You Can't Really Close Our National Parks - And Response

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Could someone please explain how announcing that no walking, running or hiking through Chickamauga Park can be enforced. How are "they" going to enforce no one visiting Bragg or Sherman Reservations on Missionary Ridge? Orchard Knob's gate is not always open so how is that different from any other time? 

Yellow tape around the WW II monument in DC is another example of this childish attempt to punish people by roping off national monuments. Are some volunteers going to hold a big sheet up to keep people from looking at it?

Can we expect volunteers to stop people from reading the plaques on the ridge or in the park? 

This is what our elected leaders have devolved into doing instead of working together.

Ralph Miller

Chattanooga 

* * * 

Yes, Ralph, I totally agree. And to find out the Obama administration intentionally blocked access to the Veteran’s WWII memorial, when it’s nothing but a building in an open area in a park. Then they reject a request to allow World War II veterans to visit the World War II memorial as a part of Honor Flights.  

Honor Flights brings WWII veterans to the nation’s memorials. These are mostly elderly people, some in wheelchairs. They plan their trips a year in advance. These are the very people the memorial represents. 

Given the surroundings of the WWII memorial, one would think it actually cost more, and takes more effort to barricade it, than it would to leave it open. That’s the kind of news we won’t hear much about, though.

Stan Conner



A Beautiful Example Of Love And Devotion At The Confederate Cemetery

The  Confederate cemetery is a place of honor for the families of those buried there. This gravestone is a beautiful example of the love and devotion the family of David Walker had for this Confederate soldier. While Andy Berke may be embarrassed for the city of Chattanooga to have been a co-trustee of this sacred ground, he is in the minority. The rally cry should henceforth ... (click for more)

We Won't Be Going Back Downtown Again

Last evening my wife and I went to the Riverfront to enjoy a reunion among friends on the "3rd Deck Burger Bar". First I would like to point out the grossly insufficient amount of parking available. Why continue the archaic practice of flat parking lots when parking garages or towers make far more sense. My wife and I are not young any more and walking more than several ... (click for more)

2-Year-Old Expected To Make Full Recovery After Being Found Face Down In Bradley Swimming Pool

A two-year-old is expected to make a full recovery after being found face down in a Bradley County swimming pool on Sunday afternoon and being rushed to the hospital. At approximately 3:08 p.m., a call was received through the Bradley County 911 Communications Center regarding the child who was found by a family member. CPR was immediately performed after the child was recovered ... (click for more)

Collegedale Officers, K-9 Chase Man Behind Walmart; He Is Found Dead

Collegedale Police Officers on Sunday chased a man behind Walmart, then found him dead. Collegedale Police said its officers "got out with a male behind the Walmart on Little Debbie Parkway. The male took off running from law enforcement. "A K-9 unit located the male subject deceased in the woods." The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office will be handling the investigation.  ... (click for more)

UTC Soccer Battles Eastern Kentucky To 0-0 Tie

The UTC women’s soccer team battled to a 0-0 tie against Eastern Kentucky Sunday afternoon at Finley Stadium in non-conference action.   The Mocs remain unbeaten at 1-0-1 while Eastern Kentucky moves to 0-1-1 on the year.   “There’s a reason why they were co-regular season champions in the Ohio Valley Conference last year and made a run to the conference tournament ... (click for more)

Blue-Gold Scrimmage Is Prelude To UTC Volleyball Regular Schedule

The Chattanooga Mocs volleyball program concluded their preseason schedule with the annual Blue and Gold intra-squad scrimmage  on Saturday  afternoon in Maclellan Gymnasium. The three-set scrimmage featured the Mocs roster mixing up lineups on both the Blue and Gold teams. Blue jerseys came out victorious after earning a 2-1 (25-23, 27-25, 15-25) win over the ... (click for more)