Mon July 30, 2012

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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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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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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Fri July 27, 2012
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Mid-State Catholics Celebrate Milestone Anniversary

The Most Reverend David R. Choby leads the Diocese of Nashville.
Diocese of Nashville

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — A yearlong celebration begins tomorrow marking the 175th anniversary of the Catholic Diocese of Nashville.

Bishop David Choby will lead a Mass of Thanksgiving at St. Mary of the Seven Sorrows in downtown Nashville. St. Mary was the cathedral for the diocese from 1847 to 1914.

The celebration will continue with a monthly mass in some of the oldest churches across the diocese and conclude with a larger celebration in September 2013.

Diocese spokesman Rick Musacchio says Catholics comprise about four percent of the Mid-State’s population.

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Thu July 26, 2012
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Improved Health Noted Among Tenn. Children

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — A new study finds Tennessee's kids are the healthiest in the South.

According to The Tennessean, the annual Annie E. Casey Foundation Kids Count evaluation placed Tennessee 16th in the nation in children's well-being.

Linda O’Neal directs the Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth. She says Tennessee kids enjoyed a significant improvement in health over the past year.

“Tennessee’s rank this year was 36. We were 39th last year. We were especially pleased to see improvements in health indicators.”

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