News for Saturday, April 28, 2012




Several families are homeless after a Saturday evening fire at the Legacy of Dalton Apartments.

Former University of Tennessee at Chattanooga quarterback B.J. Coleman was selected by the Green Bay Packers in the seventh round of the NFL Draft today.

WASHINGTON — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is making campaign promises that could produce an economic miracle — or a more predictable list of broken vows.

JUNEAU, Alaska — Oil long has been king in Alaska, but the state’s Republican governor is having trouble finding support for a tax break he believes is critical to ensuring it remains so.

AMSTERDAM — This country of canals and tulips is also famous for “coffee shops” where joints and cappuccinos share the menu. Now, the Netherlands’ famed tolerance for drugs could be going up in smoke.

WASHINGTON — The killing of Osama bin Laden, first presented as a moment of national unity by President Barack Obama, has become something else: a political weapon.

WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy grew more slowly in the first three months of this year. Governments spent less, and businesses cut back on investment. But consumers spent at the fastest pace in more than a year.

The influence of "Mad Men" on modern fashion has been widely reported, but the AMC television show, set in the late 1960s, can also be linked to a resurgence in midcentury home decor.

Irene Tucker spends time every day visiting a "sanctuary" of peacefulness that gets her through the day, she said.

Tennessee football coach Derek Dooley had just finished his speech at the Orange Grove Center’s annual “A Breakfast for Champions” on Friday morning when a Big Orange fan approached a member of the media.

Grace Episcopal Church is sweeping off the welcome mat for the community it borders.

A clergyman is charged with preaching the Word and teaching the Bible, said the Rev. Jeff Crim, but that's only part of it.

Henry Luken is usually the type of leader who delegates day-to-day tasks to others so he can focus on his real estate and TV empire.

When the Tennessee Aquarium’s new River Giants exhibit opens today, its global collection of freshwater megafish marks more than just the 20th anniversary of the aquarium’s first day.

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Former Georgia offensive lineman Cordy Glenn spent Friday morning and afternoon as ESPN analyst Mel Kiper’s best available NFL draft prospect remaining after Thursday night’s first round.

Christie and Mark Higgs sat side by side on the Ringgold High School gym bleachers with matching blue shirts as residents crossed the floor to find a seat. The back of their shirts read: “There’s no place like home.”

The brother-in-law and main unsecured creditor in the bankruptcy of local auto dealer Joseph Prebul has agreed to pay up to $700,000 and waive his claims to millions under dispute.

In 1946, former Highland Park Baptist Church pastor Dr. Lee Roberson founded Camp Joy on the principle that the greatest need for a young person is Jesus Christ.

Before the Battle of Chickamauga began, Union forces set up a field hospital at what was described as a "beautiful spring" on Col. A.C. Cloud's property near what is now Old LaFayette Road.

Last year, the sound of wailing sirens and people crying for help filled the air as the smell of leaking gas drifted through town. A year later, savory barbecue wafted down the street and kids laughed as they zipped down a bouncy slide.

McCallie soccer coach Tony Meyers had done the research. He knew that a victory over rival Baylor would give his team the Division II-AA East/Middle top seed heading into the state playoffs, but he knew he was going to need one of his eight senior starters to step up in the clutch in Friday’s game.

Mazda, the “Zoom Zoom” car company, is trying to corner the market on fun. While other automakers hope to be synonymous with reliability or prestige, Mazda wants to be the default nameplate for buyers who value an energetic driving experience.

Sonia Shostak has called the United States home for more than three decades, and the 64-year-old has spent more time in her adoptive country than in her native Honduras.

In Martha Carter’s living room, her 4-year-old great granddaughter looks up from the couch and asks: “Nana do you miss me when I’m gone? Do you cry for me?”

In any job or assignment, there are specific tasks and behaviors that are necessary for the mission or project to be ruled a success or completed.

Tim Benford and Jeremy Caldwell have been on a journey together for a very long time. They hope it continues today.

