Mon
Nov 9 2009
11:34 am
By: WhitesCreek

PUBLIC HEARING - KINGSTON CITY COUNCIL
NOVEMBER 10, 2009 – 6:45 P.M.
KINGSTON COMMUNITY CENTER – COUNCIL ROOM

A G E N D A

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Mon
Nov 9 2009
07:48 am
By: WhitesCreek

Life and death seems to be a recurring theme this weekend. Roane County had several local traffic fatalities, but this one has a lesson.

"The seatbelts, I see it everyday, they save lives," Lt. Andrew Murray with the East Roane County Fire Department said. "This subject probably would have been in the vehicle and possibly lived if he would have had his seatbelt on because there wasn't a whole lot of damage to the cab of the vehicle."

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Mon
Nov 9 2009
06:57 am
By: WhitesCreek

By Ray Collett

Hello Readers,
Another page this week from Harry Shamhart's "memories" of growing up in Rockwood. I have read many accounts, and I am sure you have too, of the "White's Creek Flood', but this is the first time I have actually read a letter from one of the young survivors. Here is what Harry Shamhart wrote...

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Sun
Nov 8 2009
07:53 pm

Hang in there, Kingston. It's a game and a season, not a life. Use every day to get better, smarter, and stonger.

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Sun
Nov 8 2009
06:19 pm
By: WhitesCreek
Sun
Nov 8 2009
05:42 pm

It sure didn't help the pursuit of truth in the Houston case.

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Sun
Nov 8 2009
03:42 pm
By: macmurchadh

What people care about most...

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Not much of a revelation here. Most of these folks voted to cover their backsides, with little consideration for doing the right thing, save the idealist Kucinich. The bill is not perfect by any stretch, but doing nothing should not be an option. Davis votes neigh, in his mind, in order to keep his job.

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Sat
Nov 7 2009
09:36 am

Dodd, 72, has been cited for six counts of animal cruelty. Future charges would be upgraded from misdemeanors to felonies...

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Fri
Nov 6 2009
01:11 pm

They aren't ten cents anymore, but experts say reading is reading.

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Fri
Nov 6 2009
11:45 am

“The numbers are the tip of the iceberg,” Balcom said.

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Thu
Nov 5 2009
05:06 pm
By: WhitesCreek

From TVA's Katie (Bell) Kline
Senior Manager, Community Relations

Information for our Roane County Neighbors about What’s Happening on the
Kingston Ash Recovery Site and Kingston Fossil Plant Update
November 5, 2009

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Thu
Nov 5 2009
12:23 pm

I'm really glad to see college students getting back into this sort of thing.

Environmental activist Larry Gibson will present "Mountaintop Removal in West Virginia" on Thursday, Nov. 5, at 7 p.m., at ETSU.

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Thu
Nov 5 2009
10:50 am
By: WhitesCreek

Questions persist regarding TVA's ability to run new nuclear facilities, with Watts Bar Two in the works. TVA has noted in court its own inability to operate a voicemail system but nuclear plants are much simpler and easier, apparently.

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Thu
Nov 5 2009
10:45 am
By: WhitesCreek

More

(I may put up more shots if I have time)

Wed
Nov 4 2009
07:58 pm

8% voter turnout in Knoxville elections. Fly on the wall, Snarkbites, reports back on proposed solutions...
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Wed
Nov 4 2009
05:34 pm

AS the new more efficient scrubber at the Kingston TVA plant comes on line folks will see a steam cloud emitting from the top of the new stack, much like a small version of the billowing clouds that surge out of the Watts Bar cooling towers. From the official release:

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Wed
Nov 4 2009
09:52 am

November 2009

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Wed
Nov 4 2009
06:47 am

Two of five teams in this weekend's regional finals in the nation's most prestigious math and science competition for high school students at Georgia Tech University in Atlanta are from Oak Ridge High. Three years ago they went all the way. We'll be pulling for them to put a bright spot on Tennessee's education reputation.

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Wed
Nov 4 2009
06:13 am
Tue
Nov 3 2009
04:46 pm
Tue
Nov 3 2009
07:57 am

Here we go. Don't say we didn't predict this.

Rhea County Executive Billy Ray Patton told us if Roane County received 43 million, Rhea County is also entitled to some compensation.

Hmmmm...What I don't see is the public official emphatically calling for TVA to readdress compensation for the actual victims here.

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Mon
Nov 2 2009
02:29 pm

Free Beer, Free music, $10 movie at 4 Market Square in Knoxville.

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Mon
Nov 2 2009
11:58 am

WORK SESSION - KINGSTON CITY COUNCIL
NOVEMBER 3, 2009 – 6:00 P.M.
KINGSTON COMMUNITY CENTER – ROOM C

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Mon
Nov 2 2009
09:48 am
By: WhitesCreek

To bring you something completely frivilous, my Halloween costume. I know you didn't recognize me when you saw me. :>)

If there is one thing I would change in our electoral process it would be the money. The ability of special interests to funnel large amounts of money to their lackeys in elected office is nothing more than legalized corruption. Legislative PACs are growing in their influence and should be outlawed.

Chairman Duncan live in Inez, KY which is not in the TVA service area. He is buddies with executives of Massey Coal, the Coal company responsible for devastating aquatic life in 70 miles of waterways and threatening the water supply of 10 municipalities in Kentucky.
An Inspector General report on the spill and a coverup of the reasons 6 of the 8 filed charges against Massey were dropped in secret actions has been redacted. Got that?

One Half of the IG report purported to show there is no coverup has been covered up. Chairman Duncan seems to be extremely compromised. Perhaps it is time for someone besides me to call for him to step down and let TVA start to heal itself.

The Obama Admiinistration also needs to step up and issue the full IG report. I know it is easy to criticize the things they haven't gotten to yet, but this is a crucial point in the process of fighting climate change. Big Coal and Big Energy must be outed so that the public can see them for what they are.

Mon
Nov 2 2009
06:25 am
By: WhitesCreek

by Ray Collett

Hello Readers, I hope the "Trick Or Treaters" weren't too rough on you Saturday night. Gennell and I went to a Halloween Party at "Ratchet's Bar and Grill." I won first prize in the "Funniest" category and the funny part was, I didn't have on a mask. Kind of scary isn't it...Halloween is sure different from when we were youngsters, not many "outhouses" to tip over.

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Lost Medicaid Funding

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