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So Many Jobs Coming to Knoxville!

JOBS

So many people throughout Knoxville are still without jobs or are now only working part-time because of this struggling economy.

BUT THERE IS GOOD NEWS!

While it may not be exactly what you want, it is work and it can sustain you...

 

Hundreds of jobs are expected to be added among more than a half dozen eateries that will open in Knox County in the coming months, including several national restaurant chains.

 

He Can Hear!

COOPER HEARS

Ah this was just such a beautiful story that we saw yesterday. 2 year old Cooper LaScala was born with profound hearing loss.  His parents had NO forewarning....

No one in their family was deaf but the couple was each carrying a gene that would affect Cooper.

Change Your Password!

LINKEDIN

They got us again!  Hacked another website and this time you may actually be affected.

I dont know HOW many times a day, I get those Linkedin requests and yes, I finally joined. I wanted to stay connected- to network in the biz so that i would have contacts throughout the industry. 

And now it's been HACKED! 

Some Russian spy or web forum stole 6.4 million passwords.  The social networking website LinkedIn is investigating claims that more than 6 million passwords.

Don't Even Think About Cheering

GRADUATION CHEER

You may be beaming with pride as your child walks across the stage to pick up that hard-earned diploma. But you'd better not do that beaming out loud, especially if you're at certain ceremonies right here in the United States.

A proud South Carolina mother is in big trouble for what she did at her daughters high-school graduation ceremony last weekend.

Christian-Newsom Retrials

NEW TRIALS AGAIN

Despite a recent Supreme Court ruling overturning his previous decision to grant new trials, Judge Jon Kerry Blackwood has once again granted new trials for three of the four defendants in the Christian-Newsom cases.

Judge Blackwood issued his short, two-page order on Tuesday.

In it, he acknowledges that he has reviewed his previous order based upon the mandate from the Tennessee Supreme Court.

Music While You Work

A new study carried out by online music concierge service Songza discovered that half of respondents believe that Maroon 5's hit single 'Moves Like Jagger' makes them do better at work, while 42 percent of those surveyed rely on Gotye's 'Somebody I used to Know' to give them a boost. Another aspect of the survey found Americans spend just over a year -- 13 months -- downloading new tracks and creating playlists -- yet 41.7 percent tire of new playlists after just five minutes.

Last is First During This Race

INCREDIBLE TEEN

We all know how competitive sports can be.

Everyone wants to be a winner especially when you are competing against your rival.

That’s what what the set up was in Ohio at a track meat between Meghan Vogel from West Liberty Salem and Arden McMath from Arlington High School.

Meghan, the 1600 meter state champion, she was the first girl to win the track title in more than 20 years.

This was Arden’s chance to beat the state champion!

But something happened during the race that changed both of these rivals lives.

Water Myth

GLASSES MYTH

We've all heard how important drinking water is for weight loss right?  And what's the daily recommended amount: 8 glasses! 

Guess what... put the water bottle down!   This latest news just in.....

A new study done by an Australian professor at La Trobe University says NOPE! 

 

He suggests an adequate daily fluid intake is about 11 cups for women and 14 cups for men.

However, this includes fluid found in food and beverages.

Kyron

UPDATE ON MISSING BOY

Remember 2 years ago this month what the major news story was?

It was a story about a 7 year-old boy named Kyron who went missing.

It happened during the morning of June 4, 2010, when Kyron disappeared after  school science fair where displayed a project on red tree frogs.

His stepmom Terri Horman was the last person to see Kyron because she was at the science fair.

2 years later no signs of Kyron and no one in custody.

Disney Changes the Game

DISNEY SAYS NO

Disney says its programming will no longer be sponsored by junk food.

The Walt Disney Co. said Tuesday that it will become the first major media company to ban such ads for its TV channels, radio stations and websites intended for children.

That means kids watching Saturday morning children's shows on Disney's ABC network will no longer see ads for fast foods and sugary cereals that don't meet company's nutrition standards.

The guidelines won't go into effect until 2015 because of existing advertising agreements.

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