The Bessie Smith Cultural Center's announcement this week that the Bessie Smith Strut will be held again this June at its usual place and usual date on Martin Luther Boulevard is not just a victory for supporters of the annual street bash.

Scottie Mayfield's son will face a vandalism charge in court four months after the alleged offense and three weeks after his father faces a crucial election.

Mike Harvey, a lifelong Signal Mountain resident, will launch a write-in campaign to challenge Signal Mountain dentist Jonathan Welch for the District 2 seat on the Hamilton County Board of Education.

A Cleveland, Tenn., man awaiting trial on charges of ambushing and shooting his daughter's grandparents to death was found not guilty in a prior stabbing.

The Cleveland Board of Education announced Friday a special meeting Tuesday to vote on whether to support the Bradley County resolution calling for a $32 wheel tax referendum in August.

An East Ridge police officer has been placed on leave after the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office listed him as a suspect in a hit-and-run.

After a steady decline, hate crimes in Tennessee spiked in 2011, according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation's analysis of state crime statistics.

Tyler McClure pitched a three-hitter and Zach Zarzour went 3-for-5 with five RBIs and two runs scored as Chattanooga State opened its final regular-season series of the 2012 baseball season with a 13-1 win Friday against TCCAA visitor Southwest Tennessee.

Ray Whitney scored 14:04 into overtime and the Phoenix Coyotes survived another late goal in regulation to open their NHL Western Conference semifinal series with a 4-3 victory over the Nashville Predators on Friday night.

Tommy Hanson allowed one run in six innings, Dan Uggla and Chipper Jones came through in a four-run seventh, and the streaking Atlanta Braves defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-1 Friday night.

The Chattanooga Lookouts activated leading hitter Kyle Russell before Friday night’s game against Mobile at AT&T Field, but it wasn’t enough to prevent a second consecutive defeat.

The cost of operating a typical sedan car rose in the past year by 1.9 cents per mile to 59.6 cents per mile, according to a AAA study released Friday. For those driving an average of 15,000 miles a year, AAA estimates the average cost of owning and operating a sedan is $8,946 a year.

Instead of basking in the sun on a beach in Hawaii earlier this month during her spring break, 12-year-old Logan Etheredge of Darien, Conn., spent a week with her family rebuilding houses in DeKalb County damaged by the April 27, 2011, tornadoes.

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  • By Andy Powell/The Gadsden Times

House and Senate leaders met in a budget conference committee Friday night where they fought over cuts the respective chambers had made on $23.8 million worth of earmarks for projects or programs in the proposed $31.1 billion state budget.

House and Senate leaders met in a budget conference committee Friday night where they fought over cuts the respective chambers had made on $30.8 million worth of earmarks for projects or programs in the proposed $31.1 billion state budget.

Residents can bring unused and unwanted prescription and over-the-counter medications for proper disposal by law enforcement officials to the Drug Disposal Program from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today.

We occasionally hear the argument that a politician's private actions have little bearing on his public service and should not be considered by voters.

The term "pro-life" has been inextricably linked to "anti-abortion." That's part of the definition, but one that is sadly limiting.

Hamilton County commissioners and schools officials often get together before budget season and hash out priorities for the next year. Not this season.

Boarded-up windows and busted-out walls blemish the 21st Century Preparatory School, making the former magnet school an eyesore in the Brainerd community.

Trying to figure out where to complain (other than regulatory agencies about which I write and talk) can be tough. However, online sites can help you not only to vent, but also to help provide information about companies.

Cities faced with stormwater pollution problems like Chattanooga are trying to slow rain runoff before the stormwater and the money spent to treat it goes down the drain.


Lee Schmidt flew back to Chattanooga in time to serve as an unofficial host of the American Society of Golf Course Architects meeting at The Chattanoogan on Friday morning.

The personal cost that students and their families pay to get a college degree has doubled over the past couple of decades as state governments have shrank their support for higher education.

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Some claim the president has no control over gasoline prices. Gasoline, a commodity, is subject to the law of supply and demand. While the president has little control over demand increases from growth in India and China, he clearly has influenced the demand side of the equation.

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