Frist Hails Bioshield Bill Signing

Wednesday, July 21, 2004

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-TN) today made the following statement after President Bush signed the Project Bioshield Bill into law:

“Today, with a stroke of the President’s pen, we take a major step forward in making America more safe and secure. President Bush first proposed the Project Bioshield legislation in his 2003 State of the Union Address to Congress. As with so many other areas in our war on terrorism and homeland security, the President once again has demonstrated foresight, determination, and wisdom. Because of the President’s leadership, the nation’s defenses against biological, chemical, and radiological threats will be substantially strengthened.

“This legislation is proactive. It will help ensure that our public health agencies can focus in a deliberate and comprehensive way on developing vaccines, drugs, devices, assays and other countermeasures against biological, chemical, radiological, and nuclear agents.

“Along with legislative steps we have taken, including the Bioterrorism Preparedness Act of 2002 and the substantial increases in biodefense, Project Bioshield will go a long way toward strengthening our nation’s defenses against the threat of anthrax, botulinum toxin, Ebola, plague, and smallpox – some of the most dangerous weapons of mass destruction known to man.”

New Book Chattanooga In Old Photos Now Available At Zarzours

The new book Chattanooga in Old Photos, sponsored by, is now available at Zarzours Restaurant on the Southside. John Wilson, publisher and editor of the large-size, soft-bound book, will be at Zarzours on Thursday from 11:30 to 1:30 to sign copies of the book. The limited edition of 800 copies is printed by College Press of Collegedale. ... (click for more)

Latest Hamilton County Jail Booking Report

Here is the latest jail booking report from Hamilton County: ARNOLD, WILLIE CARL  3600 SHIRL JO LN CHATTANOOGA, 37421  Age at Arrest: 30 years old Arresting Agency: Hamilton County FAILURE TO APPEAR DRIVING ON REVOKED, SUSPENDED OR CANCELLED LICENSE --- BARNES, DYLAN WESLEY  1026 PINNACLE HILLS DRIVE MURFREESBORO, 37127  Age at Arrest: 23 ... (click for more)

Drink Up, Chattanooga

I attended the meeting to discuss the placement of the sewage treatment plant at the Cambridge Center in Ooltewah today. My problem with the meeting (aka) dog and pony show, is that the meeting started out with the agenda of the Ooltewah Community Council.  After living in this area for 45+ years I have never heard of this group.  I would like for someone to answer ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Dear Faux Pelini

It has been my experience that of all the tribes and herds of different people on earth, sports writers are among the funniest people of all. Oh, there isn’t anything real sexy about Villanova beating Georgetown or a baseball player hitting for the cycle. Now, if a player hits a single, double, triple and homer in that order, that’s “a natural cycle,” and that is kind of fun to ... (click for more)

Knox Catholic Ends East Hamilton's Bid For Class 2A State Volleyball Title

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – East Hamilton’s bid to reach the TSSAA Class 2A state tournament title game was dashed Wednesday night when the Lady Hurricanes fell to Knoxville Catholic, 3-0, for the second time in as many days. Scores were 25-23, 25-22 and 25-17. “It’s hard to come back after playing a really good match like we did against Camden,” East Hamilton coach Bojana Hyatt ... (click for more)

Sale Creek Whips Watertown, 3-0, For Shot At First Class 1A State Volleyball Title

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Sale Creek wasn’t ready to head home short of its ultimate goal. And the roadblock Hickman County put up was nothing but a diminutive speed bump. Sale Creek (38-7) used its fast-paced attack to overwhelm the Lady Bulldogs, 3-0, Wednesday afternoon and remained alive in the loser’s bracket of the TSSAA Class 1A state volleyball tournament at Middle Tennessee ... (click for more)