11:37am

Mon August 12, 2013
Music Reviews

'South Texas' Collects Producer's Checkered Career

Originally published on Mon August 12, 2013 12:42 pm

Record producer Huey Meaux wound up in jail twice, but he sure had a knack for finding talent in unlikely places. Some of those songs are included on South Texas Rhythm 'n' Soul Revue.
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Record producer Huey P. Meaux's career was, to put it mildly, a checkered one. It had two chapters, each of which ended with him in prison. But both times, he discovered some amazing Texas and Louisiana artists who made great music. Researchers are still piecing together the first half of the story, which saw hundreds of singles released on labels like Jet Stream, Tear Drop, Jet, Pacemaker and Eric. Now some of those songs have been collected on a compilation called South Texas Rhythm 'n' Soul Revue.

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11:35am

Mon August 12, 2013
Parallels

Italy's First Black Minister Finds Herself A Target Of Slurs

Originally published on Tue August 13, 2013 6:31 pm

Cecile Kyenge's appointment in April as integration minister was hailed as a landmark for diversity in Italy. But since then, she's been the target of death threats and vicious racial slurs.
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When Cecile Kyenge became the first black government minister in Italian history, the appointment was hailed as a landmark for diversity. But since Kyenge became integration minister, she has been the target of death threats and vicious racial slurs.

The debate highlights growing intolerance and what Prime Minister Enrico Letta has called a shameful chapter for Italy.

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11:29am

Mon August 12, 2013
Education

Mentors, High School Students Sought for Architecture, Construction & Engineering Program

The ACE Mentor Program of Chattanooga, Southeast Tennessee and North Georgia connects high school students with architects, engineers and other professionals in the construction industry.  Students who participate in the program work on design teams, learn real-world skills and get the opportunity to win scholarships. 

10:58am

Mon August 12, 2013
Tennessee

Judge Orders Baby's Name Changed From 'Messiah'

Originally published on Mon August 12, 2013 11:47 am

A Tennessee judge ordered a baby's name changed from Messiah to Martin last week, after the boy's parents went to court to fight over their son's last name. The boy's mother, Jaleesa Martin, says she was shocked by the decision and that she'll appeal the judge's order to rename her baby Martin DeShawn McCullough.

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10:23am

Mon August 12, 2013
The Two-Way

Rodeo Clown In Obama Mask Sparks Outrage, Apologies

Originally published on Mon August 12, 2013 11:42 am

A photo taken of the clown who wore a mask resembling President Obama during a rodeo at the Missouri State Fair on Saturday.
Jameson Hsieh AP

"It was feeling like some kind of Klan rally."

That's the reaction of spectator Perry Beam to Saturday's appearance at the Missouri State Fair in Sedalia, Mo., of a rodeo clown wearing a mask meant to look like President Obama and what happened during his performance.

Videos that Beam took show some of the scene and capture some of what the rodeo announcer and another clown were saying. The Kansas City Star has posted two of the clips on its YouTube channel.

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9:57am

Mon August 12, 2013
Technology

Showcase Highlights Security Concerns and Business Computing

Credit InfoSystems

The focus for this year's Technology Convergence Showcase is security with the keynote speaker presentation  Solving the Security Strategy Puzzle at noon on August 14th in the Chattanooga Convention Center. 

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9:23am

Mon August 12, 2013
The Two-Way

Resort Villa Collapses Into Sinkhole Near Disney World

Originally published on Mon August 12, 2013 11:49 am

An aerial view of the Summer Bay Resort in Clermont, Fla., shows a villa that collapsed into a sinkhole Sunday night.
WFTV AP

Vacationers staying in a luxury villa in central Florida awoke to creaking and crashing sounds Sunday night, as the three-story building they were staying in began to collapse. A large portion of the structure was pulled into a sinkhole at the Summer Bay Resort near Disney World. It seems the process was slow enough that it allowed everyone in the building to get out safely.

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8:57am

Mon August 12, 2013
Parallels

India Unveils Locally Built Aircraft Carrier

Originally published on Wed October 9, 2013 5:53 pm

Tugboats guide the INS Vikrant as it leaves the Cochin Shipyard after a launch ceremony in Kochi, India, on Monday. When it comes into full service in 2018, India will become the fifth nation to have designed and built its own aircraft carrier.
Manjunath Kiran AFP/Getty Images

India unveiled its first locally built aicraft carrier, the INS Vikrant, on Monday.

Here's what the ship looks like:

With the $5 billion INS Vikrant, India joins a select group of nations that have built their own aircraft carriers. Others include:

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8:53am

Mon August 12, 2013
It's All Politics

For Democrats And Republicans, It's Happily (N)ever After

Political discord tends to lead to disharmony in relationships.
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Amanda Northrup would never do it again.

She's dated Democrats in the past, but she found their acceptance of abortion heartbreaking and their support of President Obama nearly as off-putting.

"He was going off to celebrate Obama becoming president, and I felt betrayed and like he didn't understand me," recalls Northrup, who is 30 and works in real estate in Chattanooga, Tenn. "I think that's why eventually the two can't be together. It's such a big difference."

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8:52am

Mon August 12, 2013
Community

Chattanooga Fire Department And Food Bank Fight Hunger Together

Today begins a week long food drive sponsored by the Chattanooga Food Bank and Chattanooga Fire Department. The drive is called Firefighters Fight Against Hunger. Until August 18th, you can drop a variety of foods to any of the nineteen fire stations in the city, and the food will be donated to the Chattanooga Food Bank.

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