Fri October 12, 2012
The Two-Way

Embattled U.S. Speedskating Coach Responds To Resignation And Suspension

Originally published on Fri October 12, 2012 5:56 pm

A day after resigning under pressure from U.S. Speedskating, former head coach Jae Su Chun says he didn't report a tampering incident at an international meet last year to protect skater Simon Cho, who confessed to sabotaging a Canadian athlete's skate blade.

"I know I chose Simon over my own principles," Chun says in a written statement translated from Korean by a spokesman.

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Fri October 12, 2012

Do Chinese Tech Firms Pose U.S. Security Threat?

Originally published on Fri October 12, 2012 4:59 pm

Staff and visitors walk past the lobby at the Huawei office in Wuhan, China. Beijing has urged Washington to "set aside prejudices" after a draft congressional report said Chinese telecom firms Huawei and ZTE were security threats that should be banned from business in the U.S.
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Over the past decade, Chinese companies have become major players in the global telecommunications market. This week the House Intelligence Committee issued a report that could interrupt that growth. The committee warned American companies not to do business with two of China's main telecom manufacturers, saying they posed a security threat.

Huawei Technologies is the miracle story of the Chinese high-tech industry, says telecommunications consultant Roger Entner.

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Fri October 12, 2012
Middle East

Cemetery For Hezbollah Martyrs Continues To Grow

Originally published on Sun October 14, 2012 7:29 am



From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Robert Siegel.


And I'm Audie Cornish. In a cemetery in Beirut, Lebanon, new graves are appearing more frequently than usual. This isn't just any cemetery. It's where the martyrs of Hezbollah are buried. The Shiite militant group is backed by the governments of Iran and Syria. While it's not clear where these latest martyrs were killed, members of Syria's opposition accuse the group of sending fighters into their country to help its embattled government.

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Fri October 12, 2012
Presidential Race

Ryan Attacks Biden On Libya Post-Debate

Originally published on Fri October 12, 2012 4:59 pm

One day after Congressman Paul Ryan debated Vice President Joe Biden, Mitt Romney took to the campaign trail in Virginia and Ohio.


Fri October 12, 2012
Top Stories

MTSU Football Looks for a Win in Florida

MTSU Blue Raider Football Coach Rick Stockstill

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  The Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders are on their way to Florida for Saturday’s game against Florida International University at Miami.

The last couple of weeks have been a real roller-coaster ride for MTSU. Two weeks ago the Blue Raiders pummeled Georgia Tech 49 to 28. But this past week the Raiders stumbled against the University of Louisiana at Monroe, losing their homecoming game 31-17.

FIU will be playing their homecoming game, and Coach Rick Stockstill says MT will have to be in top form to win.

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Fri October 12, 2012
Top Stories

Enviro. Groups Challenge Mountain Top Mining in Tenn.

State of Tennessee

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Environmental groups are challenging a state permit for a mountaintop removal mining operation in East Tennessee.

The Sierra Club and two other groups filed an administrative appeal yesterday with state environmental regulators. The petition says the permit from the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation doesn’t meet federal clean water standards.

The Zeb Mountain mining site in Campbell and Scott counties is operated by National Coal. It’s the largest mountaintop mining site in Tennessee.

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Fri October 12, 2012
The Two-Way

Deficit Tops $1 Trillion For Fourth Year

The figures are in for the federal government's fiscal 2012 and the deficit was $1.089 trillion, according to the Treasury Department and Office of Management and Budget.

That's less than the previous year's $1.297 trillion and is the third consecutive decline.

But it's also the fourth year in a row of a $1 trillion+ gap between spending and revenues.

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Fri October 12, 2012
MTSU On The Record at 2nd and Church

‘MTSU On the Record’ Stops by ‘2nd & Church’ for Literary Chat

An MTSU professor of English talks about his role in a daring new venture for authors seeking exposure for their work on the next “MTSU On the Record” with host Gina Logue.

Instructor Alvin Knox, poetry editor of the “2nd & Church” website, will talk about it at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15, and 8 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, on WMOT-FM (89.5 and wmot.org).

“2nd & Church,” an online literary journal named for the Nashville intersection where its publisher was inspired to create it, strives to examine what it means to live a life of fine arts.

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Fri October 12, 2012
Poetry in the Air

Inspiration in the Air as Poetic Vision Tour Comes to MTSU

The Muslim Student Association at MTSU will co-sponsor a Poetic Vision Tour concert from 6 to 10 p.m. in the T. Earl Hinton Music Hall of the Wright Music Building.

This national traveling concert tour features “spiritually infused, inspired music,” states www.poeticvisiontour.com. “The Poetic Vision Tour believes that music as an art form should not merely instruct but should inspire, not merely educate, but express.”

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Fri October 12, 2012
MTSU Steinway School

MTSU School of Music’s ‘All-Steinway’ Status Gets Attention in 10th Year


School of Music has spent decades providing a stellar education for its students, and its last decade as one of only 140-plus “All-Steinway Schools” in the world has cemented its international reputation for excellence.

“We do our best to help our students achieve the highest possible quality education, which means providing our musicians with access to the best artist-level instruments available," said Dr. George Riordan, director of the MTSU School of Music. 

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