Mon
Nov 30 2009
08:50 am

A recent Microsoft security patch has reportedly resulted in occurrences of a "Black Screen of Death" in some XP, Vista, and Windows 7 computers.

A free tool--with directions--is available to fix the problem. While not all "Black Screens of Death" are caused by the recent update, the tool is "worth a try." See: PC World.

Update 12/4/2009: Apparently the Black Screens of Death are "not all Microsoft's fault." "Microsoft is now blaming the problem on malware." See: (link...)

-- OneTahiti

Mon
Nov 30 2009
06:53 am

Little noticed in the past legislative session was a bill sponsored by our elected state officials to eliminate the "R" word. The unfortunate acronym DMRS is now DIDS. I like that, even if it is only symbolic. Now let's see some positive action to follow up.

(link...)

Sun
Nov 29 2009
04:45 pm

Has anybody seen any angel trees up in Roane County? If so, where? :)

-- OneTahiti

Sun
Nov 29 2009
03:05 pm

Lawmakers target radioactive waste in TN landfills

Continued...

Sun
Nov 29 2009
11:52 am

Teacher's Birthday Wishes Arrive Yearly

Most of us have a favorite teacher we think about now and again. But few of us ever hear from that teacher again. Not so the students of Mr. Stroup's eighth-grade class at Heritage Christian School in Indianapolis.

Link

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Sun
Nov 29 2009
08:00 am

Any Word on this house fire near Teague Road and Eureka? Doesn't sound good from this report...

(link...)

Sat
Nov 28 2009
07:54 pm

Find PSR's report here: Coal's Assault on Human Health.

In a nutshell, coal really is just as bad as we thought, maybe worse.

Update: I just noticed that Matt Landon has already posted about this. Way to go, Matt! :)

-- OneTahiti

Sat
Nov 28 2009
07:32 am

Even after the U.S. and China set targets this week for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, the world's combined pledges ahead of next month's climate summit fall far short of what experts say is needed to avert dangerous global warming.


AP story via KNS

Zach says legalizing the smoking of marijuana while trying to stop the smoking of tobacco sends a mixed message. Did I miss something here? Is there a bill to outlaw brownies coming up?

(link...)

Fri
Nov 27 2009
09:56 am

Have undeveloped rolls in the back of that drawer? Send them off to Dwayne's before it's too late.

Continued...

Fri
Nov 27 2009
09:16 am
By: WhitesCreek

...when a small town's football team returns to the state semifinals for the first time in 32 years, its fanbase goes a little bonkers.

Update: Boyd Buchanan 42 Rockwood 0
Congratulations on a great season and reaching the Quarter final game.
What they said

Fri
Nov 27 2009
09:11 am
By: WhitesCreek

I predict there are more coming...

KNS Story

Thu
Nov 26 2009
10:01 am
By: onetahiti

As of November 2009: Microsoft's Bing.com search site allegedly leaves 3-month cookies on your computer that cause prices to be raised for you, even markedly raised, when you visit many other online stores. Before shopping online, make sure you close all browser windows showing Bing.com, then clear your cookies. See a vivid example and more at: (link...)

And... Happy Thanksgiving!

-- OneTahiti

Thu
Nov 26 2009
08:50 am
By: WhitesCreek

I'm aghast at a number of things but I can sum it up as a Board of Directors that is either asleep at the wheel or lost in space. I wonder if any of them have ever read the TVA Charter?

TVA Release

KNS Story

Wed
Nov 25 2009
08:46 pm

The Hiwassee Wildlife refuge is on the migration path for a special group of Whooping Cranes. A pox on the creeps who vandalized the ultralight that leads them to their winter home...

(link...)!

Wed
Nov 25 2009
07:48 pm

I am taking a major step out and planning to smoke our Turkey tomorrow. The youngest son is getting up before dawn to hunt and I'm going to start the fire at the same time. What are you guys planning to do with your turkey? What dish is your family specialty?

Update: Four more hours to go...

Wed
Nov 25 2009
05:30 pm
Wed
Nov 25 2009
11:14 am

5 Year Staff Salary Changes for Tenn. Congress Members:

Roe: (Was not in office 5 years ago)
Duncan: +12%
Wamp: +35%
Davis: +29%
Cooper: +27%
Gordon: +29%
Blackburn: +58%
Tanner: +20%
Cohen: (was not in office 5 years ago)

Continued...

Wed
Nov 25 2009
08:42 am

Sorta...

(link...)

Tue
Nov 24 2009
06:01 pm

Apparently, a trusty at the Roane County jail went missing during work crew in Harriman this morning. Did she slip in the grass and hit her head, being rendered unconscious, and the remainder of the crew did not see her and went on?

Mon
Nov 23 2009
02:33 pm

First the bad news...

If we do nothing, by 2019 the number of uninsured people will grow by more than 30 percent in 29 states and by at least 10 percent in every state. The amount of uncompensated care provided will more than double in 45 states. Businesses in 27 states will see their premiums more than double. And fewer people will have coverage through an employer.

Now the good news...

Under reform in Tennessee:

Continued...

Mon
Nov 23 2009
07:54 am

An appeals court judge will decide which charges Rocky can be retried on after hearing evidence in Knoxville this week. (link...)

Mon
Nov 23 2009
07:45 am
By: WhitesCreek

by Ray Collett

Hello Readers,
This is the last of the letters Mr. Harry Shamhart wrote in the 1990's...Mr Shamhart writes," I do not recall the year the high school building was constructed (probably while I was in Florida), however it was a "two story plus" brick structure.

Continued...

Mon
Nov 23 2009
07:00 am
By: WhitesCreek

You are paying part of Bob's and Lamar's share of state taxes. The least they could do is to thank you by getting you some decent healthcare.

Sun
Nov 22 2009
09:08 pm

"Shortage Slows a Program to Detect Nuclear Bombs"

Continued...

Sun
Nov 22 2009
12:02 pm

"It's more important to protect bottom lines than bottoms."

Sat
Nov 21 2009
07:21 pm
By: WhitesCreek

Nonsense from our Senior Senator

(link...)

Lost Medicaid Funding

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