president obama en Utility Scam Mentions President Obama <p>MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)&nbsp; --&nbsp; Utility companies across the state are warning Tennesseans about a telephone scam.</p><p>Officials report scammers are calling to say that a new federal program will pay their power bills. The caller then asks for personal information such as social security and bank account numbers.</p><p>Todd Palmer with Middle Tennessee Electric says the scammers often do a little name dropping.</p> Tue, 10 Jul 2012 17:12:01 +0000 Mike Osborne 13045 at Pat Summitt Honored by President Obama <p>WASHINGTON (AP) &mdash;Pat&nbsp;Summitt was honored by President Barak Obama with the Medal of Freedom yesterday afternoon&nbsp;during a White House ceremony.</p><p>Summitt&nbsp;stepped down last month after 38 years as the Lady Volunteers head coach because she&#39;s suffering from early-onset dementia, Alzheimer&#39;s type.</p><p>In his remarks honoring Summitt, President Obama noted her remarkable coaching record and her tenacity.</p> Wed, 30 May 2012 16:28:50 +0000 AP/WMOT 11495 at Pat Summitt Honored by President Obama Student Loan Interest Could Double <p style="line-height: 150%;"><span style="line-height: 150%; font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 14pt;">WASHINGTON (AP/WMOT) &mdash; Senate Democrats are expected to introduce a bill this week that will keep interest rates from rising for millions of <span style="color: red;">students</span> with federal <span style="color: red;">loans</span>. Republicans are balking at a tax boost Democrats want to use to pay for it.<!--?xml:namespace prefix = o /--><o:p></o:p></span></p> Wed, 25 Apr 2012 19:10:43 +0000 AP/WMOT 10199 at Coach Summitt to Receive Medal of Freedom <p>WASHINGTON (AP/WMOT) &mdash; The White House says former Tennessee women&#39;s basketball coach Pat Summitt will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation&#39;s highest civilian honor.</p><p>President Barack Obama says Summitt is an &quot;inspiration&quot; as the coach who has won more games than anyone else in NCAA college basketball history and for her willingness to &quot;speak so openly and courageously about her battle with Alzheimer&#39;s.&quot;</p> Fri, 20 Apr 2012 14:53:34 +0000 AP/WMOT 9999 at TBR Says Nothing to Fear from Obama Initiative <p>WASHINGTON (AP) &mdash; The 46 institutions of higher learning governed by the Tennessee Board of Regents have nothing to fear from President Barack Obama&rsquo;s latest education initiative, according to TBR Chancellor John Morgan.&nbsp;</p><p>The Associated Press says in a story released Monday that the Obama administration is concerned about rising student debt, which now averages over $25,000. The president is also reportedly concerned by the apparent disconnect between what students learn at the nation&#39;s universities and the skills employers say they&#39;re looking for.</p> Tue, 21 Feb 2012 18:17:37 +0000 Mike Osborne 7577 at TBR Says Nothing to Fear from Obama Initiative