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Honda Hoot 2009 canceled due to poor economy

Updated: 12/19/2008 - The popular Honda Hoot motorcycle rally that has made Knoxville home is canceled for 2009 "due to economic uncertainty," according to a release on the event's Web site.

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East Tennessee lights up for Christmas, pt. 3

Posted: 12/19/2008 - We conclude our three part series of East Tennesseans who love their holiday decorations in the spirit of Clark Griswold in Bloutn County where Blaine Howell promised he would be putting up more than 40,000 lights by Thanksgiving, with all of them synchronized.

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Rocky Houston trial ends in mistrial

Updated: 12/19/2008 - The trial for Rocky Houston ended the same way as his brother Leon's trial -- in a mistrial due to a hung jury -- but there was one exception: Rocky was acquitted of one county of premeditated murder.

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Cross-dressing bank robber strikes again

Updated: 12/19/2008 - Knoxville Police and the FBI were called to the Home Federal Bank at 2940 South Mall Road in northeast Knoxville around 1:15 p.m.

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Police looking for Magnolia Ave. armed robbery suspects

Updated: 12/19/2008 - Knoxville Police are looking for two suspects in an armed robbery that happened around 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17, at the Philippine Connection carry-out restaurant on East Magnolia Ave.

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How to keep from becoming a target

Updated: 12/19/2008 - It's the most wonderful time of the year. Many shoppers are out and about looking for that perfect gift for Christmas. But thieves are there, too, looking for the perfect prey. There are several things you can do to protect yourself from becoming a target.

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East Tennessee lights up for Christmas, pt. 2

Posted: 12/18/2008 - In part two of a three part series that includes some of the best Christmas lights done by folks here in East Tennessee, Volunteer TV caught up with Bob Camp, who, after forty years of putting up Christmas lights, says he's calling it quits this year.

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Local boat store lights up the holidays for employees and local charities

Updated: 12/18/2008 - It's one of the largest light shows of it's kind in the country and it's right here in East Tennessee. Shadrack's Christmas Wonderland started in Bristol, but has now made it's way to Knoxville. But the amazing light show isn't just there for entertainment. It's also there so employees at Shadrack Watersports and RV keep their jobs.

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UT President, exec. staff to take pay cut, give up staff cars

Updated: 12/18/2008 - University of Tennessee President John Petersen and his entire executive staff have decided to take a voluntary pay cut as well as relinquish vehicles provided by the university, according to a University of Tennessee release. It's a move that will save the university system nearly a half million dollars, UT says.

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Eastman enters Korean joint venture

Posted: 12/18/2008 - Eastman Chemical Co. and Korea-based SK Chemicals Co. Ltd. are forming a joint venture to build a manufacturing plant that will produce cellulose acetate tow, a raw material used primarily in cigarette filters.

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Feds rank Tennessee nursing homes third worst

Posted: 12/18/2008 - The first federal effort to rate nursing homes ranked Tennessee third worst in the nation and gave 30 percent of state nursing homes the worst rating possible.

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