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Teens find friendship on tandem bike rides

Teens find friendship on tandem bike rides

A tandem bike has two wheels and two seats and two people working together to make it go.

Two teenagers developed a friendship based on the trust of riding together.

A bicycle built for two took off with Fausto Crapiz in front (the pilot) and Tate Garcia in back (the stoker).

"Whoa! Now you're smoking!" Tate exclaimed as they zipped down Cherokee Boulevard in West Knoxville.

Fausto said, "He's a very good stoker."

Knoxville HRC Medical Center closes its doors

The doors have officially closed at a local medical center that specializes in hormone replacement.

In December, a judge ordered HRC Medical Centers to stop making false and misleading claims in its advertising. The court says the company intentionally did not tell patients about the potential health risks and side effects of some treatments.

A Davidson County judge appointed a Nashville attorney, John McLemon, to take full control and operate HRC.

Guest information for Monday's show

Guest information for Monday's show

Healthy & Wellness Weekend

January 17-20
RiverStone Resort and Spa

This event is designed to kick start your New Year and put you on the right path to a new you. It is 3 days packed with exercise classes from boot class to Zumba. Andrea Kendrick RD. of DNA Performance and Nutrition designed a delicious and nutritious menu Just for this event and Chef Ray has been secured by RiverStone Resort to prepare the meals for the event and will be giving cooking demonstrations throughout out the weekend.

50% off at Bullman's Kickboxing and Krav Maga

50% off at Bullman's Kickboxing and Krav Maga


DealChicken believes that learning self-defense can lead to a safer and healthier life. So today's deal offers four options from Bullman's Kickboxing and Krav Maga. What is Krav Maga? It's a hand-to-hand combat system used by law enforcement and in the U.S. military. It has no rituals, but you'll increase speed, coordination, power, agility and flexibility. The children's programs teach confidence, focus and all-important discipline while addressing how to handle peer pressure and bullies.

Start 2013 Off On The Right Foot

Start 2013 Off On The Right Foot

Whether running or walking, the New Year's Day 5K is a great way to kick off the new year.   One of the reasons I love this race is that it welcomes both runners AND walkers. The race starts at Calhoun's on the River and is out and back for 3.1 miles on Neyland Drive.  If you don't like hills, this is one of the flattest races around.   

Knox County denies AMR's protest over Rural/Metro EMS contract

Knox County Purchasing Division has denied a protest filed by American Medical Response earlier this week.

Recently an evaluation committee suggested Knox County continue its EMS contract with Rural/Metro of Tennessee.

American Medical Response filed a protest with the Knox County Purchasing Department, which claimed there were significant flaws in the recent EMS contract recommendation.  Knox County Purchasing Director Hugh Holt said after a careful review, he denied AMR's protest and determined it was without merit.   

Flu vaccines available for uninsured children

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Children covered by TennCare and children without insurance that covers the flu vaccine can get vaccinated at county health department clinics for only a small administrative fee.

The Tennessee Health Department says children will not be turned away if parents cannot afford the fee.   The flu vaccine is especially important for people at high risk for serious illness or death from influenza, which includes young children.