Kingsport Times News Thursday, January 29, 2015
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At CES gadget show: Dish gives cord-cutters live sports

At CES gadget show: Dish gives cord-cutters live sports

January 6th, 2015 9:48 am by ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer

Dish will offer a package of channels, including ESPN and CNN, starting at $20 a month. The availability of ESPN as part of the Internet package addresses a major reason people were loath to "cut the cord"

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"Social Event of the Year" set for Feb. 6

"Social Event of the Year" set for Feb. 6

January 5th, 2015 6:00 pm by Staff reports

"The Kingsport Chamber Annual Dinner continues to set itself apart each year as the can't miss event," said Andy Wampler, "I know we will have another record crowd as we celebrate a great year of continued growth and progress in our community."

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'Hobbit' rings in 2015 atop box office; 'Into the Woods' right behind

'Hobbit' rings in 2015 atop box office; 'Into the Woods' right behind

January 5th, 2015 9:26 am by By Saba Hamedy, Los Angeles Times (TNS)

The new year at the box office is off to a solid start thanks to holiday holdovers and newcomer "The Woman in Black 2: The Angel of Death."

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North Korea blasts U.S. for sanctions over Sony cyberattack

North Korea blasts U.S. for sanctions over Sony cyberattack

January 4th, 2015 2:01 pm by Associated Press

North Korea on Sunday criticized the United States for slapping sanctions on Pyongyang officials and organizations for a cyberattack on Sony Pictures, saying the move shows America's "inveterate repugnancy and hostility toward the DPRK."

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Longtime ESPN sportscaster Scott dies at 49

Longtime ESPN sportscaster Scott dies at 49

January 4th, 2015 1:24 pm by RICK FREEMAN, AP Sports Writer

Stuart Scott, the longtime "SportsCenter" anchor and ESPN personality known for his enthusiasm and ubiquity, died Sunday. He was 49.

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Little Jimmy Dickens, oldest Opry member, dies at 94

Little Jimmy Dickens, oldest Opry member, dies at 94

January 2nd, 2015 8:44 pm by Associated Press

The singer died Friday at a Nashville-area hospital of cardiac arrest after suffering a stroke on Christmas Day, Opry spokeswoman Jessie Schmidt said.

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'Beverly Hillbillies' star Donna Douglas dies

'Beverly Hillbillies' star Donna Douglas dies

January 2nd, 2015 5:29 pm by Associated Press

Douglas played the buxom tomboy Elly May Clampett on the hit 1960s sitcom. Her niece says Douglas died Thursday in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, of pancreatic cancer.

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With 'Unbroken,' 'Fury,' a war-movie wave rises again

With 'Unbroken,' 'Fury,' a war-movie wave rises again

January 2nd, 2015 9:32 am by By Oliver Gettell, Los Angeles Times (TNS)

War movies have been around nearly as long as film itself, but every now and then the genre seems to spark a new resonance in the public imagination.

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VOD success of 'Interview' could make online film releases more common

VOD success of 'Interview' could make online film releases more common

December 31st, 2014 6:27 am by By Ryan Faughnder, Los Angeles Times (TNS)

"The Interview" wasn't supposed to change the way Hollywood movies are released. But perhaps the most lasting effect of the raunchy comedy could be in the way Americans go to the movies — or don't.

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Las Vegas betting on chance of New Year's Eve snow

Las Vegas betting on chance of New Year's Eve snow

December 30th, 2014 9:20 am by KIMBERLY PIERCEALL, Associated Press

"Whether or not we get any snow, it's still going to be very cold for New Year's," said Chris Stachelski, a National Weather Service meteorologist in Las Vegas.

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