Thursday brought the news that Indiana and Kentucky couldn't agree to terms on continuing their nonconference series, and a nation of basketball fans will be denied a probable matchup of top-five teams next season. It doesn't really matter who's to blame -- Should Kentucky have backed down on an insistence on neutral sites? Should Indiana not have pulled the plug on discussions so abruptly? -- because, in a vacuum, each program should operate in what it believes to be its own best interests. At some point, though, people are going to have to start taking a hard and collective look at the good of the game at large, and petty me-first schedule conflicts like this are a big part of the problem.
It was the most famous high-speed chase of its day.
Traveling with young children is an imperfect art. Sure, there are urban myths about parents who tour Europe with their silent, serene baby in an organic backpack. But that's just folklore peddled by luxury retailers selling couture children's clothing. Real kids are loud, smelly and fidgety.
Family dining on the road doesn't have to be a disaster if you pick the right places. Namely, restaurants that have speedy service, kid-friendly foods and a mildly raucous atmosphere. An affordable menu and well-stocked bar only add to the appeal. Here's a sampling of spots that fit the family-friendly bill in Chattanooga and Huntsville:
These under-the-radar destinations make for an easy road trip-and each is close to a big city.
A CNN Hero's journey to global recognition begins with a nomination by someone who's been touched by their efforts -- someone like you who wants us to share their story with the world.
A CNN Hero's journey to global recognition begins with a nomination by someone who's been touched by their efforts.
The remnants of Tropical Storm Lee settled in over the mid-Atlantic and Northeast on Wednesday, prompting warnings of heavy rain and flash flooding in areas from Washington up to western New England, the National Hurricane Center said.
Authorities report that more than 100 homes were damaged north of Atlanta.
Tornado warning sirens echoed across northern Georgia on Monday as the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee swept through the area, damaging dozens of homes and knocking out power to thousands.
CNN's Susan Hendricks talks to reporter Reagan Hackleman from CNN affiliate KXAN about the devastating Texas wildfires.
Residents of smaller towns get into auto wrecks less often than their counterparts in bigger cities, according to Allstate's seventh annual "America's Best Drivers Report."
In March 2006, when Mia Walter's* 10-year-old daughter decided to quit gymnastics, the Chattanooga mom was almost relieved.
Emergency crews freed an injured caver Monday who fell during a difficult expedition through a remote Franklin County, Tennessee, cave, a county spokesman said.
The storm system that plowed through the Deep South left scenes of destruction described as "surreal" and "sickening" by those who saw them. Authorities looked ahead to the immediate task of searching for any who might be trapped and the prospect of long and arduous recovery. Here are reports from some of the worst-hit areas.
Severe weather descended on the Southeast Monday, killing at least one person, reducing homes to rubble and leaving drivers stranded in flooded streets as the storm system moved northward up the East Coast.
Whether it's following hockey statistics or calculating the national debt, our daily lives add up to a lot of math. But try explaining that to a room filled with middle schoolers.
There's a fan who's been writing incessantly about a holiday wish list for NASCAR. During the Christmas season, I thought it was a good idea to bring it up briefly, but with a twist: three wishes where I could go back in time to keep major changes from happening. Let's go through them:
Readers offer small-budget holiday-gift ideas and other insights on cheap holidays.
If you want the fastest internet connection in America, it may be wise to skip Silicon Valley and New York. Instead, look to southern Tennessee.
Some came for the bargains. Others arrived just to capture a glimpse of a lifestyle from a largely bygone era of decadence and conspicuous consumption.
A magnitude-3.8 earthquake struck northern Illinois early Wednesday, shaking homes and buildings and rattling plenty of nerves.
Areas of Oklahoma received a mixture of snow, sleet, rain and freezing rain which coated surfaces with ice.
A major winter storm with heavy snow and ice was heading from Texas and Oklahoma to points east, with 8 to 10 inches of snow possible in some locales, the National Weather Service said Friday.
Stocks rallied Monday, pushing the Dow back into positive territory for the month, as investors cheered a combination of analyst upgrades and corporate deal-making.
When Lori Zeller lost her sister to suicide in 1991, she began a life of activism.
Quarterbacks have won eight of the last nine Heisman Trophies, and while that string of domination could continue this year with either Colt McCoy or Tim Tebow, The Watch is high on running backs. Backs fill the top three spots, and six of the top 10 and have been prominent on this list all season.
An annual family boating trip to the Florida Keys took a bloody and life-changing turn for Jordan Thomas.
After losing his legs in a boating accident, Jordan Thomas launched a foundation to provide prosthetics for children.
Forget Madison Avenue's claims about the cleaning power of household detergents. Steward Advanced Materials, a 30-employee company in Chattanooga, promises to mop up mercury, lead and even nuclear waste from soil and water.
The game was a model of normalcy. Sixteen seeds do not beat No. 1 seeds in the NCAA tournament, and the reasons for this were on full display in Connecticut's 103-47 destruction of Chattanooga late Thursday afternoon at the Wachovia Center. What transpired in the hours before -- and minutes afterward -- was not close to normal, except in the sense that Connecticut has been in this very odd place far more often than most basketball teams.
BYU's 79-66 destruction at the hands of No. 9 seed Texas A&M was bad enough to beg the question -- or bellow it, as the belligerent Cougars fans behind me did until they went hoarse, then mute, then left: "How do you get eliminated by the same team two years in a row?"
Five mid-major conference tournaments to keep an eye on as Championship Week unfolds.
Kat Koonce loves her Saturns. She owns three, and has pictures of them on Saturnfans.com, where she is one of almost 2,500 Saturn devotees who've posted photo albums of their vehicles.
