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A Look at the Labor Day’s History

 

Labor DayWashington, D.C. – The first Monday in September, Labor Day 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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Vanderbilt’s Tim Corbin named Collegiate Baseball National Coach of the Year

 

Vanderbilt CommodoresNashville, Tn -Two days after winning Vanderbilt’s first-ever men’s national title Commodores’ head coach Tim Corbin has been named National Coach of the Year by Collegiate Baseball.

Corbin led Vanderbilt to a 51-21 record, the Dores’ second straight 50-win season and third in the last four years. The Commodores returned to Omaha for the second time in four years winning the national title in just the school’s second-ever trip to the College World Series. Corbin surpassed 600 career wins during the season and now has 517 wins as the Commodores’ head coach, second-most in program history.

Vanderbilt Commodores head coach Tim Corbin talks with his team after losing to the Louisville Cardinals 5-3 in the first game of the Nashville super regional of the 2013 NCAA baseball tournament at Hawkins Field. (Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports)

Vanderbilt Commodores head coach Tim Corbin talks with his team after losing to the Louisville Cardinals 5-3 in the first game of the Nashville super regional of the 2013 NCAA baseball tournament at Hawkins Field. (Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports)

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APSU Track and Field’s Breigh Jones ends NCAA run

 

Austin Peay Sports Information

Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUEugene, Ore - Sophomore Breigh Jones got out to an early lead but couldn’t make it stand up in Heat Three of the semifinals in the 400m dash at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, Wednesday, at Hayward Stadium.

Austin Peay Women's Track and Field sending Breigh Jones and Kaylnn Pitts to NCAA East Preliminary Round. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Women’s Track and Field sending Breigh Jones and Kaylnn Pitts to NCAA East Preliminary Round. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Track and Field’s Kaylnn Pitts closes out NCAA East Preliminary in triple jump

 

Austin Peay Sports Information

Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUJacksonville, FL – Freshman Austin Peay State University track and field athlete Kaylnn Pitts saw her first collegiate season come to an end with a 32nd-place finish in the triple jump, Saturday, at the NCAA East Preliminaries, hosted by North Florida.

Pitts was one of the tone-setters for the event, jumping second out of the first of four flights.

Austin Peay's Kaylnn Pitts.  (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay’s Kaylnn Pitts. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Track and Field’s Breigh Jones qualifies for NCAA Championship

 

Austin Peay Sports Information

Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUJacksonville, FL - Breigh Jones is going to Oregon.

The Austin Peay State University sophomore sprinter continued her ascension as one of the elite 400m runners in the nation with a seventh-place finish at the NCAA East Preliminaries, hosted by North Florida.

Austin Peay’s Breigh Jones qualifies for NCAA Championship. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay’s Breigh Jones qualifies for NCAA Championship. (APSU Sports Information)

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NASA estimates water and snowpack weight in California’s Sierra Nevada using GPS

 

Written by Carol Rasmussen
NASA Earth Science News Team

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationPasadena, CA – For the first time, NASA scientists have used GPS to find the total weight of winter snowpack and soil moisture in California’s Sierra Nevada. The new results complement other satellite measurements and could provide a reality check for computer models used to estimate the state’s water and snowpack.

A team led by Donald Argus of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, studied data from 1,069 GPS research sites in California, Nevada, Oregon and Washington, extending back to 2006.

A GPS station in the mountains of Oregon. (Wikimedia Commons)

A GPS station in the mountains of Oregon. (Wikimedia Commons)

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Make Up Your Mind, America

 

Medical SymbolClarksville, TN – A few weeks ago, the news broke that medical waste containing aborted babies was being used to generate electricity in the UK. Shortly thereafter, we learned that this same “medical waste” was being shipped to an electric power facility in Oregon. Thank the Lord, the commissioners of Marion County passed an order last week to stop the incinerator from using aborted babies.

For the moment, “the incinerator must stop accepting medical waste until procedures are in place to ensure aborted babies are not among the substances burned to produce electricity.” «Read the rest of this article»

 


Planters Bank Gallery to host Still Life Arrangements by Charlotte Nelms beginning May 1st

 

Planters BankClarksville, TN – Artist Charlotte Nelms will show an exhibit of still life arrangements at the Planters Bank-Hilldale Gallery on Thursday, May 1st – Wednesday, June 4th.

Previously specializing in pastel landscapes, Nelms is now exploring depth of realism, focusing on sparkling crystal, shiny metal, and lace.

Daffodils by Charlotte Nelms

Daffodils by Charlotte Nelms

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Austin Peay State University Baseball head coach Gary McClure gets 4-year contract extension

 

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Austin Peay State University Governors Sports - APSUClarksville, TN – A day after Gary McClure became the first Ohio Valley Conference baseball coach in history to record 800 career victories, Austin Peay State University has announced it has signed its longtime coach to a four-year extension through the 2017-18 season.

McClure, who has led Austin Peay baseball to three straight NCAA tournaments and six overall, became only the 28th active coach with 800 career victories, Sunday, when the Governors defeated Iowa, 7-4.

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NASA uses satellites, aircraft, and high-altitude balloons to investigate California’s extreme drought

 

Written by Tony Phillips
Science at NASA

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationWashington, D.C. – California is supposed to be the Golden State.  Make that golden brown.

The entire west coast of the United States is changing color as the deepest drought in more than a century unfolds.  According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture and NOAA, dry conditions have become extreme across more than 62% of California’s land area—and there is little relief in sight.

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