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Basketball Governors roll past Fontbonne

 

APSU Men’s Basketball

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University raced out to a 20-2 start and were never threatened as it defeated Division III Fontbonne, 112-52, Saturday night, in non-conference basketball action played at Dave Aaron Arena.

The victory improved the Governors to 6-5 overall while Fontbonne slips to 2-6.

APSU Men's Basketball (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

APSU Men's Basketball (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

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Lady Govs lose third-straight, fall to Bowling Green

 

APSU Women’s Basketball

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University women’s basketball team allowed 14 three-point field goals and dropped a 69-42 non-conference contest to Bowling Green, Saturday, at the Dunn Center.

Bowling Green (10-1), ranked No. 2 in the www.CollegeInsider.com Mid-Major Poll, ran its win streak to 10 games primarily on the back of its three-point shooting. The Falcons shot more three-point field goals (30) than they did two-point field goals (26). However, it worked out for the visitors as they made 46.7 percent from outside compared to just 38.5 percent inside.

Sophomore Meghan Bussabarger led the Lady Govs with 14 points in its loss to Bowling Green, Saturday. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

Sophomore Meghan Bussabarger led the Lady Govs with 14 points in its loss to Bowling Green, Saturday. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

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Car Shoppers Seeking Fuel Efficiency Facing More Choices This Holiday Season

 

But Consumers Are Still Window-shopping

The Alliance of Automobile ManufacturersWashington, D.C. – This holiday season, it’s never been easier to put a fuel-efficient auto on your shopping list. New government data released recently shows that automakers are offering more models that run on alternative fuels and use less gasoline.

“The good news for consumers is that competition among automakers is driving progress.  Auto manufacturers are racing each other to bring fuel-efficient autos to market,” said Dave McCurdy, President & CEO, Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers.  “When it comes to determining the success of energy-efficient technologies, consumers are in the driver’s seat. As automakers, our job is to develop and introduce vehicles that run on alternative fuels or deploy energy saving technologies.”

Car shoppers seeking fuel efficiency are facing more choices than ever

Car shoppers seeking fuel efficiency are facing more choices than ever

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ANSF partners with Task Force Bastogne to rid area of insurgents

 

Written by Task Force Bastogne Public Affairs

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionKunar Province, Afghanistan – Afghan National Security Forces partnered with Soldiers from 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, to conduct operations in the greater Sarkani District of Kunar Province beginning December 10th to rid the area of insurgents.

The early morning operation, Operation Eagle Claw II, began with an insertion of the combined security force into the mountains near the villages of Ganjgal, Dam Darye, Tsaporay and Bargay.  

Soldiers assigned to 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, Task Force Bastogne, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, hike the hilly terrain in eastern Afghanistan's Kunar Province Dec. 10th during Operation Eagle Claw II. The purpose of the mission is to rid the Pech River Valley of insurgent activity in order to provide a secure and stable environment for Afghans who live in the area. (U.S. Army courtesy photo)

Soldiers assigned to 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, Task Force Bastogne, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, hike the hilly terrain in eastern Afghanistan's Kunar Province Dec. 10th during Operation Eagle Claw II. The purpose of the mission is to rid the Pech River Valley of insurgent activity in order to provide a secure and stable environment for Afghans who live in the area. (U.S. Army courtesy photo)

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LBL Administrative Office and Golden Pond Visitor Center Holiday Schedule

 

Land Between the LakesGolden Pond, KY – The Golden Pond Visitor Center at Land Between The Lakes (LBL) National Recreation Area will be closed Friday and Saturday, December 24th and 25th, and the Administrative Office will also be closed Friday, December 24th, in observance of the Christmas holiday.

The Golden Pond Visitor Center will be open 9:00am-2:00pm, Friday, December 31st, closed on Saturday, January 1st, 2011, and the Administrative Office will also be closed Friday, December 31st, in observance of New Years Day.  «Read the rest of this article»

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Two men rob From the Heart Jewelers

 

Clarksville Police DepartmentClarksville, TN – On December 10th about 3:32 pm two African American males robbed From the Heart Jewelers located at (571 South Riverside Drive).   The first suspect is described as a black male 5’6″ tall weighing 150 pounds, with a thin mustache. The second suspect is a black male 5’10” tall weighing 150 pounds with a thin mustache. Both men had light complexions, and were wearing sunglasses.

Clarksville Police Officers responded to reports of an armed robbery that already occurred. Upon arrival contact was made with the owner/complainant Mrs. Baggett.

From the Heart Jewelers (571 South Riverside Drive)

From the Heart Jewelers (571 South Riverside Drive)

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Indoor track and field continues at MT Christmas Invitational

 

APSU Women’s Track and Field

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University women’s track and field team will have another chance to grade their fall training schedule when it competes at the MT Christmas Invitational, beginning at 2:00pm, Friday, at Middle Tennessee’s Murphy Center.

The five-team meet includes host Middle Tennessee, Western Kentucky, Ohio Valley Conference member Tennessee State, Alabama-Birmingham and Austin Peay.

APSU Women's Track and Field (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

APSU Women's Track and Field (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report stroke now fourth leading cause of death

 

Centers for Disease Control and PreventionDallas, TX – 2010–A new report, “Deaths: Preliminary Data for 2008,” released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), says that for the first time in 50 years, stroke has fallen from the third to the fourth leading cause of death.

“While these results will not be final until further analysis has been completed in mid-2011, the American Heart Association is heartened to see a continuing decrease in stroke mortality, which can be attributed in part to improved prevention, and in part to the improved quality of care for stroke patients by hospitals, including the increased use of clot-busting drugs known as thrombolytics and the provision of medications demonstrated effective in preventing recurrent strokes,” said Ralph L. Sacco, M.D., president of the American Heart Association and chairman, department of neurology Miller School of Medicine University of Miami. “However, there are still too many deaths, and more people and their families are living with the aftermath of stroke — physical disabilities, caretaker demands, lost income, and extensive health care and rehabilitation costs. There is significantly more work to be done in the prevention and treatment of stroke.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Reptiliacs at L&L Pet World Christmas Open House

 

Clarksville, TN – Today from 11:00am-4:00pm and Sunday from 12noon-5:00pm, L&L Pet World will host a Christmas Open House at the new location in the Mart Shopping Center.  Sherry and Donnie Howell of Reptiliacs will be there with Santa Maiz and his elves.  Come see Santa Maiz, a 10-foot albino Burmese python, and have your picture taken. 

A photographer will be in attendance both days to take photographs.

Refreshments will be available.

For further information, please call L&L at 931-648-3716 or Reptiliacs at 931-624-5435.

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Janicek resigns as Austin Peay volleyball coach

 

APSU Women’s Volleyball

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University volleyball head coach Haley Janicek announced her resignation, Friday, to devote time to her family.

Janicek recently completed her first season as the Lady Govs head coach, leading Austin Peay to a 26-8 record, the program’s first OVC Tournament Championship since 1991 and its first-ever appearance in the NCAA Volleyball Championship.

Lady Govs Volleyball. (Courtesy: Robert Smith/The Leaf-Chronicle)

Lady Govs Volleyball. (Courtesy: Robert Smith/The Leaf-Chronicle)

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