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Public gives input on possible KAT route changes, rate hikes

Updated: 06/27/2008 - As more and more Knoxvillians look at taking mass transit, the Knoxville Transit Authority is looking at an expected shortfall of a half million dollars and Thursday night they were examining cuts in routes and increased fares.

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Bredesen Names New Children's Care Director

Posted: 06/26/2008 - Governor Phil Bredesen thursday named Bob Duncan as Director of the Governor's Office of Children's Care Coordination. He replaces Tom Catron, who has served as director for three years and will return to Vanderbilt University at the end of June.

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Oil prices soar past $140, closes at $139.64

Updated: 06/26/2008 - Crude oil futures prices ended sharply higher on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The near-month contract for the benchmark grade rose $5.23 -- closing at a record $139.64 a barrel.

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Corker, Alexander among Senators pushing 'Gas Price Reduction Act'

Posted: 06/26/2008 - U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-TN), a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) joined Senate colleagues Thursday in announcing the Gas Price Reduction Act. Corker is a member of the Senate Republican Energy Working Group which has been working for several weeks on this comprehensive legislation to increase energy supplies, while decreasing demand.

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Sea Ray parent company Brunswick announces layoffs

Updated: 06/26/2008 - More than 1,000 East Tennesseans already knew they wouldn't be building Sea Ray boats all of next month, but as of Thursday night, 310 of them no longer work for Sea Ray at all.

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Supreme Court rules in favor of Second Amendment gun right

Updated: 06/26/2008 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court says Americans have a right to own guns for self-defense and hunting, the justices' first definitive pronouncement on gun rights in U.S. history. (Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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NY firm to dispose of Goody's store leases

Posted: 06/26/2008 - Goody's Family Clothing Inc. has hired a national real estate firm to dispose of leases for 69 stores that are being closed throughout the Southeast.

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Wild horse, burro adoptions

Updated: 06/26/2008 - In the past year, folks in our neck of the woods have been reluctant to take-in large animals like horses or cows due to the severe drought, but with more rain, and a good first cutting of hay, things could be changing for the better.

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