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12:12pm

Mon April 23, 2012
Alive Hospice Says Only 1-in-3 Prepared

Murfreesboro Meeting Explores End-of-Life Issues

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Several of the area’s leading health care providers are partnering to get Middle Tennesseans talking about end-of-life care.

The program “The Gift Initiative” is supported by Vanderbilt University, Saint Thomas Health, Alive Hospice and The Minnie Pearl Cancer Foundation. The Initiative is convening a panel discussion on end of life issues Tuesday evening at the Center for the Arts in Murfreesboro.

Alive Hospice spokesman Phil Barnett said only about one person in three has documented what their desires are for their end of life care.

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8:55am

Mon April 23, 2012
All Now Old was Once New

Burriss on Media: New Technology

Dr. Larry Burriss

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (BURRISS)  --  My son came home from school one time and we got to talking about how his day had gone. I asked him what he had done in music class, and he told me they had talked about some of the old composers and musicians. I was most impressed as I thought how great it was that my son was learning about Beethoven, Bach and the classics. So I asked him who they had talked about. He said, "You know, Dad, the old ones . . . Simon and Garfunkel and the Rolling Stones." We quickly dropped the discussion.

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10:01am

Fri April 20, 2012
Judge Excludes Anti-Islam Testimony

Murfreesboro Mosque Case Headed Back to Court

The mosque being built by the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro on Veals Road

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — A lawsuit that seeks to void the approval for a Rutherford County mosque will go to trial next week in Murfreesboro.

On Thursday, Chancellor Robert Corlew denied a defense motion to dismiss claims of inadequate public notice for the meeting where the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro was approved.

Even though the trial will now go forward, mosque spokesman Saleh Sbenaty says his congregation feels confident about the eventual outcome.

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9:58am

Fri April 20, 2012
Suprising Gains in Manufacturing, Construction

Tenn. Sees Employment Gains Eighth Straight Month

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — Good news on the jobs front as Tennessee’s March unemployment rate dipped just below 8 percent.

Jeff Hentschell with the Tennessee Department of Labor says the rate fell a tenth of a point to 7.9 percent. It was the eighth straight month of decline, and the rate is at its lowest level since November 2008.

Hentschell says Tennessee’s unemployment numbers are getting a boost from two surprising sectors.

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9:53am

Fri April 20, 2012
Pres. Obama Calls Summitt "Inspiration"

Coach Summitt to Receive Medal of Freedom

WASHINGTON (AP/WMOT) — The White House says former Tennessee women's basketball coach Pat Summitt will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor.

President Barack Obama says Summitt is an "inspiration" as the coach who has won more games than anyone else in NCAA college basketball history and for her willingness to "speak so openly and courageously about her battle with Alzheimer's."

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