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Peabody Duck

The obituaries for Donald “Duck” Dunn highlight the fact that he was revered in the music business. When I first saw “The Blues Brothers,” I didn’t realize that Dunn, Steve Cropper and the other band members were famous musicians. After … Continue reading


Batkini Traffic School

The original Batmobile is in one of the family photos that my daughter and son used to decorate the tables at my wife’s surprise party. While working at Power 106, I had the opportunity to meet and interview George Barris, … Continue reading


Mayberry Preserves

WVLT, the CBS affiliate in Knoxville, recently moved its daily reruns of “The Andy Griffith Show” from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. In the TV business, the 7:30 timeslot used to be called “prime access.” In 1970, the FCC ruled … Continue reading

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Bang, Zoom!

Members of the FBI Citizenshttp://www.paramountcafe.com/ Academy learn a lot about the mission of the Bureau during the nine-week course. The most memorable experience was when they put lethal weapons in our hands on range day. Those of us who are … Continue reading

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Fontana from Heaven

Fontana Village Resort was originally constructed as a town for the workers who built Fontana Dam in the 1940s. Over the years, it served as a lodge for visitors to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The families who have owned … Continue reading

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Tunnel of Shove

South Dakota’s Custer State Park is home to a huge herd of bison and many amazing rock formations, including one known as the Needles Eye. To reach it, vehicles on the Needles Highway must pass through a narrow tunnel, carved … Continue reading

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Zombie My Baby

Did you realize we are almost halfway through Zombie Awareness Month? Fortunately, I can count on my daughter to keep me informed on the latest zombie news. Like me, she finds humor in the living dead. Today she sent me … Continue reading

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Mechanical Contrivance

An entry in the Maryville/Alcoa Jaycees Christmas Parade gave me a lesson in automotive history. Up until yesterday, I had no idea there was such a thing as a King Midget. At first I thought it was a souped-up golf … Continue reading

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