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How Labor Day Began

 

Labor DayWashington, D.C. – Labor Day is observed the first Monday in September. It 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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Instant Peay Play: APSU Football showing progress in scrimmages as opener nears

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – To say that Austin Peay State University’s football program has nowhere to go but up is easy to say from the outside looking in, but getting that to happen is a whole another thing.

But as the Governors enter their final full week of their preseason practices before their season opener on August 31st, 2017 at Cincinnati they’ve shown in their inter-squad scrimmages that they are starting to put things together with a promise of a brighter future down the road.

Austin Peay Football to begin season August 31st, 2017 at Cincinnati. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Football to begin season August 31st, 2017 at Cincinnati. (APSU Sports Information)

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NASA Invites You to Become a Citizen Scientist During US Total Solar Eclipse

 

Written by Rani Gran and Kelsey Wright
NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationGreenbelt, MD – NASA invites eclipse viewers around the country to participate in a nationwide science experiment by collecting cloud and air temperature data and reporting it via their phones.

The Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment, or GLOBE, Program is a NASA-supported research and education program that encourages students and citizen scientists to collect and analyze environmental observations. GLOBE Observer is a free, easy-to-use app that guides citizen scientists through data collection.

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Clarksville Regional Airport to hold Total Solar Eclipse Viewing

 

Clarksville Regional AirportClarksville, TN – A once-in-a-lifetime sky gazing opportunity will occur this summer and Clarksville Regional Airport (CKV – Outlaw Field) is inviting the community to watch this historic phenomenon from the grounds of the airport.

A total Solar Eclipse will take place on Monday, August 21st, 2017 and Clarksville Regional will host a free-to-the-public Solar Eclipse Viewing Event from noon until 3:00pm.

Clarksville Regional Airport Total Solar Eclipse Viewing to be held August 21st at noon.

Clarksville Regional Airport Total Solar Eclipse Viewing to be held August 21st at noon.

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A Look at the History of Independence Day

 

Library of CongressWashington, D.C. – The Second Continental Congress announced the colonies’ separation from Great Britain on July 4th, 1776, by unanimously adopting the Declaration of Independence.

The Constitution provides the legal and governmental framework for the United States, however, the Declaration, with its eloquent assertion “all Men are created equal,” is equally beloved by the American people.

Philadelphians marked the first anniversary of American independence with a spontaneous celebration, which is described in a letter by John Adams to Abigail Adams.

Declaration of Independence

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Trio of field standouts represent APSU at NCAA East Preliminary

 

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APSU Women's Track and FieldLexington, KY – Austin Peay State University track and field sent three of the best student-athletes the program has ever produced to Thursday’s NCAA East Preliminary at the UK Track and Field Complex, and all three proved themselves worthy of their spots in the field.

Austin Peay Track and Field has three athletes compete at NCAA East Preliminary. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Track and Field has three athletes compete at NCAA East Preliminary. (APSU Sports Information)

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AAA reports Prices at the Pump Drop for First Time in Three Weeks

 

AAATampa, FL – Gas prices have dropped slowly on the week. Today’s national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline is $2.39, a three cents drop from one week ago; however, it is an increase of nine cents over last month and 18 cents more than this time last year. One year ago, the country was experiencing higher consumer demand and prices were increasing.

Fast forward to today, consumers are still experiencing higher gas prices over last year due to the OPEC agreement, but we are not seeing substantial increases at the pump due to increased gasoline inventories and low demand across the country.

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AAA reports Gas Prices Make Slow 10 Day Decline

 

AAATampa, FL – After remaining relatively flat, the national average price for regular unleaded gasoline has now fallen for 10 straight days to today’s average of $2.30 per gallon.

Today’s national average is one cent less than one week ago and two cents more than one month ago. Compared to this same date last year, consumers are paying 37 cents more per gallon at the pump.

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Gas Prices Remain Steady Despite Increased U.S. Production reports AAA

 

AAATampa, FL – Oil prices slipped fractions of a penny over the weekend, reaching today’s national average price for regular unleaded gasoline of $2.31 per gallon. Today’s price is still two cents more than one week ago, four cents more compared to one month ago and 50 cents more per gallon year-over-year.

Retail prices continue to fluctuate but have remained between $2.28-2.32 for more than a month as reports of increased U.S. production continues to counter OPEC rebalancing efforts.

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AAA reports Average Gas Prices Remain Steady Despite Low Demand

 

AAATampa, FL – National gas prices have increased fractions of a penny to reach today’s average price for regular unleaded gasoline, which is $2.28 per gallon. Today’s average is the same as one week ago, five cents less compared to one month ago and 56 cents more than the same date last year.

Prices continue to remain flat due to lower driving demand and an oversupplied market as a result of increased U.S. production. As refinery maintenance season begins and driving demand increases, we could expect to see some of the gasoline supply in the U.S. soaked up.

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