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11:32am

Tue May 15, 2012
Ketron Says Higher-Ed Focus of Next Session

Sen. Ketron Reviews 107th General Assembly

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  -- WMOT is asking news makers to review the work of the just-completed 107th Tennessee General Assembly. Today the views of 13th District Republican Senator Bill Ketron of Murfreesboro.

Ketron describes the just ended state assembly as a “spectacular session.” He says that he and his fellow legislators passed a number of significant bills and still managed to end the session early.

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12:21pm

Mon May 14, 2012
Dangerous Details Publishable?

Burriss on Media: Flu Research

Dr. Larry Burriss

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (BURRISS)  --  One of the criteria both judges and reporters use in determining whether or not to publish what may be dangerous material is, is the hazard resulting from the publication real, or is it merely theoretical? Unless there is a serious, provable danger, decision-makers almost always come down on the side of publication. This is particularly true in matters of involving debate on public policy.

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11:56am

Mon May 14, 2012
Regionals held in Oklahoma Beginning May 17th

MTSU Golf Team Makes NCAA Regionals

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (Nelson)  --  Middle Tennessee State University is the only school in the Mid-State, and only one of two schools in Tennessee selected to participate in the NCAA Division 1 Men’s Golf Championships.

The announcement was made by The Men’s Golf Selection Committee’s ranking show on NCAA.com and this will be MTSU’s 5th consecutive year involved.

The University of Tennessee in Knoxville and a Vanderbilt University student, Adam Hofmann were also selected.

The Blue Raiders have won a NCAA berth six times in the program’s history.

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11:41am

Mon May 14, 2012
Defeat of "Harboring" Bill Considered a Victory

TIRRC Reviews the 107th General Assembly

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  -- WMOT News is asking news makers from across the political spectrum to offer their take on the just-completed 107th Tennessee General Assembly. Today the views of Eben Cathey of the Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition.

Cathey says the Coalition counts as a legislative victory the defeat of a bill that would have made harboring or transporting an undocumented person a felony. He says the Council is happy that it’s worst fears for the legislative session were not realized.

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11:36am

Mon May 14, 2012
Dollar General Stores a Tenn. Standout

Tennessee Works: Discount Retailers

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  WMOT News continues to search out those thin slices of the Tennessee economy that prospered during the economic downturn.

One sector that did reasonably well was what might be called low-end, or discount retailers. Chains like Walmart saw sales remain steady or even increase during the downturn as jittery shoppers looked to discount stores to help them stretch every dollar.

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