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11:49am

Tue July 31, 2012
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Mosque Opponents Seek to Intervene in Federal Court Ruling

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Plaintiffs who have waged a two year long court battle to halt construction of the Murfreesboro Mosque apparently intend to continue the fight.

The Tennessean reported Tuesday that the plaintiff’s attorneys have filed a new motion in the case. Plaintiffs hope to intervene in a federal judge’s ruling that allows the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro to occupy their new mosque once it’s complete.

The decision nullified the plaintiff’s earlier victory in Rutherford County Chancery Court denying local Muslims access to the facility.

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8:54am

Tue July 31, 2012
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Tenn. Schoolyard Bullying, Violence Frighteningly Common

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (NELSON) -- A new survey suggests schoolyard bullying and violence are a frighteningly common experience. Nearly one student in three was involved in a physical fight within the last year.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, almost 33 percent of the nation’s students have been in a physical fight, one or more times in the last twelve months.

Tennessee students fared only marginally better. The CDC says about 31 percent of the state’s high schools students were involved in a fight in the previous year.  

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11:36am

Mon July 30, 2012
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First of Its Kind Degree Focuses on Educational Assessment

Dr. Lana Seivers, Dean of the College of Education at Middle Tennessee State Univ.
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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  -- With the State of Tennessee in the midst of major education reform, Middle Tennessee State University has announced it will soon offer a Doctor of Education degree in Assessment, Learning and School Improvement.

MTSU College of Education Dean Lana Seivers announced the new degree program late last week and says the first classes will be offered in the fall of 2013.

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10:41am

Mon July 30, 2012
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Mid State Athelete Learns Olympic Sized Lessons

Lady Raider Ann Dudley at a recent competition in Kentucky.
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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (HUBBARD) --   a Middle Tennessee State athlete recently had her first taste of what being an Olympian might be like. MTSU's Ann Dudley ultimately came up short, but says the experience will serve her well

Dudley became the Blue Raiders first female All American entry in the high jump this past track season. Her success led her to the U.S. track and field Olympic trials last month in Eugene, Ore.

Dudley went right to work and made the preliminary cut to get into the high-jump final.

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8:31am

Mon July 30, 2012
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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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