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American Heart Association report shows nearly half of Hispanics unaware they have High Cholesterol; less than a third treated

 

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – Nearly half of Hispanic adults were unaware they have high cholesterol, and less than a third receive any kind of cholesterol treatment, in a new study in Journal of the American Heart Association.

Hispanics are one of the fastest growing ethnic groups in America, with 52 million among the U.S. population, yet their awareness and management of high cholesterol lags behind other ethnic groups.

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NASA’s DC-8 Airborne Laboratory begins reseach into Nighttime Thunderstorms over the Great Plains

 

Written by Alan Buis
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationPasadena, CA – NASA has joined a multi-agency field campaign studying summer storm systems in the U.S. Great Plains to find out why they often form after the sun goes down instead of during the heat of the day.

The Plains Elevated Convection at Night, or PECAN, project began June 1st and continues through mid-July. Participants from eight research laboratories and 14 universities are collecting storm data to find out how and why storms form.

NASA Takes to Kansas Skies to Study Nighttime Thunderstorms

NASA Takes to Kansas Skies to Study Nighttime Thunderstorms

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Nashville Sounds rally for three runs in the Tenth to beat Round Rock Express, 7-4

 

Jason Pridie, Dayan Viciedo, Max Muncy Hit Back-to-Back-to-Back Homers

Nashville SoundsRound Rock, TX – The Nashville offense provided the fireworks on Independence Day, launching four solo home runs in their 7-4 (10) victory over Round Rock at Dell Diamond.

For the second straight night, Jake Smolinski gave the Sounds a 1-0 lead. The solo blast came in his first at bat against his former team. The outfielder joined the Sounds after the Oakland A’s claimed him off waivers from the Texas Rangers on June 21st.

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Clarksville Police reminds Parents to Be Aware

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – Today July 4th, 2015 at approximately 3:05pm, Clarksville Police Officers responded to a suspicious activity call at the WalMart on Fort Campbell Boulevard.

The mother of a 6 to 8-month-old infant was shopping when an unknown Hispanic male approached her baby that was strapped into the shopping cart. According to video footage, it appeared as if the unknown male tried to pick the baby up out of the cart until the mother turned around. «Read the rest of this article»

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Southern Montgomery County under Flash Food Warning until Midnight

 

National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – The National Weather Service in Nashville Tennessee has issued a flash flood warning for Eastern Houston County, Cheatham County, Western Hickman County, Humphreys County, Dickson County, Northeastern Perry County, and Southern Montgomery County in Middle Tennessee until midnight CDT.

Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the dangers of flooding.

Heavy Rain and Flash Floods possible across Southern Montgomery County tonight.

Heavy Rain and Flash Floods possible across Southern Montgomery County tonight.

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Annual Quilt Show in Trenton Kentucky

 

They took the quilt off my bed

QuiltingTrenton, KY – On Saturday. June 27th, a quilting tradition was continued in Trenton, Kentucky. Quilts both old and new were offered for viewing during the huge annual yard sale and heritage day festivities.

Viewers were amazed to find quilts that were over 100 years old and ultra modern quilts in the same show. Samples of projects from this year’s Color Class, which was offered at Quilt and Sew at Golden threads, were proudly displayed, as well as beautiful traditional quilts which were loaned to the show by local residents.

Quilt Show

Quilt Show

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Independence Day History

 

Library of CongressWashington, D.C. – The Second Continental Congress unanimously adopted the Declaration of Independence, announcing the colonies’ separation from Great Britain on July 4th, 1776.

The Constitution provides the legal and governmental framework for the United States, however, the Declaration, with its eloquent assertion “all Men are created equal,” is equally beloved by the American people.

Philadelphians marked the first anniversary of American independence with a spontaneous celebration, which is described in a letter by John Adams to Abigail Adams.

Declaration of Independence

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Clarksville Parks and Recreation seeks vendors for 5th annual Clarksville Sports Festival

 

Clarksville Sports FestivalClarksville, TN – Clarksville Parks and Recreation will be hosting its fifth-annual Clarksville SportsFest on Saturday, August 15th from 10:00am until 2:00pm at the Wilma Rudolph Event Center located within Liberty Park at 1188 Cumberland Drive. SportsFest will offer a variety of sports, athletic and outdoor activities for the entire family.

Attendants can rotate through over 20 sports demonstrations of their choosing to get hands on experience in learning a new sport like Parkour, Rugby, Crossfit, Archery, Scuba, Pickleball, Lacrosse, MMA and many more!

Clarksville Sports Festival

Clarksville Sports Festival

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Clarksville’s Dunbar Cave State Park adds additional Programs for July 8th and July 9th, 2015

 

Dunbar Cave State Park - Clarksville TNClarksville, TNDunbar Cave State Natural Area has been a State Park since 1973. The cave and its surrounding 110 acres have considerable scenic, natural and historical significance. The entrance offered shelter to prehistoric Native Americans as far back as 10,000 years.

Dunbar Cave State Natural Area will present many nature programs during the year. There are programs for children and adults.

Some of the upcoming events include: Morning Hike, Sinkhole in a Bottle, Herpetological Morning Hike and Forest Food Web.

Dunbar Cave State Park

Dunbar Cave State Park

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Fort Campbell 101st Sustainment Brigade Lifeliner’s lead Motorcycle Mentor Program

 

Written by Sgt. 1st Class Mary Rose Mittlesteadt
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

101st Sustainment Brigade - LifelinersFort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY –  Motorcycle riders from across the 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, conducted multiple inspections and mentorship rides the first week of May to prepare for the warm season ahead and to kick-off Motorcycle Safety Month.

“After these things are met, it is good to get the riders out there on the road practicing safe riding techniques,” said Morgan.

Sgt. Andrey Kolomiytsev and Sgt. Clayton Russell both with the 2nd Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, conduct an inspection on a motorcycle during pre-riding check and training session to kick off the Motorcycle Safety Month on May 6, 2015. (Sgt. 1st Class Mary Rose Mittlesteadt, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division Public (Air Assault) Affairs)

Sgt. Andrey Kolomiytsev and Sgt. Clayton Russell both with the 2nd Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, conduct an inspection on a motorcycle during pre-riding check and training session to kick off the Motorcycle Safety Month on May 6, 2015. (Sgt. 1st Class Mary Rose Mittlesteadt, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division Public (Air Assault) Affairs)

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