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Calif. police seek dad who had son, 7, tattooed

Posted: 04/22/2009 - Police in California are looking for a man accused of holding down his 7-year-old son while another man tattooed the child's belly with a street gang sign.

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Nissan shows test model of electric car at HQ

Posted: 04/22/2009 - Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen test-drove a Nissan Motor Co. zero-emission electric vehicle at the company's North American headquarters Wednesday, pledging the state's support in the automaker's effort to put the cars on the road in the near future.

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Prosecutors beefed up charges against scrawny teen

Posted: 04/22/2009 - When U.S. prosecutors brought piracy charges against a teenager from Somalia, they dusted off a law that has been on the books since George Washington was president.

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Money manager says he 'snapped' in letter to AP

Posted: 04/22/2009 - A troubled Indiana money manager accused of trying to fake his death in a Florida plane crash tells The Associated Press in a letter that he "snapped."

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AP Sources:GM to shut many US plants up to 9 weeks

Posted: 04/22/2009 - Two people briefed on the plan say General Motors Corp. will close most of its U.S. factories for up to nine weeks this summer because of slumping sales and growing inventories of unsold vehicles.

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Fewer Americans on the move

Posted: 04/22/2009 - With fewer jobs available -- and credit tightening up -- Americans aren't as mobile as they used to be.

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Bonanza or bargain? West Knox lakefront parcel headed for auction

Updated: 04/23/2009 - You'll need a $100,000 cashier's check simply to bid! And another $500,000 three days later, if you're the winning bid. Then, of course, you, and your banker or investors--will have to come up with the full sale price next month. But if you do,--ou'll find yourself owning what could be "the" hot property in West Knox County--depending on how quickly the housing market rebounds.

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UT combines for 37 on SEC winter academic list

Updated: 04/22/2009 - Nine Tennessee basketball players and 28 members of the Vols’ and Lady Vols' swimming and diving squads made the 2009 Southeastern Conference Winter Academic Honor Roll, as released Wednesday by SEC Commissioner Mike Slive. A total of 373 conference student-athletes were named from the 12 member schools.

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Roane County student dies in crash; community mourns

Updated: 04/22/2009 - The hearts of many are heavy after Kingston loses a classmate, a fellow athlete, a brother and a son. All of Roane County is missing 18 year-old James Sams III. He was killed in a car accident April 21, 2009 on Highway 70. Everyone who knew him is in disbelief.

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Knoxville attorney's law license temporarily suspended

Posted: 04/22/2009 - The Board of Responsibility of the Supreme Court of Tennessee has temporarily suspended the law license of a Knoxville attorney after he failed to respond to an ethical misconduct complaint against him, according to a Board of Responsibility release.

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Wife denies 'brainwashed' to help husband escape

Posted: 04/22/2009 - The gun-toting wife who killed a guard and wounded another in helping her career criminal husband escape the Roane County Courthouse in 2005 denies in newly released letters that he "brainwashed" her.

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