Tag Archives: New York

Go, Diego, Go!

Lt. Paul Curtis of the Loudon County Sheriff’s Office was the guest speaker at the monthly meeting of the FBI Knoxville Citizens Academy Alumni Association on Monday night. Curtis trains and handles dogs for the LCSO and for an FBI … Continue reading

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Koch Sighting

For the past two days I’ve been trying to recall which of my high school friends dragged me to a Joan Baez concert in Central Park. I wouldn’t consider myself a fan of her music. In fact, I had forgotten that … Continue reading

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The Westchester Wing

Andrew P. O’Rourke died on Thursday night. He was a good friend of my father during the 1960s and ’70s. In fact, my father wrote the slogan for O’Rourke’s first campaign for Yonkers City Council: “He Flew the Frontiers of … Continue reading

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Stock of Knowledge

Art Bohanan got some good news on Tuesday night. The Jefferson County Board of Zoning Appeals will allow Bohanan to proceed with his plans to donate a portion of his property to Carson-Newman University for forensic research. The small-scale body … Continue reading

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‘Tis the Season to Be Jolly

Writer and radio host Frank DeCaro has been collecting celebrities’ recipes for years. Who knew there were so many? Food.com has a bunch, as does Recipe Goldmine. DeCaro’s collections have a slight twist. All his recipes are from celebrities who … Continue reading

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Macy’s Paradigm

One of my biggest pet peeves about the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is when someone erroneously calls it the “Macy’s Day Parade.” It occasionally happens during a live telecast, which is somewhat understandable. However there is no excuse for NBC … Continue reading

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See You in September

Several of the highest profile Catholics in America are coming to Tennessee next year. The Diocese of Knoxville will host a Eucharistic Congress on September 13 and 14, 2013 at the Sevierville Convention Center. There will be a youth Mass … Continue reading

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The Very Heart of It

The “Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together” benefit concert on NBC last night followed a format similar to the disaster-relief telethons we’ve seen regularly since 9/11. The artists and hosts did a great job. The one-hour program is available OnDemand, in case … Continue reading

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Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful…

When Boy Scout Troop 630 held a flag ceremony to honor the victims of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, they used a special “9/11 Flag of Honor” manufactured by Annin Flagmakers. The names of those who died that … Continue reading

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I Wanna Tell Ya

As a lifelong fan of Bob Hope, I really enjoyed the “Hope for America” exhibit at the Library of Congress. My son and I toured the Library after our Capitol tour two weeks ago. When I was a kid in … 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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Gymnos Where His Towel Is

Watching the Olympics brings back some memories of a weekly exercise program at the New York Athletic Club. My father was a member of the NYAC. In the summer, our whole family would go to the salt-water pool at Travers … Continue reading

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Justin Time

Food Network Star is having one of its best seasons. My wife and I have watched the competition show every summer since its debut. Last night we voted online for our favorite contestant, Justin Warner . We feel that he’s … Continue reading

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Above Parfait

“BBQ Pitmasters” seems to be on every time I flip past a new cable channel called Destination America. I can relate to the cooking competition on that show much more easily than any of the gourmet cooking shows my wife … Continue reading

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