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8:31am

Mon July 30, 2012
Top Stories

Black vs. Zelenik, The Rematch

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) —  Filled with big money punches and verbal attacks, the primary for the 6th District congressional seat is looking more like a female boxing match: Black vs. Zelenik, the rematch.

Two years ago former state Sen. Diane Black defeated Lou Ann Zelenik by fewer than 400 votes in a GOP primary that pitted Black's mainstream Republican credentials against Zelenik's tea party fervor. Black went on to win the seat east of Nashville, helping tip the Tennessee congressional delegation to 7-2 in favor of the GOP.

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8:28am

Mon July 30, 2012
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Tennessee Tries to Get a Handle on Pain Clinics

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Department of Health has issued licenses to 255 pain clinics since a new law took effect on Jan. 1 requiring the step.

The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports that there are another 20 applications being reviewed, while 19 have been rejected.

The law imposes regulations on pain management clinics in an effort to crack down on so-called pill mills. In addition to licenses, the new regulations outlaw cash payments for treatment and require licensed physicians to be present in the clinic at least 20 percent of the time.

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8:24am

Mon July 30, 2012
Opinion

Burriss on Media: Leak Prevention

Dr. Larry Burriss

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (BURRISS)  --  Ever since the First Continental Congress, the government has been dealing with leaks of classified information. In fact, the first president of the Congress, Henry Laurens, and the secretary to the foreign affairs committee, Thomas Paine, were forced to resign their offices because secret correspondence was published in Philadelphia newspapers.

Now the defense department is proposing new regulations to both prevent leaks, and to monitor the media for publication of classified information.

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11:57am

Fri July 27, 2012
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Nashville Ballet Celebrates National Dance Day

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  The Nashville Ballet is celebrating National Dance Day tomorrow by offering several free and open dance classes.

You can try ballet, hip hop, and contemporary dance – along with conditioning dances that include elements of yoga and Pilates.

If you’re a fan of the TV show, So You Think You Can Dance, you can learn a group dance that will be videotaped at the end of the day and uploaded to the show’s website.

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9:47am

Fri July 27, 2012
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Mid-Tenn Connection to the London Games: Tommy Haynes

Haynes is a member of the Blue Raider sports hall of fame.
MTSU Sports

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (HUBBARD)  --  The opening ceremonies for the 2012 Olympic Games are set for Friday evening. WMOT News has discovered a surprising number of Mid-State connections to the games.

Tommy Haynes was a three-time All American under Middle Tennessee State track coach Dean Hayes. Haynes broke the NCAA and national records in the triple jump and set the top mark for an American at the 1975 Pan-American Games.

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