptions.

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on July 9, 2009 - 9:11am.

Mrs. Creek points out that there is now an open Constable position in Roane County. As it stands now that is a legal position that has some method of replacement, appointed, special election, or whatever. Until the position is done away with leagally, is there a legal requirement that it be filled on an interim basis?


Submitted by WhitesCreek on July 9, 2009 - 9:08am.

TDEC's Paul Sloan give a rational response to the question of why there are differences in the water test data..."Come, Let us sample together."

The problem was originally discussed here: Link...

Sloan's response is attached.


Submitted by WhitesCreek on July 9, 2009 - 8:03am.

Catch Liberadio(!) online every day.

Barring unforseen upheaval, I'll be chatting with Mary Mancini on Liberadio(!) Friday. We'll talk about all facets of the TVA disaster, where we are, where we're going, and where we wish we could go. If there are topics you'ld like covered post them in a comment. We'll work them in if they have broad relevance and we have time.

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on July 8, 2009 - 3:54pm.

10 popular brands of bottled water, purchased from grocery stores and other retailers in 9 states and the District of Columbia, contained 38 chemical pollutants altogether, with an average of 8 contaminants in each brand.

Interesting...The bottled water folks don't want their label to contain testing information similar to what your municipal water supplier is supposed to publish. Link...


Submitted by WhitesCreek on July 8, 2009 - 3:32pm.

From our "Coal is just as bad at the other end of the process" Department...

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And a big Thank You to Lamar Alexander for sponsoring the anti mountaintop removal bill that got these people irritated.


Submitted by RoaneBooster on July 8, 2009 - 2:37pm.

See RCN Link...
FORMER Constable Mark Patton ousted by Circuit Court Judge Russell Simmons. Testimony was enough to justify it, the judge said.

RB

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Submitted by farmer leaf on July 8, 2009 - 2:11pm.

had we been paying attention.

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on July 7, 2009 - 7:52pm.

I know you won't believe this, but Belmont University is heavily into no see ums. You know about no see ums right? I mean, you're sitting on the deck sipping someting cold and these little bites in all those places start itching and scratching and you can't see the mosquito that had to be the culprit...


We've found that Tiki lamps work really well. It's not the citronella...It's the CO2 that confuses them.


Submitted by WhitesCreek on July 7, 2009 - 7:20pm.

Sound bites never work out quite right. That's why we have RoaneViews.com.

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on July 7, 2009 - 9:17am.

Update: We made the News Today, oh boy!

WORK SESSION - KINGSTON CITY COUNCIL
JULY 7, 2009 – 6:00 P.M.
KINGSTON COMMUNITY CENTER – ROOM C

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on July 7, 2009 - 8:33am.

I saw a presentation on this disease that could kill most of our bats if we don't figure it out. Bats are extremely important to agriculture and insect population balance and this is a scary ecological development. For now people are asked to stay out of places where bats might roost or nest. It appears that we are the vector for transmitting the disease form cave to cave.

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on July 7, 2009 - 8:28am.

Submitted by WhitesCreek on July 7, 2009 - 8:26am.

If you haven't been through a tornado you have no idea of the helplessness, awe, and fear that goes along with the damage and injury. Awareness and early warning are reasonable precautions...

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on July 6, 2009 - 1:16pm.

I'll be at the Conservation Fisheries fundraiser next Saturday at this place from noon til six. I'm really curious about it...

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And if you have any spare change you can show the fishies some love while you're at it. Every nickel helps restore life to Tennessee waters.


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