- 'What? Who wins the prize?' I woke abruptly when a friend asked, "Did you read Reka Basu's column about Monsanto winning the World Food Prize?" "What?" This was a bad dream. But, yes, Basu had written in the Des Moines Register, appalled that Robert Fraley of Monsanto was one o
Governor Should Slow Down
To the Editor: Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds has publicly assured Iowans that the suspension of the state worker who alerted the Highway Patrol to a speeding car occupied by the governor and herself was "absolutely unrelated" to the speeding incident. Gov.
In the House of Wood
I was deeply saddened this week when I heard that my friend, Kevin Daugherty, passed away.
- Slices of Life: Life and death in the backyard By Jill Pertler The sky may not be falling, but in my backyard, baby birds sure are. They are tumbling from their nests like a hot pair of dice during an even hotter game of craps. My son found the first fatality in the grass near the trunk of a spru
- 'The Graduate - Again and Again' That title, "The Graduate," brings memories of a beautiful tree-lined stretch of highway south of San Francisco where the Dustin Hoffman movie hero rode a desperate ride to claim his bride. Now I've reached the stage of grandparenting where many, les
- Thank you To the Editor: We completed a very successful 2013 After Prom Party for the Knoxville Junior/Senior classes due to a lot of hard work from volunteers and generous monetary and non-monetary donations. Over 100 thank-you notes have been written and sen
- Those who serve should feel safe in own ranks Last month, the Department of Defense reported that there had been 3,374 reported sexual assaults in 2012. As shocking as these numbers are, they do not scratch the surface of the stunning estimate that 26,000 assaults occurred in the Armed Forces la
- Slices of Life: Pass the ketchup We were out of ketchup - or catsup, depending on your preference. You say tuh-may-toe; I say tuh-mah-toe. The word "ketchup" is sometimes associated with a particular brand. I buy lots of generic products, but not generic ketchup. When it comes to re
Letter to the Editor: Enforce beautification ordinances
To the Editor:I love Knoxville. I love the people here. and I think it's a great place to live. I take pride in our town and our home. But what ever happened to the city ordinance to keep grass mowed and at a certain height?
Letter to the Editor: Let them in
To the Editor:I read with interest the article regarding " COMPLAINTS MAY KEEP YOUTH OUT OF VSO'S ". What exactly were the complaints? Were 15/16 year olds drinking in these locations causing police officers to respond?
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