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12:14pm

Thu November 29, 2012
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Help for Those Grieving During the Holidays

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  The holiday season is supposed to be a happy time, but it can be difficult for those who’ve lost a loved one.

Alive Hospice is offering grief seminars in Nashville and in Murfreesboro the evening of December 6 for anyone struggling with loss.

Grief Counselor Pam Quaintance says there’s no expiration date when it comes to grief.

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11:57am

Thu November 29, 2012
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Governor Told Fiscal-Cliff Fall Will Hurt Tennessee Badly

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A tax expert is warning state officials that Tennessee will be among the hardest-hit states if federal officials don't resolve the so-called fiscal cliff.

The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports Dr. Stan Chervin updated Gov. Bill Haslam and other state officials yesterday, saying states that depend heavily on sales taxes for revenue would feel the most stress if tax breaks are not extended.

Chervin is a senior research consultant with the Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations.

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6:19am

Thu November 29, 2012
Sports

MTSU Leaves Sun Belt for Conference USA

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Middle Tennessee State University President Sidney A. McPhee held a news conference this morning to announce big changes for Blue Raider sports.

“Today ladies and gentlemen, I’m pleased to formally announce that Middle Tennessee State University has accepted an invitation to become a member of Conference USA.”

In a press statement, MTSU says it will “enjoy significant national and regional television exposure and revenue sharing,” as a new Conference USA member school.

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12:34pm

Wed November 28, 2012
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Tenn. Infant Morality Likened to Third World Country

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — More than 800 medically fragile newborns are cared for each year by an organization launched in Tennessee more than a decade ago with the help of former Titan offensive tackle Fred Miller.

Nurses for Newborns of Tennessee conducts more than 4400 home visits a year to follow the growth of at-risk babies to the age of 2.

Executive director Vicki Beaver says her nurses are ready to take a phone call from moms in need of assistance  24 hours a day.

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12:25pm

Wed November 28, 2012
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Afghanistan vs. Tennessee: An International Debate

The MTSU debate team faces off against a debate team from Afghanistan November 27, 2012.
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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  The ancient art of debate intersected with the latest in communications technology earlier this week at Middle Tennessee State University.

MTSU’s debate team faced off against a debate team in Afghanistan by way of Skype video conferencing. The debate focused on the internet and democracy.

The competition began just after midnight Tuesday morning; the middle of the day in Afghanistan.

MTSU debate coach Patrick Richey says his team was impressed with the competition.

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