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Who Introduced Who?

The Jacksonian Era

Life on the Square, post-West

Bug in Our Ear

Who Introduced Who?

The connection was Councilman Chris Woodhull , who half-jokingly asked Rogero if she would be interested in the job. Rogero said she would love it.

Woodhull let Haslam know Rogero would be interested and things transpired. It was a political coup for Haslam, who faced the delicate job of hiring someone to replace Rene Kessler , whose being replaced sparked a protest by the NAACP, concerned about a lack of minority representation in the office. Rogero has impeccable credentials as a community activist, she is a Democrat and cannot be accused of being a political crony of Haslam.

The Jacksonian Era

The series is the most complete compilation of the papers of one of America’s most influential presidents. In fact, few presidents have ever earned this degree of scrutiny. Volume VII concentrates on one year, 1829, the eventful first year of Jackson’s two-term administration.

We’re sure they can’t wait to get the whole series behind them. There will be 16 volumes when it’s all done, and considering they commenced the project in the late ‘70s, at the current rate, they may be finished as early as 2040.

We’re rooting for you, folks! When you’re done, champagne’s on us.

Fried Oreos, etc.

Can you think of a more romantic way to ring in the New Year than holding up your sweetheart on her shaky ice skates, pulling her to you with the ends of her scarf, and leaning in for an inaugural ’07 kiss under the twinkling lights? Okay, so maybe the lights don’t twinkle, per se, but after a magnum of champagne, it’ll seem like they do.

Well, lucky for you, Knoxville Holidays on Ice will be open on New Year’s Eve until 1 a.m. We took care of the plans; now all you have to do is bring that special someone. Or go alone; the rink employees deserve New Year’s kisses too.

Life on the Square, post-West

Stooges from the IRS told WestTrent residents their current leases will be honored, and that they will have an opportunity to extend those leases, should they so desire, before the end of 2006. In the meantime, federal officials are preparing to show the building to potential buyers in the coming weeks.

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