Archive for May, 2015

Ray Mubarak pleads guilty to bank fraud scheme

Ray Mubarak pleads guilty to bank fraud scheme

Local News, Police Reports May 27, 2015 at 3:23 am 0 comments

Admits to conspiracy, fraud and unlawful monetary transactions involving three banks KNOXVILLE (press release)—Ray M. Mubarak, 55, of Knoxville, Tenn., pleaded guilty in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee, Knoxville, to conspiracy to commit bank fraud, bank fraud and engaging in an unlawful monetary transaction withRead More

Koch brothers counteract Democratic control of Latino vote

Koch brothers counteract Democratic control of Latino vote

National News, News, Politics May 27, 2015 at 3:10 am 0 comments

SAN FRANCISCO (press release)—The Koch brothers carry a huge amount of influence in the Republican Party and none more than their recent announcement. The LIBRE Initiative, a Koch-backed group that does outreach to Hispanics, has become a mechanism for Republicans and conservatives to boost support among the Latino community. GettingRead More

Finland preps one million strong standing army

Finland preps one million strong standing army

International News, News May 27, 2015 at 2:56 am 0 comments

Taking possible stand against Russia invasion By Timothy Whiteman What may come as a surprise to many Americans is that there really was a nation that once defeated the much feared Soviet Union’s dreaded Red Army. And what may come as an additional unknown fact is that the country thatRead More

Connie’s kitchen: think spring with side dishes

Connie’s kitchen: think spring with side dishes

Connie’s kitchen May 27, 2015 at 2:13 am 0 comments

By Connie Emmons Time to think spring and run those winter blues away. While getting ready for wedding menus, I found myself hungry for my favorite side dishes. Conversations about pulled pork and chicken were making me wish for warmer weather and fresh vegetables. I know that I don’t haveRead More

Dinner diva: there’s an alternative to “magazine skinny”

Dinner diva: there’s an alternative to “magazine skinny”

Dinner Diva, Health May 27, 2015 at 2:04 am 0 comments

By Leanne Ely If you’ve been fighting with the scale for most of your adult life like I have, trying everything from counting calories to tracking points all with the goal of getting magazine cover skinny, I have just one thing to ask of you: please stop. First of all,Read More

Gallup’s confusing survey concerning respect for various country’s leaders

Gallup’s confusing survey concerning respect for various country’s leaders

SAN FRANCISCO (press release)—It may not be to the left-leaning mainstream media’s delight, but to millions of Americans it is. In a Gallup poll released recently, when it comes to international approval of leadership, the world’s residents think U.S. leaders are the best. Take that New York Times. The worldRead More

Auto rally across the historic Smoky Mountains to raise money for Hope For The Warriors

Auto rally across the historic Smoky Mountains to raise money for Hope For The Warriors

Local News, News May 26, 2015 at 11:47 pm 0 comments

KNOXVILLE (press release)—Rally North America will be staging 80 cars from 31 states and three Canadian provinces on the streets of Knoxville, Tenn. (starting line and host city for CJ Pony Parts Smoky Mountain Rally) for the kick- off day of a three day, 1200 mile scavenger hunt which willRead More

New legislation cuts costs, extends Tennessee Athletic Commission

New legislation cuts costs, extends Tennessee Athletic Commission

News, Sports, State News May 26, 2015 at 5:35 pm 0 comments

By Kevin Walters New legislation that streamlines and modernizes the Tennessee Athletic Commission took effect when Gov. Bill Haslam signed Senate Bill (SB) 0212/House Bill (HB) 0392 into law on May 4. SB 0212/HB 0392 eliminated obsolete provisions in the Tennessee Athletic Commission Act without changing the commission’s core purposeRead More

CNMS/CNWS: Soccer summer clinic just a few weeks away

CNMS/CNWS: Soccer summer clinic just a few weeks away

Local News, Local Sports, Sports May 26, 2015 at 5:22 pm 0 comments

By Adam Cavalier The Carson-Newman campus and the Jefferson City area will play host to a four-day summer clinic for young soccer players aged 4-12 this summer in a few weeks. The summer clinic is designed for novice soccer players and the more skilled athletes that will run from JuneRead More

Smokies Stadium to host top East Tennessee high school all-stars

Smokies Stadium to host top East Tennessee high school all-stars

Local News, Local Sports, Sports May 26, 2015 at 5:01 pm 0 comments

Best high school players of East Tennessee to compete in first annual Smoky Mountain All-Star Classic June 6 By Andrew Green The Tennessee Smokies have announced that Smokies Stadium in conjunction with Mystic Mountain Media will play host to the first annual Smoky Mountain All-Star Classic presented by Your HighRead More