The Mayoral Choices

Sunday, January 27, 2013

We have two real candidates to be our next mayor in Chattanooga.  One is heavily funded, old school politics, and refuses to tell anyone what he plans to do or where he stands on any issue.  That would be Andy Berke.  He says he wants to reduce crime, support education and move the city forward.  Great.  That is what everyone is for. 

Why won't Andy Berke tell us exactly what he plans to do.  He says what he does will be based on goals.  But, he will not tell us what his goals are.  Why not?  It has to be one of two reasons:  He knows you will not vote for him if you know what he is going to do or he has absolutely no clue what to do.  Either way that is scary.  

The other candidate is Guy Satterfield.  He has no funding but is walking the streets door to door to get his message out.  Andy Berke has a door to door campaign but you are more likely to see one of his people than to see him.  

You can search and research all you want but you will not be able to figure out where Andy Berke stands.  You can research and determine that Andy Berke has spent a lot of time raising a lot of money.  Which one are you going to vote for?

Jenny Moore


Commissioner Mackey Ask All to Support Football Mocs

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Process

My favorite TreeHugger once commented I'm a process sort of guy. One might suppose that's true, even though there are situations in which we must lower our center of mass to keep a firm base, lean forward, put our head down, grab a cheek in each hand and, like Teddy Roosevelt, scream "Charge! (but not with credit cards)" as we move forward con mucho gusto. However, unless one is ... (click for more)

School Board Unanimously Makes Cuts To Teacher Insurance; Spouses Can Only Stay On If They Have No Other Insurance

The Hamilton County School Board on Thursday night voted to Increase the premium for spouses by $100 - a move officials said would save the schools from $2,040,000 to $3,040,000. Spouses will not continue to be covered if they have insurance available to them on their jobs. School officials said the 1,700 spouses on county school insurance last year had $10 million in claims. ... (click for more)

City Audit Hits Travel Abuses By Top Chattanooga Library Personnel; Report Forwarded To State On Possible Fraud

A report by Internal City Auditor Stan Sewell found travel abuses by top personnel of the Chattanooga Library. The auditor said he found possible instances of fraud and forwarded information to state officials in regard to "reported potential fraudulent activity" by Margaret Backus, Systems Administrator and Nathaniel Hill, Assistant Library Director. The report says, ... (click for more)

Central Michigan Comes From Behind To Beat UTC 20-16

Central Michigan quarterback Cooper Rush passed for 173 yards and two scores to lead the host Chippewas to a come-from-behind 20-16 win against Chattanooga Thursday night in Mt. Pleasant, Mich. UTC (0-1) led 16-0 in the second quarter only to have CMU score 20 straight points for the win in the season opener for both teams. "Our defense played well and played hard, but ... (click for more)

Santiago No-Hits Smokies

Starting pitcher Andres Santiago no-hit the Tennessee Smokies (32-34) to lead the Chattanooga Lookouts  (32-32)  to a 1-0 win and propel them into sole possession of first place for the first time this season.  The no-hitter was the Lookouts’ first since June 1, 1996 when Travis Buckley threw one against the Huntsville Stars. Santiago was lights out since the ... (click for more)