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Faculty, staff fear heavy toll from UT budget cuts

Updated: 12/10/2008 - The University of Tennessee's flagship campus in Knoxville will have to cut about $75 million dollars from its budget, which many fear will take an especially hard toll on programs in nursing and agriculture.

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Jobs limited as more UT students graduate

Posted: 12/09/2008 - More than 3,000 students will graduate from UT this coming weekend, but a local survey shows more lay-offs could come to East Tennessee. So, what's the outlook for their careers?

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East Tennessee jewelry store re-opens after $500K - $1M heist

Updated: 12/09/2008 - After the shock of having about $1 million dollars stolen from their store Sunday night, Enix Jewelers is trying to make the best of a tough situation. Volunteer TV was there as they opened their doors and welcomed customers back into their lives. It's a quick turn around, but Bill Enix tell us it's the only way to move forward.

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UT preparing for $75M funding cut

Updated: 12/09/2008 - The University of Tennessee is anticipating a $75 million cut in state funding system-wide, according to a memo sent from UT President John Petersen to faculty and staff Tuesday.

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Woman returns $97K found in restroom

Updated: 12/09/2008 - Billie Watts acknowledges she was tempted, but the 75-year-old Murfreesboro woman couldn't bring herself to keep the $97,000 she found in a Cracker Barrel restroom.

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Cynthia Finch reaches settlement with Knox County

Updated: 12/09/2008 - Fired Knox County Community Services Director Cynthia Finch has reached a settlement with Knox County in which Finch $14,039.71 in accrued vacation pay. The county will also pay $5,000 for Finch's attorney fees and her court costs. After taxes and deductions will get $7,702.96.

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Former deputy arrested in slaying of ex-sheriff

Posted: 12/09/2008 - A former deputy has been arrested for complicity in the 2002 slaying of a former Harlan County sheriff who was attempting a political comeback in the Kentucky mountains.

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Economy leads Bredesen to scale back party

Posted: 12/09/2008 - Gov. Phil Bredesen and first lady Andrea Conte are scaling back their annual holiday party in light of the state's dire financial situation.

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Plate raises $832,000 for Smokies

Posted: 12/09/2008 - KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The economy is down but sales of specialty license plates benefiting the Great Smoky Mountains National Park continue to rise.

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Soldier pleads not guilty to murder charge

Posted: 12/09/2008 - FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) -- A Fort Campbell solider has pleaded not guilty to premeditated murder in the shooting death of an Iraqi detainee.

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