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Submitted by onetahiti on March 8, 2012 - 11:46am.

West Roane County Volunteer Fire Department reminds us to "change our batteries when we change our clocks."

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is urging consumers to replace the batteries in their smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms this weekend for Daylight Saving Time. This year, Daylight Saving Time begins on Sunday, March 11.

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Submitted by onetahiti on March 4, 2012 - 6:30pm.

Here we wanted to vote for Brian Mullins for road superintendent (Link...); he seems like the best candidate. However, neither road superintendent nor property assessor candidates were on our Democratic ballots. A Republican friend said only Robinette was on hers for assessor.

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Submitted by onetahiti on March 1, 2012 - 7:51pm.

Dr. David Suzuki, friend of the late Charlie Mead (Corvus here on RoaneViews) and sometime visitor to Charlie's home in West Roane County, is a scientist who has sought to "inform others on the importance of respecting the natural world and preserving what’s vital to our survival."

Dr. Suzuki is the subject of the film Force of Nature, now in the news. Read more: Link... (via Alternet: Link...)

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Submitted by onetahiti on February 28, 2012 - 11:47am.

Students age 16 and older may apply now to March 12 for paid summer jobs with DHS. Read more: Link...

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Submitted by onetahiti on February 19, 2012 - 12:04am.
comparative graph of housing busts, adapted from The 2012 Economic Report of the US President

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Submitted by onetahiti on February 17, 2012 - 5:17pm.

From a Rick Santorum for President emailed newsletter today: "President Obama's vision for this country is to fundamentally change us from a free market, capitalist system to a Republic in the mold of the faded, decrepit Republics of Western Europe."

The letter bore Santorum's signature.

So being a republic is bad? Wow. Wow. Wow.

And it seems to me we could learn a thing or two from some of those "faded, decrepit republics in Western Europe."

-- OneTahiti

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Submitted by onetahiti on February 14, 2012 - 3:04pm.

February, 2012: Firefighters from the West Roane County Volunteer Fire Department (WRCVFD) completed required training courses this month, including Emergency Vehicle Operations, Vanessa K. Free (driving laws and regulations), and Blood-borne Pathogens. Classes, which included both classroom sessions on February 4 and field training on February 11, were taught by Brian Grief with the Tennessee Association of Rescue Squads.

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Submitted by onetahiti on February 8, 2012 - 12:06pm.

Fifth-graders in Harriman, Tennessee, are hoping to learn to play the soprano recorder this spring. They are looking forward to giving a concert!

However, as yet they have no instruments. Their teacher has asked for help (Link...) on DonorsChoose.org. All donations are tax-deductible, but hurry--their request times out in 7 days.

Please consider helping these students learn to read music and learn the joys of performing!

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Submitted by onetahiti on February 7, 2012 - 5:02pm.

Artists on a budget will be happy to know that Daz3D.com is giving away free software usually valued at about $800. These free products are available for both Mac and Windows. Download them soon, though, as the offer is time-limited.

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Submitted by onetahiti on January 23, 2012 - 11:32am.


Find more math doodles here: Link...

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Submitted by onetahiti on January 20, 2012 - 12:44pm.

We just got our last Schwan's delivery. Our Knoxville-based delivery man and his co-workers have been laid off. A Schwan's spokeswoman told me that they had to "close some under-performing delivery centers."

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Submitted by onetahiti on January 20, 2012 - 6:13am.

Presumably here in Tennessee our legislature ought to want to increase jobs and business and to promote tourism. However, Rep. Frank Niceley, (R-Knoxville), has another idea: threaten New Yorkers!

Read more: Link...

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Submitted by onetahiti on January 9, 2012 - 11:49am.

It's not an aging brain, it's the doorway! Via the "Now I Know" newsletter: Link...

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Submitted by onetahiti on December 23, 2011 - 7:00pm.

There are only 17 4 2 days 17 hours left to the DonorsChoose.org funding request of a class for Oliver Springs students. They are hoping for books to read.

Please, won't you consider giving at least a little? We can let these would-be readers know we care: Link...

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Submitted by onetahiti on December 12, 2011 - 8:00pm.

On December 10th, Roane County Park hosted a 5k race, “Dashing thru the Park,” on their USATF-certified 5k course. It is their goal to promote fitness and community involvement in our park.

