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Thai Mexican Chinese Ecuadorian festival!
Thai Mexican Chinese Ecuadorian festival!

And those were only a few of the cultures represented at first-ever event.

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Welcome to Asia in the 'Boro
Welcome to Asia in the 'Boro

Festival celebrates traditional Laotian food, fashion and dancing.

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Baseball in Literature and Culture Conference April 4

 

It is almost April, and it means the Major League Baseball season is right around the corner.

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JORDAN: Trash talking sure gets old

In 1889 when first lady Frances Cleveland left the White House after  President Grover Cleveland had been defeated for re–election, she famously told the staff not to change the curtains and furniture because she would be back in four years.

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LOGUE: Defending Sherman's rant makes no sense
LOGUE: Defending Sherman's rant makes no sense

The rationalizations of Richard Sherman’s behavior by some members of the chattering class are rather interesting.

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WHITTLE: Am I really here?

As I near 70, it has dawned on me – I’m here, but I’m not.

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WOODY: Remote works wonders if you want to duck ‘Dynasty’
WOODY: Remote works wonders if you want to duck ‘Dynasty’

As I followed the recent “Duck Dynasty” uproar, it occurred to me how simple it would be to duck it – and other similar squabbles: If you don’t like something or someone on television, turn the channel.

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VINSON: Take nothing for granted

For my first column of the year 2014, I had intended to write short review of a story a friend shared with me about some gritty bootlegger relatives who, years ago, behaved rather wildly in the area of Cannon and DeKalb counties.

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LOGUE: Time to bid 2013 adieu
LOGUE: Time to bid 2013 adieu

The proximity of Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa to the celebration of the new year is one of those happy accidents that has quite a few fringe benefits.

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BURRISS: Some believe media portray what Americans believe

One of the catchphrases we hear a lot these days is something called “cultural imperialism.”

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New year brings back memories of hog killing

The new year seems like a good time to reflect.

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First American Christmas still inspirational
First American Christmas still inspirational

Washington legacy still relevant today

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LOGUE: Reality TV continues to get out of hand

Reality television inches closer and closer to becoming a parody of itself, but the comedy is so dark that it’s not always easy to laugh.

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LOGUE: Washington puts unique spin on holidays
LOGUE: Washington puts unique spin on holidays

They celebrate the holidays a little differently in the U.S. Capitol, where I have been enjoying a little recreational time with friends.

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LOGUE: Poll highlights sad trend

To the great surprise of no one in an age ruled by cynicism and irony, a poll conducted for the Associated Press by the firm General Social Survey finds that only one-third of Americans believe that most people are worthy of their trust.

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BURRISS: Nothing new about political satire
BURRISS: Nothing new about political satire

To hear kids today tell it, programs such as “The Daily Show” and “The Colbert Report” have broken all kinds of new ground and brought viewers a brave, new world of televised political satire.

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VINSON: Breaking bad can get you cuffed
VINSON: Breaking bad can get you cuffed

While staunch believers attribute the Garden of Eden as the birthplace of crime, non-believers might cite genetic error as the reason for bad behavior.

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LOGUE: North Dakota surprisingly ranks No. 1 for youth
LOGUE: North Dakota surprisingly ranks No. 1 for youth

Youth is a time of movement, both physical and geographical. They feel free to go just about anywhere their hearts, minds and careers take them.

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Being thankful no matter the toll
Being thankful no matter the toll

Classic Thanksgiving tale brings hope alive

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BURRISS: American psyche changed through Kennedy years

Over the last few weeks, we have seen an outpouring of remembrances about President John Kennedy and the impact of his assassination 50 years ago.

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LOGUE: Survey results reveal much about personalities

An expatriate who lives in England thinks he knows how we’re feeling.

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VINSON: What split-second decision would you make?
VINSON: What split-second decision would you make?

It’s a given that on a near-daily basis most people cope with a variety of stresses that can lead them to being on edge – to some degree, at least.

