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Re: “Looney Turns Down MNPS, Will Remain in Williamson County

With Looney out of the picture it looks like the leading candidate, if reports are true, used someone else's labor to earn her doctorate. Perfect.

7 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by yoyo moi on 07/24/2015 at 3:34 PM

Re: “Looney Turns Down MNPS, Will Remain in Williamson County

Considering the quality of elected representatives in this state, the last thing the citizens need is less transparency.

7 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Min on 07/24/2015 at 3:10 PM

Re: “Looney Turns Down MNPS, Will Remain in Williamson County

What are you talking about? Michael's ratings are better than mine, even when you add my "network" of three small market radio stations that no one listens too. I don't understand it, I thought the whole "name that sounds dirty" feature we run into the ground would have caught on by now and my rating numbers wouldn't all be right of the decimal point. Johnny B, who's in the studio today?

11 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Phil Valentine on 07/24/2015 at 3:05 PM

Re: “Looney Turns Down MNPS, Will Remain in Williamson County

I read Looney said he was frustrated with the local board and his interest in Nashville brought out the people's support of him in Wm. Co. Very interesting. Does anybody feel like we just got played? Now we are out $50,000 for a search firm. We should start all over and please...... DON'T consider hiring from Wm. Co. let's run our own government and schools for once.

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Posted by CommonSenseMe on 07/24/2015 at 2:59 PM

Re: “Looney Turns Down MNPS, Will Remain in Williamson County

"Local talk wacko Michael DelGiorno sounded like Radio Berlin in early April, 1945 this morning. He keeps promising to leave Williamson County but, sadly, never follows through."

Looking at his ratings, he may be leaving sooner than you think.

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Posted by Stuportalk 99.7 on 07/24/2015 at 2:59 PM

Re: “Can the people Nashville hopes to attract afford to move here? And can the residents who made it desirable afford to stay?

I lived in Madison for 20 years and left when rents went through the roof with no added amenities or higher wages. All of Davidson county schools are old and bottom of the barrel in ratings. Uniforms dont really help the growing gang and racial problems. Schools are not safe there anymore or offer a decent education, unless you want to add several hundred dollars per child a month to your rent to send them all to private schools, which is the growing trend. Blue collar jobs have all left, Rivergate Mall is becoming a ghosttown as a result and Madison is now crawling with undercover cops trying to control the growing drug problems.The intercity structure has not developed so extensively as bigger cities with subways and rails which leave the highways a parking lot during rush hours. No regrets leaving IT

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Posted by Nashville former resident on 07/24/2015 at 2:51 PM

Re: “Boom Town Chats: What Does the City of Nashville Need?

Underground is definitely the way to go, otherwise you have to route the whole thing around Jim Collins, resulting several extra miles of track.

10 likes, 11 dislikes
Posted by baptizedatseaworld on 07/24/2015 at 2:36 PM

Re: “Looney Turns Down MNPS, Will Remain in Williamson County

Truth, that would not be my preferred solution. I have to reforms I would have the cake.

First, I would give the mayor and the council each two appointments to the school board. That would give the board 13 members, but elected members would still have a more than two-thirds majority.

I think these unelected members would provide representation for not just the mayor and the council but for voters across the city. I know the nine elected representatives exist but I also think that an elected members would be a benefit.

Second, I would give the council, not the mayor, the same sort of oversight of the budget that Williamson County Election for its Commission. I know Williamson and Davidson have very different situation, but from an administrative perspective, that provision has ensured Williamson County provides effective administration of its spending.

4 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Mark Rogers on 07/24/2015 at 2:29 PM

Re: “Boom Town Chats: What Does the City of Nashville Need?

A light rail system that goes underground once it approaches the city center. You know, a subway. It would be expensive, but putting it underground means it wouldn't affect existing roads or buildings.

Oh, and sidewalks to get to the trains stations.

5 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by virgindog on 07/24/2015 at 2:21 PM

Re: “Boom Town Chats: What Does the City of Nashville Need?

