Archive for February 13th, 2017

Jazz singer Al Jarreau dies at 76

Jazz singer Al Jarreau dies at 76

on February 13, 2017, 8:31 AM / in People

Grammy-winning jazz singer Al Jarreau died Sunday, after canceling the rest of his 2017 concert dates and retiring from touring due to exhaustion. He was 76. A Feb. 8 post to his official Twitter account said it was with “complete sorrow” that Jarreau had decided to stop traveling to perform on orders from his doctors. A post on his website […]

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Missouri KKK leader found dead

Missouri KKK leader found dead

on February 13, 2017, 8:26 AM / in State News

Frank Ancona, an outspoken Missouri Ku Klux Klan leader, was found dead on a river bank over the weekend. An autopsy reportedly determined he had been shot in the head. Ancona, 51, was found near the Big River by a family on a fishing outing. He was last seen by his family on Wednesday, and a Forestry Service employee found […]

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Flynn apologizes under mounting pressure over Russia contact

Flynn apologizes under mounting pressure over Russia contact

on February 13, 2017, 8:19 AM / in National News

National Security Adviser Michael Flynn reportedly is under pressure that could jeopardize his job due to his pre-inaugural conversations with Russia’s ambassador to Washington, Sergey Kislyak, administration officials said Sunday. Flynn had said he and Kislyak never discussed sanctions imposed over Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, and Vice President Mike Pence and other administration officials backed him up […]

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Top White House aide accuses judges of usurping Trump’s power on immigration

Top White House aide accuses judges of usurping Trump’s power on immigration

on February 13, 2017, 8:18 AM / in National News

White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller said on Sunday news talk shows that the blocking of President Trump’s executive order on immigration and refugees amounted to a “judicial usurpation of power.” Miller, the author of the controversial order to temporarily suspend a refugee program and travel from seven majority-Muslim nations, said the White House is considering a broad menu […]

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Adele sweeps top Grammys

Adele sweeps top Grammys

on February 13, 2017, 8:14 AM / in National News

Adele swept the Grammys’ top categories on Sunday night, winning Album of the Year for 25 and Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Pop Solo Performance for “Hello.” Beyonce, who went into the ceremony with a leading nine nominations, won Best Urban Contemporary Album for Lemonade, and her sister, Solange, won Best R&B Performance for “Cranes […]

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Nearly 200,000 evacuated near California dam

Nearly 200,000 evacuated near California dam

on February 13, 2017, 8:09 AM / in State News

California authorities on Sunday ordered 188,000 people to evacuate their homes after an emergency spillway at the Oroville Dam, the nation’s tallest dam, threatened to fail and cause massive flooding downstream. “This is not a drill. Repeat, this is not a drill,” the National Weather Service said. The evacuation was ordered after engineers spotted a hole in the secondary spillway […]

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The Tennessee Boondoggle Energy Group to Meet In Chattanooga

The Tennessee Boondoggle Energy Group to Meet In Chattanooga

on February 13, 2017, 8:06 AM / in State News

On February 22, 2017,  the Tennessee Renewable Energy & Economic Development Council (TREEDC) will hold a free luncheon forum at TREEDC member  University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC) . The forum is sponsored by TREEDC Founding Member Republic Services. The theme of this  forum will be “Conserving Energy & Water in Southeast Tennessee”. For the agenda and  registration click here. Seating […]

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Things To Watch This Week in The Tennessee Capital

Things To Watch This Week in The Tennessee Capital

on February 13, 2017, 8:01 AM / in Opinion, State News

The Left Leaning Tennessean’s Jake Lowary, Joel Ebert report 5 things to watch at the Tennessee state capitol this week After a couple of weeks of organizational meetings and splashy news conferences on a variety of hot-button topics ranging from free speech to alternatives to Gov. Bill Haslam’s IMPROVE Act plan (progressive language), lawmakers will begin working on legislation proposals […]

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Keep that Guard Up….

Keep that Guard Up….

on February 13, 2017, 6:58 AM / in Bedtime Stories
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Un-Happy with Government Spending Tell Us About It

Un-Happy with Government Spending Tell Us About It

on February 13, 2017, 6:56 AM / in Opinion

There is something displeasing for Americans to pay a tax. I am not sure how it is for everyone, but for me I get this sick (the green kind) of feeling every time I write a check to some city, county, the state, or federal tax revenue department. I get that same feeling when I walk into a store and pay […]

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I Expect Jesus

I Expect Jesus

on February 13, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Religion

I believe God that it will be just as it was told me. —Acts 27:25 A Sunday school teacher gave every boy in his class a New Testament and encouraged each of them to write his own name inside the front cover. Several weeks later, after repeatedly inviting the boys to receive Christ as their Savior, he asked those who […]

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Tired of federal inaction on securing the border

on February 13, 2017, 5:45 AM / in National News, Opinion

President Donald Trump was watching in 2010 as was the rest of the nation. This written and publish in 2010. Since I don’t watch FAUX news or any of the *hosts* I find out about this thru my news alerts. There is a huge lie that keeps being repeated – over and over – and that is that there needs […]

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“Men have forgotten God; that’s why all this has happened.”

“Men have forgotten God; that’s why all this has happened.”

on February 13, 2017, 5:30 AM / in History

In 1570, Ivan the Terrible attacked Novgorod, which had been for centuries a successful Russian Republic on the Baltic Sea. Ivan’s first command was to subjugate the church. He stripped cathedrals and monasteries of their valuables; put priests and deacons in shackles and flogged them til they paid a ransom; and he ordered some 500 clergymen beaten to death. Ivan […]

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February 13th in History

February 13th in History

on February 13, 2017, 5:30 AM / in History

February 13 is the 44th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 321 days remaining until the end of the year (322 in leap years). Holidays Children’s Day (Myanmar) Christian feast day: Absalom Jones (Episcopal Church (USA)) Beatrice of Ornacieux Castor of Karden Catherine of Ricci Ermenilda of Ely Fulcran Polyeuctus (Roman Catholic Church) February 13 (Eastern […]

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Quote for Today February 13th

Quote for Today February 13th

on February 13, 2017, 5:30 AM / in History, People

“The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.” Winston Churchill Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill, KG, OM, CH, TD, DL, FRS, RA (30 November 1874 – 24 January 1965) was a British politician who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. Widely regarded as one of the greatest wartime leaders of […]

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American Minute with Bill Federer February 13th

American Minute with Bill Federer February 13th

on February 13, 2017, 5:30 AM / in History

“Man has forgotten God, that is why this has happened” was Russian author Alexander Solzhenitsyn’s response when questioned about the decline of modern culture. Solzhenitsyn continued: “Over a half century ago, while I was still a child, I recall hearing a number of old people offer the following explanation for the great disasters that had befallen Russia: ‘Men have forgotten […]

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