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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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AAA Urges Motorists to Celebrate the NFL Super Bowl Safely

 

Tow to Go service available now through February 1st

AAATampa, FL - Whether you are attending or hosting a Super Bowl party, AAA wants everyone to celebrate safely. For those going out this weekend, that means having a Designated Driver.

You can also call a cab or stay where you are celebrating.

Whether you are a AAA member or not, you can call for a Tow to Go ride anytime Friday through Sunday night. AAA will then safely transport you and your vehicle home or somewhere safe within 10 miles.

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Grant Leaver, Ed Bunio, Bob Bradley inducted into APSU’s Athletics Hall of Fame

 

Written by Brad Kirtley
Austin Peay Sports Information

Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – One of the greatest Golf Governors in Austin Peay State University history plus a former football standout who returned to his alma mater to help guide the program to its only Ohio Valley Conference title were inducted into the APSU Athletics Hall of Fame, Saturday morning in a breakfast ceremony in the Dunn Center’s Hall of Fame lobby.

In addition, a former superb basketball player from Austin Peay’s small college era was enshrined as part of the Hall of Fame’s Honors category.

(L to R) Grant Leaver, Ed Bunio, Bob Bradley were inducted into Austin Peay State University's Athletics Hall of Fame Saturday morning. (APSU Sports Information)

(L to R) Grant Leaver, Ed Bunio, Bob Bradley were inducted into Austin Peay State University’s Athletics Hall of Fame Saturday morning. (APSU Sports Information)

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Austin Peay State University Hall of Fame Inductee Bob Bradley key component of Aaron’s great basketball successes

 

Written by Brad Kirtley
APSU Sports Information

Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – When Bob Bradley arrived on campus back in 1958 from nearby Todd County (KY), he was a member of what most considered Dave Aaron’s “greatest freshmen class,” a group that also included Jim Stewart (a member of the University’s Athletics Hall of Fame who later went on to a long major league baseball career); Roger Davis, whom Bradley competed against in high school; John Camp; Jim Henderson; Tommy Phillips and Freddy Overton.

The 6-foot-6 Bradley and his freshmen teammates lived up to the billing. Playing in an era when freshmen were unable to compete at the varsity level, they played away from the spotlight, but used that time to develop chemistry that would prove essential over the next three seasons.

Austin Peay Athletics Hall of Fame Inductee Bob Bradley. (APSU Sports Information)

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January is Tops for Theft, Tennessee’s in the Top 10 for Theft Claims

 

State Farm®Murfreesboro, TN – The holidays are over and everyone is recovering from the barrage of gifts, food, family and friends. Now that you’re past that, it’s time to think about theft because State Farm® says January is the top month for theft claims.

There are a couple of reason for this. Everyone is getting their December credit card statements and reporting fraudulent charges or identity theft following the holiday shopping season, and many people travel for vacation to warmer climates during this month, leaving their home exposed to burglars. «Read the rest of this article»

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21 Tennessee Properties receive AAA/CAA Four and Five Diamond Ratings for 2015

 

2,417 hotels and restaurants across the continent top the list with the travel authority’s highest ratings

AAATampa, FL – The Auto Club Group has announced the 17 hotels and four restaurants in Tennessee that earned the Four or Five Diamond Rating during the past 12 months.

Among these, two lodgings received these ratings for the first time, qualifying them as new additions to the annual lists. The AAA/CAA Four and Five Diamond Ratings are AAA’s highest designations for hotels and restaurants.

Hotels rated Four or Five Diamond are stylish and refined with upscale physical attributes. Guests receive personalized attention from an experienced staff enhancing an extensive array of amenities in a luxurious setting. «Read the rest of this article»

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AAA reports that most Motorists are not prepared for Winter Weather

 

3 out of 5 People Don’t have Winter Driving Kits in their Vehicles

AAATampa, FL – Extremely cold weather is moving across the southeastern United States and AAA warns motorists to be careful and make sure their vehicles are prepared for an emergency.

According to data from the Federal Highway Administration, each year, 24 percent of weather-related vehicle crashes occur on snowy, slushy or icy pavement and 15 percent happen during snowfall or sleet.

Snow and ice on the roads.

Snow and ice on the roads.

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Land Between The Lakes Bison Auction Set for January 31st

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLGolden Pond, KY - A public auction to reduce the size of Land Between The Lakes’ bison herds will be held on Saturday, January 31st, 2015.

The sale begins at 9:00am Central Standard Time at the Elk & Bison Prairie corral. Bidder registration, final sale list, and viewing begin at 8:00am. Bison purchases may be made with cash, credit card, or personal check at time of bid acceptance.

Bison at Land Between the Lakes.

Bison at Land Between the Lakes.

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NASA monitors Severe Holiday Weather from Space

 

Written by Rob Gutro
NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationGreenbelt, MD – Severe weather in the form of tornadoes is not something people expect on Christmas week but a storm system on December 23rd brought tornadoes to Mississippi, Georgia and Louisiana. As the storm moved, NASA’s RapidScat captured data on winds while NOAA’s GOES satellite tracked the movement of the system.

NASA’s RapidScat instrument flies aboard the International Space Station and captured a look at some of the high winds from the storms that brought severe weather to the U.S. Gulf Coast on December 23rd. In addition, an animation of images from NOAA’s GOES-East satellite showed the movement of those storms and other weather systems from Canada to South America from December 21st to 24th.

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AAA says to celebrate the Holidays Safely with a Designated Driver

 

Tow to Go service available December 24th – January 1st

AAATampa, FL - Tow to Go will have its busiest week of the year starting tomorrow. In 2013, AAA received two-thirds of its annual Tow to Go calls between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Day. AAA and Bud Light urge motorists to plan ahead for the holiday weekend if they will be out drinking.

This means choosing a Designated Driver, staying where you are celebrating, using a cab or finding another form of sober transportation.

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