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Local pub uses Kickstarter to raise funds to pass health inspection

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Last week, local Irish pub Shane MacGowan’s Teeth closed its doors after failing two inspections by the Tennessee Division of General Environmental Health, which cited several critical violations involving food handling practices. However, the pub has started a crowd-sourcing Kickstarter campaign in order to raise money to pay for renovations in order to pass future

Tenn. Poison Control and Miley Cyrus unveil new warning sticker design

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Coinciding with Nashville-born pop star Miley Cyrus’ 21st birthday, it was announced at a press conference yesterday afternoon by the Tennessee Poison Center that Cyrus had teamed up with the organization to make a new warning sticker design. The stickers are intended to be placed on containers which hold poisonous household materials, to warn children

Hamilton County schools update sex ed with masturbation curriculum

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For decades, sex education has been entrenched in public schools for adolescent students, addressing topics including teenage pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases and birth control, and with a new initiative, the subject of efficient masturbation will also be taught as part of the curriculum in Hamilton County schools. The program, entitled “Get Off and Get On

The Bystander extends TFP’s “The View” boycott: “We will never jack off to Jenny McCarthy again”

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Yesterday, the Chattanooga Times Free Press published an editorial asking readers to boycott the ABC network daytime television talk show The View after it recently announced it was adding co-host Jenny McCarthy—Playboy Playmate, television host and actress. McCarthy has been widely criticized for continuing to spread the myth that vaccinating children can lead to autism,

Rep. Scott DesJarlais pre-pays fines for future sex with patients

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Rep. Scott DesJarlais (R-Tenn.), who represents Tennessee’s 4th congressional district and also practices medicine in Jasper, Tenn., was fined $500 Thursday by the Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners for “unprofessional conduct,” citing sexual relationships he had with two of his patients in the year 2000. Critics have deemed the fine to be a slap on

Chattanooga Area Schools Winter Flu Outbreak Traced to Wal-Mart iPad Display

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Are you one of many parents looking for answers on why the flu outbreak was so bad this past winter? Look no further than the electronics department of the Hamilton Place Wal-Mart.   The Hamilton County Police Department and city scientists have traced the flu source to a Apple display that prominently features one of