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Admissions to Life Care Center of Red Bank nursing home suspended


Hamilton County Nursing Home Cited For Violations

tndepartmentofhealthNASHVILLE – Tennessee Department of Health Commissioner Susan R. Cooper, MSN, RN, has suspended new admissions of residents to Life Care Center of Red Bank nursing home effective June 17, 2009, and imposed a one-time state civil monetary penalty of $5,000. A federal civil penalty has been imposed at $6,150 a day until the violations are corrected. A special monitor has been appointed to review the facility’s operations.

Life Care Center of Red Bank

Life Care Center of Red Bank

Life Care Center of Red Bank, a 148-bed licensed nursing home located at 1020 Runyan Drive in Chattanooga, was ordered not to admit any new residents based on conditions found during a complaint investigation and annual survey conducted May 26 through June 9. «Read the rest of this article»

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ACLU Sues DHS Over Unlawful TSA Searches and Detention


Treasurer Of Ron Paul’s Campaign For Liberty Detained And Interrogated For Carrying Cash At St. Louis Airport

aclu-logoNEW YORK – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is subjecting innocent Americans to unreasonable searches and detentions that violate the Constitution, according to a lawsuit filed today by the American Civil Liberties Union. The ACLU filed the complaint on behalf of a traveler who was illegally detained and harassed by TSA agents at the airport for carrying approximately $4,700 in cash.

“Airport searches are the most common encounters between Americans and law enforcement agents. That’s why it is so important for TSA agents to do the job they were trained to do and not engage in fishing expeditions that do nothing to promote flight safety,” said Ben Wizner, a staff attorney with the ACLU National Security Project. “It is, of course, very important to ensure the safety of flights and keep illegal weapons and explosives off planes. But allowing TSA screeners to conduct general purpose law enforcement searches violates the Constitution while diverting limited resources from TSA’s core mission of protecting safety. For the sake of public safety and constitutional values, these unlawful searches should stop.”

TSA airline checkpoint

A TSA checkpoint

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Project Censored is Coming to Nashville on June 26th


Media Democracy Lecture with Dr Peter Phillips of Project Censored

2009-bookNashville – Dr. Peter Phillips of Project Censored will be presenting a lecture at the First Unitarian Universalist Church at 1808 Woodmont Avenue in Nashville on June 26th at 7:30pm. The title of the lecture will be ‘Media Democracy in a Time of Truth Emergency.’ Project Censored is a media democracy project which has been highlighting the 25 most important stories ignored by the mainstream media through an annual publication and the website

Whether it is NATOs consideration of a “First Strike” Nuclear Option, Cruelty and Death in America’s Juvenile Detention Centers or the Seizing of War Protesters’ Assets, Project Censored has been there to highlight the investigative journalism that the mainstream media has failed to present to the general public.

According to Project Censored the top most under reported story of 2009 has been the violent deaths of over one million Iraqis since the beginning of the 2003 United States invasion of Iraq. “Over one million Iraqis have met violent deaths as a result of the 2003 invasion . . .These numbers suggest that the invasion and occupation of Iraq rivals the mass killings of the last century—the human toll exceeds the 800,000 to 900,000 believed killed in the Rwandan genocide in 1994, and is approaching the number (1.7 million) who died in Cambodia’s infamous “Killing Fields” during the Khmer Rouge era of the 1970s.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Chuck Close exhibit opening soon at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts


Ingram Gallery Exhibition Explores Invention and Technique

fristcenterlogoNASHVILLE – The work of Chuck Close, renowned as one of America’s foremost artists in any medium, will be featured in Chuck Close Prints: Process and Collaboration, opening in the Frist Center for the Visual Arts’ Ingram Gallery June 26, 2009. The exhibition will remain on view through the summer and will close Sept. 13, 2009.

The exhibition, which includes more than 130 works, explores Close’s continuing investigation into the relationship between artistic process, vision and creativity. On view in this comprehensive survey will be prints that are widely regarded as masterworks of contemporary printmaking, as seen in such techniques as aquatint, lithography, pulp-paper multiples, direct gravure, silk screen, traditional Japanese woodcut and reduction linocut.

Chuck Close, Self Portrait I, 1999, Two Palms Press, New York, printer and publisher (Pedro Barbeito, David  Lasry).  Courtesy of Two Palms Press and the artist

Chuck Close, Self Portrait I, 1999, Two Palms Press, New York, printer and publisher (Pedro Barbeito, David Lasry). Courtesy of Two Palms Press and the artist

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Not Your Father’s Labor Movement


changethatworksAnother kind of change is happening in America since the Obama Administration took office – a change in how corporations and their shareholders conduct business.

