@John_Proctor: "[Editor] Neidermeyer LOVES to publish people's salaries (except his own)..." As I understand, the TFP is a private organization and the editor's position is not funded by taxpayer dollars, therefore I don't see how it matters what the editor's salary is.
Montainlaurel - you just don't get it. It's not the city's responsibility to provide aesthetic, cultural or educational experiences/enrichment to residents or visitors. The creative and talented folks who fill this city should have the opportunity to build businesses which provide aesthetic, cultural and educational experiences without having to compete with the government.
EPB is not government? Are you kidding?
EPB is a city government agency. The mayor appoints the board of directors. EPB gets government bonds. If EPB fails to cover its expenses, city taxpayers have to bail the agency out.
Comcast and AT&T are private, independent companies. There is no comparison. Plus, AT&T and Comcast didn't get a hundred and something million dollars in federal stimulus handout like EPB.
MyGen - Having read the article it seems there aren't any amazing conservative choices in this race. Drew points out that despite being a Dem, Chris is more conservative than Manny. You only have the choice between who is in the race...and Ronald Reagan isn't on the ballot.
Nucanuck - I don't know what's going on in Canada these days, but here in Chattanooga we have an important local election. I'm glad they are taking the time to interview and endorse candidates for this election rather than writing about national issues, which I can read about anywhere. And, the paper is called the CHATTANOOGA TFP not the National TFP.
AndrewLohr - if you just go to the Opinion homepage you can see the endorsements for every city council race (here's the link: http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/opinion/freepress/).
Great editorial - it's time to see what the GOP can really do.
This is sickening. Such a gross abuse and major conflict of interest. I would love to say that I'm shocked...but unfortunately, I'm not. It's just par for the course around these parts I'm afraid.
Absolutely aae1049 - and according to RiverCity's 2010 990 Kim White made $256,000 (now it is supposedly almost $300K).
Easy and Raygunz - I just read this entire study and it clearly states what the editorial says - Head Start's benefits are completely erased by the 3rd grade. From "Key Findings" in the Executive Summary link you (Easy) provided:
"In summary, there were initial positive impacts from having access to Head Start, but by the end of 3rd grade there were very few impacts found for either cohort in any of the four domains of cognitive, social-emotional, health and parenting practices. The few impacts that were found did not show a clear pattern of favorable or unfavorable impacts for children."
The program clearly doesn't help its students at all in the long run, according to the study. Why would you get on here and lie about what the study says and then give the link to the study that proves you are lying? How embarrassing.
It didn't take long for CBL and Waterhouse to try to disguise their comments on this editorial with the name "Soitgoes" and I'm sure more will follow.
I can't believe someone would stoop so low as to pose as concerned citizen - oh wait - that's what Waterhouse has done to drum up support for the nonexistent issue.
Regarding the author's reputation, I have heard him speak at a local civic organization and it's my understanding that he has a reputation of exposing corruption around town. I guess, Soitgoes, when you are apart of the problem that the author exposes it isn't surprising that you stoop to calling him "shallow" and "meager."
This article should make readers think about the absurdity of the way media covers issues. If conflict sells and there isn't a conflict the media will create one. Thus, the obesity epidemic, the drug war, and locally, the gang problem in Chattanooga.
Easy123 - I'm confused about what is so baffling in this article. So, you're saying you would prefer tiny children to suffer from malnutrition and eventual starvation than them living a full life and passing away as a chubby 85 year old? Interesting. That says a lot.
Lkeithlu - As the author points out, people are no longer dying from a lack of food production but rather government involvement and failures with food distribution.