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New UT Alumni Officers Elected

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Dr. Ronald Kirkland, a Jackson physician, will head the University of Tennessee’s 240,000-member alumni association for the next 12 months. Kirkland, who earned two degrees from UT, was elected president of UT’s National Alumni Association Friday. UT has 110 alumni chapters worldwide. Lynn Fain of Knoxville is the group’s president-elect. Fain, 1972

UT Physicist Heads NSF Panel

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — An East Tennessee scientist has begun a three-year stint as chair of the Applied Physical Sciences section of the National Academy of Sciences. Dr. Gerald Mahan will organize voting on new academy members and identify members who will conduct studies at the request of Congress, which created the group in 1863 as

State Tax Loss To Internet Growing

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee’s loss of tax revenue on Internet sales is growing rapidly and will cripple governmental services, a University of Tennessee economist said Friday. Dr. Bill Fox said Tennessee and 44 other states lost approximately $200 million in sales taxes in 1998. He said Tennessee lost less than $10 million last year and