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The real meaning of Memorial Day for East Tennesseans

Updated: 05/26/2009 - There are many events going on Monday for the Memorial Day holiday, but some East Tennesseans want to remind you what the day is really all about, as they remember their loved ones.

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Marinas hope for smoother sales

Updated: 05/23/2009 - Traditionally, Memorial Day weekend's kicks off the summer travel season. But the recent rains have given boaters plenty of places to drop anchor here in East Tennessee. That has some marinas hoping homebodies will help keep sales afloat.

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Protecting yourself from holiday crime

Updated: 05/23/2009 - As you keep an eye on grilling your hot dogs and burgers this Memorial Day weekend, Knoxville Police warn crooks could be watching on your car. Families typically crowd Knoxville-area parks this weekend. Between the food and fun, it's easy just to toss aside your purse, iPod, or other valuables.

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Cheaper gas may drive more to travel, but closer to home

Posted: 05/22/2009 - If the guesstimates are right, three out of five school kids, and their families will be spending the Memorial Day weekend away from home. The American Automobile Association igures more than 27 million families us are taking road trips; 2%more than last year. We'll be paying less to get there. Gas is about $1.50 less per gallon this holiday compared to last.

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Boating safety this Memorial Day weekend

Updated: 05/22/2009 - Boaters will take to the East Tennessee waterways this Memorial Day weekend, but officials with the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will be out in full-force, making sure everyone obeys the rules.

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Growing concerns of poisonous plants

Updated: 05/22/2009 - But potential problems are blooming in the form of poisonous plants. But there are ways you can prevent, protect and prevail from suffering from this common allergy.

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UAW leaders blaming Corker for GM plant's peril

Posted: 05/22/2009 - Leaders of the United Auto Workers in Tennessee are blaming U.S. Sen. Bob Corker for putting in jeopardy thousands of jobs at the General Motors plant in Spring Hill.

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Knoxville firefighters pull woman from cave at Gettysvue

Updated: 05/22/2009 - Knoxville firefighters rescued a woman who was stuck in a cave near the Gettysvue Polo and Country Club in West Knoxville near Ebenezer Road and Westland Drive Friday. It's not clear whether the woman was injured, but Knoxville Fire Captain Brent Seymour previously said firefighters did not believe she was injured when the started the rescue operation.

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UT to return donation from swindling suspect

Posted: 05/22/2009 - The University of Tennessee athletic department is returning a $186,000 donation from a Gatlinburg stock trader, accused of running a Ponzi scheme and forced into bankruptcy.

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