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Jury is out on health effects of e-cigarettes

Jury is out on health effects of e-cigarettes

January 17th, 2014 9:29 am by By Monte Morin, Los Angeles Times (MCT)

Electronic cigarettes are either a potent weapon in the war against tobacco, or they are an insidious menace that threatens to get kids hooked on nicotine and make smoking socially acceptable again.

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Surplus Powell Valley items going on the block

Surplus Powell Valley items going on the block

January 17th, 2014 9:28 am by Stephen Igo

One final time come Saturday, the folks of Big Stone Gap can prowl the halls of the old Powell Valley High School, and perhaps take a little — or not so little — piece of it home with them.

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Sports Vols Sports
Tennessee meets No. 13 Kentucky in key SEC game

Tennessee meets No. 13 Kentucky in key SEC game

January 17th, 2014 9:26 am by Staff Report

GAME OF THE WEEKEND: Tennessee at No. 13 Kentucky. Both teams should enter Saturday's game with plenty of incentive. Tennessee (11-5, 2-1 SEC) needs a quality road win to boost its NCAA tournament hopes.

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AP source: NSA phone data control to come to end

AP source: NSA phone data control to come to end

January 17th, 2014 9:25 am by JULIE PACE, AP White House Correspondent

Seeking to calm a furor over U.S. surveillance powers, President Barack Obama on Friday will call for ending the government's control of phone data from hundreds of millions of Americans

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Local News
Nine seeking interim highway commissioner post in Sullivan County

Nine seeking interim highway commissioner post in Sullivan County

January 16th, 2014 11:32 pm by J. H. Osborne

BLOUNTVILLE — The person chosen will be appointed to serve until voters elect a new highway commissioner in August. Being an incumbent officeholder, even an appointed, interim one, has long been held to give a candidate a leg up on the competition.

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Community Education
Reporter's notebook: Beloved teacher has found a brand new pair of wings

Reporter's notebook: Beloved teacher has found a brand new pair of wings

January 16th, 2014 10:32 pm by Carmen Musick

Students, parents and teachers throughout Hawkins County are mourning the death of Church Hill Intermediate School teacher Crystal Davenport. She died Monday at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center in Knoxville following a brain aneurysm.

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Local News
ETSU dining worker being treated in suspected meningitis case

ETSU dining worker being treated in suspected meningitis case

January 16th, 2014 9:35 pm by NATHAN BAKER, NET News Service

JOHNSON CITY — He did not prepare or serve any food on campus or come into direct contact with students, but 10 employees who worked with him were examined for signs of infection, an ETSU spokesman said.

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PHOTO GALLERY: Tri-Cities Christian at Sullivan North girls

January 16th, 2014 9:32 pm by Ned Jilton

Check out photos from Thursday's game between Tri-Cities and North girls

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California motorist cleared in Google Glass case

California motorist cleared in Google Glass case

January 16th, 2014 9:00 pm by Associated Press

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Commissioner John Blair ruled that Cecilia Abadie was not guilty because she had been cited under a code that requires proof beyond a reasonable doubt that the device was in operation, which the officer did not provide.

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Crime Regional & National
Lawyer says Ohio killer’s execution was botched

Lawyer says Ohio killer’s execution was botched

January 16th, 2014 6:31 pm by Associated Press

LUCASVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A condemned man appeared to gasp several times and took an unusually long time to die — more than 20 minutes — in an execution carried out Thursday with a combination of drugs never before tried in the U.S.

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