Wed March 14, 2012
It's All Politics

Gingrich's SuperPAC Ally Tells How His Candidate Can Still Be Nominee

Originally published on Wed March 14, 2012 5:02 pm

Newt Gingrich could still be his party's salvation, according to a former aide who advises a pro-Gingrich superPAC.
David Goldman AP

Time for a few unconventional thoughts:

  • Newt Gingrich is still in good enough shape to win the Republican presidential nomination at a brokered convention in Tampa.
  • By staying in the race, Gingrich actually helps, not hurts, his rival Rick Santorum.
  • Gingrich's situation resembles Abraham Lincoln's in 1860.
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Wed March 14, 2012
The Two-Way

Reports: New York Knicks Head Coach D'Antoni Resigns

Head coach Mike D'Antoni of the New York Knicks during the NBA game against the Phoenix Suns at in January.
Christian Petersen Getty Images

Several news organizations are reporting that what had at one point been a story-book run by the New York Knicks is crashing back to reality: With the return of star Carmelo Anthony and a six-game losing streak behind him, head coach Mike D'Antoni has resigned.

Yahoo! Sports, which first reported the story, says D'Antoni has clashed with Anthony in the past. They report:

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Wed March 14, 2012
Fine Art

800-Year-Old Frescoes Leave Texas For Cyprus

Originally published on Wed May 23, 2012 9:57 am

In the 1980s, this dome from the 13th century was stolen out of the church of St. Evphemianos in Lysi in the Turkish occupied section of Cyprus. The fresco portrays Christ in heaven, surrounded by 12 angels. The Archangels Michael and Gabriel flank the Virgin Mary and John the Baptist as a medallion illustrates the throne that's been prepared for the Lord.
Kevin Keim Charles Moore Foundation

A set of 13th-century Byzantine frescoes — plundered after Turkey invaded Cyprus and on display in Houston for the last 15 years — is headed home at last. It's the closing chapter in what turns out to be a remarkable odyssey.

It all started in the summer of 1974, when the Turkish army invaded Cyprus and nearly 200,000 Greek Cypriots became refugees fleeing south.

"And so all the churches and homes and art was left behind," says Josef Helfenstein, director of the Menil Collection in Houston. "And after years, some of these churches began to be looted."

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Wed March 14, 2012
The Two-Way

The Spotlight Shines On Another Central African Warlord

Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga (center) at the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands, where he was convicted Wednesday of war crimes, including recruiting child soldiers.
Evert-Jan Daniels AP

There's been a major development involving a notorious warlord from Central Africa who snatched thousands of children and sent them to war on his behalf.

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Wed March 14, 2012
Shots - Health Blog

Get To Know 'Number Needed To Treat'

A single number can help show how beneficial, or not, a treatment is.

While reading over an analysis of decades-old studies of LSD as a treatment for alcoholism last week, I found that the so-called number needed to treat was 6 to prevent alcohol misuse. In other words, treat six people and one would benefit.

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Wed March 14, 2012
The Two-Way

On Last Day As A Free Man, Blagojevich Will Hold News Conference

Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich in December.
Scott Olson Getty Images

A day before he begins serving his prison sentence, former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich will give one final press conference. As The Chicago Tribune puts it, talking into a microphone was, after all, one of his favorite things to do as governor.

The disgraced governor was sentenced to 14 years in prison back in December, after he was convicted of, among other things, trying to sell President Obama's vacated Senate seat.

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Wed March 14, 2012
Middle East

Commentators Consider Solutions In Syria



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


And I'm Melissa Block. Time is of the essence. Those words about Syria today from a United Nations spokesman as tanks and armored vehicles launched new attacks on the city of Daraa. Syrian forces are also bombarding the city of Idlib. The U.N. says nearly 8,000 people have been killed so far during the uprising against Syria's President Bashar al-Assad.

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Wed March 14, 2012

MTSU, Tennessean 'Tweetup' for Child Obesity Awareness Day

MTSU and The Tennessean will combine forces to alert people in middle Tennessee and beyond about the dangers of childhood obesity in an on-campus“Tweetup” on Tuesday, March 20.

MTSU’s Dr. Don Morgan, an expert on physical fitness and childhood obesity, and Tennessean Health Editor Heidi Hall, will give a presentation framing this statewide epidemic. Their ideas to help chip away at the problem are aimed at inspiring students and parents, journalists and teachers, community and business to learn more about childhood obesity and get involved in solving it.

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Wed March 14, 2012

Concurrent Enrollment and Reverse Transfer Agreement Signed

The presidents of MTSU and Nashville State Community College signed an agreement March 14 to make it easier for students to earn degrees from both institutions.

MTSU’s Dr. Sidney A. McPhee and Nashville State’s Dr. George Van Allen officially authorized a Concurrent Enrollment and Reverse Transfer Agreement to ease the processes between the two Tennessee Board of Regents institutions and encourage students’ academic success.

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Wed March 14, 2012

Lady Raiders to Play Vanderbilt in Opening Round of Women's NCAA Tournament

The Lady Raiders basketball team was invited to the women's NCAA tournament   and will head to Nashville to battle Vanderbilt on Sunday, March 18th.  The game has a scheduled tip-off of 4:10 cst.  Tickets are priced at $16 for all ages.  MTSU students can purchase tickets prior to Wednesday at noon for only $8.

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