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USA Yesterday

The best exhibit at the Newseum, in my opinion, made me feel like I had gotten a head start on my field trip with the FBI Knoxville Citizens Academy Alumni Association. After the orientation film, I headed straight for their … Continue reading

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Not Your Average Joe

The misidentification of Colonel Shy is a story that Dr. Bill Bass has told countless times. I’ve heard it dozens of times myself. Therefore, it was odd to hear a New York actor (Greg McFadden) put on a Southern accent … Continue reading

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Power of Choice

The midnight attack upon movie-goers in Colorado has caused many of my Facebook friends to express their opinion about guns. My thoughts went not to firearms, but to faith. The 12 who died and the 58 who were injured are … Continue reading

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Tell Me Moore

Kenneth Moore loves working for the FBI. He was recently named special agent in charge of the Knoxville Division after serving as chief inspector at FBI headquarters in Washington, D.C. Before that, he was assistant special agent in charge of … Continue reading

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Warm Memories of Chigger Hardin

In addition to writing his own blog and preparing for the publicity tour that starts today, Jon Jefferson has been writing guest posts for several blogs. He was kind enough to contribute one for my site too. His entry mentions … Continue reading

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Kicking Pill Dependence

Knoxville Police Chief David Rausch’s interview was timed to promote the upcoming Law Enforcement Memorial Run. The annual event takes place on the morning of May 12 at Volunteer Landing. The turning point of the conversation came when I asked … Continue reading

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Ponch and Judy

A series of articles in the Los Angeles Times reminded me that the 20th anniversary of the 1992 riots is coming up on Sunday. One of the features shows side-by-side photos of impacted locations then and now. When the riots … Continue reading

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Zahn Meditation

A tragic Knoxville murder was the subject of an hour-long report on the Investigation Discovery show “On the Case with Paula Zahn” last night. It’s been seven years since Johnia Berry was stabbed in her apartment. I often think of … Continue reading

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Choosy Mothers Choose GIF

Krisha Newport stopped by my remote broadcast on Wednesday. She was on her way to a planning meeting for the Gatlinburg Improv Fest, which starts five weeks from today. The entry deadline is January 25. The festival will run February … Continue reading

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What Have You Done for Philately?

Knoxville is full of streets named after living people. There are several roads named after athletes on the University of Tennessee campus. Many of those athletes are younger than me. I believe that the University will never regret their decision … Continue reading

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Familial DNA

Most of the members and guests of the FBI Knoxville Citizens Academy Alumni Association didn’t realize that they were doing one of the same exercises as the middle school kids who enroll in the “Fun with Forensics: Adventures in Chemistry” … Continue reading

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Science Fair

Erica Estep had her first visit with Dr. Bill Bass on Tuesday. Here’s what she posted on Facebook: “I was expecting a man who deals with death so much to be creepy, but he was fascinating, funny and I enjoyed … Continue reading

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Vass-ed Knowledge

The buzz of my cell phone sounded every few minutes on Monday. My friend Janet was sending me Facebook updates on the Casey Anthony trial that has kept her glued to the TV lately. Last week I had asked her … Continue reading

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Fifteen Bones

The FBI Knoxville Citizens Academy tried something new for its April meeting on Tuesday evening. They made it a fundraiser and charged admission. Of course, only a superstar speaker could warrant such a move. The guest was Body Farm founder … Continue reading

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