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Re: “Born of struggle and a Dickensian childhood, Lonnie Holley's work is not Nashville's typical public art

I hope he is making enough to support those 15 children!

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Posted by appdancer on 08/17/2014 at 3:44 PM

Re: “Born of struggle and a Dickensian childhood, Lonnie Holley's work is not Nashville's typical public art

Great article. I had the pleasure of interviewing Mr. Holley for my upcoming film documentary on William Edmondson, called "Chipping Away: The Life and Legacy of Sculptor William Edmondson." www.williamedmondsonmovie.com

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Posted by Mark S on 08/15/2014 at 8:46 PM
Posted by Amelia on 08/15/2014 at 12:24 PM

Re: “Born of struggle and a Dickensian childhood, Lonnie Holley's work is not Nashville's typical public art

Clarifications and corrections:

• The broken column pieces are from the Capitol.

• The $150,000 figure cited above is for Edmondson Park's public art, not the park as a whole.

• According to Metro Arts executive director Jen Cole, the idea for the park's outsider-art focus came from Councilman Ronnie Steine, while the idea for the park itself originated with young participants in a "Design Your Neighborhood" project in collaboration with the Nashville Civic Design Center and The Oasis Center.

The Scene apologizes for the errors.

Posted by mr. pink on 08/15/2014 at 11:19 AM

Re: “Born of struggle and a Dickensian childhood, Lonnie Holley's work is not Nashville's typical public art

The Cheekwood had a fabulous exhibit on William Edmondson's rock sculptures in 2000, when I lived in Nashville. I made an entire Sunday afternoon free to venture to the museum to stand and be mesmerized by the individual pieces' ghostly gray sandy majesty rising from a platform like a unbreakable hard sentinel.

A breathtaking and memorable show.

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Posted by Conslor on 08/14/2014 at 12:40 PM
Posted by Eric on 08/13/2014 at 10:15 PM

Re: “Navigating FAA regulations and Tennessee law can be tricky, but drones are here to stay

@Eric: We looked into MNPD's equipment (including an "armored vehicle") when Radley Balko's book Rise of the Warrior Cop came out:

http://www.nashvillescene.com/nashville/in…

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Posted by Steve H. on 08/13/2014 at 4:53 PM

Re: “Navigating FAA regulations and Tennessee law can be tricky, but drones are here to stay

@Pogo: to the extent that a drone above your property is trespassing, you may have justification under the law if you were to shoot it out of the sky. But the airspace that someone can claim to control only includes a limited height above the ground (for a typical low density residential area, about 500 feet above the ground). The shooter may also be civilly or criminally liable if the crashing drone injured people or damaged property. Given the difficulties of safely using a gun in these circumstances considering distances involved, a likely moving target, and having to shoot up in the air, some would-be drone assassins could also be guilty of reckless use of a firearm. Regardless, this is hardly a settled area of law.

Posted by Eric on 08/13/2014 at 3:34 PM

Re: “Navigating FAA regulations and Tennessee law can be tricky, but drones are here to stay

I enjoyed this article. Well done.

Here's a neat idea for a related story: why on earth did the MNPD buy two drones (which look like they currently sell for at least $9000 each) and then never really use them? Who paid for this equipment (I'm going to bet it was a Homeland Security "grant")? Why buy it if there was no plan for its use? Was the purchase at all related to the trend of police departments transforming themselves into quasi-military forces? What other equipment is MNPD purchasing but not using, or not even developing contingency plans should circumstances warrant? Why is there such limited oversight of the police?

Drones in the hands of police have important civil liberties questions, so I'm pleased to see the legislature created some pretty heavy restrictions on their police use.

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Posted by Eric on 08/13/2014 at 3:18 PM

Re: “Navigating FAA regulations and Tennessee law can be tricky, but drones are here to stay

That's an excellent question. As far as I understand things, none of the drone-specific laws in Tennessee cover this hypothetical situation, though I imagine shooting other people's property, even when it's on your property, might be covered somewhere.

