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Lorraine López to read from “Soy la Avon Lady and Other Stories” at APSU


Austin Peay State UniversityOn Tuesday July 17th from 7pm-8pm, Author and Professor Lorraine López will speak and read from her collection of short stories, Soy La Avon Lady and Other Stories, at the APSU during the Tennesee Young Writers’ Workshop. The reading will be held in the Morgan University Center in room 303. This event is co-sponsored by Humanities Tennessee and the Center for Creative Arts at Austin Peay State University. «Read the rest of this article»


Trench Art Gallery Tour


Trench Art: From War to Remembrance. Decorated Shell Casings: The Raymond White Collection – Bruner and Orgain Galleries through August 24.

The Customs House MuseumOn Tuesday July 10th at 7 pm at the Customs House Museum, Raymond D. White will be on hand for the The Trench Art Gallery Tour. It is free & open to the public. He will lead visitors on a tour of the exhibit “Trench Art: From War to Remembrance” to discuss his personal interest in the artwork and to explain the historical significance of the inscribed dates, places and symbols. «Read the rest of this article»


Activist Clears up Confusion About up Coming Community Forums on Gang Awareness


GangsCommunity Activist and Director of the Urban Resource Center, Terry McMoore, has assured the citizens of Clarksville and all participants scheduled to attend the July 24, 2007 “Stop the Violence Community Forum” that the forum is still on track.

Mr. McMoore also went on to encourage the community to be sure to attend both forums because Knowledge is Power and in times like these it is always a positive move anytime the community comes together for a common cause.

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A presentation on Islam at the UU


islamic-crescent-ii.jpgOn Sunday, July 8th, members of Clarksville’s Islamic Center will visit the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.   Dr. Hassan Said and Mr. Hatem Shah will share a presentation on Islam.   The Unitarian Universalist is committed to a free exchange of religious thought.  Service starts at 10:30 a.m.  All are welcome.Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Clarksville

3053 Highway 41A South



SiCKO’s Impact


SickoWe’re here today to discuss the impact SiCKO is having on the health care debate in this country.  To date, we have appeared in Congress to discuss the need to get rid of private health insurance.  We testified before the legislature in California in support of a reform effort to protect Californians from for-profit health insurance.  We have done events with mayors, with leading members of Congress, on Wall Street and with progressive groups.  We have stood shoulder to smock with the 2.9 million California Nurses, as well as other working Americans such as the U.S. Steelworkers – the people who have helped build American beam by beam, rivet by rivet, floor by floor.

And to date the public has responded to our collective action.  We opened in over 400 theaters last week and had a great turnout.  More impressive, over the last five days the momentum has continued to grow – while others have gone down in the box office – we have actually gone up – which is virtually unheard of.

However, the most compelling evidence that we are making a difference is found in the response of the health care industry itself.  For the first few weeks after the movie premiered in Cannes, the industry did their best to ignore the film – no doubt at the behest of their lobbyists, the industry’s political muscle – who were likely counseling them not to engage.  Well, over the last three weeks, the industry appears to have changed its strategy as it has become clear that SiCKO poses a real threat. «Read the rest of this article»


The End of the World on Drive-In Saturday Night


The Apocalypse. Nuclear Holocaust. We cold-war babies grew up with the concept. In fourth grade it was “duck and cover” and survival skills that included wiping nuclear fallout off canned good before opening and consuming them. Right. Okay. Got it. Then there was the Bay of Pigs and the Cuban Missile Crisis, when teachers had us write our names in our clothes so that if we were nuked while walking home from school our bodies could be identified (we lived at the bottom of a hill, less than a mile from a strategic site). Yup. Got that too.


It all seems so silly now. But those times spawned a generation of classic films, some a lot better than others, but all eminently entertaining (and some still downright scary)!

At the top of my list is Testament. It didn’t get wide play, so I am continually surprised at how many people know this film.

Testament is understated. It doesn’t have the huge explosions, the mushroom clouds and the flattening of buildings. It’s much subtler. Ordinary people, ordinary families, going about their lives. It all changes in a flash. Literally. A quick burst of emergency warnings, a brilliant light, and the world changes forever.

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Keith Olbermann’s Special Comment on Resignation


Keith Olbermann’s Special CommentKeith Olbermann’s special comment on July 3rd covered George W. Bush’s commutation of Scooter Libby’s prison sentence. He enumerates precisely, and cuttingly, the crimes of the current Administration against the rule of law, the separation of powers, our Constitution, and our nation.

It’s not about Republican or Democrat, conservative or liberal, any longer, it’s about what’s right and wrong. «Read the rest of this article»


Happy 43rd Anniversary, 1964 Civil Rights Act! Title VI Compliance Still MIA In Clarksville


President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King observesWe are now in the 43rd anniversary year of the signing of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. That’s quite a milestone for the nation. Sadly, it’s a dark anniversary for Clarksville and the state of Tennessee. President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 into law on July 2nd of that year. (Pictured left.)

Tennessee State Archives records show our own state legislature didn’t adopt it into the state’s law code until 1993. That’s twenty-nine years after it had became the law of the land! The law of the land, that is, except for the State of Tennessee.

That lag in time may help explain why our own city council has refused, even now, to adopt Title VI of that law, as the city’s official non-discrimination policy. There is a policy statement on display in city offices and the city’s website, to be sure. However, since it is required that the legislative controlling body of local government formally adopt Title VI mandates as official policy to receive federal financial assistance, these displays are meaningless without the council’s follow-thru. A mayoral proclamation is inapplicable. As TDOT’s Commissioner Nicely noted in August 2005, the city is not in compliance with the federal law. «Read the rest of this article»

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Watch “Independence Day” this July 4th!


Film & Video

Independence Day PosterWhat better timing than this! The 1997 hit, “Independence Day” is the perfect video flick for the day. Starring Will Smith, Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum, Judd Hirsch, Mary McDonnel, Margret Colin, Robert Loggia,Vivica A. Fox,  Randy Quaid and Harvey Fierstein, this is THE FLICK you should view today.

Look at what it’s got going for it:

An American President whom the public embraces and believes, alien terrorists invade earth, bent on our destruction, high level government deception and intrigue, world allies looking to the U.S. for leadership, romantic and personal devotion, commitment and sacrifice, family cohesion, romance, ethnic and religious diversity, ACTION, drama and humor. That’s a lot of wallop in a single punch! «Read the rest of this article»


Community Comes Together for “Stop the Violence Community Forum”


stop_the_violence.jpgOn Tuesday July 24, 2007 the Community of Clarksville TN. will come together for a “Stop the Violence Community Forum”

This will be a wonderful opportunity for the community to come together, listen, learn and most important, heal from some of the emotions felt by recent gun violence and the lives we have lost in our community.

The forum will take place at: New Providence United Methodist Church, 1317 Fort Campbell Blvd Clarksville, TN from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. «Read the rest of this article»

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