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The World Was Watching
Thirty years ago this month, the most fractious student protests in the University of Tennessee's history erupted when Richard Nixon came to campus during the height of anti-war sentiment. [05-22-00]
— Jack Neely, METRO PULSE

Growing Pains
There's a lot of talk about the evils of suburban sprawl, with cities like Atlanta and Nashville pointed at as examples. In Knoxville, you don't even have to go that far -- just look out your car window. [03-06-00]
— Jack Neely, METRO PULSE

Voyage to the Bottom of the River
Let's just say we drained the Tennessee River completely one day... What would we find on its suddenly exposed riverbed? [05-24-99]
— Jack Neely, METRO PULSE

A Southern-Fried Original
A lot of writers have tried to assume Mark Twain's mantle of Great Southern Humorist, but Roy Blount, Jr. is one of the few who really deserve the label. [05-03-99]
— Jack Neely, METRO PULSE

I Am Curious (Yellow)
Where you or I might see a bunch of ads for local businesses, Jack Neely sees the mysteries of human nature in the Yellow Pages. [03-22-99]
— Jack Neely, METRO PULSE

Not So Tall Tales
Jack Neely sets the record straight by debunking a good number of Knoxville, Tennessee's favorite local urban legends. [01-25-99]
— Jack Neely, METRO PULSE

The Way the Future Was
Everyone's gearing up their "vision of the future" rhetoric for the coming millennium. But what were people predicting for our current century in 1899? [12-20-98]
— Jack Neely, METRO PULSE

Knoxville: Summer 1998
"Knoxville: Summer 1915," by James Agee, is one of the finest pieces of short prose in American literature. Jack Neely provides a timely update to this classic. [06-08-98]
— Jack Neely, METRO PULSE

A Good Row
Usually identified with college football fanaticism, Knoxville is also home to another sporting fixation -- rowing. Jack Neely reports on one of the biggest rowing competitions in the southeast. [10-27-97]
— Jack Neely, METRO PULSE

Urban Ascention
Jack Neely visits Knoxville, Tennessee's southern sister, Chattanooga, and asks, "What has she got that we don't got?" The answers may surprise you. Or not. [07-02-97]
— Jack Neely, METRO PULSE

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