So the bust of Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest remains in its place of honor after the Capitol Commission voted against moving it to the State Museum. Rep. Curtis Johnson, a Clarksville Republican, defended his vote by invoking the slippery slope argument. “Where does this stop?” he asked. Well, it didn’t start with Forrest. Thirty years ago, a similar debate played out at the Capitol, though with a couple of notable differences.
A recent survey shows that just 16 percent of Americans ages 18-24 read a daily newspaper. Their younger siblings, teens still in high school, read the paper even less. That doesn’t mean these young people don’t want news. One study found that teenagers spend up to nine hours a day consuming media – on phones, computers and tablets. Some of what they are reading is news, and much of that is sports news. Which is why the News Sentinel is experimenting with changes in way it covers high school sports.
It says something about Knoxville that its statues celebrate common folk who gave of themselves to others and heroic individuals who raised people’s spirits without driving anyone else down. No combative generals scowl over Knox County courtyards or parks. We have our soldiers, true, but they are nameless, noted simply for their sacrifice. There’s The Hiker on the grounds of the Old Courthouse downtown.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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