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H1N1: Facts v. fear

Updated: 09/03/2009 - So many children are out sick -- many likely with H1N1 swine flu, that several Tennessee Valley school districts have cancelled classes --trying to get the flu to run its course and stop its spread. Will the last blast of summer, the three-day Labor Day weekend, be a recipe for easing the flu outbreak, or making it worse?

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Vols prepare for WKU while fighting back H1N1 Virus

Updated: 09/03/2009 - The Swine Flu is certainly something the Vols don't want to line-up against. Even though you can't see the H1N1 Virus, it's one foe that could keep even the toughest Volunteer on the sidelines.

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Knox couple pleads guilty to TennCare fraud

Updated: 09/03/2009 - A Knox County couple who lied about their income in order to qualify for TennCare benefits has pleaded guilty to fraud charges, according to the Tennessee Office of Inspector General.

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Knox Schools attendance drops slightly

Posted: 09/03/2009 - Attendance at Knox County Schools was less than half a percent lower Wednesday than it was Tuesday, according to numbers released from the school system.

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City of Knoxville Labor Day schedule

Posted: 09/03/2009 - Garbage and recycling service in Knoxville will operate normally on Labor Day, according to information from city officials.

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Kiffin sends letter to Vol fans

Posted: 09/03/2009 - UT head football coach Lane Kiffin released the following open letter to Vol fans ahead of Saturday's season opener.

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2 former KPD officers now facing charges

Updated: 09/03/2009 - Two former Knoxville Police officers who resigned amid accusations of improper conduct with minors are now facing misdemeanor charges. Nicky Bryant, 41, and Donald Clark, 28, are each charged with two counts purchasing alcohol for a minor, according to warrants.

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Knox County Sheriff wants to stay in touch with community

Posted: 09/03/2009 - On Wednesday morning, Knox County Sheriff Jimmy “J.J.” Jones kicked off his first of several stops around the county. The meetings are meant for residents who can’t make it downtown, but want to ask the sheriff questions about community safety.

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Big Orange apparel flying off store shelves

Updated: 09/02/2009 - The Vols haven't even played a game...And merchandise is selling fast. Especially anything with number 14, Camp Kiffin, or the mysterious black jerseys! And we've found you a place you can get some on the cheap!

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H1N1 and seasonal flu affecting different people

Updated: 09/02/2009 - Every year you hear the seasonal flu is hitting the young and the old. Well that's not necessarily the case, when it comes to the H1N1 strain. Some people are more at risk, including children and pregnant woman, but the elderly may have an immunity to H1N1.

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Blount County Schools closed Thursday, Friday due to illness

Updated: 09/02/2009 - Blount County Schools will be closed Thursday and Friday due to "above normal absences due to illness," according to the school system's Web site and a letter to parents. It's not clear whether the closure is at all related to H1N1 flu, but the schools letter to parents says, "The illnesses we are seeing range from students running a fever to students being sick at their stomach to students who have upper respiratory symptoms."

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Rededication ceremony marks park's 75th year

Posted: 09/02/2009 - President Franklin D. Roosevelt's dedication speech is being recalled as the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is rededicated on its 75th anniversary.

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