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Voting Rights Act protects all Americans


A Microvote Infinity voting machineNo matter who you are, as an adult, you have a right to vote.

There has been a lot of talk about the Voting Rights Act of 1965 being due to expire in 2007 and how it would revoke African Americans’ right to vote. Well, this story, urban legend or whatever else you may want to call it, is not true. Not entirely true anyway. There are some sections of this act that were due to expire in 2007 that have been addressed by the U.S. Congress since 2005 in a proactive move to ensure the renewal of those sections of this act.

However, while many believe that this just affects the rights of African-Americans, nothing could be further from the truth. The Voting Rights Act of 1965 actually protects all of us from being subjected to unnecessary measures that could restrict or prevent our ability to vote as a whole. «Read the rest of this article»

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Grand Opening of the New Montgomery County Democratic Party Headquarters


Democratic Party LogoThe Montgomery County Democratic Party will be holding a formal grand opening celebration for their new party headquarters located at 120 Legion Street in downtown Clarksville. The ceremony will be held Friday July 28, 2006 at 5pm.

Invitation to the Grand Opening of the New Democratic Party Headquarters

When: Friday July 28, 2006 at 5pm
Where: 120 Legion Street  (Legion Street is located in downtown Clarksville one street north of Franklin Street)
Admission: Free, Open to everyone who wishes to attend

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Dunbar Cave State Natural Area to unveil archaeological finds at new entrance gate dedication


Historic Indian Art discovered in Dunbar Cave partially covered with more modern graffitiClarksville, TN,  State Environment and Conservation Commissioner Jim Fyke will visit Dunbar Cave State Park and Natural Area on July 29, 2006 at 10 a.m. CDT for a ceremony to help dedicate the new entrance gate at the cave.

The new gate was made possible through a cooperative effort with the Friends of Dunbar Cave and the State Department of Environment and Conservation, and will help protect the significant archaeological finds inside the cave, while also allowing the public access to see the sights firsthand.

Dunbar Cave Entrance Gate Dedication

When: 10 am, Saturday, July 29, 2006
Where: Dunbar Cave State Natural Area
401 Old Dunbar Cave Road
Clarksville , TN 37043
Admission: Free (there may or may not be a small charge for the cave tour afterwards, Please bring a flashlight if you are interested in attending the cave tour)

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High oil and gas prices, a sign of market manipulation?


High Gas Prices$55,000 per minute or $7.27 billion. That what the profits for oil giant BP in their second quarter breaks down to. Profits for BP are up over 30% from last year, a record high for them in any single quarter.

In Kuwait, government financial assets have reached $166 billion, mostly due to the their record oil profits. So, they have issued plans to give each citizen of the country a gift, of approximately $690 US dollars each. Kuwait has had a surplus for each of the past seven fiscal years of more than 50 billion dollars a year. They are also headed for record revenues for this year as well. «Read the rest of this article»

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