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Some antibacterials come with worrisome silver lining

Some antibacterials come with worrisome silver lining

February 24th, 2014 9:28 am by By Julie Deardorff, Chicago Tribune (MCT)

But some scientists and environmental watchdog groups say putting nanosilver to widespread use may pose risks, as no one knows how chronic exposure to the particles may affect human health or the ecosystem in the long run.

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Obsession with weight, food can develop into deadly disorders

Obsession with weight, food can develop into deadly disorders

February 23rd, 2014 9:58 pm by Nick Shepherd

Danielle Powers was weak. She began to lose her hair and she couldn't pick up a 12-pack of soda. She had a heart rate of 30 and couldn't walk up stairs with a backpack full of books.

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Bills seek to tackle backlog of untested rape kits

Bills seek to tackle backlog of untested rape kits

February 23rd, 2014 7:13 pm by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

With possibly hundreds of thousands of rape kits untested across the country, a number of states are proposing legislation to address backlogs that in at least one case dates back nearly three decades.

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Taliban says it suspends talks on held U.S. soldier

Taliban says it suspends talks on held U.S. soldier

February 23rd, 2014 6:54 pm by KATHY GANNON, Associated Press

Afghanistan's Taliban said Sunday they had suspended "mediation" with the United States to exchange captive Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five senior Taliban prisoners held at Guantanamo Bay.

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Tennessee lawmakers aim to condemn organizers of 'atrocious' UT Sex Week

Tennessee lawmakers aim to condemn organizers of 'atrocious' UT Sex Week

February 23rd, 2014 5:38 pm by Evan Johnson, Gannett Tennessee

After hearing Sex Week will return for a second year, State Representative Richard Floyd (R - Chattanooga) is sponsoring House Joint Resolution 661, which condemns the organizers of the event.

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Church Hill man killed in trailer fire

Church Hill man killed in trailer fire

February 23rd, 2014 4:49 pm by Jeff Bobo

CHPD assistant chief Roddy Miller and Officer Ethan Mays pulled the victim out of the burning residence.

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Two dead, one injured in I-81 collision

Two dead, one injured in I-81 collision

February 23rd, 2014 2:25 pm by Wes Bunch

Two people were killed and another injured Saturday night after a tractor-trailer collided with a sedan on Interstate 81 in Sullivan County.

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Classic Carolina tale: Fightin' over moonshine

Classic Carolina tale: Fightin' over moonshine

February 23rd, 2014 1:50 pm by Ames Alexander, The Charlotte Observer (MCT)

It had the makings of a storybook Carolina partnership. In 2010, a distillery co-owned by NASCAR legend Junior Johnson teamed up with one of North Carolina's most famous moonshine families. Before long, business was booming.

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School bus wreck sends 21 to hospital, Venable to run for mayor, Kingsport home destroyed by fire, and more stories you may have missed

School bus wreck sends 21 to hospital, Venable to run for mayor, Kingsport home destroyed by fire, and more stories you may have missed

February 23rd, 2014 10:00 am by Staff Report

A sampling of some of the interesting and important stories appearing this past week on TimesNews.net.

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Attorney won't file lawsuit to rehire highway workers before  commission's March meeting

Attorney won't file lawsuit to rehire highway workers before commission's March meeting

February 22nd, 2014 9:54 pm by J. H. Osborne

Bruce Shine, the attorney representing former Sullivan County Highway Department workers who want their jobs back, said he will not take the issue to court until after the Sullivan County Commission's March 17 meeting.

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