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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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12:09pm

Fri August 17, 2012
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Knoxville Abortion Provider Closes Doors After 38 Years

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP.WMOT) — A new Tennessee law requiring abortion doctors to have admitting privileges at local hospitals is being blamed for the closure of a longtime Tennessee abortion provider.

The Volunteer Women's Medical Center in Knoxville recently closed its doors after being in operation for 38 years.<?xml:namespace prefix = o />

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12:03pm

Fri August 17, 2012
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Tennessee Unemployment Back Above the National Average

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Tennessee’s unemployment rate rose sharply in July.

Joblessness jumped three tenths of one percent to 8.4 percent, pushing it above the national rate of 8.3 percent.

The new rate is the highest Tennessee has seen since last December, but still a full percentage point below August 2011.

In spite of rising unemployment, Tennessee saw strong job growth in July in the manufacturing, health care and government employment sectors. The state lost jobs in hospitality, business services, and transportation.

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