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Portable Electric Heaters being recalled by Dyson due to Fire Hazard

 

U.S. Consumer Product Safety CommissionWashington, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports Portable Electric Heaters are being recalled by Dyson Inc. because the heaters can short and overheat causing a potential fire hazard.

Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Dyson Hot and Dyson Hot+Cool (AM04) and Dyson Hot+Cool (AM05) heaters are being recalled.

Dyson Hot and Dyson Hot+Cool (AM04) and Dyson Hot+Cool (AM05) heaters are being recalled.

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Kenwood High School’s Daniel Norl nominated for 2014 McDonald’s All American Games

 

Final Team rosters unveiled January 29th

McDonald's All American GamesChicago, IL – McDonald’s has announced its list of high school seniors who have been nominated for the 2014 McDonald’s All American Games, taking place on April 2nd at Chicago’s United Center.

From Clarksville Tennessee, Kenwood High School’s Daniel Norl has been nominated. Norl scored 19 points on Friday, January 10th, 2014 to help Kenwood to a 54-31 win over Rossview High Hawks to stay undefeated. On December 13th, 2013 he scored 26 points to help Kenwood beat West Creek High School 70-48.

Also nominated from the area is Rachel Bell from Creek Wood High School in Cumberland Furnace, TN. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Volunteer Region Red Cross Responds to 932 Disasters in 2013

 

Effort part of overall Red Cross response to 146 large disasters nationwide

American Red CrossClarksville, TN – In a year that had deadly tornadoes, fierce wildfires and destructive floods in many states, the Tennessee Volunteer Region responded to 932 disasters in the region, part of the 146 large disaster relief efforts led by the American Red Cross in 42 states and territories between January 1st and December 1st in 2013.

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Budweiser of Clarksville becomes Clarksville-Montgomery County Green Certified

 

Clarksville-Montgomery County Green Certification ProgramMontgomery County, TN – The latest business to celebrate their Clarksville-Montgomery County Green Certification is Budweiser of Clarksville, owned by the Hand family of Clarksville.

Charles Hand, Chairman of the Board of Hand Family Companies, has a history of taking care of the environment. For decades, Hand has been doing his part to keep our community clean. His actions carried over to his family businesses when the Company began participating in the Adopt-A-Highway Program in the early 1990s, and the efforts have been growing ever since.

Clarksville-Montgomery County Green Certification ribbon cutting for Budweiser of Clarksville.

Clarksville-Montgomery County Green Certification ribbon cutting for Budweiser of Clarksville.

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One in six people worldwide will have a stroke in their lifetime; World Stroke Day is October 29th

 

According to a new survey, people more likely to witness a stroke might not know how to identify one; free app helps people Spot a Stroke F.A.S.T.

American Heart AssociationNashville, TN – Crystal Wall was having a typical chat on the phone with her sister Chassity Anderson — until her sister’s phone abruptly crashed to the floor and her words suddenly became slurred.

Anderson, 37, was having another stroke.

“Because my sister had suffered from stroke before, I recognized the warning signs and knew to call 9-1-1,” Wall said. “I know stroke is something that can happen to anyone at any time and if it does, you have to act quickly. The longer you wait, the worse it can be.” «Read the rest of this article»

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American Heart Association says Healthcare providers should aggressively treat unhealthy lifestyles

 

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – Healthcare providers should treat unhealthy behaviors as aggressively as they treat high blood pressure, cholesterol and other heart disease risk factors, according to an American Heart Association science advisory published in Circulation.

“We’re talking about a paradigm shift from only treating biomarkers — physical indicators of a person’s risk for heart disease — to helping people change unhealthy behaviors, such as smoking, unhealthy body weight, poor diet quality and lack of physical activity,” said Bonnie Spring, Ph.D., lead author of the statement and a professor of preventive medicine and psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Northwestern University in Chicago. «Read the rest of this article»

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APSU Students earn high marks for research at famed Fermilab

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Mees Fix, an Austin Peay State University physics student, thought he might be in trouble. He was outside of Chicago, analyzing white dwarf stars at Fermilab – the U.S. Department of Energy’s national laboratory – when he noticed something strange. One of the stars was giving off way too much light energy.

“At first, I thought I broke something,” he said. “I figured I messed something up. I walked over to Dr. Smith and said, ‘check this out? What’s going on here?’” «Read the rest of this article»

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APSU celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with “Migration is Beautiful” series

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Visual artist Favianna Rodriguez will visit Austin Peay State University this October and provide a presentation and poster design workshop as part of programming for Hispanic Heritage Month.

In preparation for her visit, students created several eye-catching posters that incorporated Rodriguez’s artwork. Students in APSU associate professor of art Mark DeYoung’s class, Design Center, created 19 posters.

Favianna Butterfly Wings

Favianna Butterfly Wings

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Cornbread and Chili Warm Up Fall Suppers

 

Martha White®Nashville, TN – As the days shorten and cool, those hearty soups and stews start sounding good again.

“There may be no other meal that folks look forward to more in the fall than that first big pot of chili and a skillet of hot cornbread,” observes Martha White® baking expert, Linda Carman. “Chili and cornbread are both easy to make and fun to serve on a lot of different occasions – a family supper, tailgate outing or a casual get-together with friends.”

Jalapeno Cornbread Shortcake with Black Bean Chili, White Chicken Chili with Cheddar Hush Puppy Crust and Country-Style Chili Con Cornbread.

Jalapeno Cornbread Shortcake with Black Bean Chili, White Chicken Chili with Cheddar Hush Puppy Crust and Country-Style Chili Con Cornbread.

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U.S. Postal Inspection Service says Beware of Spam, Bogus E-mails sent to Postal Customers

 

United States Postal Inspection ServiceChicago, IL – Some postal customers are receiving bogus e-mails about a package delivery or online postage charges. The e-mails contain a link or attachment that, when opened, installs a malicious virus that can steal personal information from your PC.

The e-mails claim to be from the U.S. Postal Service and contain fraudulent information about an attempted or intercepted package delivery or online postage charges. You are instructed to click on a link , open the attachment, or print the label. «Read the rest of this article»

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