On April 29, during one of the most contentious annual shareholder meetings in Bank of America’s history, shareholders called for new leadership and greater accountability as 50.3 percent voted in favor of a resolution forcing Chairman Ken Lewis to resign as Chairman of the Board.  “Today, we saw a vote of no confidence in Ken Lewis who has overseen record losses in stock value and whose short-sighted business plans have put personal gain ahead of shareholders and the long-term health of the company,” said SEIU Master Trust Chairman Andy Stern. «Read the rest of this article»


Department of Justice unveils exhibit at the National Civil Rights Museum


Editor’s Note: Clarksville Online apologizes for the delay in the publication of this story.

CRS LogoOn On April 3, 2009, an exhibit commemorating the work done by the U.S. Department of Justice Community Relations Service (CRS) to reduce racial tension and violence during the civil rights movement was unveiled at the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tennessee. The exhibit features a video presentation that explains the mission of the Community Relations Service and provides a first-hand account of the challenges faced by retired staff members who mediated many of the well known marches and demonstrations of that era.

The Community Relations Service is the Department’s “peacemaker” for community conflicts and tensions arising from differences of race, color, and national origin. Created by the Civil Rights Act of 1964, CRS is the only Federal agency dedicated to assist State and local units of government, private and public organizations, and community groups with preventing and resolving racial and ethnic tensions, incidents, and civil disorders, and in restoring racial stability and harmony.

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APSU AG Teacher helps National Guard team raise honey bees in Afghanistan


Austin Peay State University LogoAn Austin Peay State University adjunct faculty member who serves in the Tennessee Army National Guard’s Agribusiness Development Team (ADT) is part of a new and unique mission in Paktya, Afghanistan — helping the locals raise honey bees.

Sgt. Robert Moore, who teaches agriculture at APSU, is project leader of the ADT, which is working with the Paktya Beekeeping Association to help raise 700 new bee colonies within the region and to educate new beekeepers.


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Senate unanimously approves Adult Care Homes bill


364 Days After Bredesen Signs Choices Act, Legislature sends him a Bill Giving Tennesseans a Real New Choice for Housing

aarpNASHVILLE – Nearly one year to the day after Gov. Phil Bredesen signed into law the Long-Term Care Community Choices Act, the Tennessee Legislature is sending him a bill that creates a housing option – adult care homes – that really provide Tennesseans with a new choice.

The Tennessee Senate unanimously approved legislation Tuesday that authorizes adult care homes, small residences operated for two to five people. The 31-0 vote sends the bill, which was approved unanimously by the House last week, to Gov. Phil Bredesen for his signature. The legislation is part of the governor’s 2009 legislative package.

The Adult Care Homes Act was sponsored by Sens. Lowe Finney, Jim Kyle and Charlotte Burks.  In the House, the bill had more than 50 co-sponsors, including Speaker Kent Williams, Speaker Pro Tempore Lois DeBerry and Rep. Dennis Ferguson, who chairs the Legislature’s Long-Term Care Committee. «Read the rest of this article»

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Community Express/Patriot Express Loan Workshop


tsbdcThe Tennessee Small Business Development Center is holding a Community Express/Patriot Express Loan Workshop at on June 24th from 10:00am till 12:00pm and 6:00pm till 8:00pm. This free seminar will be held at the TSU Avon Williams Campus located at 330 Tenth Avenue, North.

Are you looking for a small business loan for $5K, $10K or $25K?  This workshop provides important information on how to effectively finance a new or existing small business.  Learn step-by-step how to apply for the SBA Community Express or Patriot Express Loan.   Loans are available in amounts ranging from $5,000-$25,000. These loans are SBA-guaranteed and payable over 10 years with no prepayment penalty! This is NOT a credit card loan. «Read the rest of this article»

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NAF Job Fair


Fort Campbell, KY.  The Home of the Screaming EaglesThe NAF Job Fair takes place at Sportsman’s Lodge (6663 Sportsman’s Lane) on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The regular job fair held on the 3rd Tuesday of every month has been reinstated until further notice. Applications for positions will be distributed from 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.  Interested applicants who wish to use their Spouse preference should bring a copy of their marriage certificate and their PCS orders. Those who wish to use Veterans Preference should bring a copy of their DD-214.

For more information on NAF Job Fairs, please call the Job Information Center at (270)798-4412 or (270)798-4905.

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