In Japan, a maniac with a knife has killed 19 and injured dozens. Reports say the man claimed he wanted to rid the world of disabled people.
Hamilton County authorities have accused a caregiver of withholding pain meds, and cashing disability checks.
In Philadelphia, the Democratic Party National Convention is underway, and so is the controversy. The invocation wasn’t even through before booing began.
It was good to see singer Paul Simon. Not so good to hear him. Obvious technical trouble before his song, and it sounded like he could not hear himself.
Fox News reports evidence points to an Internet hack of the DNC… by Russian hackers. Fox also reports they are apparently the same hackers that breached The Pentagon, and The White House.
Singer Marni Nixon has died. She was the singer whose voice was overdubbed for stars in movies like West Side Story, and The King And I. She was 86.
East Tennessee is parched. But a better than 50-50 chance of precipitation is around the corner. Meanwhile, one farmer remarks his cows are yielding milk chocolate, and out city guy says he saw a bird catch a worm, but it had to use a potholder.
Not just threats from bullets … a county sheriff in Georgia is seriously injured in a car crash. His vehicle collided with another. Be safe, law officers.
On the food beat, you don’t have to book a voyage to Havana to enjoy a bit of authentic Cuban cuisine.
Thanks to one of my kids for recommending a step outside of our usual food patrol. There’s a place on Old Knoxville Highway, north of Maryville, called Aroma. It’s on the opposite side of the road, and just south of Richie Creme Donuts,
The Cuban sandwiches come in three sizes, plus plantain, and lots of other authentic fare.
The place is called Aroma… and before you even open the door, you can smell the spices. Close your eyes, and you can almost imagine yourself somewhere in the Carribbean. I would have posted photo…. but the sandwich was gone before I knew it.
And.. we’ve been having some fun on my Facebook page… talking about a Knoxville Blast From The Past… the little restaurant Ollie’s Trolley. One was on Clinch, and the second on Cumberland. And the fries at each one were wonderful. We learned that an Ollie’s Trolley is still open in Washington, D.C. Have a memory of a special eatery in Knoxville? Message me on Twitter @davefoulk, or on my Facebook.