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TVA ash spill survey response released

Posted: 02/27/2009 - Residents in the area where more than 1 billion gallons of coal ash sludge spilled from a Tennessee Valley Authority storage facility say they are experiencing respiratory problems, stress and anxiety, according to a Tennessee Department of Health survey.

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Canadian jets met Russian plane before Obama visit

Posted: 02/27/2009 - Canada's defense minister says fighter jets were scrambled to intercept a Russian bomber in the Arctic on the eve of President Barack Obama's visit to Ottawa last week.

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Redskins, Pro Bowl DT Haynesworth agree to $100M contract

Posted: 02/27/2009 - Moving swiftly in the first hours of free agency, the Washington Redskins opened their deep pockets and snagged perhaps the biggest name available: All-Pro defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth.

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Economy shrinks even more than expected in 4Q

Posted: 02/27/2009 - The government says the economy shrank at a staggering 6.2 percent pace at the end of 2008, the worst showing in a quarter-century. Consumers and businesses ratcheted back spending, plunging the country deeper into recession.

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Dog, missing 9 years, returned to family

Posted: 02/27/2009 - A lot has happened to the Geary family since their German shepherd, Astro, went missing from their Florida home 9 years ago. They moved three times and ended up in Louisville, Ky.

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Proposal seeks to streamline Tenn. higher ed.

Posted: 02/27/2009 - Tennessee's three tiers of higher education would be required to present restructuring plans to the Legislature under a proposal by Democratic leaders.

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UT Dance starts potentially final run

Posted: 02/27/2009 - The University of Tennessee Dance Company performed their first of three annual spring shows on Thursday night, but they could be the groups’ last shows ever.

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Cuts and tuition hike at UT, Staff and students react

Updated: 02/27/2009 - In Memphis Thursday, the University of Tennessee Board of Trustees heard detailed plans for how budget cuts may affect each campus. With nearly $26 million in cuts being made system wide, on the Knoxville campus, faculty, staff and students are wondering how the decisions will affect them.

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Has East Tennessee under-tapped its assets?

Updated: 04/28/2009 - As with Wacker-Chemie in Cleveland, East Tennessee also is trying to harness the sun's power to create new jobs. A key will be leveraging some of the area's key assets --the University of Tennessee and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory-- resources long under-tapped.

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More senior citizens learning new job skills to find work

Updated: 02/27/2009 - It's a tough out there for anyone to find a job, but for senior citizens the search is not only difficult, it's scary. The John T. O'Connor Senior Center is seeing more and more seniors come to the center to get new job skills and get help looking for work. Even if seniors want to get back into the workforce, the positions they're looking for are changing.

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Homeless choose to be homeless and choose to not be

Updated: 02/27/2009 - The two cases of dead homeless people Wednesday draws attention to the plight of the homeless in Knoxville, especially those living on the streets. Homeless camps are located in several places around the city despite the fact shelters are sometimes only a block or two away.

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Tennessee teacher pleads guilty to sexual texting

Posted: 02/26/2009 - A high school teacher in Murfreesboro has been added to the state sex offender registry after pleading guilty to sending sexual messages to two female students.

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