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1:05pm

Mon January 28, 2013
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Tenn. Prosecutors Outline Legislative Agenda

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) —  The 108th Tennessee General Assembly will resume deliberations this week and the state’s prosecutors are weighing in with their recommendations for changes to the Tennessee criminal code.

Tennessee District Attorneys General Conference spokesman Guy Jones says prosecutors are recommending that individuals convicted of aggravated child neglect be required to serve more of the original sentence.

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12:52pm

Mon January 28, 2013
Sports

Will Tenn. Schools Feel Impact of New Fed. Sports Regulations?

Credit cityschools.net/departments/athletics

WASHINGTON (AP/WMOT) — The Tennessee Secondary Schools Athletic Association says the state’s school systems will feel little impact from new federal guidelines requiring equal access for students with disabilities.

The Education Department announced Friday that students with disabilities must be given a chance to play on a traditional sports team or have their own leagues.

The order is reminiscent of the Title IX expansion four decades ago of athletic opportunities for girls and women and could bring sweeping changes to school budgets and locker rooms for years to come.

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11:47am

Tue January 22, 2013
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Proposal Would Add Rights Advocate's Name to Tenn. Park

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Memphis City Council member says he wants to honor a local civil rights champion by adding her name to a park currently named for the first Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan.

The park is the gravesite of Confederate cavalry officer Nathan Bedford Forrest and features an equestrian statue of him. A city official recently had a granite marker bearing the park name removed, saying it had not been approved by the city.

A local Sons of the Confederacy chapter paid for and placed the marker and say they did have city approval.

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11:43am

Tue January 22, 2013
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Court Considering UT Campus Free-Speech Challenge

CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal appeals court is weighing a southern Kentucky evangelical preacher's request to overturn the University of Tennessee's requirement that speakers on campus have sponsorship and get the approval of school administrators.

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10:47am

Fri January 18, 2013
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Tennessee Choir Set to Sing for Obama Inaugural Monday

Credit leeuniversity.edu

CLEVELAND, Tenn. (AP) — About 200 students from Cleveland, Tennessee’s Lee University left by bus for Washington D.C. Friday morning to participate in Monday’s presidential inaugural.

A choir from Lee University will sing for the inaugural crowd prior to President Obama being sworn in for his second term.

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