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Bristol councilman quits chamber of commerce over political activity; "hissy fit" allegations denied

November 20th, 2009 12:00 am by Staff Report

According to the Bristol Herald Courier Councilman David Shumaker is so uneasy over the Bristol Chamber of Commerce's political activity that he has resigned from the city business organization. He also told paper that an anonymous flier reporting that he

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Women break the combat barrier in Iraq, Afghanistan

November 20th, 2009 12:00 am by Staff Report

Before 2001, America's military women rarely saw ground combat. Their jobs kept them mostly away from enemy lines, as military policy dictates.But according to a New York Times report, the Afghanistan and Iraq wars have changed that. In both countries, w

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Popcorn debate: nutrition no-no or treat?

November 20th, 2009 12:00 am by Staff Report

A combo of a medium-sized popcorn and a medium soft drink at the nation's largest movie chain has the nutritional equivalent of three McDonald's Quarter Pounders topped with 12 pats of butter, according to a report released Thursday by the advocacy group

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Two libraries declared gun-freed zones

November 20th, 2009 12:00 am by Staff Report

After an incident two weeks ago at its Fountain City branch, the Knox County Public Library system has posted signs prohibiting handguns and any weapon at its branches.Such a sign has been posted for decades at the Lawson McGhee Library in downtown Knoxvi

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Knox County bar owners betting against beer bust over gambling machines

November 20th, 2009 12:00 am by Staff Report

Some Knox County bar owners may soon find themselves in hot water for allegedly allowing illegal video gambling machines into their establishments, officials say.Although possessing gambling devices is a crime, Knox County business owners who have stocked

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Bankruptcy now a phenomenon of middle-class, college-educated homeowners

November 19th, 2009 12:00 am by Staff Report

USA Today is reporting that a new study by Elizabeth Warren, Harvard Law School Leo Gottlieb professor of law, and Deborah Thorne, Ohio University associate professor of sociology, finds that personal bankruptcy has become a largely middle-class phenomeno

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Man convicted of vehicular homicide in Johnson City drag race requests work release

November 19th, 2009 12:00 am by Staff Report

According to a Tricities.com report a man convicted of vehicular homicide in the Johnson City drag racing death of Cortney Hensley. 17, is again requesting work release. The request will be hear on Dec. 8.Four years ago, a car driven by Bradley Mullins

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