The one thing I think useful to say to this group is; "Don't comment about the speck in another man's eye until you remove the log from your own". Gee whiz it is hard to believe this is the 21st century in Chattanooga, Tennessee. We really need the Germans to be reading this "paper" and seeing what bigots live here. A great many people let their children stay over at Jackson's compound so they could enjoy the circus like atmosphere. If Jackson had sexual perversions he was able to hide it from possibly hundreds of parents. Please remember that the News is only for entertainment purposes in today's world and not something to base your hate mongering on.
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I hope Dwelling serves as another cornerstone for the continued Renaissance and reinvention of this part of Brainerd Road. An architect I know well, my wife, says the area could mirror "Five Points" in Atlanta with the right guidance. Go girls!
To speak of Kiffen in the past tense is ridiculous. Any new coach in the SEC ought to have at least 3-4 years to prove himself. I personally expect Kiffen to have about as much impact on UT football as Alabama's or Florida's new premiere coaches had. Yes, I expect Kiffen to WIN and that is what you bellyachers are worried about. I remember how Sabin made an absolute fool out of Fulmer his first year at Alabama. TIME will tell if Kiffen can turn the tables on them!
The press in Chattanooga has consistently been negative in tone towards UT football for as long as I can remember. Our geographical position about equidistant from Tuscaloosa, Athens, and Knoxville is the likely reason. I am personally sick of their attitude but then I am a UT Knoxville graduate.
BJ was a fine competitor but no super star. Neither is Crompton. I look forward to seeing just who hands the ball off to the Big Orange running backs this fall.
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This is nothing new for Kingston. I write from personal experience. Oak Ridge sits upstream, on the Clinch River above Kingston, Tennessee. During the 1940's and even afterward many toms of mercury and other toxic metals were spilled into the Clinch River from Oak Ridge nuclear plants. SEE
for an official accounting. The human effect of the toxic spill and the GOVERNMENTS subsequent low key approach to news of the danger has already resulted in two horrible cancer cases that I know of. Both men lived on or near the Clinch River and frequently fished it. They both ate a lot of Clinch River fish in the 1960's. Both men came down with incredibly invasive hypernephromas, or kidney cancers, in their 50's.
My fellow Roane County Yellow Jacket teammate initially presented with shortness of breath and fatigue. His cancer had invaded the renal vein and extended all the way up to his inferior vena cava, were it was shutting off venous return to his heart. It was literally plugging up his pump.
It is a tribute to the great strength of this man that he survived the surgery at Vanderbilt and lived past their 5 year projection. He went hunting, which he loved, as much as he possibly could in his last few good years.
Years from now some people downstream from the Kingston power plant spill will have their lives cut short because of TVA's release of heavy metals into the Tennessee River system. Both my old friends and myself graduated from R.C.H.S. in 1969. I would like to know if kidney cancer has afflicted any other of my classmates. I think everyone growing up and fishing downstream from Oak Ridge ought to have their kidneys evaluated by ultrasound......at government expense.
As a postscript: I have learned that my old teammate was still living last December when the Kingston fly ash spill ruined his home, situated below the broken dam, metaphorically throwing dirt in the face of a dying man. He had lived just long enough to see all that he had worked for, to leave to his wife and son, destroyed.
Should the citizens of Chattanooga expect a 'for profit' company charged with collecting our drinking water from the Tennessee River, processing it to "standards", and delivering it to us, to take our very best interests to heart?
Some of the reservoirs up the Tennessee River from Chattanooga are piling up toxic sludge against the front side of their dams, surely increasing the levels of toxic metals and molecules, like PCB, passed down the river to us.
We are all part of a vastly interconnected web. What happened in Kingston yesterday will ultimately find its way down river into every glass of water we drink.
The quiet so loud
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Abounds here and around