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The fascinating History of Popcorn

 

Clarksville, TN – Ask me what my favorite snack is and I won’t hesitate a second to tell you that it’s popcorn. The aroma of popcorn can drive me to indulge any time day or night. I recently realized that I had no idea where popcorn originated or what makes it pop. Here’s what I learned:

According to www.popcorn.org , popcorn was eaten by Native Americans before the time of Jesus. Popcorn kernels more than 1,000 years old were found in tombs on the east coast of Peru; they still popped! Popcorn is believed to have originated in Mexico, but was grown in Sumatra, China and India before Christopher Columbus came to the New World.

Popcorn kernels

Popcorn kernels

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Austin Peay State University Governors Football 2015 Recruiting Class focused on Linemen

 

APSU Sports Information

Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University literally could re-title a popular old Glen Campbell song with its 2015 football recruiting class.

Instead of “Wichita Lineman” it easily could be titled “Austin Peay Linemen” as the Governors expect to bring some 17 new linemen to campus in 2015.

Austin Peay State University Governors Football 2015 National Signing Day. (APSU Sports Information)

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264th Combat Communications Squadron soldier returns home from Liberia, Ebola free

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Lealan Buehrer
182nd Airlift Wing

United States Africa CommandPeoria, IL – A cyber transport systems specialist with Peoria’s 264th Combat Communications Squadron returned home in November from the fight against the Ebola epidemic in Africa. There, he and his unit led the way in building up communications for hospital training centers as part of Operation United Assistance.

Air Force Tech. Sgt. Benjamin Springsteen, a Chicago suburb native, was augmenting the Joint Communications Support Element at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, when he was handpicked for deployment to Liberia.

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Benjamin M. Springsteen, a cyber transport systems specialist with the 264th Combat Communications Squadron, visits his home unit in Peoria, Ill., Dec. 9, 2014, after returning from a deployment to Monrovia, Liberia, in support of Operation United Assistance.  (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Lealan Buehrer)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Benjamin M. Springsteen, a cyber transport systems specialist with the 264th Combat Communications Squadron, visits his home unit in Peoria, Ill., Dec. 9, 2014, after returning from a deployment to Monrovia, Liberia, in support of Operation United Assistance. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Lealan Buehrer)

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Clarksville’s Rivers and Spires announces Legendary Ronnie Milsap, Sanctus Real to be part of Free Concert Weekend

 

Rivers and Spires FestivalClarksville, TN – The Rivers And Spires Festival, brought to you by Coors Light and Agero, is pleased to announce Grammy award-winning and multi-platinum selling country music superstar, Ronnie Milsap, will take the Public Square Stage on Friday, April 17th. The concert is free and open to the public.

One of the biggest and most sought-after country music artists of the 70s and 80s, Milsap will perform some of his biggest hits that have made him a legend. Songs such as “Smoky Mountain Rain”, “(There’s) No Gettin’ Over Me”, “I Wouldn’t Have Missed It for the World”, “Any Day Now” and “Stranger in My House” will make up a concert you don’t want to miss.

Country music superstar, Ronnie Milsap to play at 2015 Rivers and Spires Festival.

Country music superstar, Ronnie Milsap to play at 2015 Rivers and Spires Festival.

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Austin Peay State University Department of Art to host lecture from internationally recognized artist Ann Hamilton

 

APSU Department of Art - Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University Department of Art is proud to welcome Ann Hamilton, an internationally recognized visual artist known for large-scale multimedia installations.

As a part of the Department’s visiting artist series, Hamilton will present a lecture on February 5th at 7:00pm in APSU’s Trahern Theatre.

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Movement NCO ensures soldiers reach destination in Liberia

 

Written by Sgt. Ange Desinor
13th Public Affairs Detachment

United States Africa CommandPaynesville, Liberia – Vehicles such as a Light Medium Tactical Vehicle wouldn’t be able to safely travel through the rough terrain, rigorous roads and congested traffic of Liberia.

So when 36th Engineer Brigade Soldiers deployed in support of Operation United Assistance have a mission outside of the National Police Training Academy in Paynesville, Liberia, there’s a solution – Staff Sgt. Jose Nieves.

Nieves, a movement noncommissioned officer for Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 36th Engineer Brigade, assigns drivers to the Soldiers going out on missions from the NPTA.

From left, Staff Sgt. Jose Nieves, a Bayamon, Puerto Rico, native and movement noncommissioned officer for Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 36th Engineer Brigade, talks to Haji A. Sheriff, a Liberia, Monrovia native and a driver, about his routes before he goes out on a mission to Buchanan, Liberia, Dec. 27, 2014, from the National Police Training Academy, Paynesville, Liberia, during Operation United Assistance. (Sgt. Ange Desinor, 13th Public Affairs Detachment)

From left, Staff Sgt. Jose Nieves, a Bayamon, Puerto Rico, native and movement noncommissioned officer for Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 36th Engineer Brigade, talks to Haji A. Sheriff, a Liberia, Monrovia native and a driver, about his routes before he goes out on a mission to Buchanan, Liberia, Dec. 27, 2014, from the National Police Training Academy, Paynesville, Liberia, during Operation United Assistance. (Sgt. Ange Desinor, 13th Public Affairs Detachment)

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Three Montgomery County Sheriff officials participate in St. Jude Half Marathon

 

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office - MCSOMontgomery County, TN – Investigator Jeffrey Morlock, Deputy Stephanie Price and Lt. Sonny Goodowens completed the 2014 St. Jude Half Marathon in Memphis, TN last weekend raising over $7,900 for the charity.

“Over 18,000 runners raised more than $6 million for the St. Jude Children’s hospital at this event,” Morlock said, adding that the hospital never charges families for services – it relies solely on donations to operate. “It costs about $2 million per day to run the hospital.”

Investigator Jeffrey Morlock poses with Deputy Stephanie Price at the 2014 St. Jude Half Marathon in Memphis last weekend. Lt. Sonny Goodowens was also in the race. He is not pictured.

Investigator Jeffrey Morlock poses with Deputy Stephanie Price at the 2014 St. Jude Half Marathon in Memphis last weekend. Lt. Sonny Goodowens was also in the race. He is not pictured.

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American Heart Association reports Surgeons use 3D printed model of Heart to treat patients with disorders

 

American Heart AssociationChicago, IL – An experimental 3-dimensional printed model of the heart may help surgeons treat patients born with complicated heart disorders, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2014.

Most heart surgeons use 2D images taken by X-ray, ultrasound and MRI for surgical planning. However, these images may not reveal complex structural complications in the heart’s chambers that occur when heart disease is present at birth (congenital heart defects), as opposed to developing later in life within a structurally normal heart. «Read the rest of this article»

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American Heart Association says Trans Fat Consumption is Linked to Diminished Memory in Working-aged Adults

 

American Heart AssociationChicago, IL – High trans fat consumption is linked to worse memory among working-age men, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2014.

In a recent study of approximately 1,000 healthy men, those who consumed the most trans fats showed notably worse performance on a word memory test. The strength of the association remained even after taking into consideration things like age, education, ethnicity and depression. «Read the rest of this article»

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American Heart Association says early detectable Vascular Disease linked to Erectile Dysfunction

 

American Heart AssociationChicago, IL – Men who have asymptomatic subclinical vascular disease are more likely to develop erectile dysfunction than men who don’t have early stage vascular disease, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2014.

“Erectile function can be a window into men’s cardiovascular and overall health,” said David I. Feldman, B.S., lead author and research assistant at the Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, Maryland. “Erectile dysfunction and cardiovascular disease commonly coexist.” «Read the rest of this article»

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