Tue March 20, 2012
State Will Verify Search Information

New Strings on Unemployment Benefits

NASHVILLE, Tenn  (AP) — The state Department of Labor is warning the 56,000 Tennesseans currently receiving unemployment benefits will soon be required to prove they’re looking for work.

The state is preparing to implement new guidelines issued by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Tennessee Department of Labor spokesman Jeff Hentschel explained the new requirements, saying...

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Tue March 20, 2012
Group Seeks Input on Medicare, Social Security

AARP Holding Town Meetings Statewide

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The AARP will host town hall meetings across the state to give Tennesseans a chance to provide input on the future of Medicare and Social Security.

Meetings are planned for Johnson City, Knoxville, Nashville and Jackson on April 4, and in Memphis on April 5.

According to AARP, a new survey finds that most Americans believe lawmakers in Washington are making too many decisions about Medicare and Social Security behind closed doors and not listening to the public.

Karin Miller is an AARP spokesperson.

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Tue March 20, 2012
Author, Journalist, Documentary Film-Maker

Junger Speaks About War-Time Reporting at MTSU

MURFREESBORO, Tenn (WMOT)  --  Best-selling author, journalist and documentarian Sebastian Junger was on the Middle Tennessee State campus
Tuesday to talk about his wartime reporting.

Junger is the acclaimed author of the book “The Perfect Storm,” which became a major motion picture. But he's also an accomplished journalist and filmmaker best-known for the war documentary "Restrepo."

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Tue March 20, 2012

MTSU Hosts Summer Internship Event

Who: More than 50 vendors and about 500 MTSU students

What: Annual spring SummerInternship and Jobs Fair at MTSU

When: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. today (March 20)

Where: James Union Building’s Tennessee Room

Etc.: A variety of companies and organizations are offering opportunities.

Attending students will be from a wide range of majors on campus.

 For a full list of vendors/range of majors as of March 13, visit:

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Mon March 19, 2012
Both Events are Open to the Public

Sebastian Junger & Marlee Matlin Visit Middle Tenn.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn (WMOT)  --  Best-selling author, journalist and documentary filmmaker Sebastian Junger and Academy Award winning actress Marlee Matlin will both speak here on the Middle Tennessee State campus this week.

Junger is perhaps best known as the author of the book “The Perfect Storm,” which became a major motion picture. Junger is also an accomplished journalist and filmmaker known for the war documentary "Restrepo."

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