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NASA increases it’s Hurricane Research efforts

 

Written by Alan Buis
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationPasadena, CA – During this year’s Atlantic hurricane season, NASA is redoubling its efforts to probe the inner workings of hurricanes and tropical storms with two unmanned Global Hawk aircraft flying over storms and two new space-based missions.

NASA’s airborne Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel, or HS3 mission, will revisit the Atlantic Ocean for the fourth year in a row. HS3 is a collaborative effort that brings together several NASA centers with federal and university partners to investigate the processes that underlie hurricane formation and intensity change in the Atlantic Ocean basin.

Amanda, the first named storm of the 2014 hurricane season in the Americas, is seen off the west coast of Mexico in an image acquired on May 25 by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MODIS) on NASA's Aqua satellite. At the time of the image, Amanda was a category 4 hurricane. Amanda's winds peaked at 155 miles (250 kilometers) per hour, making it the strongest May hurricane on record in the eastern Pacific. (NASA/MODIS)

Amanda, the first named storm of the 2014 hurricane season in the Americas, is seen off the west coast of Mexico in an image acquired on May 25 by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite. At the time of the image, Amanda was a category 4 hurricane. Amanda’s winds peaked at 155 miles (250 kilometers) per hour, making it the strongest May hurricane on record in the eastern Pacific. (NASA/MODIS)

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Austin Peay State University’s Breigh Jones crushes school record at NCAA East Preliminaries

 

APSU Sports Information

Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUClarksville, TN - Breigh Jones stated that her goal at the NCAA East Preliminary was to break 54 seconds, since she hadn’t done that yet in 2014.

Well, mission accomplished. And then some.

The Austin Peay State University track and field sophomore crushed her personal-best and the school record by nearly a second with a 52.82 second run on her way to a top-10 finish in the first round of the 400m dash at the NCAA East Preliminaries, hosted by North Florida.

Austin Peay's Breigh Jones crushes school record in top-10 finish at NCAA East Preliminaries. (Courtesy: Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay’s Breigh Jones crushes school record in top-10 finish at NCAA East Preliminaries. (Courtesy: Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

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USDA says $15M in Targeted Conservation Help Available to Farmers in Impoverished Communities this Year

 

USDA - U.S. Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service will target over $885,197 this year in technical and financial conservation assistance for Tennessee farmers, ranchers and forest landowners in persistent poverty rural areas.

StrikeForce for Rural Growth and Opportunity is a USDA effort that focuses high-priority assistance in rural communities in 20 states with a special emphasis on historically underserved farmers, ranchers and communities in counties with persistent poverty. «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville’s 2014 Rivers and Spires Festival sets record with over 41,000 patrons

 

Rivers and Spires FestivalClarksville, TN – It was a record setting year for Clarksville’s 2014 Rivers and Spires, as the streets of Historic Downtown Clarksville saw over 41,000 Festival attendees over the April 24th-26th weekend.

Festival organizers say that this year’s event was the second largest Rivers and Spires to date, falling right behind the 2010 Festival.

2014 Rivers and Spires Festival draws over 41,000 people.

2014 Rivers and Spires Festival draws over 41,000 people.

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APSU Student Athletes named to 2014 Arthur Ashe Jr Sports Scholars Teams

 

Austin Peay Sports Information

Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsFairfax, VA -  Six Austin Peay State University student-athletes were named to the 2014 Arthur Ashe, Jr. Sports Scholars Teams as selected by Diverse: Issues In Higher Education magazine.

Senior football defensive lineman Iosua Siliva was named an Arthur Ashe, Jr. Sports Scholar for the third consecutive year. Junior volleyball outside hitter Jada Stotts was selected for the second consecutive year.  In addition, senior soccer forward Tatiana Ariza earned her second honor, adding 2014 to her 2012 selection.

Six APSU student-athletes named to 2014 Arthur Ashes Jr. Sports Scholars Team (APSU Sports Information)

Six APSU student-athletes named to 2014 Arthur Ashes Jr. Sports Scholars Team (APSU Sports Information)

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NASA looks into reducing the noise of a Sonic Boom for Supersonic Passenger Flight

 

Written by Frank Jennings, Jr.
NASA Glenn Research Center

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationCleveland, OH – Since the Concorde’s final landing at London’s Heathrow Airport nearly a decade ago, commercial supersonic air travel has been as elusive as a piece of lost luggage. However, this hasn’t stopped NASA from continuing the quest to develop solutions that will help get supersonic passenger travel off the ground once more.

And, while aerospace engineers have made significant progress in their understanding of supersonic flight, one significant challenge remains: the loud sonic boom.

This rendering shows The Boeing Company's future supersonic advanced concept featuring two engines above the fuselage.  (NASA/Boeing)

This rendering shows The Boeing Company’s future supersonic advanced concept featuring two engines above the fuselage. (NASA/Boeing)

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Ollie’s Bargain Outlet to Celebrate Grand Opening in Clarksville With NASCAR Superstar Jeff Burton

 

“Good Stuff Cheap” Coming to Clarksville, TN

OlliesHarrisburg, PA – Bargain shoppers and NASCAR fans, the countdown is on for the grand opening of the newest Ollie’s Bargain Outlet store in Clarksville Tennessee. Bargain shoppers can explore unbeatable deals and 250 lucky fans will have the opportunity to meet NASCAR superstar Jeff Burton.

The growing chain, known for unbeatable closeouts and “Good Stuff Cheap”, will officially open the doors at 9:00am Wednesday, March 26th. The newest Ollie’s Bargain Outlet is located on Fort Campbell Boulevard near WalMart, in the old Food Lion. «Read the rest of this article»

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Cheddar’s restaurant voted tops in Consumer Reports

 

Lexington, KY - Greer Companies is pleased to announce that Cheddar’s was voted number one among the best restaurants in the nation according to Zagat and Consumer Reports.

That’s right! The number one restaurant in the country is right in our own backyard.

Join us for our Thank You Celebration on Tuesday, March 11th at Cheddar’s located at 2697 Wilma Rudolph Boulevard, Clarksville, TN.

Cheddars Restaurant Clarksville Tennessee (Clarksville Online)

Cheddars Restaurant Clarksville Tennessee (Clarksville Online)

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Tennessee State Museum to open Groundbreaking Slavery Exhibit

 

Tennessee State MuseumNashville, TN – A groundbreaking exhibit about the slaves and slaveholders who worked and resided at a distinctive plantation in Tennessee will open next year at the Tennessee State Museum in Nashville.

The exhibit, Slaves and Slaveholders of Wessyngton Plantation, looks at the lives of both the enslaved African Americans and their white owners on the 13,000 acre plantation in Robertson County, Tennessee. The exhibition, which is free to the public, will open February 11th and close August 31st, 2014.

Allen, Emanuel, Granville, and Henny Washington, former slaves of the Wessyngton Plantation in Robertson County, taken about 1890, courtesy of John Baker.

Allen, Emanuel, Granville, and Henny Washington, former slaves of the Wessyngton Plantation in Robertson County, taken about 1890, courtesy of John Baker.

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Thanksgiving’s Beginnings

 
The First Thanksgiving 1621

The First Thanksgiving 1621

Clarksville, TN – Throughout history, people have given thanks for many reasons. Thanks is given often in joyful celebration and sometimes in solemn, even prayerful, ceremony.

The United States, over hundreds of years, has come to observe a national holiday for giving thanks.

It is a time to celebrate family and friends, the arrival of crisp fall weather, the turning of the leaves, football, turkey, cornbread dressing and pumpkin pie. «Read the rest of this article»

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