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HUD pledges faster loan modifications for struggling homeowners


Administration, Servicers Commit to Faster Relief for Struggling Homeowners through Loan Modifications

hudlogoWashington, D.C. – Senior Obama Administration officials met today with top executives from servicers participating in the Making Home Affordable loan modification program to discuss ways to improve effectiveness and efficiency of the program. The meeting – led by Treasury Assistant Secretary for Financial Institutions Michael S. Barr, Treasury Assistant Secretary for Financial Stability Herb Allison, FHA Commissioner David Stevens and HUD Senior Advisor to the Secretary William Apgar – addressed challenges to modifications, strategies for improvement, and collective goals that the servicers and Administration are committed to reaching.

“With over 200,000 trial loan modifications already under way, we are on track to meet our goals,” said Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner. “Still, too many homeowners are at risk of foreclosure right now. Today’s meeting was an opportunity to identify ways to accelerate the program and bring relief faster.”

Servicers in attendance committed to significantly increasing the rate at which they are performing loan modifications. The Administration has established a goal of reaching half a million trial modifications begun by November 1, 2009.

“I am confident that the best practices shared today, combined with more transparent reporting methods, better communication among all parties, and a strong commitment from servicers, will ensure that we can ramp up the MHA program’s pace to meet these ambitious goals,” said HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan. «Read the rest of this article»

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Breastfeeding an urgent need in emergencies


World Breastfeeding Week is August 1-7, 2009

breastfeedingweek2009NASHVILLE – Emergency preparedness for families involves stocking supplies and making plans for coping with a crisis situation. Those plans should also include breastfeeding for infants. The Tennessee Department of Health is working to raise awareness of breastfeeding as a crucial practice during emergencies as part of the observance of World Breastfeeding Week, August 1-7, 2009.

The theme of World Breastfeeding Week 2009 is “Breastfeeding – A Vital Emergency Response. Are You Ready?” This theme highlights the need to protect, promote and support breastfeeding in emergencies for the survival, health and development of infants and young children.

“Children are among the most vulnerable groups during emergencies, and small children are the most vulnerable of all due to increased risk of death due to diarrhea and pneumonia,” said Glenda King, breastfeeding coordinator for the Tennessee Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program. “Breastfeeding is one of the most effective ways to ensure child health and survival.” «Read the rest of this article»

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CGW schedules two water outages


CGWThe Clarksville Gas & Water Department has released information for  water outages which have been scheduled over the next two days. One will be on Creekside Drive on July 30th, and the other will be at Cinderella Lane and Storybook Drive on July 31st.

Creekside Drive
Thursday, July 30, 2009, 8:00 a.m. to approximately 12:00 p.m.

Water will be disrupted on Creekside Drive located off Tobacco Road on Thursday, July 30th, from 10:00 a. m. to approximately 12:00 p.m. Gas and Water construction workers will replace a fire hydrant on Creekside Drive.

Cinderella Lane and Storybook Drive
Friday, July 31, 2009, 12:30 p.m. to approximately 3:00 p.m.

Water will be disrupted on Cinderella Lane and Storybook Drive on Friday, July 31st, from 12:30 p.m. to approximately 3:00 p.m. Gas and Water construction crews will replace fire hydrants on both Cinderella Lane and Storybook Drive.

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APSU nursing program presents at prestigious international conference


Austin Peay State University LogoHer flight was canceled.

Dr. Chita Farrar, director of the Austin Peay State University School of Nursing, had just spent several days in Vancouver, where the July weather was a little grayer and a little colder than in Tennessee, and she was eager to return home.

But that didn’t happen, following an overnight layover in Dallas, for another day. When she finally arrived back on campus, someone asked Farrar about her trip. She was unexpectedly upbeat.

“Our flight was canceled. We had bad weather. Was it worth it? Yes it was,” she said.

