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1:02pm

Mon February 6, 2012
Annual Event Promotes Disaster Preparedness

The Great Shakeout Returns to Tennessee

More than 250,000 Tennesseans participated in last year's Great Shakeout earthquake drill.
Central U.S. Great Shakeout

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — This is Tennessee's annual Earthquake Awareness Week, which includes the second annual Great Central U.S. ShakeOut drill.

The drill at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday morning will mark the 200th anniversary of the largest of the great New Madrid earthquakes of 1811 and 1812, which created West Tennessee's Reelfoot Lake.

A spokesman for Tennessee Emergency Management says, even this far east, we will feel a big quake’s impact.

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11:39am

Fri February 3, 2012
Blue Raiders Play Denver Saturday Night

Lady Raiders Extend Winning Streak to 12-0

Junior Icelyn Elie led all players with 22 points at North Texas Thursday.
Bradley Lambert

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  The Blue Raider men and women both pulled out hard won victories last night over North Texas in Denton. 

The MTSU men's basketball team withstood a late rally by the Mean Green to hold on for a 68-66 victory. The men now have a 21-3 overall record and a 10-0 standing in the Sun Belt Conference, marking the best league start in school history. 

The Lady Raiders game also went down to the wire, with the MT women eaking out a 70-68 victory to extend their winning streak to 12 games.

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12:31pm

Thu February 2, 2012
Protester Arrested in October Reacts to Measure

Bill Aimed at Occupy Protesters Advances

Rep. Eric Watson of Cleveland, Tennessee, is the House sponsor of Legislation intended to dislodge Occupy protesters from Legislative Plaza.
Tenn. General Assembly

NASHVILLE, Tenn (AP/WMOT) — A proposal that seeks to prevent Occupy Nashville protesters from staying overnight on the plaza next to the state Capitol advanced in the Tennessee General Assembly yesterday.

The measure sponsored by Republican Rep. Eric Watson of Cleveland was approved on a voice vote in the House Judiciary Subcommittee. The companion bill is awaiting a vote in the Senate Judiciary Committee.

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12:20pm

Thu February 2, 2012
InterVarsity One of the Groups on Probation

Christan Groups React to Vandy Policy Changes

A statue of Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt in front of Kirkland Hall on the VU campus.
Vanderbilt University

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Registered campus groups at Vanderbilt University are no longer permitted to bar students who don't share the groups' mission or beliefs from leadership positions.

That non-discrimination policy was reiterated at a packed campus meeting Tuesday night. A university spokesperson says all students must be able to join a student group and run for leadership positions in order for it to be registered.

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11:38am

Thu February 2, 2012
Scarritt-Bennett Conference Attracts 20+ Scholars

"Big-I" Conference Explores Religion's Evolution

Rabi Rami Shapiro
Scarritt-Bennett Center

MURFREESBORO, Tenn (WMOT)  --  What will religion and spirituality look like in years to come?  That’s the big question being explored this weekend during the “Big I” conference being held at the Wisdom House at the Scarritt-Bennett Center in Nashville.

More than 20 speakers from across the nation and representing different faith backgrounds will be on hand to offer their insights. The conference will include both formal presentations and opportunities for attendees to interact with the featured speakers.

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