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24 rescued from stuck roller coaster

24 rescued from stuck roller coaster

August 11th, 2014 8:30 am by Associated Press

A Six Flags America spokesman said in a statement that it is not yet clear what caused the ride to stop but that it has a computerized safety system that "performed as it is designed to."

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Baconfest gets serious: Winning chef will go to Las Vegas

Baconfest gets serious: Winning chef will go to Las Vegas

August 10th, 2014 3:00 pm by Amanda Marsh

Baconfest organizers kicked the tasting competition up a notch this year, making it an official qualifying event of the World Food Championships - Bacon World Championships.

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City's 18th Umoja Festival opens strong, despite daytime drizzles

City's 18th Umoja Festival opens strong, despite daytime drizzles

August 9th, 2014 12:53 pm by Max Hrenda, NET News Service

On Friday evening, the Umoja Unity Festival opened its 18th year of celebrating the diversity, culture and unification of Northeast Tennessee.

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Book series continues 'Frozen' adventures

Book series continues 'Frozen' adventures

August 9th, 2014 12:45 pm by Associated Press

The adventures of sisters Anna and Elsa of "Frozen" fame will continue, at least on paper.

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Propelled by art and technology, TV growing in stature

Propelled by art and technology, TV growing in stature

August 8th, 2014 6:51 pm by DAVID BAUDER, Associated Press

"You can go to a sophisticated party in New York City now and people will be talking about television programming, not the latest art film or the latest play," said David Poltrack, CBS' veteran chief researcher.

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'All About That Bass' gives singer a breakthrough

'All About That Bass' gives singer a breakthrough

August 8th, 2014 9:50 am by MESFIN FEKADU, AP Music Writer

Meghan Trainor, the 20-year-old who is having a pop culture moment with the song about body acceptance, said she initially wrote the track and pitched it to other artists, but was turned away.

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While 'Avatar' waits, Cameron dives into an abyss

While 'Avatar' waits, Cameron dives into an abyss

August 6th, 2014 6:16 pm by Associated Press

In the documentary of his record-breaking deep-sea dive, "Deepsea Challenge 3D," James Cameron asks, "Am I a filmmaker who does exploration work on the side, or am I an explorer who does filming on the side?"

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A digital and divisive redesign of 'Ninja Turtles'

A digital and divisive redesign of 'Ninja Turtles'

August 5th, 2014 9:24 pm by DERRIK J. LANG, Associated Press

The revitalized reptiles were fashioned by blending computer-generated imagery with motion-capture performances by four actors. It's a radical departure from the original '90s trilogy, when Jim Henson's Creature Shop crafted puppety suits for the actors.

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Author guards fan favorites in TV's 'Outlander'

Author guards fan favorites in TV's 'Outlander'

August 5th, 2014 7:42 am by LAURI NEFF, Associated Press

The 1991 bestselling romance novel about a time-travelling nurse premieres on Starz Aug. 9 at 9 p.m. EDT. The author says to her surprise, the producers have "very kindly" taken her opinions into account.

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HARDTACK and HARD TIMES: 7th Annual Lo Country Boil is this Saturday.

August 5th, 2014 2:49 am by Ned Jilton

Enjoy good food and good music while helping to maintain and expand historic Netherland Inn.

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