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We had them last fall and again this year in the Cherokee Woods area of Chattanooga. The best way to get them individually is to catch them in plastic grocery bags, and seal them quickly. Then you can squish them or just throw them in the trash. The odor doesn't seem to permeate the plastic. Just beware that they seem to enjoy clothing in closets or hanging up on the back of a door. After getting sprayed by one that took up residence on my robe, I shake everything before I put it on. Nasty, nasty creatures.

November 7, 2011 at 3:02 p.m.

We went to the OccupyChattanooga protest without any expectations. We encountered about 200 citizens concerned about local issues like inconsistent police policies, local food production & the stifling restrictions that have been placed on the growers/farmers, access to excellent public education, states rights, local healthcare and food deserts. They are also concerned with national issues like tax reform, politicians that are bought and paid for by corporations, lack of one person/one vote and many others. We were happy to be able to speak our minds, collectively agree or disagree on the issues that we wanted to locally bring forward and attempt to resolve. We didn't witness any infighting or negativity regarding the gathering or how it came together. And above all, the people who attended were from all walks of life. There wasn't a dominant group of any of the stereotypes that have been previously mentioned in other posts. Out of the roughly 200 participants, we were surprised that we only knew about 10% of the attendees. It brought together a diverse group of like-minded individuals that believe changes need to be made locally, state-wide and nationally. If any of these issues are important to you, and you would like to try to change them, come to the next meeting. If you're comfortable with the way things are, don't come. If you have issues with the way this group is trying to make changes, form your own coalition. But please, please quit whining about your perception of the situation if you aren't going to do anything else! Lead, follow or get out of the way!

October 9, 2011 at 8:23 p.m.
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