When you travel across the country, flying is usually the fastest and most convenient way to make it to your destination. You probably have never considered taking a train, and you'll get a totally different experience. This Tennessee train ride might be adding a few routes to Chicago and Atlanta to make your life so much easier.
Amtrak is a very popular train service in the nation and often gets forgotten about as a means of transportation. There are over 30 routes throughout the United States and that number might be growing.
Currently, Memphis, Tennessee is a stop on the way to Chicago from New Orleans. By the time you're on your way to the windy city, it'll already be 10:40 p.m., so a day time route from Memphis to Chicago would be more efficient for many.
According to Commercial Appeal, company representatives traveled to Nashville the other day to talk about this idea with legislators.
Not only did they pitch the earlier Memphis to Chicago route, but they also pitched a route from Nashville to Atlanta as well.
With the amount of growth the South has seen in recent years, you would think these routes would already be in the works, but federal funding is the key.
There is no for sure clear light on this yet, there are still many steps to go through because a new station would have to be built, some road lines would have to be upgraded and other logistical aspects.
We are all crossing our fingers that this idea gets approved and goes through. This would mean more travel opportunities for those in the South.
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Seth Rogen said in an interview with The Sunday Times on May 10 that he has no intentions of working with James Franco in the future after multiple sexual misconduct allegations have reportedly been made against him.
"What I can say is that I despise abuse and harassment and I would never cover or conceal the actions of someone doing it, or knowingly put someone in a situation where they were around someone like that", said Rogen. He also apologized for a joke he made during his Saturday Night Live monologue in 2014 that he said made light of the allegations against Franco.
Vanity Fair reports that back in 2018, five different women came forward and accused Franco of sexual misconduct. The alleged behaviour includes "inappropriate or sexually exploitative behaviour."
Two women filed a lawsuit against Franco a year later. CP24 reports the lawsuit alleged Franco pushed his students past what was "acceptable to Hollywood film standards" during a master class for sex scenes that he taught at Studio 4.
A settlement was reached earlier this year in February but in a previous court filing Franco dismissed the allegations, and apparently called them "false and inflammatory, legally baseless and brought as a class action with the obvious goal of grabbing as much publicity as possible for attention-hungry Plaintiffs."
During his Sunday Times interview, Rogen said the allegations have affected his friendship with Franco and changed many aspects of their dynamic. When The Times commented on how painful the change to their relationship must feel, Rogen responded: "Yeah. But not as painful and difficult as it is for a lot of other people involved. I have no pity for myself in this situation."
According to police, Shanks "had previously engaged with the mother of the child on a social media chat group for new mothers and had brought a gift for the mother and newborn at her home" on Friday, just two days before the alleged abduction.
Shanks is said to have "forcefully entered" the Ottawa home using bear repellent spray and abducted the baby, however, neighbours intervened and were able to "detain" Shanks until police arrived.
The baby was given to Ottawa Paramedics and was unharmed, authorities state — investigators also believe Shanks "may have been in contact with other new mothers" in similar social media groups.