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Gov., lawmakers lauded for open government efforts

Posted: 02/06/2009 - The Tennessee Press Association honored Gov. Phil Bredesen and three state lawmakers for their efforts to improve open government in Tennessee and to make it easier for citizens to navigate the state's open records law.

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Some stations may still make DTV switch in February

Posted: 02/06/2009 - When Congress put off the DTV transition until June, it also gave stations the option to stick to the originally scheduled date of February 17th. That means instead of the changeover happening all at once, some stations will still change on the 17th.

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TVA shuffles ash cleanup managements

Posted: 02/06/2009 - Six weeks after a massive coal ash spill in Tennessee, the Tennessee Valley Authority is reshuffling executives to create a management team for the lengthy cleanup.

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Bakery outlets help shoppers save money

Posted: 02/06/2009 - Are you low on cash but can't go without carbohydrates? These day’s a lot of people are, which is one of the reasons why in the middle of the nation’s sputtering economy many bakery outlets are doing well.

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Why has Congress delayed the switch to digital TV?

Posted: 02/05/2009 - Congress has delayed the drop-dead date for digital-only television transmission from February 17 to June 12. The problem: a backlog of applications for coupons that allow viewers to buy converter boxes at a substantial discount. Stations can elect to drop their analog signals sooner, depending on when viewers in their market are deemed ready to receive the digital signals.

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Summitt shoots for 1,000th win milestone

Updated: 02/05/2009 - KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) --- Lady Vols' Head Coach Pat Summitt prepared to score win 1,000 Thursday night, with many she's inspired looking on. It was a special day not only for Summitt, but for those whose lives she's touched.

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Shingles shot shortage

Updated: 02/05/2009 - If you've ever had the Shingles, you know just how painful it is. But now there's a preventative vaccine. It's called Zostavax. However, the vaccine is in short supply. Some local pharmacies do have the vaccine. One of them is Terry's Pharmacy in La Follette.

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Former UT housekeeper pleads guilty to 2 counts of arson

Updated: 02/05/2009 - A former University of Tennessee housekeeping employee pleaded guilty in Knox County Criminal Court to two counts of arson in connection with two fires she set in Humes Hall in January 2008.

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Vanderbilt endowment declines 16.5 percent

Posted: 02/05/2009 - Vanderbilt University endowment managers say the private school's endowment has declined 16.5 percent during a period of severe economic downturn.

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President Obama declares a major disaster in Ky.

Posted: 02/05/2009 - President Barack Obama on Thursday issued a major disaster declaration for Kentucky in the wake of a deadly ice storm, ordering federal aid to supplement local recovery efforts.

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