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Travel travails: Audit raises questions about UT President's spending

Updated: 12/12/2008 - UT President Dr. John Petersen's travel spending for July 2007-June 2008 shows numerous flights to Nashville and Memphis, incurring expenses, in some cases, higher than extended-stay overseas trips on commercial flights. Dr. Petersen's office defends the trips as necessary to his role as the primary face of and fundraiser for, Tennessee's flagship state University.

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Suspicious envelope sent to Gov. Bredesen

Updated: 12/12/2008 - NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- A suspicious envelope addressed to Gov. Phil Bredesen arrived at the State Capitol Thursday, state officials say.

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Tennessee cadet apparently takes own life

Posted: 12/11/2008 - Authorities say a West Point cadet from Tennessee found dead in a hotel room on Monday near the New York campus apparently took his own life.

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UAW: Corker risking 110,000 jobs in Tennessee

Posted: 12/11/2008 - A UAW local president at the General Motors plant in Spring Hill said Republican U.S. Sen. Bob Corker is "playing politics with 110,000 jobs in Tennessee" by opposing the auto industry rescue package.

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Univ. of Tenn. donor to stay as group's chairwoman

Updated: 12/11/2008 - KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A University of Tennessee donor who resigned as chairwoman of a contributors' group after a flap with university President John Petersen's wife has decided to keep the post.

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Warrant sought to search Fla. toddler's home

Updated: 12/11/2008 - Authorities say they are seeking a search warrant for the Orlando home of a missing 3-year-old girl after a small child's remains were found nearby.

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UPDATE: Funeral Arrangements for East Tennessee cadet

Updated: 12/11/2008 - Family members of the United States Military Academy cadet from East Tennessee who died early Monday morning off West Point’s campus have passed along his funeral arrangements.

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Some church members are giving less

Updated: 12/11/2008 - December is typically a time when churches receive their largest gifts, but this year, many places of worship are seeing a drop in donations.

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East Tennessee soldier's truck stolen while in Iraq

Updated: 12/11/2008 - The soldier from Roane County will come home to Oliver Springs in 10 days, but this soldier's family is asking you to help them find the truck that he has invested thousands in.

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