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Tuesday morning those 7 men and 5 women along with three alternates will begin hearing arguments in the 1st degree murder case against Lindsey Lowe.
The case has received so much attention Judge Dee David Gay's office brought in 180 potential jurors.
Nearly all of them had heard about Lowe and several expressed that they had already made up their minds.
"Do you believe you can not be fair and impartial," said Judge Gay to an excused juror.
Lowe's story became well known a year and a half ago when she was charged with smothering two sons she'd just given birth to in her parents' bathroom to keep them from crying.
Prosecutors say Lowe hid the pregnancy from family because the baby's father wasn't Lowe's fiancee.
She faces two 1st degree murder counts plus another two child abuse charges.
Lowe will not face the death penalty if convicted.
"Has anybody talked to anyone that claimed to have firsthand knowledge of this case," asked prosecutor Ray Whitley to the jury pool.
The court asked every potential juror to fill out a questionnaire on what they know about the case.
Defense attorneys questioned jurors about their answers and whether or not their family has had a natural childbirth.
The trial is expected to last 5 days.
Among the key witnesses, the man paternity tests identified as the father of Lowe's children.
Monday, March 11 2013, 11:24 PM CDT
Chattanooga adding hundreds of hotel rooms
May 19, 2013 18:39 GMT
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) -- The Chattanooga market will add hundreds of hotel rooms in the coming year, following four years of booming revenues for its hotel industry.
The Chattanooga Times Free Press (http://bit.ly/112fNkG ) reports at least 728 hotel rooms under construction are to be added this year and next, citing Smith Travel Research.
That extra supply comes amid expectations for a busy summer tourism season but on the heels of a drop in demand so far this year.
According to Smith Travel Research, Chattanooga's hotel occupancy rates in the first three months of this year dropped 10.4 percent from the same period a year ago.
The summer tourism season kicks off when the USA Cycling Professional National Championships roll into town Memorial Day weekend. The event is expected to draw about 25,000 spectators.
Information from: Chattanooga Times Free Press, http://www.timesfreepress.com
Gauge of US economy's future health up in April
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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IN THE NEWS: LABOR GROUP SAYS CONDITIONS AT APPLE PLANTS IMPROVING
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A labor group Apple joined to assess working conditions at three manufacturing plants in China, where its products are made, says conditions are getting better.
ON THIN ICE?
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- He was already on thin ice with the law when he failed to meet the conditions of his probation.