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Written on TDOT Unveils a Modified Plan to Extend the James White Parkway, But No One’s Buying the Compromise :

"TDOT continues to insist the road is necessary, but it won’t provide the source of its analysis that projects a massive increase in traffic along Chapman Highway over the next 20 years."

They can't because they don't use a scientific or mathematical methodology. According to TDOT's project director, Steve Allen, "there is not much documentation" for their methodology!? The actual traffic counts are adjusted using 'socio-economic factors'!

Since 1964, they have predicted 61,000 vehicles on Chapman per day. It has declined 27% since 1999. The reality? Chapman averages 28,000 a day.

Written on Open Letter: Knoxville, About That Dave Chappelle Show...:

Drinking is the problem. Every concert or performance I've been to, there have been people consuming alcoholic beverages and making fools if themselves. It has ruined many an evening out and I wish these venues would either cease to sell alcohol at these events or strictly limit the purchase to one drink. At the late evening show at least one couple was escorted out. But there should have been several more joining them. I also think that the Tennessee Theater staff need to get more proactive and have more of a backbone in ejecting these individuals who ruin the shows for the rest of us.

Written on Libby Sherrill, Executive Producer, 'Beyond the Myth,' a Film About Pit Bulls and Breed Discrimination:

These dogs were once Nanny dogs---considered the best to be around children. Remember Petey of Little Rascal fame? Buster Brown's dog Tige? The RCA dog? Stubby the WWII decorated veteran that later became Georgetown University's mascot? All pitties!

When I was growing up it was German Shepherds that received the bad rap.

People need to realize there are no bad dogs. It's the people that are responsible. You get the dog you raise.

Written on Henley Bridge is Falling Down :

In regard to the suggestion that the closing of the Henley Bridge be used to make improvements to convert Henley Street into a boulevard style roadway, several residents from South Knoxville suggested at one meeting that it is also a ripe opportunity to begin work on the projects in the Chapman Highway Corridor Plan and its suggested conversion into a boulevard type roadway as well.

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