Submitted by WhitesCreek on April 4, 2009 - 7:38am.

Dr. Gregory Buttons...

A large agency such as TVA holds a lot of influence over lobbyists and the media, with individuals having less influence, he said.

"It is hard for the everyday person, county commission or city council to contest with an organization perceived to be at fault," he said.

Link...


Submitted by WhitesCreek on April 3, 2009 - 6:31pm.

Submitted by WhitesCreek on April 3, 2009 - 6:02pm.

THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, killed aggressive brain cancer cells in 2 Spanish patients while leaving healthy cells undamaged.

Link...


Submitted by WhitesCreek on April 3, 2009 - 5:58pm.

Dissing Rush? Is this the beginning of the end of Zack Wamp's Governor's ambitions? Next thing you know, Zach will say something like, "Rush is full of....hot air" or something totally outrageous like that.

I mean, really...

Link...

(psst...You go, Zach!)


Submitted by onetahiti on April 2, 2009 - 8:00pm.

Don't get confused when folks come to your door collecting cash for "the Fire Department," "the EMTs," or "the EMS." I am told they are working for the Roane County Rescue Squad, a worthy group affiliated under the Roane County Fire Department umbrella.

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on April 2, 2009 - 7:16pm.


It was a tough meeting for Ken and Dennis but we learned a lot.

They are both adamantly against any new reopening of the Midtown Landfill.

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Submitted by harrimanite on April 2, 2009 - 3:36pm.

TENNESSEE FIRM AWARDED $147 MILLION CONTRACT WITH VOLKSWAGEN
M-Tek, Inc. To Supply Interior Door Panels for New Midsize Sedan

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Submitted by reneehoyos on April 2, 2009 - 3:26pm.

All:
Here's another bill we just spotted. Link...

This bill would say that if a person or industry (they're people too) is in compliance with their permit, they cannot be sued for nuisance.

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Submitted by onetahiti on April 2, 2009 - 1:04pm.

Universal Single Payer Health Insurance is what the country really needs. This petition from Gov. Dr. Howard Dean via MoveOn.org doesn't go that far but it is a start:

I have an announcement. After four exciting years in Washington, I'm hitting the campaign trail again! Only this time, I'm campaigning to help President Obama win health care for all.

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on April 2, 2009 - 12:33pm.

The Tennessee bottle bill comes up in your committee next week.
(from KnoxViews)

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on April 2, 2009 - 10:21am.

It's a step in the right direction.

Link...


Submitted by WhitesCreek on April 2, 2009 - 9:42am.

Submitted by WhitesCreek on April 2, 2009 - 9:24am.

AS with most tests I disagree with the phrasing of some of the questions but it's a fun thing to see where I land.

Take the test


Submitted by WhitesCreek on April 2, 2009 - 8:40am.

Folks will get the chance to ask questions at the Kingston Community Center from 4:30 until 6 pm today.

Gee...Things are going so well around here who has a question?

I'll be there.


Submitted by WhitesCreek on April 2, 2009 - 8:00am.

Submitted by WhitesCreek on April 2, 2009 - 6:45am.

The elves who keep RoaneViews running so nicely worked last night and have left us a nice new "Flag as Offensive" button in the comments. It has great power but with power comes responsibility. We must use it wisely or the elves will take it away.

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on April 1, 2009 - 7:13pm.

Submitted by Ray Collett on April 1, 2009 - 6:07pm.

As much as I want to spend my money in Rockwood,the "Steak and Country Restaurant", which has opened up in Harriman across from Jerry Duncan Ford has some of the best food and prices around. The place is really busy with repeat customers.. Try it sometime...Ray Collett


Submitted by RoaneBooster on April 1, 2009 - 12:42pm.

Local news story about a robbery at Walgreen's last night... Interesting turn of phrase... "over-the-counter narcotics."

There's no such thing as OTC narcotics. Ya gotta have a scrip.

Link...

RB

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Submitted by onetahiti on April 1, 2009 - 12:03pm.

From MoveOn.org:

In the next 48 hours, both the House and Senate are set to take a crucial vote on President Obama's budget.

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on April 1, 2009 - 11:53am.

In one sentence we are told that public hearings in the legislature are just for show. The deals are done when the cockroaches run...

Chuck Laine, lead lobbyist for the coal industry, sat in the back of the room. He did not ask to speak. He did not need to do so. The negotiation was over.

Link...


Submitted by WhitesCreek on April 1, 2009 - 11:33am.

From the press release...

Tennessee Democratic Party Calls for Common Sense Gun Laws

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

NASHVILLE - The Tennessee Democratic Party today gave its full support to pending legislation that would allow citizens to carry their guns into the voting booth.

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on April 1, 2009 - 7:32am.

The federal tax on cigarettes goes up from $.39 to $1.01 per pack on Wednesday and will save a million American lives.

Link...


Submitted by WhitesCreek on April 1, 2009 - 7:03am.

Spokesman Francis Gill said this morning that it is time for Big Ag to move into new areas of investment with plans to buy up the few small family owned and operated farms left in Roane County and combine them with the efficiencies of corporate agrigulture to produce high quality meat and produce for the American market. This is a joint venture between EvlTek Inc. and Chem-Ho Ltd. Both companies have a proven track record in producing natural organic foods through modern industrial processes, chemistry, and genetic modification. Gill stated that the new venture plans to begin operations on land recently made unsuitable for human habitation in northern Roane County. The new company will be named Roane EvlTek ChemHo Incorporated, or R.E.T.C.H. for short.

In other Roane County farm news, a European Farm Cooperative has announced plans to begin operations on land that was formerly in peach orchards. They believe they have an orchard variety that is resistant to the peach blight that destroyed Roane County peach operations. Here is their promotional video...



Submitted by onetahiti on April 1, 2009 - 6:56am.

April 1, 2009 is the day that Conficker will supposedly strike at Windows computers around the world.

The good news is that help is available. The Download Blog over at CNet has an excellent article titled "Rid your computer of the Conficker virus." You will quickly learn how to detect whether or not your computer is infected and how to remove the pest and its relatives. The article includes links to free scan and removal tools.

-- OneTahiti

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on March 31, 2009 - 7:58pm.

Meeting Agenda

Roane County Environmental Review Board
April 2, 2009
6:00 P.M.

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on March 31, 2009 - 4:28pm.

After carrying water for National Coal, does this mean we forgive Ken?

Nope. You have to be green all the way around and not sponsor bills to pay back your out of county donors if they hurt your home county.


Submitted by WhitesCreek on March 31, 2009 - 4:06pm.

Here is the press release from Lincoln's office.

Washington, DC – This afternoon, Congressman Lincoln Davis testified before the House Transportation Committee’s Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment to discuss the ash-slide at the Tennessee Valley Authority’s Kingston facility.

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on March 31, 2009 - 1:24pm.

While they are introducing bills to help coal companies and developers get away with environmentally destructive practices, voter id bills, and anti-women's health bills, you should take the time to look at this summary of where Tennessee stands on children's wellbeing issues.

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on March 31, 2009 - 6:53am.

Here's the KNS version.

I had several interesting conversations. In one of them I was told that keeping us informed about TVA's progress had been handed over to Mike Farmer's Long Range Recovery committee. Maybe that's why we haven't heard a danged thing until this open house. Someone from the community will be speaking with Mike about this later today.

Another version talked only about summer recreation impacts.


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