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...

Link...


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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Submitted by WhitesCreek on June 17, 2009 - 3:38pm.

Roane County should feel an affinity for these folks...

"There is a 52 percent chance that when you flip on your light switch, you're blowing up the mountains where we live at," Maria said.

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Submitted by onetahiti on June 17, 2009 - 2:52pm.

The Knoxville News Sentinel has the story: Link...

-- OneTahiti


Submitted by WhitesCreek on June 17, 2009 - 11:32am.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) and the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation will hold a joint meeting on Tuesday, June 23, from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the Roane State Community College Theatre to discuss ongoing recovery efforts at the Kingston site. The theatre is located in the O’Brien Building on campus at 276 Patton Lane in Harriman, Tenn.

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Submitted by jhall7 on June 17, 2009 - 9:12am.

Greetings

I am Joanne Hall, a nurse and a professor at the UT College of Nursing. As nurses we are concerned about the Roane Co. families now experiencing trauma , losses, and uncertainty, as well as new health risks in related to the fly ash disaster. We are working on a research grant proposal

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on June 17, 2009 - 6:23am.

Submitted by onetahiti on June 16, 2009 - 8:06pm.

Tennessee's number three ranking (link) is from the Pew Charitable Trusts, a conservative charity founded by Sun Oil heirs (link). The ranking was based on "clean energy economy" jobs, including some "energy generation" jobs in coal (link).

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on June 16, 2009 - 4:01pm.

Submitted by WhitesCreek on June 16, 2009 - 12:25pm.

Melinda Hillman shares her thoughts on the CAG that EPA is requesting that we form...

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on June 16, 2009 - 8:39am.

During my trips to Japan I noticed that the people were mostly slim, active, and healthy. They lived 7-10 years longer than Americans and then die quickly, for the most part. Dan Buettner has lived among the five groups of people who live the longest and thinks he has it figured out. Simple and fascinating...

The nine habits


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Submitted by WhitesCreek on June 16, 2009 - 6:55am.

by Ray Collett

Well our 2009 RHS Classmates Reunion has gone down in history as being our biggest yet.

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Submitted by nomorelifeonswanpond on June 16, 2009 - 6:13am.

EPA will accept comments regarding the Administrative Record during the public comment period which began on Monday, May 18, 2009, and will now end on Friday, July 20, 2009, allowing for an additional thirty (30) days for the public to comment:

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on June 15, 2009 - 8:20pm.

Tennessee Citizens for Wilderness Planning is sponsoring an informational meeting on the TVA coal-ash spill in Kingston at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the fellowship hall of the Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church, 1500 Oak Ridge Turnpike.

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on June 15, 2009 - 2:21pm.

This is part of the continuing saga.

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Actually, this island is inside the advisory area.


Submitted by WhitesCreek on June 15, 2009 - 10:00am.

The power of new media can be exaggerated. It constantly is. But in an early stage of a gubernatorial primary the blogs and the people behind them are players in the game.

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Submitted by nomorelifeonswanpond on June 13, 2009 - 10:32am.

Choking on ash by Anderson Cooper from CNN

The story: Link...

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on June 13, 2009 - 7:58am.

So many of our arguments are made with emotion, false analogies, straw men, and named critical thinking fallacies.

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on June 12, 2009 - 6:44pm.

The state legislature's Conservation and Environment Committee has done little to counter critics' complaints that state officials are generally ill-informed about coal ash. And on February 12 committee chair Joe McCord introduced House Bill 1204, which proposed to exempt from state water-quality controls a toxic compound called selenite, which is found in coal ash. [For more on the selenite scandal, see "The Dredge Report."]

Actually, we could point out a couple of other state Legislators who don't get it...Like the State Senator who sponsored the selenium bill SB1331...

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on June 12, 2009 - 12:26pm.

Senator Boxer..."If these sites are so hazardous, and if the neighborhoods nearby could be harmed irreparably, then I believe it is essential to let people know," she said. "I think secrecy might lead to inaction."

Remarks as prepared

Real Player Press Conference in progress


Submitted by WhitesCreek on June 12, 2009 - 10:30am.

These are large butterflies and seem to be prevalent this year. nervous things, they just won't hold still while I get the best angle. This will have to do for now.


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