About Jack Lail
BiographyJack Lail directs the editorial content on News Sentinel's Web sites. A native of North Carolina, he joined the News Sentinel in January 1984 and has a variety of editorial and online roles. He led the team that launched knoxnews.com in 1995 and govols.com (now called GoVolsXtra) in 1996. Both sites have won a number or regional and national awards.
Chris Hadfield's amazing space photos
Published 05/14/2013 at 4:54 p.m.
Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield returned to Earth Tuesday, landing safely on the steppes of Kazakhstan. He, American Thomas Marshburn, and Russian Roman Romanenko returned from a five-month mission at the International Space Station. While in space, Hadfield took some amazing ...
Truck stop competitor isn't seeing 'knee jerk' reaction to Pilot probe
Published 05/08/2013 at 8:38 a.m.
A key truck stop competitor to Knoxville-based Pilot Flying J isn't seeing a "knee-jerk" reaction from trucking companies in the wake of the FBI raid on the Pilot headquarters in mid-April, the CEO told stock analysts Tuesday.
Will this be Janelle Arthur's last week on 'Idol'?
Published 04/10/2013 at noon 1 Comment
Janelle Arthur, the singer from Oliver Springs, made it to the Top Six on American Idol season 12, but the question this week is can she make it to the next round.
Cancer victim Katelyn Norman remembered round the world
Published 03/30/2013 at 10:36 a.m.
Katelyn Norman, the 14-year-old Campbell County teen whose battle with cancer touched people around the world, died Friday. Here is some of the reaction. Many were moved and inspired by her story.
Watch asteroid 2012 DA14 miss Earth at 2:25 Friday afternoon
Published 02/14/2013 at 8:39 a.m.
Get ready for the flyby of asteroid 2012 DA14, which will be closest to Earth at 2:25 p.m. Friday. It's the miss that will be a hit for online video.
Florida Gov. Marco Rubio's 'water-bottle moment'
Published 02/13/2013 at 4:04 p.m.
Florida Sen. Marco Rubio's "water-bottle moment" may be getting more discussion than anything he said in the GOP response to the State of the Union Address by President Barack Obama. The water is being spun, shaken and swirled in many ...
Enterprising teen gets dad to pay her $200 to stay off Facebook
Published 02/08/2013 at 8:19 a.m.
Would $200 get your teenager off Facebook? Would $200 get you off Facebook? That is the price for one 14-year-old in Massachusetts in a story that has gone viral on the Internet.
Trevor Bayne ready for 2013 NASCAR season
Published 01/29/2013 at 10:38 p.m.
Knoxville NASCAR car driver Trevor Bayne is looking with optimism to the start of the 2013 season after funding woes curtailed his 2012 season and an illness sidelined him in 2011.
Snow, icy roads freeze region, but we'll see the sun Friday
Updated 01/18/2013 at 6:38 a.m.
The snow is over and sunny skies are forecast for today, but road crunchy with ice and will make for a hazardous commute this morning.
What you need to know about the fiscal cliff before Christmas
Published 12/22/2012 at 8:03 a.m.
Congress and the president may have left town for the holidays, but rest of us are still hanging at the edge of the "fiscal cliff."
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