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12:26pm

Mon November 14, 2011
Comment Gets National Attention

State Rep. Says Expel Muslims from U.S. Military

Comments by a Tennessee State Representative are getting Rutherford County still more national attention for anti-Muslim rhetoric.

Over the weekend local and national Muslim groups called on Tennessee officials to rebuke Rockvale Republican Rick Womick for comments he made Friday.

At a gathering of conservatives in Gallatin, where the subject was Sharia law, Womick was captured on video saying he thinks Muslims should not be allowed to serve in the U.S. military.

Womick reiterated those comments Saturday in an interview with the Daily News Journal.

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12:19pm

Mon November 14, 2011
Blue Raider Football Continues to Struggle

MTSU Basketball Off to a Promising Start

Middle Tennessee State continues to struggle on the gridiron but the Blue Raider's basketball season is off to a good start. 

(Story by student reporter Scott Henry)

12:13pm

Mon November 14, 2011
State Rep. to Push Measure in Legislature

Bill Would Ban Minors From Liquor Stores

A new liquor store ordinance in Memphis and one in the works for Jackson could serve as models for a state statute.

State Rep. Jimmy Eldridge, a Jackson Republican, is drafting a similar bill to present to the upcoming General Assembly.

The measures ban anyone under 21 from entering liquor stores without a parent, legal guardian or spouse.

Jackson liquor store owner Bob Lindsey tells The Commercial Appeal that store owners frequently see teenagers in their stores, pointing out to older friends what to buy for them.

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11:48am

Fri November 11, 2011
To Receive "Icon" Award From Civil Rights Museum

Seigenthaler Receives Civil Rights Honor

A Middle Tennessean will join Danny Glover, Cicely Tyson and several other celebrities when they pick up awards tomorrow at the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis.

The 2011 National Freedom Awards are being presented this year to civil rights pioneers in several fields, including education, sports, the arts, and activism.

Special awards for what the museum calls “icons” of the American civil rights movement will also be presented.  The museum’s Gwen Harmon says Middle Tennessee’s John Seigenthaler will be among seven Icon recipients.

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11:37am

Fri November 11, 2011
Ian Hunt Shares Music Industry Insights

Topspin CEO, Founder Speaks at MTSU

 Music media guru Ian Rogers was in Murfreesboro last night to give a presentation at Middle Tennessee State University.

 The CEO and founder of Topspin, talked about launching his music media career, the music industry, and what it takes to succeed.

Rogers built his first online community during the early 1990s while running a fan site for the music group, "The Beastie Boys."

Now, 20 years later, he runs the leading direct-to-consumer marketing and retail software outlet for recording artists.

Since 2008, Topspin has grown to service more than 4000 artists.

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