Clarksville, TN – As the calendar readies a turn to September and the Braves postseason chances officially dwindle to zero, it’s time to take stock of what’s important.
The Atlanta Braves are in third place in the National League East, but need a telescope to see the top of the division and are somehow even further back in the Wild Card hunt. Barring a season-ending run the likes of which have never been seen (to reach 85 wins, Atlanta would need to go 31-4 the rest of the way as of Wednesday, and even that may not be enough to garner a postseason bid), the competitive part of the season is over.
Consumer Reports Poll reveals One-Third of Americans Slammed by Sticker Shock at the Pharmacy as Drug Costs Soar
Yonkers, NY – The rising cost of prescription drug prices – even on traditionally low-cost generics – is taking a toll on many consumers’ wallets.
According to a new nationally representative poll from Consumer Reports, one-third of consumers who currently take a prescription medication said they paid higher drug prices at the pharmacy, paying on average an extra $39.00 for their prescriptions. And, one in 10 reported paying a $100.00 or more out-of-pocket.
Washington, D.C. – NASA has selected the potential next destination for the New Horizons mission to visit after its historic July 14th flyby of the Pluto system. The destination is a small Kuiper Belt object (KBO) known as 2014 MU69 that orbits nearly a billion miles beyond Pluto.
This remote KBO was one of two identified as potential destinations and the one recommended to NASA by the New Horizons team. Although NASA has selected 2014 MU69 as the target, as part of its normal review process the agency will conduct a detailed assessment before officially approving the mission extension to conduct additional science.
Tanner Peters Throws 1.2 Scoreless in Triple-A Debut
Tacoma, WA – Nashville built an early 3-0 lead, but Tacoma stormed back scoring eight unanswered runs to defeat the Sounds at Cheney Stadium on Friday night.
After Ryan Roberts doubled, Jason Pridie gave the Sounds an early 2-0 lead, driving in the veteran utility man and infielder Joey Wendle. Wendle keyed another rally in his next at bat, hitting his 38th double of the season and then coming around to score on a Brent Morel single. The hits came off rehabbing Seattle Mariners starter James Paxton.
Austin Peay Sports Information
West Lafayette, IN – Austin Peay State University’s volleyball team got off to a slow start, but fought throughout in a three-set season-opening loss (27-17, 25-16, 25-23) to Ohio, Friday afternoon at Holloway Gymnasium.
As far as starts go, Austin Peay (0-1) couldn’t have asked for better when senior setter Aubrey Marsellis served up an ace on the opening point.
The final summer holiday to have a 1% increase from 2014
Tampa, FL – AAA Travel projects 35.5 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Labor Day holiday weekend, the highest volume for the holiday since 2008 and a 1 percent increase from the 35 million over 2014.
This will mark the fourth consecutive year of overall travel growth for the Labor Day holiday period, and the seventh out of the past nine years to see year-over-year increase in volume.
Clarksville, TN – The Customs House Museum’s Kimbrough Gallery is the temporary home to Black-faced Tamarins, Sumatran Tigers, and Cherry-throated Tanagers through October 4th.
The artwork in the exhibit, Nature as Art, Art as Awareness, was created by members of the 52-Week-Challenge, a social media group.
Academic Support Center at APSU’s Martin Golson earns Level 4 certification from National College Learning Center Association
Clarksville, TN – The Academic Support Center at Austin Peay State University exists for one reason: to help students achieve their educational goals. And it is with that in mind that the Center’s director, Martin Golson, was recently honored for his excellence in helping students succeed in the classroom.
Golson was recently honored as a Certified Learning Center Professional – Level 4 by the National College Learning Center Association (NCLCA), a national organization that supports learning center professionals in developing and enhancing their efforts at the post-secondary level.
101st Airborne Division receives second highest unit award for mission to Liberia during Ebola breakout
Written by Sgt. 1st Class Nathan Hoskins
Fort Campbell, KY – The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) was awarded the Joint Meritorious Unit Award by the commanding general of U.S. Africa Command, Gen. David M. Rodriquez, during a ceremony held in the division headquarters building here August 27th. The JMUA is the second highest award a unit can receive.
Rodriquez and Maj. Gen. Gary J. Volesky, the commanding general of the 101st Airborne Division, unveiled the award and a campaign streamer, recognizing the division’s five-month deployment in support of the U.S. Agency for International Development-led mission to fight the spread of Ebola in western Africa.
“The day the 101st got into Africa, things started changing,” said Rodriguez. “Every day they were there, the confidence and courage of the Liberian people started picking up.”
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