Hales Bar Dam Celebrating 100 Years
One hundred years ago, the Hales Bar Dam opened with fanfare heard around the globe. The Hales Bar Dam, which was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2001, was the first multipurpose hydroelectric dam built on a navigable river in the world. The Hales Bar Dam paved the way for an industrialized south and led an emerging age of electrical technology.
Saturday November 16th at 2:00pm Central, and event to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the opening of the Hales Bar Dam will take place at the historic Princess Theater in South Pittsburg, Tennessee.
Construction began on the dam in 1905, making it one of the oldest hydroelectric dams in the world. Initial estimate for the construction was $2 million to be completed in two years. Due to major unforeseen setbacks, the dam was not completed until 1913 at a staggering cost of $10 million, which was financed by Anthony Brady and built on land that was donated by Daniel Hale and his son George Hale for which the dam was named.
The event will feature live music from Blackbirds Revival, as well as a pre-screening of the up coming documentary Wide River to Cross, which tells the story of the historic dam.
Tickets to the 100th anniversary celebration will be $7. Proceeds will go to the Marion County food bank. For more information on the event or to reserve tickets, call 423-939-9369.
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BRUCE JENNER - RATINGS
NEW YORK (AP) -- He talked. And a lot of us watched. Bruce Jenner's interview drew an audience of nearly 17 million. In the interview, Jenner declared that he identifies as a woman. The Nielsen ratings show it was the biggest audience for ABC's "20/20" on a Friday night in 15 years.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Bruce Jenner says he has the heart and soul of a woman -- but hasn't decided whether to give himself a woman's body. And he says if he decides to have what's known as gender reassignment surgery -- it won't be as public a deal as the interview he did Friday night. He went on ABC to tell Diane Sawyer that for "all intents and purposes" he is a woman. He says he has felt gender confusion since he was a kid, trying on his mother's and sister's dresses.
Bruce Jenner is out with his not-so-well-kept secret -- he's becoming a woman. Details on his extraordinary TV interview from AP Entertainment Editor Oscar Wells Gabriel.
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Oscar Wells Gabriel
AP Entertainment Editor Oscar Wells Gabriel reports Bruce Jenner used his ABC interview to clear up some details about his personal life.
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Oscar Wells Gabriel
AP Entertainment Editor Oscar Wells Gabriel reports Bruce Jenner says in an ABC interview that his transition to a woman isn't a spur-of-the-moment fancy.
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Bruce Jenner tells the world where he is gender-wise. COURTESY: ABC News ((mandatory on-air credit))
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Bruce Jenner says he had gender issues dating back to when he was a child. COURTESY: ABC ((mandatory on-air credit))
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Bruce Jenner takes issue with the idea that he is a woman trapped in a man's body. COURTESY: ABC ((mandatory on-air credit))
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Bruce Jenner asks one thing of people who are hearing about his decision to become a woman. COURTESY: ABC ((mandatory on-air credit))
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Bruce Jenner says while he looked like a man, he thought like a woman. COURTESY: ABC ((mandatory on-air credit))
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Bruce Jenner says he decided to go forward with becoming a woman because he didn't want to die with regrets. COURTESY: ABC ((mandatory on-air credit))
"FURIOUS 7" WINS BOX OFFICE RACE
NEW YORK (AP) -- Four in a row for "Furious 7." The movie took in another $18.3 million over the weekend -- to top the box office battle for a fourth straight week. The success isn't just in the U.S. It's become only the third film ever to make $1 billion internationally. But Furious is expected to be beaten next weekend when "The Avengers: Age of Ultron" hits theaters. It has already taken more than $200 million in its overseas debut.
"Furious 7" stays number-one for the fourth-straight weekend -- as AP's Jamie Friar reports.
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Sound of Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson
Sound of Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson, in a scene from "Furious 7," the top movie at the box office for the fourth weekend in a row.
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Sound of Paul Walker and Michelle Rodriguez
Sound of Paul Walker and Michelle Rodriguez, in a scene from "Furious 7," the top movie at the box office for the fourth weekend in a row.
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ADAM SANDLER MOVIE HIGHLIGHTS CONCERNS OVER HOW
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- When you think of Native Americans in movies, what images come to mind? In many cases, the portrayals are similar to those from decades ago -- and that's why so much attention was given to last week's walkout of eight American Indian actors from the set of an Adam Sandler movie. They wanted out of "The Ridiculous Six" because the script poked fun at Indian names and religious rites. In one scene a Native American woman urinates while smoking a peace pipe. One actor says she knew the movie wouldn't be historically accurate -- but she at least thought it would be tasteful.
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EDIE FALCO - FINALES
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Edie Falco isn't a big fan of series finales. But she says fans of "Nurse Jackie" will be pleased with the way the show wraps up. Falco was in "The Sopranos" -- a show whose 2007 finale still generates talk from fans. Falco says in a perfect world, a finale episode would live up to everyone's expectations. But Falco says she tries "not to get too caught up" in the hype. "Nurse Jackie" ends its 7-year run on Showtime on June 28.
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Edie Falco says series finales seem to be more than an inside baseball thing.
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Edie Falco says there's no point in her mind for fans to give so much attention to series finales. ((Longer version of cut used in wrap))
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Edie Falco says despite her misgivings, she thinks the finale of "Nurse Jackie" will work for fans of the show.
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Edie Falco and others
Here's a scene from the TV show "Nurse Jackie." The Showtime production ends its final season on June 28
CRAIG FERGUSON - DAYTIME EMMY WINNER
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Craig Ferguson says he never wins anything. But he has now. He won for best game show host at the Daytime Emmy Awards. He stars in "Celebrity Name Game." Accepting his award at a ceremony in Los Angeles last night, Ferguson said: "Thank you, Hollywood, for a job."
SAWYER SWEETEN - OBIT
NEW YORK (AP) -- One of Ray Romano's twin sons in "Everybody Loves Raymond" has died. Sawyer Sweeten was 19 -- and killed himself, according to his sister Madylin -- who is four years older. She provided no other details. Madylin, Sawyer and his twin Sullivan played the Barone kids on the sitcom which ran nine seasons before ending its run on CBS in 2005. He apparently didn't work in TV or movies after the show went off the air.
Here's a bit of the theme from the sitcom "Everybody Loves Raymond." One of the boys who played Ray Romano's twins in the show, Sawyer Sweeten, has died by suicide at age 19.
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