Tag Archives: Susan Martin

UT Trustees should rethink pay policy

Victor Ashe
Government/Politics columnist

State Rep. Roger Kane, longtime champion of the Lady Vols, says that “restoring the name of the Lady Vols to women’s sports at UT would be a wonderful way to honor the memory of Pat Summitt,” who passed away last week.

Kane, along with many others, believes that Athletic Director Dave Hart would never have touched the Lady Vols name had Pat Summitt been able to articulate her views against it prior to the onset of her illness.

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Sidewalk issue won’t go away

Victor Ashe
Government/Politics columnist

The fate of the much-publicized effort for a new sidewalk in West Hills along Sheffield from Wesley Road over to Vanosdale is not good for this year’s city budget as both Mayor Rogero and Vice Mayor Duane Grieve (who represents West Hills) are not supporting its inclusion in the budget.

This is a case where term limits work against the voters who no longer have a voice in the political future of Grieve or Rogero. They leave office respectively in 2017 and 2019.

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