Submitted by WhitesCreek on June 22, 2009 - 3:34pm.

What a great experience for Christina Neal who was the leading goal scorer on the Roane County High School team.

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on June 22, 2009 - 2:42pm.

The Long Term Recovery Committee will NOT meet this Wednesday, June 24th. The next meeting will be Wednesday, July 1st at 4:30.


Submitted by onetahiti on June 22, 2009 - 12:27pm.

My dear friend and colleague Charlie Mead passed away this morning. Even though I knew it was coming, I am still stunned.

What can I say about Charlie? He deserves poems and statues.

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on June 22, 2009 - 9:28am.

The wise and wonderful Charlie Mead is with us no more. Charlie passed quietly at 3 a.m. last night.

(Charlie posted and shared his photos as Corvus. The username will remain his. To know his wit, check out his title for this photo.)


Submitted by WhitesCreek on June 22, 2009 - 8:17am.

This makes me feel really good about more nukes...

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on June 22, 2009 - 8:04am.

Submitted by WhitesCreek on June 22, 2009 - 7:55am.

By Ray Collett

Hello Readers,
Whew, it is really hot isn't it..I don't know how we used to stand this heat years ago, maybe it was because we were younger. I got a lot of response from last weeks story about the contraption my father-in-law made and scared half of the Grandview community out of their wits.
Let me tell you about a terrible sound I heard once while living in the Clymersville area.

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on June 21, 2009 - 1:17pm.

As they propose to build more nuclear plants, TVA shows up on another bad boy list.

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on June 21, 2009 - 12:58pm.

Conservation could yield a 20 percent savings on electricity demand if vigorously pursued, experts reasonably believe. A robust alternative energy program could add substantially to that savings.

If those estimates hold, it would be far cheaper to offset the need for a couple of nuclear plants, at $5 billion to $7 billion apiece, through conservation and renewable energy than to build such plants to meet the currently expected (post-recession) electric demand growth of roughly 2 percent a year.

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on June 21, 2009 - 12:44pm.

Let's hopr this is true. Can we get someone to verify this?

(Anda Ray) pointed to the restoration of a cove known as the "Church Slough." Six months ago it was buried in ash.

"All of the ash is gone. The fauna is back. The birds are back in the spring-fed water. It is done," Ray said. "That is kind of our hope for how the rest of it will look when we are finished."

Lot's more in this AP story...

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on June 21, 2009 - 9:27am.

Looks like we are getting our money's worth from our new park supervisor.

www.RoaneCountyPark.com


Submitted by onetahiti on June 20, 2009 - 8:45am.

It is strongly recommended that everyone with an interest in education or the arts read this essay by Paul Lockhart, "Lockhart's Lament:" Link....

It's 25 pages in PDF format, packed mostly with truths, and a good read.

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on June 20, 2009 - 7:51am.

As we have learned with our own coal fired plant, they've made strides in correcting air pollution while we are drowning in the coal ash leachate pouring into our lake. Each year TVA discharges enough arsenic to kill everybody in Tennessee and enough selenium to kill every man woman and child in Roane County 18 times over. That has to stop.

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on June 20, 2009 - 7:08am.

A Cautionary Tale?

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Submitted by RICK on June 20, 2009 - 1:39am.

I received a call from the producer on Friday. The History Channel will be airing a special show on Monday night at 9:00 p.m. It is called "Crumbling America". It features a segment on our disaster, filmed back in January.

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Submitted by onetahiti on June 19, 2009 - 5:45pm.

Based on the information on the Tennessee.gov site (Link...), it doesn't necessarily take much to be called "proficient."

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on June 19, 2009 - 8:06am.

I have requested specific information on the deformed bluegill from both TDEC and TVA.........TDEC responded by saying that they have the data I seek, but won't release it to me because it is TVA's data and they have an "agreement" with TVA by which they won't release TVA's data. So, I'm still waiting.
Dennis Lemly

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on June 19, 2009 - 6:36am.

...those who would have us eliminate nuclear energy from America have yet to present a workable proposal to account for the 20 percent of our electrical energy nuclear power provides. Despite a promising future, alternative energy cannot yet make up the difference, leaving us to resort to fossil fuels that are potentially more environmentally harmful and more expensive than nuclear energy.

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on June 18, 2009 - 10:12pm.

Walter Cronkite is reported to be gravely ill. Would that we had newspersons of his character dominating the airwaves today...

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on June 18, 2009 - 10:00pm.

There's more to this than this story tells, but the net result is correct. Cleaning the Emory with all due speed before the next heavy rain season could require a complete closure. Let's hope they figure out how to eat their ash and halve it too.

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on June 18, 2009 - 8:51pm.

Submitted by WhitesCreek on June 18, 2009 - 5:11pm.

Parameters are all well within norms for the river, and pose no threats to recreationers. These metals concentrations do not seem to indicate any influence from ash. As you can see, there was no mercury, lead, or selenium detected. There was a low level hit on arsenic of 1.5 ppb, but well within safe limits for drinking water and recreation (the drinking water criteria for arsenic is 10 ppb).

The pdf is attached.


Submitted by WhitesCreek on June 18, 2009 - 4:28pm.

We have said the word...And the word is "hypocrisy". Talk about getting blasted by you local newspaper...

A county that spends thousands on attracting tourists and retirees to come and enjoy our natural beauty might as well save its money in the future. The so-called Golf Capital of Tennessee can now add to the water tank the moniker, Ash Tray of Tennessee.

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on June 18, 2009 - 12:49pm.

Submitted by WhitesCreek on June 18, 2009 - 12:32pm.

Update: Yager votes against verifiable voting as well...But the Senate pulls through for us and keeps us on track.

Somebody tell me why? Roane County was the test site for paper ballots and it went extremely well. I certainly offer Dennis space here at RoaneViews to express his reasons.

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on June 18, 2009 - 6:51am.

Ok! I'm outraged now. It's a pretty low blow when you start messing with people's hot dogs and burgers...

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on June 18, 2009 - 6:38am.

So far I'm impressed with this lady. Here's the note she sent...

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Submitted by mushy on June 17, 2009 - 8:22pm.

Wow! I was totally surprised at the quality of cars attending the June edition of "Cruisin' in Harriman"! I went Saturday and took lots of photos...check'em out: CLICK HERE!

Roane Street was full of classic old cars and hot-rods and I was in hog heaven!

Meet me down on Roane Street July the 11th and see what I mean!


Submitted by WhitesCreek on June 17, 2009 - 5:54pm.
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Submitted by onetahiti on June 17, 2009 - 4:43pm.

We have been dining on homemade chicken soup made with one of Broadened Horizons Organic Farm's happy free-range hens and some organic Peruvian purple potatoes (and some other vegetables). I can only say "Wow!" and a hearty "Thank you!" to both Farmer Leaf and the hen.

The hen was extremely flavorful, far more than any supermarket chicken I've ever tasted. This was one fantastic-tasting chicken!

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