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The ties that bind
The ties that bind

'Woven' joins hearts to history

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Omegas team up with Project Go to aid at-risk kids

The men of the Murfreesboro Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. are launching a mentoring program with Project Go.

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Pair enjoys horror video game fever
Pair enjoys horror video game fever

Gaming duo vanquishes goblins in October

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Expert: Cybersecurity awareness should be taught sooner

As younger children make use of new technology, online safety issues are becoming greater concerns.

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Native Americans return for pow wow

If you want to journey back in time, follow the beat of the drums this weekend to Long Hunter State Park, where more than 50 Native American tribes will gather.

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Tenn. earns national recognition for compassion
Tenn. earns national recognition for compassion

Tennessee is known as the Volunteer State, and that willingness to lend a hand has earned some national recognition.

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JORDAN: Some friendly advice for all who play sports

This week, I’m going to try and help the image and reputation of many present and future players of every sport, from professional to middle school.

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LOGUE: Permission to raise Old Glory?

There must be a saner way to observe the Civil War’s sesquicentennial than what they are doing in Richmond, Va.

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VINSON: Online-only constraints could be deadly for some

It’s common knowledge that a majority of business communications is conducted online.

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WOODY: Bambi still laughing at lettuce bikini stunt
WOODY: Bambi still laughing at lettuce bikini stunt

Sultry model Courtney Stodden recently donned a lettuce leaf bikini to show her support for vegetarianism.

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LOGUE: Password etiquette can be quite tricky

How many passwords do you have? I have so many entrees to the digital world that take me to so many password-protected places now that I can’t remember them all.

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VINSON: Real doomsday scenario might be curriculum
VINSON: Real doomsday scenario might be curriculum

How would you fare if forced to flee to the mountains with only the clothes on your back and survive solely off the land?

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LOGUE: Characters like Frost harder to come by today
LOGUE: Characters like Frost harder to come by today

Like Alistair Cooke a generation before him, Sir David Frost was one of Britain’s most delightful gifts to the United States.

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PICKIN' ON FILM: Moviegoing experience needs overhaul

One topic I have touched on before is how, as a film columnist, I absolutely dread going to the movie theater. Before I am criticized, let me explain. My reasons are pretty simple.

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WOODY: Manziel gets slap on wrist with Newton defense
WOODY: Manziel gets slap on wrist with Newton defense

I believe it was William Shakespeare, or maybe Johnny Football, who asked, “What’s in a name?”

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VINSON: Visitors were entertainment in old days

A beloved, departed family member – who would be 96 years old, if alive – shared this story with me several years ago.

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LOGUE: Meetings make us dumber

Everyone reading this column who believes in the power of meetings, raise your hand.

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BURRISS: Anonymous Internet falls to name calling

Back in the early days of the Republic, newspapers were filled with scathing columns and editorials written by anonymous essayists.

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VINSON: Some secrets may be worth keeping forever

As a teenage girl, Carol Broderick has bounced around from one foster home to the other. With a few dollars saved, Carol packs some bags, catches a bus, and runs away from her foster home.

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WOODY: Bird poop beauty secrets revealed

For $180, a fancy beauty parlor in New York will smear bird poop on your face.

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ACLU chides school for removing anti-bullying posters

The ACLU of Tennessee sent a letter Thursday to the Rutherford County Board of Education urging for Central Magnet School students and teachers be allowed to reinstate “Safe Space” posters.

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LOGUE: Savers are sexy

Can you imagine Jack Benny as the idol of today’s millennials?

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Snake handler show doesn't get tax breaks as 'Nashville'

Although Tennessee taxpayers help subsidize film and television programs like ABC’s “Nashville” provided they film on location, not all productions get the same treatment.

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LOGUE: Are you smarter than an 8th grader?
LOGUE: Are you smarter than an 8th grader?

Does it seem as though 100 years have passed since you were in the eighth grade?

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BURRISS: Online romances have been troubling for years
BURRISS: Online romances have been troubling for years

I was reading a book recently about online romance. Everything, well, almost everything, was there.

