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Tue, Sep 2, 2014

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: 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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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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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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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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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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WOODY: Chicken snatching gives you a finer appreciation of life

A recent national survey found that over half the people in the nation's workforce find their jobs "unfulfilling."

Unfulfilling?

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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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BURRISS: People have right to know what data are collected

With all of the news about the National Security Agency tracking our cell phones and emails, it is easy to forget that it is not just the federal government that is collecting information about us.

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VINSON: Boy offers defining moment with story

At first, it struck me as the movie “Big Fat Liar” meets the television series “Married with Children.”

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BURRISS: Copyright laws sometimes make no sense

A couple of weeks ago, a Chicago judge ruled that the characters Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John H. Watson have lost most of their copyright protection, and are in the public domain.

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VINSON: Family's exploits paved real life 'Thunder Road'
VINSON: Family's exploits paved real life 'Thunder Road'

A friend entrusted me with a black notebook – yes, an old-fashioned notebook, not a darn jump drive – in which he has a handwritten account of some of his relatives who were in the business of making and running moonshine in Cannon and DeKalb counties decades ago.

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