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Mercy scraps plans for South Knoxville waterfront hospital

Updated: 06/11/2009 - Mercy Health Partners says the study took six months -- but the real "180" didn't come, until two weeks ago. It will not build a new Riverside hospital on the South Knoxville riverfront, to replace the old Baptist Hospital closed last year.

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Are you ready for the Digital TV switch

Updated: 06/11/2009 - We are now just under 20 hours away from the big switch to digital television. But the National Association of Broadcasters says 1.75 million over-the-air TV households are not ready for the conversion. This coming the day before many TV stations nationwide go digital, including Volunteer TV. So are you ready? There are steps you need to take so you can continue to see programming here on Volunteer TV.

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U of Tenn budget ups tuition, tightens payroll

Posted: 06/11/2009 - The University of Tennessee is preparing to hike tuition by hundreds of dollars this fall, freeze salaries and operate with more than 500 fewer jobs on the five-campus payroll.

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School says Easley axed over economy

Posted: 06/11/2009 - The chancellor of North Carolina State University has told former first lady Mary Easley in her termination letter that she was let go because of "the recent economic downturn."

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Senate GOP wants to ax solar, social programs

Posted: 06/11/2009 - Senate Republicans are outlining their own set of budget cuts that include forgoing $62 million in federal stimulus money for solar projects to more than $12 million in social programs ranging from women's health to infant mortality prevention.

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Obama looks to end expedited mining reviews

Posted: 06/11/2009 - The Obama administration wants tougher environmental reviews for coal companies that mine the Appalachians by blasting off mountaintops and discarding the rubble in stream valleys.

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GM to build small car in Mich., Tenn. or Wis.

Posted: 06/11/2009 - General Motors Corp. has narrowed down the locations where it could build its new small car to factories in either Michigan, Tennessee or Wisconsin.

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New Jersey-based firm opening Chattanooga office

Posted: 06/11/2009 - A New Jersey-based engineering company, Burns and Roe Enterprises Inc., is opening a Chattanooga office that will initially create at least 20 jobs, and possibly as many as 200 in the future.

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Nashville drops bid to keep guns out of bars

Posted: 06/11/2009 - A group of Nashville council members plans to withdrawn a proposal to use the local beer ordinance to keep handguns out of establishments that serve it.

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Cleveland residents paying to sue themselves

Posted: 06/11/2009 - Cleveland Mayor Tom Rowland says residents of the East Tennessee city are paying to sue themselves in a tax lawsuit filed by Bradley County.

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Officer busts up cockfighting ring in Middle Tenn.

Posted: 06/11/2009 - The Rutherford County sheriff's office arrested and charged a homeowner with cockfighting after finding more than 75 people watching cockfighting on the man's property.

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Woman in fake breast cancer case to plead guilty

Posted: 06/11/2009 - A former Chattanooga city employee who plans to plead guilty in federal court to faking breast cancer for financial gain has now hired a lawyer to help defend her against state charges.

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