There was a 5k for runners and a 1-mile walk for everyone else. All pre-registered participants received an event t-shirt.

Download the race results here: Link... (728 KB PDF).

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Submitted by onetahiti on December 5, 2011 - 9:59am.

A class of Ridge View Elementary students is asking for help on DonorsChoose.org: Link...

Other Roane County classrooms need help as well: Link...

Please consider donating to these deserving local classrooms.

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Submitted by onetahiti on November 26, 2011 - 8:48am.

DonorsChoose.org lists requests from public school teachers across the country.

Right now two classrooms in Roane County are asking for help. See the current list of needs at: Link...

Please consider stepping up to give a tax-deductible donation to help our local classrooms. These students deserve our support.

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Submitted by onetahiti on November 25, 2011 - 10:07am.

These are gifts that help not only the recipient but also our community by fostering a love of reading. These books will be read again and again.

1. This gorgeous, high-interest book is for grade 3 and up. Eighth-graders in the county are devouring this; it is "flying off library shelves." It's good for grownups too: D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths ($11.91 oversized paperback, $19.77 oversized hardcover). Read the reviews at Amazon: Link...

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Submitted by onetahiti on November 21, 2011 - 10:20pm.

Zoom, zoom, zoom way in: Link...

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Submitted by onetahiti on November 15, 2011 - 6:32pm.

This should be old news, but it was new to me.

New Orleans' public schools were never rebuilt after Katrina. Instead, the Bush administration pushed for a voucher system to help students pay part of the tuition to private schools. New Orleans went from 123 public schools before Katrina to 4 (in link) or 5 (their website) now. Read more . . .

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Submitted by onetahiti on November 8, 2011 - 12:58pm.

"FEMA, in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), will conduct the first nationwide Emergency Alert System (EAS) Test on November 9, at 2:00 p.m. Eastern." The test will last 30 seconds. For more information, see: Link...

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Submitted by onetahiti on November 5, 2011 - 9:06pm.

Join us December 3rd, 2011, at Roane County Park for the Park's annual “Shopping at the Park” event. Bring the whole family!

Shopping at Roane County Park is going to be a great place to meet your neighbors and pick up some neat gifts!

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Submitted by onetahiti on October 31, 2011 - 10:59am.

Roane County roadside crews are still using a nasty tree gnashing machine instead of doing proper tree maintenance.

One of those destructive behemoths, whose use leaves roadside trees mangled, ugly, and disease-prone, was parked off Eagle Furnace Road this morning.

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Submitted by onetahiti on October 28, 2011 - 3:27pm.

If a married politician gets into bed with a corporation, and corporations are people, does that mean the politician is committing adultery?

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Submitted by onetahiti on October 25, 2011 - 7:24pm.

The Fraternal Order of Police and Roane County Park are sponsoring a Haunted Trail on Saturday, October 29, in Roane County Park from 7:30PM to 11PM.

Bring the family!

Download: the Haunted Trail flyer (29KB PDF, 8.5"x11").

-- OneTahiti


Submitted by onetahiti on October 21, 2011 - 1:47pm.

Registration is now open for the December 10 5k race in Roane County Park.

For more information, see Link....

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Submitted by onetahiti on October 20, 2011 - 8:33pm.

Alternet has the story: Read more.

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Submitted by onetahiti on October 8, 2011 - 7:26pm.

"The first two-week inspection, which was just completed, found that TVA 'lacked rigor' when investigating the cause of problems, or simply made repairs without determining the cause. It also found problems with the plant's in-service testing program." - AP (Link...)

[TVA spokesman Ray] "Golden said TVA will apply what is learned from the scrutiny at Browns Ferry to its other operating nuclear plants -- Sequoyah just north of Chattanooga and Watts Bar near Spring City, Tenn." - Chattanooga Times Free Press (Link...)

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Submitted by onetahiti on October 3, 2011 - 9:23am.

The Chattanooga Times Free Press has the story: Link...

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Submitted by onetahiti on September 28, 2011 - 5:17am.

Salon.com has an excellent article about new, low-cost, low-skills, and remote hacks for Diebold and other electronic voting machines. Definitely worth a read: Link....

As I've been saying for years, "He who hacks last, wins." And the one group we know will be losing is the people.

-- OneTahiti

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