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11:32am

Wed November 2, 2011
Gov. Notes Restraining Order is Temporary

Governor Haslam Unapologetic For Protester Arrests

        Governor Haslam is not backing down after a federal judge temporarily blocked his efforts to clear protesters off of Legislative Plaza.

          Protesters were granted a restraining order Monday, barring the state from making further arrests after more than 50 of their number were taken into custody on the Plaza over the weekend by State Troopers.

          In a news conference yesterday, Governor Haslam did not admit defeat or to any mistake, saying that deteriorating safety and sanitary conditions on the plaza required a response.

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11:26am

Wed November 2, 2011
Still More Jobs Offered Over Next 18 Months

Nissan Looking to Fill 1100 Jobs in Smyrna

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          A big job fair underway at this hour here in Murfreesboro.

          Nissan is interviewing for 1,100 new workers at their Smyrna Plant.

          The Tennessee Department of Labor is hosting the event at the Embassy Suites on Conference Center Boulevard in Murfreesboro. The positions need to be filled by the end of February.

          Nissan will also be hiring for other warehouse and production-support jobs over the next 18 months.

          Today’s job fair continues until 2 this afternoon.

11:23am

Wed November 2, 2011
Show Originated at Famed Bluebird Cafe in 1999

"Freedom Sings" Returns to Tennessee

          The multimedia experience Freedom Sings opens this afternoon at 2:20 in the Tucker Theater here on the Middle Tennessee State campus.

          Freedom Sings is a celebration of America’s protest music, banned and censored songs. The show debuted at the Bluebird Café in 1999 and now tours nationwide.

          Before the show, you can take a look at some of the original mediafeatured in the program courtesy of MTSU's Center for Popular Music. 

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9:51am

Wed November 2, 2011
Cornerstone Church Provides New Venue

Anti-Sharia Conference Finds New Host

          An anti-Shariah conference has been moved to a suburban church after a downtown Nashville hotel canceled the group's reservation.

          The Nov. 11 event billed as "The Constitution or Sharia? A Freedom Conference" will now be held at the Cornerstone Church in Madison.

          The gathering was set to meet at Nashville’s Hutton Hotel, but lost that venue when the hotel owners decided that the scheduled speakers were too controversial.

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9:45am

Wed November 2, 2011
ACLU Represents Protesters in Court

Occupy Nashville Wins "Temporary" Victory

          The state of Tennessee has agreed, at least temporarily, to stop enforcing a new curfew used to dislodge Occupy Nashville protesters from the grounds around the Tennessee Capitol.

          The protesters went to federal court yesterday seeking a temporary restraining order against Gov. Bill Haslam saying the curfew and arrests of dozens of supporters violated their rights to free speech and freedom of assembly.

          Protesters were represented in court by the American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee.

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