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Clarksville, TN – Award-winning Clarksville Journalist A.J. Dugger III has written an exciting new book about The Dealers, an unsung funk and R&B band from Memphis, TN. Dugger is passionate about telling the story of the band, which includes his mother and uncles.
The book, titled “The Dealers: Then and Now,” was published on July 19th, 2013.
The Dealers regularly opened for many music legends during the 1970s and ’80s. “Marvin Gaye kissed my mom on the right ear,” said Dugger, who writes for The Tennessee Tribune and The Murfreesboro Post. “There are lots of interesting stories in the book not just about The Dealers, but about many of the music legends they were affiliated with.”
Clarksville, TN – Anyone who has visited the Dorothy Dix Collection at Austin Peay State University knows that the collection tells only a portion of a woman who was the forerunner of today’s popular advice columnists and America’s most widely read and highest paid journalists.
A new documentary, written and produced by an APSU faculty member and a student, will shed more light on Dix’s life and career when it airs on television later this month.
Clarksville, TN – For more than a century, quiet students have suffered from a common phobia known as “board shyness.” They keep their eyes down and hope the teacher picks someone else to write on the board at the front of the classroom.
“You want students to come up to the board to work, to become more confident in their knowledge,” Dr. Bob Shelton, Austin Peay State University associate professor of chemistry, said. “Some suffer from board shyness. They’re scared of what they’re about to write. We can overcome that with some of the iPad apps that allow them to work from their seat. Then, through the technology that we have, they can project their answers so that the entire class can see it and learn from it.”
New Orleans, LA – Energy drinks may increase blood pressure and disturb your heart’s natural rhythm, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology and Prevention/Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism 2013 Scientific Sessions.
American Heart Association reports most pre-packaged meals, snacks for toddlers contain too much salt
New Orleans, LA – Nearly 75 percent of commercial pre-packaged meals and savory snacks for toddlers are high in sodium, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology and Prevention/Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism 2013 Scientific Sessions.
In the first study to look at the sodium content in U.S. baby and toddler foods, researchers compared the sodium content per serving of 1,115 products for babies and toddlers using data on major and private label brands compiled by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
American Heart Association reports Adults worldwide eat almost double daily AHA-recommended amount of sodium
The study is the first to provide information about sodium intake by country, age and gender.
New Orleans, LA – Seventy-five percent of the world’s population consumes nearly twice the daily recommended amount of sodium (salt), according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism and Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Prevention 2013 Scientific Sessions.
Global sodium intake from commercially prepared food, table salt, salt and soy sauce added during cooking averaged nearly 4,000 mg a day in 2010.
American Heart Association reports 180,000 deaths worldwide may be associated with sugary soft drinks
About 25,000 deaths in the United States each year may be associated with sugar-sweetened drinks.
New Orleans, LA – Sugar-sweetened sodas, sports drinks and fruit drinks may be associated with about 180,000 deaths around the world each year, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology and Prevention/Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism 2013 Scientific Sessions.
Sugar-sweetened beverages are consumed throughout the world, and contribute to excess body weight, which increases the risk of developing diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and some cancers.
Collins Tuohy, portrayed in ‘The Blind Side,’ to speak at Austin Peay State University February 11th
Clarksville, TN – Collins Tuohy, chronicled with her family in the 2010 blockbuster film “The Blind Side,” will wrap a whirlwind Super Bowl celebration week with an inspiring presentation Monday, February 11th at Austin Peay State University.
Tuohy, a Memphis, TN, native and adopted sister to Baltimore Ravens offensive lineman Michael Oher, will speak beginning at 7:00pm in Clement Auditorium. Tuohy’s remarks have been titled “Behind ‘The Blind Side’: Overcoming Obstacles in the Face of Adversity.”
Nashville, TN – The NFL announced today that quarterback Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints and running back Chris Johnson of the Tennessee Titans are the FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Week for games played on October 18th-22nd.
Brees completed 27 of 37 passes for 377 yards and four touchdowns in the Saints’ 35-28 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Johnson gained 195 yards on 18 carries and scored twice in the Titans’ 35-34 victory over the Buffalo Bills. «Read the rest of this article»
Tennessee Titans Owner Bud Adams, Steve McNair, Eddie George Among Preliminary Nominees for Pro Football Hall of Fame 2013 Class
Canton, OH – Offensive linemen Larry Allen and Jonathan Ogden, defensive linemen Warren Sapp and Michael Strahan, defensive back John Lynch and kicker Morten Andersen, are among the 13 first-year eligible modern-era candidates nominated for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2013.
The complete list of candidates for the Class of 2013 consists of 127 nominees. From that list the Pro Football Hall of Fame Selection Committee will choose 25 candidates who will advance as semifinalist nominees. The list of 25 semifinalist nominees will be announced in late November. That semifinalist list will be further reduced by a mail ballot to 15 modern-era finalists and announced in early January. «Read the rest of this article»
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