For the past five years, Oak Ridge city officials and school board leaders have been trying to figure out how much financial weight each side must bear in paying off the debt incurred in renovating Oak Ridge High School. Now, two of those officials say they think they're hammered out an acceptable deal.
The details of of the plan proposed by Oak Ridge city manager Mark Watson and school superintendent Bruce Borchers will be unveiled at a midday meeting between municipal and school system leaders, according to the Knoxville News Sentinel.
Connecting with a kind of spirituality found in nature is a complicated thing. It’s simultaneously new age and one of society’s oldest ideas. It is woven into the fabric of Eastern philosophy, but almost unheard of in Western religions traditions. It’s at once intensely personal, but finding growing popularity among the public.
Michael Walli, Greg Boertje-Obed and Sister Megan Rice all knew they could eventually spend time in prison for breaking into the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge. But on that dark July night in 2012, they weren’t even sure if they would make it to dawn. Breaking into a high-security facility like Y-12 was considered a suicide mission.
Madeline Rogero is well known in East Tennessee, not only for being Knoxville’s City Mayor. Rogero is the first woman to hold that office and she’s the first woman elected mayor in any of Tennessee’s four largest cities (Nashville, Memphis, Knoxville and Chattanooga).
The US Embassy in Turkey recently asked Rogero to come to Turkey, to speak with politicians, political parties and women’s groups about women in politics.
WUOT's Chrissy Keuper spoke with Mayor Rogero about the trip…
The last time Sister Megan Rice, Michael Walli and Greg Boertje-Obed were in the federal courtroom in Knoxville, they assumed they would either be set free or sentenced to prison for breaking into the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge.
Old Man Winter had different ideas.
With a snowstorm bearing down on East Tennessee on January 28, the courtroom was closed before the three nuclear protesters could learn their fate.
They’ll be back in that same courtroom today. With temperatures predicted in the low 60’s, another snow delay isn’t likely.