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Boehner's job safer than it looks even after funding vote - OakRidger
WASHINGTON — House Speaker John Boehner's job is safer than it looks. The speaker frustrated many fellow Republicans Tuesday by capitulating to Democratic demands to fund the Department of Homeland Security without reversing President Barack Obama's ...
Making up snow days may require ‘creativity’ - OakRidger
Snow days were the hot topic during Monday’s meeting of the Oak Ridge Board of Education. Students in Oak Ridge enjoyed nearly two full weeks of snow days, including one two-hour delay last Wednesday, Feb. 25. Tennessee remains in a state of emergency ...
Closings, delays because of weather - OakRidger
Due to inclement weather, the Oak Ridge Public Library and Senior Center will be closed today, March 5. All other offices will operate on a regular schedule. Oak Ridge and Anderson County schools are closed. Anderson County Government offices will be ...
Techmer PM chief offers greater insight, humorous back stories! regarding President Obama’s AC visit - OakRidger
CLINTON — “Do not pet the bomb-sniffing dogs unless they have a toy in their mouth … believe me!” suggests Ryan Howley, president of Techmer PM and keynote speaker for the Anderson County Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Business Meeting, which was ...
Victim’s parents question ‘suicide note’ - OakRidger
Two reports released by the city of Oak Ridge indicate Oak Ridge Schools’ employee Alex Heitman may have written a suicide note before he was found dead in late July 2011 in Cocke County — the victim of a reportedly self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Morning Jolt: ‘Seinfeld’s’ Mr. Kruger actor dies - OakRidger
Actor Daniel von Bargen, who played Mr. Kruger (or K Uger, as he liked) on “Seinfeld,” died at age 84. The cause of death wasn’t announced, but von Bargen had been battling a long illness, a friend told media outlets, and in 2012 it was known he had ...
Google has plans to rank web pages on basis of accuracy of their information - OakRidger
Uh-oh! Methinks the folks who operate the right-wing noise machine aren’t going to like this. Truth and accuracy are not exactly the stock-in-trade of people whose Internet practices are devoted mostly to peddling conspiracy theories and falsehoods about ...
Gallup Daily Tracking Poll shows more approval than disapproval of Obama - OakRidger
The Gallup Daily Tracking Poll measures the percentage of Americans who approve or disapprove of the job Barack Obama is doing as president and publishes results showing a three-day rolling average. It’s perhaps as good a way as any to follow how the ...
Postmortem: Suits Boss on That Big Breakup and What's Next - OakRidger
Still reeling from Harvey telling her, "you know I love you" last week after fighting off her felony fraud charges, Donna (Sarah Rafferty) pushes for him to admit that he meant it like that. Harvey can't/won't at first after Cahill (Neal McDonough) rears ...
Mega Buzz: Is Rick Really Going to Take Over Alexandria on The Walking Dead? - OakRidger
At the end of last week's The Walking Dead, Rick Grimes seemed to believe that even if he couldn't trust his new hosts in Alexandria, he could take their safe haven from them. But how serious was he? On Sunday's episode, while the rest of the group ...
Fresh Off the Boat Star Says the Lack of Asians on TV Is "Racism" - OakRidger
It took 20 years for network television to air a series featuring an Asian cast after Margaret Cho's ABC sitcom All-American Girl in 1994. Korean-American actor Randall Park, one of the stars of ABC's new comedy Fresh Off the Boat, thinks he knows why.
VIDEO: How Is Conan O'Brien's Spanish? Watch the Beginning of Conan's Historical Trip to Cuba - OakRidger
Hola! Como se dice "humongous redheaded man" en Español? Hopefully we'll find out when Conan O'Brien takes his talk show Conan to Cuba, marking the first time a late-night talk show host has visited the country in over 50 years. O'Brien says the purpose ...
Oak Ridge native, forensic dentist and crime novelist to speak at Lunch-4-Literacy - OakRidger
Oak Ridge High School graduate, forensic dentist — and crime novelist — Mike Tabor will speak on St. Patrick's Day at Oak Ridge High School for this year's Lunch-4-Literacy event. The annual event sponsored by the Oak Ridge Breakfast Rotary Club and ...
Religion News: Westminster Abbey to add new tower - OakRidger
London’s historic Westminster Abbey won permission late last month to add its first new tower in roughly 300 years. Officials at the abbey’s museum say the addition will create public access to see artifacts housed in the church’s attic gallery, a ...
Marketta Gregory: Keeping a prayer journal - OakRidger
I’m a list-maker by nature. The problem is that those lists are sometimes on napkins, tiny pieces of paper or Post-its, which means I occasionally find important notes – like the ones that list my prayer requests – crumpled up in my purse. So clearly ...