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4:30pm

Mon November 19, 2012
Brains For Dinner!

Couple Writes Book For The 'Little Undead'

Illustrator Scott Brundage has created a few of the images for the book so far.

Dan and Amelia Jacobs are newlyweds and co-authors of an unusual children's book. It's called A Brain Is For Eating, and they say it's written "for zombies and their little undead." They've written the book and gotten the first few pictures from the illustrator. Now, they're trying to use Kickstarter to finish the project.

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9:55am

Thu November 15, 2012
Community

Name the Choo Choo Pooch

Name the Choo Choo Pooch

Just outside the door to the Choo Choo Dog Camp is a giant statue of a French Bulldog that has never been given a name. 

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3:45pm

Wed November 14, 2012
Community

Finding The Right Dog For The Part

Emmy McKenzie, who is playing Annie, poses here with Dudley, a dog who has been standing in for Sandy.

The Chattanooga Theatre Centre is putting on Annie next month and there's one character left to cast – Sandy, the dog. The theater center held auditions this week for the part of Annie's fluffy friend, and the competition was stiff. 

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12:49pm

Tue November 13, 2012
Cliffhanger

New Outdoor Climbing Wall Will Let You Scale Bijou

Concept design for the new climbing gym in the old Bijou location.
Credit Contributed illustration.

High Point Climbing and Fitness is transforming part of Chattanooga's old Bijou movie theater into a place for rock climbers to train and compete.  A 55-foot-high wall outside is planned.

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3:54pm

Mon November 12, 2012
This Little Piggy

How The Sausage Is Made: A Visit To Link 41

Tom Montague and Trae Moore started the local meat company Link 41 to connect urban Chattanooga with its surrounding farms. The business has been open for about two years now on Main Street. 

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3:45pm

Mon November 12, 2012
Older And Wiser

Pet Placement Center Pushes Senior Pet Adoption

This month, the  Pet Placement Center is offering a reduced adoption fee for dogs and cats that are at least 7-years-old.  In this segment, executive director Kerry Moyers-Horton introduces a couple of a the older animals at the no-kill shelter on Dayton Boulevard.

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11:01am

Thu November 8, 2012
Sock Drive

'Box of Sox' Collecting Donations For New Jersey Rescue Workers

Chattanoogan Stephanie Steiman is originally from Toms River, New Jersey, one of the places devastated by super storm Sandy. She's collecting socks to send to the rescue workers in New Jersey, and she's calling the relief effort "Box of Sox."

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11:15am

Wed November 7, 2012
Heavy Lifting

Towing Hall of Fame Honors Unusual Heroes

A tow truck from the early 20th century is on display at the International Towing and Recovery Hall of Fame and Museum in Chattanooga.
Credit Mary Helen Miller / WUTC

Halls of fame tend to be for athletes and performers. Our cultural heroes. But not so in Chattanooga. Here, there's a place that honors a group in a far more practical line of work: tow truck operators. The newest class in the hall of fame was just inducted. 

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9:00am

Wed November 7, 2012
Community

Bid on a Cure for Cystic Fibrosis at Three Blind Wines

Ginger and King Birnbaum

The Tennessee Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is hosting Three Blind Wines on November 15th to raise funds towards a cure for this genetic abnormality affecting the lungs and digestive system. 

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12:14pm

Tue November 6, 2012
New On South Willow St.

Amani Brings Handmade African Goods To Chattanooga

A women's clutch is on display at the Amani warehouse on South Willow Street.
Credit Mary Helen Miller / WUTC

A non-profit that has branches in five African countries and Washington, D.C., has opened its doors in Chattanooga. Amani chose Chattanooga's Ridgedale neighborhood as the location for its U.S. distribution center.

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9:16am

Tue November 6, 2012
Community

4th Grader Leads Fundraising for Junior Miracle Marathon

Anchondo Family
Credit Rabbit Zielke

The Children's Hospital Foundation will receive proceeds from the Miracle Team running the Junior Miracle Marathon as part of the Chickamauga Battlefield Marathon on November 10th.  

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4:13pm

Mon November 5, 2012
Urban Design

Bigger Payoff For Downtown Investments, Says Minicozzi

Chattanooga could be making more money in tax revenue if it concentrated on developing downtown more, says Joe Minicozzi. He's an Asheville-based consultant who looked at Chattanooga's urban design and how much money it makes in tax from different properties. River City Company commissioned the study and has made it available to the public.

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10:06am

Mon November 5, 2012
Community

Holiday Plans with the Salvation Army

Salvation Army 2012 Holiday

The Salvation Army in Chattanooga is warming up for the holiday festivities with a reminder of events coming up in the next few weeks. 

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11:28am

Fri November 2, 2012
Community

BMW Commercial Wins Praise For Using Sign Language

Scott Carpenter signs during a BMW Of Chattanooga television ad.
Credit Moss Media Labs

Sign language is rarely seen on television, but a new commercial for BMW of Chattanooga features it.  Scott Carpenter, the dealership employee who signs, says he's an "introvert," but he stepped into the limelight.

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10:05am

Fri November 2, 2012
Community

The Chattanooga Market Hopes Your Dog Will Bark for Life

Bark For Life 2012
Credit Rabbit Zielke

The American Cancer Society honors companion animals at the Chattanooga Market with the annual fundraiser Bark for Life on Sunday, November 4th. 

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