@Oldhickory: Perhaps it's because this is the Chattanooga Times Free Press and almost all the content is local. Don't look for a conspiracy where there is none.
FlyingPurpleSheepleEater assumes that homosexuality isn't the natural path for man, but there are constant examples of homosexuality in nature.
Groups like Exodus simply shame these poor men into repressing all sexual feelings and living a lonely, celibate life. Notice that a third of Exodus men said they weren't straight but had simply stopped having sex with anyone.
I personally know a gay man who went to "straight boot camp," and I can assure you it didn't work.
Christians should embrace homosexual since even the Bible is vague on homosexuality and it simply says nothing about marriage -- straight or otherwise.
Read "What Does The Bible Actually Say About Gay Marriage?" http://huff.to/iPPJEA
No one is perfect in life. Alcoholism is a reality, but the good news is that people can overcome it. People shouldn't be thrown away like trash after making a mistake such as this. That's what's wrong with our society. After people commit a crime, we deny them jobs and kick them out of normal society. It's a huge reason why addicts never get better and why criminals continue to commit crimes. Shame on you Vickie Reed.
The TFP, for a couple years now, has had big-name women speak at this expo. Sure, they make money off it, but I know businesses that have taken part as a vendor in the past, and it was truly beneficial and a whole lot of fun.
Rosebud, We had a tragedy here, but you have to get back to normal at some point. Businesses still have to make money. If we didn't, people wouldn't have jobs.
So Rosebud, capitalism can't be put on pause to make you overly negative TFP readers happy. You aren't going to the expo anyway. You're too busy getting your blood pressure worked up while grimacing over your little keyboard, pecking away with your chubby fingers.
Stewwie, I thinks it's that no one ever cared. Now the Madonna of her time is gone and no one will need to know for sure. The TFP probably had more pressing questions to ask than to once and for all solve that vexing question of whether Liz Taylor spent the night on Lookout Mountain. Celebrities aren't world leaders or historical figures.
But most snakes bite on the lower leg, maybe on the hand when they are surprised. This snake had been under stress for a while. Perhaps being ready to strike causes it to build up some venom? And if it bit above the elbow, it could have hit his brachial artery, and (I have no medical background) that runs to the brain. As I understand it, the real risk with snakes is the venom attacking your nervous system. Maybe this was the perfect storm of problems. Poor guy.
Just like I thought... this is a cool place with good food and nice ambiance. But you leave smelling like an ashtray with burning eyes. Despite being a really big place, the smoke doesn't dissipate well. Someone needs to open a good bar in the old Mix building and make it non-smoking.
JohnDough, do you think it's a two-passenger train? And remember, there are multiple stops. The 4 million number is any passenger the steps foot on the train. That could be from downtown to Cartersville or from the Atlnata airport to Kennesaw.
To answer an earlier question, this rail line will be more popular than Amtrak because it's faster. Amtrak runs around 80 mph at best. This train will run 180 mph at least. If it's faster to get on the train than it is to drive -- and cheaper or the same price as gas -- who wouldn't take it?
Some people would love to live in Chattanooga but work in Atlanta. What an amazing mix of the best of both worlds -- high-paying jobs in Atlanta + smalltown life in Chattanooga.
I can't wait!
I agree with FatTony on the smoking issue. Chattanooga needs more nightlife without smoking. Bar and restaurant owners are afraid it will hurt business, but I love going to Nashville, where you can go out, have a great time, dance, imbibe and go home without smelling like an ashtray. A non-smoking bar in Chattanooga would actually be a draw for tons of people.
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