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New adaptation of “Iph…” to play APSU

 

Iph…, a new adaptation of Euripides’ Iphigeneia at Aulis by Irish playwright Colin Teevan,will be staged at Austin Peay State University October 1-4 at 7:30 p.m. and October 5 at 2:00 p.m.

Agamemnon, the great warrior general, leads the Greek army to war in Troy.  On their journey, they arrive at the island of Aulis to rest and prepare for the battle.  However, the wind ceases to blow, paralyzing their ships and trapping them on the island.  The goddess Artemis, angered by the Greeks’ lack of respect, has punished the entire army and demands from Agamemnon a sacrifice – his daughter, Iphigeneia.  Now Agamemnon must decide between his love for his family and his duty to his country, while his wife, Klytaemnestra, must battle for the life of her daughter.  Caught between these two powerful forces stands the innocent, good-hearted Iphigeneia – a young girl faced with making the ultimate sacrifice for the greater good of her people. «Read the rest of this article»


Obama responds to fiscal crisis, says “the American people need to hear from us”

 

In response to John McCain’s decision to return to suspend campaigning and return to Washington, his request to postponed the scheduled Sept. 26 debate in Oxford, Mississippi, and in response to the fiscal crisis and a proposed $700 million bail out, Senator Barack Obama spoke out on the issues at a Press Conference Wednesday afternoon. We offer our readers a replay of Obama’s statement.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9PGP3m2hSo


Broadway’s RENT finale rocks into local theater for limited screening

 

RENT: The Broadway Finale, is screening at Great Escape Cinema at 7 p.m., September 24, and at noon on the 27-28.

When the first televised ad for the movie version of Broadway’s RENT cabled into our home a couple of years ago, my eldest granddaughter heard the strains of Seasons of Love and the verdict was in: a die hard fan was born and the film version hadn’t yet been released. Yes, we saw RENT (the movie) together, several times, applauded, cried, let the music run through our minds on instant replay. Last summer that granddaughter, Brandi, accompanied Clarksville Online to the live production of RENT at T-PAC in Nashville. Clutching the programs and her newly acquired T-shirt with RENT splayed across the front, Brandi sat with us, mesmerized by this piece of Broadway that had fallen our backyard, so to speak.

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McCain drops campaign to focus on economy; seeks postponement of upcoming debate

 

BREAKING NEWS: John McCain this afternoon announced he was suspending his campaign to focus on the economic crisis in America and has requested that the Sept. 26 debate be rescheduled.

President Bush to address nation at 8 p.m. CST.

McCain’s decision is a complete about-face from his prior statements  that the United States economy is “fundamentally sound.” This is John McCain’s statement, released at 3 p.m. today.:

Sen. John McCain

America this week faces an historic crisis in our financial system. We must pass legislation to address this crisis. If we do not, credit will dry up, with devastating consequences for our economy. People will no longer be able to buy homes and their life savings will be at stake. Businesses will not have enough money to pay their employees. If we do not act, ever corner of our country will be impacted. We cannot allow this to happen.

Last Friday, I laid out my proposal and I have since discussed my priorities and concerns with the bill the Administration has put forward. Senator Obama has expressed his priorities and concerns.This morning, I met with a group of economic advisers to talk about the proposal on the table and the steps that we should take going forward.I have also spoken with members of Congress to hear their perspective. «Read the rest of this article»


Local women to address women’s suffrage celebration

 

Cindy Pitts, motivational speaker, leads list of esteemed speakers for Women Suffrage 88th Anniversary Commemoration

Clarksville Women for Obama will mark the 88th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, which gave American women the right to vote , with a commemoration program on Friday, September 26, at 7 PM at the Montgomery County Democratic Party headquarters, 534 Madison Street. The program features a roster of local women speakers.

Terry McMoore chats with Cindy Pitts at a recent meeting

Cindy Pitts, motivational speaker and wife of State Representative Joe Pitts, will headline the anniversary commemoration. Other esteemed speakers joining this event are LaVerne Walker, Equal Opportunity Activist and Elizabeth Adamski of H.O.P.E. (Hispanic Organization for Progress and Education).

