I rarely ride the CARTA bus, except to go downtown on rare occasions, but I would hate to see the free electric shuttle service be discontinued. It is energy-efficient a a real gemstone for other cities to follow. It also promote tourism downtown.
I would rather see fares increased by a quarter than to cut this service.
Also, service to the North Hixson (Middle Valley, Dallas Bay) area is badly needed and would be utilized to a great degree which would make it a profitable route.
As of now the bus only goes as far north as Northgate Shopping Mall.
Why was my comment removed?
I'd like to know who the 4 County Commission members were to vote against the extension of Dr. Scales' contract. On what grounds did they vote against it, and what was the justification. I applaud their courage and forthrightness in not just rubber-stamping his renewed contract.
I have not been very impressed with Dr. Scales' performance until he actually came out against the violence in schools. But I really feel he was "nudged" to take a stand on that. I really believe his core philosophy is to keep these extremely disruptful students in the mainstream instead of expelling them. I recall his statement on WGOW radio, "It's better to keep them in school than to put them out on the streets." Dr. Scales, you are paid a healthy salary to be a leader and innovator. I just don't see you doing that. If we are to keep you in the present position, you need to come up with something better than the status quo.
I hope the police officer involved in the Bonnie Oaks crash is not blamed and cited for this wreck. From the information I see, he had the blue lights and siren activated and his way should have been cleared through that intersection.
A TV news segment seemed to dismiss the responsibility of other drivers saying many drivers are distracted by loud music, etc. while driving and thus cannot hear the sirens. Well, that is their responsibility, not the police.
Unless it is proven that he was not following correct procedures, he should be cleared of all responsibility, as should the police department.
People today are too quick to look for an opportunity to sue governmant agencies because they have deep pockets.
Well, I have news for you, those "deep pockets" are the pockets of "we the taxpayers". Government has no money except for what we contribute.
So people, own up to your own responsibilities in cases like this. If, in fact, it was not his fault.
Just because Obama hangs out with a known terrorist William Ayers and has had close long-term associations with known haters of white America, people who consider America an evil country, does that make him a terrorist?
And the fact that he turns his back on the American flag and the Pledge of Allegiance, and is sworn in with his hand on the Koran instead of the bible.
Should these factors make him unfit to serve as the President of United States?
Judge for yourself.
Deputy Tate deserves the honor and respect of a fallen officer in the line of duty. I pray for his wife and children left behind, as well as his extended family.
It's true, he was a new officer but this should in no way diminish the heroic way he faced his duties.
Hindsight is 20/20 and it would have been advantageous to have backup available, but what is done is done.
If this incident/tragedy results in a policy change within the police force, so be it.
But let's in no way diminish the ultimate price Deputy Tate paid to carry out his mission.
I don't know the particulars about this latest scam, but I will say this about it.
Anyone who falls for and participates in this type of scam has two things in commom. STUPIDITY AND GREED!
These characterisistics are no doubt what motivates them to participate in these get rich schemes.
More power to them and may they get their just rewards.
Gov Bredesen endorses Obama? I'm not surprised, but I hope he enjoys the tax increases which will suffocate new investments in business in our state and the rising gas prices. I'm sure he can afford $10.00 per gallon gas as he's on the govenment dole, but we common folk can't. We need responsible conservatives in power who will open our country to explore and tap the massive oil reserves we have at our fingertips. The only thing stopping us is the whacko libs who are more concercened with saving the snail darter that our people.
Shame on you Gov. Bredeson, you are a disgrace to us folks who are just getting by and trying to survive this liberal onslaught. You are part of the problem, not the solution.
I don't know Mr. Barber, or even have a dog in this fight, but I think a great injustice which has been done to him has only been partially undone. Partially, I say because I believe he was justified in taking the necessary action he took to restore peace and to protect the other students from violence in his school. He should have been awarded a medal for his courage and resolve to intervene during this difficult situation.
Have you ever seen the movie, "Stand By Me"? If not, you should. It is about a principal who had the courage and guts to stand up to the kids who were misbehaving and disrupting his school. He was truly a hero, as is Mr. Barber.
Mr. Barber should be reinstated in his former position, and even given a promotion, all of his back pay should be given to him, and he should be commended for his excellent service to the Hamilton County school system.
Dr. Scales, where are you when we need you? Are you afraid of sticking up for a black teacher. Isn't that reverse discrimination? I rest my case.