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Tennessee Promise deadline prompts appeal for students to sign up

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A group of state lawmakers representing area districts are headed to schools today (Oct. 27) to spread awareness about a unique educational opportunity with a looming deadline.

The deadline to apply for Tennessee Promise – a scholarship program designed to provide two years tuition-free education at a community college or technical school in Tennessee – is Nov. 1.

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Film review: ‘Plot for Peace’

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In 2009, I reviewed a movie called “Endgame,” a political potboiler which divulged, for the first time, the pivotal role a British professor named Will Esterhuyse played in the end of apartheid. I remember feeling a little skeptical about the veracity of the alleged well-kept secret.

But here it is five years later, and we now have a “Plot for Peace,” a documentary staking a similar claim on behalf of another supposed critical figure who also ostensibly operated under the radar. This picture purportedly recounts how Jean-Yves Ollivier, a French businessman surreptitiously referred to as “Monsieur Jacques” in classified correspondence, orchestrated the dismantling of South Africa’s racist regime as well as the release of Nelson Mandela from prison.

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Texans beat down Titans

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NASHVILLE – J.J. Watt takes the NFL very seriously, so he gave Titans rookie quarterback Zach Mettenberger a reminder that this isn’t high school by mocking the first-time starter with a pretend selfie.

Watt celebrated and sent his message after coming up with two sacks, a batted pass he nearly picked off and a forced fumble as the Houston Texans beat the Tennessee Titans 30-16 Sunday for a win in the franchise’s 200thgame.

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Bosh, Wade lead Heat past Grizzlies 104-98

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Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade helped the Miami Heat close the preseason with their fourth straight win, but the reserves preserved the victory.

Bosh scored 21 points, Wade added 16, and the Heat defeated the Memphis Grizzlies 104-98 on Friday night at FedExForum.

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‘Selfless work’ puts Women’s Foundation’s Ruby Bright in the mix for PANDORA Jewelry prize

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Ruby Bright, executive director of the Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis, is one of the 20 semi-finalists in PANDORA Jewelry’s Hearts of Today initiative celebrating the “selfless work women do within their communities and around the world to improve the livelihood of women and children.”
 
Now through Sunday (Oct. 26) at midnight, PANDORA invites the public to log-on and vote for the person they feel is the most deserving semi-finalist at www.pandoraheartsoftoday.com. A panel of judges narrowed 700 nominations to the 20 semi-finalists.

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