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LEAP Organization gives Clarksville Youth Learning Experience About Miami & Enjoy The Bahamas

 

LEAP OrganizationClarksville, TN – Miami and the Bahamas were the destination for the LEAP Organization’s 6th Annual Educational Excursion.

Children from Clarksville along with chaperones and community members embarked on a five-day journey to Miami to educate LEAP youth by exposing them to other cities, cultural differences and historical landmarks.

Participants visited the Holocaust Memorial, Jewish Museum, History of Miami Museum, and the Miccosukee Indian Village where they experienced an airboat ride through the everglades followed by an alligator show.

LEAP Youth visit Miccosukee Indian Village.

LEAP Youth visit Miccosukee Indian Village.

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American Heart Association reports Hispanics/Latinos at higher risk for Cardiac Dysfunction, Heart Failure

 

American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – Hispanics/Latinos have higher rates of cardiac dysfunction but are rarely aware they have the heart-pumping problem that can lead to heart failure, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation: Heart Failure.

Researchers found that about half of the 1,818 adults in their study of middle-aged and older Hispanics/Latinos had cardiac dysfunction, yet fewer than 1 in 20 participants knew they had a problem.

Heart Illustration. (American Heart Association)

Heart Illustration. (American Heart Association)

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Alley Poet’s Pen: “Just Keep Sewing Girl!”

 

*One of an occasional series of profiles that Alley Poet likes to pen of local businesses and people who make Downtown Nashville unique…

Alley Poet's PenNashville, TN – They say that color and variety make a good neighborhood or city scape. Places where your eye has something stimulating to land on can invigorate a walk, or even change a person’s perspective. Most of you know I walk the Downtown Nashville city streets every day.

In spite of the bulldozing going on in Midtown and the subsequent “homogenizing” factor such overdevelopment brings, downtown (and I know, I know East Nashvillians, you’ve got a major indie factor!!) still seems to have its share of local flavor. One place that never disappoints is Karma Clothing on 3rd and Church.

Detail of the tapestry fabric used to make a Karma halter top. (Gina Edwards, GlamRockPhotography)

Detail of the tapestry fabric used to make a Karma halter top. (Gina Edwards, GlamRockPhotography)

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LEAP Organization Takes Group to New York for 5th Annual Education Excursion

 

LEAP OrganizationClarksville, TN – New York City was the destination for the LEAP Organization’s 5th Annual Education Excursion. Youth from Clarksville along with chaperones and community members embarked on a four day journey to New York to educate LEAP youth by exposing them to other cities, their cultural differences and historical landmarks.

Places that were visited included the 911 Tribute Center and Memorial Center, Rockefeller Center/Top of the Rock, Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, Luna Park Coney Island, Madison Square Garden, and Madame Tussauds Celebrity Wax Museum in addition to several museums and sight-seeing cruises.

Youth at Madison Square Garden during LEAP Organization’s 5th Annual Education Excursion.

Youth at Madison Square Garden during LEAP Organization’s 5th Annual Education Excursion.

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AAA says Orlando Florida Tops List of Spring Travel Destinations in United States

 

Sun destinations are travelers’ top getaways following harsh winter

AAATampa, FL – Warm destinations offering fun-filled activities for families will experience the largest influx of travelers this spring season. Florida has three of the top 10 most popular city destinations, including Orlando at number one.

Sunny, beach destinations in California and South Carolina also rank high on the list, followed by ever-popular vacation destinations Washington, D.C., New York City, Seattle and San Francisco. «Read the rest of this article»

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American Heart Association says Young Hispanics often Obese, at higher risk for Heart Diseases

 

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – Obesity is common among U.S. Hispanics  and is severe particularly among young Hispanics, according to research in the Journal of the American Heart Association (JAHA).

The first large-scale data on body mass index (BMI) and cardiovascular disease risk factors among U.S. Hispanic/Latino adult populations suggests that severe obesity may be associated with considerable excess risk for cardiovascular diseases.

