Dr. Larry Burriss

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (BURRISS)  --  Two things seem to have gotten people really stirred up about privacy lately:  the revelations that the National Security Agency has a massive program of data mining, and the fact that so many companies are collecting an inordinate amount of data about each of us.  But somehow not very many people seem to have put these two concerns together.

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (BURRISS)  --  Can you sign away your right to criticize a company you do business with?  Apparently some companies think you can, and may try to charge you a lot of money if you say anything bad about them.

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (BURRISS)  --  The last few weeks have seen an outpouring of remembrances about President John Kennedy, and the impact of his assassination 50 years ago.  We have seen retrospectives of his life, analyses of the assassination, and considerations of what might have been.
    But there is also a plethora of little-known stories that also deserve retrospection, analysis and consideration.

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (BURRISS)  --  A few years ago I visited Dallas, Texas, and sat on the grassy knoll, the location from which some people believe a second gunman shot President Kennedy.  I could see the Texas Book Depository, Elm Street was right in front of me, and the triple-overpass was just a short walk away. 
    I walked by where Jack Ruby’s Carousel Club used to be, stopped at the Texas Theater where Oswald was arrested, and stood on the spot where the infamous picture of Oswald and his rifle may or may not have been taken.

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (BURRISS)  --  William Shakespeare and Gertrude Stein both talked about the value of a name, and they seemed to reach the same conclusion:  not much value at all.  It’s the attributes of the name, what it stands for, that really matters.  Call it what you will, it’s the actual “thing” that really counts, not what you call it.
    So perhaps maybe it’s time to rethink what we mean by “journalism” and “newspaper.”

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