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More than half of US fast-food workers on public aid, report says

More than half of US fast-food workers on public aid, report says

October 15th, 2013 3:30 pm by By Alana Semuels, Los Angeles Times (MCT)

More than half of fast-food workers’ families receive some sort of public assistance, costing the nation $7 billion a year, according to a new report distributed by a group that has been pushing for union representation and higher wages for fast-food work

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Community Sunday Stories
Folks You Should Know:  Cobus Van Der Merwe shares recipe for a healthy life

Folks You Should Know: Cobus Van Der Merwe shares recipe for a healthy life

October 15th, 2013 2:55 pm by Amanda J. Vicars

Soon-to-be 86-year-old Cobus Van Der Merwe - known as “Oupa” to his seven grandchildren - modestly reflects on his life's crowning achievements with the knowing smile of a man who's truly lived.

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Crime Local News
Sheriff: Drugs, tobacco, chewing gum found in Washington County jail inmate's 'pelvic region'

Sheriff: Drugs, tobacco, chewing gum found in Washington County jail inmate's 'pelvic region'

October 15th, 2013 2:48 pm by NET News Service

X-rays revealed that a Washington County jail inmate had drugs, tobacco and chewing gum stuffed in her "pelvic region," resulting in new charges, Sheriff Ed Graybeal said today.

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Sports Local Entertainment NASCAR/Racing
BMS gets NASCAR dates for 2014

BMS gets NASCAR dates for 2014

October 15th, 2013 1:45 pm by Staff Report

Bristol Motor Speedway wants race fans to save the date. Two of them, actually. NASCAR will be paying its twice-yearly visits to BMS on March 14-16 and Aug. 20-23, officials said Tuesday.

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Man threatening wife with bat leads to aggravated assault charge

Man threatening wife with bat leads to aggravated assault charge

October 15th, 2013 1:20 pm by Nick Shepherd

A Sullivan County man was arrested on aggravated assault charges after he accused his wife of having an affair and said he had beat up her lover with a baseball bat, according to a police report.

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Coal conveyor belt fire doused early Tuesday morning near Norton

Coal conveyor belt fire doused early Tuesday morning near Norton

October 15th, 2013 10:27 am by Stephen Igo

Firefighters snuffed a blaze involving a coal conveyor belt system in Wise County early Tuesday near Norton.

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Education
More schools opening Advanced Placement courses to all students

More schools opening Advanced Placement courses to all students

October 15th, 2013 9:24 am by By Teresa Watanabe, Los Angeles Times (MCT)

Long considered an elite track for the most talented and ambitious students, AP classes are now seen as beneficial for any students willing to push themselves — and schools are increasingly viewing access to them as a basic educational right.

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Local News Education
Helping Hands: Video inspires Johnson students to feed homeless

Helping Hands: Video inspires Johnson students to feed homeless

October 15th, 2013 9:24 am by Rick Wagner

That video sparked an interest that grew into a group of seven fourth-graders collecting food for the homeless, then the whole fourth grade, and now all grades at Johnson Elementary School.

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News Regional & National
Senators closing in on deal to reopen government

Senators closing in on deal to reopen government

October 15th, 2013 9:22 am by ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press

Senate leaders are closing in on an agreement to reopen the government and forestall an economy-rattling default on U.S. obligations.

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Business & Technology
New seats let airlines squeeze in more passengers

New seats let airlines squeeze in more passengers

October 15th, 2013 9:21 am by JOSHUA FREED, AP Airlines Writer

The big U.S. airlines are taking out old, bulky seats in favor of so-called slimline models that take up less space from front to back, allowing for five or six more seats on each plane.

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