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Positively Schwall: Pet peeves

Positively Schwall: Pet peevesEverybody has one. Some people have more than one. It's the pet peeve-- something that drives us crazy, and two or three times a year Ken Schwall gives viewers a chance to vent about it. 10-16-14
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Positively Schwall: Deadbeat Pete's

Positively Schwall: Deadbeat Pete'sThe term "deadbeat" is derogatory at best, but put the nate Pete after it and it has a whole new meaning, especially in Maryville. 10-15-14
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Positively Schwall: Fall crafts

Positively Schwall: Fall craftsKen takes a trip to Gatlinburg for the annual craftsmen's fair
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Positively Schwall: Homecoming students

Positively Schwall: Homecoming studentsIt's fall homecoming time up at the Museum of Appalachia in Norris. Today was student day, and hundreds of youngsters showed up to learn about life in a bygone era. 10-9-14
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Positively Schwall: Never too old

Positively Schwall: Never too oldIf you stop in to visit Howard Simmons and he's not home, there's a good chance that he's down at the gym working out. Not unusual, except for the fact that Mr. Simmons is 93 years old. 10-8-14
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Positively Schwall: The piano man

Positively Schwall: The piano manIn this day and age, it's not unusual for a home to have a television in every room, but a piano in every room????????????????? Now that's unusual. But not unheard of. 10-7-14
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Positively Schwall: Piedmont dominoes

Positively Schwall: Piedmont dominoesWhen a sudden rain comes up, it often calls for a change of plans. But in a town the size of Piedmont, there are only so many things to do. 10-6-14
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Positively Schwall: Cycling Santa

Positively Schwall: Cycling SantaWhen Rick Allen was five years old, someone gave him a ride on the back of a motorcycle and he was hooked. More than a half million miles and 60 years later, Rick Allen is still cruising the roadways. 10-2-14
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Positively Schwall: This and that

Positively Schwall: This and thatSituated along the Old Thunder Road in Maynardville is a store that defies a simple description. The owner has narrowed it down to two words. 9-30-14
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Positively Schwall: National Coffee Day

Positively Schwall: National Coffee DayToday is National Coffee Day and in years past, Ken Schwall has marked the occasion by heading to the nearest trendy coffee house. This year, he's gone in a different direction. 9-29-14
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Positively Schwall: Gospel Barbecue

Positively Schwall: Gospel BarbecueThe National Quartet Convention is underway in Sevier County with some of the top Southern Gospel groups in the country. Throw in some barbecue and it's an event right up Ken Schwall's alley.
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Positively Schwall: Edsel the barber

Positively Schwall: Edsel the barberEdsel Hall of Newport has had two great careers -- one as a barber and another as a musician. As a result, customers at Edsel's Barber Shop in Newport can get a haircut and a floor show. 9-23-14
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Positively Schwall: Ice Cream Cone Day

Positively Schwall: Ice Cream Cone DayNot only is today the last day of summer, it's also National Ice Cream Cone Day. And that leaves little doubt as to where Ken Schwall spent the day. 9-22-14
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Positively Schwall: Summer is fading

Positively Schwall: Summer is fadingIt's evident from the weather that summer is fading and fall is fast approaching. That's good news for some and bad news for others. 9-15-14
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Positively Schwall: Million hot dogs

Positively Schwall: Million hot dogsBack in 1955, McDonald's sold its 1,000,000th hamburger. The rest is history. This year, a market in Townsend sold its 1,000,000th hot dog. And, well, who knows what the future holds? 9-11-14
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Positively Schwall: Seniors to the fair

Positively Schwall: Seniors to the fairToday was senior citizen day at the Tennessee Valley Fair, and it managed to attract hundreds. 9-9-14
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Positively Schwall: Kids go to fair

Positively Schwall: Kids go to fairIt's been an East Tennessee tradition for as long as anyone can remember. Students from several rural high schools load up and come to the Tennessee Valley Fair. 9-8-14
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Positively Schwall: Softball

Positively Schwall: SoftballThe saying "you're never too old" applies to a lot of things, but here in Knoxville, it certainly applies to softball. 9-4-14
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Remembering Roy Boy Baker- a true original

Remembering Roy Boy Baker- a true originalWe first met Roy Boy back in 2007, when Ken Schwall ran into him on the UT campus. You couldn't miss him-- decked out head to toe in his unique Tennessee gear.
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Positively Schwall: Farmer's market

Positively Schwall: Farmer's marketKen Schwall spent the morning at the farmer's market down on Market Square, and he found out that there are more non-farmers than farmers. 9-3-14
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Positively Schwall: Dream job

Positively Schwall: Dream jobLess than 15 percent of American workers think they have the ideal job and more than half would like to change careers. 9-1-14
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Positively Schwall: General store

Positively Schwall: General storeGene Branson grew up in rural East Tennessee and he has fond memories of time spent in those old general stores. The stores are fast disappearing, but Mr. Branson's memories aren't, so he created his own general store behind his Friendsville home.
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Positively Schwall: Pasties

Positively Schwall: PastiesThey started in the tin mines of Cornwall in the United Kingdom. Then they moved to the copper mines of Michigan's Upper Peninsula. And now, they're in Knoxville. 8-26-14
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Positively Schwall: Preaching

Positively Schwall: PreachingPeople in all sorts of professions make it a habit to attend seminars, workshops and conventions aimed at improving their skills. Preachers are no different. 8-25-14
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Positively Schwall: Frosh daze

Positively Schwall: Frosh dazeThere is always a certain amount of confusion on the first day of school at the University of Tennessee. Among the most confused are the freshmen-- students just starting their college adventure. 8-20-14
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Positively Schwall: Two Sisters

Positively Schwall: Two SistersAs sisters, Ruby and Dixie spent a lot of time in the kitchen cooking for family members on holidays and other occasions. So, about five years ago, they decided to see if the general public would be interested in eating their food. 8-19-14
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Positively Schwall: Campbell signs

Positively Schwall: Campbell signsThere's no way to prove it, but during this political season, Campbell County may just have more political signs per square inch than most other counties around. 7-31-14
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