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‘Love Kitchen’ delivers for Knoxville needy

For more than two decades, Helen Ashe has been nourishing people in need through the Love Kitchen, which she started in 1986 with her twin sister. The Love Kitchen provides about 2,000 meals a week to the hungry, homeless and homebound in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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Story contains video Source: CNN, Sun August 14, 2011
For more than two decades, Helen Ashe has been nourishing people in need through the Love Kitchen, which she started in 1986 with her twin sister. The Love Kitchen provides about 2,000 meals a week to the hungry, homeless and homebound in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Virus Is Found in Many With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Source: New York Times, Sat October 10, 2009
Many people with chronic fatigue syndrome are infected with a little known virus that may cause or at least contribute to their illness, researchers are reporting.

Feds designate $320 million to improve Mississippi River water quality

Source: San Luis Obispo Tribune, Wed September 30, 2009
The river that begins as a trickle in Itasca State Park in Minnesota and ends 2,350 miles later at the Gulf of Mexico will get a $320 million infusion from the federal government to improve water quality.

In Tennessee, troubled elephants find an unlikely home

Source: CNN, Sat September 12, 2009
A pair of African elephants tramps through lush vegetation, stopping to scoop dust with their trunks and toss it onto their backs for protection from the summer sun.

Double amputee loses legs, finds a cause

Source: CNN, Mon August 31, 2009
An annual family boating trip to the Florida Keys took a bloody and life-changing turn for Jordan Thomas.

Tennessee Webbing Products using recycled seat belts for purses

Source: Knoxville News Sentinel, Thu June 25, 2009
While more businesses jump on the green bandwagon with eco-friendly products, the Dew brothers have been recycling for more than 20 years.

Father reunited with lost boys

Source: Cleveland Daily Banner, Thu May 07, 2009
An American father torn from his two British toddlers was recently reunited nearly three decades after his last image was of changing their diapers.

Tennessee goes for green-energy jobs

Source: The Tennessean, Mon January 12, 2009
Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - Tennessee is working hard to position itself to take advantage of a revolution in manufacturing that could bring thousands of new, high-paying "green energy" jobs in such fields as biofuels, solar and wind energy.

Dumped Shoes Will Be Given Out In Haiti (w/Video)

Source: CBS 4, Wed January 07, 2009
Miami, Florida, USA - Thousands of shoes mysteriously dumped on the Palmetto Expressway last week will be given to the people of Haiti.

Woman returns $97,000 found in restroom

Source: MSNBC, Sun December 14, 2008
Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA - Billie Watts said she was tempted but couldn't bring herself to keep $97,000 she said she found in a Cracker Barrel restroom.

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