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Eastman working to promote safety, prevent future accidents

October 2nd, 2010 2:25 pm by Sharon Hayes

The physical scars of a massive explosion that ripped through Eastman Chemical Co. 50 years ago have all but disappeared with time. But the lessons learned will not be forgotten. Parker Smith and Pete Lodal want to make sure of that.

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Eastman Chemical Co. marked its darkest day 50 years ago

October 2nd, 2010 2:20 pm by Sharon Hayes

After the explosion at Eastman, Ben Smith searched buildings trying to find anyone who needed help. Smith, who turns 88 in December, was a senior chemist who had just been reassigned to the dyes department from the development lab.

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Cupcakes: Good things in small packages

October 2nd, 2010 2:11 pm by Marcie Gore

You know what they say good things come in small packages. And with the recent opening of local bakeries specializing in cupcakes, dessert aficionados are learning this adage really does hold true.

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The Bailout Yearbook: The Stars and the Slackers

October 1st, 2010 8:04 am by Karen Weise ProPublica

After two years and half a trillion dollars, the federal bailout fund is set to expire Oct. 3. After that, the government won't be able to start new programs through the bailout, though it can continue paying money that's already committed.We've been foll

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Postal Service's request to raise stamp prices turned down

September 30th, 2010 2:34 pm by Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) The independent panel that oversees the U.S. Postal Service voted Thursday to deny the agency's request to increase the cost of mailing a letter by 2 cents, keeping first-class stamps at 44 cents.Ruth Goldway, chairman of the Postal Regul

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Segway owner dies after falling off cliff while riding a Segway

September 29th, 2010 2:13 am by Associated Press

LONDON All police found at the bottom of a cliff was a man's body in a frigid river and a Segway, the two-wheeled electric device that was supposed to revolutionize personal transport.It was Jimi Heselden, a one-time laid-off coal miner turned self-made

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Kingsport home sales climb 30 percent in August

September 26th, 2010 10:51 pm by Don Fenley

Existing home sales improved in Kingsport and across the nation in August. Some economists saw it as a sign housing markets are stabilizing after the expiration of tax credits caused demand to plunge. Others say the increase looks good only because July w

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Coal joins heritage tourism lineup in Southwest Virginia

September 26th, 2010 10:44 pm by Kevin Castle

Heritage tourism in Southwest Virginia currently has music and Daniel Boone history among its assets. The next addition to the tourist selection coal.

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