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Independence Day History

 

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

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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AAA says Drivers paying Highest Gas Prices of the Year

 

AAAClarksville, TN – Thursday’s national average price for gas was $2.58 per gallon – the highest average so far this year. Average U.S. gas prices are up 55 cents per gallon since reaching a low of $2.03 per gallon in late January, making this the largest seasonal increase in gas prices since 2012.

“Gas prices have climbed to the highest levels of the year due largely to rising crude oil costs,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “As prices keep climbing, it getting more difficult to believe that gas was below $2.00 per gallon at the majority of stations earlier this year.”

Average U.S. Gas Price Climbs 55 Cents since January

Average U.S. Gas Price Climbs 55 Cents since January

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U.S. Soldiers in Liberia stay up to cheer on the Ohio State Buckeyes

 

Written by Sgt. 1st Class Nathan Hoskins
Headquarters, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionMonrovia, Liberia – On January 13th, 2015 Soldiers deployed in support of Operation United Assistance in Monrovia, Liberia, cheer after their Ohio State University Buckeyes score a final touchdown and win the College Football Playoff Championship game. The dedicated fans stayed up until 5:00am when the game ended.

The Ohio State Buckeyes (14-1) beat the Oregon Ducks (13-2) 42-20 in the first ever College Football Playoff Championship held at AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas.

Soldiers deployed in support of Operation United Assistance in Monrovia, Liberia, gather together for a group photo after watching their Ohio State University Buckeyes win the College Football Playoff Championship game, Jan. 13, 2015. The dedicated fans stayed up until 5 a.m. when the game ended. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Nathan Hoskins, 101st Airborne Division Public Affairs)

Soldiers deployed in support of Operation United Assistance in Monrovia, Liberia, gather together for a group photo after watching their Ohio State University Buckeyes win the College Football Playoff Championship game, Jan. 13, 2015. The dedicated fans stayed up until 5 a.m. when the game ended. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Nathan Hoskins, 101st Airborne Division Public Affairs)

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APSU Governors Basketball hit the road Saturday to take on Ole Miss Rebels

 

Austin Peay (5-8) at Ole Miss (8-4)

Saturday, January 3rd, 2015 | 1:00pm CT
Oxford, MS | Tad Smith Coliseum

Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUOxford, MS – Austin Peay State University men’s basketball team will have one last chance to secure a road victory before Ohio Valley Conference play begins, but to accomplish that feat the Govs will have to do it against one of the surprise teams of the Southeastern Conference so far this season.

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Consumer Reports survey finds consumers unwittingly Equate “Natural” with No GMOs

 

Survey Finds 64 Percent of People Think “Natural” Means No GMOs; Virtually All Samples of Tested Products with Only “Natural” Label Contained Substantial Levels of GMOs
Organization Calls for Mandatory Labeling of GMOs in Food, and a Ban on the “Natural” Label

Consumer ReportsYonkers, NY – Consumer Reports tested a wide variety of packaged-food items containing corn or soy – and found that genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, are present in many common products including breakfast cereals, chips, and infant formula. Some carry labels like “natural,” suggesting that they don’t have these controversial ingredients.

A recent survey of 1,000 American adults conducted by the Consumer Reports National Research Center showed that a majority of people – 64 percent – mistakenly equate “natural” with no GMOs. «Read the rest of this article»

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Austin Peay State University interim Golf Coach Dustin Korte makes debut Sunday

 

APSU Sports Information Office

Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUBurlington, IA – In his first tournament as Austin Peay State University interim men’s golf coach, Dustin Korte will take an extremely young group of Govs to Golfweek’s Conference Challenge, Sunday-Tuesday, at Spirit Hollow Golf Course.

Austin Kramer has ascended to the No. 1 role as the Governors open the 2014-15 season. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Kramer has ascended to the No. 1 role as the Governors open the 2014-15 season. (APSU Sports Information)

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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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