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Law-Making Body

Mary Scott of WBIR reported on Monday’s meeting of the Jefferson County Commission. The commisioners approved plans to put a body farm on the land Art Bohanan donated to Carson-Newman University. The commission’s ruling included some reasonable regulations. There will be … Continue reading

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Who’s the Boss?

One of my high-school classmates won the “Nanny of the Month” award from ReasonTV. Eastchester Town Supervisor Anthony S. Colavita has banned “fast casual” restaurants like Panera Bread and Chipotle. The town board had already banned fast food restaurants like … Continue reading

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The Anvil Eye

The Flying Anvil Theatre’s production of “Forbidden Knoxville Goes Psycho” isn’t just good, it’s great. It’s amazing to realize the amount of bizarre news stories that emanate from East Tennessee and are so ripe for satire. State Senator Stacey Campfield, … 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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20500

The pilot episode of “1600 Penn” was surprisingly good. I missed it when it aired a couple of weeks ago but I noticed that it was available on the Free Videos page on Amazon.com. It is also available via OnDemand from … 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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Dead Wait

People and animals have been dying for millions of years. You probably walk over buried fossils every day. Obviously you wouldn’t want to be two feet from a rotting corpse or carcass but what about two-thousand feet? Unless someone told … Continue reading

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Tampa Down Rumors

It will be interesting to see if history remembers Jill Kelley and Frederick Humphries. If so, will they be remembered as heroes or villains in the David Petraeus scandal? Humphries was initially identified only as the “shirtless FBI agent” who … Continue reading

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Get Loe

“Gary Loe is now following you on Twitter,” said the email notification. I was happy about it because Gary is a friend from church. However I was surprised to see that the account belonged not to the real Gary but … Continue reading

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One Nation, Under God

On Election Day, let us pray for our country. Let us pray that the Constitution be preserved, protected and defended; that human life be shown as much respect as that of an endangered species; that we love our neighbors as … Continue reading

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Empire of Dirt

Traveling during autumn means seeing campaign signs for local elections that don’t affect me. In recent years, I’ve spotted signs in Missouri and Virginia that rated a mention on my blog. I saw a weird one in Charlottesville this month. … Continue reading

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Fair-Cooked Fare

A photo on the wall in the lounge at Side Splitters reminded me to not make the same mistake as Congresswoman Michele Bachmann. At last year’s Host with the Most Competition, Mike Howard’s routine included holding up a photo of … 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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