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Bill Clinton praises Kay Yow as inspiration

Posted: 01/26/2009 - Former President Bill Clinton says he admired former North Carolina State women's basketball coach Kay Yow for the way she lived during her two-decade fight with cancer

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93-year-old froze to death, owed big utility bill

Updated: 01/26/2009 - Officials in central Michigan say a 93-year-old man who owned more than $1,000 in unpaid electric bills froze to death inside his home -- where the municipal power company had restricted his use of electricity.

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Pfizer to acquire Wyeth in merger of two drug giants

Posted: 01/26/2009 - Analysts don't see any benefit for consumers in the acquisition of one big drug manufacturer by another. But they're split on how good the deal is for the companies involved.

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Michele Carringer tapped to replace ousted Commissioner Scott Moore

Updated: 01/26/2009 - The Knox County Commission has appointed Michele Carringer to the commission seat once held by ousted commissioner Scott Moore. Carringer was sworn into the District 7B seat Monday afternoon. Stay connected to Volunteer TV News and for continuing coverage of this developing news.

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`Telemedicine technology' expanding in Tennessee

Posted: 01/26/2009 - A medical video network will allow small-town doctors treating pregnant women at risk of losing their babies to consult electronically with obstetrics specialists in Knoxville and Chattanooga.

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John Deere cutting 700 jobs

Updated: 01/26/2009 - Knoxville (WVLT) - Farm equipment maker, John Deere and Company says it plans to cut nearly 700 jobs.

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Sprint Nextel slashing jobs

Posted: 01/26/2009 - Knoxville (WVLT) - Wireless communications giant, Sprint Nextel is slashing jobs.

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Smoky Mountains city goes green, saves it, too

Posted: 01/26/2009 - Officials in the Smoky Mountains gateway city of Gatlinburg say they saved more than 75 percent on their power bill this year by switching an elaborate winter lights display to light-emitting diodes.

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East Tennessee janitor pleads guilty in nuclear parts theft

Updated: 01/26/2009 - A former janitor accused of trying to sell broken nuclear weapons equipment from a shuttered Tennessee facility has pleaded guilty.

Roy Lynn Oakley pleaded guilty Monday to one count of disclosure of restricted data before a federal District Court judge in Knoxville.

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"March for Life" Anti-Abortion Rally

Updated: 01/26/2009 - Thirty-six years ago this week, the supreme court ruled it's legal for a woman to end her pregnancy. For many of those years, that's meant a march for life. This year's turnout has been larger than usual. One reason could be the recent actions of our new President Barack Obama.

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Shoals officials consider TVA land entity

Posted: 01/25/2009 - A proposal is being considered that would form a new group of Shoals elected officials to oversee the development of about 1,200 acres of Tennessee Valley Authority land once it's sold to the north Alabama community.

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Art found at Goodwill sells for thousands

Updated: 01/26/2009 - A chance find by a Goodwill worker in Nashville turned up a 100-year-old original water color painting worth more than $6,000.

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