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U.S., Iran join talks at Iraq conference

March 10th, 2007 11:45 pm by SCHEHEREZADE FARAMARZI and QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA

BAGHDAD - In their first direct talks since the Iraq war began, U.S. and Iranian envoys traded harsh words and blamed each other for the country's crisis Saturday at a one-day international conference that some hoped would help end their 27-year diplomat

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JCDA to encourage urban renewal effort downtown

March 10th, 2007 11:45 pm by JEFF KEELING

JOHNSON CITY - Johnson City Development Authority commissioners will informally encourage the city to buy the former White's warehouse, tear it down, and make the property a showpiece of flood control and urban renewal efforts after agreeing on the tacti

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Wise supervisorstable action on newambulance service

March 10th, 2007 11:45 pm by STEPHEN IGO

WISE - A proposed new ambulance service based in Big Stone Gap is on life support after Thursday's session of the Wise County Board of Supervisors.

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Milligan graduate doing Lord's work as missionary in Kenya

March 10th, 2007 11:45 pm by REX BARBER

JOHNSON CITY - Mission trips not only affect natives but also the missionaries themselves, as one local graduate can attest.

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Consultant talks trash with Scott supervisors

March 10th, 2007 9:36 pm by CLIFFORD JEFFERY

GATE CITY - One way or another, getting rid of garbage is going to cost Scott County residents.

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Tennessee lawmakers see no progress on cigarette tax hike, grocery tax cut

March 10th, 2007 9:36 pm by Hank Hayes

Neither Tennessee Democratic Gov. Phil Bredesen nor Republican lawmakers seem to be getting their way this year on two core initiatives - Bredesen's 40 cent cigarette tax hike to help fund education and a GOP move to either reduce or eliminate the sales

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Honesty, integrity trump policies in presidential candidates - poll

March 10th, 2007 9:36 pm by Associated Press

WASHINGTON - For all the policy blueprints churned out by presidential campaigns, there is this indisputable fact: People care less about issues than they do about a candidate's character.

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Draft of international climate report warns of droughts, disease

March 10th, 2007 9:36 pm by Associated Press

WASHINGTON - The harmful effects of global warming on daily life are already showing up, and within a couple of decades hundreds of millions of people won't have enough water, top scientists will say next month at a meeting in Belgium.

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Accountability elusive in efforts to prepare for bioterror attacks

March 10th, 2007 9:36 pm by Associated Press

WASHINGTON - More than five years after the Sept. 11 attacks, the government cannot show how the $5 billion given to public health departments has better prepared the country for a bioterrorism attack or flu pandemic.

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Japanese high school in Sweetwatergraduates final class, set to close

March 10th, 2007 9:30 pm by Associated Press

SWEETWATER, Tenn. - Japan's first accredited high school in the United States graduated its final class and will be closing after years of slipping enrollment attributed to heightened security after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

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