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Jun 18, 2013
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Jun 17, 2013

A production company making a documentary about the song "Happy Birthday to You" is challenging the copyright to the famous jingle.

Good Morning To You Productions Corp., which is working on a film tentatively titled Happy Birthday, argues in a lawsuit filed last week that the song should be "dedicated to public use and in the public domain." The company is seeking monetary damages and restitution of more than $5 million in licensing fees collected by Warner/Chappell Music Inc. from thousands of people and groups who've paid it licensing fees.

Jun 13, 2013

A daily cup of tea, high-speed internet connection, a trustworthy best friend and cuddling are among the things Britons count as 'bare necessities' of modern day life, according to a new survey.

Researchers compiled a list of top 20 things which are the essentials of life for Britons, following a poll of 2,000 adults aged from 18 to 65.

Jun 13, 2013

A 72-year-old Southern California grandmother who shot at — and narrowly missed — a man trying to break into her home said Tuesday she was shocked at the attention her action was getting but does not regret defending herself and her husband, an 85-year-old World War II veteran who uses a wheelchair.


Jun 11, 2013

I just want to share an article that was posted on the website The Week. Before you make an opinion listen to what Paul Brandus says in his commentary.


He writes:

To understand what Edward Snowden did — out a massive National Security Agency surveillance program that he says is undermining American democracy — it's helpful to go back to Sept. 11, 2001.

Jun 11, 2013

Perhaps the Mayor heard the uproar over the plans for the old Baptist Hospital, because this time Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero is asking for your help to decide the future of Lakeshore Park.


After the state shut down Lakeshore Mental Health Institute, it agreed to give an additional 60 acres to the city, which will be used to expand the existing city park already on the property.


Jun 10, 2013

THEY ARE BACK!  And everyone loves them!

One of the most spectacular shows in the Smokies is underway, and you will have to act fast if you want to see it.

Every year, thousands of people come from all over to see the synchronous fireflies at Elkmont in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It's one of only a few places in the world where the "lightening bugs" light up in unison, and they only do it for a couple of weeks.

The peak time for this year is expected to be NOW through Thursday, June 13.

Jun 7, 2013

On Friday we'll celebrate National Doughnut Day, a holiday that wouldn't sound nearly as pleasant if we called it "National Oily Cakes Day" or "National Treats-Fried-in-Mili tary-Headgear Day."

Well, get it back again because free doughnuts -- the correct spelling, no matter what those Dunkin' people tell you -- is coming to hundreds of shops across the United States.

The history of those oily cakes. 

Jun 6, 2013

A Wisconsin town is taking a unique approach to the problem of bullying among children and teens by allowing police officers to ticket the alleged bully's parents for a municipal code violation, which could come with a fine of over $100.

The Wisconsin State Journal reports the new tactic is part of a broader ordinance aimed at curbing bullying that was passed by the city council in Monona on May 20.

Jun 4, 2013

Americans are not a joyful lot at the moment, with only 33 percent of Americans reporting that they were very happy in a recent poll.