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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Giant African snails sold in some Tennessee pet shops could damage crops if released into the wild, University of Tennessee scientists said Wednesday. Dr. Gary McCracken, a UT-Knoxville zoologist, said some of the giant snails, imported illegally from Nigeria, can grow almost as big as a football. The snails eat more than

Arena Lawsuit

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — A settlement has been reached in the long-standing lawsuits arising from construction of the University of Tennessee’s 24,535-seat Thompson-Boling Arena, UT Executive Vice President Emerson Fly announced Wednesday. Fly said that under the agreement UT could receive at least $6.5 million in the settlement and that all claims against UT by B.B.