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WEEKEND PLANNER: NAACP to honor locals at banquet

At 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, the Murfreesboro Branch of the NAACP will present its annual Freedom Fund Banquet at Stones River Primitive Baptist Church in Murfreesboro.

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BURRISS: Control of media rests with consumers
BURRISS: Control of media rests with consumers

It’s certainly been an interesting couple of weeks for the media.

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LOGUE: Monogamy is all about calories

Some men claim that men are hard-wired not to accept a state of monogamy.

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VINSON: Zimmerman defined as 'white Hispanic'

The thing that rubbed me the rawest was some anchors and race-baiting guests referring to Zimmerman as a “white Hispanic.”

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Annual NAACP event honors MTSU alumnus
Annual NAACP event honors MTSU alumnus

Freedom Fund Banquet slated for August

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WOODY: American curiosity over monarch is puzzling

Did you hear about a baby being born last week to some young couple in England? I think there was something in the news about it.

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LOGUE: Tsarnaev shows banality of evil
LOGUE: Tsarnaev shows banality of evil

The editors of Rolling Stone undoubtedly are delighted at the publicity so many misguided people are giving them.

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VINSON: World could change remarkably by 2025

The year 2525 is almost 500 years away, and a lot can happen in 500 years.

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LOGUE: Making work easier would be best family value
LOGUE: Making work easier would be best family value

Your mama used to say, “If you wait until you have enough money before you have a baby, you’ll never have a baby.”

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VINSON: Public has double standard on violence

An acquaintance chided me for being such a huge fan of “The Sopranos,” alleging that it promoted criminality, violence, and set a bad example for the public, especially impressionable young people.

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WOODY: More guys apparently getting dolled up these days
WOODY: More guys apparently getting dolled up these days

A TV news reporter read a story the other night about a growing trend: More and more men are using cosmetics.

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LOGUE: Independence should be easier to come by

Unfortunately, many of your fellow Americans aren’t feeling terribly independent this Independence Day.

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Adult novelty store opens on Square
Adult novelty store opens on Square

Body Boutique passes city inspection

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Uncle Dave Macon Days celebrates 36 years

The twang of banjo and squeal of fiddle will soon have hands clapping and toes tapping for the 36th annual Uncle Dave Macon Days at Cannonsburgh Village in Murfreesboro.

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VINSON: Consider this soul-searching question

Regardless of whether you are a preacher, kindergarten teacher, college student, criminal, judge, prosecutor, defense attorney, no one is immune to this issue.

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WHITTLE: These heroes enhance life
Heroes, I’ve known a few, though not the famous ones such as Jackie Robinson.
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WOODY: Could spitting be national pastime?

I don’t know what it is about the Grand Old Game that makes players drool and salivate.

