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9:40am

Mon February 10, 2014
Arts

Bruce Springsteen Coming to the Mid-State

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NEW YORK (AP) — Bruce Springsteen is coming back to America, and the mid-state is on his tour calendar.

The music icon announced a new set of U.S. tour dates Monday after finishing recent treks in South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.

Springsteen and the E Street Band will kick off the 15-date tour on April 8 in Cincinnati. His new tour will visit Nashville, Tenn.; Atlanta; Tampa, Fla.; and Houston, among other cities.

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8:27am

Mon February 10, 2014
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Vanderbilt Study Looks at Musicians' Hearing Loss

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt University has launched a study aimed at understanding the effects of hearing loss on musicians.

The Tennessean reports that doctoral student Kristen D'Onofrio in Vanderbilt's audiology program is conducting the study. She’s testing Nashville musicians with hearing loss as part of a research project she hopes will spur an entire career studying the issue

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6:01am

Thu February 6, 2014
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Federal Judge Orders Williamson Schools to Re-Enroll 19 Year-Old Student

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (AP) — A federal court judge has ordered the Williamson County school system to re-enroll a 19-year-old student who was forced to leave school because of a medical condition.

The Tennessean is reporting that U.S. District Judge John Nixon said the student, who had been away for almost two years because of his health, can return to class and get his high school diploma.

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5:59am

Thu February 6, 2014
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State Senate School Voucher Bill Delayed

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Senate version of a bill to create a school voucher program in Tennessee has been delayed to allow sponsors of the measure and a competing version to try to work out differences.

The proposal sponsored by Republican Sen. Brian Kelsey of Germantown was to be discussed in the Senate Education Committee on Wednesday but was delayed for two weeks.

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9:01am

Wed February 5, 2014
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Magistrate Who Changed Baby Messiah's Name Replaced

NEWPORT, Tenn. (AP) — An East Tennessee magistrate who ordered a baby's name changed from Messiah to Martin because she believes Messiah is a title held only by Jesus Christ has been replaced.

Lu Ann Ballew was a child support magistrate, serving at the pleasure of the chief judge of Tennessee's fourth judicial district. Judge Duane Slone terminated Ballew on Friday and appointed a new magistrate. He didn’t return calls seeking comment, and his order does not explain why he ended Ballew's appointment.

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