Table of Contents, July 19-July 25, 2012

Vol. 22, No. 29


Fighting For Votes
In Tennessee, the two major political parties are the custodians of the voting process, and whichever party happens to be in power gets to dictate where, when, and how that process is organized through local election commissions. Theoretically, Republicans and Democrats create checks and balances resulting in free and fair elections. But this year, Knoxville Democrats have been toting up a long list of grievances with the Republican-controlled election commission, as Betty Bean reports.

What Knoxville Needs: Friendlier Mass Transit
Quote of the Week: "BE IT RESOLVED..."
Knox Found Online: Olympic Camp Knoxville
The Weekly Plan-It: July 19-July 27
Street Talk: Strength and Conditioning Specialist Mary C. Weaver



Electoral Electricity
In part two of our Aug. 2 primary preview, we look at two tightly contested state races in the Republican primary—one in a redrawn 13th District, and one in the new 89th District. Cari Wade Gervin and Paige Huntoon talk to the candidates.

Ear to the Ground
Candidate Gloria Johnson has a good second quarter, Pat Summitt has a fan by the name of Auriemma, and Jamie Woodson won't vote for her successor.

Secret History
Jack Neely concerns himself with matters of public image, scruffy and otherwise..

Frank Talk
Frank Cagle writes up his own candidate questionnaire.

Sideways Glance
Rikki Hall offers his election endorsements.

A Living World
Eleanor Scott digs in the playground.

And: Letters to the Editor


Music: On Tour
Blitzen Trapper

Eye on the Scene
Whitechapel rocks to national acclaim, Hudson K's provocative new video, and Kelsey's Woods album-release show.

Video Games: Digital Hackery

Ice Age: Continental Drift

Books: Pulp
How Should a Person Be?

All Foods Considered by Rose Kennedy
Unanswered questions.

Local Flavors by Dennis Perkins
Restaurant Report: Holly's Eventful Dining