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Political involvement puts U.S. Chamber of Commerce in hot water from some Main St. chambers

December 8th, 2010 4:40 am by Staff Report

Politico is reporting that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is under fire from some local chambers over its hard-hitting $75 million ad campaign to elect a Republican House, with dozens of groups distancing themselves from the effort and a handful even quitti

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Tenn. probation officers must stop using polygraphs in sex offender supervision

December 8th, 2010 4:25 am by Brandon Gee

Tennessee probation officers who used polygraph testing popularly known as lie detector tests in their supervision of sex offenders were told to stop in July because of legal concerns. But some probation officers see it as a useful tool and wish they

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Palin success triggered FCC complaints; "Dancing with the Stars" viewers angered about voting, hug

December 7th, 2010 4:58 am by Staff Report

The Smoking Gun is reporting that in the days after Bristol Palin was voted into the finals of "Dancing with the Stars," viewers from across the country wrote to the Federal Communications Commission accusing the ABC show of everything from running a "pay

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Soldiers use extreme methods to meet military weight rules

December 7th, 2010 4:53 am by Staff Report

USA Today is reporting that soldiers are dangerously starving themselves, gobbling diet pills and laxatives even resorting to costly liposuction surgery all to meet the Army's weight standards and avoid losing their careers, according to military person

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Boomers face job challenges in senior years

December 7th, 2010 4:46 am by Staff Report

According to a USA Today report many Baby Boomers and the generations that follow, 65 won't be retirement age. It will just be another year of work for those who have a job, and a diminished lifestyle for many of those who don't.Even now, the oldest memb

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Protesters demand Belmont apologize for firing gay coach

December 7th, 2010 4:44 am by Staff Report

Protesters gathered despite cold temperatures and snow flurries on Sunday to call for "an international apology to gays and lesbians worldwide'' from Belmont University for ousting its women's soccer coach based on her sexuality. Guy Farmer, a 2009 Belm

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Police fear missing 12-year-old SW Va. girl 'in extreme danger'

December 7th, 2010 4:40 am by Staff Report

A 41-year-old woman was found dead inside her Roanoke County home today and her 12-year-old daughter was missing and "in extreme danger," police said.Tina Smith, 41, was found inside her home in the 3300 block of Fort Lewis Circle around 9:30 a.m. after c

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Grainger authorities investigating teen's death

December 7th, 2010 4:31 am by Staff Report

According to a report by the Morristown Citizen-Tribune an autopsy will be conducted today on a Grainger County woman who died under suspicious circumstances at a Morristown hospital Saturday, the same day she turned 19, according to authorities.Alexandri

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Police say man in fatal crash admitted drinking

December 7th, 2010 4:29 am by Becky Campbell

A man traffic investigators say admitted he has been drinking when he veered into oncoming traffic on Bobby Hicks Highway and struck another vehicle was arraigned on a vehicular homicide charge Monday.David A. Billings, 48, 509 Brown Place, Mountain City,

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Woman accused of stabbing husband, claimed boyfriend had beaten her

December 7th, 2010 4:24 am by John Thompson

ELIZABETHTON A Carter County woman was arrested Sunday night on charges she stabbed her husband with a knife.Angela R. Marley, 34, 1504 Powder Branch Road, was charged with aggravated assault and is scheduled to answer the charge in Sessions Court on Dec

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