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Experts say MLK's controversial views often glossed over

January 21st, 2011 9:47 am by Associated Press

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. A symposium last week at the University of Virginia on the private writings and conversations of Martin Luther King Jr. turned into a pointed debate on the image of the slain civil rights leader conveyed during his January holiday.

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Bankruptcies for states studied as a way to reduce debts

January 21st, 2011 4:56 am by Staff Report

The New York Times is reporting that policy makers are working behind the scenes to come up with a way to let states declare bankruptcy and get out from under crushing debts, including the pensions they have promised to retired public workers.Unlike citie

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Zoo elephant handler's death spurs outpouring of support across US

January 21st, 2011 4:43 am by Matt Lakin

The sympathy and support keep coming in - from Pennsylvania, from Ohio, and from brothers and sisters in zookeeping everywhere.Stephanie Elaine James, 33, died Jan. 14 from internal injuries suffered when Edie, a 26-year-old African elephant, pushed her i

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Former Sevier County Clerk Keener indicted for alleged theft

January 21st, 2011 4:41 am by Natalie Neysa Alund

SEVIERVILLE Former Sevier County Clerk Joe Keener said he never intended to deprive residents of anything when he took nearly $100,000 from the county last year."When I resigned I apologized to the people of Sevier County for actions which led to my dec

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Shots fired in Johnson City, one woman injured

January 21st, 2011 4:31 am by Rex Barber and Chelsea Farnam

A Johnson City woman was injured when a bullet hit the handle of a cooking pot in her home Wednesday evening, peppering her with ceramic shards. Within the hour, another bullet was shot into a different residence on the same street.The Washington County S

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Deputy's friends, family protest outside hearing Washington Co. Courthouse

January 21st, 2011 4:30 am by Staff Report

Friends and family of a Washington County sheriff's deputy stood in front of the county courthouse for about an hour Thursday protesting a judge and a criminal show cause order he issued to the officer.There were supposed to be two separate hearings Thurs

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