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2008-06-18 18:00:41

By Tom Humphrey, The Knoxville News-Sentinel, Tenn. Jun. 17--NASHVILLE -- TVA Chairman Bill Sansom told a panel of congressmen Monday that the agency could easily handle future demand from electric-powered cars and offer a 20 percent discount -- so long as batteries are charged at night.

2008-06-18 18:00:41

By Larisa Brass, The Knoxville News-Sentinel, Tenn. Jun. 18--Four years ago, nobody thought much about solar. But today, KUB's fourth Generation Partners customer -- Knoxville physician Preston Smith -- showed off 28 solar panels fixed to the roof of his new horse barn.

2007-02-12 21:00:35

By Carly Harrington, The Knoxville News-Sentinel, Tenn. Feb. 11--Knoxville was still reeling from the World's Fair when James Foster arrived here in 1982 to interview for a new medical scholarship program aimed at bringing more minority doctors to town.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.