Blood pressure cuff. (American Heart Association)

Blood pressure cuff. (American Heart Association)

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Investigating Tax Refund Fraud

 

FBI Works Cooperatively with Federal Partners

FBIWashington, DC – A Georgia woman was recently sentenced to 27 years in prison for stealing the identities of nursing home patients and using their information to apply online for about half a million dollars in fraudulent tax refunds from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

Criminals who use stolen personally identifiable information to line their own pockets perpetrate a wide variety of fraudulent financial schemes, like hacking into online accounts, submitting phony insurance claims, and applying for loans and credit cards. Increasingly, though, tax refund fraud using stolen identities is fast becoming a favorite money-making endeavor of the criminal element.

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Fort Campbell’s Lifeliners celebrate Christmas in Afghanistan

 

Written by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

101st Sustainment Brigade - LifelinersFort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne Division

Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan – Sitting around a Christmas tree drinking hot cocoa and exchanging gifts with your loved ones is something the Lifeliners will not have the opportunity to do this year.

Nevertheless, the holiday spirit is high as soldiers take the time to enjoy a Christmas meal alongside their comrades and spend some time with their families through Skype or Facetime.

Task Force Lifeliner’s Col. Charles R. Hamilton, a native of Houston, Texas, and commander of the 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), and Master Sgt. Katherine E. Lawson-Best, a native of New Orleans, LA, and human resources administration noncommissioned officer in charge, serve meals during Christmas lunch, Dec. 25, 2013 at the Koele Dining Facility at Bagram Air Field, Parwan province, Afghanistan. As tradition has it, senior military leaders served their troops a feast worthy of the Holiday. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario, Task Force Lifeliner Public Affairs)

Task Force Lifeliner’s Col. Charles R. Hamilton, a native of Houston, Texas, and commander of the 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), and Master Sgt. Katherine E. Lawson-Best, a native of New Orleans, LA, and human resources administration noncommissioned officer in charge, serve meals during Christmas lunch, Dec. 25, 2013 at the Koele Dining Facility at Bagram Air Field, Parwan province, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario, Task Force Lifeliner Public Affairs)

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Fort Campbell’s 101st Sustainment Brigade has Thanksgiving Day feast away from home

 

Written by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

101st Sustainment Brigade - LifelinersFort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne Division

Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan – Thanksgiving Day is a time to be thankful and traditionally family and friends come together to enjoy a lavish meal.

For soldiers with Task Force Lifeliner, currently deployed to Afghanistan, a Thanksgiving meal brings a little comfort from home as it gives them a chance to sit down and enjoy a meal with their comrades.

Task Force Lifeliner soldiers bow their heads and give thanks during Thanksgiving Day at the Koele Dining Facility, Nov. 28th, 2013, at Bagram Air Field, Parwan province, Afghanistan. The soldiers had the opportunity to celebrate their holiday with a variety of traditional foods. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario, Task Force Lifeliner Public Affairs)

Task Force Lifeliner soldiers bow their heads and give thanks during Thanksgiving Day at the Koele Dining Facility, Nov. 28th, 2013, at Bagram Air Field, Parwan province, Afghanistan. The soldiers had the opportunity to celebrate their holiday with a variety of traditional foods. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Sinthia Rosario, Task Force Lifeliner Public Affairs)

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Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security Foundation appoints Keith Perrigan as First Executive Director

 

Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security FoundationNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security Foundation has announced the appointment of Keith Perrigan as its first Executive Director. Perrigan serves currently as the Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the United States Secret Service in the Nashville Field Office. He will assume his new role November 4th, 2013.

As Executive Director of the foundation, Perrigan will lead private sector support for the goals and objectives of the department, including law enforcement, driver services, and homeland security. The Executive Director will also work to establish partnerships with communities, businesses, and organizations statewide. «Read the rest of this article»

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