Posted by Steve H. on 08/13/2014 at 12:19 PM

Re: “A grieving son finds no justice on Rev. Maury Davis' path to redemption

The Scene is hit-or-miss and I'm disappointed this article was poorly filched from another news outlet. Still, I'm amused by all the vitriol uselessly flung in the comments here, so good job, Nashville. Is Maury Davis the same piece of filth when paint on his boots caused him to cut a widow's throat? Who knows, but you cannot honestly think he deserved less prison time (under 9 years) than many non-violent drug offenders now serve. And please, stop it already with the "god's forgiven him so who are we to judge" spiel. We are the ONLY ones to judge, full stop. This is it, this life, this one time around. Show me even ONE BIT of real, repeatable, verifiable evidence for an afterlife or some higher being, I challenge you to that ONE thing. Prove it if it's there. I am not charged with proving a negative: I don't have to show that there is no teapot orbiting Jupiter and no Loch Ness Monster; if you assert something with no proof, I can dismiss it with equal proof.

Posted by Wilbur Stump on 08/13/2014 at 10:55 AM

Re: “Navigating FAA regulations and Tennessee law can be tricky, but drones are here to stay

So, theoretically, if a LaVergne homeowner had successfully taken a shotgun to a drone flying over their property, what would be the legal ramifications to the homeowner, assuming the drone owner pressed charges?

Posted by pogo on 08/13/2014 at 9:37 AM

Re: “A new firm is taking over Davidson County’s privatized child support enforcement — and not a moment too soon

I don't get Maximus I REALLY don't. I make all my payments every mo on time like clockwork. I missed 1 damn payment cause I was in the hospital having major surgery with a 8 day stay in the hospital and 6-8 week recovery at home and they STILL took my license and tried to toss me in jail. the messed up part???? its an arrears case only NO CURRENT SUPPORT.

Posted by Jerry on 08/11/2014 at 8:59 PM

Re: “Navigating FAA regulations and Tennessee law can be tricky, but drones are here to stay

There is currently no FAA law against flying an unmanned aircraft for any purpose including commercial purposes. Refer to www.dronelawjournal.com for more information.

Posted by Ross Caroland on 08/10/2014 at 9:45 PM

Re: “A grieving son finds no justice on Rev. Maury Davis' path to redemption

Praise God for his forgiveness. Don't we serve an amazing God? A God that can and will forgive one who murders in cold blood! However, should one become a millionaire from this sort of testimony? Did Jesus use his powers and testimony to become rich and live in a lavish house such as thus pastor? No, he lived poor and gave his life for our salvation. Why is this pastor living in a million dollar home? Why is he not making all the money he can and giving it to kids with murdered parents? Shouldn't the son of this murdered mother beer living in the million dollar home rather then the pastor? What witness is this to the son of the victim? Probably drives him far away from Christ! How could the son of the victim deny the love of Christ if his mom's murderer was sending him a check for 10 grand every month rather then living a lavish life!?

Posted by jrib on 08/10/2014 at 12:49 AM

Re: “A grieving son finds no justice on Rev. Maury Davis' path to redemption

Praise God that this pastor is forgiven! Don't we serve a wonderful God? Yes we do. However, should this pastor be reaping the millions of dollars he is because of a testimony? Or rather should he be taking in millions and donating it to the family and organizations for youth with murdered mothers? Should he be living in a million dollar home like he is it should the son of the murder victim be in that home? Jesus lived poor and gave his life so we might be saved. It's this pastor giving all he had to show the true life of Christ to the man that grew up without his mother?

Posted by jrib on 08/10/2014 at 12:40 AM

Re: “Vanderbilt researchers suggest a pathway to lower drug costs and boosted production — using enzymes and reverse evolution

lower drug costs and " boosted" production???where's your editor? where did the writer attend school? ever heard of proofreading?

Posted by thomas on 08/09/2014 at 10:52 AM
Posted by accipiter on 08/07/2014 at 11:07 PM

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