Here are this weeks collection of the best of Knoxville Tennessee links. If you didn’t have time to keep up with all of the fun stuff going on in Knoxville this week these should catch you up. Please add a comment or use the contact form (more anonyomous) if I missed a story that should be on this list.
From Michael Silence: First rides on Dollywood roller coaster auctioned on eBay
Bidders with at least $500 can be first in line to unlock the mysteries of the new roller coaster at Dollywood. The Pigeon Forge amusement park is holding an online auction on eBay for the first 56 official rides on the $17.5 million Mystery Mine.
From Knoxville Trivia: Knoxville Trivia 101
Do you tuck your tail between your legs and run when someone mentions John Sevier, William Blount, or James White? Do you tremble with fear when you are sitting around the dinner table and someone starts talking about Burnside, Longstreet, and the battle of Fort Sanders? Well fret no more. Below are 10 Knoxville Trivia facts that you can squirrel away in your old noggin, that will make you look like bonafide Knoxvillian.
From KnoxNews.com: Adams: UT at a loss after second-half wrongs
SAN ANTONIO — Tennessee basketball fans are accustomed to disappointment, but what happened Thursday night in the Alamodome goes way beyond disappointment.
From Michael Silence: Get your Fred Thompson bumper stickers
And this: In our last email, we mentioned that we were missing a few states and within hours, we had grassroots volunteers signed up in all 50.
From Cup Of Joe Powell: Money Trumps Traffic Camera Changes
Despite evidence that lengthening the time a traffic light is yellow reduces accidents, the TN legislature has decided to support the tactic of using automatic cameras. So more tickets and more revenue win the day.
From KnoxNews.com: Knox to hire 300 teachers
Knox County school officials expect to fill close to 650 teacher vacancies for next school year, and they’re exploring new ways to be more competitive.
From Sean Braisted: .20 Gets The Party Started
Senator Cooper turned himself in today (really just went in to get his mugshot and finger prints taken) in regards to his accident last month. According to the Tennessean, Sen. Cooper had a wee too much to drink, with a .18 BAC, over twice the legal limit of .08.
From KnoxNews.com: Playboy hopes to find “Girls of the SEC” at UT
Playboy photographers are headed to University of Tennessee April 2 and 3 looking for the finest of UT. (Best of The Worst News of the Week)
Did I miss a link? Add your favorite stories for the week in the comments to this post.