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Tenn. church youth worker charged with sex crime with teen

November 22nd, 2010 8:25 pm by Staff Report

FRANKLIN A woman working with a church youth group turned herself over to authorities Monday morning after a grand jury indicted her on several counts of sexual abuse against a minor. Monica Rankin, 30, is facing nine felony charges for allegedly abus

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Cities backing away from free wi-fi plans

November 22nd, 2010 8:04 pm by Staff Report

Kiplinger.com is reporting that just four years after Uncle Sam called for widespread free municipal wireless service, the dream of public Wi-Fi networks is over -- at least for now -- in many U.S. cities.Although Minneapolis and other cities have such sy

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Body-scanner makers spent millions on lobbying Congress

November 22nd, 2010 1:58 pm by Staff Report

WASHINGTON The companies with multimillion-dollar contracts to supply American airports with body-scanning machines more than doubled their spending on lobbying in the last five years and hired several high-profile former government officials to advance

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Congress retirees still enjoy taxpayer support

November 22nd, 2010 4:46 am by Andy Sher

NASHVILLE -- Dozens of defeated or retiring U.S. congressmen and senators are leaving Washington, but their taxpayer support will go on in the form of federal pensions.And it's a "sweet" deal, says National Taxpayers Union Executive Vice President Pete Se

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Ginseng poaching in Smokies continues

November 22nd, 2010 4:41 am by Staff Report

When Horace Kephart created the herb picker Sang Johnny in his 1929 novel "Smoky Mountain Magic," Congress had yet to establish the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and digging ginseng in the Smokies was not yet illegal.Today, despite being under park

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WW II veteran who died in 1945 gets grave marker at last

November 20th, 2010 8:11 am by Rex Barber

For many years, only close family knew the location of World War II veteran William Jennings Brien Jr.'s unmarked Oak Hill Cemetery grave.

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