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Jul 16, 2012

VOL FOOTBALL

As fall and football season approach in Knoxville, the University of Tennessee is getting ready to offer tickets for sale.

This morning at 8:30 a.m., the sale begins for mini-plan and select single-game tickets.

The Tennessee Triple Option is a flexible mini-plan in which fans select either the Florida or Alabama game plus any two of the remaining five home games at a cost of $150.

Jul 13, 2012

The hackers have hit again!  This time they posted login info for more than 450,000 Yahoo users.

Hackers posted online what they say is login information for more than 450,000 Yahoo users.

The hack, which of course was conducted anonymously, was meant to be a warning, according to the Web page where the documents were dumped.

Jul 13, 2012

Most Powerful TV Event

The Sept. 11th tragedy was the most powerful event in television history, according to a new study released Wednesday by Sony Electronics and Nielsen.

According to Nielsen's survey of 1,077 American adults, 9/11 was the most "universally impactful" televised moment of the last 50 years, followed by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the O.J. Simpson verdict in 1995, the Challenger space shuttle disaster in 1986 and the death of Osama bin Laden last May.

 

Here are the top 20 events, according to the survey:

Jul 13, 2012

PENN STATE

Penn State alumni are trying to come to grips with the impact an investigation into the school's handling of the Jerry Sandusky scandal will have on Joe Paterno's legacy.

A report concludes that the late football coach and other top Penn State officials concealed what they knew about Sandusky's sexual abuse of children.

Former FBI Director Louis Freeh, who led the probe, says he regrets any damage to Paterno's legacy, but the facts show he and others buried the allegations to avoid bad publicity.

Jul 12, 2012

Interview Attire 

Jobs are slowly getting added in this economy, so if you’re looking for a job, go in to win!  There are new rules to the dress code for that interview and we’re gonna give you 6 strategies to help you get your foot in the door and on the pay roll.

 

1. Go undercover

Jul 12, 2012

The Purple Heart

This was just so heart touching for me, especially having served in the military and understanding the devotion that soldiers feel to their Country and their families.  The amazing sacrifices these brave men and women make and the courage it takes to stand and fight and even sometimes even die for their mission. 

Jul 12, 2012

COULD YOU SURVIVE

The Mayor of New York has launched a contest to stir development of tiny 300-square-foot apartments for singles.

Mayor Bloomberg calls them micro units for young singles willing to cram themselves into shoebox-sized digs.

The new flats will be just 275 to 300 square feet — larger than a jail cell but smaller than a mobile home.

The Mayor says the city’s demographics have changed, what it used to be the average household was a family, a couple of adults and some children.

Jul 12, 2012

OLYMPIC PREVIEW

The Olympic Swim Team is in Knoxville?

Some of the biggest names in the Olympics are right here in Knoxville this week.

Everyone is invited to watch Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte, and the rest of the U.S. Olympic Swim Team practice Thursday morning.

The team includes two locals: Davis Tarwater and Claire Donahue.

The team has been in town all week practicing at the Allan Jones Aquatic Center on UT campus in closed practices, but they will open to the public for two hours Thursday.

Jul 12, 2012

Scranton Mayor Cuts All City Employees' Pay to Minimum Wage

The mayor of Scranton, Pennsylvania, Chris Doherty, has controversially slashed the salary of all 398 city employees, including police and firemen, to the federal minimum wage of $7.25 hour in defiance of a judge's order, angering workers and leading to legal action.

Ten former police officers and firefighters on disability are suing the city in federal court. The disabled workers say their pay was reduced to minimum wage without the required hearing under Pennsylvania law.

Jul 12, 2012

BOY FIGHTS GATOR OFF

This is one tough kid!.

Did you hear the interview from the Florida teen Kaleb Langdale who recounted the frantic life and death struggle between him and an alligator?

He was talking to reporters from his hospital bed, less than 24 hours after the fight.

He’s 17 and despite being attacked by an 11-foot gator Monday while swimming with friends he’s in good spirits.

Here’s Kaleb describing what happened and how he got away.