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It’s What’s For Dinner

Another Literary Landmark

UT Loss Explained

Support the Mayor

Senator Conservation

Explains a Lot

The Last Affordable Apartments?

Bug in Our Ear

It’s What’s For Dinner

Another Literary Landmark

“Like the other night at the Tennessee Grill, the two of them watching the sun set over the river, a special evening of big cheeseburgers and beer, her aching with the hope that maybe he was as attracted to her as she was to him....”

Knoxville has a knack for losing institutions just as they become famous. The Tennessee Grill, located on Volunteer Landing just above the UT boathouse, closed a few months ago.

By the way, it’s at least the second time Cornwell has described a restaurant on Volunteer Landing in her fiction; her 1994 bestseller, The Body Farm , described a scene involving detective Kay Scarpetta at nearby Calhoun’s.

UT Loss Explained

The remark did not go unnoticed, and the UT athletic department got a call from a Jewish organization calling for discipline for Pearl for his anti-Semitic remark. The UT official who took the call asked if the caller knew that Pearl is Jewish. The caller said thanks, and hung up.

But meanwhile, a Jewish website noted that even though Pearl is Jewish, the remark was still uncalled for and cited it as the reason Tennessee got put out in the next game of the tournament, a victim of “the tourney gods.”

Support the Mayor

Haslam sent the check back with a note explaining he is not running this year, but suggested the writer save it for later.

It hasn’t gone unnoticed that the frugal Hall does not specify which mayor’s office he is running for, thus making his yard signs available to be re-cycled in a future city race.

Senator Conservation

Brown had focused the conservancy’s effort on securing large tracts of land to turn over to the national park or to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. He was a prime mover in establishing the Smith Bend Yuchi Refuge which harbors migrating Sandhill Cranes. The board decided to change the focus of the organization to working on buffer zones around the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Brown resigned. The conservancy has protected more than 14,000 acres in its two decades of existence.

Claybough was defeated in a Republican primary re-election bid in 2004.

Explains a Lot

We hear Ainge recently had a conversation with a professional football player coached by Cutcliffe in college. Ainge asked the player if he had any insight as to why Cutcliffe is such a “hardass.”

The player replied that when Cutcliffe is that way it usually means “he thinks you’re a pussy.”

The Last Affordable Apartments?

They’re pretty buildings, but have rarely gotten much respect. One early plan for the Tennessee Theatre expansion reportedly called for demolishing the Glencoe. For years, real-estate watchers have figured it was only a matter of time before the Monday family who owns them would evict the buildings’ humble tenants, fix the places up, and send the rent through the roof. Sometime back, a big, slick banner went up on the Elliott, advertising “Studio Apartments.” It’s still there this week, but so is another sign from the Fire Marshal declaring, “This Building Is Unfit for Human Habitation.” The Glencoe has one to match it. No word about the future of the charming old buildings, but tenants have 30 days to clear out.


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