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‘We the People’ group art exhibition

 

Ice House Cafe‘We the People’ is currently occupying The Icehouse Cafe at 118 University Ave. Please stop in during their summertime hours of 11AM-3PM Mon-Sat to view the exhibit which includes social and political art from fourteen regional artists! While the show has no specific political agenda, it is an open forum in which the artists are free to express themselves.

The opening reception for ‘We the People’ was held at on Thursday evening, July 6th. Chris Lugo, Green Party candidate for Senate (see more at http://www.chris4senate.com/), was on hand to speak to the audience. Of his many motivations for running, Chris’s main objective, as he told the audience, was ‘to run for peace.’ A voter registration drive was also held at the event.


Letter to Editor about recent Op-Ed on Estate Tax

 

IRS logoLetter to the Leaf Chronicle sent Sunday July 9, 2006:

In “Estate Tax Hurts Black Americans” (Leaf Chronicle July 9), Mr. Deroy Murdock quotes a study that showed that 90% of black business owners “believed” the estate tax hindered long term growth prospects. What people ‘believe’ is irrelevant in the tax code, however, it is a convenient way to spin the issue. «Read the rest of this article»

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America raped and pillaged, while we are sleeping

 

EPA logoThere have been many monumental defeats for our air, water and land recently. Most polls show that Americans are pro-environment. Instead of finding cleaner forms of energy or trying to reduce our gluttonous use, we allow our land and oceans to be handed over to the care of corporations.

I hate how they give such handsome names to these sinister laws. Who would guess that the ‘Clear Skies Act’ allows companies to increase pollution? It lessens the standards in the Clean Air Act passed over 30 years ago. «Read the rest of this article»




Campaign advertising: Signs and Vehicles

 

Generic Political SignsDuring recent drives around Clarksville, I have been seeing short stretches of road with 20-30 campaign signs and often having two or more signs for a candidate on a single piece of property. I have a simple proposal to make.

Clarksville and Montgomery County should limit private property placement of these signs to one sign per political candidate per property. They may post signs for more than one candidate if they so choose. For signs placed on the public right of way, there should be no more than one sign for a individual candidate for every 500 feet of road. «Read the rest of this article»

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Teachers demonstrate their support for district 5 county commissioner Candidate

 

(Press release by Gregg Schlanger)

Norman Smith Elementary School on GreenwoodDear friends,

As the campaign enters the last four weeks I will be going door to door throughout the district everyday. A calendar is now posted on the website and I am asking volunteers to “Walk the District” with me. We will canvass Mondays through Fridays 5 – 6 PM and Saturdays 11 AM – 3 PM. Please let me know what day you would like to help. I will be happy to add your name to the calendar. «Read the rest of this article»

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Grand jury indictments handed down for the murders of Juan and Thomas Vasquez

 

Juan Julian VasquezJoint Press Release by the Clarksville Police Department and the Montgomery County Sheriffs Department – July 6, 2006, Sheriff Norman Lewis and Police Chief Mark Smith

Following an extensive investigation by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and the Clarksville Police Department into the murders of Thomas and Juan Vasquez, the agencies announced that Sheriff’s Investigator Larry Hodge and Clarksville Police Detective Alan Charvis presented their cases to the Montgomery County Grand Jury on Wednesday, July 5, 2006. The Grand Jury returned indictments and warrants for the arrest of Chinu Kim for the murders of Thomas and Juan Vasquez. «Read the rest of this article»

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Schools and school zones

 

A Clarksville SchoolI was reading the Leaf Chronicle today and saw an announcement about a city council vote to place a school zone warning light at the intersection of Tiny Town Road and Little Bobcat Lane tonight.

Does the new school not have sufficient access to Little Bobcat Lane in order to remove the necessity of slowing down such a critical traffic artery during some of the busiest traffic flow times. If not, then the question which must be answered is why? «Read the rest of this article»

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Political art show, at the Ice House Cafe

 

Ice House CafeThe Ice House Cafe located on University Boulevard between Michael’s Pizza and the Burrito Bungalow, is without asking for anyone’s approval, hanging political art on its walls. This is a dangerous thing in this day and age.

There will be a reception on Thursday, July 6, from 5 pm till it’s finished. «Read the rest of this article»


Charter Sucks!

 

Cable wireIt’s not often that I vent on a business — I know how hard it can be in this competitive world to satisfy ever more demanding customers. But I am about over Charter Communications. For over a month now, we have had missing channels and bad reception. We made an appointment and they never showed up, which doesn’t leave you feeling particularly good about having wasted a day to be there for them. Nor were they particularly apologetic about not showing up.

And every time you try to get a response from them, you are back to square one: you have to navigate a phone menu that resembles chinese water torture more than anything else. If and when you do get a human being, it’s a whole new world — you have to explain all over again what the problem is. And they will want you to make yet another appointment. «Read the rest of this article»


Honor our soliders on the 4th of July

 

Medic in IraqOur soldiers were sent to the nation of Iraq, on the orders of their commander in chief. They had no part in creating the false and misleading justification for this war, which was sold to the Congress and a trusting public by the Bush administration. For doing that, both he and his administration deserve our scorn.

Our soldiers deserve only our respect and our support. «Read the rest of this article»

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