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Cultures invade for Folkfest
Cultures invade for Folkfest
Dancers converge in Murfreesboro
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LOGUE: RFK assassination was end of America's innocence
LOGUE: RFK assassination was end of America's innocence
On Wednesday, June 5, Americans who are old enough to remember will reflect on the assassination 45 years ago of Sen. Robert “Bobby” F. Kennedy.
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BURRISS: International news colors view of foreign cultures
BURRISS: International news colors view of foreign cultures
What do most Americans know about foreign cultures, and what kinds of pictures of foreign countries do we get from the news?
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BURRISS: Media should be used more in education
At an educational conference I’m attending, two strands keep coming up: Students at all levels don't know how to read, compute, communicate or think, and the media are having a negative impact on these same students.
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Fans should stand up for women in sports
With two women’s basketball championships won last week, Rutherford County has become the place to watch quality action on the hardwood.
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Coalition forms to fight 2014 abortion amendment
Advocates from across the state will converge at the Capitol in Nashville this afternoon for the official launch of Healthy and Free Tennessee.
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WOODY: Renshaw is no fan of Patrick
WOODY: Renshaw is no fan of Patrick
Deborah Renshaw, the most successful woman driver to come through historical Fairgrounds Speedway, has never shied away from controversy or hesitated to speak her mind.
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MRS. MURFREESBORO: Past makes me appreciate parenting today
MRS. MURFREESBORO: Past makes me appreciate parenting today
Some friends were raised in a two-parent home with times that sounded like the Cleavers, but further admissions have revealed that they, too, had secrets all their own.
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LOGUE: KlanWatch finds more than ever
Maybe they’re not as obvious as they used to be because we don’t see as many uniforms or costumes that help us identify them.
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VINSON: Misperception could be deadly these days
VINSON: Misperception could be deadly these days
In walked this stocky man, dressed in winter garb such as mentioned above. For some strange reason, this man immediately exuded a menacing presence that permeated the entire store.
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LETTER: Hollywood crosses line of decency
The media once again crossed the line of decency on Feb. 16.
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LIVING WELL: Men, women are from different worlds
Several years ago, I had the pleasure of meeting John Gray, the author of the bestselling book “Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus.”
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Tennesseans oppose gay marriage more than any other state
Opposition to gay marriage is more widespread in Tennessee than nearly anywhere else in the country.
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VINSON: Next generation woefully lacks gardening skills
Recently, a friend that he felt as though we – American society collectively – are raising a generation of modern-day morons and imbeciles.
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WOODY: NASCAR stars should prepare for singles spotlight
WOODY: NASCAR stars should prepare for singles spotlight
It’s not unusual for the ship of matrimony to crash on the rocky reef of discord – it happens all the time – but when it occurs to high-profile celebrity couples it generates attention.
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Music in the Wild slated for this weekend
Slated for Saturday, Feb. 9, at 6:30 p.m. at the Barfield Crescent Wilderness Station in Murfreesboro, residents are invited to attend Music in the Wild for music-filled evening filled with delicious bird friendly coffee.
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VAUGHN: Humble beginnings taught importance of hard work
Many of us Baby Boomers believe that our parents and others from that age group were truly the Greatest Generation.
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Hermitage commemorates Black History Month
Hermitage commemorates Black History Month
This February, The Hermitage, will feature activities designed to commemorate African-American history and culture.
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VINSON: New movies leave audiences wondering
VINSON: New movies leave audiences wondering
These days, as is the case with many others, I very seldom go to a theater to watch a movie on the big screen.
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PICKIN' ON FILM: Why people avoid the movie theater
Last week was big for movies and myself. After waiting the better part of two years, I finally saw “The Dark Knight Rises,” the final film in Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Batman trilogy.
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LOGUE: Be thankful for Islamic Center opening
Well, Bubba, if you missed the Sunday grand opening of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro, all I have to say is you missed some good hummus. And the falafel was mighty fine, too.
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Puleo's Grille combines Italian with Southern roots
Puleo's Grille combines Italian with Southern roots

Restaurant Row names such as Puleo’s Grille and Demos Steak House hint at international cuisines.

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American students could learn from humble girl
American students could learn from humble girl
If you've been at a Tennessee elementary school lately and observed school-age children, you have probably noticed a worrisome trend: Too many are overweight.
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Case of sleepy defendant defies logic
Case of sleepy defendant defies logic
It could be called the sleepyhead defense. An airplane passenger went bonkers, pitched a fit and has to be restrained, yet afterward was found not guilty by reason of insomnia.
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LOGUE: Attitude of nation is lazy at best
LOGUE: Attitude of nation is lazy at best
When the sociologists and historians of the future look back at us and write the chronicle of our times, will they refer to us as the “it is what it is” generation?
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LOGUE: Black-and-white movies take shine off culture
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VINSON: In light of series, what about white population?
VINSON: In light of series, what about white population?
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County population grows more diverse
The Census Bureau released the 2006 American Community Survey Wednesday, which shows Rutherford County as the 51st fastest growing county nationally in terms of housing units.
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Officials announce grants for arts
More than $43,000 in grants have been awarded to Rutherford County organizations through the Tennessee Arts Commission, according to an announcement by Rep. John Hood and Sen. Jim Tracy.
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