As of right now it is once again illegal to carry weapons into anyplace the serves alchohol, as a result of a judges decision in a lawsuit brought by a group of Tennessee Restaurant owners.
East Embayment Update
As part of the revised work plan for time-critical ash removal from the East Embayment, TVA will be moving fish from the Embayment to the Emory River beginning Monday, November 23.Continued...
The Tennessean has a very interesting web site that lets you compare cancer rates for counties across Tennessee. Roll the cursor over the county and the rates pop up. One thing I noticed right off was the high rate of lung cancer for Roane County compared to our neighbors. What do you think?
Actually, I think it should be: "Plant a bunch of trees now". The Tennessee Conservationist has a fabulous article on planting your trees in this month's issue. It isn't available online so go pop the $15 for a subscription. It will be the best $15 you spend this year (give some for presents why don't you?). Anyway, here's another good how to...
And take a look at locally native species if you can.
That cost Mr. Kilgore nearly $2 million in potential bonuses and eliminated another $1.2 million in bonuses for his top executives.
has anybody noticed that clean water is a really big deal for Roane County? Don't you wish wwe didn't have enormous problems with our Rivers and Lake right now? Want to do something big to help? Senator Russ Feingold has introduced a bill that needs our attention. Get involved. It's easy.
Injured Bald Eagle is being fed with meat provided by local hunters and anglers. Thank you from all the rest of us.
TVA is asked for a public written statement of their real estate policy.
Tax Assessor Teresa Kirkham explains why tax valuations went up in the ash spill area. (I don't understand it)
Randy Ellis asks who property owners need to go to in order to challenge their assessment?
The part we are more interested in starts at minute 32. Once the player loads and starts the curser can be advanced to the right minute.
Sorry slow internet users. This one takes broadband.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2009 – 12:30 P.M.
KINGSTON COMMUNITY CENTER
A G E N D A
Spending billions on new nuclear plants may not be that good an idea. Apparently there is a large shortage of uranium and no ready solution.
"Uranium mines provide us with 40,000 tons of uranium each year. Sounds like that ought to be enough for anyone, but it comes up about 25,000 tons short of what we consume yearly in our nuclear power plants" (Technology Review).
Not for profit organizations enjoy tax exempt status as long as they don't lobby or try to directly influence legislation. Providing below market rent to Congressmen on the condition that they attend "prayer meetings" has come into seriuos question in the scandal laden C Street house in Washington. The names involved are bipartisan and familiar.
Local journalists Don Dare and Scott Barker shared a few tricks of their trade with UT students and faculty Thursday night at the forum, “Tools for Investigative Journalists.”
Many folks like myself, didn't want or use his content when it was free; now he may charge. Yawn. His destruction of a once grand institution called the WSJ is complete. The rest of his properties hardly pass for legitimate news outlets. So go ahead, stop indexing. Shrug.
Sponsored by Tennessee Republican Lamar Alexander and Virginia Democrat Jim Webb, the bill would provide $100 billion in loan guarantees for carbon-free electricity projects, adding to the existing $47 billion loan guarantee program.
You know, everything would be just fine if those pesky auditors would mind their own business.
The auditors fault, first, a decision to allow continued harvest of shovelnosed sturgeon, even though they are similar in appearance to an endangered species, the pallid sturgeon, and information that identity mistakes lead to some pallid sturgeon being taken in violation of federal law. The federal government has recently moved to override the state decision and forbid harvest of the shovelnosed sturgeon in areas where the species overlap - such as Tennessee.
Mr. Scott said there were scare headlines and front page stories about the Kingston ash spill soon after it occurred, but that has died down as tests showed the incident was not as calamitous as originally portrayed.
I have several meetings at Tennessee State parks each year and I have found their restaurants to be good solid dining at a reasonable cost. I have seen extended families show up for a hike and a meal but I had not thought about the holidays as an excuse for letting them do the cooking.Continued...
Drivers using...highways (61 and 62) should be prepared to stop and show proper identification, licensing information, insurance information, and other traffic-related information requested.
The only "other" information I am aware of would be the vehicle tag registration. Driver's should have all of this paperwork in a handy spot in the vehicle anyway.
White nose fungus is killing bats. It is spread by humans who visit infected caves and carry it to other caves. This is serious stuff.
The white fungus infects hibernating bats, causing them to wake up and burn precious fat reserves. The bats fly early from their cave in search of food, and because the insects they normally eat are unavailable, they starve.
By Ray Collett
This weekend I was invited to the "Roane County Writers Group" festival by noted author B.J.Gillium. Bill Landry was a keynote speaker and lots of interest was sparked by the young writers attending. While there, displaying my "Rockwood Memories", I also had a few of the "Rockwood 1951 DVD's. So many "immigrants" who have moved from all around these United States and retired in our beautiful Roane County were really interested in Rockwood in the "hustling and bustling" 1950's. Along this line, I will conclude Mr. Harry Shamhart's memories of Rockwood with his listing of businesses along Rockwood's main streets as he remembers.....
Al Gore recognizes that America will act to fight climate change.
"The only question," he says, " is how long will it take for us to get our act together?"
"We help solve the climate crisis. We put millions of people in good new jobs and we sharply reduce our dependence on foreign oil."
"It has been six years since a contractor from Delray Beach brought the black dusty residue to the province of Samaná, and three years since the ash was cleaned up."
The money quote:
People who live near sites used to store ash or sludge from coal-fired power plants have a one in 50 chance of developing cancer, according to a...government report kept from the public for seven years by the Bush Administration.
Congressman Lincoln Davis was in town Friday and took some local folks to lunch for a casual sit and speak. The subject of getting the message out and the lousy accuracy of the major news networks came up and at some point Lincoln joked about bloggers and looked at me. I pointed out that I have 6000 factcheckers here at RoaneViews and can't get away with anything. Contrast that with news organizations who get to pick and choose the letters they print and emails they quote. I also said that everybody can get the best and most accurate information every night at 11 p.m. on the Comedy Channel. It's true! The Daily Show viewers consistantly stomp all the other news shows on current events knowlege.
Ok, I'm late with this. When I heard Eva Cassidy's version of "Somewhere over the Rainbow" for the first time I had to stop the car and wait for her to finish. Then I found out that she had passed before I ever heard her sing for the first time. Here's one for the home state.
"You have to live with a verdict regardless of whether you like it or not."
SWAN POND RESIDENTS PRESS CONFRENCE
THE ONE YEAR ANNIVERSY OF THE TVA COAL ASH SPILL
The Swan Pond Community residents would like to meet with the members of the press to express the past, present and the future direction they would like to see the Swan Pond Community take. The residents of the Swan Pond Community were the first to be affected by the ash spill on 12/22/08 and continue to be affected to this day.
When: Saturday December 19, 2009
Where: 993 Swan Pond Rd Harriman, TN (behind the Swan Pond Baptist Church)
Time: 2 PM eastern
Back Ground Inforation: (link...)
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