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BURRISS: Hard to beat Mothman pancakes and Big Foot

Point Pleasant, W.Va. -- Over the years I’ve been to dozens of media-related conferences all over the world. We’ve discussed legal issues, new communication theories, trends in journalism education and statistics-based research.

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FORD: Pancakes can be huge hit with kitchen ingenuity

Fall is coming and with it come packed schedules and the need for some time saving tricks in the kitchen. It is a boom time for imaginative ideas, especially when you are faced with the dilemma of cooking great foods fast.

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INSIDE MTSU: Raiders Closet grand reopening scheduled Oct. 1

Would you show up for a job interview with tattoos visible on your otherwise bare arms?

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Politics and religion can be a tricky mix

When pollsters take the temperature of the general public on religion, as they do occasionally, a great many of us yawn, roll over and go back to sleep.

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KESTNER: Plenty ways to attack headaches besides medication

Headaches are one of the most common complaints being treated today. Just the pain relievers sold for headaches bring in billions of dollars to drug companies every year.

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WHITTLE: Is ‘Nashville Banner’ rebirth possible?

Can the “Nashville Banner” be born-again?

As a former feature writer for the old afternoon newspaper published from 1876-1998, I could get spiritual about such a rebirth.

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VINSON: ‘Timeout in basketball: Skill & Finesse vs. the LeBron James Factor’

Back in February, 2011, I wrote a column for “The Post” titled, “The dunk shot, a 12-year-old, white kid, civil rights.” If you will, allow me to revisit bits and pieces of that column before I move on to the focal point of this week’s column.

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Hot under the collar over this Global Warming

Last week thousands of screeching protestors converged on Wall Street to vent their wrath over Global Warming.

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Community Matters: Ways you can give back

Are you looking for useful ways to volunteer? Do you want to invest in your community, but are unsure where your donations will do the most good? Would you like to know more about the services non-profit organizations in your community provide? Read on to discover how you can make a difference in Rutherford County.

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Logue: College continues to ‘provide a pathway for individual economic mobility’

Making connections between education and wealth is dicey business given some of the idiotic statements that come from the mouths of the famously wealthy.

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Vinson: A gangster’s takedown -- The ‘boob job boo-boo’

The FBI’s manhunt for 9/11 terrorist Osama bin Laden was the most expensive, exhaustive and wide-scale in the Bureau’s history.

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The drunken monkeys can manage money better than Feds

With the bloated federal deficit swollen to approximately $16.7 trillion and rising (it just went up another billion while you gasped) some wonder how it could possibly happen.

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Journalists must be vigilant with graphic images

Every time some sort of atrocity occurs, we revisit the issue of graphic images. Should photos and videos of disturbing scenes be presented to the public to lend credence to news stories?

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Technology has changed, but news still as fast and slow as ever

I was reading a technology column the other day, and it talked about ways of helping reporters gather news faster. The author made some suggestions for how software and hardware companies could help reporters, to “adapt to the new hyper-speed reality of news.”

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Peter D’s resurrects ‘Whittlemania’ to benefit Tennessee Fisher House

What’s old and new, but tried and true?

The “new” is that Murfreesboro’s new Peter D’s Restaurant is launching a community-wide charity, along with media sponsors The Post, Cannon Courier and WGNS Radio’s Truman Jones Show, to raise operational funds for the Tennessee Fisher House on the York VA Medical Campus.

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The Medical Doctor with curious treatment for elbow pain

Some medical researchers stand out because of their ability to see beyond the traditional approaches to treatments that have become routine.

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Gender-mixing in sports: Mo’ne Davis, Cy Young Award winner?

The cover page of the Aug. 25 edition of “Sports Illustrated” magazine featured a photo of a determined-looking Mo’ne Davis, a 13-year-old, black girl playing for Philadelphia, Pa., hurling a pitch during the 2014 Little League World Series, which started on Aug. 14 and ended on Aug. 24.

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MTSU offers variety of tools to boost campus safety

Fall semester on Midstate campuses got off to a disturbing start with the reports of two sexual assaults against female students within a few days of the start of classes — first at Vanderbilt, then at MTSU.

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FORD: Perfect time to whip up mixed squash casserole

This is the season when every gardener is seeking friends. Enthusiastic gardeners planted their zucchini and summer squash a few months ago, dreaming of squash blossoms and healthy green and yellow vegetables.

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BURRISS: Pure facts will often mess with our memory

There’s a phrase we use a lot in media research: “correlation is not causation.” Just because two things are related, doesn’t mean that one causes the other. And you know what: that takes a lot of fun out of life.

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VINSON: Dumber and smarter: A caveman in Times Square

Those 30 years of age and younger probably will find this story laughable! Those 50 and older probably will understand.

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INSIDE MTSU: Big semester on tap for MTSU

The first week of the MTSU fall semester only whets our appetite for things to come.

Especially with the opening of the new Science Building, it’s going to be a huge semester for students, faculty, staff and administrators. Check out some of these happenings — and the public is invited to many of them:

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KESTNER: Just for men — or the women who love them

This article is for guys. (But it is also of interest to any women who loves a guy, including their significant other, close friend, dad, son, nephew or uncle.)

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WOODY: Major League Baseball's treatment of Rose just smells

Normally this space is devoted to wacky issues and tongue-in cheek observations, and is not intended to be taken internally.

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KESTNER: Getting older certainly isn’t for sissies

For those of you that have yet to reach your mid-life point, here are a few things you have to look forward to.

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