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FBI sting busts Lutheran pastor offering "sexual training" to 11-year-old girl

September 14th, 2010 4:47 am by Staff Report

SEPTEMBER 13--An undercover FBI sting has netted a Lutheran Church pastor who sought to arrange a Red Roof Inn liaison with an 11-year-old girl he was planning to offer "sexual training," The Smoking Gun has learned.William "Pastor Bill" Bendert was arres

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Wall Street banks on GOP takeover

September 14th, 2010 4:42 am by Robert Schmidt

BusinessWeek is reporting that Wall Street is preparing for a Republican surge in Congress that could help it block proposed taxes on banks and investments, blunt new financial regulations and regain some of the lobbying firepower it lost during the finan

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Recession sends used car prices sky high

September 14th, 2010 4:36 am by Staff Report

As the recession wears on, used car prices are hitting sky-high levels.How high? So high that at Gerald Jones Honda in Augusta, Ga., owner Andy Jones paid $6,000 at auction for a 2004 Buick Century with 70,000 miles that he fixed to sell for $8,500 -- mor

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Cellphones, social networks make eavesdropping OK?

September 14th, 2010 4:30 am by Sharon Jayson

David Smith has heard or rather overheard it all while on planes, including the sexual details of a stranger's hookup at a business meeting."It feels like you're eavesdropping, but in another sense, you're forced to share something that falls under the

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Chattanooga claims fastest Web service in the nation

September 14th, 2010 4:26 am by Dave Flessner

In the race for Internet speed, Chattanooga claimed the nation's fastest broadband service Monday when EPB launched America's first gigabit broadband service.The new Internet link is more than 200 times faster than the average web connection speed in the

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Lesbian couple faced hostility; home burned

September 14th, 2010 4:13 am by Bob Fowler

VONORE, Tenn. - Soon after they moved into their dream home five years ago, Carol Ann Stutte and her partner of 16 years began receiving death threats, she said Monday.Those menacing warnings from a neighbor grew more frequent this summer, she said.

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Quran vandalism doesn't reflect area sentiment, Muslim leader says

September 14th, 2010 4:11 am by Hayes Hickman, Don Jacobs

A representative of a Knoxville mosque where a burned and shot Quran was found outside over the weekend said he considers it an isolated incident that does not speak for the community as a whole."We don't feel this is any indication of how the community a

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Woman escapes burning trailer; wiring short caused apartment fire

September 14th, 2010 4:05 am by NET Staff report

ELIZABETHTON An early Monday morning fire destroyed the residence of Celeste Louise Smith, Rosenbaum Private Drive.Smith told firefighters she woke from her sleep sometime after 2:15 a.m. and saw flames and smoke. She quickly escaped out the front door b

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