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July 2, 2002 | From Associated Press
Residents hoping to get driver's licenses and summer tourists looking for information ran into "closed" signs Monday, the first day of a partial government shutdown while the Tennessee Legislature tries to resolve the state's budget. For weeks, lawmakers have haggled over proposed taxes to help resolve an $800-million deficit in the budget that was to take effect Monday. Their negotiations were continuing. But because lawmakers missed a deadline, Gov.
Tennesseans have gained a reputation as legendary hunters and trappers. Their latest quarry: California businesses. In one of the most aggressive efforts yet to capitalize on the Golden State's energy woes, 20 economic development officials from Tennessee descended on Southern California this week to meet with local companies considering a move or an expansion. Californians would be wise to shelve the Beverly Hillbillies jokes. The Tennesseans have come loaded for bear.
Twenty-nine years ago, hijackers took over an airliner with 27 passengers and four crew aboard and threatened to crash into the government's nuclear weapons production complex in Oak Ridge. "They let us know that if we didn't have the money by X hour then we were going to dive into Oak Ridge," co-pilot Harold Johnson recalled from his Memphis home. "And there was no doubt in my mind that we would have done just that."
February 8, 2008 | Richard Fausset and Jenny Jarvie, Times Staff Writers
They knew they couldn't set this little country community right in a day -- the storms had been too brutal for that. But at least, they figured, they could clean it up. All along the two-lane road through town, men in hunting jackets moved around quickly in heavy machinery, plowing and piling debris. Farmers in ball caps amputated horizontal cedars, poplars and pines with buzzing chain saws. Church ladies in fresh makeup and work gloves tidied the yards in front of roofless homes.
October 25, 2009 | Associated Press
Mount Cody kept No. 1 Alabama perfect with a pair of super-sized plays. Terrence Cody, the Crimson Tide's 350-pound nose guard, blocked a 44-yard field-goal attempt on the final play -- his second block of the fourth quarter -- and Alabama escaped with a 12-10 victory over rival Tennessee on Saturday. He muscled the Crimson Tide to another win, with pure brute force. "I didn't really get off the ground," Cody said. "I just reached my arm up. That's how I got it. I knocked [the blocker]
January 13, 2010 | Chris Dufresne
USC hired Lane Kiffin to replace Pete Carroll on a jail-break Tuesday and two of the happiest guys on earth, not counting Kiffin, are Trojans Athletic Director Mike Garrett and Southeastern Conference Commissioner Mike Slive. Garrett pulled a Usain Bolt fast one. Pardon us for not considering that a program on the brink of probation would hire a guy who spent his one and lonely 7-6 year at Tennessee getting his hand slapped by the SEC schoolmarm for his brazen disregard for the minor details of a governing body's operating manual.
September 26, 2002
'I think you have a mad football team, one that's very angry right now.'Greg Schiano, Rutgers coach, whose 1-3 Scarlet Knights play Tennessee, 30-13 loser to Florida on Saturday
January 24, 1986
Junior Fred Jenkins, a three-year starter at guard for Tennessee, will be out for the rest of the basketball season with an ankle injury.
February 17, 1988 | Associated Press
An earthquake measured at 3.2 on the Richter scale jolted the three-state corner of Tennessee, Kentucky and Virginia on Tuesday. Residents reported minor property damage but no injuries, authorities said.
December 27, 1985 | United Press International
A mother rushed back into her burning house in the east Tennessee foothills early Thursday to save her four children, but all five died in the fire, officials said.
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