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The Maryland Farms YMCA and the Brentwood Family YMCA were both illuminated red overnight.
"The Y is committed to improving our community's health and we recognize that heart health is an important aspect of overall well-being," said Elizabeth Michels, Brand Engagement Coordinator for the YMCA of Middle Tennessee. "That's why we support men, women and children in their efforts to prevent and reverse heart disease."
All 23 YMCA's in Middle Tennessee are displaying fliers about heart health and handing out red heart-shaped stickers to members all month saying, "I'm committed to heart health." The February visitor total for all 23 Y's is expected to be more than 500,000.
(Pictured is the YMCA on Concord Road)
Friday, February 8 2013, 08:33 AM CST
Work beginning on Civil War park in Knoxville
May 18, 2013 13:12 GMT
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A Civil War landmark in East Tennessee will soon become a low-impact park that allows public access and preserves the area's historical integrity.
High Ground Park is being created at the site of Fort Higley in south Knoxville, which was manned by Union soldiers during the Siege of Knoxville in 1863.
The Knoxville News Sentinel (http://bit.ly/11Vb6XJ) reports the park is scheduled to open on Nov. 27, which is the 150th anniversary of the construction of Fort Higley.
Bob Young, who has been involved in the effort to preserve the site, says it is "a treasure."
Information from: Knoxville News Sentinel, http://www.knoxnews.com
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- A measure of the U.S. economy's future health rose in solidly in April, buoyed by a sharp rise in applications to build new homes and apartments.
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- He was already on thin ice with the law when he failed to meet the conditions of his probation.