The quickest way to lose legitimacy as a class A city is let the Titans flee. This is a problem further down the road. A comprehensive transport plan using large and small buses, light rail to satellite cities, and tourist friendly trolleys is what is needed to lure industry back to metro and enlarge our downtown tourist footprint. Hence from this expanded tax base will come infrastructure like sidewalks.

5 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by truth on 07/24/2015 at 2:18 PM

Re: “Looney Turns Down MNPS, Will Remain in Williamson County

Spot on, local guy, but as you probably know, any legislator who proposes amending the Open Meetings law to make an exception for hiring a school superintendent (or, for that matter, a TBR college president) will be blasted in editorials across the state as an enemy of the First Amendment.
You're right, though, that this whole fiasco ought to persuade anyone who doesn't make a living as a reporter, editor, or publisher that the law should be changed.

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Posted by Henry Walker on 07/24/2015 at 2:09 PM

Re: “Revisiting the dish that's made The Gold Rush a Rock Block staple for 40-plus years

The Gold Rush was the site of my favorite ever random comment from someone at a neighboring table. Having overheard my group's conversation, this wide-eyed young thing asked: "Are you guys from Science Fiction?"

Posted by pogo on 07/24/2015 at 2:01 PM

Re: “Tour de Sugar: 30 Days of Candy Box Takes You Around the World

Candy is not one of my go-to cravings, that would be the 3 C'S: chocolate, cookies and cake, but this still sounds amazing. Green tea kit kats and roly poly Russian bears, I call that a box o' yum.

Posted by Kim on 07/24/2015 at 1:59 PM

Re: “Has Bill Freeman Really Been Endorsed by Nine Community Newspapers?

"The GCA papers...can support any one they choose."

I agree.

The problem comes from the pretense that these were endorsements from multiple independent newspapers. These papers all come from the same publisher with a different name on the front depending on what part of town you're in. It is very rare to see any differences in the content.

It was a lie for the Freeman campaign to claim these as separate endorsements.

5 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Brain Guy on 07/24/2015 at 1:57 PM

Re: “Do Our State Legislators Ever Ask 'Would I Like this Done to Me?'

Funny that all his friends and family were surprised by his hidden militancy. All the signs not so much.
If you want to carry Matheny water, you better wear a cup around here.

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Posted by truth on 07/24/2015 at 1:54 PM

Re: “Francis Guess Dies at 69

I learned to say, "Hey, baby," from listening to Francis Guess.

11 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by bubbadog on 07/24/2015 at 1:49 PM

Re: “Looney Turns Down MNPS, Will Remain in Williamson County

Mark, would not having the board solely responsible to the mayor would be the antithesis of checks and balances. The board is representative of its constituency not a central political power. Simply Democracy!

3 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by truth on 07/24/2015 at 1:48 PM

Re: “Francis Guess Dies at 69

This makes me genuinely sad. 69 is much too young.

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Posted by bored regent on 07/24/2015 at 1:20 PM

Re: “Has Bill Freeman Really Been Endorsed by Nine Community Newspapers?

I think in a free society people have the right to choose who they wish to support. The Tennessee Tribune and The GCA papers, Anthony Cunningham, can support any one they choose. Its sad to read the negative comments. I support the free press the Tennessean
is owned my, once again the corporate machine! God bless local newspapers, Ms. Perry and Mr. Cunningham please keep up the good work!

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Posted by Eric McNeil on 07/24/2015 at 1:04 PM

Re: “A lavish rite of teenage passage opens a window onto Middle Tennessee's Hispanic communities — and their growing economic power

i hope these parties are reserved for the truly affluent. if you have to put it on a credit card, don't have money set aside for emergencies, or are not saving enough money for your retirement or to help with your child's education, you can't afford this, and it becomes an ugly, tragic, debt-ridden waste of money.

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Further on 07/24/2015 at 12:55 PM

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