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Recalls this week: utensils, infant carriers

Recalls this week: utensils, infant carriers

December 20th, 2013 4:23 pm by The Associated Press

A line of children's eating utensils that can pose a choking hazard to infants, along with infant carriers that can fail, are among this week's recalled consumer products. Others include jackets, Christmas trees, and chargers.

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Obama: 2014 can be 'breakthrough year for America'

Obama: 2014 can be 'breakthrough year for America'

December 20th, 2013 4:20 pm by JULIE PACE, AP White House Correspondent

Citing strong progress on the economy, President Barack Obama said at his annual year-end news conference Friday that 2014 "can be a breakthrough year for America" after a long season of recession and slow recovery.

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Scrapbook Gallery: Week of Dec. 15

December 20th, 2013 3:25 pm by Sunday Scrapbook

Our weekly Scrapbook Gallery features a collection of photos submitted by various readers. Some of the photos appeared in print edition of Sunday Stories on Dec. 15.

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Retail sales decline in Tri-Cities, but jump in Kingsport

Retail sales decline in Tri-Cities, but jump in Kingsport

December 20th, 2013 1:52 pm by Hank Hayes

Kingsport reported a large increase in retail sales during this year’s third quarter, while retail activity was down slightly in Johnson City and Bristol, according to a report released Friday by ETSU.

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Photos: Mary Hughes Students Give Back to the Community

December 20th, 2013 1:20 pm by David Grace

Instead of exchanging gifts to one another the students chose to give back to their community. Starting before Thanksgiving students collected dog and cat food, cat litter, treats, toys, leashes, and cleaning supplies.

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Alternative plans: Kingsport’s Cora Cox Academy set to split into three programs

Alternative plans: Kingsport’s Cora Cox Academy set to split into three programs

December 20th, 2013 12:58 pm by Rick Wagner

The city school system’s alternative school is not just about addressing disciplinary issues any more. New programs mean that one of the oldest structures in the system could house tech savvy non-traditional high school programs.

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Man pesters clerk for sex, tries to kiss cop

Man pesters clerk for sex, tries to kiss cop

December 20th, 2013 12:19 pm by Rain Smith

The clerk at a West Stone Drive motel reported harassment from a guest. The man had called the front desk and asked that she "come to his room for sex" — adding that he'd pay her for the services.

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Photo gallery: Angel Tree program provides gifts for over 4,000 children

December 20th, 2013 8:34 am by David Grace

The Salvation Army of Kingsport distributed gifts to the families of about 4,000 children

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Gov't offers a stopgap health insurance option

Gov't offers a stopgap health insurance option

December 20th, 2013 7:22 am by RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press

The Obama administration Thursday offered stopgap options so people whose existing plans got canceled are not penalized. The insurance industry immediately criticized the moves.

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Vols' Jones expects competition at every position

Vols' Jones expects competition at every position

December 20th, 2013 7:17 am by STEVE MEGARGEE, AP Sports Writer

Tennessee coach Butch Jones says all positions are up for grabs as the Volunteers head into the offseason. That includes the quarterback spot, where Tennessee started three different players this year.

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