That’s because her visit to Canada (originally scheduled for Cancun, by the way, but rescheduled due to fears of swine flu) took her to the prestigious Sigma Theta Tau International Research Congress, where she and three faculty members showed off the work being done with APSU’s nursing simulation labs. «Read the rest of this article»


National Health Care Call-in Day: Thousands urge Congress to vote yes before recess


Tennesseans tell their representatives health care reform cannot wait

healthcareforamericanowNashvilleHealth Care for America Now (HCAN), the nation’s largest health care campaign, mobilized its members on Tuesday July 28th to tell Congress to vote yes on H.R. 3200, America’s Affordable Health Choices Act, before the August recess. Constituents are reaching out to say health care reform cannot wait, and Congress should help President Obama pass health care reform that will make quality health care more affordable and give everyone the choice of a public health insurance option.

“This is an historic moment, and we hope our representatives will be on the right side of history,” said Georgia Weindling from Health Care for America Now. “When the House health care bill passes, we will be one step closer to achieving quality, affordable health care for everyone this year. Every day Congress postpones is another day families and businesses struggle. Members should stay put in D.C. until they vote ‘yes’ and get the job done.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Academy of General Dentistry to host annual “Smile Line”


clarksvilledentalcenterOn Friday, August 7th at 11:00a.m. Dr. Ernest J. DeWald, DDS from the Clarksville Dental Center will appear on Talk of the Town on News Channel 5. He will be discussing the Tennessee Academy of General Dentistry’s Smile Line. The Smile Line will open on that day from 10am-4pm where a person can call 1-888-747-SMILE, and ask a dentist any dental question they would like. The Smile Line is a way of giving people a chance to ask questions that they are embarrassed to ask their own dentists. Once they have their questions are answered, they hope the person will feel more comfortable talking with their own dentist and scheduling an appointment. «Read the rest of this article»

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I should have listened to my husband


Skin tones

Okay, this is another example of “there’s no vaccine for stupidity” and I have to admit I was wrong.

We wives usually have a pretty good idea of how to handle consumer affairs, but once in a great while, we blow it. This is the one time in recent history that my husband was right—and I should have listened to him.

It all started with a $2-off coupon I found in the newspaper. A sucker for a good deal, I just couldn’t pass this one up.

Having been born with skin the color of a flounder fillet, I have always longed for a golden summer tan. Having no tolerance for lying in the blistering sunshine, I have rarely attained one.

This sun bronzer (minus the $2) claims to give you the glorious tan you have dreamed of with just so-o-o-o-o little effort. Just spray it on and then add a little every day until you are the color you want to be.

Sounds easy, doesn’t it? «Read the rest of this article»


Low water pressure on Powell Road


Tuesday, July 28, 2009, 10:00 a.m. to approximately 4:00 p.m.

The Logo of the Clarksville, TN Gas and Water Department

Water customers on Powell Road near Exit 8 will experience low water pressure beginning Tuesday, July 28, 2009, at 10:00 a.m. to approximately 4:00 p.m. while Gas and Water construction workers perform system maintenance on water and sewer lines in the area.

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APSU Goldsmith Press displaying work at the Nashville Public Library


Austin Peay State University LogoThe Goldsmith Press and Rare Type Collection at Austin Peay State University has a number of public art projects printed in the last 12 years on display at the main downtown branch of the Nashville Public Library.

The show, titled “Telling the Story: Letterpress and Community,” features posters, quilts, limited edition prints, books and three-dimensional printed environments that tell stories about the Clarksville community. The exhibition, free and open to the public, is available for viewing daily until Sept. 27 at the Nashville Public Library, located at 615 Church St.

APSU’s press is sharing the Nashville Public Library’s main exhibition space with Middle Tennessee State University’s Franklin Printing Press. «Read the rest of this article»

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Water outage scheduled


Tuesday, July 28, 2009, midnight to Wednesday, July 29th, 5:00 a.m.

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Water will be disrupted at midnight on Tuesday, July 28th, to early Wednesday morning, July 29th, at 5:00 a.m. on both sides of N. Riverside Drive from the southern corner of the Two Rivers Mall to the intersection of N. Riverside Drive and from N. 2nd Street along Providence Boulevard to the Red River Bridge.

A contractor will be relocating water main lines in preparation of the N. Riverside Drive intersection improvement project.

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