The commemoration anniversary is open to the public. This event is the forerunner to the University of Mississippi Presidential Debate Watch Party. For more information, call 931-552-9076 or visit the website at: <www.ClarksvilleForObama.com> Refreshments will be served. Volunteer food and soft drink donations will be appreciated.


NAACP “Power, Justice, Freedom” voter registration rally planned

 

On Friday, September 26, hundreds of Tennessee NAACP unit presidents and members, along with the community will hold a “Register to Vote for Power, Justice & Freedom Rally” Friday, September 26, at 2:00 p.m. on the Austin Peay University Campus at  Pettus Park, across from the APSU Dunn Center.

Tennessee NAACP members will be in Clarksville for their 62nd Annual State Conference, to be held at the Riverview Inn Hotel at 501 College Street in Clarksville. The NAACP is one of the leading organizations in this country and continues to fight for the rights of people in this country.

With only one week to go before the voter registration deadline on October 6, the NAACP wants to mobilize its members and the community to register, new voters before the deadline, and begin their “Get Out The Vote” Campaign. «Read the rest of this article»


Mr. & Mrs. Middle Class: You’ve been punked!

 

You are being told that we must pony up for Wall Street’s mistakes over the past 20 years. You are being told that if you do not it will only cost you more in the long run. You are being told that if you do not do so, the world as we know it will cease to exist. That part, at least, is correct.

For the past twenty years, beginning with the Reagan administration, economic war has been waged on you, the middle class. The champions of the “free market” demanded that all fetters, all regulations, be removed from the market. It was claimed that regulations were bad, that they prevented the market from operating “efficiently”, that the “freer” the market, the more we would all benefit. «Read the rest of this article»




All eyes on the South as historic Presidential Debates draw near

 

With two presidential debates being staged in the South, southern universities are being given unprecedented national exposure. The October 7 Presidential Debate will mark Belmont University and Tennessee’s elevation onto the presidential election stage.

The evening of September 26 will be a busy one with two important political events in Montgomery County. The Women For Obama 19th Amendment Anniversary House Party will be followed by the 1st Presidential Debate Watch Party.

This year’s Presidential Debate at the University of Mississippi marks an historic development in U.S. presidential elections political history. This is the first time for the staging of a presidential debate in the state of Mississippi.

Senator Barack Obama and Senator John McCain will appear live to debate issues of concern to the American public in Ole Miss’ Gertrude C. Ford Center in Oxford, Mississippi. The debate will be moderated by Jim Lehrer, executive editor and anchor of The NewsHour on PBS. This debate will focus on foreign policy and national security. «Read the rest of this article»


Children’s book on male penguins raising chick remains on list of most challenged books

 

In celebration of Banned Books Week, Clarksville Online will offer our readers articles, and Best Books lists — yes, lists — of the best in literature for both adults and children.  Have you read a banned Book? We hope so!

Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell’s award-winning “And Tango Makes Three,” a children’s book about two male penguins caring for an orphaned egg, topped the list of American Library Association’s (ALA) 10 Most Challenged Books of 2007. A year ago. This year’s tally of challenges has three more months to go.

Three books are new to the list “Olive’s Ocean,” by Kevin Henkes; “The Golden Compass,” by Philip Pullman; and “TTYL,” by Lauren Myracle.“Free access to information is a core American value that should be protected,” said Judith F. Krug, director of the ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom. “Not every book is right for each reader, but an individual’s interpretation of a book should not take away my right to select reading materials for my family or myself.” «Read the rest of this article»


Belmont University hosts pre-Presidential Debate Symposiums

 

As a lead-up to the launch of the 2008 Presidential Debates, Nashville’s Belmont University hosts a series of political discussions. Following is a listing of Belmont calendar events preceding the September 26 Presidential Debate.

Why Should We Vote?
Wed., September 24, 10 a.m., WHB 309
Complaints are everywhere heard bemoaning the low rate of voter turnout in the United States. Is our turnout rate really that low? Answering that question requires us to ask why, in the first place, we should vote. Join us as we ponder this with Dr. Nathan Griffith of the Department of Political Science. «Read the rest of this article»





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