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Comment Archives: Stories: News: Cover Story

Re: “A Nashville woman battles a three-year legal ordeal — on charges of neglecting a child she didn't know

This is a good article.

I can see why people don't always trust the police or the system.

I'm sure there is another side to the story, but Barnett's involvement is so incidental and by happenstance that I'm not sure what other considerations could make me think she is at all responsible.

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Posted by Diatribean!! on 08/28/2014 at 11:44 AM

Re: “David Olney is still a contender. Can you say the same?

I really like the cool David Olney cover the art director, Elizabeth Jones, designed from Eric England's always intriguing photography. I'm wondering if her double-image with the guitar necks connecting was intentionally done to make it look like David Olney is a "Contender" in the ring?? If so, she is a genius!

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Posted by Mary Sack on 08/26/2014 at 12:17 PM

Re: “David Olney is still a contender. Can you say the same?

This is a wonderful story about a remarkable artist. It is great to see David get the recognition that he deserves as a writer and performer. His work is always thrilling and the article captures his breadth. Thanks Skip

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Posted by Jay Pilzer on 08/26/2014 at 10:27 AM

Re: “David Olney is still a contender. Can you say the same?

One name I would add to those mentioned toward the beginning of this article, all of whom I really appreciate, is Lucinda Williams. She just keeps the songs coming and has now for 30+ years.

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Posted by Slipperyrock on 08/24/2014 at 10:17 PM

Re: “What Would Jesus Say?

Can someone tell me how to get in touch with Debbie Vasquez?

Posted by Mary Gruben on 08/23/2014 at 5:32 PM

Re: “David Olney is still a contender. Can you say the same?

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Posted by baihehuao on 08/21/2014 at 9:04 PM

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

Between the tyranny of the govt and the tyranny of worry warts and safety Nazis, drones don't have a chance.

Posted by Darren Knott on 08/20/2014 at 3:55 PM

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

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