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Dr. Jerry Plummer, assistant professor of economics, has been tapped as an expert by the media multiple times in recent months. He was the sole expert quoted in The Leaf-Chronicles Oct. 20 article, Economy confront winner of election, and the Jan. 12, 2005, article, Sales tax deductions wont help. Last November, he broadcast from Radio Taiwans Mailbag Time regarding international shortwave radio and its economic implications. Dr. Jerry Plummer, assistant professor of economics, has been tapped as an expert by the media multiple times in recent months. He was the sole expert quoted in The Leaf-Chronicle's Oct. 20 article, “Economy confront winner of election,” and the Jan. 12, 2005, article, “Sales tax deductions won't help.” Last November, he broadcast from Radio Taiwan's “Mailbag Time” regarding international shortwave radio and its economic implications. In addition, a 2001 article he wrote on the connection among Tennessee high sales tax, divorce rate and bankruptcies has been picked up by several Internet sites, including http://online-income-tax.com, http://lawsofthebedroom.com/links/1/divorce-reason-top.html and http://101investor.com/z/income-tax/estimating-federal-and-state-taxes-based-upon-income.html.

Dr. David Von Palko, professor of mass communication, published a guest commentary on the purpose behind and need for life tenure for Supreme Court justices in The Leaf-Chronicle Jan. 23.