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College cuts: will they compromise HOPE scholarships?

Posted: 02/27/2009 - UT stands ready to cut 777 positions and raise tuition 9% and probably still be in the hole thanks to the state’s budgetary problems. But is a scholarship designed to help people who couldn’t afford to go to college a major reason why the system faces such a huge deficit?

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Students protest budget cuts at UT

Updated: 02/27/2009 - Students at the University of Tennessee decided to take a stand Friday against budget cuts at the school. About 70 students from the humanities programs protested possible cuts to the Arts and Sciences Department. Students say cutting the programs would not only hurt their majors, but the University as a whole.

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Gatlinburg fighting loss of lodging dollars

Updated: 02/27/2009 - New numbers just released show a sharp decline for tourism in Gatlinburg last year. Total tourism dollars are down about five and a half percent.

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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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