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March 13th, 2007 5:45 am by Staff Report








King College schedules ‘First Look'


Northeast State to host ‘Grad Finale'


Bandits crash cookout, fatally shoot man


Mother in heat deaths case granted parole


Teacher pleads no contest to sex charges


King College schedules ‘First Look'

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BRISTOL, Tenn. - High school sophomores and juniors and their families are invited to attend King College's "First Look," a visitation day designed for students who are beginning the college selection process. "First Look" will be held Monday, March 19. The day will begin with registration and breakfast at 8:30 a.m. at the Student Center Complex. Participants will meet King College faculty, staff and current students at an Information Fair. Then students and parents will break into information sessions about choosing the right college and making the transition from high school to college. Admissions representatives will host admissions sessions to fully explain the admissions and financial aid process. Current King College students will also lead a question-and-answer session as well as provide campus tours. Lunch will be provided for each student and up to two guests. The cost is $5 for each additional guest, payable at registration. For more information go to www.king.edu/firstlook or contact the Admissions Office at 652-4861 or admissions@king.edu. Located in Bristol, King College is celebrating 140 years as a private, comprehensive college founded in the Presbyterian tradition, offering more than 80 majors, minors, concentrations and pre-professional programs.


Northeast State to host ‘Grad Finale'

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BLOUNTVILLE - Cap, check. Gown, check. Diploma, on the way. Northeast State Technical Community College students preparing to pick up diplomas this spring can get their graduation gear at "Grad Finale" on March 26. Upcoming graduates can pick up their caps and gowns, order invitations and class rings, and meet with members of the college's Alumni, Financial Aid, Career and Employment Services, Transfer Advising, and Institutional Advancement departments from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Basler Library on the college's Blountville campus. Northeast State students filed a record number of 841 graduation applications for spring 2007. "We are excited to be graduating a record number of students this year because it shows the tremendous accomplishments of our students and the growth of Northeast State," said Billy Benton, Northeast State registrar. Of those applicants, 401 are seeking an associate of science degree, 329 an associate of applied science, eight an associate of arts, 12 academic certificates, and 91 students will graduate with a technical certificate. Graduate applicants' top three majors are the university parallel track, health-related professions and industrial technology. The college's spring commencement ceremony will be held Tuesday, May 8.


Bandits crash cookout, fatally shoot man

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NASHVILLE - A half-dozen men wearing bandanas over their faces charged into a backyard family cookout Sunday night, robbed the husband and father, then fatally shot him as they ran away. The incident occurred in an East Nashville neighborhood and claimed the life of Jose Flores, 30, who had given the robbers everything they had demanded, his wife said. The men forced Flores, his wife Tiffany Scarbrough and the couple's children into their house and demanded cash, car keys and other valuables. Scarbrough says as the robber left, one of them turned and fired a shot into the house, striking Flores in the side. He was pronounced dead at a hospital a short time later. "Now my babies have no father and it's all because of some little thug street gang that took him away from me," Scarbrough said. The couple's children are twin sons, 4, and another son, 6.


Mother in heat deaths case granted parole

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NASHVILLE - A Warren County woman whose young children died when she left them unattended in a hot car has been granted parole from the state Board of Probation and Parole. Jennie Bain Ducker, 32, left her sons aged 1 and 2 in a car parked outside a McMinnville motel in 1995 while she visited her boyfriend who was staying there. The boys died of hyperthermia as they were left alone in the unventilated car for more than eight hours as the temperature rose to an estimated 120 degrees. A release date has not been set. A hearing officer recommended Feb. 26 that she be paroled.


Teacher pleads no contest to sex charges

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WYTHEVILLE, Va. - A former middle school teacher pleaded no contest Monday to sex-related charges involving two of her students. Karen Susan Patton, 42, pleaded to two counts of carnal knowledge and one count of non-forcible sodomy. Several other charges she faced were dropped. Patton faces up to 25 years in prison when she is sentenced in June.

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