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11:35am

Tue August 21, 2012
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Volunteerism Not a Priority in the Volunteer State

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  A new study suggests residents of the “Volunteer State” are not as generous with their time as the nickname suggests.

The Chronicle of Philanthropy magazine says that only about one-in-four Tennesseans volunteer their time, a full percentage point below the national average.

Tennesseans are more generous with their cash, ranking fourth among the 50 states, donating 6.6 percent of their disposal income annually.

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11:47am

Mon August 20, 2012
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Gov. Haslam Tries to Correct Sharia "Confusion"

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — Gov. Bill Haslam's administration is responding to what it calls "confusion" about the role of a Muslim staffer and a council that has advised two state departments on Islamic affairs.

The Republican governor was criticized this summer by several Republican groups over what they perceived as the growing influence of a version of the Islamic code called Sharia in Tennessee government.

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10:16am

Mon August 20, 2012
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WMOT Fall Football Preview: MTSU Blue Raiders

MTSU Sports

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (HUBBARD)  --  WMOT previews the fall football season this week with a look at the prospects of several mid-state teams. First up, the Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders.

MTSU football will look to rebound from last year’s tough season when they take the field at Floyd Stadium Aug. 30.

The Blue Raiders finished the 2011 season with a 2-10 record, giving up an average of 37 points a game.

Head coach Rick Stockstill shook things up in the spring when he brought in former SEC defensive coordinator Tyrone Nix to lend a hand.

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9:05am

Mon August 20, 2012
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Humane Society Offers $10,000 for Walking Horse Abuse Tips

SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — The Humane Society of the United States is launching a hotline and reward for people to call in tips about abuse of Tennessee walking horses ahead of the breed's national show in Shelbyville next week.

The Horse Protection Act prevents a form of abuse called soring, a practice of using chemicals and chains to train horses to perform high-stepping gaits for shows and competitions.

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5:48am

Mon August 20, 2012
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Burriss on Media: Movie Protection

Dr. Larry Burriss
MTSU

MURFREESBORO, TENN. (BURRISS)  --  How many of you remember a long time ago when software companies tried all sorts of schemes to prevent piracy? There were key disks you had to periodically insert into your computer. There were access codes and there was copy protection. Eventually all of the schemes were cracked, but the supposed downfall of software companies never happened.

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