The opening-week opponents for last week's top 25 teams included Eastern Washington, Coastal Carolina, Northern Arizona and Chattanooga. Less than a third of my ranked teams faced foes from the six major conferences.
The current run-up in food prices is prompting cries of a food crisis. CNN's Bill Tucker reports.
Nearly 300 people were arrested Wednesday in immigration and identity theft raids at Pilgrim's Pride poultry plants in five states
Usher's father, Usher Raymond III, passed away at an Atlanta hospital on Friday, the R&B star's rep confirms to PEOPLE.
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- UNC Greensboro coach Mike Dement turned to an assistant during the Spartans' battle with UT-Chattanooga last week and said, "How'd he do that?"
A Tennessee judge resigned last month after making a recording of fantasies so lurid that police and FBI officials thought they were listening to a torture session and believed it might be linked to a murder case
Authorities say high winds, possibly from a tornado, damaged buildings and caused minor injuries in Tennessee.
A small plane crashes onto one of Chattanooga's busiest streets, crashing into a car and coming to rest in a parking lot.
Bystanders are credited with helping rescue four people from a small plane that crashed into a shopping center parking lot in Chattanooga while trying to land at a nearby airport.
Two University of Florida police officers were placed on leave Tuesday after using an electronic stun gun to subdue a student questioning Sen. John Kerry at a campus forum.
I-Reporter Clarissa Jessup shot University of Florida student Andrew Meyer being hit by a Taser during a John Kerry event.
An Army helicopter on a training flight in foggy weather struck a power line and crashed in northeast Alabama, killing all three soldiers on board
The train rumbled over the tracks toward the depot. Click, clack, click, clack, click, clack. A deafening whistle echoed across the valley. My 3-year-old boy's face lit up. He thrust his arms into the air, pumped his fists and belted out an exuberant "Choooooo! Choooo!"
He is the second best tennis player in the world. Now the Spanish master of the clay courts will try to beat out No. 1, Roger Federer, in the upcoming U.S. Open. Rafael Nadal will now take your questions
Cleaning up contaminated water is big business. World demand for treatment is forecast to increase 6 percent per year through 2009 to more than $35 billion, according to a 2006 report by research firm Freedonia.
The NFL descends upon Indianapolis this week for the annual Scouting Combine. More than 325 top prospects in April's draft will be poked, X-rayed and mentally tested in front of the league's decision-makers. As is the case every February, the events this week in the RCA Dome are a make-or-break event for many. Here are the players whose fortunes are hanging in the balance starting Thursday.
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In a time of global warming and PCB-filled streams, fabric carpet samples might not seem like a pressing environmental issue, but consider the numbers. An average order of 30 carpet samples, each 1...
In the switching yard at Sequoyah Nuclear Plant, about 20 miles outside Chattanooga, stand eight gigantic transformers. The huge machines, which weigh nearly 700 tons each and dwarf the hard-hatte...
Authorities captured a bear Sunday that they suspect was responsible for the mauling of an Ohio family in the rugged mountains of eastern Tennessee, a U.S. Forest Service spokeswoman said.
A fire engulfed a two-story house in eastern Tennessee, killing nine people -- including four young children, as they slept, local officials said.
Authorities found the wreckage of a missing U.S. Navy jet in a mountainous area of northwestern Georgia Wednesday night, a Navy spokesman said. All four people on board died.
Phone hotlines set up to combat price gouging after Hurricane Katrina have gotten thousands of calls related to gasoline prices.
Altoids, the "curiously strong mints," are crossing the Atlantic to begin a new phase of their production history, and U.S. workers have reason to cheer.
Shoppers flocked to stores for last-minute Christmas gifts Friday but retailers were wondering whether it would be enough to rescue a lackluster holiday sales season.
The man sought by the FBI in the abduction of three girls and the slayings of four people apparently shot himself while being pursued Thursday evening, police said.
Turns out I needed a custom-measured hand-built bicycle that cost four times the blue book value of my car. Turns out, according to Allen Trepel, the owner of Roy's Sheepshead Cycle in Brooklyn, th...
Richard White, a 52-year-old Oakland trial attorney, had everything going for him--a newborn son and a partnership offer at his law firm--when he was diagnosed with a cancerous tumor of the spinal ...
Seth M. Glickenhaus, 79, has seen a lot of up and down markets. After all, he started in 1934, at Salomon Brothers. His reputation as an adroit preserver of capital has brought Glickenhaus & Co. $2...
Up ahead, steam hisses. A whistle blows. A uniformed conductor yells, ''All aboard!'' Your open-windowed railroad car jerks forward as you hear the , unmistakable chuff-chuff of a steam locomotive ...
Want some early glimpses at the talents of chiefs of FORTUNE 500 companies and other big CEOs? Take a look at the excerpts above from high school yearbooks -- which report on their ambitions, their...
There's no one named Wally at our house. Or Ward, or June or the Beav. But there is a certain suburban sitcom quality to life these days at 28 Waterbury Rd. Call it Leave It to the Retriever (and i...
For one group of investors, Black Monday was the start of a buying spree. Known as contrarians, these professionals pride themselves on ''buying straw hats in winter'' -- acquiring stocks that are ...
In the country once famous for octogenarian managers, the boss's job is no longer so secure. Shoji Nogawa, president of Komatsu, the Japanese construction equipment giant, recently flew home to Tok...
Just a few years ago, wine bars were popping up across the U.S. from Chicago to Chattanooga. America was believed to be full of wine enthusiasts who would flock to places that provided a large vari...