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Clarksville Civil War Roundtable’s next meeting is January 15th, 2014

 

The 118th meeting.

Clarksville Civil War RoundtableClarksville, TN – The next meeting of the Clarksville (TN) Civil War Roundtable will be on Wednesday, January 15th, 2014 at the Bone & Joint Center, 980 Professional Park Drive, right across the street from Gateway Hospital. This is just off Dunlop Lane and Holiday Drive and only a few minutes east of Governor’s Square mall.

The meeting begins at 7:00 pm and is always open to the public. Members please bring a friend or two – new recruits are always welcomed.

Topic: “Jefferson Davis: The Man”

Jefferson Davis

Jefferson Davis

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Red Cross Responds as Bitter Temperatures cover much of U.S.; Offers Safety Steps

 

American Red CrossNashville, TN – The American Red Cross is helping people impacted by the frigid cold air covering two-thirds of the country, and offers steps people can take to stay safe during this dangerous weather.

“Our volunteers remain on stand-by to respond if there is a significant, unforeseen, emergency incident or event that displaces individuals from their normal place of dwelling which would cause us to open an emergency shelter,” said David Kitchen, Regional Disaster Program Officer. “We have been closely monitoring the weather system for the past several days and as soon as we realized that the flash freeze had the potential to strand motorists as well as to cause life-threatening situations, we immediately began activating our disaster action plan.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville’s Pat Summitt among three to be honored by Basketball Hall of Fame

 

University of TennesseeSpringfield, MA – University of Tennessee Head Coach Emeritus Pat Summitt, 12-time NBA All-Star and Hall of Famer Earvin “Magic” Johnson and youth basketball ambassador Boo Williams were winners of the 2013 Mannie Jackson – Basketball’s Human Spirit Award.

The winners were recognized during events leading up to the 2013 Basketball Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremonies. Summitt did not travel to Massachusetts for the event.

Pat Summitt, Tennessee Lady Vols. (UT Sports Information)

Pat Summitt, Tennessee Lady Vols. (UT Sports Information)

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History of Labor Day

 

2013 Labor Day - U.S. Department of LaborWashington, D.C. – Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers.

It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.

Through the years the nation gave increasing emphasis to Labor Day. The first governmental recognition came through municipal ordinances passed during 1885 and 1886.

President Woodrow Wilson (Left) with American Federation of Labor founder and long-time president, Samuel Gompers (Center), and DOL Secretary William B Wilson at an undated Labor Day Rally.

President Woodrow Wilson (Left) with American Federation of Labor founder and long-time president, Samuel Gompers (Center), and DOL Secretary William B Wilson at an undated Labor Day Rally.

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July 4th: Save the Date

 

Written by Geno Grubbs

Clarksville City Council - Ward 7Clarksville, TN – In between the hot dogs and the fireworks as you celebrate this 4th of July, take a few moments to learn a few facts about Independence Day.

Back in 1776, the Second Continental Congress declared the United States of America an independent nation not on July 4th, as more than two centuries of Independence Day celebrations would suggest, but on July 2nd. «Read the rest of this article»

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American Heart Association Meeting Report states Heart-related deaths increase in winter regardless of climate

 

Maintaining healthy behaviors, such as eating well and exercising, is important in winter, researchers said.

American Heart AssociationLos Angeles, CA – No matter what climate you live in, you’re more likely to die of heart-related issues in the winter, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2012.

“This was surprising because climate was thought to be the primary determinant of seasonal variation in death rates,” said Bryan Schwartz, M.D., lead author of the study. «Read the rest of this article»

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Internal Revenue Service announces that Drought-Stricken Farmers and Ranchers have more Time to Replace Livestock

 

43 States, Including Tennessee, Affected

Internal Revenue Service - IRSWashington, D.C. – Farmers and ranchers who previously were forced to sell livestock due to drought, like the drought currently affecting much of the nation, have an extended period of time in which to replace the livestock and defer tax on any gains from the forced sales, the Internal Revenue Service announced today.

Farmers and ranchers who, due to drought, sell more livestock than they normally would may defer tax on the extra gains from those sales. To qualify, the livestock generally must be replaced within a four-year period. The IRS is authorized to extend this period if the drought continues. «Read the rest of this article»

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Fort Campbell’s 159th Combat Aviation Brigade first Army unit in the U.S. to receive New Chemical Suit for Aviators

 

Written by Capt. Xeriqua Garfinkel
159th Combat Aviation Brigade Public Affairs

159th Combat Aviation BrigadeFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Soldiers from the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, become the first Army unit in the continental U.S. to receive the latest Joint Protective Aircrew Ensemble, September 20th, at Fort Campbell, KY.

The JPACE is a flame resistant, light weight, chemical and biological protective coverall that resembles a standard flight suit worn over the physical fitness uniform and consists of an inner CB lining attached to an outer shell.

Bobbie Salazar, a Personal Protective Equipment Team member, helps Chief Warrant Officer 2 Nathan Smith, a pilot with Troop A, 7th Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 159th Combat Aviation Brigade, don the Joint Protective Aircrew Ensemble, designed specifically for aviators. The 159th CAB is the first stateside Army unit to field the JPACE. (Photo by Capt. Xeriqua Garfinkel)

Bobbie Salazar, a Personal Protective Equipment Team member, helps Chief Warrant Officer 2 Nathan Smith, a pilot with Troop A, 7th Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 159th Combat Aviation Brigade, don the Joint Protective Aircrew Ensemble, designed specifically for aviators. The 159th CAB is the first stateside Army unit to field the JPACE. (Photo by Capt. Xeriqua Garfinkel)

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NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter’s radar shows the Moon’s Shackleton crater walls may hold patchy Ice

 

Small patches of ice could make up at most five to ten percent of material in walls of Shackleton crater.

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationGreenbelt, MD – Scientists using the Mini-RF radar on NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) have estimated the maximum amount of ice likely to be found inside a permanently shadowed lunar crater located near the moon’s South Pole.

As much as five to ten percent of material, by weight, could be patchy ice, according to the team of researchers led by Bradley Thomson at Boston University’s Center for Remote Sensing, in Massachusetts.

NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has been studying the moon since June 2009. (Credit: NASA)

NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has been studying the moon since June 2009. (Credit: NASA)

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Labor Day, How it Came About and What it Means

 

U.S. Department of LaborWashington, D.C. – Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.

More than 100 years after the first Labor Day observance, there is still some doubt as to who first proposed the holiday for workers.

Labor Day parade, Main Street, Buffalo, NY, ca. 1900.

Labor Day parade, Main Street, Buffalo, NY, ca. 1900.

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